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Old 01-16-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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Just released it. I think its pretty good. Ep 1 starts of a tad bit slow but gets better fast. Ep 2 seems like its going to be good too. I think the series is 12 eps long.
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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This seems like a nice show and all, I'm a fan of capital ship battles after all, but there are a couple of things that I don't like.

1. The female uniforms are horrid.
2. They all are a bunch of idiots or be it brave fools.



I'm just wondering how the crew will react when people start dieing.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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This seems like a nice show and all, I'm a fan of capital ship battles after all
[offtopic]You need to get your hands on a copy of Nexus: Jupiter Incident. That game is nothing but the capital ship combat with beautiful DX9 level graphics.[/offtopic]
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[offtopic]Yeah, that game is pretty good. Lots and lots of fun. [/offtopic]
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:01 AM   #5
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I think it's ok, but I can't see how 1 ship will be able to do anything... But I'll keep watching and maybe they will do something with even a hint of realism..
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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is this more like sakura wars/virgin fleet, or more like stellvia? or hoshi no koe?

someone give me a good recommendation so i know if i want to watch this or not ;)
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:50 AM   #7
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The nearest anime series I can relate this series to is Sekai no Senki (Crest of the Stars) but even that is a bit of the stretch. So now, I'll try to go into a little more detail on the story. There are some spoilers, but all confined within the first episode and I'll try to be as vague as possible.

Just before their training cruise is to end, a group of space cadets discover their homeworld has capitulated to an expansionist regime and has agreed to disarm. And so, they decide to take the ship and fight the regime. These idealistic cadets come up with an idea on how to gain the support they need, and the series is basically a chronicle of their various incidents.
So, while this series has the space opera feel of "Sekai no Senki", the contrast between the idealism of the students and the grim realities of war gives this a different feel. Not as heartbreaking as "Hoshi no Koe" or as fun as "Sakura Taisen"; closest I've heard was "Now and Then, Here and There", but as I have not actually watched that series, I cannot accurately compare. The series I liken it to most are sci-fi novels (my precious Honor Harrington novels by David Weber), where people actually die and die on a regular basis. (Oh yes... those people who think it is like Gundam SEED are fools... FOOLS I TELL YOU!)

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Old 01-18-2005, 04:41 PM   #8
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I've written a review-summary of eps 1 and 2 here.

I'd say try watching the first two eps, then you'll know if it's for you or not. I like it!
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I'm sorry but no. I won't call what they are doing guerilla warfare.
They don't strike and retreat. This is the main principal on which guerilla warfare is based on. Strike and retreat if your goals are accomplished or strike and scatter when a mission fails. Further more guerilla warfare is not practiced on the open seas. The open sea has to stand in for the fastness of space in this case. You can't practice guerilla warfare on the open seas or in the fastness of space because there is nowhere to hide/run when the shit hits the fan. When you engage and enemy you'll usually have to fight it out to the bitter end. Or you'll be hunted down if the enemy gets your sent. If they still had the backing of some sort of government power they would be what is called privateers. They would then be under direct orders and have a clear mission, sink any enemy ship that you come across. And in the old days take all their money. :)

And as for their motives. Well they are over zealous youth's, whose motives are noble in a sense, but whose actions will not deliver anything useful for their home planet. The people they are fighting for. If you fight without a clear rational goal, you are a fool in my book. Well if they manage to liberate their home planet with their current resources, I'll pipe a different tune, but this anime will have lost all its realism if that happens. If a planet folds, how can one of their ships, a escort no less, make that big of a difference. Sure it's great pr if nothing else.

Anybody who looks forward to war is either not in their right state of mind or has never experienced it. This last bit does not really apply to this series because their home planet can't actually be held accountable for the actions of the crew. Well the occupying force should just take the families of the crew hostage, problem solved on their end. But hey that wouldn't be fun would it. It would be rather boring no.

All this is based on episode 1 and my opinion may change as the series progresses.
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