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Episode 1

I heard the pace is somewhat rushed? Not sure though since I haven't played the games before.

However, overall the episode was good.

A balance of action and dark moments in the beginning with the comedy in the second. Haku and Kuon has a fun chemistry already imo. Hope they can maintain this momentum for the rest of the season.

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Really ? The pace did not appear rushed to me really.
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stark700 wrote:

Episode 1

I heard the pace is somewhat rushed? Not sure though since I haven't played the games before.

However, overall the episode was good.

A balance of action and dark moments in the beginning with the comedy in the second. Haku and Kuon has a fun chemistry already imo. Hope they can maintain this momentum for the rest of the season.


Well I am taking a look at some gameplay videos on youtube, and just from the first few minutes of gameplay it's quite different. The game actually starts with some hints that Haku may have been in a similar situation to Hakuoro.
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That was a pretty great first episode. A lots clearly different from the original series, but it still has the same feel to it and I'm already growing attached to the characters. All in all I have high hopes for this one.

Btw did everyone else notice how Kuoh said the name Haku was given was the name of one of the 'Sung'? Considering what 'Utawarerumono' means I'm guessing that means she named him after Hakuoro (Haku, Haku-oro). If so then that would mean this is set in the same continuity as the original series just further down the timeline.

I really hope that's the case as we might actually get cameos from returning characters. Fingers crossed.
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Localfail wrote:

Btw did everyone else notice how Kuoh said the name Haku was given was the name of one of the 'Sung'? Considering what 'Utawarerumono' means I'm guessing that means she named him after Hakuoro (Haku, Haku-oro). If so then that would mean this is set in the same continuity as the original series just further down the timeline.



Kuon is Hakuoro daughter, of course it is after the original series.
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E1


Well, colour me surprised; I knew nothing about this series, but I do recognise the infamous tailgasm gif!
It was an enjoyable first episode, and the execution was good - especially getting to know the characters. Haku has no physical strength, so I thought his mind must be good then, which was proven true - that is, aside from his amnesia and laziness.

And a cat tail is so distracting, who wouldn't want to grab one? Kuon got her own back, although her tail indicator almost broke

I'll have to add the original season to the backlog. Looking forward to more.
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Localfail wrote:
Kuon is Hakuoro daughter, of course it is after the original series.


The weird part is she's apparently Hakuoro and Yuzuha's daughter, not Eruru's. Guess he went for the harem ending when he came back. -.-

Though she seems more Aruru than anything else.



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And a cat tail is so distracting, who wouldn't want to grab one? Kuon got her own back, although her tail indicator almost broke


I was waiting for the tail grab. It's a direct call back to the original series which has the same scene. >.>
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This one totally came out of nowhere for me.. and I loved it. Great stuff so far. Likable characters, including an MC that I actually don't want to drown in a river. Kuon is an instant best girl of the season candidate as well. Great art and cool unique style to everything. And the music, something that rarely stands out to me at all in anime outside of OP and ED songs, was super good too. Just a really great start to a series. Totally on board.
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We got a thread for this series cool! \;0 So this came out of no where....
I have seen the first season so won't spoil say anything about the lore for newcomers.
Good animation interesting setup so far Haku a lazy bum right now I hope that will change.
Kuon is great. I'm loving her personality!

Slepper hit for this season me thinks.
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I clicked on this series half from boredom half from curiosity. Totally glad I did. Out of all the full length anime I've watched so far this season this one is the best. Looking forward to more!

I haven't watched the original series though this first episode feels like it's done a good job of setting the stage. Is the original series a "must watch" to grasp what is going on or just a "good to have seen" for getting a deeper feel for the references?
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I've actually never seen the original series or the game. Went into this totally blind. I have now watched I believe 9 new (at least new to me) series for fall 2015. And this has been my favorite and most enjoyable first episode. Yes even as a Gundam fan I liked this more than IBO's first episode. Maybe because I just enjoy cute characters more. I can also truly identify with the MC (Haku) so far. Plus it's not a school setting (THANK GOD) nor do we seem to be dealing solely with teenagers and kids (double THANK GOD).

I mean and come on. Could Kuon be any more adorable?




So glad I decided to just randomly check this one out. I'm kinda getting that Inuyasha vibe from it. Action mixed with cute romance story... or is it the other way around?

sigh. Why do I like girls with tails so much? I don;t like furries damnit! No! haha
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I like the original series but this new remake is a different spin so far so good the MC isn't into manual labor better at using his brain good VAs also
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Episode 1

This is interesting...a series I know absolutely nothing about... Hm!

Well, since this is a visual novel, I think we should all expect some things to be rushed. With that being said, this first episode felt slow to me, which is alright since we get to see minor details such as the characters getting jobs and all. We get introduced to two characters: Kuon and Haku and Kuon is likable for me, but Haku seems like a lazy bastard, haha. With that being said, I am interested to see where this series will go, so I am looking forward to the next episode!


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Localfail wrote:
Kuon is Hakuoro daughter, of course it is after the original series.


The weird part is she's apparently Hakuoro and Yuzuha's daughter, not Eruru's. Guess he went for the harem ending when he came back. -.-

Though she seems more Aruru than anything else.





Actually if you haven't played the original game (not the all ages rerelease) you should know that Hakuoro had sex with every woman except for Aruruu and Kuuya. Yes, every single one. Eruruu, Urutoriy, Kamyu, Yuzuha, Touka and Karurawaterei. Not a harem ending either, the game only has one ending. Yuzuha in particular wanted to become pregnant to leave evidence of her brief existence behind.

I actually didn't know Kuoh was Hakuoro's kid, where was that stated?
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Localfail wrote:
Actually if you haven't played the original game (not the all ages rerelease) you should know that Hakuoro had sex with every woman except for Aruruu and Kuuya. Yes, every single one. Eruruu, Urutoriy, Kamyu, Yuzuha, Touka and Karurawaterei. Not a harem ending either, the game only has one ending. Yuzuha in particular wanted to become pregnant to leave evidence of her brief existence behind.


Ah, so he's just a manwhore, got it. >.>

Bit odd that the sequel is following the game instead of the original anime.



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I actually didn't know Kuoh was Hakuoro's kid, where was that stated?


In the second game. This series is only set 15-20ish years after the first series/game so all the surviving characters from the last game are still in universe and the original voice actors reprise their roles for them. I assume they will appear in the anime as well but perhaps not until the second season ( this show has been confirmed for two seasons ).

Interestingly, this has also been announced as a trilogy so there is a third game under works and possibly a third series after that.
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