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New episode out; for the 5 of those who keep up with the series.

They blew through Tzendorg's development and most of the volume in one episode. Personally, I found this disappointing, since it blows over all the details and effort that actually went into such a machine (and Eru's further breaking of that world's common sense), as well as some fun character-building moments from the novels.

They've also made the NTR lab the Silhouette Knight Lab, made their dwarf mechanic more insane rather than the grizzled Dwarf mechanic veteran from the novels, and added about 10 seconds worth of light fanservice (Helvi/Addy river bathing) that wasn't in the novels. On the other hand, the anime did increase Helvi's interaction with Addy and subsequent work related to the Tzendorg.

In related news; the prologue of V5 was translated and posted to the usual site; with updates happening weekly. It's a battle between mad scientists as they attempt to co-opt each others tech.
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Karrdator Dashes looking good.
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Toybox V1 looking sexier than it was described in the novel (initially just a Karrdator with the flight gear).
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>>15754566
So by the sound of it this series is having the same pacing issues Dimension W's anime had.
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>>15754586
Adelecumber (Tellestarle base) and Guyale (Serrador Custom upgraded with Tellestarle elements) also ready.
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>>15754589
They're going straight for the action scenes and the remaining time dedicated mainly for V4 and V5, by the looks of it.

Anyway, the fanservice /m/ wanted.
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And for everyone else, the "fanservice" no one asked for.
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>centaur robot
i like it and Enresti's blue robot this episode looked pretty nice too.

I have to say i'm enjoying this a great deal. i'm looking forward to his custom unit. hopefully it'll get a model/figure
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>>15754599

>not Eru in cute, tight little underwear

Wow. They misjudged their audience hard on this one.
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The transport chariots looked much better than I was anticipating, to be honest.

The later two-"horse" drawn version even comes with modest RV-style amenities for extended deployment, usable by both the Tzendrible pilots and the ones being ferried around.
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>>15754599
>no Eru
>no Di

some "fanservice"
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>>15754812
>wants lewds of this pure boy
inhuman
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Is this /m/'s wet dream anime ?

That centaur looks so good.
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>>15755007
It would have been if it wasn't so badly rushed into 12-13 eps.
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>>15754914
>not being obsessed with Shotaro and his shorts

Get the fuck out.
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>>15755023
did you expect anything else from 8bit? at least they didn't turn it into a shitty harem
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So when do Ernesti and co go and fight the country that stole the Telstale?
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>>15755212
Volume 4
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I know they went zandatsu with the source material, but hotdamn those intros at the end man
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>>15754566
While I wouldn't call this show anything special I have enjoyed the show so far even if it does seem to be more rushed than a bullet train on meth at times. What I'm wondering is if the LN is worth reading? I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of potentially fun R&D work.
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>>15754589
I don't think there are any issues with the pacing. Sure it's sanic fast, but at least each episode remains fun because of it.
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>>15754914
What a cute girl
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What are the odds of us getting model kits of these bas boys?
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>>15755568
When the not-model kits version sales are good.
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>>15754566
I was actually pissed when the episode ended I wanted to see the Tzendorg in action SO BAD.
Never read the LN so that actually blew my mind a bit when he actually just made a Centaur PLUS made it into a Carriage to carry other Silhouette Knights
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>>15755701
cause the anime had to skip the R&D part where he devs the carriage sadly
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>tfw you might die with an unfinished backlog
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>>15755711
That is kinda sad, but it gave a bigger shock factor to the audience much like how the King felt that is how I felt anyway.

And anime adaptions now an days are marketing tools for the source material anyway so. I have no problems with it.
Show me the cool mechs. R&D stuff keep it for an OVA.
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>>15755581

>guys that cute aren't into mecha IRL

Guess it's time to kill myself in hopes that I'll wind up in some robot fantasy land.

I'll probably just end up in Byston Well and get my ass killed again though.
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>>15755722
Aye, to be quite honest i like the pace we are going, watching ikagura fucking up notSpanish empire will be fucking great
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>>15755728
>guys that cute aren't into mecha IRL

I'm pretty sure most 9 year olds wouldn't turn down the offer to ride a giant machine, let alone a giant robot.
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>>15755744

>9 year old
>to ride a giant machine

Well, I feel like I need to turn myself into Chris Hansen now. I keep forgetting Eru's current body is young.
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>>15755349
Read the LN. There's lots of character and world build-up that was skipped, as well as all the drama and mind-breaking of their common senses during the development of Tzendorg.
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Who's the heroine?
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>>15755909
Nobody
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>>15755909
Mecha.
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>>15755956
>>15755963
That >>15754595 tomboy on the left looks like she'd be a mecha pilot. Is she the heroine?
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code geass akito have similar a design
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>>15756094
The tomboy Helvi is only interested in Edgar.

Addy is technically the heroine, but she doesn't take a larger role until V6/V7, when she and Eru go exploring together and encounter the giant tribe of the mountains.
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>>15756103
>>15756103
glad they didn't bring the awful free form jazz with it
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>>15756104
Well fuck. I guess the only thing that matters is the battles then.
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>>15756108
>awful free jazz
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>>15756460
Thunderbolt OST was great let me state that, but akito's was downright bad
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>>15756460
Man i'm in love with thunderbolt.
already watched like 15 gundam shows and this one really get me
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I must say, I would love to serve under a king that reacts to mechs like this one.
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>>15754681
I was just expecting a giant version of the horse drawn carriage they've been using.
>>15754914
Still waiting for porn with him and mechs.
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>>15755550
Crossover when?
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>>15756575
The anime fails to really go into more depth; but King Ambrosius actually still has a bit of a child's heart, and with Eru steadily defying common sense, found new enjoyment in unleashing him on others (in the form of both eagerly looking forward to his new creations and enjoying everyone else's reactions).

Headmaster Echivarra especially (also not expanded upon in the anime) gets frustrated with his old friend for allowing Eru to run rampant at times. Duke Dixgard to a similar extent, though he comes to acknowledge Eru's brilliance and applying some of his experimental failures or successes into the black ops group.
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>>15756913
Will she be lusting over Eru and fight Addy for him?

Or maybe Dietrich-sempai, and causing Dietrich to have issues over liking a girl who looks almost exactly like his commander?
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>>15756108
I actually liked it in the first movie's fight on the lake/shallow swamp. It was good.
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>>15756919
Is there anyone that actually read that novel? How is it?
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So does the story go anywhere or does it stay in "otaku reincarnates as a cute trap and focuses on building mecha" forever ? Like do we get a demon invasion, a war or something ? Because it seems that Ernie will just build the Knights without a care for the world.
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>>15757339
There'll be a war that Eru gets involved in. They might skip the Shell Beast invasion though or highly trunicate it.

I hope they manage to end it on Vol 5 instead of Vol 4. The latter would be a huge ass cliffhanger.
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It is rushed but I do look forward to it every week.
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If we're being fair, a robot series where the main character isn't in his robot and instead spends 90% of it building other robots just to have him finally get into his robot right at the end would be pretty shit for the majority of viewers.

Sunrise will have to make an Anaheim development Gundam OVA before anyone would accept something like that.
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>>15757349
>The latter would be a huge ass cliffhanger.

You know how this stuff works, anon. It's not a conicidence adaptations end on cliffhangers.
It's literally a part of the adaptation process.
They ask the director if he can do the whole thing, if he says no, they ask him about how far he can go and have him and the original author settle on the best cliffhanger reasonably close to that point.
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>>15754566
>tfw 10 month time skip.
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>>15754566
why not make a tank?
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>>15757430
He's not a mechanical engineer. He couldnt make one no matter how retarded you may be.

Robots are his hobby, therefor he has a decent enough knowledge to help with the engineering of these.

Imbecile.
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I don't read the LN but IIRC, some of you said that he might start losing memories of his past life. What's gonna happen then?
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>>15757460
>making a box on wheels with a gun is harder than making a walking robot
wew
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>>15757498
>>15757498
fuck off tankfag, try killing that worm with your puny tank
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>>15757498
Yes, you baiting cretin.

They explicitly stated they can build these because they model them off of humans. Have a magical power source that allows them to control muscle-like materials.
These people don't even know what a transmission is, much less be able to make one. Neither does the guy, because he knows about as much as you or I and neight out of could seriously hope to make that shit from memory. Muscles don't help a single damn thing when moving wheels as well.

I understand it's bait, but I can still have fun calling out your lackluster intelligence, lack or common sense and absolute dumbness. Because as much as you're baiting with the response, you genuinely belive the shit you're sayinga and think the act of mentioning "the truth" is the real bait here.
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>>15757430
Why would anyone build a tank when you've got technology that has surpassed tanks in every capacity?

Fucking tankfags have been blown out so hard in reality that they're clinging to fantasy.
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Is the Manga fine to read for the stuff that the anime skipped over or should i read the LN?

I know the scanlations are behind.
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So does Eru face any major personal danger of getting killed or injured by a superior pilot in the LNs? Does he get a rival from another country?
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>>15757569
LN goes into significantly more detail than the anime if you want to get into the nitty gritty. Manga is largely fine though when it comes to explanations and it has better pacing.

>>15757572
>superior pilot
Nope
>rival from another country
Yes, though it's a mad scientist type rather than a pilot.
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>>15757616
>anime
I meant more detail than the manga.
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>>15757616
>mad scientist type

He probably just wants to find his lost childhood memories on their local moon or something.
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>>15754586
Toybox V1 is sexy as fuck in the show.
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>>15755909
Ikaruga.
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>>15756469
I liked both.
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>>15757545
Well, I`m not him, but... Realistically speaking, it would be easier to develop "conventional" vehicle, using "pseudo-muscles", than the walking monsters. By the way, the mecha in Knights and Magic, literally walks on magic. Mana used as semi-perpetuum fuel source, magic engine converts mana to mechanical power... even the skeleton is strengthened with magic, to widstand the stress. In the novel, the centaur mecha collapsed at first, because the stress was too big.
And, now just think. use three (3), just three muscles, to make conventional motor, rotating whatever you need. Use strengthening magic, to enhance wheels/treads, and armor... Really, mecha just won`t stand a chance. But that won`t be fun.
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>>15758331
>And, now just think. use three (3), just three muscles, to make conventional motor, rotating whatever you need.

That's still escheving the need to create precisely milled and calculated grears and grear conversions, something these guys are shows not to have at their disposal.
Also, aren't you basically proposing a bicycle of sorts? Muscles are a horrible source of circular motion.

What I'm saying is, you're basically reincarnated in Ancient Rome/China and go on about tangents of building guns because centuries down the line, humanity would reach the technology needed, instead of helping them out with slightly more efficient materials, formations and what-not.
That they can make giant crossbows and know gunpowder still doesn't make them able to manufacture even basic shit like matchlocks, much less such complex and precise machinery like a modern automatic firearm.

What he's doing here is like telling ancient empires how to cauterize wounds. Extremely important discovery that would have saved millions of lives across their history.
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>>15758397
This. You can't just show up in 1825 Italy with the blueprints for a 2JZ and expect them to be able to make one. You have to do what you can to improve the shit that they do have the ability to produce.
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>mfw waiting for the Eru doujins
Not soon enough.
I want it to crack open an ice cold Eru with my boy.
>cockpit
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How badly are the Lab plebs gonna be rocked?
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>>15758633
Almost a one-sided massacre; had Ambrosius not end the fight. Edgar and Di were on the losing end against the 3 they were up against, mainly due to mana exhaustion, but Tzendorg and Toybox utterly raped the 3 they were up against and would have returned to combat against the surviving 3 enemies.
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>>15758908
Surviving 2 actually. Before Ambrosius ended the fight, Eru beat one of the knights after recovering mana.

Other than Eru being too OP, the Phoenix Knights won because they had the surprise factor. The customizations the Tellestarle somewhat made up for its weaknesses compared to the Darch, and Tzendolg was too unpredictable because it isn't normal calvary and doesn't have the same weaknesses as such.
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>>15758958
Let's be honest here; King Ambrosius likely set it up this way on purpose for his own fun, after not being able to do ridiculous stunts himself like he used to.

Then also to sock it to the Nation's most prestigious laboratory that they were outdone by a kid (or technically a group of kids since they are all middle to high-school age) with a bunch of scraps in an Academy's warehouse and old Knight frames no longer even used in the regular military at all.

Of course, Eru rekindles his mischievousness, indirectly causing him to retire while he's ahead, take up a new Knight designed by none other than Eru himself, then go back to fighting with gusto against Demon Beasts and his own grandson.

There aren't many Kings who get to have that much fun again, especially an /m/-related one.

On an aside, his idiot grandson is practically /m/'s hotblooded protag. "The First thing is power. Then power. The more power."
>Eru writes down muscle-head and circles it for emphasis.
Not to mention, he refuses to take "No" for an answer, and believes he can even tame piloting a Tzendrible like one would a wild stallion.
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Enjoyed the latest episode. My gripe tho is the deviation of Tzen's design bet. the anime & LN. In the LN, Tzen's cockpit is placed in the horse's body, since the humanoid torso is too small to fit one, and the height of the lower body alone when it's standing is shoulder-height of regular SKs.
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>>15757395
I hate whenever they pull that shit. Either adapt the whole thing, make your own ending or just don't fucking adapt it at all.
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>>15759979
I was also frustrated about that. Tzen was fearsome not only due to its shape, but due to its height and presence.

Granted, we'll see if the height is maintained, as we haven't had a good scale of it compared to the other Knights.

Still, I'm disappointed with how rushed the whole anime is.
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>>15757430

Because they're not robots? And thus not as cool and completely pointless?

In the later novels when Eru discovers the enemy country has developed airships, he worked hard to make sure that robots continued to be the primary method of warfare in the world instead of letting them get overshadowed by airships.
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>>15757572

Yes but I don't think we'll see it in the anime. Unless they really rush things...
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>>15756103
Nigger
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>>15760026
Giant robots are childish shit though. If he helped them develop artillery with AP shells instead of worthless fireworks magic that would be something useful. The cheap exoeskeletons he built in his spare time are the best weapons he's made since they wreck mechas and could be deployed quickly and in big numbers to purge smaller monsters, while fuckhuge mobile artillery would take care of the big ones.
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>>15760204
>why are they using mechas in this mecha show
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>>15760204
>Complete Robot fan works hard to make sure Robots stay relevant in this world and that's stupid
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>>15760204
>since they wreck mechas

They really do not. The novel was pretty clear about them being at best able to harass the bigger robots unless the wearers are willing to take insane risks.
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This show honestly has me conflicted because I honestly like the robots and the whole idea of a show mainly about R&D.

Everything else however is a complete hot turd, from the protagonist, to the story/setting and the genericness in every possible way LN's have come to exemplify in bottom of the barrel pandering.

And it's still technically the best mecha show of the year because 2017 is a complete ass end for anything mecha even existing, is a robot show and wins the race by being the only competitor.
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>>15760204
> Giant robots are childish shit
Anon where the fuck do you think you are? Also they justify why mechs exist here.

> The cheap exoeskeletons he built in his spare time are the best weapons
SG's are only really at their best when used by someone like Eru or the twins. And even when he fixed the compatibility issue, Its still best used as a manufacturing suit.

>If he helped them develop artillery with AP shells instead of worthless fireworks magic that would be something useful.
He only knows how to build giant robots, and even then magic beams here never really stops being irrelevant since they are plenty of stronger range spell later on.

>since they wreck mechas and could be deployed quickly and in big numbers to purge smaller monsters, while fuckhuge mobile artillery would take care of the big ones.
Fuck you Flying mechs that's why
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>>15760385
Tanks4Lyfe
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>>15760204
jesus fuck you tanfags simply can't take a godddamn break
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>>15760446
>Its still best used as a manufacturing suit.

We see them ace as specops and small wars gear, but yes, the kid basically broke into fully mechanized and automatized production there. Nobody noticed yet.
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>>15759729
>>15757507
Boys.
Calm down.
>>15757430
Because all their tech base is around humanoid design powered and reinforced by magic. After hundred of years of stagnation and no reason for doing things diferently, why even consider that kind of radical change? And now they've got a mecha otaku with bunch of ideas for, well, mecha. There will be no tanks.

Well ok, Hildorfr maybe.
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>>15757498
It is actually pretty easy to create and build human shaped frame. It is issue of powering it and balancing that is problematic, as well whole material science.
Here, they've got magic to reinforce frames, magic engines to power them and combination of magical scripts and pilots inside machines to balance them just fine.
In comparison, tanks are complicated. Sure, making a box with wheels is simple but making it more effective than established techbase is the problem - kinda how mecha are impractical IRL, a tank would be here. Initially, at least, give them hundred years to steamroll design kinks and develop tactical doctrine and things change. But then,>>15761278
pic related.
>>15760446
>Fuck you Flying mechs that's why
I would post another attack helicopter but flying mecha usually perform same duties anyway, so fuck yeah, flying mecha.
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>>15761319
>V6 translations not for a long while.
Has the chinks released their version of V6 and V7 yet? I need me more Knights and Magic once Sky is through with V5. I NEED to know how mind-blown the opposition is by FLYING KNIGHTS.
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>>15761319
I can't really imagine a use for tanks in Eru's world. I guess a tank would have more outright long range firepower since a tank wouldn't need to waste energy on maintaining the frame, but if it's knight vs tank, the knight can hold a shield and dodge while firing away while the tank can't really dodge. At best, they are useful support units against huge demon beasts.

>>15761630
They don't really get to do anything yet as there's no human vs human war involved. Maybe in vol 8, and by then, probably every nation in the continent would have similar mecha. Vol 6 and 7 mostly focus on the R&D of the flying knights, exploring the demon beast forest, and Eru and Ady getting involved in a tribal conflict with primitive giants.

I'm expecting the author to introduce enemies that come from outside of the continent. I just hope it's not too outlandish like aliens or the God of the world, maybe humans from outside of the continent with different mech design philosophies.

Chink releases are so irregular and skywood has such difficulty getting them that an English license might actually make the translations faster
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>>15762167
The author could introduce another continent to fight. One of the first things he states when describing the world is that it technically doesn't have a name, because the people haven't fully explored it yet — they think their continent is the entire world.
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>>15762167
>>15762198
It'd be actually nice if Eru and the Kingdom expanded outwards, claiming more Demon Beast Territory for themselves while leaving enough around to serve as natural borders.

Then go do some exploring using upgraded levitate warships and lay claim to other unexplored territories while Eru curbstomps the crap out of any opposition, and continuously developing and refining new Knight tech.
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>>15762167
Did they explain the whys on the magical beasts?
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>>15762167
>Eru and Ady

What happened to Chid?
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>>15762344
having orgies with princess and her maids
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>>15762376
Chid pledged his loyalty and service to the princess of the neighboring Kingdom, and ended up her personal Knight, and probably future husband. Further, with his Tzendrible, he ends up appearing as her Knight in shining armor and his valiant steed to the populace.
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They had too much fun making this.

https://youtu.be/XbLCBsju27A
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>They had too much fun making this.

What's the reception of this show in the lands of the rising sun, anyway?
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>>15763459
threads on 2ch are civil enough, but more people are upset at r&d getting fucked over for action
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>>15763500
Silver tiger looking like a pissed off gundam
i like it
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>>15763459
>Futaba's Nijigen May board has combined K&M and Princess Principal threads
I have no idea how it works, but I'm curious to find out. It probably helps that Futaba's slower than 4chan, but Nijigen May's a pretty fast board for them.
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>>15754599
Where's the shota?
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>>15763618
Manga has more shota fanservice if you want it. Fan scanlation of the manga ended at chapter 22 because Crunchyroll got it though, so you have to wait for Crunchyroll to release more chapters.
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>>15763500
Silver Tiger is missing the black tiger stripes that it was described as having in place of the mane that Gordesleo has.
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>>15763500
Is that a mace with a bladed side or a giant spear?
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>>15763647
Spear
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>>15763647
A spear; as King Ambrosius' favorite weapon on foot and mounted was a spear.
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>>15765669
Fuck, I'm going to have to stalk Mandarake/YJA/Japanese auction sites for these, aren't I.
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>>15765678
Disregard this, it's one AM and I'm dumb. It's just a papercraft box. I suck cocks.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nZKw-WNPDQ
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Knight's and Magic chapter 5 just got released on the Crunchyroll manga app.

Assuming 1 chapter a week, it'll be 18 weeks before any newly translated manga chapters come out. It doesn't matter too much since the manga isn't passing the anime soon, and the LN will have translated vol 5 in a couple of months, but the manga is a fun read and I like how it emphasizes Eru's mecha madness
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>>15765669
Were they freebie handouts at events or a bonus with the blu ray?
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Shameless bump just to save the thread for Sunday.
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Where can I read the novel? I managed to dig up the manga, but no dice on the LN.
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>>15771029
http://skythewood.blogspot.sg/p/blog-page.html
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>>15771043
Thanks a ton, mate.
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>>15771043
Thanks anon
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So I've been seeing this around, and thought about checking it out. But I wana know if its worth checking out... So is it?
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>>15771043
>gate 6 and 9-10 never ever
>k&m beyond 5 never ever
Sucks that there might not be other groups working on those because they don't want to work on something someone else is already doing, even if they don't have material to translate.
>>15771072
Read the novel first, the anime tends to skip or summarise a ton of stuff and the pacing can be shaky. I haven't read the manga, so I can't comment on that one.
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>>15771072
Nope, it's shit.
Don't waste your time.
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>>15754566
>MC died and transported to a magical world
>Wakes up, has all memories retained but didn't bothered to look why he isn't dead but instead went "OMG MY ROBOTS" mode.
>Years have passed and still a manchild thinking of ways how he can pilot a robot
>Didn't even bothered to look for his original mom or former friends
>The epitome of Mary Sue

Can someone explain this to me? How can anime stories go so shallow nowadays?
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>>15771122

>original mom
>former friends

Hard to find them when you're dead.

>shallow

You speak as though anime regularly produced deep and profound stories.
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>>15771130
Yeah and he doesn't even wonder why he's still alive yet? All he knows are robots and shit.
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>>15771122
For all Eru knows, he just had a borked reincarnation, and everyone else reincarnates normally. What's he going to do if he does find his memory wiped friends and family?
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>>15771347
or start telling people about it and be carted off for being unhinged.
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Newest chapter of V5 up on sky's site.

Eru still wants to take the entire Knight forces of the enemies away. And has an evil smile unbecoming of his pure innocence.
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Next Episode when.
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>>15774767
They air at 21:30 and it's merely 19:55 now.
2-3 hours, I'd say.
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It's airing now.
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Ep 7 is up http://horriblesubs.info/shows/knights-magic
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>>15775104
It's translated already in horrible subs.
Also why is that thread so dead? Even IBO was a lot more lively.
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>>15775300
>Even IBO was a lot more lively.
Controversy and stupid fights drives the life of a lot of threads.
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>>15754566

Jesus they developed like nine new mecha in two episodes counting upgrades. The Damashii line has some catching up to do.
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So, if you don't mind the CGI mechs, those were a bunch of good fights, the King is pretty based too.
I feel they are rushing too fast tough.
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Episode 7 raws are out.
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>>15754566

I guess the only antagonists are the foreign ninja people?

Every old guy that seemed kind of shady or to have it out for Erni (the king, the lab guy, the commander of the fort that got robbed) ended up respecting him in the end. I thought this new prince was going to give everyone a hard time too but that worked out in the end.
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>>15755023
how does anyone know it's 12-13? the MAL page says unknown, so it could be 24 eps for all we know. though idk if there's enough of material in the novels with the fast pace the anime is going at.
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>>15756915
what about the king's grandon we saw today? he isn't a hardass wild mess-everything-up-for-everyone type is he? i'd like to believe he'll be cool too since everyone who's been introduced was stern and serious, almost maybe with something fishy going on it felt like, but were actually pretty cool dudes.
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>>15756919
i need context for this. wtf
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>>15757339
sounds like you haven't even watched today's episode, the end touched up that very thing.
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>>15775532
The second grandson is /m/'s hotblooded male representative.

He believes there is nothing that pure strength cannot overcome, and also tends to be equally hotheaded and headstrong; he forcibly inserts himself into a rescue mission and the Kushepekra Kingdom's revolution against the Zaloudek Kingdom.
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>>15775546
just read the hotblooded comment from past monday, and realized this thread has been in /m/ since then, i swore i hadn't seen a K&M thread here in some time.
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>>15775540
>sounds like you haven't even watched today's episode
A distinct possibility, considering you are replying to a 6 days old post.
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>>15775559
>>15775540
yep just realized
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Enjoyed this episode. Did the CGI animation improve or am I imagining things?
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>>15775546
>he's Jeremy Clarkson
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>>15775537
That's from a different manga than Knight's and Magic but the same artist, I think. But that girl certainly does look like Eru.
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>>15775679
*Light novel, excuse me.
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As usual, I'm just a bit disappointed. The fight wasn't as much of a beatdown as the LN portrayed it to be, and they've changed a number of aspects too. However, I will admit that the CG has looked smoother than in some of the previous episodes, and the action scenes itself were great, just not what I was looking forwards to.

Guyale was the one with the lightning flail mounted within oversized forearm gauntlets and powerful pair of short-range back cannons named "Kamtha" and very much embodied pure offense, whereas Adelacumber had double moving shields and embodied pure defense, never allowing an attack to touch his machine's body while he was able to keep up the sword play. Both still lost out due to mana exhaustion, but they had put up a better fight than what we got.

Tzendorg on the other hand, at least had its massive size retained, but they completely omitted the use of its moving armor system for direction changes (like a cheetah's tail being used to counteract hard direction changes) and for defense, and omitted its towing hook ability outright shattering a Kardator Dash by dragging it on the ground at high speed.

They did at least get Eru's flying knee to the face correct though.

But the biggest rush is actually the great characterization and dialogue between Ambrosius and Emrys. The only thing the anime did better was using Kardetolles with sub-arms so that Emrys could use them to avoid being slammed into the ground, and showing a bit more of the former king's history. But it was lacking the air of a sudden grand performance before the Duke, Count, and the palace guards.
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>>15775695
>/m/ hotblood in a nutshell.
It'd be neat if Emrys, Ambrosius, and Eru and co appeared in an SRW alongside a bunch of other fantasy machines. Sure, most of the Knights would be ground-restricted, but SRW has made ground-only mechs work, even in space.

Though I'd personally prefer a Knights & Magic based game in the vein of Vanguard Bandits or War of Eustrath. The setting is perfect for it.
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>>15775515
>how does anyone know it's 12-13?

It's the standard size for an anime nowadays.
You don't get more than a single cour unless you really push for it and this show doesn't have a reason to do so.
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>>15775760
If episode 8 is the entire Forest Disaster arc condensed, it's leaving a hell of a rushed finish for V4 and V5 in the remaining 4-5 episodes.

It can be done, but at the expense of any actual characterization. They've blown over plenty of great moments with the supporting cast it hurts. I liked seeing how Dietrich changed, how Edgar gradually became more flexible, and how Boss and the work crew were mindbroken then rebuilt to just accept any of Eru's proposals. Then on the other side, the political interplay involving Headmaster Echivarra, Duke Dixgard, Count Knute, and the royal family. And in the last bit, the strong family bonds as the twins' mother ended up becoming friends with Eru's family and the regular get-togethers they have.

That's not including the glimpses of the mindset of their opponents, both temporary and permanent, that the LN also went into to not make them one-dimensional.
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>>15775729
This show should have at leas 24 series to do things right, screw the market
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>>15775964
24~26 episodes would have been perfect. Around 4 episodes per volume baseline, but could be shifted around a bit based on character moments or expanded battle scenes. It would still be cutting it a bit close, but it wouldn't be rushed.

1~4 for V1
5~8 for V2
9~12 for V3
13~18 for V4
19~24 for V5

If it was 26 episodes, the extra two could be used either as transition episodes, or added to the Kushepereca Arc (V4 and V5). As transition episodes, one place could be between Tellestarle's development and theft, allowing further highlights of all the work that went into the first new Knight in a Century, or between Tzendorg's development and the Forest Disaster arc.

On an aside, I like the torso of anime Gorleo, but the faux fur mantle the LN version had to emphasize the lion mane would have been nice.
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>>15775679
wups forgot to check in earlier, yeah after i had posted that, i had googled it and came to that conclusion
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>>15775744
heck they even made a submarine work in fucking space
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I actually really liked this episode.

But it was first time i felt like they glossed over a little too much.
Still love it tho. this has become nothing but mech porn the anime.
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>>15776630
Yeah, they produced how many robots and how many months have passed? This anime goes fast.
Ain't bad either because the novel has all the nerdy stuff.
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>>15776757
around 10 months just in episode 6 and probably over a year total
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>>15776167
>On an aside, I like the torso of anime Gorleo, but the faux fur mantle the LN version had to emphasize the lion mane would have been nice.

You can tell that the animators don't want to deal with capes and loincloths on all the mecha
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>>15776838
3-4 years; a bit more if including the few minutes of Eru's youth we got prior to going to the Academy. Eru and the twins started out the middle school program then graduated this episode. If I'm not misremembering the LN, it's roughly a 3-4 year stint for middle school.
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>>15776888
The capes on Commander-level units changed to what's basically armor/crystal tissue batteries (like the battery armor strapped to the Tellestarle's butt) is actually a neat thing I applaud the anime for as it makes more practical sense.

Though they kept the smaller hanging banners on both Gorsleo and Silver Tiger.
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Alright the robutts look pretty fucking neat, someone give me the rundown on this shit.

It aint gonna take much to sell me on it.
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Man, I love how Dietrich is so fucking into it now, really nice contrast to how he was in his first appearance.
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>>15777122
Guy gets reincarnated as a trap in a fantasy world with mecha, proceeds to indulge his mecha design autism without bothering at all with any isekai nonsense. The show's pretty comfy, I'm really enjoying it.
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>>15777122
Isekai, about a gundam nerd than is rencarnated. Ignore bitches, obsess about the big robots of the universe.
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>>15777138
>>15777142
So basically instead of angsting about it he just dives headlong in to it going "HELL YEAH ROBOTS"?
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>>15777144
Big way. At first I didn't the premise, but the simple, pure joy of him obsesing about mech desing is heartwarming.
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>>15777144
You got it.
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>>15777153
>>15777162
Alright, fuck yeah I can dig it. I love it when protags just embrace this sorta situations.
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>>15777144
Yes, though it's rushed as fuck, if you're into the finer details. Otherwise, it condenses a ton of characterization in favor of mecha action.
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How much of a typical LN protagonist Eru is? If he is the invincible and amazing at everything, I'll be super disappointed.
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>>15777717
Anime skipped his hard work for mecha action, so he's mostly a plot device to usher in new mech tech than actual protag ala say smartphone
Still, he loves his robotos and that's qt enough for many anon not to hate him, besides being a trap.
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>>15775414
I want my plamo even though I know it'll never happen.
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Kits when?
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>>15777129
He grew up so fast
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So how do they end up fixing the mana issues for the mechas with boosters?
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>>15778513
yeah, you do it like IBO gundams. Dual reactors
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>>15778525
Oh, I figured they wouldn't be able to fit two reactors. I had the impression that only worked with the centaur because it's so much bigger
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>>15778528
The reactors can vary in size apparently.
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>>15778525
>Dual huge fucking one-of-a-kind reactors, with one being exclusively reserved for propulsion

They brute-force the issue. The kid and the people around him aren't yet at the point where they could build actual efficient jet propulsion, it seems.

>>15778528
Nah, the centaur needs two because it's two-and-a-half mech. The thing'd collaps under its own weight without that much additional power being put into structural reinforcement spells.
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>>15778513
Weakened boosters like Dietrich's can be used, but they are hard to control for use in combat and aren't that practical for use in mass production.

At volume 6 though, they combine the Etheric Levitator that provides lift with weakened boosters for speed. It's not as explosively fast as Ikaruga, but it doesn't consume nearly as much mana and the aerial units are practical for mass production (if more complicated to control than a normal Knight).
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>>15778531
Its not just a size thing, even the "new" knights that Eru makes are still derived from the older ones. There's nowhere to put another reactor on the frame. When he builds his own from scratch he designs it to have two reactors from the start.
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>>15778513
By using the heart of a Behemoth-class Demon Beast.
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Just watched up to episode 7 and I'm happy how no one is a dick for no reason. Like I fully expected Deitrich to act like a dick and the king and Emrys and the nobles and the Knight Lab guys, but I'm happy it's pretty refreshing
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https://exhentai.org/g/1101747/07bcab67ec/

FINALLY.
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>>15782750

I will need both hands for that.
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>>15782319
Only Duke Dixgard and Marquis Serrati had any reason to be a possible dick; but with valid reason. Letting some 12 year old learn the secrets behind Knight construction but have no responsibility towards keeping the secret would have been a bad thing.

But Eru's pure desire to just build, design, and pilot unique Knights showed through, and so they threw their support behind him.

Dietrich experienced near-death first-hand, and the brave young soul unafraid to fight, and had a life-altering experience for the better.

The only actual dick was the twins' brother, who was eliminated from the story so fast that it was almost pointless, except for the expansion into the twins' family history and the threat they posed when they were formally recognized/claimed by the Marquis as his children.
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>>15783155
Yeah, I really liked Dietrich's development. I always enjoy seeing stories where a character starts out as incompetent or a screwup, but eventually grows, changes, and improves himself to become a real /m/an. While there hasn't been that much character development, given what a short series this is, we can already see Dietrich manning up and getting more courageous and skilled.
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>This is the person innovating silhouette knights at a rapid pace
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>>15783230
I have no problem with this.
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>>15783230

>not wanting to talk about mecha with him, further fueling his inspiration.

Y'know, pillow talk with your cute wife (male).
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>>15783861
>Eru will never meet a cute boy (female) who's as much of a mecha autist as he is
>they will never spend their days debating the finer points of Silhouette Knight technology, the different applications of technologies they invent, and fictional series back from Earth
>they will never spend their days sparring in Silhouette Knights after warming up in their Silhouette Gears
>they will never talk the nights away discussing giant robots and how amazing it is to live in a world where they're real
I feel sad now.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3wLCeVoYsc
Preview for ep 8
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I wonder how long it'll take for somebody to decide to turn this into a vidya.
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Does he ever decide to just go full Heavyarms and load something down with guns, guns, and more guns?
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>>15784528
> Gatling Staff

I never thought I want this. Now I do. Sadly no such thing shows up in the LNs
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>>15784390
It seems popular enough to get into SRW. Hopefully it doesn't just appear in the mobage one though.

A stand alone game is really unlikely though. You need extremely popular for that, especially if you want something other than a half-assed VN.
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>>15784681
It or something like it could work as a DWish game, with R&D for dicking around with the suits.
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>>15784528
Kid ready macks on Battletech as much as any mecha franchise, so why not make a huge, slow, heavily armored artillery unit with a few reactors for the express purpose of royally fucking one specific thing up in a fantastic light show?
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>>15784648
The Resvant Vido from Volume 4 sort of fit that description. They're hastily developed refits of Knights from a neighboring kingdom with extra guns and armor added to the point they can barely walk. They're not the best on the battlefield by any means but they're excellent for defending the fort.
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>>15785093
Those things are expensive, rarely used and when they are used, they tend to be destroyed.
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>>15785122
Since when does Eru care about practicality?
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I wonder if all the knight development advancement are caused by reincarnated people like Ernesti?
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>>15785779
Nah, Sihouette Knight improvement was too gradual before Eru showed up. It was probably natural.
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>>15785779
did you miss the painting at the duke's fort nigga?
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Well, the first Silhouette Knight could have been the result of something like that.
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>>15785929
they based off the mechas off giant folk that are living in some godforgotten place, humans saw them stomp beasts and went on to imitate them
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>>15783955

>straight shota and trap stuff

Gross. Straight femboys are the biggest insult known to man.
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Best unit.
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>Almost every single monarchy present in Europe predominantly watches Knights & Magic.

This fits almost too perfectly to be a mere coincidence.
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>>15786927
Anime is truly dead
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>>15786939
It's CR. Most of the decent shows airing this season are simply unavailable to them.
Basically, whoever decided the simulcasts for summer 2017 had extremely crappy taste.
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>>15786927
They're all in the north too. What could it mean?
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>>15786950
Not really their fault that Netflix and Amazon are complete faggots that can't into simulcast.
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>>15786955
Is amazon that bad? I know netflix has a stupid bingable model so they wait for everything to finish airing first but I thought amazon released on a weekly schedule.
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>>15787066
They do but they've decided that anyone with Amazon Prime who wants to watch anime needs to pay a bunch extra in addition to regular Amazon prime.
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>>15787074
Okay that is bullshit. Can you pay for anime separately at least?
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>>15787113
Nope. Anime Strike is a specific channel in their video service. You have to pay for the service (Prime) before you can buy the channel (Anime Strike). It's like how it works if you want HBO.
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>>15786927
Okay, I call bullshit on this one.
No fucking way we are the #1 in the US. Fucking how?
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>>15787720
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koesW3xMKtY

Remember that it only counts stuff streaming on Crunchyroll this season (so no DBZ or Made in Abyss).
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god bless piracy
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>>15787976
One day I will use a giant 3D printer to pirate a mech of my own.




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