Musaigen no Phantom World
Why aren't these four girls the main characters instead of limbo bimbo and Reina?
I'M GOING TO MARRY REINA IZUMI
Kirby best girl.
What could a highschool girl possibly do for extra money?
This remind me of Dozo in Clannad.
>subs have been out for less than 5 hours
>already 5 threads
I'LL FIGHT YOU
what a completely mediocre first episode
it's not even kyoani's fault, there is just nothing you can do with this fucking premise
the "school fantasy battle" shit is just like a few years ago when literally every indie video game was "pixel shit platformer with a physics gimmick", it's fucking played out to all hell and needs to die
You're walking your way back home after a day of phantom hunting when you see this cutie swallow half a dozen phantoms in a shrine. What do you do, /a/?
>The sinking feeling that I will have to share my waifu from now on
Why did this have to happen
You deserve the agony
>hire an eighty year old master that has great respect for his art and has been doing this for as long as he remembers
>"We'll use you for reference for our big breasted high school girl!"
Ask her if she has already read Pliny. Bitches love Pliny.
I know best girl when I see it.
Is hairband best boy?
To accompany all this seen-it-every-season storytelling, Phantom World also throws in the most direct and consistent pile of fanservice Kyoto Animation has ever indulged in. The soft focus shots that normally are used to convey a sense of timelessness or emotional breathlessness are here used just to highlight girls’ soft lips. Mai herself seems primarily designed to facilitate fanservice, from her improbably bouncy figure to the way she's introduced boobs-first, in bloomers. And the narrative even finds ways to further emphasize the fanservice, with highlights including Mai's boob-groping magical rituals and the fact that this episode ends with a friggin’ limbo dance. If you're here for fanservice specifically, there is definitely a lot of it, but it sure makes the characters harder to take seriously.
As far as uninspired and fanservice-focused magical high school light novel adaptations go, Phantom World obviously has some things going for it. It's a Kyoto Animation show, so it's going to inherently look better than most things out there. Unfortunately, the sense of humor that usually elevates even their lesser works (Amagi Brilliant Park, for example) seems to be taking a vacation this time - most of the jokes here are of the same tired, basic style that you see in most light novel adaptations, from the pervy sidekick character to the self-aware commentary. And the plot doesn't really have any hooks yet, either; it's mostly just introducing characters so far. Even within this generally lousy genre, Phantom World doesn't really do much to distinguish itself outside of its visual style. If this were a different studio, this would just be a run-of-the-mill bad show; from Kyoto Animation, it's certainly a bit more of a letdown.
Loli = future best girl.
So far Reina >>> Mai
Only good thing about it is the porn character designer, and the anime ruined his art.
What did they mean by this?
I'd help Mai caress her lungs, if you know what I mean.
>all the characters are naked the whole time and the clothes are censors
We've been bamboozled lads.
Foreshadowed on the OP even
How can she be so perfect?
MAI KICKS ASS
How do you call that sort of cutting?
I'm sure cinematography-fags are lurking here
No bad characters yet. Although Mai is the best for me so far.
people were asking what is MC supposed to do in battles if Reina can just vacuum things. His actual power is summoning, it's just he's also able to seal things.
The squd is actually
Cthullu. He won't be able to summon the real thing until the end of the show though.
I STILL NEED A TRANSPARENCY EDIT OF THIS >>135759670
And someone needs to edit in blood of this.
How did you managed to type that in reverse order?
I don't know, but I liked this shot even though the art is not the best.
Shame it was only up for like 0,5s.
>character based around her tits
>still gets outshone by her thighs
Thighs are truly the best body part
Maybe because you're too fixated on Mai's melons?
A quick summary for you.
>MC talks about spooky optic illusions
>Wakes up in Minecraft Console Version
>Is late for school
>Mai is fighting a monster, MC arrives, traps the monster in his sketchbook
>Mai massages her kidneys
>Fucking teacher runs am underage slave labor scheme
>MC is going back home, walks into the deviantart graveyard and meets a vore girl
>MC is savvy and gets to sniff butt
>Next day, MC buys the vore girl food and she agrees to join their probably illegal "School Club"
>Their next job some depressed utility poles that are mad that no one uses them or danced to them
>They dance the limbo, Mai wins with some next level meatmancy
>Back at the slave labor camp Koito shows up, everyone stares at her, MC a bit more because he probably knows spicspeak
Kyoto Animation's light novel adaptation, “The Phantom World,” begins with a half naked fairy. OK, It's a busty, bloomer wearing female character. There’s a an evil fire phantom. The MC has the powers to get rid of it through copperation with the female lead.
Turns out they are part of a struggling club. Teacher shows up telling them they are failures on what they do. They need more members, so MC meets up with potential new members.
Sure, it’s still a fun ride — the usualy animation qualty you'd expect from Kyoto animation, skimpy outfits, echhi situations and fanservice galor. But pretending “The Phantom World” is anything more than a glib facsimile of usual run of the mill battle shounen is delusional. It’s dull because it is achingly unoriginal. Kyoto Animation, at every turn, plays it safe, with multiple tropes that we all have seen.
In Kyoto Animation's hands, it’s the same contrived plot after all. Ecchi battle shounen shenanigans with no complexity at all.
The earliest reviews of this are all glowing, as indeed they were for this past Kyoto Animation shows. This will certainly sell well, right?
But “The Phantom World” boils down to a couple of genuine beautiful moments, and those are due to what people expect of the studio, great and fluid animation and good art and colors. The rest? Seen it, done it, been there before.
If any of you genuinely rank her above Mai, kill yourselves immediately
>inb4 Mai shitposter
yes, yes I am
is Shantae going to become a meme girl?
Is she flatter than Reina or not? I can't tell.
I like how Kyoani can even make the bland MC look cute.
Well, I can't imagine coming back every week to watch this. Just finished Hibike Euphorium but the characters in this just seem so cardboard compared to that.
Will probably wait till the finale airs then binge it.
So if humans can't normally see these phantoms without an altered brain, and Mai was fighting that fire thing and dirt was flying everywhere, why don't we see dirt flying everywhere in real life? In their world, they should have been experiencing the same thing as well before that accident.
Boom. Gotcha KyoAni.
>I've never seen KyoAni go this far. They are usually a classy studio.
>Might just be the source though
It wouldn't really matter if it was "just the source" since KyoAni isn't the type to give a shit about the source material unless they are kept on a chain linked leash that's bolted into the ground like Hyouka.
Left some shit on the sides by accident
>Ruru crawling into your urethra
I won't judge him from just this episode. It looked like he could be interesting. At the very least he is proactive and actually does stuff.
Depending on how he is used he could be good. So I'll give him a chance.
But this doesn't involve tournaments or rivals and all that shit, just 4 friends being essentially supernatural mercenaries.
It's wrong the call anything with battles (last part of the episode wasn't even one) and lot of cute girls a battle harem, honestly. There was no sign of romance in the episode even.
KIRBY THE CUTEST
well they don't join any tournaments and there's no retarded senior freshmen system that leads to drama in Phantom World
It's basically Inou Battle if they fought monsters and Hatoko wins
>only appeared for 10 seconds
>and Hatoko wins
Fucking sold. She should have won in Inou Battle instead of the obnoxious tsundereshit.
This is like Kyokai no Kanata but extremely dumber, filled with ecchi and haremshit. I'm honestly shocked that Kyoani would subject themselves to making something so terribly generic. Are they in a difficult finantial situation and need otakubucks really bad? It's the only justification i can see for this happening.
You're right, it's essentially formulaic as fuck.
But the way it's executed? Not really, in my opinion, it still feels fresh. And what annoying shit?
If it really was like last year's battle harem onslaugh, MC would meet Mai for the first time while she's changing and started the club in the first episode.
Try harder next time senpai
>I'm honestly shocked that Kyoani would subject themselves to making something so terribly generic.
Did you pay attention to the shit they made in the second half of the 00s? It was all otaku trash and Key adaptions.
how many dicks?
>I'm self aware so mentioning how this scene is the most cliche thing in existense will make it fine
>mysterious girl that walks past the MC who then stops who will totally not play a role
>I need someone to recruit and happen to have a sexually loaded encounter with a girl I will have to convince to join us
the annoying comic relief character
the in the beginning completely incapable group who will miraculously end up achieving incredible
I could go on
>If it really was like last year's battle harem onslaugh, MC would meet Mai for the first time while she's changing and started the club in the first episode.
Is the way he meets reina really any better?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not dropping this. But would this be any other studio I would laugh at anyone who kept watching
Amaburi took itself a LOT less seriously and still managed to be more believeble, interesting and less fanservice-oriented than this. This is literally just "generic fighting and also harem light novel". I'm surprised the title isn't "My brain was altered and now i can see phantoms so it's time to fight phantoms with my big-breasted friend" then shortened to two sillables or something dumb like that
Don't all kids get breastmilk? I thought newborns couldn't live without it for the first few days because of their immune system.
I just assumed that line was refering to the age of the people affected, eg. that anyone older than a newborn when the thing happened didn't get superpowers.
Me too. God I love KyoAni titty monsters
would you watch ghost busters the anime?
Assuming that in each cell he has 7 books(some have much more)
33*12*7 = 2604
If he were to read one book a day it would take him 7 years. And he's also read all the books in school library.
The amount of semen she could swallow. Literal semen demon.
>Is the way he meets reina really any better?
It wasn't played out in the generic """special""" girl and the first girl the MC ever interacted with, and all that shit. He sure wasn't beta around her too.
He purely called her for his work and her skills too, not because hurrrr she's beautiful
Seeing them in Tokyo ESP was already great.
I hope you ain't talking shit about the best character.
I won't defend or attack this show or the company, it ain't about that, but let's talk business here so that I can at least stop you from shitposting on this particular topic in the future.
KyoAni owns all these properties it's been adapting, this means that the studio doesn't have to pay all this extra licensing bullshit, which is good for them, but more importantly, it means they make money on the anime, the light novels, and the merchandise.
What KyoAni is doing is building a brand. Their goal isn't so much to produce a great anime that sells well here, they're goal is to produce an anime that will sell KyoAni. They don't actually have to sell other studios to compete, for better or for worse. If this series undersells itself, which is hard since they can afford to push out higher quality for less money, it'll still win out if it sells other product. If they fail to sell other product, they could still win out by creating additional fanbase.
And that's just it. KyoAni is producing, likely intentionally, a generic battle harem. And regardless of whether it's good or bad, they're going to grow because if 10% of the watching demographic declares it AOTY and buys into KyoAni, then they can move ahead if 90% think it's shit.
It isn't Shaft here, there isn't a KyoAni "style" of anime, there's a KyoAni strategy. And it has, so to speak, "saved anime" every year now because they save anime for the tiny population that like boring thoughtful mysteries, or comfy shows where absolutely nothing happens, or stupid romantic chuuni antics, or shirtless swimming dudes.
Has anyone else just been reading and updating these threads all day because they have nothing better to do? This show was the highlight of my day and I've had nothing to do since
>Did you pay attention to the shit they made in the second half of the 00s? It was all otaku trash and Key adaptions.
But those shows were pure and cute. Didn't really rely on panty shots or boobs.
Yea but mostly because I found out today that I lost my scholarship and have been suspended from school for a year.
>tiny population that like comfy shows where absolutely nothing happens
nigga do you even know what your talking about? K-ON was a comfy show where not much happened, and yet it was one of their best selling titles.
>Its not a harem
>Koito lives with the MC and goes on a date with him
>It was clear MC had a crush on Mai
Sorry, but multiple love interests = harem. If this isn't one them MM, Flag and Korean Zombie are not either
>petite, raven-haired bombshell is totally gay for the tall, busty, curvy blonde
Oh yes. This is gonna be a good season
Is it weird to have a limbo fetish? Because I think I have a limbo fetish now.
>multiple love interests = harem
Bleach is harem?
a bunch of new webms of a thick school girl gyrating on the ground, tits bouncing like water balloons, havebeen posted on /a/, and its from a kyoani show.
today was a good day.
More like kyoanusfags who don't want to accept their divine studio would do something their hivemind has agreed to blindly hate. It creates a paradox for them, see? It's kyoani, so I have to love it. It's harem so I have to hate it.
What do? Easy. Enter denial and say it's not harem.
I'm speaking as a haremfag who loved the first episode and doesn't have a problem with calling it harem
>useless fanservice character
They made her oriental. And is a fairy with the looks of a little genie.
But she remains one of the least sexualized characters of the show so far. And she was quite involved in the character interactions with the other characters.
Scenes like having her mimic Mai in attacking the chalkboard eraser isn't meant as "fanservice". But to set a warm atmosphere.
1000 years in MSpaint.
Shes the poor mans Elsie from KamiNomi
I'm sold, kyoani just saved the harem genre, the only bad thing was the pacing, it felt too fast. I really hope it stays this comfy, i loved it. Best harems are the comfy ones.
I'm just amazed thinking about how bored all you faggots must have been these past few days with no new show airing.
Wait, what? Wouldn't that just make a large portion of shows a harem then? Useless guy only liked Stella, and she liked him so they dated. That's a harem now?
And besides, didn't Rakudai only have two girls that liked him, so isn't that just a triangle?
No fun allowed. Everyone who posts or puts shitty reviews on MAL like this is a try-hard. If one wants "deep"or "meaningful" they're better off jumping on anno's or miyazaki's cocks.
Fug some people forget about the 3 episode rule and that this shit is meant to be entertainment instead of enlightenment.
Limbo was made to be lewd. The cultures that originated it used it as a 'game' during festivals that precipitated wild, drunken sex. Even the watered down party version we know of is like exclusively used as a way to make things lewd.
It's a "fetish" about as weird as liking swimsuits or lingerie.
Should hopefully loop a bit better now. If not, it's seppuku time for me.
His sister is the only one on that list that loves him. Megane respected his power, but didn't love him/show interest in him romantically. Black never even stated a damn thing about loving him or anyone asides her father.
I want to have coitus with Koito
>Koito is the main love interest
I want to cum into a glass and make her eat it
LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF DICKS
THANK YOU BASED KYOANI
>Limbo is the christian world between this one and the next
I don't know if this is the original author being a putz or kyoani's writers but they clearly didn't do their research.
Limbo literally means 'edge' and it's the first level of hell. It's not even canonical, just Dante Alighieri's catholic fanfiction.
reminder that if you're not watching Bahamut next week you're a hypocrite
It really depends.
I was raised in a christian family and they always told me Limbo was the world beetween this and the afterlife. Where people go when the don't exactly fit into heaven or hell (At least, until that one pope said limbo doesn't exist)
This is a very lewd cheerleader cosplay.
not a single
NOT A SINGLE FUCKING ONE
Throw me a bone here, kyoani. Goddamn.
I'm watching it for best girl.
We got ricebowl eyes though.
"Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory's bathing area, sees the kingdom's new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel."
And people call this show generic.
Those character designs are pretty forgettable but I'll give it a chance. I promised myself I wasn't going to watch any more of this shit after sitting through all of Rakudai and Asterisk last season but fuck it I hate myself I guess.
This is just an in-joke between LN writers now right? They don't actually think this is a good plot point or anything do they?
Just a "how many times can we get away with this" sort of thing.