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#1 Mar 31 2010 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Without watching season 1 and not realize it till the end of the first episode/part way into the season? Just reminded because I'm rewatching Prince of Tennis, and the second season (they're called OVAs but it's really nationals) just brought up why I started watching it in the first place. Seeing all the different special moves they pull off, then realize that they weren't always this awesome and came out of 178 episodes of training and character development. The spoilers get you though, pretty much half the plot of Hajime no Ippo was given to me by the first episode of season two, which was mostly a recap and a lead in.

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#2 Mar 31 2010 at 10:02 PM Rating: Good
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manicshock wrote:
Without watching season 1 and not realize it till the end of the first episode/part way into the season?

Did that with Code Geass. It was on Adult Swim one night, so my roommate and I started watching it. The first couple episodes of S2 seem like they could be the first episodes of the series, but you still feel really lost. It was only later when I looked it up on Wikipedia that I realized that it had been season 2.
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#3 Mar 31 2010 at 10:30 PM Rating: Good
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Nope, can't say I've done that before.

I either get stuff recommended to me, or I look things up on wiki before I watch them.
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#4 Mar 31 2010 at 10:49 PM Rating: Good
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I saw the End of Evangelion before the tv series. I don't think it made a difference, heh.
#5 Apr 01 2010 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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I saw the End of Evangelion before the tv series. I don't think it made a difference, heh.

Other than you lose any sense of optimism you had for everything right away instead of letting that hope build up only to be dashed later on.
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Allegory wrote:
I saw the End of Evangelion before the tv series. I don't think it made a difference, heh.

Other than you lose any sense of optimism you had for everything right away instead of letting that hope build up only to be dashed later on.

This is what got me on Hajime no Ippo. The whole of when he will fight Miyata later on, and how far he goes in tournaments takes away from the tension that they were building because I already knew the outcome. Broke any twists in the plot. Prince of Tennis, it's kind of obvious they'd do well so I don't think that really made any difference there. It was build more on in the moment tension with a long term overtone rather then the rising tension Hajime had.
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#7 Apr 01 2010 at 12:59 AM Rating: Good
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manicshock wrote:
This is what got me on Hajime no Ippo. The whole of when he will fight Miyata later on, and how far he goes in tournaments takes away from the tension that they were building because I already knew the outcome.

Ippo doesn't have a strong continuity. It's there, but it's completely unnecessary to the enjoyment of tehe series. Ippo takes the episodic formula and turns it into an arcosodic formula. I think you can pick up Ippo at any given arc and enjoy the series.
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Allegory wrote:
manicshock wrote:
This is what got me on Hajime no Ippo. The whole of when he will fight Miyata later on, and how far he goes in tournaments takes away from the tension that they were building because I already knew the outcome.

Ippo doesn't have a strong continuity. It's there, but it's completely unnecessary to the enjoyment of tehe series. Ippo takes the episodic formula and turns it into an arcosodic formula. I think you can pick up Ippo at any given arc and enjoy the series.


The arcs were what the episodes gave me. The end of the rookie tournament, champion carnival. I agree with what you're saying about how it worked, just this was more or less the first time spoilers I feel took away from the series itself. Sure it was still fantastic, just not as good as I think it could've been without knowing the end of each bit and the first season itself.
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#9 Apr 01 2010 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Read the arcs of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni out of order... started with the police man arc, which was several years in the past, and then later in the future, and gives you all the information of what happens outside of the village. It also tells you who dies, although that doesn't matter much as the arcs constantly change.

It kinda spoiled stuff for me for a few episodes, but didn't give away anything major.
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