Are you looking forward to the Mekaku City Actors anime? Now that they've confirmed that Jin is actually writing the script for the anime I feel as if it might actually not butcher it.
Also, which is the best song and who is the best character
I've been listening to the songs lately and I've actually gotten pretty hyped. Also I'd Momo's momos.
Would I have to listen to the songs/read the manga/ln to know what's going on?
I really like Ultramarine Rain (Lane?) and Ayano's Theory of Happiness.
New album when?
Kido and/or Mary
My opinion is fact
What studio's doing it?
With everything currently released we still don't know:
-The full impact of Kenjirou's science
-Why Azami is a cat
-If the snake is actually trying to do something or if he's just a troll
-The name that Jin uses for the snake
-How much Kano actually knows
-Whether various things are inconsistencies or intentional
Is it fine if I watched all the music videos and still don't know much about the "plot" other than the bare basics?
Should I just read the novel/manga?
Lost time Memory and Outer Science for best song.
Not sure about best character because I've only skimmed the manga and novel translations. Maybe Shintarou by virtue of being a generic angsty NEET MC who isn't boring as fuck.
Yes, you cannot really get much from the music videos.
Are you saying he's good because he's generic, or that he's good despite being generic?
I seem to swap between favorite songs on a whim, but it's been Outer Science for a while. Also, Kano is best boy, at least. He also has my favorite power with the "deceiving" eye.
Image is my current phone background.
>Are you saying he's good because he's generic, or that he's good despite being generic?
The latter. He's completely cliche in so many aspects and yet is somehow still likeable, possibly because he's angsty for a reason and not just because of muh angst.
He really isn't my favorite character though; it's just that he's the one I liked that I expected to hate.
I am loving Outer Science over the others for awhile now. Best character is Ayano.
If I was Jin, I would have made at least one scene where Kano turns into Kido in order to mock her.
I would also have more Seto and Mary scenes, alcohol fueled lesbianism between Mary and Momo, more terrible jokes about impalement, and more symbolism.
He's not even really angsty. It's actually kind of unusual how light hearted he is.
Shintarou is a pretty alright MC, all things considered.
In the LN, in addition to calling Momo an old hag, he also calls her fat and a cow. Then Momo is bullied by Hibiya even in her dreams, and she turns into a cow(scene will probably be done by inu curry). The first thing he uses his ability for is pointing out Momo's horrible test scores.
What's up with the Mekakushi-dan and hoodies?
I consider this my fav pick of next season. I love the songs and manga. Don't know about novel though because I thought there were no ongoing TL projects. I'll try to read it before the start of anime.
Well, firstly, Ayano gave them their hoodies. Secondly, (correct me if I'm wrong) the hoodies work as their "blindfolds" to hide their eyes/faces from others.
Is it worth waiting for the novel translations to come up to speed or should I just fold and read the manga?
He might be the best out of the four MCs. Hibiya is a creepy stalker, Takane is tsundere, and Azami is a ridiculously cold tsundere.
It's not just hoodies, it's unseasonably warm clothing in general. Shintarou has the jacket and Konoha has two long sleeve shirts, thick pants, and large boots.
I want a slice of life spinoff that covers the mekakushi dan's daily life in the present and Azami's life with her family in the past.
Throughout all the music videos I was convinced Kido was a guy.
I'm on chapter 8 of the manga right now. I think my favorite song is Yobanashi Deceive and Kano is the best character. I love how cheeky he is.
Kido is gap moe.
>“I-isn’t that the shed skin from a snake!? Why is something like that in there!?”
>“Huh, why…… I wonder why. I think Kano brought it back from somewhere …… ah, uwaah! Kido, what’s wrong? Are you crying?”
>Mary suddenly turned towards thin air and began talking. I see. So Mary was still able to see Kido.
>Kido’s “eye concealing” ability was a convenient ability that allowed her to lower the limits of others’ perception of her at will.
>However, the condition was that at the moment she disappeared, the ones she was using her ability on had to be looking away from her. Mary, who had not averted her eyes from Kido, seemed like she was able to see her just as before.
>“S-sorry, Kido, are you okay……? Does your stomach hurt?”
>Still holding onto the snake skin calmly, Mary worried over Kido.
>Being unable to detect Kido even now, I wasn’t easily able to figure about what the situation was like.
>“M-Mary, isn’t it probably because Kido doesn’t like that shed skin or something?”
>“This? Hmm, Kido, is that so? ……I see. Okay. I’ll put it away.”
>Mary went back to the cupboard again, and hid the snake skin behind a large model of a three-wheeled automobile.
>Kido must have told her to do so. Mary didn’t seem to get it, and merely muttered quietly, “Weird.”
>“Hey, Kido, are you alright?”
>I called out to the empty air, but there was no reply. She probably didn’t want to be seen shaking with teary ears.
>After putting away the snake skin, Mary returned to my side and relayed to me, “She says, just a little longer.”
I still haven't figured out the target audience of Kagerou Project. I guess that's a good thing.
I still haven't figured out a way to summarize it without spoiling anything.
Kido is too moe.
It`d be worse than BRS.
>Fujoshaft selling out
Nah, BRS doesn't have even one likeable character. Pretty much every character in Kagerou is likeable one way or another.
BRS has masterpiece script from Mari Okada, Sangzigen doing great 3D, and least 3 likable character.
Meanwhile Kagerou is fujoshit with shit LN.
I've been baited.
I bet you like Homotora this season too. This is exactly how Kagerou will turn out.
Read the manga and watch the music vids.
Favourite song would either be kagerou days, children record or konoha no sekai jijou.
Konoha a best
>Mekaku City Actors
Wait, they changed the name? Thought it was call Kagerou Project.
My favorite is still the original song, Heat Haze Days.
Mekaku City Actors is the name of the anime. Just like the manga/novel aren't called Kagerou Project, but Kagerou Days instead.
>Jin in charge of script
Fuck no his music is good but his script is fucking meh, the manga was really boring.
I hope SHAFT would have taken the writing part and let Jin confirm if he want it to be like that or not. Jin just suck at writing interesting lines.
Ah, I see, my mistake. Thank you.
Call me crazy, but I think Jin's writing could work well with SHAFT's visual style, assuming they make the anime more like the music videos as opposed to straight forward stuff like the manga (or novel, though that's me just assuming since I haven't read it).
>I'd Momo's momos
Do we all agree this is about to be super hyped?
Yes, which is a shame. /a/ is the only place I can discuss Kagerou Project without catching cancer. Everywhere else is just awful. Yes, even more so than usual.
Sasuga Vocaloid fanbase, I guess.
At least she gets a moment where she can actually say goodbye to Shintarou inside the Kagerou Daze.
Like he said, the hoodies are important.
The character designs are really nice and they look pretty interesting.
Bottom left a best.
Get the fuck out, don't shit up another series with your shit taste.
Jin is the one that writes the light novels too. It makes sense to have him involved in the script.
>Kano mentions at one point that Kido actually owns a frilly skirt.
Yes. So fucking much.
In fact, I have been saving my money for BD, WS, and the official merchandises.
How many will die at the end?
everyone was already dead
Just a question, is Kagero Project considered finished just in terms of the songs? I know the novels/manga aren't done, but is the music video series over?
That's a really amusing spoiler for obvious reasons.
Yes. Unless they want to milk the anime and release character songs with the seiyuus we shouldn't expect more songs.
Aye, all twenty three songs, I think.
Yes the songs/music videos are over. Jin just has to write the novels to fill in the details of how they got to Summertime Record a happy end. There's always the chance he might do another video for one of the songs still missing one, like he recently put one out for Shounen Brave.
There's a lot of content and there's no way the anime will near cover it all in one cour or two. For how much it's popular I doubt Shaft will do two cour so we should get more regardless.
did they announce an anime for this?
Is this true? I want this to be true, but I wonder how Takane and Hibiya can get one.
You're kidding, right
Yes, at a madoka screening
SHAFT logo also appeared at Jin's latest live concert, that basically confirms it
You mean Takane and Haruka?
I want their happy end as well
Shaft making fujoshit?
Its over. Shaft is finished.
It's only tumblr speculation for now
although it's possible, when you read ch. 18
best song either Kisaragi Attention or Yuukei Yesterday
also Ene best character
I'm not sure if it's Haruka, I'm talking about the guy who's stuck in an endless loop on Heat Haze Day.
I need to catch up on the manga.
What? This is a bigger spoiler don't mouse over this you anons that want to avoid those. They all died in the past, it's how they get their eye powers, dying in pairs on August 15th. One of them dies permanently and one comes back to life with one of Azami's snakes granting them a power.
Jin himself said that originally he was thinking of a more sad end but he ended up not liking it and believing the kids deserved their good end. If Summertime Record is completely accurate than Takane and Haruka both got their actual bodies back.
I still have no idea what the fuck goes on in Konoha's State of the World.
Tumblr - The anime?
Just what we need. Thank you, Shaft!
Don't use the manga for story reasons, Jin has said the manga is going a route not taken by the novels/songs. So we don't really know for sure what's going to happen there, though Hiyori and Momo weren't supposed to meet before.
Have you listen to all the songs as well?
I think it's something like because of the power Konoha has he kept witnessing the repetitions too but he was never quite able to get there to help or something along those lines.
Why is KagePro fujoshit? There's no fujoshi bait involved, it has a balanced cast and all the official pairings are het.
Hibiya's song is Kagerou Days, and Takane's is Yuukei Yesterday and Headphone Actor
Ah, that makes sense. I was wondering why Shintaro/Ayano weren't that close with Haruka/Takane in the manga like they were in Lost Time Memory.
Actually really fucking looking forward to this. Hope the threads don't shit up when it airs.
Oh, brilliant, now that should be interesting to see. Thank you.
Not yet, only the one in the Kagerou Days album, I guess I'll go listen to the rest on NicoNico.
Ah, I see, thanks.
Not him but I’ve heard most of them. You should if you want more story.
>Responding to the obvious trolls
And here I was pleasantly surprised that you guys seemed to ignore them unlike the Kyoanifags.
So, which songs will they use for the OP/ED? I imagine some form of Children Record will be the OP.
>Kagerou Days album
My mistake, I meant Mekakucity Days, my mind isn't well right now. I'll go download the two other albums and listen to them.
He probably meant the album that had the Kagerou Days song on it.
i want to protect yellow/blue smile
Good fucking luck
You should, Lost Time Memory is best song.
Route XX Shintaro is the edgiest.
i like you
Hibiya is an honorary girl in my book.
Is it bad that I really want to see Outer Science become canon in the show?
Just to remind you, Ayano died for your sins
I get the feeling we'll see it in the anime, but Summertime Record will still be the canon ending.
I'm 100% expecting it to appear. It's very necessary to the overall story plot. The fact that Kuroha has killed the Mekakushi Dan many times and forced Mary to reset the loop is canon.
I hope they will at least use the songs' melodies as BGM.
Well that was a fun song, still prefer Heat Haze though.
Also, I didn't realize MikuDB was down, guess I'll wait until it's back up before getting the two albums.
You can find all of the songs on youtube translated.
Ayano's Happiness Theory
I'm pretty excited for this. I like the idea of Shaft trying out new things and challenging themselves.
Thank you very much, but I prefer listening to the album first before watching thesubbed video. I just want to see how much I can get right with broken Japanese.
I-I don't think I'm ready for this.
Did we ever get told how Mary reset the timeline? I'm also still kind of lost as to why Kuroha's just slaughtering everybody, did Kenjirou's experiment do something to him? Besides turning him into Konoha, of course.
If Shinbo could actually pull this together I'll never say a bad word about his directing ability again
When Mary and Shion died in past, like what was it 50 years ago? Azami called them both into the Kagerou Daze because she didn't want her daughter and granddaughter to die. She tried to give Shion the Snake of the Combining Eyes, but Shion turned it down and let Mary have it so Mary would live. This snake is also the one that controlled the Kagerou Daze so from then on Mary is the one that technically controlled it. It's why it kept bringing in pairs of people that die on August 15th because the last order it was given was to do such so it kept doing it.
You can see in the video for Outer Science Mary activating the power.
Kenjirou's snake is Kuroha's snake, which is also the snake which convinced Azami to create the Heat Haze. Not surprising that it betrayed Kenjirou and used Konoha's body
If the anime doesn't have an episode airing on the 15th of August then it's worthless.
I'll post some Azami since Azami is cute.
It's scheduled to air in Spring (april to june) so...
There should be some kind of event though, like a live concert or OVA.
Azami is crying in too many of these images.
What if two cour
Could always be two cour, you never know.
Either crying or looking scary. Poor Azami.
If Kano made you perceive him as a girl and you fucked him, would that be gay?
She does look pretty cute.
Kano's girl self is cute, that's all that matters.
Everyone is gay for him, whether they want it or not.
2 cour for SHAFT only applies to a giant cow
We'll see if this can live up to people's expectation, which is high as fuck.
They look oversaturated, what is this?
End with this one I guess.
All saved, thanks anon
Loli grandma best loli
She is pretty small.
She seem to be crying rather a lot though.
Whenever I see Shion I can't help but think of Irisviel.
Height-wise, she's smaller than her own daughter and grand-daughter
Well her entire thing is the whole what happens to the immortal after their mortal love dies.
Huh, I didn't realize there were so many short girl in this series, the arts seem to portray them as teenagers height and so on.
I just noticed that now, thank you. That's amazing.
Oh, the Shinigami Record song was about her? Damn.
God, this is going to be so much fucking SUFFERING.
I love it.
who's the kid?
Momo, Ene, Mary or Kido
none of them
Necrophilia is not ok
Yes it is
Kido, with Ayano being a close second
for your health
Yobanashi Deceive (Atsui Otoko x 5)
>by fucking SHAFT
How can I not be hyped?
I'm reading all the spoilers here but I can't get anything.
I guess it's good since I won't be spoiled when the anime begins, I really hope the threads aren't filled with spoilers, though. All the shitposting it will get just because of SHAFT is enough.
Also, since this is based on some musical album/artists we can already expect great OP/ED, right?
Wow, it's getting kinda hot here somehow.
There might be some novelfag loitering around spoilering shit, but that's part of the ride I guess...
Yes. Yes you should.
This is the series' OP (not necessarily anime OP, just the series as a whole)
How do I into Kagerou project?
Just wait for the anime.
Children Record is easily the best fit for an anime OP. It even has a proper rest at 1.30
This whole Kagerou Project stinks of entry level/shounen faggotry for me.
I've tried to get into it a while ago, but it's clearly not for me.
So no, I'm not looking forward to it.
I wouldn't mind having this music as a OP, but I would like it more if it was sang by someone because I can't into vocaloid.
They look even worse when trying to reach high tones like in this song.
I love this artstyle, just fucking love it.
On a side note, both this and Kancolle anime are coming out this year, I know this in no ways can get any close to Kancolle popularity but it's still big.
To tell the truth, I can't wait to see how much this and Kancolle will sell, I wouldn't be surprised if Kancolle sold +100000. On a way or another, it will make a really big impact on anime and I can see more ship girls or airplane girls (please) or /ak/ stuff coming out in the future.
This post ended up being kinda off-topic.
Maybe if you're talking about the people who just treat it as another Homestuck/Touhou/Whatever and just circlejerk the characters without getting into the actual story.
Now that's silly
Okay, faggotry is a bit of an insult, but please do explain how saying it's "shounen" is being silly?
What about it is shounen? There's no real fighting to speak of, it deals with themes that are far more seinen in nature and it's based off a series of music videos, so calling it shonen is kinda silly considering it's a manga demographic.
Like, if they were using their eye powers to fight monsters and shit I would completely understand where you were coming from, but as it is? Not really.
Yeah, I'm not keen on vocaloid either, which is why I cheat and just watch the chorus versions like this.
You even said you know shounen is not a genre.
So why are you still acting as if it meant the "fight" genre?
The characters themselves are more catering to younger boys instead of otaku, for one.
Well no problem then, the exit is that way
That's one main reason why BRS flops hard I think, people aren't used to vocaloid singing OP.
Now now, don't get baited people. Let's keep this thread civilized.
So what do we know about the anime?
slated for April.
Did I miss something?
Why is the doujin scene for Kagerou Project nigh on non-existent? There seems to be quite a lot of fanart.
Eko (エコ) has done the best children record cover, look it up.
Based from album crossfade:
Ene: Kana Asumi
Mary: Hanazawa Kana
damn both kanas are here
At least I know it's not for me either.
Also I like Vocaloid, but when they try to expand its horizons, it almost always ends up being horrible.
I don't give two shits about the story but the songs are super catchy, so I guess I'll check it out.
>There's no loli
And there is a loli. She's hit by a truck/flying poles/whatever countless times
The songs are alright, but the plot/characters is really the real reason people bother with KagePro.
>The only way to read the novels is off tumblr
Manga, songs and anime only it is for me then.
Two and a half months left
Don't expect real PVs or other stuff.
I wonder if the music will be good.