OP: 「Errand」 by 飛蘭 (Faylan)
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Oribe Mafuyu and Yamanobe Tomo were raised by Tomo’s father at the private St. Mikhailov Academy where he was the headmaster, but he then disappeared. The two girls have lived by themselves since then, and Mafuyu is protective of Tomo, particularly since some of their classmates try to make their lives miserable. One day, on their way back from school, they come across an unconscious silver-haired boy and decide to take him in. The boy, however, disappears when they take their eyes off him, and when Mafuyu goes to look for him, she finds the church burning. She goes to try to save an icon but gets ambushed and tied up by a mysterious masked figure, the same one who’s responsible for some other recent murders. This person knows who Mafuyu and Tomo are and doesn’t think that anyone would come to save Mafuyu, but the boy from before suddenly shows up and does exactly that.
The boy is able to free Mafuyu, however he is weak from lack of Soma, creating an opportunity for the enemy. Fortunately, the nun Teresa appears as well and offers her breast milk to the boy, replenishing his Soma in a scene that reminds Mafuyu of the image on an icon. This allows the boy, a Qwaser, to bring forth a giant scythe and slice the masked person, but his opponent then disappears. In the aftermath, Mafuyu tries to thank the boy, but he tells her that those who can’t save themselves don’t deserve to survive and that she has to take hold of things on her own. The next day, much to Mafuyu’s surprise, the church is completely back to normal, and the boy is introduced into her class as Alexander Nikolayevich Her. She tries to get him to explain things, but he thinks that it’s better that she doesn’t know. He’s even colder towards the girls who usually bully Mafuyu and Tomo, however he does take a moment to grab Tomo’s breast. In the end, he warns Mafuyu that misfortune falls on those who get near him.
ED: 「Passionate squall」 by 藤村歩, 豊崎愛生, 茅原実里, 平野綾, 日笠陽子 (Fujimura Ayumi, Toyosaki Aki, Chihara Minori, Hirano Aya, Hikasa Youko)
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The OP isn’t quite as fast-paced as the one Faylan sang for CANAAN, but I like the chorus part here a bit more. That part actually sounds really familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it reminds me of – perhaps Chihara Minori’s Paradise Lost. Anyway, the animation sequence that went with it was fairly standard stuff that shows most of the cast and hints at what’s going to happen. The ED, on the other hand, focuses on the main girls, and the song is a seiyuu group one that was a little better than I thought it’d be, but not by much.
This first episode was about what I expected since it followed the manga fairly closely. The production quality was fairly good, and there wasn’t much action, but what was there – the attack on Mafuyu and Alexander’s battle – wasn’t too bad. Instead, there was a lot of exposition (about Mafuyu and Tomo’s past, how they’re now treated poorly, about the icons, Qwasers, etc), some mysterious characters, and some fanservice.
And fanservice is where the series is likely to get a lot of attention. As readers of the manga know, one of the key plot points is the use of breastfeeding for Qwasers. The MBS version, however, more or less censors the Teresa breastfeeding scene with some creative panning and cropping. There were also a few spots when the visuals showed a girl screaming but the audio didn’t reflect that, which makes me think that they cut those out too. In fact, there was less blatant fanservice than I expected given what was shown in the uncensored promo video. Certainly there were a lot of emphasis on Tomo’s huge breasts and some shots of Mafuyu’s underwear, but in the context of what other series these days show, this was relatively tame. The ED had arguably more fanservice than the entire episode. What will be interesting to see is how much the AT-X version, which airs in a couple of weeks on January 26th, will show.
As for me, I was neither really impressed nor really disappointed with the first episode. Even with the edits, it’s not bad, however I’m not convinced it’s a series I’d want to follow and blog, since at this point that would require me to drop another show on my schedule to make room. We’ll have to see what the second episode has in store.
Anyone thirsty for Milk…?
the only reason I followed the manga (and will follow this) is because of the Sasha xD there was a touching scene though in the manga regarding that breast-feeding, than a WTFanservice. Instead of getting my eyes burst, I actually stared at that scene and said, “aww” so I look forward to some things.
WHY THE CENSOR!
This censorship was horrible. If I hadn’t watched the promo, I wouldn’t even have been able to tell that he was sucking her breasts.
Omni, I wonder if the OP reminds you of the chorus to the Ga-Rei Zero OP, “Paraside Lost”. The notes rise in the same way.
Melchior: I think you might be right!
Another boobs-for-brains type show? O_o
Guess I’ll check out one ep.
The opening for this show looks so badass, too bad it’s wasted on such a perverted concept for a series.
I’ve only read the first couple of chapters of the manga manga but I think this could be a decente action even with all the pervertion it has.
The male character is so cool. After seeing the first ep., I’m tempted to continue this, even though the end was quite amusing. Also, I’m glad that a few obscene parts were censored.
Ass and titties don’t make a show =/ Dropped.
I think we could make another joke of catholic priests using image 12…
Lol I’m surprised no one else said it yet.
What i expected this series to be is just that…i’ll give this another episode or so before i decide if its worth watching.
I’m not too sure about this one…
my only concern for this serie is that it could catch up with the manga too soon.
personally, i can’t wait till the loli qwaser comes with her doll. (A)
Any idea when the AT-X version airs? Seems a little wrong to censor important story scenes. lol
Ive a bad feeling bout this anime… IM definitely gonna watch this anime , but ive a feeling that it will mess up somewhere TT
the chorus of the op theme sounds a bit like the op theme for the gai-rei zero.
Oh!! need dl the opening =D
ya its preatty close to gai rei up to the point were gai rei starts going with high pitch singing
Awesome first episode! At least they followed the manga closely, but seriously, AT-X better come up with the uncensored version. All Qwasers need breastfeeding, lol. ^^
Sorry for the second post;
I had similar feelings about the familiar op, the chorus sounds similar to Ga-Rei Zero’s op ‘Paradise Lost’ by Chihara Minori. Coincidentally, Chihara Minori is voicing Teresa in the show.
Omni, thanks for the post, and hope you would keep posting it in future! Thanks!
this is totally not orthodox, no pun intended
There’s actually a PV aired on AT-X that’s not censored at all. So, I figure when AT-X aired the first episode, it will be uncensored as well.
You would think that the uncensored version would air first since it doesn’t require editing scenes, but I’ll definitely keep an eye on this.
The ending song is pretty good too after listening to it a few times.
Could you please upload the op. By the way I have the feeling that this anime is going to disappoint me somehow.
need mediafire download please
Well, if you read the manga, the story is actually quite good, but yeah its perverted alright and the action is kickass. I’ll gonna keep watching this.
Will watch this… AND I HATE QUEEN’S BLADE!
Superior manga makes me want to watch this till the end. Though I think they stopped scanlating the series. >:(
Easier said than done… It’s hard to watch this…. T____________T
Where’s my manga!???? I’m waiting for certain favorite manga scenes to be animated and certain characters to show up.
Arcad: It airs January 26.
Kiel Hyre: Mediafire has been down and unstable recently, so I’ve had to use other uploading sites. Regardless, the links have been added above.
3 scythe wielders for this season, so far~
Same Manga Author as Mai Hime & Mai-Otome. This dark goth style anime version.
my bad! Same Manga Artist as for Mai Hime & Mai Otome.
Just watched the RAW and yeah, the censoring/editing is BS. I actually clicked back a few seconds when Teresa (?) showed up because I remember in the AT-X promo, she rips her dress open and flips in but this censored version just cuts around without making an attempt to blend. Looking forward to AT-X’s airing.
He is Alexander Nikolayevich Hell in fact. At least this is what is written in Russian on the blackboard. Fortunately for him, lol
I really hate censorship, wait the at-x version and fuck off mbs. Hope fansubbers wait at-x version too.
hey there is a uncensored cersion going to be up i think http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/10/18/seikon-no-qwaser-breast-sucking-bdsm-ero-anime-preview/
BREASTFEEDING IS STILL BEST FOR WHAT!!!!(an ad campaign for purchasing milk products)
that Qwaser kid is a pervert
I’ve noticed the art style is very reminiscent of Kiddy Girl and Kiddy Girl-and. Are they from the same artists/studio?
Compare this shot:
They look almost the same in some way.
Anyway, this show looks like something fun to watch this season. I might pick this up.
hmm well wait for the uncensored ver.
Don’t know, but the Qwaser manga was created y the author of Mai-hime/Mai-Otome manga and supposedly will have some paralels with hime-verse.
So its not surprising that it has similar character designs to MaiOtome manga, as Sasha is supposed to be similar to Mashiro from MaiOtome manga(not anime, as in manga Mashiro is male)
very very very disappointed. They effing censored the good parts.
I’m surprised any of you were actually surprised at the censorship myself, it was to be expected, at least they did it in a creative manner unlike those white spots from other series, go buy the DVD or wait until the uncensored version pops up later, they’ll come eventually <_<
Well what do ya know, another ass & tits anime. That makes like 5 this season. Sadly the few that don’t involve ass & tits seem to be boring as hell, not to say that the ones that do aren’t boring as hell. But I find myself watching everything this season anyway, since its so little to choose from.
This anime does appear to be interesting – but the key word is ‘appear’. I’ll give it a few more episodes to see whether I want to fully watch it or just skim through it like I usually do.
whoa ass and tities, time to pick up this show.
The way they censor, zoom focus on some random angle, so heavily to the point i have a hard time understand what is going on… and some of the sound effect doesn’t match up with the animation. Guess i have to wait for the god-saving AT-X studio to air it to get the full enjoyment…
omg its a hentai
The censorship editing really made viewers guess what was going on. The obvious one is the breast feeding. Another more ambiguous one was the hooded girl sticking those breast feeding candle things into the girl’s breasts at the beggining. Watch the promo and episode 01 and you’ll see what I mean. I seriously thought that the girl was killed but was wondering why she was blushing.
no good as well…skip 2 many..hot thing =D
the kid looks straight out d.grayman… i’m kind of on the fence for this one. I wasn’t a big fan of the op at all.. the song was ok but the rest was kinda bad. i’m hoping they don’t go for just that breast feeding gimic and this one turns out okay… maybe i’ll just read the manga.
the OP sounds like a mix of ga rei zero and heroic age, although that could be just me thinking too much of the similarity’s in this song.
the op was really good
i already read the manga it was quite interesting and really good (it’s like code breaker or d.gray man)
but this serie is based on the brest feeding
so there must be some of this events in the next episodes
if not i will not watch it
I’ll just watch Bloomberg instead up until it’s April; for FRESH new anime titles.
If it wasnt for the fan service, it might be a nice anime. Too much fan service just mess up things
damn, I watched this for the fanservice and it was all cut, wth, this was just sad X___X cant they air this after midnight so as to get more boobesque action lol?
onegai ! AT-X : MUNE WO SHIMESE! ( Ketsu mou ii desu!) ;0
could anyone tell me what’s AT-X that everybody is talking about ??????????????
theresa looks like ikaros(sora no ontoshimono) with blond hair 😀
Yea, the chorus in the OP has a 3 second sequence that is almost identical to Gai-Rei-Zero. Slightly surprised at this, it sounds like a copy
LOLZ! Why the hell did they overload it again with censorship eh? I mean what is the sense of making ecchi anime when the ecchi stuff is removed?
can u provide mediafire download kor the ED?
LOL’d so hard when alexander just grabs tomos boob and says good.
What do you mean, it wasn’t bad? It was TERRIBLE. Putting aside the magical breastmilk for a moment, the pacing was absolutely ATROCIOUS and it was nearly impossible to tell what was going on in the exposition scenes, much less the action scenes.
Also, I want to take a needle to Tomo’s breasts and pop them.
The censor was just retarded, sometimes you coudlnt even know wth was going on because of that
somehow i’m not impressed with this anime
and the lip movement don’t sync with the voice acting in a lot of scene
not sure if it’s caused by all the censored scene
but still i’ll watch episode two to see if there’s any hope in continuing to watch it
I didn’t have a damn clue what this show was about when i decided to watch it today, i will probably drop it because it doesn’t seem to be to interesting and as with the whole breastfeeding thing in all actually as a downside. I’ll be fair because other than that it was a decent 1st episode so ill give it another chance with one more episode, otherwise it will be dropped.
im a girl lol just to tell u and its soooo awsome once u watch it aleksander is the best on that anime lol
Eu achei super mega iper legal esse mangá japonês,alem de ser bem feito e a historia bem interesante,ja vi todos os episodios no youtube em espanhol e tb concordei de ter partes censuradas para todos verem.Adorei tb a Mafuyu e o Sasha,alem de formarem um BELISSIMO casal amei a serie