Joining the Felli club

Koukaku no Regios

Uh, after being “persuaded” by NOOBARJENKS, I am now marathoning Chrome-Shelled Regios. Mediocre show, but oh god, Felli has charmed herself in to my heart.

Submitting my application to the Felli Fanclub right now. Now I regret not giving this show another chance earlier on. Dammit.

P.S.: WTF are those damned ENGRISH scenes?!!!!


  1. Ryan A Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 5:26 am

    From the get go (ep 1 or 2), once I saw her raging on that roof structure, I felt her WIN.

  2. DmonHiro Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    Feli is the reason I keep watching that. God knows it has nothing else that stands out. And episode 11s atomic-shin-breaker was golden

  3. NovaJinx Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 6:31 am

    Index has Biribiri, Regios has Felli. Both shows are otherwise mediocre at best, but the one trick these ponies can pull off is just so kickass to warrant watching.

  4. Dakkar Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    Well, Regios is at least funny, while Index… I guess I’ve been watching it for the trainwreck :)
    BTW, is it animated by the same studio which did Oinari-sama? If so, it’s the second show in the row which, being overall average, is still quite enjoyable. Something many bigger titles have recently failed to attain…

  5. midenz Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    the engrish part is like a movie they watch or something XDD!! youll see at peisode 11 =) FELLI!!! SIGN ME UPPSS =)

  6. NovaJinx Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    The way I see it, the main difference between Index and Regios is that over the course of the season the level of quality in Index has been steadily degrading or at least remained stagnant, while Regios has been improving. To quote AVGN I guess this is like saying that the dump I took yesterday was better than the one I took the day before, but I think it’s clear which series has at least tried to improve. JC Staff hasn’t done jack shit about Index’s poor execution outside the graphical work – they’ve just put the cruise control on and forgot that they still have to steer.
    Okay, I swore I had washed my hands clean of Index already. I apologize.

  7. Dakkar Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    The only J.C.Staff’s show I enjoyed in the recent years was Shigofumi, so I definitely not a big fan of this studio, but the problem of Index is deeper. Basically, it bites more than it can chew on the very level of concept. Mixing magic and technology in a single setting is quite an old idea, yet it’s hard to come up with a decent implementation. Zelazny is probably the only name which pops up in the head when I think about good blending of fantasy and sci-fi elements in roughly equal proportions. Even in the games, where you can afford to be more schematic about the the world, it proves to be too hard to handle. Arcanum tried it best, but still failed overall, even though it was made by original Fallout creators who had huge D&D experience on top of that.
    I’m not talking about mystery or minor fantasy elements in slice of life or sci-fi media, this thing works out nicely. But if you throw in tech and magic in comparable amounts and put the focus on how they antagonize… well, you have to be really good to pull it out. Clearly, the level of light novel or anime script writers doesn’t suffice.
    That being said, there’s no surprise there’s more holes in the Index’s setting than in the Swiss cheese, but same goes for Regios as well. The difference is that Regios clearly states “who cares about details, let’s have fun”, and as long as it’s actually fun to watch, it’s acceptable. Index, on the other hand, pretends to be well-thought through and logical, so we have half an hours explanations which usually make me laugh, as they clearly show that the author lacks knowledge in most of the areas he addresses. Piling up scientifically or mysteriously sounding words might work on school students, but that’s the extent of it. The character saying like three lines of text in a split second (yeah, straight from ep.24) is annoying on its own, but when you have to listen to ten minutes long monologues made of nonsense in the most inappropriate parts of almost every single episode… Come on, even fanservice would work out better :) Seeing how J.C.Staff has been treating the source material lately, I’m really surprised that they chose to stick to the worst possible option of bringing all the week point of the books on screen…

  8. gkbs Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    felli lovers i suggest reading chrome shelled regios:missing mail

  9. FFVIIKnight Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    Maid Felli is win.

  10. Dark Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 10:43 am

    hey kurogane u have seen clannad extra episode??these episode was of KYOU !!!! i´m waiting for u post

  11. steelbound Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    What’s really funny is the Felli’s voice actor is Mai Nakahara who also did Nagisa on Clannad. The main reason why I’m still watching this show is Felli and the Engrish scenes.

  12. Furuba Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

    Felliiiii ftw! Love the nickname she gave the main “Fon Fon” LOL i think xD i havne’t watched for a while… engRish scenes throw me off so much i have to turn down my volume. it’s so wtf indeed. i think the short haired lady has the “best” engrish out of the lot. the guy is just a try hard and the girl… kinda glad she doesn’t have as many lines…

  13. Honoo Said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    You’re late into the club, bro. :D

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