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They are either gonna try to finish the whole Yokohama Arc or just stop in some point in the arc and make it to be continued. But that seems unlikely, now it's just making me curious.
If they rush the shit out of it I'll be thoroughly disappointed. Meh.

I think it's disappointing that we really don't get to see a whole lot of magic used in really cool ways. I mean we get to see the specialty of various people but for a show that focuses on various families in how their magic works with a certain specialty, I'm not thoroughly satisfied with what I've seen.
 

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They are either gonna try to finish the whole Yokohama Arc or just stop in some point in the arc and make it to be continued. But that seems unlikely, now it's just making me curious.
that's why i'm constantly asking , how much episodes are confirmed. If they do adapt yokohama , NO WAY, i mean no way you can adapt this arc in 7 eps without skiping a lot of stuff.

If mahouka was 39 eps or 52 i would be ok with itbut 24 ? i just can't accept that.i also don't understand why they changed the Opening "that"' way when we were still in the nine school arc.
A lot of things in the adaptation makes no sense
 

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Even then it's just an excuse to have a high school kid as a lead. You're telling me that in all of the group of adults we don't have another tactical genius? In the freaking military? The show just started so maybe there is, but I'm not holding my breath.

I wish this was the Slaine show. If we need to have another mecha show I'd rather it was a show about being on the enemy's side 'undercover' and taking them out.
Slaine and Inaho are dual leads so I'm sure Slaine's stuff is going to be fleshed out. As to the adults, we did see the lady on the ship realize not to use exploding rounds. She came to the same conclusion Inaho did.
 

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If they rush the shit out of it I'll be thoroughly disappointed. Meh.

I think it's disappointing that we really don't get to see a whole lot of magic used in really cool ways. I mean we get to see the specialty of various people but for a show that focuses on various families in how their magic works with a certain specialty, I'm not thoroughly satisfied with what I've seen.
Well the Yokohama Arc has the most action compared to the other 2 arcs and if it's rushed that will definitely suck.
 
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that's why i'm constantly asking , how much episodes are confirmed. If they do adapt yokohama , NO WAY, i mean no way you can adapt this arc in 7 eps without skiping a lot of stuff.

If mahouka was 39 eps or 52 i would be ok with itbut 24 ? i just can't accept that.i also don't understand why they changed the Opening "that"' way when we were still in the nine school arc.
A lot of things in the adaptation makes no sense
They changed the OP too early. But its 26 episodes.

Only issues Ive had is their lack of clearly defining terms in the episode, quite sure they still never defined BS magician, or in this episode, I dont recall them ever telling anyone what a Generator was.
 

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that's why i'm constantly asking , how much episodes are confirmed. If they do adapt yokohama , NO WAY, i mean no way you can adapt this arc in 7 eps without skiping a lot of stuff.

If mahouka was 39 eps or 52 i would be ok with itbut 24 ? i just can't accept that.i also don't understand why they changed the Opening "that"' way when we were still in the nine school arc.
A lot of things in the adaptation makes no sense
It's actually 26 episodes.
 

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We know but we still love you.
Awww... wait.
The other kind of disturbed.

Good, it might take a while to get to the GTO stuff, but I think I can start by monday.

Until then I am going to catch up with PreCure. I have to erase the pictures of sweet YuuYuus butt from my mind (damn you, Theonik).

Happiness Charge Precure 16


God, I can't cope with how young the parents look.
T'was ok. Nice to see how big of a road they still have until they can attack the villains. Besides that nothing much happened in this episode, yes.
Miyuki is ridiculous but I still like her. I guess Im entertained.
I like her, she is actually my favorite voice actress and I likon Sinons designs, but ...it's Sword Art Online. I have to force myself to read the doujinshi of that.
 
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I feel like shows like these need to go "balls to the wall" crazy, or be written in a much less cartoonish manner. Otherwise, it just kinda there, which is what I feel like this show is.
 

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Nope. Nope. Nope. So he just looks like a girl but isn't? Lol whatever. Let's not mince words, that's a freakin Lightsaber.

So the only thing Kirito isn't good at in his gaming repertoire is aiming and shooting. For a guy that's good at every video game that would sort of limit the ones you are actually good at considering shooters are like 75% of games.

I see what he's going for here. No Kirito you are not Dante. You will never be Dante. Even the last Dante we rejected. So don't even try it!

Also everyone thinks you're a girl. How are you still expanding your harem?!?!? How?!?!
 

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Good, it might take a while to get to the GTO stuff, but I think I can start by monday.

Until then I am going to catch up with PreCure. I have to erase the pictures of sweet YuuYuus butt from my mind (damn you, Theonik).
I was thinking the same thing since nothing airs that day
 

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Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way about SAO 2 this time around. Why are the aiming mechanics so stupid? Isn't like one of the biggest appeal for that kind of game to... actually have perfectly simulated weapon controls (maybe adjust things like weight and recoil according to the player's stats) and allow you to aim like you'd in real life? You know, having actual aiming precision. Instead, the weapons don't even have proper crosshairs but instead a circular target area which is... affected by your fucking pulse for some random reason. Like, what?

Kinect controls sound better than that shit. I was wondering in episodes prior to this why the weapon UI has some pulsating circles as display instead of crosshairs. Now I know, it's because the game designers are fricking stupid.
 

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Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way about SAO 2 this time around. Why are the aiming mechanics so stupid? Isn't like one of the biggest appeal for that kind of game to... actually have perfectly simulated weapon controls (maybe adjust things like weight and recoil according to the player's stats) and allow you to aim like you'd in real life? You know, having actual aiming precision. Instead, the weapons don't even have proper crosshairs but instead a circular target area which is... affected by your fucking pulse for some random reason. Like, what?

Kinect controls sound better than that shit. I was wondering in episodes prior to this why the weapon UI has some pulsating circles as display instead of crosshairs. Now I know, it's because the game designers are fricking stupid.
I just assumed it was the cone of fire so players could adjust to spread initially. I envisioned a new player's cone to be rather large and that we were seeing those leveled up far enough and spec'd out right to adjust them smaller.

Pulse mechanic sounds pretty bad and needlessly complicated.
 

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I really liked the strategy displayed last episode as they had time to plan it out but here it just looks like Inaho lucked out. Sure he had some smart on the fly thinking but his quick calculations seemed too much especially when mentioning the Leidenfrost effect. I was fine with the soundtrack for the first few episodes but now it's becoming overbearing. I hope to see more of Slaine soon, he seems to have a level head and knows when to restrain himself.
 

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And so, Illya has quit being a Magical Girl...
U can't wait to see her unretire in the next episode or two due to everyone else being in a grave situation of some sort.
 

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honest to god thought there was going to be incest this episode what the fuck

i take it tatsuya is going to fucking unleash on someone soon
 

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Another thing that rubbed me the wrong way about SAO 2 this time around. Why are the aiming mechanics so stupid? Isn't like one of the biggest appeal for that kind of game to... actually have perfectly simulated weapon controls (maybe adjust things like weight and recoil according to the player's stats) and allow you to aim like you'd in real life? You know, having actual aiming precision. Instead, the weapons don't even have proper crosshairs but instead a circular target area which is... affected by your fucking pulse for some random reason. Like, what?

Kinect controls sound better than that shit. I was wondering in episodes prior to this why the weapon UI has some pulsating circles as display instead of crosshairs. Now I know, it's because the game designers are fricking stupid.
I don't think the author played a lot of shooters, since that genre isn't all that popular in Japan, even today.
 

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You guys are way too sensitive.

Seriously though, shouldn't there be some kind of punishment or lawsuit from leaking magic? Its like the tournament can get away with anything
 

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OH GOD MAHOUKA, THE GLORIOUS SOAPYNESS OF THIS DAMN SHOW, watching ep 17 right now. The soap power of this ep is in the megatons, lol. Destroyer of worlds
 
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Decent episode.
Double battle was pretty neat. Looks like they're going to activate all the Kiltgangs at once next, which I've been waiting for. Want to see how they could deal with that scenario.

But is the next episode really Our Heroes being attacked by humans now? Thought this was far too late in the story for any of that.
 

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They changed the OP too early. But its 26 episodes.

Only issues Ive had is their lack of clearly defining terms in the episode, quite sure they still never defined BS magician, or in this episode, I dont recall them ever telling anyone what a Generator was.
It's actually 26 episodes.
26 eps ? They might barely manage to do it.
And even then i don't think it would end on a right note.

They also haven't explained Eidos for shit and how Magic works.
Well they have in these short specials they released and on their website too. Gives a further explaination.
i can't disagree , they indeed left a lot of thing unexplained.
but i think they'll explain the generators very soon.
 

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Mizuho finally gets the courage to go to the toilet.

He also makes a few friends, including Shion who figures out that he's a guy, a lot of admirers and an enemy in the school president. And people wants him to run for a most popular student thing which would make him an Elder.

Oh, and there's boob grabbing, but since he's a guy with fake breasts it's not lewd?
 

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Well, a competent translation makes a huge difference to how good something seems...

As usual for me and anime comedy, much of this show isn't particularly "funny" to me - it's fun, but not necessarily massively LOL-worthy. I wonder whether subtitles are killing the jokes in some way for me - the only bit that's genuinely made me laugh out loud is the script read through in episode 3. The humour relies on the hammy performances and Mikorin's ineptitude as the Maid, which come through entirely through the acting.

Much of the remaining humour is the usual ridiculous misunderstandings, shouting/screaming and hitting people stuff that characterises most anime comedy, but it's a little more creative visually (the Prince, for instance, in episode 3, with the pool of red "blood" paint she falls in, or her imagination of what her wedding performance would look like).

Anyway, it's harmless and enjoyable enough.
 

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im so fucking confused

when Sinon was firing her sniper shot there was a bullet trajectory line. but she literally just said that that exists for everything except snipers.

so which is it?
 

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im so fucking confused

SAO2 cannot even get its own mechanics right, when Sinon was firing her sniper shot there was a bullet trajectory line. but she literally just said that that exists for everything except snipers.

so which is it?
She said that it's not there for a sniper's first shot.
 

AquaWateria

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Shigofumi Episode 1

So I'm starting to watch this because of a recomendation and here are my impressions.

So basically the premise is about letters from the dearly departed. And here we have a angel guardian type character with a talking staff, not bad. Then we the MC Shouta that is trying to make his rocket fly and confess to Ayase. In order to be the lover of the letter that was given by the angel from the dead father. Then WTF
we find out that Ayase is the one who killed her father for some reason. And at the end she goes psyhco by fuckin killing Shouta and then going after the angel.

The first episode was pretty good, got me hooked considering those twists. The OST was nice. Will continue.

Oh yeah never try to be too trustworthy.
 

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I don't think the author played a lot of shooters, since that genre isn't all that popular in Japan, even today.
I doubt the author of SAO knows anything about any game. Doesnt seem like it.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun 1-3

Well, a competent translation makes a huge difference to how good something seems...

As usual for me and anime comedy, much of this show isn't particularly "funny" to me - it's fun, but not necessarily massively LOL-worthy. I wonder whether subtitles are killing the jokes in some way for me - the only bit that's genuinely made me laugh out loud is the script read through in episode 3. The humour relies on the hammy performances and Mikorin's ineptitude as the Maid, which come through entirely through the acting.

Much of the remaining humour is the usual ridiculous misunderstandings, shouting/screaming and hitting people stuff that characterises most anime comedy, but it's a little more creative visually (the Prince, for instance, in episode 3, with the pool of red "blood" paint she falls in, or her imagination of what her wedding performance would look like).

Anyway, it's harmless and enjoyable enough.
Sakura really makes that show work with her airheadedness. but shes not a complete idiot either. More innocently naive perhaps. Her VA is also hnnnnnnngh whoever she is.
 

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Hmm I'm growing less and less fond of the storytelling, writing and pacing. This episode there's like a 10min standoff which could've been condensed to a minute or two if the characters just said their dialog already.

A lot of the 'twists' are rather predictable, certainly nothing that feels clever in any way. Like of course something weird is going on with Hakaze and Mahiro's sister. There's so much downtime that you can't help but think about all kinds of possibilities anyways.

I still can't help to care about anyone but Aika who'll surely live to see the day again. I mean when you're dealing with this kind of a magic system (that includes healing as well!) they can explain just about everything that happens easily.

At some time in this episode Hario says s.th. along the lines of "I don't care about this world" once again. And yeh, well me neither. Those mage trees, mages and military make me yawn.

As of now I'm only really looking forward to more character interaction, especially if Aika and Hakaze appear in person eventually? Who knows, some relationship drama sounds more interesting than their world changing plotline.

Also, what's up with your literature (Hamlet) references? Like really? It's cringe worthy at times.
 
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Still looks pretty bad, but damn, this episode was crazy, and the fact that the craziness is encouraged and admired is kinda off putting. The show seems to have new structure too (though it started back in the second episode)

I still like this though, even though it feels like the adults are exploiting the teens rather than helping them with their problems. It feels dark.
 

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I doubt the author of SAO knows anything about any game. Doesnt seem like it.



Sakura really makes that show work with her airheadedness. but shes not a complete idiot either. More innocently naive perhaps. Her VA is also hnnnnnnngh whoever she is.
Sakura's voice actor is pretty new. But she's really good at voicing, some talent she's got there.
 

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I feel like we are finally turning a corner now. First two episodes were pretty but was lacking any real depth or info about anything. Episode 3 was more interesting and didn't have weird cuts. And now at episode 4 we have lift off. Relationships are progressing. Jokes are a little funnier now that we know the dynamics of these characters. Things are actually happening now.

It's still beautifully animated and has wonderful music. Really looking forward to how the rest of this season plays out.

And the OP is still one of the best this season.
 

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Ill take any screen time I can get with Sinon, other than it was alright. Interesting to see that Kirito's skill carry over from SAO and such.
 

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I really love the the globalization aspect in this show, with our protagonists being not the only one in the world, not even the only ones in japan. Reporter's story was interesting too.

Happiness Charge Precure 18

This episode was already good at this shot. YuuYuu, you look good in every outfit, but this looks especially good on you <3
Btu yeah, not much happened again. I only have to last until episode 22, yes.

Mahouka 17

honest to god thought there was going to be incest this episode what the fuck
Are you angry because it almost happened or because it didn't happen?
Shigofumi Episode 1

So I'm starting to watch this because of a recomendation and here are my impressions.

So basically the premise is about letters from the dearly departed. And here we have a angel guardian type character with a talking staff, not bad. Then we the MC Shouta that is trying to make his rocket fly and confess to Ayase. In order to be the lover of the letter that was given by the angel from the dead father. Then WTF
we find out that Ayase is the one who killed her father for some reason. And at the end she goes psyhco by fuckin killing Shouta and then going after the angel.

The first episode was pretty good, got me hooked considering those twists. The OST was nice. Will continue.

Oh yeah never try to be too trustworthy.
Aww yes, this is the reaction I wanted to have. When I started the show, not knowing a thing, I thought Shouta will be the protagonist of the show.

Nice to see, that you like it so far.

Also, what's up with your literature (Hamlet) references? Like really? It's cringe worthy at times.
The show is called Blast of Tempest, because it relates itself to the Shakespeare work "The Tempest". His works are a important part of the show. So you won't get away from Hamlet and the Tempest soon.
How you like it, is another thing (just before someone snaps at me for defending. I am stating facts).

But I do liked the show and even read the Tempest thanks to it. I would love to comment more on your impressions, but literally everything I could say would be a spoiler one way or another. But I am reading them amused.
 
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