First Date: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou Episode 1 Video Review

Topic started by gia on April 3, 2010. Last post by John_Martone 4 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Post by CrazyCanuck (169 posts) See mini bio Level 15
I love this show, I loved it so much I watched it twice! Once for the subtitles and another for the... art style? YES the art style! 
 
Can't wait till next week.
Post by metalsnakezero (674 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I may check it out since I been taking it too seriously with it fan-service.
Post by Nebs (106 posts) See mini bio Level 2

@Gia: About your 4:3 comment.  For some reason Anime Network has their video player set to have its content fill up the entire player (or if you full screen it, the entire screen) by default.  This is not the correct aspect ratio.  But if you right-click the player, you can change it to the correct widescreen 16:9 mode.

Post by DocHaus (933 posts) See mini bio Level 18
"I heard that if he touches you, you'll get pregnant!"
 
Interesting subtitle choice for the image on the front page. I know that I should be talking about the other things in this show, but a thousand years into the future and sex-ed is still focused on superstitious theories?
 
On a more-related note, I actually found myself liking this first episode. Also, the ED was surprisingly cool. Hopefully the second one will be a bit better.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,643 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Uh, was the camera blinking? I noticed the image darken out twice just before the 1 minute mark.
 
Probably after the trailer's release they got word that the image might of been too strong of a crotch shot, and they were told to do something to censor it before airing. Probably wont be there on the DVDs.
 
You're going to be Frank? Change your name, John?
 
I'm not really at all impressed with the selection on the Anime Network's site. Out of all the series I saw there. I could name maybe three I'd want to watch, and most of those were pay only. I'm not going to buy a video game system so I can play one or two games. I'm not going to pay Anime Network monthly for three shows.
Post by Zenaxzd (31 posts) See mini bio Level 5
This video convinced me to watch it, man it really had the whole Harry Potter vibe to it in every way possible. Was still pretty funny though.
Post by Chengy (1,711 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Yeah the review is pretty accurate, the anime is pretty interesting.
@CrazyCanuck said:
" I love this show, I loved it so much I watched it twice! Once for the subtitles and another for the... art style? YES the art style! 
 
Can't wait till next week.
"

Yeah if you watch the end credits it shows quite a bit of what could happen in later episodes and it looks pretty interesting.
 
You guys should probably check out Angel Beats, i think the staff would like that one as well as a few other people.
 
I would also recommend B gata h kei and kaichou wa maid sama though i dont think some people would enjoy the series, but i found them both fun and much better than most of last seasons anime.
Post by Ryuuhiken (4 posts) See mini bio Level 1
                    I'm surprised everyone thinks the "sorting hat" idea immediately makes this a Harry Potter clone,when it is not, seeing as unlike Hogwarts the school is publicly known, not mention the magic isn't only limited to the already overused wand (Did I mention flying without a broom?) Frankly I'd love to point out in his "demon" mode showed in the ending credits, his facial scars are nearly identical to Takeru from "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" , mixed with the body of Chrono from Chrono Crusade, with the clothing style of Mid-Boss from Disgaea, but hey its ONLY a harry potter clone (Not even close). In any case the fan service in this anime is rather light, especially compared to most of last, and many of the current quarter's runners. Example's being Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor, Queen's Blade, SEIKON NO QWASER (insert giant face-palm), Chu-Bra (ditto), Ladies vs Butlers (the first ep is fine proof), Omamari Himari, Kiss x Sis (need I say more?). 
 
                The first episode isn't too bad, I mean considering its another Harem based magic-battling-school anime, you cant be expecting much right?
 
Pro
1) Interesting story (though some parts lack timing)
2) Simple set-up (nothing too complex)
3) Mysterious past (cliched but not too bad)
4) Rather average fan-service (there's much much worse out there)
5) Consistent animation quality (well done)
Con
1) blur censoring (there has to be a better way to hide something)
2) character intro's fast paced ( in first ep show up out of nowhere in the last 5 minutes)
3) Boring Opening (end of ep 1 the ED is actually the OP lol, music isn't all that great)
 
Overall 7.5/10
Post by Sand (39 posts) See mini bio Level 1
A saucy, ultra-pulpy Code Geass? 
 
Also, I wish fan-service applied to the boys as much as the girls.  For the sake of equality, and all.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@Sand said:
" A saucy, ultra-pulpy Code Geass?  Also, I wish fan-service applied to the boys as much as the girls.  For the sake of equality, and all. "
You're kidding right? If they had boys fanservice they'd completely lose the target audience they was aiming for with the girs fanservice.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@FoxxFireArt said:
I'm not really at all impressed with the selection on the Anime Network's site. Out of all the series I saw there. I could name maybe three I'd want to watch, and most of those were pay only. I'm not going to buy a video game system so I can play one or two games. I'm not going to pay Anime Network monthly for three shows. "
Ehh, it may not be super robust, but then again, the only reason crunchyroll started with a library was because they had such a huge base of pirated shows. I agree though, if there's not enough to sell you, don't buy, but i wouldn't write them off forever. Assuming they still keep throwing in most of the Section 23 titles, they'll just continue to get a robust collection. Esp. if they can do a few more simulcasts
 
(P.S. I = not in love with crunchy roll at the moment over their continuous delays/cuts to their simulcast announcements.)
 
@Sand said:
" A saucy, ultra-pulpy Code Geass?  Also, I wish fan-service applied to the boys as much as the girls.  For the sake of equality, and all. "
I dunno, I think "girl" fan-service is just as present, its just not so... base. Like, its harder to imagine the kind of shows where the dudes lose all of their clothing, tongue in cheek, and then get the degrading slow pans/terrible special effects.
Post by Sand (39 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@Void_Wizard said:
" If they had boys fanservice they'd completely lose the target audience they was aiming for with the girs fanservice. "
Pfft, target audience.  I'm not too interested in all that demographic black magic hocus pocus.
 
@John_Martone
said:
" Like, its harder to imagine the kind of shows where the dudes lose all of their clothing, tongue in cheek, and then get the degrading slow pans/terrible special effects. "
Haaha, that'd be interesting.  But I mean, so much in visual entertainment is about the POV, how stuff is "shot".  If we're going to sexualize characters, there are so many ways to do that.  One can spread the love around.  Ah, that could also be a euphemism.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Sand:  Well, with that in mind, we've been hiding incredibly unclothed, muscle boys in like... shonen's for decades. We just don't shoot those parts in glittery slow-mo.
 
But yeah, do you consider the exceptionally romantic shojo's fanservice-y. Like, say, The wallflower?
Post by Sand (39 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@John_Martone: Ah, that is a good point.  Girls sexualize boys differently than boys sexualize girls.  In a strange way, the male equivalent of lacy lingerie is... a tuxedo.  So yes, I'd say the Wallflower is full of fanservice, much in the way "Twilight" is.
 
Now, I recognize that when the term "fanservice" comes up we're not always speaking about high art or anything, but I've never been happy with this strange divide between the realms of Mars and Venus.  I appreciate a show like Evangelion, where Shinji's naked just as often as his female co-stars (and it is played both straight and for laughs).
 
If the physical side of sexuality is going to be a focus, and the camera's gaze falls only on one team or the other, it seems like hearing only half a conversation.  Society would probably benefit, on the whole, if people tried to market entertainment to human beings, rather than Team Pink or Team Blue.
 
I haven't seen the show that this thread is actually about, I should note.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Sand said:

 I haven't seen the show that this thread is actually about, I should note. "

Ha. That last note tickled me. Also, despite being the one to suggest The Wallfower, I'm incredibly amused to compare it to Twilight's presentation of its sexy male characters.
 
But moreso on topic, I agree fully about removing some of the "gender" aspects of how things are presented. Girls watch boy stuff and boys watch girl stuff. It has been my distinct pleasure to watch onsite as hardened dude gamers writhe at how they "shouldn't" be enjoying incredibly "girly" shows like Skip Beat, and acknowledging that McDreamy is McDreamy doesn't threaten their sexuality.
 
But hey, I'm all for the equal presentation of sexuality, both hypersexualized or serious. That's why the portrayal of, say, Watchmen's blue dong inspires such smiles.
Post by MarkLeonardo (1 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Demon King <<<~~Is it in English dub???
Post by Durer (1 posts) See mini bio Level 2
@Mark - It just came out. .___. there is no dub yet. XD
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@MarkLeonardo said:
" Demon King <<<~~Is it in English dub??? "
Yeah, its a simulcast with Japan, so like, the show is coming out week to week there. No one owns the rights to commercial distribution though. Check it out anyway, the subtitles are pretty good.
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