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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

Interesting change of pace for episode 3. It feels like it's taking its time setting up the themes and stuff, which makes some of it feel a little generic and straight-forward. I'm still having a hard time seeing how those web-swinging mechanisms are supposed to help them defeat the Titans. Sure it increases mobility, but you still need a way to do damage! Perhaps it will be something like how the rebel fighterships took down the AT-ATs in the Battle of Hoth? At best it seems like they could harass the Titans by flying around and using hit-and-run tactics. At worst they could just be swatted down like flies. By the sounds of the preview it looks like they are going to have to face a titan next episode, which should shed some light on how they fight the Titans.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

Just watched episode 3. So it seems that Nakamura is the real weirdo/hentai/pervert here. It looks like Nakamura kind of just wants a play thing to release whatever frustrations she has. I really wonder if they are going to delve into her story more. They hinted at her parents during Kasuga's conversation with her on the river bank. In contrast we were shown that Kasuga's parents seem to care about him a lot, worrying why he is staying out so late. BUT still Kasuga doesn't really have anyone that he can sincerely confide in, which is really the worst part of it. It's partly his own fault because he takes pride in the fact that he can appreciate literature like Baudelaire, and he thinks negatively about the town he lives in. Kasuga fears that if he confides in anyone they will think he is weird and won't understand him, including his parents, the teacher, his classmates, etc.

The scenery is weirdly peaceful. Combined with the slow pace, it's a really chill anime in a certain sense. Or perhaps "chilly" anime, given its relatively serious themes. When the class turned on Nakamura and Kasuga at the end there. DAMMN. I was almost tempted to dismiss it as "high school drama", but I thought, well adults do pretty much similar things in the workplace. Rumors, politics etc.

Lastly, the original creator has a great sense of humor with those ending cards. xD

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

The actors for Flowers of Evil.
The actors for Flowers of Evil.

Edited (may 2, 2012): I'm not sure anymore if these are the actual actors or not. I've seen some sites claiming it is, other people saying it's not.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

Ahh being a teenager. Why does this anime know me so well? Throughout my highschool years I had a crush on a girl with pale skin and long black hair. Yes she looked like Saeki-san. The relationship never went anywhere because I was a wimp. With that said the thought process that Kasuga goes through hits really really close to home.

On a lighter note, the ending theme kind of reminds me of the Phalanx Theme from Demon's Souls:

Skip to about 0:23 seconds of the Ending to hear similarity.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

Second episode was nice. Pretty good set up so far, the animation is holding up nicely and the Titans continue to be a terrifying force! Couldn't help thinking of the Titanic during the ship boarding scene.. but I guess that's just how iconic that silly movie is.

Seeing as how the Titans don't have phalli, I'm still interested to learn where the Titans came from and how they continue to survive and procreate. I mean.. apparently those gigantic skinless Titan are a new development, since the walls can't hold them back.. So.. something(s) must have caused that development. Perhaps the Titans were created by a group of scientists/alchemists (FMA *cough*) and there were disagreements about whether this was ethical or not, which split the human population into two groups. Those that didn't support the creation of the Titans now live inside the walls, the other group lives somewhere else? This would fit with the whole "cattle" theme that they keep repeating, that to make the Titans you need to feed them humans.

Well whatever the plot turns out to be, I'm glad this series is getting 25 episodes, should be more than enough time to develop a good story.

P.S. Attack on Titan, Titanic.... coincidence?! o.O" yeah probably, haha.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Discussion

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.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

NOTE: This is going to be a bit of a rant, but I'd rather post it here than any other anime site.

I ended up having a glimpse of the 'reverse-rape' scene and some comments on it, and I just ended up getting mad. One comment said essentially "it would have been the best of the season, if it were animated properly." Which made me think, "are there people who actually think anime like To Love-Ru are sexy or well-animated?" I guess this says more about my own aesthetic preferences than anything. I avoid watching anime that use baseball size eyes and ridiculous proportions. And that guideline has served me pretty well over the years.

Arg, I just feel like the people who are criticizing this anime are criticizing it for all the wrong reason, or don't realize their own biases going into it, or they bash it just because it is being creative and taking a risk. Maybe this says something about consumer entitlement. For example, apparently some people stopped reading K-ON when they realized that the girls might have boyfriends. As if the readers were entitled to have the story play out in a certain way, which meets their expectations or biases. I imagine that some people are criticizing Flowers of Evil for not sticking with the style of the manga, but this just goes back to the whole "manga vs. anime" debate. The viewer/reader shouldn't feel like the creators owe them something to make the anime a certain way or tell the story in a certain way.

With that said, certainly we can discuss how various creative decisions impact the overall storytelling and what themes are brought out. And it would be interesting to see if someone could present a good argument for why rotoscoping negatively impacts the story of Flowers of Evil. But so far the criticisms of Flowers of Evil seem very shallow.

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Hanasaku Iroha » Submit for interview with Hanasaku Iroha's creator (by Apr19)

Crunchyroll has landed an interview with Mari Okada, the writer of successful anime such as AnoHana, Hanasaku Iroha and Wandering Son. Log in to Crunchyroll to submit your question and maybe they will ask it in the interview!

edit: Woops I screwed up the title, "Submit questions for interview..." should have been.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Aku no Hana Series Discussion

This is great so far! Awesome to see an anime going against the current trend of animation. The first episode worked really well with setting up the tone of the show.

For all the hubbub about how the characters look, the scenery and background art is fantastic. I mean just look at these:

I really appreciate that they went with rotoscoping. I'm really glad they DID NOT go with the typical moe character design. It made Sawa that much more creepy and scary when she went up to the teacher.

Also by having it rotoscoped, it reminds the audience that "hey this is animation, and we're tracing actual people's movements to do this. So if you think this looks bad, then just look at the way YOU move about, or watch how other people in real life move." It encourages the viewer to think twice about animation, what we think looks 'right/good/cute'.

I think that is really why some people are having such a hard time with it. They get so used to seeing a certain type of animation that they forget what animation is actually based on, real movement in real life!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

Just watched the first episode. Wow some of the art and animation is really really well done. I hope it keeps it up for the rest of the series. The sound and music direction is pretty solid too, I like what they did with the sounds of the horses when the Survey Group came back.

Damn the last scene in the first ep with the Titan eating Eren's mom reminded me of Evangelion. How the EVAs go into beast mode.

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Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% » Spring 2013 Trailer: Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%

@takashichea: You shouldn't be too lost, the story is fairly straightforward. You will miss some of the character/relationship development and some of the character's backstories. It's nice to see that development (rather than read about it on the episode pages), but it shouldn't be a big deal. I'll leave it up to you whether to start with the first season or not.

If if helps you decide: the main reason I started watching this series was because of the colorful art and mature-looking characters. It just happened to have a decent story to go with it.

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Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% » Spring 2013 Trailer: Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%

Anyone interesting in this series should try to start with the first season. our wiki page has a nice summary of the show's main premise.

It's a nice light anime that has some good animation and artwork, good voice actors/actresses. Story is decent and the characters develop some nuance as we learn more about them and they interact more with Nanami.

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General Discussion » Anime Vice Constant Caption Contest!

"Wait... you&squot;re telling me I&squot;m NOT invisible?"
"Wait... you're telling me I'm NOT invisible?"
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General Discussion » Anime Vice Constant Caption Contest!

"Silly human, what are you staring at? You act like you have never seen a girl with purple hair before."
"Silly human, what are you staring at? You act like you have never seen a girl with purple hair before."
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General Discussion » Anime Vice Constant Caption Contest!

Then she was all like, 'I'll never let go Jack,' and then SHE LET GO! UGHH
Then she was all like, 'I'll never let go Jack,' and then SHE LET GO! UGHH
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General Discussion » Animevice is soo dry!!!

If you are interested in wiki editing you may find this FAQ helpful, it's a little out-dated but generally it all still applies.

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#Anime Vice Polls & Contests » AVWP Week #9: Super Saiyan God - Yay or Nay?

Hmm never knew Super Saiyan 4 was non-canon, learn something new everyday. :)

Yeah I don't care either way, but I'm a little interested to see what Super Saiyan God form will look like.

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General Discussion » Anime Vice Constant Caption Contest!

"MAN, my girlfriend just dumped me! GAAH Something about GAH-damn-RUMORS! URRGH now let me wrestle you!"
"MAN, my girlfriend just dumped me! GAAH Something about GAH-damn-RUMORS! URRGH now let me wrestle you!"
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General Discussion » Anime Vice Constant Caption Contest!

Honestly I can't resist, one last caption for last week's image:

Fill me up more onii-chan, it feels so goood!
Fill me up more onii-chan, it feels so goood!
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