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Old 2008-10-17, 10:27   Link #81
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Great first episode. Outstanding animation, great character designs. I'm very much looking forward to where this is going. When I was watching it, for some reason I kept flashing on Fooly Cooly though. That just me or did anyone else think that too?
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Old 2008-10-17, 12:00   Link #82
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It was... wow. Seyu is gorgeous. Best first ep in new season. Maybe best season's anime. Great Op, reminds me about Baccano!. Surely will watch this.
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Old 2008-10-17, 12:21   Link #83
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I've a feeling this show will end in tragedy.

Good first episode.
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Old 2008-10-17, 16:01   Link #84
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wow, i love everything about this so far.
kid has no stupid lolivoice, which was a pleasant surprise.
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Old 2008-10-17, 16:12   Link #85
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Seen the first episode and I won't judge the show until I've seen the second episode (I'm really curious to see mother/daughter interaction) as for the first episode, the evil foster family was way too overtop to a point that it was just silly besides that I loved the setting and I've never seen Portuguese before in an anime, usually foreign languages in anime tends to be English or German
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Old 2008-10-17, 16:23   Link #86
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Old 2008-10-17, 17:34   Link #87
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Great first episode. Outstanding animation, great character designs. I'm very much looking forward to where this is going. When I was watching it, for some reason I kept flashing on Fooly Cooly though. That just me or did anyone else think that too?
I had very very modest cowboy bebop flashes, but really for some reason I thought Lupin.
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Old 2008-10-17, 18:01   Link #88
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I had very very modest cowboy bebop flashes, but really for some reason I thought Lupin.
The OP was very Cowboy Bebop, that and it reminded me a lot of the Mushroom Samba episode (the setting).

Anyway it was a great first episode. I'm looking very much forward to seeing where it'll go from here.
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Old 2008-10-17, 18:22   Link #89
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http://www.michikotohatchin.com/character/
The site also feature interviews with seiyuu for all the main chars and according to ANN, most of them are first time seiyuu for an anime series and most of them were in some live-action series before. I'm not too sure though, but the fact that I have no knowledge of the entire cast make this show freshly interesting for me at least, yay for no loli-sound-like-rie-voice
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Old 2008-10-17, 19:08   Link #90
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Well that was...Terrible...

I guess maybe I saw something different from the rest that enjoyed it...Started out with typical action stuff then quickly devolved into boring comically overplayed abuse...Was any of this supposed to be actually engaging or entertaining...Even interesting at the least? Is the show even going to pretend your supposed to actually like any of these characters?

Sorry but pass can't find a reason for me to want to sit through another episode of that again...ick
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Old 2008-10-17, 21:40   Link #91
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just noticed the guy that hatchin imagined had the same tattoo as michiko, hm.
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Old 2008-10-17, 22:05   Link #92
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Ugh, that foster family reminded me of those kids in Elfen Lied who killed Lucy's dog. Its been awhile since I watched something with characters that pissed me off so much.

Anyways, not much opinion of the first episode other than hating the foster family. I might follow this, but so far I don't really have any expectations of it. I'll be glad if the only other time we see that family is them getting killed.
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Old 2008-10-17, 22:12   Link #93
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I've pretty much had my fill of stories about abused children and bullying. Maybe they're designed to appeal to an otaku audience who have personal experience with bullying? I've seen this plot line enough now, thank you.

Is the author sufficiently unaware of Catholicism to know that priests aren't married? Considering he made the "sign of the cross" at one point, it's hard to imagine he's supposed to be some type of Protestant. The closest he could be is high-church Anglican, but I don't think they make the sign of the cross either.

I watched this because I thought Ergo Proxy was a pretty decent series. Though it took itself too seriously in the philosophy department, I did like the production and characters. This show is so generic that I'm afraid I'm out the door with Kimichi.
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Old 2008-10-18, 00:38   Link #94
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wow, could you guys be any more shallow? sorry, but that's a really stupid reason to write off an entire series. it's pretty obvious the family won't be a regular theme. for goodness sakes she left the place at the end of the episode.
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Old 2008-10-18, 01:00   Link #95
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I think they needed to focus mostly on her this episode, because once they were together without this Michiko would have dominated the pair completely with her coolness but now we're also rooting for Hatchin and with the punch she finally threw she may have some spunk when Michiko and herself get into trouble later so she hopefully won't be just along for the ride. The reaction to the family seems to be pretty successful since their main purpose seems to have been for them to be hated by the audience to give Hatchin both a clear reason to want to leave really badly at the first chance she gets and to give her the basis for some future toughness, if she was pampered we probably wouldn't believe some of the stuff she'll likely be doing in the very near future.

Hating the entire series after the first episode just over the unbelievability or annoyingness of the brat family in Hatchin's part of the story doesn't really make sense given the nature of where this show is going. It's not like they will really play much of a role anymore seeing as they've seemingly fulfilled their role. They likely won't even show up ever again if this is a journey show following Michiko and Hatchin similar to Champloo now that Hatchin has left them.

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This show is so generic that I'm afraid I'm out the door with Kimichi.
If "generic-ness" or the tone because of the family are the reason, I'd give the show atleast a second episode now that Michiko and Hatchin are together. The entire tone of the show is likely to change now and both of the great series that come up due to their connections; Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop (barring the space cowboy setting) were also rather generic in their basics and plot. It's success or failure will all come down to the same thing that made both of those shows successful after setting up how the characters met.

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Old 2008-10-18, 01:06   Link #96
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wow, could you guys be any more shallow? sorry, but that's a really stupid reason to write off an entire series. it's pretty obvious the family won't be a regular theme. for goodness sakes she left the place at the end of the episode.
I didn't write it off. Other than hating the family I have no opinion of the show whatsoever. I'm still planning on watching it because frankly, I have no idea what to expect other than an episodic action anime (and I'm not even sure if its supposed to episodic or not). We haven't seen the two main characters together aside from the end of the first episode. How can I write off a show before seeing the interactions between the main cast?
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Old 2008-10-18, 02:13   Link #97
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Is the author sufficiently unaware of Catholicism to know that priests aren't married? Considering he made the "sign of the cross" at one point, it's hard to imagine he's supposed to be some type of Protestant. The closest he could be is high-church Anglican, but I don't think they make the sign of the cross either.
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A Catholic priest can be married. He could be a converted Anglican or Lutheran priest. Time to brush up on your Catholicism knowledge. That's 12 Hail Marys for you.
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Old 2008-10-18, 03:44   Link #98
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Looks like Michiko and Hatchin will get a Blu-ray (and DVD) release next January:

http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news...in_on_blu_ray/
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Old 2008-10-18, 04:10   Link #99
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Indeed, the foster family was pretty annoying.
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Anyways, I can't say I'm thrilled about this series after watching the first episode, but I'll check probably 2 more and then call it quits if I don't find it interesting by then.
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Old 2008-10-18, 06:47   Link #100
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I've pretty much had my fill of stories about abused children and bullying. Maybe they're designed to appeal to an otaku audience who have personal experience with bullying? I've seen this plot line enough now, thank you.

Is the author sufficiently unaware of Catholicism to know that priests aren't married? Considering he made the "sign of the cross" at one point, it's hard to imagine he's supposed to be some type of Protestant. The closest he could be is high-church Anglican, but I don't think they make the sign of the cross either.

I watched this because I thought Ergo Proxy was a pretty decent series. Though it took itself too seriously in the philosophy department, I did like the production and characters. This show is so generic that I'm afraid I'm out the door with Kimichi.
see, youre here for ergo proxy, im here for samurai champloo
i think only one of us can be satisfied, and by the looks of it im pretty sure i know who that will be.
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