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Post Reply Aldnoah Zero Season 1 and 2 Anticipation and Discussion
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Posted 3/31/15 , edited 3/31/15

Renegatz wrote:
Hate to be lazy, but that sounds great. Do you have any links to said choice posts at hand?


Unfortunately posting AS links here is forbidden and will get modded. AS, while it doesn't host any torrents, has links to other torrent sites. I sent you a pm though with 2 posts of Arya regarding the ending that I find to be quite insightful.

edit: well asides from Arya's posts you might want to read through the thread too. I mean yes, it's has it's share of posts with almost no insight, people making mountains out of unimportant points, and there's also the silly episode 7 debate again... ugh but it also has actual discussions too that might help you understand some of the points the ending was trying to convey that some people might miss. Well let's just say that I'm glad that some of the discussions managed to give some people a clearer picture of the ending.
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Posted 3/31/15 , edited 3/31/15

MartianMage wrote:


Renegatz wrote:
Hate to be lazy, but that sounds great. Do you have any links to said choice posts at hand?


Unfortunately posting AS links here is forbidden and will get modded. AS, while it doesn't host any torrents, has links to other torrent sites. I sent you a pm though with 2 posts of Arya regarding the ending that I find to be quite insightful.

edit: well asides from Arya's posts you might want to read through the thread too. I mean yes, it's has it's share of posts with almost no insight, people making mountains out of unimportant points, and there's also the silly episode 7 debate again... ugh but it also has actual discussions too that might help you understand some of the points the ending was trying to convey that some people might miss. Well let's just say that I'm glad that some of the discussions managed to give some people a clearer picture of the ending.

Thank you. Well, I would say that those were some good points he brought up so I'm glad I read them. I would also say though, that just reading a few of the pages of that discussion just left me feeling even less sure of where I stand about the series in general. I feel like trying to chart and interpret all of each characters' actions in a way that I'd be satisfied with would require tons of explanation and muddling through different scenes of dialogue among all the fight sequences. Unless you have a really good memory or were quite vested in watching AZ to the point of revisiting episodes, I kind of feel like you're just left with a jumbled soup of motivations and developments that doesn't seem worth delving into in the first place.
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Final Episode - Second Season

Now it's rant time!!

For some reason I like the first season better. Slaine getting all the best parts were interesting in the Second Season, but truly that ending really disappoint me. Well, Slaine and Lemrina had some nice moments in the last episode but to be honest it was too short. Now off to the side characters: Harklight, now he's the most amusing character....(side character) out of the whole cast. Too bad though his story aka ending isn't very 'clear' (but I know how it ended), but it surely was admirable similar to all to moon base characters. Even that Orbital Knight doesn't seem to be all that bad at the end. Tbh I love the Martian side more though. They were far more interesting than the terran side. (I don't specifically hate any of the characters though). Just that, I only like a couple of characters or that I thought was actually interesting >.>

But, I thought Slaine would have more of a 'tragic' end as it was foreshadowed. I was kinda looking forward to it, as that will be more of a good ending imo. Truly this was a disappointing ending in my book. But the series wasn't all that bad, I got to see the growth of the characters even though there wasn't a full scale character development in the side characters of the terran side or even INAHO!!! But oh well >.< Even the princess had only one good scene (her awakening the aldnoah drive)...but well her character did develop quite well overall even though she was useless till the end of the series.

I like the Mikagi twins cameo at the end though, they sure did tie up everything all neatly. But I still couldn't accept this ending, like at the end does Slaine still need to realize that Asseylum is always caring for him and basically anyone including 'her people'.... >.<

To end this war, I know they have to at least blame someone, but once again it's got to be poor Slaine. Taking everything in, even the sins he did not commit. Yes, we all know Slaine has his own wrong doings, but is that really the best ending.....

Well, we all know the three main characters didn't die and are well off on their own paths. But, truly they need to make an omake similar to Gundam Seed especially another epilogue would have been nice. But, knowing this follows a completely different turn of events, not too sure if that'll be worth it.

Overall standing of the second season wasn't bad. The ending episode did a great job to tie up the war, but of course character wise, they couldn't add everything in so it felt a bit bleak. As a mecha anime this isn't all that bad, just that it was a bit too rushed.
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By the way, what's with the princess getting going end game with a character that she/we just recently met?

Christ! What a stupid show!


The fact that Asseylum sacrificed her love for a political marriage is also a result from all the bullshit Slaine has pulled...





The inspiration.
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<.< | >.> I liked it 3/5 (6/10). I only needed to see one thing...




Was it too much to ask that they paralyze Inaho at the end of the battle...It makes sense. and he can use that wheel chair from that other girl, whats her name? lamensa? lemenda? lavenda? lermia..?

My perfect finale...ruined D:

If Slaine gets fully magneto (makes a squad, all of that) later on I have no choice but to be made a fan.
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I didnt expect an anti climatic ending like this. A huge disappointment really. The anime showed promise but the ending isnt well thought of. Its too one sided and i didnt see much struggle between the three main characters, Slaine, imahoinaho, asseylum. The ending is just all over the place... to be honest, i expected more.
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Honestly, after watching that ending which I think was fine, i started to question why they even made this anime. Like what exactly was the story it was telling? Was it telling the story of how slaine a guy who started out as a slave ended up a war criminal? was this a story that needed to be told?

I dunno, i just cant really see why this show ever really was made. Yes it was entertaining, but to trying to find some deeper meaning aside from "lets make a mech" show, seems impossible. Which is a shame because it seemed like the setup for this show and the first half had that kind of potential.


While a deeper meaning is great and all it's not like it is a necessity in entertainment. I'm not saying Aldnoah doesn't have those but I'm not gonna post about that simply because I'm not that kind of guy.

If you're interested in reading posts regarding the themes that are present in Aldnoah.Zero then you might want to check out the AnimeSuki forums' Aldnoah.Zero subforum and look for Arya's posts. He/she will usually have insightful posts regarding those matter. You can also look out for Karice's posts if you're interested reading up on translations of various input from the japanese community and the staff behind Aldnoah.

You might encounter some difficulty looking for their posts though as that subforum gets more discussion/ threads but the last episode thread and the character discussions threads should get you some.



I speak and can write/read Japanese fine so no worries about trying to translate anything here. The problem I had with the show was that I just felt unsatisfied with that ending. I'm not expecting every single anime to have some kind of twisting plot line or crazy philosophical backstory/meaning to it, but at the end of A/Z i just felt like there were parts to this particular universe that could have been explored much better and some that just weren't even touched at all. I do understand that they were kind of trying to draw parallels to the 2nd world war, you'd have to be a bit dim to not get that much and i can also accept that the show was just made to be sort of a tale of an event in time in this particular universe (like a sci-fi/action slice of life or something). But again things just didn't flesh out enough and even some character motivations felt very forced. Not to mention there were a few superfluous characters which by the end kind of made you wonder why they were even in the show at all.

Anyhow, this is just my opinion and it isn't to say I wasn't entertained though. I enjoyed the battle sequences and i sort of liked slaine's character at times as well. I mean i liked the show enough to keep watching it till the end and it wasn't just because i was expecting something more interesting to happen even if that was something that was floating around in the back of my mind for most of the 2nd half.
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Posted 4/8/15

abeltensro wrote:


MartianMage wrote:


abeltensro wrote:

Honestly, after watching that ending which I think was fine, i started to question why they even made this anime. Like what exactly was the story it was telling? Was it telling the story of how slaine a guy who started out as a slave ended up a war criminal? was this a story that needed to be told?

I dunno, i just cant really see why this show ever really was made. Yes it was entertaining, but to trying to find some deeper meaning aside from "lets make a mech" show, seems impossible. Which is a shame because it seemed like the setup for this show and the first half had that kind of potential.


While a deeper meaning is great and all it's not like it is a necessity in entertainment. I'm not saying Aldnoah doesn't have those but I'm not gonna post about that simply because I'm not that kind of guy.

If you're interested in reading posts regarding the themes that are present in Aldnoah.Zero then you might want to check out the AnimeSuki forums' Aldnoah.Zero subforum and look for Arya's posts. He/she will usually have insightful posts regarding those matter. You can also look out for Karice's posts if you're interested reading up on translations of various input from the japanese community and the staff behind Aldnoah.

You might encounter some difficulty looking for their posts though as that subforum gets more discussion/ threads but the last episode thread and the character discussions threads should get you some.



I speak and can write/read Japanese fine so no worries about trying to translate anything here. The problem I had with the show was that I just felt unsatisfied with that ending. I'm not expecting every single anime to have some kind of twisting plot line or crazy philosophical backstory/meaning to it, but at the end of A/Z i just felt like there were parts to this particular universe that could have been explored much better and some that just weren't even touched at all. I do understand that they were kind of trying to draw parallels to the 2nd world war, you'd have to be a bit dim to not get that much and i can also accept that the show was just made to be sort of a tale of an event in time in this particular universe (like a sci-fi/action slice of life or something). But again things just didn't flesh out enough and even some character motivations felt very forced. Not to mention there were a few superfluous characters which by the end kind of made you wonder why they were even in the show at all.

Anyhow, this is just my opinion and it isn't to say I wasn't entertained though. I enjoyed the battle sequences and i sort of liked slaine's character at times as well. I mean i liked the show enough to keep watching it till the end and it wasn't just because i was expecting something more interesting to happen even if that was something that was floating around in the back of my mind for most of the 2nd half.


I feel they intended to have it end the way it did so there could be potential sequels or movies down the road.
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h/t to rootsofjustice:

Aldnoah Zero dub confirmed: www.anime-expo.org/welcoming-voice-actresses-sandy-fox-and-cristina-vee-to-ax-2015/

(AX had that Sandy Fox plays Eddelrittuo)
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This series used to be a hot topic. But alas, I can't remember anything remotely interesting about it.
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Okay so I'm going to finish this anime. I realized it goes the Gundam route of bullshit excuses to keep characters alive. Gundam was the only anime I gave a pass to for that kind of stuff but I enjoyed AZ's first half so much I'll give this one a pass too.
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Finished it. It was good. Not as good as the first half but good nonetheless.
Oh well, Gundam this isn't. They did a good job building the tension before the final battle though. They overused that "get hype" soundtrack they had in the first series. When you heard it in the first series you though "aww shit, it's about to go down" but in the second one they used a version of it for every action scene, even when they are just launching. Still the violin version of the first series' first ending was nice. Anyway, 8/10.
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