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3122884 No.44797  
Much like cute flowers, anime girls bloom during spring. That's a goddamn ton of cartoons we're getting.
>> No.44798  
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Date A Live: If all goes well, this could be a well polished turd. But it most likely won’t. Date A Live is blatantly derivative and doesn’t seem to have any intention to move away from a formula that’s very overused. This sounds like a vague comment you could make about pretty much everything airing in any given season, so consider what it means that I specifically point it out here. I hope all trees in the planet burn so light novels stop being a viable medium.
Angry complains about lack of originality aside, this could be mindlessly entertaining if they get the action bits right. And looking at the trailers, they might have, although there are some reasons to be pessimistic about this; AIC PLUS+ might be the worst spinoff of the brand so quality consistency is doubtful and the preair has been delayed so there could be some scheduling issues already. The original novels don’t seem to be particularly popular so we shouldn’t expect a huge project, but hopefully it will have decent looking fights between cute girls all the way through.
Not much to say about the staff because everyone knows that Motonaga sucks and Katanagatari was just a fluke. The character designer (who might be the animation director as well? Fuck official sites with incomplete staff lists) has done a good adapting Tsunako’s original art, so that’s one famous designer who gets a proper portrayal in anime form. Already better than Henneko!

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4xH8yzY3Pw

Red Data Girl: The main girl wants to change, something she intends to achieve by repeating every 10 seconds that she wants to change. I dozed off during the boring trailer and still managed to hear her say that twice. She’s a shy miko being oppressed by her family’s traditions and possesses the rather unimpressing supernatural skill to make electronics explode. There also are two little boys who look like love candidates. They launched a manga adaptation to sell us on this premise but I took 3 hours to read 30 pages so I don’t think it worked very well. 12 episodes for 5 novels seems like a bit of a stretch but for all we know a faster pacing might make this more entertaining.
Overall it doesn’t seem like a big production, they look more interested in their summer show with the one and only Okada. RDG’s director has been in the studio for a while but he doesn’t exactly have a great record, Bantorra being the only thing he’s done that people seem to like. The scriptwriter seems competent enough as long as he’s provided a good source (Genshiken) or works with talented people (Mizushima@Guu/Joshiraku), neither of which might apply here. As per P.A. Works tradition, it will have crappy animation and hideous CGi but anime fans will praise it anyway because it’s shiny. It’ll hurt more this time since it has original Kishida Mel designs just like Iroha, one of the few genuinely good looking shows they’ve made. By which I mean the only good one, CANAAN’s action aside.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2pJawkanQo

Gundam SEED Destiny HD Remaster: Everyone’s most hated Gundam season, now with a blurry upscale and nonsensical retcons. The key pic makes me laugh because it has a very angry Shinn surrounded by fire and the caption “DESTINY IS COMING”.

Fuck Destiny, have a cool Unicorn track instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEVubzJRzpE

KARNEVAL: Just so you see how arbitrary and dumb manga demographics are: this is a josei with more manservice and pretty boys than pretty much any shoujo series aimed at horny teens. We’re used to the this happening in stuff aimed at males but this is the living proof that no matter what kind of magazine it is, everyone wants to cover a wide range of potential readers. And to be fair it caters to them rather well, some of those dudes are damn hot.
Other than that, however, I’m having trouble coming up with anything that it does well. The protagonist is beyond helpless and could trip to his death if he wasn’t surrounded by more capable people. He also looks like an anthropomorphized Kyubey which I guess isn’t a bad thing per se, but it creeps me out. There are secret organizations, mutants and all sorts of eccentric things, but it’s hardly engaging, probably because the author’s idea of storytelling seem to involve constant plot twists to keep the reader interested. And that doesn’t always work. If ever.
The staff is appropriately mediocre, although the character designer/chief AD has done some nice work, especially on Toei shows. He’ll have to work hard to turn the very lackluster fights into something interesting, and to be honest there’s one neat action cut in the trailer that makes me almost hopeful, because I’m a naïve person who doesn’t know any better. That aside, I suppose it makes sense for Manglobe to pick up something aimed at girls since it’s been proved impossible for them to sell anything to males. I doubt the (sometimes undeserved) hate they get will carry over, so they have a chance at making something that makes at least a bit of money!

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gALk8TQniBc

Yahari ore no seishin love come wa machigatteiru aka Oregairu: Every highschool LN ever, with the only distinct characteristic in the form of a depressive and socially awkward protagonist. It could work if his ramblings were more interesting, but it’s all pretty tame for a series about troubled students. And for the love of God, to everyone else, don’t assume the Brains Base brand is going to magically fix anything when it has a newbie director and a scriptwriter that has never worked with them before. The character designer is about the only interesting member of the staff, but as of this moment it’s not confirmed if he’ll also be the chief AD so it goes on the “random chance of having cool visuals now and then” list.

PV: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm20275869
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Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live: I heard the little girls who watch this instead of Precure are ostracized and rightfully bullied because of their bad taste.

Watch the Doki Doki Precure ED instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxfsmpwnXkM

Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: I don’t have to speculate about this being good, mostly because I’ve already seen half the series and know for a fact it’s damn great. Remake of one of the most important works in the medium that excels at many things and only has the dodgy 3DCG as a blatant flaw. Don’t skip this one if you give a crap about anime in general.

Opening storyboarded by Anno of all people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPzhYgHcJz0

Mushibugyou: Bug slaying in feudal Japan. The twist being that the bugs are as big as buildings. A good bet for those who enjoy overpowered characters constantly kicking ass and aren’t concerned by minor details like a plot. The choice of the studio is a bit weird since Seven Arc’s the most latenight oriented bunch there is, but it’s not a bad move by any stretch. They’re a guarantee of above average production values and capable of properly portraying the hectic yet very stylish battles. All animation lovers should keep an eye on it since Yoshinari is bound to appear and deliver some mind-boggling cuts. And by “some” I mean a couple because he’s an absolute genius but takes goddamn ages to finish one scene.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Gz0kfyMSA

Photo Kano: Who’d have thought that Yokoyama’s directorial debut would be a dating sim adaptation. I know people mix up the terms sometimes but by dating sim I don’t mean a visual novel, so it’s a “game in which you seduce cute anime girls” rather than a “game where stuff happens and you might seduce cute anime girls”. So there’s nothing else. An empty shell of a protagonist you’re supposed to insert into and a bunch of cute highschoolers. And this project has been entrusted to Yokoyama Akitoshi, someone who’s worked countless times with Yuasa, a very talented individual who’s also been in charge of episodes in shows like Dennou Coil, TTGL and Ayakashi Ayashi. This is the kind of person that won’t be only directing but also planning the entire show. Sometimes cartoons confuse me so much I refuse to think anymore.
On a side note, there’s some serious VA porn in this project, with Nakahara/Chiwa/Sawashiro/Mizuhashi/Kanemoto/Itou Kanae among the heroines. In fact, all of the main girls but one are voiced by famous professionals so I’m going to guess she’s the character no one likes.

No amated footage so have a PV for the Vita game this is advertising: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJAC-TkVwSE

Devil Survivor 2: What’s with Kishi in every SMT spinoff adaptation? He’s even in the Danganronpa adaptation and that has a completely different production committee so it looks like he’s become the Authority on RPG Anime. Anyway, he’s hyping this project a lot and the last time he did that was with Angel Beat so that can’t be a good thing. These complaints about Kishi no longer being the cool guy we once knew are going to get old because he’s getting a lot of work now, but I sure as hell won’t stop whining about it.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E4mZJxNZC4

Majestic Prince: If this is as whacky and silly as the trailers then I’m willing to deal with Hirai’s character designs. There’s no way I can take seriously any of his shows anymore so it’s good that this looks dumb in all respects. The choice of director makes sense since Motonogata Keitaro has known Majestic Prince’s original creator ever since Getbackers but as I said before, he’s not especially talented. The project had 3 chief animation directors which is dumb and defeats the point, but on the bright side we have Orange in charge of the 3DCG mecha. If we’re not going to get 2D robots then they’re about the best alternative, their work in Akito is seriously impressive.

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

Yuyushiki: I probably shouldn’t be the one saying this as a HidaSketch and GA fan but please stop adapting Kirara 4koma, they’re not very good. What’s amusing is the studio choice since Kinema Citrus is, random shorts aside, all about the crazy action. And I somehow doubt those 3 cute girls will start punching the crap out of each other, as amusing as that would be. Mostly newbies on the staff, although there’s some promising people like Majiro as the main animator. Likely to be rather good looking… if you ignore how hideous the character designs are. Also, EXIT TUNES is composing the music for this. Not sure how good of a comedy this will be but I’m laughing already.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F-yLYldO8k

OreImo S2 (actually, the official title is 俺の妹。 so I suggest we refer to it as OreImo Full Stop): More OreImo just amuses me since at this point I can’t even get angry at Kurata working on terrible shows, because those outnumber by far the interesting ones he’s written for. I’m going to assume this show exists so I can tell people to stop looking at studio names, since the change from AIC to A-1 means nothing at all because it’s got exactly the same staff. See, it’s almost like cartoons are made by actual people and not by studio names.

I swear all the footage in the PV is things we saw in the first season already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYrHPyGxjwE

Shingeki no Kyoujin: I want to be pessimistic because both Araki and WITS’ performance is doubtful but it’s hard not to get hyped. Sakuga fans were very sad because everyone’s dream was getting this adapted by Ando@BONES but the trailer is honestly good looking even if it’s got CGi up the wazoo. And Sawano score, which always help. Who’d have thought that the first good Muvluv Alternative anime would be the one without Muvluv Alternative in the title.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzmOh4SuBc
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Hataraku Maou-sama!: The addition of oddities in generic highschool settings is one of the most common basis on light novel scenarios, but more often than not it is the MC’s little sister/girlfriend/dog that’s somehow special. In this case though, the weirdest element is the protagonist himself: a demon lord who, after being defeated by the holy hero, escaped to our world, which he plans on conquering. So he’s plans to climb the social ladder, starting as a part-time McDonalds employee. Doesn’t it already sound better than most series of its kind? Because it really is. Not exceptional, but closer to being amusing than infuriating.
Sadly it’s got a rather average staff, lead by a guy who isn’t half bad but the entirety of the world wants to kill for directing Minami-ke S2. I don’t know how Ikariya Atsushi could do such a terrible job adapting the designs when his work on Fate/Zero’s was sublime, but I guess that’s the difference in scale between these two projects. They appear to look alright in motion, although the trailer only has footage from the first episode so it’s hardly a good indicative of the overall quality.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QSoHj2BvyY

Kakumeiki Valvrave: I’m a bit torn on the staff; it’s hard to dislike Matsuo Kou when he pretty much single-handedly made Kurenai into a great series and has a rather good record, but as of late he hasn’t been very active and it’s been a while since he’s done anything notable. He’s had his fair share of experience with Gundam and if the short he did for one of its game is to go by, he’s got robot action down. On the writing side there’s Okouchi who’s been proved to be… less than impressive when Taniguchi isn’t around. I guess if you’re one of the few people who thoroughly enjoyed Natsuyuki Rendezvous and decide to put all of Guilty Crown’s blame on Yoshino you can be more hopeful than I am, but I’m just not sold on it yet. What I am really hyped for is the OP/ED, though. TM Revolution with Nana? Angela for the first ending? I’m willing to put up with anything for this.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSmuV4vC1Wc

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W: I still maintain that the title is going to be funnier than most jokes in the series. Nothing’s changed so expect a couple of funny episodes and slightly above average production values. Nyarlko might very well be Kana Asumi’s best role but that’s about the only memorable thing on the show, unless they manage to pull another catchy opening capable of going viral on the internet.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsBCGv-UPZ4

Hayate no Gotoku CUTIES: Hahaha why does this exist. It looks worse than the previous season which was worse than the previous season which was worse than the previous season. Just kill Hayate already.

Have Hina singing Cruel Angel Thesis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMtK5NgIwD8

Suisei no Gargantia: A seemingly interesting setting, robots, good production values, an excellent voice cast… The protagonist couldn’t look any less interesting, but I’d be really excited for this project in spite of that if Urobuchi wasn’t a factor. I can’t stand his work on anime. At all. Not even if he’s lead by a talented person I otherwise fancy, if Psycho-Pass is to go by. Murata’s a promising director so I hope he had a lot of input on the scenario and manages to contain Urobuchi to levels I find bearable. That said, if you genuinely enjoy the guy’s writing I see no reason not to get hyped for this.
Random notes on the technical side of things: It’s been so long since Kamichu that the first thing I see when I see when I see Hanaharu’s art is PORN. Which is not a bad thing, really, especially since the designs are really good and have been perfectly adapted. Animation fans should be happy to know that Kameda is likely to be a regular animator; he worked in the opening and the first episodes, and he knows Murata and Tashiro Masako, the chief AD, from the Milos movie.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oAjghnTor4

Henneko: While it’s as ambitious as a newborn bunny, this series mostly stays on the bearable side, which is fairly positive on the LN spectrum. The admittedly unengaging dramatic parts are few and far apart and the focus mostly stays on harmless comedy. With a less insufferable protagonist and a better cast in general, humor consisting on anything other than MC-kun liking boobs/being yelled at because he likes boobs and even less uninspired melodrama than it has, this could pass as almost decent!
Unfortunately for this project, we just got this one thing by the name of Prism Nana, in which several talented artists used their take on Kantoku designs to produce shorts with excellent visuals. The comparison isn’t fair by any means, but the issue here is that everyone’s witnessed multiple successful adaptations of his work, so the cheap knockoffs from the Henneko anime couldn’t look any more offensive. It doesn’t help that the production values seem to be piss poor in general, with all the trailers having issues ranging from off-model designs to hilariously bad anatomy. The production committee is doing some serious advertising so such a poor technical performance is just nonsensical, but to keep it short I’ll simply say JC Staff sucks, which should be enough of an answer for most of you.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkn4FlEVvYA

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride: This could be my memory playing tricks on me, but I swear the main girl defeated the most evil ninja by dragging her off to space and dying in the process, just to come back to life in the last scene for no reason. And that’s rather conclusive, I’d say. Can someone explain me why does this exist again?
Kingetsu has been replaced as the scriptwriter but his presence in the first season didn’t save it from being rather terrible so there’s no real loss here. Hell, some of you might be surprised that this has a script to begin with. As long as it keeps up the VA porn and actual porn partly hidden by very stylish censorship, this will have accomplished its objectives so I see no need to ask for anything else. Also, I wish Katou Tatsuya composed the soundtrack for some I’m capable of enjoying just once, because he seems to work exclusively on things I can tolerate at most.

No seriously, Hyakka Rouran’s soundtrack is baller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NSoin2V69c
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Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000%: More idolm@nster. Fujoshi seem to agree that this is one of the least bad otomege adaptations and the performances are very amusing so go watch it if that’s your thing.

I’m more of an idolmaster person myself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecOZrN8_a3Y

Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san: Short comedy skits featuring a young man and an alcoholic mermaid voiced by Tamura Yukari. Almost every other character also has a high profile VA but that’s not as remarkable as Yukarin voicing an energetic and crazy mermaid who sometimes fights bears. I know for a fact that some people sticked to OreShura because of her amazing performance so even if this is not exceptionally funny, it’s bound to be an improvement.
Staff’s a mixed bag; directorial debut for Tatsuya Yoshihara and the first time Kikuko Sadakata has been Chief AD, but the latter has a lot of experience with Gainax people and has worked for some of the best directors in the industry. The script’s in good hands as well, being adapted by the main Milky Holmes scriptwriter. All in all, hardly a solid team but there are chances it can turn out really well.

No PV so have Yukarin sing Futari wa’s OP at Animelo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzjvHoEz3Lg

Azazel-san S2: Yesssssss, Mizushima is back with more scatological jokes, cute demons and good animation. If you don’t think that’s a good combination, you were born the wrong way and I can’t do anything for you.

No PV either so have… the preview for Garupan 11, I guess? It’s also a good Mizushima show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FumQMbS_9Bw

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S: Now about Touma being sadistic, as the title could imply. Index represents the new generation of fantasy LNs; random highschooler thrown into an overly massive setting that requires an amount of exposition that young and inexperienced writers can’t handle. Being one of the worst offenders in that regard, I was rather surprised when I gave its spinoff manga a try and realized it was quite decent. Railgun is a barebones Index, which means that you get twice the action for less than half the talking, a much more sensible ratio. The plot happens to make more sense, probably because they keep it simple, so overall it does its job as an action series. Or it did, until it got animated. The first season of Index adapted three volumes onto 11 episodes then spent over one cours doing things I’ll never be able to comprehend. The unfathomable decision to make a 24 episodes adaptation when there wasn’t anywhere near enough material for it lead to an insane percentage of filler episodes, ranging from silly fanservice to serious action. I despised it myself, but I can at least see the appeal of the former; if for some unknown reason you’re fond of the characters, seeing them bond further must be really nice. The last arc, though, manages to retcon a ton of things while making no sense at all. It suffers from Index’s dull, pacing-breaking exposition and represents a tonal shift that left me dumbfounded. It’s not often that this happens, but I really have no idea why people like this show. It’s beyond me.
But moving onto more interesting things, let’s take a look at the staff. And no, I don’t mean Tatsuyuki Nagai, with whom I have a troublesome relationship. The director is nothing but a meaningless detail when we have Nozomu Abe’s comeback. Accel World was the last show he carried show by himself and he did an excellent job at it, but I’m more partial to his cleaner style of animation so I’m dying to see his FX here. He’s improved a lot since the first season so the comparisons should be pretty interesting.

ONLY MY RAILGUN CAN SHOOT IT IMASUGU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAA4IFEPb0

Arata Kangatari: A plot that feels straight out on a JRPG, featuring multiple worlds and a generic fantasy setting. A cast of non-characters. Uninspired action. Being adapted as a co-production between Satelight’s lesser staff and a Korean studio. This is making Magi look like a goddamn masterpiece already.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08b6iiTiQmg

Crime Edge: When some horny Japanese person with twisted fetishes wants to share their depravation with the world, they tend to do it by the means of doujinshi, but Crime Edge’s author thought an all-ages manga would do the job. And to some degree he was right, since I now know that he has a hard-on for hair amongst many other things. As you’d imagine, however, a story written around what makes you hard isn’t necessarily engaging for the rest of the world. Doesn’t help that the pacing is a real mess and that the characters are, for the most part, not relatable at all.
If you still want to give it a try, look forward to the anime adaptation brought to you by Yuji Yamaguchi, the genius mind that brought you DEEN’s F/SN adaptation(s), the Touka Gettan anime that aired backwards and other high profile cartoons like I, my, me, Strawberry Eggs or YamiBou. Have fun with that.

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW29irdviWE

Aku no Hana: One of the most intentionally cringe-worthy series you’ll find. Its point is to be as disturbing as possible just because it can, and it does an excellent job at it. Everything, from the rural setting to the insane characters, is crafted with the intention of creeping the hell out of you, making it a highly polarizing story. If you think you can deal with that, do give it a try because it’s worth your time. Nagahama is an amazing director and he’ll be working with some of his old mates so the anime adaptation shouldn’t be any worse, although I’m worried about what the experimental visuals will end up being; this is a small project and they’ve announced that rotoscoping will be a huge factor yet they refuse to show any footage prior to the broadcasting, so...

They’re secretive with the footage so have something from another Nagahama anime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYIhZLEDSgw

Aiura: Nico seiga 4koma being made into a 5 minutes show. Some of these have turned out to be good but they tend to be the crazier ones and this looks really tame. It does have a good staff, though.

Teekyuu’s still the best series of shorts either way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8fUkp9DrcY
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>> No.44805  
The space battle shows both look pretty cool. Haven't seen any of the Yamato stuff before, but I've heard it's good from several people.

I'll probably at least watch the first episode of Aku no Hana since it sounds like it has potential, and Date a Live because the girls are pretty.
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Date A Live's cute girls were ruined for me when someone pointed out their noses looked like nasal hair. I can't unsee it now.
>> No.44807  
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Here are my uninformed and one line opinions about each show in order

Otona Joshi w/e - Josei is good, this probably won't be

Date A Live - The art looks fantasy and bad. Why can't fantasy anime be good?

RDG - Description says nothing, will probably suck

Girls Und Panzer - an actual good show

Gundam SEED Destiny - an actual bad show

Karneval - The plot sounds retarded enough to be at least entertaining

Yahari ore blah blah - Wow that MC sounds not likable at all and will probably make the show not fun

Tetsujin - nobody watches 5 min shows

Danchi Tomoo - nobody watches stuff like this either

Pretty Rhythm - precure for people who don't want to watch precure. Proably sucks

Boku wa o-sama - nobody will watch this

Uchuu Senkan Yamato - Yamato kicks ass and this probably will as well. The only good show so far

Joujuu Senjin - Maybe cool action. Everything being TBA doesn't bode well, will probably have shit budget.

Photo Kano - dating sims suck

Devil Survivor - so does fatlus

Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince - Maybe just dumb enough to be funny, but probably just dumb

Yuyushiki - Just watch AzuDaioh again instead

Ore no Imouto - NO

Shingeki no Kyojin - Everyone raves about the manga which I haven't yet read. Will probably be the most talked about, so if you want to keep up I guess you should watch.

Hataraku Maou-sama - A high school setting light novel. Only someone is literally lucifer. You should already know if this is your thing.

Kakumeiki Valvrave - This sounds like it's about POLITICS and there have been like 3 anime ever that have done that right.

More Nyaruko - It was funny for a while.

Hayate No Gotoku - It was never really funny.

Suisei no Gargantia - +1 for more original shows. Adaptions can die forever

Hentai ouji to blah blah - wowow this sounds terrible

Titty Samurais - Nothing else to say

Uta no Prince-sama - Nothing else to say

Namiuchigiwa no blah - I know absolutely nothing about this and therefor won't bother watching it

Azazel-san - First season got a cult following, supposedly pretty good.

Railgun - First season got a rabid following, really really bad

Arata Kangatari - It sounds more than retarded enough to be funny

Sparrow's Hotel - A big tittied assassin, wow this sounds cool and will probably have great storytelling and be very innovative

Asian Risshiden blah - Salaryman life is not interesting, at all.

Dansai Bunri - Sometimes I wonder if writers are trying

Kara The Animation - Now I know they are not

Aku no Hana - Mental illness is not cute

Aiura - Cute art, a show about nothing. LUCKY STAR S2

Higurashi - Will this ever end? I really hope so.
>> No.44808  
I'll be watching oreimo2 and nyaruko2 definitely, I'll probably pick up one or two more shows if they look good
>> No.44809  
Zen style.

Moogy style.
>> No.44810  
Someone give this season's chart the Jones treatment e.g. http://waa.ai/9wS
>> No.44811  
I am just a realist.
>> No.44812  
So you want someone to be very wrong?
>> No.44816  
I'm a huge fag for Leiji so Yamato is a must for me. And it should be for all of you buns too, if you don't like Leiji you might as well kill yourself. I'm serious.
Other than that... Shingeki maybe? It's going to be great as long as they don't deviate too much from the manga. Although it's improved by miles now, the art in the first couple of volumes was horrible, so CG doesn't really bother me.
...I've noticed I've almost stopped watching anime the past year, the only thing I follow this season is gdgd Fairies, which is more bizarre, ad libbed sketch comedy than anime, really.
>> No.44817  
I know I won't watch anything I say I will except for Samurai Bride, because a friend will force me to watch that one with them.
>> No.44824  
That's what he said, yeah
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I apologize for the poor quality of this one, I got about halfway through labeling the harem shit ones when a crazy conspiracy theorist began to pester me on IRC about multiculturalism and gun control or something to that nature and my mind just sorta shut down and by the time I snapped out of it even the slice of life animes had "Boring Haremshit" stamped on them. CBA to do it again.
>> No.45211  
Is it time to talk about how offensively bad the Aku no Hana visuals are?
>> No.45213  
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Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge went through its entire summary in its first episode (the girl doesn't even have long hair anymore), and judging from the episode preview the real story will start next episode. Hard to say anything about it yet.
>> No.45214  
That or how horrendously boring the thing was.
Combine the two and it really is one of the worst things made in recent year. I can't wait to see some hipsters defend it.
>> No.45218  
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Time for some first episode OPINIONS

>Red Data Girl
The main girl literally looks 5 years old and the main guy is angry all the time for no real reason. Oh yeah the first episode was boring as shit too. Dropped

It wasn't nearly as gay as I had expected. The plot (笑) wasn't anything to write home about, but it wasn't absolutely unwatchable. Will not drop yet

>Yahari ore no seishun blah blah blah
Hey let's put this misogynistic unlikable MC in a genius beautiful perfect tsun tsun virgin princess girl who is also really annoying and have them fall in love over the course of the series. Dropped

>Photo Kano
If I buy a camera, girls will like me. Unfunny and boring, but hey the girls are at least cute. The anime probably wont have any service beyond pantyshots. Dropped

>Devil Survivor
The only reason I was able to survive the first episode is because I was watching with other people and was able to laugh at it. Chuuni as all hell, but there is an attractive girl in a uniform and torpedo tits everywhere. Will continue to watch, hoping for unintentional humor

>Hataraku Maou-sama
I had expectations going in to hate this and was very pleasantly surprised. The humor was spot on, it knew not to take itself seriously at all. There was a bit of hint of PLOT and DRAMA at the end of the first episode, which could be an issue. This show will only work if they ignore the obviously retarded plot and just stick to poking fun at the situation. Will gladly watch

>Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Tits
It is legitimately good

>Dansai Burni xXxCRIMExXxEDGExXx
The plot is mind numbingly stupid, and the episode ends with ruining the only cute character. Dropped

>Aku no Hana
I have not read the manga and know absolutely nothing about it. The anime did not entice me to learn anything about it. From what I understand the entire first episode covered 18 pages of manga, with hardly any dialogue. There is setting an atmosphere, and there is being shitty at pacing. Plot doesn't seem like anything special, but once again it is hard to tell as nothing has happened. Not that I will be watching any farther to find out - the rotoscoping is so atrocious that it is basically unwatchable anyway. Dropped
>> No.45219  
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I haven't watched Aku no Hana yet, but all the negative attention that it's receiving makes me look forward to it.
>> No.45220  
Please censor that image
>> No.45221  
>> No.45222  
Getting into new shows is so hard for me, I envy people who do it so easily. I could be trying all this new anime of the season, but instead I'm rewatching Trigun.
>> No.45223  
I sometimes get that feeling, too, so I mostly watch stuff with which I'm familiar.
>> No.45224  
I have the exact opposite problem. Getting into new shows is no problem at all for me, but there seems to be some invisible force preventing me from resuming shows I've stalled.
>> No.45225  
I always feel more excited about things when they're coming out every week. If I've got the whole series sitting around to be watched, it feels kind of menacing to have to commit to the whole thing, but if it's just one episode at a time, it's easier.
>> No.45226  
How nice to have so many different opinions! I, personally, prefer to have several episodes. Of course I like looking forward to shows, but often it just piles up in batches of 3-19 episodes per series. I hate that.

Then again, I still have five episodes left of something I haven't watched since last autumn...
>> No.45228  
Is Mazui gonna sub Oreimo2? Horriblesubs already has it out but I'd rather wait if they're gonna do it
>> No.45229  
Photo Kano is one of those shows I wish was better because the girls in it are cute. I guess I'll give it another episode but I really can't see myself going beyond that
>> No.45231  

Oh, I guess they aren't
>> No.45232  
File: [Commie] Red Data Girl - 01 [043C47ED].mkv_snapshot_08.23_[2013.04.07_03.42.37].jpg -(60.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Red Data Girl was really interesting and well-executed. I have no idea what's going on, but I guess that's the point.
>> No.45233  
File: [gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_01_[0B164A9D].mkv_snapshot_22.47_[2013.04.07_05.02.43].jpg -(74.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Holy shit. This was intense.
>> No.45235  
EveTaku is going to sub Oreimo2.
>> No.45236  
First episode of Date A Live was pretty good. No surprise the Western anime fanbase hates it though.

I wish I could rewatch stuff but I always feel there's so much anime out there I haven't seen, and new stuff coming out all the time, that I can't bring myself to watch something I've already seen. So I end up watching stuff that turns out to no surprise to be garbage instead of watching shows I know I love and want to re-experience. It doesn't make sense but so often human behavior doesn't.
>> No.45237  
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Looks like this show is rather faithful to the manga.
>> No.45238  
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>> No.45239  
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>> No.45240  
The first episode of Date A Live was terrible. The first half was generic haremshit and the second half looks like they're setting up for a bad Kaminomi clone. The BGM was the only good thing about it. I give it one more episode to go somewhere beyond "Shidou-sama, I'm very inexperienced but please teach me the ways of earth" "No, Shidou-san, fairies are evil. I must destroy the fairies. Also, I'm falling in love with you for no real reason" "Onii-chan, stop playing around and come lick my feet" "Oh Shidou-kun, you've become injured. Don't worry, your dear teacher will nurse you back to health".
>> No.45241  
File: [gg]_Aku_no_Hana_-_01_[88C4AA88].mkv-2013-04-07-14h58m20s252.png -(306.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
The characters have noses, their eyes are small, some of them suffer from acne, the girls don't have busts and hips that are twice the size of their waists, everyone has brownish or black hair, the high schoolers look like they're in high school...it's like they were modeled after humans or something. Absolutely disgusting.
>> No.45242  
> the high schoolers look like they're in high school
Funny how that works, since they're middle schoolers.
>> No.45243  

I don't know if you are being sarcastic or not but anime modeled after real people is the worst possible thing I can think of, even more than cancer
>> No.45244  
From what I heard (haven't watched it myself yet) it's apparently fully rotoscoped - traced from recorded video footage. If you do that for characters, of course you'd end up with ugly designs like that.
>> No.45245  
File: [gg]_Anime_Mirai_2013_-_Death_Billiards_[BD_720p]_[29BE9711].mkv_snapshot_23.31_[2013.04.07_15.00.57].jpg -(76.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Death Billiards was really Madhouse, if that makes any sense. I liked it.

I wouldn't have a problem with realistic models if they had actual design work put into them instead of simply a rotoscoping real people. I was completely fine with the rotoscoping in Trapeze because the characters had a proper design besides the full rotoscoped look and it was part of a specific stylization and visual appeal. Here it somehow the idea feels lazy.
>> No.45246  
>"Shidou-sama, I'm very inexperienced but please teach me the ways of earth" "No, Shidou-san, fairies are evil. I must destroy the fairies. Also, I'm falling in love with you for no real reason" "Onii-chan, stop playing around and come lick my feet" "Oh Shidou-kun, you've become injured. Don't worry, your dear teacher will nurse you back to health".
All of this sounds good to me. Why do you hate cute girls?
>> No.45247  
Maybe I'm just jaded and can't enjoy harems anymore because they're so terribly predictable.
Fairy girl is the obvious choice for protagonist-kun. If he doesn't end up with her, it's almost certainly because they don't finish the story or go with harem end.
Emo-genius-powersuit girl is at least a semi-viable alternative, but I'd give her ~1% chance of actually ending up with protagonist-kun. She'll try and kill fairy girl, only to be stopped by protagonist-kun, who will help her overcome her hatred of fairies and convince her that there's no meaning in a life of vengeance. Then she'll be reduced to a side character who clings onto protagonist-kun, who is too kind to outright reject her but doesn't really have any feelings for her. She'll probably be his knight and save him if something serious happens.
The imouto isn't even a viable romantic partner for the protagonist. She'll spend the whole series coordinating these dates, realizing sometime towards the end that she really loves her brother, only to be rejected by him because he loves fairy girl.
Researcher-teacher-nurse woman is likewise not a viable partner. She'll probably just be a side character that teases protagonist-kun from time to time.
The yet to debut loli looks like she's probably another fairy, who will likely be the childish clingy type who sees protagonist-kun as an older brother figure. Once again, clearly not going to end up with him though. Of course she'll clash with the real imouto, but protagonist-kun will defend her and get his sister to accept her.
Our other yet to be introduced fairy girl looks kind of menacing, so she'll probably show up and try to destroy Earth or something, but protagonist-kun will show her the error of her ways and convince her that earth is a beautiful place that is full of love. Although she'll hopelessly fall for him, she has zero chance of him taking her over his original fairy girl.
That leaves us with blue ponytail girl, who may or may not have shown up; I don't particularly remember her, but she looks like she's a classmate or childhood friend or something. She'll probably get one episode or something and then be completely forgotten.

Someone please tell me I'm mistaken.
>> No.45249  
Have you recently watched Sora no Otoshimono?
>> No.45252  
But why the fug do I want to look at "realistic" designs? If I want to look at people I'd watch TV more often. No, I'm here to look at stylized cute girls.
>> No.45254  
I thought it sounded dumb, so I didn't watch it.
>> No.45257  
I liked Aku no Hana's first episode. I found myself starting to like the rotoscope style about halfway through. Then again, I also liked Linklater's Waking Life.
>> No.45258  
If Date A Live is parody it is the greatest I have ever seen. But I am terrified they might be serious about it.
>> No.45266  
Stop liking Aku no Hana. Seriously.
>> No.45268  
Aku no Hana's animation budget seems way inadequate. The rotoscoping animation style looks way more budget intensive than the usual talking head fare, and everything ends up looking off model as a result.
>> No.45273  
ANN is giving AkuHana perfect scores across the board, despite their reviews including such comments as "Not everyone will like this show. From a personal standpoint, I didn't."
It's quite amusing, really.
>> No.45276  
Nerdrage = pageviews
>> No.45281  
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I knew Yui was Yui, but I didn't notice Yuzuko was Chinatsu until I looked it up
>> No.45284  
Same here, though at first I thought Yuzuko was Kyouko.
Shows what I know.
>> No.45285  

Kyoko's voice is way more distinctive to me, to the point of almost being distracting in vividred
>> No.45286  
Are you guys me? And what is this, Yuru Yuri S3?

anyways that ED song is cute. The singer is that girl who sang on all those expensive-looking Touhou pv, isn't she?
>> No.45288  
I thought it was pretty obvious that she was Chinatsu, her voice is pretty distinct.
>> No.45289  
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>> No.45290  
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>> No.45293  
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This was a hilariously bad first episode, but I'm still going to keep watching it.
>> No.45296  
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>> No.45299  
Photo Kano has boring characters and the fanservice isn't hard enough to save it. It's a shame because you'd think a lot better could be done with a premise like "a guy joins a club for taking lewd pictures"
>> No.45306  
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Hentai Neko whatever is cute. I want bossy blonde girl to kick me in the balls and call me trash
>> No.45308  
File: [HorribleSubs] Oreimo S2 - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.32_[2013.04.13_18.08.21].jpg -(62.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I can't wait to see what retarded stuff the mc ends up doing

also the voice actors and ayase being HOT AS FUCK really improved this part from the books
>> No.45314  
What? That episode's content wasn't in the books.
>> No.45315  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, a cute shota makes a cute monster pet thing cum and the gang flies to myanmar
>> No.45316  
It's from the audiobook.
>> No.45317  
Wow, I can actually hear Lovecraft spinning in his grave.
>> No.45318  
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Just watched Date A Live episode 1, and I don't really get all the hate for it. Was it overhyped or something? Well there are clearly superior anime this season, I thought it was pretty well-done for the kind of anime it is. It's full of cliches, but that was a given from the start; I'd say it was much better than you usually get from such cliche-fests.

Meanwhile, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, which I really wanted to like, became genuinely terrible with ep2. Ep1 featured a ridiculous and cheesy, but somewhat mysterious and interesting story. Ep2 replaces the mysteriousness with a generic 'people kill people because of a magical game' story, but it's ridiculousness and cheesiness remains. While I love my over-the-top action, this one was just really badly executed, with dialogue not making much sense and often being used very awkwardly to convey background story ('hey, I misjudged the killing tools, they're not all that bad! By the way, did you know they were all used by infamous murderers and will slowly eat your soul?'). Go watch last season's Mondaiji if you want a good ridiculous action anime.

Karneval isn't getting enough love in this thread. I watched ep1 on a whim, expecting some kind of reverse harem fujoshi fanservice show from the character designs and the unappealing summary, but it's actually really good. In many ways, it reminds me of K from two seasons ago; bishounen involved in mysterious supernatural stuff (with a bit of action) while both the protagonist and the audience only slowly starts to understand what's going on in the series. Episode 2 was even better than episode 1, so I hope this series becomes as good as K.

And in case anyone's not watching Shingeki no Kyojin yet, go do so. Seriously.
>> No.45319  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 02 [D30B878D].mkv_snapshot_02.03_[2013.04.15_00.21.30].jpg -(61.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>Just watched Date A Live episode 1, and I don't really get all the hate for it. Was it overhyped or something?

that's because pic related hasn't actually shown up yet.
>> No.45322  
I had totally forgotten about that, thanks.
>> No.45324  
I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with that last show. Were you referring to The Eotena Onslaught, perhaps?
>> No.45326  
Could you perhaps be talking about Attack on Titan?
>> No.45327  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 02 [D30B878D].mkv-2013-04-16-17h50m01s7.png -(1325.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
You know, I think Date A Live might be entertainingly bad after all.
>> No.45328  
File: [Anipl0x] Valvrave the Liberator - 01 [480p].mkv-2013-04-16-19h26m42s216.png -(573.9 KB, 854x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Significantly more vicious than expected.
>> No.45329  
Crossing my fingers that he's the first to bite it.
>> No.45330  
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I wanna bury my face in Mom-san's chest really bad
>> No.45331  
boy u need help
>> No.45332  

the only help I need is yoriko "mom" matsumoto's big sweaty tits smothering me
>> No.45350  
Shingeki no Kyoujin was actually pretty good. I really like the designs and the animators are able to stay in-model, thankfully.
>> No.45361  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_02_[3514DF30].mkv_snapshot_16.07_[2013.04.20_01.53.30].jpg -(60.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Right when I was starting to think this might be a fun show.
>> No.45362  
How would the death of super cute Shoko make it fun?
>> No.45364  
pssshhhhh lame. Killing her off was one of the best moves they'd made in the series.
>> No.45367  
You know what, I don't mind Aku no Hana's rotoscoped animation.
>> No.45372  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, a forgotten library book is no laughing matter and the gang fights a saiyan ape
>> No.45373  
Do you mind how mind numbingly dull it is?
>> No.45374  
I don't find it dull. The slow scenes with the music, sounds and internal dialogue are what keep me interested.
>> No.45376  
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I haven't watched OreImo since season 1, but maybe I should start watching it again.
>> No.45377  
It's not as good as the first series so far, so take from that what you will.
>> No.45381  
Aku no Hana feels pretty much like Lain to me and I don't remember ever hearing someone seriously complaining about Lain.
>> No.45388  
I thought I was the only one. The direction feels so familiar to Lain. I love it.
>> No.45390  
Lain got too sluggish for me at times, compared to how I feel about Aku no Hana so far.
>> No.45391  
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>> No.45393  
This animation looks really strange, as if they traced over a 3D model or something. Maybe it's just me, though.
>> No.45396  
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I didn't notice anything odd in that animation, though later in the ED there's this
>> No.45398  
Kitakubo confirmed they didn't use any 3D in the new Nyarlko ending, not even for that silly rotation, so it's all animation wankery for no reason. Too bad the show itself is still cheap as hell.
>> No.45399  
Is that what they did for the Highschool DxD ED?
>> No.45401  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 03 [F8EF25DC].mkv_snapshot_18.16_[2013.04.22_00.06.30].jpg -(96.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
With the massive quality drop, the shit that doesn't make sense, and the story itself doing a clusterfuck and handwaved back to status quo, I must say this show really went to shit really fast.
>> No.45404  
I fail to see how episode 3 was any worse than the previous two. It's like they've been trying make the most handwaved nonsensical harem anime possible since the very beginning.
>> No.45450  
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Well, I think I've made my picks for the season.

Aku no Hana
It's almost as much of a stylized live-action drama as it is an anime, but rotoscoping aside, it's got a good plot behind it. Protagonist steals a girl's gym clothes, but gets caught doing it by the class psychopath. She lets him off the hook on the condition that he form a contract with her, which seems to consist of hanging out with her after school and listening to her ramblings. She's clearly unstable though and prone to taking malicious actions out of no reason other than her hate for humanity. Protagonist-kun is turning into a nervous wreck and I expect him to suffer horribly by the time the series is over.

Date a Live
>>45258 sums it up pretty well. The show is so terribly cliched they almost have to be doing it on purpose. Protagonist-kun is the embodiment of a dating sim lead, taken to the point of ridiculousness. He has to date a spirit girl to make her happy so she doesn't destroy the world. On the other hand, there's his childhood stalker who is also a mecha pilot bent on killing all spirits to get revenge for when they killed her parents. Oh no! The story doesn't look like it's going to be a winner, but at least the characters are cute and likeable, and if they can maintain the air of parody, it'll be a decent watch. It's an easy fall from a parody of a harem show into actually being a harem show though, so I wouldn't be putting any bets on the quality yet.

Shingeki no Kyojin
This seems to be pretty popular, but episode 1 at least was kind of dumb and not all that interesting. In the 700-800's the earth has been overrun by giants that eat people for no apparent reason other than malice. Some of the survivors have managed to make a 50 meter wall of solid stone to keep them out of their city, where they've lived safely for 100 years. Apparently the inbreeding is getting to them, as they send out raiding parties to fight the giants, but despite being able to build these huge walls and make fancy grappling hooks and nice swords, no one seems to consider using ballistae, spears, crossbows, or any sort of ranged weapon, and they engage the giants in close-quarters combat. Needless to say, it hasn't been working out well. The plot itself is pretty much along the lines of DOOM: Repercussions of Evil. I don't remember protagonist-kun's real name, so we'll just call him John. John was a giant slayer for 14 years. When he was young he watched the raiding parties and he said to mom "I want to be in the raiding parties mommy" Mom said "No! You will BE KILL BY GIANTS. And then the lightning crackered and a giant giant who was 50 meters tall appeared next to the wall and he smashed the wall and the giants invaded the city and killed John's mom. John ran away with a tear in his eye and he swore "someday I will kill all giants!" While the premise of the series isn't bad, the execution wasn't impressive and the characters are just as cliched as in Date a Live, but I think they're trying to be serious in this one. Dropped for now, but if it gets good reviews after its finished I might go back and watch it.

Valverave the Liberator
This show is almost amazing, but Sunrise is gonna Sunrise and make sure that no important character ever dies until the series is almost over, which kind of clashes with the otherwise brutal slaughter of the unimportant characters. In the future, the world is divided into three supercountries: the militant German Russian Federation, the at least somewhat less evil but still militant American Federation, and the peaceful Japanese Federation. The German Russians stage a surprise attack on the Japanese and try to steal their secret prototype robot: Valverave. However, they botch the job and the robot gets sent to the surface where a high school guy hops in to pilot it. The screen prompt tells the protagonist that he must resign as a human being to start the robot. He then spends about 5 minutes being attacked by the enemy before he actually starts it -- not because he's concerned about losing his humanity, but because he apparently is illiterate and has no idea what the screen reads despite being in both English and Japanese and having the standard YES/NO dialog on every computer prompt. The robot then turns on and he trashes the enemy mecha in a colorful whirl of lights. Protagonist later discovers that the robot has also turned him into a vampire doppleganger who can transfer his conciousness into other people by biting them on the neck. He takes over one of the top agents of the German Russians, using his body to shoot one of the other German Russians through the eyesocket (who somehow survives and is perfectly fine in a few hours after he puts a bandage over it. Is his brain super tiny or something?) Protagonist later transfers his conciousness back to his own body, and now the German Russian agent has been branded as a traitor by the rest of his country so he's probably going to end up teaming up with the protagonist and they'll use Valverave to bring FREEDOM to all of space. While it certainly isn't without flaws (too much teenage romance angst; why couldn't Shouko have actually died?), this series has more than enough good points to make up for them. It's hard to take anything too seriously with the "one-man army" waltzing through and killing 100s of soldiers and a giant robot that has an ultimate attack of stabbing itself through the stomach, but it's fun to watch.
>> No.45453  
File: [gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_02_[AF2A47CF].mkv_snapshot_09.43_[2013.04.27_11.28.36].jpg -(86.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>no one seems to consider using ballistae, spears, crossbows, or any sort of ranged weapon, and they engage the giants in close-quarters combat.
Actually, you see them use (somewhat clunky but powerful) cannons at some point in episode 2, and even when they got a full hit in on a giant, it did NOTHING. The other ranged weapons being more mobile and less powerful, they've inevitably tried them before and concluded they don't do jack shit against the titans.
>> No.45454  
Cannons are the city's main line of defense, but they're pretty much immobile and hard to use if the giants enter the city. The pressurized sword-thingies cut through giant-flesh better and they use grappling hooks to whack 'em in the head, because that's the only way to kill a giant. I think they explained it in the manga, I still haven't started watching the anime.
I do recall them using rifles at one point to kill a group of giants trapped in a room, though.
>> No.45455  
So basically, a cannonball, which weighs several pounds and fires at over 1000 fps is less effective than some spring-loaded grappling hooks that weigh maybe half a pound and fire at a fraction of the speed? Cannons, which revolutionized medieval warfare because they were blowing through *stone* walls, are ineffective against some fleshy humanoid monsters? Not to mention, they move so slowly, you could probably just wait for them to get to point-blank range and have a pretty much guaranteed hit, which would be way better than trying to stab them with a sword.

Also, since the giants (or at least the giant giants) can apparently teleport down from the sky, why don't they just teleport into the cities? Why even bother knocking the walls down at that point?
>> No.45456  
It's been a long time since I last read the manga (monthlies are hard to keep up with), but don't the giants move quite fast? Also, as mentioned earlier, giants don't necessarily die when shot.

>why don't they just teleport into the cities?
There's actually a good reason for this, you'll just have to wait and see.
>Why even bother knocking the walls down
So the smaller giants can enter the city.
>> No.45457  
At least in episode 1, they just lumber along zombie-style. I'm actually not even sure how they were even catching people. The guy who saved protagonist-kun and his sister certainly had no problem outpacing them.
>> No.45467  
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She's mixing 2D and 3D!
>> No.45468  
Cannons are bad against the giants because lethal shot is needed to kill them. Only good choice would probably be shot to the head because shot in mid body wouldn't probably kill them because their build seems pretty strong. Aiming with cannon is hard seen on ep 2. That's why they train to attack their necks, not just randomly slice their bodies. Cannos are used for stationary defence, while grappling hooks are for offensive attacks.

What I don't understand, they haven't used pitfall traps against giants. Because they don't seem very intelligent, they would fall easily for them.
>> No.45469  
>What I don't understand, they haven't used pitfall traps against giants. Because they don't seem very intelligent, they would fall easily for them.
...and then easily climb out of them again? I don't know about you, but I wouldn't like to dig a hole 50m in depth and at least a meter wide for a single attack that has a good chance of not doing anything. These guys don't have machines yet, they'd have to do this manually for every single trap.
>> No.45470  
There would be spikes on the bottom which would pierce the victim. Of course after two or three giants have fallen in the trap and died, it would be easy just to walk over bodies, but if they had traps bit around everywhere, it would help against big attack.

Seems "pitfall trap" means just a hole. I don't know what is the correct term for trap which has a hole and spikes on the bottom?
>> No.45471  
Don't they have a human anatomy? A torso shot is usually going to go through a lung, heart, stomach, intestine, etc. Without medical treatment, a wound like that is almost always fatal.
>> No.45472  
Why do you expect cannon shot would go through?
>> No.45473  
Because physics. Unless their bodies are made out of unobtanium or they have a magical deflection shield or something.
>> No.45474  
>> No.45475  
>Richards began by letting people (including heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey) punch him in the gut. He then progressed to letting people jump on his belly, being struck by a two-by-four, being struck by a sledgehammer, and finally being shot by a 104-lb. (47 kg) cannonball from a spring-loaded 12 ft. (4 m) cannon. Richards limited his cannonball act to twice per day, as performing it more often was too painful.

If that were an actual gunpowder-fired cannon, he'd be dead.
>> No.45476  
I like seeing them fly around. It's cool!
>> No.45477  
Physics says the impact an object has on the body it's colliding with is dependent on the force of the object and the area of the object that's colliding with the body. Simply put, a sharp sword swung at the same speed will cause much more damage, even if the cannon ball is much heavier.

Of course, it's also dependent on some properties of the material being hit; walls will break if enough force inefficiently hits it, but other materials (such as most of the ones the human body is made of) are able to catch and spread impact to minimize damage. Compare dropping a knife on your hand to dropping a relatively heavy object on your hand; although the heavy object has a lot more force (because of a much greater weight), the knife is much sharper and causes more damage to your hand as the impact is concentrated on that tiny sharp edge. It's not unthinkable that giants would be able to survive cannon ball impacts.

Wikipedia says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trou_de_loup.
Still, they're 2 meters deep and 1-2m wide; that's larger and much wider than its victims. And digging a pit 2 meters deep is nothing compared to digging a pit 50+ meters deep; the further you go underground, the harder it generally gets to dig. That's assuming the ground is fit for digging in the first place; depending on where they live, digging can be anything from a walk in the park to much more difficult than building high walls. Even if they manage to do it, it won't fill up with 2-3 giants at a time; one corpse ruins the trap enough to make any other victims escape with only minor injuries.

Speaking of injuries, these kinds of traps usually just injure the victim enough to be incapacitated, they have a very low kill rate. During the Vietnam war, these traps were used specifically for that purpose: deaths are just numbers, but seeing lots of wounded being carried off can have a devastating effect on morale.
>> No.45478  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, a little dragon goes on a big adventure while the gang hangs out at the mall. Meanwhile, hidden traits of side characters are revealed.
>> No.45479  
I don't know if this was your intended effect or not, but you're making me really want to watch the second season of Nyaruko right now. I like it whenever a group of characters are refereed to as "the gang." It reminds me of Scooby Doo.
>> No.45480  
Certainly a sword swung at the speed of a cannonball would cause more damage, but you're never going to get a sword to move that fast.

A better analogy would be comparing stabbing a knife into your hand vs. firing a musket ball through your hand. Sure, the musket ball is just a blunt round piece of metal, but it's going so fast it has no problem piercing your flesh.
>> No.45482  
I second this.
>> No.45483  
the knife is falling from about 10~30m above the target, while being swung downwards which would give it like, 30~40 m/s velocity near the tip if I'm not mistaken.

Also, the cannon shots were (in the anime, so far) shown to be ineffective against that red giant who rammed a hole through Maria's gate (doho). The standard giant probably will not fare as well.

I haven't read the manga, how high can you get using the "three-dimensional maneuvers"?
>> No.45484  
It depends on the environment in which the fighting takes place. They make a point of luring the giants to areas with tall buildings and/or trees so as to maximize their effectiveness.

And yes, the normal giants don't fare very well against cannons (the giant that broke the wall was something like twenty times larger than the largest giant they've ever seen). The problem is that the cannons must be used as stationary defense or in an ambush of some sort, because they're too large and unwieldy to be used as conventional weaponry against the giants.
>> No.45508  
File: [Betsuni] Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku 01v2.mp4_snapshot_02.51_[2013.04.30_17.32.03].jpg -(33.3 KB, 640x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Hopefully this gets a better release. It made me nostalgic for Lucky Star.
>> No.45509  
DVD release for the whole things bundled with the manga volume coming out in a few months, nothing else planned.
>> No.45510  
>nostalgic for Lucky Star.
How horrible.
>> No.45511  
File: e473f2eaba6c90805e15e347d900e044.jpg -(458.4 KB, 936x962) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Not really. Better than I expected, it was more of a relaxing, sleepy feeling.
>> No.45520  
I was only joking, anon.
I seriously can't stand Lucky Star is all.
>> No.45544  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 05 [DE35DFE9].mkv-2013-05-04-14h37m15s43.png -(857.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Origami confirmed for best Date A Live.
>> No.45545  
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When my parents die I want bridget to be the one to tell me, because her voice makes everything better
>> No.45546  
File: [gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_05_[4665F043].mkv_snapshot_13.42_[2013.05.05_00.30.42].jpg -(79.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>> No.45547  
Trying really hard to avoid reading the Attack on Titan manga right now.
>> No.45548  
File: shot0029.png -(2709.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Okay, seems cannons aren't totally useless against giants, but they aren't very effective.
>> No.45549  
>Were you referring to The Eotena Onslaught, perhaps?

I just saw Commie subs of this show, and finally understand what you were trying to do in this post.

The way he made up a dialogue with an imaginary friends is almost kind of scary.
>> No.45550  
Why do people even bother with gg or Commie when EveTaku is subbing the show too?
>> No.45551  
Thank you, I will try that instead. I really don't know anything about sub groups.
>> No.45552  
>The way he made up a dialogue with an imaginary friends is almost kind of scary.
You mean you don't engage in conversations with your imaginary friends/onee-san/favorite bishoujo? Which planet did you hail from?
>> No.45553  
What the fuck, this is the most disgusting nerd-wankery I've ever seen.
A translation is supposed to be clear and easy to understand, you moron!
>> No.45554  
I've heard that the fansub staffs move between the groups often so that the group name has little to do with the quality of the release, but it seems like Commie (and gg) pull off shit like this more often than the other groups.

2nding EveTaku for this show.
>> No.45555  
Wow...Shingeki no Kyojin ep5...I expected things to be harsh, but I did not expect this.
>> No.45562  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, the gang does some unconventional home improvements and a new guest triggers a Three's Company plot.
>> No.45566  
Not that other guy, but you make this sound so fun and cute. I wish I had a gang.
>> No.45575  
Maou sure turned to generic shit pretty fast.
>> No.45580  
At episode 1?
>> No.45625  
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Their parents sleep in separate beds?
>> No.45627  
It's the key to a healthy marriage
>> No.45635  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 06 [F056B93A].mkv_snapshot_23.25_[2013.05.11_23.29.44].jpg -(38.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

next week.
>> No.45636  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 06 [F056B93A].mkv-2013-05-11-15h58m46s227.png -(1577.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It better get back to being ironically terrible. The obligatory hot springs episode was just generic and boring.
>> No.45637  
That was original material anyway.
>> No.45646  
I suppose that would explain it.
>> No.45654  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, anime references and drama abound as the gang goes out on a date. Meanwhile, we are reminded that Mom has a husband.
>> No.45659  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_05_[3726226E].mkv_snapshot_01.50_[2013.05.12_23.53.02].jpg -(117.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
best girl.

and with the preview for ep 6, I can't help but think MC-kun is going to screw every named girl and have a 'harem' of valvrave pilots.

meanwhile shoko sulks alone and watches ;_;
>> No.45661  
The real question is whether or not L-Elf will end up in his harem.
>> No.45663  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_05_[3726226E].mkv_snapshot_22.39_[2013.05.11_17.55.17].png -(1114.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
He will. Valvrave OS is still the main heroine though.
>> No.45681  
L-Elf will NTR Shoko from MC and starts up his master plan and this is where S1 ends. In S2 we'll have MC manning up getting back together with Shoko and heading towards final battle against L-Elf where Shoko dies and we'll get a bittersweet end.

You'll see.
>> No.45682  
>where Shoko dies
and nothing of value was lost
>> No.45709  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_06_[91EBBF3A].mkv_snapshot_03.17_[2013.05.16_22.11.38].jpg -(74.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks.
>> No.45732  
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Well this episode will spawn a thousand doujins. They do this on purpose right
>> No.45733  
I don't think so, the bad art is a result of a small budget.
>> No.45756  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 07 [5FA0ECEF].mkv_snapshot_08.18_[2013.05.19_17.09.39].jpg -(62.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
best girl, no contest.
>> No.45758  
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On this week's episode of Nyaruko, the...uh...oh. There doesn't seem to be one. Sorry folks.
>> No.45760  
>> No.45776  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 07 [5FA0ECEF].mkv-2013-05-20-19h27m26s176.png -(930.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Funny, that looks nothing like Origami.
>> No.45777  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 07 [5FA0ECEF].mkv_snapshot_16.24_[2013.05.20_22.36.07].jpg -(63.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It seems like the two of you are having difficulties selecting the correct screenshot.
>> No.45780  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 04 [BF482D17].mkv_snapshot_15.13_[2013.05.04_22.30.23].jpg -(39.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

says the faggot posting 3 girls in a single screen.
>> No.45800  
Hey /bun/, what is your judgement on the Shingeki no Kyojin manga VS the anime? I'm wondering which to start, and I need to work on my backlog, so I don't want to do both.
>> No.45802  
While the manga is good, SnK is one of those titles where the adaptation really enhances almost everything about the series.
>> No.45811  
Attack on Titan sure became big. I heard two people talking about it on a bus today.
>> No.45816  
I overheard some dorks in my class talking about it so now I don't feel like watching it.
>> No.45820  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_07_[DC0B0458].mkv_snapshot_15.02_[2013.05.23_21.06.06].jpg -(60.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
[✔] HUEG timeskip foreshadowing something "significant and awful" happens 'soon'
[✔] NEET fort conquered
[✔] side character suddenly gets a lot of screen/voice time for no apparent reason oh wait
[__] boku ja nie boku ja nie boku ja nie

>> No.45821  
The intro of the episode took me by complete surprise. What a twist.

It'll be interesting if that's what the second half is going to be.
>> No.45828  
I feel like they've got to establish the other 5 pilots still though. There's sure a lot to get done in just 5 more episodes if they're not doing a season 2.
>> No.45830  
but there's only 5 named people in the series left, outside of the obvious bad guys and the two teachers.
>> No.45831  
Part 2 is airing in the fall. They split it up.
>> No.45833  
Well, Shouko, the punk martial arts dude, and the NEET seem pretty likely.

L-elf too? Or is he just going to be Haruto's body buddy? Maybe L-elf isn't qualified to be a pilot on his own so the last two go to the student council president and the blonde drill-haired girl? Or possibly the mechanic nerd? I'm not very confident on these.

Oh, that makes sense then.
>> No.45839  
L-Elf hanging out in Haruto's cockpit shouting out his prophecies would no doubt be the most entertaining option.
>> No.45852  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, it's all fun and games for the gang at the pool until someone eats the wrong lunch. Also, a special guest appearance by a very famous volleyball.
>> No.45855  
File: [UTW-Vivid]_Suisei_no_Gargantia_-_08_[h264-720p][31BE1F87].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2013.05.26_17.30.28].jpg -(36.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I could stare into those deep, red eyes forever.
>> No.45889  
File: [gg]_Aku_no_Hana_-_08_[779B1954].mkv-2013-05-30-22h42m22s196.png -(835.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>9 minutes of walking in silence
Artistic masterpiece.
>> No.45899  
File: [rori] Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko - 08 [B8A65540].mkv_snapshot_21.37_[2013.06.02_01.58.41].jpg -(175.8 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Man, the wait between episodes for Henneko is terrible. This week in particular I just want to know how it continues.
>> No.45904  
File: [gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_09_[82B31A7B].mkv_snapshot_11.30_[2013.06.02_14.35.02].png -(1330.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Shit's going down.
>> No.45905  
File: aesthetic titan.PNG -(885.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
But Titans don't poop, Anonymous!
>> No.45906  
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Yahari ore no seishun really turned out well in the last few episodes. I pity anyone who dropped it early on when it really seemed dumb and generic as fuck.
>> No.45907  
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You funny guy. I'll kill you last.
The last episode had a serious lack of Shizuka.
>> No.45909  
"Hey let's put this misogynistic unlikable MC in a genius beautiful perfect tsun tsun virgin princess girl who is also really annoying and have them fall in love over the course of the series. Dropped"

Anyway best trap of the season IMO. I'm behind with it, need to catch up.
>> No.45910  
So is it good or not?
>MC in a genius beautiful perfect tsun tsun virgin princess girl who is also really annoying and have them fall in love over the course of the series
Is why I didn't watch it.
>> No.45911  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 09 [460423DF].mkv-2013-06-02-13h53m37s116.png -(1509.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
And here I was worried that they'd run out of spirits to date.
>> No.45912  
File: [HorribleSubs] Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.26_[2013.04.30_02.07.48].jpg -(88.0 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I, for one, thoroughly enjoy it. Also, it's not like he's really MISOGYNIST. He dislikes interacting with males too.

And yeah, best current trap.
>> No.45913  
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Well the MISOGYNIST thing was just a way to ridicule whoever said that originally. He's not a misogynist no. Only an obnoxious ass clown would over exaggerate and assume that from one episode.
>> No.45914  
My favorites so far are Shingeki no Kyojin and Yahari Ore no Seishun.
>> No.45915  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, a friend's new look causes the gang some trouble and gives doujin artists inspiration.
>> No.45922  
File: sample_92dda610c4fef4ebef717e113d6844d4.png -(818.7 KB, 850x719) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Are you worshipping Levi-tan erry day, /bun/?
>> No.45928  
File: [Anime-Koi] Arata Kangatari - 08 [h264-720p][D3563917].mkv_snapshot_04.25_[2013.06.03_23.16.08].jpg -(51.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This guy is so one dimensional it hurts.
>> No.45949  
So a typical anime protagonist?
>> No.45966  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 10 [270EC88E].mkv_snapshot_19.37_[2013.06.07_20.02.57].jpg -(63.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Antagonist, but close enough.

Meanwhile in Date a Live, MC-kun has not one, but TWO ethical dilemmas.
>> No.45972  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 10 [270EC88E].mkv-2013-06-08-15h52m27s94.png -(680.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
He was sure in her room for a long time. I wonder what they could have been doing that left him leaving all shamefaced afterward.
>> No.45973  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_09_[95151096].mkv_snapshot_02.13_[2013.06.08_20.00.00].jpg -(86.9 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
best girl
>> No.45978  
File: [gg] Valvrave the Liberator - 09-2013-06-09-14h57m34s20.png -(1442.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I was worried the emo kid was going to steal his Valverave for a second there.
>> No.45979  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, an old enemy returns and the gang beats up a nerd.
>> No.46031  
File: QUALITY.jpg -(534.7 KB, 1280x1440) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It's impressive how little effort the animation studio puts into two stills right next to each other showing the same scene.
>> No.46041  
File: [gg]_Aku_no_Hana_-_10_[FCBEF269].mkv_snapshot_13.12_[2013.06.13_00.23.12].png -(667.5 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
What the fug.
>> No.46047  
I hope the BDs are uncensored.
>> No.46048  
I'm just getting started on the Spring season now. For some reason the charts I saw at the beginning of the year seemed to be devoid of anything decent, so I didn't bother until now.

During the fall I enjoyed Shinsekai Yori, Jojo, Psycho Pass, Robotics;Notes, Magi, Space Bros, and K. Anything as good as these that aired during the spring? I don't really care what the show's about, but it'd be cool if there was more substance to them that cute girls doing cute stuff.
>> No.46049  
Well, if you enjoyed Psycho-Pass, Suisei no Gargantia is another Urobuchi show.
>> No.46051  
Watch GJ-bu.
Best show of that season. It has very slightly more substance than your minim requirements, but it is very, very well done.

also read the goddamned description list in the first few replies. It wouldn't kill you to read the rest of the fucking thread, either.
>> No.46059  
File: shingeki-no-kyojin-5-59.gif -(5647.6 KB, 320x180) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
At 200+ replies on various subjects condensed into one general thread, I can't blame him for not wanting to read everything. The descriptions don't say anything about quality; some shows sound good but turn out awful, and some shows sound bad but turn out great.

Shingeki no Kyojin is very good (and generally very well-received). Just go watch it, if after the first episode you aren't hooked the series isn't for you, but you probably will be.

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko is at its base a standard harem anime, but it has the twist of a wish-granting device used in interesting ways. It also has some focus on the drama, and the drama is often kind of bizarre (partially due to the wish-granting device, but also because that's just how the series is). I personally love it, but at the same time I can imagine people absolutely hating it.

Karneval reminded me of K in various ways, though I ended up dropping it halfway through because I always end up dropping everything but one or two shows halfway through the season due to circumstances (becoming too busy/suddenly playing some game that takes too much time/etc).

I really liked the first episode of Red Data Girl, but felt the next two episodes were less interesting. Might be worth a try depending on how bored you are.
>> No.46061  
Aku no Hana's worth a watch, if the rotoscoping doesn't bother you. It's been pretty solid so far, decent characters, a sort of Lain-esque moodiness (which I think someone mentioned earlier in the thread), and a bit of drama that doesn't venture into loldrama territory.

Yuyushiki is a good choice if you happen to like Yuru Yuri.

Muromi-san is also pretty tidy.
Death metal mermaid opening? Fuck yeah.
>> No.46063  
Time to get watching then, I guess. Thanks!
>> No.46071  
File: [gg] Valvrave the Liberator - 10-2013-06-14-23h15m10s93.png -(393.3 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Oh snap. Shouko got NTRed hard. Sunrise better not puss out and claim they didn't actually have sex later.
>> No.46072  
File: [gg]_Valvrave_the_Liberator_-_10_[B6145398].mkv_snapshot_21.10_[2013.06.14_22.19.10].jpg -(33.6 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
it even included the sound of insertion.
And the bitch is going to use this as another +1 You Cannot Choose Shoko.

shoko ;___;
>> No.46073  
they can always talk out of it using "who the fuck actually has sex with boots on"
>> No.46074  
File: Valvrave the Liberator - 10[720p].mkv_snapshot_01.19_[2013.06.14_23.40.10].jpg -(89.4 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
I knew it was coming but I didn't expect it to be so clear. I approve.
>> No.46078  
It was basically a rape.
>> No.46080  
File: [gg] Valvrave the Liberator - 10-2013-06-15-15h51m11s214.png -(494.7 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
She looked pretty okay with it to me.
>> No.46082  
Was it rape? Did they really fuck? Is Saki Flay?
>> No.46083  
Haruto was not capable of consenting at the moment. She raped him.
>> No.46084  
Valvrave is bullshit and people defending it are just as bad.
>> No.46085  
File: [gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_11_[E7A55C22].mkv_snapshot_22.14_[2013.06.16_02.08.24].png -(1663.2 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
This is why we can't have nice things.
>> No.46087  
File: [FFF] DATE A LIVE - 11 [EDAD6F39].mkv_snapshot_17.46_[2013.06.15_15.38.15].jpg -(91.1 KB, 1280x720) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>pacing slows to shit
>first 5 mins of the episode is a recap of last episode
>everything slow and dragged out
>10 mins, including OP and ED, of actual show
>next ep will be the same

Enjoying that shonen manga adaptation?
>> No.46088  
Did MC-kun become a titan? If this actually ends up being a DOOM: Repercussions of Evil ripoff, I'm going to laugh so hard.
>> No.46089  
File: My daddy taught us not to be afraid of our titan forms.png -(80.3 KB, 375x250) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
It does.
>> No.46091  
File: WHYWOULDYOUDOSUCHATHING.jpg -(1192.4 KB, 2120x3232) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
> DOOM: Repercussions of Evil
oh gods, my sides.

While the grimdark show becomes a comedy, the SoL-cute-girls-doing-cute-things comedy becomes a psychological horror story.
>> No.46093  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, sickness strikes and the gang attempts to fend off a zerg rush with an unlikely weapon.
>> No.46094  
Fuck me, that puts a different spin on things. Would also make for a pretty good story if they actually did it, which I don't see happening.
Kinda reminds me of the speculation surrounding the elevator scene in Nichijou, in fact.
>> No.46095  
What elevator scene?
>> No.46096  
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Yes, I enjoy it very much. Just as I enjoy Aku no Hana, Date A Live, Mushibugyo, Muromi-san, Crime Edge, Yuyushiki and others. Thank you for asking.
>> No.46097  
>> No.46098  
I completely forgot about this scene. What was speculated about it? I missed out on the Nichijou threads since I watched it several seasons after it aired.
>> No.46099  

There's been several times where other characters interacted with the girls independent of yui so this theory is really reaching
>> No.46100  
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If I recall correctly, it was something along the lines of the girls imagining/remembering/hallucinating the events of the show as they die in the elevator.
Now, I will admit the prospect of three people dying trapped in an elevator is pretty far-fetched and is likely just an oddity that was thrown in there for shits and/or giggles, but we aren't shown how they got to be there in the first place or that they actually got out, and Yukko mentions towards the end of the scene that help isn't coming. Though considering she was laughing about it and probably wouldn't know for sure anyway, I guess that doesn't mean much.
Actually, it's a bit like that one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where Buffy is shown to be institutionalized in a mental hospital, and it's never revealed as to whether Vampire Slayer Buffy is a figment of Nutcase Buffy's imagination or vice versa.
Fuck yeah, psychology.

So anyway, something like that. There may or may not have been more to it, I permanently vacated 4chan at about the time Nichijou was airing, so I missed most of the discussions about it.
>> No.46107  
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Emission soon, fellow STALKER
>> No.46108  
Oh really? When?
>> No.46110  
Nichijou had tons of random unexplained shit though.

Creating these crazy theories that completely overanalyze stuff has become something of the norm on /a/ it seems (my only exposure to it is secondhand). Most people probably don't take it seriously but I bet deep down many of them want it to be real and for something like a seemingly innocuous slice of life anime to have a huge twist and become "deep." I think that's the only thing about these theories that bothers me: they're indicative of the very real overvaluation some people have of mindfucks as some sort of pinnacle of storytelling.
>> No.46111  
I think you're just overanalyzing things.
>> No.46114  
I see /a/ is being as retarded as always.

Can't /bun/ form its own opinions about anime instead of relying on /a/ so much? When did we even get so many /a/ crossboarders here?
>> No.46115  

I think /a/ changed it's rules or something because I've seen them on a few other small boards too. Let's just hope the wheat gets separated from the chaff
>> No.46116  
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I shared it here, because I thought some people would get a kick out of it, as I did. It's hard to take it easy when you're so tense, bunbun. Please take it easy.
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Where'd the vomit bag go?
>> No.46120  
I might watch this, but how many episodes does it take to get used to the art style?
>> No.46123  
Yeah, I overanalyze a lot of things.

But at least cartoons about cute highschool girls being cute aren't among those things!
>> No.46124  
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A caring mother looks after her son.
Stop bitching about the artstyle and just watch it. If you don't like it you can still drop it.
>> No.46132  
I wish my mommy would pick up containers of excrement for me.
>> No.46135  
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Animal sidekicks are exactly what this show needed.
>> No.46146  
The same can be said for any show, really.
>> No.46149  
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What a glorious episode. Trying not to wake up the housemates by LOLing at 3 AM was quite difficult.
>> No.46151  
is this related to the other maou-sama?
>> No.46152  
The one from two seasons ago? Naw
>> No.46156  
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>You was behavior of the secret
>You was endangering troops

Sunrise confirmed for group of niggers.
>> No.46157  
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Saki: 2
Shouko: 0
>> No.46158  
The latest valvrave was great. After Aku no Hana, it's the only show I really enjoyed this season.
>> No.46170  
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>> No.46172  
Is that lesbian shit and obnoxious tits? brb vomiting uncontrollably.
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Half of this episode was basically titsmashing.
>> No.46175  
Oh that's just silly then, whew. Vomiting aborted.
>> No.46181  
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Sasuga KyoAni. Why don't they just abandon the Yuuta/Rikka relationship and focus on these two.
>> No.46188  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, the gang enjoys some fine chacolates and explores a spooky mansion.
>> No.46189  
The OVA left a warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart. I hope we do get an S2.
>> No.46190  

We're getting a S2 and a movie
>> No.46191  
excellent! ( ゚ヮ゚)
>> No.46192  
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Alright. Pretentious eyecandy with no coherent plot and not relatable characters. The basic story is promising, but the execution was garbage.
>> No.46193  
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It was a fun ride. Seemed to be a bit low on the substance, admittedly, but if you were paying attention it was comprehensible for the most part.
>> No.46199  
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So you liked it? I did not. The movie jumps all over the place with their multiple, cross time traveling, direction and stupid characters. The excessive use of the cherry blossom storm, lens flare and the laser light-hourglass-show doesn't help at all. It feels like their trying to conceal this mess. But hey, maybe I'm just a dumb hunchback and the story flies over my head. Then again, the fucking character interactions. A bunch of idiots making no sensible decisions.
>So we have this weird shit going down. People acting completely out of character, cult like speeches from said shady people, a magical hourglass capable of defying physics. Yep, sounds save let's go to school.
Also, pic very much related. Commence forehead slapping.
>> No.46200  
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The excessive effects and ridiculousness amplify the surreal dream-like atmosphere. Kaworu and his psychics doing cult-like things are particularly bizarre as intended (see: him comparing himself to Puck).

As for the characters' decision to go to school, what's the problem? The main character doesn't get the psychic-normie conflict and is going to go anyway, the childhood friend's going to go there since the dude he loves is going there and she's over her temporary shock from the earlier attack on her, and Haruka's going to go since she wants to get to the bottom of things and see Kaworu.
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>The excessive effects and ridiculousness amplify the surreal dream-like atmosphere.
If you like to see it that way, do it. I'm not impressed by all the shiny lights.

>As for the characters' decision to go to school, what's the problem?
The fact, that there are paranormal things happening, people being brainwashed and attacking others. The common reaction is fear and unrest. The urge to escape the situation. Not being BFF with Kyogoku and going to the beach after he told them he will battle Seki.

I also don't like the steril world this movie tried to build. There are no imperfections. Breathtaking landscape, top architectural designed school, no pollution, no grafitti, bro teachers all over the place, everyone's friends with everyone, beautiful people having deep conversations. I don't fucking buy it.
>> No.46227  
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I'm sure glad they didn't blue balls us as hard as Geass's first season ending.
>> No.46228  

Here is the summary of volume 7 of Ore no seishun-something by that one anon.

I'm posting it since the anime apparently won't go this far.
>> No.46237  
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Valverave pilots revealed: 6/7
Deaths of significant characters: 0
Final battles finished: 0/3
Minions killed because villain was too lazy to use his full power like 10 episodes ago: 10,000+

Thanks, Sunrise.
>> No.46238  
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>Deaths of significant characters: 0
>> No.46242  
Did she ever actually do anything other than die to prove the situation was serious? Honestly, I don't remember her as anything more than a background character until her death episode, when she suddenly gets a bunch of screen time to make sure the audience at least knows who she is.
>> No.46244  
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>halfassed animation in many places
>animators forgot to color a few parts
>next episode: RECAP EP 13.5

why am I still watching this? no seriously, why!?
>> No.46246  
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What an anticlimactic end.
>> No.46247  
On this week's episode of Nyaruko, the gang's future is in jeopardy as they face their toughest opponents yet: Careers and the growth of technology. Who will survive?
>> No.46248  
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Maybe it's good?
>> No.46249  
At least it's not taking up an actual episode slot.
>> No.46252  
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Well, that's it. Any chance of this show getting a second season?
>> No.46255  

I wish azusa's stupid slut friends got more screentime. Just look at them!
>> No.46256  
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Juding from JC Staff's history with second seasons of LN adaptations, you might want to reconsider that thought.

Though the foul mouthed foxy arc would be quite enjoyable if they got around to it....
>> No.46258  
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They completely ruined Zero no Tsukaima after the first season, but that didn't take away from the quality of the first season. I'd like to see a second season for this just in the off-chance it's actually good. In the best case we get a good second season, in the worst case we can just ignore it.
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Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

Verdict: A for Atrocious.

Warning: Spoilers ahead, I'm so irritated by this show that I can't be bothered to identify and hide spoilers.

This is easily one of the worst adaptations I have ever watched. It's a complete slap in the face if you enjoyed the game, and still a poor show on its own.

The biggest problem, in my opinion, was taking the story from Devil Survivor 2 (the game) seriously and putting it front and center. The game's story was pretty corny, and as hard as the animé tried, the animé's story still came across as a shallow clash of competing philosophies and characters spewing clichés.

What was the strength of the game? Its characters. An important aspect of the game was building up the relationships between the MC and side characters, which conferred advantages in battle. This characterization was thrown out the window in DeSu2 The Animation. The only characters with any kind of focus are Hibiki (the MC) and Yamato, and Alcor, Daichi, and Io to a lesser extent. Unfortunately, even with the screentime Yamato still ends up as a mostly 1 dimensional villain, and there's little weight behind Hibiki's words when he talks about "the power of friendship" and "the importance of choice".

Let's not mention how Makoto Sako, my second favorite heroine from the game, was completely ruined in the animé. In the game she was conflicted about blindly following JP's orders, and developed a cute friendship with the MC, but in the animé she's just Yamato's lackey. Joe was butchered worse in the animé; he was my favorite character in the game, a constant source of laughs. In the animé he inexplicably shows up for the first time in Nagoya (he's basically the third party member after Daichi and Io in the game), and is killed off very quickly without doing anything. The side-story about Airi Ban's search for her father (a pretty sad event in the game) was completely removed from the animé. Why the heck did the animé ship Jungo and Airi, Airi and MC obviously belong toget--ahem, sorry.

In the beginning of episode 10, there's a moment of levity when Alcor is hanging out in Hibiki's room and he makes breakfast for Daichi and Io. In the beginning of episode 11, the side characters gather together before the final Septentrion fight and finally introduce themselves to each other. These were easily some of the best moments in the animé, because they accomplished the goals of showing character interaction and therefore accomplished a bit of character development. This is what the show needed more of, and less bland action scenes and Yamato being antagonistic.

The point is, the characters very much carried the game, and the animé did a woeful job developing them, choosing to focus on the trite story instead. And that is DeSu2 The Animation's greatest failing. Not to mention poor writing overall.

Rating: 3/10
2 points for Airi Ban's bellybutton.
1 point for "Hee ho!" in episode 11, a completely hilarious moment during what was supposed to be a serious scene.
>> No.46281  
More of a TO BE CONTINUED than an actual end, and like half the episode was flashbacks. Are they trying for a season 2 where he becomes a delinquent?
>> No.46303  
They shoved up like a volume and a half in 4 minutes! I'm glad I read the manga, if not, I would be pretty confused right now. If you have the time, read the manga, how it continues is really good. The anime was pretty faithful to the original work, so if you want to skip that part, go ahead.
>> No.46326  
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Finished Date A Live a little late. That was a good anime, I ended up marathoning the last 5 episodes which is something I haven't done with a show in a long time. All the girls were cute, which alone would make it one of the better harems, but it also had some legitimately hilarious parts. They did pretty decent with the battles and serious stuff toward the end too. Can't wait for the second season.
>> No.46340  
I think it's a lot more enjoyable once you turn your brain off and pretend it's a parody of LN tropes.
>> No.46351  
Your brain shouldn't ever be on while you're watching anime.
>> No.46375  
How else would I pick up all the symbolism in SnK?
>> No.46409  
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Dat new OP.
>> No.46621  
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71347 New OP
New ED
Entirely new, 100% anime oringal arc
and introducing yet another anime-only character

>> No.46622  
>anime original arc
I would say what could go wrong, but railgun already lowered the bar pretty fucking far with that "literally re-animating index s1" shit.
>> No.46623  
It's kind of power metaly, I love it.
>> No.46626  
>with that "literally re-animating index s1" shit.
Would you rather they just cut that part out? That's exactly how it went in the manga.
>> No.46729  
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At first I was going to complain about how the director saw fit to spend an entire episode killing off a side character that had so little screen time that it would've been fine if she was just never again mentioned, and then this showed up and killed off my motivation.
>> No.46730  
how about that fucking nerdy little asshat that's literally the most unlikable piece of shit since rossiu
>> No.46789  
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oh my.

They even drew cuticles on her fingernails. I am impressed.
>> No.46890  
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Wow. This episode had it all. Characters getting mauled, Eren/Mikasa going ballistic, QUALITY and a TWEEST. Also certainly worth the wait for gg. 3 episodes in a row make a bigger impression and I understand why people wait for a series to finish and then marathon it. I will definitely pick the manga up once the anime is over.
>> No.46976  
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I am so turned on right now.
>> No.47146  
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>Saten piloting a giant robot

This is so retarded I can't stop laughing.

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