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Electric Wooloo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:08 pm Reply with quote
I don't disagree that it's a bit shallow thus far, but I think the artistry and execution make it still worth watching. Yuyu's subplot is fairly typical so far, but still drew me in since it was executed well. It didn't feel all that rushed at all, though I admit I'm a sucker for mecha-musume and mecha-musume adjacent series.

There's a lot more hints of worldbuilding in EP 3, with the HUGE being mentioned as regular creatures mutated by Magie meaning this isn't some invasion by alien creatures but perhaps something more "natural", and the cryptic "the line between winter and spring is blurred now" which hints at more widespread devastation.

As for Moyu's willingness to spill the beans in ep 3 but not 2, I read her as the practical type and the situation in ep3 warranted her explaining things so the new girls would kno what was going on. The situation is different in the heat of battle then sitting around a table.

Hard agree on Kaede though. Hyper gay Ojou who won't put up with Yuyu's ice queen attitude is my favorite so far.
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Florete



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:42 pm Reply with quote
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showing off the line of dolls – excuse me, action figures – for a TV anime audience.

Excuse you, figmas!

(I have no idea what's actually being sold but I assume it's figmas)

Anyway, I don't expect the show to break any new ground, but it's pretty gay so I'll probably enjoy it.
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Sisyphusson66



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:04 pm Reply with quote
Visually stunning show, but with a number of critical flaws. Chief among those for me it the onslaught of character introductions and reintroductions every episode that fail to actually establish them in any memorable way unless you are already familiar with the greater property being adapted.

Solving Yuyu's issues in the third episode is way too rushed and removes almost all of what little purpose the second episode has for existing.
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:46 pm Reply with quote
Episode 1 opened with Riri talking to someone who wasn't there and ended with Yuyu being talked to by someone who isn't there. I recognized the narrative structure right from the start and appreciated it though I also knew I was being tricked from Yuyu's half decorated room- I recognized her first partner was dead from the personality change and I figured her side was the unfurnished one and episode 3 confirmed it as a last minute reveal.

So, the theme of the series is dichotomies... sorry, this is just a toy ad so I shouldn't look at it for anything creative. Sorry. Nothing to see here.

Still waiting to see what happened to Riri though.

The soundtrack is also really good and I like the RAS opener but I have no idea if they're trying to sell the band of another franchise or if SHAFT is just using them because they like their sound.

Epsiode 4- Riri starts a faction. "For what?" he asked innocently still expecting this series to go full My Hime after the third episode of characters saying why the Lilies SHOULDN'T fight one another. "See? They kill one another, that's why they shouldn't fight."

I don't know, you'll have to give me a few more examples before I really get it.

Again, nothing to it.
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OtherSideofSky



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:23 pm Reply with quote
I'm glad to see that someone is keeping the lost tradition of putting characters' names on screen when they show up alive and well, even if Assault Lily doesn't quite reach the heady, entirely gratuitous heights of Odin in that regard.

It's interesting to see how this series differs from the 2015 LN it's loosely based on (which I have read for God knows what reason; I do not recommend you follow my example). The cast is the same, but events have been significantly altered to put action scenes in the early episodes. The anime also cuts the teacher character from the novel as well as all the classroom scenes in favor of one-on-one training. There are also some setting differences, like CHARMs in the anime firing bullets instead of beams (maybe because someone pointed out a "laser machinegun" makes no sense). Mostly, though, I'm just glad that the anime cut the running gag of Kaede squeezing people's asses when she hugs them.

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one of those Class-S Yuri-shipping schoolgirl shows

Where does the "Class" part come from? I've seen it a few times on this site, but I've only ever seen "エス" or "S" in Japanese articles, papers, etc. and a search for "クラスエス" just gets shampoo and an English Wikipedia article.
Is it to distinguish things like Mari-Mite from actual prewar S fiction? If not, it seems kind of disrespectful to use the term for modern pastiches when it properly describes a genre typified by the works of actual lesbian and activist Yoshiya Nobuko and other contributors to early girls' magazines like Shojo no Tomo, doubly so because girls at that time seem to have also used to the term to describe real-life relationships. Even a novel like Otome no Minato (which has often been credited solely to Kawabata but was actually first drafted by Nakazato Tsuneko) differed fundamentally in audience, appeal, and social context.[/quote]
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OtherSideofSky



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:29 pm Reply with quote
Florete wrote:
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showing off the line of dolls – excuse me, action figures – for a TV anime audience.

Excuse you, figmas!

(I have no idea what's actually being sold but I assume it's figmas)


A quick search reveals that they are officially called "action dolls." It looks like they have cloth clothes and some degree of customizability.
This anime is probably more to advertise the supposedly upcoming gacha game, though.
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Florete



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:20 am Reply with quote
OtherSideofSky wrote:
Florete wrote:
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showing off the line of dolls – excuse me, action figures – for a TV anime audience.

Excuse you, figmas!

(I have no idea what's actually being sold but I assume it's figmas)


A quick search reveals that they are officially called "action dolls." It looks like they have cloth clothes and some degree of customizability.
This anime is probably more to advertise the supposedly upcoming gacha game, though.

Well, that backfired on me pretty hard.
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