This show is ass.
Armpits are nice, too.
How can a goddess be dumb? What is she a goddess of, anyways? Some water goddess?
Aqua was so hot despite the shit character design I almost stuck with it, but the awful otaku pandering self-insert MC pulling off the
>totally not a revenge fantasy against the stuck up bitches the author hated in high school
plot made me drop this in a heartbeat.
Reading the description I hoped it would be more like he chose to take her with him because he liked her, which would've been okay, but doing it just to spite her makes it completely impossible to relate to the MC whatsoever.
Keep watching retard, they're bros
You're part of the medium's problem
>Projecting this hard
It's a subversion of the "reborn-in-another-world" genre.
Instead of a heroic moral-fag we get a lazy vindictive MC and the goddess is immature and slightly retarded.
The fact that Kazuma decided to be petty and get revenge on her is the reason why it's satire.
It's cute how they sleep together.
The anime is inspired by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shintarō Ōtsuka's light novel series of the same name. In the story, Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.
Gonna be honest and say this was the best 1st episode I've seen from the MMO LN anime adaptation arms race going on right now. The subversion was hilarious and it's all set up to have nice parallels between hikki neet dude and hikki neet goddess. Of course lots of shows don't exactly go in the direction of their 1st episode potential.
>What happened to Eris the goddess?
She'll still a goddess worshipped in the fantasy world they're in. Aqua later bums her for a favor to resurrect the MC using her senpai status.
Have you worshiped your goddess today?
I'm so glad you guys lowered my expectations.
This show was fun and comfy as fuck. So glad the goddess turned out to not be as much of a cunt as she could've been, and the MC is at least tolerable in his incompetence.
Just watched this and it was pretty meh. I'll probably be dropping this in a couple of episodes, it just wasn't funny or engaging. I don't care for the faggoty MC or the annoying as hell token goddess.
Finally a nigger that gets it
This is probably my favorite first episode of the season. It wasn't really amazing but i had a genuine smile on my face the whole first episode and even laughed out loud twice. Hope it stays enjoyable.
How can you guys not like the MC? At least he's actually somewhat alpha and funny. Are you actually telling me you prefer the dense ass, useless retards? You guys are fucking stupid
>finding shit that isn't even there
the fact that you're fucked up brain actually perceived that to be the case is so painfully indicative of your own insecurities it bordering on hilarious.
>n-now I can't relate
boo fucking hoo faggot, why do people think they have R-RELATE to characters to enjoy a show? How gay can you acually get?
>At least he's actually somewhat alpha and funny.
When has the standards of masculinity sunken so low? My problem with him is not so much that he is a beta (which he is) but that he doesn't register as human. In fact, none of the characters so far feel human. I can't empathize with his struggles or whatever you'd called being "trapped" in a fantasy world with gorgeous babes after failing in life.
The only first episode so far that made me feel something was Rakugo. Check it out if you haven't already, anon.
>MC has high intelligence
>he's using a sword
he deserves to be the supporting cast for making this choice.
So because of her lack of intelligence, she can't be a mage but she can be an arch priest(which is basically a mage)?
Now that makes sense.
Yeah, she has an amazing ass.
And dat fucking gap.
Someone post that scene where her gap was in full display. I think it was just before they entered the guild.
Yeah, that was my numbah one problem with the show.
>aqua you have low int
>that means you cant be a mage!
>mc you have high int
>you should pick merchant because super high luck though
>he picks swordsman
Fuck man, atleast pick thief or something that relies on crits.
Agreed. Reused, slideshow DEEN stills aside, I think I had a better time with this than Phantom World. I have a strict one ecchi show a season limit and I think I'll pick this one. Of course I'll be ignoring the ecchi in Grimgar and watch that as well.
Knowing DEEN, it was probably a toe.
I dont know why he didnt choose merchant though, thats actually a good class and with his luck i'm sure he would end up getting those super high mythological rare legend folklore only seen once in every 3 red moons weapons that were made specifically to one shot the demonlord.
I haven't watched episode 2 of that because of my rule, anon. Don't make me disengage my limiter.
Interesting. Surely that's a simple coincidence. Yes, just a coincidence.
>is worthless neet
>dies and gets to go to fantasy dreamworld with qt partner
come on, don't tell me you wouldn't cum buckets if this happened to you regardless of if you had to do some shitty labor work for a few days.
This dont work with Aqua because
-she´s use transparent skirt
-her butt is too big
I don't know, man. I work mindless manual labor with an available cutie and it was fun hooking up with her for three years but now it's getting old and I'm so jaded I'm shitposting on /a/ outside of my lunch breaks. With I had that luck stat.
yeah, super interesting, but i don't think it just a simple coincidence, since my waifu is the miracle of this universe
Holy shit, so much QUALITY on the first goddamn episode.
Someone please do something about DEEN.
This seems like a lot of fun. While the first half was a bit underwhelming (besides the explanation about his death), the second half was enjoyable. The interactions between Kazuma and Aqua are vastly more entertaining than the usual we get between the male and female leads of these types of shows. That QUALITY though, hopefully that's not the case for the rest of the show.
Does it stay as silly throughout the LN? I'm dreading their progress if it means any semblance of a needlessly serious plot development.
Learn how to cook/garden and shitpost in Shokugeki threads with me. It's a pretty cheap and fulfilling hobby.
Honestly, I think the QUALITY thing is a little overblown. Sure, some of the stills were a bit fucked, but it always irks me when people take screenshots like that someone discredits the animation as a whole when animation has absolutely nothing to do with single images. It's about how they all look in sequence, which was fine and, I think, appropriately whacky.
>Why does Aqua always look like she forgot to wear a bra?
her boobs look saggy
Lovely. Then these following weeks will be nothing but fun.
As a married man, I noticed this immediately. Perhaps DEEN does know what they're doing.
>hopefully that's not the case for the rest of the show.
Okay, so their track record hasn't been amazing for the last decade and a half or so but who knows? Maybe the stills being off model will change. Maybe they'll fix it in the BDs!
While both of you would be right in most cases, a lot of those screenshots are from still scenes which don't have the "it's not QUALITY when it's an action in-between" excuse and don't need webms to prove that they're bad.
>the two center fingers are the smallest fingers
I guess trigger gainax crap is QUALITY to you too then. At least theyre actually moving unlike some where they have detailed art but the only thing animated are their mouth and eyes.
Godddamn DEEN is doing so bad I had to rewatch Akikan ep1 to check if my taste got stricter after all the year.
But nope, fucking Akikan has better animations, colors and epecially voice acting compare to this shit.
Yeah man, just look at this action scene.
>he didn't drink in high school and become a weeb only after landing a job post-college with above average pay he'll hate for the rest of his life
>you will never drink copious amounts of FANTASY ALCOHOL and deal with a hangover with your goddess bro
This isn't how life should be.
Well, this is the fastest I have dropped something in quite a while.
>implying one doesn't want to go to a parallel world with a stupid but bro-tier goddess, do some hard labour and enjoy life avoid of high stakes.
>implying adventures there aren't light-hearted.
Reminder that mc luck stat is completely and utterly useless as by the act of being around the useless Filter Goddess who sometimes is a god of water, his luck is completely nulled. The only thing it works with is stealing girls underwear with [steal] and taking big fucking heavy things that crush him
I doubt anyone could predict who was on the last picture.
Anyway, vol 7 took the chinks 1 week to translate wheres vol 8 fanfic took them 2 weeks.
That was pretty fucking edgy especially the part when they said his family laughed at how he died as well.
>“I already told my parents plenty of times that I want a younger sister. And it must be a sister that is not related to me by blood, so they need to hurry up and divorce, and remarry with someone that has a daughter. That was the first time my parents beat me up.”
He deserves it
these have become almost commonplace now.
the princess, in the first few minutes of meeting him thought of him as a lolicon and a lecherous man. I think everyone thinks of him as a lowlife scum.
Sounds like it hit real close to home, anon, if mc had his parents and doctors laughing at him for being a stupid fuck
Well not everyone can bring a thief and no one wants to be an adventurer because it is jack of all trades, master of none. In general, specializing is better. Kazuma just makes those necessary connections to get him the skills with the most utility and has the cunning to actually use them.
>I think everyone thinks of him as a lowlife scum.
When? I'm in the chapter in vol 2 where he's exploring the dungeon with Aqua. Darkness and Megumin seem to like him
well, that magic sword faggot should be ashamed of himself, he never killed even one demon general, and Kazuma and co. have killed 5 already.
don't give me that, he's a dick and everyone knows him because of that fact. not to say that isn't a bad thing, but it's true.
>says his strike zone is 2 years younger than him
it's true, as much of a weirdo as he is he isn't a lolicon.
It's usually easier to just form a party with specialists in all the areas you need.
The thing with adventurers is that they spend more skill points to get skills.
While that's negligible early on where everything costs one skill point, at higher levels, you end up with a guy that can do all these basic things, but doesn't have the higher tier of skills and is generally useless.
Why would a high level party without thief skills hire an adventurer to provide basic to intermediate thief skills when you can have a high level thief join instead?
Also, you can class change once your stats get high enough, so I doubt anyone stays as an adventurer unless they're lazy like Kazuma.
Because everyone but mc is fucking stupid as hell, as it traditionally is in this genre. Gifting plays that element quite well actually
The issue is that you need a lot of connections to make it good. Technically speaking, Kazuma's strongest skill is something he took from a boss tier monster. He could probably learn some of Vanir's skills too. Issue is that most people don't have liches or devils as good friends. Plus a lot of the higher ranking skills cost more skill points. The cost for learning skills as an adventurer are much higher than if you were of that class.
I posted them before, try the archives.
>ah, so Megumin and Darkness start to hate him?
not really, they just are wary of him because of certain things he's tried to do to them. some sexual, some not. You'll see.
can you blame him? I'm surprised he never copped a feel while she was mana depleted.
Because there are others sleeping in the stable. They're just in one corner of it.
At least she's pretty enough to rub one out
as long as she keeps her mouth shut.
The question is how many chose to be a immortal eternal loli instead of picking a garbage item
recently it seems that megumin and lalatina haven't been immuned to it at all.
megumin's reaction when she found out Kazuma was sleeping next to her and she bolted out of the window, or when darkness had to wear the maid outfit so Kazuma would behave around the princess.
>Does Mitsurugi get his sword back?
he had to go and buy it back when the party was facing the dullahan
They aren't completely immune but are somewhat more resilient. See in volume 4.
“Stop, staph! That’s inhumane! Hey, stop…! If you don’t stop, I will use
‘Steal’! I will use ‘Steal’!!”
‘Steal’ was very effective against ladies.
But Megumin merely sneered.
“We already took a bath together, there’s nothing to be shy about. If you
intentionally steal my panties, you will be branded a lolicon forever!”
She, she don’t mind at all!
Why is she so unhesitant!
I'm only read up to volume 3, but even with his skill access Kazuma's probably fairly whatever in universe.
In a legitimate match I'd wager sword guy and any member of the other party are probably a lot better prepared for a match than he is, and those guys are still actually hovering around the weak end of the world.
next episode and then hopefully 3rd episode with darkness
I'll give you that, but the volume after that he
starts making moves on her and kinda complicates their relationship
Bosses are actually strong. It's just that they keep walking into shit matchups.
Beldia got into a shitty matchup, having a critical weakness to water in a fight against the goddess of water. Vanir didn't actually lose, he was just looking for an excuse to quit the Demon Lord's army. Hans got beaten by Wiz. Sylvia got beaten by the anti-material rifle that was specifically designed to counter the mage killer she was fused with.
At least, that's how I think about it.
>MC is a hikikomori NEET otaku
So whats the preferred method for this series? Read the whatevers translated of the LNs (if any), read the manga, or just wait for the anime, despite DEEN? It seems fun, and I can see myself actually keeping track of it after the anime ends if it stays entertaining. I'm sure the fic is in there somewhere too, but as of now I don't know enough about it to start reading it.
>doesnt even try to get to the part were mc is a giant faggot
luck- crit sure but swormand is not a daguer or a rogue
luck and higth int he can be a "curse mague" land curse ez and well higth damage like necromance ror anyother calss you fagoot play
>These horrible remains seemed to be the work of strong acids.
>“This rookie killer wasn’t the one we met yesterday. Was it defeated by a veteran adventurer?
>Wiz may have defeated one easily but…”
>Everyone knew what I wanted to say.
>— Could an old man defeat a rookie killer?
>“That hot springs grandpa is really strong!
>Let’s meet up with him so he can protect us!”
>… Only one person didn’t follow my train of thoughts.
>Video game world that takes itself lightly instead of tryhard garbage power fantasies like Danmachi
If the ED didn't give away that it's going to be haremshit, this would be really fun. As it is, it'll still be enjoyable.
Any idea how far its been translated? I'm guessing something small like three volumes and the Nips are already on Volume 14 or something.
I wonder if more LNs will be translated in the future, or if it'll always be one of those things us nonspeaking fans will never get.
The eighth volume was released recently, and English TLs are currently on Volume 6.
Yeah, but his party is weak in any sort of extended fight.
All Kazuma has to do is pocket sand and take them out.
Megumin can't hit things if she can't see and Explosion is bad to use in close quarters, Aqua is a shit fighter, and Darkness has -1 accuracy.
Thats actually a lot more then I expected. I wouldn't think anyone would bother with this before the anime. Or maybe its precisely because it got an anime that translation started.
His own party isn't very offensively based. Megumin won't explosion him, Darkness can only grapple him, and Aqua has no offensive spells. Kazuma can basically spam weak spells and wear them down with sand in the eyes, drain touch and freeze. Plus he's a much dirtier fighter.
The first members of the race were modified humans, who also happened to be chuuni as fuck.
They passed it on to their descendants. Red eyes, high intelligence, and chuunibyou.
modified humans with higher mage and mana stats than normal humans other than that they're chunni
will eris win again? I kinda hope so, because she's the only non-idiot in a pool of down syndrome
So basically he maintains his namesake from Kaze no Stigma. Truly, the name Kazuma makes anyone a badass.
All the girls hate him for several volumes and only have started warming up to him a bit recently. Barely even haremshit.
>“The healing type big sister Wiz, the energetic girl Chris, the cold type big sister Sena, and the unlucky type Yunyun! There’s even the orthodox main heroine Eris-sama— I have met all types of beauties!”
Kazuma certainly hopes so.
Because it's a parody of harem reincarnation shit. It's still about adventures, but it has the added bonus of constantly poking fun at everyone who writes these things.
“Fuhahahaha! Moi can’t stop laughing at this situation! Look, it is still ways to go before the shop closes, but the merchandize are almost sold out. Allow moi to thank thee once again, brat who enjoyed a great atmosphere with your companion during the trip, but feels uneasy because there isn’t any development at all in the end!”
“Hey, are you talking about me!? Is it really me!? D-don’t joke with me, I-I-I am not uneasy at all! W-what, Megumin, don’t keep glancing my way!”
“I-I am not glancing, not at all! Don’t waver Kazuma, how can you be fooled by the devil’s lies!”
The thing I was most concerned about after returning from the Home of the Crimson Magic was retorted so easily!
“It’s fine if thee two get married and make babies, but it’s annoying to see the two of thee stealing glances at each other. So just go to an inn or somewhere dark and get it down— Hmm, instead of that.”
Vanir a best
But that's completely wrong. Most harem LNs sell like shit. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that if it weren't a harem it would sell a lot better because it would be a lot fresher.
It's still haremshit.
"It's making fun of X thing" can only carry you so far into bad writing territory. Everything else was spot on as far as parody went, and the characters were enjoyable to watch and the humor was actually funny. Making it an actual harem is just unnecessary. If it weren't one, it would be a lot better.
They don't hate him even in those few volumes. They're just relatively tsundere for him, especially more so the more they get to know him. They liked him a lot even before then, where Darkness and Megumin talk about it in the hot springs. Plus Aqua could never hate Kazuma, the two are pretty much the same person with different intelligence.
actually the other two adds the fun
i like how they keep bantering each other like best bros and how they sometimes team up against kazuma to beat his shit up with kazuma not taking any of their shit and fights them underhandedly. Its pretty fun
the entire race is like that. they even ostracized the one girl who wasn't chuuni because she was weird to them. until she did something so chuuni that the entire village loved her. the way they fight is absolutely chuuni, they start a huge chuuni speech and then when it looks like they're about to fight they teleport away causing mass butt frustration to the demon general.we'll never get to this point in the anime, so read the LN it's absolutely worth it if you love bantz, and comedy.
There is literally no reason one of them couldn't be a guy and balance out the gender ratio.
Harems are stupid when the characters are entertaining and the writing is actually clever, they should be relegated to mindless generic trash like Bahamut. The show is still enjoyable, just less so.
the way they fight is absolutely chuuni, they start a huge chuuni speech and then when it looks like they're about to fight they teleport away causing mass butt frustration to the demon general.
I felt bad for the demon general.
It's still haremshit because if it wasn't there, it'd be a shit parody. It doesn't even enter haremshit land. MC and the girls are in a constant state of battle and even when they warm up, the banter and abuse is still there and kyaa hentai~~~ tier shit isn't there. In actual fact, mc bathes with the characters. The haremshit is done properly with the parody.
Listen of Aqua's misdeeds:
>Tried/trying to exorcise Wiz
>Hugging and crying on Wiz, letting her tears purify the poor lich
>Smearing Wiz's shop's door handle with holy water
>Touching Wiz's merchandise so they get purified and lose power
>Putting up a holy barrier surrounding the graveyard
>Tried/trying to exorcise Vanir
>Buffing her luck before playing rock-paper-scissors against Megumin
>Breaking Kazuma's favorite cup
If you don't know, keep in mind that it got a DMCA takedown notice. So you'll have to read it by following the links for the Skythewood translator site's "fanfiction" to get around it, or find it on one of the sites that has popped up to mirror all of the LN takedowns lately.
there's just so much gold that you'll never see in the anime and the manga is years behind at this point.
You can't tell me that it wasn't funny. I swear this entire series is like a benny hill skit mixed with monty python's holy grail.
ah, yeah the whole "succubus possession" that was fun.
He isn't "trapped" you retard, he voluntarily went there, and if you can't relate to his problems then good for you asswipe.
Plenty of regular people have to deal with crushing debt, doing work without a proper home, having a bunch of idiots messing up our work while sticking like glue. A lot of Kazuma's struggles are waking to that you would face in regular life.
That's the whole point of that world, that aside from the fantasy elements that ruin people's lives it's actually mundane and you have to work to get a decent life.
Since you missed such obvious points I'm guessing you didn't even bloody watch the first episode.
>Manga adaptation of an LN
>Ever not shit
No, they're just the most accessible source of spoilers for people who can't read moon, so idiots like to pretend they're sourcefags and then claim the manga isn't shit.
>All stories appearing in this site are fanfiction. Any resemblance to other works, published or not, are purely coincidental.
Hopefully I can at least scratch the surface before next week. 6 volumes shouldn't take too long, right?
Because non-plastic tits act exactly like that in real life. They don't magically hang out there like in anime, they sag down.
There are exceptions of course, but for the majority of women (with tits) you will find this is the truth.
Read the manga faggot.
There is zero pandering with her in the manga besides being the cute clutz.
The plot twist is
He is pretty competent but his party of retards drags him down
After waking up, I didn’t plan to get down from my soft bed, but clapped my hands instead.
This was to summon the butler before the door.
The one who appeared was an elderly man with white hair wearing the attire of a butler.
“What can I do for you, Kazuma-dono.”
I said to the elderly man bowing deeply at me.
“Could I trouble you to prepare some coffee to freshen me up, Sebastian?”
“Thank you, Heidel.”
After asking for coffee from the butler Hitler, I laid down onto my bed again.
The maid Mary will come and change the sheets later.
However, I couldn’t let her change the sheets so easily.
I had to obstruct the maid in all sorts of way to stop her from completing her work.
This was the way to treat maids, taught to me by a certain crusader.
Finally, there was a knocking on the door.
Look, here she comes.
My personal maid, Mary...
>Read the manga faggot
You mean read the LN, you brain dead faggot
You never know. I went through 4 volumes in 1 day.
>did that guy survive
I don't know anon, ask yourself, does this baby look ok to you?
Banter is still top-notch, though a little less so in V7 due to the plot. Though there's a REALLy funny moment in there with Kazuma literally cockblocking himself by telling Darkness
Wow, your abs are really well defined!. Left me in stitches.
As for V8 the banter is dialed up quite a bit. Mostly because of Kazuma and
But my favorite moment is when they are all in
the prison and are fighting over who has the worse criminal record.
Doesn't really have much development in that regard until volume 8. But that was mostly an Eris centric Volume, so it wasn't that much.
>Wow, your abs are really well defined!
Pray for season 2
with a better studio
Anon, there is nothing in the series that even points to them having romantic interests in each other. There is only abuse, bantz, dislike and them broing it up
KONOSUBA's story is not good. We've seen variations on the "transported to a game world" premise a million times before already. But part of that concept's appeal is the escapism, right? At least, it was to me! But Kazuma and Aqua are intentionally played up to be the worst possible versions of themselves for "comedy" that somehow still feels the laziest thing in the world. Kazuma is an insecure, whiny, woman-hating creepazoid who gets off on trying to humiliate Aqua. Aqua is told (multiple times) that she's a stupid, petty bitch as the camera takes multiple opportunities to scan over her skirt. I want to make absolutely clear that this anime's tone is completely unlike any other "trapped in a game world" show I've ever seen. It seems to actively resent the viewer for watching it in some sort of painfully lame attempt to be funny.
The tone of this whole awkward knockoff goes way beyond crass otaku wish fulfillment or harmless fanservice-for-laughs. Sword Art Online was gross sometimes, but it was never mean-spirited. Overlord was sadistic most of the time, but it still wasn't mean-spirited. KONOSUBA is odd because it seems spiteful in a way that clashes with its bubbly aesthetic. There's this weird unspoken delight in Aqua's description of how Kazuma pissed his pants before dying (with piss-pants closeup in harsh lighting). The show goes out of its way to say that Aqua herself is really stupid and shallow, even emblazoning her abysmally low intelligence on her RPG-style character sheet and mentioning it multiple times after that. The problem with this is that Aqua doesn't act like an especially stupid person. She just acts like "a girl," or more accurately, an over-the-top facsimile of how a cliché otaku might describe "that 3-D bitch, looking down on me.
>Author write interesting character dynamics, has them act like a married couple, and makes every character the MC has serious interaction with a female
>But there's no romance here!
No, a meme is a recurring idea that permeates culture, which is exactly what I've just described. Hate to break it to you, but I know exactly what the word means.
What lofty heights doth man aspire to when I find myself thinking "Wow, they used a montage to show the story passing over a boring part." Especially shocking because the rest of the episode was so goddamned laborious, barely budgeted, and featured a nonstop torrent of exposition. Then the heroic music kicked in, the montage began, the budget swelled, nobody talked for a minute or two, visual gags, and rainbows were vomited. The only thing that stuck out otherwise was the passing shot of the random woman buying a gigantic chunk of meat and breaking the neck of the baby on her back with it.
The whole episode was kind of fighting with itself like that. There was all kinds of lipservice about how the protagonist was totally useless and a loser, to the point where supposedly everyone was having a laugh riot at him dying, which was a wide miss for a 'joke', while acting mostly the opposite. It also seemed to be balking at the reins for all the idiotic exposition about how this was totally just like a game. It thankfully assumed some things were known and just moved on, but then got caught up overexplaining other even more trivial nonsense.
If the end is how it means to go forward, having moved past the petty dickishness and exposition, there might at least an okayish little character-driven light comedy, but you sure as hell wouldn't know it at all from the first 18 minutes.
>None of those imply romance, you fuckwit.
>They can build up romance all they want
>But as long as the author never has them say they like each other it's ok
That's called shitty baiting, and you're an idiot for eating it up.
You're right, it's not defined by how they act around each other until they start blushing and pretending they don't like each other. It is an anime after all.
Except, that isn't building up romance. It's building a relationship, being fucking friends, you turbo nigger bait-kun. You are the sort of person who thinks wanting to dick = romance
You're legit retarded or baiting.
Here's my last (you).
I think it's an ANN review, someone posted it before today.
>>136103611 one was from another blog.
It will be a pasta soon enough.
>that isn't building up romance.
You're right, god forbid natural interactions ever lend themselves to romance in an LN. Gotta go as cliched as possible, but it's ok this time because it's parody.
>being fucking friends, you turbo nigger bait-kun
Yeah sorry, you don't get to use "it's about friendship" when the author goes out of his way to make every fixture of the cast that isn't the MC a female. That's baiting, not friendship.
>wanting to dick
I've never once brought up loveless sexual attraction, but nice projecting.
No, that's you for eating up shitty writing and not even pretending to address anything I've said.
I hope you're the one who's baiting. "This LN isn't actually like that, it's funny and comfy and the relationships with the girls are actually good" is probably one of the most overused trolling techniques on this board. No one can actually be stupid enough to believe it anymore.
How popular is this anyway? Although even if it suddenly became the most popular LN in Japan I doubt we'd get Season 2.
>a male being friends with a few people of the opposite sex automatically means its romantic subtext
Fuck, you couldn't bait any harder. There is a reason they are said to be bros, it's because they act like to close male friends. But to you that has to mean they have feelings for each other! Everyone else who can't see it is just a idiot eating up garbage! People of the opposite sex being close to each other always has to mean love!
>I can't even pretend to explain how I'm not an idiot in the wrong
Didn't think so. Enjoy your generic LN haremshit, but please stop pretending that it's a parody that makes fun of cliches instead of playing into them just because the dialog has a bit of bite to it.
>Putting one male in a group of females isn't to bait romance
>It's totally just about friendship, no matter how much their relationships might seem like they're romantic in nature
>Why aren't there any guys even though it shouldn't be a problem because it's not about romance?
I hope you're baiting and not actually stupid enough to think that haremshit is used to seriously tell a story and not bait people into buying volumes in the hopes that their girls wins.
Shit man, MC real did masturbate beside her....
It's popular enough as an LN to release a volume every 3 months and be given 2 spin-offs with a possible third one coming. Though one of those spin-offs were released for free on their site.
No idea on the actual sales though.
It's a parody, that's why there is a fucking harem. And it's fucking obvious you haven't even read it if you actually think the relationships are romantic in nature in any way
It frequently is in the lower portion of the top 20 LN sales. Usually around 18~15
>haremshit haremshit haremshit
You know you don't have to pretend you even know anything about this series. You're already doing a fantastic job of making yourself look retarded as is.
I would like to agree with you, but the stuff with Megumin in volume 5 would seem to indicate they are playing it straight-up now. Although I don't know how it could turn around with Aqua, since she is too much of a retard the majority of the time.
>It's a parody
>That's why it does literally the exact things it's supposed to make fun of
That's not how parody works, you don't get to pretend to parody something while at the same time literally pandering to the exact same audience using the exact same cliches. You know what would have been parody? Him insisting on recruiting a male party member because he refuses to get caught in a harem, because that's acknowledging a cliche, making fun of it, and then not literally doing it.
>the relationships are romantic in nature in any way
It's a guy surrounding by cute girls with various personality archetypes. It's harem pandering. It's very simple.
>You know you don't have to pretend you even know anything about this series.
Oh, it's not one male main character with a group composed entirely of females? That's what a harem is. By definition. Objectively. Feel free to pretend it's not, but that's what a fucking harem is.
>My haremshit isn't haremshit!
Just so I know, do LNfags each pick one series to pretend is different/better than the rest, or do you idiots jump around based on flavor of the month?
>no romantic developments for 5 volumes
>equals around 2 whole years in real life
>consistently in the top 20 LNs the whole time
Yeah, obviously haremshit kept the sales going, it's not like it had any other qualities at all.
You know you don't need to go through all this trouble to prove you're a retard. it's plain to see really.
>obviously haremshit kept the sales going,
Were there a bunch of girls around one male MC? Yes, there were. You can say there's definitely no romance, but that's haremshit, which is inherently romance baiting. If it wasn't baiting with that, the author could have very well included male characters, because there's nothing stopping them from doing the same comedy with a balanced gender ratio.
>oh look I'm sitting at a table with my 3 female friends
>guess I have a harem now!
I know you've never experienced anything like that anon, but really you're just embarrassing yourself now.
Deconstruction of the Japanese truck trope.
If those 3 female friends follow me home, live with me, work with me and spend almost every waking second of every day with me, then yes. Or are you going to pretend that his situation is comparable to a dinner where they all meet up once in a while and that's it?
Careful, wouldn't want you to accidentally stumble into an analogy that actually applied to the show.
So who is part of the Aqua sect?
It's really not a difficult concept. The common understanding of a harem in anime right now is that it's a guy, with a bunch of girls that are romantically interested in him. That's the harem genre as it's understood.
That's not the case here, the girls are not romantically interested in him. They are girls, and he is a guy, that's it. Literally just people that happen to have a vagina. This really isn't anything bizarre.
>there's nothing stopping them from doing the same comedy with a balanced gender ratio
Except for the fact the MC is supposed to be a conniving, underhanded scumbag who the girls are all wary of, and having a male either encourage/participate in his antics or alternately discourage them would make it an entirely different story, and a hell of a lot less enjoyable. They'd either be clones or the other character would literally be no fun allowed
That's not what a parody. The Colbert report didn't parody Fox News by refusing to act like a conservative news reporter. It parodied it by being a fucking conservative news reporter.
But please go on, I'm having a lot of us seeing how someone so blatantly retarded than dig himself even deeper into stupidity.
I'll even give you some time to search Wikipedia for another term you won't understand.