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Articalys
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(05-10-2013, 02:10 PM)
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Apparently, Titan imitation pictures are the new photo trend among Japanese schoolkids.

Taruranto
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(05-10-2013, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Articalys

Apparently, Titan imitation pictures are the new photo trend among Japanese schoolkids.

You missed one!
-NeoTB1-
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(05-10-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Just started watching this. I'm hooked.
Dennis
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(05-10-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?
Defuser
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(05-10-2013, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?

Merchandise sales.
Blu-Ray/DVD sales/preorders.
Massive boost in manga sales.
Dedication Through Light
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(05-10-2013, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?

All volumes of the manga (10) are charting and selling plenty each week most likely getting each easily over 1 mln volumes...assuming it sells over 10k bds...I guess itd be a success.
Hellsing321
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(05-10-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?

Right now BD/DVD pre-orders are tracking between 40K-70K for the first volume which is incredibly good for Japan. The manga has also sold around 1mil copies per volume.
Defuser
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(05-10-2013, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellsing321

Right now BD/DVD pre-orders are tracking between 40K-70K for the first volume which is incredibly good for Japan. The manga has also sold around 1mil copies per volume.

40k maybe but never 70k

Not even SAO nor GuP could break 40k except the monogatari series.
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(05-10-2013, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?

It's definitely a hit, zero doubt about it.
cosmicblizzard
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(05-10-2013, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellsing321

Right now BD/DVD pre-orders are tracking between 40K-70K for the first volume which is incredibly good for Japan. The manga has also sold around 1mil copies per volume.

40k? Damn, isn't that like a megahit? Where's that chart that explains the breakdown of anime sales?
Dram
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(05-10-2013, 09:51 PM)

I wonder if the people at Shonen Jump regret turning this down now?
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cosmicblizzard
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(05-10-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dram

I wonder if the people at Shonen Jump regret turning this down now?

It would have probably been a different series at Jump. The editors wouldn't let him get away with a lot of stuff.
zazrx
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(05-10-2013, 11:30 PM)
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Maybe with the success of the anime the series will amass enough interest to keep the anime and manga going.
ZoddGutts
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(05-10-2013, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dram

I wonder if the people at Shonen Jump regret turning this down now?

Can't blame them if they were told about the twist with them responding with "lol nope".


Anyways some news about the anime:

The Attack on Titan production committee issued an apology on Wednesday for not finishing episodes 4 and 5 in time to air on three stations. Broadcasters FBS, Hokkaido TV, and TOS TV Oita only received parts of the episodes, resulting in a difference in content compared to what the stations MBS, Tokyo MX TV, TV Aichi, and BS11 showed.

The committee cited differing deadlines for broadcast stations as the cause, but promised to dedicate more time and staff to the production to prevent the issue in the future. Character designer and chief animation director Kyoji Asano posted an ad on Twitter last month to recruit animators to join the anime's staff.

The series is currently airing on MBS in Japan, and Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming it as it airs in North America and abroad.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...-on-3-stations

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Dedication Through Light
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

It would have probably been a different series at Jump. The editors wouldn't let him get away with a lot of stuff.

They couldnt have given it to Jump SQ?
Branduil
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(05-11-2013, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Does this mean the show is a hit in Japan?

How does one measure success of an anime in Japan?

Do they have public ratings?

The manga was already huge in Japan. It's going to sell very well.
duckroll
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(05-11-2013, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZoddGutts

Anyways some news about the anime:

I think you mean some olds.
AlimNassor
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(05-11-2013, 05:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

The first 2 episodes of Muv-Luv Alternative. Apparently it's nothing like it after that though.

Well theres 2 episodes later on that aren't cute girls doing cute things. Eclipse sucked. The only thing worth it was tank-kun x human tank. Alt had it's downtimes, but, at least it had a plot.
BlakImpaler
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(05-11-2013, 07:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlimNassor

Well theres 2 episodes later on that aren't cute girls doing cute things. Eclipse sucked. The only thing worth it was tank-kun x human tank. Alt had it's downtimes, but, at least it had a plot.

People that want true Muv-Luv gotta play the VN's. That's my plug for today.
iavi
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(05-11-2013, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

It would have probably been a different series at Jump. The editors wouldn't let him get away with a lot of stuff.

Yep. It would've been an absolutely different series with Jump, and nowhere near as good.
AlimNassor
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(05-11-2013, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlakImpaler

People that want true Muv-Luv gotta play the VN's. That's my plug for today.

yes. Tis a shame. I wanted glorious action. I wanted to see cute beter doing cute things.
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(05-11-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Episode 6



Key Animator credits or War Memorial wall? You decide.

This is a pretty normal episode of Attack on Titan. That is to say, there is some good action, lots of mediocre character scenes, and a ton of stills used all over when they can't animate anymore. It's a pretty slow episode too. They totally stretched out the Mikasa flashback scene, and it takes up half of the entire episode. Some really drawn out scenes which got pretty old towards the end. Still, it's pretty important development for Mikasa and Eren, and it was really faithful to the manga... to a fault.

I think this episode is a testament to why throwing more bodies at an animation project doesn't really solve anything though. As the image above shows, there are 34 key animators and 39 Second Key Animators for this episode. That's a really, really abnormal number for a TV episode, and it shows that they certainly have the money to pay for the bodies in the budget, but that doesn't mean it ends up looking better. It just means they might be able to finish it... by the deadline... barely. :P
OceanBlue
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(05-11-2013, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Episode 6

I think this episode is a testament to why throwing more bodies at an animation project doesn't really solve anything though. As the image above shows, there are 34 key animators and 39 Second Key Animators for this episode. That's a really, really abnormal number for a TV episode, and it shows that they certainly have the money to pay for the bodies in the budget, but that doesn't mean it ends up looking better. It just means they might be able to finish it... by the deadline... barely. :P

Holy shit. I guess this is another example of the scheduling problems this show apparently has. Are scheduling problems a temporary thing or do they tend to last through the entire production?
duckroll
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(05-11-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by OceanBlue

Holy shit. I guess this is another example of the scheduling problems this show apparently has. Are scheduling problems a temporary thing or do they tend to last through the entire production?

Is the show airing every week, or is it not? You tell me! :)
OceanBlue
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(05-11-2013, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Is the show airing every week, or is it not? You tell me! :)

So I'm guessing that recap episodes are the solution, lol.
Blood Diamonds
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(05-11-2013, 07:46 PM)
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I came in here because of the thread title.
What does Linkin Park have to do with giant naked humans attacking people?
dan2026
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(05-11-2013, 07:49 PM)
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Another good episode. They did the flashback justice.

Next week, shit gets real, cannot wait for the reactions.

Also they better do it right with some top animation.
cosmicblizzard
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(05-11-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by YoungBlade

I came in here because of the thread title.
What does Linkin Park have to do with giant naked humans attacking people?

Evilore seems to think the series is too melodramatic, despite the fact people are totally justified for being all sad and shit.

The original title was Godzilla+Spiderman+Band of Brothers.
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(05-11-2013, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

Evilore seems to think the series is too melodramatic, despite the fact people are totally justified for being all sad and shit.

The original title was Godzilla+Spiderman+Band of Brothers.

But what does that have to do with Linkin Park?
cosmicblizzard
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(05-11-2013, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

But what does that have to do with Linkin Park?

Because crawling in my skin
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(05-11-2013, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

Because crawling in my skin

Oh okay. That all makes sense now.
Lord Ghirahim
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(05-11-2013, 09:11 PM)
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Why?
Blood Diamonds
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(05-11-2013, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by cosmicblizzard

Because crawling in my skin

Oh my God.
That is perfect.
Jarmel
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(05-11-2013, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Episode 6

This is a pretty normal episode of Attack on Titan. That is to say, there is some good action, lots of mediocre character scenes, and a ton of stills used all over when they can't animate anymore. It's a pretty slow episode too. They totally stretched out the Mikasa flashback scene, and it takes up half of the entire episode. Some really drawn out scenes which got pretty old towards the end. Still, it's pretty important development for Mikasa and Eren, and it was really faithful to the manga... to a fault.

I think this episode is a testament to why throwing more bodies at an animation project doesn't really solve anything though. As the image above shows, there are 34 key animators and 39 Second Key Animators for this episode. That's a really, really abnormal number for a TV episode, and it shows that they certainly have the money to pay for the bodies in the budget, but that doesn't mean it ends up looking better. It just means they might be able to finish it... by the deadline... barely. :P

Holy shit, Wit going to war.
dan2026
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(05-11-2013, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Episode 6

They totally stretched out the Mikasa flashback scene, and it takes up half of the entire

Totally stretched out the Mikasa flashback?

Are you an idiot?

It was the exact same length as the manga. The episode animated two full 40 page chapters.
Erigu
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(05-11-2013, 09:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Lord Ghirahim

Why?

Tattoos are too scary for TV!
duckroll
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(05-11-2013, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by dan2026

Are you an idiot?

Nope. Are you?
Jexhius
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(05-11-2013, 11:31 PM)
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I don't really think there's anything to be gained by being painfully faithful to the original text, except that it stops (some) manga fans whining as much. Manga and anime are very different mediums and if you don't account for that you end up with a whole heap of problems.
Reluctant-Hero
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(05-11-2013, 11:38 PM)
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Just finished watching episode 5 on CrunchyRoll. Shiiiiiiiiiiit! This show doesn't pull any punches.
Kagari
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Episode 06

The new scenes were really bland I thought. Kind of an unnecessarily drawn out episode, but it should help some people understand the whole Eren/Mikasa relationship I suppose.
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(05-12-2013, 01:41 AM)
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Episode 6

Slow, but covers some backstory. Glad to see Mikasa not just be a goody soldier
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(05-12-2013, 01:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlakImpaler

People that want true Muv-Luv gotta play the VN's. That's my plug for today.

Where can I do this?
AlimNassor
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(05-12-2013, 02:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Subitai

Where can I do this?

Not on Gaf.
Subitai
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(05-12-2013, 02:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlimNassor

Not on Gaf.

Oh ok. Sorry I asked.
Devolution
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(05-12-2013, 02:29 AM)
I'm trying to like this anime but it's all over the place.
Jarmel
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(05-12-2013, 02:33 AM)
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Shingeki 6-

I think they changed a slight part around in Mikasa's backstory for the worse. In the anime it seems like Eren found a separate cabin while in the manga it's in the same house as his father rushes for help. It's more coincidental here that Eren just happens to come across them.

I also think the tone got played up a bit compared to the manga or maybe my interpretation was different I guess. I read Eren as more desperate in that bit rather than psychopathic as he seems here.


Also lol at the stills but they're trying I guess.
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(05-12-2013, 02:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Devolution

I'm trying to like this anime but it's all over the place.

Seems like it could have benefited from less strict deadlines/more time in the oven. Apparently they have hired a bunch of people just so they can finish on time while as you can see the end product doesn't really benefit from it (stills ahoy!).
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(05-12-2013, 02:33 AM)
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Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 06

Mikasa focused episode <3

As she's my favorite character of the series I liked this episode quite a bit despite the flashback taking up a considerable portion of the episode. I kinda expected that much going into it though. I still found it to be a really good scene and gives some background for Eren and Mikasa's relationship and highlights just how crazy and irrational Eren is. For an episode delving into the backstory of the main characters, there was still some nice action scenes to be found. That running Titan scene in the first half of the episode was hilarious in its movements yet really disturbing at the same time.

I think people expecting a satisfying follow-up to the end of last week's episode might be a bit disappointed but at least the stage is now more or less set for the next portion of events (to some people's chagrin :P)
Hero
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(05-12-2013, 03:00 AM)
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This show is awesome. Without spoiling anything of course, is the anime going to adapt the manga faithfully?
zazrx
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(05-12-2013, 03:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero

This show is awesome. Without spoiling anything of course, is the anime going to adapt the manga faithfully?

From what others said, yes but with some changes that should improve the experience.

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