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BinBouGami1234



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:58 pm Reply with quote
I bet they are just trying to get every demographic into this series.
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sainta



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:20 pm Reply with quote
If we have another Levi Cleaning scene I'm sold.
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:32 pm Reply with quote
If they're going the shoujo route, let's hope for some fujoshi pandering Levi x Erwin scenes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:35 pm Reply with quote
BinBouGami1234 wrote:
I bet they are just trying to get every demographic into this series.


Female audiences are already a major demographic for AoT. Eren/Levi is like the new Naruto/Sasuke when it comes to yaoi mangas at the most recent Comiket..
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:03 pm Reply with quote
Eren/Levi is far beyond any sort of Naruto/Sasuke level. It's the new Tiger/Bunny or whichever Kurobas pairings were popular.

But yeah, shoujo manga and fujoshi don't typically go well, so I don't see them doing the same thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Milk something for all its worth... and in a few years Disney will be doing a live action adaption for North American theaters. We'll be able to get Attack on Titan underpants just like ToyStory, and maybe even Attack on Titan themed Angry Birds.

I hate when a show's popularity attracts people looking for more money. Also, how am I supposed to enjoy an anime when people keep comparing it to Naruto? That's as painful as listening to my mom call every other anime girl "a Sailor Moon". I like being in North America, because there's a huge ocean between me and the mountain of crap that gets sold to Otaku in Japan. I'm a fan of the show, not some consumer who's going to throw money into a market for popular anime spinoffs and accessories.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:30 pm Reply with quote
Maybe the creators are milking it for all it's worth, but dammit - if it means more Levi-heichou, then more power to them! His character doesn't get much of anything in the way of development in the original story, so can it hurt to give fans a bit more to work with? I mean, he's literally been voted the most popular character in reader polls...
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musouka



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:22 pm Reply with quote
And the award for least surprising spin off manga ever goes to...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Kebble wrote:
Milk something for all its worth... and in a few years Disney will be doing a live action adaption for North American theaters. We'll be able to get Attack on Titan underpants just like ToyStory, and maybe even Attack on Titan themed Angry Birds.

I hate when a show's popularity attracts people looking for more money. Also, how am I supposed to enjoy an anime when people keep comparing it to Naruto? That's as painful as listening to my mom call every other anime girl "a Sailor Moon". I like being in North America, because there's a huge ocean between me and the mountain of crap that gets sold to Otaku in Japan. I'm a fan of the show, not some consumer who's going to throw money into a market for popular anime spinoffs and accessories.


SnK is way too dark for Disney to want to get into that, stop being an idiot. As it being compared to naruto - where? The only comparison between it and Naruto that I've seen is in this thread relating to yaoi pairings. That's not exactly worth mentioning.

Don't get all hollier-than-thou about merchandise either. Some of it may be unnecessary but it's not like it affects you at all so don't act like you're better just because you don't get it. Hell you don't buy the magazine SnK is published it, the blu-rays or anything like that either. So really you don't give jack to the original creator, unless you get the translation of the manga which isn't always available.

Now spin off's aren't always necessarily a bad thing. I'm more of a fan of side-stories myself (one off v.s a continuous thing) but you only have to look at something like Railgun to see how popular they can be. Granted I dislike Railgun - but clearly a lot of other people like it so let them have their fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:38 pm Reply with quote
Levi's past? SOLD! Levi AND Erwin's pasts? DOUBLE SOLD! Forget Eren, I'm all about Levi and Erwin. ^____^ My mind can't get past Eren/Levi when I think that Eren is FIFTEEN and Levi is supposed to be like in his early 30s. Just, no. ...Though I'll admit some of the illustrations are kinda nice. =x

Anyway, will pick up the tankoubon volumes of this when they're released.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:05 am Reply with quote
GokuMew2 wrote:
Levi's past? SOLD! Levi AND Erwin's pasts? DOUBLE SOLD! Forget Eren, I'm all about Levi and Erwin. ^____^


My thoughts exactly. Levi/Erwin - BL or not - is by far the more interesting relationship, so this has me intrigued. And running in a shoujo magazin means that it will have decent art at the very least. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:29 am Reply with quote
Merida wrote:
My thoughts exactly. Levi/Erwin - BL or not - is by far the more interesting relationship, so this has me intrigued. And running in a shoujo magazin means that it will have decent art at the very least. Smile

Erwin seems to be the only person Levi trusts completely. I'm very curious as to what Erwin did to earn Levi's trust on that level.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:05 am Reply with quote
I don't see a problem with spin offs, if you don't like it or are not interested then don't read/watch, it's fairly simple.

I also don't see why there seems to be a problem with a series making money and more "money making" products relating to the series being produced. Higher the popularity the less likely it is to be dropped or to enter a hiatus, surly that is what any fan would want, as long as the story doesn't suffer. Again stay away from these "evil" money making items and stick to the base product if that's what you prefer but the majority of the time, more products means the series is more popular. That is not a bad thing Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:09 am Reply with quote
AFAIC, The more new fans AoT brings in, the better. So bring on the spin-offs.
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Ginsan



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:12 am Reply with quote
Fujoshi bait. Everyone pair Levi up with someone, especially guys @@.
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