I hope that this next episode isn't a sinkfest.
We already lost two? ships. And two is two too many.
Turkey did NOTHING wrong.
Shouhou might have been sunk, but who knows we didn't see anything.
On the one hand, I'd like a bit of historical accuracy. On the other hand, I don't want to see Kaga sink.
This is real dilemma.
I don't want to see girls die, but there have got to be some consequences for blundering your way back into the biggest failure of the war again. The drama the only confirmed death caused will be pointless if everyone's going to be protected by plot armor force fields and Bucky's senpai lust. Plus I think it could make a fitting end for Zuikaku and Kaga's arc.
There won't be any historical accuracy, considering the game is already nipponese history revision wish fulfillment.
Here's a funny bit of (probably unintentional) historical accuraccy: Real Kaga was supposed to support Operation MO, and at one point American intelligence thought that a non-existent sistership to Shoukaku and Zuikaku named Ryuukaku would be supporting Kaga.
Unlike the game, the anime has been nothing but falling into the same mistakes of the war. There's no revision going on either since it takes place in modern day. They're supposed to be fully acknowledging that they fucked up and suffering from varying degrees of PTSD.
A lot of people hate the show.
What people like is the characters of the series, since they're cute.
I watch both. I need a weekly dose of cute girls.
Such is life in resurgent Japan.
I'm sorry anon, but I have some bad news.
What about it, Tatsuta just accidentally fell on Tenryuu is all.
We all do, anon.
It was thought that just Kaga and Shouhou would not be enough to support the operation, so Mou Sugoi was switched out for the 5thCarDiv. The thought was that they would not run into too much trouble and might get some more experience out of it.
Hard to sink what won't be there.
Kaga will sink/be captured next episode and return as CV Hime in the final.
They're saving it as a surprise which is why a mere Wo has been set up as the antagonist most of the time.
Tell me about it, glad I'm not in this show!
I think she's actually meant to represent the entire Yorktown class. That's my theory at least. But it will make Midway very confusing if true. How can one third of an Abyssal sink?
>mfw the final episode is 100% historically accurate
Make way for the ship that saved the show!
I really doubt it's going to happen what with TTK self-insert, the entire premise of the show being cute girls doing cute things, and episode 3 being handled absolutely terribly.
I mean, there's enough evidence that it could go either way, but that's just how I feel.
The battles are the worst part of the show anyway, I honestly wouldn't even care if MI happened offscreen and the last two episodes are just shenanigans.
Because MUH (reinforced and upgraded) PLOT ARMOR
All I ever wanted was to watch Yorktown say カワイイナ with that stupid smile of her animated. Is that too much to ask? The fight can be ass for all I care, but I just want this one fucking thing.
Only half can be launched without changing direction.
I still believe thay maya sama will come and save the day, coz
fubuki a shit
>sub-girls show up to save everyone
Fubuki takes the credit anyway. Fuck.
They seem to have forgotten they showed this.
Only one of them will appear.
I honestly think >murica saves the day would be a good way to handle the finale.
think about it like this, right now, the fleet is as it once existed, and the fleet as it once existed *lost*. what could possibly happen to change that calculus? what better way then your old opponent becoming your new reenforcements?
it works on a lot of levels; former enemies working together vs a mutual threat is a time tested narrative device, it would help contradict the whole 'abyss=usn' thing, and it also provides a solution to the whole 'doomed to repeat history' thing without retarded ass pulls like 11th hour superpowers.
it can even be played for maxium historical irony, by performing the same trick on the abyss that happened to the Japanese. the truk kanmusu desperately fighting to get to the enemy carries, but cant manage to break through. then at the most narratively appropriate critical moment, wings of dauntless diver bomber fairies materialise through the cloud cover, ambushing wo-chan, marking a turning point for the climax where
fubuki carries the day by skinking all the carries and getting all the bitches, all glory to the fubuki show, the end
I still don't have I-401 and I-8 so can't say, feels bad to still not have completed orel crew
I want to be able to marry them already.
>sending their fleet out of Hawaii that's in the middle of fucking nowhere with no one else able to defend it
It'd be a good way to introduce girls coming later in the year, that's for sure.
the base hardly made a big deal about kisaragi.
the destroyers were sad for a day, but there was no funeral or even a moment of silence for her death.
Of course, knowing who made this anime, she probably is till alive and will return last episode or in the OVA
This is not daijoubu. Not daijoubu at all.
I'm surprised her
Im still not sure how the whole "ship girl" concept works. As in:
Are they humans who happen to be able to use their "ship" armament? Or even human?
Do they interact with normal humans? (Admiral doesn't count)
Do normal humans even exist on kancolle universe? (Admiral doesn't count)
Are the girls aware they are ships?
Are they physiologically the same as a "normal" human?
What physiological differences they have that allow them to use heavy weapons and be "repaired"?
I want to eat ice cream off Mamiya's mammies.
Is this an ironic post? You do realize there is absolutely no way they can pull off a "MURRIKA!" finale because of the repercussions it will have from the audience and changing the whole franchise by introducing something not in the original source?
The anime has been the biggest pussyfoot so far doing nothing but fanservice, safe writing, and trying to keep original source as best as possible. Unless the directors and writers all decided to get high, there is no way they will ever consider making such a move.
They don't even look like Ray-moo or M-Angel
>Are they humans who happen to be able to use their "ship" armament? Or even human?
Human girls with memories from their battleship times, maybe world break would be a good example with the saviors.
>Do they interact with normal humans? (Admiral doesn't count)
Its usually just the admiral
>Do normal humans even exist on kancolle universe? (Admiral doesn't count)
>Are the girls aware they are ships?
>Are they physiologically the same as a "normal" human?
>What physiological differences they have that allow them to use heavy weapons and be "repaired"?
>KTKM with cowtits
This doujin isn't even worth the thought of spilling my seed over.
Would you marry Haguro that many times?
HAHAHAHA, oh you.
All the forced attention on Fubuki is killing the show.
Sekai should impregnate Fubuki with his CHICKEN HOW ARE YOU techniques to birth the blandest, screen-hogging MC of all time.
Kongou drives a Fusou and drives past the red light because she's dumb and is about to hit Bucky.
Teitoku dives in to push her out of the way and a love story is born.
The problem with the show is that the show fucking blows. They try to mix serious drama with stupid slice of life shenanigans and only succeed at the latter.
Granted, it's hard to do, but the way that it's been executed fucking blows.
Because I'm marrying Nowacchi first.
>He doesn't know about the brave souls that control the equipment.
Well, there's a lot to be said about the adequacy of her armor and armament for WW2.
Man, these poor things go the hell bombed out of them. Still strikingly beautiful, though, even with all the rust and gentle waves lapping up on deck.
At a certain point of explanation in all science fiction or fantasy, you're going to have to explain the setting with "It's Magic" or "It's future science." That's not bad writing, that's just how the genre works.
This is a fairy.
It flies its plane into ships for the God emperor.
>Unlike the game, the anime has been nothing but falling into the same mistakes of the war. There's no revision going on either since it takes place in modern day. They're supposed to be fully acknowledging that they fucked up and suffering from varying degrees of PTSD.
So they haven't read or researched ANYTHING about the war in the 70+ years since the original ships sunk?
No. Haguro was one of the reasons leading to me muting game sound. Every time she appeared I couldn't click through fast enough.
Outside of the game she is okay though.
Not in the anime, no. Like said in that post, at least in the game they remember or have some vague memory of it. Akagi for example has PTSD because of Midway but gets over it after MI event.
Even "I got bit by a radioactive spider and gained spider powers" is an explanation. It's not a GOOD explanation, but it's an explanation.
Granted, some of the novels actually bother.
Never forget the thousands of fairies that gave their life for the glory of the TTK.
The game doesn't either.
It's just want they have been named.
They're all over the game, every piece of equipment comes with a fairy or more. They never actually explained them in the anime, though. They handle all of the equipment, fire, piloting, etc. When you see the ships saying Fire! and other shit the orders are being made to the fairies inside the turrets, etc.
Firstly, Parker's abilities are only superficially at best connected to spider powers, most of them have nothing to do with spiders whatsoever.
Secondly, "I am a human born with the ability to use the souls of reborn warships and their powers" isn't exactly a much worse explanation.
>tfw when you will never lead your beautiful fleet of kanmusu on a crusade to retake the Holy Land from the kebabs
That's just what people call them, they're not explained in the game either, but they are there. Calm Seas manga as them operating equipment in a few parts, and they do appear in the 4koma as well.
Why hasn't there been decent fanart of Nagato in that swimsuit yet? It has such potential.
>you will never eat baumkuchen on your recon plane
Who's your favorite fairy, /a/?
You wouldn't understand, anon.
That is because does the game does not pound you with exposition since none of that is really important considering how the game plays. Other materials generally have their own way of explaining things, but you probably wont find a concrete explanation.
Because there are better options
I am fond of Tenzan. Sits on the wing of her plane eating noodles like a fucking boss.
The one who brought her dog with her is pretty cool too. I forget which one she is though.
I was thinking a Fuso first but I am pretty sure it is Kirishima.
If it is a Fuso then it is a failure of a Fuso.
It's what the artist said and it's a pretty Yamashiro.
Don't bully Naka.
Even a show like Naruto or fucking whatever just have "ninjas exist and use magic" as part of the setting. There's no questions asked because you can basically think to yourself "that's how the universe is" and it makes sense. Same goes for gods, shinigami, nightmares, whatever.
But having actual WWII-era ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy suddenly appear in girl form is just weird. It's just too "perfect." Why WWII? Was there some event that caused ship girls and the abyss to all appear at once? (The Kagerou LNs do this, I think.) I'd even be fine with it if people just acknowledged how weird the whole fucking thing was (Cranes LN kind of does this) before rolling with it.
Most shows don't have the super-autism explanations that F/SN is capable of but even a show like Railgun embeds its powers in a (mostly bullshit) explanatory framework.
>even a show like Railgun
Yeah about that, esper powers is just magic that follows a different set of laws created by Aleister messing around with archetypes to counter the magic he technically help to created and makes up most of the Magic Side.
Yeah, yeah, idol theory, magic gods, Birdway spends an entire novel lecturing on magic and so on. I was thinking about Railgun the anime which dispenses with all that, though.
In retrospect it was an awful choice of example.
The question of their survival has never been raised, so it's free to you to decide. It's possible that there are special fairies rescue teams, but it'd all be off screen. The girls never bothered with the fairies. In episode 10, they even trained Fubuki by making her shoot down planes.
Regular, maybe. Now is the age of the FBB and BBV.