New episode is out!
i hate mopthat is all
Last stitch. Please someone else make a thread next week. I'm shit at it.
i looked away for a moment and then they had a new party member, that turned out to be the ancient sword, that got anthro'd into an androgynous preteen, and they all accepted itthis happened in 2 seconds
>>248107783>it has a male facedroppedfucking futafaggot mangaka
>>248107966I've seen stranger
>>248107966Yeah, it would have been better if they'd put all that in before they returned to the guild
I expected Tales of Berseria and got Friendship is Magic. Might be time to drop this.
>>248107783Basically looks the same as in the manga, is there a LN illustration?
>The 3 of us watching this have run out of things to say
ENVISIONGATTAI WITH A DUMB DRAGON GIRL
>>248107783But is there dragon pussy this episode?
>>248108995it just went too stupid for me
Does merging count as having sex? The two were inside each other after all
Why is this episode's animation so shit?
>>248108262>BerseriaWay to pick the mediocre game of the series as your personal metric.
>>248109441Look at the staff credits and you'll find your answer.
>>248109441Someone has to make a webm of the stairs.
Karan a shit, Tiana a best.
The walking animations are killing me. This is panning stills is the ultimate technique.
>>248109534yeah, they practicaly made the episode in korea>>248109595seconding this for anti sakuga>ojichan pretending to be a shotai have never seen this before, ED still cute and the best thing animation wise
>>248109686i dont think even bighat is enough to keep me watching
>>248108341>21 chapters in 4 episodesIM SPEED
>>248107973So suddenly this anime became Vividred Operation? That came out of nowhere.
>>248107783Fusion already? That's fast. At this rate, the manga would be overtaken.
>>248108995I'm watching this but I still have issues processing the insane amount of random stuff happening, from the MC suddenly becoming an idol fanboy, to the dragon girl being abandoned to die by her party for no reason, to the random romance subplot between the mage and the sword, and the priest who became a whoremonger, to dragon ball fusion. I have no idea if I want to keep watching this.
>those walk cycles
>>248110144Read. It's slower paced.
>>248110155A scene to rival Hoshi No Samidare
Sasuga worst korea.
>>248109812Why do they still work with the gooks when they suck so bad at animating? They butchered Shield Hero last year and the japs learned nothing? Is saving a few shekels by outsourcing to people who are utterly shit at their job woth it?
>>248110367They've established themselves as the cheapo outsourcing kings all the way back in the 90's.
>>248110501Well usually the work outsourced is something minor like background or some cgi shit not entire episodes like what's happening now
>>248110367It's either shit animation or no animation. It's not just about saving money, the actual resources barely exist.
>>248110575It's GEEKTOYS. They're a low-tier studio that farms their works for peanuts.
>>248110367The Koreans are probably payed peanuts and work in shit conditions with tight deadlines, so don't be too hard on them. Production companies today completely rely on outsourcing animation on the cheap. The amount of anime that gets pumped out seasonally now would not be able to be maintained without it.
>>248110620>don't be too hard on themFuck you. They could've killed themselves working for a chaebol, but they chose this life. They deserve all the shit they get.
>Sword was narrator all along.Sword already knows the ending.
>>248110063>>248110155jesus, this show with its dogshit production value will be featured in QUALITY threads for years to come
>>248107783does it have a dick or vagina?
>>248110754It's a pity because I love cute dragon girls. At least no quality moments with close ups. Yet.
> sword with an old man voice turns into a sissy boy instead of an old man swordsmanhow can you excuse this shit? The 2 voice doesnt even have the same personality.
>>248110298>>248110155>>248110063>>248109953>>248108042>>248107953>>248107921>>248107847>>248107839Is this the power of covid production cycles? Every dungeon looks like a train station.
>>248108995The only thing I can say is that I too want to biomerge with a cute girl.
>>248110144Compared to Maou Gakuin, this one's a breeze to follow.
>>248108995There's not much to talk about really yet I will try.Do you think her fingers and tail are soft and warm? it has been made explicitly clear her nails aren't something you want digging in your back as she leg and tail locks you during passionate baby making moments but I can't help but wonder if the danger is worth it for the other parts.
>>248107783Meanwhile the fucking cooking series gets this budget.>>248110989
>budget completely dry by episode 4
>>248111643I miss Endro.
I'm only watching this shit because of the dragon girl
>Annoying kid is part of the team nowIm out
>>248111802>Ohhh nooo kidss my kryptonite!
>>248111643Have you seen Hikari no Ou?This looks like an high budget movie compared to it.
>>248111802Hey priest what are you doing on /a/?Don't you have whores to fuck?
Yeah this is a drop. Mage girl is cute everything else is complete trash.
I love everything about it and will continue to watch it.
I will watch it because of the dragon pussy
>>248112285I like her but she lacks that majestic dragon thing. Age and/or INT too low I suspect.
>>248111953>MC is unseasoned cooked salmon>dragon girl is watered-down strawberry juice>priest is rye bread, slightly stale>sword ojii-san is what you get if you throw random shit from the back of your cereal cupboard into a bowlOnly the mage, who is somewhat of a tangy confection, is any good. But what little screen time she has is toned down with the seasoning of low budget animation.
I feel like they condensed a whole season in the very first four episodes. There's so many subplots running at the same time that get no screen time at all.
>>248107966>>248108099I think the intention was to make the audience think they were selling the real sword before revealing the real sword turned human and they scammed the guild with a mass production copy
>>248110063The best part is when he reaches the bottom of the stairs
>>248110063They look like cheap knockoff of themselves.
>>248110367Not enough japs to animate all the shit the bigshots production comittees, CR, Disney, Netflix and others want animated. So gotta rely on gaijins (chinks, gooks and twitter randos with animator in their bio)
>>248112682But both other versions revealed that first
>>248112682that's fine, but usually for something like this you'd want to add a flashback explaining how/why the sword turned into a person. one of those "2 hours earlier.." types.otherwise it just feels like I'm watching a movie and someone is walking in front of me, constantly blocking my view for bits at a time.
>>248111856How dare you insult muh ebin boomer kino animators. You're just a pleb. This is sarcasm, but there's people who'll praise HnO as intentional and kino and all that shit just because it's being done by big old-timer names, regardless of how ugly the final product looks
>>248112870It was obviously cut because they're cramming so much into each episode, but they could've cut out the survivors negotiating the dungeon exploring deal, that was far less relevant
What the fuck is this power of COMBINATION? That's just retarded. What, they're going to do x4 combo at the last boss for the teh giga-galaxy showdown? Fucking stupid.That brat is not cute but just annoying.And I enjoyed the first three episodes so much, what a letdown.
Animation seemed better this episode than the previous ones
>>248108995not really much to discussObviously the guildmaster knows everything and her plan was to get them to get the sword so that they could be the party to defeat the demon king as all the other parties are full of back stabbing opportunists.
>>248110298they all look like they're doing the virgin walk kek.
So the cute mage is a gambler? Dropped.
>>248113406This is the default walk animation for Japanese people irl, don't be rude.
>>248110367this is why >>248100373
>>248110367>Why do they still work with the gooks when they suck so bad at animating? They butchered Shield Hero last year and the japs learned nothing? Is saving a few shekels by outsourcing to people who are utterly shit at their job woth it?For their pockets yes it's worth it. They learned it's easy peasy money and wasting time to produce proper quality outputs doesn't positively correlate to the income graph. You think outsourcing a hundred anime per season is bad but it can get worse with thousands more of the same mass produced garbage.
>>248113489is there an explanation? is the source material really popular, or what?
Worst anime I was baited into watching by /a/ shills, for 2023. Dropped after this EP.
Wish the webnovel wasn't on hiatus. Why do they always have to stop before the last arc or two? Sadness.
>>248110367But at least I can say that I lasted longer with this shyte than with Riding of the Shit Hero. Dropped that one at EP3.
>>248113793lol power point presentation
>>248113793Getting some serious Hoshi no samidare vibes here
>>248113793I accidentally left the subs in, this is the scene without the subs.
>>248108082Would have watched if this was a girl. I can't stand shotas.
>>248108262 >>248109237 >>248110101>>248110144 >>248110354 >>248111153>>248113162 >>248107783 >>248111953What a waste, first episode's premise was interesting. Guess that's where they put everything until it vecomes worse than shounen you grew out of typical bait and switch not even ln readers can convince you it gets better if you read the rsource. Why do they bother airing these late night anime if they weren't going to take advantage of that for more interesting stories they couldn't show otherwise? Worse than saturday morning shounen with fusing mechanics.
>>248109497I mean the party dynamic
>>248114183What were you even expecting? It's literally >bunch of people who don't trust others cause they got backstabbed get put into a party together>learn to trust (ability to fuse requires them to trust each other to a certain extent)That's it.
>>248114776That's an interesting story when told correctly. It happened too fast in this anime. It's episode 4 and everyone already trust each other completely. That plot is over and now all that's left is dragon ball fusion to defeat the demon king. Like, okay?
when they fuse do they keep penis or vagina
>>248114843I'll agree the anime is going too fast. Going by the webnovel, they've just shoved 35 chapters into 4 episodes. Each arc has around 20 chapters by the way.Honestly I don't even know where the anime will end since I'm pretty sure the novel isn't even done yet. The WN isn't close to ending either, probably has at least one more arc to go after it finishes Nick's. Might even be more since at the level their fusion is at they're only winning just barely.
>>248113754Probably can't think of an ending
Is it gay if you Union with that priest?
>>248115707The way they're doing it is weird as well, they're cutting out important things while leaving in irrelevant ones
>>248116113no, nor will you stop being a virgin if you onion with a girl so buckle up zoomie
>>248108995I read the manga and it's trash NGL
I like these characters but man, the production values are rough.
I liked the scene where the priest and mage were just standing there while fighting the golem and didn’t do anything for 20 seconds.
>>248116282>onion with a girlSounds hot
I want to fuck the sword
cute red dragon.
Great episode today as always. The sword's fusion powers could lead to interesting combinations.>Nick x Curran>Nick x Tiana>Nick x Zem>Curran x Tiana>Curran x Zem>Tiana x ZemAnd that's not including the possibility of 3-person fusions or the obvious 4-person ultimate fusion.One downside of the episode is that the sword's androgynous human form has an annoying bratty attitude. I'll have to wait-and-see if I find him/her likable or not.
>>248116886Pretty sure it's limited to Nick x someone because he's who the sword chose, but sourcefags might know better
>>248117072So far it's always been Nick x someone Even Curran's sister for an extremely short time Not sure if it's a hard limit though, I don't remember the specifics.
>>248117371>spoilerMore dragon pussyBased
>>248114843If they don't skip over it, they'll mention that fusion doesn't even work with Curran 100% of the time yet. So no, they don't trust each other completely.
>>248117072>>248117371Nick x Idol when?
>>248110757a vagina inside a dick
>>248110063Came to this thread to see this
>>248110063Compositing is my passion
>>248110063Did they trace a subway photo for the background?
>>248113754>Why do they always have to stop before the last arc or two?"buy and read the light novel"
>>248110620>The amount of anime that gets pumped out seasonally now would not be able to be maintained without it....what if there was just less anime per season?
Kizuna Powers, Activate!
>>248107783Ouuh that got really shit this ep. Time to drop this I guess. Magi-tech shota-gramps-sword. Wallowing in self pity melodrama was getting old.
Dragon pussy ate all the budget
HOLY FUCK THE QUALITY THIS EPISODEThis show is on par with like late 80's early 90's american cartoons animating almost nothing, it looks so shitty I can barely believe it was made in the last 30 years
So, when in androgynous human form, the sword has that girlish young voice, but in blade form, it has that old serene voice? I hope it stays like that.
>shota instead of lolifucking WHY
You fags are super exaggerating the amount of QUALITY this has.Not saying it looks good but there are plenty of far worse offender, even in this very season we have shit like Hikari no Ou.
>>248120997More the degradation compared to last episodes or even the first few min of this one.
>>248120894It took me years to figure out why she had no problem being naked as long as she had her knee socks on, and would refuse to take them off. She's a sword. Her body is the blade. And the blade of the sword is always "naked" so it's no problem. The only covered part of a blade is the tang, the part that gets inserted in the hilt. Body = blade, OK to be naked.Knee socks = hilt, the part that covers the tangFeet = tang, the only covered part of the blade.Thus she only felt naked if you could see her tang, which are technically her feet while in human form.
>>248112624>speedrun some backstabbing and jealously>everyone is apparently over it for the most part, even though they keep talking about not trusting peopleIt just felt hollow.I could get the mage being over it fast.>oh fiance is just a jealous idiot and she his mistress, maybe I was too absorbed in training to notice, k byeFor her apparently being top class she's a shit mage. Where's the lightning spam?Dragon girl should probably be one of the more damaged ones having been backstabbed and left for dead. But that egg has been MIA for months and she's given up the search. Might have been a good idea to really make the egg more important, since her team spent MONTHS on a long con to acquire it.Priest learns the hard way that all women are whores and jealous. The logic also seems to fail since he pays her for herb collection right in front of people, so most of them should know he's paying her already.And nicks thing is embezzlement by someone with him taking the blame. The scenario also seems off. Why isn't each quests payment just divided evenly 30 seconds after getting it? Did his last party have a potion fund/gear upgrade wish list that everyone pays 10% tax on or something?
What in the fuck was this? This was Gibiate-tier QUALITY
>>248110063Lmao this is just great
>>248121601Everything you listed actually gets revisited later on.
>Golem wasn't a shiny gigachad, but just a humanoid blob>Fusion looked decent>Kizuna was constantly drawn differently, looking more boyish or girlish at times. Androgynous as intended, but badly done.>We didn't get to see the cache of fakes, but instead got an incredibly awkward "IT'S REAL GUYS, BELIEVE US HAHA" skit. It wasn't that awkward in any other media.>All of those animation errors that made it look almost as bad as Black CloverAt least the Sword of Bonds looks cool. The old man voice was a welcome touch; I thought they'd go with the generic squeaky girl voice with a filter over it, but no. They did the sword justice. Once again though, the painful fact that outsourcing animation rather than taking the time to do it yourself shows its ugly head. If it ain't someone in the building, they don't need to touch the material. Period.
>>248110063they see me walkin they hatin
Welcome to Geektoys, hop you enjoy your stay.Honestly I'm just worried for Migi to Dali
People weren't exaggerating about The Fire Hunter's second episode having lots of still images, and the battle between the hunter with the two dogs and that ape creature looking weird and confusing as heck. Adventurers saving the world despite losing their faith in humanity isn't that bad yet. But it's possible that it will be HADUKI tier soon. Looks like at least a quarter of this season's anime shouldn't have been released yet.
>>248121851>We didn't get to see the cache of fakes, but instead got an incredibly awkward "IT'S REAL GUYS, BELIEVE US HAHA" skit. It wasn't that awkward in any other media.I actually liked that skit, but they could have shown the cache as a retrospective shot.
>>248121601>everyone is apparently over it for the most part, even though they keep talking about not trusting peopleFor someone who hates speedrunning, you sure did speedwatch, anon.First time that Nick tried a Union fusion with Curran, it didn't activate. It failed because they both were still not 100% trusting of each other. It only activated after they had that heart-to-heart talk in the rubble debris.The point is that these 4 may appear to be on friendly terms, but the sword can see through those facades. Until they get over their pasts like Curran did in this episode, Tiana and Zem can't do Union fusions because a part of them still fears getting betrayed again.
I just want them to trust each another so fully that they fusion together into the perfect androgynous ultra-being with a pussy, two penises, and a dragon cloaka.
>>248122242Would they have long or short hair
>>248122242>two penisesAnd four balls
>>248122150It's more their tone and the fact they chose to do this line of work if they've got severe trust issues. Just do some other fucking work. The mage attempting to do other stuff and getting denied employment felt like a copout.
>>248121616>>248114539Here's your dungeon bro.
>>248122353subway stations are filled with goblins so it checks out
>>248122353it is in the us
>watchedNingen Fushin>expectedShield Hero>gotVividred Operation
If they're speedrunning this, I have no idea why they did that whole bit with Curran and the loner guy in the last ep
>>248122750>Vividred OperationHm, was it that bad of animation quality during it's airing? It's been too long and I think I watched it after the discs came out so maybe it fixed them?
>>248122967Dunno. Maybe well get a whoring scene next ep for priest. They're doing a few scenes for each 'hobby'.
>>248122051>Looks like at least a quarter of this season's anime shouldn't have been released yet.There's also Nier that just stopped broadcasting, or Gundam delaying the last 2 episodes.Production issues are probably widespread all over the industry.Better to release later than to just release unfinished, but guess very few can afford to do that.
>>248122750>They literally just sat on this frame for a good 10 seconds for no reason
>>248122750>Vividred Operationnot enough ass shots/10>>248123025It's obviously a reference to the fusions.
>>248123088Kek yeah I thought mpv froze on me.
>>248123064It wasn't in the manga, so it clearly isn't important, that just has her liking food
>>248107783Jesus christ, we get it. What mouth breather is writing this shit?
>>248123161That's deliberate, the sword's a bit dumb
>>248123161Speedwatcher-kun. The sword derives its power from its name.If it was named Mop, it would lose its fusion powers. That's why they went with Kizuna to keep its name similar to Bonds.
>>248123483Not that you thick cunt. You really think having the guild receptionist explain for the audience was the only thing they could come up with? It was already obvious. Who is the target audience for this? If it were children stupid enough to need everything spelled out, then the subject matter is way too dark. We've got gambling addicts, child molestation accusations, and abusive husbands coming up.
So is this "sci-fi dungeon" relevant to the lore of this show or the author just added it for fun?
>>248123864In Japanese she just goes "same name as the sword, huh" but obviously you don't expect English-speaking audiences to know that Kizuna means "bonds"
>>248123864>We've got gambling addicts, child molestation accusations, and abusive husbands coming up.The story of my life
Is my idea or this week episode looked like shit?
>>248124372It looks like shit every week
>>248124166It was a magical research facility
>>248124372they transitioned into mid season budget
>>248123864Did you even watch the episode, Speedy? Towards the end, Tiana explains how important an item's name is in bestowing its abilities. That's why Kizuna gets pissed when she teases him by calling him Mop.
>>248124689If naming stuff has power in this setting, why don't people spam 'god' and 'godkiller' as names for people/objects?
>>248125007Sounds like the kind of nickname some tryhard faggot would give themself
why am i still even watching this
>>248108082>>248114129this shota fucks the girl behind MC's back
>>248125973Tiana is pure, fuck you.
>>248125946To see how much they make Nick slide everywhere. They refuse to animate him properly
>>248108995im just about to watch the episode im just waiting for my food
>>248124437Yet this week it somehow looks even worse.
>>248125946At this point it's out of sheer disbelief for how bad the production values are. Dropped off the marinas trench from the first episode
>>248121616do you have the quality webm from last episode the one when dragon girl meets the dude that eats alone and then he just slides like a png
>>248125973MC won't give a shit. He wants that idol girl
>>248108995They're speedrunning everything and cutting out so much of everything that it's impossible for me (as a novel reader) to enjoy. The novel is packed with stuff that makes you feel like, "yeah, these characters are relatable." and they keep struggling to keep their shit together and they don't actually trust each other at all. There's a long bit of a development arc between Curran and Mage-girl that was glossed over in a moment. There's a long bit of backstory between Curran and her village that is literally recapped in one flashback scene, and it's not even a scene, it's a still image. There's character development out the ass between Curran and Nick that sets up the Dungeon of Bonds, which is 100% glossed over. The "Dungeon of Bonds" is a huge arc in the novel where they have to increasingly work together more and more in order to proceed, but it's speedrun in literally one fucking episode. The T-1000 golem looks like shit- I legit thought they were saving their budget for that fight in particular, but's hot garbage. The books were fun to read, but after the series is over, I think I'm just going to write it off as seasonal bullshit and delete it all. God that walking animation was horrible as fuck.
>>248126764Idol already has a bf, she is used goods.
If the animation quality is gonna be so fucked, it’s better to just not adapt it. I wonder what it would take for an anime to ruin the reputation/popularity of the source. Like Ex Arm was so bad even if the manga was enjoyable people would be hesitant to ever pick it up. As for novel/manga readers. Is the story still ongoing? I’ve read a ton of LN/WN that suddenly went in hiatus, but I’d assume since this has an ongoing manga and anime the author is writing it. I’ll read the source just to see if anything is better.
>>248127465>even if the manga was enjoyable people would be hesitant to ever pick it upau contraire, the manga started flying off the shelves precisely because of the bad adaption
Was the animation this bad in previous episodes and I just didn't notice? What the fuck was that.
>>248126962>THE BOOKS WERE BETTERSometimes I wonder why LNfags and mangafags even bother to watch anime adaptations at all. Let alone come to these threads just to bitch about them.An average anime episode is about 24 minutes, so a season of 12 episodes is roughly about 5 hours. So animators just have 5 hours per season to cover the source material. Not a whole lot of time to faithfully cover a light novel in its entirety in a true 1-to-1 fashion. So adaptations often have to decide which segments to keep, which segments to shorten down, and which segments to omit from a light novel just to fit under the 5 hour limit.Obviously, light novels don't have this five hour restriction. With no time limit, the author can write endlessly and endlessly about all that you stuff you mentioned. It's also extremely easier to simply write a scene in Text instead of having to draw, voice act, add music / sound effects, and animate that same scene for an anime. LN writers have it so easy compared to animators.
>>248128361They are expecting Mushoku tier adaptation which does the LN justice
>>248128361>muh Writing is much easier compared to artist or animators Thanks, Sherlock
>>248128488Yes, it's a simple concept that retards like >>248126962 can't seem to grasp.
the animation isn't THAT bad
she's so little bros
>>248110063Is this the Qualidea code of this season?
>>248129382Oh God this adaptation, I remember watching that while it was airing.
I wish the Priest kept the beard/stache combo
smart dragon is best girl but kizuna would make a fine wife
>>248107783>no loli sworddropped
>>248113857So people hate Shield now?
>>248110063The best part is how carran is somehow moving upwards while going down the stairs.
>>248119936Then this board will truly be only shounenshit.
>>248109595I came to this board and then this thread specifically to see if this had been made
Does he fuck the dragon yet?
>>248123293I hope to hell Children's Playground goes under and anyone working for them is banned from the industry. Fuck them for making me waste my time watching Hatena.
>>248108995They became one flesh, does that mean they're married now?
As bad as the animation gets at least the ed will still be cute
>>248113673This airs on Abema a week early, which explains its high views on that platform. Its views on Nico are pretty low comparatively.
>>248132834>NicoIt's a dying platform that only absolute memeshows like Onimai and Bocchi thrive.
>>248114183>>248114843>first episode's premise was interesting>That's an interesting story when told correctlyGive me literally 1 (one) example where this kind of story is interesting. You literally can't. And no dragonball fusions are not in any way interesting on any level.
>>248107783Still the best ED of this season.
>>248131596>now?There have always been shield haters because it started out edgy but then it kinda drops and the edgefags got burned and dropped and gravitated towards edgier things and shit on the old thing simply because they are edgefags.
>>248132264No but her previous party did
>>248134319Depends on which version. In the books, her party doesn't fuck her, but they do fuck her over by making her bait, leaving her to die, and stealing her stuff. In the anime, I guess she fucks them.
>>248129382this is hilarious
>>248134657>In the anime, I guess she fucks them.call me a speedwatcher, but when was this implied?
>>248135786It's not. She's just crushing on him.
>>248107783>fusion already 4 episodes inwhat the fuck, where are they going to end this?
I enjoy unironically watching QUALITY
>>248134657>I guessSo it's just your headcanon. Ok, gotcha.
>>248116646"Italian". Most countries where an restaurant operates, is a mere variation of the original cuisine with huge alterations for the local populaces palate. The only ones that survive that hurdle have big money behind it, and probably end up on the snob end. It's very adapt or die, and I find most genuine "authentic" jap food, way too fucking salty.Also:>genuine italian>using tomatoes in any capacity
>>248131596Yeah, but it was still good in ep3 so not sure what he's on about.
>>248121601Way to notice the foreshadowing, Sherlock.
I really enjoy this show, but the animation really us not that great.
>>248139223Didn't see the point of that whole part desu
>>248107783Do they ever get back at the people that betrayed them?
>>248107783...Does it have a dick?
>>248123067Gundam was delayed because of the holidays not production issues as far as i know.
>>248142877Yeah because holidays obviously only apply to Gundam and not other shows.
>>248142935holiday programs literally took the time slot it airs in, retard
>>248139223this is how i walk past people
>>248144956On December 23 sunrise was still looking for a chinese outsourcer to do 13k frames for episode 12.