DRAMAtical Murder Discussion

Topic started by Acura_Max on June 1, 2014. Last post by takashichea 4 days ago.
Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Oh boy, the animation for the 3rd episode sucked big time. It was embarrassing. :(

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

Tell me about it. Their drawing style was inconsistent. They even forget to color the main character's hair blue in this shot above.

Best Moments in this episode

Stealing a maiden's first hand kiss
Stealing a maiden's first hand kiss
Stealing a guy's first kiss
Stealing a guy's first kiss
Post by Marshal Victory (2,216 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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Yeah I'm dropping this for a number of reasons. Rumors of a do over on the episode seem common now. Rumor goes this was not the quality they wanted an had to rush the animation. An parts of the story got changed etc. Meh. Not interested. Rumors or not its funny reading the comments on other sites.

Funny tho for all the talk of it not gonna be yaoi for them to blame the fill in animators seems fishy. Half the people in the comments ( other sites ) get mad for people dropping it because its not what they were told it was. Are the same people who last week telling people what the company line was that it was not gonna be yaoi. Cant have your cake an eat it to in this. While I understand some people like to make other uncomfortable. Cause its their thing. Does not excuse the rumors an lies.

Wonder now tho if the company was behind some of that because they got on PS vita now to http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-10/dramatical-murder-vita-fall-date-anime-visual-unveiled If 3rd is any indication on animation quality along they are in for some hurt. Many were dropping the show just on that aspect.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: The animation was so distracting that even that kiss couldn't have saved the day!

(But I'm glad they went for it.)

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I was curious to hear how Clear's singing voice would sound, since in the VN his singing is only described, not heard. It was sweet.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

That's great to hear that the anime did something special and not be restricted by the visual novel.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: I was surprised that they didn't provide the singing in the VN as well, especially since it's an important part of Clear's route. His voice powers actually serve a purpose in the story.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

I guess they had budget cuts for the visual novel. I never played them. I heard some visual novels mostly have text and music, no character voices. Hopefully, we get to Clear's face under that gas mask.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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The bro team has form to rescue Aoba's grandma. Aoba is imitating Yugi's Mind Crush. My little sister really like the guy with the teardrop. Oh well, he turn out to be a bad guy.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: Mizuki and his gang are actually brainwashed and controlled by Morphine.

(A bit of a spoiler: Mizuki's a side character in the game and doesn't appear again after this event, but is only mentioned a couple of times.)

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I'm glad they covered Koujaku's route, but it was way too rushed. Also I think they didn't do such a good job animation-wise when Koujaku got in his 'rage mode'. It was kind of goofy. But I loved the Aoba/Koujaku montage in the ending credits.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

Either I have a dirty mind or someone had too much fun with the subs over at Crunchyroll.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: I giggled like a school girl every time Aoba said that in the game. You're not the only one with a dirty mind :P

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@whiskers:

Heh, good to know. I'm curious to try the game out. Have to check the platform first.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

@takashichea: If you do let me know. I'd like to hear what you think. For me the game wasn't that interesting in the beginning, but as I played more the characters and each of their stories got me hooked. But I must admit that the so called main route, the one that comes after finishing with all the four guys' routes is my least favorite. The ending is pretty weird, even for this setting. However, it's most likely the anime will stick to that ending (minus the beach scene, unfortunately).

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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First we had Koujaku route and now Noiz's route. What's next, Clear? I would love to see his. I like how Noiz used Rhyme to feel pain, and pain makes him feel alive. Sounds a bit masochistic to me.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Cutest monster I ever seen
Cutest monster I ever seen

Well, I didn't think Clear was a robot. That was pretty random. Plus, why do robots need to eat?

Going to miss Clear and his jellyfish fetish.

Post by whiskers (134 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Since I've played the game, it's hard for me not to make comparisons between the original material and the adaptation, so please forgive my little rant here. I must say that my disappointment finally kicked with Koujaku's episode. I wasn't sure how the second half of the story would be adapted, but up to that point I was convinced that the anime writers would take a slightly more creative approach in combining all of the characters and their stories together. Instead they went with the laziest option, adapting each route one by one. OK, not the worst thing to do, but they should have spent at least two episodes per route. Everything is just so rushed and I am sure that even viewers who are not familiar with the game feel that way. Not to mention that they didn't really think of giving Koujaku something to do once Noiz shows up and goes on his little adventure with Aoba, and the same goes for both Koujaku and Noiz who are put out of commission once Clear shows up. It will be ridiculous if that keeps up when Mink shows up in the upcoming episode.

P.S. One of my favorite scenes in the game is when Clear finally takes off his mask in front of Aoba. It's such a sweet and touching scene and of course the anime cannot deliver in that respect. Not to mention the very sweet scene in the rain when Clear kisses Aoba, but understandably there just wasn't enough time to squeeze it all in one episode. Not that they would anyway.

Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Well, we got everyone's tragic flashbacks. I would say I like Clear's the most and then our hacker friend.

I need to start collecting eyecatches
I need to start collecting eyecatches
Post by takashichea (12,317 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Didn't expect Aoba to have a twin. I don't have much to say about this episode. I thought Clear died, but I was glad to see him and Aoba's harem all in action.

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