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Old 2017-10-12, 21:11   Link #81
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If there's a thirteenth competitor, it can be the Cat.
4th anime of Vietnamese zodiac is Cat instead Rabbit, so if there is 13th competitor, large chance it may be the Cat : )).
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Old 2017-10-12, 22:39   Link #82
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If there's a thirteenth competitor, it can be the Cat.

But jokes aside, I liked this episode a lot better than the first. We got some time with each of the other characters, and fortunately, they didn't exhibit the same smug-ass narration as Boar. We also got a bit of world building. The rules change every time, and all the twelve families seem to be assassin-for-hire groups.

Based on the episode title, I was expecting Rooster's innocent girl demeanor to be an act to trick Dog, so it was surprising that it was seemingly played straight. If Snake hadn't bitten the dust last episode, I would have assumed the characters were going to die in reverse zodiac order (Boar last episode, Dog this episode, Rooster next episode), which would make sense if Rat is the supposed MC and Ox is the final boss. Although, with next episode's title, we could still see Rooster dying next, and for some reason, I keep getting the feeling that Snake's going to shed his skin and reappear like his namesake. The downside to this would be that it would take the fun out of guessing.
So basically, we're seeing the zodiac race story in reverse.

https://www.chinahighlights.com/trav...diac/story.htm

I wouldn't mind if it's true. I'm not a fan of Psycho Rabbit and hope he fails hard. However, I do wonder how he's managing to do all that fighting in spiked heels and hardly anything on.
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Old 2017-10-12, 23:38   Link #83
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So basically, we're seeing the zodiac race story in reverse.

https://www.chinahighlights.com/trav...diac/story.htm

I wouldn't mind if it's true. I'm not a fan of Psycho Rabbit and hope he fails hard. However, I do wonder how he's managing to do all that fighting in spiked heels and hardly anything on.
He's secretly woman?
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Old 2017-10-12, 23:57   Link #84
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He's secretly woman?
He doesn't have the parts yet.
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Old 2017-10-13, 07:47   Link #85
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So basically, we're seeing the zodiac race story in reverse.

https://www.chinahighlights.com/trav...diac/story.htm

I wouldn't mind if it's true. I'm not a fan of Psycho Rabbit and hope he fails hard. However, I do wonder how he's managing to do all that fighting in spiked heels and hardly anything on.
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If there's a thirteenth competitor, it can be the Cat.

But jokes aside, I liked this episode a lot better than the first. We got some time with each of the other characters, and fortunately, they didn't exhibit the same smug-ass narration as Boar. We also got a bit of world building. The rules change every time, and all the twelve families seem to be assassin-for-hire groups.

Based on the episode title, I was expecting Rooster's innocent girl demeanor to be an act to trick Dog, so it was surprising that it was seemingly played straight. If Snake hadn't bitten the dust last episode, I would have assumed the characters were going to die in reverse zodiac order (Boar last episode, Dog this episode, Rooster next episode), which would make sense if Rat is the supposed MC and Ox is the final boss. Although, with next episode's title, we could still see Rooster dying next, and for some reason, I keep getting the feeling that Snake's going to shed his skin and reappear like his namesake. The downside to this would be that it would take the fun out of guessing.
Having gotten a chance to look at the story, I wouldn't be surprised if that's actually what happens. Of course, the Snake does shake things up a bit, having been the first to die. However, Snake are in myth known as being crafty, tricky beings. I can see Snake and Dragon having pulled something, or Snake having done something ahead of time and the person who was killed wasn't even him or something like that.

And actually considering the Boar won last time, I'm wondering if it went the other way around then, with Rat getting beaten first, and Boar being the last one standing in the end.

As to whether it will be predictable, I'm guessing the story is actually counting on it. The audience of this will be even more knowledgeable about the Chinese zodiac than we are and there's only so many ways they could change it around. Also, considering every character dies in the episode named after them, there's no real mystery if you watch previews. We probably can guess that Chicken will die next episode, But then Monkey would be next. I thought she would be around longer though.
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Old 2017-10-13, 10:15   Link #86
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It's not easy to fight in spiked heels for women either .
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Old 2017-10-13, 10:25   Link #87
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It's not easy to fight in spiked heels for women either .
That's not what comics, manga and movies tell me! Not to mention anime. Really, Rabbit being a woman would explain a lot, from his taste in combat clothes to his agility in heels.
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Old 2017-10-13, 14:26   Link #88
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Having gotten a chance to look at the story, I wouldn't be surprised if that's actually what happens. Of course, the Snake does shake things up a bit, having been the first to die. However, Snake are in myth known as being crafty, tricky beings. I can see Snake and Dragon having pulled something, or Snake having done something ahead of time and the person who was killed wasn't even him or something like that.

And actually considering the Boar won last time, I'm wondering if it went the other way around then, with Rat getting beaten first, and Boar being the last one standing in the end.

As to whether it will be predictable, I'm guessing the story is actually counting on it. The audience of this will be even more knowledgeable about the Chinese zodiac than we are and there's only so many ways they could change it around. Also, considering every character dies in the episode named after them, there's no real mystery if you watch previews. We probably can guess that Chicken will die next episode, But then Monkey would be next. I thought she would be around longer though.
You brought up a good point about Boar winning last time. If it is indeed following the zodiac, then after Boar, we cycle back to the top of the order with Rat, which points even more towards him winning this one. But other than Snake and Dragon being siblings and the Rooster vs. Rabbit clash that seems to be coming next episode, so far I don't see any other obvious nods to the zodiac.

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That's not what comics, manga and movies tell me! Not to mention anime. Really, Rabbit being a woman would explain a lot, from his taste in combat clothes to his agility in heels.
Oh, and that must be why his outfit also has those suspenders. They're his n*pple censors!
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Old 2017-10-13, 20:20   Link #89
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lmao, "Hoisted by his Own Petard" has never been more fitting here. Shame though, I did kind of like Dog.

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I'm guessing that all 12 families all know each other in some sort of manner or part of the same collective organisation - that's why Boar knows Monkey and some of the others. I also imagine that if a family chooses to switch up its members due to injury that they at least inform the new representative of what to expect on a basic level.
Yeah and this more or less confirmed that when referred to last champion being as the current Boar's father.

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I wonder about the "city of 500,000" bit, did they really obliterate that much people just to have a battlefield? Do they do that every 12 years, and no one complains ? Or have the people just been 'removed' (like, put in stasis in some parallel dimension or some shit) and will come back without realising anything afterwards?
Supernatural powers exist in this universe so 99% chance that was involved in making that happen. A bit less fun to think of it that way, but it's only feasible way they could have just packed everyone off. My guess is that less grandiose like mass hypnotism of some sort was involved.

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I'm disappointed that Dog died so quickly, but that's because it COULD have translated to becoming interesting. Sure, it would have been the "you're-an-idiot-but-I'll-deal-with-you-now" arrogant trope that turned into "It's-not-like-I-c-care-about-you...baka!" tsundere trope, but their similarly opposing natures could have made for some interesting chemistry down the line.
I think that's exactly why he died, Dog was discrediting her too much to the point that kind of relationship was unlikely to form.

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Old 2017-10-13, 20:50   Link #90
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Seriously, 500 000? is that a hyperbole? Then again, in a world where superpowered battles are rampant casualties are expected.
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Old 2017-10-14, 04:59   Link #91
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I'm sure the "how" of where that 500k went will never be explained and we'll just have to accept it as the reason they can run around an empty city with no witnesses. This doesn't seem like the kind of series that feels the need to explain everything.

Kind of takes the fun out of it if they're going to follow an obvious pattern. Hopefully it's just a coincidence and it's not seriously going to stick to the order. Some might say Snake getting killed is breaking the order but as others have suspected he may just have an ability that lets him come back to life or pretend to be dead.
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Old 2017-10-15, 10:44   Link #92
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Two episodes in and I'm really on the fence with this show. The setting wasn't remotely explained for starters (unless I missed it), so I have no idea why or how this battle royal could happen and the deaths are predictable as hell. It makes matters worse when you're questioning their intelligence levels this early on (The Dog guy was a complete moron). I was pretty much only hooked in because of the impressive fight animation so I really hope that doesn't disappear as the show goes on because otherwise I don't know what's left.
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Old 2017-10-16, 10:37   Link #93
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On the fence after episode one literally no explanation for anything other than the Boar who was killed right as the fight gets underway. All that build up just to kill her. Ill check out the next two episodes but i dont think im sticking with this one
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Old 2017-10-16, 16:46   Link #94
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Surprisingly, Horse seems like a nice guy, while Ox is the "Nope. Don't care. Still gonna kill you." kind of warrior. Either way, they should kill Rabbit fast, or he'll start building a small army...

Also, the whole "Killing (insert method here)", is that their own motto, or their family motto? I think Boar mentioned it's a family motto
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Old 2017-10-17, 10:52   Link #95
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I have a sneaking suspicion Monkey's ability is some sort of mind control.
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Old 2017-10-17, 11:01   Link #96
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So the chicken falls in episode 3...

RIP. Honestly, I'm not surprised at all. The amount of background story emphasized on her already set up a death flag in the beginning. What a fitting title for episode 3 too. Oh well. She had it coming.
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Old 2017-10-17, 11:48   Link #97
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man, knew she was gonna fall when we started with chicken's flashback but still hurt, I really like her. I kind of like how the one that gets killed kind of get killed unceremoniously.

Wonder if nishio really hates the boar lol.

Ready to guess about Rat, so far everyone thinks they met him before.
So I'm going to guess his ability is re;zero, and that things go back to the beginning if he doesn't win. But it isn't totally perfect, which is why everyone has phantom feelings of deja vu when seeing him.

We didn't see the kill, so I'm gonna say Horse made it out alive.
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Old 2017-10-17, 13:04   Link #98
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I have a sneaking suspicion Monkey's ability is some sort of mind control.
I think so too, it's kind of obvious after seeing Chicken's behavior.
I'd say it's somekind of hypnotic suggestion through the use of her voice...which might explain the headphones she's wearing (the ability might also affect herself if she listens to her own voice), and if that's true then Rat might be safe from the mind control.

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Ready to guess about Rat, so far everyone thinks they met him before.
So I'm going to guess his ability is re;zero, and that things go back to the beginning if he doesn't win. But it isn't totally perfect, which is why everyone has phantom feelings of deja vu when seeing him.
That's an interesting theory. If that's the case, then Rat is virtually invincible

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We didn't see the kill, so I'm gonna say Horse made it out alive.
We'll have to wait for the next episode...if it begins with Horse's background, then he's dead. Otherwise, it'll be Monkey, just as the title seems to be hinting.
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Old 2017-10-17, 13:18   Link #99
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After all the hype around the drug she didn't use it a single time. What was the point even? And if the pattern hold the monkey will be the next to go which seems ... early.
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Old 2017-10-17, 13:29   Link #100
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For some reason I thought Chicken was facing Rabbit this episode. With the three on-screen kills now, and Monkey seemingly the main next episode, I think that it is going in reverse order after all, which means Horse probably won't go down until episode 6, and Snake is still alive.

Chicken was probably poisoned somehow. My instincts were screaming at Chicken for stupidly drinking from the cup Monkey gave her, but the method will probably be revealed by Monkey at the beginning of next episode, similarly to how Chicken revealed that she was playing Dog the entire time at the start of this one.
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