If this is an IS rip off, where is the sexy older sister?
Fuck, they took away the only good part of the show
You just answered your own question.
>You will never sleep on Julis' lap
Why even live?
>you will never hug Julis
>Ayato's voice when talking to the culprit
Holy shit, it sounded like a different VA. Really liking his serious voice.
>entire fight with Julis in his arms
>stuco pres is murderous and scheming
>Ayato's roommate is also scheming with her
>school that made the dolls being hyped up for the tournament
>Ayato actually not being a beta fuck and flirting with Julis, while the ED played in the background
Well assuming that ended the first LN, it was pretty damn good.
Great episode, could've used a little more A1 sakuga, not surprised considering it's two cour though.
Can't wait for next episode. Battle Harem of the season.
Whoever is doing the camerawork for this is fucking godlike.
Especially the OP, with the general artistic shots, fast-forward sky motion, zooming around the character silhouettes etc, it's all really well done.
Topped off with the A1 sakuga at the end and a good song. They really know what they're doing.
>princess carries her for a long ass time
>touching her legs and ass
>but gets embarrassed for lying on her lap
This episode was really gay but damn ayato and julis are fun to watch together
>nobody wins path.
For the love of God, PLEASE DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN
Ayato's relationship with Julis is already great, so having other girls compete for his affections is just fucking stupid and pointless.
Personally I don't want tears or drama but it'd be nice to have a show where only my favorite girl wins and there's no other competition. Alternatively harem end is also great even if it is rare as can be.
Think of it like this. When he says this in pic related, he enters alpha modo and stays that way until he passes out.
His voice even sounded based as fuck during this, unlike the usual whiny tone.
Whoever is voicing Ayato is wasting their talent on his usual voice.
Let's just hope that when the chain shit is removed, his beta mannerisms are too.
It felt like Biscuit Hammer all over again with the chain gimmick, even more so because a family member did it to him.
It's something more than just camaraderie since him saying his wish/mission/goal Is to protect her was practically a love declaration with a tiny asterisk at the end(lel) saying that he's oblivious to romance
Of course. Plus when she declared to protect him and have his back,
one of his seals broke.The two of them clearly like each other a lot at this point, it's just that Ayato is just 100% unromantic and Julis is tsundere and also a bit too inexperienced with romance. So Julis is stuck in the comrade zone unless she actually tries to woo him romantically because Ayato certainly ain't doing anything.
Soft spoilers, first girl that is kissed by Ayato in the novel is Julis.
Also there's one girl in the harem that can transform into a mecha, and we get mecha fights boys.
>Flopping really hard
>Not even got a decent boost in LN sells
>Not even in the top 50 in Oricon sales
>Can't even beat Rakudai in stalker points
>Less than 50% on Nico polls
The only mad kiddos here are the asteriskfags.
Also harem list, loving the adaptation, the fights look better than the ones in fate stay. CGI filters done right.
>sales doesnt matter
Are you new watching anime? sales is the most important shit when you have split cour, one example of successful split cour adaptation is GATE but this shit is on the flop line even after 4 weeks, even Shinmai Maou is doing a better job than this.
Spoilers: Julis and Ayato get married in the LN, I doubt the anime will cover to that part in 2 seasons.
There's one harem girl missing she's not the mecha girl, she uses swords like Ayato.
Claudia loves Ayato and wants him to save her from the future since she dreams everyday that she's going to get killed since thats her power.
Ayato sister is a strega, which is a big deal since she can use the Ser Vesta and strega's are people that can control prana but at the same time doesn't let them use weapons like the Vesta.
New harem girl wants to win for her dad since he's in jail because she killed a guy trying to save her.
Ayato sister is in a self induced coma atm.
>Julis and Ayato get married in the LN, I doubt the anime will cover to that part in 2 seasons.
WORST GIRL WINS EVERYTIME FUCK
holy fuck i googled it to see if you were trolling and its fucking true rip claudia.
It is more important because the amoun of money invested is bigger, that means the studio gets a mayor risk from that.
Also the main purpose of these adaptations is boost the LN sells, Rakudai sold one million of copies in one week meanwhile Asterisk can't even reach 20% of that. Remember Shinmai Maou, nobody knew the series was planned as split-cour until the last episode of season 1, that can be the case in Rakudai since SL already do the same shit before.
>that means the studio gets a mayor risk from that.
Dont give a shit, i dont work for that studio
>Also the main purpose of these adaptations is boost the LN sells
Dont care, dont read LNs.
In the end Rakudai will never get a S2 even though it sells better than Asterisk.
I watch both anime, i just dont get why people care for sales for these kind shows.
Its not like they are unique or something.
Next season will have similar anime so these shows will not be missed
>i just dont get why people care for sales for these kind shows
When you have one of thse shows right under Owarimonogatari and other under the flop line is important, specially why Japan likes one of them meanwhile the other is doing a terrible job.
>You will never princess carry Julis
Why are Rakudaifags so obnoxious?
They not only make multiple shit threads but also actively tries to shit up Asterisk threads. I don't see nearly as much Asteriskfag shitposting in their threads.
It's one sperging retard you people can't seem to ignore. Most people are watching both shows but he can't go ten minutes without shitting up either thread. Just ignore him. The fact he resorts to using stalker as an argument should be enough proof to not respond to him.
Like holy fuck it's been three weeks now you guys should know by now.
>sales doesnt matter anyway
Since it's split cour the bigwigs on the Asterisk production commitee might well decide to cut their losses and stop the 2nd cour from being made. This is what happened to Buddy Complex (2nd cour plans got scrubbed in favor of a cheap 2-episode OVA) and I would not be surprised if it happened to Asterisk too, considering how badly it's performing. You'll be surprised.
Engagement means nothing if the feelings are not mutual, it would not be the first engagement broken in fiction.
Though I say that I am a Julisfag so I am fine if it ends like that.
Now he have a power that makes him incredibly op can only maintain it for a little while and is completely worn out after using it
Jesus fuckin christ asterisk and rakudai ARE EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME.
Well the most obvious choice didn't win in the World Only God Knows, DIT IT FAGGOT?
>Why? more episodes are confirmed already.
because it's not unusual for 2nd seasons to be cancled, delayed or turned into complete shit when the LN and bluray sales tank.
the studio poured a lot of $$ into this anime, it will not get the same treatment for season 2 at this rate. frankly it will probably be a slideshow if this keeps up.
I'm not going to bring on past boogeyman arguments now matter how true it may seem. Fact is his posting style is obvious and he has been proven in the past to have not ever read Rakudai, Asterisk, or IS, yet comes to shit up the threads using these three as main arguments. It's as if he doesn't care for either series and just baits replies with the same exact images with the same exact "TOP KEK" dialect.
Don't call out the Rakudai fanbase because of one retard, because I guaranfuckingtee you he hates that series just as much to resort to doing this. Probably an anti-LN shitter with nothing else to do with his time.
Except Rakudai does every single aspect better
>Asterisk doesn't have retarded fans
Asterisk has nothing BUT retarded fans as far as I can see
Shitposting aside, I honestly do get the two mixed up fairly often. They blend together way too perfectly for me to not have to take a moment and make some connections before I know what's what.
Asterisk, pls. There's no need to stoop so low.
Probably because this and IS had the same artist.
I hope the anime's art is faithful to the LN's. Blue is cute as fuck.
No. Bahamut's drawn by Kasuga. Asterisk and IS is drawn by the same guy, though I think IS had a new artist or something.
Meh episode. Not as fun as the previous one.
I hope next episode will be better when new girl appears.
Ayato need to stop being such an insufferable betafag. At this rate I'll end up enjoying Rakudai much more.
>The MC will get based on episode 4
Fuck you anon.
I wonder who his favorite girl is.
Not quite. Manipulative and using Ayato? Yes.
Stella > this pink haired bitch
>Bro character isn't a useless comic relief
>Is actually part of the plan
On top of that he's part of the Shadow Stars which are basically the neutral evil secret police force that investigates everything, and also are planning something.
I guess, I don't know. I'm just also pissed that they're making Julis be a damsel in distress like every other fucking female MC. She started off great now she's no different than Asuna.
Actually, the two will actually fight together. If anything, she's pretty much the mage of the two and he's the frontliner. So she plays more of the support role, using things like fire traps and walls.
Man, oh man~
I thought the asterisk ep this week was actually pretty decent, and that all those shitposters had no reason to be here, but damn son, Rakudai put in an amazing show this week.
This was the silver lining
This will be the crutch for it to stand next week
>The ED playing at this moment
They're saving it for the Kirin episodes.
Why is Julis so shit? She ruined the whole episode.
Yeah. Everyone knows Ikki and Stella are miles ahead of everyone else this season.
>He wasn't a bad guy all along
Misunderstood big guy. Does he become friends with Julis and the MC later on? I feel like he should.
Pausing to post this.
All my rage here. This fag dares to hurt and touch mai Hime like that? Hell no.
I think we have a real candidate for best harem MC for the season.
Seriously. I thought he would be an edgy, hot-blooded, or wimpy, but he is anything but.
I think Julis is quite great too. Definitely in my seasonal top 5 girls ranking.
I only said season, not the year. Anyways, I've seen Kuusen and I do think he is awesome for being so mature and cool, and just chill. He's pretty rare for a harem MC and I'd say he was the best harem MC in his season. Right now for this season I think Ayato is leading. It's too soon to compare the two now, so we'll have to see who's better.
Just watched that a few weeks ago and was surprised at how nice of an MC It had. Back when It was airing I only saw the girls being posted on the front page so never really bothered taking a look at this series, fucking /a/.
Anyone else feels that Asterisk is generic battle harem done right? The MC, the girls, the premises, setting, and even the soundtrack are exceptional despite bring nothing new to the table.
Let's see my dear delusional cuck.
1) Ayato runs away like a huge beta from Claudia
2) Ayato acts like a gay fuck when he sees Julis naked or even with cute clothes
3) Even with the rest of the girls he acts in the same way
Tell me how he's not ichika 2.0.
Nothing here was made in the right way, MC is a fucking betafag who can't even deal with the girls, all the girls have the same generic personalities from any other haremshit, the settings is a ripoff of IS, the soundtrack is the only good point because even the animation is bad and full of QUALITY.
You are not alone. Asterisk is probably the best harem for me right now. Antimagic could have taken that spot if SL did a better adaptation job. Even Mari can't save the pacing and rush mess SL did.
Finally another person with taste in this thread.
Starting episode 3 and I don't even know anymore
How I'm supposed to feel towards this, how is the audience supposed to feel towards this. Why would the author do this? Why?
>Becomes more active and obvious when people calls him out on what he's doing
I'm embarrassed for him and his low taste.
Jesus, Rakudaifag can you keep to your own threads?
Stop shilling it on every Antimagic/Asterisk thread with your Stella posting.
Rakudai isn't even the best harem of the season and the main girl is a slut.
Eh, this is pretty standard fare for harem shows. Its supposed to be the "Comedy" on romcom don't really see much humor in it though.
But being honest, I would back off too.
From day one this chick as been joking around and acting the fucking trickster, saying she's scheming and whatnot, and then pulls this stunt not even a week in. So either she could be the school's turbo slut or she is scheming something like blackmail. Wouldn't risk it, especially now after this episode where she almost murders a guy without flinching and really is scheming something. Bitch be crazy, never stick your dick in crazy.
This entire scene pretty fuckin kawaii.
How good are the LN volumes from 4 and on?
I read up to volume 3 because it looks like thats how far we're going to get in season 1. Is it worth continuing and having to wait for season 2 in spring? Or is it just going to be gay haremshit with no Julis progression?
>fighting and killing hundreds of puppets while holding your girl with one arm and spouting random "cool" shit
Fucking battle harems are surely the most absurd fun.
I'm already liking Asterisk more than IS. At least the whole battle aspect of it doesn't feel as tacked on as it does in IS and it helps the director seems to know what he's doing.
Well that and it helps Julis isn't nearly as short-fused as Houki.
I don't think it's any contest. Asterisk is simply generic harem done right and fun.
Horizon director is at he helm, and he is doing a great job.
The pace is way too slow. I want to see Kirin already.
Can't wait for best girl, I hope she'll look super cute
I thought her VA was perfect for Julis' character and personality from the start. Very noble-like, befitting for a strong-willed princess but also enough cuteness for contrast when she lets her guard down.
Savin' the day.
My blade is ready.
Anon, do you even Asuka? Fashionable hairclips are fashionable and cute. They give Julis a sense of futuristic girly charm.
>Plan an anime that will be split into two seasons.
>Plan a video game for it that is an action game.
>It doesn't seem to sale or even get a light novel boost.
>Game that will come on sale in January may be it's last hope unless something changes.
Is there any reason the funders for this show thought it would be a big hit? Because this is really turning out to be a case of putting all your eggs in one basket. I mean things like this don't get a game and shit until they are a hit success. Especially a game that is more than just a VN.
>Both are smug in their own way
>One handles close range and tanks
>Tee other handles aerial flight and range suppression
>One has a clear ambition to protect
>The other wants to protect what should be protected
Is there a better battle couple with this kind of synergy season, or even this year? I'm really enjoying this show more than I thought I would.
OTP of the season imo.
Can't wait to see this scene of them animated. Expecting moe deaths.
Julis is nice and good, but who's ready for the true best girl next week?
No Julis easily has the best seiyuu.
Even if it's Chiyo's VA, Ruuko's VA is amazingly awesome as Julis. She'll have to pull off something great to beat the kind of range and attractive speech pattern Julis has.
It's less about skill and more just me being a seiyuufag. Just curious, thoughts on Kobayashi Yuu getting the next girl in Rakudai? She seems set to steal my heart as Nene is her only competition in my book.
He's attempting to fact-check the bullshit.
That implies a lack of belief.
Now you know!
I love Kobayashi, but I don't think she'll be able to steal the show. That rightfully belongs to Nene for sure. Iguchi is so perfect for Nene. I imagine Index suddenly becoming this mature, teasing, and sexy loli sensei when I hear her voice.
So, I read up to volume 4. Many might say Kirin outshines the others, but she didn't for me. Julis remained best girl throughout my read.
That is until volume 4. Saya stole my heartpenis.
Respectfully disagree. Claudia is my least favorite so far, while Julis is my most favorite.
This is the worst anime of the season, probably the flop of the year. It sucks, as if the series is good to begin with. It's worse than infinite stratos and how the animation adapted Okiura's art is criminally bad. I can already see a huge animation drop from the anime, I bet the producers were smart enough to realize a flop. Rakudai and Taimadou are examples of how you do a good harem anime, not this piece of shit.
Why she didn't burn Norman to death when he was inches from her and not covered?
There is more synergy between me and my keyboard.
During whole fight the only thing she did was to mess his balance, took space, immobilized his left hand and at the final part she turned into a jetpack.
Yeah, the only thing this episode has done is to show how fucking worthless her character is. She is "strong" in the same way heroine from SOA is "strong".
I love it. It really feels like the director is having a blast doing this anime. The fun is everywhere.
Julis isn't the only one who got wet here. Ayato is one smooth badass.
Did you even watched the show? Julis knew she was going to get in the way hence why she wanted him to drop her. Ayato is the one who didn't want to since he knew he could handle it like the badass he is.
Julis didn't lose a beat and matched Ayato's wavelength when she used her used flight magic on him. She certainly can carry herself to synergize in the situation she was in like that.
Strong isn't always about powerlevel. Ayato may be stronger, but for one's resolve and mental strength, Julis is stronger and that's something Ayato admires.
>Panties level: soaked
>Implying I'm not a little girl
>Ayato is the one who didn't want to since he knew he could handle it like the badass he is.
I know, that's why i am saying that Julis is weak worthless pussy in this episode.
>Julis didn't lose a beat and matched Ayato's wavelength when she used her used flight magic on him. She certainly can carry herself to synergize in the situation she was in like that.
So she is great offhand jetpack to equip for Ayato. I fail to see how this show she can carry herself, when during whole episode she was literally carried by someone else.
>Strong isn't always about powerlevel. Ayato may be stronger, but for one's resolve and mental strength, Julis is stronger and that's something Ayato admires.
I saw no mental or physical strength in this episode from julis. All I have seen was jetpack with tits.
It's like you blocked out everything and stick to tunnel vision just because Julis needed saving. But maybe you're just baiting or need to rewatch it all to since you clearly don't understand the reason Julis was there in the first place, the reason why and for what she's aiming for.
>Thread is still up
Julis a cute.
I knew nothing would happen, but this it just too much, holy fuck. Fucking faggot
Kanata wasn't exactly ONII-SAMA tier but he was definitely a great MC. I still don't think this season has an ONII-SAMA either, there's some bits here and there but no definitive proof.
I was going to say Kanata myself. Well, he's a bit far from being Onii-sama, but he was definitely close to it. Closer than any MC this season, anyways.
Ayato unbind is a force to be reckoned with and can do impossible things that'll just amaze people constantly, so he's probably the closest we'll get to Onii-sama for this season. Closest in context for him is still far, though.
It's the norm in harem. Seeing so many times means you should get used to it by now or come to appreciate it for what it does (keep girls pure). Takeru gets in similar situations to Ayato in that regard. He too takes the adverse path instead of jumping into bed. Ayato is more of a gentlemen who doesn't want to be shameless plus he's reacts like an awkward virgin, which is typical. On the other hand, Takeru's mind is so stuck on his objective that he brushes aside sexual gestures and invitations, as if he is tired/finds them troublesome to deal with.
It's your cup of tea, but I'm just dumbfounded by such a trivial reason. Takeru is more of an excuse rather than some plot reason. That's always the case with the exception of seriously serious assertive MCd.
Why didn't Julis and Lester just jump out of the building (which literally had no walls) and call the cops? Isn't this what the police are for? Why do they have to fight an army of robots themselves?
Is it bad that I watch this every week just for the ED and imagine it's Shinobu singing it to Arararagi? I mean, have you actually read the lyrics?
>You can hide in my shade
>We are lasting yet awhile
>I will give you a day
>Or maybe I could I have one of yours
It seems that they made her boobs smaller in the anime.
Gaddamn... This slut is asking for it.
I can tell she wants to be used for breeding very badly
Now I wish she was the main girl.
I was actually hoping the older sister would be the main girl, but then I realised that if they ever introduce her into the story, the plot would already have been underway a long time ago, and it would be too late for her ;_;
Best girl was Chinese COURAGE loli though.
I want to marry my older sister ;_;
Onee-chan is best girl, best waifu.
She's not like the other breeding sluts from my class.
I wouldn't like that ;_;
I want to be the only one who impregnates my onee-chan.
I would fall in love with my sister immediately from early childhood.
If you could read the LN in its original language, you'd get a much better understanding of Julis as a person and the way her personality is. A large part of her appeal lie in her mannerism and archaic speech that depicts her as royalty, proud, sincere, and just cool.
ED of the season.
I'm still waiting for its anime single to be released so I can loop it.