Have you actually watch the live action of Log Horizon ED? It's freaking scary/hilarious. I wish I could unsee it because I can't listen to the ED without seeing those images. And I do mean spring ... woops. Looks like everything's flopping except for Love Live, though Sidonia seems to be on the rise; DON'T RESIST, TIME TO EMBRACE THE 3D OVERLORD (though to be honest, the 3D series are based on really good mangas with superb story though).
And silly Westlo, you actually think Kizu's still coming out. *Points and laughs* Hahahahahaha ... haha ... ha /wrist
I started reading the anime thread and saw manga readers complain about the expressions not being as good as the anime. Really there was nothing wrong with the expressions, and people forget this is also a voiced medium so you don't have to exaggerate as much. Unless a particular "Style" of expression is a calling card of sorts for a manga (like think Magi or FMA with their expressions) you don't really need to overplay such an aspect in this medium. But yeah LN/Manga fans gonna fan, always going to overact to the point where it makes actual legitimate points/times look like more usual whining.
I'm enjoying Log Horizon, actually stopped at the same point you did when the Princess was walking down the stairs. I don't think it's an "9" quality anime but it will probably end up being a solid 7 or great 8 in my books. Also everyone seems to rave about the OP song.... but to me... it's the ED song that's takes it... I just love when anime have ending themes start up before the actual credits. Ever since Macross Plus and "after in the dark". It just really adds to certain scenes if the song suits.. I mean shit Roundabout and JoJo episode 6 is just one of the best examples of segue into the ED.
As for sales king of... I guess you mean Spring? Really only between Mahouka and Mekaku City.... I'll go with Mekaku City... I think Mahouka gonna be SAO/Anohana levels while MC can reach nearish Madoka levels.
Bakemonogatari still the king! Please release Kizu Shaft
I really need to finish DRRR season 1.
Tokyo Ghoul going to be that hyped up? lol eoten.
Most people wouldn't even know koreans animate a lot of shit we see these days lol.
If you drop by the LN thread, it's pretty much filled with complaints about how the anime didn't do some scenes justice or just plain axed etc. I read them so long ago that I don't remember all the scenes, so I find them acceptable. Just some scenes feel less epic than I'd imagine them to be personally.
This is not to say the anime didn't do a good job, because my friend who hasn't read the novel loves the anime. How you liking Log Horizon by the way? I stopped somewhere back when the princess first appear. I felt the story's great, but reading it would seem like huge infodump that the anime presented pretty well.
Also, any bet on the king of sales during summer? Mahouka, MC/KG, or any other contender? I'm still hoping Tokyo Ghoul would do well, too bad I don't really keep up to date with manga sales. People keep saying if it's done well it could rival Eoten (I love this name haha). I find it interesting that people credit bad animation to Korean studios in the TG thread, even though Pierrot was shafted in favor of Mir for Korra.
PS: DRRR season 2 whattttt? Kasane prpr.
PPS: Talk about delusional, I totally forgot that TG is not next season. Orz.
I actually felt like watching anime the last couple of days so watched like 11 episodes of Log Horizon a couple days ago and 8 episodes of Tokyo Ravens yesterday. Tokyo Ravens is actually pretty decent, shame the first episode was kinda weak since I didn't bother to watch anymore until yesterday.
How's the anime hold up in comparison to the light novels?
EDIT: Dawww it's not this fall. Oh well, something to look forward to next year.
With that out of the way... Here's a bit of fun trivia(?):
Spoiler for Nana and Hikasa:
2009/7: Hikasa was still relatively a newbie, she went with some friends/coworkers to see Nana's concert at Seibu Dome. They didn't even meet that day.
2013/8: Nana has another concert at Seibu Dome (last one was 2010). After two rounds of encore and a single, she asked time to prepare for next song, then she switched to a long Mic and said, "COME, MARIA!" The elevator rose and revealed Hikasa, and the crowd went wild while they sang Flame of Phoenix from episode 1. The entire stadium chanted Hikasa's name after the show's over.
PS: Hikasa and Yuuki Aoi was in the audiences before she went up to perform. The secret guest on the 2nd day of the concert was TMR, Hikasa was a fan of him so she went again!
I thought it's a fun little story haha.
Anyway, yeah I like Iwasaki's score in Crowds, here's the transformation scene at the end of episode 1 if you wanna check it out. I still like Sawano cause of AIMER's RE:I AM from UC, the lyrics are just amazing for that song. Recently, I haven't really notice his work elsewhere though. I agree on Kajiura and Katou. There's a new guy iono if you've noticed him: Fujisawa. I loved his work at LL and he's been absolutely amazing with Uchouten so far, maybe he'll get some recognition and he can show some talent with more flamboyant type of BGM.
As for Monogatari ... maaaaayyyyyyyyyyybbbbbeeeeeeeee. I dropped almost everything from this season already, not that I dislike any of them but ... I don't really know why I dropped them. I did end up around 10 episodes of Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy and pretty much laughed my ass off while doing so (just watch like 3 minutes of this and you'll understand why).
I like TR a lot, one of the few LNs I still bother to keep up with, but the REALLY fun and crazy stuff don't start until volume 6. Vol 1-3's probably a "B", 4+5 are shorts that I skipped, vol 6 is definitely a solid "A" in terms of just action and plot, then vol 8 is just "S" level. If the anime's one cour then it's just going to be average, will probably check out cause of 8-bit but other than that ...
I know next to nothing about MF Bunko J's new adaptations. I read Vol 1 of Madan like 2 years ago? It was great, then next vol got insanely boring that I dropped a chapter in or something. Rest I haven't read or even heard anything about. I pretty much hate Mahouka. It's so dumb, nuclear bombs going off everywhere that don't have contamination. MC basically can do E=MC^2, and it's just too DEM/Mary Sue/Whatever-you-call-that even for me (I love DEM), and the infodumps are 100x worse than Horizon because they come out of nowhere and you're forced to read them when there are no needs.
I was actually surprised she got offed in the first episode, I mean I never followed the show when it aired but I did see some of the pre-airing key visuals and the like, so she looked like a prominent character. Well in a way she still was but not in the way I expected her to be, and characters that are used in this way for episode 1's usually don't get shown off as much.
And yeah I'm really enjoying G so far, though I've fallen behind by two episodes. Really liking that Yoko Hikasa is Maria, she'll get the change to sing all out in this show.
Haven't had any time to watch Crowds, how does Iwasaki's score hold up after the first four episodes? I really hope he gets back to his best one day, Sawano's becoming too predictable and is overrated, Kajiura's a bit more hit and miss these days, Fate/Zero great, SAO, meh personified. Katou I think has heaps of talent, Horizon showed him at his best (and I really rate that score) but man doing 3 series at once right now... in Free, Daybreak and Prisma☆Illya... too much. Would love to see Iwasaki go back to his Gurren Lagann level with Kill la Kill...
Catch up on Monogatari? I only watched episode 1 but super hyped for the start of next arc, I think I'll watch that one weekly and than try and watch all I missed.
Tokyo Ravens good? What do you think of the 5 MF Bunko J LNs that just got announced? Also what do you think of Mahouka?
Symphogear's sakuga level went even more (Ő‿Ő✿) in season 2. Glad you're joining the fun! Chris seems to be the most popular girl, though I was massively butt-hurted that Conan died so early on in season 1 (excuse my VA obsession). Season 2 should have awesome songs now with all those new girls all being able to sing pretty well.
By chance, have you watch Gatchaman Crowds? Episode 1 has freaking 12 anime supervisors hahaha. I hope they won't have schedule issues cause it was pretty awesome episode 1. The moment Hajime put on her suit oh man. So bloody stylish! Not obnoxiously fabulous! Just pure style. Iwasaki's hitting all my G-spots as well too.
Also, I still haven't watch a single episode of Monogatari, wonder what's wrong with me? Fall continues to look even more crazier still, I hope I won't lag behind because I know the moment I do I won't watch it as I don't keep a backlog anymore.
EDIT: Damn it, Tokyo Raven's actually this Fall. I was so hoping I was wrong ... 2ch seemed to have already gave up before the PV even came out. Orz.
EDIT2: http://www.tokyo-ravens.com/ Just opened! Now to wait for PV!
Man just marathon'd Symphogear over the last couple days, + the first episode of the new season, man smh @ me for not watching this before, so flawed but really enjoyable, dat music, dat power of friendship, dat macross missile spam. Only meant to watch an episode of this to check it out and ended up watching 7 straight and than finished the rest + G's first episode today lol. Pity I can't get in such a mode for other stuff but whatever.
Yeah I'm really looking forward to this Monogatari season, I pretty much know what happens in the 2nd and 5th arc that will air (though not like knowing what happens will matter as much as the dialogue), but the rest are unknown to me except for a few things, like I knew Neko Shiro was going to be from Tsubasa's POV. Anyway 2nd arc is going to be so good and dat 5th arc, can't wait, Nisio da gawd.
Hmmm the VOMIC VA for Medaka was Megumi Toyoguchi, I thought Toyosaki did a fine job @ it, much better than I thought she was going to do, which is the second time she's really surprised me, the other being Beelzebub's Aoi. But she was nowhere near as good as Toyoguchi's Medaka imo, she just fit all aspects of Medaka's character, whereas Toyosaki was forcing it quite a bit.