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Old 2004-01-20, 11:07   Link #21
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It looked really interesting. I think I will follow this one and see what happens.
The futuristic design is great. The skimpy suits is a bit too much maybe but hey, if it dosn't mess up the story or the serie itself, why complain.
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Old 2004-01-20, 13:24   Link #22
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After watching the first episode, this looks like good escapist fun.
I thought the animation was okay. Nothing too spectacular.

This series also has tons of typical anime caricatures.

Just by watching the opening alone, we have the spirited newbie, the sexy oni-san, the clumsy geek, the gun-toting chick, and the disciplined martial artist.

I mean we can have betting pools to see who will be strict with Maia, who will be critical of her, and who will console her!

Still, there's nothing like sun, surf, & swimsuits to help you get through another dismal day of reality.
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Old 2004-01-20, 18:52   Link #23
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I didn't like it but I'll keep watching..

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Old 2004-01-21, 01:49   Link #24
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I haven't decided on this series yet. It could go either way. I'll have to see how they continue things in ep 2 before I make up my mind. I do find it hard to believe that the student with the higest scores on the first 2 tests could have not been accepted. Unless she completely bombed the interview, but it didn't seem like she did.
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Old 2004-01-21, 02:24   Link #25
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Personally, I can't wait to see how this story unfolds; episode 1 has got me hooked. Conspiracy sounds tasty to me. If this just develops into another action anime, I think I'll be OK with that too, though I would prefer a drama.

In any case, good job to Lunar for picking yet another good show to sub!
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Old 2004-01-21, 08:39   Link #26
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I hope they will stay on drama, althought little action is not bad.
So far (after first episode) this looks very promising.

I too liked futuristic look. Why are they still using paper money and coins? I would have tought that when you have cars that levitate, you can pay anything with credit card or cell phone.

Those suits... very ecchi, but besides that, nothing more than what you can expect anime today.
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Old 2004-01-21, 17:33   Link #27
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Yeah, between the swimsuits and all the water I couldn't help thinking of Agent Aika. Thankfully it was several orders of magnitude better than that pantyfest.
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Old 2004-01-21, 17:43   Link #28
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I enjoyed it so far as well, but I agree that Ep1 seemed very forced. They purposely totally over-heap abuse on the main character to drive into our skulls pity for her...

My one major gripe though is the over-the-top fanservice in parts with the swimsuits and huge ass shots. It seems like Daphne will be another one of those series where they come up with a really nice drama plot which could stand fine on its own -- and they toss in a bunch of overdone fanservice which kind of taints the show. But I guess they're afraid it won't sell as well without fanservice.
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Old 2004-01-21, 17:44   Link #29
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As much as I like women in nothing, I find what they wear to be stupid and a turn off cause its not needed. They could be wearing just regular skimpy outfits and look alot better imo. I'm going to watch it cause it looks really good all together but honestly what there wear is stupid.
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Old 2004-01-21, 21:35   Link #30
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I started watching after reading Lucier's description in the spoiler tag, thinking "What the hell were they talking about? This looks happy." I guess I should have known better. It looks really good, I'll be stickin' with it. I really like the character design as well.
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Old 2004-01-22, 02:11   Link #31
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Okay, on seeing those outfits I was totally thinking "OMG it's Aeon Flux with actual curves and cute character designs!"

So yeah, the AE outfits are totally out of place and it's kinda too bad you can feel the show going down that sentai super team road because you know the heroine and all those other characters are going to end up FIGHTING CRIME IN SKIMPY OUTFITS

Because otherwise the melodrama in this episode was pretty nifty actually, sorta like a less cutsey and warmhearted Fruits Basket, and the way it's topped off by getting shot was just perfect... I mean, wow, that is a bad day!

So yeah, too bad it won't continue that way...
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Old 2004-01-22, 02:31   Link #32
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This show was alright still! cuz fanservice is always nice! regardless of the silly story (imo)... I'm lookin forward to the the guaranteed (hopefully) violence and fanservice in future eps! Cuz the opening track and intro got me to watch the full show in the first place... imo, there seemed to be good potential for a great deal of violence to occur later in the series judging by the intro (the hand to hand and the gat fights to come!)...
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Old 2004-01-22, 04:18   Link #33
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lol I can't believe they actually shot her or did they. Ep1 was great, looking forward to ep2. Wow what a cliffhangar in the first episode it certainly caught my attention.
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Old 2004-01-22, 09:18   Link #34
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Regarding the bad things: I suppose all the bad things happening in one day is because they didn't want to drag it out too long; the bad things probably isn't the point of the show, unlike in SaiKano... this one just has a bunch of really shitty things happening in one day (how long can you stretch one day anyway? And it is possible that all those things happened in one day... these things do happen... )

Regarding those, IMO, ridiculous outfits: While I won't jump to conclusions yet about those outfits, I have a feeling the show might end up going the wrong way... Too much fanservice can ruin the show for many people. If you want your fanservice and hentai you can always read doujinshi or extra images, but it doesn't have to be all in the show... if you need to resort to fanservice to attract viewers, that doesn't really say much about the show's plot and such, does it? Just wondering - this is set in the future right? Maybe it's hinting at how society gets more and more... revealing

I hope she goes through more trials and tribulations! I love it when that happens...
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Old 2004-01-22, 11:18   Link #35
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I'm thinking that at this point there are a couple of possibilities for further plot development:

1) she scored so high that she was accepted to some uber-secret ocean institute agency (ie the Pantsless Crimefighting League or somehting) instead of the regular ocean institute and they haven't let her know yet.

2) she'll end up working for the PCL because of being shot for some reason, like she becomes aware of the existence of the PCL and applies for a job, or whatever. Or they become aware of her and her high scores. Probably she'll turn out to be a better shot that that red haired chick.

Anyway, those outfits are the most insane thing I've seen in an anime for awhile. I mean, come on! I'm going to keep watching despite the silliness, while the episode started a little slow by the end I was pretty absorbed and ready for episode 2. Thanks Lunar!
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Old 2004-01-23, 02:32   Link #36
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I just watched ep2...
and I want ep 3 *NOW*...
I'm not sure why yet, but this series REALLY draws me in...

As for the ep, it really suprised me... I expected some of it, but some stuff was a suprise =)

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Old 2004-01-23, 02:43   Link #37
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I just watched ep2...
and I want ep 3 *NOW*...
I'm not sure why yet, but this series REALLY draws me in...

As for the ep, it really suprised me... I expected some of it, but some stuff was a suprise =)

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Old 2004-01-23, 02:53   Link #38
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hmmmm, if my daughter in future wear something like this, I will be chapereon her all the time.
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Old 2004-01-23, 03:21   Link #39
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Old 2004-01-23, 04:30   Link #40
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