I only liked half of SAO I, but I didn't hate the show, so I'm back for series 2! I wanted to jump right into things, and discuss the murders. I haven't read anything concerning SAO, so what I say is just based on me watching the anime. To those who have read it, it will be clear that I don't know jack squat. So what I think is happening with the Death Gun is that Kirito shows Asuna that there are these objects placed around Japan. They look somewhat like traffic cameras. I think that since a virtual bullet cannot kill a human in real life, and the new VR headsets are not like the ones from the first SAO, these cameras are somehow being hacked to affect the lives of the Death Gun victims. How that is happening, I don't know yet. Don't have enough evidence to back my claim.
It is 2014. I think that the greatest help to keeping interested in a discussion thread has been e-mail notification. I'd simply like to know why Anime Vice does not- or cannot- implement this? I don't recall what Whiskey media site it was, but I did receive an email notification from on of them, once.
The funny thing is, if I don't remember to keep track of this topic, I may never learn if there was any reply.
What does SP 14 mean?
Here are my crazy predictions for the show. I've never read any manga (don't even know if this is based on a manga) and I'm not even caught up. I'm about 3 episodes behind:
1. The teacher is in on it. I don't know if he's a true mastermind or anything, but I feel like it's too easy for him not to be in on it. Even though the Shakespeare episode would lead one to believe he's absolutely clueless about the whole assassin game.
2. Haru has killed before. I think she might've even killed her family.
3. I think that the "MC" (the girl who's always giving instructions, hearing the wishes of the assassins, and making sure that rules are followed) will be the last obstacle Haru and Tokaku have to face.
AND MY CRAZIEST THEORY...
4. Haru will attempt to kill Tokaku. Haru is an assassin as well. Why do I say this? Well, Glasses Dude basically has said that Tokaku is being fooled, don't trust things, yada, yada, yada. Why can't Haru be the predator all along, and not the prey? I know for sure I'm not the only one who thought this 1 or 2 episodes in.
We anime fans discuss the meat of their favorite shows, but how often do we talk about the opening and ending animation?
So I'd like to discuss 2 OPs that deserve to be compared, because they share the same theme. The call is yours: is The Kill la Kill or Samurai Flamenco 2nd OP better?
You've gone back and forth on the pronunciation of the word magi in Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, but the dub script has been voiced now. Will you now submit to the way it's pronounced within the show? Are there any other Japanese pronunciations you have found odd? I know that the title character of Eureka 7's name is pronounced oddly in Japanese and English.
First off, did I miss thiscameo? Also, Naegi's sister is in the outside world while Naegi's in the school? That's a pretty cool idea.
Okay, so the whole "mere humans" thing was just figurative boasting. So can we just go full spoilers, with no hidden text? I'll block the spoilers anyway.
So I think they gave a good excuse for why the police aren't banging down the doors to save these students: the whole world's in a state of despair, so there was never any hope of rescue.
I think it would be weird to continue with a new show that continues after the end of this. I'd be interested to see where it would go, though. I don't think I like that Monokuma's just operating on its own. I like someone being behind it, but he's still a good villain. I know that a sequel will bring in a new set of students, but I'd like to see Aoi open her donut shop, or Byakuya trying to retake the world in his family's name, or maybe Kyoko becoming some sort of law enforcement officer. As long as it doesn't involve people repeating themselves or having a long tongue to show they're crazy.
So for a show I was almost going to avoid entirely, I find it not guilty- of being a bad show!
The DanganRonpa wiki looks quite spiffy, BTW!
@takashichea: I've watched a few mystery shows since seeing Conan. Some not strictly mystery themed (like Persona 4: The Animation) but there are some, like Gosick and Un-Go (took me a million years to recall this name) that are all about them.
My issue with Danganronpa is that it is originally a game, so it goes at a pace that doesn't always allow you, the viewer, to figure out mysteries. There are also times where it brings up information later; the characters will mention clues at the trial that we don't get to see until then. Oh, and I hate crazy characters with giant tongues sticking out. Now we have two!
I'm caught up. I think that the head of the body being set on fire was a big giveaway that Monokuma did not want the identity of this supposed 16th student to be known
So I didn't see that reveal coming! I didn't put together who the mastermind was, but at least it makes sense based on the circumstances.
So are we to believe that the mastermind isn't human? Monokuma refers to the survivors as mere humans and transforms from Mono to her real self. Hey, it's anime, so it's wide open for that type of twist.
I think you may have wanted to wrap spoiler tags around more of what you said. We haven't really gotten that knowledge.
I guess we're set to learn everything now. I don't know anything about the games, so I wonder if there will be anything else beyond this. Just like Persona has had several adaptations, this could too-- if it was popular.
Yea, so that was pretty shocking. Should we trust what we see? Remember, there was great effort put towards not allowing anyone see the face of the deceased. No one (as far as we know) who has survived knows what the 16th looks like. I think some objection bullets will come in handy!