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Offline Stark700

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Sakurada Reset
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
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Interesting first episode.

We got the setting (Sakurada) and the main characters. Kei seems like an interesting person and the narratives goes on to explore the premise from his point of view. Sumire also seems like an interesting person, would definitely like to know more about her as this series progresses.

Definitely has my interest so far. There's not much comedy as it has the more atmospheric and serious feel. Animation style feels PA Workish.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 04:36:00 PM »
1: Dull. I think I was watching a bunch of philosophical babble from the writer being read by designed characters, rather than people of any measure of believability interacting with one-another. I'll watch more to see if the series can pull itself together and tell an actual goddamn story, but for now I'd prefer the writer not pretend as if his exposition episode is a dumping ground to try to stimulate the intellects of those watching. I want characters - if you want to be thematic and enlighten me in a certain way, show these themes in praxis and not in the dialogue.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 07:43:30 PM »
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A bit dialog-heavy, but that can be all right if the discussions remain interesting enough (Bakemonogatari) or if it develops naturally from the characters (Hyouka).  The philosophical musings were so-so I thought, and not especially thought provoking.

Like SG with its 36 character limit, the TT in this show has well-defined bounds: Misora must explicitly set the savepoint first, the savepoint is good only for up to 72 hours, and she can't do another save within 24 hours of a reset.  In response to the last point Kei concludes, "So, you can't repeat the same time over and over again", but that only makes sense if Misora can't do another reset (not a save) within 24 hours of a reset?  (Might be a translation problem?)

The animation looked like it cost about $65 to produce, with mouth flaps and little else.  At least Hyouka* had amazing visuals to compensate for all of its talkyness. 

At the end we get a teaser about the mystery of Mari in the next ep.  If we won't be seeing good visuals we had better at least get decent mysteries out of this show.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 12:43:02 AM »
Ayy, pls post your thoughts in the Hyouka thread!
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 11:17:41 AM »
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Major disappointment at least the first episode. Premise had potential but boils down to being pseudo-intellectual marathon of watching two talking heads spew out some "deep" and "provoking" conversation. Where are the characters because i sure cant see them? Where is the story? I want some dynamic relationships between characters god damn it.

If you have a discussion based show make the discussions interesting or even better.... make the characters having the discussion feel like they are human beings. Not two floating robot heads producing philosophical "clever" banter.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 05:28:32 AM »
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This show serves a very important lesson.

Here's the thing: the story is going to be a mess. Heck, Misora and Kei's powers are a mess. Rather than exploring the extent of her powers, the story is simply saying "okay, this girl can rewind time and reset everyone's memories. Don't worry; we will just say that such people can bend the laws of physics so that we don't have to explain plot holes".

Here's another big problem: it tries to be intelligent (emphasis on 'try'). Am I supposed to be wow'ed by the intellectual babble? Not really, because I don't care. The characters are play secondary role to their dialogue, so I feel like I am looking at statues that wax philosophical on the meaning of life.

So what's the important lesson: characters and plot are equally important. This is how you mess both up.

Dropped.

edit: This show is apparently 24 episodes long. Dropped again.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 02:15:22 PM »
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What everyone else said.
Though short-haired girl seems to have a little something goin on. Though she is lessened by her clear romantic interest in bland Mc-kun.
I will say the Main Girl is such a hilarious rip of Tenshi from Angel Beats. She is just this adorable character voiced by Kana who wants to help people but is too autistic to do it properly.

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Seeing how this is a first impression, I need to toss in my arbitrary anime comparison. This show seems to be what Charlotte should have been. Namely, a somewhat episodic tale of super powered teens who aim to aide others...and it somehow touches upon the nature of humanity or something. Scratch that. Seems the show wants to have a plot.

I dont know if I can handle some teenager just being right about everything. I'm getting Cross Ange ep1 flashbacks. This series seems to want to be Kino no Tabi but doesnt understand why Kino works as well as it does. For one, Kino isnt a child. Not in regards to her age but also her experience. Kino has seen some shit. The reason she takes this "been there done that" attitude is because she literally has been there and has done that. But even more importantly, Kino is character of few words. She doesnt go off on these long-ass speeches in which she preaches to characters. She either makes herself clear with a single sentence or makes herself clear with a decisive act. And Kino isnt alway right. And Kino had actual directing and depth-of-concept but thats  sll beside the point.

Oh, I forgot. I cant imagine a person whom had developed super powers and just willingly gave them up. The fact that people move away form this town, thus losing their abilities, is so alien and non-fathomable. I would live and die bie my power. Regardless of its inherent usefulness.

Short-haired girl remains the sole source of intrigue. Though the series is quietly killing even this reason to continue watching. They killing her by having her be affected by fuccboi MC. She clearly has a higher sense - she knows what's goin on. MC-kun in boring and unintersting. The very fact that she cares for him also renders her boring and uninteresting. Or does she so far into the fiture that she loves the cool person he'll ultimately become? I've been watching checkers but she's been chess...as they say. (I wrote/meant this before the timeskip/death)
"Yes. I'll follow your lead." good to know despite a random 2 year time-skip you havent developed a ****ing personality or sense of agency. Also, your hairstyle looks like shit.
24 episodes? That cant be right. There is no ****ing way anyone could suffer this shit for so long. But I'mma try and prove myself wrong.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 08:20:10 PM »
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I've seen Swedish arthouse films that were less sterile and pretentious than this thing.

Poor Asimov got abused almost as bad as Lewis Carroll in Alice & Zoroku.

(MK: Hyouka was awesome and I really can't add any commentary beyond what has already been said. Thank you for the rec.)
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 01:31:48 PM »
Aight, glad you liked it.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 05:42:04 PM »
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 05:56:15 PM »
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 10:53:46 PM »
About ****ing time.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 03:17:14 AM »
[Looks at Amazon JP bill.]   Of course *now* it's out. Sigh.

Buying Hyouka is super value though. Imo its got a shocking amount of rewatch value for something in its genre.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 05:55:23 PM »
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Ayy, pls post your thoughts in the Hyouka thread!

Marid had it right back up above, tho.  Move any more off topic conversations to the right thread.  This thread is for all of that one person to enjoy Sakurada Reset.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 03:20:47 PM »
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The animation quality actually improved a bit.

We get an episode centered on cats. Nope, still don't care.

Why is this ep title '1/2' (not '3/3')?
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 11:03:34 PM »
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How unabashedly boring.
Why does Tenshi-lite even exist? Aside from waifu bait the time-travel nonsense could have just as easily been a result of MC's power.
What happened to Suicide-chan? She was the sole source of intrigue within the first two episodes and she gets no mention during episode three?
This is all just long-winded and not immediately uninteresting.
I have no investment in any of this.
To throw more pointless comparisons - Robotics;Notes

They butchered Tenshi-lite with that repugnant hairstyle.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 02:41:09 AM »
Maybe the live movie synopsis might help you get a grasp on what is happening in the series? (no idea, I couldn't bear more than the first episode)
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Kei and Misora are both haunted by the death of their friend, Sumire Souma, and have been spending the last two years trying to find a way to resurrect her. However, no one in Sakurada has ever manifested the power to bring back the dead.

Things take a turn when a case comes to them from an old man who claims that his ability to use his power has been erased…
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About the title, the 1/2 might come from the 3/3 from the previous story being shown later (risks of revelation ? after all, it is supposed to have to do with a conspiracy)

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 12:49:55 PM »
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More like Sakurada vaguely Reset my interest in this show.

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 06:44:10 PM »
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Well my previously rekindled interest was quickly doused.

Man the opening scene with Suicide-chan was great. She is the sole character with any personality or charisma. This episode was yet another snooze-fest. This Eri Oka is an incredibly shallow character. So she saw herself as weak and rather than mustering the strength of character to change she torched her old identity in a vain attempt to redefine herself and she'll be made aware of her folly and that she still is very much that weak girl blah blah blah. Wasn't this pretty much the same arc that Hand Destruction-chan had? She is also remarkably similar to Marble Girl of like 2 episodes ago. Anywho, not interesting. All the interactions Kei has with the Teacher always seem so ****ing pointless. By virtue of his role and muggle status the teacher is useless. He exists simply to be brought up to speed and act as search engine to be used by Kei.

So Eri Oka's power sealed Haruki's power by removing a memory. I got that. But how did she target the apparently singular memory from which Haruki's ability spawned? It don't make no sense.

As boring as this episode, and this current conflict, is, there was a moment where it had a spark. When the Old Man with the picture power from last episode was inside the picture communicating with the Old Woman from last episode. It was so ****ing cool. His power allows him to transport, and interact within, a past moment of time. Her power is to view the future of another. So him, from the present, went back in time to interact with a past version of her, who, using her future sight could engage with the man as though it was the present. They were using these two powers in conjunction to communicate. I say communicate but really the past version of the women is very much that, a consciousness which exists strictly in the past, her real-time self isn't (presumably) aware of these conversations. Similarly, the man is unaware of the women's status in the present.Though, time shenanigans so who knows. Maybe the old women gets updates and her memories are rewritten. Anyway, it was cool as **** and has some serious implications as to future Bureau reveals/plots.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 07:55:00 PM »
I had almost fired off a screed about how messed up the Aesop was with Marble Girl, but then it veered into a general rant against modern K-12 education creating girls hiding in marbles special perfect little snowflakes. 
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 08:55:22 PM »
I had almost fired off a screed about how messed up the Aesop was with Marble Girl, but then it veered into a general rant against modern K-12 education creating girls hiding in marbles special perfect little snowflakes.

Did it include that moment where you had to stop yourself from including, "and get off my lawn!"? :)

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2017, 09:07:14 PM »
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I mentioned back after episode 2 how I would dislike the show if it was nothing more than fellating the MC for being "so cool" and " always right", guess what this episode was? Sure,with regards to Hand Destruction and Color Contacts, him being right is more them being misguided and wrong but the manner in which it is depicted is crucial. Kei does not have the charisma to be this undefyingly correct.
I also still don't see the need for Haruki as an entity. The reset power could just be Kei's. Ain't nobody give a **** about Haruki. She could literally just be a cell phone, or a "MacGuffin", at this point.

I honestly don;t understand how the Witch escaped. She tore the picture...then what?

I ****ing hate this show but the fact that it is of the rare 2-cour breed, I feel the need to persist(i'll get around to continuing Sakura Quest eventually). Plus I'm very much anticipating the return of Suicide. How bout actually delving into this Bureau and how it operates? Since there exists no characters supplement with world mechanics.
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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2017, 08:27:46 PM »
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Is Haruki an escape robot? 

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Re: Sakurada Reset
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 10:50:25 AM »
Well the final episode aired today. To catch up or not to catch up? I'll probably at least attempt a watch.
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