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1/6 Edit:

Wow, featured, thanks so much. In listening to this, I'm hearing more peaking, so I think I'll upload a fixed version when I get home from work.

Also, thank you for the comments and suggestions on how to improve. I may not reply to them all, but I take all of them to heart, even ones that focus on negative aspects. It's the only way to improve going forward.

Was originally released yesterday, ended up having to balance some audio levels from the Youtube version.

Episode 2 "Measuring Up"

When Adam Novus finds out that his soldier brother, Stephen has accepted a match with his direct superior in the Alliance, he is thrilled. But memories of his loss to Stephen months prior begin to chip away at his confidence.

Cast

Adam Novus: Adam Tilford

Stephen Novus: Greg Nugent

Amy Caecus: Kira Buckland

Mike Aquilus: Carlos Moreno

Christina Efflorenso: Michelle Deco

Sean Repens: Brian Gilbert

Jen Fama: Jasmine Carbonell

Grace Cooper: Corinne S.

Nathan Gelidus: Austin Lee Matthews

Caleb Prodito: Matt Shipman

Harold Caecus: Kamran Nikhad

Extras:

Heidi Tabing

Travis Mullenix

Brandon Wright

Music by Projecttrinity

Ending theme "Broken Machine"

Performed by Amanda Lee

Composed and written by Luke Thomas

Purchase the full song here - http://shatteredheaven.bandcamp.com/

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QOVL38

Reviews


NeochildsNeochilds

Rated 4 / 5 stars January 7, 2014

The Good, the bad and the ugly.
The good- decent voice acting, decent story(pretty a-typical hero anime like eh mech series.

The bad-----
The colors are too flat there is no level of depth, you need to use depth tricks to convey a measure of depth and it's not that hard simply have a 80 % black to 0% gradient, place this between the characters and background or however you want to use it. The characters designs also are a bit weak but bearable and the animation is just wonky.
Sometimes a bit too monotone with the voices but bearable

The Ugly- Well I can't say there was anything ugly.

All in all you were able to put out an animation regardless of other factors and that is an achievement. My thing is as you create something always try to make it better, don't settle for a sub-par method and I believe you are settling when it can be better. Keep at it and I hope to see some better work. Lets see where this mech series goes.


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CyberdevilCyberdevil

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars January 2, 2014

Another awesome series I need to follow! Thats a vast cast, some of the voice acts feel a bit imbalanced, but as far as the story goes, it's interesting. I first I thought the battles were real, but then I guess they're just simulations. So, is it a slice of life series with training the main part, or are things soon about to spiral out of control? Looking forward to the continuation!

-cd-


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nikedrummer33 responds:

Glad you enjoyed it. It's only "slice of life" early on. Pretty much only the first 2 episodes then it shifts focus elsewhere. This year, with the scheduled episodes to be produced, it's going to be a dramatic one.


daldoriandaldorian

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars January 7, 2014

saw this decided to watch the first 2 episodes before this
great concept and ideas
charters are a bit off cant pick it out exactly but also face emotions seem either not enough or to much
example anytime someone is surprised their eyes go completely bug eyed! or in times where they should be relaxed they look like they are going ot have a meltdown
some facial work would be good to get better reads on emotions adn the intensity that they feel them!
keep up this series it has alot of potential


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SlashS7SlashS7

Rated 3 / 5 stars January 6, 2014

dats .... too much drama =\


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maraudernoir123maraudernoir123

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars January 7, 2014

I'll be honest here. I enjoy your work. I enjoy your story line. But one thing I am not getting from this animation is "feeling". Intentions aren't strong enough, people aren't honest enough. I don't feel what the character feels.


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nikedrummer33 responds:

Yeah, I understand that. That's really from how I wrote the first two scripts. There was no real "push", the first 2 episodes were just there. It's why I'm looking forward to episode 3 and on, because there's that emotion, plot and etc. 1 and 2 have a reason for being intentionally like this and "filler" as sorts, sadly, it's an intention that doesn't show til later episodes when you can see the contrast in the character here and then. I could have done it better with initial execution, and I'll put that towards the upcoming ones, but even still, I'm pretty content with how these came out and just getting this series reboot going.