TIME FOR FORMAL WILLWEAR
Not a lot of action, but next episode preview has robots.
Like someone on /a/ said, it feels like it was written by someone who doesn't really understand how card games work. They keep getting these obscenely lucky hands over and over, and act like it's based on player skill. I still like it for fleshing out Madoka a little.
What a cutie
This episode (5) of Active Raid was written by Toshiki Inoue instead of Arakawa
What is it with Inoue and gambling?
>mfw best girl was right under our noses the entire time
Oh, that explains a LOT. At least they put him on a leash for everything that didn't involve the card game.
This is the same guy that had a gambling episode in a Sentai, so it's no surprise (to elaborate: Arakawa wrote that particular episode while under Inoue's tenure, so things went full circle with Inoue doing the latest AR episode).
But what point is there to bluffing? They can see each other's cards and they both don't know what the flipped card is until they turn it over. Bluffing only makes sense if they know that and they didn't.
>can play hard in moderation
>good with computers
>great at mathematics
He's known for having characters fall into rivers, declared dead by other characters, except they're not dead. Pretty much anytime someone needs to be defeated, but not killed, they'll fall into a river. Kamen Rider Faiz was REALLY bad at this.
I assume it was some variant of Texas Hold 'Em. They didn't explain the rules or what exactly they were playing so make of that what you will.
Really the specifics of the game weren't really important to the episode. The entire climax was turned into a montage, after all.
People get thrown into rivers all of the time in his shows.
Basically cards and sets of cards have a certain probability of being dealt, so judging which hand the other player has is a combination of keeping in mind what has already been dealt and trying to gauge what hand the other player has from his or her behaviour. Switching out players should at least give you a respite as the opponent has to get a feel for this new person.
>trying to gauge what hand the other player has from his or her behaviour.
Except they both don't know what the flipped cards are from what they showed us, so that part of the episode was bullshit.
I like to think that it's a joke. The entire show plays itself off as a subtle comedy, so it's not unlikely that the constant straights and flushes is just a parody of poker in media. It's really hard to say because even serious things in this show are couched in humorous elements.
I want to marry Bossu.
0. There was a little actual bluffing, just so we're clear.
1. IMS is a new studio and this isn't high budget animation.
2. The staff literally said this is a show meant to be watched comfortably and relaxed, not with stiff shoulders or sitting straight.
I knew Madoka was going to have a focus episode when the character sheets were posted here last time, but I didn't expect it to be high-stakes poker.
My heart couldn't take it.
>captcha: select all images with rivers
>Active Raid is literally meant to be a comfy show
This explains everything.
>I knew Madoka was going to have a focus episode when the character sheets were posted here last time, but I didn't expect it to be high-stakes poker.
I hope we see more Hairband/good posture Madoka
Because they didn't want everything to be covered in grease and horsecocks
> Granted I don't know the whole story
You really don't know what you're talking about.
Koukaku no Pandora is like Real Drive and Ghost Hound, only the original concept was made by Shirow.
They are using his concepts, what they changed were the aesthetics and the overall tone. Hell, Megatech even had a cameo in the last episode. Ghost Urn is almost a "lighthearted" prequel to GITS.
>I hope we see more Hairband/good posture Madoka
They didn't hire Saori Oonishi not to.
Because they want Saeki Shun's creative ideas but he doesn't have any animation relevant skills.
Things like the lips tend to look like Love Live but when you get a character without makeup like Madoka the tosh starts coming out more.
Remember OreTwi was like 3 days behind on production the entire run, so it looked like shit on the first channel it aired and therefore the speedsubs but much better by the net streaming version at the end of the week.