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Old 2010-02-04, 09:09   Link #181
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It's not as bad as most gamers would claim. I actually liked it very much

The difference is that the second half focuses more on your Very Typical anime love-triangle between Welkin x Alicia x Faldio instead of the battles. They kept the main story and all the major events of the game, with pretty much the same ending. Naturally, the side-characters get a lot less screentime which (I believe) is understandable in an adaptation.
Anyway, it's not a bad series. IMHO some (dramatic) scenes are even better than in the original
I agree. The scene where Welkin cries over Isara's death was something the game lacked, and I feel it would have fitted in perfectly in the game. Dunno why it wasn't there in the first place...

Additionally, a better look at Rosie's childhood and why she hated Darcsens really fleshed out her character more, even if she was made a little more of a bitch in the anime. But can you really blame her after watching how her parents died?

Last, but not least, we got a pretty kickass fight between Alicia and Selvaria at Ghirlandaio, which I even used (partially) in my Lone Wulf fanfic. If you've read the 8th chapter, you'll understand what I mean. (lol, I sound like an advertisement here)

Overall, the anime had its own strengths in comparison to the game, but also had its weaknesses. I really wish they could've done an episode devoted to The Edy Detachment, but I guess that would've deprived from the central experience.
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Old 2010-02-04, 10:39   Link #182
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It's not as bad as most gamers would claim. I actually liked it very much

The difference is that the second half focuses more on your Very Typical anime love-triangle between Welkin x Alicia x Faldio instead of the battles. They kept the main story and all the major events of the game, with pretty much the same ending. Naturally, the side-characters get a lot less screentime which (I believe) is understandable in an adaptation.
Anyway, it's not a bad series. IMHO some (dramatic) scenes are even better than in the original
Seconding this. I usually steer clear of most anime but i really enjoyed this one. I was told to expect to be disappointed so went into it with a negative opinion, but as soon as the story gets going, it gets good. They expand on the games major plot points, and how they handle Alicia at the end was a fantastic way to seperate the anime from the game for a while, giving people who played the game something new.
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Old 2010-02-04, 11:46   Link #183
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The difference is that the second half focuses more on your Very Typical anime love-triangle between Welkin x Alicia x Faldio...
Despite the above users' claims to the otherwise, all interest of ever picking up the anime was lost here. I don't care if they don't focus on the battles. I find character interactions more interesting anyway. I HATE the "typical anime love-triangles" though, and from what I've heard Alicia's been tsundered up, and I HATE tsunderes. Furthermore, I've heard that they do a Valkyria v. Valkyria battle at Ghrilandio, and while I admittedly haven't actually watched it to see how it was done, I believe that just the very nature of the fight undermines a very important theme that the game was pushing. It may make me close minded, but I'll live with that. I'll continue to give the anime a pass. With very few exceptions I'm not a huge anime fan, and VC doesn't seem to bring anything that would be worthwhile to me to the table.

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Old 2010-02-04, 12:01   Link #184
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I HATE the "typical anime love-triangles" though, and from what I've heard Alicia's been tsundered up, and I HATE tsunderes.
Like I said, only toward the end will the romance get more attention and only to serve the outcome of the story

This is not the case here b/c Alicia isn't really a tsundere. Sure, she's easily aggravated about the things she doesn't understand (like Welkins logic) - but on the other hand she's very honest about her feelings (tsunderes are Absolutely not) and expects Welkin to do same but the guy cannot comprehend it.
So I would say that her frustration is well founded

And I say "typical" b/c the third party is again only there to strengthen the relationship between the obvious pairing
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Old 2010-02-05, 00:16   Link #185
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My main disappointment with the Anime is they didn't use the Airplane at the end, that would have been really nice touch, otherwise, I pretty much like it.
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Old 2010-02-06, 11:38   Link #186
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Just paid this off, waiting on it being delivered now.

Sucks i won't be able to understand a single word of it, but the soundtrack selection will be pretty awesome. I don't know if the West will get this though, which is a major pain. It'd be a great addition, especially how it helps explain VC1 to those who never played it.
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Old 2010-02-06, 15:24   Link #187
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Just paid this off, waiting on it being delivered now.

Sucks i won't be able to understand a single word of it, but the soundtrack selection will be pretty awesome. I don't know if the West will get this though, which is a major pain. It'd be a great addition, especially how it helps explain VC1 to those who never played it.
eh? soundtrack? what is that sounds potentially useful
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Old 2010-02-06, 16:08   Link #188
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eh? soundtrack? what is that sounds potentially useful
Just a small selection of the music from the game. What music or how much, i have no idea.
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Old 2010-02-07, 00:36   Link #189
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Just a small selection of the music from the game. What music or how much, i have no idea.
music and dialogue eh? hmmm...
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Old 2010-02-07, 18:14   Link #190
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I like the entire cover of the development artwork book.
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Old 2010-02-09, 09:01   Link #191
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For a prize figure, SEGA Alicia turned out pretty good.
I think I shall get her afterall


[Alter] Valkyria Chronicles - Selvaria Bles 1/7 figure was announced at WonFest

Spoiler for Images:


I hope to see more VC figuresfrom Alter
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Old 2010-02-11, 19:44   Link #192
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The bathhouse episode is finally out!

Valkyria Chronicles Theater 6

HANS! You lucky bastard!!! (Tonight's dinner is boiled pig! )


Also

Valkyria Chronicles Theater 7

Spoiler for Theater 7:



I wish someone would translate these specials too
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Old 2010-02-11, 19:57   Link #193
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Quick! Quick! Someone sub them!
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Old 2010-02-11, 20:14   Link #194
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the bathhouse episode is finally out!

valkyria chronicles theater 6

hans! You lucky bastard!!! (tonight's dinner is boiled pig! :d )


also

valkyria chronicles theater 7

Spoiler for theater 7:
:d


i wish someone would translate these specials too
t.h.a.n.k.y.o.u.!.

Spoiler for 6th ova = WIN!!!:
Now for the seventh one, starring Hans.
Spoiler for Silly little piggie:
Now we wait for the 8th OVA, which I believe stars Cordelia.

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Old 2010-02-12, 00:47   Link #195
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No subs for the DVD specials makes me sad >< Also, while I like the game story better, I do like the art from the anime very much, and I really want to find a download for the VALKYRIA CHRONICLES ANIMATION ART BOOK
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Old 2010-02-12, 02:39   Link #196
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But first, I'd look for a link with scans from the 400-page artbook!

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The bathhouse episode is finally out!

Valkyria Chronicles Theater 6

HANS! You lucky bastard!!! (Tonight's dinner is boiled pig! )
Holy *beep*!!!

That's what I call fanservice with top quality! I can keep on wolfwhistling over and over again.

I was surprised to see Capt. Varrot in such shapes and without glasses. With these looks, there's no way she looks 35 nor can be called grandma as Runty said, LOL.

Poor Hans...
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Old 2010-02-12, 04:06   Link #197
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Ah...thanks for the upload...this is definitely good for morale
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Old 2010-02-12, 04:17   Link #198
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Re-uploaded the Specials with corrected aspect ratio. The original RAW was a bit stretched...



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No subs for the DVD specials makes me sad >< Also, while I like the game story better, I do like the art from the anime very much, and I really want to find a download for the VALKYRIA CHRONICLES ANIMATION ART BOOK
I would even buy it! But sadly it's not an artbook but a Fan Book which means there will only be a few full size artworks in it and the rest is episode summaries with lots of screencaps, interviews with the staff and maybe character introductions....

I prefer my artbooks to have nothing but artworks in them



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I was surprised to see Capt. Varrot in such shapes and without glasses. With these looks, there's no way she looks 35 nor can be called grandma as Runty said, LOL.
Nope, she's definitely MILF category
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Old 2010-02-12, 09:53   Link #199
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The 7th special...what? Or should I say, buhi?

The 6th was better, though I wish we could've seen more of the lovely ladies enjoying the baths.
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Old 2010-02-12, 11:27   Link #200
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And I did get her




Not a high end figure but for $15 the quality is really good. Nice job, SEGA
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