The Axis of Evil.
I was worried when I saw the designs, but from the first episode I think it's in pretty good hands. There are far worse fates than having the character design being off.
>As we walked along the deserted street, a menacing looking man and a frail girl appeared before us.
>“Hyaa! Save me! The two people over there, please help me. This man who is probably an Eris devotee wants to drag me to a deserted corner…!”
>“Hehehe, do you happen to be an Axis cultist? Haha! If I see a strong and handsome Axis cultist, I would definitely run away. Since you are not, I will proceed unhesitantly! If you want to stop me who had been blessed by the dark goddess Eris, you will regret it!” “Ahh, why is this happening to me! If someone sign on the blank cult entry form, this evil Eris devotee will run away—!”
>I pretended to not see anything and was about to pull Darkness to leave with me…
>“Ahh, are the two of you leaving me to die! It will be fine, just sign here and you will receive special powers from Aqua-sama, and become powerful and cool! The Eris devotees will run in fear from this power!”
>“That’s right! And after joining the cult you will gain incredible abilities like ‘art and craft master’ and ‘attract undead monsters easily’!” Darkness took out her amulet before these two.
>“As you see, I am a follower of Eris. Defaming Eris-sama as a dark goddess before me is—”
>Before Darkness even finished, the girl and man spit on the roadside and left together.
>… Was there anyone decent in the Axis cult?
no thank you.
Grimgar cant kill even a goblin while Megumin can just use explosion .Furthermore on one side we have some novice on the bottom ladder of their gods s army on the other a real god who even if shitty can instantheal everyone and purify Ranta s shitty demon.
Why not post anime DEEN actually gives a shit about instead of Fate trash?
You have 2 airing this season. You said there's QUALITY in this anime but you didn't provide an example, i'd like some proof about this
>full of QUALITY
thing you said.
>inb4 some inbetween
In fact, best goddess better show up or else.
God's blessed our wonderful world with this season's overrated generic person-in-a-fantasy-land anime that is entirely too easy to tear apart after a single episode, yet somehow maintains an exceptionally high score for something so obviously seeking attention. It's easy to compare a show like this to Sword Art Online because both hinge on girl's butts. The first episode of KonoSuba hinges entirely on the bare ass of Aqua, a goddess of some mild importance who is so important she can be replaced in two seconds by another goddess. I'm assuming Aqua's the goddess of not wearing panties, because she doesn't. Which is hilarious because that's not at all an attempt at seeking male attention and keeping horny teenaged guys engaged!
This is where you'd think we'd see some form of character development early on. Forcing Aqua to go to the fantasy world makes her rather livid and I figured we'd have to spend quite a bit of the show waiting for the two to become an actual workable team since they're two completely different personalities and he forced her over...but nope. Two minutes later she's A-OK with everything and the series throws all of the possible character drama out the window, retaining a duo of two-dimensional characters, one of whom you'll only like because she's cute and slutty.
It's like he didn't understand the fun part was that she's so retarded she forgot she needed to kill the demon king.
Realistically speaking here is what may happen
1)horde of undeads after aqua kills them off
2)horde of orc girls rape them to death
3)the speedsters trample them
and there are a lot of other dangerous stuff like the monsters that search for hard stuff and are attracted by heavy metals or the mobile fortress or since they like goblins so much they would be offed by ROOKIE KILLER .
Was he calling her the english bitch or the loanword for slut? aqua doesn't come ff as very slutty in how she acts(dresses maybe with the no pan) but she is totally a bitch though.
Shut up, filthy secondary, this show is a parody of those reincarnation series, it isn't about teamwork, drama, beating demon king or any other boring stuffs. It's a gag, you must be a complete retard to not even understand that.
What the fuck is an ANN?
>just like chair
wow, how the fuck have I never heard of this shit before?
I would devote myself to the Axis cult for this retard goddess any day of the week.
grimgal people are the weakest ever of the whole fantasy subgen, is not even about lacking talent or willpower, they just don't have the standard stats/passiveskill/enchantmens for the body
they are just puny and frail humans
“Congratulations! You are the one millionth person to pass through this
street! Allow me to present you with a memento! This memento is sponsored
by the Axis Cult! In order to collect this memento, you have to join the cult
as a formality— you just need to write it on paper, would that be fine?”
I pulled Darkness with me and was about to go back from the way we came.
Tired after being tortured by the Axis cultists, Darkness and I rested in an
open air cafe.
Due to the Eris amulet on her neck, Darkness was treated terribly. Right now,
her face was still red.
While I laid on the table to rest, the server brought the items we ordered to
She placed the drinks on our table one by one.
I propped myself up and prepare myself to eat…
“Ah, Eris devotee customer, this is the special service from this shop.”
The server who brought us the stuff placed something by Darkness’ feet.
… It was dog food served in a plate.
“Please enjoy yourself!”
The waitress gave a perfect professional smile and left elegantly.
Nah, I don't even go there and I could tell. There's just that way of writing that makes it seem holier than thou and also you see shitty reviews like these posted all the time.
>Your own believers call you a heretic and attempt to kill you
>Still love them and endure extreme pain and near death in order to save them even though they treated you like trash
Aqua is so best.
She is a good goddess. Lousy party member, but absolutely wonderful goddess. She is one of those gods that might be an idiot and petty, but has a good heart and cares a lot about her followers.
Eris is love, Eris is life.
Are people blind, joking or just shitposting?
The quality of the animation being fine or great in most of the important and funny scenes doesn't change the fact the average quality was pretty bad.
But anon, that's cheating.
Al-Azif is still the cutest.
The cup trick is easy to solve.
She wet the table and use an especially slippery cup. Then she just need to move the table a bit.
Or she could freeze a tiny layer of water on the cup, so when it melt the cup will appear moving.
She's the goddess of party tricks obviously. Don't you know that?
The LN really is comedy gold. I've never read a book before and been in tears from laughter. I read quite a bit too. Vol5 was to good comedy wise. I don't know how it'll be topped. I really wanna see the chunni village. to bad the anime will cover at most vol3. At least we get to see wiz.
She's poor. If you lived in poverty and you had a daughter hook a rich guy you'd probably try to live off of him too.
probably because it's a massive threat. If they ever got serious they could probably wipe out the entire army with ease. Provoking them is just dumb though.
Forget being overpowered, they're simply to annoying.
>“Sylvia, this is my trump card! Watch carefully! And…”
>The woman said as she glanced at Buzucoily.
>“Please, Buzucoily… Forget about me, you must live a happy life…”
>“Soketto! Please Sylvia, stop! Soketto, I will never forget you…!”
>Hey stop! Damn it, nooooooo!
>“You are really resolute! Come, let me see your final trump card! No matter what spell it is, I will take—”
>Before Sylvia finish—
>Soketto had disappeared.
>Buzucoily who was showing a pained expression one second ago got up as if nothing happened, dust his knees and looked at Sylvia calmly.
>“I, absolutely hate the Crimson Magic Clan.”
Something like this.
He's not even a NEET.
She'd probably die in the first encounter if she can even die. Aqua is a healer with zero combat ability against anything she can't purify. She has demonstrated she can summon a tsunami at will but it hardly ends well for her. If she has a competent party she can healbot with the best of them though.
He was he just really wanted a bonus incentive from buying a game in person. the one time he decided to leave his house he happened to die.
He hasn't left his house in a long time. he says this in both the anime and novels.
>can aqua truly die?
Doubt it. While she's very restricted on being useful as she doesn't seem physically strong at all she is still a goddess and can break rules easily. See the
resurrectionsfor example. In the grimgal world I think she'd be pretty average physically aside from being stupidly resistant to damage.
I always wondered about this. she purifies anything she touches. She does it to torment Kazuma often when he's drinking coffee or tea. How does she even drink booze? You'd think she'd purify it on contact like everything else.
She doesn't have to think about it, it's a completely passive ability she can't turn off. It even gets her in trouble later. Anything she touches she WILL purify. It does make for comical use when they teabag her though.
So novels 1-5 have been fanfic'ed, 6 is a work in progress, 7 is out, what are those spin-offs? And the last one is the manga I presume?
>The party consists of a masochistic tank with no DPS, a chuuni loli sorc with no mana, and a useless priest that attracts undead
I read the manga up to the current chapter. This is quite fun.
Slightly larger and easier to read version.
AM is Tsundere for humans.
Pure pantsu, is she a pure girl?
>"Hmmp... Explosion is my ultimate spell, it is powerful and used a lot of mana... Simply put, the mana I used exceeded my limit, so I couldn't move.
>If someone uses magic that exceeded their mana capacity, it would drain their life force to make up the difference.
Megumin is hardcore.
She saved and then used all her skill points in a single ultra high-level spell.
It must have sucked to grind for all those points specially if she could only do it on low level dungeons.
No, that's Mira.
>next time without Italy
What do you think?
Well if you think about it she really wasn't planning on going anywhere else. She could be in slutty clothes to be comfortable.
Wiz is an
ancient lich who's a general for the demon army.She's supposed to be an overpowered mage. Megumin is just a chuni girl who likes big explosions. I can't say I really blame her. If I had the ability to nuke stuff I'd do exactly what she did too. Worth the immobility.
This was actually explained in the spinoff, I think.
Spoileranon said that the Crimson Demon school was offering potions that gave extra skill points to high achievers, which is why Megumin tried so hard to be at the top of the class.
Aqua can summon a Tsunami that can swallow up a town.
Darkness's skin and muscles are so tough that a sword can't even cut through her arm and she managed to stalemate a demon commander and her army.
Megu's explosion is explosion tier. Enough said.
I can read luck as his last stat. What are the others?
"Agility" is written right above "Luck." I'm still trying to identify the others. At least we know how his name is written on top (Kazuma Satou) so we just need to link each symbol to a letter.
He says くそビッチ (kuso bicchi) which is literally shitty bitch. I think it would be fair to translate it as "fucking whore" or "fucking bitch" or something else along those lines. The distinction isn't really important, it's just supposed to be crude and mean.
>Alright, thank you. Satou Kazuma san right. Let's see... Strength, vitality, magic, agility and speed... All of them are average, intelligence is a slightly better than average... Huh? Luck is very high.
Well, okay, there it is, straight from Volume 1.
>dying of old age and being sent directly to heaven
Wouldn't that be much worse than just taking the chance now?
Funny thing is that when Aqua described Heaven, that is actually what Dante described Heaven as like in Dante's Inferno.
God just stares at you from the sky all day long.
And this is supposedly a good thing since you get a chance to see his face or whatever can be described as a face.
And yeah, sad to say, heaven has never been described by the Christians to have TV or video games.
I guess it would be considered torture for NEETs.
The Indian Heaven at least allows for something like the Akashic Records which when fused with it, allows one to know the past, present, and future so you could know the ending of Berserk at least.
However, if we are talking about comfortable levels of Heaven, ancient Chinese mythological Heaven seems the most pleasant kind of Heaven.
You can still enjoy worldly pleasures in china's heaven.
Does Aqua get her own flag raising volume? Both girls in the party already have their own flag raising volume, I don't see one for Aqua yet, or is she just going to be the comedic relief?
>Not just having speakers as a backup for when you can't have headphones on which are always infinitely better
Although he seems to have a shit tier pair of headphones because they're >wireless
Baka Goddess a best.
Can't wait for all the bullying.
The party is actually fucking strong if you think about it.
They have the best tanker, best healer and the highest spike damage dealer. The party literally can't be wiped.
>They literally put damegami in a cage as a water filter
Aqua can act as a mana battery for Megumin with her unlimited mana and crazy high stats. If they can fix up the railgun, killing the demon king would be a walk in the park.
Their only problem is losing against a zerg of low lvl goblins and orcs
>As I was going to write my name down, I saw the header on that piece of paper.
>‘Axis Cult entry form’.
>I tore that piece of paper in half.
KAZUMA STOP SHES JUST A GIRL
HR or Chihiro? I unfortunately don't have the bandwidth to compare myself.
>this is an ANN excerpt
It's not. Most of the ANN reviewers liked the first episode.
>Most of the reviewers liked the episode, even though they came in with low expectations
>Only one person gives a bad review about muh misogyny, and all the comments say the reviewer went too far
>worshiped as a state religion
>the money is named after her
>MC himself said she was best girl
I'll give you the insecurity of her bust, but c'mon Aqua is literally pet dog tier to Kazuma.
Well I was just thinking that "bitch" isn't generally a derogatory term in japanese on it's own anyway. Just generally slutty. I've seen it used a couple of times, one recently where they even were proud of it. like the queen of bitches. Was mostly curious if he thought she was slutty or was just being mean.
>And on that level it's working just fine. [...] Director Takaomi Kanasaki has some significant comedy creds, and that experience shows in how he uses precise levels of repetition and twisted facial expressions (such as the one in the screen shot) to milk the content for everything it's worth on the comedy front
>So KONOSUBA is one more of the recent “transported to a videogame world” shows, a subgenre where at this point you really need a hook to stand out. Fortunately, KONOSUBA has one - instead of being a classic, earnest adventure, this is mainly a comedy, and its leads are both terrible people
>I was frankly surprised by how much I enjoyed this episode. I normally don't like mean-spirited comedies, where the jokes come out of terrible people being terrible to each other, but Aqua and Kazuma are a very endearing pair of failures who pretty much instantly display a strong antagonistic chemistry.
The 2 rating basically boiled down to calling it average, and not that special.
The one who rated it 1.5 raved about Aqua being treated like a thing, but there were plenty of comments disagreeing with her.
So more accurately, "half the reviews were good, 1 was average, and 1 wasn't worth reading".
They "enjoyed it" is what I meant.
MIND FUCKING BLOWN
yfw Eris = Chris
>Can't wait for all the bullying.
But they already cut out the aqua bullying in the first ep so far. He didn't try to steal her scarf. I hope they keep in some bullying at least. It's honestly 90% of the comedy.
>The party is actually fucking strong if you think about it.
In theory. They people themselves are impossible to manage and do what ever they want. It'd e a nightmare to party with them.
>Still no webm of this scene
I just want a webm of this part.
What happened to her goddess garb and staff in the anime?
Latency, senpai, best type of keyboard is PS/2, it interrupts the CPU when you press a key. USB is usually only polled every 10ms, can't be polled faster than 1ms, and wireless is no better than that.
But Eris wishes to purge perfection like this? Axis is a tolerant goddess
You mean the most wonderful, kind and benevolent.
Wiz has nothing against Eris though
what you mean?
which reminds me wasnt Kazuma gonna ask Wiz why she became a Lich once the hotsprings trip was over and they got back?
Eris going full on psycho at the sight of Wiz, when?
no, lich's can have phylacteries that house their souls and their bodies will not decay for decades or even indefinitely in some cases.
she's just a cute lich doing good deeds. We don't even know why she became a lich in the first place and I hope that gets expanded upon.
that sounds exactly like something that would happen.
Aqua is (was) a goddess, right? Why didn't the priest immediately recognize her? I mean, it may not have been the god he prays to, but when "a" goddess appears, you should damn well know it.
Is it just that bullshit of them never showing a physical form?
They actually know.
They just pretended to not know about her and was actually trying to secretly reward them after finding out about her purifying the whole water supply of the town and turning them all to warm(holy) water with healing property.
They're all total bros with each other. In that they all bully each other, make jokes out of each other, and are generally total assess to each other constantly. It's all honestly justified. Every single person gives as good as they get except for maybe darkness who gets off on the bullying anyway.
>office chair and desk in the novel
That would have been so much better than this boring throne. Fucking deen.
Gifting is an exception to all the LN haremshit out there. You be lucky another with such comedy.
For one the MC really want to fuck girls and actively seek out succubus nee-chan only to get cockblocked by the damegami. You also get top quality banter from the damegami and toilet humor with Aqua revealing how the MC quietly jerk off behind her.
>suddenly feel like picking it up again
>that part where kazuma is about to meet his 2d neechan waifu
>gets cockblock by aqua
>they are about to eliminate succubus
>actively defends her
>gets beaten to inch but manage to make the succubus run
Man that was fun
>suddenly see the girls as beauty after almost getting raped by female Orcs
>Megumin's mom keep on egging Kuzuma to fuck Megumin
>he freezed the windows to prevent Megumin from escaping and was going to embrace his inner beast
>get cockblocked by the tranny
It is funny how the title of that chapter is "Making a temporary stop in this village that makes my balls hurt"
Tranny. And I don't remember seeing any illustrations of it, so have one of best girl instead.
Well thanks for the info regardless. Much like it's 3D counterpart, a 2D tranny will be absurdly obvious, so I shouldn't run into any trouble.
I wonder who compiled the epub because I checked the fanfiction site and they do not have illustrations there.
I wonder if they are afraid of getting DMCA due to illustrations.
Sky said there was someone named Barry who was gonna do it and that they'd post the first Vol soon.
But that was in Oct. What with the DMCA and probably school they likely got distracted and forgot or are too busy.
>take a break from maou yuusha for six months
I want to devote myself to Aqua and bathe in her purified hot spring water.
I want to drink her holy nectar.
>My first crush was my childhood friend who told me in primary school ‘let’s get married after we grow up’.
>In the summer of middle school, I saw her sitting on the back seat of a delinquent sempai's bike. I couldn’t describe the feeling that came over me, and I didn’t go to school anymore, spending my time in online games.
Kazuma had a hard life
Oh cool, I didn't know about that.
Here you go
The parents marrying off their daughter.
Are the Crimson Semen Demons a parody of the fantasy elf race?
Both races are known to be incredibly good at magic, but where elves usually have an ancient history surpassing humans, the CSDs are genetically modified humans.
Where elves are typically serious/mysterious, the CSDs are chuuni as fuck.
Where the common identifying feature of elves are pointed ears, the CSDs have red eyes.
Yes, I do have a moment to talk about her, OP. She turned out to be unexpectedly unlikeable. I get it that she is a goddess and doesn't feel like getting on human level, and I don't want every protagonist to be a good person, but some of her lines about Kazuma's death were just unnecessarily cruel. Maybe it's the fault of the subs I watched it with (not in English), but claiming that someone's entire family just laughed at their death, especially if they died while protecting someone (even if the attempt was misguided), is beyond just being a bitch or a tsundere - she's pretty much inhuman, not knowing what a dead person goes through or just taking pleasure in other's suffering. It would be fine if the anime treated her as an inhuman being with no concept of love or mercy forced to coexist with a human, but the anime clearly wants us to like her, to find her cute, to feel sympathy for her - sorry, but untill she gets any kind of character developement, I don't think I can force myself to care about her in the slightest. Everyone basically licking her ass, screaming and crying about how strong and wonderful and heroic she is (even though she clearly states she lacks fighting abilities and her stats should have reflected this), and her lucking out with the priest despite having an allegedly terrible luck just cemented her position as a bad character for me. Things might change in the future, but I couldn't finish the first episode (despite genuinely enjoying Kazuma as a character) and I'm dropping this thing unless the treatment of Aqua (or Aqua herself) change, which probably won't happen since she is clearly here just to be sexy and feed audience's fetishes. Oh well.
>claiming that someone's entire family just laughed at their death
It is the truth m8. HikkiNEET is a drain to the family and society. She did nothing wrong and doesn't deserve any bullying for Kuzuma.
She is literally a goddess in name and heart.
Wiz is an idiot though. She's literally an Aqua tier idiot. Also Megumin would guarantee the kid is a chuuni. Aqua's kid would be a demi god, but would have an even worse personality than Aqua and Kazuma combined.
You know what make the Crimson Magic Clan great?
They have natural affinity for pigtail, Megumin and Yunyun both has awesome semi pigtail.
Fuck the world need more girl in pigtail.
>“How could I do that… Hans-san is my friend. Erm, I will be troubled if you destroyed the hot springs… Can’t we… resolve this through discussion?”
>Wiz said apologetically. Hans laugh out loud.
>“Hahaha! Your thinking is the same as before, you are a lich but you are so
naive! When you were an arch wizard and was killing us off, you never
thought about saying ‘resolve through discussion’ right!?”
>“Ugh… Back, back then, I was still immature…”
>As Wiz said so, she started to fidget embarrassingly.
>Was the gentle Wiz a violent woman in the past?
>A Lich retaining most of her Arch Wizard skills.
>Her mere presence keeps the Demon King's army away from the town.
>Has a more powerful explosion than the explosion Chuuni.