AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2013-03-05, 00:19   Link #1001
Nork22
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Zealand
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julio C View Post
I've been putting this show on hold for since episode 2 now, and I haven't kept up with the rest of the episodes so far. Is the show turning out great? Is the fanservice kept to a minimum? Are the songs decent? I'm not expecting another iDOLM@STER level anime, but are the characters been developed great so far?
As you can see outside the love that's being proclaim by the members here, the show is a solid show. Great to some, but it's a solid show. Fanservice... not really. Episode 10 has the group at the beach so expect some swimsuit and skin, but I imagine it's not going to be fanservice heavy like you get in harem shows. Songs are good and the dance segments are great.
__________________
Nork22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 00:42   Link #1002
Hachitora
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: All up in yo grill (and Texas)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nork22 View Post
As you can see outside the love that's being proclaim by the members here, the show is a solid show. Great to some, but it's a solid show. Fanservice... not really. Episode 10 has the group at the beach so expect some swimsuit and skin, but I imagine it's not going to be fanservice heavy like you get in harem shows. Songs are good and the dance segments are great.
Also, the dance sequences sometimes use what looks like 3D character models, which is a first. (Granted, the only anime similar to Love Live that I've watched is Idolm@ster, and there weren't any CG models there I think...)
Hachitora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 00:44   Link #1003
Chiaki_chan
Kubo GO TO HELL
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: with Maki-sama
Age: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hachitora View Post
Also, the dance sequences sometimes use what looks like 3D character models, which is a first. (Granted, the only anime similar to Love Live that I've watched is Idolm@ster, and there weren't any CG models there I think...)
Throughout the video idol uses this is not new for example ... in AKB0048
__________________
http://forums.animesuki.com/images/as.icon/signaturepics/sigpic211239_32.gif
Chiaki_chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:21   Link #1004
Nork22
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Zealand
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hachitora View Post
Also, the dance sequences sometimes use what looks like 3D character models, which is a first. (Granted, the only anime similar to Love Live that I've watched is Idolm@ster, and there weren't any CG models there I think...)
It's not unique. PreCure's been doing it since Fresh and that's about 4 years ago. Sunrise, who is doing Love Live!, is also doing Aikatsu. But the CG work in that one kinda sucked (well honestly more use of stock footage) as you can see where the budget went to.

AKB0048 also has that, but honestly I like Love Live's CG work better.
__________________
Nork22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:29   Link #1005
Enternal
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by playmaker2k View Post
Spoiler for nsfw:


You're not ready for this.
*Critical Hit!
*HP quickly approaches 0
*Lucky Chance!
*HP at 1
ohhhhh shooot... almost died there... I do not dare to take a 2nd look... for now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiaki_chan View Post
*look Eri* .............. *nosebleed* ............ * lost a lot of blood*

Dead
Muhahahaha... one less rival to deal with...
Enternal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:30   Link #1006
playmaker2k
Nishikino Maki (* ̄▽ ̄*)
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: My avatar shall reveal it to you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julio C View Post
I'm not expecting another iDOLM@STER level anime, but are the characters been developed great so far?
The characters are endearing and not boring. They all have likeable personalities to the point that there isn't a character that you can hate.

That's rare especially in anime.

The music is good. The editing is amazing! The music selection for every scene has a purpose. You can tell that the people working on this have credibility and won't rely on overly forced development just to make something dramatic.

What makes this anime good is that it's funny too!

They focus mainly on one specific goal. It may not sound all that important, but the way the characters interact will make you root for them in the end.

I would say that it's an underrated show, but from what it looks like now; it really isn't. This is probably gonna be the next big thing if it isn't already. IMO.

It's a great show, but most of all, it'll leave you feeling good after watching every episode.

- Playmaker2k (Maki-Sama's Knight of Zero)

By the way, Chiaki...you Judas! Don't you ever show your face at the Empire again!

Maki-sama is not please with your disloyalty!

You know how to fix this? Here's a hint: > ( )
__________________

Last edited by playmaker2k; 2013-03-05 at 01:48.
playmaker2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:37   Link #1007
Triple_R
Senior Member
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Age: 34
Send a message via AIM to Triple_R
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julio C View Post
I've been putting this show on hold for since episode 2 now, and I haven't kept up with the rest of the episodes so far. Is the show turning out great?
I think so.


Quote:
Is the fanservice kept to a minimum?
I haven't seen any pantsu. I can't recall seeing many lingering, pervy camera shots. Breast groping is probably the only cliche fanservice here, and that's more a part of one character's schtick than a significant recurrence.

I'd say the fanservice is around Saki-level. If you want to see it, it's there. If you don't, it's fairly innocuous.


Quote:
Are the songs decent?
They're catchy, imo. They're fun to listen to.


Quote:
I'm not expecting another iDOLM@STER level anime, but are the characters been developed great so far?
Honestly, I prefer this show to iDOLM@STER. This show has more consistent and smooth development of its entire core cast than what iDOLM@STER had, imo. I really do think that Love Live! does a better job of juggling its cast than iDOLM@STER did.



Anyway, I just watched Episode 9 of this. Though it didn't hit quite as high a note with me as Episode 8 did, this latest episode was still a very nice episode, It did a good job of showing how Eri and Muse are changing one another. while it also managed to be a good character development episode for Kotori.

Eri adds a nice touch of class, seriousness, and intellectualism to the protagonist cast. Not saying that other characters don't bring this - Maki does sometimes, for example - But Eri does it with a good consistency and with less shyness. In turn, it's really nice to see Eri smile a lot, and lose the grouchiness that she often carried as an antagonist.

This was also a good episode for Kotori. Of the original trio, she probably was the one most in need of added characterization and having a distinctive element to call her own, and her being this famous maid waitress helps a fair bit there.


The whole School Idol merchandise was a bit strange, but I guess that if School Idols aren't "a thing" in real world Japan, they are in the Japan of this show.

From what I could gather, that one shop specializes in school idol merchandise. Perhaps that shop has some sort of special deal with, well, a bunch of schools? Maybe schools get a cut of the profit or something like that.

In any event, I'm willing to roll with it. At least for now.
__________________
Triple_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:41   Link #1008
Nork22
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Zealand
Quote:
Originally Posted by playmaker2k View Post
It's a great show, but most of all, it'll leave you feeling good after watching every episode.
This every time I watch Love Live, even when I rewatch some of the earlier episodes as well.
__________________
Nork22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 01:44   Link #1009
Triple_R
Senior Member
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Age: 34
Send a message via AIM to Triple_R
It is definitely a great "fell-good" show. When it comes to creating emotional highs and leaving a sort of "good aftertaste", this show is one of the best.
__________________
Triple_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 02:15   Link #1010
Chiaki_chan
Kubo GO TO HELL
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: with Maki-sama
Age: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by playmaker2k View Post
By the way, Chiaki...you Judas! Don't you ever show your face at the Empire again!

Maki-sama is not please with your disloyalty!

You know how to fix this? Here's a hint: > ( )


Maki: ...

Me: Gomenasai Maki-sama But it is this temptress, Eri-sam.. Eri-chan and other and especially the lack of Playmaker2k who published this image temptress!!

Maki: Nozomi-senpai please...

Me: no.. no...Gomenasai please Maki-sama Gom-



Me: Haaaaaaaaa~ Gomen Gomen x'D

Maki: Do you understand? You Lo-Ve me only ok ? "I say number one..."



Me: yes "..you're my only one"

Maki: Good ... come sleep with me tonight

Me: Hai!
(@Playmaker2k hihi )

*tonight*
Spoiler for Maki's bed:
__________________
http://forums.animesuki.com/images/as.icon/signaturepics/sigpic211239_32.gif

Last edited by Chiaki_chan; 2013-03-05 at 22:55.
Chiaki_chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 03:26   Link #1011
Enternal
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiaki_chan View Post
...... *slams head against wall must resist...

This show is in someways kind of like Aria. Relaxing, fun, and just leave you feeling good. What it lacks in scenery and background music, it makes up in fanservice (not the ecchi type).

EDIT:

Last edited by Enternal; 2013-03-05 at 07:09.
Enternal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 03:55   Link #1012
jeroz
Art Block Specialist
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Also Nico faces
__________________
She's not Mary Sue, she's Hajime-su!
jeroz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 06:58   Link #1013
frivolity
My posts are frivolous
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Age: 26
Edit: Nvm, wrong info.
frivolity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 08:58   Link #1014
Forte
The IV th Numerals
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Anywhere. Just passing by though...
Send a message via Yahoo to Forte


Spoiler for maid Eri with... err... spilled milk? O.oa:


not sure whether NSFW or not...
__________________

Last edited by Forte; 2013-03-05 at 09:53.
Forte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 09:18   Link #1015
Candyshark
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Thankfully this show developed its own flair to separate it from idolmaster. LL girls way closer to idols both in series and women behind the voices. It is much easier to relate to them. Plus staff does supeb job on handling the story and characters.

Idolmaster girls are more over the top. Sometimes they remind me of those action movies where member of the squad had to have a speciality and cool nickname. So you need more suspension of disbelief in Im@s than LL. Muse is presented as a unit whereas Im@s tries to make every girl unique and pack more extravaganza.

P.S: I'm 90% sure a lot of Idolmaster popularity stims from voice cast. Mingosu and Eriko are of the kind. LL is not even in cannon shot close to Im@s enterntaining value.
Candyshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 11:26   Link #1016
Midonin
Last Engage
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Love Live Life 09 - School Idols Akiba Étranger

An Akiba-centric episode? This episode didn't need to do much more than that to get me to enjoy it. Akihabara is my favorite place in the world*. The merchandise stuff was interesting. I don't think μ's has approved any of the stuff that's being sold, but I'm sure they'll gain some cut of the profits once they strike it out to some form of success. A-RISE continues to remain a shadowy entity, though. All the cafe stuff was pulled off pretty well, and I liked the montage at the end. Probably a bit budget-saving compared to going full concert, but the effect worked well. Kotori really shone this week - I can point to a moment in the nine episodes where all nine of the main characters have shone, some more obvious than others. Though if there's anyone I'd like to see a bit more of, maybe it's Nozomi. She has the same kind of mysteriousness as A-RISE, mostly with the tarot cards thing. Next week's episode looks like a lot of fun too.

*that I've never visited.
Midonin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 11:50   Link #1017
Magicmonkeyman
Junior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
does anyone not get bothered by the letter bit at the end while kotori was enjoying her nap?
i thought that was some sort of message lol
at first i thought "what?" when i saw the episode was mainly about kotori, til i realized kotori had a weak presences through out the show except the lama bit.
Magicmonkeyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 13:19   Link #1018
Mobyz
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Anybody have any RIN GIFS? Preferably the face ones! I can't find them at all!

Mobyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 13:29   Link #1019
kitten320
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Age: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julio C View Post
I've been putting this show on hold for since episode 2 now, and I haven't kept up with the rest of the episodes so far. Is the show turning out great? Is the fanservice kept to a minimum? Are the songs decent? I'm not expecting another iDOLM@STER level anime, but are the characters been developed great so far?
I liked Idolm@ster but character developed mostly applied only to Chihaya and Miki.

I think Love Live is a bit better in that area.
It is not the best show ever but it has a more solid story than Idolm@ster, I find characters enjoyable and songs good.

The only thing that bothers me are CG characters when they dance.
__________________
kitten320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-03-05, 13:36   Link #1020
Snuffle
likes cute things
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Searching for more imoutos
Age: 34
Okay... this has been nagging me...
What the heck is that song playing during Kotori's getaway scene!!?? I rewatched that scene like 6 times already!
I'm sure I've heard it before, unless it's based off of another song which I've heard.
Strangely, I thought of this song when I heard it. I'm surprised I remembered it since it's been over 10 years since I heard it.

YouTube
Sorry; dynamic content not loaded. Reload?
Snuffle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
comedy, friendship, music, school life

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.