Episode 8 in less than 30 mins at the usual place, this time is the fight of Ikki vs Kuraudo and seems like SL didn't cut the flashback, just moved it to this episode.
Why is Stella so shit? She ruined the entire episode.
>Still trying to bait
>Being this pathetic
Go back to your dead thread asteriskfag and get your falseflagging out of here.
The title of the next episode suggests that Ep 9 will be like Ep 5 which half is anime original episode and half is adapted from scenes in the novel. It will probably be focusing on Ikki and Stella which I'm looking forward to.
Why is Stella so flat? She ruined her entire appeal.
>makes ikki teach her shit
>tricks him into using his ability by making him think she's committing suicide
>sets the arena with traps beforehand
Ikki: *risks his entire goal of getting to Seven Star because he doesnt want to lose "HIS FRIENDSHIP with AYASE"
Ikki is suffering from White Knight Autist Syndrome
THE TRUTH GOES UNSPOKEN
I'VE EVEN FORGOTTEN MY NNNNAMEEEEEE
I DON'T KNOW THE SEASON
OR WHAT IS THE REASON
I'M STANDING HERE HOLDING MY BLAAAADEEEE
A DESOLATE PLACE
WITHOUT ANY TRACE
IT'S ONLY THE COLD WIND I FEEL
IT'S ME THAT I SPITE
AS I STAND UP AND FIGHT
THE ONLY THING I KNOW FOR REAL
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR NODS HIS HEAD
THE ONLY ONE
WILL RIDE UPON THE DRAGON'S BACK
BECAUSE THE MOUNTAINS DON'T GIVE BACK WHAT THEY TAKE
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
IT'S THE ONLY THING I'VE EVER KNOOOOOOOOOOWN
>Even barely any Shizuku
Another weekly failure.
Why can't he be the main character
Do the novels go more in depth on what her plan actually was? Did she really expect for him to just tech of the wall and into the pool?
If only Ikki was better voiced
Fuck me, that would have been amazing
>they fucking duke it out
>ends with a brofist
>delinquent gives Ikki the biggest pep talk by acting like a total jackass
>episode ends with a proclamation of rivalry in the clinic but with Kuraudo giving Ikki a fuckbig right
What a season to be alive for
>STAND THE FUCK UP, KUROGANE. WHAT ARE YOU KISSING THE DIRT FOR?
Yeah they haven't updated to 8 yet but it will be up by the end of the day no doubt.
(I'm guessing the site goes by west coast US time or something because it's saturday morning here and usally they upload it by the time MY saturday progresses)
>Be best characters
>Hardly get to do much
Best character had the entire scene this week
Stella > Nene > Alice > Ayase >>>> poop >> Imouto
I don't know why but I really enjoy Sword Eaters character, I hope he's the last boss in the battle at like the final episode.
Very enjoyable guy.
WHERE IS NENE, I NEED MORE.
You enjoy him because he isn't boring
Another katana girl seems to be the final fight as far as this adaptation goes. Judging from the opening of course.
>Lelouch having best taste for once
>Someone says something you don't like
>boogeyman fans of another magical battle harem show
It's not like you aren't all watching garbage anyway. 35 Shiken Shoutai's better anyway. Still garbage, just, better.
Ikki and Kuraudo can't fight at 100% because the rules of each academy, they are pushed to go at the best in the seven stars festival so that's why Kuraudo told him "this isn't the end".
This ep was really good, Ikki didn't acted like a fucking beta shitter who gets beated, that face and smile meanwhile both were fighting was pure gold.
Raikiri isn't the last fight, there are 3 more fights and 2 of them not involving Ikki or Stella, also the Kurogane familiy is going to strike really soon.
Prepare yourselves to hate Ikki's father.
What else can Ikki do with his control over his neurons or whatever allows him to adjust priorities to how his eyes process info? Is it eyes only or can he alter his other senses or other things?
I'm seeing buzzwords and initialisms and not a whole lot else.
I don't even know what SL is supposed to be. Serial Lain? Of 35, Asterisk, and Kishi, Asterisk is the worst, but that hardly redeems Kishi (or even 35 for that matter).
His magic is shit so basically he just has super fast reflexes for a little bit with Itto Shura, perception with perfect vision, and seeing the roots of other styles with Blade Steal
He destroys everyone at his own school, even the person thought of as the strongest. And with one hit kills. He even did win against the former Nr. 3 of the world, so yeah, he is by far the strongest at his school. So that's where the question comes in, how the schools strength is in comparison to other schools, because being at Ikkis level is nothing achieved very easily. The other chance is of course, that the Sword Eater isn't ordinary and by far the strongest at his school,
Actually, I finished volume 3 last night and was looking at the illustrations for future volumes.
Ikki has an older brother who is in his 3rd/2nd year at a different school who is participating in the school festival.He's A rank and looks pretty interesting, so there's that.
I wanted more whippingswording
but still, sword/10
Ok seems like this is time for spoilers.
Actually in volume 8 the strongest blazer is Stella, Ikki is at least in third place since Amane almost killed him in one shot after going berserk, Ikki just win because Amane can't keep the control of his own powers.
Actually Stella was the one able to destroy the entire arena in her fight vs Ouma meanwhile Ikki got a heart attack.
Is it bad I like the way Sharkboy dresses?
>shitty imouto appears out of nowhere and ruins it
At least it was at the end of it.
So what the fuck kind of society do they live in where some random-ass delinquent shows up at your dojo, challenges you to a duel and then you have to abandon the fucking dojo because it belongs to him now?
Couldn't they just
>Hello, police, yes, a group of delinquents are harassing pupils in my dojo and refuse to leave. We're at XY
Is that really it? No more fights later in the anime? Does he not fight him again in the official tournament match?
Don't think the novels are that far in with the tournament. Apparently we have glasses girl fight where she loses in one hit and the edge family showing up soon.
This is it, we hit the peak
Man, this episode really was hype as fuck, too bad if it's all down hill from here.
For fanservice, I go to Shomin Sample. This is the only decent fight series going around with some decent design to boot so that's what I'm sticking around for. Kuraudo was the best thing and now he's gone.
I can only pray Anti Magic's rival fight is half as well animated as this
I've abandoned hope for decent development for him but we can at least pray for a well animated fight
Just wait until best dad appears.
Oh what could have been
They could even keep the rushed as fuck two episodes per volume, if Oonuma and SL's A team was handling AntiMagic instead of the literal who director they have now, it would have been glorious.
>Ikki: Hey dad how are you been this time?
>Ikki's dad: STFU U PIECE OF SHIT STOP TRYING TOO HARD
>Ikki: b-but dad! I wan't you to see me as someone capable of doing more than what you think
>Ikki's dad: I don't fucking care, you're messin with out plan and you will never be good.
No, the thing with Kuraudo is the same problem as Ouma. Both of them are fucking strong and they really want to know someone who can give them a real fight, that doesn't mean they change.
The best example was the fight of Ouma vs Stella on volume 8, Ouma was literally going all out and same for Stella, the fight ended with Stella showing her true power which isn't related to fire cuz is related to dragons, and Ouma showing his ultimate technique.
>mfw when an LNfag tells me to read a shitty mistranslated novel aimed at middle school nips
Sorry, but I prefer to read actual literature.
>mfw when a retard anon who post on /a/, in a thread of a series based on a LN try too hard to fit in here.
Sorry, but you need to go back to reddit.
>watches rakudai (a battle harem)
>doesn't like nisekoi (the best harem since Love Hina)
He is indeed best boy
Who's the top and who's the bottom, anon?
I felt the opposite kind of. I came into this for the generic LNbait and stayed for the MC + antagonists. I actually can barely stand any of the girls in this and find most of them + their scenes awful/annoying but I'm enjoying the fights and villains quite a lot.
That's cute desu baka senpai.
I'm glad that I didn't drop it for being harem. Guess harems with settled up pairing are the best
They skipped it because it would ruin the mood of ending of episode
They probably won't because there is no point. Next episode will be most likely mostly about Stella and fanservice.
How exactly he is rated so low again?
Isn't the academy for "Knights"? Then why the hell they base the ratings on mana level?
Also, what wasn't this suposed to be some kind of alternate history where Japan won the WWII?
I'd prefer if they expending more time executing properly the setting and less explaining what moves they are doing during the fight.
It is like some weird version of sleeping beauty. Either this or dad was pretending to be in coma because he couldn't take his dojo himself.
He's rated that low so he can be the underdog everyone shits on because he can't do basic stuff but is OP where it counts. Kind of like Mahouka. It's just bad shitty writing is all.
>You seriously thought I would marry you?
I'd like to agree but there just came a point where the animation became a bit too grating to watch. I understand the staff realized that turning the show into a joke was the best possible route, and I loved the series for it, but holy shit sometimes they went too far with it.
>Same writting style
>Exact same post
>Not even increasing the IP numbers
>Not even changing his own IP number
Confirmed samefagging shitposting all over the place. Also you didn't denied anything I said, stay mad.
Why is the most exciting episode of this garbage not getting more activity?
>I can only pray Anti Magic's rival fight is half as well animated as this
I was honestly a bit disappointed at the animation of this fight. The CGI bone-snake animation was repeated (the 4 snakes striking part), and re-using frames in the same fight scene just kills my action-boner.
Also, the monochrome shift didn't work as well in this fight as it did in the mall fight. The tendrils of darkness thing just came out of nowhere and had no relevance. I usually do like stylized animation, like the 3-tone OP styling, but it has to be justified somehow.
Actually that wasn't even an asterisk thread, it was a Saekano thread fighting each other about muh waifu and sales. The other half just shitposted about being a shit episode plus ripoff of IS.
That's far from true. You either don't remember it correctly or are trolling for some reason. The Saekano and sales shitstorm was but a very small minority and many people liked the episode aside from some detractors. And IS only got mentioned once in a bait post.
Go and see a doctor anon, you have scotoma because that thread was the same circle jerking of ASfags spamming Kirin meanwhile everyone else isn't even interested in the show. Thank god that was a shitpost thread and even hardocre fans of gakusen wasn't even able to defend their series from everyone who posted de comparison with IS.
>Supposed to be at national level
>Ikki defeats him with stolen sword skills instead of Ittou shura
Does that mean that the sword eater was shit and all talk after all?
im surprised at how fanartists draw stella a lot with ikki instead of the usual rape with faceless men
just drop and forget that it existed.
Dont even call me an asteriskfag you faglord since i dropped both rakudai and asterisk(taimadou will be next if SL doesn't even improve the quality just enough for it to be decent tier)
>Liking houki 2.0
>Liking IS ripoff
IS ripofff? -_-
of all the villains in this series, sword eater was the only who amounted to more than a battle freak(and even then not by much).
not only does it suck that you wont see his ass again anytime soon but later on in the novel he gets turned into a jobber thanks to not-haremette #5 aka sara bloodlily.
seriously, rakudai needs better, more varied villains
>Kuraudo doesn't get his rematch and jobs
not my fault your IS comparison is shit. you could have said hundred or saijaku bahamut where they both have mechs and "only guy in a girl school scenario" and least that would make some sense