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Posted 1/10/19 , edited 1/11/19

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I wish it was a little more subtle at the start. It hinted towards the end of the episode and something else a touch too hard. Otherwise everything else is 10/10. I actually really loved some of the other small changes they made (although I could have sworn the bunny had a name). Phil (the smol kid with black hair and blue eyes who likes trains) look glorious in animation. I can't wait to see more Phil in action.


I think the manga moved at the same pace. They revealed all this information in the first chapter, it has been a while since I read the beginning though.



It's a little different. However, I'm more concerned about the way a certain character is acting. Things click in the manga when it's revealed, but in this it seems just too obvious. Manga spoilers ahead.


Definitely agree on the last bit. It seems like the show will move quickly. Excited to see where the season ends.
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Posted 1/10/19 , edited 1/10/19

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Some shonen can get pretty dark, and this is certainly one of them. The manga is originally published in Shonen Jump so you can be secure in the knowledge that there is only so far into abyss this story can go when it comes to mature content, but it may be a bit much for some people.



I already knew it was a WSJ series, that's why I decided to check it out in the first place. I think there is a hard, definitive line between "pretty dark" and showing a dead kid being taken by grotesque monsters to sell for meat. I haven't been this traumatized since Doki Doki Literature Club.


You have a point that some stories such as this one kinda push the limits for mature content and perhaps should have been categorized as senien instead, but it is good to remember that shonen includes teenage males up to the age of 18 so it's not like they are always going to be very kid friendly.

If you wish to avoid the darker stuff be careful while swimming through the great sea of anime and manga for there are some truly disturbing stories to be found. This is only the tip of the iceberg.

I won't soon forget Good Night Punpun or Metamorphosis and although they were masterful manga in their own right I definitely didn't sleep well the following night . So long as you stick to shonen you shouldn't come across anything truly nasty, but if you are sensitive to this sort of stuff you might want to at least read the synopsis before jumping into a new series particularly if it's in the senien end of the pool.

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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/11/19
Eloi and morlocks.
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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/11/19
So this is basically the anime equivalent of Chicken Run.
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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/11/19

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So this is basically the anime equivalent of Chicken Run.


Hahahahaha. It’s funny because Isabella does look a bit like Mrs. Tweedy.
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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/11/19
I have mixed feelings about the first episode. I want to see more but after all the hype the episode itself wasn't that impressive imho. I did my best to avoid spoilers and I didn't even read the summary. I only knew about the visuals, character designs, the title and the tags but even to me most of this episode was way too predictable. The only thing I wasn't sure about was the exact reason why the children are killed.
The characters aren't as generic as expected but I think I'll need another episode or two to get used to them.
That being said it was still interesting and I definitely want to know more about this (seemingly) dystopian sci-fi future.
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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/11/19
I'm going to give it another episode or two, but I do find this story an interesting concept. not entirely original, but it does have an original flare to it. it seems similar to a movie I once watched goes by the name The Island. otherwise it appears we're working with kids again in something this go around, it's curious to see how this one turns out. I wasn't expecting that's the point to the orphanage, but hey at least there are cases that I can still be surprised and caught off guard.
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Posted 1/11/19 , edited 1/12/19
I have no familiarity with source material here (as with most anime I watch) and in this case- that makes it all the more thrilling.
The way things turned out near the end wasn't the most original thing, but it was especially well executed so that it had the effect it could.
At this point I'm not so much thinking about how the characters can get out of the pickle- I'm more deciding in my head who I think the next snack is going to be!

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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19
Very nicely animated, and good atmosphere. I did feel like they were laying it on a little thick with how cute and innocent life was at the beginning. I did like the main trio though.

I'm interested in the idea of children having to outwit monsters, but if the show ends up relying on being shocking I may not continue.
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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19
Cony noooooooooooooo


Also, you know you're up for some good shit when you see the Noitamina logo at the beginning. I didn't expect it to be this good tho. So many awesome anime this season.
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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19

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I did feel like they were laying it on a little thick with how cute and innocent life was at the beginning. I did like the main trio though.


That's The Point.

The demon reveal would never have had such an impact if it wasn't, that's how you create powerful moments in a story to get your emotions kicking.
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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19

Azure2290 wrote:


Deuswyvern wrote:

I did feel like they were laying it on a little thick with how cute and innocent life was at the beginning. I did like the main trio though.


That's The Point.

The demon reveal would never have had such an impact if it wasn't, that's how you create powerful moments in a story to get your emotions kicking.


I think what I'm trying to say is that it felt a bit too heavy handed. Outside of the main trio the kids felt a bit unrealistic to me. Like they were trying too hard to make them cute.

Anyway I enjoyed the episode overall, so it's just a minor gripe.
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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19
All I can say , the manga is incredible.
There are a lot of heartache all throughout but the story is amazing .Cant wait to see if they will animate the entire story .
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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19

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Also, has anyone figured out the meaning of the title yet? I don't recognise it as anyone's number...


It's the date ringed on the calendar of the day when they take the little kid with the bunny toy away...

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Posted 1/12/19 , edited 1/12/19
Kind of figured something was up based on the synopsis.

Love the comparison to Chicken Run.
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