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  1. 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:
  2. Akuma Kousaka
    2013-12-31 20:15
    Akuma Kousaka
    I finally got around to Little Busters! Refrain and finished it.
    Spoiler for Little Busters! Refrain and Clannad After Story's ending:
  3. Archon_Wing
    2013-12-31 16:19
    Archon_Wing I posted on episode 12 of Refrain. ;p Will watch 13 soon enough.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Triple_R
    2013-12-29 13:23
    I'm putting this on my wall as an informal survey of those who regularly check my wall (lol) - Should I get a new avater/sig for the new year?


    1) Keep what you have. Sayaka suits you.
    2) Keep Avatar, Change Sig
    3) Keep Sig, Change Avatar
    4) Change Both. Madoka Magica is sooo 2011. Time for something new, dude.

    Please reply to this with a PM if you want to offer some advice.
  8. HasuMasu
    2013-12-29 11:09
    I just now remembered it's because of Kyon that Yuki doesn't wear glasses anymore.

    Looking back, didn't feel like an important moment.
  9. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-12-29 03:21
    My girlfriend insists that EF is the best Christmas themed anime and I think I'd actually agree with her. I just think that parts of season 2 are too depressing to actually watch around Christmas. Unless perhaps you intend to marathon the damn thing.

    Drawing up my favourites of 2013 list (I feel favourite is a better term than best because of how strongly these lists reflect my tastes) and I think I'm feeling happier about it than I was a couple weeks ago. I think that White Album 2's strong finish and Monogatari season 2's great last arc (even with the abrupt cliffhanger ending) helped.

    TV shows:
    Shinsekai Yori
    Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (because I need to include at least one indulgent moe anime on here and I particularly liked this one.)
    Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
    Uchouten Kazoku
    Rozen Maiden: Zuruckspulen
    Monogatari Second Season (On the strength of the Tsubasa Tiger, Nadeko Medusa, and Hitagi End arcs - wait, isn't that all the ones that aren't told from Araragi's POV?)
    White Album 2 (Probably the best True Tears like anime since True Tears)

    Wolf Children
    Madoka Magica: Rebellion (A sequel I'm not sure was necessary, but was extremely well done)
    Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (gives stronger ending than it had originally)

    Characters is going to be brutally hard though... it feels like the characters in sequels are overpowering new characters. Nadeko. Kuroneko. Ohana. I really don't want yet another year of the Bakemonogatari girls taking up multiple spots.
  10. Guardian Enzo
    2013-12-29 03:00
    Guardian Enzo
    "Wait, then what's the Monogatari pie? That's basically plot and character elements incarnate."

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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
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Rem, my own creation Sig: Jinnai, Honoka, Sayaka, Sig by Akuma Kousaka
    Currently Watching
    Macross Δ
    Kotetsujo no Kabaneri
    Sousei no Onmyouji
    Anne Happy (Unhappy♪)
    Joker Game
    My Hero Academia
    Ace Attorney
    Top Tier

    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

    2nd Tier

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru (all)
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    White Album 2
    True Tears

    3rd Tier

    Tari Tari
    Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
    Akatsuki no Yona
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kill La Kill
    My Hero Academia
    Tiger and Bunny
    Macross Frontier
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Little Busters!
    Flying Witch
    Sword Art Online (all)
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