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Old 2018-02-17, 19:04   Link #901
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A bit over two minutes in, Goro keeps being the best bro you could ask for. And damn, Ichigo got shot down before she could even confess before on what she believed to be their last or at least Hiro's last battle. "I've always seen you as a sibling." "Same here", god, dude, stop being so dense like a black hole, no sibling would kiss her own bro on his lips (at least no normal sis that is). >.<

Was surprised how nobody died. What exactly is the "fuel" though that the platoon 26 leader 090 was talking about? Wasn't the mechas running on the emotional bond between the girls and boys?
And how did Hiro beat the virus so miraculously back? just by thinking about wanting to be with 02? Really liked the Naomi moment btw. Felt like she did know Hiro quite well, I guess they might have been partners in training before this whole first synchronization try in their Franxxx.

Nice fight though the Klaxosauriers, expect the Gutenberg one, hardly felt like a real threat. More like annoying cockroaches. Gj for Platoon 13, they had some moments to shine on like Zorome/Miku saving the leader of Platoon 26 or Mitsu/Ikuno helping Kokoro/....Big Guy up and ofc Goro&Ichigo leading the team and keeping everyone focused on the goal. Looked like Goro had succeed in making Ichigo come back to her senses given her Mecha face was already online when Hiro revived. Really hope best bro Goro doesn't die in this series. Gobro for life, man! He gotta stay alive!
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Old 2018-02-17, 19:08   Link #902
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What exactly is the "fuel" though that the platoon 26 leader 090 was talking about? Wasn't the mechas running on the emotional bond between the girls and boys?
They have pills for that
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Old 2018-02-17, 19:23   Link #903
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Wonder where Dr. Franxxx has been this whole time and *boop* just pops out of nowhere this episode lol.
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Old 2018-02-17, 19:25   Link #904
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I couldn't help but laugh when Hiro innocently replied "me too" when Ichigo told him she always thought of him as a sibling. Talk about digging your own grave
As much as I like Ichigo, I don't think she is fit to be the leader of their team. She's too emotional. Hiro was originally supposed to be the leader of the team, so I wonder if they'll give him the position back now that he has proven himself to be a worthy Parasite.

As expected, Hiro turned out to be fine, even if it was a close call. It's great he's found a new reason to live. I'm looking forward to seeing his relationship with Zero Two develop.

What was rather unexpected was that none of the guys from plant 26 bit the bullet. They had fodder written all over them, so I thought for sure one of them would die. They have great teamwork, but they're pretty weak. It always took the five of them to take down just one of those small Klaxosaur. In comparison, Strelizia was able to kill half a dozen of them in one blow, though that's not a fair comparison since it's special. The others seemed to be able to handle them one on one just fine though.

The ending was rather intriguing. I thought the codename 9 iota referred to Hiro as well. He's received special treatment since the start, so I guess it makes sense he would have a secret codename.
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Old 2018-02-17, 19:56   Link #905
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You gonna love this pic then:

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I dunno if Hiro/02 would make a good leader combo. Both have a tendency to ignore orders and authority. Plus they are such a strong one-man&one-woman-team that they need no other mechas for their fights expect for the final strike against the boss monster. Seems like the other four mechs are reduced to only be a support role for Strezilia while Strezilia kills everything which is a bit lame. Hope those guys can take care of Klaxosaurier on their own soon. And for that they need to work on their teamwork! If they are not as strong as Strezilia then they need to be a team to take down foes they can't beat alone!
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Old 2018-02-17, 20:05   Link #906
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You gonna love this pic then:

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I dunno if Hiro/02 would make a good leader combo. Both have a tendency to ignore orders and authority. Plus they are such a strong one-man&one-woman-team that they need no other mechas for their fights expect for the final strike against the boss monster. Seems like the other four mechs are reduced to only be a support role for Strezilia while Strezilia kills everything which is a bit lame. Hope those guys can take care of Klaxosaurier on their own soon. And for that they need to work on their teamwork! If they are not as strong as Strezilia then they need to be a team to take down foes they can't beat alone!
lol, really this picture sums ichigo for me, so far as a team leader she is being pretty useless, even for a pilot if i was in goro place i could start to worry about myself if i need to put that girl back in sense on every bad time because she is totally unable to avoid her "emotions" and panick and freeze, i really could start to think in get "another partner" cuz we are seeying who is the "weakness on the team".
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Old 2018-02-17, 21:10   Link #907
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How did Hiro cure/treat his AIDS?!?!?!?!
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Old 2018-02-17, 21:14   Link #908
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How did Hiro cure/treat his AIDS?!?!?!?!
Same as many shounnen jump heroes : WILLPOWAAAA.

But may be because of 02's butt , who know
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Old 2018-02-17, 21:43   Link #909
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From previous episodes, we already know that Hiro is considered the "special specimen." This indicates that he has been modified in some way that is different from the others. What that is, we currently don't know yet. In the previous episode, when he rode with 002, they said his yellow blood cell count went up, which is the polar opposite of her previous partners.

Therefore, so far, we know that he is a special specimen, who produces more yellow blood cell in reaction to 002. They all play a reason into why he was able to control that blue mass when he "mixed" with her. That blue mass probably has to do with her half Klaxosaur blood, since they produce blue blood. In conclusion, since he is a special specimen, he probably has a modification in him that allows him to contain that blue mass that is produced when mixing with 002's blood.
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Old 2018-02-17, 21:46   Link #910
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Nice episode and felt like the completion to an arc. The more this series goes on, the more it continues to solidify itself as a typical shonen mech series. Complete with the MC getting determinator powers and his will that is stronger than everyone else's will, through the power epic gestures and grand screams, overcomes every odd and gets the job done.

So Zero Two is your standard hurt and alone "bakemono" who needs some TLC and loyal friends and she will find herself out of her "I don't care about anyone" funk in no time.
I had hoped that this series would be a little more unique and take some more twists and turns rather than just more of the same time worn cliches. I guess it can still happen, Kill la Kill was pretty standard stuff in the beginning and only became interesting in its second half, so let's see if Darling in the Franxx can do the same.

The scene in the cockpit did a lot to help humanize 02, and I like her a bit more than I did before. She's still got issues but they'll be fine in time. Hiro was interesting to start, but he's beginning to get pretty bland. I'm assuming as others did, that he'll just get a power-up of some kind. Whatever

Goro was honestly the MVP of the episode, how he was able to push Ichigo on, helped everyone else keep on their toes and stay encouraged. He's the great support that Ichigo needs as a leader, and honestly, a relationship like theirs (once they get it started) is much more real and much more healthy that Hiro/02 is right now. So, it will be interesting to see when Ichigo is finally able to reclass her relationship with Hiro (as the brother I'm still pretty positive he is) and maybe see the guy she's had by her side all this time.

It was really cool seeing the other team's teamwork and I hope our home team was taking notes and NOT just taking it as some personal slight. Of course the other team is much better than you are. Rather than arguing and chatting during battle and going through teenage ridiculousness, they are coordinating, working as a team, and supporting each other. While they pulled it together in the end, they really need to practice more in order to become a better unit.

I see Dr. Franxx has show up after being absent for episodes at a time, probably just in time for some kind of exposition next episode. Also, we meet the set of white colored pilots as well. It's going to be interesting seeing what they can do.
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Old 2018-02-17, 22:18   Link #911
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I had hoped that this series would be a little more unique and take some more twists and turns rather than just more of the same time worn cliches. I guess it can still happen
You're kidding, right? This show screamed generic from the get go. You're setting yourself up for disappointment.
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Old 2018-02-17, 22:26   Link #912
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this was such a good episode, it great action and character, it really highlighted 02's character after hiro "died" it's not like she doesn't care about people she feels sadness everytime she loses a partner she has just lost to many and is desensitized , and ichigo is such a moron she literally friendzoning herself even after gobro tried to help her, also if there was any question on whether or not hiro's former partner is alive, yeah she dead otherwise when hiro was dying he wouldn't have seen her spirit
personally, I think the pain and anguish we heard from Zero Two was about Hiro apparently not making it. He was the first to trust her, to not be terrified of her or her horns, to treat her like a human. He wasn't just her partner, he was her darling. She loved him, and invested a lot into him, emotionally. His not making it tore her apart in ways that "Juicebox-kun" didn't. She was nowhere near this anguished when her previous partner died.
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Old 2018-02-17, 22:33   Link #913
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Honestly i love the show and i know it has a bad plot and its cliche as hell but i love the music, its kinda like gundam seed when the piano music plays at the right time which takes it to another level. When that song played at the end i was like damn the emotions........

Wish i could find more anime that had piano scores like that.
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Old 2018-02-17, 23:26   Link #914
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Fun episode. Really enjoyable and I have a good time with it.

Still, this is a fun-but-predictable episode for me. Of course Hiro will survive his third battle with 02. In fact, I think Franxx borrowed this whole "dead after third mission" thing from other sources like Gundam 08th MS Team. Yeah, remember our boy Terry Sanders Jr. who has a "curse" of causing the deaths of his teammates always in his third mission? But then the protags survived it and dispel the curse? And this is back in the 90s. Sounds a bit familiar isn't it?

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What was rather unexpected was that none of the guys from plant 26 bit the bullet. They had fodder written all over them, so I thought for sure one of them would die. They have great teamwork, but they're pretty weak. It always took the five of them to take down just one of those small Klaxosaur. In comparison, Strelizia was able to kill half a dozen of them in one blow, though that's not a fair comparison since it's special. The others seemed to be able to handle them one on one just fine though.
I expected the 26 squad to be the GM Squad of this verse last episode, but after looking at them now, they're more like the Jesta Squad, down to the color of their mech's body and visor:
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Even though they're not as powerful as the protags, they'll get the smaller jobs done. And they can still get killed. Heh, yet another Gundam callback. Maybe there's more to come, especially after Sai got reincarnated into Goro in this show .
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Old 2018-02-18, 00:00   Link #915
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Still, this is a fun-but-predictable episode for me. Of course Hiro will survive his third battle with 02. In fact, I think Franxx borrowed this whole "dead after third mission" thing from other sources like Gundam 08th MS Team. Yeah, remember our boy Terry Sanders Jr. who has a "curse" of causing the deaths of his teammates always in his third mission? But then the protags survived it and dispel the curse? And this is back in the 90s. Sounds a bit familiar isn't it?

Even though they're not as powerful as the protags, they'll get the smaller jobs done. And they can still get killed. Heh, yet another Gundam callback. Maybe there's more to come, especially after Sai got reincarnated into Goro in this show .
Well, that's not really that surprising. About 85% of mecha series borrow from Gundam in some form or another. It's to the mecha genre what Star Wars and Star Trek are to the sci-fi genre.

And actually Goro reminds me a bit more of Haruto's friend in VVV (his name is blanking on me by the blue mech's pilot). I almost felt like because of the huge cast and that there wasn't really much for him to do, that after Flay was done with him and he had that episode in the Strike that Sai kind of fell off the map of the series and he because a background character. While he was sort of a bro to Kira, it didn't seem to the same point as Goro is. But I think that that might be that while Hiro has really just Goro as his main guy friend support, Kira had about 3 or 4 to lean on as the show went on.

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You're kidding, right? This show screamed generic from the get go. You're setting yourself up for disappointment.
I'm being hopeful. I'm hoping this show is more of Kill la Kill in that it will surprise me, and less like Captain Earth where I was waiting the entire series for something to happen and did indeed set myself up for disappointment.

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Nine Iota - 9 10 - 910 = 016 upside down and reversed. It's Hiro.



In the system of Greek numerals, iota has a value of 10. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iota ) 9 ''10''

- nine iota
- 9 10
- 910
- 016

910 = 016 upside down and reversed.

Doesn't make sense if it was aimed towards Oni, because she was standing way off from the rest of the group, while Hiro was the one who was being swarmed by everyone.
Similarly, Hiro hasn't had a successful partner before.
Similarly, Oni has already had her fair share of success in combat while this is Hiro's first time(s) doing so.
It makes as much, if not more sense for it to be aimed towards Hiro.
I don't know why this is even a question. Of course they are talking about Hiro. They've already given us plenty of clues that Hiro is a much bigger deal then he thinks of himself as. The higher ups keep talking about him, the summary called him a prodigy, other more experienced pilots in completely separate areas talk about him and have heard about him. Of course he's the one they are talking about here.

However, they have also mentioned how Ichigo and Hiro are the only teen numbers of the group. If this is true fo Hiro, I wonder if it is true for Ichigo too? Why are these two high numbers in this group?
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Old 2018-02-18, 01:46   Link #916
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A bit over two minutes in, Goro keeps being the best bro you could ask for. And damn, Ichigo got shot down before she could even confess before on what she believed to be their last or at least Hiro's last battle. "I've always seen you as a sibling." "Same here", god, dude, stop being so dense like a black hole, no sibling would kiss her own bro on his lips (at least no normal sis that is). >.<
The meaning of kissing isn't universal, and not known to the kids in the first place. I've seen a (teenage) daughter kiss her father on the lips as a greeting. Of course, it wasn't an intense kiss, but they weren't trying to pilot a giant mech, so there is that.

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Was surprised how nobody died. What exactly is the "fuel" though that the platoon 26 leader 090 was talking about? Wasn't the mechas running on the emotional bond between the girls and boys?
Didn't they say the Franx run on Magma Energy? The emotional state's just for synchronization.
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Old 2018-02-18, 02:07   Link #917
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"I've always seen you as a sibling." "Same here", god, dude, stop being so dense like a black hole, no sibling would kiss her own bro on his lips (at least no normal sis that is). >.<
How are they supposed to know that? They were raised for a single purpose, ignorant of many things.
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Old 2018-02-18, 04:24   Link #918
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Although weirdly enough he knows what it means to be a "pervert". Enough to get embarrassed about it anyway...
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Old 2018-02-18, 04:34   Link #919
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"I've always seen you as a sibling." "Same here", god, dude, stop being so dense like a black hole, no sibling would kiss her own bro on his lips (at least no normal sis that is). >.<
To his defense, he lives in animeland, where saying "I've always seen you as a sibling" might as well be saying "I WANT YOU TO FUCK ME RIGHT NOW. ROUGH. ON THE FLOOR" .
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Old 2018-02-18, 05:15   Link #920
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"I've always seen you as a sibling." "Same here", god, dude, stop being so dense like a black hole, no sibling would kiss her own bro on his lips (at least no normal sis that is). >.<
What? Never seen Luke and Leia? Cersei and Jamie?

It can happen whether unknowingly or on purpose. I'm pretty sure that this is moreso in the former category.

They've mentioned Ichigo and Hiro being like siblings twice in a row now. I see them saying this as only solidifying my theory that the two are actual siblings or even twins and they'll do some kind of reveal at a later time. Sort of like they had for Kill la Kill or Gundam Seed, just they are giving you the clues very far in advance.
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