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Episode 2


The running montage was pretty catchy but otherwise, the episode was just alright, nothing special really. Momo made quite the spotlight. From what I've read, they changed the OP. Well, damn...

Still, I like Momo so the episode was catchy.
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Ep 2

Good song during the chase scene.



I always like character designs like this, the red eyes and orange yellow hair contrasting each other, I approve.
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Yep, this show just went under my radar again. Man, I've been wanting to see a show about multiple MCs since Durarara and Baccano. One may find themselves a little puzzled over the red eyes here and there. but I'm sure that'll get explained soon. Btw how different is this compared to the manga and LN? Are they different stories? Don't know about the songs much though.
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I'll just say that the art and the score for this episode was superb. I thought all that was great.

But this episode was alright. Nothing to write home about. I'm guessing they're just trying to build up the characters right now before the red eye people do something? I'm just curious what the hell is going to happen. I have no clue what to expect.


stark700 wrote:

Episode 2


The running montage was pretty catchy but otherwise, the episode was just alright, nothing special really. Momo made quite the spotlight. From what I've read, they changed the OP. Well, damn...

Still, I like Momo so the episode was catchy.


I like Momo too. Just a normal girl that was brought into fame that she didn't really want. I feel really bad for people like her.
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This episode seems to really show how I feel about the series:






Cool! New Shaft series!..........But........what???







Yes........yes it does........


I mean, okay, the source material are three-minute vocaloid songs. But you guys made Nisekoi fun, and the author made that purposely as generic as possible.
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Wtf did I just watch?
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I feel like they cranked the SHAFTitude to 11 for the direction of this episode. It came off a little over-the-top, a little pseudo-artsy, even by Shaft standards. I usually like all the weird shots and such that Shaft does, but this kind of felt like they were saying: "Alright, we're Shaft. We've got to Shaftify the fuck out of this episode."

Maybe it seems worse in my head; maybe I'm in the wrong mood to watch it. I don't know, I'll try again tomorrow.

Good song though.
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I didn't like the beginning at all in the manga/novel. It's really slow! As for the anime, I heard it was gonna be fast-paced, but it's just as bad...
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The source material isn't just 3 minute vocaloid songs, it also has manga and light novels.
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buldieb wrote:

I feel like they cranked the SHAFTitude to 11 for the direction of this episode. It came off a little over-the-top, a little pseudo-artsy, even by Shaft standards. I usually like all the weird shots and such that Shaft does, but this kind of felt like they were saying: "Alright, we're Shaft. We've got to Shaftify the fuck out of this episode."

Maybe it seems worse in my head; maybe I'm in the wrong mood to watch it. I don't know, I'll try again tomorrow.

Good song though.



Oh, gosh, yes. When I saw the spiral staircase it was like, "What, we already got Not-Araragi in ep. 1, now we get the school staircase? Are you trying to remind us how much this isn't up to the quality of your other series?"

Seriously, this episode could have easily been great. Focus more on the escapades of her running from the crowd. Put in freaky Shaft-y scenes of people's necks contorting because of her power to make them notice her. Skip her dumbass backstory. Make the dialogue she had with her teacher, I dunno, decent besides a DBZ gag?

It's like they're just fucking coasting with this thing, thinking they got their fans of their studio and fans of Kagerou Project to just not need to put in any effort. No wonder those peeps were protesting on social media.

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What the heck was that? Why? I don't understand.

This episode was awful, I have no idea what Jin was thinking. The pacing was bad, the direction is just getting annoying, and the Mekakushi Dan weren't even introduced? This episode was stretched out like I don't know what, and was made absolutely boring in the process.

Forget it. At this point I'm just watching for the Heat Haze-Days story. Thanks, SHAFT.
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Momo makes me miss Karen's ponytail.

I know I got more out of the episode than that but it's all I can think of right now.
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i'm getting excited again at least. this episode was definately better than the first.
I'm still not a big fan of the overly surreal atmosphere this show is presenting, but i did find Momo's flashback sequences interesting. i also liked the insert of the actual song and hope they they continue to do that.
had a bumpy start, but seems to be getting better. i still like the manga better though and definitely recommend reading it.

Student_Zero wrote:

Yep, this show just went under my radar again. Man, I've been wanting to see a show about multiple MCs since Durarara and Baccano. One may find themselves a little puzzled over the red eyes here and there. but I'm sure that'll get explained soon. Btw how different is this compared to the manga and LN? Are they different stories? Don't know about the songs much though.


it's not terribly differnet as far as the plot goes. the main diffence at this point is the overal tone and atmosphere i'd say. i'd said before this show is very very surreal in tone while the manga isn't (i've not read the light novels). the manga was more slice of life with fantastic elements. so yeah.. also the red eyes are a very important plot point so they will (hopefully) be explained later.
i agree this show is off to a rough start, but i wouldn't drop it just yet. i still think it has potential.
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So hows everyone enjoying AkiyukiCity Actors
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I really liked how Kisaragi Attention was playing during the running sequence. But c'mon SHAFT can't you fix up the animation a little more?

It was also great how they put more explanation on Momo's past because everyone talks about how "her past isn't as tragic as the other characters" and now we see the stress Momo goes through constantly attracting everyone's attention, failing in grades and working to set food on the table for her family(because our lazy HikiNEET protag can't get out of his goddamn soda filled room of PTSD ). Yes an idol's life is never simple even if you don't have the "captivating eyes".

They also changed the opening. Don't know if it's just to match the tone of the episode or if it's their final edited version. The ED was AMAZING though. The voice provider of IA; LIA sang it and it was beautiful.

And I heard Heat-Haze Days is an episode so I'm defiantly watching that. I also heard Kuroha is appearing often so I'll keep watching.
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