Volume 10 is completed on Baka-Tsuki.
DAL II BD 2 sales from the 25th to the 29th: 4,234
Volume 11 Tobiichi Devil due to come out the 20th of September
DAL movie confirmed anime original content and will not continue the series
Let's look at it this way. The LN is nowhere remotely close to being done. There is 0% chance the anime will ever be able to finish properly anyway without 4-6 seasons and fuck that will never happen nor does DAL deserve it. Sales for season 2 are still higher than expected, but the decision seems to be made already
Is that supposed to be the true Yamai?
Fug that sucks about the movie though. Will tachibana write it? Either way it's going to be the same faggot director I assume
They are both love.
But Yuzuru makes the cutest expressions.
Why the grim faces?
1. Anime original content movie probably signals the end of the anime forever.
2. The anime original content in DAL so far has been just beyond terrible
3. Natsumi will NEVER be animated
You do remember the anime only content we had so far, right?
I will admit, Episode 6 of S1 was way better than Episode 1 of S2
I can understand this from when Tohka just sang out of nowhere but realize she gets a bit more knowledgeable in situations where she needs to fight. It's the only thing she knows for real
Let them dream anon, they're just trying to rile us up
>DAL movie confirmed anime original content and will not continue the series
We might see some non-yuri Miku in said movie which has the potiental to be interesting
>hating on Natsumi
I want to use Kaguya's butt as a pillow.
S-She will be back for the Third Game with Rinne right? Right?...
I realized that some of us DAL fags are part of the BD fans as well.
I don't know anon, BD is "okay" but int the end it's just another harem. DAL is just marginally superior imo.
Having tsunako drawing helps too
Alright let's talk about something POSITIVE instead of us understandably wallowing around the news of original content of all things being the main thing going on for the movie.
What would actually make you enjoy the movie? No light novel stuff but what would actually make you like the movie?
>“Aaah, it’s always Tohka-san and that’s no fair”
But neither the AST or the general craziness are a problem for me!
Those deitos need funny and cute stuff, something I'd watch again.
How about NO
What I want: something a wee bit silly and light hearted including the entire cast except the AST and concluding the series on an ambiguous note.
What we'll probably get: Forced drama filled garbage involving DEM
I forgot to answer my own questions
I wish for
Deitos. Everybody gets one. Extra points if Mana works her way in there.
Maybe kiss for everyone too? Excuse the harsh words but the relationships need to be maintained if you will.
Light action. It's called DATE a Live so for once let's just have something all about dates.
What I don't want
One of the girls gets kidnapped, everyone goes to save her from AST/DEM
Not switching from romcom to serious fighting at the last few minutes.
And you all know me
Some moe as fuck Ellen doing something casual
BD has a better plot that DaL, DaL would be comparable if you got rid of V5, V6, V8, and V9.
But yah BD LN has bad art. See this super epic moment totally destroy by bad art.
I'm not a haremfag, well not any more than anyone else in this thread. I wish I could say the same of the other people in the BD threads.
Yeah I saw that atrocity. Even Shidou looks better than that.
If anything I knew about it's plot but never see it being discussed while in DAL threads I at least see some honest speculation.
People needs better access to the summaries.
Anyone got more?
We really need an updated pastebin.
>got rid of V5, V6, V8, and V9
Eh. DAL isn't only about plot, it's called Date A Live. Those volumes are generally less plot heavy, but revolve around the dating aspect a bit more.
>>if you got rid of V5, V6, V8, and V9.
This is really a matter of personal take because I really question this post now.
>>But yah BD LN has bad art.
Wait a second there! Are you telling me that THAT was an actual LN illustration?! At the moment when MC-kun finally got to use BOTH Swords?!?!!!
>>I'm not a haremfag
Neither many of us here really yet here we are for some reason.
I never said V5, V8, and V9 were horrible, just weak. Also V8 would be a lot better if it didn't remind you of how irrelevant most of the girls were.
But only volume 5 was weak, most of Natsumi arc is refreshing for scenes like the loli spirits, deitos, etc, which was a nice change because we know the author only cares about Tohka/Origami/Kurumi and getting scenes like these is hard.
I would always feed Miku, loli or not.
V8 and V9 might as well just have been side stories. They totally ruined the pacing of the plot.
But thinking about it, if V6 was gone and V5 lead into V7. I would be fine with a filler vol at that point. So I really only have problem with V6 and V9.
And the Twins slept in Kotori's bed, how is that a refreshing change of pace?
>They totally ruined the pacing of the plot
What the fuck are you even saying? The main "plot" is about dating spirits, in this case the spirit can change its from at will and dating all the possible suspects was the best way to find her, it also gives a good chance for some relaxing scenes before the inevitable serious moment in volume 9. Not everything has to be 100% serious and plot, especially when we are talking about harems.
I think you need to read all of my post. I said a single filler Vol at that point would have been fine, but two was too much
Also I can't help but get the feeling that you like IS.
But only volume 6 IS filler. It was unnecessary and the whole thing with Shiori is blatant pandering. Volume 5 was bland but it was relevant to the twins and DEM introduction. Volume 8 and 9 are relevant to Natsumi's character.
I don't see how anyone could stop at just a head pat.
There is nothing wrong with her, you faggot. Miku is love.
I'm not a hater or lover of Tohka but bullied Tohka is adorable
Now you're just embarrassing yourself lad
According to the chief animation director, DALS2 is actually selling at 20,000, InaKon is 10,000
Oricon should really be taken with a grain of salt
>DAL movie confirmed anime original content and will not continue the series
I wonder, why do I keep bothering?
Oh yes it does. It's being animated under the name Date A Live, it's not a spinoff, it's not something different. It's Date A Live. They've got consent from the writer. It's part of the series. Just keep the anime and LN separate. As long as you've got the okay from the original creator it's fair game. And they can do as they please.
Only the parts with Tohka weren't cannon.
No it doesn't. It's called filler because is anime original and doesn't belong to the canon. You can call it Date A Live but it doesn't make it canon unless the author says otherwise. The author can give his consent but we have non canon short stories too, episode 1 is non canon filler.
Once again these are probably off because Oricon numbers but here
1 6 9,878 2013/06/28 Spring Date A Live
2 6 9,238 2013/07/26 Spring Date A Live
3 6 8,137 2013/08/30 Spring Date A Live
4 6 7,962 2013/09/27 Spring Date A Live
5 6 7,345 2013/10/25 Spring Date A Live
6 6 7,653 2013/11/29 Spring Date A Live
How nice that we know about this after the movie is announced, basically cementing the death of DAL's anime run (unless they decide to change their minds because sales were super high).
News that s2 was a shaftjob on moon tabloid sites probably helped the sales a little
Still can't blame me for hating on the season's obvious lack of quality. What kind of jackasses would swap studios between seasons anyway
>What kind of jackasses would swap studios between seasons anyway
They didn't, the studio went bankrupt was sold off and then was renamed. They were working on pratically no budget
They DID have enough source material. They elected not to use it. Same thing with season one. They skipped over things and elected to write in something else. it fits in to the story. Especially episode 1 of DAL II where Shidou is packing for the school trip they are about to go on. Again, the anime can do whatever they like. it's still date a live, just their version.
But it's not canon and that's the point here, we can talk about the episode itself if you want, for example how out of character Tohka. Mixing source material with filler doesn't make the whole episode canon, saying things "it's just their version" is like saying S1 and S2 look the same because "it's their version"
The movie being original content, they just keep getting more and more retarded.
I'll just forget about it by september, but fuck I'm mad
>>more Tohko suffering
>Yoshino's face when the movie is all about her NTR'ing Tohka
Funnily enough the lack of development and appearances of the other heroines are what people complain about the most but it's also the thing that makes the series not like a harem at all
Don't bully best girl. Miku is life.
Miku was rather good in volume 8/9 sadly Tachi is doing a good job making me start to dislike her. Natsumi is just a child and she hasn't had enough time from after her sealing to be "developed" yet unlike what Miku got in 8/9.
It had plenty of problems besides the still frames. Atrocious pacing for the already weak volume 6, bad use of what is actually a totally nice soundtrack and all that QUALITY.
That said, that doesn't void them having worked hard. Considering the circumstances, they probably just lacked budget. They did well enough in those conditions.
Yes, that's not exactly a budget question right there either. Scheduling problems, maybe? Since they did seem to have some, with how the last few episodes turned out. I just hope some of the worst moments are fixed in the BDs, specially the scenes that were inexplicably lacking background music.
This is news for me too. Anon from >>111361075, was that a typo? I don't remember Cake ever saying anything like that.
And yes, Cake has forgotten it when he was supposed to be using it before, so he does take his trip off.
>the ones who are truly dead are Kotorifags and Origamifags.
Thank fuck, the imouto arguments were horrible, Manafags start to appear and Kotorifags explode and in effect completely ruin threads. We never really had many Origamifags in the first place, and only maybe 2-3 of them don't shitpost about her and actually contribute to discussion
I would say there is about three of us who actually are here to discuss DAL and not just shitpost like that other Origamifag. That said I myself don't really bother posting about Origami that much since it always somehow devolves into shitposting.
Quite the bad short time memory you have there. I've posted 4 times in this thread.
Non-shitposters tend to keep a low profile, though, since no one wants good threads ruined.
Unlike >>111363125, I don't really shy away from posting about Origami, but that's just when the issue comes along or someone asks questions. Otherwise it's pointless.
Color anon here.
That's pixel anon.
No, colourbro's favorite is Origami and even had a picture of posts explaining why he likes her and his opinion on Origami and her actions.
Chartanon is a Kotori and Yoshino fan iirc, and Stat anon has a picture listing his favorites
That looks nice, can't wait!
Found this on pixiv today.
Not sure what you're referring to, but if it's due to the short term memory thing, sorry if that came off as rude.
<Mordred> is described as dark grey, while <Pendragon> is described as white. I'm taking <Pendragon> as reference but switching to a darker color scheme.
That looks great in the thumbnail but enlarging it totally sets off my autism.
Yeah, I agree with that. I just have built the feeling you tend to avoid confrontation a bit more than I do, which is honestly a good thing.
DaL II Thread Checklist:
?Season One http://pastebin.com/bencXC8Y
?Date a Stuff http://pastebin.com/RisweZxg
?Stats and Charts
?Date a Party
?Miku a cunt
?Date a Live Encore 2
?Penguin Suit Mana
?Mix and Match DaL
This makes me feel like we still have a decent amount of DALbros, just not everyone is here at any given time.
I like the Shiroi and Miku conversation due to the parallel with Tohka in the first volume, so I was glad that was the one single thing they adapted properly from volume 6.
Other than that and the last chapter setting up things, the volume is pretty weak so it's natural a ridiculously rushed adaptation would be even worse.
A lot of the two arc volumes feel like they could've been compressed into something much shorter and concise, where they get bogged down by a lot of the hijinks and such. Volume 10 and 11 I think will probably end up being the best two parter, even if it's about Origami.
Many have said it before, but having been asked to prolong the series around that time, it might just be that Tachibana used those as a way to try and buy time to think up how things should go from there on.
Volume 8 was clearly superior to 6 and hijinks aside, there was the whole DEM subplot, and some info on both DEM and Ratatoskr.
And volume 10 was definitely better than 8 as well so, if anything, it seems like at least the quality of the two part arcs is getting progressively better.
>even if it's about Origami
Well, that's not necessarily a detrimental point to everyone.
I felt like that when reading the summary in the threads but when reading the whole chapters with no pauses, it honestly didn't feel like things dragged on too much.
Not really, it took like 2 chapters of pointless fight to get Tohka her full powers back and force Origami to turn into a spirit, the wizard suit was a joke and the fight didn't resolve anything.
It's also quite big compared to last years Tohka working/Yoshino highschool book
No it isn't, but I've always felt that Origami was one of the weaker characters, in the sense she flip flops between complete and utter joke character to ultra serious revenge kill them all girl. It's kind of disconcerting actually.
>like 2 chapters
Part 4 of chapter 2 and almost all chapter 3 including everything from Origami's appearance to her running away. It's little more than one chapter.
>the wizard suit was a joke
Not really, Origami was wiping the floor with 4 Spirits in limited release and she was even keeping up with Tohka somewhat until the activation limit happened. So it's just that Origami couldn't handle it, not that the suit was a joke.
>the fight didn't resolve anything
What was it supposed to resolve? I actually liked the whole "hate but a different hate than before" thing.
Fair enough. I've never felt the difference from the lighthearted scenes and how she becomes when she sees a Spirit was too jarring, but I guess I can see that.
I'm counting the "build up" for the fight.
>Not really, Origami was wiping the floor with 4 Spirits in limited release
Limited release are weak and even a WL prototype is enough to stop them. Wizard suits are supposed to be the best equipment to fight spirits and was also the main reason Origami joined DEM but it was a letdown how Tohka overpowered it with ease, in the end everything was a big excuse to turn Origami into a spirit.
>What was it supposed to resolve? I actually liked the whole "hate but a different hate than before" thing
Exactly, there was nothing to resolve which makes the whole fight pointless also turning into a spirit just helped to make her even more determinated to kill spirits.
>Tohka vs Origami fight was unnecessarily long
It was actually quite short if you read it all at once.
The point wasn't to resolve anything, it was to build up the series of events that ultimately led to spirit Origami.
You're just thinking about it wrong.
It's been building up for several volumes, this was the breaking point. It didn't feel forced at all, just conflict heavy.
Not sure what you meant by build up, I was counting stuff from the moment the spacequake alarm rings. Both <Mordred> Origami vs Spirits and Spirit Origami vs Tohka together are little more than one chapter.
>even a WL prototype is enough to stop them
Stop them, maybe, curbstomp them like that, definitely now.
I do feel like the suit was a letdown, but not on that same sense. It's just that the cliffhanger at the end of volume 9 hyped it up and in the end it had close to no relevance. In that sense, I would agree. In regards to the suit's performance, I certainly don't.
>Exactly, there was nothing to resolve which makes the whole fight pointless also turning into a spirit just helped to make her even more determinated to kill spirits.
The build up had been happening since nearly the beginning. The whole volume was basically a series of events that were cutting down Origami's options, that and turning into a Spirit included, which ends up leading to chapters 4 and 5. I honestly liked this volume's structure.
If we're talking about relevancy then you can make that case for most of the characters. But most importantly:
She gets used by Bandersnatch.
She overextends her limit and gets saved by Mana before dying.
Get lost in the confusion, ends up losing to spirits.
>Volume 8 (and 9 for that matter)
Victim of Natsumi's game along with everyone else.
She did choose to help Shidou at the cost of possible expulsion from the AST but she definitely didn't give up the revenge issue at that point. In the two instances in which she's suspended you have a small bit from her perspective when a spacequake alarm is ringing in which she's lamenting not being able to go out there and fight the Spirits.
Plus, that change that did happen is mentioned in volume 10 as being the very reason wants to go past the point of no return (by killing a Spirit) since she's against that somewhat involuntary change that was happening as she got used to her daily life with Spirits.
Not really, the author had this planned but he never gave hints about a possible conflict in Origami in volume 5-8. This Origami was different and willing to help Shidou, then in volume 9 Ellen gives her a small reminder and she joins them. DEM is targeting Shidou and Origami knew this, killing spirit then herself was a terrible because that would leave Shidou defenseless.
Well, that came right after my post, but I kinda address that in it.
>In the two instances in which she's suspended you have a small bit from her perspective when a spacequake alarm is ringing in which she's lamenting not being able to go out there and fight the Spirits.
Plus the beginning of volume 10 made good use of the happenings beforehand, even if them, standing by themselves, weren't all that indicative.
>is mentioned in volume 10
Exatly it is mentioned in volume 10 but not in previous volumes so it doesn't count as build up, even if she still had some issues with spirits, attacking and killing spirit only would cause more problems to Shidou since DEM is also his enemy, then she goes and joins them.
She has two objectives, seeing Shidou live and killing Spirits. She's always been trying to do both, but she couldn't fulfilling killing Spirits without permission and power. DEM gave her the option to have it all, including Shidou (against his will of course).
>In the two instances in which she's suspended you have a small bit from her perspective when a spacequake alarm is ringing in which she's lamenting not being able to go out there and fight the Spirits
But there was something more important right? and she chose that over her revenge.
>attacking and killing spirit only would cause more problems to Shidou
Yet she still demonstrated clear desire to do so in previous volumes.
No, she just couldn't do it due to being suspended.
Yesterday evening. A spacequake omen was observed at the outskirts of Tenguu city and the evacuation announcement had been proclaimed nearby.
This meant the appearance of a Spirit and the AST members moved out promptly and attacked.
However, without being added into the AST member operation team, Origami obeyed the alarm and went to the shelter with everyone and could only wait for the Spirit’s threat to disperse.
Impatient. Irritated. In spite having the power to pull a trigger, she was not permitted to do so.
That was the reason of the slight discord on Origami’s usually flat expression.
Have an example to back it up. The above is from volume 8.
She wanted to attack and kill Spirits. Her stabbing the knife through the photos she thought Natsumi was transformed as with no hesitation also shows that.
She chose to save Shidou when the circumstances placed that as important, she never had to choose between them except for the moment in volume 4 where she actually goes with the third option, placing the territory so she wouldn't harm him. Only thing that could be seen as choosing is the slight hesitation she showed in face of his words afterwards.
>>111366898 is basically right too. She even shot down the satellite bomb when it would be a perfect opportunity to get rid of the Spirits since Shidou was there, and that was after joining DEM.
You're twisting the perspective, that getting rid of the Spirits' cleans DEM's way to take Shidou isn't something she ever admitted thinking or being aware of, nor did she ever act in such a way.