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Old 2010-01-22, 21:19   Link #521
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The voices are unrelated to the chatters. It's just the designated narrator for the episode reading them out loud in a "fitting tone" to make it less boring in animated form.
Well that makes sense especially taking what happens in ep. 2 into consideration. Thanks for sharing.

Stll think that Taro is a shared avatar with Mikado and Kida and that Kanra is Izaya.
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Old 2010-01-22, 21:26   Link #522
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The awesomeness of this episode has improved my opinion tremendously.

Spoiler for Hey Izaya! Duck!:

Spoiler for FALCON PUNCH!:
For some reason I laughed at the first scene above when I saw it . Shizuo, men what a guy can't wait to see more of him.
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'Shizuo' = 'quiet man'
'Heiwajima' = 'peaceful island'
Which is hilariously ironic!
That is hilarious .
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Old 2010-01-22, 21:28   Link #523
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Stuopidget, have you read the novels?
I've read the official translated version of the first three volumes.

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... Gets a bit confusing trying to pick things apart from the way I remember it from the books, though. On top of that, Rio's character seems to be entirely anime original.
I don't know what to think about Rio, especially now that she seems to appear again in the preview.
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Old 2010-01-22, 21:33   Link #524
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The awesomeness of this episode has improved my opinion tremendously.

Spoiler for Hey Izaya! Duck!:

Spoiler for FALCON PUNCH!:
I really have to say I enjoyed that first one way more than I should . Something about Izaya getting owned is just a joy. Sure he got up, but it was still a fun thing to watch. Not sure if that's biasing my opinion that I really like Shizuo's character. I mean he's just tossing things around and beating the crap out of thugs. That's just fun to watch . Besides his logic pretty solid. Aimed for a vital spot, so obviously the guy was trying to kill him, which means the guy had some pain coming to him.

Overall liked this one a lot. Definitely a crazy day for Mikado though. Plus he didn't get as much development with Sonohara. Still funny that he took her and ran, but then ran out of gas so she took over the sprint .
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Old 2010-01-22, 21:51   Link #525
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That guy was lucky that he wasn't wearing boxers.
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Old 2010-01-22, 22:48   Link #526
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I don't know what to think about Rio, especially now that she seems to appear again in the preview.
That could be just footage from episode 1 being reshown again. Maybe to explain what role Shinra played in that case. Rio seems to have her 'dark' expression on again in the preview, so one has to wonder.
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Old 2010-01-22, 23:24   Link #527
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I love those gifs, especially with the one of Izaya getting owned. By the way, what do you guys think of his mysterious purse cutting and hair shaving attacks? Sure he pulls out a knife later but I doubt he used that, maybe Celty isn't the only one with shadow powers (some of the art on the website seems to suggest that as well).
And I like the theory about the narrator of the episode narrating the chats, I had been thinking about that as well but, since I stink at identifying voices I wasn't going to suggest it.

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I I'm preparing myself to go floored by Erika and Shinra when they appear properly /o/ Screw favouritism. When characters are nearly all awesome who needs it? 8)b
Erika as in, the girl in the otaku gang? I hope so since she's the one that caught my eye the most probably my inner cosplayer there....
And the image you posted isn't loading, something about too many IPs viewing it.
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Old 2010-01-22, 23:44   Link #528
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Erika as in, the girl in the otaku gang? I hope so since she's the one that caught my eye the most probably my inner cosplayer there....
And the image you posted isn't loading, something about too many IPs viewing it.
Argh. Remind me not to get sleepy again orz I mean Yagiri Namie, not Erika D: Though a bit weird, I do like Erika's fashion sense a lot... Her cap is sure lovely there... <3 I need to take a good coffee in the morning...

Yes, I know that having a fetish to white lab coats is weird at the very least 8D;;

Also is this the image that doesn't show? <3' (Unless imagehost is not working properly, I can change it to imageshack :c)

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Old 2010-01-23, 00:07   Link #529
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For a bit i was wondering if there were any series out at the moment I should really care about. And then I started watching this. Needless to say, I've got a new favorite series for this season. IZAYA xD
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Old 2010-01-23, 00:16   Link #530
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The answer to this is surprisingly simple yet hilarious when find out who is who.



33% accuracy, but I would like to see your reasoning behind it.

Okay is it just me or does this guy look like a Japanese Jimmy Page.
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Old 2010-01-23, 01:29   Link #531
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Now THAT episode is so much better. Fight scenes were just freaking awesome. Not to mention shippy wise... I dunno, with so much harem I see, it's kinda refreshing its the male who takes the initiative and does the 'chasing' this time around. Can't help but really ship MikadoxAnri lol.

Now if only Simon would not narrate another episode EVER... man, he just felt so boring.
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Old 2010-01-23, 01:49   Link #532
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Now THAT episode is so much better. Fight scenes were just freaking awesome. Not to mention shippy wise... I dunno, with so much harem I see, it's kinda refreshing its the male who takes the initiative and does the 'chasing' this time around. Can't help but really ship MikadoxAnri lol.
Indeed, they were quite cute and amusing together:


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Old 2010-01-23, 01:49   Link #533
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I dunno, with so much harem I see, it's kinda refreshing its the male who takes the initiative and does the 'chasing' this time around.
Except that leaves his best friend behind just to get a girl,that very uncool lol.Also, in the end nothing really happens because Anri only thank Mikado & walks away(serves you right Mikado for ditching Kida behind).But I interested how their relationship progress.
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Old 2010-01-23, 01:53   Link #534
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Well, two 'normal' characters in a sea of weirdos. I guess that makes them a couple already. If at least none of the either supposedly has super human strength or does something crazy.

I guess I should have known this series jumped the 'realism' shark with the headless biker, but wow. This episode goes into Dragonball levels.

PS- Oh yeah, I also thought FALCAWWWWN PAUNCH at that scene. lol
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Old 2010-01-23, 02:02   Link #535
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Except that leaves his best friend behind just to get a girl,that very uncool lol.Also, in the end nothing really happens because Anri only thank Mikado & walks away(serves you right Mikado for ditching Kida behind).But I interested how their relationship progress.
Guy's still pretty darn happy for what little moments they have together.
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Old 2010-01-23, 02:03   Link #536
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THIS is the only series i remotely care about this season...i love the pulp fiction story style, the massive cast and the unpredicatability.

izaya & shizou totally steal this show--they're the most interesting characters for me. kida is also adorable ♥

and shizou punching that thug...LMAO!
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Old 2010-01-23, 02:03   Link #537
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Except that leaves his best friend behind just to get a girl,that very uncool lol.Also, in the end nothing really happens because Anri only thank Mikado & walks away(serves you right Mikado for ditching Kida behind).But I interested how their relationship progress.
I don't that intentional lol, it look more like he got caught in the moment more than anything.

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Well, two 'normal' characters in a sea of weirdos. I guess that makes them a couple already. If at least none of the either supposedly has super human strength or does something crazy.

I guess I should have known this series jumped the 'realism' shark with the headless biker, but wow. This episode goes into Dragonball levels.

PS- Oh yeah, I also thought FALCAWWWWN PAUNCH at that scene. lol
Ah, but you forget, that this is the same guy that wrote Baccano!

Besides Shizuo does some explanation for his strength anyway in the novels.
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Old 2010-01-23, 02:17   Link #538
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True. Baccano could actually be a good indicator to how weird the combat can get.

Which actually somewhat disappoints me because he could tweak the writing a bit better, maybe put it all in a realistic setting and maximize the plot element, but alas that's not his style of storytelling.

And though it may come across better in a novel, the dialog needs some work too. Narration over narration, each character talking like they're in a monologue instead of a genuine conversation at times (I still think episode 2 was the best in that regard to the back and forth dialog).

Well, I guess I'm only this critical of this show because at least this show tries to be unique and have its own sense of story.
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Old 2010-01-23, 02:27   Link #539
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Listen, if you're 15 and there's girl potential on the line, "best friend" is just gonna have to deal with it. Kida would have done the same thing. Besides, I think Mikado really just got an adrenaline rush and acted on impulse - which for an overprotected teen from a small town must have felt really good.

This series is pretty much pure class, from the masterpiece OP on down. Writing, music, acting and animation are all top-notch.
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Old 2010-01-23, 03:23   Link #540
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I love those gifs, especially with the one of Izaya getting owned. By the way, what do you guys think of his mysterious purse cutting and hair shaving attacks? Sure he pulls out a knife later but I doubt he used that, maybe Celty isn't the only one with shadow powers (some of the art on the website seems to suggest that as well).
And I like the theory about the narrator of the episode narrating the chats, I had been thinking about that as well but, since I stink at identifying voices I wasn't going to suggest it.
About Izaya, it was obviously the knife from the start. You see his hand moving in his pocket just before he cuts the purse. He's just that fast with it.

And it's not a theory, it's the narrator's voice, fact. Trust those of us who don't stink at identifying voices.

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Well, two 'normal' characters in a sea of weirdos. I guess that makes them a couple already. If at least none of the either supposedly has super human strength or does something crazy.

I guess I should have known this series jumped the 'realism' shark with the headless biker, but wow. This episode goes into Dragonball levels.
We already knew the guy could lift and toss vending machines around from episode 1 and 2. Nothing he did in this episode was any less realistic than that.

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Listen, if you're 15 and there's girl potential on the line, "best friend" is just gonna have to deal with it. Kida would have done the same thing.
Except that he, you know, didn't. In case you missed it, he was also there under the same circumstances as Mikado, yet I didn't see him leaving his best friend behind to score with a girl.
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