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Old 07-17-2020, 01:57 AM   #7951
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I got my sister to watch Kaguya-sama.

She hates it, because "nothing happens".
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:41 PM   #7952
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That's not an uncommon response to a lot of modern media. People have been conditioned by great shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Expanse and expect that shows to have long running plot lines. While I do understand the appeal, it doesn't fit every story.

Cowboy Bebop, while the story advances in timeline, the characters pretty much don't grow and their situation in life doesn't change. They need money and they gotta take up a new bounty hunting job. It mirrors people's everyday lives of going to work and dealing with a mess or a disaster at their job and ending the day going home only to repeat the process the next day. The show would lose the metaphor if the Bebop crew got a big score and paid off their debts and succeeded in life.

In Kaguya-sama, I feel like it's about the everyday school life of the characters. I don't know about you, but a lot of my school days were the same thing and while I enjoyed fun times with my friends, it was basically the same thing tomorrow and the day after until graduation. There was no great plot and big moments were not regular and not big enough to change my everyday life.
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:58 PM   #7953
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We have some details on the KyoAni killer, whose name is "Aoba".

Apparently his motivation for burning down KyoAni is he submitted a novel to KyoAni, but they ended up selecting a similar work called Tsurune and quickly adapting it for an anime. Scenes from Aoba's manuscript where plagiarised and appeared in the Tsurune anime, and he was furious that he spend 2 years on his work only for it to be plagiarized.

KyoAni is denying they even read his work, but if this accusation is true this probably won't be the last incidence of authors complaining that KyoAni plagiarized from their submissions.
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Old 07-21-2020, 12:40 AM   #7954
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Demon King, Retry!

Episode 04 of this. It's like a less edgy Overlord. The basic framework is similar - guy gets isekai'd to a world based on an MMORPG he is familiar with, and NPCs he created come alive as his underlings.

The key distinction is the original MMORPG is a science fiction, and this "Demon King" is actually a high-ranking yakuza lord. The guy who gets transported is also the programmer of the game, and he knows the reason he was summoned to the new world fairly quickly.

So while less edgy, it's far more focused and goal-oriented than Overlord. Paradoxically, the character designer appears to be the same as Re:Zero, so you get similar-looking characters about:



i'll probably keep watching this. It's pretty inoffensive despite having parents in Overlord and Re:Zero of all things.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:04 PM   #7955
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Demon King, Retry!
RATING: 7/10 (Good)

This is fairly low budget but it's comfy and goes at a nice pace. It stays on track and doesn't deviate from the basic premise due to side stories. You get a lot of Kunai, since he is the most interesting character.

The downside is the story ends abruptly. It leaves off on a TBC without the guarantee of a second season. Otherwise, I'd give this an 8/10. Despite none of the components being original, the show is special (like Tsukimichi) in that the entire thing transcends the parts.

Is it overall better than Overlord and Re:Zero? Yes...if you concede that the lows of those shows are not balanced out by the highs. For many, Overlord is a premise first, delivery second. Demon King, Retry! is the opposite, and that's a good thing.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:08 PM   #7956
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Tsukimichi web novel

I should be doing my CMP, but I can't stop reading this. I sung the praises of the manga earlier and the novel is just as good.
Quite simply, this is the greatest isekai. The writer of this is definitely great, as he shows incredibly savvy and restraint with his characters and isn't afraid to show real emotion.
This novel is laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawng, I've been at it for 3 days and I'm only 30% of the way through, but if it delivers...I could place it in the same pantheon as other masterpieces like Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Not an exaggeration. Time will tell.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:22 PM   #7957
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I finally caught up with everything. I will be making a topic dedicated to this epic.

What's most amazing about Tsukimichi aside from its quality? The release schedule. 1 chapter every two days. That's like web comic release schedule, but...it's a freaking manga/anime episode script.

And earlier this year it was 1 chapter/day. Holy fudge!
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:56 PM   #7958
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Mou ni natta node dungeon tsukutte jingai musume to honobono suru

Isekai Apocalypse Mynoghira

Reading these two got me to realize how special Tsukimichi is, as the above two coast on cute girls carrying the plot. Otherwise, there's very little unique substance to them.

Ugh, I'm feeling withdrawal...
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:34 PM   #7959
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I know nobody remembers Hataraku Maoh but the final novel spoilers dropped and the shippers are seething more loudly than a leaking balloon.

Spoiler: show
Chiho wins over Emi.


Seems solid to me. Shippos got rekt hahaha.
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