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Posted 4/6/17
when ep 0 first switched to CG i was kind of thrown for a loop, but I got used to it rather quickly and it was only jarring in a few scenes, mostly having to do with the angle or the character movement making it rather obvious it was a 3d model, but overall very good.

I too love the cube. Its so pretty and i love the transparent outer shell that makes the fluid kaleidoscope inside look sooo much more interesting.

Im looking forward to seeing where this goes.

My first thought though on seeing the alien dude was something like "woah, Shiroba was feeling so attention deprived he went and found his own anime." Their pale pallet with red accent and the general shape of the hair is similar.
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I'm pretty sure that the animation for the cube is the cross-section of a 4-D fractal, and that the "movement" is going through different 3-d sections of the 4-D fractal. Here is a youtube link of what looks like a kinda similar fractal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1Qb2PGKxs . How/If the even intersects with the plot I have no idea. Let the rampant speculation commence!
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Posted 4/7/17
I dunno. I only watched episode 0, and while it was dryly interesting, the ending reminded me that resistance is futile.

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yngvarr wrote:

I dunno. I only watched episode 0, and while it was dryly interesting, the ending reminded me that resistance is futile.



Good one!

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Really enjoyed Episode 0. Built up the characters, had an interesting plot, etc. Looked like it would be the negotiator solving different problems each episode. Looking good. Then-- the cube comes down from outerspace. *groan* Then it was 'Oh, aliens, how interesting.' Yawn.

All we need now is the cube to be full of cat-girls who come from a place with no males and we're all set!

I'm just bitter cuz I got my hopes up on this show based on most of the first episode, then the second one destroyed those hopes.

I'll try episode 2 and see if it can convince me not to drop this one.

One funny note: Shindou reminds me of a grown up Sakimoto (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakimoto)

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So I'm gonna call it right now. This may be my favorite anime of the season. I'm not a fan of the cg animation and its really weird when they have scense where one character is hand drawn and the other is cg in the exact same frame and then they have other scene where those same characters are then animated in cg or vice versa (like i really don't understand that someone please explain why this is a thing).

BUT all that said the second the scientist said these lines I was pretty much sold.



so why would these simple mundane lines win me over? Because i love how real it is. I love how they use real logic to come to the conclusion that the people might still be alive. And they do this at multiple times through the episode. Like when they try to use the robots examine the cube the girls like "Yeah lets go inside it!" and the the military guy is like "Um... no, this thing is extremely expensive we cant just drive it into an unknown object without know what will happen to it. This stuff cost tax payers money ".Ok i added a lot in there but thatss basically what he was alluding to in that scene lol. I love stories where magic/psuedo science invades the normal world and people react how people would actually react to it.

I'm def excited to see the rest of this. I suspect there will be ample amounts of cheese with the whole genius negotiator thing going on but still, it shows promise.
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Posted 4/8/17
As with many others, I'm not totally sold on the use of CG, but otherwise this is a very solid start. I'm loving scientist girl. And the use of music in this series is really solid. I'm not usually one to pick out OST in anime unless it does something special or interesting but this series is really putting a lot of emphasis on the music and it's doing a great job of it.
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Posted 4/10/17

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I also couldn't help but notice that the characters' eyelashes were reddish on both ends. It's a little thing, but I always seemed to notice it when a characters' face popped up.


I also noticed that and it's been bugging me; I don't recall perfectly, but am I right in remembering that not every character had the reddish tint towards the edge of the eyes? I was under the impression that it was only the "main characters" that sported that look, but my recollection is hazy. Made me think they were aliens, angels, demons, or a secret ninja clan which infiltrated the japanese government, but it may just be a (weird) style choice.
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Posted 4/11/17
Ep 1

For a show featuring a giant cube suddenly appearing from the sky there was a surprising amount of realism in the characters and their interactions. It was a bit slow but I liked watching the government cautiously investigate the alien structure. CG was good and I like Shindo and the scientist girl. The appearance of Yaha-kui zaShunina has me interested enough to be hooked for now.

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Posted 4/14/17
E0 & 1

CG takes a small while to get used to but I settled in fast.
Promising plot and it appeals to me because of its use of science: ferrofluids, kinetic energy and the like. However, advanced tech can always throw some deus ex machina into a plot, which I hope won't be utilised here.

Like hkedi said above, I too thought it was a 4D fractal contained in a cube /geek. People will have seen something similar in movies like Interstellar and Dr. Strange.

One disappointment is the invader being humanoid.
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Episode 2

So what Yaha-kui wants is to establish communications with the Japanese government, and while that's happening he's taking care of the hostages with basic necessities inside the cube called Kado. So this episode is all about what happened inside the cube, and Yaha-kui wanting to advance humanity, and to do that the needs to keep everybody ho to keep everybody hostage for 29 days for that process to happen with those on the flight, but only 3 hours for Shindo. Pretty interesting to see just what that alien dude has in store for humanity.
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Posted 4/14/17
This Yaha-kui zaShunina guy is so strange...almost god-like actually. He is able to control power of the cubes and the show gives him god-like powers. I think the guy also wants cooperation with Shindo and the government so I'm curious to know what his endgame really is.

Such a mysterious individual really. I don't think he can be trusted tbh.
Felt bad for the passengers this episode. It's like their prisoners.
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Posted 4/14/17 , edited 4/14/17
Very intriguing though I still don't really know exactly where all of this is going. Excellent use of music again in this episode and it looks like they may be a continual strong point moving forward. I also really liked the bit about the king speaking to the dog in the storybook right before Shunina went out to speak with the assembled humans. A little on the nose as it would have been better not to have that moment happen right before Shunina went outside but still a quality moment that fairly clearly expresses what seems to be going on here.
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Posted 4/14/17
I really like the mundane, common sense that is on display; 'Better put you life jacket on, it's better than nothing.' or the aforementioned, 'If we must ram the cube with a drone, can we please do it with the cheaper one?'
Personally I would prefer more of a 'Yes minister' or a 'The Thick of It' rather than a 'The West Wing' approach though.
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Posted 4/14/17
This is just too good for it's genre. Everyone approaching this locally and realistically as possibly with a gaint space cube. :

We get some backstory with the passagers on the plane and what Yaha wants.. .But is that really a good thing for humanity?



This show moved wayy up in my quque.
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