Schwarzesmarken OP will be "white forces" performed by fripside.
When are we going to get the American side of things anime?
They've done a pretty good job of adapting the designs so far. I have confidence in them that Beato's design will be drop dead gorgeous.
What I'm less certain about is whether they'll look good in motion.
I'm biased, but I want to see what exactly is going on in Canada and what areas are actually inhabitable.
Also, aren't a lot of countries that lost their land based in Canada? I thought I read that somewhere.
I'd be more concerned with how her daki turns out. Other artist have had difficulty encapsulating what makes Beatrix... Beatrix.
No matter how many times I listen to it, I'm still impressed that the English in the opening of Alternative sounds like Japanese people speaking English, as opposed to Japanese people reading katakana to sound like they're speaking English.
If it were to be redubbed for the English localization, who would they get to redub it? The random Aussies that they used for Zankyou no Terror, Punch Line, and Gaim?
If he channels Yuuko for the daki, then Beatrix should turn out fine.
I'd rather just have Carnellian or Owl (prequel artist) doing it though.
Actually, I hope they will give an option to have the original voices. I kind of like them.
The pilots sound pretty english, I like their tones ( Especially the one with the deep voice ), and the CP is obviously japanese so it's not that odd that she have a strong japanese accent.
This intro always give me chills.
And we were talking about Canada in Alternative world, so....
I hope the translation editors can make the text sound more natural.
>You idiots! Don't lock on to us! Do you wanna get killed!?
DUMBASS FUCKING JAPS HOLD YOUR FIRE YOU GOT A DEATHWISH
>Don't slow down! Hurry it up!
GET YOUR ASSES MOVING DOUBLE TIME
>Let us handle this
WE GOT IT FROM HERE
>Type-94 Shiranui! Tons of them!!
HOLY SHIT CAP WE HIT THE GODDAMN MOTHERLODE OF NUIS
Where are my fellow Stasi Informants at?
I like it. She actually looks her age now (she's a few months older than Beatrix and Sylwia, but you'd never guess it from her LN art).
They were voting your waifu #1 SM girl in yesterday's polls.
I know that M8, I'm too broke for the Daki though.
My waifu isn't even on the list. I guess fricken Beatrix is considered more of a "heroine" then Yuimoto.
>Being an Heroine
Yeah, no. She is just a story filler.
I'll confess, that until quite recently I considered Yuimoto best girl, but then I got spoilt by some anon, and got turned into a Beatofag, soI still consider your taste > Jap taste, anon.
What's with /m/ and their hard-on for evil chicks? Haman, Cima, and now Beatrix; seems the worse they are, the more /m/'s drawn too em.
Beatrix is badgirl in SM. She's the final antagonist, the one the hero must kill to resolve the story.
That's as far from heroine as can be.
>This shortcut actually works
/m/an, I never knew that. You literally changed my life.
>Who are the heroines we can pick for the pillowcase designs?
She's not a heroine, not by the VN definition of a romanceable option, and definitely not by the classical "female who is heroic" definition.
>Comment on the forum thread ' What would you change in ML ? "
>Sumika's Beta rape. It was pointless as it's basically gets pushed aside as soon as it finishes. We all know the BETA did something unforgivable to Sumika and having no details is a lot better than knowing they essentially raped her. It was a scene I felt was put there just for shock value and just added a distasteful blemish on a otherwise great Visual novel. The All age's version will likely remove it but it's still canon and that annoys me.
He did understand it was here to shock the reader, but want to remove it. Yeah, sure, so even if you seemed to understand why it was here, you didn't understand it at all. Ok.
She's a full blown villain; she's unambiguously evil.
I've never seen anybody classify Caster from Fate as being a heroine. Neither have I seen anyone say that Ayako is a heroine. Now if the VN decides to give her a route, then she'll be heroine, but that is highly unlikely.
You mean evil is sexy.
did it? I mean, by that point he was already very fucked up in the head, so learning his girl was raped and experimented on by aliens and that his version of the Alt world had more balls that he ever did and died horribly didn't seem to shock him at all
if anything, the most outstanding thing I remember of that part is how he muses "man, the me of this world must have a badass"
Yuuko trounced her in the popularity contest two weeks ago.
I think they should change the CGs so they're actually shocking rather than fetish fuel. Actually showing her being dismembered would probably fit the tone of the scene more.
Yes, I know it would be fetish fuel for guro enthusiasts, but I still think it would work better.
Remember, at that point in time he was demanding to know why Sumika forced his transfer out of A-01 and away from frontline combat duty. Then he was spouting nonsense about how he wanted to be beside Sumika. She tried to distract him with shock rape.
How could anyone win against Yuuko's popularity ? She have one of the best character writting of the entire series.
Isn't it a CG where you see only her brain and spine at the end of the scene ? Or somewhere else ?
I don't remember.
That's just because everyone is in hype with the SM's anime. But on the long term, Yuuko will always win.
The Anime is just an ad for the VN, so the two of them are the same product. But yeah, I was talking about the game, just had the anime in mind as everyone is speaking about its designs.
>not wanting to waifu her even harder because of it
Pretty much. Japs are mostly looking forward to the VN/BiS. They already know the story of the LN, so the expanded VN/multiple routes has them pretty giddy compared to the retread the anime will offer.
Take a hike, and don't touch or talk to/about the imouto.
Perhaps the anime will give the title a foothold beyond the domestic market. Alternatively it may be the only official exposure we ever get to that particular story. Assuming it even gets an international release at all, anyway...
Wonder how many dicks she's had inside of her?
Axmann had been
pimping her out daily, sometimes to multiple dudes, for favors/information/his own sick enjoyment for a couple of yearsbefore Beatrix rescued her, so I'd say in the range of a few hundred.
I'm hoping Beatrix gets the doujin treatment next.
Oh come on, this image only is giving me a damn huge...
I can't work in these conditions. You will be to blame if I don't work on my ML wargame project.
I already did my affair... Can get back to work
aw shit, bratty saviour and noble confident ride's are super cheap:
anyone has the blue Shiranui? how is it?
Let's weight the pluses and minuses
+Better character design than TE anime
+Decent director (KGNE anime)
+Good CG studio (SANZIGEN)
+More of the suffering that people like
-Worse source material than TE (based on the LNs)
-Liden Films is a way worse than Satelight
-It'll most likely only adapt the first VN of SM
The negatives already outweigh the positives here.
we all know SM is going to be uber shit and full of QUALITY, but that's why it will be so fun to watch and discuss with you guys, just like TE
At least Liden's done a better job of adapting SM's designs when compared to Satelight.
If I'm ok with the minus that it will only adapt the first part of the LN, which isn't the most interesting part, I can't let you say that it's worst source material than TE.
TE is literally a money printing opportunity with a shitty story they tried to make relevant to ML fans to sell more by connecting it to the main series with a shitty idea.
SM have absolutely everything better than TE, from the situations depicted to the characters writting.
in the end I decided to ahead and grab one of those cheap non scale Shiranuis, as well as a display base, in order to make Takeru's machine
hopefully it will be a neat projec,t because I'm getting a bit tired of only making gendum plamos
So this is the OP for Schwarzesmarken?
Seems kinda 'happy'
Fun fact: 1/144 red Berkut comes with waterslides for Russian, IJA and US TSFs.
>1330yen on sale now
>if they pulled a Narutaru with their OP choice
> Pham VA
i'm ok with that.
> Beatrix VA
it's a given, Yukarin was pretty good in my list when her voice able to bring out the sadist of the character.
> Anett VA
now i'm anxious of
Chaika's face shopped onto Anett
> bottom right VA
BRIGHT OOOORRRAAAAANNNGGGEEEE- KUN!!!!!
>Die 666. TSF Kompanie
>死 is PROMINENTLY highlighted
Yukarin's the perfect choice for Beato. I was worried who'd they pick before, as Beato would require a ton of range. She's not just a bloodthirsty sadistic murderer, she's also a playful troll/tease, a charismatic leader, and can even be regally refined (her family was known derisively as the "Red Aristocrats" before everything went to shit for them).
I would've preferred someone slimier for Axmann's role, but Ken Narita can play the intimidation up well.
As far as everyone else, they're pretty good choices. I don't really see anyone on there that doesn't fit the roles they were given.
One of my worries for Schwarzesmarken is how much effort will they put into crafting a setting that is clearly 20 years prior to Alternative?
Will the tactical planning center at HQ have a sand table and models, or a giant LCD screen like they had in Total Eclipse?
Will the library for military personnel have PCs with flatscreen monitors and Mindows, or will they have shitty Soviet clones of the Apple II?
Will there be crazy 80s hair?
>One of my worries for Schwarzesmarken is how much effort will they put into crafting a setting that is clearly 20 years prior to Alternative?
They're not exactly doing a very good job of it so far.
>girl with the sexiest fucking hair
>has the sexiest fucking voice
Picked up so hard.
I have no familiarity with MubRub at all. Does one need to read the VN to understand this?
I kinda have a vague idea of the setting, it's like a Starship Troopers AU where mechas replace fighter planes, or something like that?
Either mikoto needs to lay off the doughnuts or they need to fire the artist for this cards.
>>decided to google other images by Genya from MuvLuv
I really shouldn't have done that.
It's a Muv Luv tradition by this point.
in this moment i really miss jilpoong17
We always miss the best /m/an.
>tfw I just realized trying to make a Muv-Luv General short board would make /mlg/
>All those robots assaulting comment sections this year
Damn, leave it alone. That's all we have left from him.
And what the fuck is wrong with the date of posts ? The sticky with his death announcement and, before it, global rules is marked as having been posted on 31 December... Of this year...
Quantum Causality detected
It actually make me think of sucking his entire website in case his web host decide to down it due to inactivity, or it just disappear for whatever reason. Yeah, I will definitely do that in the week, losing so much content would be a heartbreak, we can't let him die twice.
>It actually make me think of sucking his entire website in case his web host decide to down it due to inactivity, or it just disappear for whatever reason.
another copy never hurt anything
The only thing worse they could choose is Ali Project, I'll be sticking to ordered chapters
Well at least the casting is mostly good.
He's really softened up his Beatrix. She used to look scary, now she can pass as being cute. I guess its the prequel influencing his art.
Could TSFs function in space? I imagine their jump jets being able to swing around in any direction would give them great maneuverability.
It's a good question since the design is derived from a power loader intended for moon operation, and there are TSFs stationed in orbit for the purpose of dropping, but I believe it's been stated that they do not work in space.
If you think about it, the rocket engines will work but the jet engines will not, some of TSF maneuvering relies on the action of gravity (they're deliberately designed to be top heavy), and it's unlikely that they would waste money and effort on all the extra systems you'd need for operating them in space when 99.99% of the work they do is down on Earth.
I don't know Anon, could a fighter jet function in space?
Obviously, no a ground or air vehicle won't work if you just throw it into fucking space.
Can you build a version of it that would work in space? You can build a version of basically anything that will work in space.
Swinging the jumpjets around seems terribly inefficient for vector control. Wouldn't a single thruster/rocket engine with nozzles that you could close and open and installed facing opposite directions, installed in the shoulder blocks and hip armor blocks work better?
Of course you still need two main rocket engines for general movement but not only will foisting all the work on them make your machine's reaction time and power depend on them, it also overworks specific part of the machine. I understand that a sensible design (insofar as giant robots are concerned) are still close enough to the real world's "you can never have enough redundancies" so in terms of propulsion, there's probably a story to be told about a technician crew's blood, sweat, tears, and sleepless five months in converting a battalion of TSFs for space-worthiness.
In the frame itself, though, the entire machine is for all intents and purposes sealed, so, assuming a situation where a group of TSFs are rapid-converted for space use, apart from giving out the helmets and maybe modifying the respiration systems in the pilot suits and the machines itself, you wouldn't see anything TOO different in its base bipedal form.
I ain't no physicist, but probably.
Returning to space would almost be a homecoming for TSFs.
Even before they started making her younger looking, she still looked like a twenty something.
I'd say she looks her age. It's the other girls, like Iris, who are too young looking.
A lot of it probably has to do with the makeup. If she wasn't wearing lipstick and opened her eyes a little, she'd probably look more like Iris.
She's not really meant too look older either, just sexier. The text describes her as being a bewitching and tempting beauty, and in anime, sexyiness is usually shown with more mature designs (she's also one of the only females with tsurime eyes rather than the tareme eyes many of the other girls have).
She's a stasi shitstain with barely any redeemable qualities. She's probably one of the worse people in Muv Luv. There was a reason why a lot of people were happy to hear about her
painful and grisly end at the hands of Theo, despite being one of the hottest girls in the franchise. Some people were even disappointed because they thought SM didn't go far enough with her deathafter all the pain and murdering she'd done. I think she's getting waifued so hard only because /m/ has this hardon for evil chick and are a bunch of superficial fucks.
Man, you guys are full of shit. She's a bad person, no doubt, but hardly this irredeemable sociopath. The world she grew up in was a bad one: an alien invasion, a Dad who forced her into a tutelage under Axmann, and a friend who was like a sister to her betraying the one she loved and getting him killed, so of course she's all kinds of fucked up. She's not meant to be hated, but pitted as the tragic, broken person she is. I don't think anyone in SM really deserved the shit that they were dragged through
cept Axmann, he got off way too easy.
Excepting the whole Irisdina thing, I can kinda sympathize with Beatrix's motivation. She's gotta hold a country that's rapidly coming apart at the seams together else aliens eat everybody. Revolution and mass desertion would be a death sentence, so she has to resort to some pretty horrific means to keep people in order as things get worse and worse. You also have to understand that her direct superior and mentor is fucking Axmann, the guy who pimped a 14 year old out and had her shoot twenty people before making her beat two kids and an infant to death with a rock. Who knows what shit he put a rebel lover like Beatrix through.
Theodor's a broken person too, but his motivation is just to watch the world burn out of a combo of religious nuttery and anguish. Not exactly as sympathetic.
Nah, he's probably still alive, patting himself on the back for a job well done
kinda like Axmann at the end of SM.
No. I remember the word naive getting thrown around a lot over on the Japanese and Chinese boards when Iris's master plan was revealed.
Beatrix isn't much better; she's pretty much as naive, just in the opposite direction
probably the result of brainwashing after the whole Jurgen deal.
I wonder what that's going to be like. I see Beatrix getting in on some beach action, same as Gretel and the imoutos, so she's probably not stasi (otherwise she wouldn't be hanging out with them). Gretel and Iris look to be attending college in the lower right picture (Iris looks like she's dozed off). They generally look to be better off and happy, no surprise. Still, I can't imagine living in an Eastern Bloc country to be all sunshine and rainbows, especially when you'll still have guys like Axmann running around.
I don't really see why she's treated as so evil for shooting deserters. Many modern militaries have rules allowing for executing deserters. America was doing it all the way up to WWII. We don't use it though because it's bad for morale and we can take on cases one at a time in military courts. If the situation got real nasty, like we were invaded by human eating space monsters, I could see it coming back in style.
It's mostly a moral stance, you know, "Goodguys don't summarily shoot people" sort of thing. It can lead to all sorts of bad rumors, misunderstandings, and loss of respect if soldiers see officers going all commissar on others even if the officer is totally justified in doing so. Execution for desertions only happens when a nation is deep in the shit and morale is generally bad anyways (WWII Russia for instance). Much better to take the edge off with military tribunals and such.
No, it comes out the same week as best girl's birthday.
So I want to get into the Muv Luv Alternative The Next answer mobage.
Is there a pastebin or something like that with all the information I should need to understand how it works if I don't speak japanese?
The Muv-Luv Team:
>We've already decided with the creators what to do with the extra money... but since the announcement may take a while (probably end of this year or early next year), feel free to discuss what it might be.
What can it be for the announcement to take so much time?
>netflix looking to drop upwards of 5b on funding a ton of anime next year
I wonder if any of them know about Muv Luv (or if anyone at age/ixtl will try to get in contact with them about it) and would let Kouki/age have creative freedom over the adaptation / not force them to make it more western friendly.
I know it's just insanely optimistic and wishful thinking, but maybe this could be a good chance to get a genuinely great and well paced adaptation that isn't under-budgeted? Extra wouldn't be a problem either, since there has been a bunch of haremshit anime on Netflix.
I know it'll never happen and if it did, it probably wouldn't meet our expectations, but I can dream
Yeah, that's my main concern. Could still be worth a shot bringing it up to age/ixtl if anyone at degica or anyone who has connections still reads these threads. Or if someone has an account they could stir up some conversation on that forum.
Maybe the kickstarter's success, TE's sales being good despite it being mediocre, VNDB/EGS score being as high as it is, etc. will get Netflix's attention despite it not being power level shounenshit, but I'm probably being too optimistic.
> As far as everyone else, they're pretty good choices. I don't really see anyone on there that doesn't fit the roles they were given.
... but the more i think, Bright Orange-kun as Axmann VA, seems not really a good match.
Bright & Orange-kun was a pretty cool guy in the list, but, fucking crazy Axmann? really?
anyone willing to do the shop of Chaika's happy face to Anett's face?
Orange was pretty fucking crazy before he found out Zero was Lulu. It was only in the second season that he became cool. Have some faith in Kenny.
Orange-kun gone crazy because being an orange & humiliated like an orange, until he know the truth.
but, Axmann, motherfucking crazy Axmann.... his crazy level was overrated than what we think it was.
No. Even jp wiki is ded. If you need help you either need to browse mla threads made immediately after it came out, or ask here. I quit months ago, but I doubt they changed much, so shoot.
How about you just go to the forums and stay there?
He ages extremely well considering he's still got those pretty boy looks well into his 30s.
Did you ever get so hungry that you'd kill someone for a hamburger?
Wait a second, what is this in the backgrou..
HOLY SHIT THIS IS REAL
which one do you want?, i think i made one for all of them.
>Go on the forum to see what has been said in the past few days
>People want to redraw original sprites in the TDA style
Please âge, don't listen to them. They don't know what they are talking about.
Thanks guys. It was Remembrance Day here in Canada.
So Jurgen's official romanization list him as just Jurgen, no umlaut. All those guys who were throwing hissy fits over the ü, recked.