[HorribleSubs] Seraph of the End - 05 [720p]
I've heard a lot of wrong things on /a/. This isn't the wrongest thing. But it's pretty wrong. About as wrong as the "Misato doesn't get turned into tang" guy.
I dunno, it reminded me of Aku no Hana rotoscoping. Attempted fluid-like movement but the individual frames lasted too long to get it right.
We've had 5 episodes of this FAGGOT MC just begging for power 24/7 holy fucking shit.
Hopefully that shit ends now he's going to get this shitty weapon.
Only good part was the teasing slut winding the teacher up.
Looks like they ran out of time. Some parts were still great while some being abysmal.
For example, >>124826388 had both in the same webm.
>things actually move on screen for once
>/a/ goes "wait what this is weird what's happening with the animation?"
The in-betweens are pretty bad but the first half of the ep is probably about as good as Seraph's ever gonna be animation-wise.
If vampires want to wipe out humans again, why won't they just release the virus?
Why aren't there any teenagers around? Do they kill or release the teenagers and only milk kids?
Anybody have a bigger version of this image?
Man, she's cute and fun as fuck.
>the only scene my voivode appeared in this episode is a replay from the last one
No wonder she declared war, she wants her rightful screentime.
>can't handle the banter
Man the pacing was off this episode. Felt like a complete waste of time. I wonder how far into the source material they're actually going to go now. It looks like we have at least another three episodes before we actually get around to fighting vampires at this rate.
In case people haven't seen it yet, here's the extended preview for the opening and ending
>I WANT TO BE TEH STRONGEST
>I WANT TO KILL EVERYTHING BY MYSELF
>I DON'T NEED FRIENDS
literally everyone has lost people to vampires but they're all managing to not be annoying dicks all the time
Why is everybody on a so fucking retarded? We get a character whose pursuit of power is completely justified, who is human and believable in his behaviour and everybody keeps complaining. Seriously, what the actual fuck?
Guren wasn't really the best parent for a traumatized child.
Yu gets better though once he bonds with his friends a bit and finds out Mika is alive.
Left or right
Ok so just like I thought you have absolutely no idea what edgy even means.
>Expecting something out of someone that literally got every single question in a test wrong
ITT: A bunch of newfags who know nothing about animation.
>Wanting completely justified revenge, while still clearly putting family above all else (the revenge stemming from the loss of family in a horrible way) makes a character edgy
>The fear of forming bonds with people stemming from having lost everyone close to you in a gruesome manner is edgy
>A quest for power is edgy
Do you know what the word edgy means, or have you been desensitized by watching too many faggot MCs in haremshit to the point where you think being a massive faggot without a spine or a brain makes for a normal and well adjusted protagonist?
Does Yoichi get any bitches later on?
It's beautiful, that's what it is.
Damn, I want to know what happened to this fucker.
She's good, but Shinoa overshadows her too much.
They should hurry up and make her and glasses get closer so its more delicious when he betrays them
That's like telling a veteran with PTSD: "Everybody was in the some war and they're fine, so stop screaming in your dreams like a little bitch. Just suck it up fagget."
Different people deal differently with loss and suffering.
Are those markings on his face the same as the demon virus thing?
He doesn't believe in the stuff he says. He constantly repeats these things to remind himself that this is what he has to do, because this pledge is the only connection he has left with his family, but his actions and other characters' impressions of him say otherwise. We are repeatedly reminded that he's actually a nice guy and this edgy attitude doesn't suit him.
When he meets Mika again,
people say he goes 180 on his edgy character, but that's wrong. His character never changed, he just returned to his original self without the need to keep up with the pledge, it's our understanding of his true character that has changed.
Kureto has always been innocent and cute.
I want to repopulate the world with her.
I like her, but I like Shinoa more and Mitsuba lost before the race even started.
No point in fighting a losing battle
At least she is smarter than Glen's bitches
Pray for a fanservice OVA because that was just a chapter cover.
That's true. Maybe if she doesn't die then she'll probably end up with Kimizuki or Yoichi if author doesn't want her ending up alone.
>No beach episode ever because the seas are contaminated with acid
They don't even have a pixiv tag together
Such is the fate of fujo pandering shows
>adding her to Yuu's harem.
Except she is not even trying anymore. She became part of the keep the stupid of the MC in check duo with Kamizuki anyway
They'll probably get more stuff later.
What did you expect, /a/ like the board with desperate virgins after just one other board. Most other blue boards have made peace with their permavirgin status and are actually focused on the hobbies their boards are dedicated to unlike here where everyone's browsing with a single hand.
She's overshadowed. Krul > Shinoa > Mitsuba > *
I like them all though.
>she's a member of the ruling family, so there should be people taking care of things like that for her.
Her family doesn't even like acknowledging her existence due to the incident with her sister
KILL ALL VAMPIRES
>pseudo-military structure run by a single family for no publicly available reason, bullshit partially hidden caste system in a state of emergency, extremely low manpower but happy to murder people for failing tests or other arbitrary reasons, torture subordinates for no reason and then wonder if people are plotting against you
>>pseudo-military structure run by a single family for no publicly available reason
They were the reason why there's still 10% of the human population that survived and their power is high even before the apocalypse
>people complaining about actual animation
go watch Eva for the thousandth time.
Don't forget to experiment on them.
He's saving Yu from the Demon Army who are actually bad. People keep talking about Mika being brainwashed by the vampires but they have entirely valid reasons for not liking the demon army.
I really don't know what Mika intends on doing with Yu after he saves him though.
>What is the point of his character still being around?
To experience a different kind of suffering than Yu. Mika had to throw his humanity and live as a vampire now. Also While Yu went to school and made new friends and comerades, Mika is surrounded by people he hate except for Krul, so his obession over saving Yu is somewhat justified.
He really hasn't done anything of worth aside from crying about muh Yuu and saving Shinoa
>I really don't know what Mika intends on doing with Yu after he saves him though.
Take him to his loli mom so she can go through with whatever her end plans with the seraphs actually are
Super strength and they use weapons that gain strength from their blood similar to the black demon series
>they indicated the plural possessive properly
Is it NTR when Shinoa and Yuu were never a thing?
All she does is mess with him. I could see a doujin where Shinoa fucks Yoichi in front of Yuu just to piss him off, like when she took Yoichi from him in the pair practice.
The animation was really odd this episode due to a n overuse of rotoscoping. It was shot like a japanese tv drama, too, which made the directing and composition feel weird compared to the last several episodes, and was probably done just so they could rotoscope from one.
There are a few scenes where literally every detail on someone's body changes in small but jerky amounts while they walk forward, and their head deforms in size relative to their body. There were also actions where they had obviously used too many interpolating frames and made the action seem to play out more slowly that it looks like it should.
It wasn't an awful job overall, but the different directing style and the shots where it didn't look to great sort of stand out.
Other than Yuu's cartoonlike slide into the wall, the only scene that really stuck out to me as visually odd was when Yoichi was consoling Yuu on his test grade.
He was constantly swaying for some reason.
She just keeps getting better
I wasn't criticizing. It wasn't bad overall, just different.
I didn't care for it personally, but it's not like the visual quality of the episode suffered from being done this way.
I love how as soon as he saw the score he looked in the direction Shinoa is seated as if expecting her to actually come and bully him
When will Slaine's suffering end?
She's such a troll and just plain evil but I can't help but love that about her.
Has been trolling edgy MCs since she was 8
>market exclusively to fujoshi
>fujoshi are buying a different show
>neglect to market all of the cute girls
>show is doing embarrassingly bad for the budget
>fujoshi are all buying the new season of Everybody Loves Hypnotoad
>male otaku are all buying other things
>only an event ticket could boost sales, and even then, the boost isn't impressive
This feels like a marketing disaster.
The show's content is a marketing disaster, it doesn't seem sure who it wants to pander to and is balancing itself horribly between them. 3 episodes of edgy MC making friends in highschool while a cute female sidekick chides him will have chased all the fujoshi, but you're not going to win over otaku with a show that only has 1 main girl and who is a side character at best.
That isn't bait. The girls in this are terrible. I'm honestly surprised /a/ is even talking about them when the show is basically a sausage fest. It's not like there's a shortage of other programming where you don't have to wade through a bunch of men to find a short bitch and a tsundere.
>1 main girl and who is a side character at best
You wut m8?
She is the most aware of all the fucked up things going on in the manga than anybody else
I'm only watching it for smugdere-cham
Fujos sure are going all out tonight
What's wrong? Can't go circlejerk about delusional gay pairings at your own tumblr shithole?
It follows the manga so far, that's is what you call omnipandering if the manga and LN sales incresead there is no problem. Just like the manga the anime will pick up later on.
Too bad your shit opinion doesnt matter, fag. Seraph is still getting two seasons and will get more if the manga does well enough. Disc sales always have been a bonus even if newfags like you pretend otherwise.
>Seraph is still getting two seasons
That was planned from the get go, it has nothing to do with sales from the anime
> and will get more if the manga does well enough
If the anime is a flop they won't make more.
It hasn't omnipandered very well, though.
It's made it pretty clear that fujoshi are #1, and the girls are there if the guys want to stick around for them.
If you want to see an example of more well done omnipandering, watch Gundam or Code Geass. There's nothing in either of those that will drive male or female viewers off, and there's also plenty of service for both.
Yeah, conversely this seems to be full of things that will drive both fanbases off, and not much left to actually appeal to either of them.
Like there's this imminent sibling rivalry between 2 contrasting bishounen BL archetypes that'll inevitably be soaked in homoerotic subtext, and its looming shadow is offputting to anyone that isn't a fujoshi.
But does anyone really expect a fujoshi to watch MC get bullied by a smug girl for 4 episodes before they get any of the gay they so horribly crave?
You guys do realize there's more to anime than just pandering right?
This is just the way the author likes to make his stories. If you watch/read Legend of the Legendary Heroes then you will understand.
The fujoshit moments are really few and have actual explanations behind them other than "lol they are just gay!" and they only stand out if you are a fujoshit yourself or insecure and so are the fanservice moments between the girls which so far the most showy thing we have gotten is that one shower scene
LN was selling well, so I don't think it's an issue.
Fujoshi like Shinoa. They can actually relate to her while not being intrusive
What they don't like is Krul and that other fat tit girl
Either way, everyone knows the real heroine is Yoichi
>Fujoshi like Shinoa.
>They can actually relate to her while not being intrusive
Except for the part where she is guaranteed to end up with MC unless they all die at the end.
I even saw some delusional landwhales complaining about how they thought Mika/Yuu was endgame at the beginning and that now the manga is all of a sudden focusing on Yuu/Shinoa
I mean fucking seriously
>endgame canon landwhales
Bitches need to learn to relax. Homo main characters don't fly in shonen.
I like this smug slut
I don't see Shinoa/Yuu being end game. She's like Ferris from Legend of Legendary Heroes, also by the same author
Although, you are right in that that people expecting this to be a full blown BL story are going to be very disappointed.
It's not about how I want to be treated, it's about how I enjoy seeing obnoxious edgelord shounen protagonists being treated. She gives the MC the dumping on that he so desperately needs and s adorable all the while.
You'd have to be mentally ill or a delusional teenager to self-insert as Yuu.
I respectfully disagree.
Asuramaru > Krul >>> Shinoa > Other girls
Mika > Yuu >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ferid the pedo >>>> That Michael Jackson vampire dude
As a fujoshi the grills on this show are cuter than the boys but the shipping faggotry is better between the 2 MCs then Shinoa/Yuu which is shit tier, though Krul/Mika has actual merits.
Asuramaru >> Krul = Mika >>>> everyone else.
Shinoa also has an... interesting VA and they chose the colours of the flames on her badass scythe badly. Orange and black/green clash pretty badly, what's with that colour scheme? Should have just kept it black/black/green
No one is going to end up with anyone, the story but there will be shipbaiting al the way.
I'm not saying that scythe looks fucking useless, but it looks fucking useless.
>sh-she makes fun of him because she l-likes him...
But this is not anime original, are you retarded? this is anime based on shounen manga who sold around 250k or more every volumes so far, which means the show has above 250k potential buyers if they didn't buy the anime doesn't mean it is failure they already have the manga why buy the anime that have same contents only hardcore and newfags will buy the anime and the manga sales increase too when the newfags decide to buy manga
>he's literally saying shit like let's run away together
No shit. They were being held captive by vampires. Why would they not want to run away with their friends? Context much?
He gets enough shit from Guren, if you ask me. It seems like Guren has physically wrecked Yuu's shit at least once every episode since ep2.
No need for Shinoa to publicly humiliate him on top of that.
Guren is also an obnoxious fuck. Some nazi playboy acting like a histrionic teenager that desperately needs to tell the world how little he cares while fascist feudalism carries him to the top echelon of military command.
That whole 'meeting' scene was difficult to sit through.
>people deluding themselves that the anime will continue as long as the manga and LN are doing well
You can find a few examples, but those are rare outliers.
Unless sales pick up, it's done after the second cour, and that second cour is only coming because they were so sure that the BDs and DVDs for this adaptation were going to kick ass on the sales charts that it was planned ahead of time.
She's a breath of fresh air in the ocean of overly violent tsundere, stupid genki and ultra shy doormat heroines.
Being extremely cute helps, too.
You're missing the point. Take for example the scene where they're eating curry. In the actual audio when Mikaela is talking about their future together, he uses "us two", not including the others.
>I'm not saying that scythe looks fucking useless, but it looks fucking useless.
It was the best looking weapon in the entire manga over the boring normal swords, the Pokemon bow and the daggers which are and the axe which looked boring.
He doesn't stop saying it, though. And he's really obsessively fixated on Yuu in the manga. I mean, I do agree that it's definitely not gonna be actual homo, but I can see where people are getting this shit from.
I don't even understand why this argument is being had, right now there is barely even enough manga to make up the split cour they're making right now. Look at Ao no Exorcist (which runs in the same magazine), they also made that anime too early but the anime sold fine and the manga sells well too (better than OnS I think?) but four years later and there's not a second season in sight. So it's really pointless for anyone to be thinking of another season for this.
The boy's not very sane on the head though. At least Yuu has a new family and friends, but he has to deal with his familiy's assassin and a manipulative loli on a dialy basis. Also the bloodthirst.
To Mika, Yuu is the only piece holding his sanity. Obviously he has become obsessed.
He is fixated because he literally has no one else to turn to. Unlike Yuu he has no friends to rely on, he is constantly in pain due to not drinking blood and the guilt of getting the other kids killed still eats him away, not to mention he literally turned into the very thing he hates
The way he acts makes perfect sense if you just loosen up the fujo goggles
I mean, that's exactly what he's been saying for quite some time.
Is Yuu a retard? Sure! I'm pretty sure both the audience and every character in the show knows that.
But I don't see how that breaks suspension of belief. Both his confidence and stubbornness are well-justified.
This is so stupid.
Hes a bishounen vampire who is hopelessly obsessed with his childhood friend and wants to run away together.
This isn't coincidence. Its b8. The author decided he wanted this setup, and everything else is written to justify this setup. Thats how writing works. If it looks like b8 for fujoshi dollars, it probably is.
That's a good point as well. Vampires have long been associated with the lewd and the risque so it's not really strange to see people extrapolating the relationship like that.
I'm not wearing any googles, man, I already told you I don't think it's actually homo. I'm just saying it's not as farfetched as you're claiming. It's not difficult to see gay undertones (or occasionally overtones) in a lot of the shit involving Mika and Yuu.
Yuu might not be particularly smart, but I would actually say "mental fortitude" is one of his strengths. For one thing, it's the only way to explain his sheer capacity for bullheadedness.
You take two children, put them through a terrible trauma, separate them. Give one love an attention and keep the other isolated and alone. The isolated one ends up being broken, obsessing over whatever thin hope he had for staying sane. The loved one gets over his trauma and gets on with his life.
This whole show is a realistic Nazi experiment on children. Mika's naïve obsession makes perfect sense really.
I think we are talking about different things now. From what Yuu claims of his goals, Guren is right to assume he hasn't the mental fortitude to obtain a demon curse weapon. But Yuu does and that's because >>124842142
It doesn't help that Guren's watched Yu act like a fucking dumbass for the last four years.