Anime of the year?
Try not to use the word NTR
theme music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHVIn8KdVC0
>Anime of the year
it's january you fucking autist
>Anime of the year?
Not even close, OP. This could easily be Anime of the Decade, perhaps even Anime of the Century. This is such a revolutionary show that it will likely influence the anime industry for decades to come. This might even surpass Evangelion in quality and influence. It's a shame that it won't get the recognition it is rightfully due, simply because it is too profound for the common man to understand.
>can't watch best anime this season anymore because I know Satoru will get cucked
I fap to a lot of NTR but when it happens outside of porn I throw a tantrum like a vanillafag that accidentally clicked on a NTR doujin.
If they were more subtle about hinting the murderer, I might've like it better.
So why is the english title "Erased" when it translates to "The town where only I was missing", which coincidentally is also relevant to the story of the show/manga while the only thing one could consider to be erased is the time he rolled back, with that being a stretch already?
Wait is Satoru "cucked" in the 4chan meme meaning of the word (i.e. the girl he wants ends up with another guy instead of him)
Or is legit cuckolded as in, he has a girlfriend who ends up cheating on him?
Because, if I'm being promised cuckoldry I don't want any of this weak-ass "wahhhh the MC didn't end up with his love interest.. cucked!" bullshit.
Maaaaaan. not gonna lie, that's pretty messed up.
I tried to see the other side like, "Well, fifteen years IS a pretty fucking long time." but damn, that getting knocked up thing is pretty reprehensible. Like, sucking another man's cock would probably be forgivable. Maybe MAYBE one could even forgive one or two condoms-on sexual intercourse rendezvous.
However, yeah, letting another man cum into your vagina and impregnating you when you haven't officially broken up with your boyfriend is beyond forgiveness
I wonder what the reaction from reddit and tumblr casuals will be like when the anime gets to that point?
Hyping is reaching criticism mass, even the Aniplex marketing team must be blushing a little, they don't even have to do their job anymore the seeds they've planted in the community have taken full form in 2016. Like seriously this show is hype concentrate to a hilarious extent now, not quite Fate UBW levels yet but probably this year's equivalent.
Nah I'm a fucktard from /a/ that hate anime when they get popular
Utena,Ping Pong,Shit gate, clanaids, evangelishit, Legend of homo heroes...
All fucking trash, Anime is for retards like me
it's not NTR at all, they're just butthurt that their OTP didn't turn out like they wanted and they're throwing a hissy fit over the author's choices. tl;dr Satoru goes into a coma for 15 years and Kayo moves on and has a baby with someone. They were 10 years old at the time and held hands once so now /a/ thinks that she's being unfaithful to him and can't believe she would move on with her life as a full grown adult rather than an elementary schooler
Look he wasn't cucked. I don't know why people incessantly like to ship characters together all the time. Maybe because the releases have been slow but let me remind you of his great trauma as a child.
>"I could have saved them"
This is the literal crux of what he wanted to accomplish. His catharsis and the point of his reruns is to save the lives of children. Kayo growing up and being ALIVE is the proof of his actions and accomplishments. The fact that he was able to save them.
and held hands once
They held hands all the fucking time, it doesn't help that both blushed and got nervous at each other several times too.
You can keep trying to deny it if that makes you feel better though.
>they held hands and blushed and got nervous around each other SEVERAL TIMES
this is you. do you even realize what you're saying?
Do you even realize what kind of medium you're reading?
>28 year old adult virgin mangaka
>holds hands with 10yr
>snuggles with 10yr
>strangely super adult and mature as a 10yr old boy
>girls not falling for you
Given his unsociable personality its not strange for him to awkwardly blush hes not use to it. Hey man I'm just saying that's a little embarrassing. Also:
>missing reading the signs
>missing the point of his objective and his reason for being there
>missing the point that reruns only occur when he needs to save the children
He only approached her because he wanted to save her that's why he had no problem with child protection taking her away. That's also why his friends found out strange he was going after other vulnerable girls after he took care of Kayo.
go back and read what you wrote, and try not to cringe
Her father was accused of theft. No one believed him not even his wife then they got divorced. Airi wonders why her mother never had her father's back. She thinks its awfully sad for no one to believe in you.
>not understanding the MC expectations or motives
>reading false flags
This isn't your first rodeo anon. There was literally no reason for him to fall for her making the shipping impossible from the get go.
So this was all an elaborate ruse?
do you? i read a lot more manga than anime even so let me tell you this:
it's not NTR if they're not in a relationship, or even quasi relationship. their relationship is obviously budding, and it's not like they hate each other, but it's still doesn't go to that extent where ntr can happen.
that's like saying harem series are full of NTR before the MC even chooses the girl.
also, something else you people seem to be missing. notice satorus initial bits of monologues with both airi and kayo. i think it clearly shows that he isn't interested in younger girls. he never looked at them that way because he still identifies with his 29 year old mind. by the way this doesn't mean that he wasn't slowly changing
BUT. in the story he always explicitly stated that his goal was to resolve the incident and catch the culprit. (again, this doesn't mean he didn't have happy times with kayo and friends)
all that romance is just your inner shipper sperging out.
>tfw some one told me I was there hero
>aw shit nigga. I'm quite embarrassed by that.
Really what if someone told you that you were their hero? How would you feel?
>inb4 no ones ever told me that...
Shes out there anon, stop being a faggot.
To me, it was NTR, but since Satoru doesn't make a big deal out of it, and it's a realistic situation, might as well just call it a shitty twist that made all romance a waste of time.
He's interested in both of them.
>their relationship is obviously budding
>it's not NTR if the MC himself isn't invested in the girl.
His main goal was always saving their lives but him being inside a 10 years old body changed a lot of his perceptions as he stated at some point, it's not hard to see they both had feelings for each other. You saying he wasn't "invested" in Kayo proves that you're just trying your hardest to convince yourself of that. Ignoring the handholding and shit, check the chapter when Kayo leaves with her grandma, he was really happy because he saved her yet the author made sure to show you the melancholy he felt as he was seeing the car leaving. Holy shit even their reunion a few chapters later is more proof of how much the MC cared about her.
It's not really hard to understand, he was reliving his life as a 10 years old brat and that side of him liked Kayo while his "29 years old part" hasn't forgotten about Airi.
Forgot to mention he tried numerous times to remind himself he's 29 years old in such a poor attempt to be in denial.
I still want him to end up with Airi, especially after the chapters where he returns to the future after his first failed Revival. They seem like a much better pair.
>You can help clean /a/ by just following these steps.
Not this guy but.
Can anyone tell me if there is something wrong with a 28yr old man falling in love with a 10yr old girl?
>inb4 but hes also 10yrs old!
No hes not. He has a 28yr old mind. What exactly about Kayo's personality is there to like in the first place? She's 10yrs old, she likes to go to the science center and made him a pair of gloves. She has the personality of a 10yr old.
Lets take it from a different angle, she in an abusive home. He saves her from that home. She loves him because he "saved" her. Really? A relationship that is literally predicated on her dependance on him. That's not healthy and that doesn't really go anywhere.
Lets explore this further. He wanted to save her not because he loved her but because he wanted to fill the emptiness left by his powerlessness and regret. That's and impure reason for them to fall in love anyway you break it.
But all of the above is literally pointless because he had no reason to fall for her in the first place. That wasn't even why he was there in the past in the first place. He only has reruns because he there to save the children.
Anyone who ships Satoru is making him out to be a pedophile. There's no way this relationship pans out for the better.
This threads have become a hive of netorare fags. I really don't understand where do you people see that there is some kind of " stealing " the one MC loves, he clearly doesn't have any romantic feelings for Kayo neither hinadzuki for the MC expect beign greatful to him for saving her from the hell she was living. Why would you transform a simple ESP manga in your own fucking delusions
So is the Making a Murderer of /a/?
Are we watching the anime version of a true crime story?
The english title, Erased, makes me think of a completely different plot. I imagine some kids being erased from everyone's memory. I see this poster and I imagine them getting together and living by themselves in shitty conditions while they try to figure out how and why they were erased. They can't even just steal food and get away with it because people remind them for a bit after seeing them. I see the mc.kun trying to steal some food, gets caught, put in a cell and almost starves to death in there because they could never remember him for long enough in order to feed him and after that everyone is scared to steal. It's all mistery and shit.
I'm just saying them in a relationship doesn't make sense both during and 15yrs later. Even if his 10yr old self felt something. But that's what it was the feelings of a 10yr old. Nothing more.
>he clearly doesn't have any romantic feelings for Kayo neither hinadzuki for the MC
Have you even read the manga?
Also most people pissed off about the NTR are clearly not NTRfags, because they're pissed off, not pleased.
Its pretty strange for a 28yr old to be romantically involved with a 10yr old. Its not strange for a 10yr old to have a crush. It is strange for people to expect this kind of relationship to actually go anywhere. Which is why I find it strange to say this is NTR when really where were people expecting this ship to sail to?
>inb4 falling for falling for the shitposting.
Probably but this how most threads go anyway.
>So why the english title
For pander western audiences, the average jap cant read "Erased" because they dont know english
Cant wait for the trap episode
Yes, but my point is that people saying its NTR when its not are being fucking stupid. Also shipping the two together to begin with is retarded.
I know but I'm speaking from the context of the story and whether the shipping makes sense or is relevant which it is not.
We're going in circles here, the author has been throwing bones the whole time, why do you think people are so fucking mad? Whether they are retards or not for spouting NTR it's a different matter but it's not like there's no ground for the ship.
But that's what I'm saying given his initial goals and objectives anything his 10yr body might feel is irrelevant. Especially considering his initial personality. A crush is not love. Its just him working through his anti-social nature while his body sends him confusing signals obfuscating his mental state. Hes trying to change himself so that he is able to become a hero.
Although I thought they'd make a cute couple I did not see there was any grounds to ship simply because it wouldn't work for the reasons I mention earlier. Look what I'm saying is, it was a bad ship and people are being disappointed over nothing.
>given his initial goals and objectives anything his 10yr body might feel is irrelevant
What? Why are you completely ignoring him as a character? His 10 years old body was part of who he was in 1988 regardless of his true objectives.
I don't really get what you're trying to say because you seem to misunderstand or ignore a lot of basic concepts to suit whatever you want to believe.
>calling the police because someone stole a single chocolate bar
>stealing chocolate bars in the first place
More like KEKED
Yeah "The Town Without Me" would be a better fit and it isnt long
So glad they didnt try to replicate the manga artist's style
He wanted to save those kids to make up for the hole that was caused by his powerlessness and regret. Satoru said "I could have saved him." This is his M.O.
This is his character. This is why he has reruns. They only occur so far when he needs to save children. They only happen when he saves children.
This post brought a good point that though in his mind his objective is to save Kayo, his 10yr old self maybe flustered by her response. He was not looking for love but simply to save her but her action catch him off guard. Why does it matter that he becomes flustered by her responses? Its not his goal to make her fall for him. Hes merely going with the motion to achieve his objective so that she isn't targeted.
Where is the romance you are seeing in these two? Two 10yr olds doing moe shit together isn't romance. Where is the compatibility between the two? She doesn't show enough personality other than "being abused."
You say I'm ignoring things but I think your reading too deeply into something that isn't there.
A lot of puppy love between the two throughout the series, Saves her from abduction/murder, he gets put in a coma for 15 years as a result of saving her, he wakes up from it, 2 months later she comes in to visit him with her kid and starts complaining how much breaking her hymen hurts
You're so dense it's laughable and I honestly feel a bit sorry for you. Try reading manga in your native language next time.
>Due to drama
Clannad after story
>Due to character development/attachment
The tatami galaxy
Are you implying that you actually watched none of those?
How new are you exactly?
When you ship two characters together you shouldn't ship based on whether its cute but on what the characters offer each other.
In this case Satoru offers Kayo a hand in pulling her out of violence. While what does Kayo offer him that he needs personally from her? This is why he wasn't satisfied with just saving her he needed to save the others to. He need more than just her to resolve his regrets.
Also we get no more development into her character other than her being abused. We don't get to see her flaws as a person and she only serves as the catalyst in the murders. The first of many that's why she so important plot wise. Otherwise who is Kayo Hinadzuki? We don't have enough to go on.
Honestly if I had to say its pretty shallow to ship two characters based on moe interactions.
>only watched Angel Beats
"Fairly" is a gigantic fucking understatement if I ever saw one.
~50 shows is "fairly new". 1 show and , I presume, the standard childhood anime like DBZ is "newer than an infant" new.
But hey, at least you're trying to work your way up.
>Not being able to cry from anime
I pity you who will never experience such bliss.
She's not on good terms with the main girl.
Kenya is giving me diabetes
This isn't denial, this is just a failure on your ability of comprehending the characters and motives and goes way beyond the ship. That or you're just falseflagging.
It's not even surprising you're an ESL.
>30yr old mind
>being surprised and embarassed at his interactions with a 10 yr old girl
>being outsmarted, seen through and comforted by a 10 yr old boy
Killed my suspension of disbelief right here. I can't ignore that.
>Spend all of his time doing mangaka and pizza delivery
>Can't get along with a high schooler
I mean come the fuck on
And besides he needs to act like his 10 years self to not arouse suspicion
I really like the directing for this anime, it feels like I'm watching a movie every shot is fucking amazing.
>1988 Hockey Championships
>Point of view conversation scenes
>Dat ominous red glow in the park
Why the fuck are you trying to argue the definition of NTR? It's clearly defined on /a/ and how it's used on /a/. You trying to argue that we're wrong just by spouting your own retarded sensibilities doesn't mean shit. The definition of a word is the manner in which it's most commonly used in the community. Fuck off.
And this is you unable to face the fact that you have a bad ship. One that 15yrs later did not in fact come to anything because Kayo Hinadzuki clearly moved the fuck on.
Lol, yes I'm wrong about how their "romance" actually amounted to anything or could possible amount to anything. But you know /a/ also is short for /a/ustist.
>still fucking nothing
You know what would be romantic of her spending the next 15yrs later taking care of him for the life he saved especially when Kenya brought the murders to light. "Oh wow, I almost died there. This guy right here saved my fucking life." But you know its not that kind of story.
Do you mean this frame? No, it doesn't give it away.
So, can 29 year old fall in love with 10 year old girls, what say you /a/?
What a bro, I'm glad he
gets a cute girl for himself too.
How about fuck you guys.
I'm ESL and I've even read the raws, which is more than most people in these fucking threads can say.
Also, he obviously liked both girl romantically, but the whole NTR issue was a really shitty twist, where the author used the romance he played up previously to shock the reader in a surprising (if realistic) way.
>he obviously liked both girl romantically
>never have been accused of being one
What's your first language? Your english is pretty perfect, frankly. These faggots are just projecting their usual idea of an ESL onto you even though you barely fit the bill.
First, you're completely fucking wrong because "and even then" doesn't even count as a clause in this case. Beyond that do you actually expect someone to use a hyphen or a semicolon on 4chan? Fuck off.
Are you actually trying to say "I'm right, you guys complain..." is grammatically correct?
Stick to Spanish, my brown friend.
His punctuation is difficult to read but the only actual non-native error in his post was ESL instead of ESLs. Quit shitposting about non-native speakers. As a native English speaker I'm just glad most are learning actual English and not butchered "business English" like some place teach.
Are you actually implying "and even then" = "I'm right"? Do you understand what constitutes and independant clause? I get the feeling you're a projecting mexican who wishes he white.
>MC's mom gets killed
>He flips out and runs outside
>Instantly assumes he's going to get suspected instead of calling the police first to make sure his story gets out and that he'll be going after the killer
>Makes this a thousand times worse by running away
Mind you he didn't pass by the killer on his way back home in the manga and after you find out who the killer is, it's shocking he didn't recognize him in the anime. And before you say he was panicking, he was calm enough to determine how long ago his mom died.
No it wasn't. Are you blind?
For someone trying their hardest to prove that their English is comprehensible, you really dropped the ball with this post. In fact, I'm not even laughing at you anymore. I just feel bad for you.
>why do people like to ship the guy who went back in time to save a girl and ends up doing this with her
gee I don't know
you know the irony of the whole situation is that
Kayo is married to Hiromi who was originally supposed to have died in the original time line. So in a roundabout way MC kind of fucked himself.
The guy overturned reality and went back in time, risked life and death, and saved her from being murdered twice. If that doesn't earn him a good end with Kayo because of realism then fuck.
I think he found happiness in going back to the past and doing things differently. He always regretted that he didn't talk to Kayo before she was murdered and when the opportunity was given to him, he took advantage of it.
He grew as a person. He started to realize that he should stop blaming himself.
If anything, he would have a happy ending with his mom, living his life in a pizza place, making manga, all the while with his new found friends.
> Reserved quiet girl who no one likes
> Is physically abused by her mother
>Stays at the park alone so she spends as little time as possible with her mother
> Random kid in her class that never acknowledged her existence suddenly wants to be her friend
> He is stupid as she said and is really pushing a relationship
>He invites her to a party
>Puts her hand on his signifying she has feeling for him.
Utterly stupid. A girl that damaged emotionally and physically would have iron walls around her heart and be a lot more protective of herself allowing anyone in. Yet two conversations with him and boom next thing you know she is putting her hand on his.
Yet you faggots shovel this crap up as a good anime?
Read the manga before I monitored the threads last week, thank god. All of you getting in a tizzy spamming NTR are acting like retards, but what else is new.
Quick clarification, was Kayo ever sexually abused? Does the Killer ever get sexual satisfaction from the people he kills? I feel like it was briefly mentioned somewhere but I can't be sure. I realize its a touchy subject but having one of those celibate murderers to make things less fucked up always feels hard to believe when its in fiction.
i don't think he rapes them before killing them, but it's implied that it gives him some sort of "satisfaction" by murdering them because of some spider analogy bullshit.
that being said, it said he used to rape them when he was a kid but sort of moved on to just killing them.
So raws are up to 42 on Senmanga. Anyone care to spoiler what happens or at least answer some questions?
What's up with the Airi/pizza girl chapter? Just memories or some shit?
So MC saved his friend, but tons of kids were still killed during MC's coma?
What's with constant back and forth between spooky skeleton MC and healthy MC in hospital?
>I'm presenting my own sensibilities about human behaviour as fact and call everyone else retards based on my own assumptions
You're a fucking faggot. People react differently to isolation and abuse. The idea of someone quickly opening up to the very first person to ever reach out to them is easily plausible. Not only that, but the party is another excuse to not have to go home to her bitch mother if nothing else. Eat a dick.
i'm as lost as you. to be honest, i hope he goes back in time again because really nothing changed, tons of kids died, just different kids this time.
his life is worse off, and his mom might still die because he wasnt able to catch the killer.
Common sense and actually seeing good anime is all I needed to come up with that deduction. You know when you actually watch good anime presenting the human psyche well, it makes other attempts look pathetic in comparison.
She only started to notice how different he acted on the day he returned and nothing more. It was nothing more than a mental note on her part and she let him know that when she next talked to him. She would have never brought it up if he never talked to her.
A lonely girl like that should take a lot longer to open up and be that friendly with him. Putting her hand on his signifies some sort of affection. Fuck off with your dumbshit. Two conversations not even lasting 5 minutes each, should not be enough for a person to like another person, especially considering how broken she is.
By all means put a bullet in your head and keep the mess as clean as possible. You are so far gone that you aren't even worth giving a proper response. Fuck off.
She would have never brought it up if he never talked to her.
No shit that's the whole point. They had a relationship with eachother without even talking which is why he regretted it even when he was 29. If they had no relationship he would have just gotten over it and that would be that, instead it was eating him up inside for 20 years.
Why do the Jap authors do this anyway? It happens all the time.
Like a Western author will give you a story, play it out, and give you a respectable and satisfying ending.
A Japanese author will give you a story, play it out, then during the second half or last quarter he'll do something fucking stupid that ruins everything for no reason other than to look 'unique' or 'dark'.
I guess this is why they're LN/Manga authors and not, ya know, actual authors?
I don't get why the majority of these threads end up basically arguing the definition of NTR. We don't like how the story pans out, regardless of what you want to label it as.
To be fair, half are shitposters and half are probably calling out the shitposters for using the phrase, so its not really indicative of anything. I am sick of the cuck meme though
>People denying NTR
I'm not even a shipper faggot but what's the point of those scenes then?
I'd rather they made them just do a banter with no sexual tensions if they wanted to just show how fond they are growing of each other.
>I'd rather they made them just do a banter with no sexual tensions if they wanted to just show how fond they are growing of each other.
This is what I'm so pissed about in literally every show. They hint a dash of romance but then just completely retcon it.
Because often stories that are tragedies are generally more powerful pieces because their construction is usually more close to the writer than any comedy. By nature of "life already being a tragedy" most comedies are written with the intent of the author trying to escape with the readers from reality. While in contrast tragedies are often about confronting and examining personal flaws and the flaws of your surroundings.
I watch plenty of shows with happy endings, the vast majority, I rarely group those shows in the "good" category because they don't have any sort of meaningful creation to the creator and it shows through.
>Want to find out what happens so fucking bad
>Don't want to spoil anything
Good or bad ending don't make something good, quality of writing does.
Kei Sanbe's manga are actually incredibly edgy, and complete crap for the most part and that's because he's a pretty bad author who goes for cheap shocks almost every time. Boku dake ga Inai Machi is the only one where he shows a little bit of finesse. Well, where he showed, he just can't help kicking his characters and readers in the nuts.
Shit guys, he gave her a life to live do you really want her to wait around for 15 years for a guy who may or may not wake up from a coma? Plus they were friends for less than a year, I think.
What anime only watcher ever dreamed such a shitty NTR was going to take place? People were smiling at this young kid helping this broken girl and developing a romance but now this shit is thrown out the fucking window. Fuck this thread.
Jin-Roh is an exemple of a good tragedy. Everything makes sense, and you know that those characters are going to their doom. That's the appeal of tragedy: not the actual bad end, but how the characters will gloriously fuck themselves over with no way out.
Pulling the rug suddenly under them isn't tragedy though. You can have horrible bad endings, and it will piss off the reader even more than a boring good end.
>use technical term for "good ending" and "bad ending" that's been used and hasn't changed for thousands of years.
>Still a standard term today when discussing literature and general storytelling.
Holy shit what am I even doing replying to literal underageb&.
>Author puts sexual tension
>G-Guys it's the shipper's fault. The author doesn't want romance in his manga
>Everyone acting like cripple Satoru is the real ending
We're 10 chapters behind untranslated, its not the end. Theres still a shit ton of stuff left before it wraps up. Hell, there are raws of healthy Satoru facing the Sensei from the original timeline with his weird hat and glasses, not businessman from the OP. Relax, the manga isn't even finished in Japan yet. We'll see the conclusion at the end of the anime
>I wish I got spoiled instead.
I think this is why I'm rooting for Airi more than Kayo. I burned through all the manga chapters after watching the second episode of the anime, so the cliffhanger didn't hurt
What in the fuck are you talking about? All you did was say that because comedy implied a happy ending in the fucking classical world that it must still be true today. You're a confirmed handicap.
>We're 10 chapters behind untranslated
This. Literally a fourth of the manga is untranslated and the story isn't even finished yet. Settle the fuck down people.
I mean yeah I wasn't saying being dark and edgy makes something good inherently.
I get more pissed off when good endings happen for characters that don't deserve them than I do for characters that deserve a good ending that get a bad ending. But that probably is just preference.
It shouldn't even need confirming, that's literally the term for good-ending in storytelling, I shouldn't have to cite a words definition when you can just fucking google it.
>I'm a fucking moron who has never even heard the terms comedy/tragedy before.
Did you have an older mate as a child?
You just don't get it, do you? What you've posted is one definition among many. What constitutes a comedy isn't some iron clad set of parameters just because you went on google and found one instance that lines up with your point. That's not how shit works at all. There are even other definitions of what makes a comedy right there in your fucking screenshot, moron.
Satoru had pretty good mates back in primary school.
I feel like Satoru being 29 is kind of a large gap. I kinda get that its supposed to be so long ago to seem dreamlike (and how memories get fuzzy and so on), but I feel like it could be accomplished all the same if he was early 20's or something, like 23 or 24. It also seems weird that its putting so much emphasis on his primary school years and his present self, whereas his time in highschool and his 20's are just completely skipped over. I'm guessing its because they aren't that important, but it still feels weird that we're skipping an entire chapter of this guy's life.
now this is a tricky question
If Satoru has the mind of a 29 year old in the body of a 10 year old, and just for the sake of this question, everyone knows he's a 29 in a 10 year old body;
Can he have sex at the age of 10? The "Mind is too young for sex", "They don't know the difference" and other stuff is thrown out the window.
The definition you're using is term as a genre that evolved from its original meaning, which is still the meaning when discussing literature or stories. In this context that is the "right" definition, that's the word we're talking about, no one in the thread mentioned comedians, comedy-central or anything else of the like. What WAS mentioned was comedies and tragedies in regards to good and bad endings.
This has nothing to do with the other definition of comedy so the original statement of
>happy ending = comedy
trying to be clever is fucking retarded and the horde of people citing the specific "ancient greek" part of the quote are even more retarded because the only reason you would do that is either to troll or because you literally thought it wasn't a term in today's age.
Its like telling someone in the gardening section of a store that a "Hoe" isn't a gardening tool and it means "slutty girl" and then meme arrowing.
started reading this shit today, and I´m on chapter 30. I can´t fucking stop. it´s 3:38am.
I´m going to hate reading all and then having to wait for the next chapter. mother fucking mangos!
Your face when reading this for the first time?
I like how Satoru's face here is pretty much what my reaction was
I've never really seen it enforced but rule 3 of /a/ states "Purposeful spoiling of a series may result in post deletion and temporary ban."
I agree with this post though. Certain shows just don't get spoiler protection because of some universally accepted reason.
Fair enough. I probably could have responded better by explaining what I meant instead of linking a definition from wikipedia too. It doesn't really help to assume people are assuming the same things as you or even that you share the same knowledge base. I'm ignorant of most things and really not very intelligent.
I find /a/ to be really weird.
Romance plot in the story was very easy to understand and the author did not try to hide it.
Yet /a/ seems to try their very hardest to denied it? And try to bail everyone that said otherwise a faggot.
I cry every time.
Shame the first episode had to rush everything. Would have had a lot more impact with more development.
It keeps slipping. The words keep slipping.
I like how it makes seem alpha as fuck in the manga.
Will Satoru go back to 1988 to stop "him" again, or has his "revival" run out?
Because if the "Killer" did not go for the original 3, then he would still be kidnapping kids from 1988 - 2006.
Also Kayo wouldn't have a child if it weren't for Satoru's intervention. Hiromi shouldn't have gotten Kayo. At the very least Kenya should have been the one in Satoru's absence.
I feel like they re-titled the anime for western appeal.
thinking in business terms, they likely looked at all the other successful anime shows that made their way to the western audience and saw that a majority of them held english titles or similar (also didn't rely on romanji and shit)
>Attack on Titan
>Sword Art Online
They felt like the original title wouldn't "catch" the western audience's attention, so went with ERASED in full capital letters because it's eye-catching and easy to say.
It's the best explanation to why they would do something like this, they are attempting to make this anime reach out to a broad audience, not just a japanese one.
Too fucking good. Mum knows all.
Revival only concerns incidents involving Satoru or those he could effect with his presence, he wasn't nearby for the other incidents during his coma.
Indeed, loving the directing.
Me too, I get why some people are mad but it's way overblown. They could have been a cute couple but the killer fucked that and Kayo moved on.
I still hope for an Airi ending.
are you calling the people who says it's not NTR autists?
they were children for god's sake, any 'romance' they had was just typical kid crushes. Kayo reveres MC and might've had a crush on him but that's it. MC and Kayo never even confessed so it's not even NTR. There might've been romance but it sure as hell wasn't gonna go anywhere when the MC layed in a coma for 15 years straight.
Iam at chapter 40 and most of the untranslated chapters are about rehabilitation and Satoru trying to figure out how he has the knowledge and skill of 29 years old when he is an elementary schooler who was put in coma for 15 years, he completely forgot about Revival. Airi is supposed to be the key to his memories.
if anything this anime taught me that anime-only faggots truly plague this board and literally ruin anything they touch. Also they're incredibly autistic and have a very warped idea on how the fuck romance works.
Of course, there's going to be a point where the truly autistic people just does it to get a rise out of the thread because it's guaranteed to get replies even though people has thoroughly discussed it through hell and back.
>they were children for god's sake, any 'romance' they had was just typical kid crushes.
That's not even the point when you have these
You're an idiot.
Nothing that is this NTR and depressing will become popular in the West. MC-kun doesn't even have any self-insert potential. He's a hero in a bittersweet story with no superpowers that are awesome.
you're completely removing the 15 year coma out of the equation and trying to justify a 'relationship' through awkward tension. Are you honestly trying to imply she should have stayed faithful for 15 years straight when the two hasn't even confessed at all? there was never any indication that the two actually genuinely had feelings for each other. All we know for a fact is Kayo reveres MC as a hero, and MC kinda had the hots for a young girl despite being 29 years old.
>Also they're incredibly autistic and have a very warped idea on how the fuck romance works.
Or rather you're being so fucking dense? Come the fuck on now.
If author wanted to make this thing a non issue, he wouldn't have made these. Once is enough but multiple times?
Why are you bringing that shit up? Coma happening is a different thing but deny romantic aspect throughout during his revival is fucking dumb.
NTR or not I don't care, but people like you spouting bullshit that there was nothing budding between them must've been a total loner in real life.
I believe that the Author wanted to give Satoru two love interest that are exclusive to a certain time period. Kayo is the love interest of Satoru's past self, Airi is the one for the future. Now that Satoru is an adult again because of the coma and Kayo is alive, the author didn't want to create a love triangle so he made Kayo marry someone else and setted Satoru directly on Airi route. Even Satoru is genuinely happy for Kayo and called Airi a very important girl to him. But people will shitpost about NTR to the end of the anime and manga.
dude, when did I ever even deny there being any romance? I literally said a couple posts ago that there might've been romance going on, but it sure as hell wasn't gonna go anywhere when the MC was in a coma for 15 years.
Do you just have selective reading or some shit?
Also, please stop ending your posts with ad hominem, it's making it incredibly easy to spot your samefagging.
Kayo has been sleeping at his bed side all these years and also made a shit ton of paper cranes for him. Best girl.
I like how the character's empathy in the first episode makes it easier to relate to the character than your average " my life sucks therefore I'm edgy" character. But I have a question. How did cops arrive so fast? What actually happened? Explanations are welcomed
there's people arguing over the NTR aspect, specifically over chapter 34
and then there's people like you strangely arguing over people being in denial of there being any romance between Kayo and the MC...?
are you from tumblr? It seems like you're making a problem out of fucking nothing when you're getting assblasted because there are seemingly people who "denies there being romance between MC and Kayo"
>can't argue back so just end it with 'y-you're just contradicting yourself'
besides, this shitstorm is now suddenly about how I'm apparently in denial that there was any romance, I have no idea what you plan to achieve by going on being aimlessly mad by one different thing after another.
Well, there are 2 topic going on right now. First, being whether there is any romance between MC and girls? Another topic, being is it count as NTR or not?
Anyways, people seems to mixed these 2 up and it became shit storm instead of a proper discussion.
>acting like a tuffkid
>trip on your own leg
>nobody wants to take you seriously
>"Y-Yeah that's right walk away, you have no argument"
>always have to get the last laugh
again, you're only proving what I said earlier about how you're now just going aimlessly starting shit for no absolute reason.
inb4 you reply back
Alright, I better write it here to avoid the same shit to happen again.
Right now, there are 2 thing that /a/ argue about which is
1. Is there any romance in this manga/anime?
2. Is ch.34-35 in the manga count as NTR
Make sure, not mixed these 2 up if you wanna discuss about it, anon.
Earned or not, waiting that long for somebody that might not ever wake up isn't a good thing.
Also if you know a thing or twice about puperty he likelyhood that she would fall in love wiht someone else during that time is basically 100%.
Also don't forget that she had a very strong drauma which certainly needet help by people that are there, not "dead".
The reason is obvious, they had to get to the point where he reached the past in the first episode otherwise they would lose too many viewers since the actuall "hook" of the story isn't there yet.
1. yes there was romance
2. no it's not NTR
I think the root of all these arguments stem from these two facts, there was romance and tension but MC didn't score with Kayo, yet people still think it's NTR.
>OP has him and his younger self in a movie theater
>This is the last shot of the OP
Who knows. I'm hoping for a good ending myself, but with how this is going, its anyone's guess. My baseless theory is that he somehow ends with Airi and becomes an accomplished mangaka. That'd be the best ending anyway, but it seems to cliche.
Satoru makes Venom look like a bitch.
Wouldn't him being educated and adult like after a 15 year coma from the age of 11 make people suspicious?
You think so? I kinda liked it here since it showed the compassion of his mother, as well that his friends cared about him even after 13 years.
Also I'm not sure about what's going happen in the untranslated chapters yet, but at this point I'd say his life is overall way better than it was, and he gained an extra 6 years or so.
It's a little off topic but to people really care about being spoiled? Does it really ruin the experience?
To me, I feel like there's exactly three kinds of experiences when reading a story. The first one is the experience of reading it for the first time without getting spoiled, the second one is re-reading the same story later, and the third one is reading the story for the first time but you got spoiled.
I feel like the third kind is like a mix between the other two types of experiences, since #2 is essentially reading the same story knowing full what how it's going to go down and #1 is your "first time" kind of deal. But being spoiled combines the two, you're reading it for the first time and yet you know what's going to happen.
Is that really a bad thing? How precious is the "first time" experience to you guys?
I agree, it was kind of weird how everyone around him would assume to be mentally 11 in the body of a 25 year old, but since we readers know the consciousness of 29 year old Satoru is in there, it seems ok, but still a little strange. My bet is to just not think about it. I'm betting the coma part is actually really short, like only continues for another chapter or so, its just being focused on so heavily here because its where the translations died.
>mom's life kind of fucked
agree to disagree, his mom still loved him and believed that he would come back. She bent over backwards for 4 hours (possibly more) every single day to make sure his body is as healthy as she can make it.
It's only fucked if the MC actually died, or had his life support cut.
Pretty sure that this is the least concern people have in a situation like this.
Depends on the spoiler, in this story I wouldn't say it's that big of a deal, but usually the experience is better without beeing spoiled.
That said it depends on how much of a "twist" said spoiler is. For example if I had been spoiled about a certain thing in MuvLuv it wouldn't have had an even remotely as bad effect on me.
I feel like Ken'ya of all people would notice and question Satoru. And at this point, even if it would be unbelievable Satoru would just tell him about his revival phenomenon.
>Just finished marathon the manga
>Culprit totally BTFO the MC
>MC power cannot save himself
>Coma for 15 years
>NTR out of nowhere
Welp, that totally bullshit. Time to dropped the anime to save myself from incoming shitstorm
Personally I think the Live-Action movie is ruining how great this manga and anime is since it seems like shameless whoring, so I choose to forget it exists. I heard the movie trailer has some major spoiler in it though, care to reveal it to me? I doubt its the actual ending anyway, with all the hype about the anime getting the ending before the manga, I have a feeling they'll be keeping the final twists locked down right.
The "shitstorm" is pretty much in full swing right now, it'll die down soon enough. Plus, the NTR will probably happen around episode 7 or 8, so anyone with half a brain would think "Wait, this isn't anywhere near the end of this story. What happens next?" to which that timeline will be erased soon after.
I keep saying it but no one seems to listen, the coma happens in chapter THIRTY FUCKING FIVE. Nips have up to about chapter 50. Theres still a fuckton of the manga left.
In the final scene of the trailer, Satoru is smiling for seeing his mom but she passes through him like he doesn't exist and he disspaers. It's at 1:30
Thats one of my worries about this too. If this was 2-cour I could see it being done slowly and amazingly, but with so much content in only 12 episodes, everythings going to feel really jarring, at least in comparison to reading the manga. Like, I expect Kayo to be saved by like episode 4 or 5. I get that anime adapt 40-50 chapters in a single cour all the time, but for a series like this a 12 episodes doesn't seem like it'll do it justice (although to be fair, I don't remember if it being one cour has been confirmed yet, but I'll be fucking shocked if its not). Plus, I'd kill for six months of this, but what can you do.
Well let's see, the first episode was quite rushed too in terms of stuff cut out and so on, and yet it didn't really feel like that. Have a little faith.
Something about beeing a hero? Or was it his mom? I think this hero mask had something to do with it.
20 bucks say we're going to read it at the end of the series, and its going to be some heartfelt essay about how he loves his Mom so much.
Oh man just thinking about it is making me choke up
Maybe if we hadn't had the entire manga to know his Mom and what kind of person she was. If it was just some random person taking care of their son, it'd be sad as shit, but knowing Satoru's Mom, she's the kind of person who'd do anything for her son, and would KNOW (or at least, believe she knows) he'd wake up one day. No wavering faith about pulling the plug with her, although her nonstop effort for him is still commendable. Lord knows my Mom would have pulled the plug by the end of the first year.
I swear there is at least four different times in this manga where I was convinced Satoru wasn't the only time traveler. And to be honest, I'm a little disappointed it never turned out to be the case. The Killer having his own power like Satoru is a good choice though. Makes the powers still seem mysterious, but not totally unique in circumstance like some Chosen One hero bullshit.
I still don't really get how that spider thread thing works or helps him in any way though, but oh well.
>there was romance and tension but MC didn't score with Kayo, yet people still think it's NTR.
The root is, it focused too much on Kayo was pretty much a main character as well. The thing is, it just pains some of the readers that we've stuck long enough to see this and it goes to areas which were very alienating.
I'm not saying it's bad but it's less desirable.
The coma timeline became 'the main' timeline. Reminder that he got everything he want in this timeline and he will BTFO the culprit within a few chapter.
I love your Meme post.
In nips, the newest chapter is ch.42.
That's Airi, not his mom.
>Common sense and actually seeing good anime is all I needed to come up with that deduction.
Therapist formation right there boys
Dude, being strong and cool as fuck mommy does not make her never feel sad. It would be better if she can spend her time with her son while he's lively and fine not in his coma.
I'm skimming the raws so far and
After the post-NTR chapter where it focuses on Satoru in the hospital, AIRI SUDDENLY COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND PUNCHES SOME CREEP IN THE FACE. I can't discern exact context except that maybe some child worth stalking is healing up along with Satoru, but it was unexpected and awesome. Truly, she is best girl.
He wears the fucking Steve Jobs turtleneck and it kills me every time I see him.
I'll be real, I'm anime only and nobody else in this thread has mentioned this dude yet so he's probably fine, but this scene was framed to be intimidating as fuck and I'm a huge fan of it.
She is so cute.
>it is impossible to be happy for someone if their life doesn't center around you
Holy shit /a/ is full of literal children how did I end up here in my life.
I was in the RnY threads when they were happening, and I feel like spoilers as they're done on this board only go so far. Like yes, I know the big end reveal, but because of that I can pay attention to the clues that are dropped, and I still don't know the journey to get to that point, so spoilers for the most part don't bother me. So I guess I'm in that third experience you said, but I kind of like being there, because it lets me relax and notice things about the show that I wouldn't have otherwise.
Also I almost never rewatch things unless I'm showing them to friends, so that's probably why I don't care as much.
I swear to god if we get to the end and this motherfucker is not a time traveler I will kick in my own eyeballs. I know it's not possible, but I believe it regardless. There is no way this dude is actually 10.