MetaVerse: Spring ’15 – 02

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Black label, amazing eyesight, a love triangle, and tragically evil characters on this week’s MetaVerse

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winter15-jrowIndeed, back here for a second week as Kyo joins me with some more first impressions and as I teased and you expected, some thoughts on F/SN UBW. Our discussion topic plays around with the idea of taking a main character out of the series and seeing if that could even work, who’d step up as the lead, etc.

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Intro (“Brave Shine” by Aimer from Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works)

02:08 – News

Anime Episode Discussions

  • 08:40 – Triage X 01
  • 16:48 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 01
  • 26:36 – My Love Story 01
  • 31:40 – Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 02

41:30 – Topic: A World W/O Main Character-kun

Outro (“Shiawase no Arika” by Local Connect from My Love Story)

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So Kyo kinda took the wind out of my sails with the Haruhi thing (or I just didn’t fully understand the series), but I still feel my points on Haruhi could be understood and debated. Hope you enjoyed the listen, and at least I will talk to ya next week!

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28 Responses to “MetaVerse: Spring ’15 – 02”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    /me plays stabbity stab with RuleBreaker!

  2. zztop says:

    Triage: I’d say the girls are in more danger of their backs giving out at the worst time. Their chests look dense enough to deflect bullets!

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      ssssh! The oppai squad here will lynch you! 😛

      • BlackBriar says:

        Too late! His fate is sealed. An informant previously hiding in the shrubs just gave us the message. We’ve already begun grabbing our ropes, torches and pitch forks. It’s going to be an all-out witch hunt!

    • Irenesharda says:

      I completely understand what you mean, every time I see girls like that, I just think “That’s got to be painful being so unsupported like that.” Animators seem to forget that there are pain receptors in all that flesh and that gravity can be a harsh mistress.

  3. BlackBriar says:

    If the Boss Lady has a viable reason for the absence of Type-Moon meetings Fate/Stay Night posts, she’ll easily be forgiven. Personally, even if she’s misguided, I prefer Fate/Stay Night’s Caster to Fate/Zero’s revolting counterpart.

    I wonder if we’ll get the Megane-chan next time.

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      I like Casters, from the cutely disgusting guro one in F/Z to the cute goshuujin-sama going one if Extra. Caster of Red is also a winner; he’s literally a genius. FSN’s caster’s original master has been rewritten here. He reminds me of the CasterIV that had no compunctions about using pure mana.

      I believe the Alice twins is a Caster in Extra. LOLi Caster.

      Also, CasterV’s original master was dumb. No Master/Servant pairing that was dysfunctional has survived a Grail war intact.

      Quote: “Watashi no Jeanne!”

    • Jrow says:

      Spoilers: It will neither be Skyway or Highlion on the next podcast. 🙂

  4. Foshizzel says:

    LOL Hestia is the newest internet star! She is EVERYWHERE and I love it and I joined in the fun with my own artwork~

    LOL the story with the guy at an all girl school? Wow living the dream or is he? What if the girls bully him instead?! Kidding but good for him I guess at least he will have tons of stories to tell his friends xD

    Triage X: Good fun even though the cheesy-ness of the episode and the whole “my friends parts are inside me” LOL BEST OUT OF CONTEXT LINE EVER! Also masked girl/idol girl = moe jason aka the token cute team member <3 the first episode is kinda cool I plan to watch more.

    Kekkai: That is so much fun! The aliens/creatures living side by side with the humans reminds me totally of Gintama which has the same setup and the "powers" are very interesting and I love all the characters so far and Rie Kugimiya is a ghost? Awesome <3 not to mention all the Gintama voice actors? HELL YA! If only Tomokazu Sugita was in this as well...

    My Love Story: That ooozes cuteness and at first I wasn't sold on the giant designs for the main guy, but after seeing how he is just a softy it works out quite well and I can't wait to see the buildup towards that all important confession if they even have one or will it be 80% laughs and the rest being the romance?

    Fate/Stay: Wowwww Archer what are you doing bro?! WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE RIN? Kidding! I am totally assuming it is all part of his plan to get close to caster to own her or did he really want to work for someone with more power? Shiroe of course DOING NOTHING, but I have a hate for his character because I just find him to be extremely boring...Berzerker vs Gilgamesh thou! I CAN'T WAIT OOOHH YESSSS! Also is Rin going to return her feels for Shiroe? LOL

    A World W/O Main Character-kun: Shows it works with maybe Bleach? You could easily use his sisters instead as the replacement Shinigami? Also Captain earth? You could easily have one of the other characters stand up as the main and finally I would go with Neon Genesis Evangelion if you take out Shinji and have Asuka or Rei as the main focus instead.

    Shows that it would not work! Index cause you have to have Touma with her in order to push the magical side and ESP sides and I might as well throw in Railgun without Misaka I guess it would turn into a series about Judgement? Finally I don't think it would work so well with Space Dandy? You kinda need him even though he doesn't do a whole lot xD

    Another great recording!

  5. zztop says:

    Will anyone be covering The Legend of Arslan and Seraph?

  6. skylion says:

    I was thinking about the topic question. The first thing to pop in my head, since I’m such a history junkie, was The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, the genderswitch show. Eventually, Nobuna isn’t the main character, because Nobunaga stopped being the “main character” in his own life. That would really change the make-up of the ecchi comedy to one of historical betrayal and attempted revenge. So, Oda Nobuna would not work without the main character at all…

    But what wold happen if you remove Rikka from Chu2Koi? Would it be Yuuta and Nibutani hooking up and trying to embarrasses each other about their former chuuni ways?

  7. Overcooled says:

    Ahahaha nice fake-out at the beginning!

    It’s funny because I remember Jrow mentioning the string Hestia wears in last week’s podcast and I was just like “huh..a string? right..I guess there was one?”. And now it’s like the focal point of the entire show thanks to the rabid ribbon fandom that suddenly popped up. Wild…

    I liked when Unlimited Bladeworks had Rin as the main character for that one episode instead of Shiro. If only that had continued…

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