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Old 2012-07-05, 00:00   Link #841
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Come on, so what if they're "generic?" (How many characters are not these days?)
Accepting generic characters is like me accepting CGI. There's something really wrong about standards if dull, weightless crap is the norm now.
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Old 2012-07-05, 00:07   Link #842
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When's the last time there was a none-generic character? With so many new series constantly being pumped out, practically everything has being tried already. How the writer uses the characters in the story is more important than the characters being "generic."
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Old 2012-07-05, 00:16   Link #843
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No, giving the character a personality is the important thing, because I can't care for a character that feels artificial (aka, almost all the characters in Fate/Zero). The Sankarea anime tried to give them personality, but after Rea turned into a zombie, she lost all of it. Chihiro has nothing for him besides his zombie fetish, which isn't a personality trait. Wanko is okay, but her weak love for Chihiro annoyed me. Rea's parents are fine.

I'm not asking for the characters to not be stereotypes. I'm asking for some life to them.

Edit: Alternatively, the characters can be funny. I can accept a generic character if they're funny. I did not laugh once during this show, so guess how I rate its comedy.
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Old 2012-07-05, 11:44   Link #844
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How a character has "life" also comes down to personal opinion.

I feel like a lot of the characters in Fate/Zero had "life" to them actually. Lots of distinct differences, beliefs, etc.

But I do agree that a bunch of the characters in Sankarea (with how the anime was) could make you snooze after a short time since there was nothing BEHIND the characters really. They just..."are"...
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:43   Link #845
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How a character has "life" also comes down to personal opinion.

I feel like a lot of the characters in Fate/Zero had "life" to them actually. Lots of distinct differences, beliefs, etc.

But I do agree that a bunch of the characters in Sankarea (with how the anime was) could make you snooze after a short time since there was nothing BEHIND the characters really. They just..."are"...
Well, Fate Zero was a bit of a bad example, as the characters clearly do have emotion and depth. It's just that the show was terrible at showing them because they all have the same super serious personality.

As for Sankarea, the characters had some personality in the beginning. Moreso than in the manga. But after Rea became a zombie, they just lost it.
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:49   Link #846
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Well, I'd say it fit perfectly considering they were in a "war" where they (felt) they had to kill, literally, every other participant and their Servant in order to win, lol. But if they were to show them in between wars or something, we'd probably see different sides to some of them. We did catch a few glimpses at the very beginning.

And yeah, Rea seemed more interesting at first like when we saw her screaming down the well and her initial hangouts with Furuya, but now all the attempts at being a "normal girl" feel a bit moot at times given her becoming a zombie comes with its own set of problems, like how she's kept cooped up in the house a lot and whatnot.
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Old 2012-07-05, 16:43   Link #847
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I know they're completely different genres with completely different goals, but of the works in Mitsuru Hattori's oeuvre that have been turned into anime, I prefer Umisho a little more. It played faster and looser with everything about itself, but it also had more material to work with. The tone was more appropriate to my tastes, but that's not to say Sankarea was bad. That the same author could go from nude swimming to zombies is feat in itself. This story does have more layers, so Hattori's writing has become somewhat more polished since then.

Rea's story was heartbreaking, though the show took a while to find its legs and have Rea actually become a zombie. Did make us feel more for her. Wanko still stands as one of my favorite characters from the show, and gramps provided some nice laughs on his own. I'd expect a second season to do more with the premise, now that it's just starting to roll, as the last scene hinted at.

I can appreciate the artistic value of the series, and the adaptation was fairly well done... Umisho just lines up with my interests more.
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Old 2012-07-07, 07:15   Link #848
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I liked this episode. They also kept the good looking artistic visuals up to this point. The dialogue scene with Chihiro and Rea back in the abandoned bowling alley was nice. Though this episode was largely anime-original, I don't think it derails the story to endanger future chances of adapting more material from the source.

There was no strong sense of closure; but I believe it implied an intention not to end it all here. A strong signal to me that there is an intention for a sequel in the future. There's still much more to come, after all. Rea declaring that she intended to return to school and Chihiro's plans to preserve her using certain methods could serve as a preview of a few things yet to come.
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I'm a bit let down that I didn't get to see that iconic (well, to readers) "morning bicycle ride" scene get animated yet, though. I have high hopes for a sequel in the future.
Because I too, don't want to have any regrets.
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Old 2012-07-08, 04:59   Link #849
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Old 2012-07-08, 20:19   Link #850
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manga is still ongoing, so should we expect a season 2 if sales are strong (which from what I've heard, it doesn't sound good)

I pretty much only watched this show for Wanko.
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Old 2012-07-10, 10:22   Link #851
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manga is still ongoing, so should we expect a season 2 if sales are strong (which from what I've heard, it doesn't sound good)

I pretty much only watched this show for Wanko.
BD sales are 1,487 for volume 1, which is even lower than I had expected. And last I heard, the manga didn't really do any better than usual either (at least, I'm not familiar with any significant boost in sales), so I think we should pray for a miracle if we want to see more.
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Old 2012-07-12, 05:30   Link #852
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So I just finished watching this series and the only question that comes to mind: Is there more to it? I'm echoing a lot of fans in the thread that the ending was anything but one. I want to know what happened in ep 12. Did she bite him? Why? Also was anyone able to explain the ending for episode 12? I'll comb through the thread if I have to, but feel free to write one if there isn't one yet. The show could have ended at episode 11, but not at episode 12.

This isn't even an open ended ending. I seriously thought there would be a preview at the end credit for episode 13. So yes, does the manga continue? I must know what happens next.
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Old 2012-07-12, 05:42   Link #853
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So I just finished watching this series and the only question that comes to mind: Is there more to it? I'm echoing a lot of fans in the thread that the ending was anything but one. I want to know what happened in ep 12. Did she bite him? Why? Also was anyone able to explain the ending for episode 12? I'll comb through the thread if I have to, but feel free to write one if there isn't one yet. The show could have ended at episode 11, but not at episode 12.

This isn't even an open ended ending. I seriously thought there would be a preview at the end credit for episode 13. So yes, does the manga continue? I must know what happens next.
The manga is still on-going, and is way past where the anime left off. Looks like the producers are waiting to see if the anime made the franchise profitable enough before they decide to do a second season. Don't give up. Look at Moyashimon, it just got a second season after a five year hiatus.
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Old 2012-07-12, 08:32   Link #854
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I think we should wait for the next (and last) OVA and be contempt.
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Old 2012-07-19, 19:48   Link #855
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Got around to listening to the official soundtrack today. The music particularly added a whole lot to the experience of watching this show for me, and I thought all of the BGM was very appropriate for the plot/mood. (There are even certain tracks I even keep in mind while going over later parts of the manga that have not yet been adapted).

The full version of Fuhai (the creepy yet pretty almost Halloween-esque music that often played when Furuya was writing in his diary) is haunting and charming to listen to. It was my personal fav BGM piece of the entire series. It also very appropriately translates to 'decay'. The track after it, Utsukushiki Kyoufu, is kind of epic, too.

Oh, and the cover/booklet and CD artwork are pretty. :3
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Old 2012-11-16, 07:04   Link #856
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Watched up to episode 3:

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Old 2013-01-01, 08:30   Link #857
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Old 2013-01-01, 11:15   Link #858
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From what I've heard, episode 13 seems to hint at there being more in store for us in the near future. I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know, but I wouldn't mind more of this show, even if it wasn't all that well-received as I hoped it would be.
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Old 2013-01-01, 12:17   Link #859
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Which Chapter of the Manga ends the Anime
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Old 2013-01-09, 09:52   Link #860
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I think ep 13 and ep 14 are well-done...

now let's hope there will be a lot of demand for second season since I'm interested with that Boyle Professor...

glad that both Babu and Rea are aware about their body condition... I hope this series will have a happy ending although the chances are pretty slim
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