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Old 2013-01-16, 02:53   Link #181
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İ usually like this kind of shows but main characters constant yelling and his voice in particular hurts my ears so i dropped it for now.
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Old 2013-01-16, 22:39   Link #182
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Episode 32 was great. But so have many other episodes been. This show is just reliable entertainment every week. The drawing goes on and off model, but it doesn't matter: the story has gripped me and won't let go. I hated the shouted voice-acting at first, but I got used to it long ago, and now I can feel how it has given the show and its main character a special style and intensity. It seems archaic, like this is really the distant past. Only a few more episodes left? Nooo! This could go on indefinitely, for me.

Sure, Zheng (the First Emperor) was a tyrant -- one of the most tyrannical in human history -- but his tyranny made China a single country, and put an end (more or less) to centuries of war and incredible suffering. Not that I want to see a tyrant like that again, but if you've lived under disorder, peace and order can seem pretty wonderful, when they come.
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Old 2013-01-17, 07:03   Link #183
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Considering who's directing it's really no surprise the storytelling is as great as it is. I jut lament this series didn't have a decent budget, because so many people were turned off early-on by the appalling animation.
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Old 2013-01-17, 10:03   Link #184
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Considering who's directing it's really no surprise the storytelling is as great as it is. I jut lament this series didn't have a decent budget, because so many people were turned off early-on by the appalling animation.
they have first class voice actors too, in case some of you didnt know.
-Masakazu Morita as Li Xin. he is also the the VA of Ichigo from Bleach
-Jun Fukuyama as Ying Zheng, he is also the VA of Lelouch from Code Geass
-Yoko Hikasa as Qiang Lei, she is also the VA of Mio from K-ON.
-Rie Kugimiya as He Liao Diao, she is also the VA of Shana from Shakugan no Shana

in fact most of them voice acted important charcters in well-known animes.
here is the link to the chinese "Kingdom" forum thread if anyone is interested to find out more. you dont have to read the chinese words, just looking at the pictures will do.
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1873554107?pn=1

i really hope the last few episodes are done better than, if not as good as, the manga since they are really quite important and will really leave the fans with a great impression of this anime.
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Old 2013-01-22, 20:03   Link #185
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I'm going to be so sad when this series ends. The story and action are quite good, and they have finally stabilize the awful CG. I've tried to get some of my friends to watch, but the female ones refuse to watch because of bad CG. With even decent animation, I'm sure this series would be a lot more popular than it is now.

Anyway, the latest episode was exciting. It looks like it is finally time for the main battle. I'm not sure what Xin will do, since his battalion is battered. It looks like a battle of generals now.

As for Yang Duanhe suddenly appearing, my guess is that she is either there to reinforce the borders or join in the battle. It seems like a much larger plot is in the works, and it is sad that the story will end whenever that is revealed.
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Old 2013-01-23, 05:04   Link #186
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If you are introducing this anime to your friends, maybe you can try showing them from either episode 16(where the 1st campaign starts) or 22(episode with most 2d iirc) onwards. Either way, just show them the later episodes in which the CG aren't as bad. The first arc of the story where Xin, Zheng and Diao got together is quite boring(but important as an introduction to the story) anyway when compared to the war and tactics in the later parts of this series.

EDIT: Good News! 2nd season confirmed!!! read: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...iere-this-june
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Old 2013-01-23, 06:14   Link #187
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did they change the time slot for season 2? does this mean no more pg13?
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Old 2013-01-23, 07:25   Link #188
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If you are introducing this anime to your friends, maybe you can try showing them from either episode 16(where the 1st campaign starts) or 22(episode with most 2d iirc) onwards. Either way, just show them the later episodes in which the CG aren't as bad. The first arc of the story where Xin, Zheng and Diao got together is quite boring(but important as an introduction to the story) anyway when compared to the war and tactics in the later parts of this series.

EDIT: Good News! 2nd season confirmed!!! read: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...iere-this-june
Wow, that is excellent news, although I wonder what made them extend the series. The sales were not good, from what I heard; however, since maybe the budget is low, they could have felt that the profits merit the price tag.

Also, I wonder how many episodes it will have? Hopefully, it will be more than 1 cour.

But yeah, the strategy of showing the later episodes is a really good idea.
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Old 2013-01-23, 12:24   Link #189
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did they change the time slot for season 2? does this mean no more pg13?
I do hope so. I don't need flying body parts like what is drawn in the manga but at least show some blood. its a war after all.

hope there will be at least 38 or even 50 episodes in the new season. whichever that allows the anime to catch up to the manga while at the same time not cutting away too many details

of course, most importantly, i hope they do improve the CG and animation. it is really unfair for such a great story to lose potential fans just because of the lousy CG and animation. i admit i almost dropped this anime during the first arc due to the weird animation but im glad i didn't
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Old 2013-01-28, 14:27   Link #190
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Old 2013-01-31, 11:23   Link #191
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Looks like Zhao has a lot of good looking people
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Old 2013-02-06, 07:00   Link #192
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Wow, what an intense episode.

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Countdown... only 3 episodes to go.
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Old 2013-02-07, 08:54   Link #193
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All i can say is, the ending of this season will be pretty epic in a certain way and reward all those who stayed on to this anime. It's a pity that 99% of the people dropped this within the first 3 episodes due to the bad CG. Will probably be watching the last 3 episodes all at one go once they are all out by the end of the month.
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Old 2013-02-11, 18:16   Link #194
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Second season? Awesome!

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Wow, that is excellent news, although I wonder what made them extend the series. The sales were not good, from what I heard; however, since maybe the budget is low, they could have felt that the profits merit the price tag.
You're probably right about the budget thing, but Blu-ray and DVD sales aren't the only thing that are considered in whether an anime is profitable or not. As I understand it those sales are usually not the big profit driver anyways - an anime adaptation is often meant to boost sales of the original source material. It could be that there was a sufficient boost. Ratings and ad revenue may also factor in. They are putting it in a late night timeslot, and given it's a Seinen manga that's a time the target demographic would be available to watch.
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Old 2013-02-12, 00:10   Link #195
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It's a pity that 99% of the people dropped this within the first 3 episodes due to the bad CG.
thats what i did!!

Im kinda glad i did though cause i then watched 4-26 all at once ^^
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Old 2013-02-12, 10:47   Link #196
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It's a pity that 99% of the people dropped this within the first 3 episodes due to the bad CG.
Three? I dropped it at the end of the first one because my eyes were bleeding from the awful animation.
Though from what I see here, enduring it might actually be worthwhile...
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Old 2013-02-13, 04:17   Link #197
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Three? I dropped it at the end of the first one because my eyes were bleeding from the awful animation.
Though from what I see here, enduring it might actually be worthwhile...
start watching from episode 16 or 17. that's where the real action starts and when the animation are more bearable. the first story arc from 1-15 is relatively slow and boring anyway. if you compare the animation of episode 1 with the latest 2-3 episodes(34-36), you can really see the improvement.
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Old 2013-02-13, 14:15   Link #198
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Sigh... next week = last eps right?
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Old 2013-02-13, 21:44   Link #199
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Sigh... next week = last eps right?
Luckily, there are 2 more episodes to go in the next 2 weeks. There are 38 episodes total for the first series. Then, the second series will start up again in June.

The current episode was awesome as always. We get a lot of background on Liao and Wang Yi, and now Wang Yi is probably one of my favorite characters in the show. I can't believe how much a turnaround he is from when he made his first appearance. Btw, his first Lieutenant, Teng, is an insane fighter.
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Old 2013-02-13, 22:39   Link #200
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"...awesome as always...." is what I would say, too. Never fails to involve and entertain. Hurray for a second season! And for a third, etc., if possible. There appears to be plenty of story to go on with.
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