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Old 2013-03-10, 15:33   Link #601
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Ok, watching this episode now seems to point out old school anime. Variation as City Hunter and the preview shows the Big Dipper and the Death Omen Star from Fist of the North Star (of course this could mean an epic final battle).
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Old 2013-03-10, 16:17   Link #602
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lol this episode... words can't explain how weird I felt throughout the episode. But I don't hate it though.
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Old 2013-03-10, 16:57   Link #603
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Sorry, but entertaining as it was, I agree with the boatman. WTH?
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Old 2013-03-10, 19:23   Link #604
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That was honestly a completely different anime.
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Old 2013-03-10, 21:01   Link #605
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That was brilliant. Someone must love them some City Hunter on the staff.

Plus, this is one of the few series with the balls out call itself out, in-episode and in the preview. I was laughing pretty hard though much of this. That was great.

Ixion Saga really has been a brilliant series.
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Old 2013-03-10, 21:57   Link #606
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I was stupid. Stupid for ever believing Ixion Saga DT would ever give a proper flashback episode. No, Kon and his cats don't count.

Yeah, it was... a weird episode. I didn't dislike it, but didn't like it as much as the others. It was amusing in itself. I did like hearing Kaji and Suzuken use those really deep voices. Was there some truth behind that BS? Maybe, but does it matter anymore?

I do wish they used the episode to show off Variation's sadism instead of that though. It keeps being mentioned but never actually shown...
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Old 2013-03-10, 22:09   Link #607
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the fun part about this ep's "flashback" is making the audience think how much of them is implied truth, and how much of them is pure bs.

If we strip off the city hunter appearance and setting and apply what we know about this world, would it be an accurate description? or is the whole story progression all just bs to begin with?
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Old 2013-03-11, 01:28   Link #608
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This ep made me headdesk... I can't believe I watch through the whole thing. Oh well. If I could stomach that TIME FOR SOME QUEEN'S BLADE.
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Old 2013-03-11, 01:48   Link #609
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This ep made me headdesk... I can't believe I watch through the whole thing. Oh well. If I could stomach that TIME FOR SOME QUEEN'S BLADE.
I was stupid to watch this episode seriously from start to finish.
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Old 2013-03-11, 02:30   Link #610
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the fun part about this ep's "flashback" is making the audience think how much of them is implied truth, and how much of them is pure bs.

If we strip off the city hunter appearance and setting and apply what we know about this world, would it be an accurate description? or is the whole story progression all just bs to begin with?
Variation's really worried about spot baldness. Everything else is bs.
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Old 2013-03-11, 04:27   Link #611
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There was a ton of some obscure background portraits and pictures. Has anyone been able to recognize any of them?
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Old 2013-03-11, 11:28   Link #612
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NPC A,"WTH with the story!? I got trolled???"
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Old 2013-03-11, 14:40   Link #613
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I just watched the ep and... basically I'm at loss of words. This was nothing short of brilliant. XD

But then, I pretty much lost it the moment Leon mentioned his favorite anime, and I kept laughing until the end. XD

Also, A+ seiyuu work here, it took me a while to recognize Kaji.

As for what was truth and what was bullshit - if there was any truth at all in this story, it was Leon's favorite anime. Legend of the Blue Wolves, yep, that's Leon all right. XDDD (Though I'm surprised anyone even remembers it...)

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I do wish they used the episode to show off Variation's sadism instead of that though. It keeps being mentioned but never actually shown...
It's been shown a few times, though not as blatantly as Leon's masochism. But Variation has a tendency to slip into creepy mode every now and then, like his talk with Leon about killing ants as a child (? or something along those lines), or when he was all "idiots, they don't even notice that we're watching them, ha ha ha ha HA HA HA~' Though I guess this makes him closer to kichiku than S? (wherever is the difference between the two...)

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Old 2013-03-11, 18:17   Link #614
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Actually, thinking more deeply about this than it was probably intended - this could be a dramatization of Variation's first impression of Incognito, which is why the members' personalities are different.

Think about it. Variation was a spy/assassin (definitely not unlikely, seeing how easily he managed to corner the Princess, though the incompetence of her guards helped xD), sent to assassinate ED for whatever reason. Of course, Variation sees himself a cool, badass, Matsuda Yuusaku type guy.

He meets the group that is to be Incognito. Erec, of course, is perfect, a good leader whom everyone loves. KT immediately senses him as a rival, so she's rude to Variation, and Variation first thinks of her as aggressive. Leon seems a bit weird but mostly harmless and kind of simple, so Variation thinks he's a nice guy. And Gustave lurks around in sleazy neighborhoods, and he has a kind of worldly-wise "big brother" vibe going on, so at first Variation thinks he's a hard-boiled oniisan type.

After a while Variation finds, to his horror, that he is starting to like Erec, and he seems to have found a place where people accept him. So when the time comes he can't kill Erec. And even after he finds out that the other guys are not exactly how he thought they were like (KT is a drunk who gets weird when "he" drinks, Leon is very much into masochism, and Gustave is a lech, and they all keep teasing him about being young and small), he decides to stick with them. OR it went how we saw and it turned out the others had been really onto him all along.

.....or this is all just BS.

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Old 2013-03-11, 18:24   Link #615
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it's just Variation being chuuni and exaggerate things
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Old 2013-03-11, 18:35   Link #616
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it's just Variation being chuuni and exaggerate things
That's a given. XD
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Old 2013-03-11, 19:00   Link #617
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What the heck did I watch there?!
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Old 2013-03-11, 19:42   Link #618
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and they all keep teasing him about being young and small)
Lol Variation doesn't see himself as a bishi but a manly man.
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Old 2013-03-11, 20:44   Link #619
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It's been shown a few times, though not as blatantly as Leon's masochism. But Variation has a tendency to slip into creepy mode every now and then, like his talk with Leon about killing ants as a child (? or something along those lines), or when he was all "idiots, they don't even notice that we're watching them, ha ha ha ha HA HA HA~' Though I guess this makes him closer to kichiku than S? (wherever is the difference between the two...)
That's the thing. Whenever it does get brought up it's not exactly eventful(?), just a few lines. I hoped for something like gleefully threatening someone with torture, getting giddy over new torture equipment or even expressing some of the ambitions in his character song like making people bow before him.
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Old 2013-03-12, 21:01   Link #620
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Honestly I went into this episode sort of apprehensively based on some comments but ended up really enjoying it.

Well Incongnito is probably my favorite part of Ixion Saga and I love those type of hard boiled detective stories

Also some fantastic voice work in this episode. I don't think I ever heard Kaiji use that voice. I could barely believe it was him.

And Sugita used a much softer voice than usual.

I bet they had fun recording this one!

So how many episodes do we actually have left?
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