no you can't pick Mari
Thanks for the laugh.
>I don't have low enough standards
How do you live with yourself?
hang out with ohtori
hit on her squadmate who has a nice body and gets sexually aroused by giant robots and big bouncy bunny tits
she'll probably make angry chipmunk faces and then go bully a witchi
>anyone that doesn't like stella is an asteriskfag is now getting old
>lets replace by saying "anyone that hates stella is now lelouch"
im not even lelouch but this going to be a meme to be used by retarded stellafags.
none, i prefer
Lapissince you wont let me choose mari OP.
I can't beat Stella 1v1 and I doubt she cares for the abs of a loser, and I can't handle half of Ohtori's burden like Takeru does. Guess it's Julis route for me. Hope she's willing to try anal.
I only remember this one for the MCs. I'll keep looking though.
Julis has not been nearly as terrible as I'd been led to believe. That episode where she was princess-carried and was all smiles all episode was nice.
Ouka is fine but suffers from not being best girl in her own show. She came off hilariously angry and edgy but is remarkably reasonable. Ouka x Mari OTP.
Stella really rubbed me the wrong way.
I'll go with Julis. Ouka is okay as a #2.
Nevermind, I found one. Missing Mio and main girl from Isuca though.
Fuck you too, OP. I guess Usagi will have to do for now.
Fucking dropped Anti-Magic because I know worst girl is going to win and I can't stand bad taste.
>maximum tsun cunt bitch on a powertrip
>unlimited edginess "I literally cannot stop killing people and my nickname is Calamity"
Pssshh nothin personnel kid
>going to win anyway
Fucking dropped, bad taste doesn't deserve to be watched.
Anon, sword is winning, so stop getting so angry, plus Ouka stopped killing people, her thing with Mari is about that.
Yeah, it's hilarious that bunny is so useless that her volume was stolen by Mari and Ouka.
Ikki falls in love with Stella.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the Stella's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to Stella, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the Stella he called is not the same Stella he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the Stella's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with Ikki's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
You can't find a single flaw.
Fuck you and that particular version of copypasta. I'll do you one better out of spite.
>Within 24 hours, a person will die.
During that person’s day, they encounter a Ikki and Stella. As the pair enthusiastically befriends that person, that person is asked what to do if tomorrow wouldn’t come.
Ikki and Stella are cursed in a curious Groundhog Day-style loop: it begins 24 hours before that person dies, and repeats when it eventually happens. The only way for their own clocks to continue forward is to form a bond with that person, inform them of their approaching death, and make their final day comfortable before then.
“You do not have to die alone or forgotten. We can make that true, if you want.”
Today, across this entire planet, a person dies every 30 seconds on average, if not less.
Ouka a best. I want to scold her for her temper and lack of impulse control, and argue with her over her motivation and petty revenge-driven passion.
I bet she'd get really angry if you talked about how the criminals she killed probably had families and loved ones, and that by letting herself lose control and execute captives without due process, she's become every bit as awful as the witch that destroyed her family, and only creating more hollow, tortured human beings like herself.
Anon, Ouka already stopped killing witches, she would accept what you say and try to make up for her Calamity days,
except for the time she meets the person who killed her family and then gives them a fate worse than death.
>Who gives a shit about Asterisk
This. Why the hell is that show so dull. The action animation is even pretty solid but I just can't bring myself to give a single shit about anything happening onscreen. The girls don't even come across as cute, despite their designs being nice.
Edgy girls are cute, especially when that edginess comes from an actual character flaw and isn't just an attempt to make the character seem cool. Ouka being angry all the time at everyone and incredibly prejudice is presented as a problem with her as a person, and seeing someone who's irrationally angry and hateful because they can't let go of something grow as a character and learn to let it go is actually really endearing. Plus short tempers are really cute, it makes the character seem passionate and engaged. Rage is just like blushing, but louder.
Yeah, I really don't blame Ouka for being as edgy as she was, and she got better, specially since she even learns to put her friends before her revenge and wants to protect them above everything.
I can't see Stella vs. Ikki actually being the final conflict of Rakudai without outside influence (maybe a lighthearted falling action, but never the focus the final volume).
The author can still write it as anything, for now.
You can't tell me what to do!
Stella, because my girlfriend is exactly like her
Julis is the best if you want a partner and a good friend for life, best for friend zoning.
Ouka makes for a good comrade, probably better as a sex friend than anything actually intimate.
Stella is dumb and easy. Easily the most corruptible and best for sex slave.
Official Fall 2015 Harem Power Rankings
10. that other bitch from Taimadou
90000001. Any girl from Shomin Sample
9000000000001. Any girl from any other harem
A lot of the Stella hate is probably the same guy spamming Stella just false-flagging.
That aside, she's just not a great character. She feels like the bland, idealized self-insert character in some really, really shameless shoujo romance manga. There's not a whole lot to her character beyond thinking about lewd things with Ikki, blushing about lewd things with Ikki, instigating lewd things with Ikki, and generally just being romantically involved with Ikki.
In fact, most of Rakudai's character interaction just seems to be a vessel to show Blacksteel Samurai the Perfect and Burn-Princess the Moe having their perfect and lewd teenage romance. They're both too flawless and neither are particularly interesting characters, so the fact that she, especially is defined almost entirely by her involvement in that relationship really makes her less interesting.
There is only one right answer.
Pretty much. Stella is pretty much a horn dog when compared to the other two girls. Ouka is definitely a lot faster at romance than Julis though. Julis is literally a turtle at romance and is probably as dense as the mc.
Julis was also a complete loner before MC came along. In a way, she's the only one that behaves in a way befitting a princess whose presence in the school is largely a diplomatic formality. She's also got a unilaterally positive goal that she's fixated on at the expense of interpersonal relationships.
In a way, the excessive reasonable-ness of her and most other characters is part of what makes Asterisk so dull. She's too safe and generates virtually no interesting conflict.
The thing is that I want to see Stella do more than just be in a relationship, she says she joined the school to become a strong knight on her own, but we never really get to see her do stuff for that goal, you get what I mean? It's wonderful that she is actually in a relationship but that alone won't make her a good character. I mean does she have a life beyond Ikki and being in a relationship with him?
In comparison, Ouka feels a bit more rounded, her character flaw is not something simple, that causes her problems and she won't get over it really easily even after the MC broke down her walls and made her accept him. Even if Ouka is willing to do things the way the MC wants and is willing to become a part of the team she still hates witches and still wants revenge.
These things are actually what makes her interaction with Mari so great, first of all it shows that Ouka still has her problems, and when she accepts Mari it shows that she is working on getting over her prejudices. Plus her deciding to investigate Mari's case to find the evidence that she was innocent shows some of Ouka's good qualities: her desire to give everybody, even the witches she hates, a fair trial and gives you the impression that she is more than just a loose cannon. The best of all is that Ouka did most of this without the MC having to tell her to accept Mari, Ouka did it on her own and I like how Mari and Ouka just end up becoming fighting friends on their own and have a relationship independent of the MC (even if they tend to drag him into their fights).
All of this really helps make Ouka feel like a more rounded person compared to Stella, and hence why I like her more.
Kiseki is a miracle of the universe.
That's true, but at the same time she's still a rather likable girl. She has her own moments of being a hot head and at the same time is actually shown to be intelligent, unlike say Claire in Blade Dance who we keep hearing is smart but keeps doing the dumbest of things. Overall, Julis is a great wingman and friend. The issue is that she's a wingman and friend in a harem.
The bit about investigating Mari was actually a huge redemption to her character. It showed that Ouka isn't JUST a rabid revengeslave. She has integrity as an inquisitor and some level of fidelity in what that job entails.
It makes her interesting because her pure, burning hatred is at odds with that sense of integrity. It puts previous actions of her character in perspective. Suddenly all those people she killed weren't just "they deserved it so I murdered them" but an actual breakdown of her emotions and her integrity. She didn't just boil over with anger, she actually lost control and did something contrary to the values of her character, and she struggles with her remorse for that.
That makes her an interesting character because it shows that her hatred isn't just a character flaw in the sense that it's inconvenient for the institution, but that it's actually a problem for her as a person. That it is actually a source of genuine internal conflict, and that she has personal reasons for seeking to resolve that conflict.
It kinda makes you want to cheer for her.
Haven't read the LNs (unlike with Anti-magic), so I cna only judge Stella on the merits of her anime, but I will believe you when you say she eventually gets an arc that further develops her.
Julis isn't a wingman. She's actively in the running, even if she still doesn't realize it. She blushes around the MC, gets jealous and stammers when other girls get close to him and competes with the other haremites for his attention.
When they`re alone together, they come across as having a great friendship rapport, the kind most couples would only dream of having, which is great. But, outside of that, she`s just another member of the harem. And, knowing the fact that the harem will remain static and unresolved for the entire excrutiatingly long runtime of this series makes it a whole lot less interesting. Harems aren`t interesting when the characters are reasonable.
Maybe wingman is the wrong word, I was using it more in the sense that she would always have your back and support you through dangerous situations, not so much picking people up. Unlike the other girls, Julis really has that going for her, being able to act as the MC's shield and equal on the battlefield.
If anything, the fact Asterisk is a harem is quite the shame, because Julis' and Ayato's battle combination is great and they get along almost too well. I think that with a relationship like there's, conflict has to come from the outside rather than misunderstandings. Hell, when the mc goes on a date with another girl, instead of stalking them, she kind of just holes herself up for the whole day training. She's jealous, but not so much in that crazy haremette way.
Julis is actually the best candidate by far when it comes to being an actual wife/partner for life:
>not emotionally damaged
>financially sound despite being royalty
>fights for a pure cause
>can sew (a bit)
>not a horny bitch in heat but still has a soft side
It makes for a horrible story until some relevamt interpersonal conflict pops up in the future though, which is why she appears bland in comparison to the other girls in her show.
My little sister can't be this much of a shoggoth!
Claire's strategy would have allowed them to win against an overhelming opponent with strong defence against magic using magic if it wasn't for the cursed armament seal going berserk.
Apart from that, don't expect the smartest things from a show with 3 tsundere ojou-sama.
Despite the inevitable shitposting, threads discussing the entire trifecta of LN battleharem tend to be better than threads discussing them individually.
Considering their similarities, shared genre undercurrents and the fact that practically everyone watching one of them is watching all 3, these shows were practically made to be in dialogue with one another. This is the true power of /a/ waifuwars.
Who would win if all three fought each other in a three way free for all deathmatch?
The plots and settings of all 3 are combined into one. All of the competing heroines from all 3 series come together into 1 massive harem to compete over one MCs dick. Which of the 3 MCs would get to be the protagonist of this new mega-battleharem?
How fucked are they?
Am I the only one who doesn't like Ouka?
Ouka seems like the kind of girl who'd beat the shit out of you while spitting in your mouth and calling you worthless, and no one wants that, right?
Onlu watching julis and stella, would go for Julis though, her seiyuu is an angel
I would say Ouka since Ouka is probably the one with the most killing intent and has had the biggest power up with her relic eater form. Julis and Stella I think are probably about equal though.
Y-yeah, of course. Th-there's no way I would want that
>Which of the 3 MCs would get to be the protagonist of this new mega-battleharem?
How is this decided? Do they have to fight for it in a three way free for all deathmatch?
>Everyone dies because Taimadou's setting is horrorville.
Say they were combined, wouldn't Blazers and Genestella automatically be under the witches' faction? The Inquisition would be squashed like a bug, guns don't do shit.
Ouka due to the power of the noble blood and her gun basically erasing magic.
Probably either Takeru, for the maximum suffering, or Ikki for the underdogness, still everybody would suffer and die because that's how Taimadou rolls.
No matter, the Inquisition would roll over them since the Asterisk mechs would probably end in the Inquisition and Pro Golfer would certainly abuse them. Plus Relic Eaters are the shit.
I thought you guys were kidding when you said Rakudai and Asterisk were the same show. I thought you meant it jokingly as in that they were both harems with a similar setting.
But holy shit you weren't kidding. They are literally the exact same fucking show. The similarities are almost uncanny. Is the industry really that creatively bankrupt?
I think both LN franchises that in competing for popularity within such a specific niche, they were effectively just splitting sales and decided to settle things once and for all in a no-holds-barred anime sales deathmatch. To the better better numbers goes the spoils, may the better wish fullfilment magical battle tournament highschool harem win.
Well, I could see the Genestella ended up as a neutral faction that would end up working with the Inquisition down the line like the Alchemists in AMA, and the Blazers probably would end up in the Magic Academy with Ikki learning under Orochi.
Stella best girl of the season.
Mari a shit.
Julis a shit.
Ouka a okay.
>all the stella hate ITT
Fuck you guys. She's one of the best tsunderes I've seen. 90% dere and sexually active.
Their third episodes were basically the same.
>I like you Stella
>My role in life is to protect you Julis
What really made me start to wonder was the way even the EDs seem to use the same imagery of the main girl naked in the fetal position.
Stella, at least there would be some relationship progress. She could drop the twintails though.
Asterisk's world has the tech to build humanoid melee combat robots and lightsabers, while Rakudai's is literally training youth to be magical knights.
They're probably every bit as well equipped as Taimadou's to deal with an empyrean magical apocalypse
can't believe i'm agreeing witch lelouch
Because she is probably the most "overbearing" of the three. Imagine that the three were friends and teased each other, Ouka might be the least level headed and lose out to all their friendly trolling.
Julis is basically saying it's okay we actually love you and Stella is saying chill out we're bros.
>I don't have low enough standards to go for Stella.
At least you were right about choosing Ouka
I think she's got a very good strong "I'll step on your face and do you in" voice. There's a lot of seiyuu that do the same kind of voice but hers sounds someone different to me, and I kind of like it.
I'm no masochist.
In terms of how easy they are to bully, Stella is the easiest, then Julis, and lastly Ouka. Ouka just doesn't have that soft side or princess pride that would make her easy to tease like Julis and Stella have. Really her only problem is ghosts when it comes to bullying. Julis is also a bit harder to bully, but that's mostly because she has a good head on her shoulder. Best way is to bully her via pride. Stella is pretty dumb so she is very easily bullied.
No. See >>133097493
Marishit pales in comparison to goddess Stella.
Stella is a little too fat to be attractive desu.
Your taste is complete shit.
Stella is objectively the best LN heroine of this sesaon.
>implying Stella isn't the most popular main heroine of the season
Yeah, Takeru basically would eat both of the others MCs alive as he is right now in the LNs.
He can swing his sword so fast he nukes the place just with friction alone, and his blade mode can reach the speed of light.
More like the most hated. Julis has a much more positive reception on /a/ than Stella does.
The power levels in anti-magic are way higher than the other two, since they're fighting gods and shit. I would rank Asterisk over Rakudai when it comes to power levels, considering how the characters in Asterisk are all super humans.
I'm only appreciating her greatness like many other anons do.
Ouka shilling had a lot of reasons on why they liked Ouka with a reason, more emphasis on her character. With Stella you pretty much get shilling with just pictures and one liners. Julis is kind of inbetween that.
Why does nobody count Burst? Is it because it's a season 2 or because it's not a generic magic academy setting?
>go to hell
>it's a pleasant european medieval town ruled by semen demons
>go to heaven
>it's a shitty-ass japanese feudal-era impoverished slum ruled by a bunch of out-of-touch shinigami samurai
BETTER IN HELL
They're all pretty much the same character. The difference is that Burst actually lets the other, better, characters get some screentime.
Don't worry, anon. She is.
It's not shit until you've weathered a storm as bad as this.
>Like this season is any better.
Well it is. There's really no doubt. It is objectively better.
I'm thoroughly having fun with all the shows this season compared to the hell which was Winter.
I don't care what /a/ says.
Absolute Duo was good.
Absolute "Shit" was THE shit and you know it.
Best tsundere of the season aside from Mari.
Absolute Duo > Fafnir > World Break >Testament > Isuca
Isuca made me want to kill myself
I miss World Break
S-so... is it finally safe to say that we liked World Break?
They were both fine desu.
Everything began with water.
Everything will return to water.
Therefore water is life and death.
The birthing mother and the swallowing snake.
Not even time itself can escape.
Like a boat at the mercy of a mighty river, all are swallowed in the end.
Oh, heartless nature of transience.
Yet I will love the heartlessness and transience deeply.
I have long forgotten my mother’s face.
My body will become a snake with its mouth wide open, and level everything.
Insatiable, endless emptiness.
Endless pleasure, never stagnating.
All things must flow, back into my stomach.
>Your face when extremely long spell chants awaken your chuuni boner
I must confess I loved the spells in World Break, specially since he had to actually write the stupid things. Really it was a fun series once you overlooked the pacing and the lack of a budget.
i thought battles in rakudai can kill people if they dont surrender just that they have a medicine that can repair injuries?
The match is already over once ouka is in her vampire form.
The anime original final boss fight really sucked compared to the canon boss fight with the Russian sorceress.
I was hyped as fuck when the Russian chick started going all opera music on the MC.
I guess Ouka really would slaughter everybody with Vlad... how
I know, I guess I wish the thing could have gotten some budget, to see the fights done properly, but what can be done.
I killed Cock
It's disgusting that at least this many people unironically watch and post about battle haremshit.
Anime has some of the lowest quality in iction and you faggots somehow manage to like the absolute shittest genre available.
Superb taste my friend. Best girl, best voice.
Lapis is nice but I prefer this sword.