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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby PopInPicsPresents » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:21 am

A side from the past couple episodes I don't think it's anything too great honestly. Kinda feels like EVA lite.
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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Godzillakuj94 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:41 am

PopInPicsPresents wrote:A side from the past couple episodes I don't think it's anything too great honestly. Kinda feels like EVA lite.

Gives me more Big O vibes than Eva but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Rody » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:51 pm

^^I do believe the director has openly admitted that EVA was/is a big influence. Personally, I don't mind that at all, since I think that mostly contributes to the show's striking imagery.

Oh, man, that finale has me so pumped right now.
No, I didn't get all the answers I was really hoping for
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(How exactly did Akane become a god? Just "where" does her created world exist?? Why were Rikka and Utsumi immune to the world resets??? [proximity to Yuta/Gridman, I suppose?] Why didn't Anosilus girl get to join the fight?!?! Alright, I'll stop)
; but arguably, all the truly important matters were resolved. The final fights and character/monster designs were terrific, and all three of the lead heroes played a part in saving Akane - who, if you ask me, might have gotten off a liiiiiitle easy, but I digress. That very last scene in particular was fascinating, and a great way to end a surreal story on a surreal note. I'm sad this is over, but I'm very glad we got it; I hope Trigger's crew get to make more series like this in the future!!

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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Godzillakuj94 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 pm

Rody wrote:^^I do believe the director has openly admitted that EVA was/is a big influence. Personally, I don't mind that at all, since I think that mostly contributes to the show's striking imagery.

Oh, man, that finale has me so pumped right now.
No, I didn't get all the answers I was really hoping for
Spoiler:
(How exactly did Akane become a god? Just "where" does her created world exist?? Why were Rikka and Utsumi immune to the world resets??? [proximity to Yuta/Gridman, I suppose?] Why didn't Anosilus girl get to join the fight?!?! Alright, I'll stop)
; but arguably, all the truly important matters were resolved. The final fights and character/monster designs were terrific, and all three of the lead heroes played a part in saving Akane - who, if you ask me, might have gotten off a liiiiiitle easy, but I digress. That very last scene in particular was fascinating, and a great way to end a surreal story on a surreal note. I'm sad this is over, but I'm very glad we got it; I hope Trigger's crew get to make more series like this in the future!!

Masami Obari is the director's biggest inspiration.
Spoiler:
Her created world exists in the digital world. Supposedly the same from the OG series just has more to it rather than just the cyberspace city.
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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby TheInfiniteAeon » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:01 am

Rody wrote:I hope Trigger's crew get to make more series like this in the future!!


Toho should give them the Godzilla license and make them reboot Zone Fighter.
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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Rody » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Sakuga Blog has been providing excellent coverage on this series; here's their last installation:

SSSS.GRIDMAN PRODUCTION NOTES 12 AND FINAL IMPRESSIONS

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In the same way that the mecha animation has been non-stop nods to Masami Obari – a story with a happy end despite some unexpected friction – Amemiya’s direction has taken countless cues from Anno’s, ultimately using a similar toolset to convey a message that all Evangelion fans will be familiar with. While always feeling like its own thing, SSSS.GRIDMAN felt like a worthy heir of the intangible Gainax spirit, a rare occurrence despite the massive aesthetic influence the studio’s golden age had over other titles.

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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Inferno Rodan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:40 pm

I completely lost my poop when Yume no Hero started playing and Gridman transformed into his original form. The absolute madmen actually did it, holy hell.

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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Titanoterror98 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 am

I only watched some clips and read about it, seeing as still don't have a Crunchyroll account, but going from what I've seen and heard this was one of my favourite anime of all year! I still have my reservations about their use of fanservice and such, but as a whole, this was a wonderful show about friendship and reality as well as a beautiful love letter to the original show and Tokusatsu as a whole! It's another victory for Trigger and it more than made up for their misfires in Darling in the FranXX, thus restroing my faith in them. (Y'know what I'm saying?) Anyways, I still can't wait to watch the show in full when I get a Crunchyroll subscription, and I'm just so glad that we all got to experience such a wonderful show.

I'd just like to close by saying, dat OP tho:
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Re: SSSS.GRIDMAN

Postby Rody » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:00 pm

The OP really grew on me; it's surprisingly catchy.
To be fair about the fanservice, that was largely relegated to one episode; the show was otherwise very focused on characterization, suspense, and action.
...And while I was also feeling tepid after FranXX, that was more of an A-1 Pictures product than a Trigger product. What really got me was how Gridman's director had previously done the very off-beat Inferno Cop and Ninja Slayer. I didn't know WHAT that forebode for Gridman, but thankfully any reservations I had were unwarranted.

Added in 3 months 18 days 1 hour 32 minutes 46 seconds:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOGDS-334358

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We have an SSSS.GRIDMAN vinyl kaiju coming in at last! Release is scheduled for August. It's a bit pricey for what it is, at $25-30, but at least with CD Japan, you can cut the price down further with rewards points if you have an account.
I say preorder this, and show there's interest for more!


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