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Medaka Box Discussions (Season 1 & 2)
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Posted 4/11/12
If this all about Academic Life or School's Stuff, I'm not watching it. But still, I do watched it, and I think this is looks more like a Shoujo to me. Although it IS a Shonen Manga/Anime. I don't read the Manga either (Since I'm not interested). But then again, if I find some good things on the story like Battles and stuff like Naruto and the rest, then okay, I'll keep up with this.

P.S : Don't really get what exactly the show is all about. Still suck...
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Posted 4/11/12

Satoshi444 wrote:

If this all about Academic Life or School's Stuff, I'm not watching it. But still, I do watched it, and I think this is looks more like a Shoujo to me. Although it IS a Shonen Manga/Anime. I don't read the Manga either (Since I'm not interested). But then again, if I find some good things on the story like Battles and stuff like Naruto and the rest, then okay, I'll keep up with this.

P.S : Don't really get what exactly the show is all about. Still suck...


As I mentioned before Medaka Box is best described as a Parody of other Battle Manga. It very quickly goes from High School comedy to full out Battles with Super Powers and then proceeds to beat the usual cliches in the face.

It is a very strange, twisted and fun series takes the typical Shonen Jump Formula and ramps it up to ridiculous levels only to stand it on it's head later on.

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As I mentioned before Medaka Box is best described as a Parody of other Battle Manga. It very quickly goes from High School comedy to full out Battles with Super Powers and then proceeds to beat the usual cliches in the face.

It is a very strange, twisted and fun series takes the typical Shonen Jump Formula and ramps it up to ridiculous levels only to stand it on it's head later on.

Will it even reach that stage now that it's confirmed this season is only 12 episodes?
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Des85 wrote:

Atm, this one is on my worst of the season list.
It seems quite generic.
I`m thinking that people who say it`s so damn awesome, must be people who haven`t seen much anime, or only watched generic ones :P


The first few episodes aren't what this series really is though, that's kind of the point of it. They start with this rather generic Student Council thing and then turn it into ridiculously over the top super powered battles show with people swinging 50 ton hammers, cyborgs and yandere's who can disintegrate a building just by touching it.

The entire nature of the series changed after about 20 chapters

This pic comes from chapter 23, which is about when the real series starts going with the introduction of Class 13 and the "Evil Plan"





Sadly, the only reason it became a battle manga is because it was going downhill fast after a number of weeks (it was losing steam fast after only 3 months or so). I started reading it when it first came out and loved it, then dropped it once the author made the switch to a full out ludicrous battle manga and totally dropped the original premise of it. It didn't become a battle manga that parodies other battle mangas, it just became what it was attempting to parody, only because of dieing ratings of the original storyline (the situations were getting boring and dull, as if the author couldn't come up with anything good for the original premise of the manga).

Reading Bakuman, I still wonder if the author was pointing out just this exact situation about changing a manga from its original storyline to a battle manga just to keep it running because of falling interest. I know this isn't the first time such a thing has happened, but because of the timing, I just couldn't help but think the entire time (when reading those chapters that focused on this subject) that the author was pointing out what happened to Medaka Box not too long ago (at that time).
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Posted 4/11/12
Episode 2

Funny episode is funny. Like Greylurker earlier said, watch for the blue hair loli. The girl pops out of nowhere Also, both her and Medaka's hair moving is so distracting!

Unfortunately, this seems to be an episode-by-episode week basis rather than a direct linear storyline so far. I hope business picks up soon with the action as some people described in the manga.

I still have hope though, that little miracle.



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Posted 4/12/12
Looks like we are getting 2 manga chapters an episode.

If the season is only going for 12 episodes then they will probably stretch the Enforcers arc a bit and end with Medaka vs. Unzen

Pity, That is pretty much the flag for when the series really gets going.

At least we'll get to see Perseus Mode and the first hints of Kumagawa
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I'm not sure this will work for me. I found the manga a bit on the boring side, including the switch to the school battles. No surprise since that isn't my favorite genre.

I was hoping the anime would work better, that I could connect with the characters more. I'll give this 3 episodes and make a decision then.
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This is probably only going to get 12 episodes, or so. And judging by the manga, I think that the action would only probably come in for the last 4 episodes max. From then on, is when the story gets rolling with a lot of battles and stuff. If the season is longer than 12 episodes, like maybe 24, then there should be a bunch of action just before the halfway point on.

I thought about it and found it would probably be difficult for them to either make more than 12-ish episodes of this. Simply because in the following arcs, there are events which occur at the end of arcs that lead right into the next arc. It would end with a complete cliff hanger and people demanding another season, more than High School of the Dead. It could be good, because I guess it would ensure some would stay tuned for another season, but, idk. Maybe they will do a 12-ish episode 1st season, then see the demand for it, if it's high, they anime a bunch more of this.
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I thought about it and found it would probably be difficult for them to either make more than 12-ish episodes of this. Simply because in the following arcs, there are events which occur at the end of arcs that lead right into the next arc. It would end with a complete cliff hanger and people demanding another season, more than High School of the Dead. It could be good, because I guess it would ensure some would stay tuned for another season, but, idk. Maybe they will do a 12-ish episode 1st season, then see the demand for it, if it's high, they anime a bunch more of this.


After watching the first two eps, I agree. At this point I don't know if I'll keep watching or just wait until the end of the season for a marathon.

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well... i have to say... i wasn't looking forward to this... and i did watch the first few episodes, they at least exceeded my expectations...
it wasn't perfect, but i think i'll give it a chance.
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Little early to judge the series but If it sticks to the manga then it'll get interesting with the addition of the other members of the student council.

I'll probably end up watching this series for as long as it takes to see Kumagawa added into the mix... though that may be a while
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This show's appeal confuses me... why are people interested in it or wanting to watch it?

If this is a comedy, I'm really confused because there were no laughs.

If it's a school drama, I'm more confused because it's impossible to care about these characters who are anime stereotypes with nothing interesting about them.

If this is an action show, I'm confused because the action there was, was glossed over.

If this is a fan-service show, I'm confused because there was almost no fan-service in the show.

Basically, all the things it's trying to do, it's doing half-assed. It's less than the sum of it's parts. I may give it one more episode because I'm still confused by why this was made and who it was made for, but I will not be watching it long-term.

So why are people watching it?
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This show's appeal confuses me... why are people interested in it or wanting to watch it?

If this is a comedy, I'm really confused because there were no laughs.

If it's a school drama, I'm more confused because it's impossible to care about these characters who are anime stereotypes with nothing interesting about them.

If this is an action show, I'm confused because the action there was, was glossed over.

If this is a fan-service show, I'm confused because there was almost no fan-service in the show.

Basically, all the things it's trying to do, it's doing half-assed. It's less than the sum of it's parts. I may give it one more episode because I'm still confused by why this was made and who it was made for, but I will not be watching it long-term.

So why are people watching it?


Jack of all trades, Master of none? Is that what you are getting at?

It's too early for me I know nothing of the manga and even One Piece's first episode wasn't that great.

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Posted 4/18/12
Episode 3

Funny episode is funny. Dat new girl:



Oo, badass gang attempts to overthrow Medaka???


There's an actual reason why they're doing this according to their leader so watch to find out ^^

Also some nice ass kicking by Zenkichi Hitoyoshi ^^

Another new character!!!


Dat fan-service:



Best friends forever:



Judo is serious business people
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as much as I try to like this show, its not even getting a giggle out of me.
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