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Old 2014-10-06, 09:29   Link #21
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Seriously? The queen's name is Esmeralda LOL
The witch hunts were pretty brutal.
Magic parts look good so far.
This one has potential.
Might give it a try.
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Old 2014-10-06, 09:34   Link #22
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Why haven't the demons overrun the Kingdom yet, if the only thing keeping them at bay were the Knights? Or are the demons more intelligent than thought, and they were they planning on creating a Knight Free zone, to build a stable base of operations and a captive population as a beach-head, before dealing the decisive blow?

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This is like KARAS, but in MEDIEVAL TIMES.

Pretty awesome first episode. With this and Rage of Bahamut, it almost seems like high fantasy is making a comeback.
I would wait for the sales results, and more seasons of strong High Fantasy lineups before calling that. However, Harem Fantasy after Harem Fantasy has bombed very hard in recent seasons (Blade Dance being the most recent), so we might see that model fading away, hopefully allowing High Fantasy shows to take it's place.

On another note, the visuals of this show really reminded me of Attack of Titan, for some reason, especially the lighting.
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Old 2014-10-06, 09:38   Link #23
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Couldn't wait for the subs. I really enjoyed the first episode. From the opening to the ending. That end card was adorable.

The end card art is by illustrator Yupon, who's done many chibis for works including Titan, Free!, and Sidonia.

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Old 2014-10-06, 09:41   Link #24
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Great first episode. good characters, solid story, epic fights and all of that supported by thick and dark atmosphere. This season will be twice as good as previous was.

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Why haven't the demons overrun the Kingdom yet, if the only thing keeping them at bay were the Knights? Or are the demons more intelligent than thought, and they were they planning on creating a Knight Free zone, to build a stable base of operations and a captive population as a beach-head, before dealing the decisive blow?

They pretty much rule out kingdom from shadows already. Why they should make it obvious and make people fight back or escape from country?
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Old 2014-10-06, 10:03   Link #25
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Why haven't the demons overrun the Kingdom yet, if the only thing keeping them at bay were the Knights? Or are the demons more intelligent than thought, and they were they planning on creating a Knight Free zone, to build a stable base of operations and a captive population as a beach-head, before dealing the decisive blow?
I think the advisor is in cohort - or even maybe controlling - the demon/Horrors from the shadows. Hell, one of the soldiers being one means that there might be more in the service.

Also, I hope they would put in the "Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns. Yet by the blade of Knights, mankind was given hope" at some point. I really loved that scene from the series.
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Old 2014-10-06, 15:45   Link #26
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The OP song
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Old 2014-10-06, 17:14   Link #27
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that was a good first episode, I thing I'm going to watch this.
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Old 2014-10-06, 17:44   Link #28
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There's one thing that made me curious: what's with all the Spanish naming of characters? Is this set in a fantasy version of Spain or something?
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Old 2014-10-06, 18:25   Link #29
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There's one thing that made me curious: what's with all the Spanish naming of characters? Is this set in a fantasy version of Spain or something?
Freaking Spanish Insquisition
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Old 2014-10-07, 07:20   Link #30
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Why haven't the demons overrun the Kingdom yet, if the only thing keeping them at bay were the Knights? Or are the demons more intelligent than thought, and they were they planning on creating a Knight Free zone, to build a stable base of operations and a captive population as a beach-head, before dealing the decisive blow?
The demons are much more smarter than the modern day counterparts. Makai Knights and Priests are forbidden from harming normal human. Railing all the people against them and branding them monsters and witches are one cunning plan.
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Old 2014-10-07, 13:57   Link #31
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The OP song
Even though I don't like the actual song that much, the visuals of the opening alone make it one of the coolest openings I've seen in a while.
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Old 2014-10-08, 16:02   Link #32
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Freaking Spanish Insquisition
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition....!

Sorry. I'll get my coat...

That was interesting. I'm not keen on the SHINY SHINY cgi as it stands out too much from the rest, but I'll keep an eye on this one to see how it goes for the next few episodes.
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Old 2014-10-08, 21:27   Link #33
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Well that some thing kind of seems like a darker version Saint Seiya
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Old 2014-10-08, 23:07   Link #34
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Ep 01

Oh ho? Dark, dark fantasy with demons eating people, controlling a state from the side and preparing the way for their being in charge and snacking whenever they like without fear of reprisal? And the witches and warlocks are the ones who get in their way?

Well...could be interesting, but somehow the feel of the series reminds me of warhammer mixed with diablo. Not my kinda thing as far as fantasy genres go. I may give it another ep, though....
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Old 2014-10-09, 04:11   Link #35
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That was worthy of the title of Garo. Really awesome. The premise is not all that dissimilar from that of Yami Terasu where Horrors had taken over a whole city from the shadows but this is executed so much better. It's obviously very different from the live action shows since it's set in a different country and era but all the elements that made Garo popular are still there. I noticed they changed the look of the Garo armor compared to the promotional material (it didn't cover the whole body), it looks closer to the live action version now. I like it, though I have a preference for Zoro's armor.

Herman is already looking to be the most badass MOFO of the season, which is actually quite a feat given that this is one of the manliest season we've had a in a while.

The action was good. The live action had some pretty crazy over-the-top fights, the anime medium is going to allow them to go even more nuts. Given that Mappa is in charge of the animation, I'm fairly confident it will remain solid. Looking forward to great stuff on this front.

The end of the episode was intriguing. The Queen gave her son a medallion with the Garo crest (you can see it on the hilt of Garo's sword and on his crotch), and the horrors noticed that. How is she related to the makai knights? If she knew about them, I would think she would have asked her husband to stop the witch hunt, so it's weird. Maybe it's just a very old family heirloom that was given to them by a previous Garo.
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Old 2014-10-09, 15:17   Link #36
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That was interesting. I'm not keen on the SHINY SHINY cgi as it stands out too much from the rest, but I'll keep an eye on this one to see how it goes for the next few episodes.
This pretty much where I am too. I love the what looks to be a father and son duo which you don't often see at all. I would hope the story doesn't kill him off instead continue this dynamic.

Now as nice as this was it didn't quite standout as well as some of the other openers I've watched. So I'm most likely going to pass on this and leave as backlog plie and come back once this season is done myself.
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Old 2014-10-10, 13:28   Link #37
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Old 2014-10-10, 15:05   Link #38
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My opinion on the series after two episodes:

-Herman is great
-Medoza is OK-ish villian, but nothing special
-Looks like Emma will be a fun character
-Leon is annoying
-Alfonso.... Who?

Overall, I like it.
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Old 2014-10-10, 15:31   Link #39
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I don't know why, but whenever I hear archaic japanese, it inavoidably spells instant fav for character who speak in it.

Emma is realy fun too I am looking forward to see her again soon, Herman is as great as always and Leon? He should just ditch his Kounibyou act and heal his marks in some red district. Someone will get hurt if he carry like that soon or later.
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Old 2014-10-10, 16:13   Link #40
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Really good show. The way it depicts its dark fantasy themes as well as its characters is fascinating to watch. The action is well done despite the CGI. Also, I find the addition of alchemists in the latest episode to be an interesting concept.

The horrors are crafted with decent design to show that they are evil too.
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