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Old 2012-10-06, 03:43   Link #121
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This was pretty fucking awesome. The NTR part kind of sucked, but the rest of it, the roughness of it all, the weird lineart, the blood spatter worked wonderfully together. By the end, I've realized just how fast the story was moving, but I didn't care.

So this gets even crazier, huh? Can't wait for more.
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Old 2012-10-06, 04:21   Link #122
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Oh man, watching the anime reminded me how hammy Phantom Blood could be. I seriously cannot wait for Speedwagon's appearance!

Somewhat off-topic: And dammit Jonathon! Don't feed a dog grapes!
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Old 2012-10-06, 04:31   Link #123
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I must say that was the most fun first episode that I've seen in this season.
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Old 2012-10-06, 05:20   Link #124
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Watched First episode reminded me how anime from 199x look like.Yes,like this.
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Old 2012-10-06, 05:34   Link #125
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Watched this episode. It DELIVERED. I'll be honest here, the first chapters of the Part 1 were not that compelling to me, due to the drama that reminded me too much of Candy Candy and series like those. However, the neckbreaking pace helped by the cinematography and direction really helped to make it riveting. Also good job from the voice actors, especially Koyasu.
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Old 2012-10-06, 05:36   Link #126
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Unfortunately, I'm already intimate with the source material, so my enjoyment level is kind of ruined as I know what's going on already.

That said, it's good to see this adaption, if only because it shows old-school anime isn't completely dead!
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Old 2012-10-06, 07:05   Link #127
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Jojo fuck yea!

Anime this season consists of Joe Tier and then everything else.

HOT DAMN!
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Old 2012-10-06, 07:44   Link #128
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I think I found my source of Fabulous this season
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Old 2012-10-06, 07:46   Link #129
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The first episode roughly went through... the first 5 chapters, so yeah, they really covered a lot with this single ep.
So my bet is that they might be able to finish Battle Tendency with the 26 episodes.
This has been confirmed for 26 episodes already? I think I remember reading that as well but just wanted to make sure.
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Old 2012-10-06, 07:55   Link #130
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Quite a good start, but nowhere near FABULOUS yet. But this will do, yeeeeess...
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Old 2012-10-06, 08:08   Link #131
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LOL nothing like a little roundabout by Yes to start the morning.
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Old 2012-10-06, 08:16   Link #132
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Spoiler for Episode 1:
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Old 2012-10-06, 08:50   Link #133
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Watching this really makes me wish they did a Rose of Versailles anime remake.
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Old 2012-10-06, 08:55   Link #134
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5 chapters pass ...that ok for me
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Old 2012-10-06, 11:16   Link #135
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Yes! More old school anime!

Too much moe/slice of life anime out there...

Between this and HxH, Anime is finally starting to turn the page towards a new golden age of shows that aren't about what girl wants to date you the most. It is so nice to see some good shonen bloody battle of the fists anime that are dark and gritty AND have a good story behind them.

First episode was great. A real face pounding ride and it is easy to get on the "Dio is the worst person in the world," train (Which factually, he is!)

9/10
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Old 2012-10-06, 11:52   Link #136
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Ah this was great. I knew Jojo would be something I could come to enjoy once I eventually got to it, and this first episode delivered.~ Pleased it's also not some heavily-edited adaptation trying to make itself more child-friendly despite being a big-name Shounen Jump series.

The visual style is interesting and somewhat unique. It's like a modern spin on the 80's beefcake styles like seen in Dragon Ball or Fist of the North Star. I approve.~

Dio is just a despicable guy, but that's good to me.~ Really makes him entertaining to watch and really makes it more and more gratifying once Jojo finally got his revenge against him for all the stuff he did. The antagonist pretty much makes the story here, so if Dio wasn't around we wouldn't have one.

And the mask that was shown is very intriguing. I have no prior experience with the manga so I don't know if I'm right or not, but considering how it reacted to blood and has what looks like fangs on it, I'm going to make the assumption is has something to do with vampires.

I'll be following this show weekly. No doubts here. The awesomeness is quite prevelant.~
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Old 2012-10-06, 12:54   Link #137
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They kept the visual onomatopoeia ROFL!
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Old 2012-10-06, 13:15   Link #138
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Trust us, it truly gets CRAZY. It becomes FABULOUS if we reach Part 2.
I don't doubt it and it's going to be awesome. I'd heard awesome things about the series, I can see why, now, haha.
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Old 2012-10-06, 13:37   Link #139
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for non-manga reader that is curious about what happened to Danny since they cut the entire scene

kinda gore-ish though

Spoiler for danny:
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Old 2012-10-06, 13:39   Link #140
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They just try avoid some "problem" with skipping that, kicking dog already bad enough.
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