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Apr 4, 2009 1:38 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Overall, it was a little more different from the game than I thought it would be. It was enjoyable however.

I'm glad they used the same music from the game though.

Plus, there was that subtle watercolor/sketch touch in some scenes, which was nice.

Oh, and that adorable ED. <3
 
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Apr 4, 2009 2:45 PM

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Agreed, that sketch-like overlay is a nice touch - at first I thought there was something wrong with the video, heh. Looking forward to the next episode.

EDIT: Heh, just saw that Fukuyama Jun's in this as Maximilian. Wonder what voice he'll have in Valkyria.
EDIT2: He sounds like Lelouch/LEOPARD. Fitting for that character. [Source 2:16-3:08]
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Apr 4, 2009 2:48 PM

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Sorry if this is a silly question...but what subs did you see?

Or are you manly men and watch the RAW?
 
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Apr 4, 2009 2:54 PM

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BudokaZ said:
Sorry if this is a silly question...but what subs did you see?

Or are you manly men and watch the RAW?


Subs haven't been released yet (I hear Ayako's subbing it), but there are plenty of raws out there. Thus, I watched it raw just to get a general feel for it and some auditory recognition practice for my language course.
 
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Apr 4, 2009 3:01 PM

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No worries, cheers for that.
 
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Agreed, that sketch-like overlay is a nice touch - at first I thought there was something wrong with the video, heh. Looking forward to the next episode.

EDIT: Heh, just saw that Fukuyama Jun's in this as Maximilian. Wonder what voice he'll have in Valkyria.
EDIT2: He sounds like Lelouch/LEOPARD. Fitting for that character. [Source 2:16-3:08]


Yes, Maximilian is by Jun Fukuyama (http://myanimelist.net/character/17089/Maximilian)
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Apr 4, 2009 4:40 PM

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I still don't understand why people keep saying that Jun Fukuyama sounds LIKE Lelouch and Leopard....he freaking WAS those characters.
 
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Apr 4, 2009 5:03 PM
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Fk yea OP theme.
 
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Apr 4, 2009 5:21 PM
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If you've played the game and know some Japanese, you'll be just fine watching the first episode without subtitles.

Definitely extended his "capture" by Alicia a whole lot, that scene was what...a minute in the game?
 
Apr 4, 2009 7:11 PM
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HosakaTetsugake said:
Fk yea OP theme.


HIMEKA's voice is truly amazing. I feel honored to be from the same city (metropolitan area) as her and have participated in the anime convention years ago....

check video: http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/4803538/12818969
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Apr 4, 2009 7:47 PM

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finally, I could watch...
There's a lot of alteration, and that's kind of good
I expect to see volunteers (not only Suesie) in Anime

plus, Alicia became adorable in comparison with game's
 
Apr 4, 2009 8:18 PM

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Great, just as colorful like the game, probably like the artwork on the anime more.
 
Apr 4, 2009 11:56 PM

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Jun-kun is the VA for Maximillian in the game as well... I <3 his voice.
 
Apr 5, 2009 1:22 AM

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It's basically TYTANIA. On LAND.

HIMEKA sings good! Better than certain VAs I know... which I won't name.

I know there is Ohara Sayaka in this anime but too bad she wasn't ALICIA. XD

Will be looking to the TANKing.
 
Apr 5, 2009 3:11 AM

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I loved it! And the OP Theme is amazing.
 
Apr 5, 2009 3:35 AM

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Uploading the OP nao, with even greater quality. Hope youtube will accept it. >_>

Btw, the anime was aewsoem. Haven't watched it. But watched it a little. Great. :3

EDIT: Nope, Can't upload it. Copyright by SEGA. D:
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Apr 5, 2009 5:19 AM

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Just saw the raw...C'mon...someone sub this! Ayako, please...sub this...

Although I was actually thinking that Sony would license this...but in a way, I feel relieved that it's not. But still...

Anyways, this is pretty awesome. I saw the watercolor painting effects on the shades of some figures here and there. I really like where this is going for a start. Some scenes weren't shown that were from the game, but they were replaced with other scenes not in the game.
 
Apr 5, 2009 5:59 AM

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If you ask me, it was an awsome first episode of the show. And I am a bit relieved, because some of the promomaterial didn't look that promising. Especially the character artworks. The style of the game still looks better, though. The only one thing that bothers me is the design of Isara and her ridiculous huge eyes.

But over all great animation, great music (taken from the game bgm) and a good first impression.

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Apr 5, 2009 8:14 AM

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I'm a little disappointed on the minor characters they chose from squad 7, I was hoping for more of my favorites from the game to show up but only 3 did. I never really played Susie so I don't have her full Bio but she's supposed to be a rich girl who isn't used to outside life.


 
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Ah well...at least we have Marina! But they should have Vyse and Aika, I didn't see them...and neither did I see the Medic/Fina.

Somehow, I imagined Maximillian acting so much like Lelouch as a tactician and such.
 
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Legion17 said:
I'm a little disappointed on the minor characters they chose from squad 7, I was hoping for more of my favorites from the game to show up but only 3 did. I never really played Susie so I don't have her full Bio but she's supposed to be a rich girl who isn't used to outside life.


Well it's the first episode from 20ish episodes.... be patient.
 
Apr 5, 2009 6:11 PM

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Just finished watching the raw of Ep1

It's not bad, but I kind of wish they kept the character design more original. I don't remember Isara's eyes are that huge.

I also like how they used the original sound track from the game as BGM for the anime. The opening by HIMEKA is great.

Let's hope they have a good script writer for this....I am looking forward to it
 
Apr 5, 2009 6:20 PM

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I don't remember Isara's eyes are that huge.


Yeah, it's scary. O_O They must think she's more moe this way but I prefer her character design in the game.

I've watched the OP and ED and it just gets me more excited about this show. I'm still waiting for subs though.

So anyway, who's watching this without having played the game before?
 
Apr 5, 2009 9:18 PM

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i haven't played the game..but Once they get the subs I'll definitely start watching this show.. The world war 2 setting got me interested awhile back and the op was cool.
Sounds like everyone who played the game loved it so I expect good things from this show. Though I know next to nothing about it..
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Due to me not owning a PS3, I have not played the game either, though I'll still be watching.
This might be better for me lol, having not played the game, I won't have anything to compare it to. So major changes from the game to the anime adaptation won't affect me as much as someone who has played the game. XD
 
Apr 6, 2009 12:42 AM

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SimsHsia said:
Agreed, that sketch-like overlay is a nice touch - at first I thought there was something wrong with the video, heh. Looking forward to the next episode.

EDIT: Heh, just saw that Fukuyama Jun's in this as Maximilian. Wonder what voice he'll have in Valkyria.
EDIT2: He sounds like Lelouch/LEOPARD. Fitting for that character. [Source 2:16-3:08]


Yes, Maximilian is by Jun Fukuyama (http://myanimelist.net/character/17089/Maximilian)
as i expected considering he did the voice in the game

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Apr 6, 2009 1:44 AM

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Subs out, lol.

Awesome episode btw.
 
Apr 6, 2009 2:41 AM

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it was a good first episode...There are two things I don't like are the lines in the color of the animation and the characters don't seem very bright.
 
Apr 6, 2009 2:53 AM

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good episode covering the introduction chapter of the game (ps3)
totally loved how they added the game soundtrack and all, to bad they made isara a bit too moe~
all by all 8/10 episode one
 
Apr 6, 2009 2:55 AM
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So does anyone think we are gonna get Vyse and Aika cameo appearance in this one too? ^^
 
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"I work at the bakery, but I'm in the town watch too. That's why I won't forgive the imperial army!"

That one quote sums this up: ridiculous.

But I figured it was sadly gonna be mediocre. I'll stick around anyways thou.
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Apr 6, 2009 4:07 AM

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I enjoyed this, it didn't try to introduce too much in the first episode.
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Having played the game I can say that I'm completely satisfied with the adaptation so far. Sure they changed some things, but it doesn't really affect the plot so far. Also, it's great to know that we'll get Marina and Edy later on as support characters.

Animation was great, I loved how they kept some of the waterpaint effects from the game and also used the original bgm.

I'm going to rage if they change things about mission 16 or the epilogue though!

*goes to play the game*
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LOVING the visual style. The sketch-like overlay is very nice.
 
Apr 6, 2009 7:40 AM

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Oh! They kinda changed the original character design, I hoped that they would keep it. Anyway decent episode.
 
Apr 6, 2009 7:45 AM

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it was a good first episode...There are two things I don't like are the lines in the color of the animation and the characters don't seem very bright.

Blantantly doesn't do his research and get the whole selling point of this anime/game

I loved how they kept to the orignal animemation, but i wish they added in the "rat tat tat" and "brrr's" of the guns and tanks, that woulda made me very happy, but I do like how they genrarly fallowed the game in its self.
5/5 for keeping to how its ment to be overall.

An excellent start to the series I must say.
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Apr 6, 2009 8:04 AM

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Quite a good ep, Looking forward to the next one#
 
Apr 6, 2009 8:23 AM

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Confused...Gallia=France? Germany=Darns? Tanks look Matildas and a Tiger I? Grenades are same as ones in WW?

Landscape also looks like that of what was France.
 
Apr 6, 2009 9:24 AM

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I didn't play the game so I don't know if it's a good adaptation or not. But I liked this episode.
And I really like the art. The watercolor style and sketch-like overlay are great.
 
Apr 6, 2009 9:49 AM

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I love the game so this was my most anticipated anime this season, and this first episode didn't disappoint.
They changed some minor things, but the plot is the same as in the game so far.
Isara design doesn't look as good as in the game tho, but Alicia looks great.
 
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Nice start, the setting is pretty interesting, and the story kinda reminds of Allison to Lillia (although this one isn't as boring =P).
Also, I really like the sketchy animation style, gives it a nice touch :)
 
Apr 6, 2009 10:43 AM

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Marina Inoue ! I recognized her right away ! And Alicia seemed awesome character anyway.

I enjoyed this. Somehow it seems that this spring's shows have little different genres so it's interesting to follow them n____n So going to continue this.


 
Apr 6, 2009 10:45 AM

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I have high hopes for this!
 
Apr 6, 2009 10:55 AM

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Some scenes were taken out that happened in the game, but I can understand that it's for pacing's sake so I'm totally fine with that. Dunno how I feel about Welkin being under suspicion this long. If the skirmish at the bridge had occurred, we could've forgone that, but it's still all good.

I just can't get over how good it feels to watch this.
 
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Marina Inoue ! I recognized her right away ! And Alicia seemed awesome character anyway.
Me too. Totally threw me back to Toshokan Sensou.

Never played the game, so the pacing seemed good to me. I enjoyed the art, very much so, and how many scenes had that sketched shadow on them. Will probably watch more :)



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Apr 6, 2009 11:03 AM

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this looks like a very interesting series, an evil empire trying to take over a small country, and a militia force is the only thing standing in its way
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Apr 6, 2009 11:29 AM

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Well having not played the game I have nothing to compare this too which could actually be a good thing after being disappointed by Abyss. So far so good for me~

Really like the characters and the artwork so far.
 
Apr 6, 2009 11:42 AM

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I really got to get my hands on the game as soon as I can.

This episode was pretty good, but.. Alicia was such a blockhead for most of this episode. Come on, it was obvious that Welkin wasn't a spy, even I could tell that.
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Apr 6, 2009 11:46 AM

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Oh man, this anime just reminded me that I've gotta finish this game ~
All in all, I'm liking it so far :] Got high hopes for it ~ I was looking forward to this, and the first episode hasn't disappointed yet. I'll keep watching to see how this develops :]


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Apr 6, 2009 12:27 PM

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I've Never played the game but I really enjoyed the first episode! the characters look awesome, good voice actors, music, and I like the animation! :) I cant wait to see more!
 
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