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Old 2012-09-30, 14:31   Link #181
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I'll make a tentative hypothesis of memory control and segregation between the powered and the powerless. Farming and "normal lives" for the powerless. Warriors, priests, controllers, and truth for the powered class.

The holy barrier as a cloaking device that makes outsiders wander in circles and away from the village. The fiends are people whose powers are wild like the flashback kid. The Cantus ritual is to make sure village people's powers don't go wild. The outside is filled with the fiends and normal people who fight and hide from them.

Wild speculation!
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Old 2012-09-30, 14:45   Link #182
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Wild speculation!
Yeah, this show seems to be pretty fun to speculate about so far. We're kinda dumped right into the thick of things with little explanation and plenty of creepy, foreboding moments.

My guess is that after the first incident 1000 years ago, the world came up with a system to put potential magic users off into a secluded community, where they can be controlled and watched on a constant basis (alluding to the farm=academy metaphor).

I'm kinda expecting a Shyamalan-twist where not developing magic abilities is actually a good thing...the people who get taken away because of their lack of skill are reintroduced back into the real world/society because they are no longer deemed a threat, whereas those who do develop skills are forever sheltered away in that propped-up community.
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Old 2012-09-30, 16:09   Link #183
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Still excited for molepeople and siege towers.

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Old 2012-09-30, 16:26   Link #184
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Touma should show up and destroy all their delusions with a single punch
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Old 2012-09-30, 17:53   Link #185
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I'm still stuck on the fence for this one will give it 2 more eps to see if i'll stick with it or not. From the synopsis it seemed interesting. There were parts that intrigued me, but for some reason it didn't just grab like i thought it would. Well will wait and see for now.
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Old 2012-09-30, 19:26   Link #186
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Touma should show up and destroy all their delusions with a single punch
He could certainly cut loose in a place like that. Though seems like these kids all have the same kind of power, just different degrees of capability.
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Old 2012-09-30, 19:36   Link #187
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Woah. So they throw us into this bizarre world, full of magic apparently, without much explanation of things. While this means that a lot of things are confusing for me, it does make me want to watch the upcoming episodes. So, in a way, I guess I'm hooked now? Not that I'm complaining.

I like that this first episode has already established the atmosphere for the next episodes, if not the entire series - foreboding, chilling, as if there is something very wrong going on. I especially noticed the background music, something that I usually overlook, and how it helped in the establishment of this atmosphere.
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Old 2012-09-30, 21:06   Link #188
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Probably my most anticipated series of this cour, and it didn't disappoint. Something sinister is about, and I can't wait for more.

Now I just hope it doesn't go the way of my other 'frigging awesome first epsiode, fell off hard the rest' that has cursed me for this past year.
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Old 2012-09-30, 22:17   Link #189
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any1 knows whats the ED song for this series?
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Old 2012-09-30, 22:25   Link #190
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Touma should show up and destroy all their delusions with a single punch
Touma would have a punching fest and a good time lecturing those kids's twisted behaviours .
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Old 2012-09-30, 23:23   Link #191
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I think these kids could figure out the "Drop rocks from great height" method of attacking Touma.
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Old 2012-10-01, 01:37   Link #192
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Old 2012-10-01, 02:16   Link #193
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I can kind of see where the show might be heading. I don't really feel like watching more of it. I usually do a 3 episode for every show I watch, but if nothing interests me in the first episode then it's aautomatic dropped.
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Old 2012-10-01, 04:33   Link #194
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This first episode is amazing to me. Intriguing premise, fantastic directing, and great atmosphere... This production has all the ingredients for a wonderful show. Count me in.
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Old 2012-10-01, 04:41   Link #195
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I like the colors a lot for whatever reason. This show is nice to look at, and the visual tricks are neat.

As for the storytelling, it did a nice job of setting up the world, though at this point we'll just have to see.
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Old 2012-10-01, 05:13   Link #196
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Fantastic first episode. The creepy and foreboding atmosphere is really gripping.
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Old 2012-10-01, 10:49   Link #197
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i feel eps 1 is interesting, the scary opening scenes, the quietness of small village, the secrets that the adults seem to be hiding and the world settings etc

glad i tried watching, will be following this
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Old 2012-10-01, 10:55   Link #198
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Good first episode which just dropped enough intriguing hints to make me want to know what's really going on. Is the barrier to keep people in or out, what happens to the kids who don't manifest sufficient powers, and what are those cats?

Definitely on my 'to watch' list.

Although it's very hard not to hear that bit of Dvorak's "New World" and not think of bread commercials...
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Old 2012-10-01, 11:32   Link #199
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I'm wondering whether the Slendy monsters are the final stage of people with Curse Powers, and Kamisu 66 is the only place where this degeneration doesn't happen. Does that mean people without Curse Powers are in better situation?

(I have not read the books. Japanese Wikipedia are fair game )
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Old 2012-10-01, 11:37   Link #200
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Although it's very hard not to hear that bit of Dvorak's "New World" and not think of bread commercials...
My first thought was of the distorted version used in Penguindrum.
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