Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Hagaren Viper » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:04 pm

Finally got to see the episode. Kinda weird that Sugata has already recovered, but judging from the last bit of the ep and the next ep preview, things are still not back to normal. Will be interesting to see how that plays out.

Takuto sure is fabulous, his first intention to get Sugata back to normal being *slapping* him XD He really outran Wako to, she didnt show up for quite bit.

The animation for the next ep looks slightly more gorgeous than usual <3
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:37 pm

Hagaren Viper wrote:Takuto sure is fabulous, his first intention to get Sugata back to normal being *slapping* him XD

XD Well at least he makes up for that in episode 8, when slapping goes to kickass mech battling against him. :'D

Episode 8, omnomnom. <3
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Hagaren Viper » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:11 pm

Finally watched the ep 8, been a busy week. Almost felt bad for Scarlet Kiss, she was completely helpless against Suguta [And she just kinda...wasnt there when her Cybody dissolved, almost seemed like she dissolved with it ^^; ]

But yes, ep 8 was <3
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Hagaren Viper » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:17 pm

Some of the fights in this show seem a bit rushed to me...ep 9 was one of those fights. I wouldn't mind if the battles carried over into the next ep every so often.

But on the flip side, Mizuno was really cute, so it's ok.

Seriously. [Bigpic]
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:23 pm

Agreed. I knew I was gonna love Mizuno ever since she was first sort of introduced in episode 8.
Though I'll admit I didn't see the twist at the end coming (afterwards I just kind of sat back thinking, 'Oh, well that makes sense!' I was getting worried that BONES was on something when they kept putting in the random pink-haired nekkid girl. xDD)
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Jasta85 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:09 pm

meh, this really is getting repetitive, each ep seems to introduce a new person, have a brief fight at the end and then rinse and repeat on the next ep. there's been no real plot development aside from the king's pillar part since the first few eps.

the fact that the fights are so predictable now is also a downer, they're really just 30 seconds of eyecandy now.
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:19 am

I'm feeling the same: I do wish the battles were more involved with the plot. The next episode's preview looks like it'll have a similar vibe from episode 10, so I'm hoping more things are going to emerge soon. I believe the show has potential, but the pacing is just sucking. =c

I swear, if we learn of the Glittering Star Crux's plans by an episode in the 20's, I'm going to flip a table. xDD
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Jasta85 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:36 pm

ok, 2 more eps to go and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED, wtf is with this series, we know absolutely nothing about any of the main characters that we didn't learn in the first 2 eps or what glittering krux is and what do they want, how were the cybodies made and what the heck is the shiny alternate world all about, who is takuto and how did he get tauburn, along with a dozen other questions. We've been introduced to new characters in almost every single ep, many of which never even show up again. I'm going to finish this series just so I can rage some more about how poorly done the plot has been, that and the fact that every single fight has been completely one sided and predictable (in fact every ep has been pretty predictable. random everyday school life scenes + some random character showing up with some background history + a fight at the end, which takuto always wins. that's been the gist of almost every ep. The storyline is comparable to the old power ranger series).
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby uncreative » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:17 am

Jasta85 wrote:ok, 2 more eps to go

This is a two cours show :|
And we've known what the Crux want for ages now: to break the seals on the maidens (in the proper order, presumably) so that the cybodies can be used in the real world for fun, profit, and WORLD DOMINATION.
We've been introduced to new characters in almost every single ep, many of which never even show up again.
This show is super ridiculous about including characters. Name one that hasn't shown up again. Or point I guess, since names are hard to keep track of, especially since almost everyone has at least two.

It's probably better to think about this show less in terms of normal narrative (by which its pacing seems strange) and more in the terms of, say, Ancient Greek hero myths. The trials of Heracles, perhaps (certainly a comparable structure), although with all the Phoenician they're throwing around something from there would probably be more appropriate.
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:54 pm

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QUALITY ANIMATION, AHURHUR.

But yeah, didn't love episode 11.
And you're right. There's still about one million things they haven't even come close to explaining. Episode 12 looks to have the same 'meh' sort of vibe, too. =c
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Hagaren Viper » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:29 pm

I think Im able to enjoy this show a lot because I really dont expect much from it anymore, lol.

I don't entirely mind peeking into these character's heads. The bit of development and Suguta helping out Takuto in the end kept this episode from feeling like a filler to me. Yeah, we still have unanswered questions and the plot is moving at the speed of slow, but I feel like this episode still served a bit of a purpose.

Of course, I'm in it a lot for the animation too. I'd still like to see an ep-long battle in Zero Time to change things up.
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby Jasta85 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:45 pm

I sorta put this series out of my head, then I saw ep 13 released, god help us their doing another season lol
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby uncreative » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:58 am

Jasta85 wrote:I sorta put this series out of my head, then I saw ep 13 released, god help us their doing another season lol

That's what I said.
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:37 pm

What d'ya guys mean? 25 episodes was planned from the very start for the series.

Anyways, 13 was alright I guess.
I didn't like her backstory one bit: a very poor representation of unrequited love. Just seemed like it was thrown in there, y'know?

Episode 14's battle looks at least more promising, but gawsh I wish it would get back to episodes 6 - 9's epic vibes soon. ;3;
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Re: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby uncreative » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:20 am

EkaCoralian wrote:What d'ya guys mean? 25 episodes was planned from the very start for the series.

To clarify, this is what I was trying to say, although I see why it looked confusing.
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