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 No.23839

The prettiest anime of the season is here!

 No.23840

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I was a bit worried, considering it's from the director of Kyoukai no Kanata, but the first episode did not disappoint. It was also (and I rarely use this word unironically) a cinematic experience. Thanks for the funding, Netflix!

 No.23842

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This certainly was very pretty to look at, and I'm really liking the story, the whole getting used to life after a big war thing isn't something you see very often. I'm looking forward to seeing Violet adapt to her new lifestyle. Over all this was a strong first episode!

 No.23843

huh. I just saw "source material: LN" and blew right past it.
is it any good?

 No.23844

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>>23843
There's pretty art, nice music and interesting characters and setting. I haven't read the LN but this looks like it could shape up to be a good show. Give the first episode a shot to see if it might be your thing.

 No.23845

>>23843
Beautiful art and cinematography courtesy of KyoAni+Netflixbux, source material that shows promise to not just be a sloppy mess of obnoxious tropes and adolescent wish fulfillment, and so far competent direction from someone who I can only imagine was given Kyoukai no Kanata for his first lead as some kind of punishment. Maybe I'll be eating my words by the end of the season, but it looks like a winner.

 No.23846

I wonder if I should watch it now in the morning or enjoy it later on in the evening.

 No.23847

>>23846
Wait for 1080p

 No.23908

>>23845
I thought the source material was kind of sappy.

 No.24015

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I'm really enjoying this show so far. The characters are pretty interesting and the art is pretty to look at!

 No.24017

>>24015
It's hilarious how incredibly decent the art is for this show compared to everything else
It feels like it's in a different tier altogether
The story seems decent enough, but so far it's not looking like all it was hyped up to be? Maybe I'm just being impatient or expecting too much.

 No.24018

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>>24017
I didn't know this was hyped up. I'm just enjoying it as it goes, probably the best way to enjoy it.

 No.24019

Well I don't mean to be a contrarian ass but I'm through with this. I haven't been given a reason to care about this girl's problems which no doubt are terrible. It feels like I have to do the writers' jobs for them in order to watch this. I wish you all a bountiful season and hope kyoani get it all out of their system with this and soon go back to making inane shit with lots of high school girls in it. What's that, a new episode of Yuru Camp? Gentlemen, if you'll excuse me.

 No.24021

I mean to be a contrarian ass and this anime is sh*t

 No.24024

>>24019
I can't imagine being this shallow.
>I haven't been given a reason to care about this girl's problems
What does that even mean? You picked this up to start with, knowing that it was going to be a story with a more serious tone, and the first episode did a pretty thorough job of establishing the premise. It's entirely about Violet's problems; watching her grow and overcome them is the point. For someone who would be satisfied with "inane shit with lots of high school girls", you seem awfully impatient for something groundbreaking to happen in this series. Not even giving it three episodes? Did it betray your expectations that badly? What could you possibly have expected it to be in the first place, anyway?
I love shallow cutesy anime as much as the next guy, or even more, but not to the point of rejecting anything else. To be offended that a studio you like is doing something serious for a change is already ridiculous, and to act so smugly superior for being unable to enjoy anything slower or more emotional than K-On is really unbelievable.
>Gentlemen
Yeah, tip your fedora right on outta here, and don't come back.

 No.24025

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Anyway, that was a nice episode. Megane looked like she was shaping up to be a real cunt at first, so I'm glad she's started to warm up already.

 No.24034

>>24024
To be fair he might not've known anything at all about the show and just picked it up because of the hype surrounding it.

 No.24041

I was looking forward to this before but I guess it's not my kind of thing, unfortunately. Then again I was cautious as I knew it might not turn out as I expect it to be.

 No.24044

>>24034
I wouldn't say that I picked it up because of the hype, but if anything in spite of it. Had I given in to the hype, I'd probably have developed ungrounded expectations and by now I'd be royally disappointed and more than a bit angry, for which I'd have no one to blame but myself. You're right that I knew nothing about this except what the trailers showed.

I simply picked it up, found nothing that was of value to me, decided that the flaws I perceived weren't of the kind that would get better with more episodes, and promptly dropped it again. And here's the part where I deserve whatever name you choose to call me, because I honestly didn't expect that such a thing would make someone angry in this board.

 No.24046

>>24044
When you say 'in spite of it' do you mean you didn't even realize there was hype surrounding it, or do you mean that you didn't really pay attention to said hype?

>>24041
I'll give it a couple more episodes, personally. It's a very pretty show but the plot seems…I don't know, it seems meh?

 No.24047

>>24046
>When you say 'in spite of it' do you mean you didn't even realize there was hype surrounding it, or do you mean that you didn't really pay attention to said hype?
I mean that I tried not to let hype influence me, but I'm probably not aware of how much hype there has been, either. In fact, all I know is that it's by KyoAni and that they seemed to be upping their animation another notch, so I guess I must be completely out of the loop.

 No.24051

>>24044
If you watched the PVs, then you knew exactly what to expect, which makes it even worse that you then came here and insulted the studio for daring to make something that's not inane enough for you to enjoy.
To be clear, I don't want to sound like a KyoAni fanboy or anything. Based on the people behind it, I picked this one up cautiously, and have so far found it decent enough to keep watching, but not even in my top 5 of the season so far. It's clearly not everyone's sort of story, and that's all well and good, but don't act like it's the creators fault for making something for an audience other than you, like you're somehow superior for not liking it, or like it has in any way not delivered on exactly what it promised to.

 No.24057

>>24051
I'm glad you posted that, now I'm hopeful we can reach a better mutual understanding. I admit I honestly thought you were an angered KyoAni fanboy - that is why I didn't address you directly, since I figured I could only make matters worse. I shall now misuse the spoiler function to spare everyone else an off-topic wall of text.

How did this even happen? I took every precaution I could think of to avoid coming across as one of those "righteous drop" posters - you know, the kind that blame the anime for not living up for their arbitrary expectations and announce their drop as if it made them better people than those who continue to watch it.

I can see now that in my effort to restrict criticism to specific points and avoid boring fans with my complaints I condensed them to the point of rendering them obscure and ambiguous. But I still think that it took a lot of creative interpretation to turn my post into whatever it looked like to you. Under what state of mind does a person who describes their own tastes as "inane shit" come across as acting smugly superior? Blind anger, is all I can think of.

 No.24155

>>24057
I'm pretty sure that he thought 'inane shit' was backwards, like ironically insulting your own tastes or just admitting that most people would think of that as inane.

 No.24192

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It was nice seeing Violet start to understand what a letter is and how feelings work, even if it was only a little bit.

 No.24199

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Is it just me, or do these episodes seem longer than usual? Not in the sense that they drag on, but like there's a lot of story despite the pace being slow. Though looking at it objectively, not a lot happens, so maybe it's just that immersive? Or maybe the animation quality is subconsciously tricking me into thinking I'm watching a movie? Either way, episode 3 felt particularly satisfying. I said last week that this wasn't in my top 5 of the season, but that might yet change at this rate.
Also, I was relieved to see the music they chose for the OP and ED; the PV had me worried that one of them was going to be that awful Engrish abomination. The OP is pretty meh in my opinion, but the ED is very soothing and has some nice, if simple, visuals to boot (MPEG artifacts notwithstanding).

 No.24204

>>24199
By longer than usual do you mean longer than most normal episodes? I think you're on point with that, it's slower paced and not much happens but the animation, soundtrack, and so on helps make it 'stretch out'. Also I'm not familiar with the source material so maybe that also helps, since we're not 'expecting' anything and saying 'are they STILL not up to xxx???'

 No.24339

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This was a nice episode, getting to know a bit more about Iris, and in a roundabout way we also got to catch a small glimpse of Violet's previous life too. I hope the rest of the Dolls get to have their stories explored too!

 No.24452

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I realize it's an intentional decision on the part of the studio and all that jazz, but the black levels in this anime are absolutely killing me and so I decided to do something about it.
Based on a few screenshots from this episode, including light, dark, and medium-lit scenes, I figured that some contrast stretching with a little bit of a curve "fixes" it pretty well; that is to say, gets rid of the feeling that I'm developing cataracts. Some parts still look a little "dusty" due to the ridiculous amounts of bloom, but it can't be helped.
If you use mpv, you can apply the filter on playback by adding –vf=lavfi=[curves=m="0/0 .09/0 .5/.39 1.0/1.0"] to the command line. Give it a shot, I swear it makes it at least 50% more watchable.

 No.24453

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Oh yeah, and fuck this guy, I can already tell he's going to be a pain in the ass.

 No.24454

>>24452
You know I'd call you autistic but that's honestly pretty impressive
That or I'm a dumb shit

>>24453
I honestly thought 'wow he looks like a tool' when he showed up.

 No.24456

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>>24454
Actually I'm a dumb shit, that first 0/0 should be removed to not absolutely wreck proper dark bits like this. てへぺろ
So what do you reckon, is Captain Edge going to be healed by the power of letters in the end, or will he exist only to try to ruin everything?

 No.24457

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>>24456
Hopefully he does get healed by cute letters, though I wonder if he'll just make things worse by blaming his brothers death on her too though.

 No.24512

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I was expecting it to pick up where the last episode left off, but this was a nice one too. I like how violet can bring out the emotional side in people even though she's lacking in that department. It's also nice to see her slowly learn how people should work after each episode, I'm really looking forward to seeing how she ends up by the last episode!

 No.24514

>>24512
This is a seriously late comment but the eyes in this show are incredibly pretty and it makes me want to
I'm not sure what I want to do with them but I want to do something they make me restless.

 No.24521

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This might be old news to everyone else, but I just learned the other day about how this series actually came to be.
The novel was submitted to the Kyoto Animation Awards back in 2014, and to this day remains the only entry in any category to actually win the prize, rather than just an honorable mention. It's two volumes, and that's it; the anime is going to be 14 episodes long to adapt exactly what needs to be adapted and end it properly, without leaving off on a cliffhanger. And the first episode was pre-screened nine months ago, so it's been in production for a long time.
I'd been enjoying it already, but hearing that the people making it really think it's something special and are putting in extra effort has given me a new level of appreciation.

 No.24523

>>24521
Yep
That's why there was so much hype around it.

 No.24525

>>24523
I'm basically cut off from the hype machine nowadays by only talking about anime here and with a few friends. It means I miss out on the occasional bit of news, but on the other hand it's nice to just enjoy things for what they are and not be bombarded with angry opinions.

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 No.24609

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Things are starting to get heavy. Just as I let my guard down after a cute story too. The major will turn out to be alive and it'll end happily r-right?

 No.24611

It's certainly more well-paced than I expected from what amounts to melodrama.

 No.24612

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>>24609
Now now, what would Violet learn from an ending like that?

>>24611
In the classical sense, I hope you mean. But yeah, it's consistently felt like they're doing a lot with just twenty minutes per episode.

 No.24615

>>24612
What do you mean 'in the classical sense'?

 No.24616

>>24615
Like, an emotional drama accented by an expressive score, rather than the modern meaning of "shitty forced drama".

 No.24617

>>24616
Well, I was using it in both senses really
It's a classic melodrama, but the word got the connotation of 'forced drama' because poorly done melodrama is usually forced drama. Or, well, poorly done drama is in general, but if the drama is poorly done then what's normally a highly expressive score becomes a highly overdramatic one.

Also what's going on with the filename in >>24612

 No.24626

>>24452
It's baffling. It's as if everything was accidentally made too dark and they tried to fix it in post-production. Episode 6 is particularly bad, the colors and lines are a complete mess in dark scenes. This isn't the first time Kyoto Animation has gone too far with post-processing, and they should tone it down.

 No.24628

>>24626
Isn't that what their fans like to see, though?

 No.24632

>>24628
They've been making popular anime for a long time, but they've only been overdosing on these effects for a short while.

 No.24675

>>24617
That bit bore a striking resemblance to the beginning of Brave Witches, in which the protag tries to jump across some water in three steps (using magic) as part of her training regimen, but fails and falls in. So even though it was supposed to be an emotional scene, I couldn't help imagining ears and a tail popping out of Violet at any moment.
Explaining it kinda kills the joke, but there you have it.

 No.24704

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I AM STEEL.
STEEL KNOWS NO FEAR. STEEL KNOWS NO DOUBT.
WHEN FACED WITH MY ENEMY, I HESITATE NOT.
I AM A WEAPON TO DESTROY THEE.

 No.24705

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The flashbacks were pretty interesting this episode. Finally getting to see how it all went down. Though I'm still a bit curious about how violet was before all of this, what was she up to that made her an emotionless killer?

The art is beautiful as always too, the scenes with flames were very nice.

 No.24773

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I-I'm not crying! You're crying! This felt like a final episode but we're only on episode 9. There's still more to go right? I wonder what they'll do next.

 No.24786

Is nobody watching this anymore?

 No.24796

>>24786
I am. I just don't really know what to discuss. It's a really good show, and kind of a nice change from my usual diet of moe shows and comedies.

 No.24798

I dropped it because it's just a bunch of very boring melodrama

 No.24799

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>>24798
>melodrama
>boring

 No.24854

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>>24798
Surely you have a heart, right icicle? This latest episode really hit me in mine.

 No.24857

I like how even though this is mostly drama, you get a feeling that the plot is actually progressing instead of stagnating and ping-ponging back and forth.

 No.24861

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(´・ω・`)

>>24857
Such is the power of writing to tell a story instead of to see how many volumes you can stretch the premise across while still turning a profit.

 No.24864

>>24861
Yeah I know but the difference is honestly staggering and kind of sad really when put into perspective.



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