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Fantasy Light Novel 'Seiken Tsukai no World Break' Gets Anime Adaptation

by tsubasalover
Feb 10, 2014 10:45 PM | 89 Comments
The wraparound jacket band for the upcoming 6th volume of fantasy light novel Seiken Tsukai no World Break will reveal that a TV anime adaptation has been green-lit.

Synopsis
Written by Akamitsu Awamura, the series takes place in a private high school involving the concept of "saviors." They are known as people who possess awakened memories of their past lives. The story tells of a young boy named Moroha Haimura who comes to this private school. At the school, there are two types of people: Saviors, who fight enemies with weapons and techniques gleaned from the Puraana powers from their own bodies, and Kuroma, who wipe out enemies with magic to manipulate the Maana powers that surpass physics. Moroha Haimura is the first person with past lives of both Shirogane and Kuroma. (Source: ANN, edited)

Source: ANN, 0takomu, Scan via Akiba Blog

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Seiken Tsukai no World Break on MAL

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Nidhoeggr said:
You confuse tolerance with acceptance. Whoever said that one personally has to accept anybody as someone one personally respects or views as equal in a discussion? I am sure you do the same with many people as well.

I will lose respect people for how they treat others, not for what sort of entertainment they enjoy. The former is what respect is all about, the latter is something we should have outgrown in middle school.

And degrading, fanboying, etc. doesn't matter as it doesn't change the content of the show. If it is generic it will stay generic and adding crap or "unique in small details" or "but I like it" or whatever else won't change the fact that the structure is the same as 99% of the other series in that genre atm.

Well this completely misses the point.

Your disappoval or approval of the way the arguments are presented doesn't degrade the criticism brought forth.

Oh but it does, poor presentation makes for poor arguments. If you have a central point make that point, don't introduce noise. If I'm making a proposal to my boss about why I think we should make a change to our services, or evaluating an area that needs work, I'm not going to include a rant about why I think our clients are idiots, even if he agrees - it's just a distraction. This applies to anything really. I'm sure this came up in all those "classes" you mentioned.

Why are you so riled up anyway? Because I said some people may possible delude themselves into liking the same stuff over and over again without getting tired because they know that it is not good deep insight their consciousness and need to justify it through VA love or whatever? Come on...

Because one, this is complete nonsense, and two, yours is the sort of attitude that makes so many aspects of anime fandom intolerable rather than the source of enjoyment it should be.

Feb 17, 2014 12:39 PM by jmal

You confuse tolerance with acceptance. Whoever said that one personally has to accept anybody as someone one personally respects or views as equal in a discussion? I am sure you do the same with many people as well.

And degrading, fanboying, etc. doesn't matter as it doesn't change the content of the show. If it is generic it will stay generic and adding crap or "unique in small details" or "but I like it" or whatever else won't change the fact that the structure is the same as 99% of the other series in that genre atm.
Your disappoval or approval of the way the arguments are presented doesn't degrade the criticism brought forth.

Why are you so riled up anyway? Because I said some people may possible delude themselves into liking the same stuff over and over again without getting tired because they know that it is not good deep insight their consciousness and need to justify it through VA love or whatever? Come on...

Feb 17, 2014 12:10 PM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr, "literary criticism" is not a shield to hide behind any time you have what you feel is an unpopular opinion. So long as you can't criticize the shows without degrading the people who watch them (and oh you so very much do degrade, deny that and I wash my hands of this conversation as pointless), your claim that you're so tolerant of others' personal entertainment choices rings completely hollow. Less strawman arguments like "pretend it has no flaws" - which is something absolutely nobody has even suggested, most of the posters you're talking to don't even like these shows! - would be lovely as well.

Feb 17, 2014 11:45 AM by jmal

Sounds unoriginally LN-ish :/

Feb 17, 2014 8:48 AM by Pullman

kuuderes_shadow said:
Hahalollawl said:
alexpte said:
Admittedly I though it was a different series for a second. Premise looks interesting, I'll be looking forward to it.


That one already had an anime announced I thought. Anyways, seems like this could be good. The past memories and distinction between magic/weapons could be interesting .


I thought the same thing, and was wondering why something that had already been announced was being announed again.

Anyway, series on my long list getting adapted = will watch.
I've deceived by the title quite a few time too when I read LN and manga sales thread.

Feb 17, 2014 8:45 AM by NeoAnkara

Did I ever say hating is mature? But the "enjoyment over everything" fraction is certainly very quickly pissed when people tell them that it is not everything.
And you CAN enjoy everything you like. I say this every damn time, but somehow people seem to be mentally challenged when it comes to seperate the facts from the personal opinion.
You CAN enjoy this and if you watch it you probably should enjoy this (it will be nothing but pain otherwise). But then please don't pretend it has no flaws and look down on people who are not as tolerant as you when it comes to overly tropy and formulatic anime as "haters" when they rightfully get tired of the same stuff.

And I guess you missed all the classes in school when they told you about how literary critcism and evaluation works. The fact that you still confuse critical and objective seems to support that.

Feb 17, 2014 8:02 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:


And why is "I enjoy it so it must be good" any better? Great, you enjoy Twilight. Is it now a very well written story that is easily as good as Kafka and if we disagree we are haters? Or is it all the same because there is no quality in books and it is all entirely subjective?


I'm talking about the enjoyment factor. And yes, that is indeed entirely subjective.



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Because that is what a lot of people here seem to believe and they are wrong.

Wrong? About enjoying things? Thats hilarious.



Stop with the double standard.

What double standard?


I can understand that you might feel personally offended because you- for some reason - identify so much with the products you consume that they become a part of your personality but please

I don't feel offended, I just want to know why people like you seem to have this ridiculous idea that they can be objective about entertainment.



"Haters" get a lot of flak and they seem way more mature when it comes to coping with criticizing/having a minority opinion than some of the "typical crowd" here who enjoy watching these shows season after season.

Haters? Mature? Now thats funny, you're free to hate what you want. But putting down others because of it is anything but mature.

Then again, I also did that when I was a teenager, so I can't really blame those who do.

Feb 17, 2014 7:58 AM by rederoin

Have I ever said I am superior to anyone? We are all equal and have the same right to express an opinion. But no matter how much you call a product different, when the content is the same it remains the same and trying to justify these differences and the discussion about them as matter of opinion and entirely irrelevant is not exactly a good way of doing things.
A lot of people here are quick to say "hater", "troll" or "judgemental elitist", but can't deal with the word "drone" or "someone with low standards". That's all I was going on about.

Feb 17, 2014 7:55 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
rederoin said:

jmal said:
Nidhoeggr said:
But honestly: That is just deceiving yourself at this point...

I'm rather sick of the way the majority of harem/LN romcom shows are executed myself, but let's please stop pretending we understand other people's personal entertainment preferences better than the people themselves do. Or that it's even any of our damned business, because it's certainly not.

I also agree with this. This whole 'I don't enjoy, so its objectivilly bad' attitude is rather annoying.


And why is "I enjoy it so it must be good" any better? Great, you enjoy Twilight. Is it now a very well written story that is easily as good as Kafka and if we disagree we are haters? Or is it all the same because there is no quality in books and it is all entirely subjective? Because that is what a lot of people here seem to believe.

Stop with the double standard. I can udnerstand that you might feel personally offended because you - for some reason - identify so much witht he products you consume that they become a part of your personality but please: "Haters" get a lot of flak and they seem way more mature when it comes to coping with criticizing a different opinion than some of the "typical crowd" who enjoy watching these shows season after season.
you realize you just inadvertently admitted your just as bad as the people youre complaining about. the "how is XXXX any better" argument only works when your a neutral outer reference not the subject of complaint in the first place, when youre that you just put yourself on the same level as the other side then proceed to negatively describe it, aka in lamens terms you just insulted yourself

Feb 17, 2014 7:52 AM by JizzyHitler

rederoin said:

jmal said:
Nidhoeggr said:
But honestly: That is just deceiving yourself at this point...

I'm rather sick of the way the majority of harem/LN romcom shows are executed myself, but let's please stop pretending we understand other people's personal entertainment preferences better than the people themselves do. Or that it's even any of our damned business, because it's certainly not.

I also agree with this. This whole 'I don't enjoy, so its objectivilly bad' attitude is rather annoying.


And why is "I enjoy it so it must be good" any better? Great, you enjoy Twilight. Is it now a very well written story that is easily as good as Kafka and if we disagree we are haters? Or is it all the same because there is no quality in books and it is all entirely subjective? Because that is what a lot of people here seem to believe and they are wrong.

Stop with the double standard. I can understand that you might feel personally offended because you - for some reason - identify so much with the products you consume that they become a part of your personality but please: "Haters" get a lot of flak and they seem way more mature when it comes to coping with criticizing/having a minority opinion than some of the "typical crowd" here who enjoy watching these shows season after season.

Feb 17, 2014 7:45 AM by Nidhoeggr

Wow, main character is OP right off the bat...

Might check out the first episode.

Feb 13, 2014 11:37 AM by ChronosXIII

Nice. More harem animes for me to enjoy. :)

Feb 13, 2014 8:21 AM by Magito

Since these shows usually have large gaps of quality between them(Tokyo ravens >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mahou sensou, to name a currently airing example). I think its atleast worth trying out.


jmal said:
Nidhoeggr said:
But honestly: That is just deceiving yourself at this point...

I'm rather sick of the way the majority of harem/LN romcom shows are executed myself, but let's please stop pretending we understand other people's personal entertainment preferences better than the people themselves do. Or that it's even any of our damned business, because it's certainly not.

I also agree with this. This whole 'I don't enjoy, so its objectivilly bad' attitude is rather annoying.

Feb 12, 2014 2:28 PM by rederoin

kuuderes_shadow said:
To be honest this whole 'it's all the same' nonsense is just self-reinforced belief. You expect it to be the same, so you pay attention to every similarity, and then point it out at every opportunity, thus reinforcing everyone else's same attitude. There's no more similarity in this genre than in any others.


Or perhaps shows like this really are generic crappy adaptions of generic crappy LNs that were written with exactly the same tropes to target exactly the same audience. Except for their little gimmick Strike the Blood and Machine Doll last season were completely interchangeable in every respect and the same goes for Mahou Sensou this season (well, except that Mahou Sensou manages to be far worse).

Feb 12, 2014 12:16 PM by Ventris

To be honest this whole 'it's all the same' nonsense is just self-reinforced belief. You expect it to be the same, so you pay attention to every similarity, and then point it out at every opportunity, thus reinforcing everyone else's same attitude. There's no more similarity in this genre than in any others.

In the end you have to either start avoiding these topics of conversation or you end up getting affected by the virulent and harmful* attitudes being constantly banded about. Which then means that the whole thing is left to those infected, who serve to constantly fester their disease, and periodically launch out on another strike targetted at battering away at others until they too join the zombie-like hoardes...

*harmful to your enjoyment, of course - not physically harmful.

Feb 12, 2014 11:44 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Sounds interesting.

Feb 12, 2014 10:48 AM by Chibi-Alice

In Japan, that artstyle is everywhere. e.g. look at these official JSDF mascots. Japanese have much more exposure to that style than the average western non-anime fan. You wouldn't have the defence forces adopting stuff like that unless it was widely accepted visual motif. They're succeeding in attracting young Japanese men to enlist with those anime girls. But I will bet you that Otaku are not the ones signing up. So that shows that young Japanese men do find those anime girls visually appealing, and not just older Otaku types.

But the main giveaway for the target audience is how short and cheap these novels are, 200 pages and about 500 yen per book. If they were really targeting the main otaku market, they'd be much more expensive. They're sold cheap, to keep them affordable for teenagers.

Feb 12, 2014 9:23 AM by cipheron

cipheron said:
wikipedia suggests light novels are aimed at middle school to highschool students. So they always have a ready audience "coming of age" to whom it's all new.

And we tend to forget that most people in Japan, male or otherwise, are not actually Otaku with amazing anime knowledge. The hot girls on every LN cover don't just appeal to Otaku, they give the books broad appeal to young men.

That might explain how they can get away with such blatant ripping off of older series. These are aimed at average young males who are not really "Otaku" so you can roll out the cliches and they think it's the best thing ever because they can see that hot chick who was only hinted at in the LN they read when they were 14.


Is that actually true? LNs are so steeped in Otaku tropes I find it hard to believe that youg males who are not Otaku would like them. Remember, those characters are hot only to us anime fans who like that style. To non-anime-fans they look wierd.

Feb 12, 2014 8:56 AM by Frostav

GuiltyKing said:
jmal said:
GuiltyKing said:
Wouldn't one eventually get bored of the same shit over and over and over again?

It's rather easy to say this about things we don't like while happily buying/reading/watching as much as we can get of things we do.

One would have to be a mindless drone to enjoy every such show. Personally I would've probably shot myself already at this point.

Let he who is without preferences or opinions cast the first stone... alas, fandom could really do with being a heck of a lot less judgmental.

Feb 12, 2014 8:50 AM by jmal

jmal said:
GuiltyKing said:
Wouldn't one eventually get bored of the same shit over and over and over again?

It's rather easy to say this about things we don't like while happily buying/reading/watching as much as we can get of things we do.

One would have to be a mindless drone to enjoy every such show. Personally I would've probably shot myself already at this point.

cipheron said:
wikipedia suggests light novels are aimed at middle school to highschool students. So they always have a ready audience "coming of age" to whom it's all new.

And we tend to forget that most people in Japan, male or otherwise, are not actually Otaku with amazing anime knowledge, any more than they're all ninjas.

That might explain how they can get away with such blatant ripping off of older series. These are aimed at average young males who are not really "Otaku" so you can roll out the cliches and they think it's the best thing ever because they can see that hot chick who was only hinted at in the LN they read when they were 14.

And despite their audience continuously changing, the authors keep whipping out the same ol' stories every year. Instead of writing one good novel and pointing interested people towards it, we get another cheap story, created with a template for writing shitty light novels. And that's the really sad part.

Feb 12, 2014 8:40 AM by Rachmaninow

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