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Episode 2

Here comes the witch Akane, and Kotarou ends up joining the occult research club, and another cute girl enters the scene in his dreams as his shikigami Tomoko. And in typical Key fashion, it goes back to being lighthearted before touching on the serious stuff again. Kotarou sure did have a nice dream all while he has recruited girls into his club and groped a ghost. That was a pretty silly episode there with Kotarou being a pervert, all while Lucia is not taking any of this well. I supposed that's fine for now seeing that its still in the setup stage, but I would like to know who exactly that cute supernatural girl is and why she keeps on appearing at night.
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Episode 2

Er, wait...what am I watching again?

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Sigh. The speed with which they are going through the content is a bit agonizing. The OP was also quite difficult for me to watch, I love "philosphyz" but the sequence they made for it really is boring. The pacing is yet another problem, there are just loads of ideas and characters being thrown at the viewer and there is no time to really establish any of them individually.

Not to mention, my favorite character Lucia has basically been boiled down to a violent tsundere with no real depth.

sigh... Where the hell is kyoto ani when you need them? oh, yeah they were doing that pointless show "myriad colors phantom world".

I couldn't stop my self from face palming through out this entire episode. I get the feeling that this adaptation is going to make JC staff's Little Busters! look like Shakespeare.

If you plan to make an anime that is for promotion, than at least make it interesting and not fragmented so that people will not think the source material is garbage.
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Episode 2

We start with him meeting the witch and the comedy takes off from there. I really enjoyed all the comedy bit's going from meeting the witch to him sleeping at night and even the two scenes with the class rep. I can't wait for the next episode hope to see more of the class rep.



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Episode 2: Where Youth Begins

Fun episode. I expect these happy times to only last one more episode at most because the OP kind of foreshadows what might happen in the series (no I have not played the VN)

Akane is fun, I like Ghost-chan, she's fun. No lie that fart joke was hilarious. Never thought I would see one in anime. Albeit immature, yet still funny nonetheless.

Lucia is awesome, she must not have taste bud to taste that hot sauce on that ice cream. I think she goes for more of the sensation rather than the taste.

Still confused as to where this is trying to go but that's okay, Key type stuff usually is like that at first then when it comes full circle it blows you away.
Posted 7/9/16 , edited 7/10/16

abeltensro wrote:

Sigh. The speed with which they are going through the content is a bit agonizing. The OP was also quite difficult for me to watch, I love "philosphyz" but the sequence they made for it really is boring. The pacing is yet another problem, there are just loads of ideas and characters being thrown at the viewer and there is no time to really establish any of them individually.

Not to mention, my favorite character Lucia has basically been boiled down to a violent tsundere with no real depth.

sigh... Where the hell is kyoto ani when you need them? oh, yeah they were doing that pointless show "myriad colors phantom world".

I couldn't stop my self from face palming through out this entire episode. I get the feeling that this adaptation is going to make JC staff's Little Busters! look like Shakespeare.

If you plan to make an anime that is for promotion, than at least make it interesting and not fragmented so that people will not think the source material is garbage.


I for one don't have anything wrong with the pacing, it's a really long VN and its only getting 13 episodes (correct me if I'm wrong) maybe it's just cause I played through the VN that I'm able to get stuff so easily but even so that was 2 or 3 years ago so there's plenty I don't remember. I think my only issue so far with the pacing is the reference to his "accelerator" in the first episode I felt it might've been a little too early to bring that up but they can't exactly go turtle slow with the short time they have.

Lol sorry to say but in the beginning Lucia IS a violent tsundere with no depth, you're getting mad at what they're blatantly portraying her as for a reason but I'm assuming you know what she's really like sooooo it probably shouldn't bother you.

I agree with that, Phantom World was pretty shit and I was really reluctant when I heard 8bit was doing the animation because of how terrible they portrayed Grisaia's first season, but it's not that bad so far and I went in expecting to hate the anime tbh.

If people understand how difficult it is to turn a great VN into an anime I'm sure most people would know the anime isn't going to be top notch 10/10 especially if it's as short as this, if they want the really good stuff they can play the 50+ hour VN but not everyone has that kind of time so they've gotta settle for the adaptation.
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Urboistar wrote:


abeltensro wrote:

Sigh. The speed with which they are going through the content is a bit agonizing. The OP was also quite difficult for me to watch, I love "philosphyz" but the sequence they made for it really is boring. The pacing is yet another problem, there are just loads of ideas and characters being thrown at the viewer and there is no time to really establish any of them individually.

Not to mention, my favorite character Lucia has basically been boiled down to a violent tsundere with no real depth.

sigh... Where the hell is kyoto ani when you need them? oh, yeah they were doing that pointless show "myriad colors phantom world".

I couldn't stop my self from face palming through out this entire episode. I get the feeling that this adaptation is going to make JC staff's Little Busters! look like Shakespeare.

If you plan to make an anime that is for promotion, than at least make it interesting and not fragmented so that people will not think the source material is garbage.


I for one don't have anything wrong with the pacing, it's a really long VN and its only getting 13 episodes (correct me if I'm wrong) maybe it's just cause I played through the VN that I'm able to get stuff so easily but even so that was 2 or 3 years ago so there's plenty I don't remember. I think my only issue so far with the pacing is the reference to his "accelerator" in the first episode I felt it might've been a little too early to bring that up but they can't exactly go turtle slow with the short time they have.

Lol sorry to say but in the beginning Lucia IS a violent tsundere with no depth, you're getting mad at what they're blatantly portraying her as for a reason but I'm assuming you know what she's really like sooooo it probably shouldn't bother you.

I agree with that, Phantom World was pretty shit and I was really reluctant when I heard 8bit was doing the animation because of how terrible they portrayed Grisaia's first season, but it's not that bad so far and I went in expecting to hate the anime tbh.

If people understand how difficult it is to turn a great VN into an anime I'm sure most people would know the anime isn't going to be top notch 10/10 especially if it's as short as this, if they want the really good stuff they can play the 50+ hour VN but not everyone has that kind of time so they've gotta settle for the adaptation.


I am aware that its difficult to turn out a good VN adaptation. Most other VN adaptations suffer from the same problems with a few exceptions. Of course, they were never going to be able to adapt the entire thing considering how long the novel it self is. Even Clannad and Kanon were not completely redone line for line because they simply just didn't have the time to do so (and it wouldn't make sense to do it either). However, the problem isn't that its not a complete adaptation, its that its a badly done adaptation. It was obvious when they announced that they were doing Rewrite that they were probably going to just do the main route (which would be fine) but the way they are throwing everything together is just very awkward.

The way the different scenes are fitting together in the anime feels really haphazard and there is no sense of story progression at all. As a result none of the characters have any kind of depth in them, especially Kotarou. Having played the novel, I know all about the character backstories and how they break their respective archetypes. Ultimately, they've cut out all of the character setup from the story to try to fit it into a 13 episode anime. While many of the sequences that were removed from the anime are inconsequential to the ending of the actual story, they are the parts that really help establish who the characters are, why they do the things they do and why we as the audience should care about them.

The other large problem that also plagued Little Busters! and to some extent Clannad, is how the structure of the story doesn't really lend it's self to being done in an anime format. None of these novels are "linear" story lines. Clannad is more linear than LB! or Rewrite and so it worked out better; though the first season of Clannad was a bit rough because of some of the less linear aspects of the story. With LB! it became really difficult to try to obfuscate some of those more non-linear aspects from the viewers which removed some of the emotional attachment that the audience should have had otherwise. Rewrite is very similar to LB! in that respect; many of the concepts and storylines in Rewrite depend on the structure of the novel its self and are not linear.

I still remember reading an article from a while ago that featured an interview with Jun Maeda and he basically said that LB! was not a story that could be animated in a reasonable way because of its reliance on the VN structure. I believe that we are seeing the same problems with rewrite and they will become more and more glaring as the show continues. Of course, as a fan of the VN I still plan to watch the anime (seeing some of my favorite scenes animated is still a treat even if I don't like the rest of it.)

As for Lucia, I could be wrong (it has been 2-3 years since I've played the novel), but by this point in the story they should have already given her more depth as a character than what we've seen thus far. I was just venting frustration at the fact that they had cut those sequences from the anime.

I also was a little scared that 8bit was doing the adaptation because of Grisaia and even more so because the Grisaia trilogy was such a linear story in comparison and yet they still messed it up.
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I just want to know, why has nobody said Air yet? Kyo ani tried to cram Air in a small number of episodes, and guess what? bam worse key adaption kyo ani did.... the kyo ani air anime adaption could have been way better. They should of took notes from what 8bit is doing and slash some routes, what the hell was kyo ani thinking?

That being said I still like air but all of these problems popped up because they jammed them in there, even kyo ani couldn't prevent confusion and not as deep characters. This rewrite adaption just feels like Air 2.0 with lesser art.... it feels like it is just not the full story of rewrite, like how air felt like not the full story....

The characters in air don't feel the same they do in the vn... and that was kyo ani.... yeah.... I wish no anime would ever be rushed, but that takes more money, so it happens even when you have the "best" The people making the rewrite anime don't want to cut stuff but the have to....

My point is, since they had to cram all of this, it is going to be more of a supplementary rather than a replacement, I felt like air was this way too. But it is still good and will bring more people to play the game and just talk about the game more. If anyone gets hurt it is going to be 8bit lol.


Btw lucia did feel pretty paper thin to me at the start of the vn. She was my least favorite in the common route/school scenes. I had bias for her too because the route was really good cause it was ryukishi07 and I am a huge fan of his. Her route was really good though, it was just those everyday scenes that I hated. So yeah, they will slash her good parts, that is just part of the adaption.

I'll post my thoughts on episode 2 later.
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Ep 2

I actually really liked this episode, despite having no idea where the story is headed. There were plenty of moments that made me laugh, like Akane playing a FPS, or Shizuru and her super loud ringtones. Oh, and the parfait scene too. Definitely feels like there is something dark and mysterious on the horizon, though. Not sold on Lucia yet, but the rest of the characters are cool. Hopefully the story itself will begin soon.

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They're still cramming a lot of comedy but the balance is getting better now. Lucia still best girl imo. I seriously hope they balance the pacing more as I have very mixed feelings about it tbh.
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Episode 3

And the comedy continues here with the clubmates doing silly things like Tsuchinoko hunting, as well as running into an UMA hunter in Tsunoko. It turns out Shizuru's eyepatch covers an eye of a different color and Lucia is overly conscious of the environment going as far as to beat up Kotarou for not differentiating between steel and aluminum cans. Then things turn serious there when he is chased by a wolf, and he was saved by Esaka, an antique shop owner who eats at a place Shizuru dines at frequently. That was pretty silly, but the moments with Shizuru are great. Her interactions with Kotarou are pretty cute.
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At any rate, I think the show will get more serious starting very soon. There's cryptic clues already about that.

Almost forgot to mention Shizuku this week. She's fucking adorable.
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Episode 3:
I feel like they almost have all the pieces to move forward. They are for sure some big hints in this episode. I wonder how many the anime only people picked up and are wondering about. One of the things I really wanted to see animated was shizuru's cuteness and they gave us that this episode. I feel like the choppy transitions and pacing is fading/slowing more as we come to more of a stable pace.
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man... maybe its because I've played the VN but i feel like they almost went a little too transparent there for a moment. I dunno, it would be hard to know how much an anime only audience would pick up on average just from seeing that.

The pace is hyper-speed if they are this far, they definitely wont be showing much of the heroine routes aside from the small sprinkled in scenes at this point, I guess that makes sense, if i had to condense rewrite down to a 13 episode anime than i would probably do things about like this, though the pacing is giving me a bit of whiplash. Rewrite is just such a varied visual novel, with so many different sub-generas involved and shifts in tones between the different heroine routes by themselves. They've done a decent job keeping that in check, but it still feels a bit oddly paced.
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The experience of watching this show...if I had to sum it up...

It's like holding a bag of idiots in your left hand and a bag of assholes in your right hand while watching a jinmenken take a shit on your lawn. At this point, I think I'm only still watching this because it's such a massive train wreck I just can't look away.

(No, I've never played the VN. I'm not really a fan of VNs.)
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