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Old 2013-02-07, 14:57   Link #1081
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Old 2013-02-07, 17:02   Link #1082
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I finally got around to watching Episode 4. Very fun and exciting! Better than I expected, honestly.

Himawari is an unusual character - She has the character design of a refined, elegant, socialite "rich girl", but the personality of a shy and very introverted nerd. I don't think I've seen a character quite like that before. Good to see the anime world try some adventurous character concepts!

Specifically, Himawari's character design is one of a few that reminds me of Hitomi Shizuki (Hitomi was the first I saw like it, but the oldest character I know like it is MariMite's Shimako).

And when "Hitomi Shizuki" docks with Akane Isshiki, we get... "Mami Tomoe". A Mami Tomoe on steroids, really, lol.

As a big Madoka Magica fan, I'm very pleased to see how PPPL is continuing to impact the anime world.

As you can probably tell from my sig, I'm also a big Superman fan... and wow, the way Akane saved Himawari in this episode was like vintage Superman. And the director perfectly framed Akane catching that metal beam. Very cool. I totally loved it.

VRO has been excellent so far. But now that it has the big protagonist introductions out of the way, it'll be interesting to see where it goes next. This show has delivered marvelously so far, but the real challenge comes in showing good teamwork and compelling conflicts after the big intros are done.


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Why is Himawari so perfect? I was expecting her to be just shy and mousy; her harsh, blunt nature is more endearing and entertaining.
I think that the anime world has improved at making a tsun mask feel like a tsun mask. I see this over in Love Live! too.

Often in the past, when an anime character acted tsuntsun, it often came off as just mean to me. In other words, the mask wasn't always transparent to me. Now, the tsun mask increasingly is transparent to me. So what once might have seemed like meanness is now coming off as cute (but obvious) false denial of affection.

Himawari is no exception here. For all her bluntness, you can tell that she already likes and values her new friends a lot.
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Old 2013-02-07, 20:57   Link #1083
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Mashiro seems to know more than she lets on. I won't be surprised if she is The Crow.
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Old 2013-02-07, 23:34   Link #1084
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Episode 5 was quite heart warming and melancholic at the same time. I honestly wasn't expecting such development from this series. Shows how much I know. Enjoyed it. The hospital scene with the girls and their mother was super cute.

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Old 2013-02-08, 01:25   Link #1085
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As a big Madoka Magica fan, I'm very pleased to see how PPPL is continuing to impact the anime world.
In what way exactly? I mean, so far there hasn't been anything on this show that really gives me Madoka vibes. I guess there's Rei, but it doesn't look like she's heading in the Homura direction.
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Old 2013-02-08, 01:53   Link #1086
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Shyni's question couldn't have come at a better time, so I thank Shyni for it.

VRO (and Madoka Magica) fans might get a kick out of this mash-up vid I just made. *All* of the audio is from Madoka Magica (I muted the VRO audio). Enjoy!




I think there's a pretty good chance that Mami Tomoe was an inspiration for Vivid Yellow's character design.

But mood-wise, I expect this show to be much less dark and much more lighthearted than Madoka.
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Old 2013-02-08, 03:15   Link #1087
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Mashiro looked so cute that I forgot about the lolis for a while
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Old 2013-02-08, 05:47   Link #1088
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weird no preview at the end
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Old 2013-02-08, 06:42   Link #1089
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Is it just me or does the Alone this ep look like a giant coffee machine?
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Old 2013-02-08, 07:25   Link #1090
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ep.5

akane on paper route see "mystery girl" with on birds give she ran so on school finally know her name is rei try invite her to group camp give not now.

so akane quiet follow rei even see her save a little kid from metal falling piece all seem fine then rei came home here come "crow" to hurt rei for saving a child with glowing curse tattoo & remind help alone destroy engine building so you can what you want.

so rei sneak in building to attack but guard bot take them down & swim away who later next found rescue by akane during which some talk time til alone attack.

then rei try to go shoot her arrow cause if help "crow" & alone to destroy energy building rei will get her world back but still injured & faint.

rei awake here akane to give rei that key cause it remind rei of her home then after that akane visit her mom with bit advice her mom is certain she can help rei.
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Old 2013-02-08, 07:52   Link #1091
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Woah...
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Old 2013-02-08, 08:19   Link #1092
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most definitely a lie to get her on her side
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Old 2013-02-08, 08:20   Link #1093
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My guess Kuroki comes from an alternate dimension where allegedly the Jigen engine destroyed her world.

I don't know about the various translations but Jigen means space-time or dimension.

I say allegedly because the bird is the source of the information. And the Alone have the same energy signature as the engine and said to be old and from dimensional gaps.

My guess the Alone destroyed her world and is merely using Kuroki.

Torturing her over saving one child suggest to me the Alone are genocidal artificial AI that crosses dimensions.
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Old 2013-02-08, 08:43   Link #1094
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VRO (and Madoka Magica) fans might get a kick out of this mash-up vid I just made. *All* of the audio is from Madoka Magica (I muted the VRO audio). Enjoy!

I think there's a pretty good chance that Mami Tomoe was an inspiration for Vivid Yellow's character design.

But mood-wise, I expect this show to be much less dark and much more lighthearted than Madoka.
Someone mentioned on this thread that VividYellow looks more like something you'd see in Precure rather than Mami Tomoe. (Not sure if that post got deleted or something) Eh, I'm just not seeing any similarities to Madoka that couldn't have been picked up from a bunch of other magical girl series.

Also, sorry but the "ethereal" quality of Credens Justitiam just doesn't quite work with the semi-techno aesthetic of this show.
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Old 2013-02-08, 09:17   Link #1095
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Someone mentioned on this thread that VividYellow looks more like something you'd see in Precure rather than Mami Tomoe. (Not sure if that post got deleted or something) Eh, I'm just not seeing any similarities to Madoka that couldn't have been picked up from a bunch of other magical girl series.

Also, sorry but the "ethereal" quality of Credens Justitiam just doesn't quite work with the semi-techno aesthetic of this show.
I disagree. Mami Tomoe is closer in appearance to Vivid Yellow than any specific PreCure character is, imo.

And Mami's attacks have a semi-techno aesthetic as it is, but her theme still works perfectly fine for her. And so I think it works fine in the mash-up video that I made.
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Old 2013-02-08, 10:14   Link #1096
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It's hard to believe the Alones are the good guys, however, given the way they treat Homurei. Something smells fishy. Crow = Kyuubei?

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Episode 5 was quite heart warming and melancholic at the same time. I honestly wasn't expecting such development from this series. Shows how much I know. Enjoyed it. The hospital scene with the girls and their mother was super cute.

That was a very cute and heartwarming scene indeed. I'm glad the girls still have their mother.
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Old 2013-02-08, 10:40   Link #1097
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I disagree. Mami Tomoe is closer in appearance to Vivid Yellow than any specific PreCure character is, imo.

And Mami's attacks have a semi-techno aesthetic as it is, but her theme still works perfectly fine for her. And so I think it works fine in the mash-up video that I made.
Muskets are pretty primitive weaponry. Not nearly techno like the Vividred girls. (or the Nanoha cast) Mami's weapons wouldn't look too out of place in a purely fantasy setting. And if any character is Mami on steroids, with fighting style, it would be Kamen Rider Zolda. His fighting style is that he uses a gun to summon more guns, and he has a mechanical minotaur entirely made of guns. That and his wish was to not die, like Mami's, except taken to its logical extreme since he wanted to live forever. But, he's from a live-action show, not an anime.

VividYellow just isn't "gunsgunsguns (and/or ribbons)" enough to really say "Mami" for me. Not unless I really need to see Mami anywhere.

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Old 2013-02-08, 11:12   Link #1098
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It's the boobs! They have a similar set of melons! There! Someone had to say it
Seriously though like RRR I also thought of Mami when she was shown the first time.

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Old 2013-02-08, 11:15   Link #1099
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As you can probably tell from my sig, I'm also a big Superman fan... and wow, the way Akane saved Himawari in this episode was like vintage Superman. And the director perfectly framed Akane catching that metal beam. Very cool. I totally loved it.
I am also a fellow fan of Superman and I have say people just people just don't give him enough love these days...

Anyway on to episode 5...


Akane trying to pick up another girl for her harem but she playing hard to get.

Turns out Rei is a Homura of a different shade more along the line for you average dark magical girl that is. Sold her soul to regain happiness.

Also it seem Akane and Momo's mom isn't in as bad a shape as we thought. Thats good and ends with a lovely family hug.
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Old 2013-02-08, 12:57   Link #1100
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Well... that was ominous. I have no reason to believe that the crow is in any way interested or capable of bringing Rei's world back, nor that destroying the Engine will miraculously undo the destruction of her world. Bird is using her for its own ends, I'm certain of it.

Most amusing to me this episode was Akane singing (sort of) to herself as she cruised along on Wanko.
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