Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:44 AM
Episodes: 12 (?)
Iori Nomizu as Funko (FNC)
Misuzu Togashi as Ichiroku (M16A4)
Aya Gōda as Ichihachi (AR18)
Kaori Sadohara as Shigu (SG550)
Mami Kosuge as Jiisuri (G3A3)
Mina as Faru (FAL L1A1)
Misato as Eru (L85A1)
Saeko Zōgō as Ichiyon (M14)
Shizuka Furuya as Agu (AUGA1)
Takayuki Kondou as Genkoku
Yuka Iguchi as Tei (T91)
Fuyuka Oura as Isukee-sensei (SIG SK46)
Kenta Miyake as Springfield
Ryoka Yuzuki as Thompson-sensei (M1928)
Toru Ohkawa as Garland
Yuu Asakawa as Fujiko-sensei (FG42)
"I.N.G." by sweet ARMS
#1: "Himekuri" (ひめくり) by Kaori Sadohara
At Seishou Academy, a newly transferred teacher discovers that girls like Funko always aim to do their best and shoot for their goals, often literally with live ammo. Because these girls aren't just expert shooters, they are the guns, in human form.
Kinda surprised no one made a thread for this =o So a school with middle school girl where every girl is representing a gun and some of them (maybe all?) are also representing a country (depending on the weapon ?). This first episode was quite funny with Funko-chan going crazy because the teacher saw her pantsu and begins to shoot like a mad girl xDD I also like Eru-chan even if she had not that much screen time.
Personally, when I read the synopsis of Upotte!! the first thing that came to my mind was the anime "Gunslinger Girl" with all the serious stuff replaced by a more funny and pleasant atmosphere. It is in my top 3 for the moment.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:37 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:07 AM
Edited by AccipiterF1, 11 April 2012 - 02:07 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:57 PM
|However i still can't see where this series is going.|
That's what I'm afraid with this series... I hope it will not be just a slice-of-life anime since it has some kind of potential to have a good story =/ Maybe we need to wait for 1-2 more episodes...
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:35 PM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:48 PM
But somehow I seem to be hooked up on this series
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:53 PM
Proud leader and creater of the Chiisai Hana fan club !
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:06 PM
|i really really wish thier was more of them then FNC and her friends|
Well it was to be expected =/ FNC is the "heroine" of Upotte. It's not like she's a bad character but seeing their elder sisters would be nice too.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:06 PM
4/10 from me.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:06 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:16 PM
That was to the so-called climax of the fight came along. It ruined everything it tried to do. Sure it had a meaning to convey but did the writers really have to make it like this. It felt like watching a script which they had lying in a drawer or something some remote because it was so dull.
As it seems this was the last episode so time to look back on it.
For me the remark i made a few post back may the best one: this series just shot itself in the foot after a nice first episode. It felt to have no real story to boot. Even the promising connection between the teacher and Funco vanished from sight.
The characters were weak and had no real development.
To sum up the series may best to say that this animation was made by some random factor to whatever the writers thought would be nice. One time a bit of story, next a fight, then a bit of information on weapons. No coherency whatsover in this series.
For me this series gets something i hate giving: a 3 out of 10..and that is just because it had a nice fight in the last episodes..
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:15 PM
The school premise really hurts the series as it ends up being a school-life, ecchi, comedy show rather than an interesting war setting. The show is more about gun "history" than anything else at times. However, it does have its fair share of action. Character wise though it's incredibly weak. Characters themselves are not interesting at all despite being guns. The show doesn't fully explain how things work in this world. It's unfortunate since it has a unique concept and solid action, but fails to ever follow through with a majority of what it tries. It ends up being half-hearted 80% of the time.
Art and animation were both decent overall. Designs weren't overly generic but they weren't overly detailed either. For a gun specific show, I had expected some greater focus and quality on the guns the girls were holding. They got the inner components of the guns detailed but the exterior lacked the fine details that the interior had. What's the point if we don't see the interior 90% of the time? Unfortunately, we also don't even get to see detailed magazines or shots like what was shown in Hidan no Aria or even Black Lagoon. And no, I'm not confusing this show with the ongoing Jormungand. Regardless, animation is a strong point of this show with Xebec continuing to show signs of improvement. In this past year alone, they have shown step ups from their previous works (mostly To Love-Ru) with titles like Rinne no Lagrange and Upotte!!
OP/ED themes were both okay at best. I personally prefer the ED theme a little more but neither are really all that good when this season is filled with a lot of good themes. Seiyuu wise, the show is mixed with moderately experienced seiyuus such as Iori Nomizu and Mizusu Togashi as well as less experienced ones such as Misato and Kaori Sadohara. It would have been more appealing to have accents brought out to match the origins of the guns (kind of like Hetalia). Mizusu did a fine job as Sixteen with the attempt at accents but the rest of the cast was rather dull.
Enjoyment? The series does have a few noteworthy episodes worth watching, mostly when the girls duke it out with each other. I will say, however, that are far better in basically every other aspect Upotte!! tries to get good at. If you want girls with guns, Madlax, Black Lagoon, and Gunslinger Girl are more noteworthy titles. If you want a similar premise, Strike Witches definitely does this better.
Overall, despite all the negativity towards this show, it's not an unwatchable show but requires some serious patience to watch. The moeblob aspect really detracts viewers and the addition of ecchi only makes it worse. It's more "interesting" than I gave it credit for but it's not something that one should really get excited over. It's by no means a good show. It will likely be forgotten not too long from now.
Preliminary Score: 4/10
Final Score: 4/10
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:25 PM
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