[TV Drama] Koukaku Fudou Senki Robosan
  • InvaderInvader
     
    December 2014
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    Robosan ep. 9 gif recap.

    I can't emphasize enough how much I love Mayama's expressions:
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    aiai's eyes about to jump out of her face:
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    "Why are you all looking at me?"
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    How Rinanan became the center of the show - a musical story:
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    But she basically spent 8 episodes reading a book:
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    Yet now everything is about her (cue to "I'm about to become Queen of the Galaxy" stare)
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    There's just one more episode?
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  • December 2014
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    it makes perfect sense to me that Rina would turn out to be the Queen of the Galaxy. XD

    I hadn't realized that they'd planned to end the series so soon -- it seems like it should have been set for a 26-episode run, but I guess it's going to be 11 episodes plus one improv+outtakes episode, or something like that.

    And basically with 8 episodes of random plot (and Rina reading a book XD ), followed by three episodes of actual storyline -- but it's Ebichu, so it's fun to watch no matter what. :))
     
  • December 2014
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    #10 on nyaa
    http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=636498

    and my encode on HO
    http://www.hello-online.org/index.php?app=xbt&CODE=details&torrent=80911

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    So this was the last episode? Without understanding a word it didn't look like there was any kind of conclusion. Rather a cliffhanger for next week...
     
  • InvaderInvader
     
    December 2014
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    I remember reading it was 10 episodes plus an unaired one that will be included on the Blu-ray. But I doubt they'll leave the conclusion for the Blu-ray so maybe there're more episodes to come.
     
  • December 2014
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    There seems to be at least an eleventh episode broadcast next week
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/robosan/story/11.html


    【2014年12月26日(金)放送】
    毎週金曜深夜0時52分~1時23分放送
    最終回 戦場でメリークリスマス
     
  • December 2014
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    If they end it with episode 11, it looks like they're cutting it short just as the story's getting started, so maybe they really do plan to make more episodes (on maybe they did, but cut it short because the ratings were too low or the money ran out -- both of which seem a little unlikely).

    For one thing, they haven't even gotten to wear those red pilot outfits from the opening credits, and it doesn't look like they're going to wear them in episode 11. So I'd guess that the original plan at least called for a lot more episode.
     
  • December 2014
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    NTT Plala and TV Tokyo published press release on September 22.
    http://www.nttplala.com/information/2014/9/20140922_1.html
    ◆タイトル(Title) : 甲殻不動戦記 ロボサン(Koukaku Fudou Senki Robosan)
    ◆キャスト(Cast) : 私立恵比寿中学、甲本雅裕 ほか(Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, Koumoto Masahiro, etc)
    ◆監督(Director) : Yuki Saito(代表作品/あのときのFlavor…、BATTLE☆DISH// ほか)
    ◆話数 : 全11話(11 episodes)

    This drama schedule had already been decided.
     
  • December 2014
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    I had seen that at TV Tokyo's Robosan web site, but I wondered if they have plans for a second series or a new season. They might have scheduled 11 episodes, but with the option of extending the plot and adding more episodes if the show was popular enough. Ah, well -- however many episodes there are, everything that Ebichu does is fun to watch!
     
  • InvaderInvader
     
    December 2014
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    Robosan ep. 10 gif recap
    Ayaka:
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    Mayama first realizes is time for Christmas
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    Then she realizes she hasn't bought any presents yet:
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    aiai approves:
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    Ei Ei Oh!
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    Ebichu getting ready for battle: (I can almost hear Rittan's warcry on the second gif)
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    aiai FIGHT!: (honorable mention to Hinata and Mayama on the background)
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    This is Ebichu: (everything is perfect here. From Mayama hitting her head on an invisible wall to Mirei being a cheerleader instead of a fighter)
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  • December 2014
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    And in that last GIF, Rina looking round like, "OK, everything's normal -- they're all just acting like they usually do." XD
     
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    Edit: Didn't mean to triple post (board lag)! But since I can't seem to delete the extra posts, I'll just say that nothing can beat Aiai's boxing moves...
     
  • December 2014
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    ...except possibly Rina's stare and Mayama's eye-rolling!
     
  • December 2014
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    I just watched episode 11 -- without being able to catch more than a few words, all I can say is that there was more than enough WTF-ness to go around. XD

    Amd what was that conversation at the end? All I could really gather was that it supposedly sort of tied up some things about Rina's background...

    (And are they thinking of bringint Robosan back for a second series at some point? My guess is that they are...)
     
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  • InvaderInvader
     
    December 2014
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    This episode was hilarious. I hope they end up doing more episodes someday, but right now I want them back in variety because I think between Ebichu Global and this one they've improved a lot and they have a better idea of the sense of humor they want to display.

    Now it's time for the last Robosan ep. 11 gif recap:

    Some Rina being shocked:
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    And some Ayaka being cocky:
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    The closest I got to a never-ending loop of Kaho crying like a possessed baby:
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    More appreciation of Mayama's expressions:
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    Out of the way old lady:
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    Everyone keep calm:
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    aiai finally lands a punch:
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    The best way to end the series (and the biggest laugh I've had) Mayama and Rittan getting drunk without alcohol:
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  • OM617OM617
     
    December 2014
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    Can I request a bit of background on the whole "necktie on the head" thing? Culture in general, not just the skit. I have been curious about it since Rōdō Sanka but I can't find much about it except relating to manga or momoclo.
     
  • December 2014
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    Nothing cultural about it really.
    Just imagine a drunk trying to undo his tie, when he tries to remove it it gets stuck on his head, he gives up and it stays there.

    I guess it's more prominent in japan due to it being popularised through gag manga.
     
  • eyelesseyeless
     
    December 2014
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  • all9all9
     
    December 2014
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    Chiichan's cut for Hinata-oshi
    http://goo.gl/OEVM2h
     
  • December 2014
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    Robosan ep 8
    eyeless said:

    Spoiler:
    Mayama:Why do you mess up the room?
    Hinata:These are cardboard boxes that we got at Liquor store.
    Kaho:We wanted to make a robot.
    Mayama:Are you nuts?
    Hinata:We wanted to display a robot at a Christmas party.
    Mayama:Tidy up our room!
    Kaho:I intended to clear up the room after having eaten a snack.
    Mayama:Take these boxes away soon!
    Mirei:Can you figure out why she is in a bad mood today?
    Aiai:She is the captain of basketball team.
    Mirei:But she was not a regular member, right?
    Aiai:Yeah. Therefore she was not a real captain. She knew that today.
    Mayama:Don't goof off! You will be disliked by Robosan.
    Hinata:We are liked by Rbosan. When Kaho and I were in this room, Robosan frequently moved.
    Mayama:That is the same as me.
    Hinata:When you were in this room, Robosan did not stand up.
    Kaho:When Robosan moved before, you were not here.
    Hinata:Maybe you are disliked by Robosan?
    Mayama:W...What?

    Mayama sulked and shut herself up in cardboard box.

    Hinata:Ako-nee(Mayama)!
    Mayama:I'm not cut out for pilot.
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    Kaho:Please come back soon.
    Mayama:I shouldn't be here.
    Hinata:You leave here?
    Mayama:Just leave me alone for a while.
    Kaho:It's not your fault at all.
    Mayama:The reason why Robosan does not move is my fault. Yeah, EVERYBODY dislikes me.
    Mirei:What does EVERYBODY mean?
    Aiai:She was dumped by her boyfriend today.
    Mirei:Let's cheer her up.
    Hinata:Tomorrow will definitely be a good day to you.
    Mayama:Why can you say something like that?
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    Mirei:Though you were not a real captain, you did your best.
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    Ayaka:Kudo chan(Riko). Are you all right?
    Riko:I'm okay.
    Ayaka:But, you are strange today.
    Mirei:Did something happen?
    Riko:No...
    Hinata:2 girls are depressed here.
    Aiai:I just got a good idea. She has an obliging nature. Riko has worries, so Mayama will open up to her. If Riko trusted Mayama, she would notice her own existence value.

    Mayama:Riko has something to consult with me?
    Hinata:You can solve Riko's problem.
    Mayama:You cannot fool me with a trick like that.
    Kaho:Our plan was failed.
    Mayama:She is really troubled? I must help her if she is troubled.
    Hinata:Our plan is succeeded.
    Aiai;Riko, you should consult with her about your problem.
    Riko:All right.
    Aiai:OK. Let's go!

    Riko:Ako-nee(Mayama)
    Mayama:I would like to be help you. I want to talk to you alone.
    Riko:He invited me to a date. He is the senior I look up to.
    Mayama:Huh?
    Riko:His name is Kobayashi. Since that is my first time I am nervous.
    Mayama:Oh...I see...

    Ayaka:Something is strange!
    Aiai:What happened?
    Kaho:Riko seems to date with a boyfriend.

    Mayama:Don't hesitate to ask for advice.
    Riko:Wow! Thanks! He said that he wanted to see a movie with me. He likes me? What do you think about that?
    Mayama:Ha...Hahahaha I don't know,
    Hinata:Ako-nee(Mayama). You should leave there.
    Riko:I said to him "I also wanted to see a movie with you". He was blushing!
    Mayama: @-)

    Mirei:He may not like you.
    Riko:What?
    Hinata:That is your misunderstanding.
    Ayaka:He was blushing? He probably had a cold.
    Kaho:He had a cold, so he wouldn't remember you.
    Ayaka:You are a very shameful girl.
    Riko:Don't look at me like that!!!!
    Mayama:Come over here.
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    Riko:I came to hate him.
    Mayama:Riko, you are my friend.

    Ayaka;Oh! Yoshida(Rina) Please help her out.
    Rina:Ako-nee(Mayama). It isn't your fault. I leave here. When I'm here, Robosan doesn't move.
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    Riko:What were you talking about?