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Old 2006-10-05, 04:08   Link #61
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I don't care why the name was chosen; it still sounds rediculous and a bit random.
True, but no more ridiculous and random than, say, US Navy Fighter Squadron 143's official name being "The Pukin' Dogs." (Of course, a lot depends on how plausible the unit name's backstory is...)

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Characters: Alice > You. Seriously, this girl's awesome.
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Old 2006-10-05, 04:18   Link #62
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One question : What the heck is will o the wisp?
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Old 2006-10-05, 04:54   Link #63
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Just saw episode 1 and Alice had me the minute she said, "Aku Zoku Zan," or as Eclipse translated it, "Slay-evil-immediately!" I wonder why they put those hyphens in the phrase.

That girl is seriously intense!

And if anyone is curious about why I LOLed at "Aku Zoku Zan," to quote Mentar, Wikipedia is your friend.
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Old 2006-10-05, 05:43   Link #64
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And if anyone is curious about why I LOLed at "Aku Zoku Zan," to quote Mentar, Wikipedia is your friend.
Heh, I had no idea. But somebody should correct that article, Meiji Restoration happened late 19th century.
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Old 2006-10-05, 06:09   Link #65
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Is Alice a noble of some sort? In her ballgown scene in the OP she looks like a Princess. Heh, like Last Exile's Sophia.
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:34   Link #66
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The first time I heard "Aku Soku Zan" I immediately thoguht of... Hajime Saitou! (From Rurouni Kenshin) I'll always associate him with that phrase even if you were to brainwash me. I was always reactive to his character. I remember I couldn't get over the fact that he of all people was married for almost a year (because Kenshin almost exploded when he heard it too.)

But she isn't half as badass (or mean for that matter).
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:39   Link #67
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Out of curiosity, what does "Gespenst Jager" mean?
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:44   Link #68
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Out of curiosity, what does "Gespenst Jager" mean?
Ghost Hunter.
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:57   Link #69
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is the man the main character? and is there going to be any romance in this anime between the main characters?
From the looks like it...then yes.
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Old 2006-10-05, 08:24   Link #70
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ED: ... WTF?
I actually really liked the cute and upbeat ED even though it is as you implied in your post: unfitting, seemingly out of nowhere.

And I have to praise the work on the CG. It really blended in quite well with the rest of the art. Usually, you get something completely out of place, out of sync, but I thought Gonzo did a nice job here.
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Old 2006-10-05, 08:41   Link #71
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Out of curiosity, what does "Gespenst Jager" mean?
Gespenst = German for ghost/haunt/wraith
Jäger = German for hunter

We decided NOT to go with the literal translation, because "ghost hunter" would sound like Ghostbusters - and the point of Gespenst Jäger (which isn't truly German either, or it would have to be Gespensterjäger) is not hunting ghosts, but a hunter who is a ghost himself.

Besides, in the episode the term is immediately explained by the badguy, so there was no need for a (potentially misleading) TLnote.

Side comment: The same holds true for "Krankheit Jäger". Krankheit = German for sickness/disease. Again, it would be slightly misleading to directly translate. And again, the _true_ meaning of the term in the Pumpkin Scissors universe is explained immediately thereafter.

Rest assured - if a term of German origin is used and NOT explained immediately, I will insist on a TLnote.
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Old 2006-10-05, 09:32   Link #72
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I actually really liked the cute and upbeat ED even though it is as you implied in your post: unfitting, seemingly out of nowhere.

And I have to praise the work on the CG. It really blended in quite well with the rest of the art. Usually, you get something completely out of place, out of sync, but I thought Gonzo did a nice job here.
I have no idea if I liked it or not yet. I was too confounded by it to really form an opinon. I lol'd at the 'biting lightly' part, though.

Yeah, I don't know how I forgot to mention how awesome that tank looked - probably because I was about 20 minutes from bedtime when I wrote that. CG in animation has really kicked up in quality lately with Haruhi, Simoun, and now this.

And, after that Wikipedia article, Alice is now 20% more awesome than she already was. No matter what happens with the rest of this show, at least she will be memorable.
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Old 2006-10-05, 09:40   Link #73
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Haha I remember one scene when Alice stands at the front of the tank with just her short sword and then she just threaten the bandits by herself. Talk about bravery . That Aku Soku Zan thingy she said earlier in the episode reminds me of Hajime Saitoh from Rurouni Kenshin. He use to say that phrase a lot of times too
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Old 2006-10-05, 09:41   Link #74
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What I'm looking forward to see is how a hardheaded "Slay-evil-immediately!" character like Alice will sustain a relationship with the gentle giant that is Olan. A glimpse of which was given in the last minutes of episode 1.
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Old 2006-10-05, 11:35   Link #75
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Surprisingly good show indeed, thanks to Eclipse for the subbing. The personalities or chara designs of the cast aren't really new, but somehow the alchemy work a lot better than in your average run-of-the-mill show. If you didn't already, watch it.
By the way, i quite like the name of the show, maybe because english isn't my first language.
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Old 2006-10-05, 11:45   Link #76
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Well, the name is certainly memorable and not generic.
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Old 2006-10-05, 12:03   Link #77
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Very unique indeed. Lol! Olan looks creepy when he tun his blue lamp....it's like he was possess or something.
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Old 2006-10-05, 12:56   Link #78
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Nice first episode, I am hooked. Interesting setting, very good artwork, good music. And if ANN is right Alice's seiyuu is the one of Rei from Marimite which is great.

The only complaint would be the rather clumsy attempts to include humour.

P.S. Why do more than half of anime villain leaders seem to have white hair?
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Old 2006-10-05, 13:18   Link #79
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Old 2006-10-05, 13:24   Link #80
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Its Japan, all the badasses kill their hair off with overbleaching.
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