Sorry for talking up your space and time! I'll keep it moderate next time promise. Anyway...
Spoiler for Long Post Sorry!:
Glad you enjoyed the convention. I live in Canada (Ottawa to be exact), so if we're still friends by that time maybe we can go attend together. I can understand your monetary situation and going to a convention on that is really tough since you really can't do much. I live with my parents and most of my money has to help out with things at home and I rarely have enough spending money for myself.
New job is really great and I work mornings, Monday to Friday and I get weekends off. Yay! I'll try and I'm playing on talking to him later whenever he's on. 6/16/2013 is locked in my head completely. Aku no Hana is painful to watch for me too, but at the same time I'm sure that many people are watching it because of how spineless and pathetic the MC is. The art is weird, but I'm still scratching myself wondering "Why do I keep watching this every week?" Since I've tasted poison, I might as well finish the plate, so to speak.
I know that OSM vs the adaptation will have some faults, but you're right I should've expected and accepted thoughts facts. It's not the adaptation or the missing content that's bothering about Oreimo, it's the vibe and presentation of the S2's airing. When I watched S1 I was so thrilled for the next episode and I wanted to connect with the series, but S2 sort of doesn't give me the same vibe I was looking for. It's great, but I just don't have it in me to feel "preppy" about. It's hard to explain but I'll get back to you on that when I have an answer.
I sort of get the feeling how the remaining anime is going to air and what content will be used during that time. I hope they'll slip ClariS in. Pretty unlikely I know, but the fandom in me really comes off a optimistic, to say the least.
Kana Hanazawa is my favourite seiyuu and her presence in S2 is truly enjoyable being you can definitely feel like she's playing the part she wishes to play naturally. You're right about them being faithful to the OSM, but it's like I said I'm just not feeling the "vibes" like I did S1. I never read the OSM for Hentai Neko or OreShura so I can't really comment on that.
It's okay to be passionate about something especially if it's something you enjoy. There are two people in this world I like in this world: a honest and (com)passionate people. You definitely fit in that category of the people I really want to get to know better. I'm like that with ClariS. If you get me talking about them I'll probably fill probably 2-3 or pages on your wall, and that could be bothersome, trust me I've been there.
Me? A ClariS master "tugs heart" You're making me blush here. You're the First to positively acknowledge my ClariS fandom on here. Most people either find it annoying or don't care about them, which makes me sad!
Thanks that means a lot!
Anyway to answer your question: I'm sort of mixed about that. I'll explain it like this...
I'm no professional journalist or talent scout or agent, just bear with me.
Spoiler for Personal ClariS Feelings:
Spoiler for Being Secretive:
If they were to maintain their secrecy as singers, then I think that the anime fandom regarding them will be happy because they are anime style singers for a young and safe to say mature fanbase. Their illustrations and how they present themselves as they sing and as artist's sort of reflect this. Plus, with their growing popularity, secrecy can be a really good selling point if done right, which they are doing pretty well. I love their anime illustrations and how neat and creative they are at presenting themselves. It truly shows if you collect them like I do.
Spoiler for Going Public:
That could be a good or bad thing depending on how the fans will take this decision. To tell you the truth I am interested in knowing what they look like in real life, and could potentially garnish more of a broader fanbase that they already have now, but that could also be a problem. How? It's like I said: it lies in their imagery and their means of secrecy coming into play here. In essence: Imagery + Secrecy = Their current main selling point!
To take what they've built and to overstep that boundary it could probably split the current fans and potential new ones down the middle. On the plus side it means that they could do live shows and promote themselves as anime lovers (Disney if you count Alice) and professional artist's in ways they couldn't while maintaining their private image.
So what do you think? Reasonable or do you think I'm lacking something in my arguement?
I did, thanks for the thoughts . Come south and join me next year than I usually go to the same convention once a year, they are costly so going to more than one a year is hard on a college student's salary.
Now to respond to the rest of the stuff from the other message:
Good to here that you are getting use to your new job, good luck with patching things up with your friend! I am sure that you are and that you have the release date locked down in your mind. I will do that now actually (well, after writing this), I have some free time. All good choices, although I just can't get into Aku no Hana, not even the art just the story, it was creepy to read and it is just too much for me to watch.
They did drop/rearrange a lot of stuff from the novels but I think they did that because of the amount of time they have to actually tell the rest of the story, also I like to think of the two as different things, the anime has its story/flow and the light novels has its own story/flow (even if the stories are the same).
If I had to take a guess, ep. 9 will finish volume 8, volume 9 will be overall skipped or get one episode to do the wedding chapter because it plays a small role in later story. volume 10 will get 2 episodes, one for the party and one for Ayase basically. volume 11 will get 2 episodes to cover the past of the siblings, and volume 12 will get 2 or 3 episodes based upon if they actually do the volume 9 episode or not.
Hanazawa is a good voice actress, that is for sure. Personally I am loving the second season, it does feel a little rushed but I am kind of use to that in anime adaptations, I also love how true they stick to the source material though. Some other series like HenNeko and OreShura really changed the characters/story in to more sterotypical roles in order to sell more, Oreimo really doesn't do that, in the first or second season.
Sorry for talking so much about Oreimo, it is the one series I could probably just keep talking about, so I will stop that now that I will be sending you a wall of it .
I got a question for you, once ClariS gets out of highschool, do you think they should actually reveal who they are and do live performances and such or keep the characters/front they have that portrays them? Personally I feel like either choice could be a good thing but I wanted to see what you would think Claris Master.
Don't worry, I have been busy this weekend for the most part, I am at Anime Boston so I have been spending most of my time at the convention and not really much else. Where did you disappear to for so long anyway? I am assuming life just pulled you away but I thought I would ask anyhow. I will answer to the rest of your message tomorrow or Monday if I get really pressed for time and sleep, I am going to get to bed now so I can actually stay awake tomorrow during my convention
Sorry for the late reply. After my lengthy absence I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things. Please note: I'm not ignoring you just trying to reestablishing on here again so I can be "up to date" so to speak. I will get back to you because I'm the type to read and respond after all. Trust me, after years of checking emails and replying constantly every 5 minutes will do that to you.
To answer your question I'm doing great. Getting used to my new job and trying to make up with a friend on here. I'm a little tired and pissed off at the moment, but great none the less. I'm really psyched for the new ClariS album that's coming out next month. The info is on the ClariS fan page on AS so check that out if you have time. I'm currently following Railgun S, Photo Kano, Oregairu, Aku no Hana, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge. and Hentai Neko.
As for Oreimo 2 I'm thinking of dropping it because some parts of the anime sort of rearranged some things the novels had, and left out somethings that should've been added to the series. I'm still hoping that ClariS will make an appearance like they did in the novels, but I'm being cautiously optimistic about it, just like the adaptation itself. Don't get me wrong,
I love Oreimo, but the S2 had me scratching my head and wondering how they'll be doing things from now until the series (both anime and novels) end. I'm loving the season overall, but for me the best thing I like about the season is the OP song sung by said artistes I love to death, that's it! Well to be honest, ClariS coming to sing the OP was the one single thing that makes me continue to watch this despite my heavy skepticism of the S2 adaptation.
It's saddening because I love Kuroneko and her seiyuu the lovely Kana Hanazawa, but... I'm just not feeling it like I did S1. I don't know about you, but that's just how I feel.
I wasn't being serious about the being mad part x.x
Its hard to tell if a change in their voice will actually bring in a different fanbase, even if their voices change in a way that could suite a new style, most of the times artists retain more of their old style than anything else and hold on to the original fanbase more then cater to a new one. Honestly I haven't even been listening to music much recently, nothing has really caught my interest locally or foreign.
How has the anime season overall been treating you though? I have a good amount of series I am watching so I have been getting a good chunk of entertainment myself so far. Attack on Titan, The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, new season of railgun, and of course new season of oreimo .
I care incredibly about the late reply and am very mad.
What are you mad about? I was just speaking the truth after all.
It's been two weeks since the single came out and I'm still enjoying it. It's been played about 432 times on my Itunes along with the other ClariS songs I have. With a mature growing voice I hope that it'll help bring more of a "mature" fanbase to increase their fandom. It's nice that they're keeping their original style and growing and maturing with their music and themselves as creative individuals. That's just me though.
I care incredibly about the late reply and am very mad Anyhow, the first two episodes of the new season have been great! Well the second episode felt a littler fillery, I think it was needed to give Ayase some time in the spot lite.
I really like the new OP as well, the song is catchy, it has a familiar beat to the first op which I kind of liked, similar to the first OP but different at the same time. Yeah, at first I honestly didn't know if it was them singing, they should way different to me at least, would make sense that their voices would be changing around that time.
Sorry for the late reply. Not that you care, but none the less I'm really pleased with Oreimo 2. Two episodes in and I'm having a blast!
I just the Oreimo S2 OP and it was definitely worth the wait. I've been listening to it none stop. When I first heard it I was jumping up and down with excitement anxious to hear the full version. Now that I have it. all I can say is it was definitely worth the wait and their music continues to get better and more creative too. I don't know about you, but they sound more mature now! Makes sense since they're in or about to enter high school this year.