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Jan 7, 2014 9:04 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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That was alright I suppose.

Seems like some of them have special powers but this was pretty much up a set up episode. Some bits reminded me of Durarara. Hajime reminds me a little of Fuyumi. The fighting was okay I guess against those guys in the mask. Dat gold fist. Dat headphones. I thin this might have some potential.

I like the beats of that ED song with some of the cute backgrounds.

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Jan 7, 2014 9:32 AM

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Group of people with special power called minimum holder, huh? Being detective with the company called "Hamatora"... in a cafe (looks more like bar, though)? FukuJun x Nakamura combi again? That reminds me of K. Two cases: saving abducted girl and solving safe box of the rich old guy. Bodyguarding the girl is related to both cases. Police (HiroC) is trusting the detectives? lol @ inside safe box.

Someone killing only minimum holder?! Sounds like the final boss for the series?

Both OP and ED were AWESOME!
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Jan 7, 2014 9:54 AM

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Durarara + K mix huh well its okay
 
 
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Jan 7, 2014 10:51 AM

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Yeah, seems OK. If it gets boring I'll just drop later

 
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Jan 7, 2014 11:47 AM

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Found the forst episode enjoyable and fun.
Sounds like I've found a new favorite show, hope there's some grand plot behind and it's not a monster of the week thing.
 
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Jan 7, 2014 11:58 AM

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This show seems pretty dope! We aren't even half way through all the premiers for the Winter 2014 season and I've already found more shows than I liked in all of last season. I'm hyped!
 
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Jan 7, 2014 12:02 PM

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I really enjoyed watching this. First episode was fun though they should've made more thinks clear.
 
 
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Jan 7, 2014 12:03 PM

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My favourite series so far this season. Wasn't expecting to like it this much.


Same here, here's hoping the new series get progressively better.
 
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Jan 7, 2014 12:17 PM

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Me like :D

I love these types of series with super powers solving problems ^^

The characters all seem awesome so far and really loving the character designs. Especially the girls in the ED. They look HOT *A*

Nice's ability seems awesome. He owned the dude.

Hajime and Koneko are cute <3

Poor Ratio. His car is just a storage for Bithday's food XD and it was destroyed like that hahaha.

But Damn! Dem Gold fists look EPIC! ^^

Lol'd so much at the case though. What a father that guy had. He must be mentally broken down now that he found out his strict supposedly perfectionist father slept with college girls every night and the safe's contents were Dirty magazines hahaha lol XD
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Jan 7, 2014 12:20 PM
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Wow a safe full of porn mag, poor kiddo, lol.
 
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:25 PM
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Definitely one of my favorites of this season.
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:29 PM

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Seems like this show's gonna be really funky and stylish, which I like. The names though are just...
Not a big fan of the OP, but i think it'll grow on me. The characters seem likeable, and i'm interested about this serial killer dude, hope its not just a generic villian gaining vengeance etc.

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Wow a safe full of porn mag, poor kiddo, lol.

This part made me chuckle, and when the maid said she'd cosplay as a high school student XD
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:31 PM

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Pretty good so far. The powers look rather interesting.

 
Jan 7, 2014 12:37 PM

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Drrr!! meets Darker than Black. Sort of.
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:43 PM
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Detective version of Fairy Tail? hmm..
Not sure about this. I'll probably drop this after 3-episode rule.
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:46 PM

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Kannei said:
Durarara + K mix huh well its okay


i got that vibe too.

But eehhhh for a first episode, it seemed very weak... the episode felt very choppy and the presentation of the different events made the final conclusion feel forced. I can see where they were trying to go though...
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Jan 7, 2014 12:46 PM

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Private Investigators with powers? Cool!

Good first episode but I'm hoping it will get better in the coming episodes.

Too many colors though, it's like I'm on acid or something.
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:52 PM

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That was pretty ok.

Liked the music.
 
Jan 7, 2014 12:59 PM

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Not bad at all.

Funny that the contents of the safe is not worth the trouble, really. xD
I'm not the only who reminds this of K and darker than black eh?
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:02 PM

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wallflowr said:
Kannei said:
Durarara + K mix huh well its okay


i got that vibe too.

The game-to-anime adaptation felt very obvious. In general that's not a bad thing but the episode felt very choppy and the presentation of the different events made the final conclusion feel forced. I can see where they were trying to go though...


It's not a game to anime adaptation, though... there's going to be a game for it, but it's not adapted from anything.

I really liked it despite it's presentation, it was the most capturing first episode to me; I'll also give this episode leeway since it's an introductory episode and did well to introduce it's characters. Their powers are pretty interesting too.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:03 PM

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lol this anime is pretty bad ass and the "secret components" in the safe ROFL. The ED song is pretty good too.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:04 PM

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Interesting so far, I hope it gets even better.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:08 PM

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Cant wait for more <3
 
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:08 PM

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I had high hopes, and they were met. Reminds me a bit of Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke, especially because of the endings ong by Wataru Hatano (which is absolutely awesome).
My current favourite from the minimum holders is Ratio, but we haven't had a lot of chances to see Nice's power yet.
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Jan 7, 2014 1:08 PM

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This is good so far. Funny to see what was inside that safe lol. Can't wait for the next episode.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:10 PM
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Nice first episode, I really like the visuals and the color palette. This animation studio did better with the character designs than I think Brains Base did with Blood Lad. The OP and ED were nice too. Although it doesn't seem to be too special at the moment (as it reminds lots of people of different anime) but it was still a pretty fun introductory episode.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:13 PM

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This is more like BAKAtora

The cast is tiresome, consisting of a bunch of braindead bishis who only Think they are cool, and the case was extremely stupid, and yet they were trying to establish some serious mood by hinting at a bloody overall plot.

I think I will drop this right now.
Too many good anime are coming out right now to waste my time on this.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:18 PM

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Drrr!! meets Darker than Black. Sort of.


Haha, Just said the same to a friend.
 
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:18 PM

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pretty good for a first episode~ lol at the names of some of the characters though (like birthday...) the art is decent, very colorful. I like the choice of seiyuus too :D I hope it gets better. this may become a fav
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Jan 7, 2014 1:21 PM

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More like a CodeBreaker and Durarara... But that Old man had a great death, F-ing all those College chicks and storing videos/porn in that safe lol, that old Nanny going to get that son though lol
 
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:22 PM

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It's not a game to anime adaptation, though... there's going to be a game for it, but it's not adapted from anything.


Oooo... my mistake, lol. Nonetheless, the same still applies. :p
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:23 PM

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Kannei said:
Durarara + K mix huh well its okay

Haha, those are the two exact titles I thought of as well.

Enjoyed the first episode. Seems like this show is going to be a lot of fun, at the very least!


 
Jan 7, 2014 1:25 PM

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Great start, both OP and ED is awesome.

Lol, Nice withdrawing 430 yen in the bank XD

Hajime is cute :3

Whoa, that bed scenes o_o

I like when two Minimum Holder are fighting and the surroundings changed.

Nice have a nice minimum, "Can you see sound?"

So the two job is because of the safe. What's inside the safe, lol WTF


This show is amusing, I really like it. Can't wait for next episode.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:29 PM

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Awesome!!!! I can't to learn more about the characters and Minimal Holder.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:34 PM

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Reminds me a bit of Get Backers.

I liked it, thought it was fun. Will watch.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:34 PM

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Ryota Ohsaka : ✓
Kamiyan: ✓
Jun Fukuyama: ✓
Nakamura Yuuichi: ✓

Don't get what Nice's power is. It was not bad, I think I'll keep watching it.
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:38 PM

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It was predictable. The whole scene with the evil guy telling them they were comrades because they all have superpowers just to being told by the good guys they're not, was so cliché I'm a little disappointed on this. I'll keep watching in hopes it gets better, I love the seiyuu cast already, so that's a plus. Let's see if the story keeps up.
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Jan 7, 2014 1:41 PM

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Don't get what Nice's power is.

I think he uses sounds to get a power boost or something.

Very interesting cast - finally one where all the MCs are likable; I like Ratio the best. So far my favorite anime of the season. It gave me a bit of a DRRR!! feel, and I liked it so it should be a good (however long this anime is) weeks.

 
Jan 7, 2014 1:43 PM

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just finished watching the 1080p version. Awesome ! i love the art style and the vibrant colors mixed with soem black and white. Op and Ed are both great in my opinion. it reminds me of many anime at once .
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Jan 7, 2014 1:44 PM
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This show is so lifeless. The characters are still as shallow as they were are at the beginning even after talking so much, more defined by their gimmicks than anything else. The action is nothing to speak of animation-wise and the postprocession used for them makes me want to scream. I'm all for creative visuals but that just makes me want to gouge my eyes out.
The way how the cases got solved doesn't fill me with hope either for the upcoming episodes. Please, just go away, Seiji Kishi, now even the original shows you're in charge of feel like game adaptions with how little flow the transitions between scenes possess. And whoever came up with the dialogue needs to get fired.

There's been plenty of terrible shows airing already this season but I might just rank this show even below the incestous little sister chastity belt anime this season with how badly executed this episode was (at least I got some cheap laughs out of the latter's ED) which is a damn shame since the producers could have done a lot with that premise especially since it's an original anime with no preexisting source material.
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Jan 7, 2014 1:45 PM

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I wasn't expecting much from this but it was really enjoyable :D Hope it stays as good and won't go down ><
 
Jan 7, 2014 1:47 PM

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DAT treasure XD
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Jan 7, 2014 1:55 PM

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The colours on screen when the holders use their powers... actually painful to look at.
 
Jan 7, 2014 2:00 PM

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Looks Very awesome. May be one of my favorite winter animes. But I have to see where this is heading and what the future episodes will be...
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Jan 7, 2014 2:18 PM
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I enjoyed the first episode. Colours were bright/vibrant and overall it had some pretty good action. I'm hoping that there will be some actual direction or development with this series though rather than an episodic series or random arcs thrown together.
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Jan 7, 2014 2:37 PM

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First episode of Hamatora was interesting, I like the concept with superpower, cool protagonist, and the draw style sure is fine.

The animation was good, also the action-scene was really nice

Well an old man who pays for having girls in the bed, it happens often in manga but I don't really like something like that.

His biggest treasure, yes please don't show them to his son, who knows what he would do.

All in all, interesting first episode, let's see what happens in the next episodes.
 
Jan 7, 2014 2:47 PM

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Eudaimonia said:
This show is so lifeless. The characters are still as shallow as they were are at the beginning even after talking so much, more defined by their gimmicks than anything else. The action is nothing to speak of animation-wise and the postprocession used for them makes me want to scream. I'm all for creative visuals but that just makes me want to gouge my eyes out..
I agree with you for the most part but this is just the first episode. It was interesting enough for me to continue watching. I like the visuals expect when they use their Minimum powers. I'm not expecting much but maybe it will surprise me.
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jman90 said:
I enjoyed the first episode. Colours were bright/vibrant and overall it had some pretty good action. I'm hoping that there will be some actual direction or development with this series though rather than an episodic series or random arcs thrown together.

At least we got that serial killer subplot o/...

There was one thing i couldnt let go and that was: Bank intern chick just happens to have habit to write down any numbers(and letters) she hears. Even when she is sleeping with older rich guys. I can only imagine how much post it notes she needs every day:D
 
 
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That was an enjoyable first episode, I really like the art style of this show with its colors, although I could see it how it could become irritating to the eyes for some. And the action was pretty awesome as well, I hope they this show talks more about the lore of Minimum Holders, that would be pretty interesting to find more about.
 
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It wasn't bad. The setting and plot definitely have potential and the OST is great.
 
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