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  1. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-01-01 20:54
    Ryuunosuke is such a minor character in Sakurasou I doubt he had much impact on its popularity. Unless you're implying Mashiro is so eccentric as to be otaku but she's a fairly popular character in her own right.

    (One interesting thing about Sakurasou: the director did a panel at Sakuracon and she spent a fair bit of time emphasizing to the audience that the story was cuter and less fanservicy than the trailer. To a certain extent, I wonder if the show mismarketed itself a bit.)

    Second: I really have trouble with the idea that the industry misread what made OreImo popular so badly. I think they're more on top of their game than that. Plus, Kirino and Kuroneko have a predecent in Lucky Star's Konata. It's hard to think of a similarly popular male otaku.

    As for the other three shows:
    For Outbreak Company, I think Japanese fans may well have like the protagonist, but disliked the overall treatment of otaku culture.
    Similarly, I think many otaku may have actually liked Jun in Rozen Maiden. But I think Rozen Maiden suffered from a combination of being quite lacking in lighthearted moments (similar to SSY, though I still hold SSY suffered from some marketting failures as well) and "pulling a Shana III" and releasing after a long hiatus from the anime world.
    Watamote, on the other hand actually did suffer from being extremely uncomfortable for many otaku IMO. It does have a large base in both the west and Japan, but I suspect that many of the otaku who relate best to Tomoko are among the less economically well off otaku and therefore are unlikely to be big spenders.

    So yeah... sorry, not sure I agree that much of your theory on the whole.
  2. Dr. Casey
    2014-01-01 15:20
    Dr. Casey
    Cut my PMs down to 238
  3. Dawnstorm
    2014-01-01 02:35
    If you had nominated Hazama (BlazBlue) for Best Antagonist I might have done so too. But as is, he probably has no real chance. However, I might nominate Monokuma. He was a great troll villain.
    Good god, I totally forgot about him. I shall definitely edit him in.
  4. Frontier
    2014-01-01 02:21
    Happy New Year !
  5. Auxilism
    2013-12-31 21:44
    It sounds like the 'deaths' in Madoka are not treated as real deaths and so they cannot be compared to Valvrave. I concede.

    However, I can see why Valvrave made more deaths happen, they had a lot more characters than Madoka so if the percentage of deaths were low, they would feel cheap anyway.
    Spoiler for Statement considering number of deaths:
  6. Akuma Kinomoto
    2013-12-31 20:15
    Akuma Kinomoto
    I finally got around to Little Busters! Refrain and finished it.
    Spoiler for Little Busters! Refrain and Clannad After Story's ending:
  7. Archon_Wing
    2013-12-31 16:19
    Archon_Wing I posted on episode 12 of Refrain. ;p Will watch 13 soon enough.
  8. Dr. Casey
    2013-12-30 23:44
    Dr. Casey
    It was the former. The main issue I was complaining about was that Valvrave's technological level seemed too low on the whole considering that it presumably takes place hundreds of years in the future. There's a few futuristic flourishes here and there, mostly for flavor (The Dyson Sphere, living on other planets, etc)... but the everyday life of someone living in Valvrave's world really isn't that much different from someone living in today's world, unless you happen to be a mecha pilot. Looking around my bedroom, about half the things I see didn't exist a few hundred years ago (the laptop I'm typing this on, my PC, my wireless router, my smart phone, my electric fan, my lava lamp, my deodorant, the pair of batteries lying on the dresser...), and likewise there should be hundreds of years in the future a variety of minor and moderately important 'new things' weaving themselves throughout daily life that don't exist in any capacity today.

    Valvrave doesn't really have much of that, it's closer to "Well, we built really cool robots, but otherwise we've all had our fingers up our asses these past five or six centuries and progressed in only a few other areas." There were some very big changes to Valvrave's world (the Dyson Sphere being the most obvious, and the spacefaring stuff with fighting robots and all), but though there were a few 'big picture' futuristic elements, there wasn't much care given to the smaller details. I had to roll my eyes at the wedding at the end of the last episode, where that camera was at a 75% charge (with the implication, I suppose, being that the event drained the battery by a quarter). Half a millennium into the future, and battery capacities haven't improved at all? I was being sarcastic whenever I said in that one post a couple weeks back that I half-expected Akira to be shown using a Windows 8, but that video recorder thing actually comes pretty fucking close to that.

    But I'm sure that most science fiction stories which take place in the distant future are largely grounded in present day technologies and lifestyles simply to make them more relatable to the audience. My griping probably wasn't entirely fair, and I didn't really feel like defending myself against anyone that might've argued against me, so I deleted the post maybe 60 seconds after submitting it.
  9. Auxilism
    2013-12-30 11:01
    Disclaimer: I did not watch the second season of Valvrave.
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    Originally Posted by mangakid95 View Post
    it cheapened the writing IMO to use their deaths to progress the plot.
    Originally Posted by Triple_R View Post
    I largely agreed with mangkid95's review
    Did you feel that the deaths in Madoka Magica were not (that) needed as well or am I overreacting/misunderstanding?

    If I'm not:
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  10. felix
    2013-12-29 18:41
    2-3 episodes, was looking at stuff to see if maybe I need to watch a lot more before making an opinion on it

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    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
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    Sailor Moon 2014
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
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