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Log Horizon 2: A big disappointment?
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Posted 11/23/14
Currently I'm on episode 8 and I'm starting to feel that this season isn't what I was expecting at all. I'm not saying I hate it, it just doesn't feel like Log Horizon to me. Maybe it's because we're focusing on a character we've haven't been giving as much screen time, but I personally don't think Akatsuki would think herself as weak or even act as much as downer as she has for the last few episodes. Plus, I feel like some of the explanations of the various things from the show are going over my head, like I didn't even understand what the Teachings were until Akatsuki got her own Teaching. What do you guys think? Do you think this season is a waste, the best one yet, or like me might have conflicting issues with the season in general?
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at lvl 92/95 who have not for a single time ever done a raid in an mmo, she is weak.
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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/23/14
great animation. great character development. great focus on Akatsuki (best character in the series). 10/10
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Posted 11/23/14

AnimeKami wrote:
at lvl 92/95 who have not for a single time ever done a raid in an mmo, she is weak.

hey, I didn't do a lot of endgame in FFXI for years, despite having multiple jobs at level 75 (max level at the time) simply because I wasn't acquainted with anyone who did endgame stuff.
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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/24/14
I would say that, arguably, character development, depressing as it may be, is better than no character development at all. We've been with Akatsuki since the first episode of season one, and excluding her infatuation with Shiroe, we've had next to no real insight into her as a character. We've never really seen her as a character on her own, excluding being a romantic interest, as far as I can remember.

Without this, we'd just have the same old Akatsuki with the same old "Shukun" shtick every episode she's in. Sure, it's inarguable that there was some focus on her feelings for Shiroe, but I feel as if there was far more focus in trying to make her a character in her own right, and I am more than okay with it. Hell, even Minori has had more development than Akatsuki in the first season. I say if she wants to go on a little self reflection journey, let her.

I'll agree, though, that the teachings could have been explained better, prior to Akatsuki actually getting one, but then again, as they repeated that it was something that couldn't be taught, I'll cut them some slack in not being incredibly clear about it. It would have made little sense for them to go "A Teaching is something that can't be taught... So, let me go through a detailed explanation of what a Teaching actually is!"

As for my views on this season, do I find it disappointing, so far? Expectations. I never go into an anime with them, so I can't really say. I certainly don't think it has been a waste, however. I get that it's not a particularly fast paced shounen anime, and some people don't like that, but that's not what it's trying to be, and it's not what it should be. What it does--world building, storytelling, character development--it does well, thanks to it not sacrificing all of that for mindless action at every corner. I also get that the most recent subplot with Akatsuki being all self-loathing didn't gel with a lot of people, but like I said, for me I'm okay with it. I'm glad to see some development for her. So, I'm not disappointed. Currently, though, I'm still liking season one more, as it feels as if it had more direction to it, whereas this feels a little more disjointed. Then again... Twenty-five episodes. It has plenty of episodes left to gel things together.
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Posted 11/23/14
It's the nature of the series. Someone else said it's best marathoned, and that might be the case.

Log Horizon seems to be, while it's running, a show that generates a lot of complaints while it's running ( along with a few very passionate fans) andthen generates a ton of love when t's over.

Reactions to S2 seem to be to me about the same as reactions to S1 were at the same point in the series.
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Posted 11/23/14

aidenraine wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:
at lvl 92/95 who have not for a single time ever done a raid in an mmo, she is weak.

hey, I didn't do a lot of endgame in FFXI for years, despite having multiple jobs at level 75 (max level at the time) simply because I wasn't acquainted with anyone who did endgame stuff.


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Posted 11/23/14 , edited 11/24/14
I dropped it.


And the entire reason I made a Crunchy acct. was to show luv for it so we'd get a S2.
Posted 11/23/14

AnimeKami wrote:

aidenraine wrote:

AnimeKami wrote:
at lvl 92/95 who have not for a single time ever done a raid in an mmo, she is weak.

hey, I didn't do a lot of endgame in FFXI for years, despite having multiple jobs at level 75 (max level at the time) simply because I wasn't acquainted with anyone who did endgame stuff.


I wasn't weak.. I knew how to play my class better than most...
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Posted 11/23/14

aidenraine wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

aidenraine wrote:

AnimeKami wrote:
at lvl 92/95 who have not for a single time ever done a raid in an mmo, she is weak.

hey, I didn't do a lot of endgame in FFXI for years, despite having multiple jobs at level 75 (max level at the time) simply because I wasn't acquainted with anyone who did endgame stuff.


I wasn't weak.. I knew how to play my class better than most...


I see. Forgive me.

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think the dialogues are not captivating enough



in this case, it's a case of "too much talking, not enough actions".
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Posted 11/23/14
This entire arc since Shiroe has gone to fight with everyone has been about female empowerment. I don't really have a problem with it, but Akatsuki is a character whose development has been lacking. But not only has Akatsuki become stronger, but also look Lenessia, she has branched out a bit making friends and trying new things.
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Nope.
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Posted 11/23/14

maxgale wrote:

I dropped it.


And the entire reason I made a Crunchy acct. was to show luv for it so we'd get a S2.


The Akatsuki part is over now, I think....you should probably pick it back up at episode 9 next week, if this drop it post is true....always figure you were a passionate LH fan, so I mean you still have 14+ episodes of possible ups.....

Possibly.
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