Koutetsujou no Kabaneri: MoMo's First Impressions

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04-15-2016, 09:32 PM
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First off, I would like to say that I don't want to compare this show to Shingeki no Kyojin- but, both being done by Wit Studios, it is almost impossible not to make comparisons. Second, I did not like SnK and feel like in many ways I will like this show for taking a different approach to the post apocalyptic atmosphere that SnK did not. But lets forget about that for now and get into what I thought of the first episode.

Koutetsujo no Kabaneri started at 100mph (or at least that's what I can estimate the train in the first scene was moving quite fast) and I loved it. We are shown zombie-like creatures bombarding a speeding locomotive as "knights" with steam powered guns fire at them in an attempt to clear them off the vessel. A man is bitten and told to commit suicide while his fellow knights look more scared and violent than sympathetic and compassionate. The viewer is told that these are people that have abandoned their humanity in order to survive and it is as chilling as it is eerily believable. We then learn that these people have taken refugee in train stations in order to survive and travel from station to station in heavily armored choo choo trains. Our MC is introduced as a genius engineer Ikoma. He is on a mission to find a way to ice these zombies, which have steel like heart cavities, and is pretty damn close to figuring it out. Then we meet the EXTREMELY cute "no-name" and after a bit of setting establishment, shit hits the fan. It is here that I am completely blown away.

This contains spoilers of scenes I feel you should watch yourself

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So basically zombies penetrate the station by mindlessly(I assume) hijacking a train. They bust through the gates and wreck havoc. Ikoma runs to his house to make last minute modification to his "Piercing Cannon"(how'd he know what I call my dick???) and lure in a test subject. How does he do this? HE FUCKING SLICES HIS ARM OPEN! Not gonna lie I got hyped. He then proceeds to blow the fucking zombie in two. Alas, he got bit in the process. SO HE FUCKING HANGS HIMSELF IN ORDER TO STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING :ahn: :ahn: :ahn: :ahn: :ahn: 
     

All in all this show is bad ass and had me inching closer to my TV. It is bascially SnK but Eren isn't a little whinny bitch, no one is stopping to monologue and the main girl is cute as fuck. Of course this is subject to change, and I pray that this show does not hit the slump of action that SnK hit because of the manga, but we will see. If you are a fan of action than pick this up. Worst part of the show was the CGI but yea whatever at this point...  

Lots and Lots of Trains
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Real "Witty" guys
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Dead Loli is best Loli
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Ikoma
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Badass
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You can't have her she's mine
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04-15-2016, 11:03 PM
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I love this show, finally released a shitty version of the second episode after it didn't air in japan bc of the quake
http://rawranime.tv/watch/3260-koutetsuj...episode-2/
I refuse to watch it tho bc anime is for at least 720p, if not 1080 <3

It is a good show - I like it because I never watched Attack on Titties because I am reading the manga; I feel like i get to experience this sort of thing both ways now :) Only post-apocalypse anime I watch, i think.

Nice review tho!

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04-17-2016, 12:27 PM
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(04-15-2016, 11:03 PM)SkullCandyy Wrote: I love this show, finally released a shitty version of the second episode after it didn't air in japan bc of the quake
http://rawranime.tv/watch/3260-koutetsuj...episode-2/
I refuse to watch it tho bc anime is for at least 720p, if not 1080 <3

It is a good show - I like it because I never watched Attack on Titties because I am reading the manga; I feel like i get to experience this sort of thing both ways now :) Only post-apocalypse anime I watch, i think.

Nice review tho!

It really is a beautiful show. I watched it on my 60 inch TV and my mind was being blown, I really hope its more than 12 episodes.

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04-17-2016, 12:58 PM
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780 and 1080 are kinda the same and meh aot wasnt the best so cant really get into it

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04-17-2016, 05:49 PM
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(04-17-2016, 12:58 PM)Mavis Wrote: 780 and 1080 are kinda the same and meh aot wasnt the best so cant really get into it

Nah son, 1080p is really the shit - promise you that; 720 is okay I guess :P