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Old 2004-04-06, 23:02   Link #41
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I take it you guys are talking about the RAW right?


Well, bumping it over is fine too. This Ugly and Beautiful World is listed as Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai. The only version as I write this is A-E & A-Keep.
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Old 2004-04-07, 00:07   Link #42
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Can we start a petition for Animesuki to list it under Thie Ugly and Beautiful World? My Japanese sucks, and I can't remember long foreign words and I is getting all confused
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Old 2004-04-07, 00:17   Link #43
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AnimeSuki will list it the same as the fansub groups. If a bunch of fansubs groups give it an english file name then we will change it. Otherwise you are stuck with the Japanese. We only mirror the zeitgist.

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Old 2004-04-07, 00:33   Link #44
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Well, this series from Gainax seems to be promising, the artwork of the characters are still common to me. Seems to me that it is going to be another hero saves the girl plot again, well, at least it is a new series in town. So thanks to gainax for giving us another reason to stay home lol
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Old 2004-04-07, 01:01   Link #45
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Well, bumping it over is fine too. This Ugly and Beautiful World is listed as Kono Minikuku mo Utsukushii Sekai. The only version as I write this is A-E & A-Keep.
Ah thanks because I was looking in the T section and could not find it.
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Old 2004-04-07, 01:16   Link #46
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Just sw ep 1. I have to say thi series has a lot of potential. Still it could also go the other way and suck. I believe it will be good, as I've yet to see a gainax series I didn't like.
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Old 2004-04-07, 01:24   Link #47
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well, it seems as Hikari becomes Takeru's "perfect girl" and girlfriend, her other half Akari becomes Ryou's "perfect girl" and girlfriend? I guess there could be a duel between teh friends in the end to decide the fate of humanity... Shinji vs. Kaworu?
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Old 2004-04-07, 02:01   Link #48
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This series looks very promising. It definately looks like another GOLD from Gainax. i'm glad that its not a fanservice series, or at least it doesn't look like it. It kinda has a Evangelion feel to it which i like, and you can tell theres going to be alot of twists and suprises in this one.

Just from the first episode i can tell Gainax has put alot of effort into this series, and i'm highly anticipating the next episode, and the other slew of anime series they are comming out with this year.



Dude, there was one nude scene, ONE, not a collection. You hardly even saw the girls nipples. This series so far has been serious and it definately has a dark feeling to it. I doubt Gainax will turn it into a fanservic series either.
Na, "the theme" was obvious. And since Gainax made series like Evangelion, you have to expect more from a anime title as "This Ugly and Beautiful World".

But lets wait and see; i`m hopefully wrong that this anime needs ecchi scenes to be interesting for the audience.
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Old 2004-04-07, 05:02   Link #49
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Well, I thought some aspects of it certainly were stylish...

1. The animation
Okay, so it wasn't obviously WOOOOOO THAT IS AWESOME, but it was actually good in the subtle sense. Like NoSanninWa described, the way they animated Takeru's "transformation" really gave a good strong impression of his raw strength. Yeah.

2. OP
Well, it wasn't as nice as my favourites like Venus Say and The Light Before We Land, but it was almost there ^_^

However, there are some odd things...

1. Storyline
It's just the first ep, so I'm being biased here... but I was almost SICK of the show until it came to the part where Hikari gave that evil look to the monster. For christ's sake. What a dead-typical plot. I know, that a lot of series that have this very basic premise turn out to be great, but I just couldn't stand it. Gaaaaaah. Hopefully it's like KGNE where the first ep was dead boring and later it got better. I almost wanted to kill and torture Hikari because she was being so stereotypical and stupid and useless, until that monster thing - heh, that was a rather big "hmm" when I saw that.. I'm hooked for the next episode at least to see what's behind that expression! Just for that only though...

2. Characters
Ryou's actually kind of nice. You don't see guys like this a lot... I'd like to know more about him too... but Takeru really is very, very boring... oh well.

3. Character design
This is really quite personal, but I wasn't fond of those character designs. Looks rather sterotypical. You know when Hikari was first opening her eyes? I liked them 1/2 to 3/4 open, it looked really nice. But when it was fully opened it looked too big. I dunno.

4. "Fanservice"?
Heh, this is nowhere as bad as lots of series out there, but I was wondering if it was on purpose or what... you know, butt shots, naked-Hikari-shots (I suppose that couldn't have been avoided so that's okay), Hikari-wearing-the-sweater-but-bottom-of-her-butt-still-exposed-in-that-crater-thing shots... of course, I'll say it now that I wasn't really griping about it: not because I was turned on by it (I wasn't, really o_o; ) but it wasn't too obvious and some of it wasn't really that intentional so yeah...

It could have potential... not as exciting or cool or interesting as I hoped it to be, but it's okay. It could very easily suck though. We'll just wait...
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Old 2004-04-07, 07:42   Link #50
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Na, "the theme" was obvious. And since Gainax made series like Evangelion, you have to expect more from a anime title as "This Ugly and Beautiful World".
Like I said, this might be animated by GAINAX, but none of the creative staff working on this worked on Evangelion. So you really can't judge an anime from its company and a show they did ten years ago

I do agree that it might turn toward an Eva-resque direction though. And the fan service? Eva had tons of that too.
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Old 2004-04-07, 07:50   Link #51
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2. Characters
Ryou's actually kind of nice. You don't see guys like this a lot... I'd like to know more about him too... but Takeru really is very, very boring... oh well.
Well, I'd say Takeru is one of the more interesting male lead in animes for me. And it's very rare for me to like an anime male lead. However
Spoiler for very first scene:
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Old 2004-04-07, 08:25   Link #52
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Yes... I've seen this "girl plays good but is really evil" plot in alot of h-games.

The girl is the ideal woman for the lead male, and he completely falls for her. The girl twistes the guy around his little finger and uses him or whatever she wants, while playing the innocent girl. Then, in the end her evil nature is revealed along with her oh-so terrible childhood. The lead male, still in love with her, tries to 'save' her from her evil nature. He half-succeeds, and there's a bittersweet ending. All the fans of the girl go mad cause she was just a fake.



I kinda liked parts of the 1st ep, so I hope this series won't end up as above.
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Old 2004-04-07, 09:06   Link #53
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First episode didn't do much else than raised maybe a dozen question. I liked the opening song but actual episode was... so-so...
But I'm definetely following this.
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Old 2004-04-07, 09:38   Link #54
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Intro Song ROCKS!!!

It looks like Gainax did it again

Because I only saw one ep I can't really make an opinion about this anime.
But it looks really promising. I think this is one to put on my list.
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Old 2004-04-07, 09:43   Link #55
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I've never seen Mahoromatic, but I thought this was thoroughly mediocre. Action animation was nice, but the other scenes were pretty much crap in the graphical department. I'll give it maybe two or three more episodes.
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Old 2004-04-07, 09:47   Link #56
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Episode 2 airs tomorrow ^^ I can't wait. I usually give shows a three episode test, so it's too early to tell if this show will be bad. I like it so far though.
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Old 2004-04-07, 10:15   Link #57
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Post EVA didn't really have "fan-service"

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And the fan service? Eva had tons of that too.
I disagree. EVA had hardly any real fan-service, even defined by late 1990's standards. That was one of Anno's many running jokes.

EVA itself was Anno's anti-Giant Robot anime:

- giant robots that weren't robots, but androids;
- giant robots that didn't combine into a super god-robot;
- giant robots that were NOT armed to the gills with missiles, Gatling guns, vulcan cannons, and beam weapons all for mid-range battle, but instead
- armed with one knife, with small-arms depots on the battlefield, with a primary battle strategy of hand-to-hand combat;
- android "robots" that must be directly powered via tethered power lines, with only a couple of minutes of power at full operation if the tether is disconnected;
- a pilot team of mentally, emotionally, and physically weak and damaged junior high-schoolers;
- a management and support staff of mentally, emotionally, and physically weak and damaged adults;
- no gung-ho, fist-in-the-air, "let's do it!" pilots;
- and so much more that is antithetical to your popular giant robot shows.

Sorry, went a little there.

Anyways, my point is: the "fan-service" that Misato's VA plugged after every episode's next-week preview was just more false advertising. Yes, there was a little fan-service here and there, for example, the camera angle for the first N2 mine explosion in ep-01 was right over Misato's ass in a tight dress. I would say that represents the average fan-service scene in EVA, with Misato's bath scene and the after-shower scene in Rei's room being two of the few titillating scenes.


What was the question?

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Old 2004-04-07, 11:03   Link #58
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hmm... I thought hand-to-hand combat is one of the trademark for super robot animes? the real robot animes have lots of long range weapons, but the super robot animes are more like Kong-Fu robots

about fan-service in EVA... how about naked Rei and Asuka?
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Old 2004-04-07, 12:29   Link #59
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After waiting for about 4-5 months for this show, after i read about it in the newtype usa mag, and then finding more stuff about it on the net. I was really waiting for this to come out fansubbed. Now after seeing the 1st episode, i am very happy with how it went, and i cant wait to see more of this series. Also hope that it continues down the great road its laid forth. Or so i hope ^_^
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Old 2004-04-07, 13:54   Link #60
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If Evil Girl is Hikari's twin sister (in a manner of speaking), how did she get Takeru's jacket? Or could this be shades of Chobits?

I went into this show expecting Mahoromatic (which I enjoyed, dammit), and finished the episode pleasantly surprised. The transformation came out of left field, certainly, but I can live with that.

Hopefully Ryou has a large part to play in the proceedings. While Takeru may not angst as much as Shinji, he does philosophize a great deal.
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