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fantaselion



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:54 pm Reply with quote
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.
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Yeah, I was about to say, that girl's head seems proportionately bigger than her body on that still image. Shocked
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Norm the genius



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:35 pm Reply with quote
fantaselion wrote:
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.


curious to say someone with an avatar of shoujo senki where they destroyed the beautiful designs of the novel and the manga
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fantaselion



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:44 pm Reply with quote
Norm the genius wrote:
fantaselion wrote:
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.


curious to say someone with an avatar of shoujo senki where they destroyed the beautiful designs of the novel and the manga


I was actually expecting someone to point that out lol.

I mean tbh they did ruin the character designs in youjo senki, but I got used to them and now like them (of course not as much as the light novel).... but this one is different. its just wrong. Like it doesn't fit the story.
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zenbud



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Jesus Christ, what an awful character design
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:34 am Reply with quote
fantaselion wrote:
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.


Eh. The Character designs are pretty similar to the light novel/manga.

The production values look like garbage though.
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Norm the genius



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:40 am Reply with quote
fantaselion wrote:
Norm the genius wrote:
fantaselion wrote:
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.


curious to say someone with an avatar of shoujo senki where they destroyed the beautiful designs of the novel and the manga


I was actually expecting someone to point that out lol.

I mean tbh they did ruin the character designs in youjo senki, but I got used to them and now like them (of course not as much as the light novel).... but this one is different. its just wrong. Like it doesn't fit the story.


the designs are not so much the problem (also the girl was already big head in the illustrations) but the production that already indicates that it is low budget of any studio is noted by the trailer that is supposed to show the best animated parts, but they feel lacking strong visual resources, well I hope it stands out for the content that is the reason that it is good
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trilaan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:58 am Reply with quote
I'm a book dragon, not a book worm. I have a shirt to prove it!
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ballinamon



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:42 am Reply with quote
So is time, I knew that the day would arrive, but HOLY S*IT the designs to be awful.
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Shay Guy



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:25 am Reply with quote
Honestly, I'm just pleased that this is going to exist at all -- it's not remotely one I would've expected. But I've rarely seen an isekai webnovel nail the storytelling principle of "someone wants something badly and is having a hard time getting it" so well -- certainly not without the mean-spiritedness of something like Shield Hero. In this case, it means Maine has a loving family and friends, but the deck is stacked against her in so many other ways that her goal seems almost impossible. (And who among us can't relate to wanting to surround yourself with a hundred thousand books for the rest of your life? Don't answer that.)

As per usual with these announcements, the current Narou anime list by date of online debut, with a hyphen indicating upcoming anime:

Mahouka: Debuted 2008-10-12.
Log Horizon: Debuted 2010-04-13.
Knight's & Magic: Debuted 2010-10-16.
-Isekai Cheat Magician: Debuted 2012-04-06.
Re:Zero: Debuted 2012-04-20.
Isekai Izakaya "Nobu": Debuted 2012-10-18.
The Rising of the Shield Hero: Debuted 2012-10-29.
KonoSuba: Debuted 2012-12-20.
Restaurant to Another World: Debuted 2013-01-04.
Reincarnated as a Slime: Debuted 2013-02-20.
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody: Debuted 2013-03-03.
Isekai Smartphone: Debuted 2013-04-08.
-Eighth Son: Debuted 2013-06-01.
-Ascendance of a Bookworm: Debuted 2013-09-23.
-Arifureta: Debuted 2013-11-07.
-My Next Life as a Villainess: Debuted 2014-07-06.
-UchiMusume: Debuted 2014-08-01.
-The Magi's Grandson: Debuted 2015-01-02.
-So I'm a Spider, So What?: Debuted 2015-05-27.
-Infinite Dendrogram: Debuted 2015-10-10.
-Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!: Debuted 2016-01-14.
-I'll Max Out VIT: Debuted 2016-06-28.
-Demon Lord, Retry!: Debuted 2016-10-10.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas: Debuted 20??-??-?? (no original URL for the story known, would appreciate if anyone can find a blog post or something that linked to it while it was still online; I can figure out the date from the URL).
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Kitsu Kyouno



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NICE the protagonist is a loli just like I like a pretty girl the center of attention of the story and not only be the companion of the horrible and antipatico protagonist as in the hero that makes him bullying.
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Dark Absol



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Kitsu Kyouno wrote:
NICE the protagonist is a loli just like I like a pretty girl the center of attention of the story and not only be the companion of the horrible and antipatico protagonist as in the hero that makes him bullying.


You haven't read the manga, have you?

Also, yikes, the design was bad, especially her weird 'smiling' mouth!
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fantaselion



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:55 pm Reply with quote
Norm the genius wrote:
fantaselion wrote:
Norm the genius wrote:
fantaselion wrote:
How to ruin characters designs 101. Like holy crap.


curious to say someone with an avatar of shoujo senki where they destroyed the beautiful designs of the novel and the manga


I was actually expecting someone to point that out lol.

I mean tbh they did ruin the character designs in youjo senki, but I got used to them and now like them (of course not as much as the light novel).... but this one is different. its just wrong. Like it doesn't fit the story.


the designs are not so much the problem (also the girl was already big head in the illustrations) but the production that already indicates that it is low budget of any studio is noted by the trailer that is supposed to show the best animated parts, but they feel lacking strong visual resources, well I hope it stands out for the content that is the reason that it is good


Her smile disturbs me in the PV.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:42 pm Reply with quote
Kitsu Kyouno wrote:
NICE the protagonist is a loli just like I like a pretty girl the center of attention of the story and not only be the companion of the horrible and antipatico protagonist as in the hero that makes him bullying.

For anyone who've been reading the manga/light novel, none of that statement makes sense.
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fantaselion



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
Kitsu Kyouno wrote:
NICE the protagonist is a loli just like I like a pretty girl the center of attention of the story and not only be the companion of the horrible and antipatico protagonist as in the hero that makes him bullying.

For anyone who've been reading the manga/light novel, none of that statement makes sense.


That statement makes no sense regardless of whether you read the novel Shocked
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