Ep 2 is out.
I don't usually make threads but the last one was autosaging on page 9.
I want to touch those ass cheeks with my cheeks..
I have a feeling that s1 ends with active project disbanded, only to reunite in s2 after time skip.
Will wear system is really interesting. We already have one for construction purpose with built -in dope injector for more worker exploitation.
Split cours sure are trendy these days. I guess waiting months before starting the show again creates a rise in ratings for the "second first episode"? Kinda like how Marvel keeps dropping their series back to issue #1 for silly reasons.
>Split cours sure are trendy these days. I guess waiting months before starting the show again creates a rise in ratings for the "second first episode"?
No. It's to give dying animation studios more time to create the second half of the shows because their staff wouldn't be able to handle it as one continuous show.
>dying animation studios
Are you serious?
I guess dying is too strong a word, but it is to ease burden on the staff making the show since most are probably working ridiculous hours as it is even when the studio is only trying to get out one anime in a particular season since they'll also have some of that staff working at least partially on other projects that months down the line from the current main project.
Started up last September according to Google, but still has a fairly small catalog due to rights issues with various properties in Japan. The article I saw mentioned they had been doing a fair bit of hype building in the run up, but I've no idea what that looked like on the ground or how successful it's been in the few months since obviously.
Well, I'm not talking about "It will die in 2016!" I'm just saying that its current model it's unsustainable, and that is a fact.
The latest news on Neflix is that it went global, that it will start to enforce its region locking and prevent the use of proxy to skip it.
>Well, I'm not talking about "It will die in 2016!" I'm just saying that its current model it's unsustainable, and that is a fact.
It's been like that for a while now and there are no signs of changing. Kinda sad too, once that bubble bursts a lot of studios will shut down/die off.
It won't. If I've learned something in all this years watching anime, is that the suits won't notice the catastrophe until they can't avoid it (like in the early 1990's) so a scenario like this one >>13756868 seems pretty likely.
Not him, but animation is becoming a less sustainable career and fewer people are taking it up because of it, with a large percentage that do dropping away because of the awful pay and conditions, which has been happening for the past 15/20 years. Home media is being phased out in favor of streaming and downloadable content. Japan could conceivably try to price match that content to DVDs and blurays, but with outsiders like Netflix and Hulu stepping in to the ring with domestic ones that's unlikely to be sustainable. Anime companies have also started looking towards foreign markets due to a shrinking domestic market in the last handful of years, with simultaneous airing on international markets (or close to it anyways) being a thing that has started happening due to this.
The slide has been happening with a good while, but to say there are no signs it's changing isn't really accurate.
Well that's true of any entrenched business really. It happened in the West too, with Netflix having to compete against major television networks as a fledgling company and winning because the service and prices were better compared to the standard networks were offering. Which had a knock on effect with physical media of all kinds, and now most games and movies can be bought online for a fraction of the cost if you look in the right place, even if only as digital content and not physical.
Things for animators are so bad, they are trying to crowd fund dorms for them to live in. And of course the campaign is failing badly.
The reliance on 3D CGI might also be a factor.
On an average per episode cost, 3D CGI might be cheaper because of reusable assets, but the amount of work upfront to create each unique reusable asset is much higher.
REDUCE THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE
DO WE HAVE PERMISSION
RELEASE THE LIMITERS
i love this shit
This is hell.
And that guyver-like firefighter suit was calculated to be even stronger than the willwear of Oscar II (Strike Interceptor).
A firefighter suit is stronger than a police enforcement battle suit meant to fight guys in power armor.
Although I guess that if Strike Interceptor went into black mode, it would probably pulverize the firefighter version, just like Oscar VI (Fine Familia) punched him through a reinforced concrete building when she went black mode.
The purging had to do with low battery (I dunno, maybe you can't breathe in there without power or something) and that's the first thing she told the techie to check rather than getting rid of all the popups.
Fine Familia was fully charged, and thus could still function after unleashing the limit break. Also, apparently, it's the newest kind of willwear, so its power usage is probably a lot more efficient than that of Oscar I and II.
Elf Sigma had to fight a prolonged battle and use its beam cannon a lot, depleting its energy reserves quickly.
Strike Interceptor was only charged to 43 percent or less before it was deployed. Also, it has a flight mode, so its energy usage must be really high.
So far, the three Oscars have the following roles.
Oscar 1 (Elf Sigma) is a sniper support unit, not really meant to go toe to toe with the target.
Oscar 2 (Strike Interceptor) is a tracking and pursuit unit with a flight mode, meant to hunt down the target.
Oscar 6 (Fine Familia) seems to be the main battle unit. Very likely to be a good all rounder.
From the description on the website, Haruka's willwear will be specialized for cyber-warfare. Probably meant to disable complex machinery and shutting down enemy combatant willwear.
We'll see what the other two Oscars will be about. One will probably be all about pure strength.
why the fuck is it the responsibility of some random civilian to take a hostage to a hospital
what the hell are the emergency services doing
>President of the Student Council in an animu
Just accept that Presidents of Student Councils have powers and competences that overwrite common sense.
Not necessarily 'stronger', just a higher number for a certain stat (MTQ, whatever that means). Probably the main deal was that Oscar II can't keep up with the firefighter suit's agility, since they were OK with letting Fine Familia sortie.
Is this why most anime looks like shit nowadays?
Well, so far Active Raid looks decent. While it feels cheap at some scenes, the characters still move like a person unlike in Twintails.
People are too busy tearing IBO to shreds, because that is the popular show this season.
This is just an okay distraction as silly power-suit cops fighting villains every week that appeals to some Tokusatsu/Dai-guard/Patlabor/Bubblegum Crisis tastes.
You could get super-serious and super-cynical about it, but why? It's like going to a circus and getting mad that it isn't a poetry reading.
How good an anime looks is completely dependent on how well the studio managed their production schedule and time use. Twintails is from the studio running out of time before deadlines and rushing to the finish.
I'm disappointed that Oscar XI didn't get a launching bullet.
Guys can we take a moment and appreciate Red's booty
nagumo shinobu is that you?
There is a minimum of four suits confirmed.
Elf Sigma, Strike Interceptor, blue-haired bus-fetishist's armor, and rookie lieutenant's Fine Familia.
Since Fine Familia is designated Oscar 6, that means that there ought to be two other ones.
However, there are three guys (plus maintenance dude from the willwear gear association), and three girls (plus police poplar chief).
Maintenance dude probably won't fight, so that means that there are 7 police officers, but only six Oscar. Private Madoka is probably only an operator and won't be out onto the field, leaving probably the section chief to don an armor, and perhaps chief.
On the other hand, perhaps one of them is Oscar 0. Thus, you can then easily have all seven officers on the front line. Would be a shame if that cutie wouldn't be smashing criminal scum in their willwear.
The men get a choker instead.
And I guess you're talking about this scene?
>why the fuck is it the responsibility of some random civilian to take a hostage to a hospital
In real disasters the police ambulence won't get there in time, some time civilians take things to their own hands to protect random people.
My dad almost died once and I had to take him to the hospital. Sometimes you can't afford to wait.
Here it seems nothing serious happened and they'd still take time to reach the area.
This is the one with the penis.
The government trying to create some super hi-tech willwear for counterintelligence purposes confirmed.
It's probably going to be some kind of uberninja willwear with invisibility or supercamouflage abilities.
>Lyko is being installed on absolutely EVERYTHING
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What a rude way to refer to your little sister who feeds you tomatoes with her mouth.
I'm disappointed it's not a bus model.
There's probably a supersecret organization behind them, financing them with fancy equipment so that they can do their edgy teenager hacking shit.
>you kids can have your holo-lolis and a bunch of whores cosplaying as your 3DPD sisters as long as you make the police look like dumb dorks
Should I have used quotation marks just for you?
I really don't understand if you're just messing around with me or if you're an idiot who doesn't tolerate jokes in Active Raid threads.
I really didn't expect this
Too bad it will never ever have straight porn
I wonder how long it'll take before people start trying to code an actual Lyko desktop buddy.
I mean the fact that it's being installed on fucking everything gives me the feeling it's going to go horribly wrong later but people love their waifus
To be fair, if you can successfully lock removal behind a survey wall, it'd work against anyone.
People are fucking lazy. I'm tech savvy myself and I'd rather roll back on a restore point than fill out a survey.
Well I wouldn't go far as to say it'd be excellent writing, but it would be clever.
But that's the best I can give to how computer security is handled in fiction. It's not like people care to research what would be realistic, just have a bunch of code lines scroll around and poof instant hacking, works every time.
Yeah, the villain injecting uncompiled python is pretty funny, but that's pretty par for the course for fiction. Better just to have them typing hex or binary because it gives extra cool points and is actually more believable than a high-level language.
I'm pretty sure of it at this point. She's being uploaded on EVERYTHING, and is difficult to remove. I'm awaiting an episode where she goes BABEL BABEL BABEL and only the cop who clean her off his computer can do anything.
>This entire scene
I stand corrected
>be a purity-obsessed 1337 haxxor nip from /a/ and /g/
>member of an organization called LOGOS because nips love Gundam SEED
>develop and release a virtual assistant called Liko that panders to otaku AND improves the lives of normalfags
>anyone with half a brain could tell that it's a fucking botnet
>but that's ok because it doesn't act like a slut unless told to
I don't care if he's supposed to be the villain.
Mythos is still a total bro.
>voiced by Inaho's VA
I am already having a hard time watching heavy object for that and tolerating Biscuit for a while in IBO, and then we have this know-all faggot again in his voice.
Only silver lining he is the villain this time.
yes! yes! YES!
>She generates the (You)s for you.
Also, she trots like a horse in the ED. It's odd.
The "(You)" response is sorta like a dismissal. Imagine someone fishing for replies or making blatantly inflammatory posts, just reply (You), because that's all they're looking for in the first place.
Yknow, I figured if a learning program can learn how to shitpost, it would in fact make for the best moderator (generating shitposts kinda implies learning what constitutes a shitpost which kinda implies the ability to recognize shitposts from a given pool of posts which should result in the ability to identify report-worthy content.)
It's very interesting stuff, the things you can do when you get a learning algorithm working.
There was an article about a student team at Cornell making a system to detect sarcasm, and applying it to weed out troll reviews (on Amazon and app stores). A similar system might work here.
"Logos" means "knowledge" or something in Greek, right? Maybe he's one of those "muh freedom of information" types?
This and Daiguard scratch a particular itch for me. I love it when the machines have to be calibrated and adjusted, plus needing permission and having rules on weapon use makes them feel much more real.
Not a fan of that Faux Newscaster. If they had been broadcasting the whole battle, it would have been obvious that the karaoke was distracting the enemy mech.
It was actually a fire fighting model. Aroma therapy was included to help during high stress situations.
Police are usually under severe restrictions to limit collateral damage.
If I was a designer and was using those rings as anchor points I'd go with the waist. It's closer to the center of mass and less likely to break the neck.
But this is anime so take that with a grain of salt.
I'm not too sure about the newscaster. Was she conscious before Kazari did the song-and-dance routine? She probably jumped to conclusions because she only saw that, but not most of the preceding fight. She didn't know the context, and just saw a police Willwear dancing and the criminal Willwear getting disabled afterwards.
That, or the letter she received beforehand influenced her reporting. She was informed that something that would discredit Unit 8 was going to happen, after all.
It's "we seriously want to do a Metal Hero show really badly" the animation.
Never before have I seen an anime that made me think it should also be done live action. It's like the reverse of what happened with Garo.
It's Daiguard, Patlabor, mixed with this:
I know people say Metal Heroes, but the only similarity is power armor policemen. There is a distinct lack of alien demon crimelords, fighting in alternate drug fueled dimensions, monsters, and flaming beam swords in Active Raid.
Plot centric ep this time. Setting up Logo's main plan. Some banter in the beginning about Sena thinking Asami is a huge trouble maker, but wants her trained up. About about Sena's past. Haruka's suit teased again.
>trained cop in power armor gets defeated by inflatable mascot
Even in more serious episodes this show manages to be silly.
That landing stunt was great though.
Considering they have the same writer, was it on purpose?
>That landing stunt was great though.
As was Kyoukai's reaction.
Considering he's the technician AND resident mecha fan, it's perfect.
>proudly display it and hang around the crime scene
>in a place where just about anybody could be holding a brown bag filled with pastries
>Kuroki just fucking eats his limited 30-a-day club sandwich
Remember one of the reporters asked "Did North Korea launch a missile?"
Well, not one day after that...
>Yamata no Orochi (八岐の大蛇?, literally "8-branched giant snake") or Orochi, translated as the Eight-Forked Serpent in English, is a legendary 8-headed and 8-tailed Japanese dragon that was slain by the Shinto storm-god Susanoo.
It is able to fly and seems to be as much, if not more manoeuvrable than Oscar II's.
Sena's brief talk with the /m/echanic suggest that it is more advanced than their willwears.
Logos does not just mean knowledge. The meaning of Logos is very very broad
>Logos (Greek: λόγος, from λέγω lego "I say") is an important term in western philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion. It is a Greek word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word", "speech", "account", "to reason", but it became a technical term in philosophy beginning with Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC), who used the term for a principle of order and knowledge.
>Ancient Greek philosophers used the term in different ways. The sophists used the term to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to refer to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe. Under Hellenistic Judaism, Philo (c. 20 BC – AD 50) adopted the term into Jewish philosophy. The Gospel of John identifies the Logos, through which all things are made, as divine (theos), and further identifies Jesus Christ as the incarnate Logos. Although the term "Logos" is widely used in this Christian sense, in academic circles it often refers to the various ancient Greek uses, or to post-Christian uses within contemporary philosophy, Sufism, and the analytical psychology of Carl Jung.
I watched it for a laugh the other day with a friend and we barely made it through the whole episode. I was floored to see /m/ had a 300-post thread about it. I assumed it was a joke.
Well, that's a pretty heavy word, so to speak. I totally forgot that 'Logos' meant 'Word (of God)' in theological works.
Of course, it could just be a case of the writers picking names that sound cool.
Well, turns out it isn't a joke. It's not the most popular show and the first episode isn't necessarily the best (because it's moving too fast, people are dropping terms left and right).
That said, I think it does appeal to some /m/ preferences and works perfectly fine as lighthearted entertainment. You want something more serious and hardcore? Check out IBO or Thunderbolt, etc. Not everything needs to be like that.
A hero we can all aspire to.
>moving too fast, people are dropping terms left and right
If this were a more-discussed show, the latest episode would have had threads filled with WHAT THE FUCK IS OROCHI'S "RO"? WHY IS EVERYONE IN THE SHOW TALKING LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS.
Anyone who didn't figure it out when they started talking about the three distributed cells or whatever might be a bit slow. And anyone who didn't get it at the end when Cereal Killer practically spells it out is definitely slow.
Personally, I enjoy it when shows or literature don't baby me on terms and instead have characters who definitely know what these things are explain it to each other as if they fucking don't. That's way more damaging to my "immersion" than a bit of temporary confusion.
Real shame no active raiding is terminating the vermin of space rats.