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35589 No. 35589 [Edit]
Emilyko is cute.
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>> No. 35590 [Edit]
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Decent first episode if unspectacular. The direction felt a little peculiar and I felt the pacing was a little slow, I do wonder how far along they intend to adapt the anime with this pace. Emilyko and Kate's VA are a little different from what I had expected but they do grew on me eventually. I hope the anime will do the manga justice as its a good manga and one that I've really enjoyed following.
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Interesting to see the sequence where the living doll behaved as their master's face animated.
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>> No. 35649 [Edit]
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It's been a while since I've read this part of the manga so I can't be sure but some things seemed different from the manga.

Post edited on 1st May 2021, 11:55am
>> No. 35661 [Edit]
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Took a while to get around to it but I just saw the first episode. I never read the manga so it's all new to me. The concept seems interesting and I'm curious to see where they go with it and what the deal is with this family.
Here's some speculations based on just what was in the first ep. My first impression was that this family is somehow cursed, seems like the reasonable conclusion at least.
The intro kind of suggested they're killing people and reanimating their bodies to turn them into servants/dolls, like controlled zombies, but then that wouldn't really explain why servants look like their masters. So I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the masters are actually born from the servants, probably as part of what looked like a suicide ceremony. Maybe the shadows are more dependent on dolls than they lead on. Another shot that was in the intro makes me think that maybe shadows start to become unstable after a while, and this is their "coming of age", which is when the doll or original comes into play, to help keep the shadow stable. Furthermore, they showed what looked like living soot, independent of the shadows. I think the shadows aren't really human, but are in fact living sentient soot which picks a human to act as a host, and then mimics their appearance.
This is maybe even more of a stretch, but I think they might have enslaved humans, or if nothing else are making humans create more soot to sustain and/or reproduce.
Not sure if that can be considered a spoiler since it's all guessing, but might as well.
Again just going off the first ep with no prior knowledge of the manga. You're welcome to tell me how wrong and far off I am.
>> No. 35663 [Edit]
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They did let out a lot of hints at the intro but it's incredible that you managed to actually infer quite a lot of things correctly from it. There hasn't been any mention of a curse in the manga yet but you are very close in a lot of your assumptions.
>> No. 35664 [Edit]
Nice! I figured it couldn't be as simple as what they're telling us.
This was just seeing the intro and ep once mind you, I didn't go back to look for anything else in that intro and just went off memory. I didn't go detective mode, but the first ep dumps so many clues that someone could easily do just that.
They tell us the servants are created dolls, but everything suggests they're very much human. I'm not sure if they even want viewers to take everything at face value when they make it so clear from the start that things aren't as they say.
I assume that intro wasn't in the manga?
>> No. 35665 [Edit]
Indeed, those scenes in the intros weren't revealed from the outset in the manga. It was weird of them to reveal so much from the beginning but it was probably to pique the curiosity of the audience since the pacing has been relatively slow although it might pick up in speed from here-on. I suppose this brings into mind how different the two mediums can be and the difficulties/decisions directors/mangaka faces. While I was watching the recent episode I was quite surprised by how far along the manga has come since. On the other side of the spectrum the Urasekai Picnic anime felt so much faster than the manga and the same can probably be said about the spider isekai which I can't really comment on since I've dropped it, but I remember the manga's progression being very slow.
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I skimmed through the earlier chapters and seems like they did make quite significant changes, I wonder if it would end up affecting the plot. My earlier misgivings about Emilyko and Kate I suppose was that Emilyko is even more of a "genki" character in the manga and it seems like they made Kate a little more hostile to Emilyko in the beginning.
>> No. 35667 [Edit]
I think I would have preferred this a lot more if they didn't have the intro. Would have been nice if we were introduced to this world right along side the main character.
>> No. 35668 [Edit]
I agree, seems like it's a design choice however. There are also some very big changes from the manga which the mangaka themself had to address on twitter because it caused a huge reaction among the manga readers, apparently it's to give the anime a more completed feel. Seems like there aren't plans for a second season yet so. If you do enjoy the series, I would recommend you to pick up the manga as well. The anime adaptation itself isn't in any way bad though.
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So it's actually stylized Japanese, I wonder if it's possible to decipher everything.
>> No. 35687 [Edit]
It appears to be stylized kana that is horizontally flipped, so you might be able to read it more easily if you horizontally flip the image and read from right to left. There's a gojuuon chart in episode 2 that can help you decipher it: (video contains spoilers in the second half)

My attempt:

>まえに まどから て を ふった
>ことが あります。

>ぼうれい さわぎの げんいん を
>さがして いるよう です。

>ミアの ことを けったり、
>ラムにも ひどいことを いって

>バービー の おかげ さま
>じつりょくしゃ だと

>ミアが いって いました。

Or with kanji inserted for better readability:
>> No. 35688 [Edit]
Whoa that's amazing, it seems perfectly spot on to me. I didn't notice any of these while reading the manga, the efforts the mangaka poured into this series is astounding. It's cute that the way it's written reflects Emiliko's personality and her being new to learning to write too. On a side note, I've tried playing older untranslated Japanese games in an attempt to improve and practice the language but everything is usually in kana and I find it tedious to read.

Post edited on 8th May 2021, 11:56pm

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