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Perhaps because except for the OST and the (unexplored) setting it was really bad and failed to deliver in a great amount of things. It doesn't help that the circlejerk on /a/ is completely blind and can't accept this.
Good thing it flopped hard.
How come A-1 Pictures was able to make it look so nice and not an adaptation?
Only speaking for myself but I thought it was tonally a huge mess. Had moments I thought were great, I wish it had drawn them out and elaborated upon them instead of switching gears.
everything until the end, which felt rushed, but was GOAT still.
When this song started playing in Episode 1 you knew you were in for something truly unique. It hit me pretty hard. I still listen to it every now and then.
It did build up Rio's story over many episodes so you can't say that was rushed. Kanata learned to play in, like, episode 5. What else felt rushed? The armies arriving at the same time?
I'm not ready for these feelings right now.
The armies arriving at the same time. All three of them. They catch one spy, the first Roman we see, and then there's a whole army. The pacing wasn't bad. It wasn't unbearably rushed. But the build up felt too subtle for such a grand ending. There was more implied than there was provided.
>it's implied she pissed on the floor at the end
They fucking did it. They've gone where no anime had dare go before.
In all seriousness, this show was very charming. Whether or not the plot was good doesn't mean much to me for this kind of show.
>Sora no Woto aired this season 6 years ago
Holy shit, time flies.
Hold me while I listen to the OST.
As for why plot enhances it, the important thing is how the characters are integrated into it. They each have a purpose for being there in the fort. The special last episode is great for giving everyone a goal for their futures. The whole cast has a sense of purpose that you would normally expect a human being to have for themselves. That's something I find lacking in other SOL when it just shows girls while away their time in high school because anime pretends there is no life after graduation.
Good series and one of my favourites, went to Cuenca because of it, would recommend going since you really see how much eye for detail they have in some scenes of the actual place. I couldn't look around where the Wotos home fortress was based on since I think you needed to have actual reservations to go in.
Just finished my dozenth or so rewatch of it last week. It'll definitely always be one of the first shows my mind goes to when I try and think of a favorite anime.
I'd have to completely agree with you, I'm actually about to start a re-watch of it.
For some reason it always slips my mind when someone asks me my favorite anime though.
why can't all soundtracks be this incredible?
It was a short-lived joke to make threads announcing a new season for every show after the FMP sticky. Might have been that. As far as I'm aware SNW is still tragically obscure in Japan.
Look at this semen demon
I'M NOT UPDATING ALL MY OLD ANIME GIFS FROM 6 YEARS AGO TO WEBMS
If you want to bump the thread, just say so.
Posting underrated tracks.
>old building exploration
The anime might not have been a masterpiece, but it had some amazing moments. I still can't get this music out of my head.
6 years later and I just realized KyoAni did not make this
For me it was just extremely bland and uninteresting. I generally dislike any anime that has anything to do with military for some reason and the whole show just missed me hard. I'm quite sure I'd give it 9/10 if it was a SoL about cute girls running cute illegal brewery, but it just branched into uninteresting plot about some past war and one of the main characters having to marry someone, because they are some kind heir and possible war.
Cute girls getting drunk episode
I have an entire folder for things that I'll never get to own!
I feel the exact same pain as you, man.
But it's not healthy to obsess. Especially if you can't ever have it, even if you tried.
Can you upload some of those pictures, though? Specifically the painted ones.
Was that the anon who posted pics sometime last summer in a SNW thread? If so then that was me.
Parador is quite expensive but I recommend the Alfonso VIII hotel if you don't want to spend too much.
Something very homely about the town maybe because it's so rural, there's also some really nice looking fields that are like something out of a Van Gogh painting rolling out before you. It was only a couple hours drive since my family own property in the Alicante region and we were on an extended holiday when we visited.
Language wasn't really a problem, bar staff and anyone else spoke English but at a very basic yet understandable level enough to have a conversation with you. My Spanish isn't good enough to hold a conversation and below basic but they were nice enough to get me to help them with their English.
This tower was basically the first thing I recognized when I got there used as a backdrop from the series(I also had a little accident where I cut my foot on a fence near it where construction work was taking place and they were doing archaeological related stuff, so I couldn't go up the tower unfortunately but if anons are planning to go this summer it might be long over now, I would be really interested to know if they found anything. And the region is supposedly very good for finding dinosaur fossils, a few small museums littered here and there's a Japanese restaurant at the tower's base).
Aside from the tower the fountain where Kanata plays with the cat was the second thing that stood out which is VERY close to the actual bridge and parador, like right around the corner from it.
Cuenca isn't really a mecca for anime fans so be a little disappointed there's no shrine or anything, there wasn't even anything in the tourist information office or a comic shop I visited which was really right around the corner from my hotel and since I've been going to Spain all 25 years of my life it was probably the first comic shop I've visited in the country, which really surprised me, again I didn't find any SnW related merchandise I could take home so I just bought some bags and boards instead. Lots of Go Nagai related things in the window though.
Sounds nice. I've always enjoyed visiting old French towns like it but I've never been to Spain before in my life. Glad to hear that a complete lack of Spanish wont be too much of a hindrance.
Suddenly talking German with Swiss accent.
Why is Japan doing that?
>Cuenca isn't really a mecca for anime fan
The staff at the tourist info office (yes, Spaniards also visit the tourist info office) are familiar with an Anime series been made, but don't even remember the name.
Though break, Anons.
It shouldn't be surprising
It's not like the residents of Sydney, Australia are acutely aware that Free! had an arc set there
You really think the average resident of Cuenca gives a shit that some nips took pictures of their town for some cartoon?
Backwater town or not, that's not something that any person would care about unless they were actually an anime fan
It would be nice if they had checked the name in order to be able to ask a question that they're likely to be asked, even if not frequently. I mean, print a leaflet or something. Just like any of the 9001 other leaflets about random touristic things you can find anywhere.
There's a diference betwen not being obsessed about something and not being aware of something.
It's not like Sidney, Australia has been named World Heritage by UNESCO, too.
Just poking fun at the Conquenses having a different local accent than myself. Much like an American complaining about British English or vice-versa.
It's a show I absolutely love, mostly due to the OST, the mysterious setting and the background art.
It was also an absolute blast to watch with /a/, streaming shitty Keyhole and speculating like madmen.
>to ask a question
*to answer a question
Not so much. The anime was shot with pics of the (small, old) historical town, but Cuenca has a rather larger modern city. Be warned if you go visiting. Never mind the industrial part of the city, too...
I don't hate it. i hate the people who revere it.
The people who like it are alright.
>Show is mediocre and fanbase is pretentious, thats it.
Yep. I remember a couple of months ago they posted the "you can find your own meaning"
screencap with people praising it and having jerking each other. And it was like:"you honestly find this shit profound?" What the fuck.
Since there's a SnW thread, I'll give an update on the VN progress. We've finished translation and editing, and the game is (as far as we know) in a completely playable, translated state.
We're currently working on QC and TLC. No ETA.
American of Syrian decent here. Fuck the Muslims for ruining my home country.
You have my support and I will hold hope for success in your heart.
Also, SnW is one of the best shows there is, doesn't overstay its welcome, and handled exposition admirably. If you didn't like it, you were probably too dumb to appreciate it.
You mean aside from the obivous stuff like the gorgeous designs and scenery, amazing OST and art? The story is simple, but not in the sense that it's boring. They present a post apocolyptic world, but instead of sitting down and having some shitty dialog like "Well as you all know, in the year 20XX a war broke out and everyone died and let's keep saying things we all know but need to repeat because the writer doesn't know exposition." the characters expolore there world and hint at what happened. This is good, because it slowly feeds you info over time without clobbering you over the head with huge details, because those aren't actually needed for the story. The characters themselves are interesting and have great chemistry, and the little arcs and side stories felt natural and made there world feel alive (like the "fake" war hero and the old lady). The story started with the told folklore song being told, and ended with the "real" version of how the tale went. The directing was flawless throughout, and the way they presented that last reveal with the legend was moving. The little details were on point as well, like Rio commenting on not liking religous men and in a flashback we can see someone praying for her mother before she died. It was a smart way to say that she didn't like the false hopes and lies they spread without coming outright and saying it. The story was filled with things like that, and I don't have the time or space to type them all out.
Not many shows can check off every box like that.
Everything went right.
I honestly couldn't fault the show at all, Everything went smoothly it was never boring the characters always offered something.
Honestly couldn't say a bad word about it.
The ending wasnt "clear" at all, it felt like an intro for the second half of the season more than an ending. The first 8 episodes or so introduced the characters, world, and subtle clues to a bigger picture. Then the last few episodes were 'now that you know the characters, heres what all is going on in the rest of the world' with an entire speech about wanting to follow Rio around the world and trying to fix the problems. You are deluded if that felt like an ending to you- it certainly didnt to the people in the threads when it was airing. If anything, it felt like the first half of a split cour.
loved em good
>when it was airing
>last episode was OVA
Also, compared to episode 12's ending (which you'd be right to complain about), people were very satisfied with the conclusion that 13 presented. It wrapped up the characters and their aspirations, and ended on a hopeful note for them and the world they live in.
It doesn't have to show them rebuilding the world, or uncovering every secret. I bet you thought Haibane Renmei had a disappointing ending as well.
That seems kind of odd. I can't imagine the story working as well without the same director. Hopefully it's not one of those sequels that comes at the expense of the original.
So are the YuS-m.3.3.w subs any better than the Chihiro ones? It's been a while since I last watched this so for this rewatch I was comparing them. In the first episode Chihiro seems to flow better ("Time-Trumpeting Fort" vs "Time Heralding Bastion," "this one was a house cat" vs "that one was more of a pet," etc) but if that's the result of a significantly more liberal translation I'll probably want to switch, even if it messes with my nostalgia a bit.