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vinamara



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:38 am Reply with quote
Sigh, looks like a SAO knock-off.
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danilo07



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:46 am Reply with quote
This "gamers trapped in virtual world" crap is new genre by now.So I wouldn't really say that it is SAO knock-off.
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Heinzendegger



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:53 am Reply with quote
I hate when this happens, something gets popular and cheap knockoffs follow, without any value.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think SAO was good, but I'm sure this particular title worth nothing, and only gets animated because of the latter's success.
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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:55 am Reply with quote
Oh cmon you can tell just by reading the plotline that this is a copy of SAO sorry man SAO is the Only true Story if they had a different plotline than yeah mayby but this sounds to much like a copy
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:11 am Reply with quote
danilo07 wrote:
This "gamers trapped in virtual world" crap is new genre by now.So I wouldn't really say that it is SAO knock-off.


It's not new, SAO just make it more marketable. Like how sci-fi exploded after Star Wars, but 2001, Planet of the Apes, Solaris, and Forbidden Planet all came way before. Hell, I'm sure we can think of examples prior to Tron (1982) that are about people trapped in video game worlds.
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4nBlue



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:13 am Reply with quote
Based on the summaries from the link. The players are not trapped in the game, but summoned to a different world that's a combination of the game and real world (game mechanics are still in effect, so dying is impossible).

Hikikomori adventuring in medieval fantasy Akihabara sounds like it could be fun. I will probably buy the books on my next trip to Japan.
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:53 am Reply with quote
Well it almost certainly can't be worse than SAO. So sure. Whatever.
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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:53 am Reply with quote
You forgot to mention that Mamare Touno is also the author of the Maoyuu Maou Yuusha novels and it's 5 manga adaptions which is also airing as an anime right now.
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:06 am Reply with quote
MrTerrorist wrote:
You forgot to mention that Mamare Touno is also the author of the Maoyuu Maou Yuusha novels and it's 5 manga adaptions which is also airing as an anime right now.


The article wrote:

Story of gamers trapped in online world from MAOYU's Mamare Touno
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Stark700



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:13 am Reply with quote
Hmm, got mixed feelings on this but does give me a bit of SAO vibe.
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:24 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
danilo07 wrote:
This "gamers trapped in virtual world" crap is new genre by now.So I wouldn't really say that it is SAO knock-off.


It's not new, SAO just make it more marketable. Like how sci-fi exploded after Star Wars, but 2001, Planet of the Apes, Solaris, and Forbidden Planet all came way before. Hell, I'm sure we can think of examples prior to Tron (1982) that are about people trapped in video game worlds.


pretty sure this is SAO knock-off.
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:39 am Reply with quote
SAO anime was rubbish for me so if this is gonna be like SAO, I won't like it. But, I do like MMORPGs and I'm a big fan of RPGs so I'll give this a shot. Also, minimal ecchi only if there's gonna be any.
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Tkags



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:06 pm Reply with quote
Could people :

a- Only people who have read the LN/Manga talk about any comparisons since they actually know what they are talking about.

b- Stop comparing this to SAO. I hate people who go along "Oh this is a total ripoff of "x" it must suck"

c- Give this show a chance. If this half as good of a show as the authors other works, I'm sure it will be an enjoyable anime.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:08 pm Reply with quote
And yet again some one gets trap in a game
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Tkags



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:11 pm Reply with quote
*Edit* Fail! Wrong thing Razz

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