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General anime thread for the summer 2012 season.
>> No.41165  
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Another chart.
>> No.41166  
I am incredibly uninterested in this season. Is there almost nothing cool?
>> No.41167  
Most boring season I've seen in a while. I'll probably check out SAO to see what all the hype is about, but that's about it.
>> No.41168  
I think I might check out the original season of Yuru Yuri now, maybe. I guess this season will be a nice chance to catch up with some older series in my backlog...
I'm looking forward to the Milky OVA and that wolf kids movie by Madhouse though.
>> No.41171  
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>Movie Second: A's
THE WAIT. IT'S NOT MUCH LONGER
>8 fucking fantasy-type harems.
Sure, a large chunk of them are S2's of previous successful fantasy-type harems, but jesus christ. Everything is either a straight up drama, a fantasy harem, or a nichijou/yuruyuri comedy. I understand the economy and the earthquake and anime as a business hasn't been doing very well, but this season especially looks like every production company playing things safe and sorely lacking in originality. not that I mind the fantasy harems, they are somewhat of a guilty pleasure and I plan to keep up with every fucking one of them, even if it kills me
>> No.41172  
>>41171
>Movie Second: A's
My body is ready for Signum in HD.

So far I'm only interested in Lagrange S2, Hakuouki S3, and Moyashimon Returns. Maybe Total Eclipse and SAO depending on how bearable the adaptations are.
>> No.41184  
What a depressingly bad season. Moyashimon should be nice but other than that...
>> No.41186  
>>41168
Tastes obviously vary widely, but I really enjoyed Yuru Yuri. Started out thinking it would be a trainwreck, then just kept watching episode after episode... Be aware going in that there is little to no plot. Pretty much the whole show is about the characters and the comedy, both of which I found quite enjoyable.
>> No.41207  
>>41186
I'll be fine as long as the girls are cute enough and the shenanigans are wacky enough.
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>>41171
Being conservative after a season full of risky (and great!) shows like this one makes perfect sense to me.
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Just realized that I had only posted the charts...

Definitely Watching
MLA-TE: I hope the level of fanservice in the anime doesn't go beyond the amount present in the manga. Then, it could be pretty nice. In reality, I just want to see the TSFs and Yui
Lagrange 2
Horizon 2
Tari Tari: Music anime are always welcome. Hopefully we get another P.A.Works anime with top notch production quality (and without the drama-- who am I kidding)
Yuru Yuri 2: ゆりゆららららゆるゆり, ゆりゆららら...

Might watch
Uta Koi: Might watch this and re-watch Chihayafuru.
Koichoco: The VN seems to be decent.
Kononakani Hitori Imoutoga Iru!: I really like the character design.
Moyashimon Returns: If I finish the first series in time.
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Sword Art Online
Joshiraku
Binbou Gamiga!: Synopsis sounds interesting.
Kokoro Connect
Arve Rezzle: Now, this genuinely seems interesting. Cautiously optimistic, because of the studio and the staffs.

Seems like an alright season, but as always, the beginning of new seasons excite me.
>> No.41222  
>>41221
I never understood why TSF pilots were allowed to keep ridiculous lengths of hair in a cockpit full of machinery that looks designed to entangle on the damn things.
>> No.41224  
>>41222
Full of machinery or not, the cockpits are very spacious (or so I was lead to believe from the CGs in the VNs)
>> No.41225  
>>41221
You don't want high fanservice in TE but you watch Horizon?
>> No.41227  
>>41225
For Horizon, I don't really care about the source material. I watch it as I think the setting is pretty cool and I really like some of the character designs (Futayo, nmmm). The fan service is a bonus.
For TE, I'm hoping to get an experience that will not stray too far from the original material: I would read the LN were my Japanese reading skills adequate.
>> No.41231  
>>41222
Japanese mech pilots, much like shonen protags and hentai heroines, get their piloting skills/fighting strength/sex powers from their crazy hair. It's kind of like Samson but more colourful.
>> No.41232  
Great, now I have to watch Lagranne AND Horizon in the next couple of weeks.
>> No.41233  
>>41227
>For TE, I'm hoping to get an experience that will not stray too far from the original material
But as you say yourself you don't read the original material (the light novels) so how would you even know?
>> No.41234  
>>41233
I'm assuming that the manga is relatively faithful to the LN.
>> No.41286  
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Kingdom: Which already started, rendering any kind of prediction useless. But I'm going by this list of cartoons and nothing is stopping me. Quite the weird project: gruesome historical manga adapted into anime, airing at 7pm. If that makes sense to you, please explain me what's happening.
Utsunomiya worked on the first episode... doing cheapass CG. Sakuga fans rioted.

The show is airing, why would you want a PV.

Rinne no Lagrange S2: The first season had everything a successful mecha show could ever need: a crazy protagonist, good production values and an excellent soundtrack. Unfortunately, it went out of its way to be about anything but robots. The inane fillers hurt the show incredibly, since they didn't only keep Madoka away from her mecha but also gave the spotlight to absolutely dreadful side characters. This wouldn't be that important of an issue if it were just a couple episodes, but when over half the show is absolutely pointless crap you start wondering what the focus was to begin with.
But fear not as there is still hope. The show ended on a high note and now we're facing a brighter future. A future with robots. As long as the more serious tone it's supposed to have doesn't drown the fun the best parts of S1 had, we're in for a vastly superior sequel.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7_zKZMwCq8

Tari Tari: One would expect the Iroha staff to return for what looks like its spiritual successor, but apparently they're too busy with the movie - and the recently announced Zetsuen no Tempest in Ando's case. This means we'll have a director debuting for TV anime, but more importantly... Mari Okada is NOT writing it! As far as I'm concerned, this alone makes it better than Iroha already. Being a genuinely good show, though, will take more than that.
P.A. appears to specialize in shows that look quite pretty despite not having specially good animation, but the PV looks like a bit of a step back in that regard. I'd be glad to be proved wrong by the show.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmTKphUxHi8

Arcana Famiglia: I'd never mock otome fans, but I'd stare in disgust at any Chiaki Kon fan. If such people even exist. In all seriousness, don't hate this show for being gay. Despise it because the most untalented person to ever work in anime is directing it.

No PV yet. Who cares.

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Everyone's favourite Kishi is back, this time accompanied by Tanaka Romeo's prose. This could have caused an uproar a while ago, but nowadays those are names that arise as much doubt as hype. Kishi has long since stopped being the hero behind SetoHana/Sunred and is now more known for uninspired series like Kamisama Dolls or even the disaster by the name of Angel Beats. And of course, Romeo's crazy works have quite a lot of haters now that there's plenty of them available in English.
We'll see how it turns out, for now I can only say for sure the show is quite good looking. And it has a Nakahara lead. That's important.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwP3A9ARW4E

Chitose get you!: Boring 4koma about a little girl who wants to get in someone's pants being made into yet another 5-minutes-show. Mildly interested about whether Oonuma really isn't involved in a SILVER LINK show or if they don't bother listing him anymore.

No PV because it would be longer than one episode.

Muvluv Alternative Total Eclipse: Oh boy. I, as many Muvluv fans, want to like this show. Actively. But the show is spending as much energy, if not more, on being unlikable. It takes a lot to ignore the terrible staff working on this. Not so much the fact that the mecha will be CGi, which is sadly becoming a given in anime. But after seeing the trailer, how is one supposed to be optimistic? Panning abuse, mouthflapping, hideous character designs, terrible palette... CGi stops being an issue when you have 2D animation that manages to look worse.
Even leaving the visuals aside I'm having trouble finding any reason to get excited about it. As a Muvluv fan I'm not going to be the one complaining about TE being a TSF plastic kit ad, but relying so much on that certainly won't help newcomers. The fact that the story is unfinished, though, worries me. Especially knowing the staff doesn't know what to do with the ending yet. Having Kouki actively working on the show reassures me ever so slightly, but he can't magically fix everything. He wants to make a good, standalone anime to be able to fund a Muvluv trilogy adaptation. Will he manage it? Probably not.
Then again, with such stellar voice cast you can just listen to the audio and pretend it's a Drama CD.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLfDKNcouBA

Uta Koi: Josei by the Nodame S1 team? Sold.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-wbpmDjDpY

Yuru Yuri♪♪: S1 was a rather well produced show that used the same jokes over and over. It would be dumb to expect anything but that from its sequel.
By the way, the girls trying to figure out how to pronounce the show's title in the PV was funnier than most jokes in the series.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47jCEQ7cJUo

Binbougami Ga!: Uninteresting manga being adapted by average staff. Check it if you're a diehard Gintama fan, ignore otherwise. I'm not willing to read more than one chapter to find out if it gets better.

PV "comming soon" http://www.binbogamiga.net/movie/

Moyashimon Returns: Dude it's fucking Moyashimon what am I even supposed to say. If you haven't watched the first season you're quite bad at this anime thing.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhjvCtS4KEI
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Natsuyuki Rendezvous: A truly noitaminA-esque but ultimately uninteresting show. Unless the characters are more interesting than they look, this will just be an average josei with nice visuals. Sakuga fans should be on the lookout, Junichiro Taniguchi (Ayashi, Madoka, Azazel-san) will be the Chief AD.
In any case, I'd rather have an ordinary anime that stays true to what noitaminA is supposed to be than stuff like BRS and GC.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4FqXupHa58

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate: AIC Build's third show. While I can't speak for OreImo, I can tell you most of Haganai's issues could be blamed on the adaptation. What was supposed to be a fast paced comedy with plenty of energy felt lifeless and uninspired because of the poor direction and bad comedic timing. Don't trust them to turn some random moege into a decent show.
The PV looks pretty at least. Don't expect good animation but it should be aesthetically pleasing.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNvRDzpJmk

NakaImo: More LN trash directed by the man behind Nogizaka Haruka/KissxSis. Why should I make this sound interesting when it's not?

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKW1zcGLA5I

Joshiraku: More Kumeta goodness for everyone. The banter is not as fun this time around because the characters are surprisingly normal, but you can clearly feel his style either way - which is sort of a double edged sword, since many can't stand his silly ramblings about anything and everything.
Can his stuff work without the involvement of SHAFT? I have my doubts. Not much as far as visuals go, since Joshiraku wasn't drawn by Kumeta but Toradora's Yasu; one of the reasons the usual SHAFT visual trickery worked so well on SZS was his simple designs, so it might have felt off in Joshiraku. I'll certainly miss Shinbo's directing, but we're not getting a bad replacement. Genshiken itself is more than enough to prove Tsutomu Mizushima can do a fairly good job at comedy. Ika Musume took quite a hit when he left after S1. Hell, sometimes you even get him accidentally turning shows like Another and Blood-C into comedy! He's good at making people laugh!

...but he's not Shinbo.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZP02bXLeg

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica: :Complaint about LNs:

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YSy5hYUP2Q

Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. :Complaint about LNs: :Remark about possible, unintended hilarity because of the m.o.e. staff:

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsz0icNNvfE

Campione: Why is Nanoha's director working on this? Has he left Seven Arcs? While he now and then works for other studios, it's bizarre he'd do it this season instead of working on the Dog Days sequel which he obviously was bound to direct.

Oh yeah, :Complaint about LNs:

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cv2hOw9jkQ

Dog Days': The first season could have been good if it focused on the right things instead of being a directionless mess. How will it fare under new hands? Probably worse, seeing how the premise of S2 is "NOW WITH MORE GIRLS!". The fights were rather interesting and even good looking, but it all drowned in uninteresting scenes with boring characters. Here's a tip: if you're going to make the cute girls a main point of your show, don't make it so that they can be described with one word.
That said, all it needs is more Yoshinari cuts and Nana songs than the first season did to win me over. Turning something like Dog Days into an enjoyable experience should be quite easy, shouldn't it? Right? Okay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYFta-1t4nI

Sword Art Online: Am I supposed to convince people who were subjected to Accel World that this is a potentially fun show? Because that seems far beyond my ability. What if I say it's what .hack always wanted to be? It even has Kajiura there, so the example couldn't work any better. While cliched as hell, it simply deals with those topics we've seen in many other shows better. Unfortunately, the characters are quite weak but let's not ask that much of a fantasy LN.
And you, animation nerds, just enjoy the treat. Part of the IM@S crew is teaming up with equally talented people for a really promising staff. I'm sure names like Atsushi Saito, Shingo Adachi, Ryuuta Yanagi and Tetsuya Kawakami are enough to get you excited about this show.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSstf7_I20k

Kokoro Connect: Every body swapping show needs an excellent voice cast so you get fantastic seiyuu all the time. SILVER LINK and highschool crap can stay away from anime for all I care, though. I seem to recall being weirded out by the first couple characters and even sensing some hints of a plot, but I wouldn't expect too much. Or anything at all.
Also, Toshifumi Akai better be working on stuff other than the character designs or I'll be pissed.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfmunTxdQ4Y

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II: Kyoukaisen is fundamentally wrong. Not because it's the worst light novel to become an anime but because it's the last one that should have been adapted. Despite taking about 5 episodes of pure introduction the first season didn't quite make sense out of the setting, which is an absolute and intricate mess. Forcing the viewers to read up on the series if they want to have a minimal grasp of the story is a terrible idea that only worked relying on an existing fanbase. And by worked I mean it made money. It's still a bad show.
Just like the first season, this will lure in naive viewers with delicious candy. The already ridiculous voice cast goes even further by adding names like Yuko Goto and Toyoguchi. Music and animation will once again be well above average. Good enough to justify the show's existence? Fuck no.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0laxsGWaWqQ

Oda Nobuna no Yabou: We've gotten to the point where we get two genderbent Sengoku shows airing at the same time. I give up.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXQ9c74hxDU

More Hakuoki: This one is a prequel but I'm sure they were gay back then too.
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>>41286
>>41287
I've been waiting for you.
>> No.41290  
>>41287
>What if I say it's what .hack always wanted to be?
As a hardcore .hack// fanboy, I'm intrigued. But I'm still wary of SAO, due to the author being the same one who wrote the aforementioned Accel World. The animation in that PV was delicious, though.
>> No.41300  
>>41286
>>41287
Thank you for the informative posts.

>Sword Art Online
As a .hack fan who's loving Accel World, I'm very much looking forward to this.
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>>41287
>Just like the first season, this will lure in naive viewers with delicious candy. The already ridiculous voice cast goes even further by adding names like Yuko Goto and Toyoguchi.
guilty as charged.
>Good enough to justify the show's existence? Fuck no.
The VA cast combined with sheer number of fetishes the characters they voice attribute to is enough to make a plot worse than Dragon Crisis completely justified and worth watching.
>> No.41312  
After reading >>41287 I felt bad for liking Horizon but after reading >>41303 I no longer feel as bad about it.
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Updated chart.
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Muvluv Alternative Total Eclipse: The updated trailer has about one minute of new footage, which looks rather nice compared to the rest of the trailer. Completely lacking in that thing called "animation", though. Now that's it's been confirmed that Kuribayashi is doing the ED, it's quite likely that the OP will go to GRANRODEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQDaJyvnZ2M

Uta Koi: Now with an actually animated PV. Not sure if I dig that thick outlining, but I never expected this show to look any good so it's a minor issue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyqTv2y6PVA

Binbougami Ga!: To the surprise of no one, Sunrise shows look good - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GUa7o22U8w

Joshiraku: New CM with actual footage, in which we can appreciate that a) They did a great job with Yasu's original designs b) Pretty much every scene will feature girls sitting around in one room - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMmKWTZeho4

Sword Art Online: Not that there was any need for it, but the new trailer looks even better. Sakuga show in the making - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYWpX81TjRc

Kokoro Connect: Not a trailer per se, but the first half of ep.1 was streamed. It was more than enough to prove no one but KyoAni should work with Horiguchi's designs, because we've gotten too used to their quality and anything else will look like a hilarious downgrade. I'm not even a Horiguchi fan but the oversimplification of her designs was pretty painful to watch.

A few more new PVs out there, but they don't really add much so I'll allow myself to be lazy.

>>41290
>>41300
What SAO gets right and many instances of .hack didn't is having a fair share of action. You'd think that would be the obvious focus of a series with an MMO setting but for some reason that's not the case.

>>41303
>>41312
Nothing bad about enjoying terrible stuff as long as you're aware of its flaws. Unfortunately, Kyoukaisen's fetish parade doesn't really appeal to me (due to the character designs, mostly) so I get to be especially harsh with an easy target.
>> No.41408  
>>41399
I got goosebumps watching the new SAO trailer. I can't wait for July 7 to come. ;_;
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Just one day left until Lagrange S2, Tari Tari and MLA-TE!
>> No.41455  
Seems like a lot of this season's shows are clustered on Saturdays and Sundays.
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>>41455
Especially Sundays...
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I watched a live stream of Total Eclipse, and it's as bad as it is expected to be from the list of the staff. Going from EVOL's okay animation and beautiful background art to what is present in TE is very noticeable.
The CG TSFs look pretty nice, though.

And I found out that Lagrange S2 Ep 1 is just a recap...
>> No.41464  
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Noto Mamiko voiced otome game ojouchan. Delicious.
>> No.41465  
>>41463
Considering the busty curvy females in TE it shouldn't be a surprise this is the kind of show it would end up. Those chicks are only there for fanservice anyway.
>> No.41466  
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Speculation can now begin on whether or not the production of this series involved more drugs than the production of Kyousougiga.
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It started out decent, I think. I hope it gets better as it goes on.
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>>41465
Those chicks aren't there because of fanservice. They're there to fill in for some awful original content. I get it that they want to somehow emulate the Extra -> Unlimited mood whiplash, but 10 minutes of happy school life followed by an awful ripoff of Marimo's Atonement is not the way to do it. Especially considering the episode started with Moon Wars. It wasn't just painfully uninteresting, but they also managed to pull stuff that would make any Muvluv fan cringe. Flying TSF in front of Laser Class? Really?
Won't even mention the abysmal visuals because they come as no surprise.

Jintai was rather good at least. No idea why they started with the fourth novel but it worked well. Only real complain I could go with was the abuse of narration, but fun text voiced by Nakahara is a not an issue as I'm concerned.
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>>41464
It's okay-ish for JC Staff's first otome game adaption. Not like my expectations were high. I really like the art style, though.

>>41467
RIP mecha bread.
>> No.41470  
>>41467
>>41469
Seriously, what the fuck was that scene?
>> No.41471  
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I really enjoyed this episode.

>>41469
> I really like the art style, though.
I also think so.
>> No.41472  
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This certainly was an odd show but I think I kind of liked it.
>> No.41473  
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Where is Yuuya?
After watching this all I can really do is hope for a miracle where it somehow sells enough to get a proper adaption of E/U/Alt with amazing animation that also retains the original character designs.
>> No.41475  
>>41468
>Those chicks aren't there because of fanservice.
I was more meaning the way they are designed. It's fine that they exist, but they were obviously designed the way they were aesthetically for fanservice purposes. I mean, look at Extra. The girls aren't exactly all endowed with bombshell bodies.

But anyway, yea. I don't think TE is that great. I would much rather they do Muv-Luv. They could have like, 2 26 episodes season. The first season is Extra for the first 12 episodes, then it genre shifts into Unlimited for the last 12. I'm sure it would be more successful than TE.
>> No.41476  
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After rewatching Total Eclipse with CR encode this time, my opinion of it has improved a bit. It still looks low-budget quadrupling the pixel counts, but there are some details that I missed with the live stream. Too bad the OP sucks regardless of the sound quality.

Anyways, I just watched the first episode of Tari Tari, and I found it to be great. I can't wait to hear more of Seto Asami's voice as Konatsu! Also, Sawa's character design is lovely and she has a great taste in clothing.
>> No.41477  
Watched TE 1&2 at AX. Too tired to do a proper review now, maybe when I get home. But for those who are lamenting 1, 2 was much better imo.
>> No.41478  
>>41477
why can't you just say "it's shit"
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Muvs kinda sucked, Jinrui was promising, Tari Tari was PA as fuck (re cute girls amazing backgrounds NOTHING HAPPENS), Yuru Yuri was at least thrice as lewd as the first season. I can deal with this season.
>> No.41494  
I cant be the only one that hate Muv art style right?
It looks so old. Pales in comparison to the beautiful still CG of Alternative. I gladly takes Alternative silly hair over Koubuin generic 00s look.

As always, yurus always deliver.
>> No.41496  
>>41494
The 2D portions of the show looked horrible, you can clearly see which cuts of the vehicles and weapons were rotoscoped and traced and which were drawn by hand. And the 3DCG was as shit as it looked in the PV.
>> No.41502  
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Although it's too early to call it, this could possibly be my OP of the season.
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>>41494
Looking old is hardly an issue. Being as cheap as the show is kinda sucks, though. Really lacklustre 2D animation and jarring CGi mecha that only look decent when they abuse filtering.

The first episode of TariTari was harmless, albeit uninteresting. To get the mandatory Iroha comparison out of the way: character interactions were nowhere as fun, but the show might fare better if it has something else going for it. Being half as long it only needs a tiny bit of plot to be less tedious than Iroha became at the end.

And then there's Yuru Yuri, which keeps recycling jokes it deems more fun than they are. Worst offender being the 10 minutes long boring Akari intro. At least the show still has sweet animation.
>> No.41515  
>>41493
Mirakurun best comedy of the season.
>> No.41517  
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>>41476
I for one am looking forward to my 26 episodes of cute girls and nothing happening.
>> No.41518  
>>41517
Then you'll have to watch every episode twice because this is only one cour.
>> No.41519  
>>41518
Fuck that, I don't want things like pacing and competent storytelling in my PA background Works sameface cute girls show!
>> No.41525  
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Watching this for Hanakana.
Err, well, the production quality is decent and the comedy is there as well. How did /bun/ like the first episode of Hinyuugami?
>> No.41526  
>>41525
>nosubs
._.
>> No.41527  
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>>41526
I think gg's working on it.
>> No.41528  
>>41527

so you're saying there's no subs
>> No.41532  
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>>41528
nosubs atm
>> No.41536  
>>41525
Why would you be ashamed of watching a show for Kanahana? I'm ashamed of you for being ashamed!
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>http://www.nyaa.eu/?page=torrentinfo&tid=328933

>>41536
I apologize, my master.
>> No.41540  
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Best girl
Since Nadeshiko is appearing in the OP and cameo appearances in the episode I wonder how long this is going to be.
>> No.41560  
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I'm so happy. And learning about asian fermentation techniques is fun no matter how you put it.
From the OP we can expect this season to cover the France arc, which is just wonderful news for me.
>> No.41561  
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Natsuyuki Rendezvous was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. It's sorta like an anime version of that that old 90's movie, "Ghost."
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>>41560
>> No.41563  
>>41562
half a decade passed. That's what happened.
>> No.41565  
>>41563
And that proves what?
>> No.41566  
File: [UTW]_Kono_Naka_ni_Hitori_Imouto_ga_Iru_-_01_[h264-720p][33E59083].mkv_snapshot_07.44_[2012.07.06_05.51.01].jpg -(133.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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Dat Maru.
>> No.41567  
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>> No.41569  
>>41565
Don't know the show, but I would like to know, too.
>> No.41579  
>>41569
I think it's implying that rounder faces with even larger eyes were preferred for the character design this time around. Probably part of the "moe is destroying the industry" thing, hard to tell without any context.

Personally, I'm okay with cuter designs as long as I get to learn more about brewing.
>> No.41580  
>>41579
>cuter designs
It's not about 'cuter', it's about plain bullshit art and design. No-one can look at the shots on the right and think they're better or even equal to the ones on the left. They are objectively worse. I didn't even recognise a couple of the characters without the comparisons.
>> No.41582  
>>41563
>>41565
>>41569
>>41579
>>41580
New character designer who decided to go for a look more similar to the manga's. Stop spouting retarded crap.
>> No.41589  
>>41582
Being more similar to the manga doesn't stop it from looking terrible.
>> No.41590  
>>41589
It sure stops it from it from being "moe's fault".
>> No.41593  
>>41590
No-one here ever said it was 'moe's fault', that entire sentence is retarded.
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>>41565
Why does it need to prove anything? You asked "WTF HAPPENED?": a vague question, probably about the change in the character design. It shouldn't take much to figure out what I had meant by "half a decade passed". I have neither watched the series, nor have I looked at the staff list, nor have I dug around for statements from the staff regarding the character design, but I can hazard a guess that the reason for the change is probably the combination of, or one of the following. The overall trend in anime character design changing, the production company hoping that a new style might appeal to more people, and/or the animation staff wanting to take another artistic direction.

>>41580
>They are objectively worse.
Your opinion is not the objective standard in anime character design.

Judging purely based on the image posted, the character designs that appeal to me in top to bottom order are current, both, previous, previous, current designs.
>> No.41599  
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Talking of character design, the inconsistency of the green shading in her hair is weirding me out.
>> No.41601  
>>41599
She looks like she's growing some green fungus under there.
>> No.41605  
>>41599
I'm rather surprised they made this into an anime. The VN was extremely bland and boring. Did it sell well or something?
>> No.41613  
>>41605
Since when do VNs have to sell well to get an anime adaption?

I really liked the artstyle of Koichoco, never read it though.
>> No.41616  
File: [HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2012.07.07_16.46.48].jpg -(156.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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That background porn.
>> No.41617  
I just finished watching SAO's first ep and it seems like they added things to it which wasn't in the novel. With that said, I would still say that the first episode was perfect, it had great animation, good soundtrack (I just can't get enough of the epic bgm they played at the beginning of the episode) and a great line up of seiyuus. If they could keep up this level of quality,(for me) this will definitely be the best show this season.

p.s. I can't wait for Asuna's first appearance next episode.
>> No.41618  
>>41617
What did they add?
>> No.41619  
>>41618
>> No.41620  
So like, arent they gonna die from hunger if they cant logout?
>> No.41621  
>>41618
Well, it was mostly random conversations and side characters being shown early (e.g. Sugu, Lizbeth, Scilica)
>> No.41624  
>>41620
From /a/'s SAO thread.

----------------

Light Novel fag here i know the 1st episode was very confusing for you guys and have a bunch of questions about SAO i'll try to answer them to the best of my ability without spoilers.
>please read before asking the same thing 50 times

>what happens to the real body?
they were taken to a hospital where they will be kept in a life support sort of system feeding throught a tube and a bed made of a gel that can absorb fluids and bodily waste.

>how can they be transported to a hospital with out dying?
the nervgear has a battery life of about 2 hours.

>why dont they just remove the nervgear?
if the device is forcefully removed it will activate the microwave type device

>where is the creator?
mia

these are the few that are asked the most now come at me bro
>> No.41628  
>>41525

I like it good so far. The two mains have great chemistry, and the main character actually has a personality, and flaws as well. I have to admit, I like gg's subs, at least here.
>> No.41629  
>>41525
It is great.
Probably my favorite show so far. Definitely better than all the other so called kami show like AMG, TWGOK and etc.
>> No.41630  
>Diablo III users complain about not being able to log in. Sword Arts Online users complain about not being to log out #gamerentitlement
Heh.
>> No.41631  
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I'm enjoying Flatchest God so far, but I wonder what it says on the end card. Can anyone translate?
>> No.41632  
>>41631
Next time - "Bloomers and Shinai and Hentai Monk" Please enjoy
>> No.41633  
>>41632
Please anticipate*, sorry.
>> No.41639  
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Fucking Solider and Tank class.
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I'm assuming stuff was lost in translation, but Joshiraku was pretty funny even though I don't know Japanese. Also, love the ED song.
>> No.41645  
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吉宗鋼紀 ‏@kycow
アレは運用試験型を持ち出したものですね~。衛士はもちろん……!! RT @biguzamu555 あの最後に降りてきたR型?の武御雷はどの家の当主様が乗られていたのでしょうか?
biguzamu555: That 00(R?) at the end. Which head of the royal houses was the pilot of it?
Kouki: That's a prototype. Of course, the pilot is...!!


吉宗鋼紀 ‏@kycow
あ! っと……。 RT @nandoyuhi_T @dowhiragane @biguzamu555 つまり、まだ将軍になっていない人間であるということで・・・悠陽という可能性もあるわけですね??
MLNerds: So the pilot wasn't a shogun at that point... So there's a possibility that the pilot is Yuuhi..?
Kouki: Ah! that's...


I don't think it would've mattered if you just revealed who the pilot of this amazing blade dance is, Kouki-kun.
>> No.41646  
>>41605
Funnily enough it's probably the best opening episode this season, maybe second to Jintai.
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I feel sorry for her.

Meganeslut deserved it though.
>> No.41648  
>>41639
>Fucking obnoxious censoring of the one thing people are watching this shitty show for.
>> No.41649  
>>41645
Ikaruga, most likely. Wouldn't be the first time he saved a damisel in distress.
>> No.41650  
I really want to like Muvluv but the fucking animation and artstyle.
Seriously what the fuck?
You know the fight scene? It is like I am watching Godzilla/Ultraman fighting scene with lego buildings.
age what the fuck are you doing? You guys can animate it inhouse 1000x better instead of outsourcing to some fucking corean studio.
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>>41650
Forgot my pic. They make DEEN look good.
>> No.41652  
>>41650
>>41651
If you want to be taken seriously, don't post a screenshot to complain about "animation".
>> No.41653  
>>41652
Oh boy.
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>>41647
Ribbon-chan's stupid-moe wasn't meant for this gay earth. I hope she finds a wonderful husbando in Extra-verse.

Short hair, on the other hand, totally deserved it. Destroyers_always_have_the_right_of_way.gif
>> No.41657  
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Holyfuck, Binbougami OP's singer is a guy. This is awesome.
>> No.41658  
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Wait a minute, this isn't KyoAni.
>> No.41659  
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I watched Kokoro Connect expecting some zany body swapping hijinks by Shinbo-lite instead I got body swapping hijinks and family drama.
Joshiraku was a good advertisement for the manga.
>> No.41660  
>>41659
Someone told me Kokoro was complete shit, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it was only a bit shit. I'll watch a few more for the voice cast and to see if they actually go anywhere with it.
>> No.41661  
Aw man, TE episode 2's broadcast in Japan was censored? That's a shame.

The uncensored version we saw at the TE screening at AX '12 was far more graphic, brutal, and, dare I say, better.
>> No.41662  
>>41661
>hurr durr blood and gore so awesum

They will air an "uncensored" version on another station in Japan too.
>> No.41664  
>>41662
It's not about the gore being a draw, it's the fact they just overlayed a solid black block over 90% of the frame rather than put any effort into creative censorship.
Also it is about gore being a draw.
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This week's episode was quite entertaining, especially the second half. The "voices" of those chickens were grating my nerves, though.
>> No.41666  
>>41665
That comment at the end about human touch killing chickens instantly raised a few questions.
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>>41662
It has less to do with blood and gore and more to do with the fact that the scenes are supposed to be shocking and traumatic for Yui. The silly censorship was a distraction.

Consider, would the (in)famous CHOMP scene in MLA have the same emotional impact if it was censored in a similar way?
>> No.41670  
>>41669
I like how they handled chomp in the all-ages version, which isn't too dissimilar to that, but having just a black gradient feels half-assed.
>> No.41672  
>>41670
>having just a black gradient feels half-assed.
having just a black gradient feels half-assed, especially in case of a broadcasting TV show.*
>> No.41693  
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Casual Black > Casual Yellow > Casual Brown = Red > Brown = Casual Glasses > Yellow = Black > Casual Red > Glasses
>> No.41720  
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I thought this weeks TE was pretty good and Jinrui keeps getting better and better.
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>> No.41723  
>>41722

What is this, and where can I find it?
>> No.41724  
>>41723
It's TE.
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Why the fuck was this censored? Is it because we're somehow not to know that there's 2 pilots in there?
Even if there's a better reason, is this really the best they could do to keep that secret a spoiler? Is this censor going to be removed for the BDs? Surely that would just spoil the people who paid money to watch the show rather than seeing it on TV.
>> No.41734  
>>41733
Because you're not supposed to know they have their limiters off, retard.
>> No.41736  
>>41734
>Even if there's a better reason, is this really the best they could do to keep that secret a spoiler? Is this censor going to be removed for the BDs? Surely that would just spoil the people who paid money to watch the show rather than seeing it on TV.
>> No.41745  
>>41736
It's not censorhip, you fucking mongoloid. Can't you read?
>> No.41746  
>>41745
Er, yes it is.
>> No.41747  
>>41746
This might surprise you, but fading something black isn't "suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds", meaning it's not censoring it.

Poor direction, maybe. Censorship, no. If you don't know what words mean don't post on the internet.
>> No.41748  
>>41747
It was a "part" "suppressed" "on other grounds", vis-a-vis it being information we are not supposed to obtain at this part of the story, and therefore an act of censorship.
>> No.41775  
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Hinyuugami is well fun so far. It's refreshing to have a main character who's an asshole, with no excuses being made for it. Also, the translation is very "springy", so that's fun, too.
>> No.41784  
>>41775

I'm currently watching all new shows this season, lots of horrible shit I'm subjecting myself to. But I would definitely have to say binbougami is atleast in the top 3 for me so far.

Also; Oda Nobuna > SAO





>> No.41787  
>>41775
It's too bad they're handling character development in extremely, extremely obvious ways.
It really IS refreshing to have such a bitch of a protagonist though.
>> No.41789  
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I wasn't a huge fan of the first OP but this new one is complete shit and once again the ED proves to be better, I just can't help but smile at that jersey spirit. This episode explained how the show is going to come to a peaceful ending.
>> No.41801  
Cant say I am impressed with SAO so far.
They left out tons of shit. They went from floor1 to like floor 47 in 1ep.
He just suddenly end up in a inn and joining up with some kuroneko guild after killing the kobold the previous episode.

What is with the pacing? Are they doing it on purpose so that people buy the LNs to fill in the blank?
I dont even feel anything when all of them die.
>> No.41802  
>>41801
There's a two year timeskip in the first volume after where episode 1 ended, so it was just as abrupt originally.

Right now they're covering side stories from later volumes that fill in some gaps.
>> No.41808  
>>41801
They're rushing to the scene where Kirito unloads two years worth of semen making a glopping noise as it flows endlessly into Asuna.
>> No.41825  
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Well, Binbougami Ep. 3 kinda sucked. The appeal of the show so far(to me at least) is that Sakura is a bitch, she knows it, plays up to it, and has it out with Momiji every five minutes because of it. All that business with what'shisface + family and saving that kid moved too far into shitty generic drama, try-to-make-Sakura-look-a-good-person territory for my liking, and I really hope it doesn't continue.
Kind of a shame Sakura didn't stick to her guns when Momiji pressed her about the kid. Just once it'd be nice to see someone not give in & backpedal on an issue simply because some asshole threw their weight around.
>> No.41833  
>>41825

I thought Ep3 was actually a bit better than 1/2.

Despite telling myself otherwise, I still think the main reason I like this show so much is because of the OP/ED. That fucking ED man, it's been stuck in my head for quite a while now. I got nasally voiced girls (guys?) going "Nya nya nya, nya nya nya nya na" in my head constantly.

>> No.41839  
>>41825
3 was all sorts of terrible, honestly. Not only they took away the slapstick comedy the show shines at but also forced the worst development possible for Sakura's character.
>> No.41843  
>>41808
Is... is this true?
>> No.41847  
>>41843
It's not.
>> No.41848  
>>41843 >>41847
http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online:Volume_1_Chapter_16.5

I could feel my hot sperm gushing deep into Asuna as she trembled in yet another climax. Two years worth of semen made a glopping noise as it flowed endlessly into Asuna. Every time my penis twitched, fireworks would go off in my head.
>> No.41854  
>>41848
This is less fun you people are making it out to be. An hscene that isn't even in the printed version. Wow, fucking nothing.
>> No.41859  
SAO really doesn't have as good pacing as I hoped it would. The Light Novel didn't really skip but rather started out on like the 70th floor. The anime is trying to fit all the stories together but they're leaving so much out doing it. I feel like they should have just made each short story atleast 2-3 episodes long and it would have been a bit more touching. But to that respect the black cat guild really wasn't well done in the light novel either so fuck them.
>> No.41860  
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Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like Yuru-Yuri S2 is noticeably a lot worse than S1?

I think it's partly due to them trying to give the worst girls so much screen time. The first half of ep4 was almost unbearable, but the second half was pretty enjoyable and the ending scene was good. The girls in the first half (still can't remember their names) just have such bland personalities and roles.

Aside from the 4 MC's, the only other girls I want to see is Mari and Mute-chan.



>> No.41862  
>>41854
Well, aren't you a stick in the mud.

>>41859
The worst part is, the scenes that have been left out or changed make Kirito seem extremely bland in the anime. Not sure why they squeezed Aria in the Starless Night into one whole episode when they completely missed the point of the short story.
>> No.41863  
>>41860
I thought I was the only one. Yeah they aren't giving enough screentime to the main characters.
>> No.41864  
>>41862
I just have no idea why a bunch of nerds who've most likely read plenty of eroge freak out over a silly sex scene, but whatever floats your boat.
>> No.41867  
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MAGICAL SWORD
>> No.41868  
>>41864
The audience of SAO isn't really adults that play eroge. The characters are kids, so I'm sure some people wouldn't like that. etc.
>> No.41869  
>>41860

sakurako and himawari are cool as hell you swine
>> No.41871  
Episode 4 of Jinrui was great.

I thought this was going to be pretty bad after watching episode 1, but episode 2, 3, and 4, have been nothing but very entertaining, intellectual satire and symbolism.

I'm pretty sure this will be my favorite show of the season.
>> No.41872  
>>41860
Hating on sakurako?
What are you? Some kind of faggot?
Ep3 was very well done. For me any episode without bitchnatsu is a plus.
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>>41872

the only thing I don't like about focusing on the student council gang is that I get less Yui. I need Yui
>> No.41875  
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>>41872
The Motherfucking Himawari >>> Filthy Peasant Sakurako

Sakurako's outburst at the end of Ep3 was daft. Himawari must have the patience of a saint to put up with that shit, because I know I certainly wouldn't.

I agree with you about Chinatsu though, she's a right little cow.
>> No.41879  
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>>41875
>Filthy Peasant Sakurako
What is the problem?
Too cute for you?
Enjoy your oppai monster.
>> No.41929  
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>Episode 5 will air on August 16th, which is three weeks from now, due to the Olympics. Please take note.

Looks like the same applies to Choco and a couple of other shows too.
Fucking Olympics.
>> No.41934  
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This was a hell of a lot more amusing than I expected.
>> No.41941  
I haven't really been that impressed with summer so far. Joshiraku has been the only interesting thing for me, I'm supposed to be following SAO and the Muv Luv adaption but neither have been good enough for me to muster up the effort to follow them every week.
>> No.41943  
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I expected this to be some shitty predictable fanservice show, but it's actually pretty good and light on the fanservice, not wasting actual screentime solely on fanservice.
>> No.41945  
>>41943
What fanservice has there even been other than Taichi grabbing a handful of his new-found tits?
>> No.41948  
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Even though the first season had a vastly superior character design, I'm enjoying Moyashimon so much!

This scene was so adorable I wanted to cry.
>> No.41950  
>>41934
I liked the music when he started touching himself.
>> No.41952  
>>41950
It felt like I was watching porn.
>> No.41975  
So, my favorite shows from the last few seasons have been Penguindrum, Steins;gate, Tsuritama, Anohana, Kids on da slope, and other shit like that.

What does this season have to offer me?
>> No.41976  
>>41975
Moyashimon and Jintai are about it
>> No.41980  
>>41975
What >>41976 said and also Natsuyuki Rendezvous.
>> No.41983  
>>41976
>>41980
Cool, I'll check them out. Are they good at all? How is /a/ taking to them?
>> No.41985  
How long has the summer season been going on? I haven't even finished half of the spring stuff I was watching.
>> No.41986  
>>41983
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita is based on a light novel series by the eroge writer Tanaka Romeo (Cross Channel, Saihate no Ima, etc.). It's supposed to be pretty damn good.
>> No.41990  
>>41986
Cool. I'll check it out. Anyone wanna answer >>41985
>> No.41991  
>>41990
if he's too retarded to open up the OP's pic and look at the air dates of the shows, he doesn't deserve to know.
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>>41991
YOUR MOVE
>> No.41994  
>>41992
>aero themed window decoration
Try using a browser that was designed in the past 20 years
>> No.42106  
>>41992
It carries out and is w
>> No.42152  
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With how much more serious each episode is getting, this series is going to end as a war drama or something.
>> No.42155  
>>42152
I just wanted wacky bodyswap hijinks, not all this fucking angst and chuuni bullshit.
>> No.42156  
>>42155
I wanted angst and chuuni bullshit, so I'm pretty happy.
>> No.42162  
If you haven't been watching Tari Tari, it isn't that bad. I'd go as far as to say that it's top three this season. I expected K-on bullshit but it's actually really decent. Like the drama isn't forced and it doesn't take 30 minutes to cure their "problems". The singing is nice to listen too. Characters are cute and funny good show overall. Didn't think I'd like it this much.
>> No.42163  
>>42162
>top three this season
What would you say the other two are?
>> No.42164  
>>42162
Not like there is much else this season to compete with.
>> No.42166  
>>42163
jintai and binbougami.
>> No.42167  
>>42163
Kokoro Connect and Jinrui. Not that those are amazing but this season isn't very good. I thought Oda Nobuna would be alright after the first episode but no.
>> No.42168  
Top3:
Yuruyuri
Dog days'
Kokoro connect
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>>42168
We share similar taste.
Almost like mine
Yuruyuri
Horizon
Kokoro connect
>> No.42173  
>>42168>>42172
Why such garbage taste Bun? Generic Harem battle anime 1 and 2 and K-on 3.
>> No.42174  
I'm watching nothing this season.
>> No.42175  
At this point, I'm just watching Rinne no Lagrange and Natsuyuki Rendezvous. This season is kinda disappointing.
>> No.42176  
>>42173
Incidentally, Yuru Yuri could work perfectly as a harem battle anime.

>>42175
This season's ok, really. It can't compare to last season, but there's still a whole lot of decent stuff. I've only been watching Jintai and Joshiraku, but I plan to catch up on Yuru Yuri, RnL and Moyashimon once I finish their respective first seasons. Natsuyuki, Binbougami, Tari Tari and Kokoro look interesting too, but I haven't picked them up yet out of laziness.
>> No.42177  
>>42173
How is "generic harem battle" bad?
>> No.42178  
>>42173
Although I dont like dogs day, I can see why that other anon might like it.

Calling horizon a harem battle show just how much of a pleb you are. Tbe setting for horizon is almost middle earth like details. One more thing, it is not even harem, MC only likes a single girl and I doubt you can find other girls lusting for MC cock.

>K-on 3.
Insinuating keion is bad? Really now?
Perhaps you are the one with garbage taste?
>> No.42179  
>>42178
I quess he is one of those who think "MOE/FANSERVUICE/PANTSUIS IS KILLING ANIME!".
>> No.42181  
>>42179>>42178
K-on is bad. You have the archer girl, quiet girl, sister, knight girl, and probably some other girl lusting after MC cock. I don't think you're watching the same show. Just because they use fancy words doesn't make it any better than dog days.
>> No.42182  
>>42179
Moe and fanservice aren't great but it's alright. Just gotta do it right. For moe I'd watch Hidamari Sketch. Not a big fan of fanservice at all, but not why I hate k-on.
>> No.42183  
>>42178
Horizon looks pretty dumb to be honest. The premise is the bloatest ever and it seems like it's just there to cover up the generic plot (i.e. save the princess).
Anyway, that's just my opinion.

Oh, and, I think that K-on is complete shit (OPINION), which is up to debate, but it's hard to argue for that Yuru Yuri is creative and original.
>> No.42186  
I'm enjoying Yuru Yuri 2 the most out of everything this season.
>> No.42187  
>>42181
>>42182
>>42183
Get a load of these keion hater nerds.
Keion is objectively a good anime.
You guys need to take out your hate googles and look at facts.
Superior animation.
Great character designs. There is 2animu now using keion style.
Superior adaptation. The keion manga actually sucks. Kyoani actually turned it to a show that can actually invoke feelings toward the chars.
Megahit. Everyone like it, family friendly and no loser otaku stigma associated with it.

You guys are in a huge denial if you think keion is objectively bad. You guys remind me of madoka bashers that cant believe that madoka swept all the BEST of award last year.
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Mid-season rant

Rinne no Lagrange 2: Once I got over the fact that this show just won't have any meaningful amount of mecha, the second season became rather enjoyable. Sure, the production values have plummeted. However, the show is still rather good looking because of the wonderful palette and gorgeous backgrounds. I don't even approve of the direction the plot is heading to, but seeing the show go somewhere is reason enough for me to overlook that. As long as it stays within its boundary of silliness I can forgive the clumsy attempts to turn this into a more serious story. Marudoka is too good of a protag to waste on a show that couldn't get its own mood right, come on.

Tari Tari: Just stop, PA. Everything about this show is mediocre. It's their worst looking show since AB. It's their most uninspired show since AB. Hell, the only bit of praise I can give it is not being AB. It has room for improvement, the show would be much better just by dropping Wakana's bland drama and giving the spotlight to more interesting characters like the crazy mexican band. But that won't happen. At this point I'm just praying the other main characters don't have equally terrible stories attached to them because the show's shaping up to be a real chore to watch.

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: I really dig the dark humour. Despite the poor animation, visuals are great and contribute to the disparity between the cute appearance and the sinister, post-apocalyptic future. Consistency is the only real complaint I have, and even that ceases to be important when the show's simply fluctuating between "great" and "pretty good". There's some minor stuff like the abuse of monologues, but that's a non-issue considering how well written those are. Plus it's Nakahara voicing them. Can't go wrong with her.
This show's just really good and there's no reason to pass on it.

Muvluv Alternative Total Eclipse: I could rant for hours about this but no one other than Muvluv fans would care and they're already aware of how much this sucks.

Yuru Yuri ♪♪: It doesn't come as a surprise that a show that recycled jokes like crazy wouldn't change much for the second season, I guess. It's had its moments, especially whenever one of the few dynamic characters like Yui or Sakurako were on screen. Random splurts of sakuga and yuri are still things I can get behind. Shitty comedic timing, bad/lacking punchlines and slow pacing aren't.
I'd be more harsh but ep.6 was honestly enjoyable. Still mad that Akari's pedo sister voiced by Horie is never going to appear though.

Binbougami ga: This show's as good at slapstick comedy as it sucks doing anything else. Sunrise seem to be aware of it so they're trying to get all the stupid drama out of the way in the least painful way possible. I hope they don't go overboard with Ichiko's character development, because half of the fun comes from the protagonist being a cunt just because. The other half is the great chemistry she has with Momiji, which could be ruined by Ichiko becoming a decent human being as well. So yeah, don't do it.
Expected a mediocre show and got a bizarre Looney Tunes cartoon. Expected another shitty typecasted KanaHana voice and got one of her best roles ever. Really pleased.

Moyashimon Returns: Yes, the designs are worse. Yes, the opening is a blasphemy. Yes, this show works better on a more episodic structure. But it's fucking Moyashimon. The festival episode convinced me that this can be as good as the first season. If worse comes to worst, it'll just be a nice anime with cute bacteria.

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate: Little did I expect that this would turn out to be a decent show. I was wrong about everything - not only it's a lively comedy but also has impressive production values, well above average even animation-wise. I've always felt that the proper way to tackle highschool setting was to write an over the top story. Mental characters, absurd election hijinks and frantic pacing make a good combination. If the panty-stealing bullying is anything to go by the show's going to take a nosedive whenever character drama kicks in, but so far so good.

Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru: While it started off just bland, it's gradually been getting worse to the point of becoming amazing. I can't believe this show is a real thing. You're doing yourself a disservice by not watching this with friends.

Joshiraku: Kumeta's usually hard to approach and the extremely Japanese setting only makes it worse. I like puns, pointless talking and cute girls so I'm extremely biased toward this. It even has a momoclo ending. It's me, I'm this show's target audience.
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Hagure Yuusha no Estetica: The protag is amusing for 5 minutes until he isn't anymore. Not dumb enough to be worthwile.

Dakara boku wa, H ga Dekinai: If you can stomach terrible shows this isn't a bad pick. I tend to find shamelessly horrible shows refreshing and this is no exception.

Campione: Fuck me.

Dog Days': Slow start, but the show's back on track. It might deviate a bit from the S1 formula because the new characters allow a less Cinque-centric approach. Which, based on ep.5, is a great thing. The fights are still great looking and fun whenever they don't resort to beam spam. The characters are, albeit shallow and archetypical, cute and likable. Still one of the rare instances of average shows I enjoy.
Oh yeah, Yoshinari's cut in the second episode is pretty much the best looking scene in TV anime. Not sure why there's some sort of tentacle rape thing going on, though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaaYNAtubRU

Sword Art Online: I think everyone has already noticed its painful lack of cohesion. The author definitely has, which is why he's been filling the gaps with extra stories about Aincrad. In spite of his effort, though, SAO is still a mess of random timeskips that fuck over Kirito's character development and make it hard to care about him. As if the cheesy MMO story wasn't enough. That said, the anime's better than the novels in every possible regard. The Kirino-Asuna relationship feels more natural than in the original (kind of important, considering it's the main point of this series), the action is more engaging due to the amazing visuals and even the storytelling is slightly better thanks to the chronological order.
SAO has blatant issues of all kind, from out of place harem mechanics to absurd pacing. And yet I find it alright. It might be my overexposure to much worse fantasy LNs, but if it makes me enjoy this thing it's not all that bad.

Kokoro Connect: I can't recommend this to people other than crazy shippers and cheap drama fans, sadly. Every female has her mandatory mental issue, ranging from attempted rape PTSD to paranoia, which the show "solves" in 5 minutes because it doesn't know what to do with them. It could have worked out if the show was more ambitious and tackled those themes for real, but instead we have the protagonist curing them through sheer MC cock. The love triangle isn't especially interesting either. The show looks bad. Don't bother.

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 2: The first episode made me believe it would be non-stop stupid action but we're back to boring explanations about stuff that won't make much sense either way. I wish they just didn't bother. The only thing that I feel has changed is the nature of the magic powers, which feels... dumber? It's not like S1 was very serious in that regard, but they sure weren't this silly. I guess it's fine if you like chuu2 stuff, it just throws me off a bit.

Oda Nobuna no Yabou: Excellent production values wasted on a dull series that can't even get its mood right. There was certain potential in using the clash between genderbent Sengoku and an actually serious setting, but the atmosphere just clumsily switches from "serious" to "pants-on-head retarded" in a jarring way. If you just want cute girls it might do the job because the character designs are great, but don't expect anything resembling a compelling story.

And that's it. Everything else I'm too lazy to follow (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) or doesn't even deserve a mention (Chitose get you).

>>42187
Jesus Christ, this is the worst post expressing a legitimate argument I've seen in a long while.
>> No.42190  
>>42181
MORE GIRLS THAN GUYS = HAREM SHOW
Great logic man.
>> No.42191  
>>42188
Is it stupid to ask what you do when you're not watching anime?
>> No.42192  
>>42191
Are you implying he watches a lot anime or? He just follows 18 shows(+maybe few from last season). That's nothing.

>> No.42193  
>>42190
They're into the MC's dick = Harem Show. Take off your retard goggles.
>> No.42194  
>>42187
No "superior animation" in the show at all. It's just another Kyo-ani show with little girls. I don't understand where you're getting this "superior animation".
No good character design. All the designs are pretty cliche. Rich girl, ditzy carefree girl, tsundere girl, and outspoken outgoing girl. Show doesn't really shout out "good character design".
I don't know where you got "family friendly" from but I couldn't say cause I don't live in Japan nor does anyone in America I know watch the show. But it does have loser otaku stigma attached to it because the music is anime trash and the cosplayers are guys dressed up in skirts. Also it's a show about 4 girls doing cute things, the genre has loser otaku attached to it.
These things aren't what makes K-on bad except maybe the loser otaku part, but you're just wrong in all aspects of where you praised K-on.
>> No.42195  
>>42193
Ye you are totally watching different shows than us.

There isn't single anime site which categorizes Horizon or Dog days into "harem" genre. You are just trying to argue against facts because you think "This show is harem show because there are girls and I think so. My opinion is fact btw."

And anyway even IF they were harem shows, you make it sound like harem shows are bad just because they are harem shows.
>> No.42200  
>>42189
So, where do you get all those kawaii as fuck Momoclo pics?
>> No.42203  
>>42195
>>42193
Categorizing it as a harem show is probably wrong, but I think most people can agree that it is quite a "fanservice" show.
>> No.42204  
>>42194
>family friendly
It is on prime time disney channel.
Everyone love it from little kids to salarymen.
It was used to promote census in Japan.
Tons of Keion trains everywhere.
What else eh, won the kobe award, won the Tokyo Anime Fair award and etc.
It also started a keion-bu craze in Japan schools.

>America
What else do you expect from Amurrika.
No GUNS, no TITS & no machomen, it must be shit.

>cosplayers are guys dressed up in skirts
Yeah, Touhou is thrash as well right.
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>>42194
The guy's a complete idiot, but he's right about some stuff. Unlike you, I might add.

Keion's animation is absolutely amazing, that's a fact. Since you probably won't take the word of random sakuga fans on the internet, I'll just remind you that Toshiyuki Inoue called it the pinnacle of TV anime, statement only more recent KyoAni shows managed to prove wrong. The second season's consistently great animation is something only they can manage. Hate the studio all you want, but they're the most talented people around.
I don't find it in me to defend Horiguchi's designs because I honestly don't like her artstyle much, but that doesn't make them any bad. Some people have been shamelessly ripping her off (hi Toshifumi Akai, stop it) but no one managed to pull it right. We even have an ongoing show with Horiguchi-esque designs and I'm pretty sure it doesn't take much of a brain to realize they're a poor man's version of her style.
And no, you fucking idiot, keion isn't an otaku hit. It prints money because it managed to leak into a more mainstream market, especially within young girls. I won't bother bringing up its DVD sales because you have no idea about the industry, but you're kind of WRONG.

>>42200
Sushio's twipple http://p.twipple.jp/user/sushio_

>>42195
There isn't a single decent anime site that would even mention those shows, but then again I have a hard time thinking of a worthwile site that isn't anipages. They both have harem elements either way, especially prominent in Dog Days' case. Having a strong main pairing since the beginning doesn't mean shit.
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>>42194
>No "superior animation" in the show at all
>It's just another Kyo-ani show

Wait, what? Of all the things you could bash KyoAni over, you go for their animation quality?
>> No.42207  
>>42206
Isn't that CGI?
>> No.42208  
>>42207
It's 3D grid, yeah.
Still high quality to get it looking that good.
>> No.42212  
>>42205>>42204
Never said it was an otaku craze in japan. I said it has a loser stigma attached to it, should have clarified in America. Also DVD sales don't correlate to social aspects of the show. Character design is not good, as in the personality of the characters. Not how they're drawn. I don't really have a problem with the art style of the show. Don't really like the art style but it's not bad. And oohh they used CGI in their opening. Season 1 did not have the "superior animation" you guys are talking about. Other shows like Macross Frontier had far superior animation.
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>>42207
The background is CGi+2D textures, like in the amateur movie cuts from Hyouka.

>>42212
DVDs sales directly correlate to the demographic, you idiot. A high DVD:BD ratio means that either fujoshi or non-otaku are buying the show. Guess which one is k-on's case? At the moment you even have the k-on movie RE DVD selling more than the LE, which means that there's more normal people buying it than obsessive otaku. Data analysis isn't a myth, you see. Not even going to bother about the rest because pointing out CGi and saying MacrossF has better animation kinda says it all.

Seriously, cut it out. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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So yeah, about that current anime season.
This show is so bad but every now and then there's a cut like this. Also the girls are cute.
>> No.42226  
>>42217
Yup, pretty much why I'm watching the show as well.

>>42212
As much as I love MacrossF, it does not come close to K-ON in terms of animation.
>> No.42231  
>>42217
That's pretty baller, bro. What's it from?
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>>42231
Sengoku Loli Harem: Genderbent Nobunaga
>> No.42233  
>>42232
Then why isn't anyone watching Sengoku Collection?
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>>42233
No Moemon.
>> No.42236  
>>42233
Who isn't watching Sengoku Collection?
>> No.42239  
>>42236
I dropped it after glorious Hirohashi double episode. It was a pretty shitty series all in all.
>> No.42255  
Five episodes in, and I'm still enjoying Binbougami. I really, really hope Ichiko's not going to become a goody two-shoes, as that would ruin all imaginable dynamic. What I would like is for the Jotaro girl to show up. She looks brilliant!
>> No.42265  
Jinrui is the show of the year.
>> No.42270  
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This episode of Jintai was by far the best one so far.

Is it just me, or is the show going in reverse chronological order? The manzine arc takes place while the human monument project is ongoing, the Pion arc takes place at the start of the human monument project, and this arc takes place before she even meets her assistant. Were there any hints that place the chicken arc after the manzine arc?
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This guy really is the cheapest plot device ever. Kokoro Connect is a really conflicting show for me; I love the characters and the interesting situations they get in, but the drama is SO FUCKING CHEAP it's ridiculous. This would be a masterpiece if only they did the drama properly rather than plot haxing into and out of drama like this.
>> No.42274  
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>>42270
I thought the chicken arc took place last chronologically since her hair is cut while the manzine arc took place between her meeting Pion and the Human Monument starting and her destroying the Human Monument.
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I didn't really like this character arc in Flatchest Goddess. I guess it's natural that Chichiko might feel like she does, but then again, if they're going to keep playing that card, we might get some really poorly judged drama. Then again, she was really cute as a girl in love. It's rare to find such am MC. Also, dem JoJo references
>> No.42315  
>>42272
>This would be a masterpiece if
No, stop. It wouldn't. Not under any circumstance.
>> No.42316  
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Binbougami keeps being fun, and doesn't look like it's going to hit the middle-drought we see so often in 13 episoders. There are the occasional hints that Sakura might have more and more uninteresting drama, but so far it's looking good!
>> No.42317  
>>42316
Next episode is drama with Ichiko's back story but after that it goes back to jokes.
>> No.42320  
>>42317
Manga reader insider info? That's a relief. I'm quick to fall into "I don't want to watch anymore" mode when watching something.
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The drama in Sword Art Online is getting weaker by the episode. Is this is the season of bad drama?
>> No.42325  
>>42317
I honestly blame the source material for whatever faults the anime might have myself.
Good thing I can enjoy it in spite of all the bad things about it.
>> No.42328  
Recommended Binbougami to a friend, and after watching the first episode, he said he would watch the rest. If only he would listen to me more often...
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I'm not honestly not sure if this was a Batman reference or they thought it was a normal English phrase.
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Forever a flat side character.
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>>42332
What has Horizon to do with Batman and why shouldn't it be a normal english phrase.
>> No.42354  
>>42328
I'm thinking of dropping that. Kanahana's voice is amazing, but now they've started making her character feel bad about being a cunt all the time. And a friend who reads the manga tells me it's going to get a hell of a lot worse.
Fuck Japan, can't we just have one wacky comedy show with DRAMA?
>> No.42356  
>>42354
ugh.
UGGGGHHHHHH.
WHY.
>> No.42370  
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I think this was the first episode of Yuru Yuri S2 where I actually liked the whole thing.
>> No.42373  
>>42370
And you still watch?
>> No.42378  
>>42351
Absolutely nothing, but before Batman came out I never heard anyone use that phrase. You'd say something like "stop being so serious" or "don't be so serious". At least in America. I guess "why so serious" could be a British thing or something.
>> No.42382  
>>42370
That glorious ED.
>> No.42391  
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>unscrewing the wine cork with the knife
>> No.42392  
>>42370
Easily the worst episode of them all including S1.
Chinasue and Yui the two most boring character dynamic and interaction. I rather watch Akari playing with herself than both of them.
>> No.42397  
>>42391
The knife is for the wax seal above the cork, that red thing on the "neck" of the bottle
>> No.42418  
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This series just keeps getting better by the episode. This episode was simply amazing.
>> No.42420  
>>42418

I thought this episode was really good too.

Personally I thought episode 5-8 was a bit sillier than 1-4, and it changed what I thought this show was going to be about, but I liked them just as much.
>> No.42425  
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>> No.42430  
>>42418
I was falling asleep during the time loop, 2 episodes for that out of 13 is way too much, and the second one was just a repeat of the first one.
>> No.42434  
>>42430
As much as I love Jintai I agree with this, the arc was decent but could have and should have been one episode.
>> No.42469  
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This was actually really funny, the engrish is really bad, and I'm guessing pretty much like 12 guys are left working on it.

Does anyone know how many ep's this is gonna have? The 5th one just came out a few days ago.
>> No.42480  
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Oh my!
>> No.42487  
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>>42217
>> No.42515  
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whelp, with this episode my hopes of Marie being a souvenir from France as a permanent addition to the cast after the arc ends feel almost shattered. Almost. I won't let my hopes falter completely just yet.
>> No.42550  
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Wow... Did anyone else find this week's Horizon to be incredibly awesome? I actually shed some tears of joy while watching it.
>> No.42551  
>>42550
I found it incredibly stupid, as per Horizon tradition.
>> No.42561  
>>42551
Heh, a part of the reason that I watch Horizon is for the silliness.
>> No.42613  
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Gate of Babylon.

shitty show
>> No.42658  
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God damn, the last episode of Binbougami was brilliant! There was an episode or two around the middle that wasn't quite as good as I would have liked, but this was definitely the cutest, and one of the funniest episodes, just because of that one gag.

So far, Ranmaru is definitely my favourite character. She doesn't just swear a little/say "boku" instead of "atashi"/have small breasts,or any of that shit. She actually has a personality, charisma, is fucking hot as all hell, is an actual man-girl (instead of just half-heartedly tomboyish,) and she is amazing to listen to. I get a boner whenever she shouts or says something manly/cute.
>> No.42671  
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This week's episode was cheesy, cliched, melodramatic and full of asspulls. I loved every other episode of SAO, but I just couldn't take this one seriously.
>> No.42677  
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>>42671
> I loved every other episode of SAO

I could understand enjoying one, perhaps two or so of the episodes, but ALL of them?

This episode was the one straw that you found retarded? Not that I disagree with the sentiment of this episode being bad; it's by far the most painful episode to sit through so far.
>> No.42678  
>>42671
>>42677
Don't worry. It gets worse (going by the light novels).
>> No.42680  
>>42678
Is there yet more cum chugging to come?
>> No.42688  
>>42678
I've enjoyed every arc more than the last.

┐( ̄ー ̄)┌
>> No.42691  
>>42678
It does get worse after SAO, but Yui's arc is the worst part of Aincrad. It's just impossibly awful.
>> No.42710  
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>>42550
I don't know how Horizon manages to do drama so well and comedy so poorly. Despite the obvious attempts at gags, I don't know that the series has ever made me laugh. On the other hand, it's full of heart-touching moments when it gets its act together and runs a serious episode. Maybe I just don't get Japanese humor or something.
>> No.42711  
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>>42710

I've found most of the funnier attempts are humor are the references rather than the actual jokes. The jokes do get a bit japanese at times, yes, and are drawn out beyond the point of being funny for the most part.

RAIL GAHN?
>> No.42713  
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Futayo looks delicious with her hair down.
>> No.42715  
>>42710
I know how it doesn't manage drama well at all, dunno about the rest.

A pants on head retarded story is the last thing you want to do if you plan on making an engaging series that people is supposed to get emotionally attached to.
>> No.42721  
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Oda Nobuna turned out to be far more enjoyable than I had expected. Nagahide, so delicious.
>> No.42724  
>>42721
Would you go so far as to recommend it?
>> No.42728  
File: [gg]_Binbougami_ga!_-_13_[E9299B77].mkv_snapshot_23.30_[2012.09.28_22.17.35].jpg -(134.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
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And so Binbougami is finished. It's a shame when you don't want to see something end, yet you can barely contain yourself in anticipation of what's to come. This was like that. I can only remember being this excited for a new episode when watching shows I love, like Penguindrum, Apollon, Tatami Galaxy.

Movie critic extraordinaire Mark Kermode says that the comedy threshold for movies is six laughs. That's within about 90 minutes. With this show, I feel like less than six laughs during 20 minutes is pretty sub-par. I don't think I have laughed this much whilst watching a comedy show. I quickly fell in love with the three main characters, excellently brought to life by HanaKana, Tomato and (that girl whose name I don't know). Especially Ranmaru. I can feel my beard (and penis) growing every time she opens her mouth, and she is simply put brilliant. Sure, Momiji and Ichiko are great fun, and have had many hilarious moments, but Ranmaru takes the cake. Her entire being is pure manliness, and she is written and performed so well she even managed to tug on the old, rusty heartstrings. How is this the same voice actress that gave us "AIJOU YUUJOU"?

Sure, it wasn't all that production-wise. Not bad, in some parts good, but nothing spectacular. But when you add everything together, and then give me theme music I listen over and over again, you have a package that is not only solid, but pretty darned excellent!

Go download it now! You won't regret it!


also, that one moment in the credits. Holy shit, I nearly started crying ;_;
>> No.42729  
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>>42724
If the idea of yet another gender-bent sengoku-era anime doesn't bother you, and you like the character design, I'd definitely give it a try.
>> No.42735  
>>42729
Are... Are there many more? Are any of them remarkable?
>> No.42738  
>>42735
Sengoku Collection and Sengoku Otome.
>> No.42743  
>>42735
And no, none of them are remarkable at all.
>> No.42745  
>>42738
>>42743
How did Collection turn out anyways? I haven't watched it past the first couple of episodes.
>> No.42746  
>>42745
Aside from being non-remarkable, that is.
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>>42745
It had a bunch of talented scriptwriters being given a lot of freedom to play around. I haven't watched it myself so I can't say much, but read this interview if you're curious about it http://8c.dasaku.net/?p=156
>> No.42748  
>>42747
Thanks that was an interesting read.
I guess I'll go take a look at more episodes, especially episode 4 onwards which apparently are more outlandish.
>> No.42757  
holyfuck, that Skull Reaper, mang.
>> No.42759  
>>42745
I only watched up to the two Hirohashi episodes, then lost interest completely. It was one of those hit and miss but mainly miss shows.
>> No.42761  
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>>42735
Hideyoshi was the cutest girl in all of 2011, if that counts as remarkable. Rina Hidaka's voice is a miracle.
The OP was fucking awesome too.
>> No.42824  
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Ah... It's over.

So begins the long wait for the glorious OST, and the next season. There seem to be some exciting new characters inbound!
>> No.42892  
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Twists, twists and more twists.

Sword Art Online is 25 episodes. I have no idea either.
>> No.42894  
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So many TWEESTs
>>42892
I read on /a/ that there are other games coming up, but I gotta wonder just what makes Kirito return to playing games after the nightmare that SAO was.
>> No.42895  
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>>42894

well, since you asked
Asuna doesn't wake up, as well as a portion of others because big bad guy #2 hijacked the system as they were waking up and wanted to use a group of them as test subjects in *another* MMO featuring the nerv gear.

In other words,
Thank you for saving me, but your princess is in another castle. continue to stage 2-1, mario-san.
>> No.42897  
>>42895
Is that so ಠ_ಠ
>> No.42898  
>>42897
I told you, bro: >>42678
>> No.42914  
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>>42824

Mysterious cameo after mysterious cameo. Although if I recall correctly, they did the exact same thing after season one.

Also, was it implied in the final shot that Muneshige and Gin were joining Musashi?
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>>42914
I'm very excited about the upcoming characters (゚Д゚;≡;゚Д゚)
About Muneshige and Gin, I'm not sure if they are staying on Musashi for a while, but I sure hope they are. Muneshige did have a Musashi uniform, but that might be because he ran all the way there without having a proper set of clothes.

Anyways...
OST2 IS OUT!
http://www.nyaa.eu/?page=download&tid=360175
I might have to order the 2 OST albums.
>> No.42986  
>>42895
So the ALO arc is just .hack//GU?
>> No.42996  
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How unfair to introduce these other cute girls when it's clear they have no chance.
>> No.43005  
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What a quality show.
>> No.43060  
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At the very least, the second season has much more delicious feet.
>> No.43062  
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>>42996
Yeah, really.

>>43060
Delicious not-imouto feet.
>> No.43117  
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R.I.P.
>> No.43292  
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oh god Yui is amazing.
>> No.43320  
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The NTR vibes are making me mad.
>> No.43324  
Can someone explain how she's been playing this for over a year?
Did she really go out and buy one of these full immersion helmet MMOs while her beloved onii-chan brother is trapped in a coma still for playing one? Were they even fucking selling these things while the whole SAO thing was still ongoing?
Am I missing something, or is the writing just that bad?
>> No.43332  
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>>43324
the helmets that came with the new game had a recoloring and the LED panel placed on the other side of the head, hence the company was able to sell it off as an entirely new product no relation to the one that trapped 10,000 people using a completely different technology which is 100% safe this time.

also, the 1-year delay between the two MMO's being released, as the media sensationalism around a group of people comatose in a hospital can only keep the masses entertained for so long before they forget about it and look for the next hyped thing.

Not that I'm trying to defend SAO's shitty writing, but you should at least be able to tell what parts are the shitty ones; it's not hard to notice.
>> No.43333  
>>43332
I think his complaint is legit, I mean, look at Hindenburg. It basically killed all airships forever.
>> No.43334  
>>43332
I don't think you'd be able to rebrand the technology and release it immediately after the SAO incident, or for at least several years.
And even if you generously accept the fact that it is back available, why the fuck would his distraught sister of all people so gladly dive in, after everything her family's been through? Common fucking sense would keep you the hell away from immersive MMOs, surely?
>> No.43335  
>>43324
>>43332
>>43333
>>43334
NervGear has been out since before SAO's release (and has therefore likely been used by other games before it), SAO was only the first game to fully utilize its features, so likely it's been proven harmless fun until SAO turned things to shit. Furthermore, AmuSphere was released by a different company that released NervGear (though those responsible for the disaster work for AmuSphere's company, but the public doesn't know that). Combine it with the media hype dying down and realistically you would get a public opinion similar to that towards nuclear reactors post-Chernobyl; many people still find it wrong due to what happened before, but realistically speaking it was a one-time incident and nothing of that scale will happen ever again, so people are somewhat willing to accept it.

(It must be noted that the nuclear power scare is much worse than is realistically justified, showing how much influence the media has on public opinion. If the media showed AmuSphere in a positive enough light, it wouldn't be unreasonable for public opinion to become more positive.)

>I think his complaint is legit, I mean, look at Hindenburg. It basically killed all airships forever.
It killed airships as a method of passenger transport forever. Even post-Hindenburg they remained (and to this day remain) used for other things such as advertising and research.

(By the way, Hindenburg shows how influential media is on public opinion again - hardly anybody batted an eyelid at R101's demise (48 fatalities), being reported as just another aircraft accident, while Hindenburg (36 fatalities) completely changed public opinion because the entire crash was caught on film. Normal airplanes also had accidents pretty often around the time (though with less victims as they held less passengers), but airplanes survived and are now the most popular form of passenger air transport.)

>Did she really go out and buy one of these full immersion helmet MMOs while her beloved onii-chan brother is trapped in a coma still for playing one?

>And even if you generously accept the fact that it is back available, why the fuck would his distraught sister of all people so gladly dive in, after everything her family's been through?

Would you take an airplane a year after your beloved onii-chan brother died in an airplane accident? To us the whole NervGear thing is a completely unique thing to SAO, but if in that society it's become normal enough (and realistically speaking NervGear didn't just pop up out of nowhere but is the evolution of many immersion technologies that have come before) only serious trauma would stop you from doing something like that. Some people refuse to take airplanes a year after a loved one died in an airplane accident, but most get over it.

>Common fucking sense would keep you the hell away from immersive MMOs, surely?
If by 'common fucking sense' you mean 'unrealistic bias' (which is indeed common enough, see popular opinion on nuclear power), then yes. AmuSphere has nothing to do with NervGear except for using a similar technology (likely only one of many products doing so), and is guaranteed safe (by the extra safety measures no doubt set up after the SAO incident).

The only truly unrealistic parts regarding NervGear/AmuSphere are

1. The fact that the NervGear managed to be sold commercially in mainstream outlets despite its dangerous features (you'd get at least a warning label on that, but realistically shops would probably refuse to carry it).
2. The fact that those responsible for what happened with NervGear (who did so out of malice, it was not accidental) managed to get away with it, create another product with similar flaws and manage to easily release it to commercial success. Certainly at least it would've resulted in everybody involved getting fired?
3. The NervGear is never recalled despite being a death trap. Two months after Kirito woke up he somehow still has the NervGear in his home.

Also, it's retarded how Kirito has no qualms using his NervGear (which has trapped him into coma before) to access ALfheim even though he had good hints that the same people may have been involved with it (as opposed to just buying a safe AmuSphere instead).
>> No.43342  
>>43335
>Would you take an airplane a year after your beloved onii-chan brother died in an airplane accident?

I'd have serious reservations about taking a purely recreational flight while my brother lay dying in the hospital still, yes. This thing was a fucking GAMES CONSOLE that is explicitly showed to have fucked her up mentally, I don't even think your comparison is valid; I'd compare it more to an older sibling overdosing on some legal high and being sent into a two year coma. You don't sit there at his bedside worried out of your head for 24 months then rush out to score some herion once he's woken up.

>Also, it's retarded how Kirito has no qualms using his NervGear (which has trapped him into coma before) to access ALfheim even though he had good hints that the same people may have been involved with it (as opposed to just buying a safe AmuSphere instead).

Yeah, this is dumb too, but at least her has some severe motivation to go back in there. His sister has no business using this technology for such a frivolous reason, and it's literally contradictory to her character (no matter how basic and simple) to go out and play one of these MMOs.
>> No.43429  
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>>43334
>>43342
Well, the new episode spends one minute giving a justification for her playing an MMO. Satisfied?
>> No.43433  
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Still the best part of the show.

Looking forward to the butthurt brigade to sneak attack 20 v 2 and get their asses handed to them next episode.
>> No.43434  
>>43429
That was probably the shittest explanation for something dumb since the headbombs in Star Wars Episode 1.

>>43433
>Still the best part of the show.
Yui's arse?
>> No.43448  
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>>43434

Her arse, her feet, her everything. Yui alone is the best part of the show.
>> No.43453  
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Roll on season 2.
>> No.43457  
>>43453
Anime of last season.
Once is enough ;_;
>> No.43502  
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At the very least, backtracking for china v. nekomimi politics is better than 5 episodes of Druaga climbing for the princess at the top of the tower,

though adding more side characters just means less screen time for Yui, sadly.

>> No.43504  
>>43502
Is this screencap supposed to be ironic?
>> No.43609  
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>dual wield doesn't exist in this MMO, as shown by the skill being listed as as an error
>stealing equipment from somebody that is currently equipped.
>nobody seeing any problems with this
>> No.43614  
>>43609
You have only begun to scratch the surface of what is wrong with this anime.
>> No.43615  
>>43609
>Two-sword style— This concept was not entirely new. Despite the many people that attempted to use it, Lyfa didn't know of any who had succeeded. It was incredibly difficult to manipulate swords with both hands and to have them work in sync.
>> No.43618  
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>>43609
>>dual wield doesn't exist in this MMO, as shown by the skill being listed as as an error

His skill showing up as an error has nothing to do with whether or not dual wielding exists in the game.

To compare it with how real games work, generally skills (as well as items, plus some other things) have identifiers. These can be and are often numbers (item.id = 203) but they may also be or contain text (item.id = "CS001"). When saving the game data, it makes no sense to save all properties of an item (the fact that it's a weapon, what kind of weapon it is, how much damage it deals) as those properties are shared between the same types of item (one Golden Longsword is the exact same as another Golden Longsword, generally). Instead, just the identifiers are saved: player.inventory = list { "WOS043", "UPH002" }. (In games where items can have special properties, generally only the exceptions are saved and the rest is derived from the identifier.) For skills this is even more so the case, as games that have any variation whatsoever between the same types of skill are very rare.

What happened is that Kirito's Sword Art Online save was somehow imported into ALfheim Online. Let's say Kirito's save looks like this:
>[general]
>name=Kirito
>[stats]
>Strength - 45345
>Defense - 45436
>Speed - 543646
>[skill]
>One-Handed Weapons - Level 43256243643
>Two-Handed Weapons - Level 342534264
>Dual-wielding - Level 344758435
>[item]
>Retarded Powerful Sword of Flames
>Extreme Hyperbolic Chuuni Name Sword
>Soul Gem { content.type = CTYPE.HELPER; content.helper = "yui"; }
>Gold Coin { quantity = 5; }

The game would parse all of the data it can read (importing his status and any skills and items shared between the games with the same ID) while ignoring all of the unrecognized skills and displaying them as "????????".

It's entirely possible that dual wielding does not require a skill in ALfheim (requiring physical skill rather than an in-game skill and just being hard to do, as >>43615 implies), and Kirito is just able to do it due to his dual-wielding experience from SAO. Perhaps it exists in the game as a different skill and he just unlocked it again.

(The real issue with the convenient save data is that A) It was transferred over in the first place (how the hell do you get the save data mixed up?), and B) The fact that Kirito still had to create a character while he evidently already had a character file.)

Regarding the equipped item theft, a variety of explanations is possible. Maybe ALfheim uses a system where any physical object in sight can be manipulated regardless of owner, or perhaps Kirito has a high enough pickpocketing skill to pull it off, or perhaps they were temporarily sharing inventory due to being in a party. There are plenty of possible explanations for this.

Or, if you want a meta-explanation, it's a fucking shounen-style action series. Did you really expect anything else than the protagonist breaking the rules of his reality by his sheer protagonistness?
>> No.43619  
>>43618
>I don't recall people complaining when Shirou was suddenly swords.png
You must only hang around with F/SN mouthbreathers then.
>> No.43748  
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delicious asuna foot.

delicious tentacle rape

delicious imouto tears as she gets set up to have her heart broken all over again
>> No.43782  
>>43748
This show really makes no sense, and I don't think people can keep blaming it on 'bad adaptation' much longer.
>> No.43875  
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and next ep goes persona 4 BONDS ARE OUR TRUE POWER.

it's like the series is turning intentionally bad as a form of humor.
>> No.43876  
>>43875
I thought it was awesome. Mindless chuuni bullshit, sure, but it was awesome mindless chuuni bullshit.
>> No.43974  
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uhm....what?
>> No.43975  
>>43974
Well to be fair, he is literally in a video game.
These mindless action scenes are the only decent thing about SAO, let's not start complaining about them.
>> No.43976  
>>43876
>chuuni
Don't tell me this word is going the way of moe and tsundere: overly and inappropriately used.
>> No.43977  
>>43976
Not that anon, but how is it inappropriately used?
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>>43976
It's gone that way long ago, though back then I never heard it in anime communities and have only heard it used to describe VNs. 'Chuuni' is often used to describe a story with shounen-like action such as Fate/stay night or in this case SAO.
>> No.43980  
>>43978
Fate is chuuni as fuck though, it's almost the very definition of the word.
>> No.43981  
>>43977
Well in this case it was used to refer to a scene that was more or less just an action scene. I'm not a chuuni expert but I don't see how it was chuuni. A little over the top, yeah, but I don't think that alone makes for chuuni. Could be wrong.
>> No.43986  
>>43978

I've never heard it used like that until Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai came out.
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>>43981
[x] 'Nobody could ever do that' kind of situation
[x] Protagonist is determined to fight for his friends (in this case his girlfriend)
[x] Protagonist is initially defeated
[x] Protagonist doesn't give up no matter what
[x] Protagonist gets support from his friends during the action
[x] Protagonist manages to win due to doing something impossible or suddenly gaining a new ability (double bonus - he suddenly used a new dual-wielding skill in a game without a dual wield system)

You even had a close-up of Leafa's concerned face to complete the 'only destined hero that can do impossible things' image.
>> No.43988  
>>43986
It's definitely seen a lot more use since the anime came out, but I can find examples of its use as far back as 2009 in the /jp/ archive.
fuuka.warosu.org/jp/thread/S1903162
It's more of a Japanese thing, I guess.
>> No.43989  
>>43988
Damn, now I've got to read that h-manga again.
>> No.43990  
>>43987
Chuuni != Shounen tropes
>> No.43991  
>>43990
In its current usage (when referring to a specific kind of stories) it is. I know it originally meant something different, but that's the only way I've seen it used.
>> No.43993  
>>43991
So it's as I feared (>>43976).
>> No.43994  
>>43991
And I suppose moe is a genre too?
>> No.43997  
>>43994
I think that's what the kids are calling what I still call "(slice of life with) cute girls doing cute things". I myself want more "cute girls doing cut things". I want them to hurt.
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DEUS EX MACHINA end, wonderfully fucking retarded.

and then the ghost in the machine and .hack// references, which may've been interesting if the author so much as tried to be original.
>> No.44058  
>>44055
They've been pulling shit like that throughout the show so it's not like it was surprising or out of place.

You sure are determined to hate this show.
>> No.44059  
>>44058
It's popular, of course he hates it.
>> No.44060  
>>44059
Or maybe SAO just has a lot wrong with it.
>> No.44061  
>>44060
But so does, for example, OniAi, yet you don't see people complaining repeatedly about that show. There's something about a show's popularity that makes people feel the need to assert that the show is bad.
>> No.44062  
>>44058
>They've been pulling shit like that throughout the show so it's not like it was surprising or out of place.

You don't need to be determined to dislike something like this. I'm more surprised that he actually stuck with the show until the end.
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>>44062
>I'm more surprised that he actually stuck with the show until the end.

It's because of Yui. She's an absolutely amazing character.
If I wasn't spoiled on her rejoining the cast for ALO, I would've dropped the show after watching the appropriate episode of the first season and never looked back.
>> No.44070  
>>44063
But why?
Her intro arc was terrible, and she doesn't really do anything.
>> No.44071  
>>44061
OniAi was always going to be a total piece of shit, by a no name studio with zero budget. People had zero expectations and it met them.
SAO was hyped the fuck up because A-1, huge LN sales and subsequent fanbase, and having a pretty decent budget. People's expectations were way higher for this show, of course more people are complaining.
Also SAO still thinks it's actually good unironically, so do a lot of the fans. It's easy trolling.
>> No.44093  
>>44070
She isn't cute either.
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>>44070
In case you haven't noticed, The terrible writing surrounding a character doesn't make that character itself any less amazing or cute. Why do any of those have anything to do with how much I would like the character itself?

Besides, she's the centerpiece. Everything else is simply tacked on around her. Even the writers know who the best character is in the series.
>>44093
You can kindly go fuck yourself with a cactus. gently and slowly.
>> No.44137  
>>44133
What? She didn't even originally exist in the SAO arc. The author retconned her in later once he decided that he would add more shit to the story.


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