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Jan 10, 10:53 PM
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MrBefruit said:
Not, it's not because of the backlash. It was planned from the beginning.
They planned to piss off fans with low-quality promotions and then reveal that the art isn't actually that bad? That sounds way too stupid.
 
Jan 11, 12:12 AM
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DumpsterKing said:
MrBefruit said:
Not, it's not because of the backlash. It was planned from the beginning.
They planned to piss off fans with low-quality promotions and then reveal that the art isn't actually that bad? That sounds way too stupid.

What I’m guessing he meant from this is that they planned to preair a worse version for some reason.
 
Jan 11, 1:39 AM
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Jansonseth said:
DumpsterKing said:
They planned to piss off fans with low-quality promotions and then reveal that the art isn't actually that bad? That sounds way too stupid.

What I’m guessing he meant from this is that they planned to preair a worse version for some reason.
I can't fathom why they'd do that.
 
Jan 11, 2:51 AM
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DumpsterKing said:
Jansonseth said:

What I’m guessing he meant from this is that they planned to preair a worse version for some reason.
I can't fathom why they'd do that.

I can’t either. It makes no sense.
 
Jan 11, 5:41 AM

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The art and animation is decent on the aired version.

But some character face is still way off/weird and stiff.

Some scene have really weird colour pallets, it almost looks like it was from hentai anime.
 
Jan 11, 6:45 AM
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What's with the Animation lmao. I hope this wont Anime wont get ruined just like what happened to Ore ga suki nano wa Imouto dakedo Janai.
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Jan 11, 7:04 AM
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Well they fix many thing. Like this frame.

Tohka skirt, yoshino shirt, yosinon, the table, the tree. But what is this chair on Kotori head?

The chair is flying?


 
Jan 11, 7:09 AM
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bejoSS said:
Well they fix many thing. Like this frame.

Tohka skirt, yoshino shirt, yosinon, the table, the tree. But what is this chair on Kotori head?

The chair is flying?


I think they messed up with the layers: They put the image of the chair in front of the image of Kotori
 
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DumpsterKing said:
bejoSS said:
Well they fix many thing. Like this frame.

Tohka skirt, yoshino shirt, yosinon, the table, the tree. But what is this chair on Kotori head?

The chair is flying?


I think they messed up with the layers: They put the image of the chair in front of the image of Kotori
As long as many fans didn't notice it it's fine

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Jan 11, 8:45 AM

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im about to feel the same way about this as i did for DxD...they should've stopped at Season 2 (and the movie in DaL's case)
 
Jan 11, 8:53 AM

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Well, the massive downgrade in art and animation compared to the first two seasons will probably take another couple of episodes to fully adjust to, but it's nowhere near as bad as it could have been, at least (though some characters already being off-model at times isn't overly reassuring). Other than that, this felt a little rushed to me: the casual harem hijinks, then straight into meeting Natsumi, then straight into her impersonating Shido and then straight into her letter (without much of a transition between that and the previous scene where Origami and Tohka saw straight through her).

That aside, this was an entertaining start to this 3rd season. Natsumi is an interesting new Spirit and once again wildly different in powers and personalities to the rest (it always impresses me how unique they've been able to make each Spirit so far, at least in relation to each other), though I'm not sure what she's pissed at Shido for (something to do with when she briefly glowed after the last AST missile explosion, I suppose). I'm interested to see how Shido goes about resolving this one.
 
Jan 11, 9:13 AM
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Alright, ladies and gentlemen, here it is: the third season of Date A Live. I've been waiting for this season a long time and finally watching it feels like a dream come true. Like any other first episode in a TV series, this episode is mostly set-up that the narrative will develop in future episodes. Shido has his first confrontation with Natsumi, voiced by newcoming actress Ayumi Mano. While I wasn't expecting the role of Natsumi would be given to a newcomer, I'm glad to see Ayumi does a great job with Natsumi's adult self. We'll see how she fares when Natsumi's child self appears on-screen.

Later, we move to a clichéd impersonator scenario, where Natsumi assumes Shido's appearance and starts causing trouble at his school. The way Tohka and Origami spot the real Shido is so absurd, even Natsumi is weirded out. Unfortunately, this isn't the end of Shido's troubles, as Natsumi makes a tactical withdrawal and promises to keep harassing Shido from now on.

I've also noticed a small cameo for Mayuri at the beginning of the episode. Does that mean the movie is canon? Well, at least it can be canon for the anime continuity. Maybe Mayuri will have a role to play in future episodes.

There was a fear that the reduced animation values would somehow detract from the experience, but I'm glad to say that rarely happens. Sure, the animation quality drops a noticeable bit in the school scenes, but it corrects itself once there are less than three characters on-screen. Admittedly, I find the new animation gives the show a charmingly "retro" style that sets it apart from modern anime productions, which make heavy use of vector, digital and CGI animation.

Date A Live will stand or fall by the strength of its characters and narrative. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again. The series is supposed to make us forget about the man behind the curtain and make us feel as if the characters are living, breathing people with flaws and humanity. I don't need Date A Live to be a life-changing experience, I just need it to be a good story. This episode wasn't great but it was good enough. Hopefully, the show will keep up the momentum and deliver a satisfying outcome. Definitely a keeper for this season!
 
Jan 11, 9:33 AM

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Well at least they fixed some things, I'm glad for that. More Kotori please!


 
Jan 11, 9:35 AM
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OMG DateALive is on air!
Wait...who is this girl? Who is that girl?
 
Jan 11, 10:42 AM

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After the trailer i thought that it looked really bad, but this was much better than i expected. Still the first 10 minutes wasn't feeling it at all, just felt weird. Then Natsumi's appearance changed the episode pretty much. Still it is decent (at best) and i feel like the story might feel a bit outdated, this joke about food is pretty much ancient at this point. Most likely will watch the whole season and hope that will be able finish this series one day (if it has an ending).
 
Jan 11, 11:07 AM

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Oh great they just added a witch with dual personality into the mix who will serve as the antagonist..To make it much worse was they added a MILF the teacher and a gay guy into the guy's already mixed up harem.
 
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Ok cant wait for episode 2 😁
 
Jan 11, 1:19 PM

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I hope it's not gonna be one episode for each girl lol. An arc like this should be 2 episodes tops and then move onto more interesting stuff. Animation was a lot better then the screenshots I've seen up to now.
 
Jan 11, 2:39 PM

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Well, it is much better than pre-aired episode, but Miku still looks alien to me.
 
Jan 11, 3:35 PM
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Kougeru said:
I hope it's not gonna be one episode for each girl lol. An arc like this should be 2 episodes tops and then move onto more interesting stuff. Animation was a lot better then the screenshots I've seen up to now.

This season adapts two arcs so no, it won't be the whole season but it was at this point in the novels that the arcs started getting longer.
 
Jan 11, 3:37 PM

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I swear they cranked the degen level up to 11 for this. They should've just kept it at a comfortable 8 on the degen scale like with the past seasons excluding the OVAs.

I don't think it's a good thing that I liked the movie more than this first episode. As far as I know the movie wasn't even canon.

Also the animation is still trash. It's better than the slideshow that was Shokugeki, but this does not make me excited for how they're going to animate OPM.


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Jan 11, 3:53 PM

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I am not following the novels so this had a pretty interesting start imo, new opening is good too (sweet ARMS did it again yey! definitely got hit by some nostalgia because of it lol) To be honest I never thought they would give this another season after the shitfest that the second one ended up with focusing mostly on Miku...
 
Jan 11, 3:58 PM

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Mormegil said:
Do you have to watch the movie before this season? I've seen the previous 2 seasons but not the movie.


It got a bit of a heads up in the flashback (for 1 frame lol) but nothing major, it's safe to skip. Besides, you barely see the spirit it's supposed to be about....
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Jan 11, 4:07 PM

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Xaelath said:

But Konosuba one i don't know.
Where's deen on all this?


Pretty sure Deen announced that they were done with Konosuba at least for the foreseeable future and thanked everyone that they were able to work on it.
JC Staff must’ve taken over just because of how popular Konosuba is.
 
Jan 11, 4:18 PM

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Oh my... I was looking forward to this a lot, pretty sure it was one of the first Harem Anime's I watched... but I have no words for the art-style and animation so far.

I am not mad, just disappointed..


In all honesty, I love seeing all the girls back (just gotta wait a bit more for Kurumi). Sound is still as good as I hoped it to be... just that art-style man :(
 
Jan 11, 5:07 PM

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Ok,the art styles a bit different,but who cares,it's back,and as long as they keep the humour and storys good,thats all that matters to me.Yeah,they all look a little different,but good god,how long is it since the last series/movie?
As long as Kurumi still messes with Shidou,thats all good.
For me,it still ranks as one of the best harem animes.
Not too sure about the ED though,but it'll probably grow on me,and Natsumi is waifu material.
 
Jan 11, 5:27 PM

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MomoSinX said:
Mormegil said:
Do you have to watch the movie before this season? I've seen the previous 2 seasons but not the movie.


It got a bit of a heads up in the flashback (for 1 frame lol) but nothing major, it's safe to skip. Besides, you barely see the spirit it's supposed to be about....


Thanks! Appreciate it. I'll watch it then, even if I barely remember anything from the 2nd season. It's been so long...
 
Jan 11, 5:40 PM

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I was sort of hoping she was actually going to replace Shido and use a spell to make him look like her. Then be in a situation where he has to convince his friends that she and him switched places.
 
Jan 11, 5:49 PM
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It feels good to see Kotori again

I'm surprised about the animation - it sure isn't top but it's also not that horrible, JC Staff may be able to pull it through somehow?
The Key Visual left a burning mark, i'll always fear a really big drop in Quality
 
Jan 11, 5:53 PM

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But hey, at least JC Staff's got budget left to make OPM and Railgun sequel...
 
Jan 11, 6:02 PM

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The animation even though it's worse than the previous seasons, it was decent for me and it's pretty bearable! On the other hand, can't wait to find out more about Natsumi. At this point i'm just really happy that we have a new season. Really enjoy this show and also can't wait for more story development on the way.
 
Jan 11, 7:29 PM

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Well they fixed the animation in the original episode.It looks a lot better now.Those who watched the preair, watch the original episode again.
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Jan 11, 9:14 PM

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Wished we get to see 'what if' scenarios and him choosing the boob fondle option.

If this is going to be the conflict of this arc, it feels a bit silly, even for this series.

Anyways, was really worried JC would fuck everything over, which appears to be the case for the pre-air but whatever version I watched seemed fine. Thankfully it looks a lot better than expected, albeit just being pretty average but I'd rather have consistent average than the crap they turned Index III into. Let's hope it manages to stay consistent.
 
Jan 11, 10:52 PM

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They really cleaned it up and improved the subs. Much better! Miku is still a little off, and the aren’t consistent with Kotori’s ribbons, but so much better. And, we have a be spirit we have to deal with. She’s a sneaky one.
 
Jan 12, 12:25 AM
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the fisrt episeode full of happyness,, and harem
im gonna wait for next great episode
 
Jan 12, 3:03 AM
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Complaints about animation aside...

Did anyone catch what Natsumi is mad about?

They completely lost me. Did I miss like a millisecond frame of a nip slip or something? All I saw was her sneeze, flash and then return to normal. Is it supposed to be a mystery that's revealed once Shido gets to her?
 
Jan 12, 3:10 AM
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chakracat said:
Animation is fucking garbage but hey it's back.


That is what I think most people are missing out, sure I paused at some scenes and damm god... but if you dont pause and just chill, it is very much watchable, PLUS as a LN fan, they are doing a decent job so far, and that is what matters the most, the rest will be fixed on BDs.

Just CHILL OUT GUYS!

Finally seeing this animated was great, it is was fun to see Miku messing around with others, and even old Kotori is back, besides lets not forget Touka and Origami adoration to Shirou, to the point they were easy able to figure out the real one~~
 
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Complaints about animation aside...

Did anyone catch what Natsumi is mad about?

They completely lost me. Did I miss like a millisecond frame of a nip slip or something? All I saw was her sneeze, flash and then return to normal. Is it supposed to be a mystery that's revealed once Shido gets to her?



It will make sense further in the show. Its not supposed to make much sense right now
 
Jan 12, 6:17 AM
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I love this anime and JC too but this time JC really make me dissapointed. What happen with the art? Is this really JC? Big sad...
 
Jan 12, 8:48 AM

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Does anyone know if the "Are you serious?" girl got her original voice actor back? because I know after season2 she retired?

and yes, that is my biggest concern regarding this show right now.



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Jan 12, 9:01 AM

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so it's back and it doesn't look that good
 
Jan 12, 10:37 AM

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Yeah the animation/art got nothing on Season 1/2 or the movie, but it's still decent, and it's still fun to watch because of the script so i can live with the artstyle looking less apealing for Season 3.
lol the Food of DOOM actually turned out to be good, thought Shido would just survive it because of Efreets healing power.
Nice to see Origami out of the hospital and back at her Shido stalking Duty again
Yuzuru using her sister as mea..- Kaguya-shield


Natsumi is very interesting so far, gotta love how she tried to impersonate Shido and cause a lot of trouble for him because she thought he got aware of her secret, also love her looks and Astral-Dress, Bodysuit is Live
Also love how Tohka and Origami were able to spot the difference between Shido and Natsumi, especially Origami with her analysis noticing Natsumi blinks faster by "50 milliseconds" and spotting the divergence of Natsumi's center of gravity by "0.2°"
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Jan 12, 10:57 AM

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OMG..What the f is this?? The art looks so horrible, is like the shit imotou anime from last season. Production IMS went bankrupt and JC Satff took this anime but is so ugly :( i don't recognize this anime :(( It feels like a different anime..

at least the story is still good and Tooka is still amazing, and Origami is still a stupid b*tch

 
Jan 12, 3:25 PM
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ExAnime_Nerd said:
Nothing suprising judging that its been made by J.C.Staff. Animation was shit, the art was shit, J.C.Staff is practically Studio Pierrot's twin at this point. They better not mess up OPM

JC has always been worse than Pierrot.
 
Jan 12, 4:49 PM

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Well, I've finally watched it and it looks fine. Obviously there are still things that need to be improved like some faces, etc.....and it's just me or Kaguya's boobs look smaller?

Anyway, Date a Live came back and I'm very happy, it was a very funny episode with the same harem comedy that I liked from previous seasons. Tohka asking Miku to come back to the TV, the dynamic of the twins, Miku being "lovely", Yoshino's cuteness, Kotori suddenly changing ribbons and Origami being Origami.....Origami is fucking great xD.

Natsumi, first appearance in the series and I already love her, her design and personality are great. Although she seems to be using a different appearance from her original because she doesn't like it and I suppose she showed it for a moment when she sneezed and thinks Shido saw it.... let's see how this plot develops and who the impostor is.

I also liked how Origami and Tohka instantly recognized the false Shido, although their reasoning was a little strange, Origami's one especially.

So yeah, very excited about what's to come and I really hope it maintains a decent visual quality.
 
Jan 13, 1:01 AM

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But hey, at least JC Staff's got budget left to make OPM and Railgun sequel...

Shows have separate budgets, because they have separate owners/sponsors.
 
Jan 13, 2:53 AM

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Sure graphics are not the best, but they're still passable and I'll enjoy this season anyway.
I wanna see Kurumi >:(
 
Jan 13, 4:01 AM
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Anyone else concerned with OPM S2 at this point? It's literally next season so either this looks garbage because they're putting most of their effort on that or because they're just chewing on too much in general
 
Jan 13, 7:35 PM
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Other than the animation it was pretty good. Just... the animation. Ahhh.
 
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Is this really done by J.C.Staff?? This look almost as appalling as last season's imouto fiasco... I sincerely hope that they'll improve this 'cause now it looks something like the animation staff ran out of passion towards this project.
 
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