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Posted 4/15/13 , edited 4/15/13

carmensakura07 wrote:

Whereas, here I am, just sitting in the corner of my room, feeling absolutely scared.

Should I go watch episode 3? I feel like this fear is going to kill me.

Haha, yeah, this show has easily been the creepiest for me this Spring. The ED song too! Definitely not the kind of song u want to listen to home alone in the dark, lol! XP
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Posted 4/16/13

suikojay wrote:


carmensakura07 wrote:

Whereas, here I am, just sitting in the corner of my room, feeling absolutely scared.

Should I go watch episode 3? I feel like this fear is going to kill me.

Haha, yeah, this show has easily been the creepiest for me this Spring. The ED song too! Definitely not the kind of song u want to listen to home alone in the dark, lol! XP


IKR. A really creepy ED song. I loved episode 1. And then, the ED happened. And I was like, WHY while crying in fear.
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I made the mistake of watching episode 1 by myself, at night with the volume turned up on my home theater system (it's a pretty quiet anime without the random explosions or screaming characters we get so used to in other anime).

Anyway, outside of the cutscenes to the flower of evil "blooming" and the scratchy sounds it made, all was going well...until the last few minutes.

When Saeki's gym bag fell to the floor and Takao looked down at it, those voices began...scared the hell outta me!! Had to turn on the lights immediately LOL

I don't scare easily, but that combination of events has led me to no longer watch this series at night! XD

It's a great series in any case. The depth of Takao's shame and the twisted Nakamura's manipulations of him should be interesting to watch unfold.
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Posted 4/16/13
I'm loving this show. The pieces have been put together so well, that it really is uncomfortable to watch. Nakamura's reveling makes it even scarier. Honestly, I wouldn't change a thing about the show. And the ED is a brilliant addition to ensure the creepy, unsettling feeling sticks with you.

I can't wait for ep 3.
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Posted 4/16/13
There is some obvious trolling with regards to the animation sometimes. While someone is being rotoscoped in the foreground there is a freeze frame in the background but it isn't an innocuous one, it is someone mid laugh so it looks incredibly out of place instead of just someone with a plain expression so as not to "give away" the background is freeze framed.

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Posted 4/16/13

tommythecat wrote:

There is some obvious trolling with regards to the animation sometimes. While someone is being rotoscoped in the foreground there is a freeze frame in the background but it isn't an innocuous one, it is someone mid laugh so it looks incredibly out of place instead of just someone with a plain expression so as not to "give away" the background is freeze framed.



I wouldn't say trolling. I think it's some obvious symbolism; i.e. he's changed but the world around him has not. I've seen it done a number of times in live-action movies and such.
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Posted 4/16/13

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I wouldn't say trolling. I think it's some obvious symbolism; i.e. he's changed but the world around him has not. I've seen it done a number of times in live-action movies and such.


I can understand the symbolism of he is so intensely focused on Saeki that the background doesn't even register. It's a stretch however because there are plenty of freeze frames with rotoscoped foregrounds in which the background cast isn't in the middle of some overtly obvious motion. There was a few freeze frames of Nakamura starring at him but it isn't visually absurd like the girl with a goofy smile in mid laughed freeze framed.

I like the odd approach of the artstyle and animation but there is some things that are clearly meant to make you go "why... just...why?"
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tommythecat wrote:

I like the odd approach of the artstyle and animation but there is some things that are clearly meant to make you go "why... just...why?"


Totally agree with this. It gets in your head in more ways than one. :)

Now if I could only get the ED out of my head.
Posted 4/16/13
What really got to me in the first 10 or so minutes of the first episode was, how alone the eerie atmosphere, the freezed frames and the music took me back in time where I felt that same weird vacuum pressing down upon my head when going to school. Made me remember a lot of nostalgic and melancholy times just from walking to and from school where time stood still for a couple of moments. Very rare for an anime to make me feel like that. The feels are strong with this one.
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Posted 4/16/13
I'm really enjoying this anime. Haven't read the manga (thank god CR employs the spoiler thingy!), but I have no problems with the animation at all. Its creepy, and that's obviously intentional, but what strikes me is the chord it seems to strike within me about growing up. I never acted upon my darkest impulses, but its the sort of fked up thing that certainly ran through my head when I was younger. Its genuinely therapeutic seeing at least one other person had the same crazy thoughts as myself, even if thats only a char in a show lol... Hell, the writer drew inspiration from somewhere yeah?!
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The anime is really interesting i felt drawn to the show for these past two episodes. It's as though the art and creepiness of the unknown in the anime really pulls me in. The animation is very unique and really sets the mood for this show I definitely suggest trying it, however I understand completely if its not your thing, because truthfully its less of an anime and more of a drama.
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Posted 4/16/13

kapulya wrote:

I'm really enjoying this anime. Haven't read the manga (thank god CR employs the spoiler thingy!), but I have no problems with the animation at all. Its creepy, and that's obviously intentional, but what strikes me is the chord it seems to strike within me about growing up. I never acted upon my darkest impulses, but its the sort of fked up thing that certainly ran through my head when I was younger. Its genuinely therapeutic seeing at least one other person had the same crazy thoughts as myself, even if thats only a char in a show lol... Hell, the writer drew inspiration from somewhere yeah?!


The writer actually drew inspiration from his own childhood Various locations in the manga/anime are taken directly from his village, the library in particular (where Kasuga and Nakamura meet) closely resembles his library at school. Nakamura herself is directly inspired from a girl he knew in school who called him names like 'shit bug' and 'metal waste'. And the writer himself read Baudelaire in school because he thought it made him look different and cooler than other people, even when he didn't really understand the content. So yeah, you're spot on there about it bringing about a sense of childhood!
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Posted 4/16/13
I have a clear memory of how creepy the Ralph Bakshi LOTR movie is, thanks to rotoscoping, and this show, coupling that to Corpse Party-style sound effects, uses it to full effect, taking everyday situations and making them absolutely sinister. I am hooked, and will continue watching.
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Posted 4/16/13
I honestly can not help myself from laughing whenever i watch this show.
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Posted 4/16/13

irtiza9169 wrote:

just found out that the ending is actually based off an original Japanese song.

Here's the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCD9EtKPAY


That was also amazing--enough so that I just bought it. I do like the version used in Aku no Hana better, and I'm hoping maybe it will be on the soundtrack CD (apparently not being released until July 3).


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