What does /a/ think about the Kagerou Project and the upcoming Mekaku City Actors?
Its going to be shit.
Vocaloid for hipsters
Look at dat shit taste.
>implying all Vocaloid isn't for hipsters
its gonna be shafted, so is shit
Seeing Kido headtilt is going to make my dick explode.
what's the top left?
Arakawa. Lurk more.
I want a good Ayano episode for her theory of happiness.
>using the term hipster
I at least want one of the songs to be played in every episode. Or a different OP every episode. The Kagerou Project has tons of songs to work with, might as well use them.
Not knowing riku.
Being this new.
it's been on my backlog for ages, sorry
There might be some instrumentals of the tracks played but I'm not too sure they'll just toss the full tracks on for the soundtrack.
How moe is Shaft going to make Ene and Mary?
There's about a gajillion songs for this thing, are they all in the same continuity?
Abe's anime character design is better.
Yes, follow release order and they're pretty easy to understand. You might need to read up on the Wiki or something. Just ignore the cancerous Tumblr following and you'll enjoy it.
Clothes are trash.
Probably is shit
Can't wait for next saturday.
>all those white dots
I'm pretty hyped for it.
Is Russia back?
blame Aniplex for using gifs and not pngs for the official website.
it's going to be shit
i can feel it in my bones
it's one of those hyped shows that end up being a dissapointment
As long Shinbo doesn't make a fucking direct clone of Monogatari they should be fine. The original guy who wrote it is working on the script so at least it won't be too detached from the original material.
I read that manga adaptation and thought that the plot is all over the place. It's there, but it doesn't really seem to have a major plot going on. It has been quite a while since I read it, so I might be missing some details.
Is Outer Science canon? It feels kinda different from the other songs.
that's part of the problem, the original material isn't really that good
standard teenage tripe
the hype will just kill the show
And make it sell a lot, which is what the people paying for it to be made care about.
I think that's all of them.
Please, enjoy Momo as MC.
From what I recall of the songs, Outer Science is the bad ending where basically everyone ends up dying or something due to very, VERY vague reasons regarding Konoha and Mary resets the timeline, so to speak. Summertime Record from OP's images is considered the good and "true" ending.
I think a lot of it is just left for the viewer to fill in. Its in my manga backlog and I never bothered to touch the LNs, but I recall seeing that the teacher guy with the glasses turned Konoha and Ene into those cyber beings, so I would assume that it was mostly his fault. He's also Ayano's (the chick who committed suicide) father.
The hype will most definitely ruin it for a lot of people, and the original material is extremely vague, probably because he was waiting on a studio to pick it up for so many years. I guess we'll see.
>standard teenage tripe
Sounds like anime to me.
>The original guy who wrote it is working on the script
That's kinda shitty because Jin can't write dialogue for shit.
Wait, there are LNs?
Yeah, there's four of them but I don't think the last one was translated.
Yeah, but only two of them have passable translations. The third one is translated by some retarded girl on tumblr who speaks English as like a third language from baidu translation, no less, and the fourth one is also a translation of a translation too.
They aren't really that good anyway.
>original material is extremely vague
Just how I like my stories. Are the LNs translated or should I just go with the mango?
If Shaft fucks this up, they're going to get torn apart by the fans.
Is the background music from one of the MVs or original?
Is it from the original author of the songs?
I guess I'll pick up the anime when it shows up. Going to set my expectation meter low though, seeing the potential this thing has to go REALLY BAD.
It's Heroes with anime characters.
Good, maybe they'll go back to making Madoka.
Also the fans are a bunch of fucking idiots, even the Japanese ones. They got like #2 on worst Japanese fanbase after Basugay. So they'll buy it no matter how shit it is.
>They got like #2 on worst Japanese fanbase after Basugay. So they'll buy it no matter how shit it is.
There are far worse japanese fanbases than those two. Take kancolle's, which bought arpeggio's eyecancer anime.
Yeah, Jin wrote the songs and composed the music, wrote the manga, and wrote the LNs too.
>implying they ever stopped
Yes, but he kinda sucks at writing. He kinda made at least complex enough characters to hold my interest with the songs, but a lot of the characters except Ene, Azami and maybe Konoha are reduced to awfully flat archetypes in both the manga and the light novels.
Sounds a little bit like Artifical Enemy
Shaft has put Madoka on the back burner to work on this, Nisekoi and Bake, so it could be a while. If things go badly that could affect where Madoka's priority is, since Madoka is guaranteed to sell amazingly, pretty much.
This won't fail though, because like I said, the fans are retarded.
>still thinks Arpeggio was successful thanks to shitcolle
You are even more ignorant than the japanese fanbase you diss.
I think the list in question took into account autism and general rudeness about people not liking what they like, and they ranked pretty high when it came to being (dis)respectful.
>not just token dumb girl with big tits
>implying it wasnt.
>implying it was
The only flak this will get is against it's fanbase and the fact that it's Shaft.
This thread is the perfect example of that.
pretty sure mary can reset the timeline (or atleast create another Heat Daze-like thing) because medusa eyes, like Azami
That would make sense. Who trapped Hiyori and Hibiya in the heat haze anyway? Dark Konoha?
They're there because they both got hit by a truck on August 15. Pretty much everyone in the cast died on August 15. Escaping the haze gives a second chance at life.
Fuck off tumblr.
Such a cute pairing. Hibiya should let Hiyori die and hook up with Momo. /ss/ is justice.
This is going to attract a lot of tumblrs, I can feel it.
I don't care anyway.
How do they get out?
Whch mekaku will get the first headtilt?
I'd say it's the entry level normalfag bullshit that can further ruin /a/, though that's a hard thing to begin with.
>Heroes with anime characters.
Picked the fuck up.
I actually find this side face in SHAFT shows adorable. Also, what's the top middle? I seem to know but the name escapes me.
nothing wrong with that
everything wrong with that
Did you seriously just call Azami, the most bitterly cold tsundere in existence, an interesting character?
Not him, but I liked her story.
Who Kido here
I think part of the reason I like her so much is that I feel really guilty for thinking she was a guy when I glanced over the character images before getting into Kagerou Project.
Eyes Wide Open pls go.
>the most bitterly cold tsundere in existence
Think eva with black hair and medusa power. It fits.
Also, Jin also mentioned the birthday flower for August 15th seems to be a sunflower, with the meaning, "I only have eyes for you."
Everyone made that mistake
Best hoodie though.
So, who are we going to get to see die the most in the anime? Hiyori?
It felt like it was missing so much. I wish Jin did something before this so we didn't have the sloppy first work somebody who got popular for no reason.
The story is still unknown at this point, as Jin has stated that the anime, novel, and manga follows different routes.
Is it Saturday yet?
Calm your tits anon, we still thursday now
So this is the thing about the songs. It took me a while to realize Kagerou Days is part of all this too. One of my favorites. Didn't know there were different endings though. Is the manga any good?
It's gonna be shaft's new cash cow for the next couple of years at least (just how ZS and monogatari were in the past)
Mekaku doesn't really have enough content for anything more than 2 12-13 episode seasons, and even that would require them to really stretch out the material.
if it sells well they are definitely going to make more
SHAFT has never made filler for adaptations before.
They've milked Monogatari since it has 10+ novels and Madoka because it's anime original.
Didn't it sell like 5k?
All I can say is that the chara-designs and overall atmosphere is delicious.
Isn't Kagepro only like a 2 years old and it got an anime announced like a year ago? I remember seeing the announcement like around summer last year so it definitely happened a while ago.
That's not entirely true. It only has enough for that much now, but the novels haven't covered really a lot of the story yet. There's still probably 2-3 novels worth of material at least based on what songs haven't been covered. Personally I'd say more like 4+ since we still have stuff like Lost Time Memory untold and also stuff like Kenjirou's side of the story.
I don't know why SHAFT gives their name to adapt shit. First Nisekoi, now this. Why? Money shouldn't be an issue, really. Is it just to make more, because it's shit that's popular? It's like doing Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey and other fanfiction-tier drivel.
Fuck this shit.
SHAFT are aniplex's slaves, they can't do what they want, they don't get much money for their shows because they don't have the money to fund them, because they are aniplex's slaves and they don't get much money for their shows because they don't have the money to fund them, because they are aniplex's slaves and they don't get much money for their shows because they don't have the money to fund them, because they are aniplex's slaves and they don't get much money for their shows because they don't have the money to fund them, because they are aniplex's slaves and don't have any freedom over what they do like KyoAni, because they are aniplex's slaves and the don't have the money to fund their shows.
But its better than Madoka.
>better than anything
>better than anything
The thing is, its hard to know anything about the Kagerou Days until you've listened to and read all of it. By that point you'd obviously like it to have taken the time to check it all out.
I've read everything up to the third volume. The music is decent usually, but the story is crap, mainly because most of the characters are really dull.
Madoka by contrast at least has some well-developed characters.
I'm excited for it. I just hope Ayano isn't voiced by Aoi Yuuki.
Eh, I respectfully disagree. The story isn't what drives this as much as the characters do, and although the characters are all archtypes, there's some good development.
Most I just like the music and character design, but I still think its better than most people give it credit for.
I'm hoping for Takane's human life flashbacks with her walking to school as a funky instrumental version of Yuukei Yesterday plays.
>tfw instead of Headphone Actor, a sad version of YY will play as she runs into the sunset later
>yfw the flashbacks all get Shafted to be like Shinobu Time's