Which anime has the best magic/energy system? e.g. ki from Dragon Ball, chakra from Naruto, nen from HxH, hamon from Jojo
Ki is too vague, chakra was kinda good but ruined with asspulls, hamon ran it's course and was perfected with Joseph
I think nen, it's vague enough to be creative with it and I love the the whole condition/restriction system
Nen is probably the best, it's creative but with well thought out mechanics backing it up. And the vow/restriction aspect is so clever from a writing perspective that it's almost cheating, it essentially lets Togashi write anything he wants (like Gon san) but with inherent conflict attached so you can't logically consider it an asspull.
Dragon Ball's ki. Is the more "realistic" and useful out of all of them. Its more practical to fly and throw beams than spamming water, frogs or whatever.
Chakra is fine, I like the explanation on how it works, although the uses are hit or miss in originality and practicality.
Nen is fucking retarded and too specific to the manga its from.
Hamon is decent but sorta bland compared to the others.
Ki from Veritas
I mean, had Veritas continued, we'd probably see a lot cooler shit
But I guess I just like how people could do things right or just break the system and get ki implants
I have a love/hate relationship with Nen. It's a very creative system with interesting rules and restrictions that allows for all sorts of powers and varied uses for them.
But it's also arbitrary as fuck and really only makes sense within the context of HxH. A lot of what makes it interesting raises questions like, 'why does X follow Y' that don't make too much sense under scrutiny.
It's pretty similiar to Index magic system isn't it? Although Index' protagonist doesn't use any magic, so we don't know about the sex stuff.
Alchemy is probably my favorite. I like the rules it has, fairly, well set rules and is quite flexible.
I wish I could say kido from Bleach, but it is really mistreated and underwhelming in the series.
I can't think of that many (good ones) at the moment. Mob Psycho is very solid though.
Alchemy is great and feels the most logical of any fantasy power system since it's based on science, but it's not really something you can credit to FMA. It's an old, established concept.
The Demon Magic in Gash Bell was pretty simplistic, but the author used it as an amazing pacing mechanism. Watching the evolution of all of the spells was great.
Kido is too strong because it can let anyone use almost any power including time fuckery. It had to be mistreated otherwise no one would bother using their zanpakuto as anything beyond general power level buffs. That one kido visored didn't even use his zan period, and his teleporation spell is what succeeded where a physical zan failed.
Nen is the best from a writer's standpoint.
An ideal power system creates an expectation of conflict along with growth, a lot of anime power systems are just grunting and sweating until you unlock the next power in your level progression, there's no real excitement other than the obviousness that the next enemy introduced will be even stronger for no reason other than that there needs to be conflict.
The entire nen restriction/training system allows for even 'weak' enemies to pose a palpable threat while not going over the expectations of the written world. Overall it adds more excitement as well since half the battle is learning how the enemy's power works and what restrictions are in place.
It's pretty bad though. Basically all spells for everybody is some kind of projectile and the books are a liability that limits the possibility to just have demons beating the heck out of each other when it's better to destroy the book
A lot of the spells were projectiles, melee attacks and body enhancements, but there were plenty of other unusual abilities like healing/protection, illusions, spell misdirection, gravity, power drain, etc
It just happens that Gash was a projectile type user. Even then, several of his spells had special activation criteria.
Alchemy as explained in FMA had really great potential for how the mangaka set it up with all the major alchemists being given titles related to their area of expertise, but it felt really underwhelming in actual use outside of a few areas.
Only time I can remember right now is Mustang turning water into oil and using a lighter to wreck Lust's shit after she bursts open a pipe thinking it would put him out of comission.
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Alluka, however, was a huge asspull. She had some very severe restrictions, but they were just sorta circumvented to save Gon.
Heart energy from Zatch Bell.
It's like a combination of Magic Points from an RPG and typical shonen hotblooded energy, they do all kinds of cool shit with it and the spellbooks from the beginning to the end of the series, I was kinda surprised by it.
I liked the One Piece system before haki was introduced.
The devil fruit powers are interesting because they can be used in unexpected ways, and are only limited by the user's creativity.
I also like how not every important character has to be a devil fruit user.
Too bad about haki though.
Haki is just magic shonen intuition/intimidation/perception made an actual thing. It's very weird. And not fun, cause it's not even flashy like Devil Fruit powers. It's just generic shonenness. Meh.
I like the idea of powers in Lucifer and the biscuit hammer
>here's your power
>you're dumb as shit so all you can do right now is make a soft ball
>that guy can make his ball into a torpedo
>yeah you can do that too
>that guy can split his ball into many other balls
>yeah you can do that too
>you can also split it even more so its everywhere around you, like air
Its like clay
The only part I didnt like was the fire and ice thing. That totally came out of nowhere
I liked that it really just treats telekinesis as the ability to control matter from a distance, which is what it is. Most of the time telekinesis gets the short end of applications and is reduced to one specific task like making invisible footsteps in the air or a hand you can use to pick things up and put them down, in LatBH it just represented the movement of particles via a manipulable sphere of influence.
Some of them used it in big general attacks like the houtengeki and the spear
some of them used it in precise minute ways like shaking particles to produce heat/cold or slicing things finely
And of course Airspace Control Babylon was hype as fuck in execution, logic, and introduction.
It's a shame spirit circle's powers and abilities haven't been nearly as cool as Lucifer, but Mizukami is good for his characters and less for his battles anyway.
Umineko had a very interesting way of handling magic.
The combat system in sekaioni was interesting. Kinda makes sense that everybody in the manga had a shitty life since it was powered by ptsd and suffering.
I guess, Nasuverse. Their system is pretty deep.
Coolest magic world is Dorohedoro no doubt in my mind.
The system doesn't have the kind of consistency that I think you want though.
Stands seriously are the coolest ability in a series. They are so varied and don't really fall into any corners like other series when it comes to powers, so they can be everything and anything in between. Also having a literal second body you completely control is just an amazing bonus.
Bleach seems like it should have the best power system. It doesn't by a mile because Kubo is a hack, but the aesthetics he sometimes bounces around could have been really neat.
But that's Bleach in a nutshell.
It's emitter. He's enhancer. It still has some semblance of enhancement to it, so he gets by with it fine.
He prays, summons Bodhisattva-stand, it mirrors his movements on a bigger scale or does its own emission blasts.
That is THE most cringe inducing piece of literature I have ever stumbled upon.
I gave it more than one chance for some reason, and it did nothing but get more embarrassing every time.
It looks like it's put together by a fourteen year old with social issues.
>Luffy defeat Chroco just because he got blood covering his hands
>Luffy defeat Enel just because he's rubber
>Then Oda introduce Haki out of the blue, because there is no way paramecia can defeat another logia user
Dunno, but definitely not One Piece
Bleach's reiatsu whatever thing is pretty plain and vague, but it seems to make more sense as the story progresses.
I give Kubo credit for the whole "quincies take in energy and release it, rather than making it and turning it into stuff" dichotomy thingamajjig. It provided an excuse for the Vandenreich to have the most OP powers in the series, but lack that special move shinigami and hollows used to subdue weaklings- the whole "reiatsu pressure" thing.
Since it was made up. If it doesn't exist irl I don't care how creative the author is with something.
Chakras an Ki are real but they are dramatjcally different than what you see in anime
Maybe it's got something to do with aura but we don't even have evidence of that so far. She's a fucking gaseous life form from the dark continent, we don't know how she fits into the nen system if at all.
Probably a series like Mahouka because of all the technobabble that goes into the magic.
Ki and Chakra end up meaning nothing because both can be summoned out of nowhere through sheer willpower. In other words Ki and Chakra = the power of friendship.
>Ctrl+f Hokuto Shinken
Shame on all of you.
Out of all the images out there is you chose this crap.
>No Saint Cloth for you
Also, praying before every punch is the vow required to use his ability. Basically, praying and punching are the only movements he can perform at the speed of sound, he trained nonstop for 10 years just for that.
It doesn't conduct, but rubber isn't immune against lighting. He skin should still be roasted.
Further more even if we accept that Luffys skin can't be harmed from electricity. That doesn't automatically mean he can harm logia.
It's the same logic as water can't harm stone ergo when I throw a stone in a pond it should affect the water.
I agree, I'm not sure if I'd call it the coolest but definitely the best thought out one and the most structured. It has enough leeway to give the writer enough freedom to be creative while having well enough imposed and structured set of rules to not feel cheap or complete bullshit, like for example Fairy Tail were the magic has no rules, every magicians magic just exists for without explanation as to how they got it, or was created, how it works, it's limitations, etc. This is all thanks to the conditions/restriction system Togashi made, that's the key of what makes it so good in my opinion. Everything else like nen categorization and whatnot is just a nice extra touch.
Does she count as a magic-user?
I wouldn't even call it a power system, more like a glitch in the matrix sort of deal. A near omniscient level of power granted because she stumbled on a tiny trick which itself was possible because of her yuri lover's never explained abilities.
I like Haki from One Piece. It's strong, but it's got rules and limitations on how it's used. It's not like a giant energy cloud that you can use to do whatever the fuck you like like chakra or reiatsu.
Haki's the great equalizer. I like Haki because it too has its own limitations on how it's used. It's not just an energy source that can be used for anything.
Thing is anyone can use Haki. More importantly, Haki can bypass devil fruit powers, such as Logia or Paramecia that can protect you from harm.
I hate it because it's an unverifiable power level. Both characters can haki so instead of it being haki = haki, it's my haki > your haki. It would have been better left as a 'if haki is applied I have a chance at hitting your main body, assuming it's in the location I strike at the time'. But now we've had some arcs that demonstrate that it's a fucking powerlevel (vergo/law, luffy/doff).
Yes I understand that it's basically the characters ego (so is CoC) given form. I could forgive the bosses of each island/group as we progress having the next tier of strength (determined simply by their location/rank/ position in life).
It's probably best to see it's later powerlevel applications as character skill in their combat style. I just hate it being used in a my haki > your haki way.
I think haki would have been better if it wasn't so obvious. Like just show one of the big baddies or protagonists punch a logia and show them feeling it then people would figure it out. Now it's some fucking armor coating.
The one that makes people faint is ok because only a handful of people have it and only works on mooks who would have gotten BTFO anyway.
It's a shame that Oda couldn't keep thinking of natural weaknesses or other workarounds for logia users (eg. water for Crocodile, rubber for Enel) but that's hard to do anyway.
Anyone can learn the two important types of haki. You wouldn't want it to just be a static thing that doesn't level up with the user, would you?
>You're overall just a better/stronger fighter than me but I have the armor haki just like you so you can't hurt me
The only bad thing is my powerlevel > your powerlevel being rather arbitrary (thus negating what ever it is you do). There's no way to specifically trace or determine when a character has that level and only a few demonstrate it.
Other than that it kinda works, but has some complete bullshit things like hyperbolic time chamber, a few months is enough for centuries/decades old ghosts whose life is nothing but getting stronger making sudden and huge leaps in very short spans of time when it was previously established that shit takes decades.
But it went conceptual powers in mexico and never looked back at giving the elemental/physical any real chance.
>rarest kind of haki
>useless against powerful bosses
lmao. Reiatsu is the best you can use the rarest haki and actually all the types of haki by just having a very strong reiatsu and that's not the end of it because reiatsu can be manipulated and shaped to the user's liking but it doesn't warp reality nor do wizard shit like chakra with its gravity/yin+yang creation/ressurection/reality warping bullshit.
>makes everyone become friends
>creates giant projections of yourself
>creates giant beam sabers
>makes you move robots that have been shut off
>makes you shut off robots that are moving
>stops giant asteroids
>lets you become autistic
Horizon has a really neat system. Most people have very little power on their own (internal blessings). Instead, people recieve buffs and spells from whichever God they worship, whether that's the Abrahamic one, the millions of Shinto gods or anything else. The Shinto system is especially interesting due to the sheer variety in powers that can be received from different gods. So if you're contracted to a god of entertainment, you can get buffs related from that for dancing or just being a funny guy. If you're contracted to a god of finance, you can get buffs related to money, and so on.
Let's say that everything that casts spells from weapons and tools is shit, if the power is not generated by the body it's also shit. It's even better if this energy/power level protects the user passively.
It's actually baby's first, likely crossboard tier, trying to raise their own talk. HxH shit has been spelled out by a couple of underages like no end lately. it's just as bad as samefagging or f/zfags, nearing to falseflagging. So it isn't something unfounded, the anon is right. Thank god it's so obvious.
Naruto chakra might be the best, it needs good channeling and concentration to master it. It's basically to super power yourself and give your self abilities such as water walking, flying and fighting abilities. It's used to empower your physical and/or spell powers. Ki seems to be a simplified version of it.
There is more than enough explanation for how the system works in the VN. I would say that it's up there as one of the best parts of the whole setting, just after the whole "mythological heroes from all different ages beat the shit out of each other".
The biggest problem with the adaptations is that they miss out on a lot of details. If there is anything that doesn't feel like it has been explained enough then it's most likely because the anime skipped something important.
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All these edgy kiddos and their meme "deep animu".
Please keep those fedoras on delusional neckbeard weebs.
It's vague enough, straight forward and looks cool
Ki from Dragon Ball, it's based on the oriental monks manipulation of the life force of the world, basically the force, but a bit more directed to explosive attacks than passive direction of mattern