>>124714042 Just finished the show. Budget certainly wasn't noteworthy, lots of low detail distance drawings and some sloppy scenes, but that's not even the tip of the iceberg.
It left me with that empty feeling that only a VN adaptation can bring. Harem elements, gimmicky trope characters, "good ending" that clearly had to be unlocked in the game. Just didn't feel like a real story with any thematic or emotional depth. Disappointed as hell.
>>124714421 OP here. It's not even that, I paid little attention to the hype when I watched this. The show set itself up pretty well, it had an intriguing premise, charming dorky characters and a bit of suspense in parts. But all that potential was just thrown away in favor of VN bullshit.
Shit, I almost want to pick up the pen and show those hacks how to write a proper time travel story.
>>124714770 >I paid little attention to the hype when I watched this
So did I, the show isn't for everyone and I don't think there is a single show EVERYONE will like. But if you are willing to go in it without looking at it super seriously, it is pretty good and does a decent attempt at making the "time travel" in the S;G universe seem plausible.
>>124715078 >MC who acts like an autistic cosplayer somehow surrounded by women who are mostly into him, who he then (thanks to plot convenience) has to resolve their personal issues one by one, Clannad style until he can save and get with the main girl. >Writing is allergic to male-to-male interaction beyond lighthearted banter, leaving Okabe and fatman's friendship completely unexplored. And no other man can steal the MC's thunder, which is why fatman is a fat perverted otaku in the first place: filling the comic relief best friend role. >Life or death situations lack tension, Okabe survives and escapes every time because VN-protagonist. >An ending that was more about putting together carefully laid out bits of foreshadowing than delivering on its themes. A generic happy ending made for a visual novel.
>>124715850 >>Life or death situations lack tension, Okabe survives and escapes every time because VN-protagonist. That has an explanation in-universe though, worldline convergence. Time travel after all, if he died in the course of the show/VN it becomes a paradox.
>>124715997 Doesn't make it any less immersion breaking. I didn't like the way they treated time travel anyway, the butterfly effect was pretty much brushed off completely for the sake of plot contrivance.
>>124716460 They do this wishy washy thing where all of Akihabara can change but not the group around Okabe? Because of that divergence number thing. The effects are extremely arbitrary and always work in favor of the plot.
That's because of the metaphysics of the setting. Convergence means that even if the "details" change, the "result" is the same. You can't say "b-but time travel don't work like that", but the truth of the matter is time travel doesn't work at all. It's setting dependent metaphysics, deal with it.
>wow the writers made it so elements of the setting would drive the plot forward
I don't think you understand what the term "contrived" means. It's by no means a perfect plot, but at least nitpick on some of the real holes. Also, if you aren't prepared to accept baseline tropes of the medium (harems, autismal protags, etc) then you really shouldn't be here.
>>124718890 did you buy the DVD/BD release for the show? Did you buy the VN? Did you buy the BD release of the movie?
Regardless of your answers, they're trying to make money, and they're going to cash in on shit nip-taste and try and appeal to the biggest audience they can.
I agree with you on the matter, but honestly, unless you infuse cash into the industry like the rest of nip otakudom, there's not much justification you can have for blaming or getting butthurt about the choices of the industry.
No, not really but I can still call it shitty. Like the premise was cool but why the fuck Krisu got the power to jump made no fucking sense. Hopefully the new thing coming out has a little more thought put into it.
>>124713970 Good premise, shit writing. But because it's baby's first scifi/haruhi-clone, it gets praised to high heaven by retards. The series by itself is merely disappointing, but coupled with the fanbase it becomes intolerable.
>>124716712 >The effects are extremely arbitrary and always work in favor of the plot.
This. This is the main problem with the show. The plot has a bunch of arbitrary contrivances and rules to the time travel that on their own, make absolutely zero sense. Why in the fuck would timelines be based around the life of a single girl (who happens to be important to the MC) and nobody else? Obviously, because it fits the plot and it wouldn't work otherwise!
That's not how writing works you retarded ass author.
>>124717321 It make sense for their time machine to work being made from a telephone, a microwave, a television on the floor below it and a set of headphones? Somehow people can accept that but take issue with any other premise? I am in the twilight zone.
Does the VN actually do justice to the characters? I've only watched the anime and while the storyline was good, I was sick to death of the entire cast by the end of it. Besides Okabe, the rest of the cast felt like cookie cutter cardboard cutouts of their archetypes and nothing more.
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