Anyone see that one scene where the redhead punches out Ando with Life Fiber gloves? Clever insert there, Trigger.
Fuck it, Koko's crew from Jormungand and the Game Creation Club (temp) for the win.
So we got a tiny bit of plot this latest episode: reference to the zombification from season 1, Honey is a Human/Cloudian and has a half-brother, and that there are other people/aliens who work at the Registration Center.
@takashichea: Well, the studio certainly has plenty of those types of shows to its name. On-topic, I did appreciate that Tokimune's teammate's were willing to call him out on his bullshit this time around. "Hey, you remember how every single time you run off we almost get killed? Stop doing that!"
@Marshal Victory: Actually, the world is different, it was just an homage that wasn't in the manga but Xebec threw it in anyway because of reasons.
Having said that, you will notice similarities in the ways some characters look. One of the police detectives, for example: same appearance as a pair of identical-twin exorcists in the Ga-Rei verse, but totally different character underneath.
Finally got around to seeing the actual episode...even if they did want to draw people in with an action-heavy chapter, this felt like the wrong way to go about it, especially when they spent a third or so of the episode transplanting some main characters from Ga-Rei Zero into the show for no real reason except to say "Hey, the same person did this story too!" It's like introducing Bakuman by having Light and L compete against each other in a Light Novel contest and only to get beaten off-screen by the main character just as the pilot episode ends.
I've gotten through the first arc, it is a pretty interesting show, having updated the original series to fit in this era, but I just don't have time to watch as many anime as I used to. Heck, I've only just now finished Chaika and there's still a couple from last season I need to finish but don't know if I will.
Kinda ballsy how they killed off a main character in the first episode, but considering how the space-nobles were talking I saw it coming a mile away.
"Wow hey you know what would be great? If the Princess died on Earth and I could use her death to finally invade the Earth! Not that I've secretly sent some men down ahead of time to make sure that happens or anything...just thinking out loud."
You know Narita, the guy behind Baccano! and Durarara!! right? He's teamed up with Yoichi Amano (artist of "Xamurai" and "Over Time" if either manga rings a bell) on a brand new Shonen Jump title that was released both stateside and in Japan at about the same time! Featuring a boy named Sieg, an invisible bodyguard, dragons, and a ton of surprisingly unique characters taking on odd jobs for different people and creatures in this city that seems to attract all kinds.
Despite this, it's been doing poorly in the SJ rankings, so rumor has it the series might be axed unless the tankobon sells well and saves the series like what happened with Medaka Box. So enjoy it while you can, as the action's taken one hell of a crazy turn.
The manga is...not for the faint of heart. Several characters get dismembered in very gory ways because the writer/artist feels the need to explicitly remind you that everyone is a real bastard in his world. Some of the later chapters took it way too far to the point where I'm reluctant to read any further.
I'm predicting the anime will be censored so heavily as to be almost incomprehensible or just plain bad when the limits of the writing become quickly apparent. Maybe both.