The price of space feudalism is ugly CGI mechas.
First episode was okay, not horrendously bad but also nothing special. It's 1 cour though, so I doubt they can do anything satisfying with the setting in that time.
We still haven't had any of the other half of the cast even teased, wonder where this is going. At least there's a twintail loli.
>missed the part at the beginning where they drop the formal language and kept being formal in the subs
Is the same guy who did the UzaMaid subs behind this? The animation had a touch of QUALITY to it too and the exposition is pretty clumsy. The CG I thought was acceptable and the designs are pretty good in that silly anime sci-fi kind of way but so far they haven't hooked me. I give it 2 more episodes.
I would gladly die in a space war if my ruler was this moe and exposed her back and armpits so shamelessly though.
No, this is going to be the modern Kannazuki no Miko.
This seems like it will be good. Naturally everyone wants to protect Yuki's smile. I want to give her an heir to the throne before she turns 13.
I forgot this aired today. It was enough to keep me interested at least. The CGI wasn't complete garbage and the twelve year old flat princess is a plus. Let's just hope it can keep up a good level of quality.
I'm going to give this a chance, but the first episode didn't really grab me. At least the hime is cute.
Is this is land promised by /a/?
Its an anime original so I will give it more of a chance, but there was nothing in the first episode to keep my interest. I thought the CG mech fights were decent, but the overall animation quality was very low. Looked cheap to make, especially for a first episode. The writing was bad, the sound design was unimpressive.
I am curious to see if they keep a lighter tone or if it will shift gears into some edgy horrors of war stuff. Also curious to see the other girl from the ED, presumably from the Empire side of things. With it only being a 1 cour, there isn't much chance for a decent story, especially if it is split across 2 sides, but we will see what happens.
I was half expecting her to walk up to the mic and let out a
NICO NICO NII~
<Electoral cognatic succesionary monarchy!
Now I know what my next Crusader Kings II campaign will be like.
I was pretty uninterested up until this happened, now I'm decently hopeful for this show.
You now realize that kings and queens were the idols of their countries.
>Instantly rebounds after tripping on stage in front of thousands of citizens demonstrating physical and mental agility
>Kingdom has loads of battle powered mech arcades meant to simulate life or death combat to teach kids to die for their country
>Kingdoms specialty is developing cutting edge mecha of mass destruction
>Without a second thought wants to send them to their vassals for free to ensure loyalty
>When challenged by Yune she immediately understands the frustration and formulates a response to deal with obvious disloyalty by a military higher up
>Does not play by the rules and will break them to gain victory as shown in the VR battle
>Is a precision sniper who can demolish a building perfectly in a way she sees fit
>Accepts Raisin butter as a gift.
Make no mistake. This is the face of a monster.
The CGI mechs were average looking. What they did have was wonderful direction and choreography. Most sci-fi battles these days are just hunks of metal running into each other with no continuity between shots. Even the macro movements on the battlefield made sense which is rare to see anywhere, much less in anime.
Ahegao no Dyke soon.
It was okay. It reminded me a little of Valvrave which I hope it isn't.
Become worthy*, accept power, rule.
* - With cute song and dance numbers
Truly, the mark of a great idol is if they heil or not.
Is my taste irrecoverably shit or was the CG in this first episode passable?
I like how they put all those tones and shaded textures on the 3D mecha, combined with a somehow decently implemented limited framerate it looked much better than the usual Ajin style approach of untextured 6-24 fps unity store asset trash in front of hand drawn BGs to make the CG look even worse than it already is.
Would it be possible to somewhat recreate classic 5-tone shading at a reasonable budget with CG?
>Is my taste irrecoverably shit or was the CG in this first episode passable?
My thoughts as well, I was going into this expecting it to be Overlord-tier CG but came out pleasantly surprised.
First I wanted to write something in the OP about how the mechs are surprisingly nice. I couldn't find a single frame where they weren't at least passable. But then most of the thread would be people complaining about the CGI and how OP is a faggot, so I went the opposite direction and toned down the expectations. It worked so well that now I deliberately give you an oppurtinity to call me a faggot for this post.
I hope they didn't spend 80% of their budget on the CG, the hand drawn animation wasn't exactly stellar.
Sure it was no Quality Code as the director seems to have known his shit in cutting down unneeded frames and whatnot, but still.
Now bully me for starting another "hand drawn vs CG animation" argument you faggot.
Maybe I'm just reading into Q U A L I T Y too much but is it a coincidence that people with the princess' government have normal eyes but every civilian shown up close has dead, glassy eyes?
Seems like it will be forgettable, but I also see no reason to drop it. CGI is lame but watchable, not a complete disaster; maybe I'm still dead inside from Overlord.
>I'm still dead inside from Overlord.
I’m still butthurt over SPLAT
1st pic looks like something from Uma Musume. Where's my autistic horsegirl?
>I’m still butthurt over SPLAT
I had zero expectations for SPLAT in the first place, so it didn't leave me with as much persisting anger. This scene it the one I tend to remember.
I laughed out-loud when I first saw that shit.
My Queen, My Furher, My Daughter-wife.
The entire third season of Overlord had me laughing. A lot.
If they give plot reasons for this like they are drugging the water then this show would be solid.
I'm interested, this could be very well a trainwreck in terms of animation quality and bad writing, or the hidden potential yuribait of the season. Gonna check it out again next week.
Japan just keeps dissapointing me with ever more stupid shows and plot and characters
>when she sees your dick ready to breed her thoroughly
Wow I didn't expect him to fucking die
This sure is getting interesting now.
Yeah, the way they hype him up to be your average heroic shonen MC and then pull the rug from under you got me.
Very unexpected developments. I liked how intentionally anticlimactic they made it. Now next episode will probably be about the blue squad.
I was pretty misled by the description though,
>This is a story of two girls born on distant planets.
They're both on the same planet, just in two different factions. It was probably meant to say "on a distant planet". This way I thought it was going to either be interplanetary combat or more likely, some wormhole shenanigans.
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I thought that it was pretty well done. He got a whole metal shard into his stomache and was probably just high on adrenaline like video related on top of being a young kid. Him surviving would not be likely What will be interesting is the aftermath. Judging from the OP there will be a whole team on the Empires side as well.
I also enjoy the tactics and combat too, it's not just about jamming robots against each other. For an anime original this might be a good ride.
I have a feeling he ain't going to stay dead.
If he still doesn't come back by like the 7th episode, I might pick this back up, put on hold for the time.
Is this the new Valvrape?
Only if the main plot gets scrapped at the last minute and they have to air some sort of animation abortion. It hasn't any vulvarape yet though. Also it is not made by Sunrise, thankfully.
I started smelling a rat. Literally shouting 気合いと根性 was kind of goofy but I expected it to be the kind of thing this sort of show would do unironically, but considering how often he did it it started to get suspect.
Still, there's a bit too much space politics and that's a pill that takes way more presentation than this for me to swallow. I'm going to give it one more episode purely out of respect for the balls to pull that twist and loli princess' 10/10 screech at the end, but I still haven't found anything to latch onto on this ride.
>there's a bit too much space politics and that's a pill that takes way more presentation than this for me to swallow
>Empire has materials and manpower, we don't
>We have chivalry, they don't
>Empire is fucked so they must do war
>Our soil is fucked so we must do war
>Our ancestors were space faring japs
>Ominous catastrophe 13 years ago
Not sure what you mean here. It's not really too much if anything they do make sure to include the bare minimum.
I can't believe the whole show is fucking saved
>So this was the price of smiles...
So happy he got BTFO finally for his catchphrase.
If only Johan was here...
It's no LOGH but I'm glad it explores the tactics and politics in more detail than the average mecha show.
The mad loli is at it again. With Joshua gone, the blood will flow.
>Cheats in VR
>Cheats in chess
It's pretty foreshadowed at this point.
>Crunjewroll can't into Umlaute
>even though they have a german subsidiary with german-speaking customers
This bothers me more than it should.
This is the new Code Geass.
She's going to conquer the enemy nation through p/u/re love.
I'm not saying there's too much of it. If anything, the fact that it's so basic and cliche is why I can't get into it and am looking for something else to make me give a shit.
> I can't get into it and am looking for something else to make me give a shit.
Then drop it faggot, no one is forcing you to watch it. Why watch a show if you're not enjoying it?
I hate to say it, but see>>895064 for the obvious.
For the delicious loli back?
So they couldn't afford to pay Kirito for a whole season, so they killed him off in the second episode. Sasuga Director-sama.
Why did they handle the death so weirdly? Like the girl saves him after he blows up the explosives and they exchange some banter and he even says he is going to surpass his father's legacy, not something you expect to hear from someone dying. All the tension in the scene is relieved. Hard cut to loli princess going to see him now. Whoops sorry he just died. It just felt really weird how they did that.
He set off so many death flags I'm suprised he didn't die sooner.
>Roomate is a 8/v/fag.
>He's into mecha shows.
>"Yeah, Egao is decent so far. It's mecha."
>"Oh, real mecha, or Franxx mecha? Okay, well, I'll check it out, anon."
>He watches the first episode but doesn't watch the end and has to be told there's a twist ending.
>"TRASH. THIS ANIME IS TRASH."
>"Mech anime are about hot-blooded, not healing. This is a healing mech show."
>"Some mech anime are about strategy or politics, though."
>"Nah, I knew it was trash the minute the princess came out and there were penlights. This is healing, about convenient dead parents that Princess will use to save her Kingdom. I hated that scene she was looking at the statues anon."
>Hold my tongue and tell him to watch episode 2. After telling him to fucking finish episode 1. The only comment after seeing it was "I'll protect her smile, how cliche".**
>He watches it, with a bad temperament already leading his expectations.
>"TRASH. THIS ANIME IS TRASH"
>"How they handled his death was unrealistic. What's your favorite military-themed mech show? This is nothing like Iron Blood Orphans, which is an actual "war is real" take on mech war (Gives example). How the CG robots don't move their lower body as they fly is cheap. This show is unrealistic. Nothing about how he died was done well. He knew he was going to die so his optimism was unrealistic.
I won't color it any further, but you can pick apart his take very well. I didn't expect anything out of his taste, but I thought I'd share how these types of anon watch anime.
You should tell your friend to get some taste and go back to Reddit.
>This is nothing like Iron Blood Orphans, which is an actual "war is real" take on mech war
Some of my brain cells died reading that.
>Why did they handle the death so weirdly?
It was a bit of a bait and switch. But when given some thought wasn't so weird. After they lost the skirmish they had to survive a five day siege, as they point out in the episode. Joshua was also very young at 15/16 which really doesn't make help your chances of surviving grave injuries. From his condition you can deduce that shard jammed deep in his stomach caused a lot of internal damage and that he lost a lot of blood in the process due to how gray he looks.
The ship looking that beat up after the siege suggests it was not easy to return to the capital and they probably did not have enough medical supplies available.
If you ask me I would not say this development was out of the blue or some asspull.
I thought it was a pretty decent bait and switch. I was expecting him to die as soon as the episode opens with his backstory, but then when he talked about how he didn't quite manage to die I figured he was safe for now so it still managed to catch me off guard.
This show's got some good ideas, I like how the Order was keeping the war secret from the princess and are basically using her as a figurehead, and I respect the balls on the writers to kill off the male lead two episodes in, but so far the presentation's a bit bland. Everything looks overdesigned and the direction isn't anything special, even Joshua's death didn't have much punch outside of the initial shock because he was such a bland character. I'm still interested to see where it goes, and I hope it picks up now that they've introduced the second MC.
So blonde braid thing is a man? So effiminate.
Bitch is in everywhere. She is the new hanasawa kana.
Out of curiosity I looked up this studios past work:
>Ping pong the animation