last episode airing in japan soon; where is the hype /a/?
And how hype are we for the Mobile Fortress Destroyer vs Megumin? The chuuni battlestation vs the chuuni mage!
My heart and body is
>“Simply put, the type I like is the total opposite of that man who will achieve great things even if I leave him alone! He must not be too eye catching, either too fat or too skinny will do. It would be best if he loves me but has a weak will, lusting after other girls if they are a bit kind to him. A mandatory criteria will be having a lecherous look and is horny all year round. If he looks down on the hardship of life and just want to live his life easily like a trash will be great. If he has debts, that’s even better! He also has to drink all day and refuse to work, always grumbling that ‘this is the fault of society’. He will then hit me with empty beer bottles and tell me: ‘Hey Darkness, use your slutty body to earn back some cash!’… Hmmm…!”
Darkness seems to like Kazuma?
>Darkness seems to like Kazuma?
no, she likes gheto trash, who will beat her, cheat on her and whore her out. Kazuma does fit chunks of her "ideal" however he's rich. VERY VERY rich, and he's not a drunk who'd beat her and whore her out.
stalker points are looking good, LNs are selling like bread and this probably had the budget of a dinner t a fairly expensive restaurant, it's probably going to get milked for a second season sooner or later
but I'm sad too, knowing that it would ending soon
gonna missed watching this show every wednesday
Just picked this up. Looks like Ah! My Goddess: Meme-edition.
Kazuma makes a shit ton of moves on Megumin after she turns 14.
I think this was the one. Didn't follow it, but I do remember lots of complaining at Christmas or something.
The one that hurt me the most was Sora no Woto S2 being announced on April Fool's.
This reeks the lamentations of a romantically unsuccessful woman spiteful of the incomprehensible relationship choices of her sexually-active friends.
You can really tell that the author thinks that nothing is good enough for her unless it's the polar opposite of that description, and that she presumes any woman who's found a relationship has simply settled for something less that the perfection she feels entitled to.
No you stupid faggot, the context there was Darkness was up for a marriage interview and Kazuma wanted to know what was wrong with the guy, and it turns out that the guy was literally Mr.Perfect9001, he was good at everything, genuinely nice and caring, etc etc. and Darkness hated him because he wasn't a fat faceless waifufucker.
How are you linking that to the author's sex life (or lack of sex life)?
The author has a bully fetish, even her self-insert gets bullied too
This is my current one
Are you projecting m8
The entire story is a satire of Japanese LN, RPG, and reincarnation tropes
Give me an instance where she's bashed Raijuu in a way that makes no fucking sense. No, Mitsuragi or whatever his name is doesn't count because he is an utterly unlikeable faggot, I asked my sister and a female suite-mate.
>I asked my sister and a female suite-mate.
You went around and asked for people to analyze the fan-translation of a japanese light novel so you could use their testimony in a 4chan discussion?
Time to hug your onee-san or imouto and report back.
Yeah, only a woman could make a MC so scummy
>As an asian
Well I'm retarded, she's obviously not a cake but she looks like one
Back on topic, have a random Megumin.
Fuck off, I'm not the ESL plaguing these threads.
Maybe when I was really tiny, I dunno.
>“Sorry, can you wake him? He told us, ‘I wish to discuss something with cute, naïve Lolita like you… Haha…’.”
That's why you are an eternal loli, Megumin
I knew a day would come when I could finally make use of this picture.
>someone actually watched ISUCA
I don't even have an image from that show to properly react to your post because I deleted them all. I hope you understand that you have shit taste.
>“Phew… Normally, even if it smelled me, it would only look around and relax soon after… Are you two alright? My timing is perfect, right? If Soketto is in danger and I appeared just like this… Ouch! Hey, wait! Sorry, no, waiting for the perfect moment to debut should be the standard thing to do for the Crimson Magic Clan!”
>Yunyun and I continually hit Buzucoily’s shoulders without saying a word.
It means something along the lines of 'a fulfilled person', so a really successful normie / chad, not just a normie.
I legitimately tell them to just fucking deal with it because anyone and everyone involved is either dead or an old cripple soon to be dead
Hearing inane rants about GLORIOUS MAO ZEDONG is bad enough, all the kids hate him but all the parents love him
It's some sort of reactionary thing
You want to know the worst part? I wasn't even doing it as part of the 5 battle harem LN adaptation challenge that season. I just picked it up and couldn't be arsed to drop it. It was like a poor man's FSN.
I know that feeling. I completed the challenge unintentionally because I'd picked up every battle harem in the vain hopes that at least one of them would be good. ISUCA was the only one that was legitimately awful enough to drop, but I didn't drop it anyways because it was so bad it almost circled around to become entertaining. Almost.
>I gazed at Yunyun. She looked embarrassed, but did not move the pen in her hand.
>I stared at the area near Yunyun’s hand from a distance.
>“One day, I want to be Megumin’s… friend.”
>She stopped after writing that.
>Seeing Yunyun’s expression, I wrote another message on the paper, rolled it up, and tossed it to her.
>Red-faced Yunyun saw the paper, and raised her head sharply.
>Her expression was full of expectation, and her eyes became teary. But upon opening the paper…!
>“……You think I would seriously say something like that? Idiot!”
>—Yunyun kicked the chair away, stood up, and pounced at me in tears.
Yunyun is only for bully material
Maybe that's why the male main character is actually likeable and the girl characters have stuff to do and their existences don't revolve around the MC's penis.
It feels weird to gush over this show for doing basic things right, but one of the scenes I loved was when the dullahan came back the second time and the MC finds out that Megumin and Aqua were still blowing up the castle. Which is funny enough as a gag, but also they have like motivations and activities that don't revolve around the MC almost like a real story should have.
Funnily enough the lead writer for Rance was also a woman and
save for Sillthe girls and oddly for an eroge the other guys are generally well done with their own motivations and actions and stories outside the MC
The fact that the female characters actually have passions and interests is one of the best things about the characters of this show. It's almost appalling that something like that is so novel, but it is because so few authors seem to get that right. It doesn't help that most 'serious' stories, eschew that direction of character development entirely in favour of a series of cardboard cutouts following a single focal protagonist along a railroad track of narrative.
I think part of Konosuba's appeal is just how diverse the cast of characters is for something that's actually so character driven. Any one of them could steal the show, but instead every one of them works together on-screen to create something special. It's genuinely impressive.
>girl characters have stuff to do and their existences don't revolve around the MC's penis.
This is something I really like in Konosuba. Even if you take the most shallow and popular character, Megumin, she is in fact defined by her personal passion and goal. And her goal has nothing to do with MC's dick, unlike 99% of LN adaptations. She just wants explosions.
And the sad thing is, "I love explosions!" is far deeper and more genuine than what anime girls typically get.This is such a rare thing it honestly dumbfounded me when I thought about it.
>I love explosions!
She just want a nice body
she loves explosion because its the highest tier skill, and only greatest mage able to do explosion, and great mage tend to have a nice body (big boobs)
basically megumin wants big boobs
LN isn't even a genre outside of Japan.
I kind of wish it was, though. It seems like the whole system of having an author/illustrator pair in the LN format is a whole lot less restrictive than the comparable western comicbook or the "teen fiction' genre that has become a pejorative in the US for any novel less than 300-words and which does not include at least 1 major character death.
Mitsuragi is made that way so that the author can laugh at muh riajuu though.
You only try to defend it because you're a loser like Kazuma and enjoy seeing him doing stuff better than guys that are 100 times better than him(or should be).
>It's almost appalling that something like that is so novel
It is appalling because it shouldn't be novel. It should be standard. That's why I feel weird gushing about it.
It's not even like Konosuba is amazing for doing this, but every other story in this vein is just awful about everyone being a satellite character or chasing penis or both.
And to be honest, I don't even have a problem with chasing penis. I'm fine with it. The real problem is when you have an otherwise likeable character whose motivation is chasing penis because it means they don't get to do anything cool outside the gravitational pull of MC density and their character more than likely won't go anywhere.
I don't think it's even really about dick or phallogocentrism or any of that shit.
Satellite characters just tend to suck. Any character that isn't the main character *(or, in some cases, the antagonist) just tend to suck. They don't get to have agency, or personality, or interests, or passions. They just get to be a faceless, named piece in a social structure that the main character is situated within. They serve a narrative function, offer a gimmick, or a joke's punchline and that's it. Absolutely nothing else.
I think part of the beauty of konosuba's elegantly simple writing is that the humour emerges as a sort of natural consequence of the many different and differently motivated characters pulling in different directions. It's a natural-seeming consequence of interaction, conflict and communication between characters rather than just this monomythic golden path that the protagonist follows because it's their function as the protagonist to follow it.
Harems have the problem of being all about the MC. More than that, being all about the MC when the MC is the absolute least interesting character. But, I think, the bizarre thing is that this is a flaw shared by like 95% of contemporary western writing as well. Nobody seems to know how to write a secondary character that isn't just an echo of an impression of a caricature of a human being seen projected through elaborate deconstructive shadow-puppetry into the back of the protagonist-and-exclusive-perspective-character's mind while the MC tumbles foreward, agency-less, through a series of dramatic events that illustrate some agenda or opinion the author learned to parrot by completing their graduate degree in humanities at UofT.
There's an absolute pandemic of bad character writing in the world which has lowered my standards to such an extent that the anime adaptation of a children's comedy book blows my fucking mind. Goddamn.
Male characters tend to have it the worst. Can anyone remember any non MC Male character* from an eroge or a light novel that has any sort of development or relevance?
*Villains are the obvious exception
If we're talking about generic high school LNs, then no. I'm surprised I can't think of a single one. Koizumi from Haruhi is the closest I can think of, and he's a boring irrelevant piece of shit.
Koizumi is almost a character. The problem is that his role in the story is like mechanical and he sets things up in the background and the main thing he does is spout exposition. He does have an ulterior character motivation, but it's just chasing vag. Which is kind of uninteresting and you know nothing's ever going to come of it and so on and so forth.
What about outside of generic highschool LNs?
I can't even remember of a character from Crime and Punishment that isn't named "Raskalnikov" and a I strongly suspect that the issue is far more endemic than that.
The best way to handle the secondary problem is to cast main characters in other series as secondaries
This is what I really loved about Muv-Luv Alternative. Aside from the main harem of girls interested in the plain MC, age added the girls from two other titles as mentors and sempais. With them, they brought all their histories and interests and were able to have novel interactions with the original Muv-Luv cast. My favorite scene, of course, si when Chewie asks dense MC Takeru for advise on how to seduce another dumb MC, and he actually gives good advise. It's great.
I don't mind lewd, but I have to agree sadly. The whole episode was nothing but fanservice. It literally did nothing, set up nothing and wasted what could have been an entire weeks worth of exposition/plot in exchange for poor, saggy ladies who aren't even gonna appear for next 5 volumes.
Nigga, I think your prudish western sensibilities are obstructing your ability to enjoy genuinely excellent humor.
>feeds Megumin when she was starving to death and keeps her in the party when she's completely worthless and nothing but a resource drain
>gets mad at Aqua for A. attracting Dullahan to begin with and B. getting rid of Dullahan by incurring a 340M debt to Kazuma and co and then telling Kazuma she should be exalted and pampered more
>is simply annoyed at Darkness for being a fuckhueg slut at the most inopportune times
I dunno, he seems reasonable to me.
When you put it that way, he seems like the begrudging father-figure who loves his wonderful daughter but doesn't always make it obvious how much he cares.
Darkness is the eldest child, and from a different mother than the other 2. Went off to college and has only now come back. A degenerative product of divorce and dormitory, she's a stranger that's so long estranged to the family she destabilizes it with her weird personality and quirks and is largely ignored to everyone's benefit.
Aqua is the spoiled one. The middle child but the eldest one of the latest marriage, given too much to compensate subconsciously for the failure of the last relationship, she learned quickly to exploit the emotional weaknesses of daddy to get what she wants. Lives in a constant state of self-inflicted neediness because she knows that's a prerequisite ti manipulation
And Megumin, the freshly pubescent youngest child. Only recently having discovered masturbation, she can't yet handle more than one explosion a day, but is addicted to the satisfaction of release. She still indulges in silly, childish things like dressup and make-believe fantasy but is supported by the rest of her family, especially daddy who doesn't want to discourage her and secretly prays that bu giving her a free hand, he'll avoid repeating the mistakes of the first and 2nd. She still has trouble going to the bathroom by herself when she's scared at night.
Read vol 5, so you can see Megumin wining the bowl
She already did it in vol 5, she cockblocking herself is cute
Try to bully this one, i dare you
Yunyun just want a party(boyfriend) that is nice and caring
Missed my delivery because I wasn't home -- going to drive to the facility to pick it up directly.
Mad hype for final ep.
Anon, everybody is a scum in that world
>Komekko goes commando
What horrors he saw
I have to wait a couple weeks for mine. I also ordered the BD so hopefully they'll ship them together rather than separately.
The two are pretty much partners in crime. They tend to gang up on people when they dick around and have a very implicit amount of trust in each other, where they tend to scream each other's name when they feel danger.
>Wait. The author is a woman?
>Is this bizarro world? I refuse to believe that.
women writers sucking and being unfunny is mostly a western thing. japan has one of the longest and strongest cultural history in the world of female writers. With most of their best writers throughout history being women.
You can tell konosuba is written by a woman because
1) the MC has a personality, and isn't a faceless self insert
2) the girls have characters and goals that exist independent of the MC's dick
3) the author isn't afraid to make cute girls into unlikable bitches
4) there aren't any tsunderes anywhere in this story, except perhaps for the MC Kazuma, who amusingly enough is the only character accused of being a tsundere in the story (by aqua btw).
>Aqua stood beside me who was squatting on the ground and said:
>“It’s great that you are fine, Kazuma! … What, what’s the matter Kazuma!?”
>I hugged the legs of Aqua in tears as she spoke to me.
>I had never experienced such fear even during the battle with the bosses of the Demon King Army.
>“There, there, you must be terrified, Kazuma. It’s fine now, don’t worry. Everyone will protect you.”
>I felt at ease when Aqua said these while patting my head, how shameful.
Is cute when they are not being cunts to each other
He is already nailing the best girl
>… Since just now, I had been unwilling to leave Aqua’s side.
>Staying besides Aqua who I was spent the most time with made me feel at ease.
>Aqua seemed a bit troubled by me, but it was rare to see her not complaining one bit and just stayed by my side. Thank god for that.
>Really, thank god.
>Wasn't most of pre-Sengoku / Meiji Japan's good writing by grills under pen names?
pretty much every novel written in japan from 800AD to the mejii restoration was written by women
Aqua is really the dumb lazy older sister that when tries to do something good, still fucks everything
I would foul her giving her cheap wine
>Mobile Fortress Destroyer
This ruined the anime.
For some reason, the idea of a woman that's as trashy as that and pregnant, while being happy and excited and completely indifferent to the idea that they're pregnant is super fulling in a weird sort of way. Like, looking at this image makes pregnancy seem like it's not the lovecraftian body-horror-made-reality that it's constantly portrayed to be by everyone and everywhere you look.
It just kinda occurred to me that outside of the very, very narrow and specific context, of like idyllic normalfag relationships, pregnancy is depicted really negatively
A friend of mine whose identity I can't divulge told me that there will be an end card announcing S2.
Let's assume it's not made official before the episode's broadcast. In that case, if the series' Opening theme song starts as Aqua casts Break Spell against Destroyer, you should know shit just got real.
So why couldn't they leave the core inside the mobile fortress destroyer? The explosion only took out a mansion, wouldn't the hardened shell of the fortress be able to take on the brunt of the blast?
For that, there is reasonable diversity. It's a mixed gender group. Two of the party members aren't even from that world to begin with, and each of those is from a different world from the other. Only two of them are stock human; one of the others is genetically engineered and the last is a goddess. They're all from different socio-economic backgrounds; poor, middle-class, nobility and senior deity.
WHY is everything I'm really enjoying only 10 episodes?
>How would you spoil Aqua?
buying her pantsu
>forcing somebody that's spent their entirely life commando to wear underwear for the first time
>watching them squirm uncomfortably at the unfamiliar restriction
Oh yes, this is good.
>putting Megumin into cuck simulator
Because the publisher never meant it to be anything other than a glorified advertisement for the LNs and expected it to bomb so they gave it to the cheapest studio they could find and didn't bother paying for a full season.
I didn't even try with Minorin, really, there's mods that could help but I did it just because someone asked. But yeah the character creator is far from perfect, heard is a little better in CM3D2 though. But the game is far from translated
Now I actually tried with pic related
>He still believes there's going to be a 2nd Season
Last episode in around
>6 hours for japan's broadcast
>7 hours for CR
Didn't Deen mess up kore zombie season 2?
Though if any other studio had pick it up I doubt kazuma would have fit in the cast as well as he did since they love to shaft the MC alot.
Despair in 4 hours. I repeat. Despair in 4 hours.
yes, it's already been said in the official twitter.
besides, it would be hard to add another episodes mid season, even if there's demand for them, because of the predetermined time slot.
I mean, just look at kekkai sensen.
Anime isn't known for being particularly complex. You can get the general gist of what's happening by just watching no dialogue needed. The point of watching the stream is so that you can shitpost live whenever anything happens.
What went wrong in your head that made you think I was implying that live streaming an episode was anything but "fine"? Are you acting braindead on purpose or are you just that stupid?
Minor jokes added, minor chapters removed.
Also GONZO, what the fuck? They're deadder than dead.
These glorified light novel advertisements that turn out to be really good always worry me.
It's Kadokawa producing, right? I don't trust them.
>Aqua casted some spell I had never heard before.
>From the faint light that appeared momentarily on my body, it should be a buff spell.
>“What was that spell just now?”
>“A spell that turns you into a super entertainer.”
>I slapped her silently.
They are so great
Not the best, but this is the one I managed to find.
>In fact, that retard did say something like ‘As a prospective marriage partner, that noble’s despicable and underhanded personality is just right.’
Nigga your girls are all retarded.
>“But young lady, that man is telling very unsavory things to the servants at the main gate. He said the young lady’s abs are getting more and more defined, and the young lady is very concerned. He asked us to control the amount of protein in her meals…”
Weren't there hints that there may be a continuation of Nobuna happening back when a new season of FMP was announced?
I think I remember there being random screentime for it with no real context going on.
No it wouldn't have. The VA's would've been different for example if aniplex had picked this up because of their favoritism. Or we wouldn't have had those funny face expressions like pic related because of different animators/directors.
>the only thing stopping kazuma from saving darkness is darkness
Darkness worst girl.
>“What, what is the matter!?”
>“N-Nothing! I just forgot to turn the indecent magic toy off ahhhhh! Ahhh, it, it’s breaking! I am turning strange! I can’t hold it in anymore! I am really going to break!”
Kazuma saved this chapter.
>“… No, it’s futile. Healing magic can’t heal me either. And resurrection won’t work if I die from sickness. That would be a way for life to end naturally. Those who die a natural death can’t be waken from the miracle of the gods. No matter the cause of death, those whose time has come should return to the heavens, which is something we should be happy for… So, don’t make such a sad face.”
>“Ugh… Debt huh. I don’t know how much she borrowed, but I just sent money back home and don’t have much on me…”
If she really does send money home often, then Yuiyui must be shady as fuck, considering Megumin should be pretty rich after Vanir and Hans.
>Didn't Deen mess up kore zombie season 2?
no, kore zombie was messed up by episode 6, completely unwatchable after the first arc. bad source material, bad studio, stupid premise which was worn out by episode 3.
Still amazed people seem to think season 2 was a trainwreck, when they ignore how awful the 2nd half of season 1 was.
>Even if I told them I was just wanted to talk to Darkness, and went with the flow because Darkness looked very lewd and I went for it, I would definitely be hit by their combo of 『Explosion』 and 『Resurrection』 until their anger was appeased.
even death there is no escape for kazuma
I like her. She's an entertaining character, where her M tendencies have become more reigned in. She's actually grown up quite a bit, but on the other hand she's definitely more tsundere and block headed than ever.
Best girl is here, the episode is saved.