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Old 11-18-2018, 04:11 PM   #7751
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Yeah. GS died on episode 7 of 12. That makes sense. Just like Erin died on episode 7 of Attack on Titan. And Superman died in Batman v. Superman just before the Justice League.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:52 PM   #7752
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It wasn't certain that Eren was going to die, after all the anime is not called "Eren's Revenge". That doesn't apply to Goblin Slayer.

It's disappointing to hear that they skipped the village arc. I wasn't certain what you were referring to at first because I confused it with Goblin Slayer: Year One's farm arc, but since Char mentioned the canary, that means the anime has practically caught up with the manga.

How would you guys compare Goblin Slayer's adaptation to Overlord's...one sounds like a botched adaptation, while the other was reeeeeally cheap but otherwise pretty faithful?
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I have never read anything Overlord and I'm mostly on the fence about the series in general. There's a lot of ups and a lot more downs in my opinion. The whole "All the people of Nazerick are OP" makes so much of the action uninteresting because I don't think watching a Pro Sumo Wrestler crushing anorexic people is fun.

The occasions where I can relate to Ainz and his life in a failing MMO guild and his love for his friends from the past and how he relates to the NPCs as extensions of that are usually rock solid. Scenes like the opening with him alone in the Guild Table, dinner at the camp with the Swords of Darkness while Momon reminisce about his guildmates, Ainz and Albedo in the mausoleum (probably the best scene in the series), Ainz vs. Shalltear, and the Worker Force Invasion of Nazerick were good for me. Other stuff, less so to varying degrees. I definitely liked Season 1 the most, and 2 the least. Three was alright.

I still hold to the idea that is Erin did die on Attack on Titan, the show would have been infinitely more interesting. Maybe the rest of the series be about Misaka and Armin getting even more revenge on Titans lol.
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I have never read anything Overlord and I'm mostly on the fence about the series in general. There's a lot of ups and a lot more downs in my opinion. The whole "All the people of Nazerick are OP" makes so much of the action uninteresting because I don't think watching a Pro Sumo Wrestler crushing anorexic people is fun.

The occasions where I can relate to Ainz and his life in a failing MMO guild and his love for his friends from the past and how he relates to the NPCs as extensions of that are usually rock solid. Scenes like the opening with him alone in the Guild Table, dinner at the camp with the Swords of Darkness while Momon reminisce about his guildmates, Ainz and Albedo in the mausoleum (probably the best scene in the series), Ainz vs. Shalltear, and the Worker Force Invasion of Nazerick were good for me. Other stuff, less so to varying degrees. I definitely liked Season 1 the most, and 2 the least. Three was alright.
Think of it this way - the Dungeon Master personifies all-powerful in a D&D session, but must show restraint in order for there to be any game at all. The DM also isn't a character in the scenario he controls, though he might want to be.

Such is the case with Overlord, so the focus of the story is on the massive conspiracy this all-powerful, totally evil organization is orchestrating from the shadows.

Does it stay that way? No, sadly. But when it absolutely was this, a story about an evil cabal playing chess with peons, it was great. The first season anime was solid, and the light novels where still great quality up through Volume 12.

That says a lot, because these days light novels start to go bad pretty quickly. Goblin Slayer I feel lost some steam during the Sword Maiden arc. Kumo desu ga, nani ka? fades after the Elro Labyrinth is explored. The LNs for Re:Monster and Sword Art Online are walking disasters. Haruhi peaked during Disappearance. So, 12 volumes of 9/10 material is an accomplishment. Enough that I had to resort to reading the talk pages of the Overlord wikia because I couldn't get enough discussion elsewhere, circa winter 2017.

I think the novels are worth your time. They are better paced and explain things better than the anime. You can see from comparing the Goblin Slayer adaptations that a lot of important material can be lost or intentionally cut in translation. Overlord is not a title I can 100% endorse anymore, but it had a great run.

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I still hold to the idea that is Erin did die on Attack on Titan, the show would have been infinitely more interesting. Maybe the rest of the series be about Misaka and Armin getting even more revenge on Titans lol.
Isayama is a huge Muv-Luv fan and what you describe is how Muv-Luv Unlimited "ends". That ending left a big impact on the game audience and the hopeless feeling was something I think fans wanted to show others. Isayama originally did want Shingeki to end like that, but his attitude changed as the series popularity and his own attitudes matured.

I think he's said that current SnK, which has entered its final arc, is inspired most by Guardians of the Galaxy.

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“Although I’m progressing towards the ending that had been set before, my approach towards the ending itself has changed from the original plans,” Isayama said. “I feel responsible towards the reader. I originally wanted to illustrate something similar to the film The Mist."

Expanding on his comment about The Mist, the artist said he was intrigued by how the film ultimately turns on its lead character’s beliefs.

“By the middle of the film, the story of The Mist is at the typical level of a B-list movie. But at its conclusion, it used the main character’s deep, intrinsic beliefs of what’s right to corrupt the main character himself, leading him to act in contrary ways. What the audience believed to be correct is also flipped upside-down. In the beginning, I spent a while analyzing how to imitate this style for Shingeki no Kyojin.”

However, as time has passed, Isayama is now looking to a new movie to help him approach Attack on Titan’s end. Instead of The Mist, the artist wants to mirror a Marvel movie instead.

“At first I explored emulating The Mist, but now you could say that I’m moving in a more peaceful direction, similar to Guardians of the Galaxy,” Isayama explained.

“I’m not talking about whether Shingeki no Kyojin will have a good or bad ending - I only speak of my own attitude as the creator, as well as differences in my methods of ensuring that the readers enjoy the series.”
Muv-Luv to The Mist to Guardians of the Galaxy is quite a journey. At least, I can see the middle part pretty visibly in the current manga arc.
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Holy crackers! I was not expecting this twist at all! How coincidental we were talking about SnK, this is like that!
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