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Oct 5, 2013 9:56 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I remember watching the original White Album series before so I decided to check this one out. Eh, not bad I guess.

The OST was smooth at least, actually now that I'm listening to it on headphones, it's actually pleasing to the ears. Guitar huh? Oop, I hear a song at the end there.
 
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Oct 5, 2013 9:58 AM

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I like Ui's seiyuu's character's song.
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Oct 5, 2013 10:02 AM

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Pretty much the expected point to stop at, which is great. Main issue is that they spoiled things by showing the concert scene at the beginning, instead of how the original handled it.
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Oct 5, 2013 11:31 AM

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opernlied said:
Pretty much the expected point to stop at, which is great. Main issue is that they spoiled things by showing the concert scene at the beginning, instead of how the original handled it.


yeah I don't understand why they did it like that
 
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Oct 5, 2013 11:41 AM

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Watching this makes me want to watch White Album (First season)

Was pretty interesting anyways.
 
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Oct 5, 2013 12:00 PM

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Pretty nice.

The last part where he was running all the way to the roof was really beautiful :)

The music was nice too ^^

I'm hearing quite a lot of good things from the VN players, so I hope it delivers.

For any VN player...how was this ep in comparison?
 
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Oct 5, 2013 12:07 PM
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therandomestguy said:
opernlied said:
Pretty much the expected point to stop at, which is great. Main issue is that they spoiled things by showing the concert scene at the beginning, instead of how the original handled it.


yeah I don't understand why they did it like that


IC is linear so I guess it wasn't a big deal. It's the journey, not the destination right?

Barion-Zara said:


For any VN player...how was this ep in comparison?


There's a lot of talking and character study and it might bore people who are not a fan of this. But it was certainly not a bad episode.

It's Setsuna's introduction episode, but there are hints of Kazusa's involvements. I guess Kazusa's proper introduction episode is next
 
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Oct 5, 2013 12:11 PM

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Pretty nice.

The last part where he was running all the way to the roof was really beautiful :)

The music was nice too ^^

I'm hearing quite a lot of good things from the VN players, so I hope it delivers.

For any VN player...how was this ep in comparison?

I have finished the VN (all the parts) and fortunately it did not manage to disappoint me but for now I still like the original more. :)
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Oct 5, 2013 12:14 PM

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Do I need to watch the other White Album series to watch this one?

MAL doesn't seem to have them connected.
 
Oct 5, 2013 12:20 PM

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The_Butcher said:
Do I need to watch the other White Album series to watch this one?

MAL doesn't seem to have them connected.

I don't know how many people have already asked that question, but, no, you don't have to watch White Album.
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Oct 5, 2013 12:21 PM
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Aerbage said:
The_Butcher said:
Do I need to watch the other White Album series to watch this one?

MAL doesn't seem to have them connected.

I don't know how many people have already asked that question, but, no, you don't have to watch White Album.


Okay cool. been wondering about this too.
 
Oct 5, 2013 12:32 PM

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That song in the end. I cried manly tears ;__;
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Oct 5, 2013 12:34 PM

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I like it. The best thing that MC this time looks much better. And I never taught Madoka Yonezawa has such a good singing voice. White Album cover in the end was really good.
 
Oct 5, 2013 12:40 PM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
I like it. The best thing that MC this time looks much better. And I never taught Madoka Yonezawa has such a good singing voice. White Album cover in the end was really good.

I don't think he looks that "much" better, to be honest.
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Oct 5, 2013 12:51 PM

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Oct 5, 2013 12:57 PM

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This was pretty nice.

Anyone know the name of the song at the end?
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:06 PM

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Whooo!
They actually make reference to first series!

How nice to hear this song again!
After such long time...

And new performance is really pretty!
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:10 PM

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Aerbage said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I like it. The best thing that MC this time looks much better. And I never taught Madoka Yonezawa has such a good singing voice. White Album cover in the end was really good.

I don't think he looks that "much" better, to be honest.


Are you kidding me? The only good thing about Toya was his hardworking. While Haruki is smart and he doesn't play henpecked with girls.
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:13 PM
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Wow, haven't played VN, or watched the previous season, but this episode got to me somehow. It had a nice and happy vibe to it. Will continue to watch.
 
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gkyo said:
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This was pretty nice.

Anyone know the name of the song at the end?


"White Album" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLqWgtUA3iE )


Thanks! Such an ambiguous song title that would probably take me forever to find so thanks for the link too
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:20 PM

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The art is amazing, and it seems like this anime has alot of potential. Looking forward to next week´s episode!
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:24 PM

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Definitely better than the first episode of the original White Album. I lost interest in the first season.

The singing was really good.
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:26 PM

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Fantastic music, less-than-average plot and characters tho, nice art. I wish the main character would look more like a normal guy, instead of a harem MC. Anyway, main thing I liked was the music for sure. Piano/Guitar/Singing blend is nice.

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Pretty much the expected point to stop at, which is great. Main issue is that they spoiled things by showing the concert scene at the beginning, instead of how the original handled it.

This. IDK why would you put the ending in the beginning.

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Oct 5, 2013 1:33 PM

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This was very soothing, that song at the end was just beautiful and the art is as well. This series looks like it may be something really good, I hope the next episodes don't disappoint, cause this has potential so far.
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:47 PM

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Loving the music. Wondering how the triangle is going to turn out, though.
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:49 PM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Aerbage said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I like it. The best thing that MC this time looks much better. And I never taught Madoka Yonezawa has such a good singing voice. White Album cover in the end was really good.

I don't think he looks that "much" better, to be honest.


Are you kidding me? The only good thing about Toya was his hardworking. While Haruki is smart and he doesn't play henpecked with girls.

Oh sorry, I thought you were talking about his appearance compared to the eroge but you were actually talking about the first White Album. My mistake, sorry. Maybe Leaf had to make Takeya the MC, hmm.
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Dies Irae! :)
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:50 PM

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I enjoyed this first episode. Never actually watched the original White Album series but this one was pretty decent. I loved the song they played at the end. Nice episode, looking forward to the next!
 
Oct 5, 2013 1:56 PM

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That song in the end. I cried manly tears ;__;
(fist bump)You are not alone in wiping a few away, brother! Wasn't expecting it to be that good!

Can't wait for next week! Really surprised, this one has got me good!
 
Oct 5, 2013 2:16 PM

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That was an interesting first episode for me.
They introduced the characters, in a neat way. First showing the future/present to how the band/club? started to form at the end of the episode.

I especially loved how the piano, and guitar went together. My two favorite instruments that i play and love to listen to.
Then that singing sounded pleasant and soothing to my ears.
I guess i would consider this one of the best opening introductory episodes i have seen in a while.


I also like how the Male MC isn't wimpy. He is smart, hard working and only had a simple dream/goal.


Oh and is the first season worth watching?
 
Oct 5, 2013 2:17 PM

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Best vocal songs there will ever be in this anime (of all the anime in the world) if they manage to take them from the VN. Sorry if I sound like a fanboy.
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Oct 5, 2013 2:45 PM

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Decided to check this anime out of a whim, but it seems it is going to be interesting. Will watch. (I guess also watch the first White Album even if they are not connected storywise).
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Oct 5, 2013 4:12 PM

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I'm liking this so far. Good music, I like the characters, it's a pretty good premise imo.

Looking forward to it now. VN's supposed to be really good too, so I'll have to check it out sometime.
 
Oct 5, 2013 4:15 PM

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DarknessOfEmo said:
Aerbage said:
The_Butcher said:
Do I need to watch the other White Album series to watch this one?

MAL doesn't seem to have them connected.

I don't know how many people have already asked that question, but, no, you don't have to watch White Album.


Okay cool. been wondering about this too.


If a show is listed as "Other" and not sequel/prequel that would mean it does not follow a continuum with a show of same name. While it may be nice to have watched the other version it doesn't make it a requirement as far as where this story will start and end.

Edit: and that was a good start to this.
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Oct 5, 2013 4:57 PM

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It was beautiful
Soft visuals and the story seems pretty nice and heartwarming
and I love the song at the end
 
Oct 5, 2013 5:58 PM

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The ending scene was gorgeous. And the music is also great.
 
Oct 5, 2013 6:25 PM

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I was looking forward to this show. Even though the original White Album series was not that great I still enjoyed it. This first episode was pretty good although I didn't like how they spoiled the concert in the beginning and showed the love triangle that was bound to happen. Still i'll be following this.
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Oct 5, 2013 7:04 PM

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loved the soundtracks
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Oct 5, 2013 7:11 PM

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Yep, that was wonderful. Will continue watching.
 
Oct 5, 2013 7:13 PM
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It was unexpectedly entertaining. Hopefully the series is decent (not silly) and impressive like Sakamichi no Apolon, Tari Tari, La Corda and Nodame music/romance-wise.
 
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Could it be?! A non beta MC!! This was probably my favorite start to the Fall season so far. The MC is a strong willed guy and the girls seem great as well. For some reason the song at the end sounded familiar but I've definitely never heard it before. This kind of makes me want to go back and watch the first season. I think I'll try and get to it soon. It's a shame the VN hasn't been translated yet (they're working on the opening chapter but at a slow pace).
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Oct 5, 2013 7:29 PM
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I watched the first episode and I liked it very much, then I find out about season 1, is it in anyway connected because the characters seem to be different.
 
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couldn't get through all of White Album but this doesn't look like it's a dierect sequel to it as far as i know,seems okay pretty art music sounds nice but who the hell thought it was smart idea to show the concert yeah it was't a major spoiler but i would had liked it better if they didn't show it at all.
 
Oct 5, 2013 7:38 PM
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The_Butcher said:
Do I need to watch the other White Album series to watch this one?

MAL doesn't seem to have them connected.


If you want to know more on Yuki Morikawa the one who composed White Album then watch it.

I sure missed Yuki's White Album song. So relaxing, smooth, and calm. As for the episode, promising. I think WA2 will be similar to Tari Tari.

 
Oct 5, 2013 7:53 PM

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liked it, i havent watch the first season yet, so... is there anything related because it doesnt say it is a sequel?
 
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liked it, i havent watch the first season yet, so... is there anything related because it doesnt say it is a sequel?

The song they were playing throughout the episode (called White Album) was a single sung by one of the heroines in White Album. That's it.
 
Oct 5, 2013 8:20 PM

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Nice start, I also like the main character's personality, his perceptiveness and confidence makes him a pretty likable lead.


 
Oct 5, 2013 8:48 PM

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Omigod... what a great 1st episode

and this protagonist is fucking cool

also, nostalgic song from the original visual novel [Sound of Destiny]
 
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Liking the start so far, such a lighthearted and calm episode. Also the ending scene, when she was signing, was enjoyable.

I really like the animation in here, having that calm atmosphere around them and the characters were likable like the MC's personality. Well let's see what the next episode look like.

 
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And so, White Album 2 'Korean Drama 2 begins. At least the animation doesn't disappoint.



wuhugm said:
this protagonist is fucking cool


for now, perhaps.

na35899 said:
liked it, i havent watch the first season yet, so... is there anything related because it doesnt say it is a sequel?


No, you don't need to watch white album 1. They are pretty much entirely unrelated (minor things aside)
 
Oct 5, 2013 9:23 PM
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Definitely better than the first episode of the original White Album. I lost interest in the first season.

The singing was really good.

im the same as you i dropped the original because i didn't like it but really enjoyed this one :)
 
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