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LOL, False Alarm :D
I downloaded Ep. 9 of Disgaea and watched it.  It's safe!  Kurtis is GREEN again.
His hairstyle is a little different in some screens but the animation isn't all that good at times so that would explain it, ne?  Like, his hair is usually all in one direction, but when they show him from the front they'll have one spike jutting off to the side or way up or something.  It was really awkward at first but I got used to it.  They also really accented his nose in the anime, so he looks sort of like a bird in some shots :D A Kurtis bird...that would be v. funny.
So the anime is safe!  Oh the things I do for you people (Tokiya) to confirm stuff.  Thanks for pointing out the credits though, that's what inspired me to go on a rampage looking for the episodes.  So yeah, he's safe, he's constantly upstaging Gordon, and he's using Thursday as a HUGE plot device.  Woo-hoo.
They made his part significantly smaller though.  He hasn't had an interesting line yet.  So now my beef is not with his hair but with his ridiculously small part.  They made him out to be far too evil, as opposed to the justice enthusiast he was in the game.  In the anime he's just malicious and even goes so far as to take hostages, but in the game he just fought for what he believed in, even if it did mean the destruction of the Netherworld.  He ended up reconciling with Gordon upon his death but I don't see that happening here...I mean, he was grinding Gordon's head into the dirt and enjoying it.

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From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I definitely agree with you on the "evil" note. He and Gordon got into a fistfight, Kurtis roundhouse-kicked him to the floor, and put one foot on Gordon's head and ground it against the roof of Gordon's ship. It looked very painful, albeit very cool. Even though it was something I knew he wouldn't normally do, it was awesome to see. But...I mean, Kurtis abducted Jennifer and modified her in the game, but he never, ever held her hostage. That was all Carter. In the anime, he holds Etna and Flonne hostage and takes the time from Laharl's hesitation to beat him into the dirt with an angel weapon. It's too dirty a trick to be used by Kurtis. I don't like Kurtis's attitude in this anime.

I didn't think it was bad to have some of his hair going in different directions; I was just used to seeing it all go in one direction. I got used to it very quickly. But...the animation really ISN'T very good...for instance, Laharl's eyes will change size about four times throughout a scene, and his hair will be varying lengths. Overall they were very inconsistent, and this is just made more obvious by the sudden differences in Kurtis's hairstyle. It is definitely a little different from the game, even when it's all going in one direction, though. It's not really noticeable and he still looks good, so I'm not complaining.

Actually, his nose is varying lengths as well. There are some cases where it's very prominent, especially from side views, and then there are times when it's not nearly as prominent. It's definitely not hooked, but it does seem to be a little longer than it originally was. They really picked a single physical attribute from all of the characters and really emphasized it, like Laharl's scarf, for instance, or Jennifer's chest. They made certain body parts of certain characters a LOT more noticeable, and this, too, I think was a mistake, because sometimes Laharl's scarf is so distracting it takes away from the action.

In conclusion, Kurtis is still hot and it's the animators' fault for doing a rush job and making everyone inconsistent except for Thursday, who seems to be very much the same all the time. GO THURSDAY...his voice in Japanese is soooo cute <3
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From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heard they did, in fact, mention his backstory, but I haven't actually watched Episode 10 yet. I was going to, but I figured I'd better post the safeness comments first. I'll start now and wait for his backstory, and post my complaints/compliments on it when that part is over. The rest of the episode is nothing to me XP unless he dies...v_v
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From: duo_aurion Date: April 18th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's all set XP I posted it under a new entry.
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