Are you enjoying heavy object, /a/?
I picked it up this weekend and it surprised me. It's certainly not the best thing ever but the lovable duo going around fucking up big warmachines is pretty fun to watch.
Ohoho is best girl.
>dropping it because she didn't turn out to be yet another titty monster
I think the first three are the weakest, so yeah. Don't expect any serious plot though, it's episodic and it doesn't really take itself too seriously.
Holy fuck I just noticed that the way they shoot HO scenes makes it look like you're actually in a theater watching a movie. Notice the way the corners are darker/faded compared to the rest of the scene. That effect should only happen with projection screens and not any modern LCD monitor unless they shade the scene to have that effect.
I am fucking convinced that as the credits roll theres going to be a scene with Hamazura/Saiai announcing index 3 and heres how it'll go
>episode 24 of HO ends
>you hear some clapping but it's mostly grumbling and hear people leaving
>screen pans out
>its a movie theater
>finishes zooming out so the camera is behind the seats in the theater
>you see two people one teenaged male with somewhat spiky hair and a girl
>"What did I super miss Hamazura?"
>Index 3's logo appears as you hear shattering glass and screen fades to black
Screen cap this shit for march 24th.
You know it to be true. Notice how the center of the screen is way brighter than the edges. It has this halo effect.
I realized this because after watching the last couple of episodes I've felt an extremely "cinematic" feel from it but I couldn't put my finger on why I felt that way. I realize that the way HO is written is supposed to feel like you're watching a movie but this subtlety takes it to another level.
“Quenser! The same guy from last time appeared again! It’s an Object! That strange weapon really exists!! What do we do now, can anti-tank shells work against it!?”
“Isn’t that obvious, Heivia? We can only do that!!”
“Okay… oi oi!! How did you end up with that conclusion? Anyone can tell that it’s stupid!! The enemy’s a monster with a 50+ m main body and 100+ cannons of all sizes! Besides, that’s not a machine that can be stopped with one or two direct hits from a nuclear bomb! That thing will destroy everything just by walking whether we shoot at it or not!!”
“You know the main cannon? It’s that stupidly-huge lower-stability-type ion cannon. The inside of the cannon is completely hollow, and the heat it produces will blow it off if a magnetic field isn’t used to protect it… so you’re telling me there’s no way? A way to interfere with the inside of that main cannon!?”
“Oh? I suddenly thought of something good. I’m great! Wait, am I a genius!?”
“What now, Heivia?”
“Perfect. This is absolutely perfect!! If we do this, Quenser and I will definitely be saved!!”
“JUST HURRY UP AND SAY IT!!”
“Go into the battlefield and act dead.”
“GO GET STOMPED TO DEATH, YOU BASTARD!!!”
Staring at the large screen, Hamazura’s hand that was holding a popcorn container inadvertently shuddered.
He had made the wrong choice.
This stupid movie wasn’t meant to be watched with a lover.
“Well, it’s just a Kinuhata-style movie that Kinuhata recommended.”
The one who said this was the "lover" beside him.
Her name was Takitsubo Rikou.
From the first chapter of NT01
It is really fun. Might not be the best written animu ever, but it is one of the few anime that you can enjoy some bros being bros while doing cool shit and just for that it is worth watching.
So I just read volume 7 and I'd like to talk about this for a second.
>“Tell me your name.”
>“I need something to write on your gravestone.” A short silence came from the radio. The young man may have been laughing.
>“You may call us the Company, Langley, or the Pentagon. When the former world police was lost, our true name lost its power and meaning.”
>“Do you mean…?”
>“We are the ghosts of a bygone era. But if you wish to refer to us, there is a name you can use. We are the strange shadows dressed in black who are whispered of in every corner of the world. We are MIB.”
Does kamachi just not give a fuck any more? There is no way he wrote this with a straight face.
I think only sounds as cringe worthy as it does is because of the translation. I'm not dismissing JS06's work because she does an excellent job in translating and editing but for some reason that line doesn't translate well into english.
Speaking of which how the hell does JS06 edit so well? The other LNs I read have extremely stiff dialogue and descriptions of things. The only others who can compare off the top of my head are Tap and Defan.
Its a fun read but I dislike the way they've directed some of the scenes of the anime. It really doesn't do the books justice.
They at least managed to get the object fights right in most cases. I'm surprised how well they are choreographed.
I'm still pissed off how they butchered burning alphas scene
Kamachi never gave a fuck.
I'm absolutely sure Kamachi writes HO with the biggest shit-eating grin on his face.
>“Wait, but, Heivia! This is a safe country! Even if they’re part of a local gang, they’re still technically civilia-…”
>“Are you completely braindead!? Do you see a single goodhearted civilian around here!?”
>He did not understand what his horrible friend was saying.
>And as the boy shouted, that friend let loose some more bursts of gunfire that accurately killed a few more people on the streets.
>“Listen, you bastard. For the most part, there are four organizations lurking in this city, but that’s just the official story.”
>Heivia swapped out the magazine.
>“They’re actually all hideouts for the intelligence division of the world powers: the Legitimacy Kingdom, the Information Alliance, the Capitalist Corporations, and the Faith Organization. They’re after the Faith Organization’s Object construction and maintenance facility. They steal or destroy classified information and do whatever else they can. We’re officially labelled civilians, we’re secretly part of the gang named Azul Hive, and we’re secretly secretly with the Legitimacy Kingdom military.”
>“Please tell me you’re kidding.”
>“Do you really think I’m lying? The place has gotten so dangerous that all the local people have left. This is both a safe country and the front line. It’s a mystery how the place even still functions as a city!”
I know the term "80's buddy cop" was used in some threads to describe HO, but Lost Angels is the first time where I actually believed it.
I'm not too far into it but it's crazy.
The Wing Balancer is fucking bullshit. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief for the majority of other objects but there's no fucking way that thing can repeatedly jump up and down without damaging the drive/suspension even if it were to dampen the fall with the air cushion. Plus if any strong gust were to hit it midjump it'd just topple over.
I thought she was a language pack to Kamachi.exe?
>object is called wing balancer
>kills not-uiharu's squad and bullies her hard
>kakine has dark matter wings
>bullies regular uiharu with extreme prejudice
kamachi is a madman
Well, I thought that Wing Balancer could be able to hover only for a short time. It would not be the case if he was able to fly, since if it was able it wouldn't need to be on the ground.
The Early States (also called the Son of a Bitch by the idiots) seems to be like a combination of accelerator and meltdowner, although the way it works is completely different.
Probably >>137509807. It even has a particle accelerator on it, so you can just call it Accelerator anyway.
No its coilless particle accelerator that vaporizes anything that gets close and can "whip" the beam to attack its targets. Think of the LHC without the sheath. Its one of the more bullshit objects like the Wing Balancer.
I want to get off kamachi's wild ride.
Least he's still going with the alcoholic drinks theme.
And here I thought nothing would top Sloppyjoes. Well fucking played Kamachi. What are your thoughts on volume 11 so far, if you don't mind me asking.
I can't say I enjoyed how they introduced new characters just to kill them.
I mean, sure, they didn't flesh them out at all. They were basically just props with laughably stupid names, but still.
I thought it was crap for about two arcs, but I warmed up to it. And stopped being an autist about the absurdity of objects.
That's too much it's, killing me.
It took you 7 vols to realize Kamachi doesn't give a fuck? I had to drop it when I realized these 2 guys, with barely any training, were taking down this machines, that were so hyped, by using common sense.
I could only stomach 1 and a half vol.
I found the second half of the volumes to be a lot more absurd and fun, like he's enjoying himself more.
I can see why the premise of the two literal whos doing that to muh objects will turn people away, but not taking it seriously is the best way to enjoy this.
It all makes sense when you realize that Objects are an international scam by the military-industrial complex.
Daily reminder that
>The efficiency of Objects is vastly overstated, the first battle was a sham with mostly duds fired at it
>Objects do not actually require a reactor, it's there to get funding and exclusive use of best reactor tech
>Genetic engineering is just a facade to get more funding and, crucially, unrestricted control over the pilots' life from birth
>Objects' complexity is hugely overblown to justify the massively padded bills
>Objects are routinely put in 1v1 fights instead of using them as a deterrent, so that expensive replacement or repair is constantly needed
>Hime manages to win against Gen2 not just because of Quenser, but also because Gen2's advancements are hugely overstated to make the government pay for an expensive replacement program
>Pilots being genetically fit to pilot one object type only is a lie made up to justify scrapping Gen1 objects instead of upgrading them
>Every object is made unique with no standardized parts because that brings more money and the governments are either ignorant or bribed to turn a blind eye to the obvious wastefulness
>Objects are actually shit and fight like upscaled WW2 tanks
>Pilots are not really genetically engineered, they just pick the cutest girls
>Objects have tons of weaknesses that Quenser can exploit because no one takes their engineering seriously
>Quenser gets sent on suicide missions because people running the scam are too squeamish to kill him directly
I picked up the anime two days ago, I'm on ep 6.
I don't know why nations doesn't just put bunkers with the "main weapons" of Objects(they called that in the sea episodes) on static bunkers made out of the Objects armor, and just shoot them simultaneously at the same point in the Object, that would blow the Object far quicker and cheaper than using another Object, with its maintenance and fancy ass pilots and shit.
Sure I have to ignore plotholes and plain retardism to enjoy Heivia's shenanigans. For me, he is the one carrying out the show, and in a lesser degree, the CO.
>nations doesn't just put bunkers with the "main weapons" of Objects
The canon reasoning is that those guns need so much power that you have to use those massive reactors, and immobile reactors are easy to detect with satellite surveillance and destroy.
Of course, this is Kamachi, so later he throws this out the window by introducing a battery-powered anti-Object laser in the 6th (or 7th?) volume.
They explain that later on, in the amazon arc IIRC.
Also in the LN one group was trying to make a system of stationary (but still capable of repositioning) objects that reflect/destroy incoming attacks while obliterating numerous other objects at once, if that worked out the whole 1v1 thing would have come to an end.
>Objects are actually shit and fight like upscaled WW2 tanks
Remember that one Object that could have killed everyone on the planet?
Because you can just drive around it, can't you?
Same reason Germany managed to beat France in WW2 despite them having the same ridiculous defensive line as in WW1.
Alternatively, you can just scout the encampments and bombard them until they're nothing more than a smoking crater.
Somewhat Stationary Objects were tried and tried again and they all relied on either having a ridiculous range (New Model, Broad Sky Saber, Break Carrier) or being impossible to hit in the first place (New Model, Early States, Deep Optical).
And they all failed once their defenses were nullified or they were hit.
>later he throws this out the window by introducing a battery-powered anti-Object laser
Which only works if you power it by using an object on the ground to charge each shot individually and shoot it up to space using a space elevator.
>But they also could have had the main body on the surface but given the orbital main cannon its own reactor. No rule says an Object can have only one reactor. We even fought the Tri-Core which had three. But Dimiksy didn’t do that.
just saying it's not exactly battery powered in the first place
please be the case. I want jc staff to find a way
The big laser gun is, the smaller interception lasers are probably solar powered or something.
Prince whatshisname was afraid that they'd use the Space Laser against him, that's why he made it battery powered, so it could only be used in conjunction with the Object.
Stone Cold Quenser "pop a nigger like a water balloon" Barbotage
So is this show about fighting Mark III Bolos?
That's probably still better than the one he destroyed by throwing sand at it.
Or milk and lemons.
>the Legitimacy Kingdom is shit
They had one of the most ridiculously overpowered Object, probably the strongest or second strongest shown in the series so far.
They're not weak, it's just that the 37th mostly gets sent on suicide missions because they support a Gen 1 and have Quenser and Heivia.
>and why is the duo putting up with them?
Hime is cute.
Froleytia has big breasts.
Heivia wants to inherit his family and marry his qt fiance.
Quenser wants to get rich quick, but he can do that with any of the superpowers and it's not like he'd have a much better time joining any of them.
One reason to watch this.
Here's a highlights from novels after this:
>Quenser and Heivia are forced to destroy an Object by a rebel group
>An Object that doesn't move and that shoots bending laser beams at the enemy and it creates optical copies of itself
>Quenser and Heivia get sent to a punishment unit which is basically a tropical vacation.
>They manage to fuck up the entire situation so badly that they get sent on a literal suicide mission.
>They get almost the entire unit killed, but survive
>They save a royal princess by blowing up the most overpowered object in the series so far
>Quenser pops a nigger like a water balloon twice in the same volume
>the remnants of the CIA try to rebuild the USA in the Australian wasteland
>Quenser and Heivia spend and entire volume trying to defeat an Object that somehow is even more ridiculously overpowered than the final battle Objects in the past two volumes combined
>Quenser steals a poor and innocent girl's non-combat Object while she's inside
Don't forget the volume where neither of them show up and the Legitimate Kingdom/Faith Organization get embarrassed by top gun loli and onii-chan bodyguard.