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Old 2006-04-08, 11:47   Link #21
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I read original novels. It have fantasy-like background. However, it resemble "Maria sama ga miteru". But it is science fiction.
This anime subject is growth of a girl. It includes imperial Court drama, travel story, boarding school story. And it include love story, too.
But I have bad feeling. It isn't enough 13 episodes. too short.
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Old 2006-04-08, 17:57   Link #22
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I really enjoyed episode 1. I liked the backgrounds and the character design. I liked the setting and the characters, and the story so far.

And I loved Orikasa Fumiko as the lead. I haven't read the novel or the manga, so I don't know how she compares to the original, but I felt she made the character come to life, as she always seems to do.

And I was floored when I realized that the sister, the short lady in white, was being played by Saitou Chiwa. It seemed like a kind of role I hadn't seen her play before, and she made it work beautifully. Very pleasantly aristocratic.

And thanks for the information, mizuki_tohru. Marimite plus SF and travel sounds good to me. But I can see they are either going to have to develop the story quickly (as it seemed they did in episode 1) or leave things out.
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Old 2006-04-08, 21:08   Link #23
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I thought he meant it resembled "Maria-sama ga miteru" in that it's based on a novel.

But I was thinking this was 24/26 eps (2 kuur, whatever) - it's only 13? What a waste! I really hope they don't rush things madly.
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Old 2006-04-13, 21:54   Link #24
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It seems that the anime's first episode is a little different from what happened in the manga...Not that it's a bad thing, of course.
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Old 2006-04-16, 09:37   Link #25
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Originally Posted by mizuki_tohru
I read original novels. It have fantasy-like background. However, it resemble "Maria sama ga miteru". But it is science fiction.
This anime subject is growth of a girl. It includes imperial Court drama, travel story, boarding school story. And it include love story, too.
But I have bad feeling. It isn't enough 13 episodes. too short.
At first i was confused because how can it become Maria sama ga miteru, a school setting anime. But after watching episode 2 and its preview, i understand what you mean. Hope it won't be boring.

Episode 2 is not as exciting as episode 1. maybe i am hoping for more adventure, and other fairy-tale like elements.

BTW, there is a web comics in the official site. Its a prologue to the anime
http://www.project-westwitch.net/spe...bcomic_01.html
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Old 2006-04-16, 11:38   Link #26
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At first i was confused because how can it become Maria sama ga miteru, a school setting anime. But after watching episode 2 and its preview, i understand what you mean. Hope it won't be boring.

Episode 2 is not as exciting as episode 1. maybe i am hoping for more adventure, and other fairy-tale like elements.

BTW, there is a web comics in the official site. Its a prologue to the anime
http://www.project-westwitch.net/spe...bcomic_01.html
I've read the first three volumes of the manga (well, "read" as in "looked at the pretty pictures and occasionally dug out the dictionary"); we've pretty much covered a lot of the first two volumes with the first two episodes, and the third volume, while more "MariMite"-esque in that it's girls at boarding school, is slightly more exciting:

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But I think we'll have to wait a while until we get to some actual fantasy action; quite clearly there IS action in the pipeline, as there's the mystery of the Ephemeris and the other figures in the prophecy (while we can guess who the Witch and the King are, there's no indication of who the Fairy and the Bard (aside from the prologue) are as yet, and their journey to the city of ice will surely be more exciting), but the manga (and presumably the novels) is/are very talky anyway.
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Old 2006-04-21, 16:36   Link #27
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Episode 3 - the power of slash fic is a force for good!

And this has to be the most evil girl's student council trio ever; outright murder is a new one in my experience...

Plus we've got another show to add to the cross-dressing manifesto this season!

Why hasn't anyone subbed the show yet? This makes me sad
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Old 2006-04-21, 20:02   Link #28
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Episode 3 - the power of slash fic is a force for good!

And this has to be the most evil girl's student council trio ever; outright murder is a new one in my experience...

Plus we've got another show to add to the cross-dressing manifesto this season!

Why hasn't anyone subbed the show yet? This makes me sad
ureshii subs its promo maybe they'll do the job.
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Old 2006-04-21, 23:10   Link #29
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ureshii subs its promo maybe they'll do the job.
Yeah, episode one will be out soon.
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Old 2006-04-22, 17:01   Link #30
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Yeah, episode one will be out soon.


Good news, i can't wait. It's my favorite show right now. There is only shadow left: the fact that this serie is only 13 episodes, but i don't think aniDB made a mistake.

Then the third episode was more serious with the murder commit by the evil trio. It's a shame that i didn't understand japanese for the little detail like what the teacher said when she rolls out the map.
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Old 2006-04-22, 21:44   Link #31
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Holy carp, the episode made me go into fits of laughter twice...
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EDIT: I never really noticed what a seiyuu anime this is... Besides Orikasa Fumiko and Saitou Chiwa for main characters, the Sister is Tanaka Rie and Shizaria is The Mamiko, heck even Nakamura Chie, Saiga Mitsuki and Oohara Sayaka are here! Not to forget Athrun Ishida. Zoinks. Pretty good sound director though, I remember he did Kamichu! which was awesome.
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Old 2006-04-23, 02:23   Link #32
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...To be honest it sounds a wee bit contrived....
I had the same impression, even though I enjoyed the episode. It certainly felt quite Gothic, but that's for better as well as worse. Like in The Mysteries of Udolpho, many of the improbable events are emotionally pretty strong. It did feel as if they might be rushing things that needed more time to mature, trying to cram a whole story into too few episodes. Someone said that here before, and I've seen it said on 2channel.

But I think we're getting some pretty interesting characters and situations, as long as we suspend any disbelief and go along. In any case, the fast pace is enjoyable in its own way. And I think the voice supports the interesting character design to make Firiel a real person.
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Old 2006-04-25, 18:11   Link #33
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I have scanned the manga very quickly a while ago. Half of the time, I did not know what's going on. I cannot be absolutely positive, but I think the anime deviates from the manga quite a bit. For example, the impression I got from Roux in the manga is that he is continuously bedridden after volume 1, but in the anime, he is quite active.

For people who have read the manga closely, is there a deviation, or I did not read the manga careful enough?
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Old 2006-04-26, 10:20   Link #34
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the manga was very interested to read, i've done with first 5 volmunes

and now I am on the novel, the beginning of the novel was pretty boring

but as the story develops, the plot gets more and more intense



of course, this show is one of my favorites in this season.

and Ureshii will do it for sure (since i requested it)

btw, EP 1 will be out soon

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Old 2006-04-29, 14:53   Link #35
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the manga was very interested to read, i've done with first 5 volmunes
I thought there were only 4 volumes out so far?

Anyway, YAY fansub! Watch, people, WATCH! (although AnimeSuki staff; it's Astraea, not Astrea, even thought most of the raws label it wrong; it's named in the show itself).

I haven't watched episode 4 really yet, although I've had a quick flick through. They've really slowed down the pacing now; episode 5 might finish off volume 3 of the manga, whereas 1 and 2 covered a whole volume in each episode pretty much. I've only read the first three volumes of manga so won't know what's coming next!
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Old 2006-04-29, 21:21   Link #36
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episode 4 raw

After ep3, I wondered if this series was getting bit over-the-top. Maybe, but after ep4, I think it's a great series. The sudden human interaction at the end (not saying what) was very, very strong.

Listen to the variety, expression, and energy in Firiel's voice and then think of Chise (Saikano) and then think of Miu (Ichigo Mashimaro). What a voice actress Orikasa Fumiko is! And Hirata Hiromi as Roux is a revelation, even if she does play it on one note.
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Old 2006-04-29, 22:20   Link #37
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Push this show to the fansubbed slot. A-keep just pushed out ep 1
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Old 2006-04-29, 22:53   Link #38
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I really enjoyed episode one. A bit of a deviation from the standard fare these days, going with a classic fairy-tale setup - nice background music, interesting character designs. I also thought the animation style was intentionally "old-fashioned" looking, which jibed well with the overall tone of the story. Definitely one I'll continue to follow, and probably the best (along with Jyu-oh-Sei and Ouran) of the April batch so far.
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Old 2006-04-29, 23:06   Link #39
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Ahaha... Kaoru Chujo, I quite agree with you. That particular scene at the end was kind of nice. Eheh. Even though Roux may seem a little uncaring or what not, there's always another side to him

And Firiel looks SO much better in a ponytail! What's with the getup in the next ep preview though? That rose-on-the-chest thing just adds to the whole Utena-ness of it all...

Anyway, can't wait to see what the result will be next ep. It's a standard show but fun enough anyway - what's that nun up to? I do wish this could have had 24 eps or something though..
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Old 2006-04-30, 01:12   Link #40
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Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament/ The Good Witch of the West

I serached all over for the topic I could not find it. If it is found maybe someone can merge them.

Until then I haven't found a plot that was written out that I could translate all the way.

Anyway I was shocked that one of the characters has my name. My name in real life is very uncommon. But for Gods sake why does some slut/villan? lady have my name XD. Leandra Cheviat:

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Like what the hell XD why couldn't I be a cute girl *sigh* On the plus side Rie Tanaka does the voice (Lacus-GS, Simca- Air Gear)
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