huh. I just saw "source material: LN" and blew right past it.
is it any good?
Beautiful art and cinematography courtesy of KyoAni+Netflixbux, source material that shows promise to not just be a sloppy mess of obnoxious tropes and adolescent wish fulfillment, and so far competent direction from someone who I can only imagine was given Kyoukai no Kanata for his first lead as some kind of punishment. Maybe I'll be eating my words by the end of the season, but it looks like a winner.
I wonder if I should watch it now in the morning or enjoy it later on in the evening.
I thought the source material was kind of sappy.
It's hilarious how incredibly decent the art is for this show compared to everything else
It feels like it's in a different tier altogether
The story seems decent enough, but so far it's not looking like all it was hyped up to be? Maybe I'm just being impatient or expecting too much.
Well I don't mean to be a contrarian ass but I'm through with this. I haven't been given a reason to care about this girl's problems which no doubt are terrible. It feels like I have to do the writers' jobs for them in order to watch this. I wish you all a bountiful season and hope kyoani get it all out of their system with this and soon go back to making inane shit with lots of high school girls in it. What's that, a new episode of Yuru Camp? Gentlemen, if you'll excuse me.
I mean to be a contrarian ass and this anime is sh*t
I can't imagine being this shallow.>I haven't been given a reason to care about this girl's problems
What does that even mean? You picked this up to start with, knowing that it was going to be a story with a more serious tone, and the first episode did a pretty thorough job of establishing the premise. It's entirely about Violet's problems; watching her grow and overcome them is the point. For someone who would be satisfied with "inane shit with lots of high school girls", you seem awfully impatient for something groundbreaking to happen in this series. Not even giving it three episodes? Did it betray your expectations that badly? What could you possibly have expected it to be in the first place, anyway?
I love shallow cutesy anime as much as the next guy, or even more, but not to the point of rejecting anything else. To be offended that a studio you like is doing something serious for a change is already ridiculous, and to act so smugly superior for being unable to enjoy anything slower or more emotional than K-On is really unbelievable.>Gentlemen
Yeah, tip your fedora right on outta here, and don't come back.
To be fair he might not've known anything at all about the show and just picked it up because of the hype surrounding it.
I was looking forward to this before but I guess it's not my kind of thing, unfortunately. Then again I was cautious as I knew it might not turn out as I expect it to be.
I wouldn't say that I picked it up because of the hype, but if anything in spite of it. Had I given in to the hype, I'd probably have developed ungrounded expectations and by now I'd be royally disappointed and more than a bit angry, for which I'd have no one to blame but myself. You're right that I knew nothing about this except what the trailers showed.
I simply picked it up, found nothing that was of value to me, decided that the flaws I perceived weren't of the kind that would get better with more episodes, and promptly dropped it again. And here's the part where I deserve whatever name you choose to call me, because I honestly didn't expect that such a thing would make someone angry in this board.
When you say 'in spite of it' do you mean you didn't even realize there was hype surrounding it, or do you mean that you didn't really pay attention to said hype?>>24041
I'll give it a couple more episodes, personally. It's a very pretty show but the plot seems…I don't know, it seems meh?
>>24046>When you say 'in spite of it' do you mean you didn't even realize there was hype surrounding it, or do you mean that you didn't really pay attention to said hype?
I mean that I tried not to let hype influence me, but I'm probably not aware of how much hype there has been, either. In fact, all I know is that it's by KyoAni and that they seemed to be upping their animation another notch, so I guess I must be completely out of the loop.
If you watched the PVs, then you knew exactly what to expect, which makes it even worse that you then came here and insulted the studio for daring to make something that's not inane enough for you to enjoy.
To be clear, I don't want to sound like a KyoAni fanboy or anything. Based on the people behind it, I picked this one up cautiously, and have so far found it decent enough to keep watching, but not even in my top 5 of the season so far. It's clearly not everyone's sort of story, and that's all well and good, but don't act like it's the creators fault for making something for an audience other than you, like you're somehow superior for not liking it, or like it has in any way not delivered on exactly what it promised to.
I'm glad you posted that, now I'm hopeful we can reach a better mutual understanding. I admit I honestly thought you were an angered KyoAni fanboy - that is why I didn't address you directly, since I figured I could only make matters worse. I shall now misuse the spoiler function to spare everyone else an off-topic wall of text.How did this even happen? I took every precaution I could think of to avoid coming across as one of those "righteous drop" posters - you know, the kind that blame the anime for not living up for their arbitrary expectations and announce their drop as if it made them better people than those who continue to watch it.I can see now that in my effort to restrict criticism to specific points and avoid boring fans with my complaints I condensed them to the point of rendering them obscure and ambiguous. But I still think that it took a lot of creative interpretation to turn my post into whatever it looked like to you. Under what state of mind does a person who describes their own tastes as "inane shit" come across as acting smugly superior? Blind anger, is all I can think of.
I'm pretty sure that he thought 'inane shit' was backwards, like ironically insulting your own tastes or just admitting that most people would think of that as inane.
Is it just me, or do these episodes seem longer than usual? Not in the sense that they drag on, but like there's a lot of story despite the pace being slow. Though looking at it objectively, not a lot happens, so maybe it's just that immersive? Or maybe the animation quality is subconsciously tricking me into thinking I'm watching a movie? Either way, episode 3 felt particularly satisfying. I said last week that this wasn't in my top 5 of the season, but that might yet change at this rate.
Also, I was relieved to see the music they chose for the OP and ED; the PV had me worried that one of them was going to be that awful Engrish abomination. The OP is pretty meh in my opinion, but the ED is very soothing and has some nice, if simple, visuals to boot (MPEG artifacts notwithstanding).
By longer than usual do you mean longer than most normal episodes? I think you're on point with that, it's slower paced and not much happens but the animation, soundtrack, and so on helps make it 'stretch out'. Also I'm not familiar with the source material so maybe that also helps, since we're not 'expecting' anything and saying 'are they STILL not up to xxx???'
You know I'd call you autistic but that's honestly pretty impressive
That or I'm a dumb shit>>24453
I honestly thought 'wow he looks like a tool' when he showed up.
Actually I'm a dumb shit, that first 0/0
should be removed to not absolutely wreck proper dark bits like this. てへぺろ
So what do you reckon, is Captain Edge going to be healed by the power of letters in the end, or will he exist only to try to ruin everything?
This is a seriously late comment but the eyes in this show are incredibly pretty and it makes me want to
I'm not sure what I want to do with them but I want to do something they make me restless.
That's why there was so much hype around it.
I'm basically cut off from the hype machine nowadays by only talking about anime here and with a few friends. It means I miss out on the occasional bit of news, but on the other hand it's nice to just enjoy things for what they are and not be bombarded with angry opinions.
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Things are starting to get heavy. Just as I let my guard down after a cute story too. The major will turn out to be alive and it'll end happily r-right?
It's certainly more well-paced than I expected from what amounts to melodrama.
Now now, what would Violet learn from an ending like that?>>24611
In the classical sense, I hope you mean. But yeah, it's consistently felt like they're doing a lot with just twenty minutes per episode.
What do you mean 'in the classical sense'?
Like, an emotional drama accented by an expressive score, rather than the modern meaning of "shitty forced drama".
Well, I was using it in both senses really
It's a classic melodrama, but the word got the connotation of 'forced drama' because poorly done melodrama is usually forced drama. Or, well, poorly done drama is in general, but if the drama is poorly done then what's normally a highly expressive score becomes a highly overdramatic one.
Also what's going on with the filename in >>24612
It's baffling. It's as if everything was accidentally made too dark and they tried to fix it in post-production. Episode 6 is particularly bad, the colors and lines are a complete mess in dark scenes. This isn't the first time Kyoto Animation has gone too far with post-processing, and they should tone it down.
Isn't that what their fans like to see, though?
They've been making popular anime for a long time, but they've only been overdosing on these effects for a short while.
That bit bore a striking resemblance to the beginning of Brave Witches, in which the protag tries to jump across some water in three steps (using magic) as part of her training regimen, but fails and falls in. So even though it was supposed to be an emotional scene, I couldn't help imagining ears and a tail popping out of Violet at any moment.
Explaining it kinda kills the joke, but there you have it.
Is nobody watching this anymore?
I am. I just don't really know what to discuss. It's a really good show, and kind of a nice change from my usual diet of moe shows and comedies.
I dropped it because it's just a bunch of very boring melodrama
I like how even though this is mostly drama, you get a feeling that the plot is actually progressing instead of stagnating and ping-ponging back and forth.
Such is the power of writing to tell a story instead of to see how many volumes you can stretch the premise across while still turning a profit.
Yeah I know but the difference is honestly staggering and kind of sad really when put into perspective.