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Old 01-01-2003, 12:15 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Quick Question: Witch Hunter Robin

First, comment about the show, why does it start to rock so late in the series. The beginning was very mediocre.

Anyways...what's the song name for the second ending? It plays on ep 15.
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Old 01-01-2003, 05:51 AM   #2   [permalink]
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The show has serious pacing problems in my opinion. The first 12 or so "monster of the week" episodes just became too repetitive for my liking.

Also IIRC episode 15 has a guitar instrumental version of Shell (the opening theme) as its ending theme.
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Old 01-01-2003, 11:01 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Better to rock late than not at all.

Though I didn't think it was mediocre during the stand alone eps, heck the episode I said that had no redeeming feature in it was the episode which set up the whole Robin/Staff of power thing with that old witch in ep 13.

For me it just went from good/promising to great around ep 14 though their were some really good episodes in the first ten eps as well as some dull ones but this is the directors directoral debut. I wouldn't expect a Miyazaki/Tomino/Kawamori/Anno calibre directing first up from anyone...

Anyway you can have consistant action throughout a whole series you do have to have build up and get to know the characters however subtle it may appear and you never know how the first episodes may relate to events that occur later on in the series/ending.

Animes are meant to be seen as a whole and it must have did something right if you kept on watching.
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Old 01-01-2003, 05:17 PM   #4   [permalink]
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Anno's directorial debut was Gunbuster. Though whether it is the directo'fs first attempt or not really shouldn't sway your opinion of the anime itself. I try to go into a series with little or no preconceptions of what it is going to be like. That stops my expectations from ruining the show if it doesn't live up to them.

WHR was an average anime in my opinion for the first half of the series. I still watched it because average anime is worth watching, however I don't think it was great and the pacing issues have forever damaged my opinion of this show.

Episodes 23 and 24 are out now. It will be interested to see how the series is concluded.
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Old 02-01-2003, 10:51 AM   #5   [permalink]
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Gunbuster had some directional flaws, the shift from homage to drama was too forced in my opinion but it did nothing to damper my enjoyment of Gunbuster which is still to this day my favourite Gainax production over Eva and FLCL.

As for WHR I'll probably end up watching eps 21-26 in one sitting, tell us if 23-24 start to resolve the anime after your seen them Wigs.
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I'm not suggesting Gunbuster was perfect. I don't believe any anime, or any director is perfect. It was just a case in point to show that a director can produce a seminal work on his (or her) debut.

Whether it is a director's first, second, or thirtieth production doesn't change the fact that they can still produce really good (or really bad) anime. Or they can just produce average anime. Which is what I think WHR it. It's a good first attempt, but I don't think the anime is any better just because it was a first attempt.

As for episodes 23 and 24, I've got them both now, so I will watch them after work and let you know what I think. If they don't start to resolve the anime then I will be quite worried about how the last two unfold.
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Old 03-01-2003, 03:52 AM   #7   [permalink]
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Well those were two really great episodes. A whole lot of stuff revealed, though few were surprises. I'm really looking forward to episode 25 - Redemption Day.
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Old 03-01-2003, 07:19 AM   #8   [permalink]
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I saw Ep 25 yeaterday. A good ep and the snowball is rolling now
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damn i need 25 now, this is one of the best series i have seen in a while
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