Hamatora Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on Dec. 27, 2013. Last post by takashichea 4 weeks ago.
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Welcome to the Hamatora discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Genre: Action, Fantasy
Produced by: NAZ

Plot: "Minimum" - a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings, known as "minimum holders." In Yokohama, the detective team Hamatora, formed by two minimum holders named Nice and Murasaki, comes across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. It turns out all the victims are minimum holders like them. Unwillingly at first, the two detectives become involved in the investigation.
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Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Not smooth animation an some ones color wheels broke who did the colors.Story was meh .Felt like Getbackers with less style an even less quality animaiton.When the joke is about porn an its not funny something went wrong.

Really hope it gets better .

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Was uploading the screenshots. I see the anime is pretty dark.

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Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: At times colors are so bright its off puting.Story wasnt really dark as say magi even.But to me it had little flow of story an less on the big joke :/ really hope it gets better.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Geez colors are way off.Watching the 2nd episode i had to window out an double check to see if colors were going bad on my monitor.An when they use their powers its the 60s triping 3d effect.Story on the second epside was bit better but it still feels like its depth scared of the bold colors.

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Third episode felt off on color at times again.Story was fairly predictable to. One thing about anime is its unpredictable. Thus is a show gets fairly predictable this quick its not a good sign. Still gona watch the 4th but losing faith the show will improve now. Its almost like its missing a quality polish pass other shows get.

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4th episode was much better story wise. Tho the colors are weirdly off. Not sure why this style if used maybe the video game did as well?

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Bump for Marshal

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@Marshal Victory:

I watched the first 2 episodes. I agree with the animation during the headphones guy's Minimum scene. Part of this show reminds me of Case Closed and Wizards Barrister since you have a main case and an episode case that builds up. The first episode is a bad impression of the series. They should have went with 2nd episode. I was wrong to based my impressions on just screenshots. After watching the 1st episode which I thought it was dark, it turns out the rich boy's father has love affairs with college women and a porn stash.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Yeah its got a bit of the smaller story mixed with the over arching plot thing going for it. Not sure if playing the game its based on would help. But its got some problems in pace an world build. At 5 its trying to iron out some of it but feels still rushed.

I would say its barely holding average at times. Some times its so much like Getbackers its not funny. An other times its just like its not fleshed out from its video game origins. Its worth looking at to see how well it improves. It has alot over the 5 episodes. But the colors are so weird at times its gota be on purpose.

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6 fnaly felt a good pace. Seems they are doing character spot lights episodes now for those who never played the game. Which is good.

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@Marshal Victory:

I'll bump for you. Haven't watched episode 3 yet. I fall behind too easily.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Most apreciated.

7 was good. Actualy the show is slowly geting better each episode. But the colors! Nice (err not him Nice but ahh well) plot speed now. Also they threw a death flag so fast it was hard to catch. Thats the way it should work.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

8 had some cheesy way to save on animaiton budget for sure. Story was silly an kinda brung down the drama it built from 7.

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Episode 3

Bump for Marshal. I had watched one more episode the last 2 weeks. The villain remind me of Shōgo Makishima from Psycho Pass because he is doing this horrible thing to stop inequality and to get everyone on the same playing field.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

9 had some sort cuts on aniamtion an recyled bits. One part felt it was out of sync to. I think like Three the most now. But the episode was heavy handed an the animation um problems didnt help.

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On episode 5:

I feel like this show is ripping off Psycho Pass's Shōgo Makishima. However, Hamatora has more comedic characters and whacky moments to separate you from the bloody scenes.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

10 was good but the illustration quality changed. Well more style than quality.

@takashichea: Didnt see what you saw between the two shows at 1st . But ya you have a villian trying to change socity as he sees fits. But this show is more akin to old xmen story lines of race hatred than the slick political views in Psyco Pass.

Sure you have murder as a catalyst but thats as old story trope as well Cain and Able. Really this story has more comic book ( well actualy a video game ) roots than not. An just like a monthly comic the quality is rollercoaster-ish. More ya watch I think the less it will look like any thing Psycho Pass..Which by the way i got my collectors editon in today! so im a happy camper atm.

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@Marshal Victory:

Yeah, my views might change when I catch up to you. They both got white hair, and they are bent on changing things. For Shogo, he wanted society to be on equal playing fields because Sibyl chose the ones whose psycho pass were perfect. Here in Hamatora, the guys with Minimums get more opportunities.

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A guy who makes other guys fall in love with his swear and pheromones. Despite the whackiness in the case, there were some progression in the Moral case. I didn't expect the old man to be evil.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

11 went full WTF mode. An it was good. Morels new look is closer to the color scheme of Psyco Pass limited editon box art. Greens an dark greys an white . Dont think that was intentional but the show has some similarities for sure. Tho Psyco Pass could be argued about gioverment an peoples lack of freedom.This seems more about society an how people treat each other week vs strong.

Morels tho is not the same character anti hero we had in Psyco Pass tho. Hes full on villian with shades of insanity.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,409 posts) See mini bio Level 13

12 was not bad over all I think. But the battle was in 80s psyco colors an anoying. Some of the animaiton an colors on this is not to my taste at all. At times it feels like its trying to be Hotlne Miami the anime but then its a video game already in the Miami Vice colors i think.

For those who dont know Hotline Miami ...

The colors spectrum should look famailr.

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