Tokyo ESP Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on June 1, 2014. Last post by takashichea 3 weeks, 3 days ago.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,337 posts) See mini bio Level 21

I'm so getting a X-Men vibe from this show, Rinka's father look like Wolverine

Anyway, I enjoying. But stupid Hulu is only at ep. 2, I want to watch this show on my TV

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,337 posts) See mini bio Level 21

I just got done watching ep. 3 and why are the Ghostbusters kidnapping a kid? And also Rinka's father is totally Wolverine, so that make Rinka Kitty Pryde, I guess the Mangaka like the X-Men

Post by phantomrant (1,404 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Are we gonna expect the same happy face from kobushi whenever she sees rinka's dead from now onz?

Post by LHWKnight (2,753 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Two-face ripoff XD.

The violence in this episode was pretty cool and we got a lot of reveals.

They built the tension well in this episode.

That professor guy has a mental ability that reminds me of Charles.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Episode 5 search for the half red skull? Or something like that. Was kind of odd build to the tension in the episode. Guys adopted sister has got a closet full of issues. Kind of self righteous for some one who did even go get help when he was defending her. All her talk of resolve shows she has none to me only fanatical faith at best.

Overall good but did notice some drops in illustration quality here an there.

Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I tried the first two episodes.

The first one was a cold open where I got to see the main villains try to take over the Parliament. 2nd episode explains how Espers came to be, in contact with flying fishes. Also, how Rinka meets Azuma and the Black Fist woman who will be part of her good guys team.

@Marshal Victory:

I can't believe I was missing a good show after half a season is over. Looks like I'll be on this show, Marshal.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Episode 6 was good at ramping up the build up again. Also the series so far was worth watching for me just to see the words " Panda Boob Fist!" an "Panda Boob Fist returns!"

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Episode 7 made me smile alot. From the homage to Bruce Lee to the last fight. It reminded me of ...

Tho I did not remember him licking the nunchucks...

Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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On episode 5, the series has been enjoyable. Didn't know our red headed thief has a crush on Rinka's father which makes thing awkward and comical. My biggest surprise was the penguin that took the Esper fish powers from the big guy. I never expected that twist.

Those family reunions are bit coincidental.

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Episode 6 was copyright infringement. Master Roshi is a Panda. You would think the dad will stop the master from touching his daughter.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

8 a building block to a battle looks like. Really not liking the "sister" at all here.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Destinyheroknight: Yeah their is a bit of a love letter to the X-Men in this. Even more so than most point out. But the homage nods are not rip offs for a profit. Darker than black had some homage to the X-Men as well. Her dad tho is way to tall to be Wolverine.

Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I feel compelled to write a blog on X Men and Tokyo ESP comparisons. Also, I thought Murasaki and Ayumu were siblings in episode 1 due to their looks.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Wow 9 had a huge animation quality drop. Their was less animation over all an tons of corners cut out right. Must have been a budget episode for upcoming fights or something. Tho it had a lot of scene changes an backgrounds the animation quality just as not there.

Oh an the Jason like bullet proof masks um you would not want them as white while the rest of the uniform is olive an grays. They generally are black to help reduce head shots. Having a white mask would make them easy to target. Like these Taiwanese special forces.....

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Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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The body count rises more than Akame ga Kill and Tokyo Ghouls. Didn't Rinka lose her power. Nice to see more of Minami's past.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

10 was like a secret origin episode. Good stuff but its a 12 episode series.. this may well end on a cliff hanger :/

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

11 was intertwined with the 1st episode. But not as continuity wise as one would have to look at the flash forward in episode 1 to see all the parts that 11 misses or rather ties into. Story would have flowed much better with out that flash forward in episode 1 but what done is done. Were getting to the big fight now.

Prediction.. pelican goes for the penguin.

Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Got into the origin story of what happened to the parents. So I thought this show was about racism like in X-Men. Instead, I see revenge was actually the lighter for this series.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,412 posts) See mini bio Level 13

12 an the animation budget died! Wow not a horrible end to the series but noticeable drop in animation an illustration quality at times. Still over all better than average but at times the animation was below average in the second half of the series.Not all but at times. Makes my list. An I hope they do something more with the world they spent 12 episodes building.

Any one else think Indiana Jones ending?

Post by takashichea (13,174 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I thought HULU was going to be delayed. Must have put an extra episode this week since the original Japanese broadcast ended this week. I didn't notice the animation issues.

I demand a 2nd season since this opened up a new arc. The professor did elude to a higher power. Who ordered the professor's group to be killed? Who created the arc?

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