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Old 2013-12-06, 21:34   Link #1321
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There we go. A Kigami ep.

Regarding the interview, it was obvious yes. Why would he still say that though? I was still juggling between Miroku and her.
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Old 2013-12-07, 00:12   Link #1322
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Episode 10... was actually really, really good.

I was downright pleasantly surprised by this episode. This is a pretty strong comeback for a show that I had very much soured on a few episodes back.


This latest episode wasn't just "excellent in a vacuum", like the one before it. Instead, this episode did a lot to shore up many of the weaknesses of the narrative as a whole. This latest episode did all of the following:

1. Make Mirai a much more understandable and increasingly sympathetic character, largely by explaining/justifying Mirai's seemingly erratic/inexplicable behavior during the first few episodes.

2. Make the world of Kyoukai no Kanata seem more interesting and intriguing.

3. Make Izumi seem much less annoying, and somewhat more justified, to me.

4. Make the bond between Mirai and Akihito feel much weightier and emotionally compelling to me.


The show still has its weaknesses, of course. There's still a fair number of things I'd like to change about this show if I could. But with Episode 10, this show has managed to make me feel something much more positive than "disappointment of the year", at least. If this show manages to have a good ending, I could even see myself recommending this show to some other anime fans someday. That's definitely not something I could have imagined a couple episodes back.
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Old 2013-12-07, 00:44   Link #1323
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I think on the whole, this series amplifies Kyoani's weakness, compared to other studios.

Maybe they did too many slice of life series, so when it comes to putting together a compelling story, they are just average, not exemplary.

I can't find the words for it, but watching ep 10 makes me feel like they're just throwing facts, plugging holes and clearing up mess. It is hard for me to point out where it went off though, but I dun feel anything for these characters, as compared to other stories. I wonder why.
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Old 2013-12-07, 00:49   Link #1324
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I think on the whole, this series amplifies Kyoani's weakness, compared to other studios.

Maybe they did too many slice of life series, so when it comes to putting together a compelling story, they are just average, not exemplary.

I can't find the words for it, but watching ep 10 makes me feel like they're just throwing facts, plugging holes and clearing up mess. It is hard for me to point out where it went off though, but I dun feel anything for these characters, as compared to other stories. I wonder why.
They overplayed the comedy aspects, frequently making it hard to take the characters seriously. More specifically, they ran the fetish jokes right into the ground with overuse. 50% less bad comedy, and this show could have been Shakugan no Shana caliber, only with generally better visuals. As is... it comes close to that, but the bad comedy really holds it back.
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Old 2013-12-07, 03:11   Link #1325
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Old 2013-12-07, 03:18   Link #1326
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Old 2013-12-07, 09:31   Link #1327
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Old 2013-12-07, 09:43   Link #1328
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Old 2013-12-07, 13:15   Link #1329
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This was a good episode. At least some things were explained:

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Old 2013-12-07, 14:36   Link #1330
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This was a good episode. At least some things were explained:

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To me...

Spoiler for Episode 10:


Well, guess episode 10 is usually a turning point in a 12ep-running show. Madoka Magica, anyone ?
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Old 2013-12-07, 22:21   Link #1331
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To me...

Spoiler for Episode 10:


Well, guess episode 10 is usually a turning point in a 12ep-running show. Madoka Magica, anyone ?
Nah, I wouldn't go that far....and besides Madoka changed in episode three. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the next two episodes. I hope nothing seriously bad happens to the Nases and to Ayaka and Ai.

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Old 2013-12-09, 04:22   Link #1332
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Someone pointed this out.
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Old 2013-12-10, 08:39   Link #1333
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I really can't believe next week's episode will be the last. I'm gonna miss this anime..
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Old 2013-12-10, 10:07   Link #1334
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I really can't believe next week's episode will be the last. I'm gonna miss this anime..
Ah... Miroku.. I hope we get something about him. Though that picture does worry me a bit.

Also by the looks of it, Hiroomi might be suspended. He has no scarf with him.
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Old 2013-12-10, 12:02   Link #1335
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So episode 12 is the last?
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Old 2013-12-10, 12:27   Link #1336
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should have 13 episodes?

oh of course Izumi is behind all this
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Old 2013-12-10, 17:41   Link #1337
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There'll be 12 TV episodes, and a 13th bonus episode on the last BD/DVD (in June 2014).
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Old 2013-12-11, 12:29   Link #1338
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Old 2013-12-11, 13:17   Link #1339
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Old 2013-12-11, 14:48   Link #1340
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Didn't like the part about Akihito's mom but overall pretty good episode...

Although I'm still largely confused about the magic in this show and all this politics that is happening. Somehow I get the feeling that we will never get an explanation but hey you never know...
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