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Old 2010-01-31, 18:55   Link #661
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Hope they find the lyrics to 'Amazing Grace' somewhere, and maybe guess at their meaning...ep 3 was really the best, with detailed relationshp development, and lots of info about the characters. Lots of info in this ep too. It was good to see a reference to the after effects of war, with the orphan; it really creates a complex world where things are somewhere between sunshine and hellfire. Couldn't imagine Kureha or Kanata shooting anyone; the others would probably manage somehow, if it came to that.
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Old 2010-02-01, 06:57   Link #662
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the series has some serious undertones behind the group of cheery girls. This is clearly some town in a world where some great war devastated the world in the past and a smaller war has just ended recently and people are trying to rebuild.

Reminds kind of Xenogears. There is some myth about some girls who died trying to save the town. Ominous foreshadowing?

This show could get dark, very dark. I hope it does... 'cause it would kick ass.

Anyhow, the tank is a relic from some futuristic world war. People have reverted back to 1940s like technology. Some recent war has decimated the male population. The population seems very young. Lots of orphans around. The draft was repealed and military was scaled back, according to the first episode... so there should be more men... if they survived. Lots of women... probably means a lot of men didn't come back.

These girls are put in what basically is the "radar tower in alaska."

Is the lieutenant the soldier that played for Kanata? Was she a cold blooded killing machine? Has she gone Rorouni Kenshin?
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Old 2010-02-01, 07:53   Link #663
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Is the lieutenant the soldier that played for Kanata? Was she a cold blooded killing machine? Has she gone Rorouni Kenshin?
Very good idea there, true about the lowered male poulation as well. The blonde trumpeter looks quite different from the lieutenant, and either of them might have hidden depths. I wouldn't like the story to go completely dark though; with a happy-go-lucky veiwpoint like Kanata's, there's got to be some hope.
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Old 2010-02-01, 08:36   Link #664
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I find it confounding. Much like Manabi Straight, when I was wondering whether or not the series would change tracks and switch moods based on the ominous PV.

Manabi Straight however, remained upbeat and uplifting all the way.

Now comes Sora no Woto. They're liberally slapping us in the face with teases that the series might go a radically different direction, but in order to achieve that, the tone of the series would need to take a drastic change, and that'll cause a massive WTF mental whiplash unless it was executed properly, but I just don't see how it'll be possible considering the very light-hearted feel of the series now.

If they fail to make it smooth, it'll become a classic Gainax Ending (see Mahoromatic Season 2).

They'll need to find a way to do the transition. Like finding an enemy spy and killing him/her or something.

Or it could be all just be a giant red herring.

Though there were the ghosts in episode 2...

Natch.
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Old 2010-02-01, 09:00   Link #665
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Or it could be all just be a giant red herring.
I'm in the giant red herring camp. It's not marketed to the "dark crowd". It wouldn't sell much anyways if it did without a Gundam in it.
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Old 2010-02-01, 09:34   Link #666
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If they fail to make it smooth, it'll become a classic Gainax Ending (see Mahoromatic Season 2).
Err... can't you just spill the beans to us, I'd rather not go watch a completely different (potentially disappointing?) series to find out.
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Old 2010-02-01, 09:59   Link #667
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Somehow i still await for them to awaken Kadun at the bottom of the sea that was seen in first episode, and show expose itself as a continuation of Macross Zero where the earth wasn't completely destroyed
I'd use the underwater scene or the body in the carrier for Macross Zero comparison shots. Anyway, this speculation is given some credence because the writer has worked on Macross Zero and Frontier, if I get it right. I'd also add music-controlled mechs among the wild speculations.
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Old 2010-02-01, 10:30   Link #668
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I'd use the underwater scene or the body in the carrier for Macross Zero comparison shots. Anyway, this speculation is given some credence because the writer has worked on Macross Zero and Frontier, if I get it right. I'd also add music-controlled mechs among the wild speculations.
The show does seem to be channeling Arkan and Macross Zero along with K-On!.

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Old 2010-02-01, 13:25   Link #669
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Spoiler for So Ra No Ha Te 05 - They Call Me Mr. Pig:
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Old 2010-02-01, 13:34   Link #670
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Well, this episode removes all doubt as to the official romanization of Noel's name:



And "Filicia's," slightly different than some expected:



Spoiler for ep 05:


Next week's episode title seems very "Moe Filler"-ish.

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Old 2010-02-01, 14:38   Link #671
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Spoiler for ep 05:
Spoiler for Episode 5 goes here:

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Next week's episode title seems very "Moe Filler"-ish.
With this show, I'm not so sure .
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Old 2010-02-01, 14:59   Link #672
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Old 2010-02-01, 15:02   Link #673
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It's not marketed to the "dark crowd". It wouldn't sell much anyways if it did without a Gundam in it.
I would like to have a little more faith in the otakus if that tone shift ever happens. But it is hard nowadays.
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Old 2010-02-01, 15:06   Link #674
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Things don't need to be "dark" to be good.
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Old 2010-02-01, 15:30   Link #675
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Now comes Sora no Woto. They're liberally slapping us in the face with teases that the series might go a radically different direction, but in order to achieve that, the tone of the series would need to take a drastic change, and that'll cause a massive WTF mental whiplash unless it was executed properly, but I just don't see how it'll be possible considering the very light-hearted feel of the series now.
It's what Haibane Renmei did. So far, I've felt like this show has had a very strong Haibane Renmei vibe to it.

It's not necessarily "dark" - more like, "So you thought we were just kidding around, eh? Well, what do you think of this?"
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Old 2010-02-01, 16:20   Link #676
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I am starting to think that a ''Slice of Life after Armageddon'' label would be describe what this series is aiming for.
I like that, but I wouldn't say that the show is turning "dark" or "grim", just serious; sort of: "Life can be sweet, but don't forget that there is sadness in the world or that we are it's cause". This show seems to be moving closer to the world of "Ai Ren" than that of "Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou". That means, even with all the laughter, I expect a few tears before this is through.

BTW, "Higurashi" has ruined me for flying insects. When the camera centered on the cicada on the stone gate (right about 8:50), I almost expected to see Rika or Hanyuu show up
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Old 2010-02-01, 16:26   Link #677
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Catching some sun.
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Old 2010-02-01, 16:56   Link #678
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Finally got to see how NoŽl's name was written. I can now sleep in peace. It was disturbing me not to know

Overall, good episode, the animation was pretty, the music good as always, and the humour was great.

Poor NoŽl tried to tell a joke, but Kanata is so naŪve that she wasn't able to. That face she did was soooooo cute
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Old 2010-02-01, 17:14   Link #679
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The best episode so far.
Kureha dere to Klaus, hopping Kanata, joking NoŽl. All the girls are so cute.
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Old 2010-02-01, 21:30   Link #680
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re: Hikari no Senritsu PV

amazing! love the setting, the costumes & overall atmosphere of the video. kalafina are such ****ing babes
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