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Left: S1
Right: S2

Improved or fucked up?
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Haru: improved
Makoto: same
Rin: improved
Nagisa: same
Rei: same
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>no rapechins
>softer/rounder faces
S2 wins.
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>less droop on Makoto
No, I don't like this at all.
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Their ears have gotten bigger.
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>>101142772
Not really.
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Rin looks so much better it's not even funny.
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>>101142540
They are all the fucking same, except Nagisa who is less cute.
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>>101142540
Could it be? Are we finally getting soft(er) Frees? The S1 designs look really angular in comparison.
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>>101142540
S2 Haru looks more like his CM design now.
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>>101143292
I still don't get why they didn't stick to the CM designs from the start. Do fujoshi actually like the yaoiangles?
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>>101143383
Considering Junjou Romantica is pretty damn popular, I guess so
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>>101143174

He finally hit puberty.
RIP in pieces, cutest Free.
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Haru: Meh
Makoto: MEH
Rin: Improved
Nagisa: Less kawaii
Rin: Gee, I dunno. Hard to tell with a picture of his backside
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>>101143478
If this would mean no more of his annoying VA, I'm all for it.
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>>101143383
>I still don't get why they didn't stick to the CM designs from the start.
Thank Utsumi, her noodle drawings probably influenced the character designs.
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>>101143508
>Rin twice
It's time to stop posting.
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Meh.

Something about the angle makes his nose look way worse.

>no sharktooth grin

Who cares.

Angle's so different it's hard to tell.
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>>101143552
Is there anything Utsumi didn't fuck up at all?
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Still pretty gay.
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>>101143603
The fanservice
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>>101143589
>>no sharktooth
Sounds like an improvement to me.
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>>101143552
Her noodle designs look better than the steroids we got in the actual show.
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>Nagisa
>Older
DROPPED.
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>>101144009
All that shit taste.
Muscles > shit > noodles
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Same/improved.
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>no more cute pseudo-shota Nagisa

But who'll be the cutest Free now?
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>>101143478
Pedo please, Nagisa still looks cute.
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>>101144274
Look at Haru.
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>>101144274
It's Nitori's time to shine, motherfuckers.
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>>101144274
Nitori will save S2
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>>101144297
Too old to be cute.
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>>101144329
>>>/tulpa/
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>>101144329
Wait till you see his redesign.
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>>101144214
I have nothing against muscles, but the ones in Free look like dogshit. I'm sorry your to blind to notice.
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>>101144329
>>101144340
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>>101144354
Nitori gets a growth spurt over the holidays, becomes taller than Rin and get a new VA with a deeper voice. NitorixRin become the most popular ship with NitorixNagisa at second place.
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>>101144466
Please be voiced by Clannadman.
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>>101144329
>>101144340
>Nitorifags
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>>101144354
I'm looking forward to it.
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Isn't this a gay anime about gay men doing gay things?
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>>101144582
Disgusting idolfag, I knew he had the shittiest taste.
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>>101144605
Ask your dad, he should know.
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>>101143383
The "yaoiangles" art style ironically made the female characters more attractive than nearly all other KyoAni female characters.

For instance, Gou is a total cutie compared to the bloblike, unsexy Rikka and Mirai.

The only girls who hold a candle to Gou and Ama-sensei are from Hyouka, which not surprisingly also tries to avoid the "blob" style. KyoAni should just fucking stop with the stupid blob girls already.
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>>101144466
Would be fun.
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>>101143603
If there's one thing she is good at it's definitely delivering some boy lewdness.
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Will they actually have asses S2?
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>>101144662
It's hard to abandon an iconic artstyle.

But they're trying.
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>>101144466
Or he'll go batshit insane and turn Free! into a swimming version of Higurashi.
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>>101144845

>>101144785
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>>101144867
>yandere Nitori
From bad to worse.
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>>101144867
>implying anyone other than 5P will get decent screentime
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>>101144466
>Nitori voiced by Sugita
I don't know how I would feel about that.
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>>101145018
>yandere Nitori
>worse

Pick one.
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>>101145206
>implying yanderes aren't utter shit
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>>101145325
The only thing that's utter shit here is your taste.
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>>101145668
>Nitorifag telling anyone they have shit taste
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It's just the same design in different angles
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I want to abuse Makoto.

>>101142540
Lack of droop in Makoto annoys the hell out of me, hopefully that's just for this image.
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>>101145867
>tfw no short-lived mini shitstorms because of a temporary complete design change
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>>101142741
I don't know what Kyoani are thinking.
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>>101146031
Oh well.
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>>101142741
>>101146114
>>101146004
It's one key visual. It probably just means he's meant to be fired up and serious in the picture.
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>>101146195
>serious Makoto
My dick wouldn't be able to survive it.
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>>101146304
Well the new visual just looks to me like they're all serious at some swimming event. Even Makoto gets serious when racing.
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>>101146304
Why does it hurt to have him stare at me like that?
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>>101146031
Just wait till a PV comes out for the new season.
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>>101146362
He found out you had been cheating on him.
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>>101142540
>all those serious expressions
Haru going to the Olympics confirmed
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>>101146160
Original design is better anyway.
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>>101146362
It's when your body aches because it desperately wants to get fucked by him.
>manly Makoto will never wreck your boypussy
It hurts.
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>>101146362
Because you're noticing how fucked up his neck looks.
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>>101146545
>implying Makoto isn't a bottom
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>>101146195
So we can expect more swimming in S2 then. Hopefully, this time without retarded disqualifications.
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>>101146578
>implying switching doesn't exist
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>>101146614
>implying Makoto is a switch
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>>101146566
>he's never heard of traps
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>>101146625
Who are you? The Gay Police?
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They look softer and lighter.
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>>101146705
Finally. S1 had too much edge (in more than one way).
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>You will never play Monster Hunter with Makoto
>He'll never cheer and hug you when you take down your first Qurupeco as a couple
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>>101146962
>hug
But that's gay.
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>>101147043
>as a couple
And that isn't?
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>the PV was just pictures + some music slapped on
As expected but still disappointing.
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>>101147502
Not if you say 'no homo' beforehand.
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>>101144466
you've got my bid
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>>101144466
Add
>voiced by Sugita
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>>101147616
I see through your lies. Everyone knows that you're supposed to say "no homo" afterwards, not before.
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>>101148366
Saying 'no homo' is like a spell to ward off the gay. Doing it afterwards has absolutely no meaning since you're already a fag.
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>>101147571
PV?
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>>101148493
A PV for the S2 announcement was shown today at Animate Ikebukuro. Naturally, it's way too early for new animation at this point.
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>>101148582
Hopefully there'll a proper PV around May like last year.
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>>101148492
My entire life has been a lie.
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>>101149119
Fag.
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>>101147043
>not being 100% gay for Makoto
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>>101146491
Is that Stroheim?
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>>101150032
I'm only 100% gay for Nagisa.
Too bad about the design now.
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>>101150082
>Stroheim
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>>101150118
It's one key visual where he looks serious, I bet he'll be back to normal in the series
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Waaaay better

Original still better though
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>>101150082
>Stroheim
Anon please.
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>>101150082
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7h340yfQbY
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>>101152193
>not posting the 10 hour version
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>>101146004
I want to amuse Makoto.

>>101146304
>>101146362
>>101146545
I'd go full doki doki for a manly Makoto. No regrets.

>>101142540
Improved. The softer, the better.
Altough I do hope that the previously mentioned things, like Makoto's lack of droop or Nagisa weird expression, are nothing but a promo image being a promo image.
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>>101152439
C-Can it be? Amuser-kun? I miss our antics.
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>>101152492
I missed you too, Abuser-kun! I've been really busy lately and I can't keep up with all the threads, but rest assured, I've been always watching you.
The time will come when we can discuss about Makoto's tears again.
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>>101152492
I don't.
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Who bully here?
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>>101152863
That's wonderful, I'm looking forward to S2 airing threads then!
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>>101153039
You are not supposed to hurt the one you love.
Stop it please.
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>>101153112
So am I! And remember, happy tears are best tears.

>>101153039
You monster...
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They didn't change the designs, Nishiya just fucked up the faces. Look at Nagisa.
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>>101153788
>>101153112
>>101152863
>>101152492
>>101152439
You guys are the cancer killing these threads.
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>>101154117
>drawing faces at different angles
>fucking up
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>>101154117
I'm not even sure whether Nishiya drew that key visual. The characters look too different from his usual drawing style.
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>>101154202
Don't you remember the magazine cover with Rei's face at the same angle? It looked all weird and skewed, just like Nagisa does.
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>>101146004
>>101152492
>>101152863
>>101153112
All this attention whoring, cancer.
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>>101154180
Having a coversation with Amuser-kun is not killing the thread. Anons impersonating me for reactions on the other hand are.
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>>101154479
No attention whoring of any kind is cancer.
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Did it get a season 2?
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>>101154274
I'll give you the Rei one, but this time it actually looks decent for once. For anime at least.
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>>101154606
No, we're all delusional after the disappointment of the fan event
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>>101154479
Fuck off. Go make a tumblr account if you want to talk to each other.
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>>101154606

>>101148582
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>>101147571
Do we have that PV? I'm curious. Was the music something new, or they used S1 OST? Were the images softer, or S1 designs? Looks like S1 in that picture.
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>>101155019
No PV online so far.
S1 OST and pictures according to tweets.
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>>101154479
>Anons impersonating me for reactions
If anons posting as you do are baiting for reactions that means your usual abuse shtick is the same thing. Fuck off.
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>>101155019
From what I can tell it was literally just a slideshow of S1 images with some text announcing S2
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>>101155426
Nothing to get excited about then.
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>>101155246
>>101155426
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>>101154224
Yandere Nitori will be the one to get Rin addicted to heroin to keep him under his control and the plot will revolve around everyone's attempts to get Rin into rehab.
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>>101156573
>Rin addicted to heroin
This is still a thing?
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>>101156613
Every day until it becomes canon.
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>>101156613
Every thread until we like it I guess
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>>101156689
Cancer Makoto too?
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>>101156829
Please, don't remind me.

It hurts too much, anon.

;_;
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>>101156829
No.
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Rin looks the same which is fine by me, Maybe his hair changed a little.

I'm glad Makoto doesn't look a dope all the time he looks better now though, Couldn't care about the rest, Fagisa is still Fagisa.
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>>101158285
>Likes Rin
>doesn't care about Rei or Haru
Such shit taste is only to be expected of a tripfag.
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>>101158377
Rin's getting better at least.
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>>101158648
>>101158377
Is it bad that I want to comfort a crying Rin? Just y'know, hug him a little?
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>>101158805
Utsumi please.
I don't want more Rin drama.
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>>101158908
Rin can't help drama
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>>101158805
You'd have to be careful with his edges.
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>>101158805
Same here.

I don't want him to cry again though, there's been too much Rin drama already.
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>>101161961
Crying Rin is strangely attractive.
But I hope he cries because of some trivial bullshit like a little girl and not due to more drama.
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>tfw increased budgets and better artists ruin everything

Sometimes I wish studios would realize that shitty art can be a charm point.
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>>101162309
I'm afraid you lost me.
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>>101162309
>increased budget
>ruin
Choose one. I want some sakuga in Free.
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>>101162309
I would kill for Free! to look like Hyouka.
The former looked really bad in comparison which disappointed me a bit.
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>>101162727
Well, Hyouka had a source material and they had the story there. Not much to change.

With Free!, it feels like they were rewriting the story after each episode, and then quickly animating the changes for next week.
I'm still 90% convinced that the ending we got is not the original ending that was planned. That last episode had a lot of QUALITY, which is weird for KyoAni. And the only explanation I can find is that they changed the story and hastily animated it.
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>>101163404
Plus Hyouka (and Nichijou) had a massive Kadokawa budget behind them so Kyoani could afford to spend more time on production.
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>>101163404
>That last episode had a lot of QUALITY

I don't think you know what that word means. There was no QUALITY in the last episode, only lots of rushed fuck-ups like the missing swimsuit.

I also suspect something similar as you regarding the changes, some answers during interviews gave me that impression too.
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>>101163404

Utsumi claims the ending (Rin taking Rei's place) was planned from the very beginning. It's up to you whether you want to believe her though.
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>>101163834
Episode 12 wasn't the worst episode though.
The shittiest ones were 10-11 (except the shota flashbacks) and 6
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>>101163875
11 looked alright.
Episode 5 was bad.
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>>101163875
The second half of episode 10 looked like it got outsourced to Korea which came quite as a shock to me. That's where I suspect the rushed changes in the script started.
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>>101164096
>outsourced to Korea
Interestingly Kyoani actually have a subsidiary studio in Korea called Studio Blue who've done inbetweening work on nearly every Kyoani show.
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>>101164280
I thought they only to backgrounds.
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>>101164341
*do
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>>101164341
http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/encyclopedia/company.php?id=2894
ANN lists them for backgrounds and in-betweens on various Kyoani and non-Kyoani shows.
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>>101163752
It was not a QUALITY van or the wall breaking dinosaurs, I get it.
But it was unexpected for KyoAni to forget the swimsuit, Haruka having two noses or Nagisa having a clon.

>>101163834
And I believe her. I don't doubt they planned for Rei to give his place to Rin.
But I believe they planned this was going to happen in some other way. It all seemed so rushed in the episode.
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>>101164280
>>101164479
In-betweening wasn't the main problem.
The characters looked off-model as fuck. The chief animation director is supposed to check the genga for inconsistencies, but something clearly went wrong (probably rushed production).
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>>101164791
Nah, I was never saying Korea was the problem, I was just pointing out that even Kyoani outsources.
It definitely seems to have been a case of scheduling fuck ups to me.
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>>101162309
>wanting any Kyoani show to look like shit
No, fuck you. Fluid animation and pretty visuals are Kyoani's only saving grace.
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>>101165088
>still not updated
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>>101165088
Looks like S.Ikeda might do the character designs for AmaBri because it's been a while since her last job.
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We have no date for S2, right? But if they had no animation to show in the PV and with all the other projects for Winter and Spring, could we expect it for next Summer? And if it's next Summer, should we expect the same quality as S1 (below other KyoAni shows)?
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>>101166139
It's 5 months before summer season right now.
They showed a PV for S1 containing material from episodes 1-3 in late April (2 months before summer season).
Looking at KyoAni's past, they have always announced their shows 3-8 months ahead of the airing date.

If there's nothing new by April/May, S2 ptobably won't air in summer 2014.
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>>101166139
>all the other projects for Winter and Spring
They only have Chuu2koi Ren, (which is probably already or very nearly finished by now) and the Tamako movie
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>>101166139
>should we expect the same quality as S1

Good question.
But I hope not.
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>>101166139
It will probably depend on ABP's airing date.
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What is Makoto's favorite anime this season?
No-Rin
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11 days I hope.
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>>101167440
But they have been good friends since elementary school.
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>>101167483
>Later
Nope
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>>101167625
Can I believe in this one then?
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>>101167809
They will look like shit, mark my words.
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>>101167440
Kuroko no Basket.......

Everytime he sees Kuroko, he's reminded of Haru. Rin is Aomine. Nagisa is Ni Gou (??). And Rei is Midorima.

Makoto ends up chuckling while watching it with Ren and Ran....
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>>101167483
I believe in the Wonfes
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>>101142540
No Droppy eyes.
Drooped



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