Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Kordosa » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:15 am

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What the heck? I'm starting to lose confidence in this series now. First, Tokizane said he was glad Saya wasn't gravely injured. So I guess having not-so-shallow slash wounds on an arm and a leg plus numerous slash wounds all over your back isn't serious? *facepalm* And then Saya lets the Elder Bairn at the school kill several of her classmates (yay for obtrusive censoring again), before finally deciding to pull out her sword and declare that she was going to protect everyone. A little late for that, isn't it? Oh, and why the heck was there a rubby duck in the bath?

As I thought before, I don't think twelve episodes was enough for whatever they're trying to pull off. Sure, the first four episodes were rather slow, but then they started speeding up the development much too fast after that. They should have decided on a 24-episode series. Even with the planned movie, the series' pacing and plot/character development has been very awkward. They should have chosen a set pacing for the series and left it unresolved at a cliffhanger or something and have the movie act as the climax/resolution.

Right now, Blood+ is far and away better than this. (Granted it had 50 episodes to do it in.) I'm still willing to see this series through to the end (plus the movie), but right now, it seems like it's going downhill.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Bastion » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:19 pm

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He learns that two of the girls have a crush on him (not the physical kind XP), at least he's not completely clueless like many harem protagonists, and the maid fetish deal they based the entire episode on, I can see Subaru playing with later on
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by superunature » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:31 pm

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Miharu lololol <3
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

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baka to test sounds fun. Should try it too, my lord?
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Kiopi » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:27 am

The question as to what flavor it was has finally been revealed after 5 years.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by shiraoky » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:33 am

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Oh wow, Takako is very...uhh, capable of doing things ._. And yay for Ko and Ohana! Woooooo!!! ;3 Can't wait for the next epi~
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:48 am

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What's up with the Japanese putting baseball in every goddamned anime they make? Shit.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:11 am

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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Bastion » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:49 pm

Seemed to take a very long time for the site I visit to bring out the [email protected] this week :(
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Started off with a (badly acted IMHO) murder mystery, and then turned into a real 'mystery' when they got back to the agency, Ami and Mami playing detective episode.
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Kordosa wrote:Boy, I really need to learn to keep my questions to myself. It only makes things worse.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:20 am

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Reminded me of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - Episode 12.
Anyways, it was just a baseball episode with Alice's team (obviously) coming out on top.
Nothing too exciting. But they did leave us with an epic cliffhanger at the end with the possibility of Ayaka's brother making an appearance in the next episode.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:41 am

A show of twins.
And another girl that eats but doesn't get fat?
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Ringo may go crazy...
I do wonder that, everything on that diary just happened in the way she didn't think of.
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When friends are killed in front of you, where is your oath, Saya?
If every Clamp title is linked together then it's totally sh1t.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Kordosa » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:56 am

akumaxx wrote:
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When friends are killed in front of you, where is your oath, Saya?
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Considering Saya only had really strong reactions to Nene and Nono being killed, it's easy to speculate that either Saya simply has a small circle of friends (meaning that she doesn't have an emotional attachment to anyone else), or perhaps the continual use of her powers/continual killing of the Elder Bairns is making her more ruthless and less receptive to emotions. I recall an earlier episode where she tried to save a couple of fisherman or something and another where she let the town baker get killed by the Elder Bairn disguised as a train. For this particular episode, it seemed to me that she hesitated to protect her classmates because she didn't want everyone to know that she kills monsters. Either way, as TV Tropes so correctly attributed, she's a Failure Hero.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Bastion » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:06 am

akumaxx wrote:
A show of twins.
And another girl that eats but doesn't get fat?
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well, she was talking about having ruined her diet.
Jamie AB is open for business. How would you like your hare-brained scheme?
Confusing statements are fun :p
Medaka Kurokami wrote:People aren't meant to protect the rules, rules are meant to protect people
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Kordosa wrote:I can just imagine all of the Hinagiku facepalming moments. That alone is worth it.
HnG chapter 333 pg 9 wrote:She (Hinagiku) realized an incredibly obvious but oft overlooked point: One had to read the manga before they could give their judgment of it.
ithekro wrote:Remember you aren't allowed to use your powers for evil.
With great power comes great responsibility
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Tomoya Okazaki wrote:Can I beat you until you're motionless?
MegaTokyo wrote:Some of us are just a little more screwed up than others.
Saber (maglor) wrote:It is not how much, but it is where the king spends that tells what kind of king he is.
Rito wrote:Men don't decide whether they like someone or not based solely on breast size.
Kordosa wrote:Boy, I really need to learn to keep my questions to myself. It only makes things worse.
The lunatics around you are once again doing something to lower your opinion of human intelligence. ~Face Palm
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:26 pm

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Reminded me of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - Episode 12.
Anyways, it was just a baseball episode with Alice's team (obviously) coming out on top.
Nothing too exciting. But they did leave us with an epic cliffhanger at the end with the possibility of Ayaka's brother making an appearance in the next episode.
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Considering how the main story arc is starting with only 3 episodes left, I have completely, utterly lost faith in this show. But I'll finish watching it because why not.
Piece of shit Alice. You ain't no Victorique. D<

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Alice already seems to have feelings for Narumi but... For the entirety of the series, I felt no chemistry between them whatsoever. They never seemed to be that close. In fact, Narumi seemed as close to Alice as the rest of the characters. So it feels like she started having feelings for him out of the blue.

It's like the creators of this show don't understand the meaning of Pacing and Character Development.
And now...
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I lol'd and cried at the censored roach. I cried because I don't know if that was intentional, or if the State is once again being a dick to its citizens.

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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:13 am

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I don't know this sister before... Need to check data.
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Okay, Fukune feels danger on Utae.
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Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:40 pm

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Don't they know about time management. How the hell would you start the plot when the show's like more than halfway through? If I were the one to make the anime series, I would either make it 24 episodes to begin with or if it is 12, start right away. People never learn from their own mistakes I guess. Are they relaxing or too rush in making episodes.
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I gave it a chance again and again but I lost faith in this. Alice is no Victorique. I wonder why the studio even animated this knowing it would have a lot of wasted potential. Alice was not likeable at all. Narumi would deserve a better girl than her. I don't know what's the trend this season so why try like Gosick did? lolita tsundere ? pathetic sh*t thanks for trying. I'll finish this cause I started watching it.
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Akarin didn't appear again. hmm
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Clamp why oh why link the story? It looked like there are references here and there. I thought Blood series was unique but Clamp is so close to destroying it. This anime is trying too hard to make it good by making Saya wear glasses and make her cute... I don't think it was good as I expected. OK fine I'll finish this series. 2 - 3 episodes should be the measure.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:26 am

^ I agree with you on Kamisama. It's starting to become a piece of shit.
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:39 pm

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loldrama...
Utae > Fukune
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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jack_Rav » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:24 pm

Metaler wrote:^ I agree with you on Kamisama. It's starting to become a piece of shit.
I never really had much hope from the beginning. :/ Goddamn Alice though....her monologues piss me the fuck off.

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Re: Summer 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by bluemage » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:07 am

I never had hopes for Kamisama past the first episode.
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