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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18
Very nice first episode, setting up a nice mood. The animation also was great.
A good start for the new year and season. I'm set to see more
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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18

MurasakiMartin wrote:

Can anyone explain why it's "Mwillion" and not "Million" , am I missing something?


It's because of Shirase in the bathroom. 'Million' in Japanese is 'hyaku man,' but if you listen to Shirase crying about losing the money, she's slurring it and saying 'shaku man.' And from what I can tell, the episode title in Japanese also uses 'shaku man.' It's just that for whatever reason, the translator slurred the title but not Shirase's subs.
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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18

Lord_Wunder wrote:


MurasakiMartin wrote:

Can anyone explain why it's "Mwillion" and not "Million" , am I missing something?


It's because of Shirase in the bathroom. 'Million' in Japanese is 'hyaku man,' but if you listen to Shirase crying about losing the money, she's slurring it and saying 'shaku man.' And from what I can tell, the episode title in Japanese also uses 'shaku man.' It's just that for whatever reason, the translator slurred the title but not Shirase's subs.


^ this makes sense thank you
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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18

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I'm on board for this.




But I agree, it was a very strong debut. I'm looking forward to more.

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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/3/18
2018 is off to a great start!

I expected a CGDCT show that I could use to kill 20 minutes but it turned out to be a genuinely inspiring story about adventure and living youth to the fullest.

Madhouse doesn't seem to make original anime often but when they do it sure leaves an impact.
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Posted 1/3/18 , edited 1/4/18
What's this? Simulcasts have already started? Time sure flies...

And we'll start with this. The destination? Antarctica. Whoa. Sounds good. The first episode was great, with all the funny faces and so on. Till next time.
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Posted 1/4/18 , edited 1/23/18
I've been looking forward to this show since they announced it last year.

Madhouse seems to have done their homework on this show too. We haven't seen much of Antarctica yet, but so far there are plenty of signs that they're not just winging it as "Big Snow Place or whatever"

The Ship they're going to go see at the end of ep.1 is the Shirase Icebreaker, the JARE's main research vessel (which one of our Main Characters shares a name with, hmmmm.....). Also in the OP we see they'll be going to Showa/Syowa station which, again, is a real place and JARE's current main research station in Antarctica.

On top of that the aesthetic choices and scenes shown in the OP reveal that they definitely did at least some homework (or got a knowledgeable consultant). Things like the Pail Toilets, Snow School, The raccoon eyes you get from sun exposure (although only one character has that), how the land isn't just snow and ice but also really rocky, and lots of other little tidbits that most people won't notice but make the world of the show seem real. They even did the vehicles right. And that's just stuff crammed into the OP.

I hope they get to go around to other stations, I'd love to see how they tackle them.

A+ good start to the year.

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Posted 1/4/18 , edited 1/23/18
Lesson to be learned from this is being frozen in fear will never get you anywhere. Tagged this show early on once some promos came up as a must watch and not disappointed so far. Seems like if you were to take Pikari and Teko from Amanchu normalize their personalities from the extreme ranges those two have/had and you have these two characters so far.
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Posted 1/4/18 , edited 1/4/18
So my first new show of 2018 is about 2 cute girls that skip school to go to Antarctica? Alright then! Between this, CCS, and Overlord, Madhouse might have 3 hits this season alone.

Nice to see Mari didn't get cold feet at the last minute. She and Shirase look like they're going to be great friends. Hopefully this ship sails.
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Posted 1/4/18 , edited 1/4/18
Aaah this was a lot better than I expected it to be!!
I honestly expected some cutesy moe show about high school girls going to the antarctic because y'know, 'why not?' but Shirase's reason for wanting going to the antarctic seemed believable. Yes it might seem unrealistic, and while everyone mocks her for it, I really love the fact that she never loses sight of her goal despite it seeming completely ridiculous.
Mari was really relatable for me. The whole 'I want to go on a journey but I'm too scared to take the first step' really hits close to home. Her finally deciding to go on the big adventure that she's always wanted to go on was just really nice to watch. I'm rooting for these girls so much!

I can't wait to see where this show will from here!
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Posted 1/4/18 , edited 1/5/18
LOVED the first EP! Going to be the moe of the season for me, the camping and ramen had a much less impact on me. Also its looks soooo good! Next ep can't come soon enough!
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Posted 1/5/18 , edited 1/5/18
Enjoyed it much. Pretty style, shiny and colourful. Will be interesting to see them apply that to what I assume will be a lot of ice and snow. To make that look interesting, consistently. The plot might hand out a healthy life lesson or two, and if not, I'm happy just watching friends being good friends.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
Episode 2

Before Mari can think about going to Antarctica, she will have to get herself to Australia first, and that's going to cost money given the lack of money, so it's onto working a part-time job if she wants to make it happen. There are quite a lot of obstacles in front of Mari if she is to make the trip as the expedition is lacking in funds, there's a strict screening process, among other thins. Mari manages to find a part-time job at the convenience store, and her co-worker Hinata has taken great interest in making the journey. She doesn't go to school as she's already smart enough to get into college and is just waiting until she's old enough. In the meantime, the girls head out for Kabuckicho for the Antarctica meetup, and that means navigating through a place that's not for children. And after getting found out, they run away, and it turns out that she's determined to go but is getting turned away, but she's determined to meet her mother in Antarctica. So after hearing that, Shirase is allowed to go. Shirase sure is being reckless there, but she's determined to go and her money is proof of that, all while Hinata is quite gung-ho about it.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
Episode 2

Hinata Miyake is absolutely adorable. I'm glad she joined Shirase and Mari.

I really like how diverse the setting feels even with places like Kabuckicho. This episode felt like a buildup but a really fun one with the character chemistry and dialogues. I'm still curious about Shirase, especially with her mother. Also, the OP song of this anime is slowly becoming one of my favorites this season.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
looks like member number four is overhearing them on the train.
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