Do you recall if her The End improved as the series went on? Not in the "can use it better than the opponent" side, but more on the actual copying. Like, would her BoS self be able to copy skills just by hearing about them like she did with Five Forks later?
You know that Rakudai will end soon right (RIP)? But I discovered a novel (korean novel) that is somehow similar and I think that may suit your likings. Have you read "A Returner's Magic should be Special"? It's somehow similar Rakudai where the MC has not much talent at all and he is only using a "certain mechanic" (it's not that broken btw), knowledge and skills to fight his opponents (The relevant opponents are very skilled and have unfair advantages). The story and characters is similar to Rakudai in a sense.
It already has a manhua adaptation and it's already 80+ chapfers long. You can check it out if you have time and this verse don't have a profile yet and I'm planning to make it if I have time. :)
It drew my attention all the way back when we were talking about Getbackers, lol.
Frig, Rokka was so darn good and, IMHO, incredibly underrated. The way it played with its elements and characters also felt incredibly refreshing (despite intentionally taking classic clichés as a starting point), especially with guys like Adlet who was an amazing MC.
Adlet also made me a fan of Soma Saito, and now every time I come across a character voiced by him I take an intant liking to said character.
Edit: Too bad it never got a second season, but it's kinda understandable given how hard is to get renewed nowadays unless you're really popular.
Yeah Rokka is amazing, what i especially loved about the series is the way it takes you by surprise with details. I just can't believe it made "is it usually these hot around here?" into a major plot point on the plan of the 7th. Just amazing.
As for adlet what i love is that arrogance with actual capability of backing it up (also Flamie best girl). He said he was the strongest and pretty much "beat" 6 heroes all at the same time. In a direct fight? No, but beat them none the less, it was just absolutely amazing. Or how he just acted like he trusted Flamie, but actually used a mirror to check her actions because he didn't trust her at all. xD
It's these very small details that set it appart from other series and that makes adlet such a good character. I am going to be reading the novels soon, but i have been busy with Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and university.
Though if you're like me and enjoy these things, do watch this 37 min long "movie". Im sure you'll find it entertaining.
The premise sets itself to be kinda like and old school fantasy adventure, and you end up with fantasy Death Note, lol. I think that's precisely the charm of it, the mindgames, deductions, mystery and putting together the puzzle are what draws in the viewer, with the magical abilities and combat being a support for it.
I don't think Adlet was being arrogant, as much as intentionally putting a bravado and image of confidence in order to carry on before hardship. Similar to how he mentioned to Nashetania about always trying to keep his smile, his motto of "I'm the strongest man in the world" many times came more like a mantra to calm himself down in tough situations, and you can see that many times anexiety is eating him alive when he says that to keep a cool head. And honestly, I really liked that, loved how he actually dealt with it and how he pulled through with his tricks and gadgetry not to utterly own his opponents but to get an advantage and then his wits and reasoning to convince others of the proper choices (especially of note is how he won Hans to his side)
This may sound like complaining, I apologize for it, but I found Adlet so refreshing in nowadays gigantic wave of blatantly overpowered protagonists and characters touted as underdogs that are still better than everybody else, all who rotate between being nice guys without much beyond being kind and tenacious, or smug MCs trying too hard to be cofident and cool. Having a protagonist that is said as the weakest of the group and actually is and relies on training, plans and tools to keep up, working along his intellect to put situations in his favor against fights he could have not won. Certainly does help that fighting really doesn't solve the problems here, if you beat your enemy the mystery will still remain, so Adlet's has an even ground to show competence. And as you say, his final deduction to solve the Seventh Petal case would have made Conan Edogawa proud.
Poor Flemy though, the way she mentions it is pretty matter of fact (I mean, not a flashback or image accompanying her narration or anything) but the way she was betrayed and abandoned was pretty darn harsh, no wonder she became the resident Rei Ayanami XD (her ending song is also pretty nice). The one that had me intrigued was Nashetania, I really liked her being the quirky rabbit girl but when it turned out she was a psycho her whole character made a whole more sense in hindsight, even her lack of understanding of little norms in interactions.
I actually liked the Aztec-like setting of the story as well, it was a bit surprising that a fantasy story wasn't set in an European setting, even if the conventions did follow more European traditions.
Thanks for the movie, gonna check it out once I get home.
It takes you by surprise that's the best part i agree. What i dislike though is the synopsis, it outright says there is gonna be a 7th, like wtf?
Yeah it's just really fun to see the contrast of "outside" and "inside". Or "facade" and "true self" how he acts confident and like he believes everyone but in reality he's just incredibly cautious.
He's basically the opposite of basic MC's. He's not OP but humble but rather weak (comparative to the others), confident and cautious. And i especially like the "even if i were stronger than each of them i am not stronger than them combined". Because it went from something that the plot could just bullshit its way out of, to an actually unwinnable battle in terms of fights. They weren't just strong, they were also 6, winning against them is basically impossible. Or how he purpously missed against Han etc. His plan is just too damn good.
Flemy best girl that's all there is to it.
What i liked mostly is that although it was in a fantasy settings, everything is done through well...science. The plot isn't solved due to magic bullshitery which would feel like a massive asspull, but pure science.
NP, you gotta pay a lot of attention in the details there though.
A series that I'm working on features a protagonist who can use the power systems of various series, one of which is knight. However, his universe explicitly lacks fate. What can I expect from a Blazer born under those conditions?
Their magic capacity is directly linked to their fate. As in their magic capacity is constant that's why it's treated as "fate", because how much you have is decided by fate. I guess everyone would just be a desperado. They would be able to increase their magic without limit though unlike desperados they wouldn't be able to manipulate causality and stuff like that.
The God Of Procrastination wrote: That's what I thought. I'm guessing that devices are the same. What about other stats, and how do they rank them?
Devices not. Devices are their souls, devices can change if someone changes their way of living. Kuraudo Kurashiki went from single sword to double sword because he changed his way of living from a delinquent to someone who trains the sword.
Other stats can change. Magic capacity is the one that can't and the one that matters the most, most of the time.
The idea why it doesn't encourage skill, is because you have to be in the last moments of your fate and that would lead to abuse. Higher ups could make people train like that but it would lead to what is effectively mass murder.
It is a way to encourage hard work, but that few ppl know.