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Posted 1/19/18 , edited 1/20/18

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It's a little weird that they give us a third person view of his HUD when nobody else seems to see it. I kept expecting it to be a plot point.


I think its to continually reinforce the separation between him and the 'world', like no matter how immersive it all is, there's still this barrier.

From an aesthetic point, it also fits with all the other little ticks like the skill checks, notifications etc.


Yeah, I get that from his POV, but reverse shots like this seem strange if nobody else can see it (which makes me think someone eventually will.)

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They may be doing it because going to 'first person' all the time is irritating. All anyone else would need to 'notice', as such, is that he looks at empty spaces all the time.
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They may be doing it because going to 'first person' all the time is irritating. All anyone else would need to 'notice', as such, is that he looks at empty spaces all the time.


Which is what we should be seeing as well, at least on the reverse shots. (Which they have done a couple times, which only emphasizes that they normally don't. )
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Well the reverse shot, whether someone in the world sees it or not, emphasizes he's looking at something that's "mechanically" strange in the "game."

He wasn't (simply?) having a love-at-first-sight experience, captivated by her beauty as the girl rode by. He was noticing a level 10 spellcaster with a unique title was riding by, that somehow was in a bit of a situation.
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gornotck wrote:

They may be doing it because going to 'first person' all the time is irritating. All anyone else would need to 'notice', as such, is that he looks at empty spaces all the time.


Yeah like when he was looking at the "map" at the inn ...
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It's really strange how this is driving my eyes and brain bonkers when they use this faux soft-focus style. Even just this still is making my head hurt. Am I really the only one who's having this sort of reaction.
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It's really strange how this is driving my eyes and brain bonkers when they use this faux soft-focus style. Even just this still is making my head hurt. Am I really the only one who's having this sort of reaction.


It's a bit unusual but isn't causing me any issues. A lot of modern MMOs use similar effects if you have the graphics cranked all the way up, which is what they seem to be going for, as well as the camera trying to illustrate shifting focus from the HUD to main display. It's there now to show Satoo's awkwardly dealing with a game interface and his own state of mind, he's not fully immersed. The "barrier" of his monitor glass is still lingering.

Closest thing to a cure I could suggest is adjusting your screen's brightness/gamma, or lowering the video resolution so the entire show is more consistently "blurry." I expect the use of this to drastically drop off as the show goes on, as well as the little pop-up alerts he keeps getting.

EDIT: Also, don't stare at those scenes :p Your eyes are trying to "focus" too hard on what can never be in focus.
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i thought it is pretty funny how the anime is making it that way but I agree it is to show Satou dealing with the interface

but I really liked the adaptation and its going to get better since as you all know now there are tons of girls cant wait for it to happen
I am waiting patiently for more action sequences though.......
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There's a lot of negativity in this thread. I thought this first episode was alright. But then again, I'm not allergic to isekai like a lot of people seem to be.


It's just saturation. Much like harem anime which at one point I enjoyed but now if it's not something really standout I'm not interested.


Pretty much this. The "landscape", if you will, is ridiculously over-saturated these. Ever since the success of SAO and Shield Hero, OP-harem-isekai stories are literally everywhere. I used to like them. But when they all follow the exact same formula, and there's dozens of them out there, it gets old.

As for Death March itself, I've tried to read the ln/wn version, had a hard time really getting into it. Never got very far. Giving the anime a shot, maybe if this is good it will re-kindle my interest in the novel.
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It's annoying how he effortlessly and constantly gains "skills" just from doing the most minor things. Oh he spoke to someone, instant "persuasion" skill! I bet he gains a new skill every time he farts too. I also find most of the conversations unnecessary and boring. Did we really need to have the inn girl tell us all about the various supply stores in town? Most anime would have just skipped that and gone straight to the market scene. Finally, his general look is a bit too similar to kirito from SAO for my taste. That scene 5 seconds in where he catches the girl looks like it could have come straight from SAO.
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I liked ep. 2 better than 1. I kind of got into it. I just hope that it develops to a point to save/redeem the slaves. My heart melted for those little demi-human girls.



Also... I admit it... I kinda sorta really like Zena
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It's annoying how he effortlessly and constantly gains "skills" just from doing the most minor things.


Love it when the guy asks if he owns the slaves, and he just stares back which in turns nets him a 'poker face' level up.

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It's annoying how he effortlessly and constantly gains "skills" just from doing the most minor things. Oh he spoke to someone, instant "persuasion" skill! I bet he gains a new skill every time he farts too.


He mentioned it in his monologue from episode 1 very briefly: Some games give skills by leveling, some by spending a currency (skill points and/or money), some by actual use.

This game is apparently a mash of two titles he was contributing on, and probably a convenient mix of other 'games' -- it seems it has all skill gaining options together.

He unlocked a ton of skills just from leveling up, and keeps inadvertently unlocking new ones from actual use. I assume he is only at level 1 proficiency until they show him sinking points into it though. So he probably didn't invest in Alcohol Tolerance or Poker Face, but he deliberately invested in Language, Persuasion, Trickery and Haggling as soon as they became available.
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God satou has a anime now.ok(web novel reader)
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domvina wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:
There's a lot of negativity in this thread. I thought this first episode was alright. But then again, I'm not allergic to isekai like a lot of people seem to be.


It's just saturation. Much like harem anime which at one point I enjoyed but now if it's not something really standout I'm not interested.


Pretty much this. The "landscape", if you will, is ridiculously over-saturated these. Ever since the success of SAO and Shield Hero, OP-harem-isekai stories are literally everywhere. I used to like them. But when they all follow the exact same formula, and there's dozens of them out there, it gets old.

As for Death March itself, I've tried to read the ln/wn version, had a hard time really getting into it. Never got very far. Giving the anime a shot, maybe if this is good it will re-kindle my interest in the novel.


Over saturation isn't a problem if you don't make it on. There's a fuck ton of super hero movies/TV shows these days, but that didn't stop me from enjoying Spider-Man. If you watch every single one of them of course you're gonna think some of them are bad, but if you see one you don't like, and here's a thought, just avoid it, the over saturation won't have any effect on you.

If you didn't like the LN, don't watch the anime. It's super rare for any anime to be better than its source material and when they are it's because of a killer adaptation taking enough liberties to make itself stand out. This anime is definitely not doing that. It is, however, doing a fairly good job of adapting the source material unlike a few of its compatriots (Isekai I'm looking at you)
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