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Am I the only one who thought the train scene was 100% Final Fantasy 7 there?


Eh, not really for me. I mean, it had a train and the capsule Izetta was stuck in looks like it could have been seen in Midgar but other than that I didn't see any real similarities.

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Since the technology in this show apparently is the same as ours in that era, right down to specific models according to some of you, was it normal for that German soldier to be waving around a golden gun?
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drake3716 wrote:

Am I the only one who thought the train scene was 100% Final Fantasy 7 there?


Eh, not really for me. I mean, it had a train and the capsule Izetta was stuck in looks like it could have been seen in Midgar but other than that I didn't see any real similarities.



The fighting, tone, and even the music were pretty similar.
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I made it 2/3rds through. Maybe I'm in a bad mood, but I'm just not into WW2 era anything. Just like '91 Days', I saw 'Lawless' (recent movie), and it was great, and that was really my fill for the genre.

The quality of this show looked decent, but it's a miss for me in terms of time, place, and people. It could change, however. We'll see.
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drake3716 wrote:


StriderShinryu wrote:


drake3716 wrote:

Am I the only one who thought the train scene was 100% Final Fantasy 7 there?


Eh, not really for me. I mean, it had a train and the capsule Izetta was stuck in looks like it could have been seen in Midgar but other than that I didn't see any real similarities.



The fighting, tone, and even the music were pretty similar.


Ah I see what you're saying. To me that all just sort of felt like the typical "train action scene" that I've seen all over the place and nothing I'd specifically attribute to FF7. Maybe it depends on when/where you first encountered it.

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The witch using a big gun as a broom is what caught my eye for this series, and the first episode did not disappoint. Could use less "HIME-SAMA!" though.
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I'm enjoying the series so far.

Princess Fine is definitely a very competent protagonist. During the first episode, she showed capability by utilizing her intelligence to get out of a situation rather than relying on her bodyguards. She was willing engage in a political marriage to save her country. Even when she is kidnapped, she is willing to take an opportunity when it presents itself, namely disarming someone and taking their gun. She doesn't surrender even after getting shot.

Izetta certainly seems interesting. I look forward to seeing more about Izetta and Princess Fine's past.

Has this anime really been confirmed to only have twelve episodes?
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https://youtu.be/ZIJH9AW2zaE

Starting off the show we have great animations, great music, and good characters. And I have to say, I was really surprised at the production quality coming from such a small unknown studio called Ajia-Do. I think, they’ve really worked their hearts into this anime. Because unlike big studios, A-1 Pictures or UFOtable, small studios don’t get to secure unlimited budget.
We first start off with a childhood memory of our main character princess Fine meeting the witch. Then it cuts to the present and dives right into the action on a fast moving train, where Fine is being chased by a few Germania soldiers. During this action sequence we’re also being introduced to setting of the show, which is roughly based WW2, where Germany, or Germania in this show, has begun to invade neighboring countries.

In this train sequence, you can tell they’ve put in details to make the action flow and add to the realism. For example, they show Tobias just getting into position by hiding behind the crates, and then later popping up taking a bullet. Or the Germanian officer making the going down signal on top of the train and then few scenes later showing up in the cargo space. The sequence makes sense, it flows. In so many other anime, it’s such a cliché where a character randomly pops out of no where in a dramatic scene, and then the show goes in slow motion with surprised expression on everyone’s faces. You don’t see none of that in Izetta, the last witch.

The characters so far, is pretty likable. They mostly focused on Princess Fine in this episode. She is a very strong and competent character. She is able to make decisions decisively and she also understands the weight of her position as a princess. Despite eventually being backed into a corner, she still stands proud and loyal to her country. Now, this is when the other main character, Izetta, finally shows up, and blowing up half of the plane with her. And again, they’re introducing character during action sequences. So the pacing never feels slow or sluggish.

Now for my predictions, I do think this show will probably have a heavy focus on political drama, as it did have a pretty serious tone over the entire episode. It definitely has the potential to be a pretty good anime, the quality is here. It might be hard to pull off because you have the realism aspect of the war, and the fantasy aspect of the magical girl. These are pretty conflicting themes, and if it’s not done right, one of them will just end up being as a distraction to the other. Or, of course they could just take the third option and go as a yuri fan service show. Only time will tell.
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So, the mc is not-Slovenian? XD
Or perhaps not-Slovenian-Slovakian-Austrian.

Like the setting and the fact we have a competent princess. Interested in seeing where this one goes.

Someone watched lots of Studio Ghibli before making that opening scene.
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I love WW2 anime and so far this one is coming off very good. Other than the SAO character designs and art, I like the show. Keep it up!
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Episode 1

Definitely an interesting and strong start.

I love how Fine is the type of person to go after what she wants with absolute confidence and perseverance. I feel her character is what kept me interested.

The WWII setting is another interesting thing going on and I wonder if that will be given more detail. Given the premise, I believe it'll be just a setting and nothing more.

Seeing Izetta in this episode's conclusion is what will keep me coming back for more. I look forward to what will happen to these two and the mystery surrounding Izetta.
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Fun fact, the director of this show directed the criminally underrated and underwatched Tribe Cool Crew, an on the surface level "kid's show" basically about using dancing to solve all the world's problems that has a decidedly anti-war slant to it(there's a reason I put kid's show in quotation marks, as it does cover some shocking material that often isn't even covered in works aimed at adults).
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PhantomGundam wrote:

Since the technology in this show apparently is the same as ours in that era, right down to specific models according to some of you, was it normal for that German soldier to be waving around a golden gun?


Oddly enough they did exist.

http://rockislandauction.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-golden-luger-gift-between-two-nazis.html
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MacMeaties wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

Since the technology in this show apparently is the same as ours in that era, right down to specific models according to some of you, was it normal for that German soldier to be waving around a golden gun?


Oddly enough they did exist.

http://rockislandauction.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-golden-luger-gift-between-two-nazis.html


Thanks for fact finding that is interedsting Oh this looks good too !

I liked Maria the Virgin Witch / so it's sought of the same theme different time.
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MacMeaties wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

Since the technology in this show apparently is the same as ours in that era, right down to specific models according to some of you, was it normal for that German soldier to be waving around a golden gun?


Oddly enough they did exist.

http://rockislandauction.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-golden-luger-gift-between-two-nazis.html


The gun Showed up in Black Lagoon as well a Neo-nazi using it. He didn't last long either
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