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Posted 1/27/13
I just watched the first 3 episodes and I get the feeling like there could be a good anime in there somewhere. But I think the animation sucks. The characters are stiff and don't look natural when they move. I can deal with that if there is a good plot, though.

Right now my biggest problem is the protagonist, Xin. He's been in super emo overdrive for all three episodes so far. I also hate characters who are constantly screaming about one thing or an other. So obnoxious.

So has anyone seen this series and know if it gets any better? Or is it going to be emo Xin screaming at the top of his lungs and punching walls for the rest of the series?
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I was planning on trying it out one day, even though it didnt look so interesting. Glad to know it sucks now, means i can move on.
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Posted 1/27/13
Screaming on the top of his lungs lol? okay, thanks for the review lol.
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I'm really surprised so few people talk about Kingdom. It probably has more to do with the CG character animation which is rather lacking at times.

However, I do find the series to be extremely interesting and entertaining. One of my favorite series that premiered last year. Take a break from all the episodic school and romance series, and give this series a chance. As for Xin, I do find him to be very likeable as the series progresses along.

Give the series a chance and I'm sure most of you will like it too. Unfortunately, the 1st series (38 episodes) will be ending soon and the 2nd series won't start for another 3 months until June.
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Posted 1/27/13 , edited 1/27/13


http://www.funimation.com/kingdom/episode/the-boy-with-no-name/sub

I have been following KIngdom since it first came out last year And I also find it very interesting ..But of course you have to get use to Morita san yelling a lot as Xin .There is no way around it but his character changes., it is somewhat a setup someday that he will become a great general.

So if you are use to Morita san yelling as Ichigo in Bleach then it does get easier in your ears

The story is pretty much part historical and fiction and its actually pretty good. And if you are not into battles then dont watch it becuase there are a lot of battles wars in this anime.There is a lot of discussion on war strategy as well.

BUt first there is the drama within the monarchy of Qi especially in the first couple episodes, and then a bit of friendship and then lots of battles.

I actually like a lot of the side characters in this title and I am planning on cosplaying as Kyo Kai.

MOst of my favorite seiyuu are in it

And yes the animation is mixed CG especially on their characters which a lot are not fond of but they did changed it later on.
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Posted 1/27/13
A friend of mine said it's a good series so far and he plans on reviewing it. I'll probably watch it after series finishing airing in a marathon.
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I have watched the entire series so far and it can get pretty boring for someone who is not strictly into the themes of this anime, meaning war and History. I like it so much, even though the censorship ruins it for me..
Xin is not emo at all, you'll see how badass he is. But keep in mind he is boy in the bloody world of warring and this anime is supposed to be realistic, not fantastical.
Don't worry about the animation so much, the 3D gets dropped for the most part as the series progresses.
I heard the show will end next month and be replaced by a sequel series called Kingdom 2.
I hope in the new series the same characters appear, probably is just a huge timeskip.
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Posted 1/28/13

swordstyle wrote:

Right now my biggest problem is the protagonist, Xin. He's been in super emo overdrive for all three episodes so far. I also hate characters who are constantly screaming about one thing or an other. So obnoxious.


I don't believe Xin (or Shin) is super emo at all. He always had good reasons to yell. He's a little bit high-strung but it's more indicative of his drive and desire. He certainly toned down as the series progresses.
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Waterst1 wrote:

I don't believe Xin (or Shin) is super emo at all. He always had good reasons to yell. He's a little bit high-strung but it's more indicative of his drive and desire. He certainly toned down as the series progresses.
You apparently don't understand the word "emo". His reasons are irrelevant. Crying and screaming is fine after an event that warrants such behavior. But when it continues, and continues, and continues, is when it becomes obnoxious and he becomes "super emo". He's mad at the guy who killed his friend, understandable. But then he's mad at the king who allowed his friend to be his stand in? Then he's mad at the guy who recruited his friend to do something dangerous? That's just stupid.

Apparently he thought his friend was going to rise to the rank of general by sitting on fluffy pillows and eating truffles all day. And I speak from experience when I say this, my brother was a soldier who died in Iraq a couple years ago. And I was mad as hell. But I wasn't mad at his commanding officer for sending him to a dangerous area. I wasn't mad at the recruiter who offered him a chance to do something he wanted his whole life.

I continued watching the series and he did drop the emo and get a little better as it progressed. But he still screams too much, often times for no reason. And he's still naive and obnoxious. But it seems like they are setting it up so these are all learning experiences for him. Hopefully he calms down eventually.
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swordstyle wrote:
You apparently don't understand the word "emo".

Lol, I do understand the word "emo" just fine. When someone reacts strongly to major events or incidences, you can hardly termed them " super emo". If he'd to react to every little thing that way, then sure. Xin certainly does not rant, cry or yell over every little incidences.



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Waterst1 wrote:

Xin certainly does not rant, cry or yell over every little incidences.


Actually, in the first few episodes, he really does. So much so in fact that if you even try to debate it, then you're just a fanboy whose credibility is invalid and there is no point in discussing anything with you further. As I clearly already stated which you selectively chose to ignore, it's cool to be a drama queen after the death of a loved one. Cry me a river. Let it all out. I've been there. I understand.

But when the time comes to move on, move on. You can still be sad. Still have quiet moments of remembrance. But when you're still crying, screaming, and blaming the death on every person your loved one ever met, that's when you've entered emo territory and have become obnoxious.

Once again, as I already stated which you chose to ignore as well. He eventually does move past his emo phase and becomes less obnoxious. But he still screams way too much. Sometimes it's appropriate. Standing in front of his squadron giving a pep talk. Sometimes it's not. "Xin, you're bad at cooking" "WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!"

I never said it was a bad series. So stop breathing so heavy. The reason I made this thread in the first place was to find out if the first three episodes were an indicator of how he would behave for the rest of the series. Fortunately he grows up a little. Hopefully in the sequel series set to air in a few months, some years have passed and he starts behaving like a man.
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swordstyle wrote:
then you're just a fanboy whose credibility is invalid

I'm hardly a fanboy. LOL. I like the series but definitely don't think it's one of the greatest by any stretch of the imaginations.

And certainly didn't ignore anything you had said. It just wasn't worth debating point for point. Either that or they were irrelevant. I certainly don't disagree with most of your points. I just disagree with the label "super emo" but if that makes me a fanboy, so be it.

And you're correct. It's pointless discussing it with you. If someone doesn't agree with you, then they don't know what they're talking about (like not knowing the definition), or they are a fanboy. Or whatever personal insults, implied or otherwise, you'll come up with next.

Don't ask for opinions if you can't accept viewpoints different from yours.
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Posted 1/29/13

Waterst1 wrote:

I'm hardly a fanboy. LOL. I like the series but definitely don't think it's one of the greatest by any stretch of the imaginations.

And certainly didn't ignore anything you had said. It just wasn't worth debating point for point. Either that or they were irrelevant. I certainly don't disagree with most of your points. I just disagree with the label "super emo" but if that makes me a fanboy, so be it.

And you're correct. It's pointless discussing it with you. If someone doesn't agree with you, then they don't know what they're talking about (like not knowing the definition), or they are a fanboy. Or whatever personal insults, implied or otherwise, you'll come up with next.

Don't ask for opinions if you can't accept viewpoints different from yours.
My apologies for calling you a fanboy. It's just that the flat out refusal to accept the obvious is generally a trait that only fanboys possess. But if you claim you aren't one, sure. Whatever. My original post was in regards to the first 3 episodes, as clearly stated above. During those three episodes, and even a little after, Xin was constantly screaming, crying, sulking, pouting, and generally just letting his emotions rule his every single action. That's being emo.

That's not my opinion. It simply is what it is. Right now you're arguing with me trying to tell me the sky isn't blue. Then getting mad because I don't accept your "opinion" of what you think the color actually is. It's not a matter of opinions. It's simply looking at what's right in front your face and knowing what it is. If you held up your cell phone and showed it to me, I would know what that was too. Oh and as if it wasn't obvious enough, I continued watching the series based off the viewpoints of the people in this thread. Clearly you didn't ignore that either.

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swordstyle wrote:
That's being emo.

That's not my opinion. It simply is what it is. Right now you're arguing with me trying to tell me the sky isn't blue.

I never did claim that he wasn't being emo. I just disagree with your label of "super emo". Calling him "super emo", that is your definition of calling a blue sky dark blue. It is not simply what it is, as you stated. What you think as obvious, is just simply your perceptions. They are not facts.
As for me getting mad, no, I'm not. It, or you for that matter, are just simply not important enough to get mad or upset over. I'm just rolling my eyes at you over your thinly disguised personal jabs from every posts because I disagree with your definition.

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Posted 1/29/13

Waterst1 wrote:


I never did claim that he wasn't being emo. I just disagree with your label of "super emo". Calling him "super emo", that is your definition of calling a blue sky dark blue. It is not simply what it is, as you stated. What you think as obvious, is just simply your perceptions. They are not facts.
As for me getting mad, no, I'm not. It, or you for that matter, are just simply not important enough to get mad or upset over. I'm just rolling my eyes at you over your thinly disguised personal jabs from every posts because I disagree with your definition.

Wait, let me get this straight. You've been defending your position all this time because you think he is only regular emo and not super emo? LOL Okay buddy

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