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View Poll Results: Infinite Stratos - Episode 05 Rating
Perfect 10 24 26.97%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 18 20.22%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 20 22.47%
7 out of 10 : Good 15 16.85%
6 out of 10 : Average 8 8.99%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 2.25%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 1.12%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 1 1.12%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2011-02-05, 15:02   Link #161
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I am 100% routing for Ichika's beautiful romance with Charles as a boy. I mean... girl. Whatever, Ichika can just imagine Charles to still be a boy even after the secret will be exposed.
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Old 2011-02-05, 15:11   Link #162
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Go out... To Disney World? Pieland? Ramen Restaurant? Dunno... dumbness beyond dum. *facepalms*
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Old 2011-02-05, 15:51   Link #163
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How would she be a miscast? Laura is not very interactive and has a cool aura. She can easily use her deep voice (kuroneko but deeper) would be perfect for laura.
Well Haak said it best....

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Kana Hanazawa's voice is far too soft for someone stiff and strict like Laura, but good for someone quietly cynical like Kuroneko.
Kana doesn't have the power in her voice that Marina does as well, not to mention I'm not exactly fond of Marina's boy voice. Marina is a far better Laura than Hanazawa could ever be.

As for Hanazawa being a bad choice because she sounds like a girl, I really don't think that matters since going by the next episode preview the "secret": is revealed. So if she's cast bad for something that takes place in what.. one half of a book out of 6 novels.. than yeah whatever, it's a non factor in the long run.
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Old 2011-02-05, 16:33   Link #164
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Well Haak said it best....



Kana doesn't have the power in her voice that Marina does as well, not to mention I'm not exactly fond of Marina's boy voice. Marina is a far better Laura than Hanazawa could ever be.

As for Hanazawa being a bad choice because she sounds like a girl, I really don't think that matters since going by the next episode preview the "secret": is revealed. So if she's cast bad for something that takes place in what.. one half of a book out of 6 novels.. than yeah whatever, it's a non factor in the long run.
Well, if a female is trying to portray a guy, at least have a more convincing voice for the job.
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Old 2011-02-05, 16:47   Link #165
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But the point is that she is in fact a girl. And the fact that most just didn't notice yet is because they think Charles is a total bishie... which is part of anime logic I guess.
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Old 2011-02-05, 17:19   Link #166
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But the point is that she is in fact a girl. And the fact that most just didn't notice yet is because they think Charles is a total bishie... which is part of anime logic I guess.
well i posted a page before of charles in a skirt...

figures...
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Old 2011-02-05, 17:28   Link #167
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Well, if a female is trying to portray a guy, at least have a more convincing voice for the job.
You're kidding right? I guess too many females have been playing male leads these days.
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Old 2011-02-05, 18:50   Link #168
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You're kidding right? I guess too many females have been playing male leads these days.
It's really surprising sometimes to find out that a male character was voiced by a girl.
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Old 2011-02-05, 18:55   Link #169
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Boy Meets Boy

Finally, we get introduced to two new characters.

Right now Ichika's got a peer his same gender, and the school's in a pandemonium state with all the girls going gaga and googoo for Charles bishounen-ness.


Things first. Enjoying this show also means to me getting acquainted with the terminology and technical specs for the IS as well. Hence, paying attention as well to the tiniest of details during the matches will help to keep and engage in conversation with the rest of you guys at this sub-forum.

The least I can say for the class match is that at both her time and prime Maya-sensei surely was a hell of a devil sniper and combatant, though Chifuyu-sensei still strikes terror and reverence for all the former IS combatants that fought her in her era, and still in the present time continues to command respect upon the younger generations.

Now, getting into the chemistry part...
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Now, as for Charles....
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And, finally, a new girl with a very strong substance in her character. Laura must be the lonely-wolf type, and she did not hide her obvious contempt for Ichika.
Why she hates him, I cannot understand for now.

I'm reading the manga, but I'm still almost at the same pace with it from the anime.
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Old 2011-02-05, 20:29   Link #170
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It's really surprising sometimes to find out that a male character was voiced by a girl.
That's not a surprise, but there are several candidates that do a much convincing boyish voice than Kana.

Yu Kobayashi
Marina Inoue
Houko Kuwashima
Asami Sanada
Junko Minagawa

So, at least when she "reveals" her true gender, she can switch to a more natural girlish voice.
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Old 2011-02-05, 20:49   Link #171
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Spoiler for Charles, possible identity spoilers:
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Old 2011-02-05, 21:03   Link #172
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Ichika giving a strip show to char.
I can't see Charles as a Char, despite being blond.

Though Char did have that shower scene conversation with Germa. Germa it should be noted could tell when girls were interested in him and Char wasn't short of that sort of companionship.

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- Charles = Looking from the ep preview, can't say much, but first thing that jumped on my head was... "BUMBLE BEE!"
Looks like a Rafael like the one Maya was using.

Since Charles' dad owns the company that makes them and they are supposed to be one of the best mass production IS designs, that wouldn't be unreasonable. Wether it's a custom job or just relying on switching out a variety of weapons is another matter though.

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I mean did I miss something but I don't recall Rinn or Cecilia insulting or disrepecting the teachers.
Maya hasn't really given that good impression as a teacher before that fight. I could see them not taking her seriously.

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Oh, and Ichika does extra lessons to catch up to everyone but he is the one helping the girls in class pilot an IS? Am I missing something??
He's been racking up time in the IS, thanks to his harem adding three hours training to the day.

Whereas the girls that don't have their own units have to book time with the Academy's IS's if they can for extra training. So they may know more in theory, he has the opportunity to have more practical experience.

Remember he was surprised Houki had managed to get permission to use one of the Trainer ISs to train him.
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Old 2011-02-05, 21:29   Link #173
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Regarding this is harem anime, there is few options here:
- MC needs to dense so the harem pace can keep up, but eventually chose one / all.
- MC can be all going so he can be playboy and do the drama on all girls in that school (may be including Chifuyu nee ).
- MC can be realize to all girls fall for him, but in the end he is being vague with his choice and eventually a girl/s kill him.
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Old 2011-02-05, 21:37   Link #174
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I'm the same as you, I don't know the source material so everything is new. But you know, that shadow between Charles' chest when 'he' introduced himself practically jumped into my eyes.
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Old 2011-02-05, 22:56   Link #175
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lol, no matter how much people like to argue harem's lead are different from every series. They'll will always be dense in the romance department
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Old 2011-02-05, 22:57   Link #176
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Well being dense is better than being a complete wuss right?
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Old 2011-02-05, 23:30   Link #177
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Well being dense is better than being a complete wuss right?
hmm... that’s quite debatable.

It is usually more about chemistry amongst the cast but whether character is a wuss in a harem series they usually develope a backbone in trying to protect the heroine even if they are weaker, cliché yes but that’s the usual route.

While Harem lead might share different personality. Their goals are the same.
This however will never change: Dense -> indecisive-> face palm when it's about romance.

on-topic I'm rooting for Laura Bodewig one of the best entrance I've seen in a while.
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Old 2011-02-05, 23:31   Link #178
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on-topic I'm rooting for Laura Bodewig one of the best entrance I've seen in a while.
A girl that slaps the lead male in a harem anime always wins points with me.
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Old 2011-02-06, 00:00   Link #179
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The sub-par dialogue is beginning to irk me with this series.
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Old 2011-02-06, 00:07   Link #180
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A girl that slaps the lead male in a harem anime always wins points with me.
I didn't realise but it was using the back of the hand.. that deserves an extra +10 points for manliness. lol now I want Laura to be the harem lead

EDIT: why were you not wearing white gloves Laura-sama
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