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Don't know if this counts as an anime, but...
Thoughts?
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I think it's not anime.
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>>101988758
On Wikipedia it says it's a French/Japanese anime
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>>101988632
Animated by nips.
Produced by whiteflags.

Not anime.
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>>101988632
>>>/co/
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It is anime.
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1212

Same as this one.
http://myanimelist.net/anime/1279

Both are French-Japanese coproductions. But I believe Oban aired in French first (like a year prior to the Japanese airing) and the project initiator was French, while it's the opposite for Esteban (still had both French and Japanese people working on the actual production together though).

I can't read Japanese but that's what I gathered from Wiki.
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>>101988632

Dunno whether I can say I enjoyed it more than Last Airbender, but certainly re-watched this one more. Also Molly outstrips Korra in terms of character-growth and the whole 'main character is a girl and creator had to fight executives hard to keep it that way.' Just...damn. You want to see an animated series with a well-written female protagonist, then this is your jam.

But yeah, the other guys are right. Strictly speaking, this isn't anime.
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>>101988632
I rewatched it recently and like the animation and story and action, can't say much for the character design, but the background art was great. Over all a pretty nice anime.
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>>101988632
liked it a lot, good cast, Felt bad for military man getting friend zones for space Indian, but loved his revenge when molly lost her husbado and was like i guess you'll do but he noped then stole the super awesome god powers she that was really mostly her doing because he never shot down shit.
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The French director is now working for Satelight. He was the creator of Basquash, the art director of Symphogear, and did design on EVOL, Moretsu,... Right now he's working on Nobunaga the Fool and Space Dandy, so I guess his work is well-regarded in Japan.
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>>101991784

Really? I interpreted it as him not only saving 'life as we know it' but preventing Molly from suffering, what was for her (and possibly him) a fate worse than death. Molly never wanted the power in the first place. She chose to accept it because (a) she was led to believe they were screwed if she didn't and (b) she's witnessed first hand what happens when you run away from your problems. Thanks for that, by the way, Don Wei, father or the year.
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>>101988632
Anime or not, it was a great show. I really should rewatch it.
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Only real problems with it were Molly's tits and the ending.

It was rushed, but I'm happy that they didn't cop out on it. It's shockingly similar to the Madoka ending actually, although Madoka obviously did the "become a god" thing significantly better and in less time too.

This is probably the best western attempt at an anime. Avatar only copied the style, and never really the feel, but this show went the whole nine yards. I liked it.



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