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Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by DuelGundam2099 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:32 pm

Because nobody else made a topic, here is a topic for the upcoming hirai-faced mecha series!

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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by wielder » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:59 pm

The first episode is available now and this seems like a pretty entertaining show so far. Don't really care for the art style, for obvious reasons, and the characters aren't anything special at all but I also didn't dislike them. More importantly, the mecha action was good and will likely remain the main point of interest.

The plot will win no awards for originality either, but it seems serviceable and relatively laid-back. The character interactions were usually fun too. By the way, the soundtrack was also pretty nice.
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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by Zeino » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:08 am

I liked it. Yes there are some stuff that doesn't make sense (hopefully only for now) but these teenagers seem to be spirited, likable and none of them have become pilots by the trope of accidentally falling into the cockpit! And that is almost a miracle for a mecha series!
It still might be bad, but I believe I will stick with it until end at least.
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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by yazi88 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:31 am

I find it quite amusing that each of the characters have their own personal team of mechanics. The fact that the mechanic team for the sniper mech were macho dudes that kept flexing were hilarious.

The launching of the mechs from their pods was pretty interesting cause I don't recall any other mecha anime that has the motherships launch pods and from that launching the mechs.

I'm gonna keep my eye on this show for the time being. That and the fact that there really isn't anything else airing on Thursdays that interest me for the time being.

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Post by vindKtiv » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:33 am

I thought I'd post here so anyone on the fence about whether or not to pick up the series might get an overview from another angle. My verdict? Try it.

I enjoyed it. The humor was welcomed, and even though it wasn't packed with laugh out loud scenes but I still had a smile on my face throughout. Definitely some "cringey" sexual humor, with a prime example being when
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the guy asks for lollipop that the instructor was sucking on
, but that didn't bother me too much.

Other than that one cockpit scene that literally looked like it was ripped straight from Gundam Seed/Destiny, Hiraiface didn't bother me at all. I also enjoyed the action scene a lot and wasn't bothered too much by the CGI, though I admittedly do not care as much about animation and looks as much as plot.
likable and none of them have become pilots by the trope of accidentally falling into the cockpit! And that is almost miracle for a mecha series!
Definitely agreed. I'm kind of sick of plots where the main pilot just happens to be at the right place and at the right time and just happens to be able to competently pilot the mech and overcome the adversary with a lot of luck. The idea that the Rabbits team was trained from the start to be pilots makes a lot more sense.
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The fact that they are the lowest scoring team also adds to the humor.

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Post by Strike Zero » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:51 pm

I gotta say, I liked this. Though they started out terribly in terms of combat, these five guys are the perfect team when it comes to comedic value. :D

Unlike most people, I have no problem with Hirai's style (in fact, many times I was nostalgically taken back to the days of Scryed). The CG was nice too -- very fluid, dynamic and well animated. Good show!
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Post by T0-burnth1sHeart » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 pm

Loved it. This is the best season of anime i've seen. I'm planning on following this and just about every other series this season, 'specially devil survivor. Can't wait for the next episode.

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Post by Zeonista » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:58 am

Watched episode 1 yesterday. So far I am definitely liking it! There is a genuine team dynamic. Despite being 5 distinct individuals, their individual efforts make for a unified action. Which is probably why Cool Visor Sensei picked them, instead of the team which scored the best in the regular exam. I also liked how the main hero starts out even doubting himself (along with his comrades) but mans up and takes on the aliens. Mecha-wise, the mecaha-carriers-cum-hangers-cum support ships really work , and they all have their separate crews, too! These are hero robots, naturally, so they kick much alien butt, but they do it very well, with lots of "fireworks" moments to sell the butt-kicking. And of course there is the continuing character style of Hirai Hisashi to provide life to the cast. (Johnny play, Johnny play, Johnny play, I'm hot for teacher.) So I'll definitely be following this one. :)
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Post by Mythgarr » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:53 am

Watched, liked it, kinda hoping this is a new Gundam series.
The team is a perfect comedic team, hopefully they will have their backgrounds explained.

And that sniper mecha...it's head is cool ;)
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Post by Amion » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:12 pm

This show grabbed me immediately. Though there is comedy, somehow it manages to obtain some realism in the fluid combat, like they have to maneuver with their verniers to get around, different from must about everything I've seen so far, except maybe Macross in some cases. Also, the opening and ending hint there is more drama and development to come besides the humor, a lot of promise indeed.

Edit after watching episode one: Star Fox! That's what this anime reminds me of, Star Fox! I didn't realize until I saw the pilots' introductions in the beginning.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 pm

Those facial expressions, man. Never seen Hirai face look like that before!
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Post by Amion » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:21 am

I hope that means you like them. :D

Ah, first episode. Definitely good first ep, I really like the main character (still not sure about the name). Maybe it's because he kinda quirky, which isn't unusual for main protagonists, yet he comes off as slightly different, fitting into a more unique mold. We'll have to see though, because he's got that stereotypical "I wanna be a hero" issue.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Yeah. They're rather amusing.
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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by Amion » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:38 pm

They are indeed, it definitly adds charm to the show. And what about the op? I loved it for its own sake, but it really doesn't fit in with the rather laid back part of the show. Any ideas on whether it will be growing serious over time?

Speaking of which, has anyone here actually red the manga?
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Post by T0-burnth1sHeart » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:16 pm

There's a manga of this?

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:29 pm

Eh, the opening is too low key for my tastes. I much prefer something high energy like Valvrave's.
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Post by yazi88 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:58 pm

T0-burnth1sHeart wrote:There's a manga of this?
The manga is the source material. Although I've never heard of it till this anime. Then again, people don't really care about mecha manga, its even more niche than mecha anime.

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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:30 am

Watched the first two episodes. It does not grip me. I think I'll take a pass on this one.
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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by Zeonista » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Episode 2 was fun in watching the results of unintended heroism. Our Heroes get to be media darlings in true current idiot-TV fashion until the Enemy Ace arrives and shows them up as the lucky n00bs they really are. (My favorite bit was the one reporter calling Hottie-Sensei "manager". :lol: ) Oh well, live and learn... The mecha side of things continued to be good, with the fight/flight reflex being inconvenient again, and the actions of the tech crews in getting the two hangered mecha into the fight.

Destiny_Gundam; This show is going to deliver high-energy action, to be true! However, the character development of the team is going to share screen time. Since Gargantia also had a mostly-calm episdoe 2, don't be in a rush to make comparisons. As for the facial expressions, well, when Hirai's characters are allowed to have more than 1 emotion per episode they can be very expressive indeed! (Why no, I am not pointing a finger a a certain notorious sequel anime. Honest!)
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Re: Galaxy Kikotai: Majestic Prince

Post by Amion » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:Eh, the opening is too low key for my tastes. I much prefer something high energy like Valvrave's.
I can respect that. To me, it honestly varies from show to show and in which direction I woke up in bed, or which bed.
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