Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on April 7, 2013. Last post by takashichea 3 months, 2 weeks ago.
Post by takashichea (14,383 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome to the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Genre: Science Fiction

Alias: Suisei no Galgantia

Plot: In the distant future, a planet covered almost entirely by oceans, known as Earth, grows in space. Ledo, a boy who has known nothing but fighting all his life, saw the sea there for the first time. On its vast, faintly green waters, men organize huge naval fleets and live modest but active lives. Due to language and cultural barriers, Ledo lives as a lonely foreigner... but he's not alone. Ledo is just beginning his days on this green planet, asking what he must do to survive here, and what he is living for.

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Post by Acura_Max (2,431 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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I saw the first episode a couple of days ago. It looked visually interesting and I kind of liked how they reimagined the the future of humanity as some kind of Spartan society.

At the end, it looked like he time traveled back to the past Earth; so it might be a good idea to include that in the concept section.

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@Acura_Max:

That's an interesting hypothesis you came up with. I haven't thought about that. It might make sense since Chamber could not tell where Red (or Ledo) is in the galaxy.

I like the series. I heard fans are suspicious about Gen Urobuchi's latest work because of how Fate Zero and Madoka Magica turn out. I can't tell if this series will turn dark yet. It's like Robotics;Notes where it starts off as an innocent slice of life show.

Oh, do you know when Nae Tennouji first appear in Steins;Gate anime series? I went to the Steins;Gate Wikia and didn't find an episode debut for her. If you do, please go ahead and add her episode debut.

My pet peeve for anatomy - twisting her spine to show boobs and butt
My pet peeve for anatomy - twisting her spine to show boobs and butt

Post by Acura_Max (2,431 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: Chamber also mentioned that the workers were speaking a primitive language and using primitive tools. I really hope that it does get dark. It would make things more interesting.

I did a quick scan through the episodes and checked with random curiosity. It looks like she first appeared in Steins;Gate Episode 7. For some reason I can't seem to add the episode to her page. A box appears with a list of episode to choose from, but I can't click on anything.

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@Acura_Max:

I didn't know Random Curiosity covered the Steins;Gate series as well.

The reason why you could not add the episode is that the episodes don't have images. I hate the new changes to the adding episode wiki feature. Before that, we had a simple feature that lets you click on the episode and it highlights showing you it has been selected. For the new feature, it doesn't highlight and makes you go crazy and click on it multiple times just to be sure.

We have to upload Steins'Gate snapshots for episode 7. If you want help, we can split the gallery upload in half. One takes 12 episodes while the other does the later 13 episodes.

For this discussion, it was interesting to see Sayaka Ohara (Erza Scarlet's seiyuu) voice Ridget while Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki and Switch's seiyuu) voices Chamber. I thought Sayaka Ohara would voice Bellows whose body type matches Erza Scarlet's. I didn't recognized Chamber's voice when I watch the episode.

Post by Acura_Max (2,431 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: Thanks for the tip! Since I know that you don't want to see spoilers, I think I'll do this solo. Perhaps I might even fill them out. Anyway, I added episode to Nae's page as the first episode she was in.

Post by Turambar (233 posts) See mini bio Level 10

So what's the over under on hideous finding earth?

It's interesting to note that actual combat between Ledo/Chambers against any other enemy is actually absent from the initial OP, which is a pretty nice touch.

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The second episode is a bit slow but it was great. It gave some information about Gargantia as well as amazing scenery details especially the Milky Way scene. Got to love how Chamber took out the pirates with ease and quickness. How did they shoot lasers into the cabin with such precision? It was cool.

Oh, the fish offering ritual. I guess Ledo ate synthetic food from tubes. Just love how he thought it was fish corpse.

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@Acura_Max: @Turambar:

Got some sneak peeks of the next episode's new characters via Crunchyroll's article

Great Pirate Queen Wreckage - voiced by Ayumi Tsunematsu

Slaves - voiced by Haruka Yamazaki

and Risa Taneda

Post by AURON570 (573 posts) See mini bio Level 15

So apparently the character designer Naruko Hanaharu also draws hentai. Pretty good hentai if I do say so myself.. *cough*

Well at the end of the first episode I couldn't stop thinking to myself "how did this idiot [Ledo] make it into the military?" Haha, I'm pretty sure this is on purpose though. At first Led seems like an awkward military person with little regard for the people living on Earth. Then slowly he gets to know them and become friends with them. Once the Alliance finds him, he doesn't really feel like leaving, or the Alliance decides to be aggressive toward Earth (trying to colonize it, use it as a military outpost or something). Then Ledo is stuck in between and forced to make a tough decisions to stay with Earth or not.

Something like that is what I think might happen.

Also the anime's allusions to global warming were amusing. Earth having an ice age, thus forcing people to leave? Judging by how Ledo has been talking about Earth being a myth, I guess the anime is set hundreds or even thousands of years after the supposed ice age.

Post by Acura_Max (2,431 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea said:

The second episode is a bit slow but it was great. It gave some information about Gargantia as well as amazing scenery details especially the Milky Way scene. Got to love how Chamber took out the pirates with ease and quickness. How did they shoot lasers into the cabin with such precision? It was cool.

Oh, the fish offering ritual. I guess Ledo ate synthetic food from tubes. Just love how he thought it was fish corpse.

I thought they said it was a fish corpse. I thought the episode was great. I liked how they spent a majority of the time world building; it's these kind of things that get me invested in a series. Also, I'm kind of bummed that my time travel hypothesis was wrong, but what happened is just as good (if not, better).

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@AURON570:

That's cool. I should add Hanaharu Naruko's page. It's pretty uncommon that these people work on hentai before on anime and manga. The author of Azumanga Daioh, Kiyohiko Azuma, worked on Inma no Ranbu (hentai) using a pen name before working on Azumanga Daioh. Acura Max and I found a seiyuu who drew hentai manga, Haruki.

It's awesome to see you in the discussion.

@Acura_Max:

Maybe your time travel hypothesis is not wrong. Auron570 brought up the Ice Age thing. Ledo thought Earth was inhabitable for freezing. It might be time travel or a conspiracy (see that Robotics;Notes reference I pulled!)

Spoilers for Episode 3 (Don't Read)

I like the episode especially the pirate Empress, Lukkage. I thought her slaves were victims, but they were her bodyguards. That was a big surprise.

Fans talk about a possible romance element in Gen Urobuchi's work. I thought there was romance in Fate Zero, but I guess they didn't count Kiritsugu and Iris because they're married or so.

Post by Acura_Max (2,431 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: The way I see it. That ice age you're talking about may be the point where both civilizations splintered off. Ledo's civlization goes off to space while Amy's civilization stays on earth. There was a part where Amy's brother mentions a group of people who leave Earth after the ice started forming. So I'm guessing the people who left the planet took best and brightest of the civilization (such as scientists)because that was the best hope for continuing humanity. That might explain why Ledo's civilization is more advanced.

Post by The_Desert_Tiger (1,243 posts) See mini bio Level 13

The look and feel of the show, character designs and setting of the show reminds me of a good 90's JRPG.I'm really enjoying the show so far.

Post by takashichea (14,383 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Yeah, I have been watching it and doing the discussion with everyone here.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,233 posts) See mini bio Level 12
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@takashichea: Thanks Jebus! Been looking for this. I was unsure if it was somewhere else. I've watched half the first episode, had to pause it, came here, remembered talking about it here and now am here. Beginning so far is top notch!

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Just (finally) watched the first episode. I really loved it. For a sci-fi nerd like myself. I like the little things. One that stood out to me was when Ledo was speaking his language, everyone else was another language and vice versa. That was cool.

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@Supreme Marvel:

It's cool. I wanted to put the discussion threads in the anime series wiki page so it will be easier for everyone to find especially newcomers. Though, Daniel proposed to put them all in this thread, #Anime Vice Discussion Threads. It's located in the Community Directory: Discussion Threads, Lists, Projects & More! on the top of the forum threads.

If there is a series this spring that hasn't been added, feel free to tell me. I'm willing to try anything to make discussion.

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Yeah, I think I'm becoming a Sci-fi nerd, too. Thanks to KuroNeko and Acura Max.

Post by takashichea (14,383 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max:

I never noticed this but Ledo and L-elf look alike: silver hair, purple eyes, and pale white skin.

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Some concept art that involves swimwear.

I found an eyecatch for episode 3 one day at a Tumblr site, good quality. I never found end card for episode 2. I didn't know what it look like, but it should have a signature somewhere in the image. The Crunchyroll article revealed the 2nd end card.

Post by AURON570 (573 posts) See mini bio Level 15

So it looks like Ledo is all business. Can't really say that episode 3 has surprised me with anything. Some of the animation for the battles and the water effects were pretty well done though.

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