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Old 2007-04-21, 20:54   Link #241
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Ep 2.

This show has serious potential. At the rate this is going, if this series doesn't end up being the best of the season, I'll eat my hat.
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Old 2007-04-21, 22:47   Link #242
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Well, I didn't think that the dialog in ep. 2 was forced. I don't expect people in power to be emotional about what was being decided. Shuga, however, did show a little emotion. The Holy Sage, on the other hand, isn't going to be emotional about anything imo. He's obviously done some dirty dealings before.

I thought that the dialogue was very much essential to explaining the world order.

I think that Gurren Lagann will take the best of season title.
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Old 2007-04-21, 23:01   Link #243
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I wouldn't say the dialogue was forced, but the overall direction of the episode and sequence felt quite...safe. I'm not expecting Gurren-level of visual direction whatnot, but the integration of the feel felt very wuxia-ish. It can both be a curse and a blessing here, and I hope it's going to be the latter.

I still think Saiunkoku Monogatari Season 2 will the best of spring so far (( Dennou Coil haven't debuted yet, but I have hopes )), but that's a topic for someplace else.
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Old 2007-04-22, 09:01   Link #244
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Caught episode 2, and to the contrary; the dialogue was impressive. In no way did I feel it was overly long; rather, I have to applaud the way it does not seem out-of-place or forced despite the fact that it revealed a lot of information - I find that it's easy in such cases to have dialogue that seems it's dialogue for the sake of dialogue ( if you get what I mean - well, it's just there for the sake of being there) - it wasnt the case with this.

However, aside from that, I don't feel that the episode did anything else special; as Nightengale says, it seemed pretty safe as a whole. That's not much against it however, and I'm looking forward to episode 3.

(Haha I see the new spoiler button in use.)
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Old 2007-04-22, 09:31   Link #245
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I just saw first few minutes episode 3 [chinese subs]. Damn impressive combat from Barsa!
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Old 2007-04-22, 11:20   Link #246
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I've just seen episode 3. The fight is so intense and simply great. However, I still think the fight in the book is better.
Spoiler for the fight (TV, summary):

Spoiler for the fight (book, in detail):


By the way, Barsa in the anime is good though too young, but Tanda looks quite different. It's written he is a babyface and has a round nose. (Tanda in the book)
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Old 2007-04-22, 11:40   Link #247
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Ha-ha. Tanda looks like a hobbit. 8)
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Old 2007-04-22, 12:05   Link #248
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@Shinjit

I think the character are redesigned to gain mass appeals (not that it's a bad thing though).
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Old 2007-04-22, 13:01   Link #249
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I suspect that in Episode 3 they altered the storyboard later on. I remember the trailer footage from last year showing Balsa protecting Chagum while fighting against the hunters some what similar to the book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxlOpDJx2YA
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Old 2007-04-22, 13:13   Link #250
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I suspect that in Episode 3 they altered the storyboard later on. I remember the trailer footage from last year showing Balsa protecting Chagum while fighting against the hunters some what similar to the book.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxlOpDJx2YA
I've noticed the fight in the trailer is different from the fight I saw today. In the trailer, Barsa fights against Mon and Jin in the wilderness. Perhaps we're going to see another fight soon.

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Old 2007-04-22, 15:35   Link #251
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Well well, if anyone was disappointed or let down with episode 2, episode 3 makes up to you twice over with the amount of I.G infamous action sequences.

Full fluid fight scenes, no cheap "flash of blade", no special power, no holding back. It's scary how long the fight sequence went on for an anime episode, the power of NHK funding and I.G animators is truly awesome.

Spoiler for epi3:
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Old 2007-04-22, 15:38   Link #252
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I suspect that in Episode 3 they altered the storyboard later on. I remember the trailer footage from last year showing Balsa protecting Chagum while fighting against the hunters some what similar to the book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxlOpDJx2YA
That isn't a trailer, just a pilot film used to promote the series. We're probably not going to see any of those scenes in actual anime. As for episode 3... downloading right now, my connection is really slow today for my cousin is leeching my bandwidth with his laptop.
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Old 2007-04-22, 17:35   Link #253
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It's a stupid question, but is there english translation of "Moribito" novels??
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Old 2007-04-22, 17:39   Link #254
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It's a stupid question, but is there english translation of "Moribito" novels??
Not so far... but didn't someone licensed them?
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Old 2007-04-22, 18:01   Link #255
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Oh, brother, did I love episode 3... And not, not just because of the fights, which were certainly wonderful, but primarily because of the nuanced characterization of the Hunters.

Think about it... we'd probably not see them again at all, yet Production I.G actually spends time with them, making them more than simple mindless goons, but actually people with history, with character, with underlying drama. Competent men against a competent woman. It was amazing how they dedicated so much effort to characters that won't even appear again in this series.

And that wolf straight out of the Twelve Kingdoms. How cool was that?!? And Chagum's journey, and Barsa's halucinations about Jigoro and her mind splicing past and present together.

A great episode. And episode that made this series for me and, I suspect, will make this anime for many other viewers. Wow. What a treat!
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Old 2007-04-22, 18:43   Link #256
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It's a stupid question, but is there english translation of "Moribito" novels??
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Not so far... but didn't someone licensed them?
Yes, Scholastic Books. I think they will release them in 2008.
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Old 2007-04-22, 19:35   Link #257
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The hunters' codenames sound alike for me and I'm often confused.
Spoiler for meaning of the Hunters' names (spoiler?):


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I think the character are redesigned to gain mass appeals (not that it's a bad thing though).
Yes, I know. It's okay. The following characters are clearly written as good-looking in the books: Chagum (no wonder, because his mother is beautiful), Saya (Barsa once saved her from rogues), and Shuga (intelligent-looking, not necessarily very handsome. No silver hair ).

Now, we're going to see the fight between Torogai and the hunters next week. It's going to be great too, I believe.

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Old 2007-04-22, 20:05   Link #258
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Is the lack of appropriate bleeding from wounds/ blood that's actually red due to some broadcast standard?
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Old 2007-04-22, 20:54   Link #259
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...A great episode. An episode that made this series for me and, I suspect, will make this anime for many other viewers. Wow. What a treat!
One word: yes. More words: I loved the way we had locations interweaving for a while there, creating just the right amount of tension all round.
Spoiler for ep3:
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Old 2007-04-22, 21:38   Link #260
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Aargh! I watched the first few minutes of the raw so I could see the fight. Now my heart is racing and I can't sit still.
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