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So is this bizarro Sword Art Online?

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So is this bizarro Sword Art Online?
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No, it's not a game. it's. life.
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>>124552523
I guess you can look at it like that, it's a continuation of the current trend of RPG elements in light novels, which I believe has roots in things like SA:O, where the story is based around VRMMO type things.
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>>124552558
No Game No Life?
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>>124552558
Exactly.
Not an RPG, but legit RPG Mechanics

Likable MC who isn't a no try dickhole.

Pretty nice ost
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>>124552597
>which I believe has roots in things like SA:O
What the fuck am I reading.

Do people actually believe this?
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Not everything involving game mechanics is Sword Art Online. The concept existed before 2012, you know.
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>>124552719
I mean, I think he's probably sort of right, in that the trend was helped along by SAO's success, but it's not the origin at all.
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>>124552523
>Newfag the thread
>Newfag trying to push his stupid meme
>Newfag hasn't given up
Seriously fuck off.
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>>124552523
"SAO invented RPG mechanics" - /a/ 2015
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Yes, it's more boring but the world, plot, and characters are better. SAO is the opposite.
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More like SAO with a discount.
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>>124552858
>SAO
>not boring
The tension couldn't have supported the air.
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It's SAO except good
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>>124552856
I can't help but notice the blush goes OFF her cheeks
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>>124552719
I meant the trend really picked up steam there, obviously the original concept goes back much further than that.
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>>124552926
It's moe-er
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So, did SAO kill .hack? It took a similar idea, blew the fuck up, and .hack hasn't had anything new on the anime front since.
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>>124553065
Is .hack a SAO clone?
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>>124552900
I just remember enjoying the fuck out of the first season when it aired.

I try to enjoy to enjoy DanMachi because it has so many good ideas in it but the episode feels like it drags on forever.
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>>124552523
No, it's too shit to be SAO
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I want to fuck Bell
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>>124552695
Main difference is the qt protagonist who is not a Kirito-tier edgelord.

hestia.dance
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>>124553065
There was quantum a few years ago, but Bandais anime department kinda went belly up anyway
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>>124553127
I kinda felt the same at EP3.
>just give him the fucking knife already!
Haven't watched EP4 yet.
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>>124552926
>I can't help but notice the oppai loli
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something about shows like this are awesome to me

maybe because I found Dvine Luv at a young age
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>>124552558
Life with game mechanics, yet still basically a game. Don't be retarded.
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>>124553127
I dropped the first season two episodes in when Kirito killed the giant monster thing easily and I realized I didn't care at all about this.

>>124553159
Quantum's English release aired the same time as SAO. Coincidence?
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How to of made SAO better
>Kirito/Asuna die during the final boss fight in episode 14.
>Crying in the sky scene, fade to white.
>Two heartbeat monitors flat line
>roll credits.
>end
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>>124553244
>yet still basically a game
But it's basically not?
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>>124552858

I'll agree with the characters

World is pretty dull, and so is the plot (so far)

If SAO had a Danmachi character swap and it only covered arc 1 of SAO it'd be great. As it stands now they're both mediocre (SAO bumps down to dog shit after arc 1)
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>>124553302
Like Log Horizon, without everyone being aware of it.
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>>124553359
They're not just unaware of life outside of it - there IS no life outside of it.
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It has gnomes in it
i like gnomes
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>>124553430
Man, David become a dick.
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>>124553320
I love DanMachi and I love SAO. And I mean every arc, not just the first one. I can't get enough of this shit.

fite me
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What's with all the SAO comparisons? Are you idiots so braindead casual that you attribute anything with the slightest bit of seemingly JRPG mechanics to the shittiest of shows?

If anything, it's reminiscent of Tower of Druaga.
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>>124553501
Well that and Bells VA is also Kiritos
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>>124553501
sharing va's can do that.
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>>124552972
>Totally ignored Hack franchise.
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>>124553501
Literally every fantasy show with some RPG elements will be compared to SAO from now on. Welcome to 2015.
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It's watchable, Bell is optimistic and a grateful kid, also a qt
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>>124553574
.hack was around for a decade before this shit started to really take off. I don't think it was the cause.
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>>124552523
If you or others like you actually read any manga or LNs, you would know that there are roughly eight billion stories with this type of premise right now, and that six billion of them are better than SAO.
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>>124553501

I'm tempted to make a Ragnarok the Animation thread. Wouldn't be surprised if somebody suddenly called it a SAO ripoff.
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>>124553761
Ragnarok aired when it was still taboo to actually reference game mechanics in a show, though, right?
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>>124553105
Yes. SAO's ...LN? came out first. Well before .hack's material. Problem is, there was a whole shit-pile load of .hack shit released for a block of about five or ten years--some of it good, some of it.. not so good. Lots of people are getting burned out on the mmo-anime genre.

Personally, No Game No Life is the closest thing to a game-type anime I've truly enjoyed in a while. Season 1 of SAO was good, faery dance was okay but lacking, GGO was... meh at best. Then again, Halkegenia Online spoiled me.
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>>124552523
not really, only thing that reminds of me SAO is the VA, its pretty okay to watch
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>>124553820
> SAO's ...LN? came out first. Well before .hack's material
I want you to be baiting, but the fact that "Halkegenia Online" is apparently a fanfiction story, and that you knew that, makes me suspect you're not baiting at all and are just the worst poster on /a/. Fuck off forever.
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It feels like a really nice mix between Log Horizon and SAO.
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.
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>>124553819

Yeah. They only used the game's setting to make a genuine fantasy show. Also, loli rape.
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>>124553701
the cause is more because the MMO games popularity rather than sao "influence"
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>wearing armor that doesn't cover your back
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>>124553820
When exactly do you think .hack's LN came out, you faggot?
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>>124553820
>Yes. SAO's ...LN? came out first. Well before .hack's material.
I can only give you a 3/10. Try harder than that.
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>>124553497

Hey man that's your opinion and I'm not going to try and tell you what anime you should enjoy

have a nice night
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>>124553913
>implying that shit matter when you have ridiculously OverPowered magic
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SAO except boring, shitty and with more otaku pandering.
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>>124553883
Ah, but perhaps I intended to befuddle you by misdirecting you with a clever ruse, as I excel at baiting. You could, perhaps, even say I am a... master baiter.
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>>124552523
OP, you are retarded. This has nothing to do with SAO.
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>>124553065
>it's been three years since quantum
Fuck, I think it might have.
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>>124553976
I don't think anything can be more boring than SAO.
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>>124552523
But if it were that then it would actually be good.
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>>124554104
log horizon, danmachi, accel world, mondaiji, mahouka
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>>124554104
Dragon Ball Z. Thirty episodes to charge a spirit bomb.
Bleach. Composed entirely of filler.
Wan Piss. ...You know, I've never bothered with this one so I'm talking out my ass there.
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>>124554145
SAO sperglord detected
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>>124552523
when will they show Liliruca's midriff. I need Liliruca's midriff.
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>>124552523
Wow, Gash Bell is some shitty digimon rip off too.
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>>124554104
Koufuku Graffiti
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>>124554276
no is a pokemon rip off like digimon
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>>124554171
I'll play devils advocate here and say that at the very least those series were so long that some shitty filler arcs were inevitable.

26 episode season has no excuse.
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>>124554330
I dunno man he learned new attacks, thats pretty reminiscent of RPG mechanics.

It must be a SAO rip off too.
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>>124554372
The fact that it resembles something that actually happens in an MMO means it's definitely not SAO.
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>>124554171
DBZ had some ridiculous shit but man, wasting 3 episodes in that cabin in SAO was just bizzare
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>>124552523
Wait, didn't Drifting Classroom involve some high school kids being transported to a strange land to fight? Isn't that also what SAO is about?

Drifting Classroom confirmed for SAO knockoff.
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does this mean since series like Index has levels means its a rip off of SAO too?
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>>124552523
>>124554438
>Series has a male protagonist and a female love interest
Total fucking SAO rip off
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>>124553386
There's really not that big of a difference you fucking retard.
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>>124554372
pokemon was SAO rip off all along
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Wake me up when they actually show their HP bars.
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>>124554520
There's a huge difference, since there's nothing to discover about why they're trapped, and no tension between the real-worlders and the gamers or between different factions of real-worlders about how to treat the game, and why am I bothering, anyway? It's not like you've watched either of them.
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>>124552523

Its honestly how SAO should have built up.

People generally hate SAO because of the overly forced edge that plagued the writing. Add in an unlikable "I know everything and used it to be better than you :^)" character in Kirito, and lifeless side characters that only exist to fawn over Kirito and his actions.

This series is refreshing in comparison because everything flows together naturally. The characters are likeable, the MC isn't a Mary Sue, the premise is great, side characters have a reason for why they are there, and the voice actors are all putting in a good effort. Quite enjoying the upbeat soundtrack aswell.
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>>124554438
Pretty sure if you follow the chain of influence back far enough, you could get away with calling SAO a knockoff of a knockoff of a knockoff of Drifting Classroom or something.
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>>124554603
Also how no one in universe or the writer has never played an MMO before.
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>>124552523
does the MC stay a little bitch? Nigga needs to know how punch women.
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>>124552523
best grill reporting in.
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>>124554687

Thank god, real life and dungeon crawling with stats is enough game homage. As it is its familiar but still unique
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>>124554780
the thing is that the Gods in this series treats the adventures as toys they can play with and compete, the blessings are just there way of of comparing the quality of their toys with and how its different than theirs.
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>>124554596
>and why am I bothering, anyway?

Autism. SAO is shit and DanMachi is an SAO clone == it's shit by proxy; end of story.
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>>124554688
He punches whores and only saves the most purest of maidens. Zeus warn him about whores enough
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>>124553477
That can't be David. He and Lisa died in the final episode. That shit traumatized me as a kid.
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>>124555013
We were talking about DanMachi and LH, shitposter-kun.
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>>124552558
>if you die in game you die in real life
>you can cook
>you can create armor
>you can farm

I don't know... looks pretty real to me.
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>>124554933
After seeing Soma's Familia I had a feeling about that.
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>>124552858
DanMachi is better than SAO in every way excepted maybe world building.
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>>124555138
He didn't die. That tree just spontaneously grew around him and he got transported to this world.

:-; let me think that.
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Also does anyone know why they randomly had Star Wars music in the fist episode?
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>>124555043
Zeus warned him about whores? Isn't he someone who would like them?
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>>124558432
probably he warn Bell of getting STD
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>>124554933
This.
DanMachi pretends to be SAO, but deep down, it's much sinister and dark.

Gods are not evil but they are what they are and not what people want them to be. They live with complete impunity and the right to rule with the laws of their own.
Men may refute laws and will of a god but once dead, gods have the power to torment men for eternity. Only ones with determination enough to consign themselves to eternal suffering can contend gods in the DunMachi universe.
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>>124558994
It doesn't pretend to be SAO. SAOfags are the ones constantly comparing the two series even though this kind of fantasy in common in fiction.
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>>124558994
With Loki trying to gather the strongest pieces and Freya trying to collect rare souls that amuses her, it pretty simple to get that they come down to the world just to fuck around.
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>>124559305
Strongest pieces?
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>>124552523
If the fanservice was completely removed from this anime, would is still be worth watching?
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>>124559331
To compete and win
She has currently 4 heroes (not sure about Garret yet)
Ais
Finn
Garret
Riveria
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>>124553913
Do you have more pages of the artbook? I'm interested in Hephaiastos for reasons.
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>>124553957
mfw Bell becomes a RAIDEN because of ZEUS
mfw Ais and Bell combine to create a MEL STORM of blades

maybe Im drinking too much
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>>124559305
man when is LOKI not a villain?
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>>124559425
Does she know that they are heroes? Since Freya can easily see it easily with her eyes, her familia is full of heroes?
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>>124559532
It's maelstrom, not Mel Storm.
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>>124559650
yeah Im drinking toomuch
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>>124552597
>which I believe has roots in things like SA:O

Fucking newfags always think SA:O created rpg like elements in anime.

You need to watch classics like Mahoujin Guru Guru.
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I haven't watched this and I don't know anything about it.

All I know is that I want to fuck Hestia
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>>124559717
Know who doesn't want to fuck Hestia?


The protagonist.
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>>124559610
Heroes are just title for talented adventures.

Also Finn is pretty good, he knows how to pick girls at a dungeon like a true boss
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>>124559088
Log horizon, SAO, NLNG and others paved the way and prepared the conceptual componets needed for DunMachi, it did not just sprung out of nowhere and if it had, we probably could not understand DunMachi and the book did not sell.

As you wrote, SAO and DunMachi are obviously different, but both relies on a RPG game like setting and use power fantasy to lower the entrance threshold for readers and that's similar enough.

What I see behind DunMachi is darker, bigger and more contentious than SAO, but the expressions and the style used for story telling have a lot in common. Though with Vol7, I have to agree it significantly deviated from the pattern.
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>>124559704
SAO didn't create the formula but it perfected it.
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>>124559818
>Though with Vol7, I have to agree it significantly deviated from the pattern.

Freya really did show how brutal she is when someone messes on her future toys.
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>>124559838
Jesus Christ.
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The story's about a person joining a team and competing against other teams in combat.

It's obviously a Pokemon ripoff.
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