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User Info: Mac Arrowny

Mac Arrowny
1 year ago#21
108: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
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The Umineko anime announcement was mostly met with dread from the game's fanbase. Though the Higurashi anime has its fans (myself included, spoilers), it left a lot out of the games and changed a lot of stuff for the anime. The early Umineko games are a lot longer than the early Higurashi games too (and also better - Higurashi was more of a late bloomer, so it was relatively easy to cut stuff from early arcs), so it would be more painful to make the cuts to make the anime work. Still, I was a little bit hopeful. They were using music from the games, which was awesome, and it would be cool to see the characters voiced, plus the battles could be cool animated. Unfortunately, the anime was a failure in pretty much every aspect. Rather than changing things to fit the medium better, the anime was totally faithful to the VN, but because of the low episode count, a lot of important scenes were cut out. Everything feels super rushed. Higurashi’s poor animation sucked, but it wasn’t really that big a deal, since the show was mostly atmosphere and conversations. Umineko had actual battles and such, so having those look terrible was painful. Mostly, I feel like they just missed the feel of the series. The voices were good, but the atmosphere wasn’t there. It felt like they had no idea how to adapt things, or what the themes of the series were. One of the weirdest parts was when they adapted a 20 minutes scene from the VN into a full episode…and then the next episode condensed the two hour ending on the game into a single episode. I mean, the scene they did was good and all, but what the hell were they thinking? The ending was full of scenes people loved, and they were barely there. Watching Umineko was just sad.

At least the OP was good, I guess.
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User Info: pyresword

pyresword
1 year ago#22
I really liked the early episodes of Higurashi. I currently consider it my favorite VN and I've still only read the first 4 chapters. (With the first arc imo being the strongest)
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User Info: Xeybozn

Xeybozn
1 year ago#23
I watched the Umineko anime without reading the VN, and it's one of the worst anime I've ever seen even without comparing it to the source material.
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User Info: swordz9

swordz9
1 year ago#24
I wish Umineko had a good anime so I wouldn’t “have” to read a multi part VN to experience it. Probably pretty low odds I ever get to it since I don’t get into VNs often
Team Rocket Elite 1 year ago#25
Good to see I'm off to a strong start. >_>

I feel like Soma actually loses fairly often in Shokugeki no Soma but I guess a lot of those losses are more recent and after you stopped watching. But even in season 1 there are times when he loses and needs to get bailed out.

I can see why you might not like Black Bullet if you don't like depressing worlds. But I enjoyed watching the main girls even if their lives kinda suck.

I watched the Umineko anime before starting on the VNs. Although I still enjoyed it when I rewatched it after reading the VNs.
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User Info: TexasZea

TexasZea
1 year ago#26
swordz9 posted...
I wish Umineko had a good anime so I wouldn’t “have” to read a multi part VN to experience it. Probably pretty low odds I ever get to it since I don’t get into VNs often

just watch the VN on youtube brother

and yeah, I think I watched an episode or two of the umineko anime first and then I listened to everyone that said the VN was much better and found out they were right.

black bullet - in the pile of "watched one episode when it aired, thought it was bad, and stopped watching" anime

sora no iro, mizu no iro - didn't think much of this either
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User Info: xp1337

xp1337
1 year ago#27
Tag.

lol I've only seen 20 of the anime here (+1 that I read the manga for)
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User Info: swordz9

swordz9
1 year ago#28
I never really thought about watching a VN. Reading the text on my phone might not be too easy either since my screen is on the small side and I use my phone for everything.

User Info: BK_Sheikah00

BK_Sheikah00
1 year ago#29
swordz9 posted...
I never really thought about watching a VN. Reading the text on my phone might not be too easy either since my screen is on the small side and I use my phone for everything.

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User Info: swordz9

swordz9
1 year ago#30
....I actually forgot there was a YouTube App on PS4.
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