Am I too late to talk about this? Because I just finished it, and I was...

Owen Howard
Owen Howard

Am I too late to talk about this? Because I just finished it, and I was surprised at how much I liked it despite the super slow pacing of it all. I guess the grounded feel and tone of it really hooked me, even if I felt that the art style could've looked a bit rougher or maybe even more real. But at the same time, I liked how the backgrounds looked sketchy and "fake", making the characters look out of place in the world.

I will say that ALL the fanservice shots were incredibly out of place and unneeded, even if they usually don't bother me.

But regardless, is there word on a possible season 2?

Ethan Rodriguez
Ethan Rodriguez

this show was so badly animated it made me sick

Robert Cooper
Robert Cooper

I will say that ALL the fanservice shots were incredibly out of place and unneeded, even if they usually don't bother me.

Joseph Baker
Joseph Baker

A-1 gonna A-1, I guess. Animation wise was definitely mediocre.

But they were. Shit, had this been a mroe action or comedy focused show I wouldn't even care. But it being more drama, it made them stick out a lot.

Jordan Turner
Jordan Turner

THE COMFIEST

seriously I loved Grimgar. Reading the novels now. I loved the comfy, chill pace and the focus on atmosphere. I was waiting for Mogzo to die like anons said but guess not this season.

Last few eps in the mines were amazing. Ranta is best gar, would grim. Just an amazing sequence. Mary's reunion was pretty well done, too. And Haru's death battle, I thought the magic line was pretty overdone with him but that's his hook, he sees it way more often than most thieves. A series where every boy is best boy... Nothing grim about grimgar. Shirtless boys everywhere and the comfiest scenery porn yet.

Justin Hall
Justin Hall

It would only feel out of place if you didn't watch Aiura.

Ryder Jones
Ryder Jones

Stop posting opinions so consistent with reddit. You're not allowed to express those opinions on this imageboard.

David Williams
David Williams

Forgot my pic

Carson Scott
Carson Scott

I barely remember the fanservice shots. Other than Haruhiro looking at a couple of the ladies and Yume's ass shots. But I'm not an ass-man so if it weren't for Sup Forums I wouldn't have noticed that either.

Mary had good legs and nice posture. I have no regrets.

Nathaniel Diaz
Nathaniel Diaz

Another thing I really liked was the lack of any real romance. Sure you had Shihoru having a crush on Manato, and the various light teasing, but nothing concrete. Even Haru and Mary didn't feel romantic at all, just a guy trying to make a girl who's suffered a tragedy come out of it and live again.

Are they in english, by any chance? I read that Ranta is an even bigger asshole in them, which I'm curious to see because god he was insufferable most of the damn time even if he was still right on some shit.

Mary was indeed best girl, and how they handled her character was top notch.

Easton Green
Easton Green

Do you like armpits, Sup Forums?

Carter Torres
Carter Torres

on some shit

He says the hard truths, user. iirc at least the first two are translated. If I found the dl so can you. The prose is awful but I want to blame the translator before the author... It's dialogue heavy like a shitty young adult novel, which I guess is what a light novel is equivalent to. BUT much comfy.

Mary was indeed best girl,

Mary a best girl. Unanimous.

Kayden Perez
Kayden Perez

Original design doesn't have ARMPITS. Based A1 knows what the people want...what we need...we need Haru's bare shoulders and armpits.

Ayden Torres
Ayden Torres

Merry is garbage. Is she dead yet?

Joseph Ross
Joseph Ross

Nigger what did you say, I swear on me mum I killed over a dozen gobs and I'll pop one in your kisser m8

Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper

Those early fights were brutal as hell despite the clean art style. Made their progression all the better in the later episodes where they were mostly wrecking shit aside from the normal and elder kobolds.

Dominic Wright
Dominic Wright

What's up, Momonji?

Brayden Bennett
Brayden Bennett

I love the fight style. Most anime it's bright flashing lights and some supersonic speed and flashing all over the screen. Grimgar it's gritty and you can feel it. I love they start out such scrubs and get their assholes fucked in on the regular.

Really that Ranta sequence was top tier, after the mine scaffold collapse. You can FEEL the, "oh shit I'm gonna die." It has impact. I was thoroughly impressed... Especially his demon roasting the shit out of him. "die...die...ranta die...dead dead dead." That made my entire year. Pain and hopelessness you can feel in your stomach.

Ryan Morris
Ryan Morris

waaaaaah manato is dead

We know this guy for like what, 3 episodes? And we're supposed to feel terrible when he dies?

Of course it doesn't help when his death was his own fault. I liked the premise of a more realistic "trapped in another world" story, but the writing just felt so forced.

Tyler Nelson
Tyler Nelson

we're supposed to feel terrible when he dies

He WAS best boy, user. Green always a best. But armpits are acceptable as well.

They even said something in dialogue like, "we barely knew him...we only knew him a short while. demo--! NAKAMA DE ARIMASHITA"

Jordan Sullivan
Jordan Sullivan

He dies in the first volume LN wise user. It was really supposed to just indicate that shit can get real

Eli Scott
Eli Scott

man, guy was way cuter than any of the girls.

Joseph Ortiz
Joseph Ortiz

If it's Haru it isn't gay, it's just to be expected.

Tyler Lewis
Tyler Lewis

Grimgar was good. I wouldn't call it great -- too many missed opportunities and inconsitencies with the world -- but the execution of its concept was really, really good. I loved the progression of the characters, both in terms of physical ability and character interactions; I liked the gradual, slow build up it took over the usual fast rush most stories take: Grimgar didn't skip the slow, quiet bits that most others do, and that left it with a higher sense of realism, which is a fucking odd thing to say for something that has a DnD party mechanic just 'cos.

Would love to see a second season even though there's utterly no chance of it ever happening whatsoever.

Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson

I assume it wasn't popular?

Christian Martin
Christian Martin

I like Ranta and no one can stop me.

Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson

It was the second best seller after Konosuba that season, I think it was 5k or 6k. Granted it was a very shit season.

Nothing too great though.

Adrian Young
Adrian Young

Nah, it was popular enough -- just not really popular enough to bankroll/support a second season.

Carter Jackson
Carter Jackson

Speaking off, I just downloaded that one and plan to watch it now. Aside from being comedy, how is it?

Sad. Would definitely love another season.

Lincoln Anderson
Lincoln Anderson

It was one of the shittiest shows last season.

Colton Cox
Colton Cox

Konosuba? Similiar in the sense of "not what I was expecting" in a really good way.

Konosuba's fun. Don't expect depth or great characters; do expect actual humurous Japanese comedy, great voice acting and >Deen animation.

Luis Barnes
Luis Barnes

just not really popular enough to bankroll/support a second season.

nothing I like ever gets a second or third season
meanwhile naruto and wan piss are both at season #512

Juan Price
Juan Price

Enjoyed it. Not something I would aggressively recommend, but it was fun.

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez

It's typical of A1 pictures, tbqh senpai.

On the other hand, Grimgar was a pretty obscure LN before the anime. It's unlikely we'd have got anything at all without them.

Anime today is shit -- high number of shows turning up and a low number actually progressing past one cour. Best to learn how to be happy with what you have.

Dominic Watson
Dominic Watson

I just finished reading all the tl'd lns and I really hope this gets a second season and an NA br release. It is Very Good™ and I really like Haru as a protagonist. My only complaint is that we don't get chapters dedicated to the perspective of other party members, or at least a little more complexity from characters like Yume and Shihoru. Haru and Ranta seem to do 90% of the character work outside of Mary's quest, and it's good work, but I think the whole story would be a lot more compelling if everyone else had as much going on under the surface as ranta and haru clearly do.

Camden Brown
Camden Brown

now that I've caught up with the tl'd lns I also confirmed something I felt while watching the show; while everyone praised the anime for its atmosphere (often simultaneously criticizing everything else about it as vacuous or mediocre) I really thought that the best part about it was the character writing. This comes through even more in the lns, and haruhiro's personality and stream-of-consciousness is really vivid and compelling in its uncertainty and capriciousness. When the lns switch perspective to another character the writing is just as strong and the personality of whoever is being talked about is really effectively conveyed. It makes all the action scenes a lot more emotionally effective than they might otherwise be, anyway; you really feel like you're living inside haru's head sometimes.

John Hernandez
John Hernandez

Season 2 never. :(

Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin

the best part about haru is the combination of inexplicable precociousness and skill with constant insecurity and ambiguity. You get the sense that it is precisely his inability to be confident in himself which is the source of his strengths, which sounds kind of ridiculous but is really compelling to read imo.

Joshua Torres
Joshua Torres

when he IS confident it's not a matter of "this is what I'm going to do" and then his assertively doing it (like it always, pathetically, is with Ranta); alternative possibilities to his actions are no longer considered, and it's no longer a matter of confidence or insecurity but of necessity. That's why I loved the fight with Deathspots in episode 12 so much; that is what the line is supposed to represent I think.

Jose Perez
Jose Perez

Reminder that Haru almost broke down when Yume got cutthroated.

Kayden Martin
Kayden Martin

Rightfully so. Yume is a good girl and should not get hurt for any reason at all.

Jaxon Clark
Jaxon Clark

This is better than Sword Art Online. There. I said it.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelson

Well meme'd my hipster friend.

Noah Johnson
Noah Johnson

Merry Sue is worse than Asuna.

Jace Evans
Jace Evans

Great taste.

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