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01[22:55] <Froborr> Okay, FINALLY watching the episode.
01[22:57] <Froborr> Who is that?
01[22:58] <Froborr> Um, if Gaea is that close to Earth the stars shouldn't be any different?
01[22:58] <Froborr> Unless this is thousands of years displaced in time.
01[22:58] <Froborr> Oh what the fuck
01[22:59] <Froborr> Oh hey, this guy is in the opening credits.
01[22:59] <Froborr> Allen?
01[22:59] <Froborr> His name is ALLEN?
01[22:59] <Froborr> That's just... silly.
01[22:59] <Froborr> Oh, he looks just like Amano. Interesting.
01[23:00] <Froborr> Oh god it's one of those stupid honor codes.
01[23:00] <Froborr> You're out of your league, guy whose name I can't remember.
01[23:01] <Froborr> So you have a duty to kill him if he draws, but you refuse to kill him?
01[23:01] <Froborr> Da fuck?
01[23:01] <Froborr> Oh, and here's the effeminate sexually deviant villain. Because that wasn't already played out in 199whatever.
01[23:02] <Froborr> I guess the dragon is the mech?
01[23:03] <Froborr> Destiny Prognostication Engine, seems fortunetelling is going to be a major theme if both teh evil emperor and the main character ahve it.
01[23:03] <Froborr> Atlantis AND tarot, wow this thing is going to leave no mystic BS unturned.
01[23:04] <Froborr> Wait, he's leading THIS band? I'm starting to think maybe blondie isn't a villain?
01[23:05] <Froborr> Oh right, Van, that's his name.
01[23:07] <Froborr> Wow, that's pretty hardcore, introduce all those characters, like annoying catgirl, and then immediately kill them off.
01[23:07] <Froborr> Because of course I'm certain that none of them escaped.
01[23:09] <Froborr> Of course Van gets himself in a fight.
01[23:09] <Froborr> ...or not?
01[23:10] <Froborr> I guess yes, Hitomi does stand out more than he deos.
01[23:10] <Froborr> This came after FFVI right? Because Allen apparently is just straightforwardly Edgar...
01[23:11] <Froborr> Wait, what did Allen do to become his enemy?
01[23:12] <Froborr> Van is indeed correct about cards.
01[23:12] <Froborr> Okay, but maybe haunted doom cards can?
01[23:13] <Froborr> I really don't knwo what to make of this thief character but I don't like him.
01[23:18] <Froborr> Yeah, I have basically nothing to say about the mecha duel.
01[23:18] <Froborr> Was that a vision or an actual attack?
01[23:18] <Froborr> Guess I'll find out tomorrow, because it's time for crappy end credits!
01[23:19] <Froborr> ...That episode was pretty meh, I hope this gets better because so far I don't really see why it's a classic?