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Link Man

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Aldnoah Zero 4

I'm reminded of Chrono Trigger.

Still remains enjoyable, but this was more of a transition episode than anything.

Woah, new ED already?
 

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Aldnoah Zero ep 4
Inaho is getting too Batman for his analytical thinking and planning but damn it's what make this show good.

This show characters kinda reminds me of Gundam SeeD.

Inaho - Good at everything = Kira.
Asseylum - Pacifist and idealistic = Lacus.
Rayet - Parent got killed and wants vengence = Flay.
Slain - Unsure about the orbital knights motives but still fights for them = Shinn lol.
Yuki = Murrue.
Marrito - Seasoned veteran = Mu La Flaga (?).
 

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Onii-sama 17

Onii-sama hasn't had this many incest-like scenes in a while, a bit disturbing they should keep focusing on how badass he is instead of this 2lewd4school plot line.

In this episode onii-sama gets angry for his sister, then proceeds to explain for the millionth time in front of everybody how he can only have emotions when it comes to his sister and bla bla bla just go fuck already this is getting bothersome now how short is the attention span of everybody in this world and the audience if they can't remember this?

At least at the end he was all "they fucked with the wrong onii-sama" and is about to start some shit. Let the bodies hit the floor, LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR



lol irony
I really do like your impressions man.
 

Jarmel

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Aldnoah Zero-4

That climax battle was so good. Mech battles with large amounts of tactics like this are awesome. There's a lot of thought put into the Aldnoah's powers and limitations.

People are going to hate the music but I think this works mainly for that bombastic feel.

Pretty surprised that they have a 2nd ED as well(which is the great Sawano insert). Are we going to get a different ED for each arc?
 

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Mahouka 17

Onii-sama went crazy
when that guy tampered with Miyuki's CAD
. Mirage Bat went with I expected
especially the earlier episode when they did the flying magic.

Next week hopefully Onii-sama is
going to go ham with on the Chinese group.
 
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Aldnoah Zero 4

They're doing a fine job don't get me wrong, but I've seen too many shows where the good guys are overpowered by the enemy until protagonist and friends are the only ones who can do anything and of course they happen to be in high school because adults are useless. I've been soured by this and the fact mech shows need to insist on having kids/teens as leads is going to bother me because it's meant to be a military show.

As to the episode itself we get more of overwhelmed against the baddies, and I'm going to sound a bit like DTL here but I really don't care about the earth crew leads. I want to see more of Slaine's side of the story but they've now made it extremely obvious he's to play second fiddle, the Suzaku to dandere guy's Ledouche. The 2-3 scenes he had were all basic set-ups for future episodes as well with
him realizing there's a conspiracy, then deciding to play along with the mars folks for now and ask to be given his own knight
How long
will he pretend to be on the side of the Mars people before switching sides?
who knows!.

I'm enjoying Terror in Tokyo more this season, but because terrorist and cop shows aren't here too often in anime I guess.
 

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Love Lab 3
A fairly dramatic episode with Maki passing out and confrontation. Still funny with stuff like Eno shouting "Your dad is a lingerie" at Maki
 
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Mahouka Koukou Episode 17 Nine Schools Competition Part X

Only thing I didnt like was they just never mentioned nothing about the previous episode poor Crimson Prince and Cardinal George fate.

Anyway at least the second best female character (after Yotsuba Maya) in the series is finally mentioned, our Electron Sorceress Fujibayashi and Thunder Needle. Really good showing for all and getting us to change focus from the schools to the big picture.

angry tatsuya scene was surprising and kind of funny with how sudden it was, One of the most memorable animated moments of this adaptation
 

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Aldnoah Zero ep 4
Inaho is getting too Batman for his analytical thinking and planning but damn it's what make this show good.

This show characters kinda reminds me of Gundam SeeD.

Inaho - Good at everything = Kira.
Asseylum - Pacifist and idealistic = Lacus.
Rayet - Parent got killed and wants vengence = Flay.
Slain - Unsure about the orbital knights motives but still fights for them = Shinn lol.
Yuki = Murrue.
Marrito - Seasoned veteran = Mu La Flaga (?).
Don't do this man. Don't go down this route
 
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Aldnoah Zero 04

This show continues to improve. I guess Inaho is the main character, I just wonder how long it will take for Slaine to switch sides.

Nova was such a slowdown in that game, ive gotta tough it out one day and get this done. ive tried 3/4 times to do it.
The slowdown in Half Life 2 was Water Hazard and Sandtraps.
 

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Mahouka 1-Something or Other

Even when Tatsuya gets angry, there's still no palpable sense of rage there. And any sufficiently advanced magic is proving indistinguishable from technology, and also making me realize how much I appreciated it when Illya learned how to fly the Guide way - throw yourself at the ground and miss. Magical Girl Lacrosse or whatever that is was okay because it at least didn't involve Tatsuya too much, but I'm thinking he shouldn't be the protagonist of his own show. Miyuki needs room to breathe outside of him, it's hurting her potential as a character.
 

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Aldnoah.Zero ep 4

While I agree Inaho seems like a genius (well he is, plus he's a protagonist so yeah) compared to regular Earth military, let's remember that what we've seen so far from Earth's forces was: 1)
botched "beach" defense in which they were overwhelmed at least partly because of the Martian element of surprise
and 2) Captain Whatshername and her crew who are actually fairly competent. I fully expect Earth defense to rise up and kick some ass soon.
 

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Inaho also has military training too so it's not like it's some random civilian teenager. That's the problem with most mecha shows in that it isn't so much the age but the lack of training.
 

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We have a deal.

He has Soras voice with that look? Oh my.
Not quite what I meant. Just that Kirito doing a feminine voice makes me think it's Sora doing the voice for perverted reasons. Like if (ngnl stuff)
Fi actually had turned Sora into a girl.
 

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Aldnoah Zero - 04

I think I wouldn't have hope anymore this show would be as good as Fate Zero or legit AOTY candidate, the show just not showing sign for that. Its solid tho, and I like the tactical aspect.. and man I hate the OST so much, most of the time its just distracting. Surprisingly I like the ED song though.
 

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Not quite what I meant. Just that Kirito doing a feminine voice makes me think it's Sora doing the voice for perverted reasons. Like if (ngnl stuff)
Fi actually had turned Sora into a girl.
Aww, again Sword Art Online succeeded in disappointing me :(
What is this Onii-sama you guys are speaking of?

"I feel big brothers big brother in my back~"
 

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Mahouka 17

That was pretty hype. I didn't know that the magic sequence was already released so I thought everyone would suspect Tatsuya but his identity has been saved again. The army forces were awesome.

Sword Art Online II 4

Has no one played a racing game before?
 

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SAO2 04

Is there anything Kirito can't do? (Besides shooting a gun) The sound effects for his lightsaber sound like they were taken straight out of Star Wars. Slow start to the season so far but I guess it's better than jumping months at a time between episodes.
 
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Inaho also has military training too so it's not like it's some random civilian teenager. That's the problem with most mecha shows in that it isn't so much the age but the lack of training.
Even then it's just an excuse to have a high school kid as a lead. You're telling me that in all of the group of adults we don't have another tactical genius? In the freaking military? The show just started so maybe there is, but I'm not holding my breath.

I wish this was the Slaine show. If we need to have another mecha show I'd rather it was a show about being on the enemy's side 'undercover' and taking them out.
 

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Fate/Illya 7

Illya has an intense maid fetish... Well, that or her fever is talking.

Oh no, Illya's inexperience almost killed everyone... Go figure
 

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I am thoroughly entertained with Mahouka even though they don't explain how Magic fucking works in the world. The book does it justice. I think it's just a severe problem of pacing. They're trying to cram so much into such little space but at the same time they're dilly dallying on really weird shit. The Nine High arc has gone on for surprisingly long and I'm wondering if Yokohama is going to be a shitfest.
 

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I am thoroughly entertained with Mahouka even though they don't explain how Magic fucking works in the world. The book does it justice. I think it's just a severe problem of pacing. They're trying to cram so much into such little space but at the same time they're dilly dallying on really weird shit. The Nine High arc has gone on for surprisingly long and I'm wondering if Yokohama is going to be a shitfest.
They are either gonna try to finish the whole Yokohama Arc or just stop in some point in the arc and make it to be continued. But that seems unlikely, now it's just making me curious.
 

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Aldnoah Zero 04

Meh. Am still not impressed by this whatsoever. The characters grow on me slowly and I enjoy the calmer moments.

The battles however... they may be decently thought out and choreographed but it still feels to me like our protagonists survive out of luck mostly and... the CGI is shit. It just looks bad and that'll probably never change so fuck that.
 

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Barakamon 04

Cats and kids painting ships. No cell phone, no computer, not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe, it's... not really that. After coming off Mahouka, having something like this to watch was a nice salve. Character-driven, atmospheric and heartwarming.
 
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