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.
"SAO invented RPG mechanics" - /a/ 2015
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.
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.
Quantum's English release aired the same time as SAO. Coincidence?
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)
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.
It's watchable, Bell is optimistic and a grateful kid, also a qt
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.
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.
> 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.
>implying that shit matter when you have ridiculously OverPowered magic
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.
Wow, Gash Bell is some shitty digimon rip off too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
best grill reporting in.
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.
He punches whores and only saves the most purest of maidens. Zeus warn him about whores enough
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.
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.
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
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
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.
>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.