Arpeggio of the Blue Steel Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on Sept. 11, 2013. Last post by Marshal Victory 3 months ago.
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Welcome to the Arpeggio of Blue Steel discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.
Genre: Sci-Fi
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In the story, a "Fleet of Fog" loaded with super weapons suddenly appear all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Gunzō Chihaya and his friends somehow commandeer a "Fleet of Fog" submarine and rename it I-401. Together with Iona (I-401's "mental model" or physical incarnation in humanoid form), they take on the "Fleet of Fog."

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Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I tried the first episode. It was strange seeing a whole show in CG. The show remind me of Gundam when you have teenagers fighting a war.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Yeah an the smoothness of the animation is questionable at times.But over all its not a bad anime at all. When i see cgi animation i want at least this quality .Cgi is self defeating if the quality is less than say a video game animation.The only reason i can stand the ruff quality of say http://www.crunchyroll.com/rwby/episode-1-ruby-rose-643525 its really not full cgi.An its art style works with the animation quality mostly.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

Its CG is not that smooth. I can't imagine how the animation would go during intense battles. American animation except Xiaolin Chronicles had decent CG. The show that had the best CG was probably Beast Wars for its time.

I haven't watch past episode 1. Too much things to do.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: yeah by the 3rd episode its even more noticable at times.But the grafic detail is still there.I compair that to say the older patlabor tv series an thing man they worked their buts off on the animation back then.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

So at 7 we have more of a metal model harem than battle ship action :/

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I only watched the first 2 episodes. I'm behind. They put too much emphasis on the female avatars. I want to see more of the crew members.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Have seen up to 8 at this point an im bit dispointed.They actualy had a beach episode with the medal models :/ This is not what the trailers showed.Not gona drop it now but it seems like it jumped off track around 4 or 5 .

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

Been busy doing the Help Me Fill Out the List of the Best Anime of 2013 project. I haven't watch past episode 2 yet. Here are some nice end cards I found.

I know someone who does watched the show:

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Rember those neet trailers ? Lower all expectations from them.Then its still watchable.But ya its not horible but its not what was advertised.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I hope I'll get some break time today since it's my day off from work. I work on Thanksgiving and the Friday. Looking at the image caps, it's more emphasis on the ships and how cute and funny they are rather than the crew of Iona.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Crew of the 401 get less development than the ships.Other than one guy with the helmet wears it cause of alergies.. an i can relate to that!

We do see some action at 9 .. well alot of action.Ships tho feel more like they are super powered anime characters than actualy ships with navel rules .

When the leader of the fog just sumberges an pulls a suberine move alot of the shows charm for me went poof.

But ill still watch to the end .Can almost predict how its gona end up but hate doing that any more.Leads to disapointment win or lose.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I got to episode 5. I wasn't sober at the time, and I wonder why we went from naval to playing daycare center.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Dont drink an anime man! hehe. Shows not living up to its promos :/ its watchable but its not where it should be.From 5 you will see yes a beach episode! Lower expectations i think from what the promos was an its ok.

Its a strange thing to.Usualy they want people to relate or be attracted to the demales. in this they are by an large made of nano machines.. terminator ships in female form.The cgi gets better an worse just like the tide.Sen some better character animations in RWBY even .

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Yeah rember i said shows not living up to the promos.. an then 9 an 10 happen. 10 was epic.You could not have that kind of emotional punch if you didnt go threw the other parts.Fall 2013 season of the sucker punch.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

Yeah, that episode is great. I thought for a moment that the captain would died. Instead, one of our beloved female ships with the most character evolution die.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Well way they did it she could come back if they found the nanomaterials to make her metal body again.So now i wonder if the sub had new abilities bacause of the nanomaterial swap.This would fit the shonen power up patern to.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,288 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Dang it 11 was prettty good an now were up against the clock .Series is for 12 episodes .Less episode 12 blows an sucks this series will make my average an above list. 10 an 11 helped get it there.Almsot seems like the cgi got better last few to.Which is kinda odd.But we seen that in few others this season as well.

Post by takashichea (12,657 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

Was there a new episode? I was working on something for Screened. I hope the series end well in 12 episodes. The only shows I think of that are continuing into winter are Magi, Kill la Kill, Nagi no Asukara, and that's it.

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