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Best Key girl.
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Shiori a love
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>>101072744
That's not Tomoyo
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First Beat confirmed GOTY 2014?
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http://dotabuff.com/players/38343728/matches
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Kud is olev
I love you kud.
I love you.


>>101072790

hahah oh wow i am so tired tonight
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>>101072744
That's not ***.
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That's not best Key key.
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Why choose one girl when you can have two?
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>>101072744
Is she? I don't really think so.
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I'll never understand people with Key waifus, it's like they like seeing their waifu suffer.
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>>101072769
we tripcoding now?

>>101072911
P-pls, It's not like you chose who you love. Plus She's not suffering anymore she's only happy now
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>>101072911
You can't choose who you fall in love with.
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I'm re-watching angel beats, I've forgotten how much I liked it. I am so hyped.

They better have new Gidemo songs in there.
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>>101073036
>They better have new Gidemo songs in there.
Maeda already said they won't because of the tight schedule.
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>>101072911
Some of us just like coming on here and posting the same thing every day. It's cathartic.
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>>101073036
Get ready to re-enjoy the incredible ending, replete with a forced romance subplot completely out of left field and a plot hole too big for dead key girls to fill.

Angel Beats had a lot of promise, but ultimately failed to deliver.
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>>101072911
But she is strong and will make it through all the suffering and be stronger after it. And now is the afterwards.

>>101073079
I hope they can. In three years they can fit them in there somewhere.
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>>101073163
Nigga, it's gonna be 6 volumes and cover all the members. The whole point of it is to do what the anime couldn't.
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>>101073036
>>101073079
>>101073165

Not straight away, but chances are the later OSTs will include some new ones. Hell maybe later volumes will even if we're lucky.
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>>101073163
But the promise is what the VN will use. And they can totally change any shortcomings from the anime. And with more time to develop everything I doubt it will feel as "forced" (I hate this word).

>>101073200
That was some of the best parts of the anime, I would love to see more in the VN.
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>>101072836
not mare
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Goodnight. May you have good dreams of your Key girl.
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>>101073308
I'm so looking forward to it. Biggest pitfall was how rushed the anime was. the Vn is gonna be fun. and i can not wait for more key music.

>>101073526
Sleepwell anon.
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>>101072984
no, it was my mistake I didn't want to use it
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>>101073198
Doesn't that seem a bit much to you though? Six volumes? I don't know about you, but I really didn't like the bloat Key forced you to live with in Little Busters--you had to play every route to get refrain, but most routes were far short of refrain in quality. That kind of system seemed reasonable in Air, where you only had three heroines, but it really weighed down LB. Separating Angel Beats into six releases feels like all of these same problems worked into a new profit model.

>>101073308
But there isn't a better word for it. There was absolutely zero romantic buildup and all of a sudden MC was supposed to be tears-streaming-down-his-face in love with this chick.

And yeah, they can probably completely rewrite Haruhi's route, and if Maeda or Leo is behind it there's potential there. But let's not get ahead of ourselves--Tenshi's route would need a lot of help. Even if they explain away the impossibility of the whole situation by creating some pre-purgatory for MC to live in before meeting her, let's not forget that Tenshi ended up rejecting him anyway (maybe the only thing about the ending arc that made sense, given that he confessed to her out of nowhere, but still not fun to watch).

>>101073656
New OST is quite possibly the best thing to come out of an Angel Beats VN.
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>>101073900
But CLANNAD has the same system as LB and even had more routes. It worked there perfectly.
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>>101073900
>But there isn't a better word for it. There was absolutely zero romantic buildup and all of a sudden MC was supposed to be tears-streaming-down-his-face in love with this chick.

Yeah that's what happens when you get people who make 40-50 hour VNs to write a 4 hour anime. The same problem appears in other VNs that got really shortened such as chaos;head, or Air. Biggest issue of the anime was development, and that's exactly what a VN gives it.

Do we actually have a confirmed list of all the heroines yet or just the ones in the first volume?
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>>101074107
First volume has Yurippe, Yui, and 5dan routes.
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Kotori a best.

>>101072984
Now I have to save another waffle because you used my only one. It's not a bad thing though.
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>>101074204
Err, not Yurippe, Iwasawa. My bad.
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>>101074212
Here have a nice one.They're all nice

>>101074204
>>101074241
I knew about the first girls, but we don't have any list on who is covered in the later volumes do we (aside from the obvious two)?
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>>101074311
Nope, they're not going to reveal that kinds of thing. It's obvious they'll keep it until a few months before each new volume comes out.
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>>101073953
Don't forget that Ryou's path was optional, so it's the same number of mandatory routes. I honestly think a large part of the reason things worked better in Clannad was that they stuck to their formula of sarcastic, witty straight-guy MC vs moemoe ditzy girls. LB had reasons for the effeminate protagonist, but it made a lot of scenes agonizing. I don't know if Angel Beats will have that benefit, but you make a good point; it won't necessarily be as big of a problem as it was in LB.

>>101074107
Angel Beats was an anime from its inception though. Key had a good relationship with KyoAni at the time, and they worked together to do their best Haruhi impression. This time the problem was with Key's own script, not with a rushed adaptation.
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>>101074417
But.. angel beats was P.A.works. The problem is literally that nothing was developed and everything was rushed. Which is exactaly what a VN gives them a better chance to do. What they did is write too big, in their usual style which would have been fine in a VN original. Hell if the anime was 24 eps instead of 12 it would have been that much better.


The writers just aren't cut out for anime, well not at that length it's just not their style.
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>>101072911
Not all of them suffer, to bad, ok to be a Key girl you have to have some sorta fucked back story. But in the end they are cute and that's all that matters
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>>101072836
Thats not Mare!
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>>101072744
Ah yes I was looking for the Lucia thread
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>>101074311
Thanks mang, I found another waffle too.
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>>101074617
Oh, you're right. I can really only hope you guys' theory that more AB will make for better AB has merit. While there are pitfalls to taking an extended body of work and shortening it into an anime, good editing should produce a good result if the quality is already there (Steins;Gate). But taking an incomplete script and drawing it out into a six volume LN just feels like a highly suspect design to me.
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Inoue route when?
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>>101074953
I am worried about hitting all those high points slower.

I'm hoping they manage to fill it with strong character interaction and comedy, because I have to admit I'm not hyped for any heroines.
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>>101074953
Maeda already had the story, it's just that they didn't give him enough budget for enough episodes so they had to rush shit.
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>>101074701
Glad to help, that's one of my favorites they're all one of my favorites

>>101074953
You'll find all their VNs actually start with incredibly hashed up broken stories like AB was, LB was literally just "Hey maeda i want to head some character design, here's some really rough ideas on the girls". Rewrite was "I really liked the cross channel author let's do something similar" It wouldn't surprise me at all if maeda already intended to make a VN when he finished the anime they were busy with rewrite at the time so there was no way they'd have gone straight onto it then.
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>>101075186
I'm not disagreeing with you man, but that's speculation so I'd caution against you spreading it as fact.
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>>101075313
AB really doesn't seem like something Maeda would write though. It's too rushed and leaves out too many plot holes.
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>>101075333
Like I said, speculation.

It's not hard to guess that they might have wanted more episodes but we have literally no information on what happened.
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>>101075333
What do you mean by plot holes? I can only think of one: how Takamatsu escaped from being an NPC.
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That's not cockroach
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>>101075584
Exactly
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>>101075159
Pretty much what I'm worried about. Filling the game with heroines isn't that great of an idea when most of them weren't fleshed out in the anime.

Let's be honest, how many good scenario writers does Key still have? Maeda is doing less and less work with each release--we'll be lucky to get two routes from him. Ishikawa is gone. The most competent writer they have left is Kashida, but even he admits that he had the advantage of being able to spend all of his time developing just one route. I don't even know if he's working on Angel Beats.
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>>101075790
He's not filling the game with heroines, he's giving routes to the members of the SSS. That includes the dudes.
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>>101075790
>Let's be honest, how many good scenario writers does Key still have? Maeda is doing less and less work with each release
Just who do you think is writing the scenarios? He intends to make this his magnum opus.
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>>101075849
>implying he'll ever top After Story
Good luck anyway.
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>>101075001
After the Touika route.
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>>101075944
Hey man, after years of not writing scenario I'm sure he can still pull one on us. You just gotta wait and see.
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>>101075994
And that's my queue to sleep
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>posting Lucia
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>>101076012
What if he has become a one trick pony like some people say?
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>>101076061
He was always a one trick pony. It's just that he shows the trick in different flavors so they aren't noticeable.
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>>101076080
But Air and Clannad are radically different, whereas LB and Clannad are alike.
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>>101075816
I only want to play TK's route now.

>>101075849
Really? That's hopeful, but he did step down as lead scenario writer a long time ago. I did find this on wikipedia though:

> Developed by Key, Maeda leads the production team as the game designer and one of the scenario writers. Two additional writers include Kai, who previously contributed on the scenario of Clannad, and Leo Kashida, who had worked on the scenario of Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life and Little Busters!.

Kashida being involved is good news. Where did you get that he's going to be more heavily involved in this than LB?

>>101076061
The girl you like is either gonna die or already dead. It's been fine so far though, hasn't it?
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Would you eat her sweets?
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>>101075790
They also lost Suzumoto, who pretty much single-handedly did Planetarian and was also part of Air and Clannad. They are actually bereft of talent compared to where they were in their prime.
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>>101076101
Yeah, Air stands apart from the rest because it sucks.
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>>101076061
If the trick is making lovable characters with emotionally impactful storylines, he can keep going with it for as long as he wants. That's not a negative.
>>101073163
>using "forced" anything
>ever
Rethink your existence.
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>>101076736
>Yeah, Air stands apart from the rest because it sucks.
Them be righting words, anon.
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Best Grisaia.
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>>101076736
>Air stands apart from the rest because it sucks.
Fight me irl cunt
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>>101076736
> quite literally the worst taste

Stick to Halo.
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>>101076787
Who is worst Grisasia?

Is it Makina? Because I feel like it's probably Makina. I walked away from that the moment she tried to make me daddy.
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>>101076777
>>101076801
It's ok. I just don't like a single thing about any of Air's characters or story. It's dull compared to everything else.
>>101076843
What?
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>>101076889
Well to be fair the side heroines are forgettable as fuck. The common route is boring (except misuzu's scenes), the side routes suck. I can see how people don't like it. Still better than Kanon in my book.
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>>101076874
>Grisasia

>>101076787
Still don't know what people find to this retard.
>ah it's funny she's pretending to be a tsundere and she doesn't even hide it
>joke got stale 1 hour in
>still going anyway
>annoyed everytime she's on screen
>go on 4chan, everyone loves her
Okay
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>>101077014
Because you're apparently retarded
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>>101077014
>Still don't know what people find to this retard.
Then I'm sorry to say, but you're retarded.
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>>101076874
It really bothered me why she kept calling him papa long after she should've stopped. It hurt the integrity of the route, which otherwise had a solid plot.

Makina a shit.
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>>101077014
You just don't get it
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>>101077065
>>101077090
Enlighten me.
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>>101076948
...news of your taste has broken out across America.

"We just don't market to that audience" said David Taiclet, CEO of the confectionery company Fannie May. "Some people weren't meant to enjoy things."

Others have responded with more concern--including acclaimed film director, Chris Nolan. "When I think about making the next Batman, and then I think about that guy, well, I just don't know. With people like him around, I don't feel like directing. What does it mean to enjoy things? Isn't it just like, serotonin arranging a certain way after receiving some kind of pattern in your brain when exposed to stimuli?"

Minagi was pretty interesting. Kanon's soundtrack was a cut above and every character except Nayuki was great.
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Best Grisasia is easy to understand isn't it?
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>>101077285
Ama-nee would make the best wife, hands down. However, that doesn't necessarily mean she's the best girl.
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>>101072836
That's not Asuho.
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>>101077931
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>>101080288
What does this have to do with anything?
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>>101080746
It is more relevant than all the Grisaia.
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>>101080288
Will Goro's rampage ever stop?
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michiru a shit
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Am I the only one who found Grisaia to be extremely boring and not very good?

>>101081027
Which one?
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>>101081162
I downloaded it because of all the hype at the time.
Wasn't as good as I expected.
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>>101080985
Only if Magical Girl Kagarin saves the day

>>101081183
Nothing happened in the character route that I even remeber. There were few good moments here and there I suppose but a few good moments in a VN doesn't cut it.`
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>>101081162
No, it's pretty mediocre.
The hype is largely exaggerated.
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>>101081290
I doubt he will ever touch the Rewrites

Kagari is very safe since almost no one likes her.
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bakabakabakas
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>>101081397
As long as shizuru is safe I will be happy.



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