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Old 2012-04-28, 10:25   Link #981
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This is really a great show. So smart the way it handles everything. If only I was able to cable in school when I was growing up!
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Old 2012-04-28, 11:13   Link #982
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The confession from Kuroyukihime was actually very believable. I was wondering what type of cheap trick the author was going to try and convince the audience about how Kuroyukihime loves Haruyuki, but it ended up very logical, actually. Girls usually end up liking a guy because she finds something really attractive that she values highly. In this case, it was natural talent that she strives for but he far exceeds. When a girl has everything, she looks for what she doesn't have.
I agree with this a hundred percent. Haru is down on himself, a lot, and to us it may seem overboard but I personally can relate to Haru's feelings. Sometimes you need someone to recognize the person you are that you can't see yourself.

This is why I find Haru's super-deformed design so important to the story. Reading so many comments about him, and watching his own actions in the story, he is revolting. He's not cool, physically attractive or appealing, and everything he is and does represents a stepping stool for someone else. He's a loser, in every way. Why should an attractive girl who has everything desire such a person? That's not how other fantasy stories work, so why should it apply here?

Or so the anger goes. It's not that he is so out of character with the rest of the cast, it's the cast that is out of character with him. They're good looking, cute, athletic, and otherwise perfect in every way. Hell even the delinquents looked like they could do some modeling if they cleaned up. The world is representative of the artificiality of so many fantasy stories, especially in anime, where people struggle with problems despite the fact that they have so much going for them. Here, you have a world of gifted people and one guy who sucks at nearly everything. The reality is that it is all artificial, it's all an illusion.

Haru represents reality. The reality is that most of us aren't supermodels, with great status or fortune in life. We're not even close to perfect, and we don't live in quaint little worlds where things always work out for the best. The childhood friend isn't the one declaring her love for the lead, the boyfriend turns out to be a jerk, the hot girl actually has good reason to like the lead and doesn't need to be won over in a contest of manly showmanship, and the lead himself has all sorts of self esteem issues he has to work through by realizing the cards he's been dealt aren't as bad as he thinks.

In the end this is just an anime and I am probably over analyzing things, but compared to so many anime heroes who pretend they got it bad when they really don't, who pretend the world is a chore and boring even when they are handed amazing things on a platter, Haru is a breath of fresh air.

Should every hero be like Haru? No. But Haru is memorable, to me at least, for standing out among the crowd of undeserving anime heroes who've got it made, and rarely seem to care....or even learn to appreciate it.
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Old 2012-04-28, 11:32   Link #983
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Old 2012-04-28, 12:25   Link #984
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Haru sure has interesting dreams ^^
He got his feelings hurt too...
Guess he was blind to the fact that she actually likes him.
That confession was kinda out of the blue though.
I couldn't believe she would actually sacrifice herself to save Haru.
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Old 2012-04-28, 13:24   Link #985
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Ok - I will admit it. I was actually kinda touched by the confession scene by Kuroyokuhime and by her saving Haru's life. The story thus far is becoming quite engaging and is well written to boot. Very nice.

This one is officially a keeper, and (I will repeat it again) prolly my biggest surprise of the season.
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Old 2012-04-28, 13:32   Link #986
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Wow, i am just floored with this negative of this episode from some of the comments here, WoW (btw, its very good, it follow the novel and manga the same, outside of few changes).
This show just isn't my cup of tea, that's all. I really loathed the plot twist that Haru's friend was the guy hunting Kuro because that usually leads to reveals that the perfect friend wasn't so perfect, and I just call bullshit on that (not sure if that's what actually happens though). Haru himself hasn't given me a reason to like him either. Also, the exposition is terrible in this show. If you like the kind of story this show has, then it's alright.
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Old 2012-04-28, 14:03   Link #987
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Atleast this show is much better than most of the other ones airing currently.
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Old 2012-04-28, 14:25   Link #988
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^ Considering there are eight anime this season that I like more than this show, I have to disagree. Sorry. ^_^
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Old 2012-04-28, 15:30   Link #989
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Nah, there are many show I have an eye on this season waiting them to end to watch them in a row and others that I follow each week, Accel World is one of those few.
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Old 2012-04-28, 15:56   Link #990
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Haru... may be whiny and annoying... but he's got a brain and the ability to use it, which is more than I can say about most anime protagonists. It's just that his perception is extremely skewed when it comes to himself - a lot of people are like that, in various ways, making it easy to identify with him.

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I'm sorry but in that and the other photo, she's as flat as a washboard. So no go for me. Oh and the fact she's 14 .
I think before the fact that she's too young and the fact that she's flatchested there's still the fact that she's made of ink and paper *runs away*
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Old 2012-04-28, 16:34   Link #991
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Atleast this show is much better than most of the other ones airing currently.
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^ Considering there are eight anime this season that I like more than this show, I have to disagree. Sorry. ^_^
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Nah, there are many show I have an eye on this season waiting them to end to watch them in a row and others that I follow each week, Accel World is one of those few.
Yall do realize that yer speaking about personal preferences...right?
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Old 2012-04-28, 16:49   Link #992
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^ if you look at the op. The op spoils you about the 6 current king. The first generation red king is dead but it's already 2 and a half years since that death.
Then the curious thing is, why is there a second Red King? Shouldn't it have been a different color, like brown or orange? I thought inviduals are different in the game. From what I can tell, there is Blue, White, Yellow, Purple, and Green.

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And I really don't get that further acceleration bit. How does enhanced perception translate to moving your body at speeds not humanly possible? And wouldn't that have caused a massive strain on her heart?
From what I remember about them stating the whole process, when they brain burst, the brain moves quickly. Hence, the world around moves slower. It seems that what she did was shiver, which created mini quick movements from her body.

So while I find Kuroyuki's movement possible, what I thought that was not possible was for Haru to be moved out of the way that quickly. He just fell over quickly when she pushed him, which he should have fallen much slower or not at all. Furthermore, if she was able to completely push him to a safe spot, then she herself should have been at that safe spot.

Anyway, this is over-analyzing things, which I think I should just enjoy the ride.
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Old 2012-04-28, 17:15   Link #993
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Then the curious thing is, why is there a second Red King? Shouldn't it have been a different color, like brown or orange? I thought inviduals are different in the game. From what I can tell, there is Blue, White, Yellow, Purple, and Green.
Avatars can be of any color (depending on what they are best at) and it just so happens that the last one to reach level 9 was also red.
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Old 2012-04-28, 18:36   Link #994
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Another very funny episode, but now CG fights are going to ruin it... hopefully not for long
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Old 2012-04-28, 19:22   Link #995
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Yall do realize that yer speaking about personal preferences...right?
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Old 2012-04-28, 20:22   Link #996
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Then the curious thing is, why is there a second Red King? Shouldn't it have been a different color, like brown or orange? I thought inviduals are different in the game. From what I can tell, there is Blue, White, Yellow, Purple, and Green.
It'll become clear when she appears and you see her actual name
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Old 2012-04-28, 20:48   Link #997
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Haru represents reality. The reality is that most of us aren't supermodels, with great status or fortune in life. We're not even close to perfect, and we don't live in quaint little worlds where things always work out for the best. The childhood friend isn't the one declaring her love for the lead, the boyfriend turns out to be a jerk, the hot girl actually has good reason to like the lead and doesn't need to be won over in a contest of manly showmanship, and the lead himself has all sorts of self esteem issues he has to work through by realizing the cards he's been dealt aren't as bad as he thinks.

In the end this is just an anime and I am probably over analyzing things, but compared to so many anime heroes who pretend they got it bad when they really don't, who pretend the world is a chore and boring even when they are handed amazing things on a platter, Haru is a breath of fresh air.

Should every hero be like Haru? No. But Haru is memorable, to me at least, for standing out among the crowd of undeserving anime heroes who've got it made, and rarely seem to care....or even learn to appreciate it.
Solace I agree Haru a breath of fresh air when you compare him to about 90% of all the other male leads out there.

When he says the world has taken a dumb on his head he means it and his new found gifts he doesn't curse them or take them for granted he puts him to good uses.
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Old 2012-04-28, 21:09   Link #998
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Then the curious thing is, why is there a second Red King? Shouldn't it have been a different color, like brown or orange? I thought inviduals are different in the game. From what I can tell, there is Blue, White, Yellow, Purple, and Green.

From what I remember about them stating the whole process, when they brain burst, the brain moves quickly. Hence, the world around moves slower. It seems that what she did was shiver, which created mini quick movements from her body.

So while I find Kuroyuki's movement possible, what I thought that was not possible was for Haru to be moved out of the way that quickly. He just fell over quickly when she pushed him, which he should have fallen much slower or not at all. Furthermore, if she was able to completely push him to a safe spot, then she herself should have been at that safe spot.

Anyway, this is over-analyzing things, which I think I should just enjoy the ride.
Your right that they had an individual name and there are no 2 name which had the same characteristics or 2 name which is the same. So wait for it that's all I can say.

The ability to accelerate your body too will also bring excess pain to it because your moving beyond what your body can handle. So maybe it can only do was to manage to push him away. KYH is a normal girl. She is not your super girl that has great strength to endure that long acceleration. x1000 on accelerated moves. Even if you increase your body reflex and moves by just x 30. Your body would be already suffering some damage on it.
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Old 2012-04-28, 22:03   Link #999
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I want to see a serious highschool romance with this show's technology and "cabling"
but leave out the burst link and battles

make it happen!
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Old 2012-04-28, 22:05   Link #1000
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Your right that they had an individual name and there are no 2 name which had the same characteristics or 2 name which is the same. So wait for it that's all I can say.

The ability to accelerate your body too will also bring excess pain to it because your moving beyond what your body can handle. So maybe it can only do was to manage to push him away. KYH is a normal girl. She is not your super girl that has great strength to endure that long acceleration. x1000 on accelerated moves. Even if you increase your body reflex and moves by just x 30. Your body would be already suffering some damage on it.
I thought what happens in the accelerated world is only inside our head?
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