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Old 2004-08-01, 18:05   Link #81
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I just watched the preview to episode 5. And it indicated that ABC murder will be a 4-episode arc.
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Old 2004-08-02, 03:22   Link #82
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Watching the first two episodes made me queasy.

Thus far my impression is simply that it's more "hey, let's take two exceptionally popular mystery detectives and subvert them into background plot devices for yet another angst ridden teenage girl who insists on getting her way, despite a total lack of character beyond stubbornness," than "hey, let's make a really cool series of animated mysteries."
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Old 2004-08-03, 16:16   Link #83
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Yeah, it seems they will start the first book story-arc (The ABC Murders) at episode 5. The first four episodes are all short-story adaptations.
The first? Am I correct in understanding then that the first four episodes are original works? Then I don't understand why people are saying stuff was cut out of the two first. Or maybe they said it could have been fleshed out...
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Old 2004-08-03, 16:37   Link #84
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The first? Am I correct in understanding then that the first four episodes are original works? Then I don't understand why people are saying stuff was cut out of the two first. Or maybe they said it could have been fleshed out...
No, the first four episodes are adaptations of short stories by Agatha Christie, collected in various anthologies.

The original texts for episodes 1 and 2 can be read online here

The Jewel Robbery at the 'Grand Metropolitan'
http://members.lycos.co.uk/Agaweb/pi007.html

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
http://members.lycos.co.uk/Agaweb/pi003.html

"The ABC Murders" will be the first full novel adaptation in this series.

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Old 2004-08-04, 05:28   Link #85
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Cool thanks! I watched the first ep, and I agree it was a bit easy to tell who the perpetrator was. I hope it's more difficult for the longer stories.
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Old 2004-08-04, 19:21   Link #86
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hehe. If you've read the books you already know.
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Old 2004-08-06, 08:36   Link #87
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Just saw episode 2, surely there's a mistranslation either on the producers' side or on the part of the fansubbers
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Old 2004-08-06, 09:34   Link #88
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Just saw episode 2, surely there's a mistranslation either on the producers' side or on the part of the fansubbers
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Shows how much you know, black cat in England is considered to be good luck.
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Old 2004-08-06, 09:49   Link #89
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Shows how much you know, black cat in England is considered to be good luck.

Is it?
I'd never heard that, i always associated it with bad luck, must have been too much TV

edit: is anyone else finding Oliver the duck too weird? I mean, Mabel is ok, but the duck is just odd :s
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Old 2004-08-06, 11:48   Link #90
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Yeah bad luck for me too, but I can't honestly say I lived in England in the 30s so maybe it was different then.

Also I don't know about weird, but I'd say Oliver is damn annoying.
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Old 2004-08-06, 12:39   Link #91
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In some culture, cats considered really lucky, because they are believed to have 9 lives. Some culture even believe in cat paw charm just like rabbit foot charm.

Japanese stores usually have a Maneki Neko that welcome people to their store, it believes to bring luck to their store.

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Black cat is rare. If you see one you can consider them as an omen, either your luck has turn really realy good or really bad. ^^

This is some more cat superstition if you are interested. ^^
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Old 2004-08-06, 12:50   Link #92
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I see. Around here it's just bad luck. I still think that the scene reffering to this would make more sense if it was bad luck though.
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Old 2004-08-06, 13:10   Link #93
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Around where I live, the only cat that'll bring you bad luck is the one that's about to eat you. IE wild cats.
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Old 2004-08-06, 21:22   Link #94
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I had a cat with a solid black coat, but the only bad luck was on him. A car ran over him last month T_T
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Old 2004-08-06, 22:40   Link #95
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That isn't very nice ;x

I wonder why they would say black cat is a good omen when clearly in England it can't be? Even if it is in Japan, well... are they trying more in catering to the audiences than to produce the show accurately? :\
It seems to be very popular in Japan, I wonder why...
And I also wonder about the very high video quality of the raws. It's so nice to look at...

Burner of Anime: What about grey cats that sit on people's heads Medium luck?
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Old 2004-08-06, 23:03   Link #96
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Burner of Anime: What about grey cats that sit on people's heads Medium luck?
Usually bad in anime. Increases cuteness factor of target person by a factor of 10.

It's a law of anime that the amount of cuteness a person has is in direct purportion to the amount of luck [good and bad] they inflict on their surroundings. In KBS, in the same episodes that cat used a persons head as a throne a lot of property damage ensues...

Which means someone is going to get really screwed in this anime as well because Maybelle is cute enough
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Old 2004-08-06, 23:09   Link #97
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Mabelle is not cute at all ,she's desperately annoying and so is her duck but the duck at least doesn't speak!
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Old 2004-08-11, 01:09   Link #98
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YAY!! Episode 3!! Thank you Froth-Bite!! WAHOO!! Now if stupid BT would just download faster.
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Old 2004-08-11, 02:20   Link #99
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I liked the pacing on this one better than the first two. ABC murders soon...I hear good things, so I can't wait ^^
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Old 2004-08-11, 05:33   Link #100
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I liked the pacing on this one better than the first two. ABC murders soon...I hear good things, so I can't wait ^^
Me too, I think episode 3 is excelent.

Miss Marple is really amazing. It's cool how she work on the puzzle one step at a time without rushing into a conclusion. She even lay down hints and give interesting perpectives for the viewers to follow. ^^

Edit: This series is very refreshing compared to other anime series playing this season. ^^
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