Maken-ki! Discussion

Topic started by Daniel_Newton on Feb. 5, 2014. Last post by AgentFakku 8 months ago.
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,250 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Welcome to the Maken-ki! discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Genre: Ecchi, Harem
Produced by: Xebec

Plot: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she's his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don't like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn't know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.
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Post by Dream (8,125 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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To think I tore this apart not too long ago. XD

Post by takashichea (13,845 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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It's right here. Daniel found out that I misspelled the title of the thread. Sometimes, I spell things phonetically by accident.

On topic:

I probably won't try this show since I heard so much crap about it. It isn't for me since I look for a plot and an interesting roster of characters. I don't mind fan service as long as it's not forced out like Yu Sibu or really gross like Seikon no Qwaser and Recently My Sister is Unusual.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,214 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Is there a second season? I'm sure I saw one. I recently watched the first season.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,250 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@Supreme Marvel: It's airing this season. Episode 4 just came out.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,563 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Supreme Marvel: Its rather weak comapred to the 1st season. Much of what story was in the 1st season is now background noise. Mostly its one episode long gags that dont pay off as well. Plus the main maie character now looks less like Archie Andrews.

@takashichea: Basicly when you read the grips of "fan service" what was in Space Dandy ,One would think they watched this. Because most of what they said was in Space Dandy is in this. Its Forced ecchi now ,not as playful or fun as the 1st season.

1st 3 felt more like a parody of henti an the 4 now has alot of homages to other anime. It had Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? an Chrono Crusade I think ,plus Is this a Zombie? characters at a manga convention. Its not high art by any means an sadly barely watchable.

Post by takashichea (13,845 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Here are some magazine scans. I posted these in the Ecchi Club. Might as well post it here, too.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,184 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: About the pic on the Left...

On-Topic: I actually dropped this after checking out a few episodes of Season One and it looks like it's staying that way for me. I heard the story for Season Two didn't do any justice for whatever fragment of story Season One was developing so far. Oh well, at least Catgirl Aki appeared. :3

Post by Marshal Victory (2,563 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Bigheart711: Yeah seaon 2 is going below average fast. None of the fights from the 1st. None of the story line from the first. Its like they just said hey lets change this into a mostly ecchi magic highschool slice of life like harem show.

Even at 5 the main character he is still like the Wile E, Coyote. He gets hit so much now for things he did not do. An from what i have read people who enjoyed the 1st one are droping this . Not sure how similar it is to the manga but it feels like its fillertastic! /sigh

Also in 5 there was some um character rendiring size control issues. Lets just say for no reason in the story two things changed size at random. It almost made me wonder if they had another studio animate parts of this episode. Hate to say it but 2nd season of Freezing was much better than this tho it droped the 1st seasons tone as well.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,563 posts) See mini bio Level 13

6 was bleh. droping this. Shame to all the fun of the 1st season is gone in the second.

Post by bigz007 (1,105 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Marshal Victory: Yeah, I'm also not impressed, but I can't drop a show. I'll see to it til the end, it's only 5 or 6 more episodes...

Post by Marshal Victory (2,563 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@bigz007: I will wait an then pick it back up if the next season has less shows for me. But do post on if it gets better please. Its just odd they have this world an story built up an what they are doing is not using it at all. Each epispde feels like a filer one shot thats barely conected to the show.

Post by bigz007 (1,105 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Marshal Victory: You are right, I have to admit. I'll let you know if it gets better.

Post by LHWKnight (2,791 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@bigz007: @Marshal Victory: three words for this season. What the Hell

Post by bigz007 (1,105 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@LHWKnight: I don't know... it's for entertainment only, so I didn't expect a lot of plot in the first place. Just some random boobies bouncing and nothing more...

Post by LHWKnight (2,791 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@bigz007: I was hoping for more of what we got at the end of the first season, with battles and power-ups mixed in to the fan-service

Post by AgentFakku (342 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Best echo series. So much boobies
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