>>11750067 You certainly haven't truly watched it if you think nothing happened over those 25 episodes. You're probably the same kind of person who thinks Cloud Atlas is hard to follow because no Michael Bay explosions 24/7.
>>11754550 >>11754559 People bitch endlessly about how Captain Earth is "boring" just because they can't stand a show with a focus on plot over action. So then 00 gets praised for having a lot of action even though its plot is complete nonsensical garbage and that means the action is shit too because it's all for the dumbest reasons ever. On top of not being that well done in the first place, but oh man, there's a ton of it, so apparently it's great!
>>11754583 >So then 00 gets praised for having a lot of action even though its plot is complete nonsensical garbage and that means the action is shit too because it's all for the dumbest reasons ever. What.
I thought it was basically a more boring version of Star Driver. They kept throwing around all these high-concept terms, and the sheer weight of terminology gets boring after a while.
More, no-one actually got killed, and the final boss was barely animated. He just hovered around and spouted dialogue. This show just felt amazingly clumsy, for want of a better word: It's not bad by itself, but it has the problem of coming after Star Driver. Which did all the stuff with less clutter.
>>11750031 >ITT: Wasted potential FTFY. It wasn't in any way a bad show, but it wasn't stellar either. It had a great setting, awesome designs and some cool characters, but the plot itself was really generic, and the pacing was all over the place.
Also, the battles were predictable as fuck - every time an Impacter fought a Killtgang there was a few minutes of the Impacters jobbing, and then winning through some asspull. Though at least the final fight was cool.
>>11754851 While I can't say if he's right in this case, it's not as though we haven't seen people on this board who've made it clear they either didn't watch a show or didn't actually pay that much attention for the glaring shit they miss.
Why? The blue-haired guy is explicitly alive at the end of the show. They literally say "Yeah, he stepped out." and it's not an euphenism, because his charred corpse would be lying in the pod if he was dead.
A Neoteny is a juvenile that displays one or more properties usually reserved for an adult.
Like a tadpole that has legs.
From the perspective of a Kiltgang humans (which are supposed to be nothing more than food) wielding the power of the livlaster are special exceptions making use of a level of power that should be beyond their class of being.
How would I fix Captain Earth? Quite simply remove the whole Salty Dog politics bullshit. And just make it a generic mecha story about space monsters and how they have to use the Earth Engine to stop threats from entering the atmosphere. And get rid of Logicaru Logicaru, or have her do the math wrong and get blown the fuck out of orbit via Matt Damon in Interstellar.
>>11755179 A quick Google search shows that it's the other way around: Neoteny is the retention of juvenile features in adult animals. Captain Earth probably got it the other way around: the Kiltgang view themselves as the "adults" who are functionally immortal and can utilize orgone, while Earthlings are the juveniles who don't have access to such abilities.
>>11755179 >A Neoteny is a juvenile that displays one or more properties usually reserved for an adult. Neurofag here. This is backwards. Neoteny is delayed maturation, seen as retention of juvenile traits (large head-to-body ratio, delayed sexual maturation) in an adult. That is, the adult displays child-like traits which goes by the term paedomorphism and is hopefully the only time today I'll have to use that word.
This is particularly of interest in encephalization, or how a species increases its cranail capacity: by delaying the onset of a larger body frame, the cranial cavity to body ratio remains higher, allowing for significantly greater surface area (after infolding, since neuronal layers are static and adding more depth is not fruitful).
>Captain Earth >Good I really, really wish I could like it I really do The problem is that it took too long to get anywhere and when it did, it was really underwhelming Which is a shame, because it has great girls and great mechs
>>11756350 >so yeah let's not give anyone a chance to grow as characters or let the narrative take it's course. The problem with that is...it takes fucking 13 episodes to reach that point. I'm all for giving shows chances but for the love of god you can't expect people to be patient if the show takes that long to improve itself
It was boring but comfy, with lots of cool shots of rockets and space and shit. Plus, it had a hopeful end. I once heard someone call it a mirror of Evangelion. Boy wants to pilot robot, father figure actually tries to stop him, even a single angel/kill-t-gang could destroy the Earth, etc.
>>11755854 It being "anime" doesn't make it separate from other good things you're missing out on. It's just like not having seen a great work of art. Sure, you won't notice if you don't know, but it makes me feel bad for you that your life lacks that bit of greatness.
>>11755580 Yeah, because the ending they wouldn't have heard anything about is totally the reason why people wouldn't be watching the show. While it is still airing. Before the ending exists. You are so smart.
My only guess is that it just wasn't marketed very well and the measured pace put off most of the few people who actually ended up trying it, because people have no patience. There was definitely something weird going on with how late into the season it started compared to everything else.
>>11757048 >because people have no patience. Or the show took too fucking long to pick up and it's not worth the investment either. M3 like CE is under appreciated for a reason, both shows just sucked at drawing viewers into the world despite not being overly offensive or stupid. We may hate A/Z for good reason but it's appeal makes sense and it was able to capture viewers as fast as it lost them when it was shown that the people behind it had no idea what the fuck they were doing and was just going through a checklist of popular tropes to sell it by in comparison to CE which never went...ANYWHERE and just remained consistently mediocre and M3 which had a really bad start but got much better as it went on and then ended on a somber note where you can't even much recommend it as a whole.
It was shit. The protagonists were dull and colourless. The antagonists were Team Rocket. The limp humour was cringeworthy. Most of the storylines were flat and uninteresting. It was filled to the brim with stupid terminology, and that's even by the standards already set by mecha and sci-fi in general. The mecha were OK but nothing special. The best thing about it was those awesome unnecessarily complicated transformation sequences.
>>11757104 >investment I'd call it a gamble. I literally found staring at my wall more enjoyable than to watch the first several eps of M3, and I am supposed to endure 4~5 more hrs of that so that I MAY OR MAY NOT enjoy the good parts of the show? How about I just drop the show that I have no obligations to continue watching?
Worst case scenario I miss out on a potentially good show that in all likely hood isn't gonna be a life changing experience. That and some random guy on the internet who takes his anime too seriously is gonna disapprove. Seems like the better option than to keep watching.
>>11757315 >I literally found staring at my wall more enjoyable than to watch the first several eps of M3 I didn't quite feel that way, but I don't think I've ever felt the same way about an anime that I did about M3.
Every week, when a new episode came out, I was never really excited for it. It always took me a while to work up enough interest to even bother downloading it. But as soon as I started watching it, I would suddenly remember "oh yeah, this show is actually good." It felt like I had to rediscover the show every single week for months. And I still have no idea why.
>>11757690 I did watch the several ep at once. After which I wanted to kill the entire cast, the writers, and the people who hyped it up. I tried to give it another chance, watch one more ep, and I started hating myself. That's when I just went fuck it and hit shift+delete.
>>11756330 >unlikeable cast Well, it takes a while for them to realise that they are being assholes and they have to change. The only characters that was likeable from the start to the end was Iwato and Raika, unsurprisingly.
>M3 Instead of waiting for the good parts to happen, why not apprecite everything else in the show while you watch? One thing they did great was the atmosphere, the setting was effectively end-of-the-world-is-here, and the backgrounds and such reflect that, the town near the area is deserted, there wasn't any people there that wasn't involved in the whole thing. Another aspect I like is that the characters are fairly logical(and realistic), even the guy in charge of the whole thing went "This is horrible lets not risk the kids" at one point. The message of the show, that's a good one, and its supported by the events in the show.
>>11757883 To be honest, I was hooked onto the show after the first episode, I had questions regarding the mysteries and the characters, and the show answered them as it went on. The tone shift halfway through was so smooth, watching the first episode after the last episode, they felt like different shows, the character development helped massively with that. The show takes unlikeable shits and brings them through lifechanging events, and they come out better people.
What is with this board? If it had aired in 2007 or something, everyone would have loved Captain Earth. But it's 2014 and every mecha anime is apparently "shit" and everyone's eager to jump over each other to talk about how much they hate everything.
What's next, you're going to say Argevollen is bad? Don't even dare.
>>11759384 Captain Earth is a legitimately bad show. I can confidenly say this because I'm one of the few people on /m/ who actually liked Star Driver. Captain Earth has all of Star Driver's weaknesses with none of its strengths. It would be considered a bad show in 2007 or any other year for that matter because it's simply poorly made, with awful pacing, shit characters, and a story that has no idea where it wants to go. Star Driver is a show with plenty of style and almost no substance; Captain Earth is a show with no style or substance.
>>11759384 > If it had aired in 2007 or something, everyone would have loved Captain Earth Definitely not. If it had aired in 2007 absolutely no one would have watched it because 00 S1 aired that fall, and for a stretch of almost 2 years this board was 10 (and occasionally 15) straight pages of Gundam, followed by Macross, a bit of Soaring Cake Girl, and more Gundam.
Not him, but OP was kind of asking for it with a simple and somewhat inflammatory OP like he made.
>>11739926 has a OP with only a small bit more effort put in to it about the exact same show and has been going for two days more with people being pretty civil all around, more than likely for the simple reason that the OP didn't try and make the show sound like an underrated gem that /m/ was at fault for not appreciating but actually just talked about it instead. And got people talking in return, even though the majority opinion in the ensuing thread was that the show didn't bowl them over and could have been better.
>>11759907 Praising a show is inflammatory? Are you serious? Do you even realize how fucking much you're reading into it to get all that out of a two word post? This board is full of paranoid people who call everyone that disagrees with their narrow viewpoint a troll. And that thread has the most neutral OP ever that doesn't even take a stance, so basically you're saying that people shouldn't express their opinions when creating a thread for expressing opinions.
I think that thread has only avoided shitposters because they're all posting in this one instead.
>>11759393 >>11759414 >>11759840 >>11759865 I highly doubt any of you can truly guess what your seven years younger selves would have thought. You underestimate how much a person changes in that time. Chances are, most of you are a lot more cynical than you were back then, for one thing.
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