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Oct 12, 2013 1:51 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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For some reason, I'm really liking the OST of this show.

Mm, some game dynamics explored. Player Killer huh? I've heard of those before. I used to play an MMORPG game before too and pkers aren't rare. The episode was alright I guess, felt a little fast though.

Those gryphons looks pretty cool. Time to ride~
 
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Oct 12, 2013 1:53 AM

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Wow, scary combination.

New mission, it seems. Griffons? That assassin girl is too cute when getting embarrassed in front of the main character.
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Oct 12, 2013 1:55 AM

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The ending was so cute when they were getting on the Griffons and flying through the sky.
 
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Oct 12, 2013 1:56 AM

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Akatsuki is so fucking moe jesus christ.

And I'm really liking Shiroe as our MC.
 
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Oct 12, 2013 1:56 AM

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Damn I really like Shiroe's team taking out the PK players, nice battle btw with the ost. Well I wonder where they heading off in the end...

Oh yeah, Akatsuki is too moe in this episode :D
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Oct 12, 2013 1:57 AM

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Akatsuki is so adorable, especially when getting on the Griffon.
 
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Oct 12, 2013 3:23 AM

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I knew that had to put PK in at some point or they will be no antagonists.

Despite feeling that the first episode was inferior to SAO, the incorporation of MMORPG elements into the second episode raised my interest by notches as I was once a Maple Story player. I think Log Horizon's path is more MMORPG focused, which is good as one thing about SAO I didn't like was how MMORPG elements were only seen a few times before becoming plot-driven. This is how a show with the MMORPG setting should be done. (But I still liked SAO...)
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Oct 12, 2013 3:41 AM
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Akatsuki a bit reminds me of a female lead from Katanagatari. Interesting character. Shiroe's remark on PK was thought-provoking. Indeed people may go brutal out of boredom when they rise from the dead and life is easy.

Wonder what would happen to those players if a world-wide blackout occurred in real world. Maybe this is not a show to question this kind stuff though. I shall go with the flow.
 
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Oct 12, 2013 3:47 AM

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Even thought they can't die and keep re spawning all the time, they don't know yet why they all got trapped in the game world.

Shiro strategist were awesome and Akatsuki is cute like always.

The Gryphons were kind of awesome too.

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Oct 12, 2013 4:03 AM

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PK , strategy battle , Taunt skill . Great episode
 
Oct 12, 2013 4:59 AM

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Enjoyed this episode much more than the first. The main character is a pretty likable guy.
 
Oct 12, 2013 4:59 AM

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This is getting interesting, I like the fact that they're PKs in the game, now we can have some real antagonists appear in the game. And Shiroe's monologues really do help tell more about the world of Elder Tale, and that really is nice addition. It really feels like an MMO, and I hope they keep doing this, those Gryphons were an awesome addition as well.
 
Oct 12, 2013 5:23 AM

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Interesting episode. The next battle is just about to begin! The gryphons didn't quite like Akatsuki eh ;D
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Oct 12, 2013 5:25 AM

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Wow!! That was really great :D

Definitely Top5 of the season ^^

Loved the first half with them kicking ass. Totally had those PKs piss their pants XD
Awesome team work :D

Loving the setting of the world...Instead of going with fearing death (SAO), here they go with being bored since they have no goal in life thus, different ways to spend time are brought about...which makes this interesting.

Shiro explaining everything was nice. Loving his monologue so much :D BA character for sure ^^
Especially the part he wanted to say"We'll go" and the other 2 put their hands on his back. Such a great scene :)

Akatsuki is sooo cute <3...And BA to add!! Loving her.

Dat last scene with them flying on the Griffons was awesome too :D

LOVING THE OST!!! >_<
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Oct 12, 2013 5:38 AM

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Nice episode. There was a a lot of explaining done with the PKs and the player classes. The whole class/subclass idea is pretty interesting. Guess we're going to end up seeing a bunch of unique players and skills in the game. That battle was pretty cool, nice to see Shiroe's strategizing in action.
 
Oct 12, 2013 5:42 AM

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there is actually strategy in the battles depending on the classes involved, that's how a mmorpg anime should be, fucking amazing
 
Oct 12, 2013 5:59 AM

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I love the strategy in battle, can't wait for more. Had me smiling throughout the whole thing. Kinda wish there were more awesome offensive spells but Shirou doesn't need them. Also makes me wonder if they have Archers because those are one of my favorite classes. Akatsuki is so badass but moe at the same time. That griffon scene was amazing. Really liking this series, hope the quality doesn't drop.
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Oct 12, 2013 6:06 AM

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I guess it's sort of doing its job as an MMORPG anime ... but I can't help but feel it's somewhat lackluster.

I mean, even the characters themselves admitted that they "had nothing to do" -- there's no tension, or driving plot. I know there'll be complications later on, some has already been put into light, but besides the main "how'd we get stuck in this" issue, there's really nothing else driving this.

Can't help but feel that the fact that they are stuck in the game is but a cheap way to write a story about an MMORPG without having to deal with the fact that people have "real lives" ...

Debauchery Tea Party: I really hope that that the whole elite group past is not gonna be disappointing. Sigh, I can probably already tell what happened and why the MC feels the way he does towards guilds.
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Oct 12, 2013 6:38 AM

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i realy think im going to enjoy this show and dat Griffin
 
Oct 12, 2013 6:48 AM

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My wallpaper makes a bit of sense now. That's where the griffons came from.

Great episode, can really see this doing great. Nice use of strategy, definitely in my top 3 of the season.
 
Oct 12, 2013 6:54 AM

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Good episode. That was a nice fight too between the players.
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:03 AM

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Someone translated all the subclasses.

http://i.imgur.com/uTIg4N2.jpg
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:13 AM

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Well, I'm glad they explained quite a lot of stuff about the game.

But what's with all the seriousness? It's not like you really die or there is a real point in playing the game..
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:17 AM

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Amarrez said:
Someone translated all the subclasses.

http://i.imgur.com/uTIg4N2.jpg


"Rose Garden Princess"? What the hell kind of subclass is that supposed to be?
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:23 AM

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Gelyan said:
Well, I'm glad they explained quite a lot of stuff about the game.

But what's with all the seriousness? It's not like you really die or there is a real point in playing the game..

Have you ever played an MMO in your life?
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:23 AM

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I think the episode was great. I liked the fight and the ending scene. I still need to get used to the animation, it still bugs me a bit.
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:25 AM

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This show is quickly going up in my top favorites for this season

The concept is really interesting since they can't die, there's nothing to win or lose (so far) the only problem is what should you do with your life?

Akatsuki keeps getting more and more adorable, i'm waiting for the romance between her and Shiroe to bloom. Her assassin skills were also top notch, out of the 3 main characters her powers are my favorite.

Glad to see a cast of full fledged fighters and not wimpy side characters. This show is really promising.
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:29 AM

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yhunata said:
Amarrez said:
Someone translated all the subclasses.

http://i.imgur.com/uTIg4N2.jpg


"Rose Garden Princess"? What the hell kind of subclass is that supposed to be?


maybe Gardener
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:32 AM

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Amarrez said:
Someone translated all the subclasses.

http://i.imgur.com/uTIg4N2.jpg


Dairy Farmer? BEST SUB CLASS EVER!! , I bet some players are like "*facepalm* What the hell was I thinking when I decided to be a Butler as a sub class" xD Also what would the cleaners subclass include? xD Can people who didn't chose that sub-class clean?

But great episode I like how the Mc Isn't a complete idiot and actually thinks about stuff before starting a fight.
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:33 AM
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So this is clearly not going an SAO route (woot no melodrama) and far more of .Hack. I really like it thought, i enjoy that it explains the classes and such. It seem to be a really nice little action adventure anime worth watching, but maybe it will throw some dark curveball but I doubt it.
 
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Also I LOVE the characters. All of them are capable but have their niches. Albeit they are generic but I still love them and I don't feel like it is so cliche even if it kinda is.
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:50 AM

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It's getting better just like other ones the 2nd ones are packed with actions
I like the way they explain things
Which draws one in that has no knowledge about MMORPG's at all

The ride on the Griffons were impressive
Would have been nice if Akatsuki was sitting in front of her Lord instead
for balance xD
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:53 AM
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From a long time of playing MMORPG's I'd say that Shiroe's remarks on people PKing is pretty damn accurate.

and WOW, Akatsuki is too cuute *3* - lots of love hints were set off this episode as well hehe ;)

ahahah at the "Oppai-" part, caught me off guard XD


This one's hopefully staying in my top 3 this season :P
 
Oct 12, 2013 7:54 AM
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Loved this episode, that PVP with the PK and Shiroe's strategy is the best.
The only that I'm wondering is why are the enemies didn't use any skills despite being a high level?, well we can see that one of them is a Lv. 82
 
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I love the strategy in battle, can't wait for more. Had me smiling throughout the whole thing. Kinda wish there were more awesome offensive spells but Shirou doesn't need them. Also makes me wonder if they have Archers because those are one of my favorite classes. Akatsuki is so badass but moe at the same time. That griffon scene was amazing. Really liking this series, hope the quality doesn't drop.


Well, in the OP there are one guy who equips crossbow. And in the classes & races explanation topic, they said that assassin class can use ranger weapons to..assassinate.
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Oct 12, 2013 8:07 AM

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Good episode, this is by far the best mmorpg setting anime which has ever been created. I really like the elder tales world, so much details.
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:10 AM

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I was a PKer myself in Diablo 2, damn I miss those times as a kid pissing off everyone in public servers ahahah

good episode, liking this show so far.
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:14 AM
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Great ep, Damn, Akatsuki is so cute! Also, that taunt skill. loving it so far.
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:17 AM
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lol ..
i really liked those scene where akatsuki pick off their mage ..

i like these feeling its even better than SAO because its much closer in reality of mmropg out there .
defintely my number 1 anime on my list these season ..
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:20 AM

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This is getting good. Nice episode.
 
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Though there was just a little too much narration for my taste, I loved the teamwork being shown off. Funny enough they bring up how the PKers talk too much
 
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That was a great episode. Im looking forward to learn more about the Debauchery Tea Party!
 
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I feel like im missing a little thing called a main plot
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:58 AM

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Keep getting interesting. The MC is pretty smart and work well with his team. I like that there are many subclasses like MMORPG, making the characters more unique.

Unlike SAO's first arc, you don't have to worry about dying here. People have no goal like clearing all of the floors and instead killing time with PKing others. I'm sure there will be plot soon enough. Seems like it will be 2 cour, I expect a great deal from this series.
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Yep, I like where this is going.

I'm not worrying about the plot, it's "lack" has been highlighted so much that it's pretty obvious there is something more going on.

BTW, Shiroe being an enchanter fits well with him being a "strategist", that one and illusionist are usually the ones with better tactical repertoires.

yhunata said:
Amarrez said:
Someone translated all the subclasses.

http://i.imgur.com/uTIg4N2.jpg
"Rose Garden Princess"? What the hell kind of subclass is that supposed to be?
Maybe she (or he???) can summon servants?

Dunno, but it's gotta be better than cooking master.

I mean, what's the point if all tastes the same? XD

Ok, ok, I know, from an MMORPG point of view they probably make food with healing/stat improving/magic status stuff. But I still think it's funny.

Butler/maid/cleaner on the other hand... well... like someone else suggested, those stuck with these classes would probably be smacking their heads. XD
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Oct 12, 2013 9:47 AM

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Loving this. SAO had its good sides, but I already LH more due to being far more MMORPG-ish... not to mention the MC is better (what, I prefer strategists to supermen)

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I feel like im missing a little thing called a main plot


It is a ~24 episodes long show. For such long shows, it is not uncommon for main plot to start later (usually around ep5 and before ep10).
 
Oct 12, 2013 9:50 AM

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that was a great episode. really enjoyed it. akatsuki is so damn cute :D
 
Oct 12, 2013 9:53 AM

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Damn, first time in a while I've been excited for some shit like this.

On a side note: Not saying it's shit.
 
Oct 12, 2013 9:56 AM

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I really liked the teamwork in this episode it really shows how an MMO should be played no like SAO that was Kirito solo OPness. Really liked this episode!
 
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Liking the worldbuilding, in 2 episodes it already did it 100x better than SAO in 12 episodes (which were spent on the actual SAO, not ALO).
The plot is weak so far, but the whole thing of "having nothing to do" can potentially be used to develop a variety of themes, although I may just be setting the bar too high here.
 
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