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Posted 1/29/11
^ Yes, powered suits are classified as mecha.

Back on topic. While the show looks pretty cool with good looking fight scenes, the story is somewhat generic harem anime with overly used character personality templates; the foreigner, the childhood friend(s) with a tsundere temperament, the emotionally distant sister and a ditzy teacher (assistant teacher in this case).
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Posted 1/30/11
Episode 4 was good. I liked it.
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27 / M / in a world where...
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Posted 2/24/11 , edited 2/24/11
there are 4 things i hate about this anime

1: they never explain why only females are able to use the IS for the most part. dont get me wrong im not sexist or anything but come on dont just sweep it under the rug. then of course there's one guy is able to use one which defies the first statement? how disappointing that they cant provide a simple explanation. "due to some unique elements in the bodies of females , they can interface with the IS with few problems while most males cannot due to the lack. this doesn't mean all females can nor does it mean all males cannot. its just females have an easier time" i would have accepted something along those lines.

2: the main character... ya he's a carbon copy of the generic protagonist including his shallow personality and ability to do anything when it truly counts. it isnt helped that he too dense to even realize that some girls he's close to might like him. ill wrap this part up with a facepalm...

3: they're stuffing the storyline into the same time frame per episode as all the non important "miscellaneous"elements of the anime (this includes the harem aspect). meaning in one ep they try to progress what little story this anime has and in the same episode as the chicks are trying to win over mr main-character. this makes the anime look bad and unfinished in the end

To Aru Majutsu no Index probably has the best method of countering this. they keep the story and miscellaneous separate for the most part. so some eps they push the story along while being serious, then some eps like the filler inbetween story arcs where its more oriented towards the non serious stuff like the ecchi parts. it works imo

4: finally its the story itself. as mentioned in3 its stuffed in with the miscellaneous junk but its more than that they aren't going anywhere fast with it. theres like one episode thus far that hints that something much bigger is going on and they have yet to run with it so they waste time with some low grade conflicts and pseudo- antagonists. while the cancerous mass that is the harem continues to grow.



this had potential but i feel in these last few weeks as the anime draws to a close they are going to rush things and leave it more or less finished with the possibility of a second season all the while throwing some over the top conflict to overcome at the end to give a false sense of closure.
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24 / M / Enköping
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Posted 2/24/11
watching it right now, seems decent atm ^^
Posted 2/24/11
plot sounds familiar...
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Posted 2/24/11
It's not a "bad" show per se, as in it looks great visually, the voice actors don't sound identical, and the soundtrack is alright. However, this definitely isn't a show one would watch for any semblance of a plot, disregarding the fact that it is going to be 12 episodes long. At heart, this is a generic harem set in a rather unusual setting, no major deviances from the traditional plotline.
That said, this is one of the shows I'm watching to the end as it's a joy to actually watch, although I have no recollection of what went on during the episode afterwards.
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30 / M / Over there
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Posted 2/24/11
That was a funny way he got a new girl in his harem XD



I thought Charlotte could let anyone else know that she was a girl, since she then would have to leave the school.
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26 / M / Minnesota,USA
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Posted 2/24/11
8th episode is great im lovin this anime
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26 / M / Minnesota,USA
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Posted 2/24/11
yup its a purely fun anime but for real in all its generics i have to say its doin fantastic actually
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Posted 2/24/11
Alright Specs are up.

Byakku Shiki


Blue Tears



Senron




Rafale - Revive Custom II



Schwarz Regen



Akatsubaki


Taken straight from the books.
Note that the author is a big fan of Gundam so he knows what he's doing.

Not to mention the fact that the IS are living machines.

Damn Tabane giving the best IS to the shittiest pilot in the group...
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Posted 2/24/11 , edited 2/25/11
You can tell that a lot of things are taken from Gundam. The name of the main characters suit is almost like Hyaku Shiki, one of Char's greatest mobile suits. Also his special attack is pretty much like the trans am system from 00. Cecilia's suit uses funnels much like those featured in the Gundam series. Charles' suit reminds me a lot of Kyrios/Arios from 00 and the Schwarz seems a lot like the Virtue from 00 as well.

EDIT: Okay I just watched episode 8 and this anime just keeps getting more ridiculous. What the heck is up with Laura's sudden personality change? Her reasons for wanting to fight him were kind of petty as well. Ichika is as dumb as ever wanting to take on an out of control IS without his IS and remaining dense towards Houki.
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Posted 2/25/11

Laharlt wrote:

You can tell that a lot of things are taken from Gundam. The name of the main characters suit is almost like Hyaku Shiki, one of Char's greatest mobile suits. Also his special attack is pretty much like the trans am system from 00. Cecilia's suit uses funnels much like those featured in the Gundam series. Charles' suit reminds me a lot of Kyrios/Arios from 00 and the Schwarz seems a lot like the Virtue from 00 as well.

EDIT: Okay I just watched episode 8 and this anime just keeps getting more ridiculous. What the heck is up with Laura's sudden personality change? Her reasons for wanting to fight him were kind of petty as well. Ichika is a dumb as ever wanting to take on an out of control IS without his IS and remaining dense towards Houki.


The anime fucked that scene up.
He was in partial IS materialization when that scene happened.


Laura had a little interaction with Ichika in a mind scape courtesy of the valkyrie system,which she and Ichika conversed.
Yeah,the anime left a lot of things out. Hell the next episode skips out two whole chapters from the novel.

And in case you didn't notice yet.,the author designed the IS as a tribute to certain Gundam models.
There was a comparison pic somewhere but im too tired to dig that one out.
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22 / M / Takamagahara
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Posted 2/25/11
Still enjoying this, Easily in my top 3.

3 Faults, though.



MC - How many times should he of fucked France, by now?
Laura - Became friendly WAY too fast
China - Anyone else think Kool-Aid when she burst in? Bad inconsistencies.
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Posted 2/25/11

MullerCherry wrote:

Still enjoying this, Easily in my top 3.

3 Faults, though.



MC - How many times should he of fucked France, by now?
Laura - Became friendly WAY too fast
China - Anyone else think Kool-Aid when she burst in? Bad inconsistencies.


1. Scared shitless of what his siter might do to him should he do anything.

2. She's like a female Sousuke,all she knows is the battlefield. She's a test tube baby super soldier that's new to relationships.
That conversation they had in the midscape and Ichika's actions was proof that he was deserving of being called Chifuyu's brother.
So she doesn't love him per say,she just sees him in a new light. She just doesn't know how to respond so she took all her knowledge and shoved her tongue down his throat and called him her bride.

3. Her IS being red doens't help things does it.
...i gotta macro this!
Posted 2/25/11
I've been enjoying it so far. This latest episode made me laugh, especially when Laura just throws herself at Ichika. I thought it happening so suddenly was pretty funny.
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