If Log Horizon was called a SAO clone, I don't know what this should be called then.
OC DO NOT STEAL
Thats not a clone.
Thats a ripoff.
I'm pretty sure it's a parody. Humanity can't fall this low. Right, guys? ;_;
Hahaha, oh wow.
Darks never gets the credit ;_;
Kirito is red
Kirito is blue
If you open Photoshop
And fuck with the hue
To be fair, Kirito design is far from unique.
He is just typical black haired MC with black trenchcoat and pants.
The coat and undershirt look better.
At least he doesn't seem to be the MC
Talent and cash shop?
So when they have the same setting they're a clone but not when they ripoff the character design entirely?
And zippers. And belts. God, if I didn't know any better, I would've thought it's another (nut)job of Nomura's design.
New LN about VRMMO? It's gotta be a parody, by doing this they are attracting attention.
This can't be fucking serious.
I mean, I don't give a shit about SAO being ripped off. It would be great if tons of people ripped it off and then upstaged it by being much better than that shitshow. But seriously. That blatant?
That might be true, but don't they have any pride?
Darks just had to be a VN MC to get the credit, a maou waifu and a cute daughteru.
I just saying the design is not exactly original. Kirito basically look like typical chuuni design. Even Dark Flame Master has similar design.
Though the name seems too similar to just be coincidence. Probably a parody or something. I hope nobody is idiot enough to blatantly rip-off a popular anime.
>Black clothes with a trenchcoat
Because this is an incredibly rare character design, right/
>can't differentiate between generic designs and rip offs
>Calls SAO shit
And people wonder why SAO haters are laughed at just about everywhere.
what do you guys think about SAO? i mean, am i the only person who would give 8/10 to this anime?
also SAO > Log Horizon
>SAO fans already in the thread
SAO is 2/10 and that's it.
> what do you guys think about SAO?
blatant rip-off but he looks better than the original one at least.
SAO is average. Not mediocre, just average. And entertaining, I guess. The premise itself was done numerous times. It's spectacular to watch (as in, it's pretty to watch, what's with all the fx, like Michael Bay movies), but that's about all there is to it.
>LN about VRMMO
>Exact same character design and fighting style, only difference is the eye colour
>Hurr all you SAO haters are retards it's not a ripoff SAO isn't shit fuck you
Yeah nah. Shouldn't except anything better from someone who enjoys garbage like SAO though. Of course you'd love this too.
They're both shit.
Main girls seems to be a shopped Itsuka Kotori, ribbons and everything.
And I bet she is NIISAMANIISAMANIISAMA like the girl form that... magic chool LN that'll get animated this spring or summer.
Here's hoping he's a parody of that kinda character, being all dark and emo and chuuni but actually a loser who everyone laughs at.
i like the atmosphere, soundtracks and Kirito as character. and it was kinda dramatic. i enjoyed it
That guy also fought with dual swords?
>i like Kirito as character
>Kirito as character.
1/10 for effort.
>I like Kirito as character
>and Kirito as character
You like blandness? Seriously, what character? The [Us gamers amirite? Us gamers] jokes in the narration? He didn't have a fucking character.
Then it turns out that he is:
-likes cats, little girls and pink panties
-clumsy with everyday things
-has the same voice as Yoshii
>I like Kirito as character. and it was kinda dramatic
The characters were hackneyed, even if okay-executed.
Soundtrack merely exists to set up the atmosphere, nobody ever puts enough effort into doing actually good soundtrack, so it would sound good by itself, it's either utilization of regular songs as soundtrack, or overly generic motives.
Dramatic? Not really. It was overly pathetic (as in, "full of pathos", and not "pitiful"), but it's fine to watch with some popcorn and a beer, I guess.
I'd give it 5/10 - average, not IGN scale.
I think people should put this into perspective.
Yes, this is the most blatant copy I've ever seen, but this is in an industry that does not have the slightet shred of originality.
It's too hard to think of many light novels that are actually original, and those that are original probably spawned dozens of imitators that cause the originals to undergo the Seinfeld effect so we can't even appreciate them for what they were anymore.
>not liking this
>looks exactly the same
>literally has the same name: Kirito
Is this even legal?
I'll give you a better link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2D5QhxcYls
By the way, the link is also average, just saying.
Yes, in China.
you do know you in /a/ right? Where most people most people find SAO between "it is ok" to " Shit"
even people that enjoy SAO know it is shit and are kinda there for the ride
If he passes it off as a expy? probably
may i ask you whats your 10/10 anime? or at least best you watched so far
You know, I'd love to see something like that.
so /a/ basically loves normal loli anime with 13 cute yo girls with no story so they can fap on them?
I honestly prefer Hopelessness over that in SnI
You do know that you're being tricked, right?
There's that word used by people who know they're wrong about something but don't have the self esteem to admit that they enjoy something that's shit again.
It's hard to say, really. If I say about overall average quality of execution, where my judgement is not hinging on particular aspects, I'd say it's Professor Layton movie.
Not 10/10, but a solid 8, pretty fun to watch.
>implying I didn't fap to Kirito
>If Log Horizon was called a SAO clone
But they're not at all alike.
Obviously he thinks LOGH is 10/10. It's as hivemind an answer as you can get on /a/.
SAO was already a ripoff. Can't see why they can't ripoff the ripoff.
Better jacket design, inferior straps.
If people still buy it because of the so called King kirihto,im gonna puke
>But they're not at all alike.
He said was called a SAO clone, which is true. it was called a SAO clone all over the place all the time. It STILL gets called a SAO clone.
>no 13 cute y/o girls with no story to fap to
You know what I'd like to see? An SoL about low level characters in a VRMMO, with the MC and friends running around killing giant rats to bring an NPC eight rat steaks, etc.
We already said we don't like SAO are you dense ?
/a/ does like lots of chuuni shit, to varying degrees. If you need proof, look at the massive TM generals. There are plenty of haters but they lost the battle, unlike how they successfully made it culturally impossible to talk about SAO here.
SAO is hated for the same reasons that /a/ hates Naruto and the like: it is too earnestly childish in its outlook, too simplistic, with screechingly stupid writing and unbelievable villains and every scene is setting up how "badass" the MC is, like a Gary Stu.
SAOfags are so entertaining
If you only watch the first episode SAO and LO are the same.
>If you don't like my shitty self insert harem power fantasy you must like moe SoL!
Jesus christ have you only even seen SAO and Naruto or something?
but /a/ also hates Steins;Gate. and MC is not really a "badass" character
>the massive TM generals
Good thing those don't happen anymore.
What are you talking about? We love Steins;Gate and Okabe is the most badass character there ever was.
>/a/ also hates Steins;Gate
Not even subtle
That's mainly because Steins;Gate is simply - not good.
There is a difference between a Majority hating something and the minority hating something anon.
>Good thing those don't happen anymore.
Oh god, please don't tell me you actually think this.
Hating S;G is just a cover to keep the undesirables away.
I can't believe you can make a character design MORE edgy than Kirito. Holy shit those elbow pads...the excessive amount of belts, the coat tail profile...
At least it's better than your typesetting
i mention few times Steins;Gate over couple of months and every single post was "wow epik go to reddit"
/a/ does not "hate" Steins;Gate, I think most of /a/ did like it a lot. /a/ just hates talking about it, like with Gurren Lagann. It was loved when it aired, but it became too popular after the show ended so that the haters prevent any newfags from trying to talk about it too much.
When the movie BD came there were a slew of low-key threads about it, which is pretty normal for a movie release. The movie was mostly liked and the threads weren't trolled. After a little while people stopped talking about it.
Haha, they have had 2 bump limit threads in the last 24 hours anon, the Rider thread only died a few hours ago, we don't have a General thread but TM threads are daily occurrences
Just a few days ago we had a Fate Extra general
>every single post was "wow epik go to reddit"
Protip, that had nothing to do with SG and everything to do with you.
They are just sick of talking about it anon.
It was a surprising good thread for a TM thread
What do you want me to see? Some dumbass subjective opinion? The guy actually likes the edgier design? Holy...
They don't get started with obvious tricks like the Key general threads, but we have bump-limit TM threads all the goddamn time.
Maybe moreso now that there is a new Fate anime coming in 8 months.
Explain this then.
Were you even around when it was airing? Do you know that the sale for dr.pepper skyrocketed thanks to S;G? Even thad bought dr.pepper
Shit rip-off > Original shit
>Because this is an incredibly rare character design, right/
Are you actually so retarded that you can't spot a rip off?
You are the kind of fanboy that makes even me hate SAO despite I like the light novels...
Kirito's early design looked so much better than the shit we got from A-1 and late volumes.
Looking at this comparision, I start feeling like Kirito isn't that edgy as I thought...
God, the belts, pads, little vest strapped with more belts...the coat unnutural tilt? The boots with heels? C'mon niggas!
I'll just point out that SAO did not invent that edgy black-on-black fashion sense.
Still doesn't have shit on beltkinght.
Of course not. That would be Bleach.
Why people keep saying those pads are edgy? If he is from a mmo game he is supposed to have at least bikini armor amount of protection?
Not really defending that design, just saiyan.
They could have at least change his hair color.
The dark red shirt is actually better than all black
That's true...but why the little vest over it?!
Well, they already changed the eye colour and changed the belt designs - why bother anymore?
He moonlights as a poker dealer.
Why a white belt? Too give him a little bit of disco feel?
Lel. With this vest he looks like Justin Timberlake.
Why haven't they give him a fedora to go with it?
Kirito's very early design reminds me of something drawn by Im Dal Young
>Why haven't they give him a fedora to go with it?
Maybe helmet toggle off
FUCK HIM, FUCK HIM WITH A RAKE!
That's actually kind of funny. And somehow I'd love to watch the anime again if they remade it with this design
I bet the fedora item is called Dark Smooth Criminal.
How is the MC in SAO?
Considering watching the anime.
Just read the novels. Anime lacks the narrative, what creates a lot of asspulls.
He looks like a young Black Jack.
If you want to get into the series read the LNs, the anime is terrible.
>At least he doesn't seem to be the MC
If he's not the MC, then what is he? Are you saying this based on knowledge of the series, summaries, or the cover illustration?
>Kirito as character
You must also enjoy eating your own feces.
>it was kinda dramatic
People died while playing a game. Dramatic indeed.
We post early designs then?
describe what "dramatic" mean in your head
Don't read the LN. It's poorly written crap and is not worth wasting your time on. The anime has at least decent visuals and music.
It is called a remake.
Not A-1 fault. This was drawn by the author when it wasn't still serialized.
So what is it actually called?
If it was drawn before anime adaptation, why didn't they follow those designs?
THAT FUCKING BEARD, MAN...
"We Got Trapped in an MMO And Also My Sister Wants My Dick"
I would have been so much more okay with those designs
Because it wasn't done by the official illustrator/the design wasn't finalized.
Oh great, SAO X Mahouka
As you can see in the article, it's "ＶＲＭＭＯをカネの力で無双する".
I would translate it as "I'll defeat everyone in that virtual reality MMO by the power of money".
Less literally as "I'll own them with money".
Even less literally as "I'll pay to win".
>VRMMO wo kane no chikara de musou suru
>Becoming Unsurpassable in (a) VRMMO(s) Through the Power of Money
Kane is spelled in kana though, so it could theoretically also mean "through the power of the bell"
Nope, just SAO.
P2W games are the worst.
Fuckiing donate2win kids. Can't even play without microtransactions.
So a MMO that is is pretty much every MMO on the market currently?
So it's a P2WVRMMORPG starring this guy.
Heh. I bet, if virtual reality ever gets invented in real world, the first MMO will be 200$ starter with 90$ monthly subscribtion, with an addon every half a year, and a lot of microtransactions.
And will probably be made by Blizzard. Toplel.
Man, it reminds me of those years playing shitty grindan MMO.
Almost. It would also need "I'll pay to become a beta tester".
Jesus christ those legs are short
more like SHITTYTOE
They look roughly normal to me. I think animu proportions are warping your mind.
>I'll Pay To Make My Legs Longer
You're forgetting about Blizzard's shitty roommate, Activision.
They're actually the right size and not fucking Lelouch legs.
Watanuki, don't be so butthurt about your legs.
A pop quiz.
When was the last time Blizzard released a good game?
CLAMP saves anime.
>use a 1h dagger
The Lost Vikings.
>And people wonder why SAO haters are laughed at just about everywhere.
And where does that happen, exactly?
Back in 1996.
The Lost Vikings were pretty good.
Except Log Horizon isn't a SAO clone
>Kirito as character
Oh, and don't forget about Rock'n'Roll Racing. It was a great game.
Yeah, I liked it back then. Me and my friends would gather around one PC and we would play it.
But personally I would go as far as Warcraft 3. Yeah, it made the blight known as MOBA games popular, but by itself it was good. Or maybe I was too young to be critical enough about it.
My dick likes to be reminded of such things.
>SAO haters are laughed at just about everywhere
Keep being delusional there retard
Still playing RO, agisaders are still hilarious.
I wish I could still play it. At least for the WoE SE (without 3rd class) on international servers. But clearly this game is dead.
Eh, the official servers still have like 4-5k people on at all times, so 1000 people actually playing the rest being bots or merchant alts.
Official servers never had great WoE SE
This one was actually a rather good design. Good compared to the one that aired, at least.
Mostly because no one knows how to play on official. I play official mostly as a way to kill time so grinding for days for no reason is enough.
And why isn't SAO a .hack clone?
Because it was written before .hack.
How was hack anyway? I remember dropping it very early but don't remember much about it.
Not him but mine's GTO
ever seen any threads of it on /a/?
Stop generalizing faggot
His name should've been Joe for this design.
That's not seriously his name is it?
It is. It's in the pic.
Yes, it is.
Hahahaha. I hope for his sake he pulls out that "Paying homage" line or something.
Hon to ni deska???
>Impling every anime with "stuck in a RPG world" is SAO clone or ripoff
Who remembers .hack// series? Or is it all just newfags here?
It's more of character emotional development(full on emo and I'm not joking one bit) than full on Marry Sue(SAO) or interaction between people (LH).
Not enough belts.
I see what you did there.
I can imagine that somewhere some time in Area 11 such a title will appear, either as a doujin, light novel or fanfiction.
This design reminds me a lot about Black cat era's Kentaro Yabuki
Holy shit my sides
Are you even looking at OP's picture
He needs an eyepatch, maybe make the pants a bit tighter, then he'll pretty much be edge incarnate.
Am I the only one who prefers the original designs?
These designs are from before SAO was even a Light Novel.
For instance, Leafa/Suguha was flat, before Reki's editor decided to change that.