Missed it when it aired, so what is the verdict /a/? Did Shaft make the right choices? VA is good as far as the main character goes, so is animation, given Shaft is working on it. And i already cannot wait for the OST to be released.
And hopefully we will get reaction images goldmine from this show in the future
>so what is the verdict /a/?
Can you not make your own mind up? Do you really need validation for /a/?
Try reading closely, you might see that i already made up my mind. The rest is just curiosity
Also Chitoge>Odonera>the rest
Shitoge a shit.
It angers me even more knowing that she's gonna win.
I only ever read the one shot manga but thought SHAFT did a great job with it on the first episode.
>so what is the verdict /a/?
Isn't Odonera the most popular girl in polls? That would give her a chance, a big one
Chitoge a best
We talking about Nisekoi here, not your taste anon
It is actually a damn good adaptation. I like what they did with it.
I am talking about the official manga polls. You know, them from Japan, a market the editors actually care about
I'll watch it because its Shaft. Just like I watched KnK because it was Kyoani. This is already better than KnK so it should be fine.
No seriously, when?
we already know this is doomed to failure. They don't get anywhere in the manga.
They made a manga with a mediocre story into a visually engaging anime when it really should just be an extremely boring harem shit show.
No need to be buttblasted your favourite girl isnt top.
So who is the best girl and why is it Chitoge?
I didn't like the choice for Chitoge's voice but it was alright.
>caring about girls that are not you're waifu
You are shit and you feel bad about it
>There are people that actually like Ononera over Chitoge
Holy shit how? This is literally the first harem where I'm actually rooting for the main girl.
>so what is the verdict /a/?
The general consensus so far is that people liked what they did with the first episode but most are not too optimistic because of what's to come.
Regardless, even with how cliche it is /a/ will keep watching it anyway.
Well i always imagined her with kinda tsundere voice, so i see no problem in her voice. Besides, who would be better? Rie?
Well there were some people that were giving the usual 'SHAFT ruined it with their SHAFT gimmicks' line but you can pretty much copy paste those same comments into any thread SHAFT related so I tend to ignore them.
I've never rooted for any girl in a harem as hard as I do for Onodera. She's too sweet.
The manga itself is a huge bulk of cliches yet /a/ many on /a/ love it, so that was to be expected. But yeah, hopefully it will remain the qualities of the first episode at least
I always imagined her sounding something more like Kirino from Oreimo.
Yeah, that would be a good choice too
Nevertheless Shaft didn't disappoint. For now
Friendly reminder thar Chitoge and Odonera are on the same fucking level, both are best girls so far.
It was shit, but we're all going to watch it.
So Yakuza or the Gangs?
That fucking music, man. Especially Chitoge's introduction.
>MC on his way to school
>gets busted by some girl
>she runs away
>she's the new transfer student
There was nothing I have not seen a brazilian times in anime now.
I expect more of this Shaft. Much, much more
Really? Not even the toast in the mount?
Don't get me started man.
What the fuck is wrong with her haircut?
She has short-hair with the right side of the front of her hair longer.
Yeah, I have no idea either.
Drop it every week of the season
No seriously it wasn't even in the manga. So why? Why doing that to a character that is clearly not moe?
I'm pretty sure it was a nod to how cliched the material is.
Is it some sort of semi finished mullet?
>why is it Chitoge?
Because VA is best gril.
Shit show, shit fanbase. Second only to Sakura Shit for shittiest fanbase of the season. Third place is chuu2.
I think the thread is complete now
What are you watching this season, anon?
>Japanese mom and American dad
the fuck? usually it is the other way around. at least the nips finally admit that a white woman falling for a nip man would never happen in real life.
Nobunagun is definitely up there for one of the worst fanbases.
go back to /pol/, but you have reason
I think it'd be more like Lain's haircut.
SHAFT really did the art style and, more importantly the reaction faces justice.
They were pretty much the only reason I have been keeping up with the generic garbage.
I will thoroughly enjoy this for however many episodes it will go on for.
Those anime character designs are gorgeous. Shaft did well on that first episode.
On another note, I wonder how the author plans on breaking up the main triangle, without leaving Onodera's heart splattered on the floor. I hope he doesn't go the cliche way and pair her off in the last stretch with some newly introduced consolation dude.
>pair her off in the last stretch with some newly introduced consolation dude.
You can see this coming the instant that guy first shows up, or even before if the author creates some strife with the loser to ripen her up for plucking by the consolation dude.
In Japan, Chitoge leads by about 1500-2000 votes every time. Onodera is a consistent second, and the remaining spaces are fought over by Tsugumi and Mari.
Man, I really loved the one-shot.
Nisekoi was supposed to be a cute romance manga about two tsunderes....not this generic harem bullshit
Can anyone explain to me the appeal of Chitoge?
I find her boring and bland, and her wishing to be Raku's childhood promise is just disappointing. I liked her better when they really were just pretending to be a couple.
She's hot and blonde. That's why her doujin's are awesome.
I don't have a problem with it so far, It was pretty decent for a first episode.
I hope Onodera mans up.
But she knees him in the face to get to class quicker, She is delicious.
Oh wait, look at the most recent character poll from November.
Hell yes. I hope this does well so we gets lots of doujins.
this a thousand times
I prefer Tsugumi's way of attacking Raku. Chitoge's just generic.
I want Hana Kana to win for once.
In the first character poll, Onodera won.
In the American VizMedia poll, Chitoge won, followed by Onodera, Tsugumi, Ruri, and Mari. This was in March of last year.
American winning in America. No surprise.
The internet rage was sweet.
My prediction: Raku suddenly remembers he had a male friend when he was a little kid that he played with, and that friend ended up being the one he made the promise with because he was still just a little boy back then and didn't really differentiate between platonic and romantic love.
And that friend turns out to be Tsugumi.
I really love the art.
Marika best girl, but I really like all of them.
Looks just like the denpa MC there
I wonder what'll happen in the next poll. There's only been one Japanese one, hasn't there?
Chitoge - 6000 votes
Onodera - 5500 votes
Tsugumi - 3200
Mari - 3000
Ruri - 1500
Imoutodera - 1200
Paula - 800
Sensei - 450
Why is Tsugumi so popular? I don't get how she beats out Mari.
Imoutodera's friend is actually the promised girl, just so you all know.
I was wondering if that would be the plot twist. She's cute enough and still doesn't have a name yet, so it's clearly hiding that for some pivotal moment.
>Ending of Nisekoi
>None of you are the promised girl
>Nothing is written in stone
>You all have a chance
>Fade to black
Well, first cut out everyone who votes for the other characters. Even if Mari is 2nd for them and Tsugumi is 3rd, it won't affect the results because it's only tracking who is 1st in everyone's hearts.
And Tsugumi just has/had more impact that Mari at that point. Lately, she's been moved more into the background, but her chapters always have her doing something absurd and teaching something important to Raku. Look at what happened during Shu's romance story.
Goddammit I'm still pissed that the Paula story wasn't made into a full arc. We could've had three weeks of Tsugumi and Raku raising Paula.
Onodera is way too pure for that shit. She'll probably just be left alone and rooting for them because she's that type of person.
I want to the promised girl to have died just after Raku last saw her. Then he goes full depression mode and all the girls have sex with him to cheer him up. Then we get harem ending and he becomes a badass. The end.
Chitoge a cute. I really hate this "forced couple" trope though, it's the 2nd show this season.
Will FFF sub this series?
>watched SHAFT before
>love arakawa, denpa onna
>dislike Madoka and Bakemono
>never read the source material for nisekoi
>not sure if want but wathc first episode anyway
I liked it. Hanakana in it is also a plus
Alright /a/ I'm gonna check this out. If it's not entertaining you're gonna have to take responsibility.
Apparently. I just went with Commie in the end.
That makes sense. It just seems odd to me that one of the three main girls isn't in the top three.
>Not Main Six
What? It was pretty good.
How? It was great.
>tfw no Tsugumi/Chitoge yuri doujins
>tfw no Imoutodera rape/bondage/mind_break doujins
>tfw no Raku/Onodera doujins
Some anons are forgetting about the true best girl
The VA choices are fine, I don't know what to expect when Chitoge has to speak english though. The animation is fantastic, and the character designs have been spot on so far (although MC's friend should have more :3 face). The tone of the entire show itself is a little more serious than the manga is, but that's fine seeing as how SHAFT is producing it. All in all, SHAFT has done it justice, just hope they don't leave out anything important from the manga.
What chapter was this?
Why hasn't there been a new chapter for two weeks?
Naoshi reread his series in preperation for the anime. Needless to say he incurred cancer
Meanwhile her mother is alpha as fuck.
I haven't read the manga, but it only took me 1 episode to understand why Chitoge is the superior girl.
I'm not sure if I enjoyed it or not. I just felt like I keep passing out during it for 20 secs.
Ch32 best girl's debut and Jump was on break
It's Chitoge as a kid. And I hate them for doing this.
>Punches people for no reason
>Strong as a gorilla
Hey anon are you retarted?
>Only character that gets development
>Apart from maybe Shu
They've all except for Raku gotten character development. Onodera and Tsugumi probably have had the most, though lately the focus has been shifting to Mari, probably because Tsugumi played such a big role during Shuu's arc and so Naoshi has to tone her down a bit so nobody forgets that she has no chance.
Err throwing this in as well
Nisekoi is a horrible manga with the worst plot and characters. Only Onodera is worth saving in the middle of this nuclear holocaust waste of debris.
That said, Shaft adaptation is excellent in all aspects.
Then I should also go to the hospital for a cancer checkup.
Oh I see.
Thanks, and yes she is best girl.
That key looks wrong.
I think Onodera has the proper key to the locket. Chitoge's is too ornate, and Mari's is too lovey-dovey.
Its all up for grabs man, heck Raku could throw away the bloody thing and bang 2nd best girl Tsugumi or have a Threesome with Tsugumi and Paula,
In the first locket there will be another one second key, in which will be another one third key, in which will be another one fourth key.
The last one is empty.
>visually engaging anime
That's Shaft's shtick, though
Lol like any anime ever has the MC NOT end up with the lead girl (Onoderas a lead but not THE lead)
I can assert that with a few ones, Ichigo 100% and School Rumble For Instance
it has HanaKana Onodera and Asumi Kana Marika so it's worth watching for that alone
Chitoge > *
So far for me anyways.
>SHAFT really did the art style and, more importantly the reaction faces justice.
are you blind? Not they didn't. The reactions faces were flat, the vocal delivery with them was weak, and shaft's habit of refusing to actually do their job and ANIMATE thing took away all the dynamism the original art implied. On top of that the mood and tone of nearly every scene was all wrong, and shaft's arbitrary derailing of shots with their own design and layout fucked up the focus of practically every original panel. There was seriously nothing they managed to get right. All they fucking had to do was redraw a few simple key frames from panels and do the very very straight forward animation work to get from shot to shot. There was no crazy action to labor over, there was no weird abstracted narrative or art to grapple with. They had the easiest job in the world and they fucked it up.
a cluster fuck is not visually engaging. more over the fact that it's the exact same cluster fuck that shaft always defaults to doesn't help.
The circlejerk about SHAFT in this part of the interwebs is strong. Just like Shit La Shit, Eva and TTGL.
I quite like how SHAFT put their stamp on it. Plus dem commie typsetting acrobatics.
Shaft made the first episode good.
Because they're right Nisekoi is shit and if not for shaft nobody would even watch it.
She's trying to be Lain
Doesn't change the fact that SHAFT is overpraised
Yet another anime that is going to have to make me pick up a manga.
I was just drawn to the big fat SHAFT on the label, I ain't even that interested in the material other than being able to discuss shit
People actually watch SHAFT TV broadcasts?
Don't delude yourlself. The manga's sold reasonably well and even the western readership, at least as far as it can be measured, has been decently sized. It was never going to be a smash hit and not one expected it to be, but it can stand on its own two legs. Shimba's direction has been nothing but one note since the debut of his career and every single thing he's worked on has drastically undershot industry standards in terms of actual animation. Honestly it makes sense considering he never actually knew anything about animation and was never a real animator, just a storyboard artist and continuity checker, but as a director he's a miserable failure to the medium. I'd like to see his original story boards though because they all must look exactly the same.
you say that like their BD releases have ever made substantial fixes to anything.
Do you even SHAFT?
It's like you didn't watch any of Nise or Bake at all.
I just watched the show and I have to say that people are really overrating SHAFT. Nisekoi isn't really a work of art but SHAFT definitely got a bunch of things wrong. I definitely agree with you on your first point but I think the rest is really too in depth of an analysis.
The series is meant to pander to the lowest common denominator. Plebs and 11's, it's like a betafest and it appeals to them
I just want the reverse trap to win if possible.
I like Nisekoi. I don't give a single fuck about plot or whatever. The reaction faces are hilarious, the girls are cute and almost every chapter makes me laugh one or two times.
And I also like Shaft.
But Nisekoi by Shaft? Nope. They just don't match. I don't really know why, maybe the two art styles are too different or some other crap. But yeah, dropped. I'd stick with the manga.
Nishino a shit
I should add this bird to the strawpoll.
So much this. It was what I thought while watching the episode.
I like Nisekoi, and this adaptation doesn't do justice to the manga. The anime is going to suck, because Shaft.
How long until chitoge isn't a bitch anymore? I'm sad touyama nao voiced a bitch after voicing so many best girls of the shows shes been in
It has potential to be at least an AOTS contender despite it being a harem. Most of /a/ stated that it would be shit but so far the first episode left a good impression on me.
>I don't remember this girl!
>I don't remember that girl!
>Wow where did she come from?!
Holy piss, how can one person forgot his entire childhood. Jesus Christ
I don't remember every girl I ever met.
Plot twist. He had amnesia before the amnesia arc and still has amnesia.
Heh. I was thinking the same thing.
Why is this guy so hung up about a promise he made as a child? He doesn't even remember the girl.
>being a man
>not keeping your word
You are no man.
I think that's the same as Nisekoi manga.
He might remember everything wrong, maybe its the boy not the girl.
Just because I am only watching this because of Shaft doesn't mean no one would watch it otherwise. Some people like shitty high school harems.
This shit is going nowhere. Garbage.
did anyone notice that shaft animated onodera in a pose very similar to sengoku nadeko in the first scene she's in?
Someone should call the plumber then.
And did anyone notice that subtle SZS reference?
The title Nisekoi is probably more than literal. I think its also figurative to the story within the story.
Still though there's also the structure of the characters basically filling out the story with most of the girls actually being road blocks, like Naru. All of the girls sans Onodera are R&J duplicates in one form or another, though it been parodied with Onodera with the shop wars and the play after the play.
At this point, I'd say its probably Onodera or she has someone else's key. I mean when you look at it, her place in all of it is the most out of place because there's next to no connection in their families unlike the other girls.
That was hardly subtle.
Doesn't Onodera spend next to no time with him before their middle school days? He's lived his whole life there right? So how come they weren't friends since grade school?
How does it go from:
>Friends as kids, live in same area
>Not friend till middle school
>Incredibly awkward and distant from one another before becoming good friends later in life
Makes no sense.
Pretty sure one of the four died when they were kids. Would explain why we've gone hundred+ chapters without the final girl showing up.
Either it was Mari's sister or another sickly girl, or maybe some sort of accident.
I'm gonna go against the tide and say I absolutely hated what Shaft did with this show. I didn't like that Generic Highschool became Madoka University. I didn't like the stylistic choices. I didn't like the geometry and confetti.
Regardless, I'll keep watching for Marika and Tsugumi.
Isn't that getting a little dark?
Marika already has a death flag, it could get darker.
Who tsugumi here
I wouldn't have enjoyed this if it wasn't for SHAFT.
My hope is that they brutally override the story and make up their own.
The main story is a victim of indefinite serialization (most manga is, which is why most manga is terrible). Since it can be published infinitely the end gets pushed back further and further and quality falls as the logic of the story is stretched too far.
How I Met Your Mother
All similar disasters to most manga.
Hopefully SHAFT gets a 2cour of this, cuts the stupid parts, and forces a real ending with satisfaction.
I'd say that it's going to be a Chitoge end-- if the author ever ends it.
Well you ruined this for me.
Don't tell me that all the girls also have a key.
2 Girls is enough.
Yo so how is this show for your dick
that's all I care about
Not even a tenth as good as the thumbnail on anichart implied
go watch imocho instead
What? If the foreigner is white it is almost always a male.
Typical SHAFT quality trash. You can put lipstick on a stillframe, but it's still a stillframe.
which is the first one?
There are mangas for House and Scrubs? Are they any good?
look everybody, Y-san is here!
>no Onodera being moe as fuck
>no Tsugumi with her adorable brand of tsundere
>no Tachibana being pure waifu material
>no Shu being brotier bro
I seriously doubt you'll still hold that opinion in a couple episodes
>Turn out he promised to a trap
My dick is ready
I picked up the show because of the art style in the promotional picture alone. I was pretty disappointed when it wasn't even similar.
I'm waiting for the glorious doujin.
I dropped Nisekoi after Marika joins but I have to admit the manga has good art.
All those blush man.
>I dropped Nisekoi after Marika joins
Sorry for only liking the original love triangle instead of harem.
I already have the urge to drop it when the irrelevant reverse trap joins.
When Marika appears it goes downhill even further so I quit.
Is this one of those romcoms that make me all happy and fuzzy with a "stupid goofy" grin on my face?
Is this Oreimo concept art?
It was pretty shitty in all honesty. One of my bottom three, but I've only seen around a dozen shows this season, and don't really plan to pick anymore up.
>Not liking harems
Homosexuality is a sin dude.
Probably is a femanon.