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Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by GT Koopa, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. AnimatedAF


    Apparently there is only going to be one episode every few months, with the first in October 20th, episode 2 in January and 3 sometime in spring.
  2. Metal Knuckles

    Metal Knuckles

    New Hampshire, USA
    Shadow Alpha, an awesome hack of Sonic 1
    So it's an OVA series? Hopefully they'll take advantage of that fact and make theatrical length episodes, like they did with Break Blade and Kara no Kyoukai.
  3. doc eggfan

    doc eggfan

    Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Wiki Sysop
    GreatMegaLD, GreatSC3k, Great SG1k
    Does that mean there will there be a evil twin on the nintendo side?
  4. muteKi


    Fuck it Member
    you have no idea how hard it is to resist making a joke here

    the only thing restraining me is how obvious it is
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    Done for you.
  6. I probably should have seen that coming.
  7. AnimatedAF


    The first episode of this is up on Crunchyroll now. It's a pretty low budget anime as I was kind of expecting. Not a whole lot happens in the first episode either.

    "Just running fast will only get you through the first level" was mildly amusing though.
  8. Arique


    SHUWATCH! Member
    Eh, it was alright. A little too fanservice-y for me in my opinion.

    By the way, if this ever gets dubbed, I want to see Ryan Drummond voicing Gear. Just so he can voice Sonic again without getting backstabbed by Sega. :specialed:
  9. ashthedragon


    Sonic Paradise Researcher
    Sonic Paradise & Sonic Ages
    Saw it. Tejilof traumatized me. God...and that Gear x Opal scene?! I...I...just cant. Opa opa and sonic should NEVER have sex. EVER.
  10. SF94


    Tech Member
    Well, I just watched the first episode. That was the worst anime I've seen in a long time. Maybe I'll give it another chance if somebody can convince me otherwise... when there's another episode available, anyway.
  11. Arique


    SHUWATCH! Member
    Well, you got three months to make that decision. Apparently this anime is SO Low-Budget that they're only making one episode at a time.
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    So it looks like the anime, Aoi Sekai no Chushin de, finally premiered this weekend. The main character, Gear (aka Sonic), is supposed to be the savior of the Segua Kingdom against the Ninterudo Empire in the land of Consume.

    I read about this earlier and thought it could be interesting and then completely forgot about it until I stumbled upon it browsing through Crunchyroll. As a piece of anime, it's not all that great. But it's kind of funny and entertaining since it doesn't take itself very seriously. At the very least, the easter eggs and homages they have in there about the console wars back in the early 90's are fun. I never played Fantasy Zone, Phantasy Star II, or Columns (there are characters in the anime based on those games) but Gear does feel like Sonic more or less.

    The only thing that really hurt was
    they killed Tails (or Til) in the first few minutes. They didn't even give him a chance haha.

    I think the first episode is only available to premium members until this coming Saturday, at which point anyone can check it out. While it's pretty derivative and over-the-top on fan service, going into it with low expectations makes for a fun watch. It's cool to see a different interpretation of Sonic, even though Tails (and Sonic to a degree) are drawn in the bishounen, "pretty boy" style while Mario looks over the top, muscular and masculine (maybe it's the mustache?). But I mean after the first episode, it seems anyone who takes this seriously is completely missing the point. Has anyone else checked this out?
  13. Arique


    SHUWATCH! Member
  14. LordOfSquad


    bobs over baghdad Member
    Winnipeg, MB
    making cool music no one gives a shit about

    I used to watch anime a lot before I got sick of all the fanservice. I thought, you know, maybe I was actually going to watch this one. It seemed interesting enough. Thanks for saving my time, haha.
  15. I can't disagree on any of the points you made. As a person who's into anime, I can definitely agree in that it's really bad. As soon as the plot kind of hop, skipped, and jumped over logic, I had a feeling there was no way it could turn out to be serious. Then the fan-service came and I knew it for sure. I guess I'm more forgiving of it (probably too much) because Sonic is in it and there is so much anime that's being made for the sole purpose of cashing in on merch (which isn't a problem until the story, characters, and overall quality suffer and it becomes a standard in the industry) so I didn't expect it to be "good". I try and look at it as bad anime in the 90's that weren't very good overall but "endearing" for other reasons.

    (This is less of about me defending it and more of a means to justify me probably watching the rest of it haha)
  16. JaxTH


    Pudding Deity Oldbie
    Los Angeles
    Jack shit.
  17. TimmiT


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Member
    There's already a topic on this in the Sega Retro forum. But from what I heard it's really bad.
  18. Jay T.

    Jay T.

    It takes an idiot to do cool things... Member
    Just saw it, and it's pretty...meh. Not bad, but not great neither. It pretty much filled with a lot of fanservice, and the designs definitely look like something out of DeviantArt. Though, not all the designs are bad. they're just mostly weird. That Tetris dude though, yeesh, what a pervert. I'll watch it, but mostly to see how they tackle the other characters. I'd give it...I dunno, maybe a 5.5 or 6/10 for now.
  19. Arique


    SHUWATCH! Member
  20. AnimatedAF


    "Everyone else assumes it's Amy Rose, so we'll go with that"
    Nope, it's defiantly Nei from Phantasy Star II, she looks nothing like (not even pink) and does her claw attack from PSII in the intro even.