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Old 2013-04-11, 15:18   Link #161
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I think the problem I'm having with this show is that it feels like we're already at the episodic silly high jinks phase of a two cours series, which tends to kick after the introduction phase (around episode four-five) and the fanservice episode next week seems to confirm this.
This doesn't really work if you don't know the characters.

The mecha CGI fights continue to be excellent though.
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Old 2013-04-11, 15:26   Link #162
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I think the series, having hit nearly every Mecha trope from the 90s and 2000s, is acting more like a send up than a truly new series. They're not trying to do anything new. So this is more of a 'love letter" series than anything else.

Taken in that view, it's a pretty fun romp. But nothing is to be taken seriously. Though we just got our Char stand in!
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Old 2013-04-11, 15:29   Link #163
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Episode 2 was really boring. I stayed to watch it because I did enjoy the end of episode 1, but if the series is just going to have battles every 2-4 episodes, and in between just hijinks with the same character trait jokes, I think I be passing on the rest.
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Old 2013-04-11, 15:44   Link #164
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Episode number two was throttled back after episode one, but did introduce a touch of intrigue, like the white haired woman talking to the commander, and the guy piloting the fast mecha which 'attacked' didn't look like the attackers in the first episode and had a completely different class of machine.

So with that and a few other things I'm hoping this show will turn out to be a bit more than it appears. At least that's the reason I'll be watching the next episode.

Also, love the Chiaki Ishikawa ED - I've always liked her voice.
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Old 2013-04-11, 17:18   Link #165
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This show isn't amazing by any means but it's been pretty damn fun so far. This is two cours, right? I'm expecting a dramatic shift of mood at some point.

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We also seem to be getting some other Gundam tropes including a Char clone (though I really hope that wasn't a Lacus Clyne clone I saw. We don't need one of them).
She seems to be backing MJP up financially (so she's rich and involved politically to some extent), and she looks identical to Lacus (even has the hairclip!). Since Hirai is not a very subtle chara designer, I'm pretty sure we have a Lacus clone on our hand.
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Old 2013-04-11, 20:42   Link #166
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she looks identical to Lacus (even has the hairclip!)
She has two. I just hope they portray her better than what that hackjob fukuda and morosawa did.
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Old 2013-04-11, 21:25   Link #167
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wooh so much gundam,,, anyway it's still fun, though EP2since to have settled up a bit. That online comments was funny though.
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Old 2013-04-11, 22:02   Link #168
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This series will hit *every* Gundam and/or Mecha trope from the 90s and 2000s. I think it's more in the vein of a Godannar. It's a send up to everything of that era of Mecha.

Will it be "good"? No. Will it be fun? Good chance at that.

Of course, I was also waving to my screen and going "hi Char" when our Char stand-in showed up.
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Old 2013-04-11, 22:06   Link #169
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Will it be "good"? No. Will it be fun? Good chance at that.
But if it's fun, doesn't that make it good?
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Old 2013-04-11, 22:58   Link #170
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I'm sorry. While Char wasn't exactly a Chuck Norris, manliness oozed out of his very being. This dude looks like he belongs in some butler anime. Don't compare the two!
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Old 2013-04-11, 23:26   Link #171
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There was a very innovative concept they introduced to the Mecha genre though this episode: having the social media armchair generals critique your sorties and screw ups, and post-battle conferences. That, for me was the most arresting and prominent feature of this episode. Has there been a Mecha show that has yet openly acknowledged Social media? I haven't recalled one, so that's something quite new: having the social media critique and hound ace mecha pilots.
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Old 2013-04-11, 23:38   Link #172
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There was a very innovative concept they introduced to the Mecha genre though this episode: having the social media armchair generals critique your sorties and screw ups, and post-battle conferences. That, for me was the most arresting and prominent feature of this episode. Has there been a Mecha show that has yet openly acknowledged Social media? I haven't recalled one, so that's something quite new: having the social media critique and hound ace mecha pilots.
Well, in some sense, the show is channeling some Tiger and Bunny/Durarara mixed up with all the normal mecha tropes.
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Old 2013-04-12, 01:43   Link #173
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There was a very innovative concept they introduced to the Mecha genre though this episode: having the social media armchair generals critique your sorties and screw ups, and post-battle conferences. That, for me was the most arresting and prominent feature of this episode. Has there been a Mecha show that has yet openly acknowledged Social media? I haven't recalled one, so that's something quite new: having the social media critique and hound ace mecha pilots.
The only one I can think of so far is Eureka Seven AO, unless you wanna count AKB0048.
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Old 2013-04-12, 05:28   Link #174
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Old 2013-04-12, 05:56   Link #175
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I really like this show. The press conference reminded me of Fantastic Four comics, and the sponsors obviously reminded me of Tiger and Bunny. Lots of fun stuff.

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The only one I can think of so far is Eureka Seven AO, unless you wanna count AKB0048.
Valvrave has twitter and facebook elements on the smartphones in the show. This season has a lot of social media mecha stuff!
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:32   Link #176
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I really like this show. The press conference reminded me of Fantastic Four comics, and the sponsors obviously reminded me of Tiger and Bunny. Lots of fun stuff.



Valvrave has twitter and facebook elements on the smartphones in the show. This season has a lot of social media mecha stuff!
We've witnessed the birth of a new Mecha trope. Social media Armchair generals!
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Old 2013-04-12, 13:21   Link #177
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I think it just means that the mecha genre is in the process of becoming a bit more savvy with the more serious mecha shows wanting to incorporate a more globalised world as a setting with these type of elements, if they're aiming for better social commentary. At a glance, GKMP could appear to be one of those.
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Old 2013-04-12, 18:09   Link #178
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Old 2013-04-12, 22:07   Link #179
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Really enjoying the mecha designs, particularly blue and red. It's always a special feeling when they match a battle scene with the right song, .
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Old 2013-04-12, 23:46   Link #180
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We've witnessed the birth of a new Mecha trope. Social media Armchair generals!
Taking potshots at real life counterparts of them maybe? There's a lot of them everywhere, ranging from your average basement dwellers to your run-of-the-mill politician

Anyway, the humor keeps it warm for this week. My expectations for the humor (I shamelessly admit that's the only reason I watched) was higher, but I'll just mark myself satisfied.
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