Robotics: Notes


#1

[size=16]Robotics: Notes[/size]

[quote]Genres: drama, mystery, romance, science fiction
Themes: artificial intelligence, catastrophe, conspiracy, mecha, robotics, school, school life
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In 2019, Kaito Yashio and Akiho Senomiya are the sole members of the Robotics Club at Central Tanegashima High School in Kyushu, Japan. Kaito is a laid back student and a skilled gamer who is just trying to help Akiho, his childhood friend. She is an energetic positive-thinking girl who yearns to complete the ongoing project of the club: building a functional replica of Gunvarrel, the main robot of a once popular TV series. As they gather new members and try to assemble the robot, Kaito starts stumbling upon secret reports that might reveal a conspiracy of large proportions. Unaware of what he is actually dealing with, Kaito little by little starts discovering clues laid by the mysterious Ko Kimijima.
Number of episodes: 22
Vintage: 2012-10-11 to 2013-03-21[/quote]
ANN Info Page


[size=16]Robotics;Notes Anime Series Coming to Noitamina in October[/size]
posted on 2012-03-30 08:04 EDT
Anime adaptation of PC game announced at Noitamina press conference


[size=16]Funimation Streams Robotics;Notes[/size]
posted on 2012-10-09 12:11 EDT
Series to premiere on Funimation’s website this week


Any one else following this one? Funimation is showing it on Hulu.

Starts out kind of slow but starts getting into this wild conspiracy theory, that as the series further progresses isn’t so inconceivable as it seems.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=14196

Up to Episode 11 so far on Hulu. Total of 22 episodes, which are being simulcast (Final episode airs in March)


#2

I’m a big fan. I enjoyed the early story of the week bits and the idea of a club just trying to build the a mecha seemed Daigard level fun.

That episode 11 cliffhanger :open_mouth:


#3

###Robotics;Notes’ New Promo Highlights Anime’s Last Half
posted on 2013-01-05 12:20 EST
2nd half premieres on Thursday on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block


#4

Ep. 13

Starting to get real serious and a Solar Storm hits Tokyo. Frau kojiroh gets her account hacked and is being set up to take the fall for the robots going nuts there.


#5

Final Episode aired today.

Truly satisfying ending, and a nice epilogue after the final credit sequence.


#6

###Funimation Unveils Robotics;Notes’ English Dub Cast
posted on 2013-11-23 02:00 EST
Lindsay Seidel, Clifford Chapin, Jarrod Greene, Monica Rial, Leah Clark, Apphia Yu star in 2/18 BD/DVD release


#7

Don’t know about that dub casting. The other 2 “semicolon shows” had excellent dubs, I thought, and that trailer didn’t sound up to par. There’s one actress in this trailer, I think it might be veteran Lydia Mackay (perish the thought), using that annoying “creaky voice” that is en vogue these days. Still though, I’m surprised that a)Colleen Clinkenbeard isn’t a major character b)Brina Palencia & Leah Clark are in this c)Lindsay Seidel got “the lead”

Not knowing much about the show, the trailer left me with the impression that it kinda had a bit of a Dai-Guard premise to it.

Does building a Gundam compare to time-travel(s;gate) or creating matter with one’s mind (Chaos;head)?


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[quote=“celestial_being”]Don’t know about that dub casting. The other 2 “semicolon shows” had excellent dubs, I thought, and that trailer didn’t sound up to par. There’s one actress in this trailer, I think it might be veteran Lydia Mackay (perish the thought), using that annoying “creaky voice” that is en vogue these days. Still though, I’m surprised that a)Colleen Clinkenbeard isn’t a major character b)Brina Palencia & Leah Clark are in this c)Lindsay Seidel got “the lead”

Not knowing much about the show, the trailer left me with the impression that it kinda had a bit of a Dai-Guard premise to it.

Does building a Gundam compare to time-travel(s;gate) or creating matter with one’s mind (Chaos;head)?[/quote]

The plot is basically, about 2 sisters, Misaki and Akiho, and the Giant Robot show they both loved that ended before the final episode was aired.

Inspired by the show Misaki starts a Robotics club at the school to build a life sized version of the main robot from the show. She doesn’t get to finish it but goes on to work at a high tech robotics company. Akiho gets inspired to finish it and the show starts from there.

-Both Akiho and Kaito were involved in an accident, both have these weird Attacks. Akiho, when she has an attack can experience what is 5 hours in real time is 5 minutes to her, so it’s like she freezes. Kaito’s attacks trigger the opposite effect so he can experience in 5 minutes seems like 5 hours to him. (So he can have what seems to be super human reflexes)

There’s also a conspiracy subplot running through the show that sort of takes a back burner til the 2nd half of the show but it’s a great payoff when you see how everything is tied together.

I’ve already preordered it because the Seiyu who dominates my collection is in it. (Kikikuo Inoue plays Misaki)


#9

Just got the Vol.1 regular Edition.

Extras Feature Episode 6 commentary with Leah Clark (Frau Kojiroh) and Monica Rial (Junna)on disc 1

and Extras on Disc 2 include episode 10 commentary with Lindsay Seidal (Akiho) and Jarrod Greene (Subaru)

Science adventure series interview Part 1 and textless opening and closing.


#10

My $19.99 copy of this just arrived from Amazon. I don’t know what to expect as the dub trailer was really weak but, IMO, most Funimation trailers are (there’s a sort of “inverse relationship” between trailer quality and show quality there). Whenever I see arbitrary punctuation marks in an anime series’ title I get nervous lol.

Unfortunately, if the show does turn out to be something that I like, I’ll have to stream the rest of it as Part II is not priced at the “so cheap I probably won’t care if it turns out to be execrable” $20. If I like it, I’d buy it at its current price but I doubt that I’d do it “blind”.

…time to take this thing out of the shrinkwrap and try it out.

(Kikikuo Inoue…I still try to pretend that she wasn’t Belldandy)


#11

also bonus points for casting Brina Palencia as Nae, since she played her younger self in Steins; Gate.


#12

[quote=“celestial_being”]
(Kikikuo Inoue…I still try to pretend that she wasn’t Belldandy)[/quote]

It’s really hard to do, since Kosuke Fujishima (The creator of the manga) actually altered Belldandy’s character based on her performance. It’s definitely her signature role.


#13

Brina Palencia has certainly been making up for lost time. It’s starting to feel as though it would be shorter to list which modern Funi dubs she isn’t in.

In other news, this “Science Interview Part I” is in English. Has that become “a thing” now over at Funimation? The video actually looks HD, moreso than their HD streaming interviews. Aniplex could learn from this as, despite charging 100s of dollars, they put their cast video interviews on DVD (and poorly made DVDs at that)!

…Belldandy just wasn’t a character that appealed to me.


#14

The lead actress in the dub eerily reminds me of both Cherami Leigh and Hilary Haag. The “Arnold Palmer” of voice actresses.

I’m not sure if it was in the sub but in the dub the lead is a self-aware moe character (ie:she’s conscious of all the moe traits she exhibits) and that makes it much more tolerable IMO as it feels less like otaku pandering when the character has reasons for acting like that.

…the lead’s time power has to be the most useless superpower. Even Meg Griffin had a more useful ability.


#15

Crunchyroll Adds “Robotics;Notes” to Anime Catalog

July 27, 2017 6:00pm CDT