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Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Status: Not Yet Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to ?
Producers: VAP, Arms
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Seinen
When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. One day, she decides to show him the aliens, but an accident occurs and Kuroneko dies while Murakami is left seriously wounded in the hospital.
Years go by and Murakami obsesses on finding proof of the existence of aliens because of a promise he had made with Kuroneko. Then, one day, a new transfer student comes to his class, who not only looks a lot like Kuroneko, but is named Kurohaneko!
And even though she insists on never having met Murakami before, the girl has superhuman strength and seems to even be able to predict the future!
How will Murakami's life change now that he has been saved by this mysterious girl that claims to be a magician?
An up-tempo first episode. The fact that Murakami did not forget his childhood love is touching, considering all that happened when he was a little kid. Maybe Kuroha has seen what the future is herself, rather than foreseeing it. Can't know what it's about before she explains the drug and the surgery that gave her powers. A little bit disappointed that she didn't have the moles, but for some reason, did not expect her to have them, either.
Overall, a very good start.
I'm intrigued by the mystery behind everything. And plots involving some sort of ESP and forecast of future deaths tend to draw me in. Very good start indeed--probably running currently in the middle of my pack of shows at the moment, but I'm certainly looking forward to the next episode.
I'm really interested in Kuroha's past and why she's so much like Kuroneko but... not her. Or maybe she is her altered in some way or another and the moles were removed for some reason. I'd be interested to see how this is resolved later, if it is at all.
I do get the feeling that those Aliens are not just there for the lulz.
It was good start. Neko-chan really is a very cute female lead and I can totally see why he would like her. I wonder if we get an explanation about her origins in this one season. If not I just read the Manga.
But as I said solid start. Being able to see the future + "magic" caused by science. Looking forward to see where this is going.
Himeragi, is that you? LOL
Anyway this is definitely a must-watch and Neko is freaking adorable and I have the feeling that she will be a very badass character with her powers.
The first episode was a good one and I'm already waiting for the next one.
To conclude, I don't want to look like a pervert (.......well, I admit that I am, but in this case I'm saying it seriously), but the fact that Neko's moles aren't visibles, couldn't be linked with her growth? I mean...she's grown a lot....there. LOL
Average first episode. The main character seems unstable since he doesn't believe that Kuroneko died until now. Deny the death after 10 years is strange; of course, everybody gets sad with something like that, but after some time, there is no other choice but accept. 10 years long denial phase is strange, indeed.
Besides this, nothing was very well explained, waiting for clearer explanations on the next episode.
The second episode was pretty interesting. The way they exterminate witches is pretty brutal, and I hope Kuroha doesn't suffer that same fate. Overall, it was lighthearted, but I get the feeling things are going to turn dark pretty soon, and the last minute seems to have hinted at that. It doesn't seem like witches live very long, either.
What a cold blooded scientist (?) group. They seem to treat the witch girls like they are.. objects. I wonder why they feel they need to kill anyone who has come to know about their powers. It's not like those people could go ahead and tell the rest of the world about all that and get other people to believe them. At best, they'd be treated as people who have gone crazy.
Kuroha kanji reading scene and then the scene with cake were fun.
Either way yes, it was a funny episode because of the comedy, but also a dark one with the witch being killed like that.
I do wonder what's going on in this city.....
Looking forward to the next episode.
This show is pretty good with keeping the balance between the cruel darkness of the with project or the Kuronekos death and very cute scenes like Kuroha humming that song and Kana wanting the cake.
I really wanna know where this leads to.
Especially the dubstep opening, which I find really, really cool for some reason, shows some interesting scenes. Either the girls are "healthy" and the world is destroyed or they are pretty much dead and the world is fine. I have a bad feeling... Especially after reading the very first page of the Manga...
The more I'm watching this, the more I'm somewhat reminded of Elfen Lied, which isn't shocking since both are created by the same mangaka, and both are animated by the same studio. If I'm getting these same vibes, a similar feeling of lightheartedness at times, but also darkness. I heard that things are going to turn bloody and dark pretty quickly.
If I recall correctly, Elfen Lied also had an atyipcal OP for the time it was released. I'm quite liking Gokukoku's OP also.
And yes, similar style for the OP too. Both are really nice in their own way, but I prefer the song from Brynhildr. Oh well, I wonder if we will get the same amount of gore.... like it or not, that's one of the things that made Elfen Lied stand out.