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Posted 4/2/12 , edited 4/2/12


Preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTqww3yzPTU

Synopsis:


The story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and ALPHAS, and then traces their origins - Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as ALPHAS.

The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players, who ironically are the creations of the Amagi Corporation, the company founded by Kouga’s grandfather, Mitsugai Amagi.



Characters & Voice Actors

Jin "ZET" Kanzaki
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa
The main protagonist. A mysterious young man bearing a circular lump on the back of his left hand, Jin was a result of the Z.E.T. Project by the Amagi Corporation to create the perfect being to fight and destroy the escaped Players.

Kouga Amagi
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
Grandson of Mitsugai Amagi. Kouga has developed a strong sense of justice since young. Urged by his encounter with Jin during a fire accident (caused by a Player) to become a hero of justice.

Konoha Amagi
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
A girl who has known Jin since they were children and harbors feelings for him. As daughter to Amagi Corp's president (Kouga's sister), she is unaware of the fact that Jin is Zet.

Hanako Tanaka
Voiced by: Mariya Ise
A tomboyish teenage girl. She has had constant headaches since she was born, leading her to go to the nurse's office quite often as a result. Because of this, students thought she was just slacking off, and was bullied by them, leaving her traumatized and unwilling to go to high school.


Other Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13 (for the Spring Season)
Producers: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Seinen


Opening & Ending


"dots and lines" by You Hitoto feat. Mummy-D
"Tomeru (とめる)" by You Hitoto


First Impressions?

Interesting start with violence and action involved. There's also some fan-service although don't take it the wrong way as it does not lean toward the usual cliches. The artwork doing the fight scene were a bit cheesy imo and some of the blood/gore was censored. (at least when I watched it) There is also some comedy in it involving our MC. Unfortunately, Jin is a bit clueless about the real world and asks "why is everybody's sleeping weird?" when in reality, they're dead. Anyways, I have a great impression on this first episode with its well executed emotional/dramatic sequence and I'm expecting great things from this series.




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Posted 4/2/12 , edited 4/2/12
An okay first episode I suppose. Kinda sad that it looks like their going for a compressed adaption. Well hopefully they won't mess with the central themes too much doing it this way. Fight scenes look like they'll be pretty impressive at least.

I do hope this will do well enough that Viz'll bring over the manga though. That would pretty awesome

@Stark

I heard you said this was split cour? Out of curiosity where did you hear this?
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Posted 4/2/12 , edited 4/7/12

Ninjahare wrote:
@Stark

I heard you said this was split cour? Out of curiosity where did you hear this?

Tbh, I can't remember. I might of been wrong and overlooked though. I'm pretty sure there will be a split as the series has only 13 episodes to air this season and the manga covers quite a lot of chapters, more than enough for a single season. I will try to look for the source again soon and get back to this.

Edit: The news I saw related to the announcement of a 2nd part was actually regarding to Jormungand. Source: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=415401
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Posted 4/2/12
will make an ass of myself further in the future

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Posted 4/2/12
It was decent! The art style and animation is good, I didn't care much for young Jin (his character seems all too familiar) but it looks like that's the last we've seen of him, so I'll check out the next episode and see where the plot goes. I'm guessing it will involve those other creatures that escaped at the beginning (along with Jin and his Grandfather)
Posted 4/2/12
I enjoyed the first episode except I felt the pace was a bit too slow. It was still interesting though. The art is different from the typical anime art and feels like something out of an American comic or late night cartoon. The most relevant anime to compare this to is Tiger & Bunny but even then there are many differences between the two, but their art are distinctively the same. The first few action scenes were well choreographed and were pleasant to watch.

I'm not a big fan of the music even though all we got so far was the ED and some background music. The story seems really cliched but its exposition didn't make it so bad. It was pleasant to watch nonetheless but you'll be predicting it a lot.
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Posted 4/2/12
It Looks Cool! Cant Wait To Watch It!
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Posted 4/2/12
Just finished the first ep. I'll have to watch a couple more before I make any decisions. But I agree with @AsuraCryin about the different art style and the funky music during the ending credits.
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This was good for a first episode. It was mostly setup and world building, which I enjoyed. But I agree, there were a lot of cliches. I guess we'll get a time skip in the next episode and things will progress from there. I also agree about the ED.
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Posted 4/3/12 , edited 4/3/12
Rather nice looking animation but the direction was terrible and it felt way too rushed... I haven't read the manga but I'm guessing it covered over 10 chapters of material, can anyone confirm?


AsuraCryin wrote:

I'm not a big fan of the music even though all we got so far was the ED and some background music.

That was the OP at the end.
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Posted 4/3/12

llamaben wrote:

Rather nice looking animation but the direction was terrible and it felt way too rushed... I haven't read the manga but I'm guessing it covered over 10 chapters of material, can anyone confirm?


AsuraCryin wrote:

I'm not a big fan of the music even though all we got so far was the ED and some background music.

That was the OP at the end.


It was about 8 chapters to be exact. Still I agree the pacing was a bit ridiculous. Again I;m personally just hoping the anime leads to a stateside release of the manga.
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Posted 4/3/12
I really enjoyed the "Why are people sleeping weird?" part Spoilers for episode one why + generally how I feel about the anime



Thanks for the thread Stark .. that had been in my head all day
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Posted 4/4/12
This seem they did a little to much in the first episode
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Posted 4/5/12
I enjoyed watching the first episode. I honestly can't wait to see what happens next. I'm really loving Jin being an outcast and not knowing exactly what's happening.
Posted 4/5/12 , edited 4/8/12
The first episode has me interested. I'm curious in seeing more.
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