Did anyone watch this anime? What did you think about it? Will you watch the second part?
Also why is the cyborg detective the best character?
It wasn't a masterpiece, but I liked it a lot.
It's probably my AOTS for Fall if I cared about things like that. The art style was nice, it had a few good sakuga scenes, the overall plot was very interesting and I'm looking forward to the 2nd cour. I can understand why the non-linear way they presented it could be off-putting to some, but it made me guess and want to find out how things ended up like that, and it was nice seeing how their actions would have consequences. The semi-MOTW format they had with a different kind of "/m/onster" each week was a nice touch as well, and I love the variety they had, and how they still tied in to the underlying plot.
I think, or at least hope, the 2nd cour will tie things up more tightly, which is good.
>I can understand why the non-linear way they presented it could be off-putting to some, but it made me guess and want to find out how things ended up like that, and it was nice seeing how their actions would have consequences.
I liked it since it made me go "oh so that's why [thing] will happen/[character] will do that". Minor things, but still satisfying.
It's a shame it ended on a weak note, but it looks like the second cour will be exclusively about the future time line which was more interesting to me.
AotS for me. It was nice being in the /a/ threads and seeing which events corresponded to which real events and what each character was referencing. Love the soundtrack too. Can't wait for the ED to come out.
It's pretty well plotted and seems to be leading to a cool conclusion which I hope delivers, so I'm definitely watching the second part.
That said, Shiba didnt do shit outside his focus episode anon.
I've been watching this. Not totally confident it'll end up all that great.
The modern 4chan mentality goes
>Can I shitpost about it and get a lot of replies?
>If Yes, watch it and make lots of threads and shitposts
>If No, then it's still shit and doesn't get watched it
>If Yes, watch it
Nah, you just browse the series thread for a few minutes for a summary of the episode and screenshots and then nitpick it to death. Maybe skim the episode at best.
One thing I really liked about ConRevo was the reference chart, where /a/ and /m/ collaborated to search which character and/or fictional event references which old anime show, tokusatsu, mecha, or historic real event, based upon the Shinka years.
That was very fun, working together.
Also, Earth-chan a cute.
I'm glad we know they're going to revive her. I can't wait for the 2nd part of the show.
>Also why is the cyborg detective the best character?
He's one of the few people who isn't a lying, hypocritical asshole. That and the fact that he's stuck in a moral dilemma of agreeing with the students but having to uphold the law make him very sympathetic.
>One thing I really liked about ConRevo was the reference chart, where /a/ and /m/ collaborated to search which character and/or fictional event references which old anime show, tokusatsu, mecha, or historic real event, based upon the Shinka years.
Was it ever updated after this version?
Helps that he had one of the better early episodes too. I really enjoyed the show as a whole, but 3 still makes me go back to rewatch certain parts.
The finale answered a lot with Jiro, but for Shiba it's like, what happened to turn him into that? Shit's gonna be crazy next cour.
I need to tweak a few things, but this is basically it for the first cour.
The maid Chinatsu practically looks like Yoshikawa Sunao (and is of course voiced by her), who does some food-related promotion for ConRevo in her restaurant.
She practically cameos as herself. The ultimate fangirl.
>(and is of course voiced by her)
JP Wikipedia and ANN both say Chinatsu is voiced by someone named "Hitomi Kikuchi".
>声 - 菊池瞳
The credits look like that too.
So Equus design was based on this car.
Choujin Gensou was shi. The protagonist is a naive idiot who fights the only guy who was genuinely heroic.
The guy who was genuinely heroic got derailed by writers who wanted him to brainwash Kikko because...I don't know, it made no sense and was used as a flimsy hamfisted motivation for Jiro to fight the only guy who had it right all along.
As for the detective guy, his characterization is the only decent one since his descent into cynicism is perfectly understandable. Even I wanted the entire setting to get rekt by the time the first series was over.
At the end of it all there'll probably be no progress whatsoever. They'll have killed off every worthwhile character, including Evil Jaguar and his harem, and it'll feel like a complete waste of time.
It seems like they were too high to realize how utterly trashy the writing actually turned out to be. The ending is proof of that.
I think Jiro's beef with Claude was lost on you. Jiro actually agrees with Claude's goals and methods, what he disagrees with is his methods. Specifically involving regular humans. Jiro felt that it was a superhumans responsibility to help regular people. Claude mesnwhile was using them, specifically students already in a unstable state, as weapons to further his goals by inciting riots and using them as a shield.
Claude and his organization was also involved in the death of one of the actual good heroes (the rocket man) and the group he's working for has been as shady and underhanded as the Bureau all season.
That and Jiro's iseology has been shown to be shattered in the future sections so they are pretty clearly building towards that with this finale and whatever the event that brands him a criminal is.
You're right, even their dashboard is similar.
Claude was a mass-murdering vigilante edgelord, who in the end knew that he was actually just being used as a tool by everyone.
The Bureau, who sacrificed him and several other superpowered children to the Americans, to allow them to gain control over supers in their own arrogant way.
The Americans and the Japanese Government, who experimented on him to create a new type of weapon and to replicate Jirou's power.
The Ad Agency, to create chaos and to oppose the Bureau, telling him what to do, ordering him to kill soldiers, scientists, and superheroes.
That's why he shouted out that he rejects everything. This hypocritical talk about Freedom, Justice, and Peace that Jirou believes in. That's bullshit that the pinkhaired fire guy talks about, not Jin, the guy who got sent to the island and had to endure horrible experiments and see tons of other kids being cut apart, fused with monsters, or injected with special retro-viruses in the hopes of triggering their superabilities.
He rejected being a second-class Jirou-clone. Claude was just fucking angry for being experimented upon, for being used by everyone, for not being allowed to be his own person.
>Claude was just fucking angry for being experimented upon, for being used by everyone, for not being allowed to be his own person.
That sounds like the motivation for an anti-hero with his own redemption arc.
What could've been...
Claude is in the end just another victim, who couldn't avenge the others, and who couldn't get any satisfying vengeance at all.
For the distant onlooking Master Ultima, representative of the US Forces, and Magotake Hitoyoshi, representative of the Japanese government, he was another sacrifice to be paid to ensure the safety of the first world.
There was interesting data to be found from his flawed helmet prototype, however.
Time to make a new helmet.
Claude wanted revenge (Justice!) For all the super human kids who died in the experiments and wanted to protect superhumans so that it wouldn't happen again, which is why he attacked the submarine that was using superhumans as a power source.
Jirou wanted the same thing. The main difference between the two was their methods and ideology. Jirou is trying to hold onto his idea of what a hero and superhuman should be while trying to live up to his childhood heroes (shown through his idolization of rainbow knight).
Claude has been broken after seeing too much shit and is taking the more direct approach towards accomplishing his goals. He works with the ad agency because he wants to use them as much as they are using him.
In the end he rejected everything and cracked after realizing he it was all the same in the end and it was hopeless for him to try and beat Jirou. (This is why they brainwashed Kikko by the way, they were using her as a counter for Jirou).
>Claude was a Jirou knockoff
Correction, the helmet was the Jirou knockoff. Claude was just the useful tool wearing it.
Which is kind of interesting actually as it may be a hint towards Jirou's true ability. From what we have seen, Jirou's power is actually some sort of energy monster sealed inside of him (With heavy allusions towards nuclear energy and the atomic bomb). His eyes change and he becomes engulfed in flames. And if he's currently using Equus, which somehow uses him as a power source, Equus becomes more monstrous as well.
The helmet meanwhile just enhances a super human's abilities, with the only similarity being the monster eyes.
Maybe Jirous power is some sort of raw super human energy?
Seven and eight.
Most likely Nippon willing to turn more superkids into KanColles for American fanbois.
He tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it didn't even matter.
His smile and optimism are now gone, replaced by the bitterness and cynicism of being profoundly disappointed in society.
Is the Iron Detective /m/ enough?
>implying he won't double-team Master Ultima with Jiro
>and live to walk off into the sunset
>never to be seen again
They'd have to be super mega ultra hacks to kill him off.
Not really, they originally tried to replicate Jiro using Claude and the other kids kidnapped in the Rainbow Knight incident but all the kids died failures and Claude didn't manage to reach the same power and from all of that they only managed to make a prototype helmet that still had problems, Master Ultima even talks about it, though I really wonder what is his actual plan since he needs Jiro or at elast his power for something
Hmm, is Daitetsu wearing the same jacket as future Emi and Kikko?
Considering this show mostly focuses on referencing Showa era stuff, I'd assume Urobuchi will try to make KR Black references. And maybe Nakashima would do something based on pic related (the manga ran in the '80s).
>the manga ran in the '80s
Incidentally, Hokuto no Gun recently finished all of it, but that's neither here nor there.
>KR Black references
Odds are those will either be towards the show, or the manga (which he loved).
Jiro's dad talks about how they sacrificed countless super humans humans to create Claude, and then corrects himself and says "Or rather, you created the helmet".
The helmet is the end result of their research to recreate Jiro, Claude was just a failure who's wearing it.
Interesting for my raw super human energy idea, while looking abck at that scene they also mention that Claude has a "Mysterious energy source" as well.
Is this supposed to remind people of that one time in Geass or should I be thinking of something else?
Well yeah, but Spartacus didn't dress like that.
It does reference Code Geass' Lelouch scene.
Not that it really mattered in the end for the rebellious students. Being angry and perhaps having one or two supers among them means shit against hundreds of policemen, several elite police ninjas, and spidercar-mechas.
So is Jiro carrying around the entirety of both atomic bombs inside himself which he absorbed as a child? Or was he literally a living bomb, the self-same Little Boy but somehow didn't detonate like he should have?
>Or was he literally a living bomb, the self-same Little Boy but somehow didn't detonate like he should have?
That's the impression I got, but at this point it's still anyone's guess.
>In a fucking anime that mainly references showa era shows dating back to the 60's
Found the newshit
Far more modern stuff can be referenced too in ConRevo.
Optimus Prime and Megatron for example, both properties from the Transformers toy line, are from the 80s.
Although it wouldn't surprise me if that scene from Code Geass where everybody and his dog was Lelouch were taken from an older 60s show.
The joy is in trying to actually find this things out, and thus connect to the past.
I think it's a dual reference. The outfits alone wouldn't be Code Geass and neither would the rest of the scene in complete isolation, but mixing them together does provide something curiously similar, whether or not it was their intent.
I know, but the movie version is pretty widely known as well, and did predate the scene from Geass by a couple years, so it's not unreasonable to infer that there could be a connection.