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Old 2013-07-21, 06:25   Link #281
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Ok NOW I'm forced to pick up the manga...
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:17   Link #282
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Episode 3

Why the hell did they do that?...
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:27   Link #283
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Initially i thought they were going to give 4 episodes for each arc and ends this season in volume 3, because it provides good stopping point as it ends in a complete cliffhanger and time-skip. But the way they forcefully ended the first arc in mere 3 episodes makes me less interested to even care anymore.
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:33   Link #284
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Initially i thought they were going to give 4 episodes for each arc and ends this season in volume 3, because it provides good stopping point as it ends in a complete cliffhanger and time-skip. But the way they forcefully ended the first arc in mere 3 episodes makes me less interested to even care anymore.
I dont know...Some other LN to anime adaptation are quite rushed too.

Well, I still find it okay though. (Not really a LN reader so I cant give much comments. Have to read it to know the exact pace of the LN.)

Rest in Peace Hunbert... no, I mean, Kizuna.
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:36   Link #285
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Initially i thought they were going to give 4 episodes for each arc and ends this season in volume 3, because it provides good stopping point as it ends in a complete cliffhanger and time-skip. But the way they forcefully ended the first arc in mere 3 episodes makes me less interested to even care anymore.
As an Anime watcher only, I personally thought this was quite good so far. It shows the quality of a good writer who sees the potential in dragging out a story yet decides not to take that route and instead takes the shorter but more interesting. Makes me wonder how much id appreciate reading the novel.

There seems to be a lot more potential for him but as the story seems to be centered on Ai, I think the potential isnt exactly wasted. Instead the story is kept on its original focus unlike many of the animes/mangas/LNs these days.
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:36   Link #286
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Most important question after this week's episode: Who is Chiibi going to ship now?
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I can't think of the last time I saw an anime that managed to restart itself in a mere three episodes. I'm quite shocked, really, that they managed to go back to square one in such a short amount of time. They literally built up a plot that would easily last 13 episodes, and then ended it in three with no strings attached.
Personally I really liked this, it's something you very rarely see done in today's anime.

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Oh, except for one: How the hell was Ai born and why the hell is she a gravekeeper?!
You really need an explanation for the how part? I was actually reminded of the Angel TV series here.
As for the why part, genes is the safe bet?
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:42   Link #287
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Eh? I really hope those who claimed to be 原作派 really back up their hatred or like for this series (or any other adapted anime) by owning the physical copies.
Else, just accept and discuss the episodes as they are.
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Old 2013-07-21, 07:50   Link #288
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Most important question after this week's episode: Who is Chiibi going to ship now?
I assumed they were acting on wishful thinking. It's OK though, because Ai takes after her mother. Her mother and Humpbert are together now. Probably.

In a way, their shipping worked out.

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Personally I really liked this, it's something you very rarely see done in today's anime.
I can't rightly say that I didn't like it. It was kind of a, "well screw you too!" reaction for me. I have to give them a certain amount of appreciation for doing something so very unexpected, killing off a character with such substantial awesomeness and so much setup. It's fresh though, and it does free Ai from the burden of her mysteries. It certainly has a purpose. I think most of us would have preferred to see her and her potential father go on their little adventures.

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You really need an explanation for the how part? I was actually reminded of the Angel TV series here.
As for the why part, genes is the safe bet?
Yes yes. Maybe her existence, like everything else in these three episodes, is completely irrelevant to the main plot.
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Old 2013-07-21, 08:08   Link #289
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Overall not a bad episode. It's pretty enjoyable and tearjerking for me, though the executions still left alot to be desired of
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Old 2013-07-21, 08:46   Link #290
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Ai is literally a Nephilim. If you interpret the Gravekeepers as "Daughters of God", then Ai is literally the product of a genderswapped "sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful" relationship.
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Old 2013-07-21, 08:54   Link #291
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I didn't expect they'd finish the 1st volume in just 3 episodes, there's so much potential left and it felt a bit abrupt.

The episode itself was ok, though everyone was so talkative it got so annoying later on. If I remember correctly Astin only opened his mouth when Ai asked him something, and the bunch in that hut did way more horrible things to him than what we are shown in the anime.

Anyway I have to give credit when it's due, the background art was spectacular, it has that fuzzy dreamy feel to it especially at the end when the credit rolls in, plus the ED is very fitting, so well as though it was made especially for the anime.
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Old 2013-07-21, 09:24   Link #292
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I'm shocked Humpnie died so soon. I thought for sure he would travel with Ai for most of the series, but I guess that would have been too happy. They really want to make Ai suffer, and they're doing a brilliant job of it so far. It's so cruel to kill her father right after she was finally reunited with him. Looking at the bright side, at least Humpnie's wish was granted. It still sucks big time for Ai. Poor girl. She's lost every person she cared about. All that's left for her is her purpose as a gravekeeper.

This arc was more or less a prologue in the end. The real story will start next week.
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Old 2013-07-21, 10:34   Link #293
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Humpnie got himself into a real mess this time.
So he really is her dad, nice ^^
That bunch of psychos were pretty scary.
The rescue mission was an action filled treat.
The ending was unexpected and left me with mixed feelings.
This episode felt so final that I wonder what's gonna happen next time.
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Old 2013-07-21, 11:33   Link #294
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Wasn't he immortal?!!!! How come he died?!!
My question, too. I am not yet convinced he is gone for good. (Please don't even hint to me, novel-readers.) He may have wished to die when he was happy, but I thought he was unable to die.

The evil guy was ridiculous. That shounen-madness look screams "childish anime" to me.

Unfortunately, I am rather turned off by Toyosaki Aki's limp acting here. Putting her opposite Namikawa Daisuke, Fujiwara Keiji, and Noto Mamiko is unfair to her.

But I am still really enjoying this show.

Yes, that ED is excellent. And it is sung by seiyuu Komatsu Mikako (Marika in Space Pirates), who will turn up as a character in the show, too. She seems to be a real singer, unlike 90% of seiyuu singers. Kitamura Eri's OP is competent but colorless.
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Old 2013-07-21, 11:43   Link #295
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So...any novel readers who could shed a light on how/why he was able to die all of a sudden? (If its too spoilerish for the thread, PM me, please?!)

Definitely enjoying this show and I didn't mind the pacing- rushed it may be, but that felt quite fresh, in a way.
Kind of glad they didn't drag the mystery of the village out too.
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Old 2013-07-21, 12:46   Link #296
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Well that was a WTF ep. Now that just forces me to pick up the manga.
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Old 2013-07-21, 13:36   Link #297
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My question, too. I am not yet convinced he is gone for good. (Please don't even hint to me, novel-readers.) He may have wished to die when he was happy, but I thought he was unable to die.
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He hated the deads at the beginning, so he bacame immortal. He then wished to die happy with his family and he finally got that.
The guy is dead for good this time, buried by a gravekeeper, I doubt he's coming back ;_;
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Old 2013-07-21, 13:37   Link #298
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This is so stupid.. Let's kill our best character and let's make the annoying little girl the main character. Dropped.
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Old 2013-07-21, 13:43   Link #299
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Despite rushing things a bit, I think the emotional impact worked pretty well. I'm actually curious to see how things will unfold next week.
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Old 2013-07-21, 14:19   Link #300
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He hated the deads at the beginning, so he bacame immortal. He then wished to die happy with his family and he finally got that.
The guy is dead for good this time, buried by a gravekeeper, I doubt he's coming back ;_;
It still doesn't make any sense! What do you mean "then he wished to die happy"?!!! If they could just wish for anything/change their wish then everyone would just wish to be able to die again instead of turning into zombies!!!
I don't know about the LN, but in the anime his death was just a nonsense piece of c***.
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