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Sven Viking



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:47 pm Reply with quote
I haven’t watched this and to be honest probably won’t get around to it unless I hear great things, but voted for it in the poll just because it sounded to me as if some of the previews weren’t giving it a fair shot. Glad to hear it seems more worthwhile than initially expected.
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moroboshi-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:06 pm Reply with quote
I really liked the premise, and I'm hoping they can follow through. We've seen this idea before, with Relife being the most recent example that springs to mind, but I lost interest when it seemed to be turning into a run-of-the-mill high school drama. I liked in episode 2 that Kyoya seemed to get the message that he was going to have to work harder and break out of his bad habits or habits of caving or settling for less if he wanted to succeed, and I hope they build on that.

That may be part of the problem with the show, though, that he doesn't seem to have a lot of bad habits to break out of - he was a hard working guy when he was at the game company, and very much a go-to for everyone who needed help. Even when he first met Kawasegawa as an adult, he jumped at a found opportunity and made the most of it.

I hope we get some flashbacks and maybe more about why he made the choice he did back in the day - playing it safe is something that can hold you back, especially if it's fear of failure that drives it.

I like the idea, and it mirrors some of my own experience - I went back to school to learn animation in my early 30's (and wound up in games) and had a whooooooooooooole bucket of personality defects I had to get past - me in my 20's would have made for a very flawed character, but not nearly as likeable Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:38 pm Reply with quote
Sven Viking wrote:
I haven’t watched this and to be honest probably won’t get around to it unless I hear great things, but voted for it in the poll just because it sounded to me as if some of the previews weren’t giving it a fair shot. Glad to hear it seems more worthwhile than initially expected.


I'm actually really enjoying my time with it and put in a request specifically to review this series because I think it has a lot of potential. I'm glad to be giving it a fair shake from my own perspective, and hope that my optomism about it being a solid series plays out, haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:40 pm Reply with quote
moroboshi-kun wrote:
I really liked the premise, and I'm hoping they can follow through. We've seen this idea before, with Relife being the most recent example that springs to mind, but I lost interest when it seemed to be turning into a run-of-the-mill high school drama. I liked in episode 2 that Kyoya seemed to get the message that he was going to have to work harder and break out of his bad habits or habits of caving or settling for less if he wanted to succeed, and I hope they build on that.


Episode 2 and 3 are where I really started to like Kyoya, especially episode 3. I'm rooting for him and hoping that now, he'll start to use his current situation more than relying on his memories and a decade of experience. I'd like to see him really life in earnest, you know?

moroboshi-kun wrote:
I like the idea, and it mirrors some of my own experience - I went back to school to learn animation in my early 30's (and wound up in games) and had a whooooooooooooole bucket of personality defects I had to get past - me in my 20's would have made for a very flawed character, but not nearly as likeable Wink


Oh goodness, I definitely think 22 year old me would not have been a good anime protag, haha!
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michizure



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:23 pm Reply with quote
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Oh yeah, and at one point, they go to karaoke and sing “Freckles” by Judy and Mary, which like… blast from the past, am I right?

This was the first of two shows (the second was Realist Hero) I saw this week bust out a vintage anime theme as an insert song. Is there some kind of nostalgia thing going on, or are they aiming for the middle-aged fan demographic?

"Freckles" ran as the opening theme for Rurouni Kenshin in 1996. Assuming that's where Nanako came across it, she would have been ~8 years old -- not impossible, and certainly might leave an impression. What does the choice say about her character, though?

In general, I am looking forward to seeing Our Dense Hero realize who the other two Platinum Generation artists he admires are.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:23 pm Reply with quote
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Hopefully, there'll be less of [fan service] going ahead.

Wouldn't get your hopes up on that. The first three episodes give me the impression that the fan service will remain mild and sparse, but titles which emphasize it as much in the OP and especially ED as this one does rarely mislead.

I will agree that I don't think we've seen the best that this series can offer yet, although episode 3 is a definitely a step in the right direction. I can't ever see this being a high-priority view, but it is one that I expect to follow for the season.
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09jcg



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:33 pm Reply with quote
Its funny how different people can view the same thing differently. Episode 4 was good, but I agree that it was very much a transitional episode. It didn't feel slow paced though. If anything I thought it went wayyyy to fast. It felt like they compressed two or three episodes into one. It has me interested to see how this episode plays out in the light novel. It wouldn't shock me if they shoved a whole volume into one episode.
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moroboshi-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:25 pm Reply with quote
I'm still liking this show, and I like the angle of finding yourself in school like this...but the time-jump element seems all but forgotten. I'm not sure what else I'd expect, but Kyoya seems mostly to fall into a roll of "undercover mentor" more than "person trying to figure himself out". It's almost a college version of Shirobako (not a bad thing) and it's only episode 4, but I wonder if there needed to be the time jump at all. The first episode could have been Kyoya just looking at the two acceptances and picking the Visual Arts school.

Maybe he wakes up one day and he's bounced to the future and it's somehow worse? I'm not going to stop watching or anything but I hope the show gets a bit bolder.
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