Why do Nips love using these Rune-Circles things when showcasing magic in a anime/manga?
To show something is being casted.
It's not even just a nip thing. Tons of MMOs, nip and western, use some kind of rune circle.
It's also chuuni as fuck and everyone knows any magic anime/manga is just chuuni wish fulfillment.
Because most of the time they literally just type "magic sigils" into google and pick the ones that look cool without any regard for context or meaning. It's one of the many reasons why Japs are actually pretty terrible at fantasy.
Alchemy is go to symbol of western arcane knowledge/magic.
Just like wheneveryou talk about eastern spirituality here, you get the same yin/yang symbols dragons and tigers. People associate them, it's like a buzzword of sorts.
Also, you can drop some nice glow and it will convey this shit has power, same with floaty rune circles.
So what's the official name of these things? I just called them glyphs.
I always assumed that japs think magic needs some kind of catalyst or something to channel it, because their own idea of magic is full of things like talismans and such.
Most of them come from Western ceremonial magic like the Golden Dawn (Crowley's lot) or various Hermetic orders like the OTO.
As to where they got it? Medieval alchemists mainly.
They're cool until they become the everyday tool of the magical world, then they just become lazy.
I think I started hating magic circles after watching Magi.
>Here comes my fabled attack: a reeeeally big, giant circle!
>I'll use my summoned giants to fuck your shit up, let them just charge up their own magic circles instead of clubbing you with their arms or other giant appendages
That'd be the worst part of going to magical world.
>What's that? You want to learn magic?
>Here's a 600 page handwritten book explaining every symbol and formation for basic magic.
>If even one thing is wrong it will either not work, or it will kill you
>That'll be 6 white-gold coins.
they're fucking everywhere
I wouldn't mind seeing magical moon runes if it wasn't always in the form of a circle
Its so popular you even get games where the only thing you do it make them
>I always assumed that japs think magic needs some kind of catalyst or something to channel it
Well, if you read some old magical grimoires, they're not exactly wrong. A lot of them describe elaborate magic circles and runes that have to be drawn or carved out on the ground to perform specific rituals.
Either's fine if I can cast spells so that they activate on a trigger, effectively allowing me to pre-cast spells when I have the time to spare and actually use them on a moment's notice with little ritual involved.
I always wondered how different magic systems would interact with each other if they were meshed into a single universe.
Like say I take Nasuverse and Nanohaverse (these seem to be the more fleshed out systems out there).
Nasuverse's magecraft is hindered mostly because the World likes to reject whatever they do and could eventually be replicated with science. Where as Nanohaverse has large power outputs and rely on mathematical calculation. Getting around the World shitting on their system allowing huge power outputs.
Servants and their NPs, and one of a kind magi are the exceptions to that rule obviously.
Things like Cadalbolg vs. SLB would be a double KO.
I have no idea what you're talking about
>I always wondered how different magic systems would interact with each other if they were meshed into a single universe.
I'm not sure how relevant this is, but some RPGs have magic systems that exist completely parallel to each other.
I thought Mahouka and Nanoha's system's might be meshed together, since they both share in the use of computerised magical foci and feature multiple systems of magic with different properties.
Goddammit, they're just throwing any random symbol. Even fucking business chart is in there
I wonder what did it even do
Are the mechanics and world rules they follow completely different from each other?
This is true. Mahouka has a lot of psuedo-science that drives its system. Things like Material Burst is pretty much a forcing a Hydrogen bomb down to the atomic level.
Though I was going for systems that are distinct from each other on a more thematic level.
>read out a long, complex chant in an ancient language>read out a long, complex chant in an ancient language
I already know it by heart fagget
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
I had D&D in mind as the example I was thinking of, so I don't know about different world rules, but the mechanics of arcane magic, divine magic and psionics are completely different there.
Because they look pretty.
Sacred geometry is being combined with symbols to make things happen. It's true enough.
These demonstrate the most power because the geometry simply appears in reaction to the thing it needs to create already being created by the master's will. Long hours of preparation on an actual physical circle are how you play with things you don't understand. Be careful, anons.
Because they look pretty. I like when they're used to demonstrate that the magic being cast is more than just "point and shoot" and actually requires mental effort and understanding.