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GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET: Best Spring 2013 Anime? -- THE VICE PIT

Tom is GETTING HUGE, covering his personal fav of the Spring season! But is Sam convinced? Or will he just confuse this mecha show for Luchador Wrestling???

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takashichea moderator on May 31, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.

Like Legend of Zelda, I didn't know there was another way to pronounce words. (IE: Hylia is "Hi-lea" or "He-lea.") I was pronouncing Gargantia as "Gar-gan-shia." I never knew it can be pronounced in an exotic Spanish way, "Gar-gan-TE-ah." Gargantia is a fun series to watch along with Attack on Titan in the weekends.

Marshal Victoryon May 31, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

Already called my meta game plot pick. Feel it will get rather dark some where tword the end. If i pair writer history with it, probly sucker punch in next 3 shows .If ratings are not bad probly batle clif hanger at end. Whole start with war end with war thing.

but then again http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2013-05-06/interview-kazuya-murata-director-of-gargantia-on-the-verdurous-planet hints difrently

swear at some point i heard them the crew refer to it as Gar-gan-shia .

takashichea moderator on May 31, 2013 at 3:26 p.m.

@Marshal Victory:

Just want to add Urobuchi's message:

From ANN.

From the moment this anime was in its planning stages, one of the themes I set for it was to incorporate a message for our young people in their late teens and early twenties—in other words, those are just about to enter society, or those who have just entered society and feel lost at sea. I made a point to keep this theme in mind as I composed the story, so it has a different flavor from the many other works I've created in the past. I hope that this work will act as encouragement for all of those who are being forced to struggle hard in the harsh climate of our frozen job market.

Marshal Victoryon May 31, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.

@takashichea: Ya Japan is having it ruff. An i read that totaly wrong 1st go :/

They really really need a ground swell of good economic news soon .Which would spur a population growth they need in a bad way.But politicaly i dont see what needs to be done ever gona happen.There or here in the states actualy.But then again if we are lucky their is a tomorrow. An if their is a tomorrow we have posibilities.

Nightwolfon May 31, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.

So much anime so little time.

sickVisionz moderator on June 1, 2013 at 6:09 a.m.
I'm liking this show a lot. My favorite would be Aku no Hana or Chihayafuru 2 though.
mooned_knight staff on June 3, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

@sickVisionz: Big ups to Chihayafuru as well... that show is my favorite ongoing anime right now. Methinks I need to do an article about it...

YotaruVegetaon June 4, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.

It is said that Ledo's language in Gargantia is a mix of backwards German and some English. It sounds funky enough for me to believe that.

My top 3 this season?

1. Flowers of Evil

2. Attack on Titan

3. Gargantia

I think "Oh my god!" moments do a lot for me when it comes to anime I consider appointment television. Even though Gargantia lacks that, its still a big overall mystery if a) there will be any more actual action and b) if and how Ledo's going home. I also want to know if Ledo's come kind of clone, or if he even is from the future.

takashichea moderator on June 5, 2013 at 7:37 p.m.

@YotaruVegeta: @sickVisionz:

We should get Tom and Sam to a Flowers of Evil Vice Pit. (I still haven't watch the series yet).

YotaruVegeta: I do agree with those three as the top shows of this spring season.

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