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Bladedance of Elementalers= Bad Infinite Stratos
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So after watching an episode or two as well as just looking at the characters I have come to the realization that Bladedance of Elementalers is essentially and crappy Infinite Stratos, (and lets be honest Infinite Stratos wasn't a good anime from any aspect except for possibly the art/ Harem, fan-service perspective and even this was weak relative to some other shows).

What are your guys thoughts on this?

Why do producers insist on making anime that are so similar (especially when the one that is being used as a basis wasn't necessarily good)?

Do you enjoy watching them knowing they are sub-par copies?

If you enjoy the show/ think its better then IS enlighten me (i havent finished the show so any reasons for why i should continue with it would be greatly appreciated).

Lastly, going a little off topic but still staying inside the lines of the Harem/ecchi genre, that i must include because i cant contain my excitement, but who's excited for Season 3 of HighSchool DXD?

Any good Ecchi/ Harem recommendations? (past and future/ future meaning shows coming up in crunchyrolls release schedule)

Note: If there is another forum topic that covers this i apologize, but this just came to mind and I was interested to see what you guys thought.
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You ask why studios make these harem carbon copies? It's usually because it's easy money. A lot of japanese fans will just eat that shit up, no matter how bad it is. Though every once in while you get a good fantasy harem show.

For this season two fantasy harem shows I'm looking forward to is Trinity Seven and Inou Battle.
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I like how this is a cover up for a recommendation.
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Infinite Stratos is crap, but High School DxD is good?

Nah, man.
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GoldTStar wrote:

Infinite Stratos is crap, but High School DxD is good?

Nah, man.


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I feel anger in towards this thread.
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Posted 10/3/14

AnimeKami wrote:

I feel anger in towards this thread.


Haha sorry not meant to be a recommendation just came to mind as i was typing topic out and wanted to talk about it with other people. Also why the hate towards DXD, what do you dislike about It is clearly much better then Infinite Stratos.
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AnimeKami wrote:

I like how this is a cover up for a recommendation.


Also I included in the description "General Harem/Ecchi fan Discussion"
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Personally, I enjoyed Blade Dance more than IS.

However, I think they're two different shows. Sure, they are harems with one similar premise, but that's it, at least in my eyes. I don't feel that they copy shows all that much. I don't even feel that harems are all that similar. I can usually find one or two traits in a series that makes it different from the others.

For a recommendation: Sekirei! Best action ecchi harem I've watched.
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IS had an interesting premise and I didn't realize it was going to go into harem non-sense until I started watching it. I've watched/read stories where only females can do something (without horrible consequences) that aren't just harems. Claymore and Wheel of Time (book series) are sort of good examples (granted WoT has some harems).

I basically need to get better at IDing harem anime so I can avoid it.

Going out of the harem/ecchi genre, Hamatora is sort of a more lighthearted Darker than Black. Hamatora isn't quite a direct copy, but there are definitely some similarities. And while I like Darker than Black more, Hamatora was still an entertaining show.
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First of all, there are things that IS does better and there are things that Blade Dance does better. Personally, I like Blade Dance better and a big reason for that is that Kamito is a much more likable guy than Ichika is. Another reason is that Blade Dance stays true to its story for the most part, while with IS it totally gets away for some fanservicey fluff. And not to mention, the second season of IS is really awful because of that all while starting something it gets nowhere to finishing. What I like about IS over Blade Dance is the animation quality as Blade Dance's animation just looks cheap, and the action. So yeah, I don't see Blade Dance as being an inferior version of IS at all. That just gets me even more excited about Unlimited Fafnir that is set up just like those two shows.

Seriously, I would have been fine if the title read Blade Dance vs. IS, but not like this.
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> Implying infinite stratos was good anyway
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I know quite a bit of people that they said Claire ruined the whole show for them. Blade Dance wasn't that good or bad to me, but damn.. Claire made it really not enjoyable at times and ruined the shows vibe from episode 1.
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Posted 10/3/14 , edited 10/3/14

Bakaneer wrote:



Seriously, I would have been fine if the title read Blade Dance vs. IS, but not like this.


Yeah that was what i had titled it initially but I didn't think it would come off clearly what i was trying to portray the topic to be. I agree with all the points you made though, I definitely think what turned me off from blade dance was the visuals and the initial comparisons you can make between the two shows. Based on what you said though I am going to give in anther shot.
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Posted 10/3/14 , edited 10/3/14

Hibria187 wrote:

> Implying infinite stratos was good anyway


Haha I addressed that issue in the initial topic
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