Zero: Dragon Blood

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  1. scikaiju

    scikaiju science experiment gone wrong

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    A new adventure is about to start for Rei Suzumura aka Zero the Silver Fang is about to begin. So a new discussion thread is born.

    Just be better thought out than Black Blood, That's all I'm asking.
     
  2. Toku Prime

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    Wow, congrats to OverTime for living up to their name and getting the first episode out in a day! The good news is this was clearly designed as a TV series and not a movie that's been chopped into 20 minute chunks. It's nice to see Silva doing some Zaruba-style intros.

    A couple of very minor gripes but it's a solid first episode. It doesn't really touch upon the main story, instead just bringing Zero back in style and introducing the female lead Alice.
     
  3. lazycoconut

    lazycoconut I liked him when he wasn't a god

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    Overall I liked this episode. It looked great, and I've always been a fan of Rei. Getting the vibe I won't like Alice much - I tend to dislike narratives that treat female characters as a mystery/puzzle to be solved. But I'm willing to give her a chance. She's not Mayuri who was basically a living McGuffin.
     
  4. scikaiju

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    One episode in and so far so good. Just a couple of teases for the over all plot for the series, once it gets going that is, hopefully we'll get a bit ore of Alice's background as the series progresses. And of course rei was rei so that was to be expected lol.
     
  5. Dr Kain

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    Oh my god, I am excited for a Garo series again. This episode brought back the atmosphere, the choreography, the cinematography, and the music. My only complaint was the CGI blood and predictable plot. That aside though, this was great. I'm looking forward to more, but I hope they don't overstay their welcome and forget their plot by episode 10 like Raiga's season did.
     
  6. Anubis

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    i'm just glad Garo is back - in any form! although i must say while overtime got it out first, TV-Nihon is the best...i wait for their version.
     
  7. Dr Kain

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    I don't know the last time I touched a Nihon file. Probably the last time they released an episode of Agito. Speaking of which, are they ever going to sub the last 3 episodes? I think that is all they have left.
     
  8. Black Fang

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    They finished Agito almost a year ago.
     
  9. Dr Kain

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    Then maybe that is why I haven't downloaded anything from them in a while, they finished the only show I cared about that they were doing. lol
     
  10. scikaiju

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    Watched episode 2, and we're still good so far. It's good to see the bartender from Black Blood return and we got a little shout out to Yuna and Kain which was cool. Alice seems to know more about things like Horrors then it first seemed. And it seems like his "I don't need any one in my life" shell might be starting to crack a little. And I liked the design for the Horror in this one, and the story about how the human got possessed,classic Garo.
     
  11. Toku Prime

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    Yeah episode two was solid, classic Garo. Another MotW episode though. It looks like this will be doing the usual Garo thing of keeping the main story right to the end of the series, although thankfully that's nowhere near as long as usual (I haven't seen an official episode count, though TV Nihon only list five episodes in their wiki).
     
  12. scikaiju

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    Didn't they announce that it was going to be 13 episodes?
     
  13. Dr Kain

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    Episode 2 was awesome and the design of the Horror was excellent, bit my god, the actress for Alice does not know how to act for shit. Her dialog is so rigid and her facial expressions and body language do not even match the words she is saying.
     
  14. lazycoconut

    lazycoconut I liked him when he wasn't a god

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    Given that the publicity material made a point of stating that Alice's actress was a model with no previous acting experience, yeah, I'm guessing she was cast for her looks. (They also said that she was "carefully selected" out of dozens of applicants but from her performance evidently acting ability was not the deciding factor)
     
  15. Dr Kain

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    o_O I think that is just flat out sad. Also, if they were going to cast someone for their looks, shouldn't they have gotten someone that was actually pretty (and didn't look 13)? What the hell went into this decision making process? Oh wait... Japan... nevermind.
     
  16. Herman the Tosser

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    What I'm liking about this so far, is that it's literally just a typical Garo show, just with Rei as the lead.

    Black Blood felt like one story stretched across six episodes/2 movies, but this is like what Rei gets up to when he's not teaming up with Kouga to deal with some huge threat. I always liked that all the major knights/priests in Garo were always doing their own thing, like every one of them could be the star of an entire series you'll never see. Like, Rei has his own circle of friends independent of the Saejimas, yet we're also seeing Rekka in this later on. Garo does well with world-building, and I like that they're keeping that up. We're also getting the main arc, bit-by-bit, as well as "horror-of-the-week" fare. A nice balance going on.

    I haven't disliked any Garo series so far, aside from Guren no Tsuki, but this could end up being up there with season 1 and Makai Senki if they keep this up. The Zero spin-off Black Blood should have been!
     
  17. Dr Kain

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    I really hated the first Rei series becuase as you said, it felt like it was supposed to be a single episode stretched out unnecessarily.

    I hated The One Who Shines in Darkness so I never bothered to watch Ryuga's second season.
     
  18. scikaiju

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    The story about the father and son felt like another classic Garo episodes to me. And the bar owner gave some pretty good insight about the "secondary" armor Makai Knights wear and it fit's Rei pretty well I thought. Looks like the main story about the Dragon knight is starting to get some traction know with an explanation on what or at least who he was back in the day, and maybe why he was concealed in that crystal to begin with. Not to mention what the egg means to Alice, hopefully there's some explanation somewhere about how she knows about the "Other world" like she does. Although three episodes in it does look like we're back to CGI Horror as the MOTW. Given how they looked and what they do it's understandable because that would be hard to pull off with a practical effect and still look good, but hopefully well get some proper Horror suit action before the show is over.

    On a side note was this the first time we've seen a sheath for Rei's swords? Because I don't recall there being one before.
     
  19. Zensrive

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    The second season is good. Mostly because of Decade.
     
  20. scikaiju

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    Now we're getting into the background of the story behind the Dragon Knight, which isn't a title like I originally thought. And I kinda like that particular revelation if I had t be honest. It was good to see Rekka again, and I like the bit of banter between her and Rei. And I guess we know why Alice is going to have to stick around Rei now. At least it's a little better than one of the original descriptions why she hanging around at least, about her fainting after hearing Rekka mention the Dragon Egg or something like that. And I'm not sure how I feel about the idea that Kagome has her own "Navi", at least it didn't go "Hey! Listen!" lol.

    On another side note I had to watch the beginning one more time because the statue in the distance looked a bit like the ones we say in The one who Shines in the Darkness. Granted it probably the one we saw in the preview but at the time I was watching it thinking, "Does this take place in the same city?"
     

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