AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2011-07-20, 14:19   Link #421
Shinn Kamiyra
Enthralled by music
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tell me and then we'll both know o__O
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cosmic Eagle View Post
I mean it's a bit bewildering. That's the word...
It is,
Spoiler for Episode 3:


Now I can understand omitting certain details and switching things around a bit for the sake of time constraints, but this doesn't make any sense to me at all. ...Are they just trying to focus the first two episodes more so on Taito and Himea and then focusing more so on Gekkou afterwards?

If this is their real intent, it seems to me like a misguided attempt by which to promote the main couple as much as they can so as to capture people's attention and hopefully boost sales.

Last edited by Shinn Kamiyra; 2011-07-20 at 14:30.
Shinn Kamiyra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 15:32   Link #422
Orin GA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Last fight scene reminded me of Fate Stay Night where Shirou drove away Gilgamesh. FSN was great tho. This is just too generic for me.

*Gets up*
*Walks out door*
*I'm out*
Orin GA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 19:33   Link #423
HandofFate
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
maybe generic, but I watch it.
Not many shows have much action in it nowadays.

Also, its somehow slightly hilarious how the main character ends up having to die 30+ times an episode. He still seems to feel pain though, you think the mental scarring of dying so many times would drive him insane alone...

I assume after Taito blacked out, and was out of lives, Gettou probably did something to save him in exchange for his and Himea's cooperation to follow him.
__________________
...
HandofFate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 20:30   Link #424
DeadlySoldier37
The players president
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Annandale, Virginia
Age: 25
Well I watched the first two episodes, I'm a big fan of Kagami and I love Denyuuden, so I gave this a chance after reading whats translated over at Baka-Tsuki. I have to say that the first two episodes were pretty disappointing, there was no reason to skip the Gekkou backstory and just add it later it killed a lot of the hype leading to the fight.

Well I will follow this to the end and hope they do a better job.
DeadlySoldier37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 21:20   Link #425
ninja_pintu
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Age: 24
Skipping Gekkou's backstory was the right choice here imo. In just two episodes, it would be a little too much for us to digest tragic past of two characters. As for hyping the fight with Hinata, only Taito's past is enough for that. Two backstories back to back would have been a bit annoying(considering we have to wait a week for a new episode unlike the novel in which we can read the whole volume in one go).

As for the adaptation, I wouldn't say I liked episode 2 very much. The problem here isn't really skipping parts of novel, but rather the pace at which they adapted the volume. I mean except Taito and Himea, what do we know about other characters here? Before we have a chance to have a real look at their personalities, their role is over and a new character appears. Even when they were fighting, it was too fast for any real tension to be build. Also the backstory sucked. It didn't help us connect with the characters. Looked like they covered just enough to tell us what happened.

But if they are only going to cover 4 volumes, this leaves more episodes for the other volumes. Hopefully they are better
__________________
ninja_pintu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 21:29   Link #426
larethian
幸せ過ぎ~♥
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
well, according to Kagami, volume 1 is actually foreshadowing and volume 2 is the real start, so I hope more people stick around till episode 5. that's always how it works with him, build-up, build-up, more build-up; that's probably why they try to capture as much audience as possible through heavy action, though I'm not too sure whether it's really working. though I must admit that, compared to Denyuuden, some of the lines in Itsuten are really cheesy to the point of face-palming, but still within the nature of the characters, I feel.

funniest thing for me regarding this series: the actual story only starts in volume 5 but it won't be adapted in this cour!
__________________
larethian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 22:50   Link #427
Shinn Kamiyra
Enthralled by music
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tell me and then we'll both know o__O
Curiously, based upon what you've seen so far, do you honestly believe Itsu-Ten has a chance at its sales being strong enough for a 2nd Season?

I know it's quite a bit early to be discussing something like this, but given the confusion and disappointment many viewers are expressing, it's not looking too promising at the moment.
Shinn Kamiyra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-20, 23:39   Link #428
Mion S.
Junior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Washington
I this anime is turning out to be great so far, can't wait for episode 3!
Mion S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-21, 02:48   Link #429
jeroz
Art Block Specialist
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinn Kamiyra View Post
Curiously, based upon what you've seen so far, do you honestly believe Itsu-Ten has a chance at its sales being strong enough for a 2nd Season?

I know it's quite a bit early to be discussing something like this, but given the confusion and disappointment many viewers are expressing, it's not looking too promising at the moment.
well, the general consensus of this series on the internet being:
"fanservice show with generic action with shallow cliche character and confusing storyline, this is as bad as Hidan no Aria last season"

From what I gather, the readers got disappointed while the new watchers just dismiss it off as being boringly bad.

I was really disappointed by the first ep of DYD, and probably wouldn't have watch the 2nd ep if not for that one flashback scene near the end of the episode. Just dropping subtle hints here and there could capture the imagination of the viewers, but somehow this series didn't do it in those 2 episodes.
__________________
She's not Mary Sue, she's Hajime-su!
jeroz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-21, 09:08   Link #430
Shinn Kamiyra
Enthralled by music
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tell me and then we'll both know o__O
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeroz View Post
well, the general consensus of this series on the internet being:
"fanservice show with generic action with shallow cliche character and confusing storyline, this is as bad as Hidan no Aria last season"

From what I gather, the readers got disappointed while the new watchers just dismiss it off as being boringly bad.

I was really disappointed by the first ep of DYD, and probably wouldn't have watch the 2nd ep if not for that one flashback scene near the end of the episode. Just dropping subtle hints here and there could capture the imagination of the viewers, but somehow this series didn't do it in those 2 episodes.
@bold: You're certainly right about that. This is one of the fundamental problems when a producer like ZEXCS takes on a writer like Kagami's work. His story telling takes time to build up and really draw you in. When you have a producer like ZEXCS adding in unnecessary fan service, story butchering, and whatever else they think will boost sales, the two come at a severe and often unsatisfying clash on both sides.

Well... that aside, we all know how HnA ended. Still, at the rate Itsu-Ten is going, perhaps it's all for the best. I'd rather see the anime crash and fail than have a 2nd Season distort it anymore than it already is.
Shinn Kamiyra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-21, 14:52   Link #431
ars89
One-Eyed Dragon
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ, USA
Age: 25
Just saw the first 2 eps and was pleased. Poor Haruka though.
__________________
ars89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-22, 15:40   Link #432
larethian
幸せ過ぎ~♥
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Spoiler for 3:
__________________
larethian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-22, 18:12   Link #433
Zakoo
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gensokyo
Heh at least it was funny, the meal thing really made me laugh, when the cliché becomes so obvious, how do you call that already? Theatre of the absurd in anime? I'm sure Kagami sensei does it on purpose.
Zakoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-22, 19:50   Link #434
ars89
One-Eyed Dragon
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NJ, USA
Age: 25
Nice to see a bit of HImea and Gekkou's past. Suspected that Hinata wouldn't die that easily. Felt bad for Haruka again, girl should just give up.
__________________
ars89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-22, 23:20   Link #435
Flying Dagger
大巧不工
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
I really like Himea's gradient hair color: I find it rather unique on top of the bulbs of light.

I don't think Haruka stand a chance.
Have not read the LN so still a lot of missing info =/. At least they are not going to just ignore plotholes.
Flying Dagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-22, 23:44   Link #436
DorkingtonPugsly
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My cozy room
why did the opening change? Is it just for this one episode?
__________________
DorkingtonPugsly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-23, 00:50   Link #437
Kismet-chan
The Chaotic Dreamer
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In a cruel yet beautiful world
Age: 23
Ugh, that ED was awful. I hate songs and animation sequences like that. Seems so cheap, overdone, and lame. As for the episode itself, still moving along at a fast rate, but it was better than the last episode I'd say. I feel bad for Haruka. She's so adorable. <3
Kismet-chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-23, 00:53   Link #438
serenade_beta
マジ天使
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Spoiler for ep3:
__________________

-Tried to start a blog --> http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/ (Mainly about video games)
-R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gaming wouldn't have been the same without you (9/19/13)
serenade_beta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-23, 08:40   Link #439
jeroz
Art Block Specialist
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
finally ep3 showed some life in the story. However I find it a little too late, and still troubled by bad pacing issues.

that being said, i'll still watch it. Hopefully underneath the massacred writing I can still find traces of great emotions like in DYD. Still love that fireworks scene.
__________________
She's not Mary Sue, she's Hajime-su!
jeroz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2011-07-23, 09:00   Link #440
Shinn Kamiyra
Enthralled by music
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tell me and then we'll both know o__O
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlmaKarma View Post
why did the opening change? Is it just for this one episode?
You mean the ending, right? Well, look at it this way.

Technically we only had Himea's ending (since each ending corresponds to a specific character) in the 2nd Episode and Mirai's for the 3rd. Might we anticipate an upcoming Haruka ending? I wouldn't be surprised at this point.

All things considered however, this is quite unusual. I've never seen an anime, especially one this short, change its ending after only one episode. Most producers, I would think, would find that a waste of its budget.
Shinn Kamiyra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fantasy, shounen

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.