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Because...why not.

To start with something...what do you value more, the settings, the characters or the plot?
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Queen's Blade has surprisingly cool lore
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>>133937111
I'd say the character rather than the plot but the universe has to be interesting or it loses its value.
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>>133937111
The setting followed by the plot. Sadly that's where they fuck up the most.
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The elves.
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The setting/rules.

If its "MMO bullshit" I stop right there
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The plot. I dont care what magical realm I experience. Lotta good stories take you places you never expected because they dont limit themselves to settings

plot>characters>setting
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>>133937194
People usually laught when I say this. May be it was a fanservice show but as fantasy show was pretty solid. A pity Rebellion ruined it.

>>133937111
I'd say "setting" is what I value more, sadly japan fails hard at that, they put more effort in creating some sort of..."battle system" or "game rules" more than building actual lore.

Setting is what I value more but characters are the most important thing when it comes to anime media, good characters can make terrible shows watchable.
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>>133937111
The plot.
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I don't care as long as they don't spend 30 minutes explaining how the world works every other 5 minutes
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>>133937111
characters personally
an compelling setting and plot can both elevate a series but if I don't care about the characters I check out mentally.
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>genre fiction
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>>133937111
Setting and plot.
Especially when the setting itself is part of the plot, with tons of politics etc.
I'm a big sucker for stuff like Maouyuu and Vanadis.
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Plot > Settings > Characters.
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>>133938455
You are on a chinese cartoon board, you have long since given up the right to criticize other's taste in entertainment.
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Decent fantasy manga:
>Dungeon Meshi
>Berserk
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>>133937111
All of the above. I'll stick around as long as any of those three are good and the other aren't complete garbage.
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>episode starts
>the plot clearly displays an objective
>proceeds to spend 17 minutes on what the fuck a [Norse term here] [Random verb here] is and how the great war has scarred the people
>spends remainder of episode doing what they said they'd be doing at the beginning of the episode
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>>133937111
Honestly the characters. A character I like will encourage me to endure a bad plot but a good plot with shit characters is harder to stick with.
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the traps
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>>133939846
Fuck that MC. Ideal dragon waifu and backup fujo cocksleeve yet he doesn't capitalize on it and make them addicted to the D.
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>>133940032
>one wants to eat him
>one wants to kill him
gee, I cannot imagine why nothing has happened
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The characters, otherwise I wouldn't be into anime and manga.
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>>133940122
Sure are bothering with that real hard despite currently living with him.
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>>133937696
>Lotta good stories take you places you never expected because they dont limit themselves to settings
Except for when the setting is some dogshit european japan.
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Characters > Plot > Setting

Characters are the means through which the plot progresses, so I think they kind of set the bar for quality. The setting can be practically anything as long as it fits the plot.

Any of those elements can make or break a story though.
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>>133938387
This, I just want to see characters adventuring not explaining things
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>it's not straight up mmo bullshit but there are still random rpg terms and elements for shit that doesn't need it

I hate that shit.


Also fuck dragon quest, "my ebin tiara wearing faggot mc reference" is a nip meme that needs to fucking die.
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/spoiler]Is it Saturday yet?oh there are no more Saturday?maybe we can meet again in Saturday 2.0
>HeroHero has logged out
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>>133937111
>...
Because you're a fag.
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>>133942011
This hurts.
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The way it handles the tropes, that includes the plot, the setting, the characters, the combat.
Everything.
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>ctrl-f deedlit
>ctrl-f lodoss
>0 results

I am dissappoint, /a/.
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>>133943862
What of her?
She is cute.
I prefer Pirotess though.
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>>133937111
>what do you value more
Marcille.
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>>133937111
I value the setting more than anything. Why? It dictates everything that will happen in the story. It's also a good reason to stick around unlike the other two options. Setting allows the viewer to explore the world and see aspects that may appeal to them and are something to look forward to. Character is only noticed if the viewer even cares. Most viewers don't care too deeply about a character so that is going to be thrown the fuck out of the window. Character is a great reason to stick around but ain't no fucker sticking around purely for character. You must be an insane mother fucker to do that. Plot may be a reason to stick around. It's either the same scenarios or it may be a surprise of being different therefore plot is a valuable. It's just if it was a typical get to the big boss and defeat him. That's plot and I doubt people would really want to watch an anime for that. They would either have to be really into that kind of plot or they're just deluding themselves. Setting is the most valued aspect of anime as a result. Now, what does /a/ enjoy seeing in a fantasy setting? Low? High? In-between? Sci-fi fantasy is a thing too right?
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>>133945374
This
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World building & lore.

I'm going to bitch about LNs, because the majority of LNs used as source material are shit when it comes to fantasy. And I have a feeling more and more anime are going to be based off of LNs in the future.

The setting doesn't mean shit. LN writers will slap whatever fucking setting sounds cool into their work, and that's as far as it ever goes.

Characters are important, but one of best things I ever read was the distinction between:
--> Writing characters for the world you created
--> Building a world around your characters

Most LNs have generic characters that could fit in ANY world, and I'm sure anyone here who as watched any fantasy anime in the last few years, knows how much it makes the story suck.

You could argue that the characters ARE actually built for the world they're in because:
--> The characters powers/abilities tie into their society.
--> The world was changed by some event that caused... a magical fucking academy to be built where-

But I say that doesn't apply when the world is never explored. The characters and the world are based on a gimmick that only serves to get you reading. Everything else is secondary bullshit that's used to fill time.

And lastly I think that the plot should serve the universe it takes place in. The reason why I think world building is so important in fantasy... is because, isn't that the point? Isn't fantasy fun because of how a fantasy world works? Shouldn't the plot let you as a reader/viewer experience what makes THAT particular world interesting/exciting/whatever?

Just IMO.
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>>133937728
Matsuno is really good at lore too bad he's retired.
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Viconia is my waifu.
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>>133947395
How do you not explore a world?
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What I look for in my fantasy manga:
- Male protagnist
- The world is actually an MMO, not a real fantasy world. Failing this, however, the world should be explained in game terms (leveling up, Dragon Quest references, things of that nature)
- Protagonist used to be a NEET/Hikki in his past life but died and got reincarnated, or is just trapped in the MMO world
- Harem
- Protagonist is the best at everything and is the leader

Pretty much all you need in a good fantasy story.
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>>133937111

1. Plot
2. Music
3. Characters
4. Setting

2 and 1 sometimes switch places. I just really like music.
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>>133949940
I was about to criticize you for liking haremshit, but then I read the rest of your post.

5/10 for getting me slightly angry.
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>>133949940
I'm not sure if bait.
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>>133950034
What do you like about those things? What makes plot number one over the others? Curious.
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>>133942011
that aint 42 chairs
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>>133937111
Well-designed characters followed with a good plot.
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>>133952756
What makes up a well-designed character? How do you follow that up with a good plot? What is a good plot?
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>>133938387
>>133941023

This would be nice. A lot of anime uses narration as a formal means of exposition as opposed to other means of world building. I get that it follows a different set of conventions and rules, but it would be nice to see a quieter fantasy series which explores its setting.

Setting>plot because it's hard to have a fantasy plot that won't draw comparisons with others.

Same thing with science fiction.
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>>133953607
How do you just have a series about exploring a setting? There has to be a plot to propel it doesn't it? It would be nice to do, but I don't see how it could be done.
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How comfy the series is. What are the best comfiest fantasies?

I nominate Spice and Wolf, and Lodoss.
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>>133953824
Lance n' Masque is pretty comfy. DanMachi was too.
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>>133953824
Dungeon Meshi is pretty chill with some great world building, unfortunately it's on a monthly release schedule. Said flaw is, of course, corrected with some patience.
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>>133938667
You got that in reverse, anon.
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>>133954602
You like characters above all? Why?
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>>133937111
Plot > Characters > Setting.
That is hard question Anon. If the Plot was to explore the Setting I would be happy.

Also,OP veteran Paladin teaming up with a reformed Cat Girl thief, who's now a Paladin-In Training bringing justice to the world when?
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>>133954781
What is justice in that world?
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>>133954781
Anon, those are not paladins, they're knights who use Lance/Motars
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>>133943862
Lodoss fucking sucks though
The plot is generic and predictable, the action scenes are boring, the characters are one dimensional, and sometimes I forget the music even exists

I mean Parn or Pan or whatever his fucking name is fights like a spastic 14 year old swinging a stick around and never really gets better, he's useless

plus they tanned him way too much. Is he an arab or something? I mean there's nothing wrong with that if he is but god damn don't tell me this guy fits into a fantasy medieval europe

The only redeeming thing about it is the production values and the elves
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>>133954886
He wants their armor to look like that clearly.
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>>133938965
It's a /lit/ meme senpai
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>>133954908
THOSE FUCKING SHOULDER PADS ON THE ELF!
WHY THEY DID IT TO HER?!
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>>133955038
That's the style of the times, man. Just be grateful she isn't covered in orbs.
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>>133954827
Idk.
-Finding the way to take out the biggest, and confirmed evil dick in that world with the least amount of damage happening to the populace.
-Following the law until it posses a threat to themselves or a large amount of people.
-Fighting only when needed to/Hunting down demons/abyssal creatures that pop out to fuck with people who are trying to make a living.
-Being good morally/bad asses in armor, and getting girls wet because justice is too damn sexy.
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>>133949940
>- Protagonist used to be a NEET/Hikki in his past life but died and got reincarnated, or is just trapped in the MMO world

I don't know why Japanese love this trait so much...
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>>133955124
Sounds like you should start writing it yourself. You'll never find something that specific from someone else.
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>>133955148
It's easy to write if you just write what you want the world to be, anon.
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>>133937194
This is actually true.
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All I want in a fantasy;

>Self awareness that it's a game, if the setting is game-like, but almost never refer to it as an actual game (Referencing experience points, revival, and so on)
>Ridiculous plots, like saving a kitten from a dragon's lair or some shit
>Warrior + Wizard + Rogue combo, or similar
>Female main character looks right out of fantasy; elf, bikini armor, or just odd skin color.
>Episodic story with an overarching plot in the background that isn't really touched on until halfway through the series at earliest
>If animated, music that belongs in a JRPG.

I'm a sucker for this kind of thing.
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>>133942011
Someday we'll have saturdays again
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>>133942011
>>133955331
Not if it's Genoshit Reality.

Why can't they just do Batshit Crazy Nazi Loli?
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tasogare yori mo kuraki mono
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>>133955161
Nah mate. Nobody is going to read a WN about a Paladin doing Paladin things.

+ I'm sure we're going to get a Paladin doing Paladin thing at some point from Nippon.
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>>133955564
>'m sure we're going to get a Paladin doing Paladin thing at some point from Nippon
No, nipnongs have a distorted view of justice. There's always gotta be some kind of weird twist to their righteousness.

I think people would read something like you described though, even if it's shit. Just look at RoyalRoadl and you'll see I'm right.
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>>133955408
so, is she actually a Nazi or is she a Nazi equivalent?
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>>133955678
The maps in this thing are of europe, and they're in Germany's location.
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>>133954908
>don't tell me this guy fits into a fantasy medieval europe
That's a shit argument. A bunch of other characters have the same complexion.
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>>133955564
I...I'd read it. I even had the same idea in my head except it was a big knight in black armor that looked intimidating but is actually a nice guy.
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>>133955678
>>133955710
I don't think it's our Germany obviously.
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Alright /a/, I really love fantasy novels and all I want is a regular fantasy anime. No MMO shit, no stupid impractical bikini armor, no ridiculous power level shit. Does such an anime exist?
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>>133955961
You should know there's no such thing as "good fantasy anime."

The nips SUCK at fantasy.
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>>133955961
Uh, I liked Shingeki no Bahamut. Goat opening song too.
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>>133955982
That was my default assumption because the only "true fantasy"-esque anime I've ever heard of have all had some really shitty element to them that make them unwatchable for me. The last one to give me hope was Rokka no Yuusha but I dropped that after five or six episodes.
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>>133956024
Glad I'm not the only one. It looked so promising, but I only lasted 3 episodes.
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>>133956000
I actually finished the second episode of that a few minutes ago and I do like it for what it is, thanks anon. The OP is definitely god tier.
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Character interaction.

As anyone who played tabletop RPG can tell you, dynamics between characters can make even the stalest setting entertaining.

Anyone has the /tg/ "rape first gay sex later" comic?
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MARCILLE IS CUTE!
CUTE!
CUTE!!
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Is Rebellion worth watching? I didn't pick it up since the characters changed.
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>>133956283
I want to FUCK Marcille.
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>>133955961
I was going to say: >>133956000

>>133955624
>>133955873
Yeah I just looked up RoyalRoad. I had an idea for a story: Taking place 20 years after the defeat of the Evil Magical Emperor that always happens in stories.

The Paladin who was part of the Hero's Party and helped caused the fall of the Magical Emperor comes back from 20 years of training in the wild, and sees shit has hit the fan for serfs/peasants across his home country, and the new states that were carved and are shitting on each other.

After killing a demon that was causing trouble for a small remote village, he decides to start his own Paladin Order and goes off to raise funds: from raiding dungeons, hunting down beasts and selling their skins, learning the ways of merchants, helping out other poor villages, + some other shenanigans, that eventually draws in the attention of new companions/friends/lords who join him/want him on their side, and several other factions that thinks he's a just lunatic running around trying to be a Hero.

But it was just an idea.
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>>133957030
I had an idea for a story too anon. I'd definitely read yours too of course.

Shameless self promotion: http://royalroadl.com/fiction/3079
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>>133955124
>>133955564
>>133957030
the pen, the notebook, I bestow upon thee these tools, now start writing.
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Plot and characters are the "solved games" of stories; the author can already deduce the permutations of interaction.

Setting is the one unsolvable game: any given variable creates effects that reach farther than the eye can see. Apply each of these details separately to our current world, and imagine how life would continue from here on:
>waking up able to control two bodies instead of one
>an item containing an immutable history of the world as experienced by their previous owners
>a curse that forces its bearer to repeat the last 24 hours when a specific person dies
>expected fashion of an occupation actually granting their wearer the requisite skills to assume the role
>an augmented-reality service for leaving proximity-based messages
>a power to punch people into doors
>a phone that can contact a proxy universe
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>>133957192
>gender bending
Into the trash it goes.
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>>133957401
I'm used to that reaction. Your loss.
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Elves are for what /ft/?
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>>133958141
Having /pol/ and /hist/ arguments about over race relations between elves and other races.
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>>133958346
>Other races.
You mean Orcs right? The one's who always kidnap and rape elven women, and brutalize them with their savagery because the Elves did nothing wrong?
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>>133958605
Orcs aren't the only ones who have a bone to pick with elves.
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>>133937111
All of them? I am sucker to gaming theme. I got hooked on many lightnovel turn manga except for SAO and its spawn. SAO because i don't think it's about game at all but getting the dick wet.

Dungeon meshi is superb. It's light hearted, funny and very creative. The characters aren't bland or niches. The plot is kind of weak, i mean they still don't show what's her sister doing or what's the dead in the dungeon experiencing. Was it pitch black until you revive or were the dead in dream state?
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>>133958748
but those are dwarves, anon.
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>>133958868
SAO was shit. Accel World did better, but a meh.

Dungeon Meshi just needs more time before the plot kicks in.
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The characters. As long as the cast is all lolis then that caries the entire series
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>>133959259
Anon I love the way you joke. You deserve this.
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>>133947395
I agree. There's no reason to have a fantasy setting in which the overarching plot is deciding which girl the MC will fuck. But on the other hand, that's hardly ever the only main plot point. The big bad guy is the demon lord, or an angel, etc. Could that be your gripe? That so many settings like that can be genericized to good guy and co squaring off against the big bad, or with other similarly linear plots?
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So, which anime/manga have your favorite fantasy worlds/settings?
Strong contenders for me are pic related, Ran's grey world, Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro, Dungeon Meshi, and Nihei's works if they apply.
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>>133959587
meant to post this
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>>133959587
The settings I currently have the most fun exploring beyond the canon work are:
>Index's Academy City
>Log Horizon's Theldesia
>My Hero Academia's Quirk-populated Earth
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>>133953737
Meshi, for example, just need a very basic plot, and the rest is exploring the world.
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>>133937111
The "atmosphere". For me it should feel like fairy tale-esque, somewhat mythical, or bring in the emotion or feeling of far-off countries and places that could have been but is unreachable now as it has long passed. Some people would call this comfy but I don't know.

Fantasy anime with super powers, dark lords, JRPG elements, etc. are fun and all but to me they aren't really "fantastic". You know what I'm saying? Shit like trap in an MMO or some other gimmick like that I wouldn't call Fantasy.
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>>133955298
So...generic RPG parody? There are lot of those specially back in the 90s
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Why is this thread so chill?
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>>133955961
Guin Saga
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>>133937111
The athmosphere.
None of these three worth a shit if even just one of them ruins the show.
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>>133955961
>no stupid impractical bikini armor

Does such a thing even exist? even in western fantasy? I mean, even if there is not a female in bikini there is a male barbarian in bikini.
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>>133960173
>The athmosphere.

Isn't that the same than the setting?
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>>133937111
Characters > Setting > Plot
Though this is specific to high fantasy. Otherwise setting and plot are usually equal. Flat characters immediately kill my interest in any story and good characters can make a chapter/episode of nothing happening in a generic setting still be extremely entertaining.
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>>133960240
Yes. Atmosphere and Setting tie in.

>>133960217
Bikini Armor
-2 Def
+4 Spd
+2 Cha
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>>133960173
My niggah
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>>133937111
You know, I really miss some genuenly cliché dungeon-cravler fantasy setting, without MMO-shit, neets transported from other world, and sci-fi mechas.
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>>133960240
The setting is the envorment which in the show plays.
For example you have a good medieval setting with swords, knights, feudalism, and then comes a comic-relief little green ufo character with laser-gun. And the athmosphere is ruined despite the good setting.
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>>133960343
Maybe if you're autist.
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>>133939846
Where is this from, or is it just OC?
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>>133960343
>Good medieval setting with swords, knights, feudalism.
>little green ufo character with laser gun.
That didn't ruin the atmosphere that ruined the setting brah.
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>>133960048
Something like NeverEnding Story might make a great setup for a fantasy anime.
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>>133960541
If you didn't reverse image search.
4 Cut Hero
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>>133960677
>master1200
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>>133937111
>...
Wow, way to start a thread.
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>>133960293
Pic related

>>133960343
In that example I'd say it spoils the setting, not the atmosphere, the atmosphere is more the general tone, the feeling that it transmits. For example Berserk atmosphere was horror and with time it changed and now is more fantastic.
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>>133960545
>bad character
>setting
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I'd love to see a scenario where an adventurer party finds modern-day/futuristic ruins and is utterly baffled by it.


I feel like it'd ruin one's suspension of belief though, even if said party went through some eldritch place beforehand.
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>>133961075
>I'd love to see a scenario where an adventurer party finds modern-day/futuristic ruins and is utterly baffled by it.
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>>133955961
>impractical bikini armor

Go read Mushoku Tensei. Now.

>That bikini armor isn't very unusual in this world. It's a world where a small wound can easily be fixed with healing magic. Assuming that they'd just block attacks, they'd prefer light weight armors. Things like chainmail would get in the way. There are a lot of swordsmen who think this way. It's likely that she's one of them.
>Still, it's the first time I've seen someone so lightly dressed. Normally above some thin clothing they'd wear armor on their joints, like their shoulders and elbows. Even if she isn't dressed that way because we're in a bar, she could have worn an overcoat or something. At the very least, the young women I've seen up until now on the Demon Continent were like that. Isn't she cold in a get-up like that?

>There's a reason why Vera normally wears such light clothes.
>She used to be a normal adventurer, but she was thrown to Milis Continent without any equipment in the teleport incident, she was captured by thieves and used for amusement.
>Normally you would close off your heart after experiencing something like that, but she has a tremendous willpower and overcame it.
>However, there were women who couldn't overcome it.
>Vera's younger sister Shera was one such case.
>That child, whenever she meets eyes with a man she can't stop from trembling.
>Even with the exception of the group members. There's several.
>In order to protect those girls from the stares, she tries to focus all the stares of the men on herself with her usual outfit.
>Also, she's excellent at giving care to other women who have sunken eyes from similar experiences.
>In my regards, I can't understand the feelings of a woman who has been raped, she's a subordinate who I wouldn't be able to go on without.
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>>133939846
I started reading this, and oddly enough I like this.
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>>133961075
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>>133960305
Was there ever such a thing?
If so. Would you kindly point the way?
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>>133961149
Personally bikini armor only disturbs me when the script puts too much attention on it. If I see a character in bikini armor that's fine I enjoy the eyecandy and that's it, if the characters start to talk about it or give it importance its when it bothers me.

Is not a discussion board is a work of fiction, don't put things just to bring answers or make references to traditional questions, use that time to build your world or characters instead.

>>133960305
>dungeon-cravler fantasy setting, without MMO-shit, neets transported from other world, and sci-fi mechas

Druaga? Although some monster designs were mecha like in season 2
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>>133960305
ELONA Manga is that Fantasy x Sci-Fi, Dungeon Crawler Story.
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>>133961516
Ruin Explorers comes to my mind.
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Yfw there is more fantasy parody than actual fantasy
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Discworld anime when?
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Dungeon Master
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>>133962348
>ELONA Manga
I only found a 4-koma webcomic with basically non-existent translation.
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>>133956882
You're a monster.
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>>133937111
Characters
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I like it when there are lesbian elves.
Specially lesbian dark elves.

Sadly I've never seen such a thing.
Yet.
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>>133958868
>SAO because i don't think it's about game at all but getting the dick wet
The thing with SAO is it failed at the setting. Even if the characters are shit, they could belong to probably any other setting and you wouldn't realize it. The game thing was maybe to attract certain type of people into buying the poorly written plot.
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>>133939014
I enjoyed when Berserk was horror fantasy, it had that unique setting feeling. Since the trolls arcs it become too generic fantasy. And I enjoy generic fantasy more than any other thing but I still miss that horror feeling that made it different to every other fantasy.

>>133956882
Pic related coming soon

>>133963781
This. What kills SAO is certainly the "is a game" twist when actually is fantasy setting. SAO wouldn't be as bad if it had gone full fantasy. This is specially obvious in willpower or in-world events that tried to be meanful when is just a game.

I dropped SAO around half way because I was tired of watching people in guilds dressing with the same equipment as if they were actual soldiers, talked like soldiers. The part where kids were in an orphanage and a player was acting as a nun...come on, those childs would be out there killing monster and would double your level.

Some time ago I tried to watch SAO II...just one episode in and people still was acting like characters inside the setting more than people inside a game. I managed to watch 12 episodes or so before drop it too...then again the very some flaw. Everything that happened in the part I watched would be reasonable if was a postapocalypse sci-fi world, but not as a game. Energy weapons are shit for pvp because everyone has a shield...unless you use an sword energy weapon? You can equip two weapons but conveniently Kirito could "borrow" other people weapon, there is a satelitte that shows everyone location to prevent you from hidden for more than 15 minutes (game map)...unless you are underwater, in a cave (but not in a building) or you have a broken item that allows you to be invisible that for some reason no one else in the game uses. Not to mention the "I don't want kill a girl" WHY is not that she is gonna die or something that was in the cursed game not in this one.
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>>133964845
I hate you so fucking much for reminding me of that.
I fucking despise you.

You have no idea of the magnitude of the hatred I hold towards you for reminding me. Know however that it is one order of magnitude less than the hatred I hold towards ShindoL.

Fuck you.
Fuck him.

I hope you both die.
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>>133955546
dat inverse ass
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>>133937111
At this point, characters. So fucking sick of the normal/NEET faggot power fantasy. The same five harem carbon characters and the main girl winning.

You see one, you see them all. More Berserk please.
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>>133965158
>more edgy nonsense please
But you're getting plenty of it as is.
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>>133955408
>>133955710
>>133955901
>no definite release schedule
I just wanna see Tanya being a brutal loli death machine
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>>133937111
Dungeon Meshi is the most enjoyable manga I've read in a while.
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>>133965287
>Implying there is something wrong with edge done right
Are you still so unsatisfied with real life that dreaming at night is not enough, and you need to indulge in non sexual self masturbation during the day?
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>>133955961
Legend of the Legendary Heroes is the only tolerable one.
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>>133961149
>Reading reincarnation power fantasy ever
Look around you faggot and smell reality. Wallowing in 100% fulfillment is not healthy.
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>>133966570
>he says while posting on /a/, the den of people that gave up on reality
The irony is palpable.
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>>133966693
>Still living in the past
Neo /a/ is full of normalfags. Do you filter out the truth? Do you not see the RWBY threads? Do you pretend the Fate reddit-tier circlejerking is an illusion? Not everyone is still living with their mother.
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>>133967125
RWBY threads are pure shitposting bait, nothing happens in them, Fate circlejerking is fucking ancient and not new.
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>>133964925
You will still fap to it.
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>>133961289
It's pretty funny. I burst into laughter several times. Also Nihon Falcom & Ys sure are popular in Korea.
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>>133967700
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>>133967700
The guy making it is Japanese no?
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>>133967790
Given that it is manwha, I'm going to assume Korean. Also Ys has a couple odd releases made exclusively for the Korean market.
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>>133942011
>wow_guild_meet.jpg
>FFXI_alliance_group.jpg
>PSO_lobby_floor.jpg

This show hit me in my mmorpg feels.
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IF you were a cliche character from a classic fantasy story what would you be?

I honestly can see myself in the role of the grumpy greedy merchant
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>>133968821
Cannon fodder.
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>>133968821
The wizzard whose spells fail 99% of times, but when you land one it's the most useful thing ever.
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>>133968821
the jolly fat man
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>>133939846
He should have asked for the imouto as reward
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I'd just like to say
Jesus Christ, I thought they would just be lowbrow rape games.
Kichikuou and Sengoku are some of the most satisfying strategy games I've ever played. The lore and character depth blew me away.
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>>133968821
The guy who has has the most unpopular opinion, but always is dragged around by the majority.

Kinda like that whiny paladin kiddo from the DnD cartoon.
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>>133969153
The imouto who can dragonize and is all Yan for the brother?
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>>133955148
Self insert.

I WOULD TOTALLY BE THE BEST IF I WAS BORN IN ANOTHER WORLD
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>>133949940
>/a/ actually like this
I´m not joking, seeing threads like Overlord, SAO and Musho Tenshi, I weep for humanity.
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>>133971490
>Overlord
>mmo
not this shit again.
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>>133968821
I'd be that guy who loots the demon king's things before the hero can finish killing him, and then run away.

that or a despotic king who actions are for the good of his people.
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>>133971490
You can go to /lit/ with that attitude.
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How high do you like your fantasy in a scale of manlet to big fucking dragon
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>>133971790

BFD, with fire breath and intelligence. Preferably with steampunk elements.
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As a teleplay writer, I prefer character development. In my mind, a good story is driven by the characters choices to go with or against the events presented to them. Not having the characters blindly accept and follow the events of the plot.

But even when you focus on characters, it requires an equal focus on plot to work. When done correctly, the viewer doesn't notice either one and just enjoys the show. But too much focus on one or the other and the viewer notices the process. Which can ruin the suspension of disbelief. Though obviously there are people out there who prefer the opposite method of story-telling. That's just not my thing so I don't write that.

Setting isn't that big of a factor from my point of view. I can write the same story as a space fantasy or a Tolkien inspired fantasy. Just making minor changes to triggers, character descriptions and the locations. Now, a good story will find a way to make the setting more important and tied to the plot. But it isn't as big of a requirement as character development and plot. I also prefer more subtle setting where the viewer learns about the world by watching the characters develop in it. Not just being given tons of exposition and flashbacks to learn it.

And with that, I need to stop procrastinating on 4chan and get back to my actual writing.
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>>133971490
>>/a/ actually like this

I think there is more a matter of settle with it that actually liking it. I mean, I'd love to watch an story about an elder lich but Overlord is the most close I ever get.

And you can apply that to fantasy, of course I'd rather have actual fantasy any day, but the fact is what we have right now is "its a game" shows...so...is either that or nothing. I understand lot of people will chose "nothing" but there is also lot of people, like myself, that will conform with that because...there is nothing else.
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>>133971720
>IS NOT MMO
UI, stats windows, NPCs, Cash shop, connected via virtual gaming..
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coulda been great if it kept going
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>>133974068
No.
Like holy fucking shit, no.
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>>133974130
>HURR he got teleported to a new world while he was playing the game
Why do people actually care about this? I mean is low brow entertainment. As long as he is the best and fuck his harem is all good. Oh wait, at least they all suck his imaginary penis.
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>>133974113
I have no idea if the source was just bad or the adaptation was bad. Was kind of boring.
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>>133974113
>if it kept going
It should be a new pokemon or one pice for that, novels publishing since 30 years ago

>>133974748
Was the beginning of the story when it barely presented the first characters and the setting it ended.
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Best fantasy LN. Can't wait for the anime.
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>>133969153
mc wasn't even smart enough to escort the prince home and take a cash prize
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Slayers was so good.
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>>133937111
Who Senshi here?
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>>133977016

>he likes Slayers
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Plot>Character development>Setting/lore>Characters design
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>>133974113
There is like over 100 novels of that, and the author died.
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>>133974113
coulda been great if they let the adaption run more than a single season
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>>133967565
I will not.
Fuck you.
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>>133940122
Why not both they are both best girls
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We should do Fantasy Thread more often.

So how do you guys love your fantasy clothes for women? Do you like it skimpy? Simple? Complex?
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>>133947395
>The reason why I think world building is so important in fantasy... is because, isn't that the point?
This exactly. Plot is important and characters need to at least not be bad, but the worldbuilding's what you come to fantasy fiction for.
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>>133978535
Depends on the race, mostly.

If we're talking, say, human adventurers I'd go with simple but practical.
Elf princesses, I like complex and super beautiful dresses.
For angels I like armor. Either armor or a simple white robe. Naked is also good, it suits angels as well as demons.
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>>133964845
I didn't need to know of this shit
>>133964925
my feelings exactly
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>>133978535
It depends more on the character.
For example, an adveturer would use pratical clothes, a commoner would use simple clothes.

For knights, I would opt for armors with pratical yet fancy designs. Higher the rank, fancier they look.
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>>133978619

Even if you make a story that is highly dependent on the setting (such as Cyberpunk or high fantasy), the characters and plot need to be the driving force of the show. Which means they have to be more important.

Making a fantasy show that's just driven on its atmosphere leads to crap like Revolution or the latest Zelda games.
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Would you give the girl in the background chocolates as well?
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>>133981510
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>>133983330
Angel girls are cute.

But they're so outside my grasp.
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>>133985125
Interesting part that isn't an Angel. That's a God.

A, God of Luck.
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>>133985176
All divine girls are cute.
But the problem is that the most devotion and love you can show them is to be a Paladin of their faith.

And the most love they'll ever show you is granting you rewards, or visions where they thank you.

No romantic love, ever.
It's quite tragic.
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>>133985250
Not all the time. There are exceptions to this Anon depending on the world you are in, and the deity can fall in love with her follower even if they're a Paladin.

In ELONA you can also when the affection of your deity.
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>>133985366
>In ELONA you can also when the affection of your deity.

I'm fairly certain that only meant getting a special gift from them and nothing more, before you kill them for the EXP.
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>>133985401
You can get the special gift and get the dialogue of affection. You can also cheat to get them.
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>>133985483
Huh, for real?

I remember playing Elona+ but getting bored after reaching some point where I was too weak to continue the quest but the only other thing to do was doing those boring ass quests.

I think it was when you need to go down the 17 dungeon floors for the king.

I felt like I was doing 0 progress.
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>>133985649
The game has a story which is 8/10. But most of it is in Nip except for the Players role in it.

Look up Elosnack to cheat.
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>>133985366
>You'll never make Lulwy fall for you only to backstab her for godhood
Too bad all the lore is untranslated.
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>>133985902
Here is a translation of the NIP story brah: http://elona.squares.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5025

Also don't bully Lulwy, she doesn't deserve it. She needs gentle love and passion.

Side not: I wouldn't mind an ELONA anime or movie. Because it wouldn't be shit especially in this art style by Rueken shit would by Anime of the Next 4 Years.
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>>133985902
But Lulwy a cute.
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Would you an Exile?
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>>133986875
Despite the creepy third eye and the non-human parts, she kinda looks like a person you want to spend a quiet afternoon with.

So yes, I would an exile.
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>>133986076
I meant more like http://elonagather.wiki.fc2.com/ which I think is actaully made by Noa detailing the world.


Can't figure out most of it, but it does have some stuff like Jure being selfless and is just pretending to be tsundere to appeal to her followers. Kumiromi loves Ehekatl even as she's gone a little nuts. And I think younger sisters are angels who tend to get abused by their beloved older siblings (whoever reads their books).

Kinda neat.
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>>133989355
Yeah, Kumiromi and Ehekatl were lovers, but that was before the Gods War.

Lulwy hates Mani.
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>>133978535
>We should do Fantasy Thread more often.
That only makes them worse.
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>>133937111
execution. No matter how good the idea is, if its done badly its done badly. Look at Fairy Tail.
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Marci needs to cut back on the food. Look at how fat her ears are
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>>133990800
Hey, shut up, faggot.

If she wants to eat, she should eat.
She deserves it for being so cute and being so useful to the party.
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>>133990800
How fat and long are ears suppose to be? If the ears are super long and can be toyed with easily is it considered lewd?
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>>133985250
Try
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>>133956283
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