Seeing this anime getting hate breaks my heart ;_;
I really like this so far.
Which do I watch first, Seven Idols or regular wug? I want to tell you why your taste is terrible, since it is likely just generic idolshit, and Yamakan idolshit at that.
Use your brain, anon. If you were meant to watch the movie after the series why would they release it before it even started?
Yes it's generic idolshit featuring cute idoru doing cute things and they're already poplar as fuck without doing shit, their producer-san is the absolute best and each girls all have some original trait such as one that like animals and another that like ramen.
It's total shit, don't watch it.
Seven Idols then WUG TV series.
We'll be over here waiting for you to eat those words.
(probably) good taste.
I'll be back in an hour and a half or so. Okay. I hope this thread's still up by then.
Shitty idolmaster ripoff.
So, this is a normal idol anime like Idolmaster or is it one of those "criticism of idol and otaku culture" that would make ANN praise it to the heavens and make me puke?
It is a realistic idol show.
Seems like you'd need to make flashcards with their faces and names on to eventually recognize them.
Every anime has samefaces.
No, they don't.
A little of both? it seems well received on both sides.
It's real to life, all look the same. Why are there so few capable of recognizing Yamakan's genius?
So could someone explain idols for me? Is it a big thing in japan?
Little girls that want to grow up to be famous. Japanese men influence their decision to follow their dreams so that they can manipulate the little girls in to all sorts of situations, from enforcing their dominance over the girls to watching them work hard and sweat. The feeling of satisfaction the older Japanese men are getting from this is what drives them to encourage the younger girls that becoming an idol isn't something short lived and shallow, since they're all being encouraged to do it side-by-side.
Like a harem of little girls.
Also, it makes it easier to live out their desires to be the little girl. They get to dress them up and have them perform for them.
Seems like you have assburgers. Seriously, how can you not recognize them? I've known Asians in real life who are much harder to distinguish.
Living in the States there's teen idols and celebrity gossip on the cover of every magazine and there's a rack in every store. I'm guessing it's the exact same phenomenon. People either want to fuck them or live vicariously through them and that's why scandals blow up because it ruins the illusion that they're perfect.
They looked all the same to me before watching the show.
But after the movie and episode 1 you can differentiate them pretty easily. Each one has it's own thing without them being total cliches or overdone archetype (except maybe one)
It's idols and cute girls doing cute things.
Can't go wrong with that. Nowadays, /a/ hating something doesn't mean anything since the reasons used to explain the hating is always so fucking autistic.
I wasn't particularly hyped for this show, just slightly curious because Yamakan doing idols. After everyone reacted strongly to it, I did get my hopes up a bit. Just finished watching the movie and it was much better than I could have expected.
The characters are great, they're unique enough while still feeling like ordinary people, and it really helps you empathize with them. The story was simple and down to earth, and successfully sets the group together in a credible way. It had the right dose of dramatic tension and comedic relief. I liked the use of music as well, more specifically the fact they actually use the silence between one piece of OST and another to their advantage.
The amateur voice acting can be jarring though. And the show is just a bit too heavy-handed, but well, it is Yamakan.
Anyway, I love it. Downloading episode 1 now.
Curious to see this guy's reaction too, he should be finishing soon.
>>100115467 and >>100115795 here. I just watched the movie, sorry I took so long. That was better than I possibly could have hoped. With really superb art direction, good animation, endearing and interesting characters, and a nice OST, everything came together to make something really great. But what was more surprising than anything was the fantastic direction. All of the scenes were the perfect length, everything flowed together perfectly, and the fantastic cinematography complemented the art, and especially the wonderful color palette perfectly. I haven't seen the first episode of the show yet but the movie was, like >>100118162 said, better than I ever could have hoped.
8/10, really fantastic, and easily the best thing of the season. I admit that (at least for the movie) I was utterly and completely wrong, because this was truly great. It has been a long time since I expected something to be shit and it turned out to be this good.
I am going to go on to ep 1 of the series, and I can only dream that it maintains even a fraction of quality that the movie had. But whether the series keeps up the quality isn't really relevant to the movie since it's already finished and we can judge it on its own merits. Seven Idols, at least, will definitely be a strong contender for anime movie of the year.
Budget for episode 1 was nowhere near as good as budget for the movie.
Yamakan agent pls.
Bumping with a few screenshots I took while watching. I really liked how the producer wasn't shoved out of the picture. He actually was an important character and was in the picture a lot, and wasn't just canned for the sake of giving the girls more screen time. It seems like every character got featured exactly as much as they should have.
So which wug wud u fug?
H-he's found me out!
One of my few (minor) complaints was that I feel that there should have been more foreshadowing to the kachou taking the $$$ and running. While I feel that it was a very effective plot device it came rather our of the blue. It wasn't particularly surprising given her affinity for money, but there either weren't enough hints given that she might do that, or they were too subtle.
Is anyone other than horrible subs working on it?
I'd really rather have some options.
what are you talking about? Its saving anime and had best threads and discussion on /a/ so far
I understand your pain. They can't bash it for the entire season because Yamakan is part of it, right? RIGHT?
They're all interesting characters. My favorites are probably blonde and purple, the older ones, just because they're a lot more responsible. But the younger ones are less mature just because of that reason, they're young. And that's why they have the older ones there to rein them in. It's a really great dynamic. I like them all. No one a shit.
But fug? None of them, really. At least yet. It's a testament to Yamakan's directing ability to make beautiful and attractive girls yet have them be interesting characters by virtue of how they are portrayed rather than just sex objects.
Really great direction in this scene in pic related again, both art direction and film direction. The colors used are fantastic, and the warm interior of the building contrasted with the cold winter morning on the outside provides an obvious visual cue that center-chan is looking in onto a brighter, happier life. Really, this scene could have been perfectly fine without the little dance sequence that she did at the end, but I suppose you've got to make it obvious for those not watching with a critical eye.
That's to be expected, but it's just as good as the movie otherwise.
That did came out of nowhere, but I quite liked it. The characters were surprised and frustrated and I felt more or less the same way, which I think enhanced the scene as a whole. I also liked Guillotine Gorilla for the same reasons so take that as you will.
I'm glad there's still peoples like you on /a/
And speaking of center-chan, a lot of the expressions she makes (and that the other characters make as well) are really emotive. They're subtle, yet really passionate despite the cartoon style. Like in this scene with center-chan's home life when she gets told off.
I also liked Guillotine Gorilla a lot, but SF went to shit in episode 11. I dislike the phrase "jumping the shark" but Jesus Christ, if that doesn't fit it perfectly. Have you seen ep 12 yet? I haven't, but I can't imagine it'll be too good.
I would've liked it more if it was satire all the way through.
Not everything can be satire, anon.
Thank you. And at the risk of being narcissistic, I'm glad there's still people like me on /a/ too. Too many people are dead-set in their dogma that they can't admit that they're wrong sometimes.
But like I said earlier, the real shining star was the cinematography. Great, dynamic camera angles with excellent composition and regard to lighting. I haven't seen stuff this great in anime since Hyouka (with the exception of a few eps of Kill la Kill).
Anyway, I'm about done with my review/dump, so thanks OP for motivating me to watch this. I'm going to go watch the first episode now and I hope to be impressed and entertained, but either way I'll see you all in future WUG threads.
>Have you seen ep 12 yet? I haven't, but I can't imagine it'll be too good.
It's not any better than 11, but I used to really like sentai so I'm still getting my kicks. This arc should last only a couple more episodes and then I have no idea where we're heading, but I hope the writing will pick itself back up eventually.
Truly Yamamoto is saving anime and I'm glad to be alive to be a witness.
So I ended up watching the fucking movie after all the drama going on, and you are seriously going nuts for less than one second worth of panties flashing?
Other than that it was average to say the least, it was driven pretty well but it lacks originality in every regard.
The whole climax with the manager dropping the ball and everybody getting anxious felt sloppy and poorly managed, I guess they worked out well the ending to point to a full lenght series, but there was nothing particularly remarkable or distasteful about it either.
7/10 Promising to some extent.