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Old 2013-09-04, 20:30   Link #141
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The character models and voices absolutely do not fit in with the "adrenaline", "cool" action vibe it's trying to portray here.
You realize this is probably most comparable to something like, oh, Shana? Which had a famed bishoujo game character designer?
Designs mean little in this case. Tone is everything (though like I said this appears to be a comedy-action show, much like many light novel adaptations).
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Old 2013-09-04, 20:48   Link #142
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I thinks is the infamous Kyoani's style that brings down any sign of coolness on the series. The original art was a more... serious(?) btw, I think the eyes design doesn't fit.


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The character models and voices absolutely do not fit in with the "adrenaline", "cool" action vibe it's trying to portray here. It's like someone was asked to make Gai Rei Zero using K-on characters ... and that made me unintentionally laugh. LoL Kyoani... get some different character designers for different genres ffs
This so much .
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Old 2013-09-04, 20:59   Link #143
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I thinks is the infamous Kyoani's style that brings down any sign of coolness on the series. The original art was a more... serious(?)
I know right the original art was so much more different!
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btw, I think the eyes design doesn't fit.
Yes, how dare characters have big eyes exactly like almost everything else that airs every season.
Seriously, do you people just hide in the dark places of the world, only crawling up to pay attention to KyoAni shows? Do you even watch anime?
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Old 2013-09-04, 21:07   Link #144
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The character models and voices absolutely do not fit in with the "adrenaline", "cool" action vibe it's trying to portray here. It's like someone was asked to make Gai Rei Zero using K-on characters ... and that made me unintentionally laugh. LoL Kyoani... get some different character designers for different genres ffs
Haters gonna hate

You took Another seriously (for 10 episodes anyway) with no problem even tough it shared the same original charadesigner as Haruhi.

Hell I'll take those charadesigns over other fall action show designs like Kyousogiga or Yozakura Quartet (though I highly look forward to those shows as well)
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Old 2013-09-04, 21:44   Link #145
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Haters gonna hate

You took Another seriously (for 10 episodes anyway) with no problem even tough it shared the same original charadesigner as Haruhi.

Hell I'll take those charadesigns over other fall action show designs like Kyousogiga or Yozakura Quartet (though I highly look forward to those shows as well)
Ah, let the Ryo-timo bashing begin! It's been hours since I heard any, I was getting nostalgic for it.
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Old 2013-09-04, 21:57   Link #146
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I thinks is the infamous Kyoani's style that brings down any sign of coolness on the series. The original art was a more... serious(?) btw, I think the eyes design doesn't fit.
I don't think character design is enough to ruin a show. People took Madoka seriously, even when the characters were designed by Aoki Ume of Hidamari Sketch.

At least Ryo-tomo tried to make the faces a little sharper looking like in Free! instead of completely round like in Tamako Market and K-On!.
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Old 2013-09-04, 22:02   Link #147
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Ah, let the Ryo-timo bashing begin! It's been hours since I heard any, I was getting nostalgic for it.
Just because I have a slight preference for the designs here doesn't mean I'm of those "omg I hate those designs" people from the Yozakura Quartet thread
I love me some Ryo-timo.
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Old 2013-09-05, 00:04   Link #148
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To be absolutely frank? Some people have no right to talk when most have at least one series that they've gotten giggly over that has characters with big, stupid-looking googly moe eyes that're twice the size (or even bigger) than those of KyoAni's style. I mean, really.

Now onto the new PV. The production quality seems high. Gorgeous animation, as to be expected of KyoAni. Female protags who wear glasses while being a bit clumsy, yet are badass fighters at the same time will always find a soft spot in my heart. Mirai is ridiculously cute and cool all at once. I just hope that Akihito won't be a bland/annoying male protag.

Regardless of what anyone says, I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 2013-09-05, 00:54   Link #149
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I think it's fair that people were hoping for this series to look more like the original commercial than what we got here. Less stylistic designs and art direction. I'm sure it'll look nice visually, but there's ample reason to be disappointed in Kyoani's decision here.
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Old 2013-09-05, 01:05   Link #150
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I think it's fair that people were hoping for this series to look more like the original commercial than what we got here
There's a gap between being disappointed in the designs not being quite like the novel PV and saying that the show can't be taken seriously because of them.
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Old 2013-09-05, 01:10   Link #151
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It's mere hyperbole. Their loss if the designs alone could kill off the series. I would never have watched something like Higurashi normally back in the day based on designs.
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Old 2013-09-05, 02:10   Link #152
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Character map is out:

http://anime-kyokai.com/character/

Now to see what relationship these characters have with each other.
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Old 2013-09-05, 03:19   Link #153
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Add me to the list of people disappointed with the art style. It definitely looks more generic than the LN advertisement from before. The black-haired girl in particular looks a lot worse and less distinctive. However, at least we can attribute this to the change in the character designer (darn KyoAni for being so strictly in-house).

This does not mean I'm not still extremely interested in this anime, and I'm sure I can get used to and enjoy the new art style.
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Old 2013-09-05, 04:28   Link #154
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I'll just leave these comparisons here...

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...and bolt outta this thread. =x
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Old 2013-09-05, 04:57   Link #155
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Mitsuki had the biggest difference in the character design chart, but the animated PVs have roughly the same Mitsuki look.
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Old 2013-09-05, 05:10   Link #156
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RIP LN Mitsuki design.

That's the only thing I'm really pained about. The shift in artstyle direction? Not really much of a difference. Only difference I see is that they ditched the weird mix of colors for what seems to me, a "space distortion".

But really, not much different from the LN CM. It's really hard to tell that they completely deviated from the whole art direction. Quite frankly if only I'm allowed to post some LN scans here I could show that there really isn't much of a difference.
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Old 2013-09-05, 05:30   Link #157
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All the character wear glasses.....The glasses remind me of persona glasses
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Old 2013-09-05, 06:52   Link #158
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Old 2013-09-05, 08:29   Link #159
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Some sample of the calender from KyoAni shop.

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I think I'll enjoy Hiroomi and Akihito's antics.
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Old 2013-09-05, 08:39   Link #160
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Some sample of the calender from KyoAni shop.

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I think I'll enjoy Hiroomi and Akihito's antics.
Didn't think much about it in the CM but now that it's even on the calendar, is Hiromi feelin' up Akihito's waist a recurring thing?
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