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Old 05-27-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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I need some help from those that have seen the entire series. I'll post a summary of the plot of noir, and I need you to tell me if I missed anything "INTERESTING". Reason for this is that I basically I watched 1-5 then got bored beyond belief after:



Ok, so the plot as I perceive it:



Did I miss much? Should I download and watch ep6-25, or is the plot pretty much summed up in the previous paragraph?

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Old 05-27-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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Watch the rest of the show and you will have your answers. Its a fairly straight forward plot that even a retard like me could follow. besides it has kick ass music and that alone made it worth playing in the back ground while talking on IRC
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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I can get soundtracks (got some already). The point was to ask if it's worth it to download the rest 5+hours of that anime or not?
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:04 PM   #4
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its pretty much like the same all the way through with the exception of the cool sword fight near the end between 2 chicks in toga/robe type clothes
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:20 PM   #5
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i would strongly recommend watching, the rest of the show for a nice plot and its twists and turns, i do admit that some of the episodes are rather slow, don't remember which ones so i would probably skip strait to episode 8 ("intocabile" part one) at which time i think the show picks up the pace, i know quite a bit of it seems unrealistic yet, since we're talking about anime, i think it's made to look good rather than make sense. Also, the rest of the story has rather nice plot and character development. Though, be warned if u decide to finish the series, be prepared for quite a bit of that flashback scene of different time length, sometimes even more than once per episode, its almost irritating, if i remember correctly. If u can get pass that, the show is definetly worth watching, i personally consider it to be one of my favorites
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:22 PM   #6
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First off, let me just say that it is NEVER a good idea to skip from episode 5 to 26... not only is there no chance that you'll understand what's going on (particularly in an anime like Noir), but you'll totally spoil the whole show for yourself if you decide to watch it sometime later.

My opinion of the show? I was also bored to hell after the first five episodes. I continued to be bored to hell until the second half of the show stars (episode 13 or 14), around the time Chloe appears. The show does get better after than. A LOT better? Not really... the plot never makes all that much sense, and some of the plot twists near the end are so silly that it's almost laughable. The gunfights continue to be horridly unrealistic as well, in fact they get far less realistic than they were in 1-5... Kirika at times literally takes out dozens upon dozens of assassins all by herself with a pistol or two. On the upside, Mireille does get some character development, she ended up being the only character from this show I liked.

So is it worth DLing and watching? Depends on how much free time you have. Once I start watching a show I always finish, but I have the luxury to do that because I have @$$loads of free time. If you don't (and already decided that you don't like the way the show has gone), I'd just skip the anime altogether and get the soundtrack.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:48 AM   #7
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i think noir is worth watching, even if its just for the music...

i definitely think its not smart to skip 21 episodes. download and watch it.. the first few are kinda boring and have lots of that SAME goddamn flashback, but this changes and things do start happening.

i mean, can you imagine watching the first 4 or 5 episodes of evangelion, and then skipping to 24 or so, and expecting to get anything out of it? noir turns really weird fairly far into the series, so its not one you can just skip the whole middle chunk.
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Old 05-28-2003, 08:08 AM   #8
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I'm not so sure i agree with the Eva comparison. Eva had a huge and complex intertwined cast and some actual plot twists instead of just revealing a few more seconds of a steadily growing flashback sequence every few episodes. I found noir to be repetious and dull for the most part (when i wasn't in viewing agony over the poor poor shoot out sceens) and would only recomend maybe watching 23 or 24 onwards instead of just skipping to the absolute final episode instead. As was mentioned, it would include one of the best fight sequences in the series.

And am i the only one in the world who does NOT like the composer for Noir? Am i the only one who likes having a new piece of music play when fight sequences happen instead of simply consistantly just "start the tired overused battle music"?
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Old 05-28-2003, 04:40 PM   #9
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I very much liked Noir. Yes at times it gets a bit boring but I think the music and the slowly developing characters and the unfolding of the story made it very interesting. I actually didnt like the end and the end solution of this series so much. But thats just me maybe not having been used to crazy weird insane anime stories at that time. I also liked the style of drawing and that it wasnt one of those kiddy series.
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Old 05-28-2003, 11:32 PM   #10
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I say if you think the story was boring at the start, and watching the last epp didn't automatically make you want to see the rest of the series who cares if you missed out on the plot????

I really liked the series, it did run a little slow, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. I really like the sound track but I agree that where music was placed in the series could have used some work. I think the whole series would make a GREAT 1.5 hour movie, and probably a really good 2 hour film. The story isn't as well thought out as others, it dosnet take much work to find plot holes etc. The characters dont go thru massive character develpment. Even so it remains one of my favorites.

I feel like slapping everyone who says the didn't like it because it wasn't "realistic" @_@
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