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Stark700 2021-04-08 12:13

Sonny Boy
 
https://i.imgur.com/vThk1Dm.jpg

Original anime Sonny Boy is coming for Summer 2021. Director will be Shingo Natsume with production by studio Madhouse. (Sonny Boy Comittee)

Official site should be up this week.

MisaoFan 2021-04-08 12:15

According to the description, it will be a survival story with a male protagonist. Hisashi Eguchi will be in charge of original character designs.

Stark700 2021-04-28 04:05

PV is out


MisaoFan 2021-04-28 06:13

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 6471356)
The artstyle looks kinda shoujo to me.

For me, not really. It looks more like an artstyle that's common in seinen manga with realistic art and grounded stories. This is the key visual:
https://cdn.animenewsnetwork.com/thu...onnyboy_cv.jpg

Here's the premise:
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The science-fiction ensemble drama centers around 36 boys and girls. On August 16, midway through a seemingly endless summer vacation, middle school third-year student Nagara (center in image above), the mysterious transfer student Nozomi (right), and classmates such as Mizuho (left) and Asakaze, are suddenly transported from their tranquil daily lives to a school adrift in an alternate dimension. They must survive with the super powers that have awakened within them.
Staff:
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Natsume conceived the story and is directing and writing the anime at Madhouse. Norifumi Kugai (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is handling the anime characters designs based on the original designs by manga artist and illustrator Hisashi Euguchi (Stop! Hibari-kun, original character designs for Roujin Z, Perfect Blue, Planet Survival).

Studio Pablo's Mari Fujino (Dororo) is directing the art, and Ken Hashimoto is the color key artist. Akane Fushihara is serving as the compositing director of photography, and Kashiko Kimura is editing. Shōji Hata is directing the sound.

Ging Nang Boyz rock band vocalist and guitarist Kazunobu Mineta wrote the theme song "Shōnen Shōjo" (Boys and Girls), as heard in the video, specifically for the anime.

mweloo 2021-05-15 00:52

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...-debut/.172735

Cast is out. So far, it's basically a Boogiepop reunion.

Guardian Enzo 2021-06-17 04:47

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As an original this could end up being mediocre or even terrible, of course. But it's literally the only series on the schedule that looks to me like it at least has the potential to be great.

Stark700 2021-07-15 11:17

Episode 1

I really like the art style of this show tbh, feels stylistic and unique even with the way character expresses their personalities.

Premise seems interesting and I find most of the cast intruging. This can either be a hit or a miss but honestly, the way they build this first episode showed promise. Looking forward to more honestly.

LKK 2021-07-15 12:15

FYI: Funimation is streaming the series. Thread prefix updated to Licensed.

Kanon 2021-07-15 18:14

The Lord of the Flies inspiration was really obvious.

Some exposition would have been nice because I'm super confused. They're completely cut from the outside world, but they have running water, electricity, either cell phone service or the internet, and it looks like they can even order what they need on Nyamazon? (I doubt all those boxes were previously on school grounds)

The first episode already made the villain obvious.

I think this could either end up really good or a complete disaster.

Guardian Enzo 2021-07-15 18:39

Natsume himself said that when he was watching the edits he was horrified by how little explanation there was. :heh:

Wandering Soul 2021-07-15 21:35

This definitely doesn't bother explaining anything and pretty much just throws you into it. It doesn't seem like they are going to provide much exposition down the road either.

serenade_beta 2021-07-16 22:53

Spoiler for ep1:

ars89 2021-07-17 19:38

utterly confused, but definitely interested in more for now

Kanon 2021-07-22 17:00

The second episode pretty much answered all my questions right at the beginning. I find the setting pretty fascinating. Will they keep traveling to different worlds and have to adapt to the their rules every time?

Good characters, too.

I'm leaning heavily towards this show ending up being really good after this episode.

Wandering Soul 2021-07-23 21:08

So we really did get an explanation for what's going on. So far their best bet for escaping seems to be going through several worlds until they reach the end. That girl's "compass" ability will probably be useful, but I doubt things will be as simple as just using her ability.

scififan 2021-07-23 23:09

Just found out that the character designer is the manga artist, although he is not writer of this anime. No wonder the character design looks familiar.

Alchemist007 2021-07-24 06:32

Second episode was more interesting than the first.

Kanon 2021-07-29 17:02

Another really good episode, which added a bit more mystery and developed the characters. I'm really liking Mizuho.

So they could already use their powers at school before they "drifted" and Hoshi's power is apparently to hear the voice of a higher being. It seems like Nagara's power is to jump between worlds, and he may have been the one responsible for the whole thing (at least the being adrift part).

askeladd 2021-07-29 21:56

third episode was great aswell.

Spoiler:

Magewolf 2021-07-30 13:01

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Originally Posted by askeladd (Post 6481985)
third episode was great aswell.

Spoiler:

Not that impressive since they seem to run from A up to SSSS or something.

serenade_beta 2021-07-31 12:04

Not that most people care anyways, but I wonder if the translations for this anime translate the text of the chat rooms on the cellphone as well, as those give information about the personalities of the side-side characters.
The anime doesn't really use narrations and that type of bleh to explain stuff.

Need more Shanghai-chan! (I have no idea what she says though)

scififan 2021-08-01 03:52

It seems the writer wants to tell something, but it is not clear. The story is is becoming coming of age trend. The cat taming JK is not likable among her peers, due to her attitude.

By the way, the title Sonny Boy is probably making reference to Sunny Boy. There could be a reason for the title.

Anh_Minh 2021-08-01 16:20

Nagara doesn't understand why Nyamazon girl doesn't want to give stuff away for free to everyone? Seriously?

Thor's Hammer 2021-08-01 16:35

Nagara is yet another dense main character. Mizuho is clearly into him much like Nozomi is.

Anh_Minh 2021-08-01 17:22

That too, but mostly I was referring to the fact that most people are assholes to her. Why would she reward them?

serenade_beta 2021-08-01 18:35

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Originally Posted by Anh_Minh (Post 6482322)
That too

To be fair, he clearly has low self-esteem, so I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't jump right to the fact she's interested in him.

Guardian Enzo 2021-08-02 05:03

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Originally Posted by Anh_Minh (Post 6482317)
Nagara doesn't understand why Nyamazon girl doesn't want to give stuff away for free to everyone? Seriously?

To be fair I think it's kind of a chicken and egg thing. His reasoning is that one of the reasons they're mean to her is she makes them pay for swag she gets for free. Not saying he's right but I do think that's his argument.

Kanon 2021-08-02 17:02

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Originally Posted by Guardian Enzo (Post 6482362)
To be fair I think it's kind of a chicken and egg thing. His reasoning is that one of the reasons they're mean to her is she makes them pay for swag she gets for free. Not saying he's right but I do think that's his argument.

I kind of wonder where the island draws the line on that. Before the whole buttcoin thing was put in place, she was basically giving her stuff away for free (though some stole from her), and that seemed to be against the rules.

Chosen_Hero 2021-08-03 00:09

^I think she had to want to give things away for free, if she doesn't want to, then even if she does give them for free it will still be against the rules.

Kanon 2021-08-03 07:22

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Originally Posted by Chosen_Hero (Post 6482443)
^I think she had to want to give things away for free, if she doesn't want to, then even if she does give them for free it will still be against the rules.

That's probably what it is. Words alone aren't enough, her intent matters.

Either that or others need to not request the items, but in that case she wouldn't know what they need so it'd raise another issue.

Dextro 2021-08-03 11:59

I got the impression it was a matter of intent. If she gives someone something then it's fair game, if someone forces her to give them something or steals it then it's against the rules. I think that was the point of that scene with the girl taking the lipstick without asking for it.

Kanon 2021-08-05 16:58

Did I just watch an entire episode talking about, and never showing, monkeys playing baseball?

Jan-Poo 2021-08-05 20:45

Yep, pretty much.

Anyway I didn't expect nagara's power to be revealed so early. But it doesn't seem that anyone has thought that they might be stranded in that strange world because of him.

Since we learned that powers are not the effect of those worlds as they existed at their school before they were cut off from the real world, it is entirely possible that Nagara already had that power back then and without realizing it brought everyone to a different world.

That teacher that just showed up might know something. Perhaps we'll learn something about why all those powers emerged in the first place.

Dop 2021-08-06 04:53

Monkey Baseball?

MONKEY BASEBALL!!!

Man, what a tease, all that talk about monkey baseball but no scenes of monkeys playing baseball. I loved it!

OK, we had seen a monkey on a baseball field in that snip when Nagara took everyone there for a small time to avoid stoving his head in on a rock as a consequence of his unintended dive, but monkey baseball?

Is this Cap's delusion? Some kind of childish fantasy he's constructed to escape this strange island at least inside his own head? The way Cap tells the story about the monkeys playing baseball like a child making up stories kind of makes it seem so. But we've seen one monkey on the mound, so is it real? Are there really invisible baseball playing monkeys you can't see except using the magical flashlight? Is it a group delusion or are there really monkeys?

It was wonderful! Every single ridiculous moment of it, in parts like listening to a surreal radio play.

Anime of the season, right there.

Wandering Soul 2021-08-06 19:51

Nagara's ability was given away sooner than I expected. Even with it though, I doubt returning to the normal world will be easy. That teacher at the end even seems like she's about to throw a real curveball into their established formula.

serenade_beta 2021-08-06 23:04

Hmm, I know that the monkey talk is a metaphor, and I kinda understand what it is trying to get at, but only kinda. Definitely hard to understand in just one watch.
I guess it doesn't help that I don't really care about baseball.

Monkey League -> Whether to follow the rules, or follow what the surrounding environment wants. Perhaps not related to the anime's main plot, or maybe there is some relation?
Umpire -> He likes the fairness of baseball, or perhaps as the umpire, he symbolizes the rules/fairness of baseball, so his death=death of baseball
Ace -> Wants to return to the original world, because he got a bad ability. He's talented and more valued in the original world, but here, his power is crap

Kanon 2021-08-12 17:04

Not sure what the teacher is trying to do but that can't be good.

Apparently Nagara's power is to create worlds and not teleport, except he clearly teleported in this episode (he escaped into the classroom) so it's both.

Jan-Poo 2021-08-12 22:09

Yeah, I mean, if he only created new worlds, but then remained on the original world, it would be meaningless. The new worlds would simply exist while being inaccessible.

So he creates new worlds and simultaneously transport himself and people close to him there. But if his transportation only works on worlds that he creates, then the teacher is right that he cannot bring anyone back to the real world.

Meanwhile Asakaze seems to have the power to slice Nagara's worlds and thus escape from them. However I doubt things will be that easy. I suppose at this point that it will be confirmed that it's not Nagara's fault that they were removed from the original world, thus making Asakaze's power irrelevant for the purpose of rescuing everyone. In fact it may be that by creating places to live in Nagara saved everyone from what could have been death or a cursed existence in an eternal void.
Yeah and that teacher is using Asakaze to destroy them all now... exactly what is she thinking?

However what's with that suggestion that it might be Mizuho's power the original cause? I don't even understand the logical process that made them reach that idea.

Magewolf 2021-08-13 00:28

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Originally Posted by Jan-Poo (Post 6483287)
Yeah, I mean, if he only created new worlds, but then remained on the original world, it would be meaningless. The new worlds would simply exist while being inaccessible.

So he creates new worlds and simultaneously transport himself and people close to him there. But if his transportation only works on worlds that he creates, then the teacher is right that he cannot bring anyone back to the real world.

Meanwhile Asakaze seems to have the power to slice Nagara's worlds and thus escape from them. However I doubt things will be that easy. I suppose at this point that it will be confirmed that it's not Nagara's fault that they were removed from the original world, thus making Asakaze's power irrelevant for the purpose of rescuing everyone. In fact it may be that by creating places to live in Nagara saved everyone from what could have been death or a cursed existence in an eternal void.
Yeah and that teacher is using Asakaze to destroy them all now... exactly what is she thinking?

However what's with that suggestion that it might be Mizuho's power the original cause? I don't even understand the logical process that made them reach that idea.

I think the unlimited shopping power actually comes from the cats so she has a power of her own.

Kanon 2021-08-13 07:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan-Poo (Post 6483287)
However what's with that suggestion that it might be Mizuho's power the original cause? I don't even understand the logical process that made them reach that idea.

I was confused by that too.


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