Posted by psgels on 20 March 2009 with categories: Tytania

Short Synopsis: Fan is nearly captured by Tytania again, and is helped by a few new allies.
Episode Rating: 7/10 (Enjoyable)
I’m not too sure about this series right now. Here it is about to hit it major climax, and it first wastes an episode on character background that could have been done ages ago, and right now yet another episode is completely wasted when Fan goes out to flirt with a character completely unrelated to the story.

I mean, at this point I have no idea what the major climax of this series is going to be about, but in this case it’s a bad thing, since there has hardly been any build-up for it, other than Fan being on the run completely. There wouldn’t be some sort of second season announcement or something that I missed, would there?

So yeah, at the moment I’m disappointed in this series. With all the build-up, it promised to be something epic for its finale, but so far it hasn’t surpassed itself at all. The episodes centred around the different members of Tytania have been good, but Fan is really getting more and more useless with every passing episode.

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  1. bobofet says:

    maybe he really was lucky the first time around..and now everyone expects him to be this super awesome general when really he is some ordinary dude that has no real good qualities and is a coward :P

    and at the end of the series the moral will be that even an insignificant man can bring abouts a revolution…:P

    i dont know i’m just throwing my impressions out there.

  2. meows says:

    Actually the two episodes are surprisingly true to the source, and give that they are almost exactly half way through the story – it’s pretty much guaranteed that there will be a second season. I just hope it won’t be an OVA. ^^;

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Really? Oh, then you can pretty much scratch my whining of the past two episodes. I really thought that we’re near the end of the story already. ^^;

  4. meows says:

    Well it would be odd for animators to stop half way through volume 2 (out of 3 and TBC). + they mentioned that the later episodes (not sure about these two) are directed together with Tanaka himself. Not to mention that the promotional poster has a huge spoiler in it ^_^; So now we’ll have to wait for the announcement of the 2nd season.. mm… autumn ’09?

  5. TJ says:

    Looks like everyone had a good time playing lazer tag near the end there.

    Fan needs to pick up a new girl sooner or later, so might as well be Ms. bartender/resistance fighter.

  6. pgal says:

    @meows : The poster has spoilers? Like to share it ^_^

  7. meows says:

    @pgal the crest on Jouslan’s shoulder is not exactly Tytanian ^__^; (unless i missed it)
    The “troublemaker younger brother” syndrom seems to be a plague of the Tytania family, Jouslan is not an exeption, though he is almost overprotective of his brother. And with Idris not playing nice – it ends kind of ugly. For everyone. ^^

  8. tazman0208 says:

    Miranda is soooo GAR

  9. tazman0208 says:

    LOL scratch my last comment, a bunch of GAR men in a cave was what this series was missing and we got that this episode :)

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  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 06:51 PM)
    Hype kills anything. In regards to the kind of emotional manipulation Clannad and maybe Undertale uses, it’s like a drug. The more you are subjected to it, the less of an effect it has.
    Still there are examples of something which comes close to expectation. People say Muv Luv Alternative gives you PTSD and in a kinda does. Though it’s helped by the connection you build with the characters though the first two games.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 06:47 PM)
    @Kaiser,I haven’t updated the old entries of my MAL in quite a while. Pretty sure Code Geass is sitting at a 10 on it and I am sure if I give that a rewatch that rating is going to fall harshly.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:59 AM)
    I say this because people often like to hype up the genre or those elements. I bring this up/think about it now because I played a game called undertale lately on my brothers recommendation and he was all like it emotionally destroyed him but I never ended up crying, I mean don’t get me wrong its a good game, there were laughs to be had and there was sentiment but it wasn’t THAT sad/funny.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:44 AM)
    Given how many people cry at some drama, clannad included.
    That reminds me…
    I can’t actually remember the last time in my life where I cried, I draw a blank.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 07:58 AM)
    @Aidan: Something always feels off to me when you criticize clannad, I mean I’m critical enough of key these days too but it seems odd that you rank it as an 8 on MAL when you’ve always made it sound its more of a high 6 or a 7.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:45 AM)
    But I’m no fan of gung-ho soldier games/most fps games so I am glad clannad, a visual novel outsold call of duty.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:44 AM)
    I said it once I’ll say it again. I preferred the clannad movie over the tv series, had more style, a more mature feel to it and cut out all the superfluous arcs/comedy for the better. It also concludes better than the series. The emotional involvement in the kyoani version doesn’t work for me anymore, doesn’t hold up. However the film remains emotionally engaging after revisiting it.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:19 AM)
    Holy hell Clannad is selling like hotcakes on Steam. Even beat Call of Duty in sales at one point.
    Kinda happy to see a VN get recognised and it would help open up the market for more titles to come over. But..well..Clannad really isn’t all that great.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 02:29 AM)
    I can remember when I first got into anime when I was a whole lot younger I always said I would watch lodoss war, El Hazard and slayers, yet I never ended up doing so…
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Nov 24. 2015 05:34 AM)
    Ha, the child in me would love to see a film like that I’d imagine, when I was young I was pretty crazy about Egyptian supernatural stuff.

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