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Old 2013-04-06, 01:57   Link #341
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Finally found time and peace of mind to watch this, and reactions are mixed, but on the enjoyable side.

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Old 2013-04-06, 03:29   Link #342
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Pretty good despite the fast pace and the expected differences with the game. Though with the next day being 2-part episode they won't be taking down one Septentrion each time. Now THAT would have been insanely fast pace.

Also: ED >>>>>>> OP. In both visuals and song.
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Old 2013-04-06, 04:28   Link #343
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Old 2013-04-06, 06:46   Link #344
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Moreso than that actually, Devil Survivor and Persona are technically from the same franchise as well.
I think the Persona series isn't part of Shin Megami Tensei actually. That was added in North America and Europe to try and tie both series together for marketing purposes.
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Old 2013-04-06, 09:43   Link #345
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I was wondering how they would handle the devil summoning; unlike Persona the characters don't have any defining creature to begin with.

So it looks like they gave the protagonist Byakko... I guess because they're both white... And blue...

Damn good production quality, lets hope it continues (unlikely)

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Also: ED >>>>>>> OP. In both visuals and song.
Most definitely, it's almost like a completely different team did the two of them.

The ED is kickass as hell.
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Old 2013-04-06, 11:46   Link #346
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I think the Persona series isn't part of Shin Megami Tensei actually. That was added in North America and Europe to try and tie both series together for marketing purposes.
Try telling me that once you go back and have a look into "Shin Megami Tensei: If..." The connections between that game and Persona are somewhat evident.

And while they're called Personas in Persona, they most definitely use the exact same demon designs from the other Shin Megami Tensei titles. While minor, that's definitely a connection too.
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Old 2013-04-06, 12:38   Link #347
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The game is by the same people who did Persona.
Not correct, but not wrong either. What you mean to say is that they're of the same franchise. Two completely different Atlus teams handled the games.

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I think the Persona series isn't part of Shin Megami Tensei actually. That was added in North America and Europe to try and tie both series together for marketing purposes.
It didn't start out under the SMT brand, but by Persona 3's time Atlus basically consolidated all the Megaten games under it. Now though, Persona's grown big enough to be its own brand, and even the team handling it has its own officially recognized P Studio.

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Old 2013-04-06, 12:53   Link #348
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Old 2013-04-06, 13:01   Link #349
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I was wondering how they would handle the devil summoning; unlike Persona the characters don't have any defining creature to begin with.

So it looks like they gave the protagonist Byakko... I guess because they're both white... And blue...

Damn good production quality, lets hope it continues (unlikely)

Most definitely, it's almost like a completely different team did the two of them.

The ED is kickass as hell.
Byakko going with someone that has the same color of hair as it sounds reasonable

I agree, the ED is just awesome.
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Old 2013-04-06, 13:55   Link #350
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Try telling me that once you go back and have a look into "Shin Megami Tensei: If..." The connections between that game and Persona are somewhat evident.

And while they're called Personas in Persona, they most definitely use the exact same demon designs from the other Shin Megami Tensei titles. While minor, that's definitely a connection too.
As a storyline and a universe, If... and the Persona series are considered one. In a metafictional sense? No. For example, if you'll look at the "History" section of Atlus Japan's Strange Journey homepage, they list the games of the mainline series. If.. is there but not the Persona games. I think they do the same thing in their list of series in the untranslated MegaTen documentary on Youtube. Atlus considers Persona as a spinoff series, while If... is a mainline side game, even though they're part of the same timeline (strange, yes, but then again Atlus does make some odd decisions with their stories and characters). That's what Dextre's getting at, I believe.

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I was wondering how they would handle the devil summoning; unlike Persona the characters don't have any defining creature to begin with.
I'd really prefer they don't have any defining creature. One of the big differences between Personae and demons is that demons are treated as disposable tools. A Persona is basically a part of oneself, so it makes sense to make them unique to the characters. With demons, you're basically using a computer program to enslave something that'll happily screw humans over. Demons are not your friends (with very few exceptions). They will either eat you, enslave you, or make you suffer for the lulz.
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Old 2013-04-06, 16:05   Link #351
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I thought about joining the discussion of anime vs game, and then decided it wasn't worth the effort, when I started to remember the SAO conversations.

So instead, I'm going to drop in and say the first ep was fun and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

More importantly, I'm VERY much a fan of the ED.
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Old 2013-04-06, 18:12   Link #352
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This will be a nice change from Persona 4 in which I have no experience with Devil Summoner 2. Can just take the episodes as they come without worrying about comparisons or anything .

Pretty solid first episode. That trio really has gotten involved in something crazy. Looking forward to figuring out just what the heck is going on .
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Old 2013-04-06, 18:55   Link #353
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If it hasn't yet, I'm sure it'll happen eventually. This JP organization and the government likely aren't going to want demons freely roaming Japan.
There IS a reason later why they can't leave Japan. I'll leave it to the anime to (hopefully) show how and why. I'll just say this: in a world where demons exist, your way of thinking is too narrow if you believe only humans can limit traveling.

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A lot of deaths.. and only the youngsters could save the world.. pretty cliche....
This is false. If you look at the main cast list and profiles, you'll find that more than one of them are adults.
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Old 2013-04-06, 20:27   Link #354
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I have no idea of the game is about but I liked this a lot!
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Old 2013-04-06, 20:37   Link #355
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This seems like Persona meeting Tokyo Magnitude
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Old 2013-04-07, 01:46   Link #356
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Cool series, a darker Digimon/pokemon, speaking of which, I hope there is a Nocturne Anime one of these days, that would be cool.
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Old 2013-04-07, 06:09   Link #357
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This seems like Persona meeting Tokyo Magnitude
Funny, that's exactly how I would describe it, along with a dash of Evangelion.
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Old 2013-04-07, 15:16   Link #358
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This seems like Persona meeting Tokyo Magnitude
That's not a bad comparison.
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Old 2013-04-07, 21:29   Link #359
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Curious, how dark is the show, given the first episode and previous work? With a title like that, not too sure if I should be expecting something blood and gore like highschool of the dead, or something more toned down like say Persona 4.
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Old 2013-04-07, 21:34   Link #360
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Curious, how dark is the show, given the first episode and previous work? With a title like that, not too sure if I should be expecting something blood and gore like highschool of the dead, or something more toned down like say Persona 4.
There are darker (far darker) stories/franchises within the Shin Megami metaverse.

The game is rated T, for teen, to put things in perspective.
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