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dtm42



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:24 pm Reply with quote
It was too disjointed a show for me to truly consider to be great, but I really liked Watashi, she was awesome. And the fairies were so adorable, even when being little cretins.

I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.
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DRWii



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:33 pm Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.

Agreed. It might be quite a while before I can take "Ave Maria" seriously after that second episode.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:26 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.


If that's the highlight of the series...I never found it that funny. Maybe it just wasn't for me, but the dry attitude and the offbeat humor never worked. The manga arc was more interesting, seeing a visually representation of how some manga can go so wrong so quick. Wasn't a bursting gut laughter, just some nice introspective.
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Ingraman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:39 am Reply with quote
I loved Watashi and Y. Some of the stories were better than others, but they were all good. The first Blu-ray will be leaving Japan in a few hours to get to me (along with Nazo no Kanojo X v4 and a couple of CDs, but Hyouka v4 will have to wait another couple of days).
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Tanteikingdomkey



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:57 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
dtm42 wrote:
I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.


If that's the highlight of the series...I never found it that funny. Maybe it just wasn't for me, but the dry attitude and the offbeat humor never worked. The manga arc was more interesting, seeing a visually representation of how some manga can go so wrong so quick. Wasn't a bursting gut laughter, just some nice introspective.

I was laughing more often at the second arc, but the first arc had better punchlines. I didn't laugh at the bread scene but the second episode was hilarious and easily the funniest episode of the series. my roommates enjoyed the nation episode though with all it's political humor.
the third and fourth arcs were not funny at all though. the fourth arc was atleast mildly interesting though. and the two stand alones where funny, and the drama actually worked in the last two episodes.
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dewlwieldthedarpachief



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:09 am Reply with quote
I thought the disjointedness of the show was deliberate, and worked to create a sense of unease and otherworldliness surrounding the faeries. Quirky, but not gimmicky, and certainly not for just anyone; for that much alone it's a very pleasant surprise this got made, and I'm definitely open to more of this or other quirky things in the seasons to come.
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Tanteikingdomkey



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:17 am Reply with quote
dewlwieldthedarpachief wrote:
I thought the disjointedness of the show was deliberate, and worked to create a sense of unease and otherworldliness surrounding the faeries. Quirky, but not gimmicky, and certainly not for just anyone; for that much alone it's a very pleasant surprise this got made, and I'm definitely open to more of this or other quirky things in the seasons to come.

similar sure, this show not really.
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050795



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:39 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
dtm42 wrote:
I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.


If that's the highlight of the series...I never found it that funny. Maybe it just wasn't for me, but the dry attitude and the offbeat humor never worked. The manga arc was more interesting, seeing a visually representation of how some manga can go so wrong so quick. Wasn't a bursting gut laughter, just some nice introspective.


Really I found the humor to be very funny (but then I really like dry, offbeat humor). I laughed a couple of times in every arc and found them all to be interesting.
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Saturn



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:11 pm Reply with quote
this was a series that I wanted to watch all in one gulp... but then I forgot about it, so thank you for reminding me lol
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:33 pm Reply with quote
DRWii wrote:
dtm42 wrote:
I still think the first arc was the best. Those chickens and of course the bread scene - you can't top that.

Agreed. It might be quite a while before I can take "Ave Maria" seriously after that second episode.


A few weeks ago in my music theory class, my teacher played Ave Maria to demonstrate what chant music was like. I instantly thought of this anime and it took practically every single bit of concentration I had to not burst out laughing.
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:47 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't call it the shining star of the season, but with few exceptions (the Assistant arc and the School arc) I really enjoyed it.

With the convoluted political situation going on in my country, the Fairy Nation arc really hit the nail on the head for me and I was rolling with laughter. I felt the show was at its best when there were a shitload of fairies, they amused me to no end
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supercreep



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:42 am Reply with quote
Of all the shows that I was watching this season, this was the only one that I didn't drop. There wasn't enough substance for me rate it above very good, but it did keep me laughing. The only thing that really didn't click with me was the robot satellite arc.
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Veers



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:33 pm Reply with quote
supercreep wrote:
Of all the shows that I was watching this season, this was the only one that I didn't drop. There wasn't enough substance for me rate it above very good, but it did keep me laughing. The only thing that really didn't click with me was the robot satellite arc.

Pretty much my thoughts as well. Jinrui was too uneven to really be great in my eyes, but it was solid, probably my best of the season, and I'm really glad this show got made (and apparently hasn't bombed on sales in Japan, either, which is cool).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:46 pm Reply with quote
I enjoyed the show's wonky humour and Watashi was awesome. I also liked the watercolor-esque backgrounds. Will buy.
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J. Kudo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:12 am Reply with quote
Can I just say I really liked Assistant? He was so....cool.
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