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So Its been stated that Synduality Noir will air on Disney+ , but is it going to be a Simulcast or will it all the episodes air later? Most articles are a bit vague about this.
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So is anybody watching this? It seems like a bit of a spiritual successor to Comet Lucifer, with some Evangelion references (Noir seems like a Rei Ayanami Expy, while the Johngasmaker is painted in Unit 1's color scheme)
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I am. The Coffins remind me of Big Tony from Sakugan. I'm hoping the show doesn't end up like Sakugan.
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i intend to watch it once my backlog gets less hectic. i hope a dub comes out sooner than later.
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So far it seems like a good show, albeit with some rather common storylines. Still its a very entertaining show and I look forward to seeing how it goes, especially because it's supposed to have 24 episodes apparently.


So far the show seems relatively light hearted,
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Though with some admittedly goofy rivals showing up in episode 2 , I wonder if the plot will deal with more human antagonists or just stick to fighting monsters?
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keep me posted then~
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So now that a few episodes have aired we can get more of a feel to the shows themes. The show is on a more lighthearted mood (at least for the time being)
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There are battles against the monsters, which every human survives, likewise last episode had a Gladiatorial Mech fight that resulted in no casualties (compared to say Votoms)
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We also have grown the cast somewhat in addition to the leads.

For a start we have the mysterious (and seemingly benevolent) Char Clone "Black Mask" who has shown up periodically to get Kanata out of a Jam. Who he is and what he is doing are shrouded in mystery
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Though Schnee the Magus hints that he may have lost his memory.
Likewise there is the Femme Fatale Claudia and her Moe Magus Flamme, who frequently show up to double cross the main characters, but are shown to offer help with the situations grows to dire.

As of the end of the last episode
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Noir has unleashed an ultra powerful electric attack that disables a mech piloted by the ruthless Range, while sudden, many of the characters appear familiar with the phenomenon.
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It's about time that Ellie stopped being a one-note joke.
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Totally they really drag out the whole Oblivious to Love Main Character cliché. That being said I do find the episodes to be a bit hit or miss.

Some of the more goofy episodes are a bit slower (though I find the comedy most often works, plus the cast is overall quite likable), however these can be balanced out a bit more with some of the more plot centered stories.

Like the most recent episode
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Wherein the characters meet the "Legendary Hero" Alba at what can be described as a Big Box store for Mechs, and they learn it may be possible to access Noir's long lost memories. It all culminates in a battle against almost Zombie like mechs.
Alba and Ada are neat characters (I particularly like Ada's snarky behavior) and it's neat to see the story develop a further, though what the end game of the series will be isn't exactly clear at this point (though I think Noir and her past will have something to do with it).
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Well the most recent episode really upped the ante.
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We see a massive swarm of monsters rampaging across cities and settlements. Granted this is in the backstory , but it is still the biggest battle so far. Plus with massive casualties and the severe injury of Tokio, the stakes have been raised.
I wasn't sure of the series to begin with, but it is really getting better now as we head toward the mid season.
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So I've heard this is supposed to be a two Cour show. Is it going to be all together or are they going to skip a season and come back in Winter?
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Noir being such a blank slate is a more interesting plot point now.
Mafty wrote: Thu Sep 21, 2023 9:25 am So I've heard this is supposed to be a two Cour show. Is it going to be all together or are they going to skip a season and come back in Winter?
No skips.
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That's great to hear , the plot is getting quite interesting now, so its nice to see them continue with it.
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I totally didn't see Noir as a safe mode thing coming.
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According to Anime News Network, the show will have a split cour and will comeback in January.
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Mafty wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 4:57 pm According to Anime News Network, the show will have a split cour and will comeback in January.
The rumour mills have failed me.

But I guess it's necessary to maintain production quality.
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Time for S2 & I'm glad that Mystere's currently in charge of the timeshare.
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It's also nice to see the plot move forward, the first season had more than its share of filler episodes.
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The characters are now traveling to Histoire, so I guess we'll see how that goes
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Having just seen Episode 15 , I'd say it's the best of the series so far. We finally get more background on many of the characters and settings
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Such as the fact that Tokio and Black Mask are connected somehow (probably being related to a degree) to the point that he follows Black Mask at the episodes end
As for Black Mask himself
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He is a Guardian of Paradise from Ideal, though it's still somewhat vague what exactly that means

Anyway it's nice to see the story picking up again, because the plot itself is rather interesting.
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Well, that ended rather...predictably. I have to assume that inbreeding's the main reason why all of Ideal ended up blindly following a self-centered moron like Weisz-shite for years on end.
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