>shot a detained prisoner simply for mocking her
>was about to go shotgun a bunch of unconscious prisoners to death
Ahahaha what an edgelord.
I WANT YOU TO SHOOT ME AS HARD AS YOU CAN, BUNNY
It's a shame the anime is fucking garbage when the premise, setting, and LNs are so damn good.
What the fuck was Silver Link thinking? This had potential to be AOTS if they had at least put a little effort into it.
They are, should be first result on Google search and they're on Madokami too if you're that way inclined.
There is a fucktonne more Lapis in the LNs, it's great.
Would follow as squad leader
It's a regular but charming ride up until Volume 5 where shit goes absolutely insane
She's acrobatic as hell so it's probably there to calm her tits
>Lapis will never forbid you from going to the magical heritage shop because it's cheating
>You will never wake up with Lapis on your bed, naked
>You will never fuse with Lapis
Just actual spoilers my shit up.
Thank you OP for the bottom of my heart for making so disgusted from ever watching this crap. Usually if an image captures my eye, I will search it up on google and check it out but you saved me the trouble of even finding out the anime's name.
"I haven't promised Usagi to kill this guy, I don't think there's any worth in killing him."
He looked down on Reima and said so coldly.
"Above all... I don't want you to be stained with the blood of a guy like that."
As he said so casually, he felt like the sword housed in its sheath rattled.
He looked at the sword by his waist, at Lapis.
"Did something happen?"
"...it might have been my imagination, but aren't you trembling?"
《"No such thing. What are you saying Host, I do not understand."》
"I-is that so..."
Sorry, involuntarily he apologized.
As Takeru stood above Reima, after hitting the ground Tyrving slipped away from Reima's hand.
"Looks like we can't leave it here like that. Lapis, please make a sheath for it."
As he took Tyrving which emitted dim light, and made a request to Lapis.
"What is it? Hurry up, we need to join Usagi and the others."
《"...are you going to form a contract with Tyrving?"》
Flatly. Emotionlessly. However, there was some pressure in Lapis' voice and figure of speech.
《"I shall not stop you, but if you want to change your contract for one with Magical Heritage, you will have to discard your contract with me. At the same time, you will be targeted by Inquisition. Are you fine with that?"》
"N-no, I had no such intention. I just want to recover it. If it's a sheath made by you, it can suppress magical power leakage thus making it less likely for it to be stolen by someone right?"
《"Although there are parts inferior to mine's, its intrinsic performance is better than mine. However, do not forget there's a 『Curse』 that comes with it. After you use its magic to grant you three wishes——"》
"I won't use it, I won't! The only sword I'm going to use is you!"
After Takeru desperately denied it, Lapis' accelerating voice suddenly stopped.
《"Is that so. That's fine then."》
Again, she responded with a flat voice. But unlike earlier, this time it didn't make him feel intimidated.
He made a hard to describe expression and hurried to where Mari was breaking down the operative procedure.
By kicking off the ground, as he jumped from one school building to other, he glanced at his favourite sword that he held in his hands.
What's that... for a while now, she continues to look at me with suspicion.
For some reason, Takeru felt like a husband who's being suspected for cheating.
>I’ve finally found what I was looking for
>A place where I can be without remorse
>Because I am a stranger who has found
>An even stranger war
>I’ve finally found what I was looking for
Goddamn how does this shit work so well.
We get this tomorrow too, hopefully
And maybe if the budget allows for it
Everyone is either stacked or flat
I felt kind of sorry too. At least he can be happy about everything that isn't the animation
A lot of details, world building, and side character relevance.
There's a lot of important details that aren't mentioned, characters aren't quite as fleshed out, and some of the details are toned waaayyy back.
The LN art makes her look more "beautiful" than cute
10/10 would attempt to cool off bloodlust.
Most of the girls are pretty great. Usagi a shit though.
Usagi is fine, I can't find too many things to complain about from the main crew.
The LN really gets in stride once it gets out of the cliches. I was one of the people who started off with the anime, and was kinda put off by the generic stuff, but reading the LN has made me appreciate it a whole lot more.
Not soon enough.
I hope we get more deranged smiles
Gotta give SL props, they draw damn good evil smiles.
Takeru's love is brotherly love and extends across his intent to save everybody.
Kyouya couldn't give less shits about saving anyone else at this point, and I like to think it'll be a romantic one eventually.
Anyone got the shots for the first volume of BD's?
It's not doing any help to calm her tits from underneath, it's still allowing them to bounce up. If she wanted to calm her tits, it would be strapped across them so they wouldn't bounce all over the place.
Well he was taking down Dragoons while running for Ikaruga on hi way to Rules of Nature. If I remember right he even took down a Dragoon while drugged and not using Lapis too.
It may not be great, but it is pretty fun. I even thought the much-panned volume 4 was pretty decent. Then again, I also have bad taste.
>all that Takeru vs Kyouya in volume 5
That was pretty hype. Deserving of It Has To Be This Way.
Kyouya really is my favorite rival in the series, he and Takeru are very similar but that is what makes them so incompatible in the end. Plus their fight in Vol 9 is just so hype.
I like how it's basically Kusanagi having to cool and suppress his rage while Kyouya has to let it run wild. Like their intent and goals are so similar, but the way they act is like oil and water.
I'm prepared to be disappointed.
Kiseki next week hopefully
Would have they fuck if there was no disturbance?
What kind of a pansy ass faggot inquisitor doesn't torture and execute witches and other scum in the first place? It's all the other inquisitors who are being unprofessional, really.
man just the premise of
roped me into watching the first episode
but words cannot describe how disappointed i was
>KYAA IM SHOVING MY TITS IN YOUR FACE BUT DONT LOOK AT ME YOU PERVERT
>"heh nothing personell kid" MC with magic sword that cuts bullets
>giant mecha out of nowhere
>"Show, don't tell?" what's that? here lemme give u my whole backstory in 2 seconds real quick
It was just plain bad man. Even if people say "it gets better" there's no amount of gets better that could make up for that 1st episode
Anon, he is not a siscon, he wants her to marry another gut and find happiness, he is a flat chest warrior!
But anon, the anime goes so fast most of the time it just shows you everything, even Ouka's flashback was done really fast and didn't show her laughing while she killed her little sister!
Well Nero has one too, so it's either something shared by them or all magical items in human form.
Seriously, honestly I always though SL was a pretty decent studio for the most part. But this is a new level of butchery for them.
If a second season ever happens (unlikely) then I hope it gets a decent studio continuing it. Though I honestly wouldn't be surprised if whoever picks it up after SL just redoes the whole series. I definitely wouldn't want to follow up this mess.
The LN threads are pretty active for the most part. After the side volume is translated we'll probably be able to have a thread or two of good discussion. Plus the volumes get released at a pretty decent pace, so I think the fanbase on /a/ can last a good while longer.
If there was one thing good I'd say about the anime, it's that it did a nice job at making people be interested in the novel. Which is basically the only reason it exists in the first place; as a very poorly made advertisement.
To be honest, since it all goes up from here, I wouldn't want a different studio wasting time re-doing these episodes. Sure SL butchered them, but better these episodes than the later ones.
Ah who are we kidding, S2 never.
At least we got nice pics of Mari for the most part. Kudos to the character designer, did a great job on that end; shame the actual animation couldn't do decent work with it.
I'm still mad that they messed up the first bridal carry with her. I wanted a stuttering Mari webm for my collection.
>mfw they decide to take the SoL episode as an opportunity to make up for the lack of Lapis scenes
>cursed weapon Loli continues to crush Mari flags
I wouldn't get my hopes up.
To be honest, I expected her design to be more brown, but it's not that bad.
Nah, if anything SL hates Lapis and they won't give her new scenes, so we can rest assured they will keep promoting Mari over the sword loli.
>Kurogane will never Release the Hammer
>Kyouya's suffering will just become an edgelord out of left field
I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed with an adaptation. To think I was happy that this series wasn't completely drowning in fanservice with a swimsuit episode but the adaptation from the side volume will probably be exactly that.
Agreed, S2 would rush the better portions which is exactly what we don't want.
the 4 episode coverage of volume 5 would have honestly made up for the lack luster adaptation but nope. I want off this ride.
Maybe they will save three eps for Vol 5, that much is enough right? At least they are not doing Vol 6, right?
Honestly really disappointed with the adaptation, I still feel they could have done a decent job even with the limitations they have right now, if they had toned down the fanservice and just tried to concentrate on the plot. Also they needed a better director for the fights because the fights so far have been pure heresy.
If you like her just do yourself a favor and read the LNs.
She is main girl, and will keep that title for the volumes the show will cover.
Orange is main girl, while hat and scarf can be considered the only major runner up.
The two hate each other but are also tsundere as hell with each other. So threesome end is also likely.
Read the LN's, she has a lot of interesting quirks in her character, and some cool scenes that the anime skims over. If you like her she is great in the novels, to the point where she was actually the focus for a whole volume rather than the MC.
Not really that at all
I don't think you know what that word means. Flat chest ≠ loli.
And calling the girl who gets the most shit done in every major event shitty is pretty stupid for someone who hasn't touched the series yet.
I really hate saying this line, but seriously read the LNs. There's a reason why it is repeated ad naseum in these threads, it's actually a very significant difference than the usual bitching about an adaptation.
And make sure to check the archive for the Metal Gear Rising soundtrack for certain scenes. Believe me it makes everything better.
Yeah just take this anon's >>133973300 advice and read the novels, and remember to use the MGR soundtrack while you do it.
Not really a love triangle, they just don't get along while really getting along.
Sound track list for those who don't have it:
The Only Thing I Know For Real = Takeru in God Hunter form
A Stranger I Remain = Laugh Maker
Red Sun = Haunted
The Hot Wind Blowing = Onii-sama
It Has To Be This Way = Takeru and Kyouya
especially Vol 9
I am my own master now =
Takeru fights Onii-sama for the Truth
The Stains of Time = Orochi
Collective Conciousness= Sougetsu
A Soul Can’t Be Cut= Kiseki
Rules of Nature= Mech Dragons
Dark Skies = Orochi and Mother Goose
Locked & Loaded = Kyouya
What's the big deal with elves anyway? Aren't they just like huge sluts?
>says it's pointless to read since it'll never being fully translated
>someone points out that it is actually fully translated up to the most recent volume
>Yes, thanks for proving my point.
Pretending that you're right doesn't actually make you right you know? Kind of like how pretending that you're not retarded, doesn't actually take away from the fact that you are a retard.
Pretty simple concept to understand for the most part. Though considering the latter also applied to you as much as the former; I guess I shouldn't expect that much out of you.
Is this some sort of new version of damage control? Making yourself look like an even bigger jackass when you already make an idiot of yourself doesn't seem that useful.
I think the in-universe explanation was that they were super OP magic wise, or something? Makes me wonder how humans actually pushed them to extinction.
But them being leftovers from the Norse mythology world probably also has something to do with it.
Kind of glad they went with gray instead of brown. Always thought that look was more distinctive for dark elves.
My point was that its not worth reading LN's most of the time for obvious reason. He proved that point by saying this is the only battle harem ln thats completely up to date.
I didn't think a no-name ln like this would be up to date. I was wrong there.
>replying to a tripfag
Shut up, newfag.
>Rakudai can at least boast about their fight with Hosoya voiced best boy
>Asterisk is decent fanservice out the ass
What are we supposed to have damn it? The middle ground for best Soundtracks?
I feel silver link tried to become a bigger studio and now quality is everywhere. When they started off they were doing a great job with anything they touched, then it all went to shit somewhere.
>The girls in this show are better
I think it's better to say all the girls in this show remain relevant. They get their focal arc, but unlike a lot of other ones they don't just fade into obscurity and do a jealous reaction every so often at whatever new girl enters the harem.
But yeah, OST and character design are basically all the anime has going for it.
>Most of the world is left uninhabitable due to the cataclysmic ending of the global conflict with Witches
>Inquisition is led by a sociopath who is itching to start a war
>Normal Witches are discriminated against and used as tools by both the Inquisition and magical factions
>Some witches go on mass murdering sprees, and the Inquisition retaliates, usually suffering massive losses in the process
>Inquisition also has a black ops division that acts as a secret police force. Torturing those they need information from, and it's current captain is superhuman and capable of beating the shit out of everyone in the story.
And all the anime only viewers know is that there is magic, and fun happening at the academy; with no real sense of tension in the setting at all. Nice.
Fuck! What the hell is this?!
Oh no... it's filler.
It's filler... tits!
I know, really just talking more about the setting would have helped set up the mood better, it's kind of sad that a lot of the fun parts of the LNs were dropped just like that.
>god tier VA's
>different plot compared to the other 2
everything except animation(in some scenes, the dragon looks neat this episode) and the pacing.
>silver link butcher 2wei
>rakudai's literally only had 1 good fight despite that being their focus this seaso
>taimadou is a DEEN-tier adaptation abomination
I hope they go bankrupt soon before they ruin 3rei
There are gorillions of generic battle harems already, for once here's one with also some real plot and a dark background. And then SL minimizes the only thing that separates AA from the rest crap and gives us only the same old shit. Not wonder is not selling.
Yes I mad.
Okay hear me out, Vol 5 is adapted in two episodes,
but at the time of choosing, Takeru kills Kiseki. But then he wakes up on his house with Kiseki, living in a normal world with all his friends where everybody is a witch and they no longer have to fight.
Would you accept this as an ending for the anime?
don't, this has been a chill thread
>>Comfy Kaichou's plot
They will cut this out... probably.
>>Kiseki's introduction in the alley
Will not have the right tension in the scene, so they will ruin it.
>>Takeru vs Kyouya vs Kurogane
Will cut out the fight and just have Kurogane take them down instantly.
You know you can stop trying so hard to fit in. Being a jackass in a chill thread like this isn't going to make you look cool so you can quit it.
And AA35 has a great cast of girls who are a lot more likeable if only their background were properly shown instead of this juxtapositional mess of disconnected broken fragments of bits of samples of scenes.
I mean, in this fucking episode Ikaruga didn't even react when told that Kanaria is alive. What the hell.
And that's why vol 6 is the best.
>Mari does literally nothing throughout the whole episode.
Why is she around again, They don't need her.
I want to take her elf virginity.
She's the fuel tank.
I honestly didn't know if laught at that scene or lift my punch and shout "FUCK YEAH!" it was a strange feeling you know kind of like pacific rim, you know its retarded but still is so awesome.
You know, I loved the dragon's design here, it's kind of sad it won't get used in a cool fight but it was noce to have.
Also liked the scene with Takeru and Ikaruga at the end, very tender.
Am I bad person for wanting this to be edgy suffering where teens execute filthy heretics and suffer from ptsd after seeing so many massacres while some of them relish in killing witches?
Volume 7 is basically the Battle of Stalingrad - Heresy Edition with ordinary rank and file inquisitors and witches killing each other from building to building in the ruins of a city while both sides are stalked by an insane serial killer.
For fapping? Yeah, it's doing it's job. Everything else? Not really
I gave it a shot
It could at least be decent but the directing and especially the pacing are just awful. It's not fun to watch at all.
Well, got some cute scenes of best girl this week, and the soundtrack is still great.
Well they took it down together as a team you know, they even had to rely on the emergency fuel tank.
Way better than what we got, thanks anon. Now to find someone to draw Takeru doing the revengance pose as he slices the dragon.
I already got this one asked for in case Stellafag shows up
Then I must be deaf because aside from that one track they had in the pool in the most recent episode, literally nothing stands out. You say vanilla, I say underwhelmingly generic.
>They don't need her.
>without her magic fueling Takeru the dragon couldn't be killed
>without her Mephistopheles would've destroyed the Inquisition since she was the only one who could take apart her spell
>without her knowledge of the borders layout they wouldn't have found Suginami in any decent time
Then there's also the shit involving the magic academy and her being the only one able to beat Mother Goose/Gungnir. So she's pretty fucking necessary to have around.
Oh, and before I forget, fuck off. I would normally say you have shit taste, but all the girls in this series are fine. Why don't you learn how to be a decent poster instead of a jackass; try following the other tripfags' example in this thread.
Anime wise? Not really, which is a shame because they fucked up the part where the novels get really interesting (at least the most interesting part before shit goes down in volume 5).
This is pretty much an LN discussion thread which is centered around moaning about the adaptation.
I suggest giving it a read though even if you find the anime boring. It's really different from the usual harem shit, even if the anime doesn't give off that impression.
The adaptation is good enough.
Any idiots who think otherwise aren't considering that limited screen time mean that they can't spend time on detailed world building and side-characters. Any adaptation is obviously going to go for a focus on the main plot and cast, specially on a 1-cour adaptation which works as LN promotion material.
There is literally no better way to adapt this LN.
Not when the publisher that funds the adaptation asks for X amount of adapted volumes (to promote them) and gives you limited screentime to do it.
It's literally the same way with every adaptation, only big studios like KyoAni can have the luxury of only adapting 1-2 volumes per cour.
Cutting out a few of the fanservice scenes would have improved my opinion of it.
At least Haunted did something entertaining with his sudden appearance
Nah. The execution of most of the scenes beg improvement. I can accept the two episode per volume format but aside from a few scenes like Ouka's backstory in the second episode and what not, the series really shows the director's inexperience. I can guarantee that this would have turned out far better if say the director for Rakudai was the one handling this.
>Crazy Summer Time
>where is kyouya
SL are such fucking faggots holy shit
>"First——the Inquisition does not choose the means."
>"Second——against witches, and those who cooperate with them, there's no mercy."
>"Third——If it's suspicious, punish it! Whether men or women, young or old, whether it was right or wrong, do it thoroughly!"
What's even worse is that the filler's source volume just released this week. I have no idea what the fuck they're thinking
This decision is honestly a steaming pile of shit. If they didn't want 4 eps for Vol 5 then why not adapt one of the other ones properly? How autistic do they have to be to put in a filler episode after all this rushing?
I know you are correct, but that doesn't mean you are right.
I just feel that even with this pacing, with some better directing the fight scenes could have been saved, and with less focus on the fanservice, they could focus on some world building or side characters.
Truly the Chairman is based, he is the hero we need, a silent guardian that will exterminate all witches.
They are crazy, truly crazy, but hey at least they are not so crazy that they are doing Vol 6.
At least it was Hosoya's voice having all that fun.
I'll agree that the action direction is uninteresting, but having a half-assed explanation of the world building and side characters when the show doesn't have time for that would be just as bad as wasting the time on fanservice.
Sougetsu scene and embarrassed Lapis were the best scenes. The Sougetsu one was perfect if you ignore the QUALITY, Innocentius sums him up really well.
I was ready to forgive the weird end to rules of nature, so long as Kyouya was in the epilogue. They even did the ED early. But no, it's fuel tank scene plus a filler announcement.
Oh come on, couldn't they have wastes a minute or two showing scenes with Kyouya to set him up instead of having scenes like the festival cafe stuff? It doesn't have to be much but at least Kyouya needed the time to set him up properly as a rival.
I love how we're arguing about Kyouya. He's a pretty vital part of this series' highpoints
The thing is that for a Hero to shine properly you need a good rival to contrast it, and if you don't set up the rival you lose a lot of the stuff that made things more interesting.
>Reading ongoing LN's
How long until this shit finishes?
We're nearing the endgame actually. I'd say 1-2 more volumes.
Honestly two volumes, one for
Haunted and Kiseki, and the other for Final Boss.
I kind of doubt we will get a sudden new arc after this one finished, because honestly where do you go after
But I love her voice, it fits her
While nothing explicit was skipped, they're cutting it extremely close to have no build-up to their better characters.
>Expecting good LN anime adaptions in 2015
At least we can't be disappointed with SoL antics next week.
I have the slightest hope for 3 episodes for Vol 5
I'm not watching it blind, but I feel if I was these last two episode's would have barely made sense. They really rushed this arc. And when they miss out information in scenes they just word dump it in character dialogue, done both with Ouka and Isuca this episode, and it just seems really forced and ham fisted when done that way.
>would have barely made sense
You people keep saying this but there's really nothing hard to get.
Believe me when I say that your precious little LN isn't anything complex. It's very straightforward and any actual questions I might have, I simply have to think just a tad bit harder and use basic inference.
Fuck of makoto.
Sure thing, buddy.
This is now a Cachureos thread
>people were saying she has no x pupils in the anime
I can see them just fine, just need to zoom in a bit.
>Gave Kyouya the jerkass punk voice that perfectly fits him
>Give Kurogane Kaiba's voice
The potential so squandered.
Well I can at least concede to that.
But as a filthy secondary, I can say with utmost certainty that even after eight episodes, I have not once been left confused by the rushed pacing of the show. Shit has been very clear so far and I can pretty much get why things are happening.
It could have been much, MUCH better which is what is making us sad.
>the anime is fucking garbage
>LNs are so damn good
Try fitting 5 chapters in a single episode while satisfying the audience without an eventual incomplete asspull ending.
To be fair, yes this adaptation has managed to keep the plot mostly intact, even though it has to jump over things that would have helped set up the mood better or just make the characters more interesting.
It could have been better, which is why the things SL get right make me feel worse since I can see the potential even in this adaptation.
Probably a few scenes with Orochi in vol 5, but honestly she will probably get ignored. If they had used 4 eps for Vol 5 I would have been sure about her appearing, but with how things are I guess she will get ignored for the most part.
Volume 5 at it's core goes
>SOME background on Kiseki and Takeru's relationship
>The crew out in the town hunting a perp
>Kiseki breaks out and meets Takeru
>Kurogane stops fight
>Kiseki is put into transport and Takeru despair
>Kurogane preps against Orochi
>Kyouya vs Takeru
>Takeru vs Kiseki
Not sure, if it's 3 episodes then maybe.
Hope my old enemy, even though all you bring is despair, I still need you.
To be honest, I think if you cut away the chase scene, and then make the focus of the first ep about the Kiseki meeting, then her breaking out to end it with Takeru pointing his sword at everybody.
Then make the second ep about the backstory (really fast), Dato and then end with Kyouya and Takeru despairing.
And finally have the third episode be about the convoy attack, Kyouya vs Takeru (rushed?) and then end it with Kiseki then maybe it could work.
Honestly if they do a proper God Hunt scene I would be fine (add in the ending theme so give it some emotional impact and it should work).
>Mari will never pump you full of mana
Ep 10: Background on relationship, the prison visit scene, hunting a perp, Kiseki breaks out and meets Takeru
Ep 11: Date, Kyouya, Kyouya retcon backstory, Kurogane stops fight, Kiseki put into transport, convoy attack as cliffhanger
Ep 12: Onii-sama vs Orochi, Kyouya vs Takeru, Takeru vs Kiseki
I feel that having the background before the date is a bit bad for establishing the mood, if anything it should happen after the date, or while they are doing it.
If they are smart they will introduce Kyouya in the filler episode to save some time or something.
They can easily skip out the chase at the early part of the volume, no qualms there. But that scene exists to suggest that Takeru keeps his sister a secret.
Close to ideal
>Kyouya in the filler
I swear to christ if SL doesn't give us the a fucking HINT before Volume 5 starts.
Volume 5 is such a ride that there's so many ways to end off an episode.
>Kiseki showing up in the alleyway
>Kyouya standing across the street
>Takeru going absolute despair
>"Wake up, time for God-slaying"