This is the official discussion thread for the fifth episode of the 2016 TV series. Post your thoughts, impressions and reviews as you see fit.
At this rate I think it will. I'm still expecting some stuff to be remove or place somewhere but I don't think we're gonna get lots of filler. I hope at the least.Salem said:Must have missed the eyes. My thoughts are about the same as you guys regarding episode 4 and 5. I hope that consistency continues.
Conrad doesn't show up in Wyndham but in a border town that Raban visits. The TV series skipped all of that, as well as the king's dream and Zodd's segment on the battlefield.Delta Phi said:Since they excluded Conrad in Windham, I wonder if they'll show Slan at the pagan orgy in the next episode?
Yes, this is getting ridiculous. This one in particular was a new kind of clang. My girlfriend asked me what that noise was saying :"Was that suppose to be his sword?"Aazealh said:- The clanging sound effects become downright comedic when Guts grabs the sword off of Isidro.
There seemed to be a lot less CLANG when Guts started attacking those wheels, which seemed strange considering the sound effects when he fought those spirits on horseback in Ep. 3. This anime is just weird to me.Aazealh said:- The clanging sound effects become dowright comedic when Guts grabs the sword off of Isidro.
you're probably gonna have to wait for the soundtrack cd to come out for the full version.Was great to hear Susumu Hirasawa's song again, and I'm still waiting eagerly for the full version to release (any ideas when?).
Feel like they just put him in the first episode just to give people some hope amd excitement for later episodes. Kinda shot themselves in the foot with that idea.Aazealh said:- Isidro to Guts: "I don't want to serve anyone". Four episodes ago he was literally serving people at a bar.
The scene is the same in the manga There are four Tapasa assembled around Silat, leader of their clan, the Bakiraka.Gamehowitzer said:Wait hold up, there were 4 Bakirakas with the kushan dude, weren't there only 2 at that point in the manga?
Actually it's not, this series doesn't follow the movies' version of the story. It's a standalone product.Mammon said:since the 2016 anime is supposed to follow the "movie trilogy canon"
Oops, that will teach me to trust wikipedia, I googled it just before posting since I didn't follow the project very closely but...Aazealh said:Actually it's not, this series doesn't follow the movies' version of the story. It's a standalone product.
Im sorry Im still venting quite a lot about this show, I'll try to keep a more positive spirit from now on.Mammon said:...here it kinda felt to me like he announces his presence, and just when Isidro was about to get killed to boot;
For new viewers it will look like a "ah, he is obviously trying to save that kid from episode 1 again and plays dumb, what a cool guy" moment. Well, maybe.
Took the words right out of my mouth. This material isn't as easy to adapt as one might think. Without the right overall tone and direction, it can easily come across as campy.Hanma_Baki said:Am I the only one who thinks the animation was worse than last episode? Thats excluding the Bakiraka battle of course, which they - despite the usual very limited movement - manage to be somewhat smart about for once and came out almost "decent" regarding style, I'd say. But man, that scene in the tent, lingering WAAYYY too long and just totally unnecessary, like Aaz already said. And that particular shot with both the 2D and CG just glaringly weird. And OMG those wheels at the end....did they REALLY have to include them at all if it was gonna be THAT poorly done??? The torture chamber was initially more or less only as much of a disappointment as the rest of the significant scenes we've gotten and didnt really stand out, but of course that Mozgus face and little speech really put an exclamation point on it.
This is pretty irritating cause I thought the last episode would be kind of indicative that it'd keep that (albeit still low) standard. On the other hand, that episode barely had any "fighting" scenes, so that might explain that.
The only other scene that looked decent to me would be the one with Casca and Nina, which of course barely had any movement (surprise surprise!)
Perhaps this is just needlessly stating the obvious at this point, but no matter how much they seemingly try to follow the manga in their own little way here and there, and the sheer fact its done a lot less significantly, everything just comes off as either pretentious or cheesy when taken out of the manga's more serious and ominous context.
The manga was drawn in such a way that took advantage of the medium. The animation should do the same. Instead they're relying on the exact same framing for most of the shots, and even then, they're doing it badly. So the end result is something that resembles the manga, only looks shittier.ApostleBob said:I don't quite get the criticisms I've been hearing that this anime is 'merely' recreating the manga panel for panel with the same dialogue. Isn't this a good thing? It feels much stronger, I remember criticisms of the movies prior to this for diverting from the manga by quite a bit in composition and content. So which is it that we want? A faithful adaptation , or a director who makes it his own.