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Merxamers



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:23 am Reply with quote
This one has been on my "Plan To Watch" list for quite a long while. Hopefully i'll be able to get around to it one of these days, sounds like a nice story.
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Greed1914
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:34 pm Reply with quote
This was a fun show to watch. I was expecting it to go more along the lines of Solty Rei, but I can't say I was disappointed with the direction it took.
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:42 pm Reply with quote
I liked the first half of the season and especially Noto Mamiko's performance as Minnie C. After that I thought the story quickly fell apart. Zoroku in particular pretty much leaves the scene after the midpoint, and the show suffers as a result.
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Raebo101



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm Reply with quote
yuna49 wrote:
I liked the first half of the season and especially Noto Mamiko's performance as Minnie C. After that I thought the story quickly fell apart. Zoroku in particular pretty much leaves the scene after the midpoint, and the show suffers as a result.


I'm in agreement. I liked the show as a whole, but the first half was definitely the show at it's strongest, and honestly, you could watch only the first 7 episodes and come away satisfied. And since you brought up Minnie C., I wanna bring up how great Colleen Clinkenbeard's performance was. It helps that ADR Director Clifford Chapin cast Colleen's IRL husband, Patric Carroll, as Minnie's deceased husband. I think it really helped further strengthen Colleen's performance because of the added realism.
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm Reply with quote
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John Swasey using his gruffest voice was the natural choice for Zoroku, but he sometimes seems constrained in how far to go with Zoroku's attitude


I'm sure he sounds fine. He did great as Kumatetsu in The Boy and the Beast (which I recall was another role he was criticized for in the same vein here), so I have no concerns over his performance as Zoroku.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:32 am Reply with quote
yuna49 wrote:
I liked the first half of the season and especially Noto Mamiko's performance as Minnie C. After that I thought the story quickly fell apart. Zoroku in particular pretty much leaves the scene after the midpoint, and the show suffers as a result.

I don't see it that way. The "bad witch" arc (my own name for it) was not at all bad, since it spoiler[forced Sana to face her "being frazzled" without Zoroku's guidance.]
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leeoflittlefaith



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:16 pm Reply with quote
This one failed the three episode test for me last year. Didn't seem to know what tone it wanted to have.
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