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Old 2006-07-19, 12:39   Link #201
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You've just described 80% of all anime out there, by using the term cliche.

What's important is the execution, and this one pulls it off very well.
I suppose so. It has its intresting factors that is unique to it. Overall it's really enjoyable, and it seems that she has already become attracted to him already. ^_^
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Old 2006-07-19, 15:07   Link #202
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Kirche = Church
Ohhhhhhhh the irony...
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Old 2006-07-19, 18:03   Link #203
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Wow! Ep 3 was a blast! When the credits rolled I was all "Awwww. It's over already?". This is when you know that you like a show.

Saito has more than mere passive perversive tendencies. I didn't expect that

Louise is such an awesome character. Love how she stammers when she's irritated !

Damn, regretting that we're only getting 13 eps of it..
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Old 2006-07-19, 19:10   Link #204
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Wow! Ep 3 was a blast! When the credits rolled I was all "Awwww. It's over already?". This is when you know that you like a show.

Saito has more than mere passive perversive tendencies. I didn't expect that

Louise is such an awesome character. Love how she stammers when she's irritated !

Damn, regretting that we're only getting 13 eps of it..

yep the same way im regretting haruhi is only 14eps long. buuuut!

if we show lots of interest, there might be a second series!

After all there is eight light novels worth of it.

But if they don't oh well, at leased i get to read it...in English. Handy, being part of a Translation group....
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Old 2006-07-19, 19:48   Link #205
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the episodes are just getting better and better; and I'm falling in love with Saito more and more

and a brutal sadistic Louise (lol at the whip) didnt even bother me. I usually tend to despise those characters; but Louise is an exception.

looking forward to the next ep featuring Siesta! woohoo!
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Old 2006-07-19, 20:53   Link #206
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Yeah I'm not into the loli tsundere usually (disliked Shana especially! Well, from the eps I've seen so far), but Louise cracks me up. The Louise/Saito relationship has a lot of back-and-forth chemistry, unlike many anime couples I've seen lately.

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I hear ya! SHnY however I see the presence of a second season as a question of time (after Kanon and FMP sequel probably), whereas ZnT I wonder if it will gather enough support to persuade the sponsors.
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Old 2006-07-19, 21:28   Link #207
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Yeah, it is getting better!
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Old 2006-07-19, 23:42   Link #208
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This series has approached high levels of JAW-SOME!
I was watching episode 3 intently, not wanting to miss any little detail. Also, I avoided watching the clock, so as to not "rush" through the episode.
Seriously, I haven't laughed genuinely at an anime since PPD.

It's mostly Saito's sarcasm and perversion that made me lol. For instance, that whole song about Louise being "Zero", I kept thinking about how much deeper he kept digging himself into a hole with that one, and then turning all "I'm so sorry, I didn't mean it!" when Louise took away his meals - very much like a pet XD (Actually, I think there are pets with more dignity than that). Then his encounter with Kirche oČo *drools*, and foreshadowing some developement with Siesta - truly he is building a harem of legends!

Oh, and when the talking sword was introduced, my immediate reaction was "lol, Dymlos". Being a fan of the Tales of franchise, talking sword was an insta-win as far as a hero's weapon is concerned. I wouldn't mind seeing Saito pull a Kuugashoryukyaku a la Stahn (ToD, which is getting a well deserved remake).
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Old 2006-07-20, 00:49   Link #209
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the sword mentionned that saito must be really skilled to have been able to awake it so the runes on his hand must be pretty awesome.
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Old 2006-07-20, 01:24   Link #210
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Episode 3 was awesome. It's also nice to see Saito somewhat stick up for himself more against Louise.

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Old 2006-07-20, 01:50   Link #211
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It's mostly Saito's sarcasm and perversion that made me lol. For instance, that whole song about Louise being "Zero", I kept thinking about how much deeper he kept digging himself into a hole with that one, and then turning all "I'm so sorry, I didn't mean it!" when Louise took away his meals - very much like a pet XD
one of his best "slightly saracastic perverted" quotes for me in this episode was towards the end... when he and Louise were on horseback and Louise was like, "what are you holding?" Saito just oozed wittiness in his response:

"since there's nothing there, I thought it was your stomach!"

that just tickled me fancy
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Old 2006-07-20, 09:22   Link #212
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lol. dunno why she should be bothered, after all she doesn't see him as a man he's just a familiar. doesn't matter what he see or touch.



It's just a loyal familiar showing affection toward his Mistress.
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Old 2006-07-20, 10:26   Link #213
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and a brutal sadistic Louise (lol at the whip) didnt even bother me. I usually tend to despise those characters; but Louise is an exception.
Mhhh... I don't think that Louise is sadistic. Violent, yes, but she doesn't enjoy inflicting harm on Saito. Look at episode 2, where she definitely couldn't stand seeing Saito harmed, and where she ordered expensive medicine for him (as we learn in episode 3). She doesn't hit, kick or whip him because she likes to do it, it's rather her outlet for her frustration - and let's be honest, Saito deserved quite a bit of it
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Old 2006-07-20, 10:56   Link #214
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If I was Saito, I would've already punched Louise out during the lashing/whipping.
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I thought the whipping was a bit much personally, but understandable considering what she views him as and the way she grew.
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If I was Saito, I would've already punched Louise out during the lashing/whipping.

But then you don't get to eat and food is important . Besides maybe if he actually did that Louise will put him down like someone would with a rabid dog.
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Old 2006-07-20, 12:09   Link #217
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I thought the whipping was a bit much personally, but understandable considering what she views him as and the way she grew.
yeah, same here... I was flinching during that scene. the surprising part for me though was I didnt hate her character. I mean with all the hype Full Metal Panic received, I might be the only one not a part of it because I just couldnt stand Chidori's abuse on Sousuke.

but with Louise (yeah the word 'sadistic' was a hyperbole) but her tendency to resort to violence didnt much annoy me. Saito also "allowed" her a few lashes, three in total I think, but he did stop her in a way, unlike some of those male leads who simply let it be (for the comedic purposes which reminds me of my inability to rewatch Love Hina).
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Old 2006-07-20, 12:19   Link #218
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But then you don't get to eat and food is important . Besides maybe if he actually did that Louise will put him down like someone would with a rabid dog.
True, but then you could just go to the kitchen for free food! And while Louise is unconscious, you could try to make a run for it before she recovers.
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Old 2006-07-20, 12:40   Link #219
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True, but then you could just go to the kitchen for free food! And while Louise is unconscious, you could try to make a run for it before she recovers.

but as saito says, he has no where to run to anyway....
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Old 2006-07-20, 12:47   Link #220
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but as saito says, he has no where to run to anyway....
That's true. Okay, never mind what I've said.
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