Azur Lane

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  1. Damias

    Damias Database Moderator

    Posted by Damias on Jul 22, 2019
  2. Damias

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  3. Vuh

    Vuh Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vuh on Jul 22, 2019
    Isn't this that phone game that always plops full-screen ads full of scantily clad waifus while I'm trying to slack off at work? That Azur Lane?

    Well, screw it, why not? "Want to Watch", damn it.
  4. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Jul 24, 2019
    This is my shit son, ship waifus and a lot of them all buxom and shit.
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  5. Kakajoju

    Kakajoju Well-Known Member

    I used to play this A LOT, so as a former player, this is a need to watch. xddd
    I'm ready to see my dear Akagi once again.
    Edit: I started playing AL again-
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
  6. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    So it's basically just Kancolle again. The premise and the aesthetic is literally the exact same.
    This doesn't look as good overall as Kancolle did, having that really cheap look to it, but there is a noticeable difference in the CG shots having had some more years of advancement it seems.
    These waifu franchises not only have internal waifu wars, but now cross-franchise waifu wars where there's two different characters for each name since everyone is named after WW2 warships.

    Oh shit, this is actually this studio's first TV anime.
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  7. Coalescence

    Coalescence Well-Known Member

    Wait, this is actually just a Kancolle rip off? Christ, of all the shows to rip off, at least choose something more interesting.
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  8. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    It's its own game series that has become significantly popular. But the aesthetic and story elements are indeed basically ripped off.
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  9. babkin

    babkin New Member

    Posted by babkin on Sep 29, 2019
    Kancolle hasn't done a good job of making fans happy or done a good job of making their game accessible. Azur Lane took advantage of that.
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  10. Sugao

    Sugao New Member

    Posted by Sugao on Oct 3, 2019
    As someone who's been playing AL for over a year now I'm quite positively surprised. For a studio's very first anime this is looking pretty good. The opening and ending sound nice and the voices were instantly recognizable (why shouldn't they though). Not only because they are obviously the same voice actresses as in the game but also their characters are portrayed and acted out like you would've imagined them. I was also fearing bad CGI after the PV but everything is looking good on that side as well. I can't say much about the story though. I'm still pretty influenced from the game and seeing my waifus fight each other is something I have to get used to first. That we have actual ships transforming into the gear is a cool addition, too. I would like to see ship models in-game in the future. The only thing I don't really know what to think about is U-chan being a real unicorn and the CGI used for the fighting scene. I'm excited about future episodes. Maybe I'll have to get rid of my fan boyishness because I think my opinion is still very biased.
  11. Aldrich606

    Aldrich606 Member

    Everybody is a loli or a kitsune (or Esdeath). That's not a god damn army, those are stupid kids. Also not a single man, which is pretty disturbing. Bad characters, very basic story, weak graphical elements and cheap tricks (yes, I mean that Plane Riding Scene, when you sit on the planes window, so the pilot maneuvers through a field of shit, without sight). Don't like it at all.
    The only plus point is the Fallout reference at the start.
    I give it one more episode, then I probably drop it.
  12. Toy

    Toy Well-Known Member

    Posted by Toy on Oct 4, 2019
    Fun first episode, as a fan of AL (and Kancolle to a lesser extent anymore) I'm sold on it, not sure if I'd like it nearly as much if I wasn't already a fan of the property though. I do hope the series focuses less on action and more on characters and SoL, more like the Kancolle anime. Also yea, AL is completely the same premise as Kancolle, but if I recall Kancolle wasn't an entirely new premise in itself. AL does improve a fair bit on it though in various ways like easier entry into the game or more active gameplay for those who like that. Not to mention that AL's character design has much more variety which might help this anime stand out a little from it's predecessor a little.
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  13. Waka

    Waka Member

    Posted by Waka on Oct 5, 2019
    Been playing the game for awhile now, and when I heard there was an anime coming up, I didn't really expect much. I went in with low expectations, but I thought it was pretty good. Kaga having the giant demon fox thing was pretty cool, and seeing all the ship girls together was nice. I never got into Kancolle, and I didn't really care for the anime, but I'm into this one.
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  14. evilneko

    evilneko Member

    Up front, I went into this with lowered expectations. I never played the mobage (I don't play mobage in general). I disliked KanColle, because Arpeggio did it better and KanColle went the cringe-worthy WW2 route while also having generally worse characters. Strike Witches and even Sky Girls are better mecha musume.

    And then literally the first line of dialog is a Fallout reference. Wait. Wat?

    The rest of the show came across as a kind of mix between Arpeggio and KanColle--those Siren ships, when in ship form, are straight out of the Fleet of Fog, I tell you--but unfortunately looks to be leaning more toward KanColle. Too bad. Ayanami > Bucky tho. Also Unicorn adorable.

    I'll give it a couple more eps I guess.
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  15. isabas

    isabas New Member

    Posted by isabas on Oct 7, 2019
    i just have to say that the animation is pretty good. I don´t know much about the game because i´ve nerver played it before (i´ll give it a try later), but the argument is soo absurd that it´s fun... i´ll watch this anime a couple of episode more and try to not drop it.
  16. BurntJelly

    BurntJelly Well-Known Member

    Either it will be awesome like Ars Nova, or garbage like Kantai... let's find out.
    6min in... this is awful, lol

    This lost kid thing, nope... (skips ahead to the action)...

    ... totally believable... well, at least it's flashy... but any anime can have "ok" action... there's just no way I can put up with the rest of it.
    I got my answer.
    As a lover of girly action anime, I am very disappointed.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  17. YuriArashi

    YuriArashi Member

    While some are saying that it is a Kancolle ripoff, in a way it is, if you are really paying attention, unlike Kancolle it is not sweeping Japanese WWII history under the rug. This show is the Eagle Union (USA) and Royal Navy (British) VS. The Sakura Empire (Japan) and Iron Blood (Germany). With the Axis powers being the bad guys. This is the exact opposite of what Kancolle did, by having the Alien ships appear as though they are the U.S fleet.
    So far it is loosely following the actual history of WWII starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor. And I do mean lossely. With the ships sustaining damage similar to their real life counterparts. It looks like they are pulling from multiple battles to make one battle for the show. Also, It looks like they are pulling from both the Atlantic and Pacific Navel Theaters. I just hope they actually sink the ships in the oder that they were sunk in WWII.
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  18. bu773rfly

    bu773rfly New Member

    Why would you come in just to say you don't like a show, no a franchise you have no attachment to? What were you expecting again? Or even watch it in the first place? I will never understand people that do this. As somebody that plays the game I'm enjoying this. Can't even believe people are comparing it to the Kancolle anime as that was entirely kuso.

    Maybe you should stick to your furry isekai that hack Konosuba author made m8.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  19. YuriArashi

    YuriArashi Member

    The reason for the all female cast is the fact that ships are referred to as being female. Thus the term sister ships referring to two or more ships of the same class. As to the the size and age of the girls/women comes down to the size, class and age of the ship. For example the Enterprise is older than the Hornet even though they are the same class and size. You don't need to have to show men to show the story and history of these ships that fought in World War II. This is the story of the ships. Yes, there are creative liberties taken, but we do that for the purpose of story telling.
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  20. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    Why would there be? All the ships have female names and are traditionally referred to with feminine pronouns.
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