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View Poll Results: Valkyria Chronicles - Episode 6 Rating
Perfect 10 5 9.80%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 18 35.29%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 17 33.33%
7 out of 10 : Good 6 11.76%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 3.92%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 1.96%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 2 3.92%
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Old 2009-05-13, 04:52   Link #121
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Jann didn't really affect me, I know he's supposed to comedic relief, but the 'gay is funny' trope has been cliche, especially in anime, for a long time now.

Anyway, I generally don't like filler, but this was a good one.

I like how Welkin reacted to Irene's antic in the bathroom. Instead of getting flustered like I thought he would, he just casually went, "hmm, a woman's weapon, huh?" That made me laugh. Welkin knows what's up, at least more than what he's given credit for.

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Old 2009-05-13, 05:37   Link #122
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Jann didn't really affect me, I know he's supposed to comedic relief, but the 'gay is funny' trope has been cliche, especially in anime, for a long time now.

Anyway, I generally don't like filler, but this was a good one.

I like how Welkin reacted to Irene' antic in the bathroom. Instead of getting flustered like I thought he would, he just casually went, "hmm, a woman's weapon, huh?" That made me laugh. Welkin knows what's up, at least more than what he's given credit for.
How Welkin acts he reminds me of Ryo Saeba. Although he does not have the pimp attitude like Ryo.
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Old 2009-05-13, 05:38   Link #123
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Just saw this episode. While it wasn't bad, I would like to see less of Alicia making mountains out of molehills, when it appears that Welkin isn't as much of an embarrassment as she thinks he is. I reckon that one of Welkin's strengths is that he takes a lot of things in good stead, and to a point doesn't make an issue of Squad 7's idiosyncrasies, which is something that can have its place in workplaces, military or civilian.

Isara plus wrench equals win. I wonder if anyone could get a screenshot at point of impact. I seriously thought that Irene was going to take Isara's account of Welkin hook, line and sinker, until the point where she mentions the sibling (possibly bro-con) bias.

Has Marina always been so taciturn?

I didn't find Jann's portrayal to be much of an issue. After all, what's one more 'crazy' person to a squad that is already eccentric? If anything, I find Largo's vegetable fetish a bit more concerning. Jann's reaction to copping a cup to the head was briefly amusing.
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Old 2009-05-13, 06:03   Link #124
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And that's what makes Squad 7 unique:

Spoiler for Report of Irene:
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Old 2009-05-13, 07:00   Link #125
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It would be hillarious if they did end up having Largo's Veggie Maniac potential activating during a later battle scene.

Witnessing a large, heavily muscled man screaming "AAAARGH! VEG-TA-BLES!" before blowing up a tank with a ridiculously designed anti-tank weapon would be fairly amusing after all.
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Old 2009-05-13, 07:03   Link #126
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It would be hillarious if they did end up having Largo's Veggie Maniac potential activating during a later battle scene.

Witnessing a large, heavily muscled man screaming "AAAARGH! VEG-TA-BLES!" before blowing up a tank with a ridiculously designed anti-tank weapon would be fairly amusing after all.
Largo has a Potential like that in-game?
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Old 2009-05-13, 07:38   Link #127
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Largo has a Potential like that in-game?
He's yelling "Veggie Banzai!" or something like that. I'm not sure if you need to do his special special mission with welkin to gain that or just through training.
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Old 2009-05-13, 08:03   Link #128
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It would be hillarious if they did end up having Largo's Veggie Maniac potential activating during a later battle scene.
I hope they do this, i mean already they've set him up as being the huge Vegetable maniac that he is in this episode, so they may as well go all the way with it.
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Old 2009-05-13, 10:27   Link #129
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Well I didn't enjoy that in the slightest, I was actually starting to like this series too so that just doubled the disappointment for me. I didn't find any of the jokes funny and the lack of story really annoyed me, why can't they just get on with the show... Hopefully I can just keep watching the series and pretend that this episode didn't happen.

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  • The whole episode seems like an excuse to have minor characters talk, why can't they just include them in the story instead?
  • I thought the majority of gags were pretty weak (especially stuff like the flying cutlery and the comedy wrench hit - it's like something from tom and jerry)
  • The whole premise of the radio show seemed quite ridiculous, where was the actual news from the front?
  • And what was up with the horrendously camp soldier? If I was homosexual I'd probably feel insulted...

I don't know, the whole episode just felt 'off' to me.
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Old 2009-05-13, 11:24   Link #130
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Anyways, it was an enjoyable episode, and episodes like these are reasons I'm watching the anime. It's pretty different from the game, but that's exactly what I was expecting, a fresh and different look at Valkyria Chronicles. Most of the gags and such were amusing, such as Jann and Marina's moments. I really hope that the side characters aren't limited to these filler-esque episodes, though...

Then again, if they do something like this, maybe they'll dedicate a whole episode to the beach side chapter???

On an unrelated note, I don't like how often they're shoving the FaldioxAlicia pairing in front of our faces. Sure it builds up more drama for what happens later on, but I want to see the actual pairing come to light. =( Thankfully, the Woodland Snare chapter is coming up soon~

Oh, and a relationship between Isara and Faldio's lackey might be interesting. More Isara screentime is a thumbs up for me.
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Old 2009-05-13, 12:39   Link #131
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Weak episode.

To be honest with you...I don't care much for the rest of Squad 7. They don't seem to important to the story...
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Old 2009-05-13, 12:48   Link #132
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To be honest with you...I don't care much for the rest of Squad 7. They don't seem to important to the story...
Not important to the story? Ok let's do away with them, and just have Welkin and Alicia fight it out as the only Squad 7 members. Yeah, i can see how that would work.
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Old 2009-05-13, 12:53   Link #133
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I don't know, Audrey is awesome and all, but so is Elysse and she's way more laid back. At least until she hits turn five and then Elysse turns into an engine of armored destruction.
That's why I prefer her even over largo or jann
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Old 2009-05-13, 12:55   Link #134
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That's why I prefer her even over largo or jann
It's a toss up for me, really. I take Largo for the extra CP, but he's better with an Mortar most of the time. No Ultimate Anti-Tank really limits his use.
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Old 2009-05-13, 13:32   Link #135
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Not important to the story? Ok let's do away with them, and just have Welkin and Alicia fight it out as the only Squad 7 members. Yeah, i can see how that would work.
To be fair, they really aren't important plot-wise, both in the anime or the game. They're there simply to make it look like an actual army is fighting against the Empire, and not just four or so main characters who in truth are the only ones who have been shown doing anything. That, and they put them in there for the fans of the game.

I don't know if Tyrone has played the game or not, but I can understand that the characters look weak from an anime only perspective. They probably really won't get many lines or attention throughout the anime, apart from episodes like these to be honest.
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Old 2009-05-13, 19:01   Link #136
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Indeed, and this is what people seem to be ignoring when all they go on about is Faldio Faldio Faldio.
Meh I only go on about him because he feels like a half-assed plot device...I don't really have any delusions that he might actually win over Alicia since she seems to pair off far more nicely with Welkin.

It just seems like such a waste to push him so much in the show when their's so many more interesting characters in the squad. Being a non-gamer I had a feeling their was some good solid personalities hiding behind those silent character designs just from the bits I heard mentioned by game players and that pretty much played out true for me this episode.

I just wish they'd focus more on the 7th squad for now...Get those relationships and characters established THEN branch outwards. Right now it feels like their doing things ass backwards for some odd reason...
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Old 2009-05-13, 20:23   Link #137
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I'm still stuck with the idea that Shindou-san voices either tomboys or young men. Can't really wrap my head around the idea that she's doing a semi-flirt of a girl with... "tracts of land".
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Old 2009-05-13, 22:42   Link #138
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I don't know if it's because I had too high of expectations, because I'm in a bad mood right now, because I'm replaying the game now and so everything is fresh in my mind, or what, but this series is quickly becoming disappointing.

Is it just me or did the game feel a lot more mature? I am feeling like the story was dumbed way down to appeal to a broader audience.

Some of the licenses are getting on my nerves, too. I don't like how Varrot was portrayed as someone who would talk your ears off, for example. From little things like that to the Faldio/Alicia thing, which is a huge digression, I'm just starting to feel this is a very mediocre anime. I don't know if I'd feel any differently if I hadn't played the game. Maybe I'd like it even less because at least having played the game I'm holding out hope to see an expanded depiction of something I loved from the game. Like last night I replayed the Forest Snare mission and I am eagerly awaiting the anime's portrayal of that.
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Old 2009-05-13, 22:49   Link #139
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I don't think you're the only one that's disappointed by the anime. The game had a good story and it definately doesn't need a love triangle with Faldio in it. I was always impressed with Welkin in the game, since as soon as the shooting started, he picked up a rifle and took the fight to the Imperials. That and the interest between Alicia and Welkin was pretty obvious from very early on. This? I don't know, it just doesn't work nearly as well.
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Old 2009-05-14, 05:17   Link #140
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lucky im watching this without playing the game before, no disappointments

but this episode is more comedy and no battle going on

as for the romance, i feel Alicia will end up with Welkin
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