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What The Hell Valkyria (Spoilers)

 

So I was watching Valkyria earlier and was very happy to see that it got a new OP. That is, until I realized how massive a spoiler they threw into it by showing that Alicia does indeed have Valkyria blood in her (enough to face Selvaria for the matter). It’s a plot twist that wasn’t totally unexpected given how they’ve hinted about it in the past, but damn it I would have liked to see it played out in the series and not completely spoiled by an opening sequence several episodes before it happens. *shakes fist at A-1 Pictures*

July 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm
57 comments »
  • July 4, 2009 at 7:51 pmZetsuboushita

    wow.
    i probably shouldnt have read that.

  • July 4, 2009 at 7:57 pmRyougaZell

    Ah yes.
    That was a magnificent moment in the game. Im glad I decided to play it first. I played it between the airing of episodes 1 and 4. After that was when I decided to watch it.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:00 pmAgrippA

    In fairness its shouldnt come as a massive surprise to alot of the fanbase for the anime as id guess alot of them have played the game already. But yeah for teh others it must suck a bit.

    Is it really THAT much of a shock tho?

    Equally there are bigger plot twists to come yet.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:07 pmMaya

    Is it just me or the animation looks a bit different?
    It doesn’t have that “sketchy shading” effect anymore.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:10 pmKoroshiya

    Actually it was pretty obvious ever since their first encounter with Max n Selv.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:17 pmNightflame

    yeah… well this was kinda the worst possible but likly obvious development to come…
    really hope for more action ( who did they actually fight against? ) and less of the valkyr part, even if that’s surely not possible…

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:21 pmMartin

    Good thing i stopped reading after the first sentence. Now how am i going to watch new episode without watching OP>??? Argh….

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:22 pmFreya

    roflmao. wow thats hilarious. and thats an opening?

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:47 pmmagnumslinger

    I knew she would have Valkyrie blood in her from the beginning. Why else would the series be called VALKYRIA CHRONICLES. The title itself is a spoiler.

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:47 pmproto-omega

    lol i wonder if in the anime Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:52 pmBrazil

    I guess the creators just figured that this was something that the audience should know already

  • July 4, 2009 at 8:54 pmvin-nii

    I’m glad I dropped this while I’m ahead =.=

    and dude, I think everyone would have realized that Alicia has the blood by episode 8 or something

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:01 pmRex

    Nice work Omni, thank you for ruining it for me. Very glad you did that. Asshole.

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:02 pmRex

    (Sorry for double post)

    You could AT LEAST have written the spoiler AFTER the jump.

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:06 pmcereal

    Every one seems to have picked up Alicia has Valkyria blood in her, i didn’t see that coming at all… I feel like a complete twat now.
    I guess the name Valkyria Chronicles gives it away, considering so far the only Valkyria we have encountered is a supporting character and why name the series after a supporting role.

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:11 pmMeery

    Gah, they’re holding hands.

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:13 pmRunty

    People, to be fair, the game’s OP sequence spoils this surprise too, if you pay attention to detail.

    Besides, in the first episode, Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:19 pmewok

    I’ve suspected that at least since ancient ruins episode – with passage opening to Alicia.
    And WTF with Selvaria carving up tanks and buildings like paper????
    Has flashbacks of Saikano and blasting squadrons of B-1s of the sky…
    Note – that explains why Maxie didn’t need other bodyguards on his desert trip…

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:24 pmRickyMack

    @ Runty

    yup the game showed her in her valkyrur mode during the OP too, i mean she had the whole silver hair and all but wearing that red handkerchief was a dead give away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMs8blJUSt0

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:35 pmFreeter

    No mention of Yasuomi Umetsu directing that new OP? Alicia with the gun easily reminded me of Sawa from Kite :P

    And LOL @ the DBZ/Gundam Seed-esque finale. So much for the ‘realistic’ war aspect :P

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:44 pmnapen

    too easy to suspect, the whole anime title and all tells already. btw, Omni, check out the re-animated version of Suzumiya Haruhi ED (Tomare). I left the link in the most recent Haruhi post.

  • July 4, 2009 at 9:46 pmOmni

    Rex: The reason I put both the words Valkyria and Spoiler in the title is so that if you didn’t want to know, you would stop reading! I didn’t exactly bold the spoilers, so it should have been easy to just scroll past. And plus, you’d find out anyway once you watched this week’s episode since it’s the OP, so your anger should be directed at the producers.

  • July 4, 2009 at 10:27 pmijustnoticed

    OMG I see KITE and MEZZO FORTE written all over that OP.

  • July 4, 2009 at 11:10 pmpaul

    at least it wasnt isara’s death they spoiled

  • July 4, 2009 at 11:12 pmAnimeniac

    well its kinda expected… like as how yuki is being reveled that she was a retarded vamp, **not a spoiler anymore** this plot is something should be expected with the character of alicia… they basically have the same main plotting (yuki and alicia) so i wont be surprised…

  • July 4, 2009 at 11:38 pmbrakes

    well duhh she has the blood, guys you gotta know these things!

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:11 amEri

    Now we know that Welkin and Alicia are together.

    But yeah, I agree with the spoiler thing. They should’ve let us find out for ourselves. NO EXCITEMENT! :((

    I’ll still watch it because I like the anime.

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:12 ampuyomon

    This OP seriously giving me Kite vibes. Did Yasuomi Umetsu directed the new OP sequence?

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:22 amLayla-san

    for me its okay to be spoiled but i dont know why u guys dont want to be spoiled. well, we all have different personalities dont we?

    i love the last scene of the OP, Welkin x Alicia. :3

    this post really doesn’t bother me, im just waiting for the summary of episode 14 so i would know what they were talking about. oh yeah, there’s a really funny scene somewhere in the new ep, welkin was so ‘J’……haha just watch it guys! :)

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:22 amJello

    AHHH.
    Noo.
    I want Alicia and Faladio to date. ;A;
    Boo.
    Damn spoilers.

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:26 amDubleLulz

    Having played the game, I can say that I didn’t feel surprised or pissed at all, because the game’s OP already showed me that. xD

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:43 amMabo

    Aww, opening’spoiler’bleach style xD
    Well, since i’ve already read some spoilers about it, i’m not surprised.
    But I was like O_O when i saw it, very darker (specially Welkin’s face), the charadesign has changed a bit too. I’m very fan… :D

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:46 ambalance

    not much a spoiler, previous ep already shown that she has valkyria powers

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:54 amSplash

    Bleach is notorious for OPs that show stuff that never happened in the series (red herrings). But so many people here have played the game and commented that the new OP is pretty much dead on to what happened in the game that they must be true.

  • July 5, 2009 at 1:01 amAkiyama

    Well, the opening animation was pretty awesome, and I liked the music, but OH GOD SPOILERS. I’ve never played the game either, and was going to after the series ran it’s course so I could compare, but spoiling the whole Alicia thing was sort of D:

    Then again, I guess there was a subtle hint back in the ruins earlier in the series, but I didn’t take much stock in it. Ah well. D:

  • July 5, 2009 at 1:13 amLayla-san

    dont mind the op too much, it’ll ruin ur interest in the series. just go watch the raw!! :)

  • July 5, 2009 at 2:07 amDubleLulz

    You guys should go play the game. This anime’s only the story. :D

  • July 5, 2009 at 2:30 amOmni

    To address those of you who keep bringing up the game: I realize that there are a lot of people who like the game and may not necessarily like the anime or are indifferent to it, but I actually do like the anime and how it’s telling the story, and I don’t plan on playing the game (partly because I don’t own a PS3). That’s why, regardless of whether the game’s OP did it or not, I didn’t appreciate being spoiled by an OP like this.

  • July 5, 2009 at 2:35 amRosaGarthern

    well, I can’t say it’s a spoiler for me since I’m pretty good at deducing events and plots (twists).
    but I will sympathise with the rest of you in how I hate it when a studio can’t get the “TEH NO SPOILAHZ DAMIT!” and toss in a little piece of crap into their OP or ED sequence.
    but still, Alicia fought on par with Sylvaria? now that I didn’t expect….

  • July 5, 2009 at 5:01 amGuy who’s gona spoil you

    all i can say is…. scout rush!

  • July 5, 2009 at 5:42 amjlyn101

    Somehow Alicia being ‘special’ (aka Valkyrian) didn’t surprise me at all. The only thing I wonder is HOW and WHY she has it.

  • July 5, 2009 at 9:10 amSilentmanX

    I’m not surprised that Alicia has Valkyria blood in her, because it did show in the video game already so it was suspected to happened

  • July 5, 2009 at 9:57 amPANDAemic

    lol the art style of the new op reminds of of mezzo forte…
    mainly the eyes :D

  • July 5, 2009 at 10:42 amRex

    Omni: Yes i saw you wrote “spoilers”, but any SANE person would have put the spoiler itself AFTER the jump.

  • July 5, 2009 at 12:32 pmMishila

    Rex: Any SANE person would see SPOILERS in the title and look away if they didn’t want to be spoiled.

  • July 5, 2009 at 2:33 pmWingZerozxt

    thats a little upsettig but sooo cool to watch

  • July 5, 2009 at 4:17 pmren

    spoilerific OP is spoilerific

  • July 5, 2009 at 7:46 pmJohn

    seemed really obvious to me when she managed to open that door in the relic…

  • July 5, 2009 at 8:37 pmsealouse

    I saw that coming from a mile away.

  • July 6, 2009 at 2:42 amjulygirl17

    I’ve never played the game, and I really didn’t expect her to turn out to be a Valkyria, but I had an inkling something was special about Alicia. The ruins opened up for her and Selvaria seems really interested in her. Also, there has to be another Valkyria somewhere in order for them to be able to defeat Selvaria. I wished they hadn’t spoiled it either, but oh well.^^

  • July 6, 2009 at 11:20 amjho

    Yea I echoed those thoughts exactly as I was watching the OP. They couldn’t show that new opening after it was revealed that Alicia had that blood in her? It would have been a lot more dramatic.

  • July 6, 2009 at 3:00 pmMars

    but still, Alicia fought on par with Sylvaria? now that I didn’t expect….
    LOL!!!
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 6, 2009 at 3:43 pmMr. Lee

    lol its just like the gundam seed destiny openings with how they reveal new mobile suits like the Destroy and the Destiny.

  • July 7, 2009 at 1:17 amKoroshiya

    “To address those of you who keep bringing up the game: I realize that there are a lot of people who like the game and may not necessarily like the anime or are indifferent to it, but I actually do like the anime and how it’s telling the story, and I don’t plan on playing the game (partly because I don’t own a PS3). That’s why, regardless of whether the game’s OP did it or not, I didn’t appreciate being spoiled by an OP like this.” ~Omni

    Um… I’ve never even heard of the games until this series started and I wasn’t shocked at all… I mean they were dropping hints/alluding towards it through out the series thus far even if you ignore the title.

  • July 8, 2009 at 12:01 amSOSAnimeBoy

    wow… first time seeing some video from this show. Is it a good show to pick up?

  • July 8, 2009 at 6:13 amAnon

    @Rex
    i think any SANE person would note this entire darn site is a big fat giant spoiler if you haven’t watched the episodes yet, which you clearly hadn’t or else you wouldn’t have been at all surprised by Omni’s spoiler.

    so any SANE person shouldn’t be raging when spoiled while reading stuff on this site prior to watching the episodes.

    and if you did watch it already, and you are simply raging for rage’s sake and crusading for righteousness and spoiler posting principle, then that really is its own sort of insanity.

  • July 8, 2009 at 10:54 pmPalvati

    It was obvious that Alicia was going to be a Valkyrie, but why show their arsenal and their power?

    Great… just watched the game OP.. and it’s even more ruined for me =(