Posted by psgels on 11 February 2012 with categories: Last Exile - Ginyoku no Fam

It has been a while. Since I watched an episode that left me with such conflicted feelings.

This episode. There was no Fam in it whatsoever. Seriously, she had no scenes at all. But, Gonzo. Are you serious with this? Did you seriously just air a recap episode of the first season?

I mean just… what the hell. This episode even had the OP of the first season. Alvis basically narrated what happened to her in that season. Most of the episode was taken up by this. It was annoying, and I skipped through most of it. And then the new material came and suddenly explained what happened at the end of the First Last Exile, and it FINALLY showed the grown up versions of Claus and Lavie. My inner Last Exile fanboy rejoiced here and started jumping up and down with excitement, much more than I thought it would at the eventual revelation of this. On top of that, it all just looked so completely gorgeous and imaginative. As strange as it was, this episode definitely highlighted all of the character development that went on.

Okay, Gonzo. I’m game. I won’t judge this episode badly until the entire series is over. Last week I said that the final third of this series will be its worst. This episode instead did something I completely did not expect. If you’ve got a plan to just go completely against conventions, then I’d love to see it. If this recap was necessary for that, then I won’t mind. Right now though, it’s too early to tell.
Rating: #!&% (???)

31 Responses

  1. darkerthanblackswordsman says:

    Ah, the good ol’ “#!&%”. My favorite of your ratings…

  2. Haven’t seen the episode yet but I figured it was supposed to show people who haven’t seen the original (since it aired what, 8 years ago in Japan?) what they needed to know/a good way to (re)introduce Claus and Lavie. Bit odd but I think it was probably the best way to bring in some of the original cast without making it too confusing for the first time viewers.

  3. kero says:

    omg! now it looks I will HAVE to catch with Ginyoku no Fam, just for the Claus and Lavie!

  4. kurini says:

    OHMYGODDDD!
    I haven’t watch the previous episode yet but WHATTT? Nevermind the recap (which may be a good thing for people who just watched Last exile Fam), but LAVI AND CLAuS?!?! It will make my day!!

    • kurini says:

      It’s weird to see the season 1 OP, but I felt so nostalgic! The recap was really rushed, at least they chose the best scenes and didn’t cut one of my favorite scene (Luciora’s final scene)! I like the little Claus and Lavi scene we had but I don’t think we’ll ever see them again… After this episode, it makes me realize how much better Last Exile is compared to Last Exile Fam.

  5. imredjimmy says:

    I hope I won’t be too confused since I didn’t watched the first series :s It will be hard for me to be as excited about it as much as you.

  6. leokiko says:

    I don’t FUCKING CARE. I prefer an recap and Claus and Lavie than more Fam.

    My rating: A+, 100/10, 100%. Thank you, Gonzo.

  7. meow says:

    Hope is rekindled.(?)

    This recap was useful. The original Last Exile is a bit fuzzy for me now after all these years. And I missed too many of the new Last Exile – so much so that I completely missed the real Alvis. The new intro confused me with a crying little girl that really resembles Alvis growing up into Liliana – and with Alvis’s powers over Exile too. Now how does that work? Plus, it looks like Liliana’s Exile is different from Alvis’. Do Liliana and Alvis (and maybe others like them) have their own Exile? Is each one of those half-moons up there some other civilization’s Exile? Is that the nature of that facility Luc just recovered? Maybe a central Exile control system or something? I wonder if Luc won’t need Lil anymore, now that he has his own superweapon.

    I wonder where Sophia is?

    • DangerMouse says:

      That was a beautiful recap and it was awesome seeing Claus and Lavie again and making their first appearance in the new show in the new animation at the end where they looked great and Lavie looks even nicer than ever. :)

      @meow: Yup Liliana and Al have different Exiles and each moon up there is likely an Exile just like Turan’s, the first couple of episodes confirmed the existence of multiple Exiles that have returned to Earth over the years.

      Ours from S1 was the most recent, Anatoray-Disith’s nation has only existed for about 2 years on Earth as this is around the time the Silvius was first documented.

      Each Prester seemingly had a Guild family’s DNA keyed to their Exile and Dio explained a number of episodes back that the key passes to the eldest female relative (so if Liliana died it would pass to Millia for example).

      Sophia’s probably in Earth’s new Anatoray and still Queen since Dio said she and the King of Turan had come to an agreement during the operation to rescue Liliana and Millia. I think we’ll see her soon with things moving into Anatoray next.

  8. Longhaul says:

    it does seem that they use the recaps to break apart arcs

    but yeah alot of people squeee’d at Lavie and Claus

  9. Froob says:

    Ah yeah!! … I don’t care whether I have no clue of what’s going on in FAM (I dropped it after ep 5), but I AM GONNA WATCH THIS EP, just for Claus and Lavie!!

  10. Froob says:

    Oh my god!!
    I just saw the final scene. Lavie was pushing a wheelchair, wasn’t she?
    Does that mean Claus lost his legs or something? T_T

  11. Alec says:

    Exactly felt the same way you did, Psgels.

    My inner fanboy somewhat rejoiced, but I was really disgusted by the fact that they just tried to sell the first season, relying on its glory, and not focusing on Fam.

    Gonzo has gone low

    • Froob says:

      Wait!! You would rather they focus on Fam?
      What’s wrong with you?!! :-P

      • leokiko says:

        He probably means that Gonzo can’t produce new, better characters and have to rely on characters from the old LE instead.

        • Alec says:

          Not necessarily just the characters.

          Those creators had to rely on the first Last Exile’s glory, even showing us the recap and Claus & Lavie. To me… That move, while somewhat effective(?), is very cheap. It’s kinda something I didn’t think Gonzo would do.

          Maybe I just give Gonzo too much credit

    • Anca says:

      If you had seen the first season when you were supposed to – that is, when it aired or when the DVDs released, then the memory of that first season should have been fuzzy. Unless it’s your favorite series or something, of course.

      I saw it a lot later than that but even so I can barely remember anything from it, nevermind to compare it to the sequel. This recap was useful.

      • JR says:

        But it’s up to YOU to go back and refresh your memory, not the studio. You don’t have an entire chapter of a book dedicated to summarizing the last book in the series — you just a few lines here and there in case you’ve forgotten a character, etc.

        This was lazy, and a cheap grab at pulling in the old (and pretty disappointed) fans.

        • meow says:

          How about going one step further and just be disappointed at Gonzo at not making a totally original story instead of “rehashing” an old success story? Or a sequel in a totally different age from the original so there’s no reasonable chance that old favorite characters like Dio would reappear?

          I get that people are frustrated with Fam but I don’t see Lavi and Claus as characters called back in to save the show. Dio and Tatiana are practically fixtures in the OP. This is the setting of this series. It’s actually weird that it took this long for Claus and Lavie to even show up somewhere. The producers were probably worried Claus and Lavie would steal the protagonist limelight from Fam. And I for one haven’t given up on Fam altogether. She has been making a difference, considering her personality and very minor role in the grand scheme. I consider her something of a miracle peacemaker, with an honest and disarming innocence that builds trust and bonds between a variety of people, even isolationists like the Gracies. It takes quite a bit of idiocy to be immune to cynicism, especially the kind that sets in if you have your whole world blown up in your face. On the other hand, you can kind of trust the idiot not to go off the edge like Luc. It seems a small and dismissible thing, set against the backdrop of all the bloodshed and tragedy but it may be the key to this story somehow pulling off a successful, epic happy ending that saves as many people as possible. And don’t forget her vanship skills, which might just put Claus to shame. It may come down to the fate of the world hanging on the result of a vanship race between Fam and Luc. Just my two cents.

  12. signorRossi says:

    Didn’t Vincent say in one of the earlier episodes that Sophia is on the way to/or back from Prestale?

  13. skyhack says:

    Lavie’s pushing something. A baby carriage? Twins? Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

  14. RABUJOI says:

    I haven’t watched this yet, but I knew when I saw the words “Second Adjournment” in the ED last week that this would not only be a recap, but a recap involving the first Last Exile. I’m looking forward to the fanboy moment of seeing Claus and Lavie again, but like the first recap, I can’t shake the feeling Gonzo either couldn’t afford or couldn’t be bothered to make a full 26-episode series, even though they had enough material for more than 13.

    • meow says:

      I seem to remember some years ago that they were having some serious problems. They were in serious debt and I think there was an exodus of staff too. It’s why the 2nd season of Strike Witches got produced by another studio. Well, for me it’s a relief that they’re still alive and able to produce a quality series like Fam. I’ve enjoyed their works since Blue Sub No. 6.

      • DangerMouse says:

        Yup, this is their first full production after reorganizing from that (fortunately they still have the director and main animator from the original series too to work on this, and obviously the music composer returned too). I agree I’ve also been greatly enjoying their shows since Blue Sub and am really glad they’re still around and making this come back and able to do another awesome show like Fam, which I’ve been really enjoying. And this series looks utterly incredible visually, it’s hard to imagine it’s coming from a studio that’s just starting to come back.

        Hmmm, I don’t really agree with any negative sentiment about this particular recap (unlike the first one which wasn’t overly necessary but still decently executed), I really enjoyed this one and thought it was executed perfectly, and to me the reason for the first season recap is obvious, it’s been 8+ years even for us old viewers and we are going into Anatoray next and new viewers could use at least a brief look at who these people really are outside of Dio and Tatiana whom they’ve seen in action, especially if Claus and Lavie are going to join the cast again in an ep or so, they now know who they were, plus a brief look at Anatoray’s history and the real Guild, also the recap also gave them the entire past of Dio who’s been a very prominent character in the new show to new viewers so I’m sure they appreciate getting to know of his past (and since most of it is covered in S1 there’s no real other way to tell it unless we just wanted him to tell it verbally to new viewers). I think the episode along with the two excellently executed Dio and Al parts at the two ends also gave new viewers further reason to be emotionally attached to Al by experiencing her hardships and seeing her as a child, who will no doubt play a bigger role if Anatoray’s Exile is needed. Since it’s been so long I can understand the need for it as partially a refresher but more a way to get new viewers at least somewhat up to speed. Now that new viewers have an idea about these people I think they’ll be able to do them better justice for us old viewers in the remaining eps since they won’t have to start introducing them from scratch.

  15. DangerMouse says:

    I definitely think you’ll be fanboying throughout like I was. :)

    “I can’t shake the feeling Gonzo either couldn’t afford or couldn’t be bothered to make a full 26-episode series, even though they had enough material for more than 13.”

    As a Gonzo fan I’ll take it the more positive way, I seriously doubt it was that they couldn’t be bothered, given how good the show looks I guess it’s possible that they couldn’t quite afford to animate a full 26 episodes yet but who knows, if so I’m glad they at least found a highly creative way around that by rather than a Fam recap from another POV they still use this ep to create an even bigger story for new viewers and the story has always been about the returnees so getting new viewers to see how huge and challenging Anatoray’s return to Earth was I think expands the entire setting beyond Earth for new viewers just like us old-timers already are quite familiar with by giving them a taste of what came before as part of the new story while simultaneously further introducing Anatoray’s characters to new viewers before they presumably play an even bigger role.

    It may not be ideal but I think it’s a worthy compromise to allow our Anatoray characters a bigger role than cameos while not having to spend too much time reintroducing them which old viewers would have likely been bored by (kind of like the issue FMA: Brotherhood had with some viewers, having to fast-forward retell the whole first half to get to the new stuff, and that show has 60+ eps) while still not keeping new viewers out of the loop as much as possible and not just using the old show as a crutch since the original is now 8 years old.

    • DangerMouse says:

      fix: given how great the show looks IMO I guess it’s possible that they couldn’t quite afford to animate a full 26 episodes yet at this excellent quality and with this incredible-looking CG work but who knows

      I’m very glad they indeed had enough material for way more than 13 though, I would have been disappointed with a half-length 12/13 ep show and the pacing has been excellent.

  16. imredjimmy says:

    I ended up skipping most of the episode, I didn’t want to get spoiled on the old series (I still haven’t watched it) but from what I saw it looked amazing!

  17. DangerMouse says:

    I think you’ll enjoy it then, it’s really good. :)

  18. E says:

    #!&%

    Not positive, not negative …

    It broke the rating meter/dimension?

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Just finished Rage of Bahamut and I have to say I didn't expect an emotional climax. Also Rita is the best in show here. But really I don't see the prospect of sequel, especially a 24-episodes one.
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Evidently so. That still feels just wrong. He's sort of her father. Ehhhh
Anonymous967177
"I am a slave to my own blood" -Konatsu.
Anonymous965463
Aldnoah needed actually interesting characters and character arcs instead of boring assholes. Why does it need more time on the lore when it's just generic scifi jib
SuperMario
One minor thing that baffled me beside *that* in Rakugo was they don't show Konatsu's rakugo in the end. It makes more sense if we can see her perform, but I understand that the show have to put new rakugo material and that was impposible.
SuperMario
@Aidan: I think *that twist* is sweet (not). Points for the show for having a balls to address that, but...
AidanAK47
And that's Rakugo finished. A delayed finale but non the less a satisfying one....Though on the matter of *that* I am going full head canon and pretending it didn't happen. Because HELL FUCKING NO.
HelghastKillzone
Troyca's Aldnoah.Zero was 24 eps long but it really needed 50 to flesh out concepts and lore.
HelghastKillzone
*Virgin Soul
HelghastKillzone
Apparently, Virgin is going to be 24 episodes and Re:creators is 22 eps long. I don't know how to feel about that.
SuperMario
Catching up with Rage of Bahamoth myself. Say I really enjoy what I see so far. Characters are its weakest part and pacing is uneven, but everything else work quite well
SuperMario
... Feherlofia is Hungarian one. But I have a really fond feeling towards Soviet and those ex-communist animation. Movies as well
SuperMario
@Kaiser: yep, know both of them. Actually
SuperMario
@Topgavin: wuah your love with Madoka. I was like watching that show for 3 times, but Rebellion just once. I still think that Rebellion adds up to the series narratively. Shaft (be themselves) put a lots of extra background details to the Bluray version, so I'm sure you can't go wrong watching Madoka on Bluray.
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Guess I'm just in the mood for some comfycore anime. =)
Kaiser-Eoghan
There's really stuff I need to get round to watching like alderman and chain chronicle, giving utawerumono's s2 another chance, watching those dumb old golgo ovas, catching up on Shamo and city hunter where I left off.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: If you are looking for something to review for the world animation project, I recommend Fehérlófia , a Soviet era psychadelic folktale animation. Also look into the available short animations by Alexander Petrov (he uses a style of animation which mixes oil painting on glass).
Konstantinos Travlos
Finished watching Chain Chronicle :Light of Hacchetias (TV version). While not something to write home about it was not bad. It did a tried old recipe well.
Lenlo
@SuperMario, we dont have to, but its fun to try and pinpoint the real-world timeline to the shows timeline.

@Topgavin, oh yeah. Madoka is amazing.
Topgavin
Just finished watching the Madoka Magica series, 4th rewatch but 1st time on blurays. The show is such a work of art, and I was surprised by the sheer quality of the backgrounds in the blurays. It looked 3x as expensive to make as the normal show, Shaft must've poured a lot of money into post-screening editing.
SuperMario
They are all just average shows to be honest, but at least they're deserved to have full reviews.
SuperMario
and just an update for readers, I intend to give full reviews on shows that I followed but haven't covered here, starting from this seasons. The verdicts are: Seiren, Demi-chan, Dragon Maid and Hand Shakers
SuperMario
Do we really need to know all the historical context to enjoy/ appreciate Tanya? I think making a comparison does have influence in your expectation of the show in later events.
Lenlo
But this is all from wiki articles, since the last time I actually studied WW1 & 2 was in highschool. So im alittle rough on the subject :P
Lenlo
I thought, time-wise, we were past WW1, but this was in reference to how Germany at the end of WW1 was defeated, but not destroyed, which allowed them to rebuild enough to start WW2. You know, that famous quote "This is not peace, this is an Armstice for 20 years".

Thought it was a reversal of that.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Just one more note on silent voice, only one of those three omitted subplots I felt worth taking issue with, they leave out a couple scenes that flesh out Shoko's mother more.
AidanAK47
@Helgast, while that fairly obviously hinted at, don't spoil future events.
HelghastKillzone
@Lenlo We are way past the stalemate of WW1 and onto this anime's interpretation of the Battle of Dunkirk. Season Two is gonna be fighting against the Brits, Americans, the French Resistance and the Soviets.
Lenlo
I did some reading up, since WW1 & 2 arnt the points in history im really into, and I get her anger now. If they get a second season, possible time skip to WW2 because of it?

The episode was great btw, she just seemed to come out relatively unscathed for what she went through
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, It annoyed me that she got injured but then magically healed within the next scene but otherwise I loved the episode. It may be difficult to grasp in the show but if you know your history then you would realise just why Tanya was so bent out of shape. In truth this was Tanya's first major loss. One that renders her previous victories utterly worthless.
AidanAK47
@Anon, Your gonna have to elaborate on that "Most." When it comes to the three shows I was covering this season I thought I was praising them quite a bit. Only thing really bothering me is Rakugo stretching out it's ending. Otherwise this is one of the best seasons of anime I have seen in quite a while.
SuperMario
Hell yeahh, OwariMonogatari will air next Summer season. I'm hyped. Thank you Shaft
SuperMario
But it's good to hear your opinions on that. Like you said, honest opinion is good so I hope to hear more from reader's comments
SuperMario
@Anon958618: We writers are here to give you readers our personal impressions, and of course if we don't like a show we'd give the reasons why we don't like it, we can't really say otherwise if we found an episode to be sub-par. Personally, I have nothing but praise on my posts to the point I think I have to be stricter :)
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I used to like reading this blog, but I find that most of the posts now are overly negative. Although I think honest opinion is good, it's a bit of a turn off in my opinion for readers...
Lenlo
Its nice to see everyone grown up in Rakugo. Old Yotaro and Konatsu. Also, how in the heck is Matsuda stil alive. That man was old when Yakumo was young. Finally, people need to stop telling that story if its gonna haunt everyone, I mean jeez.
SuperMario
It's Tanya for me next ^^
SuperMario
It ends happily. But go and see the twist. They make it like the most natural thing of all
Lenlo
Watchin Rakugo next. It end well?
Lenlo
Tanya disappointed me alittle. There was a change to actually hurt Tanya, but nope, she still comes out of it unharmed. She hurt herself more when she blew herself up than when someone else blew her up. Least shes seemingly drunk on war.
SuperMario
so sad to see Rakugo end... And that little twist. How can they make that twist so poetic?
SuperMario
@Lenlo: me & Kaiser? We were talking about the movie Koe to Katachi/ A Silent Voice
Lenlo
I must have missed something, because I have no idea idea what is being talked about.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I purposely put off the manga so I could watch the movie with fresh perspective. 2 weeks until we have a screening here
SuperMario
@kaiser: woah, thanks Kaiser. I know packaging a 6-volume manga into a feature film means they have to cut quite a lot of subplots, I just hope the main plot is going to be rewarding
Kaiser-Eoghan
Actually, there aren't that many manga that portray disabled characters, not even hentai.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: One of the people I got talking to after the film talked about Clannad and we both laughed about "what if Lars van Trier worked at Key"
Kaiser-Eoghan
Rakugo you are now on hold again until you end.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I look forward to your review of it.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: There were, because I talked to the audience afterwards and looked around, people who weren’t familiar with anime there, so it does have a wider appeal.
While cheesy/melodramatic obviously its nonetheless heartfelt and well executed.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The voice actress for Shoko is required to well, I can only call it deaf-voice-talk and she pulls it off quite well, it’s never cringy or forced.
Comparatively to other anime dealing at any point with bullying this does fare better and because it’s animated by kyoani, visually it’ll catch interest. The protaganists regret and redemption story still remains a very watchable one/theme.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Putting a voice on Kawai and Ueno will make you rage at them more.
While I didn’t think it was too bad/overly used, you’re going to have to do with the maudlin piano score Kyoani gives it.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: At 130 minutes it’s a little lengthy, especially for an anime film, there is the feeling of attempting to stuff in the manga, three subplots at least have been removed/shortened yet at the same time despite the skipping in parts it does still feel long/aimless. Based on that I did feel it flows better in manga format.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: @Mario: I just came home from seeing koe to katachi/silent voice. Can't really say enough to fill a review, but it gets the general 3 1/2 out of 5 from me.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Warning the next few posts contain words words words:
Kaiser-Eoghan
But I can take or leave Kaiju stuff.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Wheras Mothra was the most fun.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Aside from that, I've seen a few Godzilla films, Mothra vs Godzilla, shin Godzilla, Garth Edwards Godzilla, 90s American Godzilla and original 50s, the 90s one has aged horribly, the recent American one felt more faithful, the 50s one and the new Japanese one feel most socially relevent.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Wait...whah, why'd I get logged out I registered =<
AidanAK47
I previously had no interest in a Godzilla Anime film. But after reading the concept here I am now very very interested: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-24/godzilla-anime-film-reveals-full-title-story-new-visual-november-premiere/.113863
SuperMario
@Kaiser: they are still around. And believe it or not the actual band members are Damon Albarn (former lead singer of Blur) taking care of all the music and Jamie Hewlett who taking of the animation. I love alternative music, I can enjoy hip-hop music and I'm a fan of animation => this band basically has everything I personally love
Anonymous956164
@Mario: Kaiser here, posting from public computer. I had no idea the gorillaz were still around, many years ago I would have listened to their Clint Eastwood song, aswell as dirty harry and feel good inc, I also remember the artstyle of their videos catching my attention.
SuperMario
Anyone here listen to Gorillaz? They're one of my favorite band and their new song Saturnz Barz is great. Excited for their coming album now
Kaiser-Eoghan
I guess I'm considering blood blockade also because I'm burnt out o demanding and old films to some extent.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: I really enjoyed the first season of Blockade. It's one of those cases where I think the delayed of the last episode killed all the exciment regarding the show. I actually fall behind and then catched up again as soon as the last episode was out so I enjoyed everything so much more
SuperMario
@Aidan: makes me really wonder why some of the studios are very uptight about their show's details. Like, they have to know if it is a short series or not, right.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Yet its not exactly a show that fits into being my thing.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Blood blockade battlefront is one of those shows that is always in the back of my head, despite negative biasI managed to at least enjoy some of gungrave, I grew up, sort of with trigun, so with blockade having Yuji Nightow involved theres always that part of me that says to watch blood blockade battlefront.
AidanAK47
This is one of the annoying things about previews. You got o the trouble of looking it up and writing on it only for it to get delayed or turn out to be a short series.
SuperMario
ohh, Blood Blockade Battlefront moves back to October airing. I might have a chance to cover it after all. Though look at how it gets delay and the change of director, it yells more concerns than optimism
AidanAK47
Yep, Manga is completed at 6 Volumes. But it's kinda weird that the series managed to cover 6 volumes when it's so slow paced. I normally thought that 5 to 6 episodes was needed to cover a manga volume on average.
SuperMario
@anon954341: ACCA will finish in 1 cour, as the manga is already completed and from what I heard episode 11 & 12 cover the last 5 chapters of the manga.
Anonymous954341
is Acca 13's story going to finish in 1 cour, or is it still ongoing?
Kaiser-Eoghan
Honestly do wonder how much longer anime blogging will be a thing and how much they have to compete with popular youtuber's channels.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I once had some idea of doing a forum with a friend, it never went anywhere.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Aidan gave good advice anon, I still found old posts from when I was teenager archived somewhere online and it made me facepalm.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Eh, I wanted to throw myself into Mario and your conversation about personalities by talking about myself, force of habit.
AidanAK47
@Kaiser, Not sure what this rambling is about but good for you...I guess?
AidanAK47
@Anon, Blogs take a lot of work for very little in return. I wouldn't try starting one unless you are ready to make a huge commitment. Besides at your age(Based on that comment) it would be best to not put too much on the internet. The internet never forgets and it can come back to haunt you later in life.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The reason I bring some of this up is because I think that even if someone isn't the most emotional person out there, they shouldn't ignore/bash on certain shows/genres because of that, even if you don't get feelings out of it, the story/drama/characters could still be worthwhile.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I do think getting pissed off though is much easier irl than doing it online where it doesn't bother me as much.
Kaiser-Eoghan
And it surprises me alot that I followed so many romance manga years ago, enjoyed them, but I've never been a romantic person irl at all.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I also hate incompetence/failure and am generally not especially patient.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I care about others and appearances mainly to extent it either is of benefit, if I have to or it avoids hassle.
Kaiser-Eoghan
People tend to think I'm cold, articulate, blunt irl too.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm not a sentimental or passionette/emotional person irl, I don't like wasting time with other peoples shit and don't bother with it, avoid looking at people or touching them physically, talk in long dry speeches and in general come off as a quiet, reserved but snarky/cynical person.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I probably unknowingly come off as different on this site than I would irl.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Honestly I'd veer towards depressing or surreal/strange/messed up work more out of just wanting to see weird and depressing stuff happen and little else, just interests me, I can't remember the last time I cried.
Anonymous953782
um i wanted to make my own blog but it wants a email but i dont want my parents finding out
AidanAK47
It is weird how we never clash on what we want to cover on each season. Anyway I need someone to contrast my egotisical self so it's all good.
SuperMario
haha, Aidan: heartless grumpy monster & Mario: sentimental sappy bloke. Readers, you got yourself quite an odd combination of writers here.
Anonymous951955
We'll see; trailers can give false impressions
Anonymous951955
Not that all changes from source adaptations are terrible, but in this case, at least the trailer makes it look pretty bad.
Anonymous951955
It looks not great; I understand the need to change it a bit to suit the format/audience, but at what point does it turn from adaption to "loosely based on"?
HelghastKillzone
I'm glad we're past the phase of moe club shows.
AidanAK47
@Helghast, now that's something I never thought I would hear.
HelghastKillzone
Hell ya. We are in a golden age of anime that is filled with options and quality.
Anonymous951809
What a great week! Iron Blooded Orphans, Onihei, Little Witch Academia and ACCA 13 all had great episodes! I am spoiled!
Anonymous950847
@Anon and @Aikan

The LoGH manga remake has been out. It did not work for me.

I hope he anime goes its own way. I do trust Production IG, so I hope. I think it might not be this year. No lgoic, just a hunch.
AidanAK47
@Anon, Only info I can find is that it's coming out this year and it will be by Production IG. But I think you are right in that if it;s coming this year it will definitely be winter.
Feeling rather cautious about the remake myself. LoGH is dated visually but in a way it is a product of it's time and things you could forgive in the old version wouldn't be so forgivable in the new.
Anonymous949997
Does anybody know when that LoGH readaptation is coming? It's supposed to be this year right? Probably winter right?
SuperMario
But I will give it a full review anyways because all the amount of time I spent in that series should be paid off somehow, right?
Kaiser-Eoghan
But serious Gohands is a studio that had potential its just a shame its wasted on rubbish writers. Although I did like mardock scramble, because cyberpunk =)
Kaiser-Eoghan
If I met handshakers in public I'd refuse to shake its hand =D
SuperMario
Oh, it's actually just an extra Hand Shakers episode that serves as a prequel story. Not that bad then
SuperMario
Not to disregard Hand Shakers, but the best way to describe how I feel about that series is mind-numbing
Kaiser-Eoghan
They tried with that Military guy and his daughter but not by much.
Kaiser-Eoghan
But I do agree that there needs to be more to the characters, right now its JUST Tanya.
Kaiser-Eoghan
As for Tanya, having caught up with it, its a nice trashy guilty pleasure, especially due to the protagonist and I enjoy the setting because I'm a war film fan and like some of the action/politicking. I still do wish it was aesthetically a bit better. The dub isn't that bad and I'd welcome a second season.
Kaiser-Eoghan
In an ideal world Kino's journey would have been a good model for what light novel adaptations can be and SHOULD be.
Kaiser-Eoghan
If we must have more light novel adaptations, I would prefer them to be like Tanya, Muvluv, okay hardly breathtaking, but still better than that thing Aidan linked.
Lenlo
*Sigh* It looks exactly how I imagined it would and its terrible.
Lenlo
Please dont tell me thats an actual title.
AidanAK47
In another world with my smart phone light novel to get an anime.

Oh my god...This literally sounds like a joke title you would see within an anime. Tried giving it an honest chance by reading it and it's just shit. Just pure terrible.
AidanAK47
If people in Japan are actually buying blurays thinking its a good show then something is seriously wrong with the world.
AidanAK47
@Topgavin, maybe too many people watched it because it was so terrible. I haven't watched past episode 1 but it doesn't sound like it improved.
Topgavin
Just incase you guys were avidly waiting for the announcement, Hand Shakers is getting a prequel season because it's apparently selling well......
SuperMario
Should be happy for it, though I'm a bit disappointed that I can't be able to cover it
SuperMario
Inside Mari gets live-action series adaptation. Why not anime?? Duh
Spike
Little Witch Academia finally tips it's hand on the overall plot! I'm pretty pleased and think some direction might help bump it up from just being 'good' overall.
HelghastKillzone
@KTravlos Still watching it week by week and I'll write up a review on the second season of Iron-Blooded when it ends.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: It is however the kind of anime film that would have the wide audience appeal though, as in anime for people who don't watch anime.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: just prove that people has paid attention to anime. That's an encouraging sign actually
Kaiser-Eoghan
Feck, silent voice was booked out when I got there just now....should have booked in advance, showing at 7:00 on Friday booking it now.
SuperMario
@KTravlos: I haven't, but that more because I'm not a big fan of Mecha genre. I believe one of our writer HelghastKillzone still follow the series
KTravlos
No idea, if you are all still watching MS Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. I am, and while the 2nd Season toned down some of the elements that made the 1st Season good, it is still pretty good with the last episode doing a great job. If it keeps it, it definitely is head to head with Turn A Gundam for my favorite long-form Gundam Series (I am doing Gundam Origins for the original story)
Lenlo
Mhmm. It was one of those shows it weave adult themes into a kids show, so it had something for both. Now I can also appreciate the artstyle that doesnt use hard black outlines for everything.
AidanAK47
If anything I get so much more out of Samurai Jack now than when I watched it as a kid.
Lenlo
Love that dude Aidan. And yes Kaiser, I think anyone get enjoy it now. I love that its back, but even without that its easily standing on its own
Kaiser-Eoghan
How much of this love of samurai jack is a nostalgia driven thing? I'm not knocking that nostalgia but would it be possible to get something out of the show now if I never watched it when I was younger?
Lenlo
Yeah, that conversation was great. Really shows you how messed up hes become. Its also amazing when you realize that was the last set of spoken dialogue in the episode. There was not a single word uttered in the second half.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The audience who enjoyed samurai Jack has grown up, them bringing up seppuku and blood is possibly a part of that.
AidanAK47
Scene with the coffins was awesome as was the fight in the dark. My personal favorite part of the episode though was Jack arguing with his old design self. And young jack suggesting committing seppuku made my eyebrows raise. I mean..damn.
Lenlo
I agree Aidan. That quick shot of Jack vs the Daughter, with the sudden blood, suprised me as much as it did Jack. I really loved the scene with the coffins. The music nad sound was just great there.
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, It was a really great episode. I love the meta of Jack being worn down by the wait and the wait the viewers had to endure for the new season. I is rather odd seeing blood in Samurai Jack though but it does make that particular moment have so much more impact.
Topgavin
April 16th for NZ. It is a lesser known movie than Kimi no na wa though, so I do wonder how available it's going to be in cinemas
Lenlo
This second episode of Jack was really just amazing. Its making full use of the new budget/tech for the art and of the new rating, along with the impact the timeskip would have on Jack. The cinematography was superb as well.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: Koe ko machi will creen in Aussie in the beginning of April as well. I'll go to watch it; but I would love to jear your thoughts on the movie.
Kaiser-Eoghan
There is a preview screening of koe to kachi on Monday night, depending I may go, I may review it or at least talk about it on here.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm dying waiting for the Blame! anime film adaptation to come out in May. I've wanted an adaptation for years.
Kaiser-Eoghan
And I'm too much of a cheap-ass to actually buy anything, don't even use legal streaming for films or anime/manga/comics, pirate almost everything.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Or shelves for that matter.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I've fallen out of the collectors thing pretty much entirely. I don't like to advertise any of my interests on my bedroom wall either.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Some years ago I ended up selling almost all of my anime dvds/vhs and manga, comic books aswell, took down my posters and moved what figures I had left into attic boxes , just no space for it and it was a good way to get some quick extra cash.
Lenlo
I love Rakugo as well, im not meaning to bad talk it at all. I simply also agree with Aiden that slow rolling us with Yakumo's death was poorly done and that its feeling stretched.
Topgavin
Nevermind, the $30 price tag made that decision for me
Topgavin
Weird how I see $8 movies on youtube as a ripoff yet a $90 series as a bargain. All these $300 box sets made me think it'd be in the hundreds. Wonder if I should get rebellion too
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