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04-07-12, 11:19 PM

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I'm a chubby guy, and I hate chubby mc's, but I'll still give the anime a shot.

 
04-08-12, 5:44 PM

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It just feels too forced. the MC is the only short fat kid on the show. I understand if they want to avoid some cliches ( Like a shut-in MC, unpopular guy, etc ), but damn.

I just can't take this series too seriously because of the MC's design. And now it looks like there's a love triangle. How much more ridiculous can it get.

I'd rather they have made the MC your typical cliche MC where the unpopular guy gets with the popular girl, then let the rest of the story carry the series ( In this case, the cool accel world )
 
04-08-12, 6:30 PM

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Hate character design of main character, because the art style is completely different from every other character. (and probably because of personal real life preferences)

I would have preferred a generic character design because I'm boring like that.
 
04-08-12, 7:52 PM

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I like how people say his design doesn't fit a normal person but yet they're totally okay with 17 year old girls who look like they're 5.
 
04-08-12, 7:54 PM

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It's not the fact that his fat(but yes i don't like the idea that he is fat and it's hard to self insert myself to a short fat MC)but it's the fact that his character design is cartoony and out of place from the other characters. His more like a parody of a fat person, rather than being an actual fat person.
this, he looks like he's from a completely different anime
 
04-08-12, 8:44 PM

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Wait... The main character is fat ?
Urg, I will never watch this shit.

*Has already saw episode 1, and really don't mind about his appearance*
 
04-08-12, 10:02 PM

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Like what people said before...I can't stand the main character because of his seiyuu. I don't mind that he's fat, his personality, or the ordeals he faces. In a way, I felt sympathetic to his situation.

However, Kaji Yuki's voice grates my nerves like no tomorrow after I watched No.6. Whenever I hear that voice, I instantly think of whiny Shion who suddenly did a 180 in personality and beliefs in one of the worst (disappointing) anime I've seen in a while. It doesn't help when Kaji uses the same voice for other characters in recent series (Guilty Crown...couldn't get past ep 1 because of him voicing Shu, Towa no Quon movie 2: the instant I heard his voice I was like zomg.....NUUUU)

I want to forget that I watched No.6 but that same voice keeps popping up to remind me of it Dx.
Well, at least his voice is instantly recognizable to me...(didn't know he was seiyuu for the main in Accel World until I heard him speak =___= )
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04-08-12, 11:17 PM

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I'm another person who couldn't care less that he's fat, but I find the huge difference between his design and every other character very jarring.

Also, my first impression of his personality is pretty terrible, which makes me dislike him far more than his design does.
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04-09-12, 1:00 AM

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Personally, I don't think I would have even bothered to watch the first episode if he wasn't so different from the normal cookie cutter MC.

Though I do find it strange that two hot girls are crushing on him when he doesn't seem to have done anything positive with his life up to now. (Unless she really is just a friend and the other one is just using him of course). But that's as much a personality issue as a physical one.
 
04-09-12, 2:40 AM

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Because those weeaboos themselves are fat that's why (^◇^)
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04-09-12, 3:42 AM

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The problem is not that he's short and fat, the problem is that he's drawn in a whole different style than all the other characters.
                
 
04-09-12, 9:11 AM

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i think its a great idea to make him fat
otherwise, the character development later on wouldnt be as great
 
04-09-12, 9:14 AM

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this is refreshing idea ,little bored with "goodlooking" mc in anime
 
04-09-12, 12:27 PM

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I actually don't care that he's fat, because it's rare. But if they wanted him to be fat, at least draw him seriously! Because he just looks like some chibi pig in the middle of a bunch of people who actually look realistic. I don't care that he's fat, I just wish he was more realistically drawn...
 
04-09-12, 4:23 PM

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The problem is not that he's short and fat, the problem is that he's drawn in a whole different style than all the other characters.


As if repeating the same thing everyone else does makes it any more relevant....Ok, we get it....You don't like his character design....But you guys can't come up with different reasons? Seriously.....By saying you all dislike the MC for this reason alone makes it seem like you're saying that you dislike him to be different, and not because you actually do.
 
04-09-12, 4:40 PM

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Swifteh said:
It's not the fact that his fat(but yes i don't like the idea that he is fat and it's hard to self insert myself to a short fat MC)but it's the fact that his character design is cartoony and out of place from the other characters. His more like a parody of a fat person, rather than being an actual fat person.


Ragix said:
Actually I replied to a similar comment on youtube.

COPY PASTE!

I don't mind the fact that he's fat, or the fact that he's a midget as well. . .
However their is a huge difference in his design(art style?) from him to everyone and the whole environment in the series. It's as if he literally came from a whole different cutesy anime world and was put into another. Like if I took a character from One Piece and stuck him/her in Clannad.
The end.


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I have to one solid conclusion: everyone that sticks up for the main character being fat is probably and mostly likely fat.

Oh MAL.

Honestly, this show is equivalent to Guilty Shit, so I'm probably not going to watch it period, but just to piss everyone off, I'll say I am because the main character is fat.

Trololol.


My God, these people already have all the grounds covered. This is like watching fucking Doraemon in Code Geass as a substitute for Lelouch. I could care less about him being a sad narcissistic fatass, but at least make him proportionately sized to the other human fucking beings instead of making him a leprechaun.
 
04-09-12, 5:18 PM

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I have a problem because I don't want to watch a fat protagonist the entire show. I will be especially pissed if it goes through the "accept that he's fat blah blah blah" stuff. Being overweight is not a good thing and should not be acceptable, unless of course due to circumstances. If he actually loses weight that would be nice but it won't happen I bet.

I'll be watching it regardless as it's a good and enjoyable show.
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04-09-12, 6:04 PM

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i liked that they went with a short chubby main... but then they had to make him a "i'm not loved" kind of guy who has some great friends :s but it was to be expected.
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04-09-12, 6:11 PM

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I don't mind. I do agree with others though. He isn't drawn very seriously and in proportion with everyone else in the show.

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04-09-12, 6:24 PM

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04-09-12, 10:49 PM

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I don't have a problem with him being fat, its just that his character is kind of on-offish.

as for his design, I welcome it, as I am a fan of cartoonish designs plus thats friggin simon's face, thats hint enough he'll better himself later on, which I hope he does.

While it makes sense that he'd go into a virtual world to escape reality, I liked his version of it better than say, keima from TWGOK... up until his friend showed up. I was under the impression he was alone but he has a few friends, one who makes him lunch even. to add on, he was sort of a dick to them and never apologized. I fortunaltly forgot about that when the cyberword building was being done, but thinking back, I would like some better development. also the fact that he seems abit too whiney. I mean, look, I know he has a inferiority complex, but crying over his high score being topped isn't reason to cry.

thats pretty much my only gripe with him, but the good outshines the bad long enough for me to enjoy the show's 2 episodes. I expect him to imporve in personality as time goes on, as that'll be a big factor in wheter he fails or successeds at being a underdog character.

Him being fat is hardly signifigant.
 
04-09-12, 10:57 PM

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i have no problem with it... but in the anime if you want to do something at the end you accomplish it so the fat could easily be thin, no racism but i am thin :P
 
04-09-12, 11:20 PM

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Because the design is ugly.
It has nothing to do with the guy being fat or not. The design Sucks.


i agree..
i do not have any problem with fat people..
just look at his face...
dat eyes..
damn
why dont give him some "fatshortchubbybuthascoolfaces"?
 
04-10-12, 1:45 AM

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PREJUDICE!!!
 
04-14-12, 2:29 AM

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Because almost all protagonists in mainstream everything ever are idealistic?

No one likes an unattractive protagonist, and by no one I mean the majority of people.

This.

The main thing that bothers me isn't that he's fat but his height.. it is ridiculously exaggerated.
 
04-14-12, 4:57 AM

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To say the truth I have no problem at all with this, most people in anime are always thin and only "a bit smaller", it's because every single character is like this and no one of the anime I ever saw had the characteristica of this character. He kinda has to be like this to show even more how weak he is in real live and how big his desire is to change something about himself and not stay like this, if he would be like shu in guilty crown (btw they have the same seiyuu > u < "" ) you couldn't see his wish of change like it was with shu, he didn't exactly want to change he just wanted to have a peaceful live and get the hell out of that terrorist stuff, he was too scared of that, but Haruyuki doesn't want to run away from the accelerator world. Therefore they couldn't use a typical character design and had to use that character design.

That's what I personally think ; 3 ; "
 
04-14-12, 5:20 AM

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I wouldn't care about him being fat but, he doesn't fit at all. Like he is 3 times smaller than everyone else and is way to awkward.
 
04-14-12, 5:21 AM

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Desktop said:
JoshSalas said:
Because almost all protagonists in mainstream everything ever are idealistic?

No one likes an unattractive protagonist, and by no one I mean the majority of people.

This.

The main thing that bothers me isn't that he's fat but his height.. it is ridiculously exaggerated.


Yes, I agree, it isn't the weight for me, it's his height.
 
04-14-12, 5:40 AM

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It has to appeal to the majority.

 
04-14-12, 11:34 AM

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I don't have any problem with him being fat, but I have a huge problem with him being dumb.

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04-14-12, 11:43 AM

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I think it's actually quite refreshing, him being fat. but he simply is way too short, it's just distracting.
He looks like a 10 years old.
 
04-14-12, 3:34 PM

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I have no problem with him being fat, it's just his personality.
Better than that wimpy fuck Shu though.
 
04-14-12, 4:36 PM

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Gamer stereotype =.=
 
04-14-12, 5:22 PM

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I don't really care about the fact that they designed him to be a short fat kid, but his inner character is so pathetic. He thinks of himself as a disgrace just because he's chubby and gets bullied? It's his own damn fault for not getting his friends (which he fortunately has) to help him or reporting them to someone of authority. I know plenty of fat guys that are nerds who stand up for themselves and don't take shit from people.

P.S : He's lucky that chiyuri is still his friend even after what he did to the lunch she offered him.
 
04-14-12, 6:22 PM

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He thinks of himself as a disgrace just because he's chubby and gets bullied?
who wouldn't?
I don't think people will get proud when he get bullied, unless he is a masochist lol
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It's his own damn fault for not getting his friends (which he fortunately has) to help him or reporting them to someone of authority.

pride? Most people who get bullied will not report .... same goes to Most girl who get rape will not report to police .
 
04-14-12, 6:44 PM

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Because people are superficial like that.

It's all about the looks, my friend.
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I don't even know why OP even ask. You should know it deep down inside
 
04-14-12, 6:59 PM

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I don't even know why OP even ask. You should know it deep down inside


I only wanted to see some "real" responses.

And to anwser someone in this thread that someone who defends Haruyuki is fat:
No, I'm not fat. I have a large build, I'm 5.8 and 198 lbs


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04-14-12, 7:41 PM

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Cause his design is so exaggerated it detracts from the appeal of the show. They should have made him look similar to his peers. I don't care if hes fat/short but the way he drawn is straight up ugly.
 
04-14-12, 8:05 PM

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I think it's nice to have a MC that's different from other MCs.
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04-14-12, 8:58 PM

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i wont say that the fat thing doesnt bother me, but after reading the manga, it's still hard for me to take the MC seriously
 
04-15-12, 12:50 AM

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Why does anyone even care? Most of the screen time hes gonna get is gonna be as Silver Crow.
I believe the point of this anime is the more retarded you look, the cooler you look in the game. Kuroyukihime even said her fighting avatar was ugly.
 
04-15-12, 2:05 AM

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Have no problem with his looks, but his personality is getting on my nerves.
 
04-15-12, 5:15 AM

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I can think of a few reasons:

1. People look at him as an audience surrogate, as he is the MC. They feel offended and whine about it over the internet.
2. People would prefer a generic bishounen over a chubby/short character -- superficial reasoning be damned.
3. His design differs wildly from the other characters. This argument has a grain of truth to it, but the net world and Brain Burst have clashing art styles as well, so that platform is moot.

Personally I don't mind him, though his incessant whining and self-hatred can be a little grating. At least he's not one of those CLAMP noodle people.
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04-16-12, 4:18 AM

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I find that the MC and the seiyuu are a perfect fit for each other - just makes the character all that much weaker and how much potential growth he has to achieve.

Concerning the design... What better way to make the character stand out from the rest. If you were to line up different MCs - Who would stand out the most to you? Outside of the 'Slice of Life' genre, most characters aren't that believable - their personalities to a certain extent, maybe. There'll always be plenty of bishounen characters for people to "drool" over, before and after this MC.






 
04-18-12, 3:54 PM

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Actually the more i see it the more i think that the MC starts to resemble a balloon.

TO prove my point, here's a revamped poster i made:



See? No difference.

I will be honest, i just looked at the picture without reading your post, i didn't actually notice the balloon
 
04-18-12, 4:01 PM

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Taufiq91 said:
Actually the more i see it the more i think that the MC starts to resemble a balloon.

TO prove my point, here's a revamped poster i made:



See? No difference.

I will be honest, i just looked at the picture without reading your post, i didn't actually notice the balloon
That's no balloon. Taufiq just colored him red.


 
04-18-12, 7:48 PM

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I dont mind him being fat, he is actually cute^^
 
04-20-12, 6:03 PM

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I think it is a change of pace to have a fat main character for once but still, the design that he is so god damn short and so round just looks awkward. If he was a little bit taller it would be great.
 
04-20-12, 6:33 PM

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Zyglrox said:
At least he's not one of those CLAMP noodle people.



 
04-20-12, 6:45 PM

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He looks like a retard on acid...End of Discussion.

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