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Old 2012-07-02, 10:38   Link #341
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I'm curious as to why the entire class of cadets is made up of females...
The reason is most of the men were sent to fight the BETA. Obviously that did not end well. Armies took massive casualties just for stalling the BETA. And that usually does not stop them for long.
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Old 2012-07-02, 10:39   Link #342
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I agree. In fact, that bothered me a lot. The girls were way too carefree when you take into account the fact the whole world is at war with an alien race (and it didn't seem like they were winning) and they were going to be sent to battle soon. Looking at them, you could hardly tell there was a war going on. That almost ruined the episode for me.

Thankfully, it looks like their normal everyday life is already a relic of the past. The second half of the episode made up for the shitty first half. Not completely sold on this yet, but I'm looking forward to the next episode.
I actually liked that part. Why? Because it also showed how some of the younger generation did not take the war seriously until the BETA started their invasion. It kinda showed how peaceful that place was to the point that the girls feel safe and sound. Not entirely farfetched considering their current age. Kids will be kids until shit gets real.



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From the loks of things I thought this was an all girl mecha show but it looks like there's a guy pilot after the skip?
Nope. It isn't an all-girl mecha series where the males cannot be a pilot because they have rods between their legs. There are male Eishi, but they're already part of the regular forces, and fighting at the front lines.

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I'm curious as to why the entire class of cadets is made up of females...
There's just not many male cadets anymore since they were drafted and deployed first. They're running short in soldiers, so now they started drafting women as well.

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Still seeing Genshikin's was win XD.

PS: i like how in the beginning they keep the beta sort of in the shadows avoiding to showing them directly like in the novels XD.

No love for the Zuikaku? I thought they looked more fabulous than the Gekishin in the episode. XD

Oh yeah. It seems they want to hold back like in Unlimited. Though I wish they do a better job at it since the Monument looked awful. It seemed like a rush job with the smudge tool in my opinion. lol.

Ah, I was wondering when you'll post that video. XD

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Old 2012-07-02, 10:42   Link #343
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I'm curious as to why the entire class of cadets is made up of females...
Because they are the only ones left. Notice how you don't see many young males around?
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Old 2012-07-02, 10:43   Link #344
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I do have a question though, where does Total Eclipse fit in the MuvLuv Timeline.
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Old 2012-07-02, 10:48   Link #345
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I just saw the first episode... We all gonna end traumatized with this... XD...

I cant believe the sensation of hopelessness they are transmiting already... its gonna a be a bumpy ride. I want to see the next chapter, but i am afraid it ll be something to remember in the wrong way XD
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Old 2012-07-02, 11:33   Link #346
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Like a few others don't know much about the Muv-Luv series so didn't know what to expect really but I loved it.
Sure not quite the big bang first ep you'd usually expect to see for such a series but this was a nice intro so far.

Like what DragoonKain3 said, I like the fact there is urgency about whats going on, impending world doom is not something to take lightly but something alot of series do.
In most cases you'd wish they simply done away with impending world doom as teh backdrop and set it within something that didn't require urgency.
But I think I'll like this for it's take so far, it's looking grim and gruesome, can't wait!

Oh and Yui is <3
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Old 2012-07-02, 11:43   Link #347
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Well, what I meant is that it looks like there's a male pilot that will be in the spotlight as well and not just the girls.
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Old 2012-07-02, 11:47   Link #348
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Well, what I meant is that it looks like there's a male pilot that will be in the spotlight as well and not just the girls.
Ah, yes. There will be. Not going to say the exact number for now due to the restrictions. I hope you don't mind.
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Old 2012-07-02, 11:49   Link #349
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I do have a question though, where does Total Eclipse fit in the MuvLuv Timeline.
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Old 2012-07-02, 12:11   Link #350
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I actually liked that part. Why? Because it also showed how some of the younger generation did not take the war seriously until the BETA started their invasion. It kinda showed how peaceful that place was to the point that the girls feel safe and sound. Not entirely farfetched considering their current age. Kids will be kids until shit gets real.
Thinking about why the girls were so care-free in the first half. There was sure a whole lot of naviety around, which is about to be stripped away very quickly.

Also, humanity has been in total war with the BETA for about 30 years, so all of the cadets would have been born under the current conditions. Either they were naive in assuming that the combined human armies can hold the line, or the overwhelming sense of futility means a lot of people live care-free lives like it was their last day.

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Old 2012-07-02, 13:04   Link #351
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But I do have a question so someone humour me, please. When an anime airs, how many episodes would normally be ready to air? I highly doubt the series in completely done when it starts airing but I don't honestly know.
Normally, only the first one or two episodes are done when the show starts, and they stay "just in time" most of the way through. That said, work on any given episode is staggered over many months, so work has certainly already begun on the last episodes by now, and the story is fully outlined and largely finalized at this point. In this case, we know they had the first two ready because they showed them both at AX, but it's really rare for a show to be too much further ahead of itself than that.
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:15   Link #352
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The first episode was really good; I've no complaints.

After hearing all the complaints about the animation, I was expecting it to be horrible. I'm glad that wasn't the case.

And man, I love dem tight body suits.
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:30   Link #353
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When I saw the Teen Girl Squad preparing to go into battle at the end all I could think of was the Shrike Team from Victory Gundam and that they're poised to beat their record for the fastest death of an all female mecha squad. I mean that team had some experience and they went down fairly fast so I can only imagine the fate of rookies going into battle. I call Takemura and her rival there as the sole survivors of this operation, but where are they going to retreat too?

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Like what DragoonKain3 said, I like the fact there is urgency about whats going on, impending world doom is not something to take lightly but something alot of series do.
In most cases you'd wish they simply done away with impending world doom as teh backdrop and set it within something that didn't require urgency.
But I think I'll like this for it's take so far, it's looking grim and gruesome, can't wait!
I've seen it done both more lightheartedly and less lightheartedly in my time as a mecha fan. As in I'd say this was a darker first episode than a Strike Witches or a Rinne no Lagrange, but a lighter one than say Genesis Climber Mospeada or Gundam X. To me this is how a real robot mecha series really ought to start at the very least though. I mean when your dealing with last ditch situations and militarized mecha there's really only so much room for the lightheartedness and lacking sense of danger, but that's kind of how a lot have felt of late.
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:37   Link #354
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Its likely that her rival is also going to die .
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Its likely that her rival is also going to die .
That would be an unfortunate waste unless they have another one in store for her. Some of the best dynamics I've seen in mecha shows have been between rival mecha pilots. Imagine Gundam if Char had died after the initial attack on Side 7. Don't even want to think about it.

Anyway if this is what I think it is in terms of tone I'm looking forward to the reactions from people not used to seeing regularly scheduled character death in mecha or even those not used to real robot mecha in general.
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"8 minutes. That's the average survival time of pilots during their first battle"
Oh dear the next episode gonna be bloodbath with the BETA ripping pass the defence like that. I don't expect them to survive half that average time.

An enjoyable episode, I shall continue to watch this.
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:41   Link #357
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That would be an unfortunate waste unless they have another one in store for her. Some of the best dynamics I've seen in mecha shows have been between rival mecha pilots. Imagine Gundam if Char had died after the initial attack on Side 7. Don't even want to think about it.
This isn't Gundam series tough .
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This isn't Gundam series tough .
Yeah I know but I love my sympathetic rival characters, which is how it looked like she was being built up to be. And no it definitely isn't Gundam because if it was they'd have beam weapons and unless the BETA's are incredibly resilient they probably wouldn't have pushed humanity this much to the brink already. I'm curious to see how these mecha are going to deal with what look to be massive Ultralisk type creatures with just machine guns and heat swords. I can't really think of an effective tactic other than surround and plug away.
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:50   Link #359
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Because they are the only ones left. Notice how you don't see many young males around?
Loved the first episode! (Is new to the MuvLuv universe)

Where's all the young males that haven't-received / is-currently-in training for military duty? 0_o

I would think they let the male kids have *some* level of training before shoving them off to war.

Also, lots of older/still-age-appropriate male civilians. Shouldn't they be drafted before young girls too?
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Old 2012-07-02, 13:59   Link #360
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will there be a Haruka and Mitsuki cameo
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