>[HorribleSubs] Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai - 00 [1080p].mkv
>There wasn't much hype for this.
Figures, if it isn't part of a pre-existing franchise, seasonal anime, or has a few names attached to it that lets /a/ shitpost about it, no one will care or know about it, sadly. /a/ is more about the epic meme and flaming wars than discussing anime it seems.
According to MAL
it's a 1h7min long movie
It's anime original
Fuck off. MAL is great as a database. It's everything related to the community that sucks (So reviews, recs, the forums and scores)
Have some armpit /a/.
You should only watch what you really enjoy then.
I had this problem years ago because I watched too many series I didn't really care about. I watch a bit less now and drop generic shit and everything is fine.
Last time I watched an anime with "Glass" in the name, I got weird lighting, multiple personality disorder, and a boat load of nothing happening for 13 episodfes.
I don't know if I can trust this
it's about cute anti viruses doing their work
>tfw I rather watch dozens of mediocre airing shows than god tier anime in my backlog
Something about watching old stuff is kind of lonely and the only good backlogged shows I have left are 20+ episodes. I keep delaying it to meme weekly with /a/.
What the fuck is happening.
This scene change was pretty good.
Hard to post images without spoiling stuff.
Nothing spoilerish I supposed.
Beautiful and over designed shit that Im glad I watched.
8/10, wish it had been a series of 24 episodes, but that just wouldn't have worked with this sort of story
They didn't capture his style properly though.
>generic and bland
Plot summed up :
Two girls are living ignorant of the world.
New girl shows up.
She shows them how to enjoy the world and they become best friend.
New girl is somehow related to the two.
This relation allows new girl to sacrifice herself so the other two can live.
Oh, and everything is in virtual world and all humans are already dead.
I wish the ending was
a happy one
Just finished the movie, it was alright.
Too bad they didnt go all the way and deleted themselves too, ending the whole virtual world altogether and show a humanless earth. If you got a good number of series watched under your belt, I dont think this will be impressive or anything.
At least we killed the Matrix bitch.
Movie was OK. I feel that it would have worked better in TV format.
You can tell they're trying their fucking hardest to make this resemble Madoka as much as possible without Inu Curry. At least traditional magical girl is still alive in Precure now that the genre has largely gone over to gloomy pretentious bullshit. Still better and more cohesive Magical Girl movie than Rebellion in about half the time and not everybody is always speaking in cryptic and unnatural sounding Urobuchi dialogue with abstract art floating all over the place
Just close friendship. But it's pretty good anyway.
It was story about friendship and learning how to feel human emotions. It really has nothing to do with Madoka.
It had more in common with Macross than with Madoka.
I didn't ask for this.
I really liked this movie, felt like Talos Principle with cute girls.
Is humanity even capable of making a multiverse that detailed though? Capturing and processing that much data seems beyond the scope of what's physically possible.
Plot makes no sense.
Girls are cute.
Animation looks cheap for movie standards
the KyoAni haremshit looks way better than this movie.
Also, bringing up sad scenes just to make the spectator feels some kind of emotion is stupid.
Dorothy is annoying as fuck, just like Natsumi in NNB, Yozora from Haganai and other characters played by same VA.
7/10, maybe I'm being generous.
>single person creating a "revolutionary" OS
>single person creating a program to control whole humanity
>humanity willingly putting itself under control of said program
>virtual environment existing even without human infrastructure
Can be just one person being in charge not doing it all alone. Everyone going into VR and not reproducing makes sense too. Robots could keep the stuff running.
Also fucking captcha. Always asking me to choose fucking signs and not accepting it.
>Everyone going into VR and not reproducing makes sense too.
There was no VR.
What we see in movie is most probably just "imaginary" visuals.
>Robots could keep the stuff running.
The world is shown broken and lifeless.
Those seem to be just fragments. Also, it wasn't supposed for people to connect to.
You obviously have no idea how complex such a system would be. Even getting spare parts requires complex chain of mining and production.
>>antiviruses are little magical girls
>>viruses are monsters
>>they fight them in magical girl style
But those parts actually make sense
>not also cute little girls
She probably worked at Google or some other major tech company and took all the credit, and human infrastructure could last a while with drones repairing everything.
I assume the computer needed to render data so it could be processed and evaluated for beauty. The programs primarily interact via graphics instead of raw code because if a human needed to do high level debugging on a complex system like that then a graphical interface would be easiest to understand, and it'd probably be what the programs are trained to recognize as well.
Why would you want cure girls fighting against cute girls??
>I assume the computer needed to render data so it could be processed and evaluated for beauty.
But you don't need graphics to evaluate for beauty.
>You obviously have no idea how complex such a system would be
Yeah and some super advanced AI could take care of it.
But I get it. They didn't go too much into the details. I just think the real VR could be one explanation because how else would mother get everyone memories?
>another dark magical girl show with an all girl cast and pedo otaku baiting yuri
This is my problem as well.
While I prefer VR and cyber punk over other genres I rather just have a full blown fantasy series than one that tries to explain magic with technology they don't understand.
Then what metric are you going to use to evaluate beauty?
Capcha is AI training anon, your hard work selecting street signs may someday lead to cute antiviruses doing cute things.
>training it to recognize road signs and trucks
Wasn't Google working on a self-driving car at some point? Could our /a/ posts be determining whether hundreds of people die in pile-ups?
Bit OT and I am not him but I have some bug(?) or something that makes captchas impossible to solve once I have posted too much. I only happens after I posted around 50 times or something a day but it causes those streetsigns to appear and they aren't solvable anymore. Switching to the other captchas does nothing, they're unsolvable as well when this shit started.
The only thing I can do when this happens is stop posting or switching to a different browser (I usually use Chrome at the moment).
All they have to do is not go into unnecessary details and they're golden, but no they had to mention fucking viruses and anti-viruses.
At some point it's too much to ignore. I couldn't pass 10 minutes.
Can somebody tell me if it's techno-bullshit for the entire movie, or does it tone down? If it does I might give it another shot.
>How can i switch to different mode?>>
Only functions if you disable 4chan x and stuff and use the crappy native system where you can switch to legacy captcha or however they are called. As far as I know.
I know what you mean.
This entire sequence was fucking amazing.
Sumire's orange outfit gave me infinite boners.
Dat back, dem armpits.
This made me feel like the programs in my PC are all cute girls who want to know what the real world is like.
Viruses weren't actually deleted.
Low bitrate webum coming through.
I liked it when they discovered that not everything in life was fun.
It is if you are cute little girl surrounded by other cute girls.
What's not fun about traveling the world with friends?
>everyone in it
Literally who though?
Not that anon ,there are 3 levels,
1- the area the girls are living
2- The area those virus usually found, probably the backups location.
3- the human "world"/running simulation of the human world.
The premium edition looks nice and it comes with Kantoku art. I kinda want it
It's still there unless overwritten. There could be other backups too or just gone to quarantine zone. The system could work in some different way, but only programmers would know.
I liked it a lot. Plot was kinda doofy but it was incredibly stylish and fun, Ishihama has a great style. Characters are cute and very expressive. Them exploring the human world was wonderful. My biggest complaint was the amount of expository speech, I feel like the story would've been better off maybe a bit more vague, or perhaps not delivered so explicitly? Like the entire musical sequence conveyed a lot, and it was visually exciting and fast paced without needing words to it. When you have a character just ramble off plot points it slows things down a bit.
Completely original. Director(or was it producer?) said they crowdsourced hundreds of creators to come up with ideas to fill up a movie and they narrowed it down to a handful at last year's Singapore AFA.
Has the OST come out yet? I've got the ED or OP, not sure which, but what I want is the insert song.
Decentish movie. Nothing extraordinary, but worth the time I guess.
Also I want to sexually fuck Dorothy. And marry her.
Damn, I meant to post this one.
She will anon. She will. ;_;
I found the characters rather dull and the story generic. This really needed more time to expand on the concept and flesh things out more.
>All they have to do is not go into unnecessary details and they're golden, but no they had to mention fucking viruses and anti-viruses.
What's the problem with that? It's there as an easy way to illustrate that Dorothy and Dual exist to fight "evil" but their concept of what's "evil" can be rewritten by Remo, who is the actual "evil". It's good.
PonyCanyon USA is asking for people to help promote this movie at cons and stuff.
Should I sign up for the gig? Requirements include dressing up as one of the characters. Compensation is
free passes, hotel, & you get to touch a JP guest maybe
Expect not a lot of organization or proper communication from staff who likely won't speak English very well or at all. Though that'll depend on which convention, I guess.
Probably still worth the compensation if you were going to go anyway.
I didn't really know about the movie before this. It didn't really generate much hype in Japan even. I have my apprehensions that it'd be a disappointing gig when I could've spent the time promoting another show.
That would be because no one bothered to promote it at all in the west really. Also, because of what I said >>136234483 I don't think it's going to really gain any more hype.
What con were you interested in?
Take this with a grain of salt though,
because I work for Pony Canyon (Ponycan USA is just a section within the JP company).
So Dual was the best friend of Remo's grandmother who's the wife of the man who created ViOS. But what's Dorothy's relevance?
PoniCan anon, please tell us
How much regret and alcohol has there been in acquiring Lance 'n Masques? Shit the show flopped pretty bad & I don't see PonyCanyon USA really pushing it anymore next to Rokka and Garakowa releases.
Haven't heard anything.
I never left ;_;.
Kuromukuro, though I haven't heard anything about localization rights.
Everyone has forgotten about that show already.
Just a note, all the staff aside from myself are Japanese and we're all employed by PC itself, so I doubt anyone is crying over it.
Any of the larger cons, really. Sakuracon will have it rough this year, overlapping with Anime Japan 2016.
This was a pretty good movie. It didn't go unnecessarily in-depth with the technical side and focused on the characters, and delivered a nice story that really pulled at the heartstrings.
I'm sure it will go unnoticed by 90% of /a/ and be forgotten within a week by the rest
Just finished watching this, got it on hold since last night. The early parts remind me of Shinigami no Ballad for some reason, maybe because of Remo's hair. And that transition in the middle was oh-so-fantastically beautiful.
Bodacious space pirates movie was subbed last year.
I don't know. Judging from this preview it looks to be way too heavy on the technology visuals side. I really don't like technopunk/sci-fi or whatever it's called that stresses the setting more so than the actual story or characters. Probably will still watch it though
>Kuromukuro, though I haven't heard anything about localization rights.
Ah, I totally forgot Pony Canyon were the ones producing that!
I don't know if I want you guys to localize it because I'll probably like it and I can't afford your releases.
I don't blame you at all.
I've tried to illustrate all the complaints and problems to people (which everyone is well aware of), but there's a single point of failure above all of us, even the subsidiary president, that no one can do anything about.
>Sweet, can't wait to never ever get subs like all the movies I wanna watch.
>Hopefully CR will pick it up or something.
FUNimation already licensed all the Project Itou movies
I'd imagine they're going to do short theater runs in the U.S.
What do you mean? Like resources stretched thin so all the important/good guests are at Anime Japan instead and PoniCan only able to send like 2 people to Sakuracon to staff the booth?
Unfortunately the most I can and have affected are relavitely minor things.
I've heard budget tossed around as a reason, but I'm not really involved in the decision making at all, so it's hard to say.
My theory was upper JP side wanted it released asap to capitalize on the apparent popularity and recoup for the failed domestic release. Rokka was a huge hit on CR going by the streaming numbers.
Sat in on the meeting with Sakuracon staff and that's the gist of it
I wonder if it would be better if at the end you would just find out they are anti viruses and that's it, without the hamfisted humanity and Skynet bullshit. Just cute anti viruses doing cute things.
Testing the waters considering how love live was shown in a few theaters in the west. They decided to get the showing rights. I hope that even if this doesn't do well, other companies won't shy away in the future.
Thank you for all of your kind & patient replies. I'll still consider the volunteer gig with PonyCanyon since it sounds like slim pickings with all other major recent shows represented by Aniplex, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Viz Media, etc. in the US.
>My theory was upper JP side wanted it released asap to capitalize on the apparent popularity and recoup for the failed domestic release. Rokka was a huge hit on CR going by the streaming numbers.
If that's the case, you could have dubbed it and push for Toonami
And when's the English release of Euphonium?
Lots of things that could have happened. There is a lot of inexperience and ignorance at play here, so I wouldn't expect anything we do to make a whole lot of sense.
I ask about Eupho every week basically and all I've heard is things might get decided this month. I have literally no idea what is going on.
My biggest gripe is the similarities between this and .hack//Thanatos Report
>Dominique de Mirabeau (ドミニク・ド・ミラボー) is the founder of mama. An ecologist from France, in 1986 she published a paper titled "On the Comprehensive Effect of Mankind on the Environment of the Earth." She predicted the complete extinction of all life on Earth within the next 1000 years if current emission trends continued. The only solution she could find for the planet to recover was to somehow cease human activity. Within ten years, these beliefs would be vindicated by the discovery of climate change in line with de Mirabeau's hypothesis, but at the time the environment was not a great concern. In 1989, Mirabeau's small following of supporters formed the organization mama, dedicated to defending their Mother Earth. Their primary objective was to find and use some means to halt the activity of mankind on the planet.
All the girls are the best girl.
In the Kantoku's art all the girls are the best.
I'm stupid so I feel like I didn't understand a couple things, but I liked it.
I miss that robot.
I guess the main thing is, if the darkness wasn't a virus, why was all >>136216587 this bad stuff happening?
As I understand, this is what happened:
>mother is created to make the world perfect
>mother lets humans die out to make the world perfect, but backs them up first
>last humans try to destroy mother
>mother had a backup (remo) that is supposed to be collecting good bits of humanity to compile perfect humans
>last humans send dual and dorothy to destroy the "virus" (remo)
>dual and dorothy go around fighting what they think are viruses
>dual and dorothy meet remo
(I'm guessing she just appeared because dual met the backup of real-life-remo's grandma)
>they but don't realize she is the "virus" they are after, until remo remembers and tells them
>they destroy remo, if they didn't, they and all the backups would be deleted
But I still don't really get the difference between ViOS and Mother, or why the format and the end was happening, or even what this giant thing is in this picture.
Maybe I'm too tired to be thinking this hard, I started for the cute girls, I'll read the rest of the thread and try to figure it out in the morning.
The darkness/bad stuff happening, as well as the giant thing in your picture, are humans who had their precious beautiful things (materialized as glass flowers) taken away from them by Remo.
The last humans didn't send Dual and Dorothy, they were a component of ViOS from the start.
ViOS is a revolutionary operating system created by Remo's grandfather, mother.exe is a program created by Remo's mom supposedly to bring peace to the world, but that ends up exterminating humanity instead.
The reason Reno appears is just because the same "virus" that engulfs her at the start of the movie comes attack Dual and Dorothy afterwards. Nothing really to do with Dual meeting Sumire. Having been attacked by that "virus" is also the reason her memories are corrupted.
Also I was under the assumption that Dual is actually made in the image of Sumire's real life best friend from childhood, though I don't know for sure.
That would have been better, honestly. The movie was already densely packed as is, no need to bring a whole other subplot into it that could fill its own whole series.
Would make the whole thing less trashy and more melancholic too.
It was really boring. Looked quite bland too. A couple of nice sequences.
I dunno, at the end when Remo gets herself deleted and we go back to old men discussing humanity, I got the feeling that humanity wasn't dead at all and Dual & Dorothy were their way of stopping "mother".
Dorothy was great too.
She was ready to die with Remo.
I enjoyed this more than the last Madoka's movie.
I would rather have bullshit happy ending though.
This semen demon and her bare shoulders.
Shoulder blades and backs are sexy too. They don't get too much focus often though.
Ok that cleared a ton up, I was really confused and making some dumb tired assumptions that made it hard to follow properly.
>ViOS is a revolutionary operating system created by Remo's grandfather, mother.exe is a program created by Remo's mom
This seems backwards considering Remo, a function of mother, was a core program of ViOS but I guess it's fine.
>The last humans didn't send Dual and Dorothy
It still could have been humans who launched the program, >>136244558 got the same idea, though in hindsight I could have easily been reading too much into nothing.
Anyway, thank you for the explanations anon, it really helped. I'm glad this thread is still up.
Willing to die with those you love is the best character trait.
>all these gorgeous scenery shots
Gonna need a stitchbro
We can only hope so. Maybe they went to her world at the end.
I would kinda want to know how ViOS could be last hope of humanity though when there is no one left, just brain scans/memories.
Don't forget to update your antivirus.
Where did you get that from? Dual was the grandmother (the wife of the OS creator), Dorothy was the mother, and Remo was the daughter?
It needed more time to develop just about everything about their characters. Stuff like Dorothy getting attached to the worlds just gets thrown at you rather than being led into at all.
The concept was a prize winner, among the awards being an animation, presumably limited to a movie. I imagine somewhere along the line the film had to be compromised to fit a shorter run time. I think the director did about as good as he could with the story considering it's only an hour long, but I feel like it could've used more time.
I actually thought the song bit did a sufficient job at developing the characters. Ending on her with her "parents" echos the beginning so you can tell she's now feeling the same way about it all as Dual.
I felt the part about Dorothy growing attached was decent. At first she didn't believe in "fun" but through the montage you could see she did and the scene where she witnessed a disaster also showed her becoming more attached.
Then to top it off they used the family scene.
The family scene that had no build-up or conclusion. There'd have been impact if it actually spent time showing them as characters and making the audience care about what Dorothy had to do, but because of the format it gets rushed through with the bare miminum time given to it to understand what's supposed to be important about it and nothing more. It was the same with the war and disaster concept: the most very basic lip service given to the idea, but no development or investment.
Dorothy's family was irrelevant plot-wise. Its only purpose is to complete Dorothy's attachment to the backup world. That scene could have used a few more minutes, sure, but more than that would mess up the focus of the movie.
Dorothy's feelings are extremely important plot-wise; her and Dual's newfound emotions pretty much ARE the plot. Emotional development doesn't work with cliffnotes. Her reaction to that world is important, but the audience has to way to emphasize with her because the movie gives us no connection to it.
The story was full of stuff like that: important scenes and developments are left orphaned rather than convincingly building up our investment in them. The writers clearly had lots of great ideas for character development and interactions, but it was too much for the format.
We'll have to agree to disagree. I personally think the movie does a pretty good job developing the characters, and I was pretty invested with it. Heck, I was invested even in Dual's feelings toward Sumire, even though they only spent a really short scene together.
I'm going to have to hate Dorothy only because of her VA. It's too distinct, I've heard that voice in too many other shows and there's no way I can hear "Dorothy" the character anymore in Garakowa.
The girls are cute and likeable, yet given the same concepts but also enough time to properly develop them, it could have been something really special and emotionally powerful. I like them and want them to be happy, but that's largely a factor of their personalities and designs rather than a close investment in their situations. The development both of the characters and the story was too jumpy for that, and smoothing it out would take either heavy cutting of good-yet-underdeveloped concepts, or a massive increase in runtime or different format altogether. The family scene is a microcosm of that - a great idea that as a longer segment or episode practically writes itself, but with the format they have gets skimmed over with the sparsest possible presentation that could possibly manage to communicate the essential concept.
It's frustrating, because it's a good movie with nice characters, and yet the writers clearly had something that could be genuinely amazing trying to get out, and it didn't.
Well, I think it's a pretty good movie as is. Make it thirty minutes longer and it would be perfect in my book.
Longer than that would probably do more harm than good. Let alone going for a different format, which would probably require lower production values.
There's just too much stuff that needs more time. The development of their house, that clearly was supposed to be a core motif yet was basically relegated to the background. Seeing it destroyed should have HURT, but there was barely enough time to start thinking it looked neat. The exploration of backed-up worlds that should have been full of wonder, whimsy and character development, yet got only only single scene - not even a whole world, just one scene - outside of the montage. The threat and mystery of Mother and the truth about the outside world, both of which needed to feel like a terrible answer finally being unveiled, yet pretty much failed to exist at all until the plot needed them. Even the virus enemies didn't manage to be threatening, simply because they didn't have any time to BE threatening - they had to get in, do whatever the story needed at that moment, then get beaten up as quickly as possible.
You would get half the audience bored to dead if the movie went around developing all that shit. Gotta keeps things tight and to the point. Develop just enough to create some emotional attachment and justify the plot.
Anyway, I don't think we will see eye to eye on this so let's just leave it at that.
The audience would be bored to death if the fight scenes were actually threatening, or the virtual worlds that the whole story was based around and that were the cause of the main characters' gaining their humanity were meaningfully a part of the story? Really?
A story that's all about character change can't afford to be "tight and to the point". You don't get to show just the one scene where the important change occurs, with what actually builds up to it or puts its importance in context kept to the absolute minimum possible.
A silly thing to do, because the main use of compression is for archiving. Shrinking something before deleting makes absolutely no sense.
>Japanese I.T. logic
Will you take a look at that fine piece of antivirus ASS
I think a properly-done TV version that knows what it needs to work harder on stands a chance of being really good, honestly. Characters and the plot progressing week-on-week would do wonders just by itself, I think.
I loved this. Sure it's flawed, most things are, but I feel like most of the naysayers simply didn't understand it.
I don't mean that in a wishy-washy "Who can understand true art" sense. It's a story about a broken singularity, and the writer clearly knew that. There was a whole lot of fridge horror that I'm barely seeing mention of here, like...
- That first scene with Sumire? Most of that was probably only in Dual's head, and Sumire just stood there watching her best friend betray her.
- There's probably no-one left at "layer 0", the real world. Who's maintaining their equipment? Who knows! Well, unless those real-world scenes were also real-time, but a single remaining human or two won't be able to do that.
- That backup data... Sumire died a long time before Mother was going around collecting data, so it's got to be extrapolated from historical records. The backups might be sapient, but they aren't human.
Could go on. But I won't. There was a lot in here, it was incredibly dense, and it'd take hours. I'd love to see this movie at about twice this length.
I wonder what's the size of these girls.
2GBs? 10GBs? we'll never know.
>The pen's especially mightier in a digital world.
Didn't think of it that way, nice.
Their programs are probably tens of terabytes if not hundreds, cute antiviruses are very complex.
None of that is very horrific, and not explored or used at all. You don't get credit just for bringing up an idea and then doing nothing with it, and that's this movie's problem in a nutshell: cool ideas without impact or follow-through.
Would she get mad at me if I "Right-click + properties" on her?
I understand that they were programmed solely to prevent mother from resurfacing. They were never shown existing outside of the box, so some guy with a thing for little girls probably programmed them right in before the world ended.
I think Dual actually existed in real life, as Sumire's friend, I don't have a clue about Dorothy though.
And I don't think they were programmed for that, wasn't that just their heuristics engine?
That would help explain why they both have strong attachments to people inside the bakups, but it seems strange that they were never shown as existing in reality, where Remo was explicitly shown as a baby and child before the system was in place.
The heuristics engine part went mostly over my head. Was it supposed to be some sort of moral code the girls had?
Heuristic engine is a feature most modern anti-viruses have nowadays. It basically makes the anti-virus "learn" with the continuous use. Hence why they compared it with free will.
Why was Remo sent to erase the girls in the first place? If they were gone, wouldn't the box be set up to be infected by the viruses?
It mother.exe was so great, surely she would've seen the problem with this.