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Old 2010-07-13, 21:22   Link #101
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My opinion is that it is a parody of the anime catgirl
The word "parody" needs to stop being abused for anything that could be illogical or simply traditional in its genre. It's a very specific term with a very specific meaning, and the number of times I've seen it misused on this board is staggering.
par·o·dy [par-uh-dee]
–noun 4. any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.
I think an alien catgirl who is physically indistinguishable from a catgirl cosplayer just might fit under the definition of "satirical".
o·pin·ion [uh-pin-yuhn]
–noun 2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
You might also want to reacquaint yourself with this one.
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Old 2010-07-13, 21:45   Link #102
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From my perspective, Eris is simply utilizing the anime standard catgirl design, and aliens have been mistaken for cosplayers before, so I just have to question calling it a parody. Comedy is admittedly one of the few things that can get me passionate, but I'll work on going about things differently in the future.
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Old 2010-07-13, 21:55   Link #103
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I find this "4 ears" discussion higly amusing. Is it really that strange *ahemcoughStrikeWitchescough*

Really though, as an alien I do not find that strange. If anything, if she had no human ears that would have probably lowered the "meh she's just like humans" reaction the spy organizations gave out. Something tells me that is more important.
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Old 2010-07-13, 22:04   Link #104
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From my perspective, Eris is simply utilizing the anime standard catgirl design, and aliens have been mistaken for cosplayers before, so I just have to question calling it a parody. Comedy is admittedly one of the few things that can get me passionate, but I'll work on going about things differently in the future.
Nah, traditional catgirls usually have their hair conveniently covering where their human ears would be, or have the cat ears low enough on the head to keep the "human ear" area normal looking. Either way, the question is safely avoided.

Even the majority of the manga pictures of Eris out there appear to use the "hair covering" trick to sidestep the issue.
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Old 2010-07-14, 01:47   Link #105
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just watched ep1 and my first thoughts were:

Spoiler for ep1:

Liked the jokes about boobs-cosplay-and the likes, funny. lol'd at -> She knows where his porn are... hahaha, well, knowing her true identity its a no-wonder.. but that left me wondering the following...
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To be fair Manami does seem to have the equipment and willingness to spy on Kio in his house. So entirely possible she has abused that in the past
yo mate, did you think what I think? lolz

It sure isn't ToLoveRu (which I enjoyed neverthless).. definitely keep watchin' this.
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Old 2010-07-14, 03:33   Link #106
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Oh well, I guess Imma gonna watch the show for Aoi. Meganekko + long raven hair + Hanazawa + yandere tendencies = win! First for me hearing Hanazawa voicing a character who's a bit off kilter lol.
Zange-chan isn't a bit off kilter?
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Old 2010-07-14, 05:18   Link #107
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You want a serious, realistic guess?
It's Okinawa. The place with 14 American military bases. Strategically important in terms of America's power projection in the area in relations to both China and the two Koreas. The spies are there because the Americans are there, and because the bases are there..
Actually, I think you're right.

Manami's blonde contact seems to be American. Heck, even her Japanese accent sounds 'American', leading me to assume that Kio's childhood friend is secretly connected with some intelligence arm of the US military.

I find it hard to believe however, that she's been spying on Kio simply out of interest. With that kind of affiliation, there must be an actual reason why she's been spying on him.

Then again, with the premise of the anime being silly and playful as it is, maybe she just likes doing it.
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Old 2010-07-14, 05:23   Link #108
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I find it hard to believe however, that she's been spying on Kio simply out of interest. With that kind of affiliation, there must be an actual reason why she's been spying on him.
Well, my subs claim her superior didn't really want her to join the case, because she isn't "ready". I like to think for realism's sake, that the young girl is still only a trainee and not yet qualified for full fieldwork. This might well be her first official mission, hence why I think she had been spying on her neighbour because she hadn't been allowed to have any duties up to now.
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Old 2010-07-14, 06:18   Link #109
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Actually, I think you're right.

Manami's blonde contact seems to be American. Heck, even her Japanese accent sounds 'American', leading me to assume that Kio's childhood friend is secretly connected with some intelligence arm of the US military.

I find it hard to believe however, that she's been spying on Kio simply out of interest. With that kind of affiliation, there must be an actual reason why she's been spying on him.

Then again, with the premise of the anime being silly and playful as it is, maybe she just likes doing it.
Well in that conversation, Manami and Jack did refer to that organization as the "Company". I think we all know who exactly they're referring to when they say that...
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Actually, I think you're right.

Manami's blonde contact seems to be American. Heck, even her Japanese accent sounds 'American', leading me to assume that Kio's childhood friend is secretly connected with some intelligence arm of the US military.
The uh.... A&W Root Beer was a dead giveaway, although then again probably only Americans would know what I'm talking about. But then there's the Corvette she's driving, made famous by Gran Turismo's demo for the PS1 more than a decade ago, which was the best car to use for beginners

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I find it hard to believe however, that she's been spying on Kio simply out of interest. With that kind of affiliation, there must be an actual reason why she's been spying on him.

Then again, with the premise of the anime being silly and playful as it is, maybe she just likes doing it.
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Well, my subs claim her superior didn't really want her to join the case, because she isn't "ready". I like to think for realism's sake, that the young girl is still only a trainee and not yet qualified for full fieldwork. This might well be her first official mission, hence why I think she had been spying on her neighbour because she hadn't been allowed to have any duties up to now.
I would think of her more along the lines of a "local contact". One on the payroll, probably directly reports to ze blonde woman. Or as they would put it in the Bourne movies: a "local asset"
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Old 2010-07-14, 08:02   Link #111
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One question... What did Kio do, prior to Eris' arrival, to get entangled with a terrorist, a CIA agent-wannabee and the love of a human super weapon?
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One question... What did Kio do, prior to Eris' arrival, to get entangled with a terrorist, a CIA agent-wannabee and the love of a human super weapon?
Hopefully that's what they'll show us. After last season, I refuse to believe in coincidences for the next few seasons

I mean, you've got the childhood friend who knows a lot, you've got a teacher who knows where you live, and then there's Aoi-chan who Kio seems to have been friendly with for quite some time now, all this prior to Eris. If they don't address this in the anime I'll....

I'd go with the cliche of "something his parents were involved in" but I have a feeling they'll take the easy route and make it just about Eris
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Old 2010-07-14, 08:15   Link #113
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One question... What did Kio do, prior to Eris' arrival, to get entangled with a terrorist, a CIA agent-wannabee and the love of a human super weapon?
Coincidence?

Naw that will be too convenient.
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Coincidence?

Naw that will be too convenient.
lol I was gonna use that word when I posted in here after watching the 1st ep but I felt it didn't stretch far enough so had to go one better and put it down to fate/destiny!

For the most part I hate huge coincidences like these I like to think it's better to play it off as fate/destiny IMO.

I just wonder if they will pull out the "his old man was super spy" card here, hell I'm really starting to wonder about alot of things here
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Old 2010-07-14, 09:11   Link #115
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It's either that or his father turned to the darkside who's wife gives birth to a princess and a hermit living near by that turns out be a JXdi-master.

Fate, naw that's too convenient as a plot.
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Heh, I'd rather go with the "his [father/mother] had previous contact with the cat aliens" since destiny and fate is too much of a coincidence when it's x3
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Old 2010-07-14, 13:07   Link #117
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Eris was surely the focus of the episode, but I got the impression that Aoi was an important character herself, and her appearance in the ed indicated that. As well as the bigginning, maybe, but im sure they did the same thing with the weapon.

Itd be far more interesting if that was the case in the end though. I dunno, need to wait and see where they go with the story before i make any judgements.

Art style and designs reminded me of Black Lagoon somehow
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Old 2010-07-14, 13:28   Link #118
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Eris was surely the focus of the episode, but I got the impression that Aoi was an important character herself, and her appearance in the ed indicated that. As well as the bigginning, maybe, but im sure they did the same thing with the weapon.
Aren't there three ED sequences?

The ED will probably get shuffled around as the series rolls by.
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Old 2010-07-15, 07:47   Link #119
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It's up on Crunchyroll now.

Rather like the first episode. Pretty mad how everyone around Kio has a crazy hidden life style, and it'll be fun to see all of those play out as the show progresses.

& not to mention, the cast are very nice on the eyes~

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I don't remember it well enough, but I think this guys' room layout is the same as Rito's (To love Ru)
The only part that's different is the door placement.
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yo mate, did you think what I think? lolz

It sure isn't ToLoveRu (which I enjoyed neverthless).. definitely keep watchin' this.
Yeah think we were on the same page there .

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Well, my subs claim her superior didn't really want her to join the case, because she isn't "ready". I like to think for realism's sake, that the young girl is still only a trainee and not yet qualified for full fieldwork. This might well be her first official mission, hence why I think she had been spying on her neighbour because she hadn't been allowed to have any duties up to now.
Suppose there is nothing like spying on your childhood friend to sharpen your skills...Well I guess if someone has all that equipment it must be tempting to use it at some point. The real tragedy is having all those weapons and never the excuse to use them. I'm kind of curious how she got affiliated with that group since I doubt she found them in the classifieds.
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