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Old 2013-04-12, 05:56   Link #281
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Old 2013-04-12, 05:57   Link #282
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The death of Shouko did surprise me, but judging from the story I think it is required, why would he must get in the Valverave if she doesn't dead, the worst case scenario without her death is :

MC : "My school is under attack, I must save everyone"
MC get into Valverave with sudden knowledge how to pilot the robot and kick the enemy ass and become a hero.

Would that something we see often, well she doesn't need to be real death, it's okay as long as the MC believe that she is dead.

One thing I don't expect to happen is the MC become known for his identity in piloting the robot, you know usually in this kind of genre, the pilot identity is rarely known by public.
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Old 2013-04-12, 06:10   Link #283
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I hope main character in this series not in (( ally of justice )) mode = \ .
I hope he's not a "peace and understanding, no-kill policy" pilot like many sunrise main character pilots.

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Old 2013-04-12, 06:14   Link #284
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I hope main character in this series not in (( ally of justice )) mode = \ .
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Old 2013-04-12, 06:24   Link #285
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Old 2013-04-12, 06:32   Link #286
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Old 2013-04-12, 06:32   Link #287
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And did I see right, Valvrave produced a scythe at one point?? XD (To say nothing of its 4 swords.)
Yup.



It's also interesting to note that Valverave normally has a red & white color scheme, but as soon as it activates all of its white parts phase shifts into black.
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Old 2013-04-12, 07:21   Link #288
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As THE childhood friend shippper, nothing would delight me more than Shoko being alive.... even as a 'zombie' piloting the enemy mech (zombieXvampire romance? why not lol). As long as she's the "final boss" before Tomatsu's character gets on with the MC, I'd be extremely happy. XD

But alas, I really don't think she's alive, though if the show proves me wrong I ain't gonna be mad at all. Gonna pick out the post from the only person who has itemized their reasons why she's alive.

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1. Defintiely not the kind of end you'd expect for somebody who's supposed to be so important to the main character. We didn't get any real scene of crying or wailing from Haruto. (and any Sunrise veteran knows they're experts at this, even to a fault)
Must have missed the scene near the end, where Haruto was crying buckets of tears. It was actually pretty touching, that even though Haruto got thousands wanting to be his friend, THE only friend he wanted wasn't there. T_T

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2. In fact, it was way too quick, and showed way too little; we didn't see any sight nor sign that her body was actually vaporized or anything. We've seen this oh-so-many times before, especially from the very guys at Sunrise; no body, no death.
IIRC, a certain LI in the original SEED (holy shit it has been a decade already?) also had her death scene as 'vaguely vaporized' as Shoko did in here, in almost 'near instanteous' fashion as well, during the time she was in the transport ship that got blown up.

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3. For such a quick-death character, she's at the top of the cast list in the credits, and at the top of the characters list on the webpage. We all know it's an unspoken rule that, unless otherwise stated (order of appearance, alphabetical, etc.), all film media lists characters in order of importance.
Just because she's dead doesn't mean that she won't have a large role in the series. Heck, arguably the biggest player in Zetsuen no Tempest has been dead since the first second of the first episode, and she usually gets 3rd or 4th billing.

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4. In the opening, she appears right there next to the very live other girl that's also at the top of the credits and character lists.
It's actually the OP that scared me the most that she's dead, where they show solo shots of every important side character starting with Saki, including the likes that hasn't even appeared in this episode, but Shoko is nowhere to be found.

Then that shot where they both have Shoko and Saki together... I didn't think "oh Shoko then might be alive." No, the moment I saw that, I feared for Saki's well being, especially since both look very much dead in that shot lol. Yeah, it's more a death flag raised for Saki more than anything.
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Old 2013-04-12, 07:23   Link #289
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When I first learned about Valvarve, I thought that the settings and characters is really similar to Gundam (heck they even have TM Revolution performing the OP).

The first episode also reminds me a lot of Gundam, until:

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Old 2013-04-12, 07:33   Link #290
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When I first learned about Valvarve, I thought that the settings and characters is really similar to Gundam (heck they even have TM Revolution performing the OP).

The first episode also reminds me a lot of Gundam, until:

Spoiler for Post Credit Scene:
Spoiler for Gundam 00:
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Old 2013-04-12, 07:39   Link #291
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whoever issued the 'valvrave contract' must be prosecuted for fraud immediately

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people got bored with newtype so sunrise brings us newvamp
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Old 2013-04-12, 07:58   Link #292
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more like our mc is pretty much like Lelouch receiving his geass powers than, you know Gundam's newtypes as they were pretty much born that way naturaly, minus some like cyber-newtypes, bio-cpu, & various "species" of Gundam 00
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Old 2013-04-12, 08:02   Link #293
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Old 2013-04-12, 08:27   Link #294
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Old 2013-04-12, 08:32   Link #295
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Boy, things escalated quickly in just the first episode. Haruto the schoolboy, then mecha pilot, then a 'vampire?' The first half didn't really strike me as anything special, but the second half was not bad. It was nice to see Valvrave in action.

Haruto comes off as the usual 'weak-willed' MC, but he's easier to sympathise with than most main protagonists of that type. It was a nice touch of irony during the part where many people were congratulating him and cheering him on after his battle, yet he was still grieving over Shouko. And now that I've seen that post-credits scene, I'm going with the 'Shouko's-not-dead-yet' wagon.

A rather OK premiere episode; I'm curious what direction this show will take. Right now it's a mix of a rather lot of things: a school setting + Gundam-ish conflict + vampires (?).
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:11   Link #296
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i think somebody still doesn't understand the concept of Valvrave's design, to my theory & speculations: vampire motif

-pale white colored unactive mode: a vampire's pale skin
-black colored active mode: vampire bat, the grim reaper (fold sickle weapon), & the Black death disease
-rose petal like particles emited from Valv's body: the connection between vampires & rose flower plants (also in Kamen Rider Kiva?)
-overall design: a gothic lolita vampire + grim reaper themed death weapon except that Valv is daywalker sort of a vampire (if im not wrong though)
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:17   Link #297
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And then in the next episode it turns out that the hero is not a vampire after all.
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:22   Link #298
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This felt like Gundam (obviously), hopelessly generic, until they brought in the crossovers with Linebarrels of Iron and Code Geass. I would have considered dropping it if I didn't watch the post-credits scene, now there's no choice but to watch it to the end I'm a sucker for anti-heroes, and this seems to be going that way at least partially.

Alive or dead, Shouko better get more dialogue. Moar Chihaya
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:37   Link #299
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Shouko would be a flashback character, using the same execution as Aika from Zetsuen no Tempest? Unless. of course, Valverave get's a companion A.I constructed out of Shouko's preserved Mind-state, or some similar manner.....

How creepy would it be for your close friend and almost lover's mind-clone to be your personal A.I?

Ah, speculah, speculah.

Or, she could just be dead, and an expandable woman who shall never be mentioned again save for a few short flashbacks and corny "what motivates the hero"
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You know what would have been unique and thrown this show off the established Mecha rails? If the male MC was the one who died, and Shouko the one who jumped into Valverave for revenge.
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Old 2013-04-12, 09:44   Link #300
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And then in the next episode it turns out that the hero is not a vampire after all.
probably a vampire on the same level as Araragi-kun from the Monogatari series
& also on the list of Valvrave's design that i can't make them all due to many motifs related to gothic black death heavy metal-things: samurai vampire (e.g. Saya from the Blood series?)
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