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So, I just started Maria The Virgin Witch after watching a video where someone said it had some of the most realistic medieval arms, armour, and combat of any movie or tv show he'd seen. Minus the magic, which is pretty much only used to make people run away from a battle.

The thing is, it's got a lot of other stuff going on in it. I have to pause the video every once in a while to ask myself just what the FUCK I'm watching.

It's not a bad series, and actually being surprised when seeing things is nice, but it's kind of fucking weird at times.

Who else has seen this, and what was your experience watching it?

I'd rather have a non-spoiler thread, but it's looking like one of the dumb endgame reveals that everyone will see coming a mile away is that this Maria will turn out to be a reincarnation of the other Maria they're talking about or something.
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>>133783814
>Maria will turn out to be a reincarnation of the other Maria they're talking about
trust me, nothing even remotely as stupid as that happens
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Its pretty good. Shame its one of those shows that is forgotten shortly after its aired.
There really isn't any big spoilers to the show.
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>>133783814
It's about a cute virgin witch doing cute witch things.
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I hope the volume 3 of the manga gets completed by scanlation or localization,
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>>133783814
Pommels
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>>133783814
I hated the mercenary guy so I drop it.
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>>133783814
It was very enjoyable, really an under rated gem. I hope you don't get too salty near the end :^)
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>>133784131
I've gotta say, I'm amazed at the animation quality.

Look at this scene. I can't into making animated .gifs, unfortunately. This is two seconds of someone attatching a bag to his belt. It's animated perfectly, with how to lace goes under the belt and gets the bag pushed through the loop.

They didn't have to do that. Most shows would have zoomed out and just shown his arm moving up and down under the table once or twice with a shuffling sound. Maybe there'd be a closeup of the bag looped onto his belt if you're lucky.

But this, this is the kind of little attention to detail that reinforces the world in increases viewer immersion.
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>>133784288
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And ending sucked
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>>133784288
I'm not that much of a fan of the only two sympathetic male characters being girlyboys, one of whom literally doesn't have any genitals.

It seems like it could use a little bit of a male balance in the main cast. Possibly a wisecracking sarcastic person who's long since run out of fucks to give, but who also has enough absurd superpowers that no-one wants to question.

Kind of like the angel loli they've got there.

She hasn't been around for that long, but she hasn't done all that much to make herself seem important in the group makeup.
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>>133783814
>I have to pause the video every once in a while to ask myself just what the FUCK I'm watching.
It is hard to follow or something? I thought the series was pretty straightforward so I don't know what might be troublign you.
It was a nice anime but as an anon previously said, it doesn't stand out and people forget about it, even though it was kinda the hidden gem of that season.
That crazy priest made the end really enjoyable, I was a bit disappointed that Maria was not actually raped but that makes Galfa more of a bro.
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why did the promos made them gay for each other?
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This was a really solid show, just doesn't really stand out. I pretty much liked everything about it besides the uggo character designs.
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>>133784703
>It is hard to follow or something?
"Or something".

The "something" being the insane situations that happen, that somehow don't break immersion as much as I think they should.

It's kind of like when I was watching Drawn Together and I saw the shit that went down in that show. Things like the episode where the Disney Princess character uses the Superman Expy by having him cause car accidents on their dates because she has a fetish for them. He figured this out, and caused a car accident involving all the other disney princesses, who are her friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2f6tgnZ1EI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Pfmawg9Cw

Or the time where Captain Hero used his x-ray vision on the female characters in the shower so much that one of them got a cancerous brain tumour that made her act like a very racist 1940s caricature.

It's a good kind of incredulity. The only show that's made me pause and rewind so I could follow it better was Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and I think I get a pass on that one.
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>>133784911
if some no name bastard came to me and pitch the show using the author as the character designer, I'll have him escorted the office immediately. Jesus, the manga had such ugly character design
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>>133783814
>Alpha Galfa.
>Bernard's Euphoria.
>Good OST.
It was a really solid show that deserves a re-watch from me.
I'll get to it once I'm done with Chuunibyou.
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>>133783814
don't think this is the most recent version of this picture.
But this anime was fantastic. Well done, good focus on actual realistic combat in the fight scenes, good story.
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>>133785533
>Why is her jaw sore?
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>>133783814
This show was solid, it didn't have a powerful impact and its far from groundbreaking but Maria the Virgin Witch had good animation, that awesome realistic fighting and tiny little details throughout the show that made it great. T'was the hidden gem of its season, definitely.
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spoiler, don't watch this webm if you haven't seen the show.
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>>133785812
I thought I would hate Bernard but he turned out to be a pretty interesting guy.
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>>133783814
Shit show, Im glad it flopped hard.
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>>133785860
Probably my second favorite boy in the series. I liked how they handled Michael, though. His fight scenes were dope.
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Popo-chan a best spear.
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Bernard did nothing wrong
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>>133786025
Except being salty as fuck
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>>133783814
Maria gets raped.
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I really hate how no one pointed out to Maria that wars are just symptom of rulers thinking wars can bring them more money and land than they loose in human lives.
And that to stop wars, she need to stop the rulers first.
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>>133786144
>imploring
>>133786177
but she was proven wrong by the mercenaries, essentially. They needed war to survive/make money, so her actions were causing them to starve/go poor.
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>>133786200
>but she was proven wrong by the mercenaries, essentially. They needed war to survive/make money, so her actions were causing them to starve/go poor.
Mercenaries could become farmers, or bodyguards. They were also small minority compared to peasants who suffered due to war.
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Bernard's monologue was the VA performance of the year.
Bernard himself was just top-tier.
>>133784513
How was Bernard not sympathetic?
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>>133786251
Bodyguards against what?

The problem was that just stopping people from waging war doesn't really work, as they want to fight out their problems. Sure, it would be nice if war didn't exist, but forcing people who want to fight to stop isn't the best way to do so.
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>>133786177

Robspierre plz lead us
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>>133786301
>but forcing people who want to fight to stop isn't the best way to do so.
That is wrong. Peasants don't want to fight. Its their rulers who want to fight. And stopping them from fighting is only way to stop wars.

>Bodyguards against what?
They could protect trade against bandits. Even without wars, medieval countries needed army to maintain order.
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>>133783814
did you watch a skallagrim video anon?
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>>133786283
It's amazing how he pulled a 180 realizing his doctrinal contradictions by himself with minimal input from Maria.
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>>133785279
This is what was supposed to pass for a sexy succubus? Yikes.

>>133786283
I'm talking about Joseph and the owl incubus. Joseph seems like kind of a wimp, and if it weren't for him crossbowing Michael and helping out with Galgo the mercenary guy in battle and when spectating the match, I'd think that he didn't have any balls either.

Priest Guy is only beginning to show himself as a plotter, and probably the closest to a main villain in the series so far, so he's just gone from Good Guy Who Tries Hard To Be Pragmatic, to Guy Who Plots To Use The Witch As A Force Of Nature Like A Political Pawn, who's showing shades of being kind of an ass.

>>133786510
I don't know what that is.
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>>133786283
Bernard post Maria
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>>133786625
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tFOJFyTl1U
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>>133786200
She is wrong. The series tell it by with bullshit about natural order and God's plan instead of the political and sociological reasons of war. Stopping fightings instead of revolving the issues by which war happens US pointures, as is changing bandages on a wound without suturing it, but it's not the point of the series anyway. The point is she'll keep doing what she thinks is right no matter what.
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>>133786786
Is pointless* fucking autocorrect.
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This just in: Cleric Crazypants is starting to crack.
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>>133787013
>implying he's the crazy one
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>>133783814
Great show, shit ending.
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>>133786778
I dig it.
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>>133787208
What was wrong with the ending?
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>>133785812
>characters who deserved it
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>>133787404
Oh for sure, Bernard was great.
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>>133786786
I thought it was because her means didn't justify the ends.
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>>133785812
Bernard wa a fucking great character.
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>>133784928
How high are you to even be comparing maria to drawn together
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>>133787329
A lot Maria suddenly gets her powers back because muh love. Michael decides to conduct magical interviews to determine if Maria is nice despite that never being an issue before. Bernard is destroyed for opposing Michael on sound theological grounds wheras the witches that reject him because he's a meanie get off.
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>>133787744
Bernard got fucked for laying his hands on the neck of a fucking archangel, I doubt Michael gave a fuck about what Bernard thought.
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>>133787837
As opposed to everyone else that tried (equally ineffectually) to kill Michael?
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>>133786778
Yep, that's the one.

>>133787671
Not high at all.

That anon was asking about why someone would pause a video to ask what the fuck they were watching. That level of WTF Shenanigans doesn't happen all that often in things I watch, so I was going with the nearest example for which I had youtube clips easily available.

There's a significant humour element in the earlier episodes of the show.
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the Gakkou Gurashi of its season
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>you'll never make her jaw sore
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>>133788008

High-res when?
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>>133788006
But it was good and didn't have fucking generals.
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>>133787883
all of them were fighting under the guise of "loving thy neighbor" (in this case, Maria), as Joseph says. Whereas when Bernard does it, he grabs the throat of the Archangel and voices blasphemy against God.
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rip in piece, priapos's manga outfit
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Ezekiel best girl.
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>>133787744
>Bernard is destroyed for opposing Michael on sound theological grounds wheras the witches that reject him because he's a meanie get off.
Witches are SUPPOSE to oppose angels. So angels don't care about that.
Bernard made a vow. He choose his side. He was punished for breaking that vow.
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>>133788119
Why would fighting him to protect Maria make any difference? In any case I'm sure some of them (including Maria) directly blasphemed and he didn't do shit.

He gives Maria all sorts of chances. And even lets her off despite her never repenting or reforming. But Bernard is toasted without a second thought. Plus it's a lame way to end his plot thread.

>>133788169
No one is supposed to oppose god. That makes no sense.
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>>133788040
NEVER EVER
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>>133788304
The witches don't follow God's will, but they never deny him straight out and still show respect for his power. Bernard says that God isn't needed and asserts that his new teachings mean that humanity has usurped God's position.

That is the sole reason why Bernard was punished while others were given leniency.

The rest of the ending is still shit, though.
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>>133788304
>No one is supposed to oppose god. That makes no sense.
What are you talking about? If no one oppose god then there would be no religion. The whole point of worshipping is to fight god's enemies. If god has no enemies then the religion doesn't function.
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>They need help.
Not my problem.
>Then I will help.
No you won't, I'll slap your shit.
>Then do something.
Not my problem.
>Not fair
Not my problem.

They have to follow rules and vows but heaven's active role on the living is only for punishment.
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>>133788445
Pretty sure Maria flatly denied that god loved humanity at one point.

And that's not how I interpreted Bernard's new teaching at all. He says "... the words of a God are not needed at all." That's not denying the existence of God, just God's ability (or inclination) to intervene in the world. Because the assumption that God will fix everything prevents humans from taking action themselves. I think he was a deist, not an atheist.
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>>133788665
He was certainly not an atheist, yes. All his conclusions supported God, he would have been way ahead of his time and jumped some 4 philosophers' life works in a single monologue. Brutal.
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>>133788665
Saying that you don't think one aspect of an unknowable God fits with your idea of love isn't the same as denying that He is an unknowable God.

Bernard isn't really an athiest. He thought that humanity only needed the idea of God, that they had surpassed the point where the actual being was needed. He thought that humanity can think on its own and further its theological principles directly rather than relying on God to impart that knowledge to them. Which, in many ways, is replacing God with humanity and blasphemy.
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I just finished episode 8.

I haven't seen any funny shenanigans in a while. The incubus' insecurity over his complete lack of genetalia, and his human form being based on Joseph (who should probably be creeped out by this) hasn't been dealt with, and the familiars' jobs of fucking people to enact military plans hasn't even been mentioned in forever.

The rape plot is also starting up, and I'm not really optimistic for the effect it'll have on the tone of the show.

Maria is 2nd best girl on the show, after the succubus.
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>>133789069
She says God does not love mankind (and she does). That's not merely claiming knowledge of God, it's claiming direct superiority.

And Bernard never climed humanity had surpassed God, just that people needed to be active agents of God's work rather than passively relying on his blessings. He doesn't replace God at all.
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>ctrl + f
>no "just the tip"
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>>133788166
>she
>Ezekiel
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>>133788613
That sad feel when angels might be as assholish in real life
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>virgin witch
>not a virgin
>gets rapped

Dropped.
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>>133783814

I only watched it for the cvck scene and was mildly satisfied. MARIA THE USED GOODS.

If only H-anime has this kind of quality.
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>>133784164
I could have done without all the talk of dog-fucking.
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>>133791680
>>133791649

I thought it turned out she wasn't actually raped in the end?
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>>133786200
Too bad the mercenaries were born before they could join Outer Heaven.
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>>133788613
Deism is the worst.
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>>133791628
they are
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>>133784235
throw'em
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>>133791964
She wasn't.
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>You'll never live in solitary with Edwina

It hurts
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>>133783814
It was a reallly nice show: awesome chara-design, good ost, fun and interesting story.

Last episode rhythm was kinda weird though
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