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Re: Accel World

Postby Misogi » Tue May 01, 2012 4:16 am

We should go back to Accel World, not to the most controversial series of the last seasons.
Planned to watch episodes 3 and 4 this week, I'll give my review later.
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Re: Accel World

Postby Rednal » Thu May 03, 2012 4:56 pm

Well... I've only seen through Episode 3 thus far, and while I don't like the MC's design very much, I do appreciate that he seems to dislike his situation and honestly wants it to change. Which I think is a lot better than someone who merely goes emo at every problem they encounter, in the hopes that being depressed will make it go away. :lol: Characters who make an effort > Characters who don't.
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Re: Accel World

Postby Misogi » Fri May 04, 2012 7:08 am

Rednal wrote:Well... I've only seen through Episode 3 thus far, and while I don't like the MC's design very much, I do appreciate that he seems to dislike his situation and honestly wants it to change. Which I think is a lot better than someone who merely goes emo at every problem they encounter, in the hopes that being depressed will make it go away. :lol: Characters who make an effort > Characters who don't.


Agreed. I can't understand why some people hate him, mainly because of his looks or his voice.

Will watch episodes 3, 4, 5 this week-end.
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Re: Accel World

Postby Rednal » Fri May 04, 2012 10:55 am

Well, some people prefer to have only good-looking characters. I actually knew a girl who didn't read manga so much as look at individual frames where she thought a character was being exceptionally attractive. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to hate him based on appearance, but... well, some people are just like that. I mean, as mentioned, I don't particularly like his appearance either. I just note that he has an actual personality. If he was a completely bland eroge-type protagonist on top of having an intentionally boring design, then I don't think I could stand to watch the show no matter what other redeeming features it has. I like interesting characters, and if the show is totally focused on the boring ones, then I'll be bored, too.

Still, though, I'm willing to give the rest of the season a chance, since I have hopes for character development.
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Re: Accel World

Postby TheGiftedMonkey » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:01 am

Loved the concept, hated the execution. The series really died out in my eyes. They strayed too far away from the actual plot to put more time into the main character's harem relationships. :roll:
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Re: Accel World

Postby ainsoph9 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:36 pm

Meh...I say that it could have been much, much worse. The fanservice was minimum, which was a big bonus for me. Although it did add harem elements, it is not like IS, High School DxD, or so many other series that completely sacrificed plot for harem/fanservice "action." Accel World still seems to be focusing on the sci-fi aspects for the most part. About the worst for the harem side of things is a few cat fights that did not send Haruyuki to the hospital. Not bad all things considered.
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Re: Accel World

Postby Mystes » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:30 am

ainsoph9 wrote:Although it did add harem elements, it is not like IS, High School DxD, or so many other series that completely sacrificed plot for harem/fanservice "action."

It's hard to compare the harem elements to DxD, which has harem/fanservice vs plot at around 50-50 or 65-35. Accel World is much more close to a 75-25 with the romance/harem elements in the 25.

As for IS, there wasn't much to sacrifice anyway. :roll:
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Re: Accel World

Postby ainsoph9 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:02 pm

My point is that it could be much, much worse.
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Re: Accel World

Postby stellarroze » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:37 am

I have never hated an antagonist so much as I do for Noumi. Please tell me, the episode after the next is the last time I see that guy...
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Re: Accel World

Postby Misogi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:57 am

It seems that he'll stay until the last episode. With the rage.
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Re: Accel World

Postby ainsoph9 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:21 pm

Meh, Noumi is a little schmendrick, and that is about there is to him. I do not like him and would probably want to fight him were he a bully in real life, but I think there are worse villains in anime that I have hated more than Noumi. In a similar vein of thought, Noumi is the type of character who seems like he was spoiled a little too much as a kid and got a big head as a result. In other words, he most likely has yet to face "the real world" and get his spanking there. He is your typical sophomore by definition; that is, "he who knows little but thinks otherwise."
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Re: Accel World

Postby yajra03 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:36 pm

just wondering, which is better accel world or sword art online? don't watch accel world due to the main protagonist.
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Re: Accel World

Postby larethian » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:03 pm

According to the majority of my contacts who have read BOTH series in FULL, Accel World has the superior plot. I can't say for sure since I have yet to read AW to that extent. And the author has hinted that this series may go over 20 volumes, and things are just starting (v10/11).
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Re: Accel World

Postby ainsoph9 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:54 pm

From the anime's viewpoint, I would say that both are tightly written series that have their own appeal. I like both series but for different reasons. I think that Accel World gives the anime world something nice: an MC that is horizontally and vertically challenged, who feels inferior. On the other hand, SAO gives us an MC that needs to appear more often: a man who acts like a man. I also think that the different takes on sci-fi and VR are a nice addition to the anime world, despite the tropes each one emphasizes.
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