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Posted 1/14/18 , edited 1/14/18

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Oh man, all these number puns. icHI ROku, naNA 0 MItsu, 0 NI... I love it!

Also, I thought the klaxosaur looked awesome, and has an awesome name, too.


What? How did you even come up with that?


All of the kids have their names based on their code numbers. Hiro is 016. 1=Hitotsu (or Ichi) 6=Roku. Zero Two is the only one who's name is in English.
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Posted 1/14/18 , edited 1/15/18

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I wanted to not like this, but I kind of already knew I would.


Serious question: Why would you come into something not wanting to like it? No troll or anything I swear. Just having trouble understanding that statement.


Because I don't particularly care for Trigger.
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Posted 1/14/18 , edited 1/14/18

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Oh trust me, I know I am over analyzing things; it was just an amusing thought is all. The guy who wrote the light novel for this series is the guy who wrote "to love-ru" and "black cat". Of course, its not going to become a secret Kill la Kill sequel all the sudden. That being said, there were a fair few call backs stylistically in how they animated this first episode in what I pointed out and a few other things (little stylistic flourishes like the way the mecha sparkled and transformed were very much akin to how things were animated in Kill la Kill and the over use of the color red was definitely a callback).

From what I've read, I think the majority of the production team were not a part of Kill la Kill at all; there are more people on here who worked on Gurren Lagann and Toradora then on Kill la Kill. And Trigger often puts call backs to their series in their newer anime. Kill la Kill had some definite call backs to Gurren Lagann, Little Witch had Kill la Kill references and GL references and even Kiznaiver and Space Patrol Luluco had references to earlier works.

While I know its not going to happen, I could easily see the folks over at trigger taking a show and twisting it in a strange way like that. And there were talks of sequels for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill despite both series having definitive endings. Its possible that if there ever are sequels to either show, it will start in an anime that seems entirely unrelated.


>>The guy who wrote the light novel for this series is the guy who wrote "to love-ru" and "black cat".
He's just doing a manga adaptation of the show, is all. Each week when the episode airs, he's going to adapt it. It's an original show.

>>And there were talks of sequels for Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill despite both series having definitive endings
That was a series called Promare that airs in 2019, to be specific. It's not an actual sequel but it's definitely going to be similar to them. The director doing that show is Hiroyuki Imaishi, who worked on both KLK and Gurren. I'm pretty excited for it myself.

For better or worse, I highly doubt either of those shows will get direct sequels or even in-universe spinoffs.


Personally, I hope they never get direct sequels or in universe spin-offs. I just know that there was some serious talk not long ago about doing sequels for both series and that seemed like a rather bad idea imo (a cash grab or something). It doesn't seem that bad if they choose to do a story that has all new characters, concepts and narrative arcs but happens to share some lore and backstory.

I knew it was an original show, I also knew that some one was serializing it, just was wrong on the format. Until the episode popped out the other day, I didn't even know trigger & A1 were doing a show together this season. And thus far, this season has been fairly underwhelming because most of the shows seem to be "cute girls doing cute things" shows or other tangential generas (Not that all of them are bad).

I knew about Promare. It seems promising, though all we know is the director and story writer at this point. Trigger is kind of an auto-include for me every season like Kyoto Animation and Shaft (Though that doesn't mean i'll stick with their shows till the end). Any show with a strong focus on narrative and characters tends to be worth a shot in my mind regardless of genera and those three studios tend to pick stories like that.
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Personally, I hope they never get direct sequels or in universe spin-offs. I just know that there was some serious talk not long ago about doing sequels for both series and that seemed like a rather bad idea imo (a cash grab or something). It doesn't seem that bad if they choose to do a story that has all new characters, concepts and narrative arcs but happens to share some lore and backstory.

I knew it was an original show, I also knew that some one was serializing it, just was wrong on the format. Until the episode popped out the other day, I didn't even know trigger & A1 were doing a show together this season. And thus far, this season has been fairly underwhelming because most of the shows seem to be "cute girls doing cute things" shows or other tangential generas (Not that all of them are bad).

I knew about Promare. It seems promising, though all we know is the director and story writer at this point. Trigger is kind of an auto-include for me every season like Kyoto Animation and Shaft (Though that doesn't mean i'll stick with their shows till the end). Any show with a strong focus on narrative and characters tends to be worth a shot in my mind regardless of genera and those three studios tend to pick stories like that.


I'm loving this season so far. I've started a good bit and there's a bunch of great ones. Madhouse, KyoAni, Shaft, Trigger, and Dogakobo are usually my go-to's for the season. Really recommend Devilman if you haven't watched it.
Anyways, loving DarliFra a lot. Personal favorite first episode of the season and I'm excited for the rest. My initial thoughts were a bit on the side of "Oh god, A-1" but I'm glad they're turning my expectations upside down.
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Posted 1/14/18 , edited 1/15/18

Dushan wrote:


Lord_Wunder wrote:

Oh man, all these number puns. icHI ROku, naNA 0 MItsu, 0 NI... I love it!

Also, I thought the klaxosaur looked awesome, and has an awesome name, too.


What? How did you even come up with that?


Because I absolutely adore Japanese word play. We're also talking about Trigger here, the studio that brought us shows like Kill la Kill and Kiznaiver, you know, shows whose entire plots are based around puns.

But like PhantomGundam said, their names are based on their code numbers. 'Hiro' has already been explained (I'll abmit, I completely forgot about 'hitotsu'). For Naomi, her number is 703. 7 in Japanese is 'nana,' 0 is basically an 'o,' and 3 has a couple of Japanese translations, namely 'san' and 'mitsu' (I forget the difference exactly. I want to say mitsu is used in lists or something to that effect). So if we go with 'mitsu,' we can get 'na' from 'nana' and 'mi' from 'mitsu,' and when we throw the 'o' in the middle, we get 'Naomi.'

I'm pretty sure that in-universe those puns are on purpose. It's been stated that parasites are given no names besides their code numbers, and Naomi explicitly said that Hiro gave her her name (that's what tipped me off), so I'd guess he came up with names for the whole group, using their numbers as a basis.

As for Zero Two, this probably isn't an in-universe explanation, but again, the 0 is an 'o,' and 2 in Japanese is 'ni,' making her an 'oni,' a type of Japanese demon typically depicted as a human with horns, which is fitting considering both her personality and actually horns.
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And my most anticipated anime of the winter begins. It's a good start. Personally, the designs of FranXX and klaxosaur look great. The latter one gives a reminders of Horizon Zero Dawn. An odd choice, yeah, but that's how i see it.

With the length of 24 episodes, i'm sure it's going to be great. Hopefully.
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As for Zero Two, this probably isn't an in-universe explanation, but again, the 0 is an 'o,' and 2 in Japanese is 'ni,' making her an 'oni,' a type of Japanese demon typically depicted as a human with horns, which is fitting considering both her personality and actually horns.


Given all the "Darling" stuff, it's obvious it and the oni are references to





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Yeah, and it's kind of funny that one of the main girls in Mitsuboshi Colors was wearing a Lum costume this week as well. Lum-chan making a comeback.

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usually dont care for mecha shows but was excited because i've enjoyed a few Trigger shows in the past. The first episode was not bad but not great, so i'm still gonna keep my expectations low for now. the main male character is unoriginal and boring but he has room to grow. the fan service was unnecessary and simply added for sex appeal to grab viewers attention for sure. not sure where the story will go or what the whole show will be about, but i hope they do something truly interesting with good writing, instead of a standard mecha/action with fan service type of show.
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I just ....*shudders* watched the first episode. I didn't go into it with high hopes since from the visuals alone it looked bad but it ended up being even worse than I expected. I'm actually kind of shocked. I was even able to sit through all of the first episode of Kill La Kill, but this.... at least KLK was over-the-top silliness so you kind of get it. The fact that this is actually trying to be serious really leaves it at a lower level.

Where to even start...

The characters. They looked pretty boring from the visual, you can easily tell basically everything about the characters from the key visual alone. I'm sure a few will have some sort of deeper story later on to make you want to feel for that character, but the characters are less than nothing to me right now. There was nothing in the first episode to make me care about any of them.

The animation. I was surprised that the animation was of, I wouldn't say low quality, but not really great either. A couple of good shots and... plenty and plenty of bad ones. That close-up shot of the butt looked like it took up half the episode's budget wtf?

The main character. ugh... ugh..... just, ugh. Can we stop this dumb trope of awkward, virgin boy main characters? It's just be done to death over and over. It's clear that this is exactly their target audience.

The fanservice. Yeah I like and don't mind fanservice, but here it was so bottom of the barrel pandering. There's just nothing interesting about a virgin protag experiencing his first naked woman. We've seen it, it's been done, it's been done better, can we please grow up a bit and move on already?

The butt grab. I'm just sick of sexual harassment as a joke in anime. It's not always bad, like in Citrus I thought it was a bit awkward, but whatever, the rest was good. But here it was just that lowest denominator, no-substance, stuck in there because the writers have probably had very few, if any, actual sexual relations before in their life. It's just incredibly transparent. I think it's pretty degrading to both characters involved since it shows how little the writers care for the quality of their characters.

The story. Was there even really a story? I mean, really? It was incredibly, unbelievably predictable.

The bird thing. I just don't even know what this is. They obviously shoved a bird metaphor in there to make it seem incredibly deep and profound, but because it's just a virgin's wet dream, I just rolled my eyes at this really sad, pathetic attempt at an intellectual thought. This anime has none, try as it might.

tl;dr: This show has no substance and is absolutely made for the lowest common denominator audience.

I need to wash my brain out with literally anything else. Maybe some hentai because it would be less awkward and more meaningful to watch.
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I enjoyed the first episode for the most part, my biggest disappointment came in the main male character:

Male lead: whiny indecisive limp dishrag quitter, oh yeah blushing virgin of course
Female lead: strong, knows what she wants and does it / takes it damn the consequences, utterly self assured

but of course whiny boy somehow ends up catching the strong female leads eye

seriously why can't they do more anime with 2 strong protagonists and show the interplay between them fighting each other for dominance / or to try and fit both their strengths together into one cohesive "unit" rather than the one strong lead drags the dishrag along with them.
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kkmenchi wrote:


Yeah, and it's kind of funny that one of the main girls in Mitsuboshi Colors was wearing a Lum costume this week as well. Lum-chan making a comeback.



That's not necessarily a Lum reference, ALL oni wear tiger skins. Lum's distinction was hers was a bikini.
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tl;dr: This show has no substance and is absolutely made for the lowest common denominator audience.


You know, the whole thing was a complaint about a show, you picked things out of the show in a way that made it seem you were just trying your best to find fault. Which is your right, its a discussional forum.

But that last comment there is just you basically insulting the rest of us that enjoy the show. You didnt even need to add that last bit.
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Posted 1/15/18 , edited 1/16/18

Lord_Wunder wrote:
As for Zero Two, this probably isn't an in-universe explanation, but again, the 0 is an 'o,' and 2 in Japanese is 'ni,' making her an 'oni,' a type of Japanese demon typically depicted as a human with horns, which is fitting considering both her personality and actually horns.


Plus, she seems to be a Red Oni, which would make MC Blue?
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This thread has made me lose just that tiny bit more faith in humanity.
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It's a shame some people dislike Hiro for being how he is. He just failed at succeeding at what seemed to be what is whole life had been built for. In a society where those who fail looks to be looked down upon. Anyone normal would be just like him. He is easily a super relatable character. It's Shinji all over again. So relatable, people hate him.

Anyway I see ton of growth possibilty for our hero. I really like him already.
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