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Old 2010-11-29, 10:16   Link #1221
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Monochrome NEEDS to return. The show just isn't the same without it. At the very least, a songless Zero Time isn't as fun.
you damn right
i missed her beautiful voice
unfortunately she's gone now
well.. i do hope she'll appear again in the upcoming episode
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Old 2010-11-29, 10:35   Link #1222
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I'm perfectly happy with the score piece (which has been used before) taking it's place, but yeah i do miss Monochrome quite a bit. Thankfully it'll be released soon.
Thinking about it a bit more, the song they use is a really nice song, and it lets them skip the tedious Zero Time intro that takes up a bit of time.

It's strange to me. In my opinion, Monochrome along with the blue background for Zero Time creates a more mystical feeling. Episode 9's track with the orange background gave me a more noble or action-y feeling. With the Apprivoise intro gone, their reactions less shocked, and the song changed, it feels like there's probably going to be a change in how they regard Zero Time or understand it later on, because it feels more familiar now.

I'm probably late to the party, but the lack of Monochrome is really getting to me.
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Old 2010-11-29, 10:58   Link #1223
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ok... the final line of dialog is surprising
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Old 2010-11-29, 11:28   Link #1224
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Anyone else think the preview for the next episode is lame... Marino's first crush....

Lol
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Old 2010-11-29, 12:01   Link #1225
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you damn right
i missed her beautiful voice
unfortunately she's gone now
well.. i do hope she'll appear again in the upcoming episode
Yes, she is missed. Hopefully she will return. Maybe that's what Head is up to during his vacation.

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Anyone else think the preview for the next episode is lame... Marino's first crush....

Lol
I thought it was a rather creative title, seeing as how they put an "And" in front which connects it to this episode. Her crush will probably be Sugata. What kind of shape would that make it now?
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Old 2010-11-29, 14:17   Link #1226
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Who the hell eats Pineapple flavoured icecream? So unrealistic...
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Old 2010-11-29, 14:29   Link #1227
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Who the hell eats Pineapple flavoured icecream? So unrealistic...
I've tried it actually, and it's quite nice.
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Old 2010-11-29, 14:37   Link #1228
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Both. But I still thing than mecha part << school.
*Ahem*Just curious.....why are you still watching this show then? LOL
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Old 2010-11-29, 17:50   Link #1229
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Who the hell eats Pineapple flavoured icecream? So unrealistic...
Japanese people. And before you say unrealistic they have a flavour for just about everything imaginable over there. Here's a sample

I was about to call Takuto a loser for acting like a typical male high schooler lead in anime by getting all panicky over Wako pretending to come into the hot tub, but then I thought about it and suddenly it all made sense. It wasn't just a lame gag, he also wanted his quality time in the Men's hot tub with Sugata. In fact if it weren't for all of the subtly homo-erotic scenes between Takuto and Sugata (and in some cases men in the bathroom breaking the urinal code ) that kept things somewhat amusing then I would have said the first half of this episode pretty much sucked the big one completely and utterly.

For starters the pink haired sisters they just introduced are sadly annoying as hell, just like I thought they were going to be from the preview. Worst of all, the younger one is annoying in the school scenes while the older one is annoying in the Crux Brigade scenes she's in (at least in the first half of the episode) so I'm never quite free from vexation. Also why in god's name does Marino have to be the leader now too? Seriously, when I find myself wanting to hit the fast-forward button during the entire first half and can't be bothered to pay too much attention to what's going on because it's not interesting (aside from the continued hints being dropped about the picture with the "R" signature that keeps popping up and the hint at a shift to third phase) I know an episode has well....lost my interest.

Also was the "My body is ready" meme being thrust into the translation in any form really necessary? I'd argue that linking the material to hit internet memes doesn't make the material any more clever or amusing. At least not for folks like me.

Anyway the second half was as always much better with actual plot and character related stuff being accomplished and we get to see that the men of the Glittering Crux spend their free time in style with an open bar and pub room. Also as mentioned Marino x Mizuno are significantly less irritating during the second half of the episode and the reveal that Marino has a conflict of interest with regard to Mami being the West Maiden and the Brigade obviously desperately needing her for access to the third phase could yield some interesting results in future episodes. I still hold out hope that this dichotomy between the unappealing first half and entertaining second half will eventually give out again like it did with episodes 6-8 which were solid all around.

Lastly agreed about the lack of Monochrome...the whole transformation and zero-time sequence somehow felt lacking without it.

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Old 2010-11-29, 18:02   Link #1230
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ox tongue ice cream? squid ink ice cream? NATURAL VIAGRA ice cream?
i'm speechless....

until the bath scene the twins looked to me like some sisters with different ages, 1 or 2 years difference
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Old 2010-11-29, 22:37   Link #1231
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ox tongue ice cream? squid ink ice cream? NATURAL VIAGRA ice cream?
i'm speechless....

until the bath scene the twins looked to me like some sisters with different ages, 1 or 2 years difference
Add curry and wasabi icecream to the list. And sea-salt icecream too.. All available at Tokyo Disneyland.
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Old 2010-11-30, 00:53   Link #1232
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Have to agree lack of Monochrome makes it feel a bit empty. Come back Fish Girl, we need you ! Stupid Head.

Kind of scary how many icecream flavors there are out there.
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Old 2010-11-30, 01:30   Link #1233
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hoyoyo Last episode ended with panting, then here we start up in the morning with a nice hot spring bath...



Marino seems a lot more like her sister than she what she first comes across - at least when she is in Crux-play mode she was quite eccentric. Intentionally ticking the members off is an interesting tactic I loved the detail of her getting Kiraboshi wrong. And the Cool Gang hanging out in their secret Cool Club Room. I also liked how they were trying to figure out who Manticore was. Isnt she in our class?

And Marino’s first crush? Well she does “fall for” Takuto in the preview. Because expectations never seem to follow through with this show, having her like Takuto almost seems too obvious! I could see her definitely being flustered by him and perhaps his carefree/spaztic persona. (“this is who we are up against?” I think a lot of the other members already have similar thoughts haha)
Whatever her feelings for Takuto, I could see it making her job at the Glittering Crux pretty awkward. She won’t be able to go after the West Maiden nor Takuto (either because she herself likes him, a friendship, or because of her sister’s feeling for him).
I understand her claim to power as: “Since I will find the Western maiden I’m leader. because finding the maiden means breaker her seal, which means reaching phase 3, which means tauburn can be defeated, which is the requirement to becoming leader… so that pretty much means I will be responsible for his defeat.” And Head seems indifferent or too depressed to care.

And as was mentioned, the shot of the R on the painting juxtaposed with dialogue about Head… obvious hint or misleading us? Same with Ryosuke wanting to move the painting… hmm… it is interseting how those painting are everywhere though. Don’t you think Sugata would have mentioned something more about them?
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Old 2010-11-30, 04:41   Link #1234
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Have to agree lack of Monochrome makes it feel a bit empty. Come back Fish Girl, we need you ! Stupid Head.

Kind of scary how many icecream flavors there are out there.
Nothing compare to the number of ramune flavors found in Osaka. Bittergourd-flavored ramune, anyone?
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Old 2010-11-30, 05:16   Link #1235
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Who the hell eats Pineapple flavoured icecream? So unrealistic...
Pineapple flavored ice cream is fantastic, and I am serious.

In the mean time....
Star Driver game, lolz?
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3532/355900.jpg
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Old 2010-11-30, 05:48   Link #1236
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Did anybody notice this?

-What flavor do you want?
-Whatever you want!
-And what did I pick?
-Pineapple!
-Works every time!

They mentioned that Mizuno's a freak that speaks to animals and a witch, could she also foretell the future-- 'cuz it seems like she always gets it right-- ?
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Old 2010-11-30, 06:11   Link #1237
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Guys, is this show all about somebody at school where it was actually bad guys who trying to kill Takuto?
Most of them aren't

They're villains with standards

above all, they're really just eccentric high school students

most of them aren't willing to cross the line and intentionally murder someone. That's actually a pretty traumatic thing to do.
People however, do not die in zero time.

Mermaid girl was an exception. She is extremely xenophobic.
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Old 2010-11-30, 06:22   Link #1238
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Did anybody notice this?

-What flavor do you want?
-Whatever you want!
-And what did I pick?
-Pineapple!
-Works every time!

They mentioned that Mizuno's a freak that speaks to animals and a witch, could she also foretell the future-- 'cuz it seems like she always gets it right-- ?
To me it seemed more like that ice cream question was Marino testing if Mizuno was thinking of the same flavour as her. You know, the whole twin intuition thing.
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Old 2010-11-30, 07:35   Link #1239
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Pineapple flavored ice cream is fantastic, and I am serious.

In the mean time....
Star Driver game, lolz?
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3532/355900.jpg
The tag says "adventure", but it looks more like a menu-driven simulation game ala the Haruhi and Code Geass ones for PS2. Guess there's a bit of a different standard for what constitutes an adventure game in Japan isn't there?

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Old 2010-11-30, 08:14   Link #1240
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To me it seemed more like that ice cream question was Marino testing if Mizuno was thinking of the same flavour as her. You know, the whole twin intuition thing.
Or that she only likes or always wants pineapple.
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