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Old 2011-10-18, 20:57   Link #881
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The director seems pretty incompetent, outside of Kamisama dolls, I can't say I approve of any of his work.
LoL. I'd say Kamisama Dolls is right up his alley considering everything else he's done. His one anomaly that sticks out like a sore thumb from his highschool kid shows is Yugo the Negotiator, which is a fairly mature drama (also one of my favorite anime) unlike anything else on his resume. I believe it was the first show he directed, after which he never did anything remotely similar to it again.

So, I'm torn. Do I consider the man behind one of my favorite shows incompetent? Or do I chalk up Yugo to having great source material even an incompetent director couldn't screw up? I'm leaning towards the latter, so while I disagree with your statement on Kamisama Dolls (ie: I think it's fairly standard fare that is very similar to the vast majority of his works), I totally agree he is an incompetent.
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Old 2011-10-18, 21:07   Link #882
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The rooster cries and the sun rises, doesn't mean he made it happen.

This thing would have happened even if there wasn't a stats eye-catcher because it's clearly the studio's intention to have the main character develop as the story progress; the stats eye-catcher's main purpose was simply aesthetic and to actually show a physical change... You know, just in case people don't get it.
Suppose we'll see about that when he slowly start seeing Yuu unbutton his shirt as the episodes progress and his stats increase, until finally hip-thrusting his way through the final boss in a show of sparks.

... I'd give it a 10.
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Old 2011-10-18, 21:22   Link #883
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Suppose we'll see about that when he slowly start seeing Yuu unbutton his shirt as the episodes progress and his stats increase, until finally hip-thrusting his way through the final boss in a show of sparks.

... I'd give it a 10.
...I can't tell if you're joking
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Old 2011-10-18, 23:17   Link #884
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So, how did he get his courage to level up?
"You just summoned a badass persona with the name of japan's creator god and beat the crap out of some big tongue monster, Your Courage has greatly increased!!"
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Old 2011-10-20, 14:14   Link #885
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Spoiler for Episode 03!!!! woot wild card power explodes!:
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Old 2011-10-20, 14:53   Link #886
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the paper cranes make a return

Narukami's really into it
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Old 2011-10-20, 16:09   Link #887
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Jack Frost X kage-hime-Yukiko, I can't wait to see that
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Old 2011-10-20, 16:18   Link #888
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Jack Frost X kage-hime-Yukiko, I can't wait to see that
It's Pyro Jack
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Old 2011-10-20, 16:38   Link #889
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Just watched it and I must say I was really pleased.

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Old 2011-10-20, 18:43   Link #890
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There are quite of bit of touches in this episode that will make the original game fans squeal!
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Old 2011-10-20, 19:09   Link #891
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So to sum up the episode: Yu's Knowledge and Understanding increased, Chie confronted her shadow self and received her Persona and Yu gained the Chariot arcana because of his bond with Chie.

And I'm surprised they actually did have Yu change his Persona to Pyro Jack. I'm guessing most fights will have him start with Izanagi but then later on he'll change it to something different when things get difficult. Nice to see Jiraiya in action too with his signature Garu techniques. I guess the shorter an action scene is the cooler it is allowed to look.~

Yu also managed to be pretty funny this episode. "I'm gonna cry" and "I should have recorded that" made me laugh.

Looks like Yukiko's episode is next week.~
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Old 2011-10-20, 19:15   Link #892
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All the game callbacks are pretty awesome, but still suit the visual style of the show. Also, the OP and ED are growing on me.

Spoiler for comparisons to the game up til this point, no actual spoilers:


But that's all just second-guessing the direction. The episode was lots of fun. I can't wait for next week.
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Old 2011-10-20, 19:42   Link #893
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Episode has improved drastically from the previous one. Those masks that Chie have remind me of Shirley from Code Geass R2. I could've sworn Narukami said Jack o' Lantern anyway. Wish Persona combos would've work like back in P2.
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Old 2011-10-20, 19:49   Link #894
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It was actually a pretty decent episode. Narukami gets bonus points for witty comments, folding dem paper cranes has to have helped.

Humor was good, but I feel as though they could work on establishing the mood for the serious parts. They played the dark mystery tone, then we got an Adachi nonchalant ramble that overpowered any sinking feeling. We got a sad Chie, then a happy one the very next second. They could have done little things like lowering Adachi's voice and giving Chie a tiny pause/bite of lip (though that's kinda cliche) to set the mood.

Very happy to see Pyro Jack. Plenty of fighting going on. The digitalizing shadow touch is kinda weird. Right now it's a bit intrusive, but not so much and I'll probably adapt soon.
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Old 2011-10-20, 19:57   Link #895
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It was actually a pretty decent episode. Narukami gets bonus points for witty comments, folding dem paper cranes has to have helped.

Humor was good, but I feel as though they could work on establishing the mood for the serious parts. They played the dark mystery tone, then we got an Adachi nonchalant ramble that overpowered any sinking feeling. We got a sad Chie, then a happy one the very next second. They could have done little things like lowering Adachi's voice and giving Chie a tiny pause/bite of lip (though that's kinda cliche) to set the mood.

Very happy to see Pyro Jack. Plenty of fighting going on. The digitalizing shadow touch is kinda weird. Right now it's a bit intrusive, but not so much and I'll probably adapt soon.
When you say digitizing it reminds me of Digimon. The fire and wind combo spell works out pretty well. Brings back the old Persona touch of emphasizing certain spells to unleash devastating combo spells. Can't help with the studio rushing through the story when the game was incredibly long.
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Old 2011-10-20, 22:09   Link #896
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Lol Hanamura got them arrested. So Chie now has a persona. Wonder where Yukiko actually is. Nice to see she kept the dog. SO how did Narukami get another persona?
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Old 2011-10-20, 22:24   Link #897
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Isn't Pyro Jack a lv32 persona? Someone is overleveled for this boss fight...
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Old 2011-10-20, 22:34   Link #898
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Spoiler for Ep3:
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Old 2011-10-20, 23:16   Link #899
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Holy shit, a vastly improved episode, even over the previous. They added a few scenes and lines that were not in the game at all and smoothed every thing out!

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Old 2011-10-21, 00:32   Link #900
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Two things:

1) Narukami has some awesome one-liners Everything from "I think I'm gonna cry", "I should have taped it" to the classic "I don't know him"

2) HOLY SHIT I take that back, they've actually gonna make Yuu use more than one Persona ?!?! But Pyro Jack ? Shouldn't they start with Jack Frost Or is it because this Boss' weakness is fire and wind so they need Agi and Garu?

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SO how did Narukami get another persona?
He won it in a random card draw while fighting the trash mobs...
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