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Postby chazthesilencer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:09 pm

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Postby Joseki » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:53 pm

First episode is out and the first 2 reactions I saw were really negative.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:53 pm

View Original PostJoseki wrote:First episode is out and the first 2 reactions I saw were really negative.


But there are two episodes out already?

I'm liking it so far. I had zero expectations going in, and it's been impressing me. I'd seen Inferno Cop and Ninja Slayer before and those shows, while good, didn't really show off amazing direction or writing. Amemiya Akira has surprised me with how good the directing is in Gridman.

I don't know a thing about Tokusatsu or Ultraman though, and I feel like I'm missing a billion references and homages.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:51 am

A lot of the negative comments I've seen have been from people who seem on principle to abhor CG; personally I don't mind that, nor the way that it seemed to be being used to emulate the look of guys in rubber suits.

There were a few points in episode 1 where the (lack of) animation seemed to be reaching for late-NGE levels though -- the ones that stuck in my mind were a long still frame in the classroom, and one with a rather awkwardly drawn group picture at the junk shop that just zoomed in on the MC with only his lip-flaps being animated.
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm

People will be negative about anyyyyything.

Ive been loving SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Gridman so far. Both eps were a treat to watch; love the backgrounds with the giant kaiju off in the distance.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:A lot of the negative comments I've seen have been from people who seem on principle to abhor CG;


Oh, yeah. Forgot that. The CG isn't awful, and I do like that the fight scenes use CG and 2D animation without it feeling too jarring. No CG would still be best, but it's hard to complain when it's used this way.
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Postby robersora » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:01 pm

I'm in love with this show. It's competent in cinematography and features actual sound directing. I don't mind that it isn't state of the art from a sheer technical standpoint.
I'm just happy to see a show handled by competent staff.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am

I was hoping this would get released on Hulu like Darling in the Franxx did (not that I intend to watch it but still, the opportunity it there) but I guess I need a Crunchyroll or whatever the Crunchyroll replacement will be - I haven’t paid enough attention to the breaking announcement this week - account to stream it, right?

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Postby hui43210 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:54 pm

Neon Genesis Junior High School eh. :shifty: This show's great btw, reminds of all the things that made me love Japan/anime as a young kid, very well done so far.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:10 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:I can't comment on Darling in the Franxx cause I dumped that show once I saw how the mechs were piloted and I knew the series wasn't going to justify that or do anything thematically interesting from that point on.

Wait, what? I’ve kinda not been paying close attention to a lot of Studio Trigger lately (just too busy, I guess), so I’m finally getting around to maybe watching Franxx sometime soon, but...

Like, on the whole it’s nice to see Gainax-spawn do Mecha again (and Gridman does look interesting), but in what way are these things in Franxx piloted that would make one ragequit by episode 1 or so? I haven’t seen it yet and this comment made me super curious for well over a week.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:04 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:in what way are these things in Franxx piloted that would make one ragequit by episode 1 or so? I haven’t seen it yet and this comment made me super curious for well over a week.


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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:26 am

:bigeyes: :hitthetable: :rofl: :pointup:
Done. That one singe frame is exactly as much of the show as I've ever needed to see. Just from that one frame (and some of the mecha designs I came across), I can tell that the premise of Darling of the Franxx sounds like something embarrassing and stupid I would have thought of as an 8-year-old while trying to sexually discover myself.

Yes, let's bring on Gridman ASAP.

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:23 am

Short of starting a Crunchyroll account - it's not the money, I have that, it's just I have too many streaming accounts and know I'd only use it once or twice a year at most - or resorting to piracy - don't do that anymore - is there any other venue to see SSSS.Gridman? I haven't looked yet but can you buy the series as a download anywhere?
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Postby robersora » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:25 pm

If the show is on Crunchyroll, they let you watch all of it except for the latest Episode.
I don't have qualms about pirating, because the industry is almost entirely producing shit. I want to give money to shows I wanna support instead of showering the industry monthly via streaming subscriptions. If I like a show, I buy stuff from the show. If I love the show, I buy unhealthy amounts of shit from the show.

Either way, SSSS.Gridman is rather excellent. An easy 8 in my book - could land on a 6 to 9 range depending on how it ends.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:12 pm

That was a good ending. Trigger delivers. The show was just solid all around. They even went all out with the animation for the final episode.

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And that final scene were Akane wakes up in real life? So good, I guess it happening isn't a very big surprise, but these switches to real life are rare in anime and this one was really good.


Now I'm really looking forward to see what this director does next.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:57 am

Yes -- a solid show, where they did manage to stick the landing, staying within the previously established Gridman context (no sudden aliens reveal/into space finale this time), and resolving the central conflict they'd set up. Plus, having stumbled upon the live-action series on the way to the final episode (so as to be able to catch the after-action discussions without spoiling myself on the ending), I could see just quite how many call-outs there were to just the first Gridman episode alone. And they managed to get a snatch of the original OP in there as well.

Where there were some dangling threads, they are the sort of things just worry the completists, being at best somewhat tangential to the main story. Definitely one of the better story-endings (as opposed to ones that are simply "see our continuing stories in the manga/LN/..." pauses) for an anime that I've seen in quite a while.

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Postby Joseki » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:54 pm

This show went so close to being a really great show for my tastes I'm actually a bit sad it didn't, especially because I really want to "love" a Trigger anime but I still haven't found anything better than Gurren Lagann (that is Gainax, I know).
Nitpicking a bit I did find some of the references to other shows way too obvious to the point of destroying the immersion, and the OST didn't have much variety at all. The CGI too at points was clearly choppy and less ambitious than more plot important episodes.
What I really didn't like was the overaboundance of monsters, especially after episode 9, when I just wanted to see the characters solve their issues (and some weren't solved in the end), but I guess it's part of the genre the show was homaging. I presume the show was aimed at kids and pre-teens so that's mostly on me.

Also, I just hated the short blonde girl that kept on kicking the poor dude.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:49 pm

The CGI works better if you think of it as portraying men in rubber suits, rather than directly representing a mechanical hero fighting kaiju.

View Original PostJoseki wrote:Also, I just hated the short blonde girl that kept on kicking the poor dude.
It took me a while to figure out who you meant, as Borr was obviously a ginger. Also, he was a boy just like the other New Century Junior High support team members.
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Postby robersora » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:46 am

I enjoyed Gridman a whole lot,
Art direction is on fucking fire and on point, especially staging, editing and the hybrid animation in fight scenes. Voice acting was wonderfully subdued and had a naturalistic slant. I enjoyed the interaction of the cast a whole lot as well. Though the plot was kinda basic, it was well executed and I don’t care about Tokusatsu at all, but that’s on me. If so was 14 again, I‘d happily declare this Anime as a new favourite, but alas, I‘ve seen too much shit...
Either way, this is a strong production and fills me with a lot of confidence, there’s still enough young talent in the industry to create great things.
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Postby Joseki » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:44 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:It took me a while to figure out who you meant, as Borr was obviously a ginger. Also, he was a boy just like the other New Century Junior High support team members.


I feel stupid for never noticing he was a boy. :|
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