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#12241  December 09, 2018, 06:51:05 pm
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Netflix Saint Seiya series trailer

Straight reboot of the Galaxian Wars + Black Saints arcs, and, according to the original announcement, the Silver Saints arc. Not particularly ugly (still a bit jarring in some random shots here and there but I mostly like it), you can see the strong influence of Legend of Sanctuary, Toei did say that they gained a lot of experience with the movie.
Army grade helicopters and tanks... Whatever. The anime did that too, who cares. Heroes still need faceless masses to slaughter so they can show us their powers.
Shun's a girl now. Having 17 out of the 18 biggest characters of the series be guys would be flat out unacceptable today, so throwing some gender swapping was obvious. Someone involved in the project confirmed that they also didn't want five guys protecting one girl, they looked at different options (active role for Athena or other girls -which is what Legend of Sanctuary did, or brand new girl added to the team...) and this was the one that worked best for them. Making Shun less of a sissy was kind of obvious because there's no way you can make a character who keeps crying for help, and then switching him to a her is actually kind of funny. But the same guy as earlier did comment they did that while keeping in mind the stuff that'll happen to Shun along the story. Anyway I'm expecting a couple more gender swaps among the Gold Saints, except we won't see them yet and these arcs already have June, Marin and Shaina so who knows if more girls will show up.
Shun has no mask and Marin has one, some """fans""" are going nuts over it but the trailer made it a lot less strange by putting Marin at the end mirroring the Pope at the beginning (who also wears a mask). I'm assuming so far that it won't be a general rule, just something for those who want it (and it wouldn't be bad to see more random men wear one for no reason).
Also Cassios becomes a Black Knight, interesting change. As long as he returns for the Aiolia fight and his relationship with Shaina is maintained. That would actually make him one of the more interesting characters, with a really meaningful sacrifice in season 2 and not so random, actually.
Also they mentioned that some characters will have their name changed, to reflect their nationality. Screw the old-fashioned habit that Japan has of making their foreigners "not too foreign" by making them half Japanese, and it would fit Netflix trying to sell it all over the world. And Shiryu (how do you read his name in Chinese ? Better get used to it) calls his attack in Chinese while Seiya calls his own in Japanese, that'll match Hyoga calling his own in Russian like he always did in the manga, nice.
FTR here's the Twitter rant from the guy who decided to swap Shun's gender.

I wonder if people in the US will finally start giving a shit about this series with that, or if only Latin America and Europe as usual will care (although Shun seems to be pissing off a lot of them, but that's just good riddance). Netflix is trying hard to make it passable for US audience.
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Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 07:23:33 pm by Byakko
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#12242  December 09, 2018, 08:47:18 pm
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Gotta give the guy props for acknowledging some people won't like the genderswap and saying it's okay if they don't

Too bad it's not good enough for current year:

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#12243  December 09, 2018, 09:56:42 pm
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Yeah, hopefully this will get it more exposure for the better cause it seems like this show will get things right while at the same time keeping the feel that made the series awesome to watch. I don't mind that Shun got changed into a girl, as long as the show stays true to what it was story and action wise.
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#12244  December 09, 2018, 10:14:40 pm
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TBF I personally think Hyoga was the one who would have made the most sense to genderswap with this reasoning (Shiryu would be fine but going topless 80% of the time would have been a slight issue). But at the same time, there's still no way Shun could have remained as mindnumbingly cliché as he was in the anime (the manga was passable on that regard) because he needs to have something to do beside crying for help. The pacifist approach was fine but done way too heavy-handed, so he had to change a bit, and it would have angered those who identified with him for that specific reason regardless.
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#12245  December 10, 2018, 05:03:58 am
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Gender swaping the gold saints would be a big fuck you to japan, since those are big amongst the female fandom.
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#12246  December 10, 2018, 09:47:56 am
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Legend of Sanctuary already did it with Milo, who is the number 1 fujoshi subject.
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#12247  December 10, 2018, 03:43:32 pm
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damn it.
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#12248  December 10, 2018, 11:50:00 pm
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From KOF: A New Beginning, the/an official KOF 14 manga.  Yuri taking one of Tung Fu Rue's tricks.  If a whole bunch of Yuris show up with something like this in the future, now you know why.
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#12249  December 11, 2018, 12:32:36 am
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I wonder what was that mangaka's name when he did hentai.
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#12250  December 11, 2018, 08:08:34 pm
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#12251  December 11, 2018, 10:44:55 pm
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The art style screams so, but no name, no proof.
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#12252  December 20, 2018, 07:02:43 pm
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Cardinal Rule of manga - every manga artist has made hentai unless proven otherwise.

Here's a friendly reminder that if your not watching Thunderbolt Fantasy, you're missing out on a visual masterpiece. Add some more puppet on puppet violence in your life; you won't regret it. (Yes it's anime, don't question it).

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#12253  January 03, 2019, 04:45:08 am
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So, the rise of brett kavanaugh already pre-aired, and it's pretty good; I was not expecting  a double feature so it was a nice surprise and the episode ends with the introductio of raphtalia.

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Just read the reviews and forum at ann, hilarious.
Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 03:40:58 am by Bastard Mami
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#12254  January 11, 2019, 02:13:52 am
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What's it like as an adaptation though? I asked a couple people about it and they were mad about the rape accusation thing but it didn't really answer my question.
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#12255  January 11, 2019, 04:53:50 am
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it's pretty well done; duno if it will adapt the webnovel, the lightnovel or the manga; not that it matters too much since it will only cover the arcs that are mostly tthe same. Inoticed it has a scene the magna skipped, but the apparance of glass in the intro points to the manga being adapted; so a enw version I hope.
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#12256  February 04, 2019, 11:01:42 pm
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I think the best anime is Overload and best manga is Dead Tube.
I read grand blue manga at mangazuki and I think this is one of the best manga and This is my favourite manga and I recommended to read this manga.
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#12257  February 05, 2019, 08:27:44 pm
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Catching up on new season:
Mob Psycho 100 season 2 is off to a strong start. Never expected them to dig so seriously in to Mob's characterization early on; the show did a good job of developing him as a character in such a short amount of time. It looks like Bones is having a grand time with the visuals this time too; most of the episodes have looked fantastic with episode 5 being the icing on the cake. I hope they didn't blow their load early on that one because that would be a shame.

Rising of the Shield Hero -  I thought the initial premise was an interesting way to start off the series to set it apart from other isekai shows, but it looks they might not keep the falsely vilified thread from going much longer. Shield Hero is moderately entertaining though it hasn't yet been memorable for me. It's going to be a two cour so they plenty of time for the show to develop so I'll keep watching it anyway.

Kaguya Love is War - entertaining romcom even though the punchlines seem a bit predictable.

The Promised Neverland -  A very strong thriller so far. Definitely one the stronger series this season.

Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka - somewhat decent dark magical girl show. I appreciate that the story takes place after they stop the big alien teddy bear apocalypse and now to deal humans being terrible again when the dust settles. Does a much better job of portraying someone dealing with ptsd than it has any right to and is very violent.

Virtual-san Looking - This is such a bizarrely awful project that I just can't stop watching. Most of the skits fall flat, the camera work can sometimes be nauseating and they're probably too many characters. None of them are particularly  good comedians either. It feels they stitched together a bunch of youtube videos to make an episode and given the origins of all these characters, it's quite fitting. I guess there a slightly diy feel that makes the show somewhat charming. Also no Kaguya Luna? Why!
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#12258  February 05, 2019, 11:27:55 pm
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Rising of the Shield Hero -  I thought the initial premise was an interesting way to start off the series to set it apart from other isekai shows, but it looks they might not keep the falsely vilified thread from going much longer. Shield Hero is moderately entertaining though it hasn't yet been memorable for me. It's going to be a two cour so they plenty of time for the show to develop so I'll keep watching it anyway.


I read the original webnovel back when the manga had like 5 chapters out; it's pretty nice, some arcs are really good but other arcs are pretty bad , I hope the studio skips or fixes the worse arcs while keeping the good one faithful. the thing is the webnovel, manga and light novel are all different routes so the anime should as well be one. As long as they keep raphtalia performing morrigan's nocturnal illusion for the third season of the anime i'll be happy.

The biggest problem this series has is bad/flat villains, then the weird varitaion of quality in arcs.

Like, the only other isekai novel/manga that I like more than shield hero is mushoku tensei because it's lowest point is the magical academy arc, but unlike shield hero there's a lot of gray areas for villains to the effect that in some viewpoints the mc can be said to be a villain , or pretty much any charatcer, really, not only because of their actions, but because of their consequences, while shileld hero falls flat on it's face regarding that.

As a side note I was not expecting it to be so hated by some black anime watchers, I just hope it's the same ones that hated cross ange for a similar reason (slavery/discrimination themes).
Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 11:31:47 pm by Bastard Mami
Re: Everything Anime and Manga Thread
#12259  February 06, 2019, 12:39:42 am
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I still follow the manga but I definitely won't be checking out the anime, because I've just grown sick of "torture porn" stuff where a series just keeps treating its characters like shit and dragging them through the deepest sewers it can find just to get a rise out of the viewer/reader. The manga is doing okay currently but there's no way I'm going through the whole first arc again up to the Church arc (because I'm also sick of the Medieval Europe styled all-controlling evil Church trope). It just doesn't get me hard to watch / read something just for the fun of getting angry at made up injustice that's specifically designed for it.
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Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 12:42:48 am by Byakko
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#12260  February 08, 2019, 12:26:30 am
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As a webnovel reader I have been having a lot of fun spoiling raphtalia's death in facebook, especially because there are a lot of manga/novel readers that spoil anime viewers on future plot points, but neither the manga not the light novel have made it to raphtalia's death arc yet.

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