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dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Big Smoky
Jun 15th 2011 at 10:47:19 AM

As for the main plot: "In this story, a young man in 1920s London meets a girl who handles the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, the forbidden books of demonic wisdom."

Looks pretty interesting!

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Jun 15th 2011 at 11:24:55 AM

Looks less like GOSICK than expected. So that's good

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jun 15th 2011 at 11:26:14 AM

Looks good enough. I'll probably bite.

too bad that the main character very much likely will be unable to pronounce his own name.

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Too Good For You
Jun 15th 2011 at 12:05:46 PM

Oh look it's Ono Daisuke again. I'm getting kinda tired of hearing him in leading character roles.

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Envyus Dark Hero from Behind you Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Dark Hero
Jun 15th 2011 at 12:10:13 PM

how will they troll us this time

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Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jun 15th 2011 at 12:15:33 PM

They will troll us by using their reputation for trolling, and reveal in the final episode that there has been absolutely no trolling.

Seriously, though, the series seems to be a bot too straightforward for that sort of thing.

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Jun 15th 2011 at 12:19:48 PM

It's an adaptation of a light novel series, so unless there's trolling in the original story I don't think there will be trolling here. Unless Gainax plans to deviate from the story.

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Jun 15th 2011 at 12:20:12 PM

Gainax's reputation is overblown. They really don't do that sort of thing very often

ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Jun 15th 2011 at 1:25:33 PM

Aww. It looks subdued and paced and intelligent. I guess we'll always have Demonbane if i want to think about what would happened if Cthulhu invaded the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann universe.

Anyways, i'll have to give the show a shot. Demons, anime and the 1920's apparently go together really well.

Bleye knows Sabers.
Jun 15th 2011 at 4:58:33 PM

Looks like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was a sign of better times, and that Gainax might be moving away from their post-FLCL slump (or at least I'm hoping). I'm eager to see it just for the period trappings alone.

edited 15th Jun '11 4:59:55 PM by pamachu

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Always Right
Jun 15th 2011 at 5:57:12 PM

It looks watchable.........thought can't really give any real opinions without watching an episode or two.

It still looks like one of the better anime this season, along with Nurarihiyon and Baka Test...

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dRoy Perpetually clueless from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Perpetually clueless
Jun 18th 2011 at 9:40:05 AM

I actually read the first novel and found it to be pretty mediocre.

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Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
Jun 18th 2011 at 12:26:39 PM

Hmm... well, it's at least not as bizarre as suddenly doing an anime about Kindergarteners out of no where, but I'll try it.

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FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Jun 18th 2011 at 4:43:47 PM

... did those credits just say they took on Baby, The Stars Shine Bright and Alice And The Pirates as wardrobe consultants? XD

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MalagasyParrot Wh'joo lookin' at?
Wh'joo lookin' at?
Jun 19th 2011 at 6:21:14 PM

I recall news of the show surfacing way back last year, when people mistaken it for ongoing work on Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt. It seemed Gainax was insistent on getting the look and feel of the setting right, even allowing international talent to jump in. While it's supposed to be set during the interbellum I can't help feeling the show has a Victorian vibe to it though.

So I take the show was in production for more than a year? And has anyone been able to ID the English manor the show is set in?

edited 19th Jun '11 6:49:53 PM by MalagasyParrot

dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
GoodGuyGreg Silence Is Golden from Berlin
Silence Is Golden
Jun 30th 2011 at 9:39:02 AM

Seems beautiful.

We need more foreign talents in Japanese animation. More interculturality and cross-polinization.

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dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Jul 15th 2011 at 11:53:50 AM

Would you cut it the fuck out with the niconico? >_< One, not everyone reads kana and kanji and understands Japanese, and two, even those of us who do a bit don't necessarily have or want an account there. Can't you find a less bloody inconvenient site?

... I should go back to sleep. sad

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dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Jul 15th 2011 at 12:29:23 PM

Oooh, this actually looks interesting. I'll put it on my list of things I'll start watching quite soon.

LORd Too Good For You
Too Good For You
Jul 15th 2011 at 12:30:37 PM

A hardsubbed rip of the Nico broadcast is already out on Tokyo Tosho (under the somewhat deceptive name "Nico-Raws"), so that should be one less reason for Furiko Maru to rage.

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Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Jul 15th 2011 at 3:57:43 PM

Well, that was pretty average. Decent premise and beautiful animation, but weird pacing and some badly framed shots (especially when destroying the dragon). Also I hate Dalian already. At least Huey is more interesting than Kujo...

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redcynic The Earth King from Everywhere and nowhere
The Earth King
Jul 15th 2011 at 5:11:59 PM

That girl at the beginning looked a bit like Goddess!Madoka, IMO... But I'm just rambling.

Looks like a more "mystical" Gosick. I'm strangely Ok with that.

BYOON~!
KSPAM PARTY PARTY PARTY I WANNA HAVE A PARTY from PARTY ROCK Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
PARTY PARTY PARTY I WANNA HAVE A PARTY
Jul 15th 2011 at 5:14:16 PM

Good start, but not excellent. Seems like more of an adventure of the week type thing at this point.

I do like Huey though. For once, a protagonist that doesn't freak out in the face of the abnormal. Dalian is okay so far and some of her interactions with Huey were funny, but she has some disturbing shades of Index.

Please dear god not another one.

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