Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:35 pm

I don't believe in the 3 episode rule. I think some shows do pull off a good few episodes and lose all that steam at the end or it picks up in the middle when it has a slow start. I pick up anime which I think will interest me despite the reviews and what not. When I do, I just finish them whether it's good or bad. If the first 3 episodes were not good enough and by the 6th or 7th episode it gets better, then you know you're missing all the fun. Long story short, think first before dropping an anime. You don't wanna waste your 24 minutes of your life because you did not like that anime.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by kanohistorm » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:47 pm

xcrossfacekillahx wrote:
kanohistorm wrote:
xcrossfacekillahx wrote:
Mr. Large wrote:
Sword Art Online ep. 1Show
Seems really cruel to lock up 10,000 people in a virtual world. I wonder how they keep their physical bodies alive in the real world?? Do they all have to go to a hospital to be taken care of?? Also, the girl looks like she'll probably be in ISML 2013. Can't wait to see her show up in the next episodes.
My answer as to how it works (spoilerish indeed risk yourself) S…Show
The game uses a helmet that can send and receive brainwaves in order to shut down some of your physical movement in the real world and immerse yourself into the game which includes the 5 senses.

The lead programmer apparently decided to troll the ten-thousand players by excluding a "log-out" button, trapping their consciousnesses in the game. To make things worse, if anyone tries to force the helmet off or the helmet is left unplugged for more than two hours, or gets tampered with and such, it will fry the brain of the player. And, of course, if the player dies in the game, their brain will get fried as well. The programmer tells them that they need to have at least one person make it to the top floor of the world and beat the boss in order to free everyone. As of where the main duration of this story is, they only have a few more floors to go, and they've been going for 2 years, with only 6000 players left.
sounds legit. I can go with that
It's in the episode, you see.
I wrote that prior to watching the first episode.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:58 pm

TARI TARI - Episode 2Show
Yay! Konatsu overcame her blunder at last year's recital and finally got over her stage fright~
Vice-principal is still a bitch although I have a feeling she's acting this way partly because she wants to see Konatsu's potential.
For Principal-san, I'm curious as to what went through his mind when he saw Sakai's name on one of the applications.
I still really like the OP~
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Post by Bastion » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:14 pm

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Elvinsky » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:42 am

And the carry-over:
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:17 am

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A reall nice introductory episode. The visuals are great and the story is very entertaining thus far.
Hopefully the girl from the ED shows up soon. She looks like an interesting character.
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So... if the players stuck in SAO until they clear the game, which will definitely take more than a few days, what about the state of their real life bodies? Do their bodily functions freeze while in the game, thus effectively preserving their physical state, or is there some other explanation?
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:18 am

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by kanohistorm » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:51 am

Jeffrey-sama wrote:
Sword Art Online - Episode 1Show
A reall nice introductory episode. The visuals are great and the story is very entertaining thus far.
Hopefully the girl from the ED shows up soon. She looks like an interesting character.
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So... if the players stuck in SAO until they clear the game, which will definitely take more than a few days, what about the state of their real life bodies? Do their bodily functions freeze while in the game, thus effectively preserving their physical state, or is there some other explanation?
(No Spoilers Please) :3
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it's japan.
even if they starve to death in real life, they wouldnt die
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:37 am

Jeffrey-sama wrote:
Sword Art Online - Episode 1Show
A reall nice introductory episode. The visuals are great and the story is very entertaining thus far.
Hopefully the girl from the ED shows up soon. She looks like an interesting character.
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So... if the players stuck in SAO until they clear the game, which will definitely take more than a few days, what about the state of their real life bodies? Do their bodily functions freeze while in the game, thus effectively preserving their physical state, or is there some other explanation?
(No Spoilers Please) :3
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I think all their bodily functions go to SAO and their real life bodies just stay where they have their helmets on. Let's see if there will be further explanation for this in the ff. episodes
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by loudmouth » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:03 am

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Elvinsky » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:17 pm

Decided to scout out this show since I was already surfing outside to finish Shiawase no Pan.
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica ep. 1Show
Ousawa Akatsuki has just defeated a demon lord in the fantasy world of Alleyzard (being hailed as a hero) and returns to his home dimension/world. Along with Akatsuki is a pink-haired girl named Miu, who is the daughter of the demon lord Akatsuki has just defeated. Both are taken in by BABEL, an organization that serves to train "returners" (people who've crossed to other worlds and returned) to hone and control their newfound powers.

Stories that involve alternate worlds has always interested me, but rarely do I see a character come back to his/her home dimension. And in this 'verse (multiverse?), you gain powers after crossing into an alternate world. Okay, while there is a bit of fanservice in the form of Miu's nipple shots and Akatsuki taking the underwear off the combat maids in Alleyzard, it's not like it's going to become a harem anime... Or will it?

Intriguing "After The End" premise with the occasional fanservice and Nobuhiko Okamoto (Accelerator from Index and Takumi from Maid-sama) as the MC, plus Yoko Hikasa, Kana Hanazawa, Marina Inoue and Kana Ueda? Consider this series added.
JLoable91 wrote:Sword Art Online looked really good, as well as the rest of Kokoro connect's first episode.

But I noticed something...
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Kokoro Connect ----------------------------------- Sword Art Online --------------------------------- Tari Tari
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I know some anime artists' tendency to have only six faces for their characters, but this is ridiculous. -_-
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by akumaxx » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:09 pm

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The dream of their own club is hard - with many frustating happenings. Is it good to put these early?
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And the festival comes.
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Mayaka looks a little more "like a girl in love".
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And Houtarou exchanges something?
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Felicita understands her fighting reason a bit - to get her own future.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Sedon » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:36 am

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Ahahaha! a bit kinda childish.. Maybe I was hoping for something much weirder to happen ^^;
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by akumaxx » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:48 pm

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:33 pm

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Character designs look a bit weird to me.
There were a lot of characters introduced; I could barely remember who's who.
It should start to get more interesting here on out.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Metaler » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:08 am

Jeffrey-sama wrote:
Sword Art Online - Episode 1Show
A reall nice introductory episode. The visuals are great and the story is very entertaining thus far.
Hopefully the girl from the ED shows up soon. She looks like an interesting character.
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So... if the players stuck in SAO until they clear the game, which will definitely take more than a few days, what about the state of their real life bodies? Do their bodily functions freeze while in the game, thus effectively preserving their physical state, or is there some other explanation?
(No Spoilers Please) :3
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I assume their relatives and friends will have to feed them and take care of their necessities, as if they were in a coma.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:49 am

Kokoro Connect - Episode 1Show
Take a popular plot base (i.e. body-switching), combine it with cute character designs, and you get Kokoro Connect.
I really like all the characters thus far; they all have their own quirks and strong points.
A good first episode overall and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:22 am

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Oh my word. The roles in the waking-up-to-feel-something scene was reversed! LOL! I cracked up when Oojima was like "Pervert!" and then Chisato was like "That's what I should be saying =.=" Haha, I like Oojima's character, it's hilarious. And Satsuki is <333333 :3 Hehe, and lol @ Oboro's phone call to Oojima concerning their "baby" LOL. I don't really know how solid this plot is or whatnot, but this seems to be giving me a lot of good laughs :3
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Post by Elvinsky » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:59 am

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Shougo is introduced to Mei Sagara, and the reason she calls Shougo "onii-chan" is because she runs a little sister cafe. Later, Shougo meets "Mister X," who is a private investigator for the Mikadono Group. He reveals that Shougo's father had an illicit affair with another woman and bore fruit: Shougo's mystery sister. X offers to find out the identity of Shougo's sister and transfers to the latter's school as "Mizutani Ikusu." Asking him to come to his apartment after school, Shougo finds out that Ikusu is a girl. (Reverse trap!)

Meanwhile, Konoe invites Shougo to the school dance, where he gets aquainted with Tendou Mana and dances with Kunitachi Rinka--who appears to be a cross between Cecilia Alcott (her ojou-sama personality) and Kousaka Kirino (her tsun side + seiyuu connection). Mana later glomps Shougo from behind, causing him to fall on Rinka and grab her breast--and gets a roundhouse kick for his trouble. Shougo would also later get to dance with Miyabi outside and get into another ecchi situation (wardrobe malfunction). After a bath scene with Miyabi (similar to Konoe in the prior episode), Shougo gets another call from his mystery sister. She mentions having fun at the school dance and speaks like an ojou (to imply that it may be Rinko who's the little sister).
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by akumaxx » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:18 pm

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Add one monk and more laughter.
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