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Old 2007-04-13, 09:20   Link #221
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I just saw the 1st episode and must say I was impressed with it. At this stage it's kinda hard to see where it's going-is it a romance or an action series-I'd say at this point it kinda reminds me of Kanon 2006-but just in a superficial way-older sister in the hospitial, mysterious girl being hunted by guy with a katana who is taking care of a young girl-maybe Shana? It'll be very interesting to see how this developes.
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Old 2007-04-13, 09:26   Link #222
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True, as the show is now it can developed in quite some directions. Later today the summary for episode 2 will be up so we'll see then
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Old 2007-04-13, 09:52   Link #223
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I've seen alot of speculating saying Matsuri is a vampire or something, but I don't think such a cute girl would harm anyone
True, I was thinking first when that sudden clearing sky moment happened that she's evil Mahou Shoujo from another dimension .
But I guess that happened just inside head of the Yorito to emphasize feeling to watchers. Good moment... tear was nice touch.
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:02   Link #224
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Her being a vampire makes sense, since

1)she comes out only in the night
2)she longs to see the morning sky
3)she is scared of light
4)she has a stupid guy who wants to kill a beautiful girl like her with some sword
5)she likes tomato, which looks similar to blood k..the last one sucked
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:03   Link #225
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Her being a vampire makes sense, since
You know, just because everything points at it doesn't mean its true. Sure everything points at her being a vampire, though we don't know much about that world yet --- she could be anything.

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I've seen alot of speculating saying Matsuri is a vampire or something, but I don't think such a cute girl would harm anyone
Go look up on Tsukihime. :3
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:05   Link #226
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Well, since this is a forum on Sola discussion, and we dont know the ending, thats why the speculations, u r free to discard or accept the theory
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:09   Link #227
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Well, since this is a forum on Sola discussion, and we dont know the ending, thats why the speculations, u r free to discard or accept the theory
Heh, i never said you couldn't did i? No need to start acting like that. :3
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:28   Link #228
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Go look up on Tsukihime. :3
I think that's a good example of how everything can happen in anime Still, Matsuri is LIKE a vampire but she isn't since
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:40   Link #229
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Ah... you know what is the best part about this anime ? - there will be no freaking spoilers you can accidentally come across, because there is not anything to spoil Your guess is just as good as the guy's next to you
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Old 2007-04-13, 10:58   Link #230
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Agreed. I like it that you can discuss all stuff about this anime without facing the danger of accidentelly telling a spoiler
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Old 2007-04-13, 13:29   Link #231
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Made this "wrong" way, checked first ep then listened Prologue and read through thread. This became to most looking forward on my list from this new season...hmm because this came from behind the tree, having high quality relaxed start, story is maybe not original, but having special mood. And haven't heard Mamiko Noto enough, had to even check her cast list from ANN... and now I get her name to my head . I can't even stop myself from listening that song from Prologue/1st ep.

I was thinking that Aono knew what would happen if her brother opens curtain...he runs to take picture . So no her disease has nothing to do with sun. I'm guessing that she's just anemic.
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Old 2007-04-13, 14:32   Link #232
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Agreed on the No spoiler problem. I usually have to avoid the forums like a plague on any show I like till its over. Ep1 was captivating for me, the story telling had me so much I didn't even drink my freshly opened soda pop.
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Old 2007-04-13, 17:06   Link #233
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Episode 2. I still like it. I like the pace. I think the role is perfect for MamiMami's voice. This is why people adore her. The plot so far is satisfying (except for one thing I'll mention in spoilers). I like the character design.

This show is what it is. Someone who is offended by the memes won't like it. But I do.
Spoiler for ep2:
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Old 2007-04-13, 20:19   Link #234
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Episode 2. I still like it. I like the pace. I think the role is perfect for MamiMami's voice. This is why people adore her. The plot so far is satisfying (except for one thing I'll mention in spoilers). I like the character design.

This show is what it is. Someone who is offended by the memes won't like it. But I do.
Spoiler for ep2:
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Old 2007-04-13, 20:43   Link #235
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What mouhitori says sounds right to me.
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Old 2007-04-13, 21:04   Link #236
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This show makes the cut, I'll follow this one.

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Old 2007-04-13, 22:30   Link #237
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Screenshot for Episode 2:



The background music for this show is superb. It is so easy to listen to that the show is working for me just because of these scores. Episode 2 maintains it usual style of presentation that doesn't try to overwhelm the senses. The pace and the plot progression are happening in such manner that I don't really feel eager for things to happen. It's like one can just sit back and let things happen. I'm sure there are lot of fans who are familiar with those kind of show. Yet, the show does have an underlying plot that isn't as predictable as it seems to be.

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As Srin has said, this fact above wins a major prop for this show. I'm convinced after watching and savoring episode 2 that I'll like this series, and it may very well end up as one of my favorite series of this year.

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This show makes the cut, I'll follow this one.

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Since hardly any of us in the thread are holding back our theories, here is mine as well..

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Old 2007-04-13, 22:45   Link #238
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It surprises me that not much attention is being given to sola, given the pedigree behind it. A writer from Kanon, the artist from Da Capo, and the animation company behind Rozen Maiden. Not to mention that it is an original story, and not a straight adaptation. You would think it would have attracted more attention by now.

Omni from Random Curiosity seems to be hooked by it though, so that will mean more publicity for sola. He's currently writing up the summary for Ep02, and it appears that Matsuri is known as the-
Spoiler:
, whatever that means.

sola and "MSLN StrikerS" are currently the two series from this season that I am dying to get fansubs of. The former for atmosphere, the latter for "raging passion".

Cheers.
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Old 2007-04-14, 00:09   Link #239
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How come no one told me any positive blurbs about this?! This is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for!

*breathes*

....anyway, just watched the Lunar-subbed Episode 1. This is my kind of thing; KEY-style (yes I know this probably isn't fair, but I don't know how to put it any other way) slice-of-life phasing into weirdness, setting up a mystery which promises a great deal of emotional trauma for the guy, and the girl.

As it goes, while KyoAni's taking a break from the KEY materials with Lucky Star, I'm probably going to use this as relief from my Kanon withdrawal.

Some thoughts:

1) There was one point where I was seriously thinking, "wait.....why is Mana cooking for Yorito? Could they actually be married (OH SHI-), or is Mana going to become a Kaede (OH SHI-)?"

Otherwise, Mana doesn't actually leave much of an impression on me. As it stands from my opinion, she's the most likely to get the shaft in terms of character development....

2) I actually kind of like the fact that Yorito takes such a great interest in the sky. He comes across as an artistic soul to me, and that's a fairly rare type for a male lead in anime, at least to my experience. Moreover, he's not a Keitaro-class wimp, but surprise surprise, he's not a Kyon-class snark, either. He's a good example of the middle ground. Quite easily the most realistic portrayal of the "Everyman", IMHO.

3) On the other hand, Aono gives me (Yuki/Mai/Rei) vibes, and not much else. Not something to attract me instantly, but since it's Episode 1, I'll keep a close watch. The quiet girls do tend to be the ones with the most character development in the end, putting aside Crispin Freeman's proclaimation that they also "tend to be the kinky ones".......wait. Why am I adding that last bit in?

4) Koyori-imoutochan!!! Kawaii desu!!! Can I stuff her in a duffel bag, huh, huh, please?!

5) Matsuri......mystery girl. Not much to say about her at the moment, until I see more of her.

6) Takeshi-Mayuko.....again, don't know what to say about them. Let's see what time would tell.....

7) All in all, has the potential to become quite good stuff. Now I'm hoping this thread doesn't get contaminated by DanielSong39 and his ilk....

Finally, a question. What day of the week does the Lunar subs come out?

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So, I wasn't the only one who thought "Taiyou no Uta" while watching this. Obviously, with the introduction of <insert "vampire" here maybe> hunter, it's not going to go down that path, but I really wouldn't have minded if it did, since Taiyou no Uta was quite a good film. I think I'd have really dug this show if it was just romance and nothing else. It's yet to happen, but I can easily see the action element becoming a convenient, unwelcome distraction.
Guess I wasn't the only one thinking "Taiyou no Uta" while I was watching the first half of this, either.
Although, it's become apparent we're going to have to be prepared for KEY-class weird shit, so I'm not too bothered either way.

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Then again, hospitalized sister did seem like she'd sprung fully formed out of the Random Anime Character Generator, do NONE of these people even HAVE parents? What was with the goth-loli in a box?!
An SHnY reference?

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Oh come now, maybe this was all just a ploy to test the camera man! Maybe mystery man was working with the umbrella corporation girl to test the camera man's feelings toward said girl. You know, like "see if he'll come to the rescue" kind of thing

And Skyfall, you might want to get some flak jackets. If I take off with this series my zany insaney craziness will find it's way in here
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Well, I'm here. Does that mean I have no need to start aiming my firepower at lolitron mangatron?

Heh. I know mangatron has quite a reputation, but what kind of reputation, I'm not too sure of yet....

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I was thinking that Aono knew what would happen if her brother opens curtain...he runs to take picture . So no her disease has nothing to do with sun. I'm guessing that she's just anemic.
That actually makes sense, heh.
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Old 2007-04-14, 00:34   Link #240
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It surprises me that not much attention is being given to sola, given the pedigree behind it. A writer from Kanon, the artist from Da Capo, and the animation company behind Rozen Maiden. Not to mention that it is an original story, and not a straight adaptation. You would think it would have attracted more attention by now.
Possibly the fact that it's original probably gave it less publicity. Perhaps it's popularity might have something to do with the voice actors as well, but that's an assumption on my part.

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Oh, you'll see...Provided he continues posting here, that is.
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