Jormungand: “Best Facial Expressions This Season”

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Pale maiden anime Jormungand is accumulating as much praise for the quality of its frequently rather eccentric facial expressions as it is for the quality of its gunplay and throat slitting, as well as its unexpectedly high gag content…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 19/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    if they keep this up and follow the manga faithfull (they're done a great deal so far), it's definitely the best anime of spring.

    I hope they include the hilarious omakes though... more and more Valmet!

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    Comment by Kohaku
    10:03 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Valmet and Koko!!! <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    P.S. Itou Shizuka is my goddess

    Comment by Anonymous

    I rather doubt that it would be the "best" anime. Actually i find it boring. I watch it because i like the military setting, but that is. Story and action scenes arent exactly all that "WOW, GREAT!". They are actually quite disappointing at times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Being rather truthful there it seems.

    I wouldn't go as far as claimed it was the best myself as well but it was rather fun in some ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    From her charming personality to her fun expressions, I really like Koko. I think Shizuka Itou is doing such an excellent job voicing her.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Yes, ignore the fact that she is totally unfit for such dark series, while we're at it, why don't we drop all of the Lucky Star cast into this series too, i mean it can't get worse than this.. This anime is so bad in it's GENRE that instead of receiving "most badass this season" it can only get a lousy "best facial expressions" Lolz

    But honestly I'm just disappointed in this series, i expected this to be a sort of Black Lagoon of 2012 with a Ravy type crazy character as protagonist chick, but instead i got this husky-bipolar randomly cheerful-happy-voice chick >:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Add into it an even worse version of Black Lagoon's "philosophical" ramblings, and you've got a series that's sliding downhill fast. It's not dark enough to pull off what Black Lagoon did, not cool enough to be Cowboy Bebop, it's missing any sort of cool plot points and MacGuffins that Canaan had, and overall it's just forgettable. Dropped like a sack of potatoes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    because with only 2 eposides you can know all about the series?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    And I bet you who is saying that I can't judge an anime in two episodes didn't even give actually smart anime like Mushishi or Tatami Galaxy a single look.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I am getting incredibly hard.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    She is..

    Koko smushed between her boobs is her idea of heaven, she even gets a noosebleed because of it afterwards.

    That would be picture 048.

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    Comment by Anonymous RAW GM
    19:50 19/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sure is. I'm gonna watch this just for Valment and her love for Koko.

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    Comment by warjoke
    10:15 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Valmet blushing?!

    HNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Her name is Koko, she is loco, I said "Oh No!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    I could just imagine some big black bitch with a ghetto ass singing that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Nicki Minaj or something :p?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god no... please don't mention she-who-must-not-be-named.., brings terrible pictures to my mind D:

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    Comment by Yamamaya
    19:27 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I love Koko. Those facial expressions make her look even more hot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    pic 015...U MAD TROLL ?????

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Would not have figured that it was a chick if it wasn't mentioned explicitly.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Egh, just compare her to Sir Integral Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing.

    Both got a bit of an androgynous thing going on. But still female.

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    Comment by Tasche
    09:21 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Koko is like the female vers of Ichimaru Gin.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    why does this remind me of onepiece?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This anime bears the official /k/ seal of approval.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    instant batman make-up

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is pretty good but I heard the manga failed to capture sort of detailed discussions about arms trading like that it apparently just touchs the converational and dealings but more about the action, which is a shame . Would enjoy a very high quality written dialog, but so far its been rather interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice to know the ishbalans are still getting work after Full metal Alchemist.

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    Comment by Goldsickle
    09:34 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is this gonna be like Sunabouzu?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't turn from comedy gag fest into super-dark, violent and depressing mid-ways if that's what you mean (I'm referring to the Sunabouzu manga btw, while the anime had the same problem it was much less extreme). As soon as it has picked up its pace, Jormungand will remain relatively constant in balancing light-hearted elements with serious and darker tones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let the gun porn galore begin!!

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    Comment by Electromaster
    09:33 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A lot better than that fail chase from 1st ep.
    OST is still sexeh.

    And for a lookalike, I still think Girlycard sounds waaaaaaay better.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Koko doesn't look human; she makes me think of an alien.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's just an albino.

    No different from Mao and Tianzi from Code Geass, Azmaria from Chrono Crusade or Dilandau from Vision of Escaflowne to name a few examples.

    The weird eyes thing, is just a visual gag, similar to some of the things seen in Hellsing. Just there to show that she's angry/displeased.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    albino's have no pigment at all...even in the eyes. This is why they tend to have eye problems cause their iris doesn't block light to well.

    She's danish I'm sure. The only group of people that can naturally have that light skin and platinum blond hair. It also matches the name of the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @13:38

    Incorrect, it all depends upon what type of Oculocutaneous albinism the subject has. No pigment in the eyes would be OCA1, but OCA2 is the most common variant, and those folks tend to have blue eyes.

    Although red, pink and purple are also possible, dependent upon the melanin pigment levels in the eye, and that varies per individual.

    Also the name Hekmatyar seems to be associated more with Afghanistan, note the Warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who was one of the Mujahideen leaders during the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan.

    Although considering the name of her father and her brother, Floyd and Kasper respectively, it doesn't look like there's a direct link with Afghanistan.

    Then again, neither Floyd or Koko can be considered prototypical Danish names. Kasper is a name that does occur in Denmark though.

    *does some more digging*
    Interesting.. Kasper is a Farsi name after all. Means: He who guards the treasure.

    Although it also occurs a lot in England and Poland, but there it's more of a reference to a member of the 3 Magi, with more of an old Greek connection, where it means: precious stone.

    And Floyd is a Welsh name. Koko on the other hand is both an African/Ghanaian Name, as well as Japanese means as much as: Second Child.

    So all in all, I'd have to say that there looks to be more of a British connection for this family.

    - Wales is part of GB
    - Brits were active in Afghanistan from around 1837 to 1919.
    - Brits were active in what would become Ghana from 1874 to 1957.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good Show! Never been so impressively beaten in my life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google is your friend apparently.

    Comment by Anonymous

    why does this look so much like Bleach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    stop comparing all good anime to a shitty anime like bleach that got canceled already blech!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    If you see this anime go cut yourself

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    This anime looks really gay... emo and much more!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You're emo and you've just realized that you're gay? Your eyes are showing you what you want to see, so accept yourself, man!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    stfu butt licker

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Confusing your reflection in the monitor with the anime again? You should know better by now....

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually hes right i seen a little bit of this anime it blows..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, I don't like being blown by dudes.




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