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Old 2010-01-09, 04:57   Link #181
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Chalk another one up for "better than I thought it would be". The synopsis I read made this sound kid of silly but it worked out much better than I thought. Definitely looking forward to episode 2.
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Old 2010-01-09, 07:17   Link #182
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Good introductory first episode. Hopefully this show turns out well. I'll keep my eye on this one.
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Old 2010-01-09, 07:24   Link #183
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Weirdly, I love the ending sequence. I think it's the character design, it's fairly simple yet works.
Yeah i love the ED, and along with the OP it makes for good material to remember each character. Thankfully the OP comes with names, so it makes it much easier. Plus when it comes to trying to remember names, it gives me yet another excuse to rewatch an episode.

& yeah, Yasuda's designs really shine in the ED.

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I don't know if I'm alone, but have anybody feel a similarity in the "feeling" of the anime that looks like "Persona"?
For a reason I can't explain or even clearly think about, as I watched the episode, I feel the same feeling from when I read Persona or played the games. (But that's me... Might be my senses that are going crazy... XD)
I guess it's the "there's something dark going on in this town" theme that reminds you of Persona, because i felt it quite a bit.

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The character designs looked to me a bit like a cross between Baccano! and Kure-nai. I've not seen Yozakura Quartet so I have no basis for comparison.
Yasuda Suzuhito's designs are quite unique in my opinion, so i really don't understand the connection you've made. Very interesting though, i must say.
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Old 2010-01-09, 09:19   Link #184
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Looks really promising to me. Watched the first ep and was really enjoyable to watch.
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Old 2010-01-09, 09:33   Link #185
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Just rewatched on CR, and on this watch i spotted that the screen shown a number of times was showing different scenes from Baccano (not just the one scene i noticed on my first watch), along with this epic poster of Miria and Isaac:

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Old 2010-01-09, 10:46   Link #186
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I started an open wiki for this if anyone is interested. Durarara Wiki
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Old 2010-01-09, 11:33   Link #187
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It was definitely interesting. I'm not sure if I'm sold on the show but it's right there anyways.
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Old 2010-01-09, 12:08   Link #188
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Well I finally got round to watching the first episode and all I have to say is...What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made On Drugs?
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Old 2010-01-09, 13:08   Link #189
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For a bit of fun, I found this:
http://tubedubber.com/#x_3WjhUBavU:i...0:100:0:0:true


EDIT:

Actually this even better and more fitting:
http://tubedubber.com/#x_3WjhUBavU:w...0:100:0:0:true

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Old 2010-01-09, 15:55   Link #190
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Had relatively high expectations for this one before airing and judging by the first episode alone, it did not disappoint. Will definitely keep watching.
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Old 2010-01-09, 16:53   Link #191
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It's been a while since Bacanno but from what I remember of it, my one issue with the show was that despite the large cast of characters, I found hardly any of them especially interesting or likeable. I am kinda getting the same feeling here. I am kinda struck by how uninteresting main guy and his, umm, 'flamboyant' friend are right now. I'm gonna echo earlier sentiments that the most interesting character so far was the guy with one line who was spying?? (<-- or not) on the kidnappers and that I kinda hope the story doesn't focus too much on Mikado.

lol, I did watch Bacanno all the way through despite anything though so yeah I will be following this.

On the episode itself, the blatantly plot-and-setup-oriented dialogue was pretty weak. Now of course, the introduction of the characters of a story is a narrative necessity. And indeed to a degree, the main character's fresh arrival at Ikebukuro makes it natural. However when, after half an episode of introductions, your dialogue starts going 'So, who else should I look out for?' to be honest that is really quite a bit too much.

Anyway, I liked the OP and ED. The animation for the ED makes it a bit more memorable; I do like the character designs. Although I was a bit confused about Shiroth's 'large breasted' comment earlier, now that I think of it, the dark haired glasses girl, presumably 'Anri' and the third main character of this series, did strike me with the fullness of her chest :P.

lol, speaking of OPs and EDs and breasts, though, I also noticed that the cast seems to have a noticeable lack of women. There are only three in the ED/OP? as opposed to however many men. The episode itself, though, featured two women (not counting the Dullahan) not in the opening/closing sequences: the neck-scar girl and the kidnapping victim. Anyway, I don't really know what's up with the neck-scar girl but the reason I'm bringing all this up is that due to the lack of presence of the kidnapped girl in the OP/ED sequences, as well as an ominous mention of 'death' in the preview where she did show up, I am getting an unpleasant premonition that she will die. That would be quite unfortunate, really--I hope I am wrong.
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Old 2010-01-09, 17:10   Link #192
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love the op and ending songs. FIrst episode was alright probably give it a few more episodes to see if i stick with it
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Old 2010-01-09, 17:55   Link #193
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This totally reminded me of the first epi of Baccano, lots of things going on with no explanation I do like how the OP is just like Baccano's since all the characters I liked that the OP had all their names.

Lol at the Horo cut out
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Old 2010-01-09, 19:12   Link #194
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How many episodes will this be?
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Old 2010-01-09, 19:14   Link #195
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really good start, enough to convince me to start reading the novel perhaps. Was that a Horo they were carrying?
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Old 2010-01-09, 19:50   Link #196
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really good start, enough to convince me to start reading the novel perhaps. Was that a Horo they were carrying?
Yup, and I am now convinced that those two are the ones who are responsible for the overpriced-but-only-available-from-one-person anime merchandise on the internet. Oh, and does anyone have a guess who was talking during the online chat? The speaker in blue was obviously Mikado and someone might be able to tell from the voice who the other two are, any ideas?
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Old 2010-01-09, 20:02   Link #197
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Oh, and does anyone have a guess who was talking during the online chat? The speaker in blue was obviously Mikado and someone might be able to tell from the voice who the other two are, any ideas?
I was trying to figure that out too but since Kida talked so much during the epi I had a hard time hearing other voices even when he wasnt in the scene Never thought Id actually want Miyano Mamoru to shut up XD
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Old 2010-01-09, 20:13   Link #198
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Yup, and I am now convinced that those two are the ones who are responsible for the overpriced-but-only-available-from-one-person anime merchandise on the internet. Oh, and does anyone have a guess who was talking during the online chat? The speaker in blue was obviously Mikado and someone might be able to tell from the voice who the other two are, any ideas?
Wasn't one of the guys in the online chat the one with the glasses that was part of the kidnapping scenario calling himself Kanra-san? He's using a female avatar. He wears a lab coat in the OP. Offline called Nakura in ep. 1.
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Old 2010-01-09, 20:26   Link #199
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Yup, and I am now convinced that those two are the ones who are responsible for the overpriced-but-only-available-from-one-person anime merchandise on the internet. Oh, and does anyone have a guess who was talking during the online chat? The speaker in blue was obviously Mikado and someone might be able to tell from the voice who the other two are, any ideas?
This should be fun.

There are 3 iirc.

(Blue)Taro Tanaka: Dude who said he's moving to Ike.
(Gray)Setton: Silent guy, doesn't really say much.
(Orange)Kanra: Talks a whole bunch, mentioned the mysterious Dotachin and the Headless Monster.
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Old 2010-01-09, 20:32   Link #200
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OMG! Finally the sub released.!
Cant wait to watch the 1rst episode! xDD
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