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Posted 1/13/19 , edited 1/14/19
I think the CG was actually done quite well. It felt much more fluid than what this studios has done in the past. It was also a decent, not great, but decent blend of CG and 2D animation. The level of details in the animations, the movements and the planes themselves are really good. As someone that plays a lot of WWII games and watches a lot of WWII documentaries, I can appreciate some familiarity with the planes. An interesting start. I wouldn't let the CG put you off with this one just yet, as long as it doesn't turn to shit like Berserk.
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Posted 1/13/19 , edited 1/13/19
Is this HIDIVE only, or is it getting a CR release?
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Posted 1/13/19 , edited 1/14/19
Aside from the CG and hand drawn having this weird coexistence. The dedication to dog-fighting in this first episode alone puts this as one of the anime I am going to highly anticipate this season!

To be quite frankly honest too, art has never been something I focus on TOO MUCH. If it looks bad, I'll say it is, if it looks really good, I'll say it is. However if it's something in the middle, I don't really think about it. SO FAR, I think it's really good, as to how good it'll be if/when we get none flight focused episodes, I can't really say. What I can say is they REALLY should have picked all CG or all hand drawn, heck even in the credit images the (I think) commander become CG even though he was drawn in the episode!?

Mostly that's just a comment about inconsistency taking me out of the moment, but if we continue to have dogfights like that, I can live with this weird coexistence.
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Posted 1/13/19 , edited 1/14/19
Totally reminds me of Last Exile- and this is not a bad thing. I do hope there's some guys for contrast and balance - although the first episode certainly didn't give much hope in that regard, lol. I'm not fond of all-girl protagonists, although I think this will be interesting either way. I can live with the CG because those dogfights were awesome. Definite potential here.
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Posted 1/13/19 , edited 1/14/19
ouch, HIDIVE and VRV... don't have an account with them...
sounds interesting, but getting an account only for this show... I got netflix for violet evergarden/blame, but they were simply stunning, so...
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Posted 1/14/19 , edited 1/14/19
This show was a bit of a surprise to me. I expected it to be just 'eh' but those dogfights were possibly the best I've seen in anime (and that includes all the intergalactic/space ones). I will honestly say though, I found the character animations sorely lacking but the characters themselves may have potential after seeing the backstory clips at the end of the episode. It was actually quite a reality check seeing the 5 guys from the beginning all go down in flames (including the preacher). I love shows that aren't afraid to kill characters off when they're actually supposed to be at war.
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Posted 1/15/19 , edited 13 days ago
Dog fight was amazing because the sound quality was excellent. Bullets hitting the metal of the plane was top shelf effects. When a show uses CG if they use good sound then it works really well Spending money on sound design is a thumbs up
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Posted 1/15/19 , edited 1/15/19
Liking it so far, such as it is. Would like to see more of the writing before I decide.
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Posted 1/17/19 , edited 1/20/19
The Magnificent Kotobuki EP # 1 Moonlight Guns fort Hire

First thatis a truly great beer mug !

Second Not sure if the male is better than female tropes were that imprresive buts its anime in a rough setting

Third Gotta love the airstrip in the blimp that a bounus

Fourth hand cranking the start up / and the details in and out of the plane

Fifth the dogfights were among the best I've seen in anime / like otheres said the SFX is very good

Sixth there has to be a backstory between Kylie and the " serpent " pilot

Natsuo, the chief of the maintenance crew is wild

Now we need the characters stories

NOTE IDK if the ED song was the OP or ED anyway next ep I wiil know
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
Episode 2

And the girls are fighting, both at the pub and each other as Kylie and Chika aren't on the same page. Loulou comes in with a mission, and the girls deploy on a mission to take down more pirates. But these are not ordinary pirates as they are well-coordinated and are giving the girls trouble. All it took was some great teamwork by Kyle and Chika and they shoot down the pirates. Pretty much, this show just continues to drag the story as it took quite a long time to get to the action, and that was over pretty quickly.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
I don't know who's doing the SFX for the flight scenes but wow. they went all out with the details.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
I was curious after episode 1, but this is quickly shaping up to be one of my favorites of the season.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
Now I've listened to the OP song again, it's definitely more catcher than I had thought.

First half of episode 2 honestly bored me a bit. Too much talking that caught little of my interest. However, when the planes took off the air and we see the actual dogfights, that got my attention. I wonder if there will be a more complex plot cause it's fairly loose at the moment.

Need more storybuilding for sure.
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
pirates are flying on BF109 Messerschmitt?
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Posted 1/20/19 , edited 1/20/19
If only the planes, Dirigibles, Vehicles etc, were CGI and the characters classically hand drawn, The show would be one of my favorites this season, but the character CGI really is hurting the appeal of this show.
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