It's cute, but it's also rather melancholy. I hope they can maintain the tension between the two for the whole series because I love it.
They do it really well in the manga, and from this first episode they've captured the feel of it really well.>>22541
She's a strong girl!
It might be mine too, It's great!
Today's episode was pretty nice, I'm loving the art style they're going with, it's really cute! Both the OP and the ED were really good too, the ED had some really nice art that reminds me a ton of the manga's style.
That's because the ED was done by the mangaka.
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I am healed.>>22624>Both the OP and the ED were really good
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You'd eat meat of a sick animal too if you lived in a post apocalyptic world and hadn't eaten in a few days too.
Chi said she didn't know there were still living animals other than humans. I wonder how long that fish has been dead.
That's what I thought but it was probably preserved under the freezing snow before it melted.
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That sheepish look.
yeah I was kinda expecting it to be a light SoL but apparently we've got a plot on our hands here.
Question, what kind of hellhole do you live in where anything post apocalyptic can be “Slice of life”?
right, sorry, a barely scavenged crumb of life
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I'm an eleven, though. Bow to your cultural master, you dog.
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You know what I heard about yuros? I heard they give their kids bread and tell them it's cake.
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I downloaded the first episode of this and never watched it. Guess I'll do that on my break today.
About as subtle as a nude woman on your bed, yeah
I don't think this series is really meant to be an accurate portrayal of our world in 1200 years. That date might explain the megastructures, but it doesn't explain how the ruins are full of WWII-era equipment. At this point, I'd assume that the series takes place in an entirely separate fantasy world.
The more I watch this, the more the city they're travelling through reminds me of Yume Nikki. Speaking of, Chi's dreams were pretty disturbing. It makes me wonder if Yu and Chi would stick together if they had any other options.
seems like the mangaka abandoned the whole ostfront thing pretty quickly in favor of a surrealist cityscape
When she showed her plane to Chi and Yu, I thought, "It's probably gonna blow up as soon as she gets off the ground." Then I thought, "Nah, that would be too horrible.">>23015
I've tended to think of Yu as a major baka, but in this episode she espoused what I feel is a very enlightened world-view.
they also executed the breaking moment perfectly…..
It's weirdly depressing but also weirdly carefree
Basically getting along with the hopelessness, yeah.
Why is the top level of the city supposedly so great, anyway? You'd think that getting to the bottom, leaving the city, and finding some arable land would be a more sensible plan.>>23014>what a depressing show…
Depressing themes, sure, but presented in a pretty enjoyable way. At the beginning of the season, I wrote it off as being too 'fluffy' to be a serious contender for AotS, but now I think that was wrong.
The entire point of the show is that it's all pointless, it's like Dying Earth in the setting. It's all pointless but people will find a way to cope. -Why- the top is so great, -what- happened and how, all these are unimportant, they're assumptions that don't really matter to the premise of the show.
I get that, but Chi could just as easily be saying "we should go to the bottom" instead. She's supposed to be smart, after all. But it's not like that's detracting from my enjoyment or anything.
lol nice pseudo-intellectual babble, but that is plainly false
this series keeps teasing us with clues to the world that's been before
the fact it isn't a simple episodic slice of life is what really elevates it (literally, Yuu & Chise are going UP)
Hair tied up*
I can't believe it took me this long to notice that.
She may be illiterate while still knowing what some things are. I can't read Japanese, but I know maybe half a dozen characters; sometimes that's enough for an educated guess.
All that being said, I do think Yu is smarter than she appears. Like a baka savant.
She says there are other bags, not what they are labelled. Strictly speaking, she only needs to tell the difference between two and three characters to deduce that they contain different stuff.
But literacy aside, I did get the impression that she was more competent than usual this episode.
Why is there still electricity? There don't seem to be many people in the city, so are the power plants just continuing to churn away without human intervention?
I wonder how long it's been since whatever happened, happened. Not long enough for infrastructure like power lines and water pipes to fail.
They did mention that they were living in the ruins of a society that was built upon the ruins of an even greater one. and (some light spoilers from the manga) Later on they come across a sentient robot, and they also come across the remains of several other types of advanced technology.
So it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to believe that the people who built the city made it so that the electricity could keep on working well after they were gone without anyone to maintain it.
I'm guessing all the utility systems were automated to begin with, but as for why they're still going, perhaps they're just made of durable future materials. And the weather in the interior portions of the levels might not vary too much.
The girls seem like they're probably teenagers, right? We know civilization was still around long enough for Chi to get at least a basic education, and to have memories of baking bread with her grandfather. So the catastrophe probably happened between five to ten years ago, based on that.
Honestly these kind of questions don't seem important in setting. It's kind of like Dying Earth, there's loads of unanswered setting questions that aren't answered or addressed because they don't really matter. It doesn't quite matter how long it's been or why the civilization fell, all that matters is that it did fall and now everything has gone to shit, nothing matters.
That's all well and good, but when has "it doesn't matter" ever stopped people from discussing something on the internet?
True, but I'm just pointing out that while you can discuss it, the answer is probably left vague, if not on purpose, then at least with intent.
I like how they gave the middle finger to the censorship board or whoever, with the most half-assed possible censoring of "beer".>>23212
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Yeah, it's great! Getting to see these two drunk
was really cute!
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Okay, I was hesitant to buy into the hype early on, but this is almost certainly AotS. Even this episode alone would have made a great little OVA.
nah, spark-twinkle land is better
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Yeah, I think this is going to be the AOTS too. I was really looking forward to this episode because its one of my favorite parts in the manga. I'm glad they pulled it off as well as they did!>>23297
I'm sorry icicle, but cute girls in a apocalyptic city is cuter than cute rocks.
I've loved this show from the beginning, but this episode was fantastic. The big robot was scary when he first appeared, but I felt so bad when Yu killed him
And I loved how she went from wanting to eat the fish to feeling protective toward it. Forget AotS, this is AotY.
One thing that did bother me, though: after all they've been through, did Chi and Yu not already know how to swim?
>>23306>I doubt there's many places they've been that has water deeper than they could walk through
Maybe. That struck me as really strange, though. Even in our current pre-apocalyptic society most people know how to swim.
>>23310>most people know how to swim
Most people know how to tread water, not swim.
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I thought this looked like a neat design to vector trace, but realized that it looked pretty boring on its own, so I tried my hand at texturing it for a "realistic" effect. Maybe it came out a little too gritty.
Now this is wallpaper quality. Thanks anon.
I think the idea is that, they have never been in a large body of water where their "feet can't touch the bottom". Which explains a lot about the nature of the world they live in, the idea that it is strange is intentional to give the idea that things would be different hundreds of years from now.
Where do they even come from honestly?
That's what we/they are trying to find out.
That was a weird train. why did that one car have one park bench in it? Why was that (apparently) the only seating on the train?
The talking sausage is really cute. I can't wait to see what it does, assuming Yu doesn't eat it.
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I can't remember the park bench bit, oculd you post a screen?>>23381>>23382
The cute sounding thing reminds me of a least weasel.
>>23385>I can't remember the park bench bit, oculd you post a screen?
I could, But I really don't feel like going to the trouble. It was before they started driving through the train. They were sitting on a park bench in an otherwise empty car.>The cute sounding thing reminds me of a least weasel.
Yeah, it kind of reminds me of a weasel, or an otter. It doesn't have any ears or a tail, though. Just a face and legs.
The manga unfortunately is like a chapter ahead of where they just left off. At least translated, not sure how much further ahead the regular manga is though.
I wonder how they'll wrap it up with the last episode. I don't remember the mecha bit from the manga either, I think that might be something they added for the anime, or maybe its a future chapter that they decided to put into this episode.
This deserves to be 2-cour. Why isn't it 2-cour? Do we have enough material or not?
Seems like there are 5 volumes so far with the latest translated chapters from volume 4. Doubt there will be enough materials for now.
Oh I see, we're actually caught up
I've been holding back on reading the manga until the anime ends so
where is ep 12?
You'll feel even sadder when you keep reading the manga.
The author has depression and stuff too, which at least partially explains the sadness.
I really enjoyed this show. I've only read up to the first part of today's episode but I'll definitely keep up with the manga. >>23639
Yeah, it's a bitter sweet end so the part about them being the last two living people means both Ishi and camera guy are dead right? That makes me sad, I cant imagine it feels nice knowing that they're the only people around.
Hopefully they find something nice at the top level!
The tone of the story makes it impossible for them to have a good ending. It's a post-apocalyptic scenario, if anything they'll get to the top level and see 'nothing'.
If you want to be optimistic then it's possible that both Kanazawa and Ishii managed to make it to the higher levels but it's rather unlikely.>>23643
Well, it might be post-apocalyptic but in my opinion everything so far hasn't been exclusively depressing.
If anything I'm unhappy about how the mushroom people had to take nuko away from the both of them and how they seemed like "higher beings".
I wonder what the nukos are. Were they genetically engineered by humans to restore the biosphere or something like that? They can't be natural.
I'm probably gonna start the manga soon; maybe that will have an explanation.
If you really want to be optimistic, you could take Yuu's line about going to the moon as more than a throwaway, and speculate that humanity is holding out there. We Cloud Atlas now?
I expected it to be a light SoL in an ostfront setting
it turned out kinda surprisingly… philosophical?
also, it takes place in some surreal far future instead of ww2-era
I don't think Yuu HAS a "deep side".
she just showcases how being "shallow" is a valid (even preferable) alternative
It's philosophical in the sense that it's about what it'd take to continue being cute moeblobs in a world that's gone to complete shit, and the answer turns out to be somewhat depressing.