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JTtheBrick



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:58 am Reply with quote
Are they trying to say he's doing poorly?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:11 am Reply with quote
JTtheBrick wrote:
Are they trying to say he's doing poorly?

Not "trying to say," but said.
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shh227



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:11 am Reply with quote
Wow that is a surprise to me that they have done this.
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ZaWarudo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:32 am Reply with quote
Maybe now it will actually be funny.
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teh*darkness



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:12 am Reply with quote
This is rather interesting... I found the show to be hilarious. In fact, imo, funnier than Azumanga Daioh, which everyone is comparing it to.

I wonder how this will affect the actual production of the series... Confused
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Amasa



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:18 am Reply with quote
I'm glad. The dialogue and jokes made had me laughing but the way they were executing have left me complaining more than once. I'm not actually sure what the job entails and what will be changed now but I'm glad that something is being changed.
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Ramadahl



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:35 am Reply with quote
ZaWarudo wrote:
Maybe now it will actually be funny.

They're not changing the source material - if you didn't find it funny before, you still won't.

It seems a little harsh to be so blunt about giving him the chop, but like Amasa I'm hoping that there'll be some improvement now.
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WEKS



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:10 am Reply with quote
Well just looking at what they have done in the past, I'd say this is a turn for the better.
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Splitter



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:09 am Reply with quote
KyoAni's pulling ranks for CLANNAD early this year ^^
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RZetlin



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:41 am Reply with quote
Well at least I am not the only one who found the starting episodes lacking.

I hope with a new director, Episode 4 and beyond will show improvements.
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Furudanuki



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:48 am Reply with quote
This behaviour is quite atypical for a Japanese company. Performance issues may very well be the reason for Yamamoto's ouster given to the public, but I would be willing to bet that some sort of internal office faux pas is at the heart of the matter. Perhaps Yamamoto did not respond well to criticism and insulted or embarrassed someone higher up in the KyoAni food chain?
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domino



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:12 am Reply with quote
Hooray, maybe now the show won't be painfully unfunny. Maybe it'll even gain some of Fumoffu's comedic gold.

From what I saw of the show, it was a good idea with terrible execution.
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aluria



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:25 am Reply with quote
I've only seen the first episode myself but I didn't think a whole lot of it. Probably still won't continue but here's hoping it improves for all watchers.
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Bluestreak2



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm Reply with quote
There are a lot of poeple who are complaining that the show is not funny. Infact some of my friends insist that Azu is far better.
Personally I find Lucky Star better then Azumanga so far, Azu was always a terribly slow experiance for me, with only a few good episodes in it.

And imo The poeple who say Azu is better, only think that becouse all they currently remember of the show are the actual funny parts out of the 26 episodes, where as LS has only had 3-4 episodes so far.

Though I will admit that the show is not living up to the hype it was getting.
I really wonder how much the new director is going to effect the show.
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kei-clone



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:31 pm Reply with quote
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The man he replaces, Yamamoto, has been an episode director on a number of series including The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Air, and Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (the last project under Takemoto), but Lucky Star was his first job as series director.


what the...? Doesn't ANN itself say that Yamamoto was the series director for Haruhi?
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