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Old 2013-10-10, 15:42   Link #221
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Irritates me that Akatsuki criticized Himeragi for "striking first." The guys were the ones who escalated first by grabbing her, and they were already pushy jackasses before that. She simply one-upped their aggression after the initial physical encounter, meeting grabbing with striking, striking with magic strikes, and then magic with magic weapon.

That said, the show somehow doesn't grab me. Well. Will wait a couple episodes and see.
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Old 2013-10-10, 17:21   Link #222
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Irritates me that Akatsuki criticized Himeragi for "striking first." The guys were the ones who escalated first by grabbing her, and they were already pushy jackasses before that. She simply one-upped their aggression after the initial physical encounter, meeting grabbing with striking, striking with magic strikes, and then magic with magic weapon.
He didn't criticize her for striking first, he criticized her for trying to kill the guy.
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Old 2013-10-10, 17:47   Link #223
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He didn't criticize her for striking first, he criticized her for trying to kill the guy.
She said the demon violated some treaty and couldn't complain even if he was killed; he countered that she struck first. It was a criticism that her action was inappropriate. His criticism about killing also falls flat though if she is correct about the severity of their actions and he only has an indefensible counter that "she struck first."
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Old 2013-10-10, 19:27   Link #224
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She said the demon violated some treaty and couldn't complain even if he was killed; he countered that she struck first. It was a criticism that her action was inappropriate. His criticism about killing also falls flat though if she is correct about the severity of their actions and he only has an indefensible counter that "she struck first."
Just because the guy can end killed it doesn't means he has to be killed.
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Old 2013-10-10, 19:49   Link #225
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Policemen in the real life also get a complain if they go stright to kill a criminal insted of trying to capture them alive.

It's all about the morality.
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Old 2013-10-11, 09:58   Link #226
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Old 2013-10-11, 11:37   Link #227
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Old 2013-10-11, 16:16   Link #228
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She said the demon violated some treaty and couldn't complain even if he was killed; he countered that she struck first. It was a criticism that her action was inappropriate. His criticism about killing also falls flat though if she is correct about the severity of their actions and he only has an indefensible counter that "she struck first."
The guy only released his kenjuu because she struck first and remember that by "struck" I mean smacked the therianthrope into the nearest street lamp. In light of this, his release of a kenjuu could be seen as self-defense. All that just for flipping up her skirt. That's just ridiculous.
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Old 2013-10-11, 16:17   Link #229
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I like the way they composed the fight scenes with Himeragi. They're obviously working on a smaller budget than other shows, but they went for the fast-angle changes on the spear. It actually works really well and feels appropriate for a magical spear to move like that.

I also appreciate a MC with a functional family life, decent understanding of the reality of his powers and some consideration for those around him. Akatsuki is actually a pretty good guy, which is rare to say about a shounen series MC. Normally you want to slap them right before cheering for them.
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Old 2013-10-11, 16:20   Link #230
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I swear the music alone is going to make this the show of the season for me. I could do without the massive amounts of blood in that fight though.

Loving all the characters so far which is wonderful. Haven't encountered one that I find annoying.
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Old 2013-10-11, 20:30   Link #231
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No complaints about the second episode. If anything, it was an improvement over an already decent premiere. Assuming nothing goes awry, this one's a keeper.
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Old 2013-10-11, 20:37   Link #232
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This episode is a really smooth watch.
EDIT: Almost as smooth as Yukina's fresh-from-the-bath skin.
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Old 2013-10-11, 20:41   Link #233
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I was really ready to drop this after the rather dull first episode, but after watching the second episode, it's a nice improvement.
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Old 2013-10-11, 22:03   Link #234
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The guy only released his kenjuu because she struck first and remember that by "struck" I mean smacked the therianthrope into the nearest street lamp. In light of this, his release of a kenjuu could be seen as self-defense. All that just for flipping up her skirt. That's just ridiculous.
Pretty sure they were going to do more than just flipping her skirt if she's just a weak girl....
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Old 2013-10-11, 22:06   Link #235
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ep1+2

Not surprised impressions are gradually getting more positive on this show after the first episode. I thought the first couple chapters of manga adaptation were mediocre despite the setting when I first read them too. The anime doesn't change much of my view here, but the series does get better. Not enough to say "OMG AWESOME" or anything, but it enough to get a bit more invested in things. Helps that music (both the OP and the general BGM) is really nice and animation is pretty decent.

Hopefully when the anime gets into the later novels the various religious factions and cast will intermingle more rather than just turning into another LN harem in disguise.
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Old 2013-10-11, 22:57   Link #236
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Watched both episodes, and episode 2 was more enjoyable than episode 1. There is actually a purpose to this show while at first it seemed more of a fanservicy kind with a very generic characters to carry out a flimsy plot development. This might turn out to be a pretty good show. Looking forward to episode 3.
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Old 2013-10-12, 01:39   Link #237
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The guy only released his kenjuu because she struck first and remember that by "struck" I mean smacked the therianthrope into the nearest street lamp. In light of this, his release of a kenjuu could be seen as self-defense. All that just for flipping up her skirt. That's just ridiculous.
After he pulled out his Kenjuu he attacked her with it, believing her to be incapable of defending against it. These guys probably hunt for human girls and then after they're done they kill them. The release of a Kenjuu seems like a serious escalation, as the city detects it immediately and issues a lockdown and evacuation order for the area. The citizens are terrified of the announcement.

Frankly, it didn't seem like the D-types were in any danger in the first place. Sure the other guy was beat up a bit but they seem like they can handle the damage pretty easily. Not to mention, after seeing his friend get punched, he didn't have a fearful expression, but rather that of a someone who wanted to cause pain and fear.

I mean, with normal humans if someone flips a girl's skirt with her boyfriend there they can expect to be punched in the face. If they then decide to pull out a grenade launcher they'd be arrested, or shot on sight if the cops are around.
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Old 2013-10-12, 01:53   Link #238
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The index vibe is really getting stronger with each episode with now involvement of astartes
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Old 2013-10-12, 02:13   Link #239
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The index vibe is really getting stronger with each episode with now involvement of astartes
I thought I was the only one.



No seriously, a city (or an island in this case) where a bunch of people are specifically gathered because of their supernatural powers, different factions at odds with each other, a loli teacher, a middle schoolgirl of genius level of ability who pretty much stalks the protagonist, and a protagonist whose great power is something of mysterious origin. It's like Index without Index, until this episode where we get her VA lol.

That said, StB > Index if only because pantsu > short shorts lol.
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Old 2013-10-12, 02:18   Link #240
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Dont forget the priest guy too, that beside astartes! Hes basically like styll, the evil version...im hoping touma to come and punch his light out, only for astartes to counter, and to be countered back, and crumbled by imagine breaker
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