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Old 2011-12-30, 13:31   Link #161
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The look and chubbiness is the same, but the height was different. The illustration in novel usually has him at Kuroyuki's shoulder length and so far the anime seems to have him at chest length, maybe even shorter.

Oh, well it's not the first time anime adaption of characters ends up with whacked up height. Kuroneko is the same height as Manami and only 5cm shorter than Kirino but in a lot of scenes she was drawn noticeably shorter than them. It more of a cherry-picking than anything else.

The only thing I worried is that by having Haruaki that short, how is it going to impact his pimping scenes.....
Is this the sort of small change (no pun intended) that could leave LN fans really butthurt and lead to boycotts? Just curious as I'd like to know where the cut off point is for when fanboys start to get really pissed off about changes from the source.
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Old 2011-12-30, 18:41   Link #162
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For me it's more nitpick then anything. As long as they don't destroy/condense too much I won't won't really hold them accountable, after different media has sort of takes.

Take Oreimo for example, as much as I hated that the anime stuff pretty much killed Kirino's dere and sensible side or that Ayase is stripped to a simple yandere. I still find Oreimo anime to be enjoyable and definitely one of the best of the season if not the year and that is even with the debacle that was episode 6-7 (I think, the ones based on v3 material).
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Old 2011-12-31, 11:00   Link #163
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So is he in his chubby form a lot in the manga? Female MC design is a plus. Male MC in chubby form is a minus for me watching it.
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Old 2011-12-31, 13:24   Link #164
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So is he in his chubby form a lot in the manga? Female MC design is a plus. Male MC in chubby form is a minus for me watching it.
In other words no fatties, but skinny scantily clad chicks are okay?
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Old 2011-12-31, 17:30   Link #165
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So is he in his chubby form a lot in the manga? Female MC design is a plus. Male MC in chubby form is a minus for me watching it.
Don't get me wrong, Haruyuki is fat and full of meat, the complain here is not the width but the length.
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Old 2012-01-01, 16:10   Link #166
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In other words no fatties, but skinny scantily clad chicks are okay?
I'm for cute (attractive) scantily clad guys, muscular guys, thin guys.... but not guys that look like a meatball as a MC.

If he's in that armored form the majority of the time, then that's okay too.
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Old 2012-01-01, 17:03   Link #167
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I think the main point of his character is the contrast of what he is in real life and his silver crow avatar.
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Old 2012-01-01, 17:26   Link #168
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Sigh, it's disappointing to know that there will be many others who would give the show a miss just because of the MC's design.

Admittingly, I was equally apprehensive at first when I started on the manga and novels, but the story and the MC really grew on me. Hope more people can look past the design because Accel World really is a pretty fun series.
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Old 2012-01-01, 17:30   Link #169
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I will take an ugly MC over a stupid one any day.
So fed up with clueless MCs doing nothing...
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Old 2012-01-02, 10:31   Link #170
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I think the main point of his character is the contrast of what he is in real life and his silver crow avatar.
well his fat and obviously getting bullied. Being stereotype fat which is the centered of bullying in the school and probably the black haired girl or kuroyukihime gives him a chance to change or reveal his real self. His real self is probably a dumb fat useless bum but his inside is a hard steeled knight. The avatar in accel world reflects yourself (probably)
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Old 2012-01-02, 12:23   Link #171
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Sigh, it's disappointing to know that there will be many others who would give the show a miss just because of the MC's design.

Admittingly, I was equally apprehensive at first when I started on the manga and novels, but the story and the MC really grew on me. Hope more people can look past the design because Accel World really is a pretty fun series.
Well, this is a visual medium. How many threads have you noticed people commenting on female MC designs? Male MCs are not exempted from similar scrutiny.


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well his fat and obviously getting bullied. Being stereotype fat which is the centered of bullying in the school and probably the black haired girl or kuroyukihime gives him a chance to change or reveal his real self. His real self is probably a dumb fat useless bum but his inside is a hard steeled knight. The avatar in accel world reflects yourself (probably)

Or what he wishes he was. It's all a fantasy thing anyways in MMORPGs.
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Old 2012-01-04, 06:03   Link #172
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Chubby protagonist calls my attention.
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Old 2012-01-04, 23:08   Link #173
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Chubby protagonist calls my attention.
and the "power suit" avatar of his interest me as well
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Old 2012-01-06, 10:16   Link #174
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It's pretty funny to me that the main reason that so many people are being turned off from this show is because of the fact that the MC is fat/chubby. Half of the people complaining about it are probably fat themselves...
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Old 2012-01-06, 10:48   Link #175
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It's pretty funny to me that the main reason that so many people are being turned off from this show is because of the fact that the MC is fat/chubby. Half of the people complaining about it are probably fat themselves...
stereotype otaku. singles in front of their pc

is it hurtful or bothering to see someone look's like yourself to take actions?
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Old 2012-01-06, 11:15   Link #176
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stereotype otaku. singles in front of their pc
Lol, exactly

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is it hurtful or bothering to see someone look's like yourself to take actions?
It can be depending on the person and what they look like. Some people look to anime as a means of escape, and if the MC shares their own flaws, then that ruins the immersion. That's probably not the case here, though. Most people probably don't like Haruyuki because they genuinely find his design "ugly" to their tastes. That or they fit in with the majority of society that believes that "anything fat is automatically undesirable" (aka closed-minded).
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Old 2012-01-06, 12:16   Link #177
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very interested in seeing this i just hope its not bastardized
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Old 2012-01-06, 20:56   Link #178
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It's pretty funny to me that the main reason that so many people are being turned off from this show is because of the fact that the MC is fat/chubby. Half of the people complaining about it are probably fat themselves...
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stereotype otaku. singles in front of their pc

is it hurtful or bothering to see someone look's like yourself to take actions?
Not me, I'm big and fat and I love that us big-boned guys finally got some love in light novel and anime.

Which is surprising to me because Japanese women in general really don't have too much issues with fat guys (as long as you're not creepy) considering that many fat sumo wrestlers have hot wives and many fat comedians also have hot wives or known to be playboys as well.


Seriously though, Haruyuki is the reason I started to read this LN because he is chubby and fat. I mean for all ACG keep trying to portray about how a main character is gentle, nice, despite been plain, 9 out of 10 has always being above average in their respective world. Hauyuki was a nice exception.

After reading the LN, Haruyuki did grow on me as well as the awesome Kuroyuki-Hime who won me over.
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Old 2012-01-06, 21:59   Link #179
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It's pretty funny to me that the main reason that so many people are being turned off from this show is because of the fact that the MC is fat/chubby.
There's another reason: Haruyuki is as angsty as Shu from Guilty Crown. To add, Accel World and Guilty Crown share the same person-in-charge on series composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino.
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Old 2012-01-07, 03:58   Link #180
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Not me, I'm big and fat and I love that us big-boned guys finally got some love in light novel and anime.
You're different because you actually LIKE Haruyuki. I was talking about the people who don't.

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There's another reason: Haruyuki is as angsty as Shu from Guilty Crown. To add, Accel World and Guilty Crown share the same person-in-charge on series composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino.
We were talking about Yoshino a little earlier in this thread and yes, I understand some people have a GREAT distaste for him. But, as I said earlier, that is a stupid reason for people to not give the series a chance at least. (In fact, the MAJORITY of projects he's been a part of are generally accepted as good. It would've been much easier to get someone a lot worse for series comp. than to get someone much better.)

Also, it actually makes sense for the MC to be angsty here. He's fat and gets bullied (two pretty common reasons for people to harbor angst). Shu is just a whiny, overly-indecisive brat.
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