By far the strongest AOTS candidate so far, very likely going straight into the AOTY bracket: Yuru Bouken△, also known as Endroro~!
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I hope this will be better than the last show Namori did character design for.
>You will never leg-lock an elf as you nibble her knife-ears.
I hope this won't be that particular show where they feel the need to kill the maou off. Not that it ever happens in even more serious titles, but still.
I doubt that even a single person will die in the entire show. Maybe somebody's parents in a flashback at most, but even that'd be pushing it.
>noja loli maou
>smug noja loli maou
>smug noja loli maou with armpits
I'm sorry I doubted for for saying this was AOTY...
I'm so sorry I doubted this season!
This show is excellent. I feel it. This is a good one. One for the ages. I'm glad to be alive in a way I haven't been in a while. I couldn't stop smiling. Or taking screenshots.
It also kind of gives me Anne Happy vibes.
>Anne Happy vibes
It should be GochiUsa and Yuyushiki with Kaori directing.
The writer, Takashi Aoshima, wrote lots of adaptations, but I think this is his first original anime. YRYR, Minami-ke, Love Lab, Sabagebu, Mitsudomoe, Clockwork Planet, Gabriel Dropout.
Yeah I don't know what to expect anymore at this point. It had some nice animation though.
That's a pretty stellar track record.
Not getting GochiUsa and Yuyushiki though. There's too much comedy and too little CGDCT for that. But that's exactly how I want it.
>That's a pretty stellar track record.
It was a bit cherrypicked.
Her arms are cute. I want to hug and lick them.
I'd rather lick knife-ears's tummy, or Yellow's armpits, which their outfits so brazenly show off.
Cherrypicking is the only picking that matters. Everyone fucks up sometimes.
I'd rather lick every part of her body.
But this Blue seems competent at cardgames.
She uses jew magic. Can't trust her.
This show is going to be really good. I hope its popular in Japan so Namori is known for more than YRYR. Other anons have pointed out the producing team is good so I'm sure nips have high expectations. Since we already know how the story ends there will not be any drama or stupid stuff like that. Just a relaxing self-fulfilling prophecy.
I really like this voice of Inori Minase. It's so cute and reminds me of Chi-chan.
Too busty. Girls should be flat.
This is an homosexuality-free thread, anon. Kindly leave.
At least it's not cowtits.
To be honest though, budding breasts are the best.
Any size is fine as long as it's not cowtits.
The outfit tells me to pull it down and gobble those tits, but I don't want to have fun-sized holes in my face.
So the cute demon loli eventually grows up to become this, what a shame.
More like the big bad demon guy became the little girl.
Living the dream, anons.
>It's knife-ear propaganda
Disgusting. Elves deserve 10 thousand beatings and daily mindbreak ahegao with double peace-sign from big orcs.
But not really. Elves are cute.
This was cute, charming, and silly. Glad I picked it up.
Menopause is a bitch.
Elf bullying on fucking point.
Yellow is just the middle evolution of peashy.
Yep, first episode already caught my fancy. This is the perfect combination of comfy, cute and funny. I had no idea Namori was involved in another original production. After the disappointment that was Yuru Spies, this is refreshing.
I bet she has lewd thoughts all day.
A line straight from Dragon Quest. This is going to be good.
Damnit anon now I cant see her or Pko the same way anymore.
What's the final evolution of pink?
It really bugs me that the cross pattern on her jacket doesn't warp with the fabric.
Or maybe the clothing brand is really autistic about making it look like it doesn't wrap and looks like a solid crossed pattern with some visual trick.
This entire show is cute girl Dragon Quest. I like it.
Pretty sure artists are just fucking lazy. Seriously, slapped on patterns on clothes is one the biggest things annoying me in anime and manga these days. That and the split mouth bullshit.
I can't believe the Demon Lord is fucking dead.
Funny light parody anime, not bad.
The episode was funny and all, but the production values are already making it look bad at times, and definitely doesn't do justife for the outfits, fanservice is out of the window too.
On the other hand, pedo gyaru woman.
I didn't notice any major fuckups in animation, but yeah, no explicit fanservice. All the sidecharacters have pretty complicated ero-armor too. Maybe this is a spinoff from Bouguya-san.
>Mao finally makes it out of the time loop
>to celebrate reaching the future, switches from noja to nari
I thought Maou was best girl at the start but this episode put Blue in the running too. I love her card autism and her puns. The end was a bit confusing though. Was Maou remembering the first time she got defeated? Was it the same scene as the prologue in episode 1? If so, why did it take her until now to decide to quit being the Maou and what made her decide that? I sense some potential time shenanigans.
ED wasn't that great but at least they're fantastic dreamers.
What I took away from the ending was that the adventurer party saw it one way, what we had in episode 1, and the actual events were more like Mao's version. And it's the first iteration, but Mao already looked ahead and predicted a dark future, hence decided that it's not worth the effort.
But there are mild conflicts regardless of how you look at it,
>if Mao's was the correct version, the adventurers also got sucked into the portal, then why did the Endroll show the heroes going back to the city to celebrate?
>if the Endroll version is correct, why didn't it show the spell failing?
It's definitely possible that there is going to be more to it.
Maybe the prologue was actually a flash forward to how this timeline is going to end. Or it was all in Yuusha's head and it was just a 夢オチ.
I thought about that, Endroll being episode 12, but it's then kind of weird that they followed it up with Mao explaining that the spell failed in the same episode, when the viewer would normally be given an explanation about the beginning of the story. It's a possibility either way.
I figured the endroll credits sequence was showing scenes from their adventures leading up to their eventual confrontation with the demon lord? It's a bit ambiguous, I think.
Maybe Yusha only partially remembered what really happened and filled the rest of her dream in with standard Hero Ending stuff. Mao's version is the real version, but she remembered the whole truth.
I'm here for the brown lolicon teacher and blue who needs to discard her jokes. Elf is a slut, although I can sympathize with her messy room, and even proved it when going red during Mao's memories.
It's not her fault, anon.
Straight out of Dragon Quest. It's like it's fanservice at this point.
I'm only one episode in. I get the feeling that they're going to sideline the Maou as the show goes on, based on how little she appears in the OP and ED. Which would be unfortunate because she is far more appealing than the main cast of girls. I hope I'm wrong.
Maou will probably always be around to set up the shenanigans and then for tsukkomi duty when the main bakas mess everything up.
I don't think they would sideline Mao, she seems to be as much a part of the main cast as the four girls.
I want to make Elf's tummy big and round.
Elves are not for overfeeding!
It's okay as long as you only stuff their lower mouths.
> The end was a bit confusing though. Was Maou remembering the first time she got defeated? Was it the same scene as the prologue in episode 1? If so, why did it take her until now to decide to quit being the Maou and what made her decide that? I sense some potential time shenanigans.
It was the same scene but from Maou's perspective. She remembers everything and went to become the teacher of the 4 girls to make them stop being adventurers by making them fail (like the trap in the dungeon). She then realized that she's actually teaching them for real and her traps have no effect so she decides to quit.
Elves are for being plump.
I want to do unspeakable things to this demon lord.
What kind of unspeakable things? Speak about them.
But then they wouldn't be unspeakable now, would they?
Things like smelling her hair and licking her kneepits.
I can't believe the Demon Lord is fucking retired.
>Her voice doesn't help her either.
Go fuck yourself, Anon. Her voice is cute.
>Elf is not femine
>Fighter eats too much
>Hero is stupid
>Mage is too autistic
Demon Lord isn't gonna deal with this shit ''again'.
Now I see why this couldbe aots.
Now that the Demon Lord has given up, doesn't that mean that a new Demon Lord will rise up to continue the cycle?
It's possible, that'd give Mao an urgent reason to somehow unfuck the Hero party, too.
Elf is not a slut. She's a bit lewd, yes, but it's a pure kind of lewd.
And in the process becoming the true next hero.
This episode actually managed to make me laugh audibly a couple of times. Definitely a contender if it continues like this and doesn't get bogged down in drama at some point. Also knife ears is perfect wife-material.
I want to sniff Yuusha's bellybutton for the purpose of gathering information about fantasy SoL microbial fauna.
>Also knife ears is perfect wife-material.
One might argue against her because she failed at femininity, but think about why for a moment. She didn't fail at cooking because she made a disgusting toxic sludge, as is the cliche; she failed because she had difficulty with the knife. A matter of practice and dexterity, not of poor taste or judgement. And she didn't fail at cleaning because she was lazy, but because she was too passionate about other endeavours (given the state of the room, being cluttered and dusty but free of any garbage, I believe her excuse).
Lolis usually have those. In fact, I would be fairly confident in the claim that lolis have armpits more often than they do not.
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I have to question the existence of a loli's armpits until I am shown proof. An armpit that goes unseen is not an armpit at all.
Loli akuma somehow got even cuter during the second episode.
I want to get nibbled with her tiny fangs.
I want to bully her with my pima.
Seira is perfect in every sense of the word, and if you disagree, then you're a colossal fucking faggot who deserves to lined up against the wall and shot. Goodnight. I guess all of the other girls a fine too.
I am not convinced you're on the board you think you are.
What is about her that makes me want to write something suggestive about persuading and soothing and getting used to things?
It's really cruel they're setting up the doujins like that. Elves just can't catch a break.
This episode was kind of boring.
No Mao either.
>This episode was kind of boring.
Disagree. I liked this episode a lot. We had a clear goal and we diverged from it for comedy reasons. Characters were a lot of fun and the divergent mission was purely set up for comedy. I had a lot of fun just messing around with the girls trying their best at something stupid.
>the divergent mission was purely set up for comedy
That was kind of the problem though.
>we have to do a thing
>let's do this other thing meanwhile
>alright it took us a while but we did the thing
>oh no we forgot about the original thing!
It's a comedy skit as old as time, except the timing was bad so you figure out the punchline immediately and you now have to sit through several minutes of set-up to a joke you already know. There wasn't anything particularly funny that happened in the meantime either.
The bedroom scenes were like the scripted parts of a Gdgd fairies or Tesagure episode where characters just sit around shooting the shit and poking fun at things but none of it was very funny.
The cat quests could have been funny but the way it was executed was awkward and it would have probably been funnier if it was done in a rule of threes sort of way.
Yellow's obsession with eating was so overly set up that the part where she goes berserk comes across as ineffective.
The set-up with the spider monster and the recolored spider monster was so awkward that I'm not sure if it even was meant to be some kind of joke. Videogames sometimes have tougher monsters that are just recolors of other monsters, haha?
The one kind of funny gag that I didn't predict was with Elf and her glasses, but even that was executed in a really flat way.
>guys I can't use a bow
>nevermind I can use a bow
>why don't you use a bow then?
>because I have to wear these silly glasses
Basically the only humor I got was the reaction faces because everything that was written to be comedic fell flat. The ideas for the gags were solid since most of them are very typical but even an old joke can be funny if told well. None of them were told well.
>been done before
>obvious jokes, punchlines and gags
So its filler?
It's say it's a director who isn't very good at directing comedy. Even that part with the maou was pretty funny in concept but it went on for just a bit too long. If you trim the scene down a bit you can see how it could work even as a 4koma manga and it shows how unnecessary the other 2 "panels" are.
I don't know what you're on about. This episode was fun as heck. Maybe try watching things when you're not in a bad mood.
It was super fun and funny too. Blue's jokes are shit and I still laugh at them. Elf is a slut for gorillas and being eaten. Her gorilla rambling sounded like the plot to several other stories. This episode fully embraced the yuru adventurers theme. The goal of the story has nothing to do with defeating the demon lord and everything to do with SoL CGDCT who just happen to be adventurers. Even the demon lord herself gave up on being a demon lord and will probably appear less often now, just to do teacher things or act to setup jokes.
If I was allowed to write any kind of adventure story it would end up like this since I can't into high fantasy or stuck in RPG game memechanics
I just watched episode one. Is this made by the same people who made Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san? Because I'm getting the same vibe from it, even though it's totally different.
It is Studio Gokumi (Kiniro, A-channel, Pandora, etc). What made you notice and what is a vibe (non-lewd...right?)?
>what is a vibe?
Dictionary result for vibe
/vīb/, noun: vibe; plural noun: vibes
1. a person's emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others.
>What made you notice?
The laid back and light hearted atmosphere is similar. The personalities of the girls are similar to the four girls in Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san. It has a similar tone.
>By far the strongest AOTS candidate so far, very likely going straight into the AOTY bracket
Jesus, the year just started, that's being pretty presumptuous. What would you say was AOTS last season?
> The personalities of the girls are similar
There are no more than 5 or 6 girl personalities in the entire anime. It's impossible to find anything unique.
>What would you say was AOTS last season?
Nothing, lots of good shows, but none of it really outstanding. If I had to pick one, it'd be YagaKimi.
This season also looks pretty similar, lots of decent anime, yet again nothing phenomenal. Endro~ had a fantastic start, but now in the subsequent episodes has gotten slightly more mellow. It's still the best of the season though, and fewer and fewer shows look like they could overtake it.
>What would you say was AOTS last season?
Something you may have heard of aired last season.
I can understand Yellow's plight of not having enough protein for the day.
Her doujinshi are going to be exclusively rape.
How do yellow's boobs work? Her top doesnt have any support at the front and the pictures makes it look like they are sitting on a table like her top is made of iron. Aren't they supposed to hang further down if the white part is regular cloth? Stuff like this is why I cannot into udders.
I understand the meaning of the words but not the meaning of why anyone sane would use such language. It sounds retarded.
>I understand the meaning of the words but not the meaning of why anyone sane would use such language. It sounds retarded.
Are you ESL? Its a very common word.
>Her top doesnt have any support at the front
How old do you think she is? Cs or Ds can be perky and thus not need support, especially when young. Additionally strapless things usually work by having the coverage in front be held by the cloth across the back. Tits don't always need support just because they're substantial in size, there are plenty of women who don't need bras until later (like past 25 or something). Most females wear them regardless because they don't want them bouncing around much, or deal with shoulder problems, or have their nips poking through their shirts.
Yellow's oppai could just as easily look exactly like they do now, sans shirt.
>How do yellow's boobs work?
Some girls, especially young ones, have naturally very firm breasts that sag very little even when unsupported. The size and shape aren't 100% consistent with that, but that's probably the general idea in her case.
>It sounds retarded.
It's from, like, the '40s. Of course it sounds retarded.
It's a slangy shortening of vibration(s). Like in the song Good Vibrations.
As is elf tradition.
>Are you ESL?
No. It just sounds like stupid normalfag speak. For example "I like X. I'm getting good vibes from it".
Old enough. Her outfit doesnt seem to have such a cloth since there is a clear gap on her back in 4th picture here >>901936
That elf is giving me excitations.
Yeah that's not really drawn right. In real life anything strapless is basically wrapped tight around the upper chest and back, the way they drew that makes it look loose, not even hugging her skin. Sort of just hovering there.
It's the classic explanation, then: held up by the pressure of all the stares she gets.
Initially it seemed like a strapless breastplate or armor like the elf and yuusha wear. But since it doesn't appear as close fitting that would mean her oppai are just flopping around there and never fall out because endro physics. Anyways, the straps on elf's hips are probably held on by the same physics as yellows oppai. Blue is always showing her pantsu too. Yuusha might be the only one who is not a shameless exhibitionist. I need to thoroughly investigate Endro physics on blue and elf
They're obviously super perky because they're stuffed to bursting with all her hopes, dreams and desires of the handholding she pines for
I'm willing to let it slide for a girl who reasonably falls into the "magical mystical oppai loli" category, for what it's worth
I'm extremely disappointed by the lack of Mao this episode.
I'm not sure if I'd call it AOTS, but it was definitely good. Nip humor can be pretty hit or miss with me, and becomes especially an issue when there's stuff lost in translation, but holy shit was that show hilarious. The manager/producer (Necroducer?) was by far one of the side-splitting hilarious characters I've seen in months, and one of the most memorable. You could tell his VA was having an absolute fucking blast voicing the part for him, I loved every scene he was in.
Don't want to get too offtopic though.
I fucking called it. Third episode done and Maou didn't get a single frame of screen time beyond the two nanoseconds she's part of the OP. Why would they do this?
Consider the following
>Mao realizes she cannot beat Yuusha due to self-fulfilling prophecy
>Uses magic to enter the 4th wall
>Removes herself from story indefinitely
>Every week anons tune in hoping to see Mao and end up disappointed
>Nips unsatisfied by lack of Mao
>BD flops and Endro is a failure
>[Mao laughing through dimensions]
Does that also mean that if we let the loli demon king take over the world, there'll be loli everywhere because of the propaganda?
I'm sold. Bomb the heroes' guilds, I want Mao to rule eternally.
>Does that also mean that if we let the loli demon king take over the world, there'll be loli everywhere because of the propaganda?
Unlikely. Her rule is likely to mean every anime you like will never get season 2 and every character you like will only appear for 3 episodes. Your rule would be nice to have though along with a strictly enforced rule that all adult content with women must be 80B size or less.
>episode has Mao
>is really good
>next episode has Hime
Yuusha is fat. Fat! I want to give the elf 10 children and 5 for card autism
God these girls all have such a cute tummy. The character designer was on point.
For someone who dresses with her panties in full view most of the time, Mei is a prude when it comes to swimsuits. Kind of disappointed with the designs in general except for Fai.
Also why was Chibi the only one who got tentacle raped?
Gotta say I lost some of my enthusiasm I had from episode 1 by now. They're playing things a bit too straight and not comedic enough for my liking. It's still good but it's not great.
Why does Blue keep adding す to the end of her sentences? Is this a dialect-thing?
You've never heard any other characters with the っす tic before?
It's just a contraction of です. People use it in real life too.
>They're playing things a bit too straight
In what way is that a bad thing? Not everything needs to be subverted you faggot.
>not comedic enough for my liking
Are we even watching the same show?
It's because she's best girl.
>They're playing things a bit too straight and not comedic enough for my liking. It's still good but it's not great.
I might have agreed about the second and third episodes, but this one was pretty over the top. A lot of things happened, and they were all stupid and good.
Aside from the little gag about his speech being too flowery, the whole 邪神 part was completely devoid of jokes.
This was a fun straight forward lazy adventure episode. The girls came, had fun, went home. Couldn't ask for anything more.
>Kind of disappointed with the [swimsuit] designs in general
Learn to appreciate exposed tummies and covered thighs
Again, are we even watching the same show? The entire sequence was a joke.
They have exposed tummies in their regular outfits to begin with. I knew better than to get my hopes up for Mao in a microbikini but what I actually got was barely any less revealing than their bikini armor. What's the point of having a swimsuit episode in the first place?
Its pretty common and its phonetically easier to say than です.
Theres a huge difference between regular clothing and swimsuits even if the same skin is exposed. I know it makes zero sense just like the lingerie vs bikini thing.
It's just an abbreviated です. In real life, apparently it's not really used by anyone besides younger males in a semi-formal setting.
He instantly made me think of Slayers.
>that carraige ride
>first scene of the water cart
>this one at the beach
>just look at Mei's face
Lots of quality moments here.
I'm more worried about Yusha.
She just used a relaxant Cartado.
I agree with this anon. I thought this episode was a little weak on humour. I prefer when its being funnier.
Is this even fair? Is this even allowed?
Also obligatory Mao dump.
Holy shit. I fucking love Mao.
Yuusha is so fucking cute. The character designs here are the most dangerous blend of cuteness and lewd. It's perfection.
Two more. Mao's cuteness must be documented and catalogued properly.
Final warning! All stand aside!
The princess was quick to convert to yuri.
This episode was pretty fun, and finally getting a substantial amount of Mao was appreciated. But there's still just a few things that niggle me, little details that just don't feel right, like the pacing and the sound design of the festival montage. Looking back at what I've seen from this studio, all their shows have this kind of slight awkwardness to them. It's nothing too upsetting, but it feels like they're constantly making rookie studio mistakes.
I kinda of agree. I thought they'd actually show the battle at the end but it just ended. Like they ran out of time or something. I don't really mind though. Cute girls are the priority here, not silly things like pacing or fight scenes.
One thing Asobi made me remember is just how important timing is for humor. Back Street girls probably had one of the funniest premises I've ever seen in an anime, but it still ended up being abysmally unfunny. While I still enjoy Endro, It still feels like it could be much funnier if they got those things right.
I feel like this is a problem with a lot of comedy anime, the idea itself might be funny, but the execution is often lacking, which prevents me from getting anything more than an occasional chuckle out of them.
Its that final "aaaaaahhhhhh/eeeehhhhhh" that sells it.
I wonder why Mao was the Maou in the first place. She seems to have a pretty laid-back approach to life. Maybe it was going however many times through the time loop and realizing she's fated to be defeated that mellowed her out. I bet she'll eventually go back to being the Maou and fulfill her role in the world just because she doesn't want to disappoint Yusha and her party by not giving them their arch-nemesis to defeat.
I have to agree with these anons. The comedy is often just not landing properly. The show is still okay, but I feel it could have been great if the execution had been nailed.
Well I don't know what you faggots are talking about. I'm still finding this funny. It's the only show this season that's made me actually laugh.
Endro, Backstreet Girls, and Asobi Asobase were all funny. It's not like comedic timing is some sort of universal thing that can engineered; it's subjective. Just because it doesn't hit your peaks doesn't mean it's being "executed poorly" but rather it's not to your tastes.
Humor is pretty much the most subjective thing in existence, alongside possibly horror. You really can't explain why you find something funny based on a set of criteria like you can with other genres. I can't say anything other than I find the timing off. This doesn't make the show not enjoyable, just that I would have found it funnier if it got these things right. Just try to explain to explain to some stranger why you find something funny. Much easier with a show focused on drama for example.
I agree. I still stand by my statement that I found Backstreet girls unfunny. It really doesn't matter anyways.
You could see the exact moment earlier in the episode when she thought "screw the laws, i'm going for her". Its great that shes being honest with it.
>Yuusha wears pink
Figure makers have one job they need to do right to get sales.
>blend of cuteness and lewd.
If there is one thing done right in this anime, its letting Namori do character design. She designed the entire cast perfectly.
>It's not like comedic timing is some sort of universal thing that can engineered; it's subjective
Next you'll be telling me art is subjective too, faggot. It's not, and this is complete bullshit. Comedy is engineered, you just never hear talking about the mechanics of it because as we all know explaining a joke kills it. A joke can fail in any number of ways, from being completely unfunny, to being too abstract, to being solid in concept but failing on the timing and delivery. These are all problems that can be fixed, just like in engineering. Humor is also an art, but like all art you need to understand some basic underlying mechanics of the medium to make art that is good. It's not just all subjective, maaaaaaan.
If it wasn't subjective, we shouldn't have people with completely opposing viewpoints on what shows had it right and what shows had it wrong, or at least there would be general consensus. And for some, there is, but it's not the overwhelming majority.
Was it? I'm happy that someone still remembers Comic Girls to begin with.
The subjectivity of humor comes from the different standards and preferences people have. Just like how someone with a foot fetish might appreciate a piece of art where the feet are given a lot of emphasis and detail even if the rest of the drawing is sub-par while someone who doesn't have a foot fetish will just see a sub-par drawing. Some types of humor will play to a larger crowd than other types and some specific jokes require specific knowledge to be funny. The number of people who will laugh at something varying doesn't prove that all humor is subjective, nor does it necessarily mean that the humor is well-constructed, and contrarily just because not many people will find something funny doesn't necessarily mean it's not technically well constructed. This all has to do with the theme of humor you choose to employ, and I'll grant that there is a lot of flexibility there, but there still objective rules and standards to maintain when constructing humor. It's like the architectural style of a building in relation to the structural integrity. To an architect, both aspects are linked and you can't think about one without considering the other, and some people might like a certain style more than others, but nobody will like the building if it falls apart due to shoddy design.
How is it possible for Fai Fai to never stop being best girl?
Like anyone could forget the chronicles of Pink. What's she been so far now? A failing mangaka, a cheerleader and now a hero?
Meiza is so fucking good. She's not super flat, which is a bummer, but her VA and everything else makes up for it.
For her, a modest pair like that works better than being completely flat, I think. Elf is in charge of flatness.
>Elf is in charge of taming horned gorillas with flatness.
You left out part of Sei's description. Its not like Mei is Fai's size or bigger so its fine. Her shit jokes and cards are the real appeal anyways.
A little flatter could go a long way, but I still like her and sei quite a bit. Autism helps increase her score greatly.
I want to nibble Mao's Horns.
Has Fai always been such a femlet or is it just this episode?
I could have sworn she wasn't THAT much shorter than the rest before.
She is pretty tiny, but in that particular shot I think it might more because of the perspective.
She's basically the dwarf of the party.
Looks the teacher had a taste for danger.
Did she make Mao eat all the eggs?
God, I wish that were me.
>whole episode of Mao
>next episode is yuri
I took like 25 caps, I don't think I'll dump all of them.
Being a Demon Loli is hard work.
There better doujinshi of teacher drunkenly molesting Mao.
>Mao wears bloomers
How can she be so perfect?
I want to get drunk with Mao.
That episode had very little comedy. It did however have a lot of Mao, or Mao moe, Maoe for short. It's good that they got the show back on track after those episodes lacking in Mao. Let's hope they can do even better and have both cute demon loli and fun jokes at the same time.
Technically speaking. If you have been resurrected 999 times then haven't you been defeated 999 times too, since you can only be resurrected after you have somehow died? The first time you wouldn't have been resurrected, since you haven't been alive before, but only been born. The only way this makes sense is if she somehow died without being defeated. This show makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
It's everything I hoped for. I like how we now know that she's an eternal loli and the Maou at the start was just a disguise.
Mei being confirmed for housewife material and Elf getting bullied were nice too.
>fat bastard turning down a loli
I can't suspend my disbelief this much.
Poor gyaru-sensei still lost a few brain cells in that fight.
It didn't really have many jokes that landed, but I've come to expect that from this show at this point. The one where everyone kept giving Mao candy was pretty funny and well executed with the callback it had later, and it did make me smile all throughout with Mao's cuteness though so I give it a pass.
Anyone looking for eiether/and Uwara Meichiro and/or Mitsuboshi Corors (I probably mis-spelled. currently pretty shitfaced) Season 2. here ya go.
I wonder if Blue Carder sucks at video games too.
She wouldn't be a /tg/fag if she was good at video games.
Blue-gi-yoh being good at games.
>can cook, clean, and sew
>has the cardtism just like me
I think I'm in love.
Please explain cardtism. I instantly drop things when I find out the mechanics are card-based, but maybe that's just from years of exposure to gamblers and shitty pay-to-win games. The only two card games that can keep my attention for more than five seconds are blackjack and Egyption rat screw with slamming down on the pile at the risk of destroying someone's hands allowed.
They're not really cards as in the TCG type (although she does collect them). They're more consumable spells and summons in card form. Basically just cuter spell scrolls.
She is the only physical one I don't like, she is like a chuuni with a one track mind, got to repetitive, and her looks are just not cute.
>not liking obsessive chuunis
Fall down 7 times, get up 8 times anon.
I don't think nips know how to count.
I just noticed Mao didn't close her door when she came in.
What if some suspicious character saw the open door and walked in to find a sleeping loli in just her bloomers?
Don't worry. I'll protect her with my dick.
Thats why the other teacher visits every night. Mao shouldn't be sleeping in bloomers, she will get a cold.
This episode was to hammer down that Fai is best endro.
>Dude let me in I'm a princess
Not while Mao exists.
This was a fun episode though. Again, not a lot of jokes, but a fun tone.
So only elf is immune to the advances of that raging lesbian. Truly, she is wife material.
Not even close to best girl. But I think we can all agree Princess is worst.
>intentionally rips her skirt
>no panty shot
This show isn't lewd enough to give panty shots, unless Mei's constant pantyshots and Mao's bloomers count. The beach episode and pic related told me we're going to stay firmly in Schrodinger territory. Maybe in an OVA.
A shame. But the designs are so lewd already I guess I can do without.
>Mei's constant pantyshots
What. I only just noticed you can always see them now. Mei's kinda a lewd girl.
>no panty shot
Maybe there are none?
This week we see the Princess bite off more than she can chew. Especially with Fai.
>Mai hangs out in the seedy card shops.
Lewd, not crude, good at cooking and has a hobby; how is she not the best?
>Elf gets bullied inadvertently.
Now we just a loop of the princess clapping and the Elf just staring at her.
Tarzan girl is best girl
>fighting the demon lord
Poor Mao, can't take a break.
Please let this be the last Princess episode. She's ruining the show.
It's an armpits and power of friendship episode.
>Rona realizes she forgot something 2 minutes into the episode
I wonder if that was deliberate.
I agree. She's annoying and doesn't really add anything to the show. And she's also corrupting best girl Mao-chan-sensei when all she's trying to do is be a good teacher.
Also looks like the next one's going to be a Mei card autism episode. Looking forward to that.
>Mei card autism episode
There is hope yet. I gotta stop forgetting to check the preview at the end.
4th pic says it all for Mao and the Princess.
>She's ruining the show.
I thought it was a good episode, it's just that putting the princess in the center doesn't pay off, every other character is more interesting than her.
What a slut. Also, that's some runescape quality on the gold bar.
I just want to listen to Mei get autistic over yugi-oh cards all day. Is it just me or is there something highly appealing about the way she speaks?
Also moments of peak autism. Please lock the slut up so she can't appear^W^W get kidnapped, thanks Mei
Is that game still active?
Everyone wants to listen to Mei's card autism for 30 minutes. Maochan is at least getting paid well for dealing with the princess. One has to wonder if she will spend it all with brownsensei drinking strawberry juice.
Mao is a dirty whore!
Where's her right leg?
The small thumbnail of this image makes it look like she just sucked off a pig.
They shouldn't waste them like this, they don't grow on trees
I really wish they had learned how to write jokes into the script by episode 9. I really want to love this show but it can't make it past like with how dull it can be sometimes. It wasn't even very Mei-centric for a Mei episode.
At least we got our first bit of fanservice. Pixiv is going to have a fun time with Mei. And Yuusha is still fat.
So how 'bout them Cartado.
Fuck, autorefresh bringing shame to me. Good thing we're over bump limit.
You can delete your posts anon.
My caps aren't the exact same frames, so it's fine. Except Fai.
By now you are supposed to be aware this is the opposite of a high tension action packed adventure anime. Essentially nothing happens every week because that is the whole point.
I wasn't expecting to to be an adventure anime, I was expecting to be a comedy. It's not like this is meant to be a comfy sort of nothing happens show, they clearly set out to be a comedy from the first episode. You need jokes. There are very few jokes, and the ones that are in the show are delivered very badly. The timing in general is just off on a lot of the show.
My autism is fired up now, and we're past the bump limit. I'm going to go scene by scene and try to explain what I think is wrong with just this episode:
>taihen, taihen! Here's the premise!
A classic way to start an episode. What you're supposed to do here is roll the opening immediately after. Delaying the exposition of how the premise came about by putting it behind the opening as is common in a lot of anime is a good way to keep the viewer interested. It's like if you had a mystery plot where you introduce a locked box but you open the box in the very next scene.
But that's not what they do. They just keep rolling the scene normally. Mei gives a long explanation, the BGM changes to a mellow tune, a new character is introduced and immediately explained, the scene goes through like 3 points before they roll the goddamn opening. It immediately loses all of the energy from the sudden way the premise is introduced instead of making it simmer a bit.
You also have the first semblance of a joke: the party immediately gets friendly with Dodo while Mei spent ages trying to befriend him. A good joke in theory, but it's spoiled by Dodo being such an obviously laid-back and easygoing character. If they had made him come across as intimidating, elitist or secretive, unapproachable in some way, first of all that would give a reasonable explanation as to why it took Mei so long to befriend him and make the fact that they won him over with sweets that much funnier. It's a basic subversion of expectations. But instead Dodo just looks like a cheery mascot character from the very first frame, so the expectation is that he's friendly. Nothing subverted, nothing surprising, no humor.
>Mei says the others have to stay behind since the village is so exclusive, Dodo immediately gives them the okay to come along
What I find odd here is that there are many of these contradictions between what Mei thinks and what the Cartado fairy guys are actually like, but this apparent disinformation is never actually addressed. In fact, Mei and Dodo hardly interact at all during the episode. We don't know what their relationship is like, so it feels like Mei is just as much as a clueless passenger on the trip as the rest of the party is when the entire episode is about her fucking obsession. That in itself could be a joke, but they never have that scene where Mei realizes that everything she read about Cartado is bullshit, or where she confronts Dodo about his lax attitude when it comes to the supposedly secret village. It's a setup without a payoff and they keep doing it too.
A decent adventure-ish premise. Not meant to be funny necessarily, but it's exciting. They even attempt another joke here, by saying that Yuusha and Fai are too quick to jump in. This one fails on both the humor and the excitement fronts because the scene just goes on for too long. If Yuusha and Fai had jumped in immediately after Dodo with no pause for hesitation, that would make the gag about them being "special" even more effective, but they do pause a little. As for why it fails to be exciting, Seira and Mei have a pretty long conversation while they're falling. You can have a bit of witty dialogue while an "action" scene is happening, but when you have that much of it it stops feeling like something extreme is happening and more like the characters are just sitting around a table, even if they're shouting. The whole scene needed to be cut down and made a lot more concise to be effective.
A decent little funny worldbuilding. The joke is that everyone expects Cartado to be some autistic magic item but they literally grow on trees. Not exactly a joke, but still humorous. Would have wanted to see a bit more visual actions, even something a simple as one of them stopping to touch one of the Cartado on the trees, but the fact that they just walk along and talk about it makes it seem a bit uninteresting.
>Mei gives up trying to translate and just lets Fai do it
Another potentially funny little gag, but it's executed too poorly. I think this would have been a lot funnier if it was done without any dialogue from Mei:
<Dodo says something
<Mei starts looking it up, looks bewildered
<Fai translates before she can
<Mei sighs and closes the book
<Mei makes an awkward expression or something
>Mei scolds the children about messing with the Cartado, gets told they can pick them and goes nuts
Another instance of Mei's knowledge not lining up with the reality, that again is not addressed at all. The fact that they get told they can pick the Cartado flipping Mei's switch also feels unwarranted since she was acting relatively calm and composed up to this point and didn't express any interest in trying to pick all those Cartado before she got permission. This kind of gag is like the one where Fai went berserk out of hunger a few episodes back, but that one wouldn't have made any sense if she hadn't been hungry, would it?
>Arrive in the village, everyone's nice and friendly, Mei still thinks they need to behave
Another instance of Mei's misinformation that isn't called out.
>village is a secret, Mei wants to brag
Another one that follows a pretty basic manzai format, but is ruined by too much dialogue. It would have been much smoother an execution if Seira had been worried or a little exasperated instead of smug for some reason, and if Mei just had an "oh!" reaction and did her zipper mouth visual gag without saying anything else.
>the party puts on Tarka outfits, fan service and flat elf bullying
Nothing to complain about here, other than I wish Mao had been with them.
>the party hums the Tarka song, festival montage
Cute. Nothing to complain about.
>The Cartado King setup
A bit unexciting, but functional.
>Exposition about having to find rare cards
I wouldn't even mention this scene but it has a bizarre tsukkomi from Seira about how Mei's Cartado literature is... too all encompassing? I don't really see anything that would count as a boke to tsukkomi at here. Just a weird choice.
A small gag but one of the legitimately well executed and funny ones. It was set up with Fai's somewhat redundant translation from earlier when the Cartado King event started, and there are a few more of these but the timing and dialogue was perfectly concise in the delivery of this one.
>scaling the cliff
Yuusha and Fai race ahead, Mei is third, Seira remarks to Mei on how genki those two are only to find Mei is the same. It's like a callback to the jumping in the hole scene, but not overt enough to seem deliberate. The humor of the otherwise cool Mei being as fired up as the two bakas in the party is kind of lost by her climbing not being at all humorously exaggerated like the other two's was, and her stopping to deliver a pretty long bit of dialogue to Seira.
>>911466 (con'd again)
>Mei can tell Cartado from far away
Wouldn't call it a joke, but it's silly and fitting for her character. The Toad Voice gag was also really simple and kind of questionable why it was even there. I would have done something like:
<Seira climbing on her own, spots a Cartado, reaches for it and grabs it
<Mei notices from far away, tells her it's no good, that's just a Toad Voice
<Eh you can tell from over there!? Also what's Toad Voice?
<Lets you sound like a frog
<What's that used for!?
>they spot the legendary, race for it
Another sort of action scene. Fai getting to use her baka strength was a good character moment, but it made me question why we didn't have a scene where the entire party tried to use their skills to reach the Cartado. Why was Fai the only one really trying? Her falling was also really weirdly executed. First, the comedic spinning around midair went on for several frames too long and was used right off the bat, killing any sort of tension her falling off the cliff would generate. Her landing and everyone sighing was executed like an incredibly obvious flag for the footing under her to give way or some other kind of fakeout, but that never happened. Maybe it would have been funnier if she just crashed into the ground but just had a comedic daze her face because she has retard strength. Not much funnier, but funnier than nothing. Launching Dodo at the Cartado was another decent action idea, but you needed that moment of tension where both him and the other Tarka are just about to grab the Cartado, everyone's looking tense, and then you have the third guy come in and steal it at the last second. Build up the tension and then have an unexpected twist. Basic shit.
>the party got Cartado NTR'd and are feeling defeated, Mei has her autism to keep her spirits up and delivers a speech to motivate everyone, another montage
Pretty cliche but there's nothing wrong with it.
>Mei is starting to lose hope too, finds a winner right at the last minute
Again, fairly cliche but acceptable.
>Mei isn't convinced she can win, but immediately does over a cut
A joke, but fairly lacking. I wanted something more, like maybe some kind of rivalry with the other guy who stole the legendary. Considering the kind of show this is, without something like that you wouldn't doubt for a second that Mei was going to win, so it's not at all surprising when she does and if it's that predictable it can't be funny.
>burning the Cartado pile
From the way they're stacked up, and if you know anything about Japanese festivals, it's obvious to the viewer that they're going to be set on fire. The characters act surprised, but we aren't. Was this meant to be a joke or a twist?
Possibly the only funny visual gag in the episode.
Would have been a lot funnier if her reaction was much more exaggerated and in her mind she was really upset about all those Cartado being burned, but it works decently the way it was done.
Stunning display of autism, anon, good to have you on board.
I personally can't justify putting in that much effort just to say "this show is bland and poorly-executed and I just realized I won't continue watching it anymore even though I really wanted to like it but I caught myself fast forwarding through a couple of scenes this episode because they were so terrible. However I'll still lurk the threads for images of Mei and the elf."
I'm not dropping the show, since I think it's still okay and I like the characters so I want to see what they get up to. It's just that this kind of show that's good but just short of great frustrates me a lot. If it was just bad I could drop it and not have any regrets about it, but something with potential done by people whose job it is to do these things but who make really basic mistakes that even some random idiot like me can spot and fix is what makes me want to screech autistically.
Seichan was so cute this episode I couldn't breathe properly.
Lazy new thread~! >>913225