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Select About This Mac. A dialog should appear. Make sure the Overview tab is selected. Download Microsoft Edge. Required diagnostic data is collected to keep Microsoft Edge secure, up to date and performing as expected. Privacy statement. Help Microsoft improve our products by sending optional diagnostic data about how you use the browser, websites you visit, and crash reports. Learn more. Accept and download. Taksu runs right up to seventy minutes in length and while it isn't such an endurance test when it is left to play in the background, paying close attention to it through one sitting can be a bit drab.
The whole of the recording is made up of a flawless combination of natural sounds, some rather ominous synthetic drones, and various vague and mysterious vocal samples though those samples never rise above distant chatter in the mix. I say flawless because the drones and natural sounds fit together perfectly and sometimes it's hard to distinguish between the two.
Certain metallic sounds and bass-heavy thumps could be either acoustic instruments recorded at a distance or studio-developed samples placed very convincingly in the mix. My biggest gripe is that nothing much ever changes over the seventy minutes and there is no way to skip through parts of the composition due to the fact that it is indexed as one track.
New samples are used and the drones fluctuate between high and low tones, but they never create anything more than a consistency. The last twenty minutes or so do seem to focus on the field recordings more than the keyboards, but the atmosphere is the same. I've enjoyed this recording more and more after deciding to use it as truly ambient music. It's an excellent, slow flood of sound for studying and making food but I don't reccomend listening to it with any serious amount of attention more than once.
I don't want to say a good close listen is a waste of time because a lot of the sounds are exotic and strangely alluring. Everything about Taksu is simply distant, thus it should be listened to distantly. More recently he is based in Germany where he produces solo, collaborative and commercial work in his Bluebox studio. Previous discs have been contained within the borders of his native Iran or been released by Spanish and Italian labels but Yalda is his debut for Poland's Vivo.
From the title, a winter solstice celebration meaning "birth," to the arid landscape imagery of the ecopack's artwork, to the dedication to 9thth Century Iranian physician-cum-renaissance man Zakariya Razi, to the nearly ridiculous list of ethnic instruments used, Yalda is steeped in ancient Persian culture.
Baghiri conjures an immersive sound world melding percussion and programming with true Asian and North African ambience collected in person on DAT. The opening tracks immediately set the scene: trance inducing poly-rhythmic drumming, a backdrop of simmering electronics and atmospheres, an enigmatic animal howl, etc. Sand is practically spilling out of the speakers. Then the rhythm dies down and the dark ambient drifts, drones and dripping water become the foreground.
And so it goes for 68 minutes, fluctuating through these aggressive and sublime moments. In some tracks, such as "Ice, Fire and Bone" and "Hidden Psalm," the percussion is content to gently percolate while in others, such as "Cross-Dressing," it rolls in like an invading army and reaches a fever pitch.
I can't offer much of an informed opinion on the authenticity of it all, but to these Western ears it's all wonderful: somewhere between Steve Roach and Muslimgauze.
Recommended to fans of both and the like. Continuing the tradition begun with last year's highly recommended Reworked for Black Faction, this is a collection of artists from around the world who have a go at the original material.
Here the tracks run the gamut from minimalism to noise. The first few, collaborations with Kasper T. Then KK Null rudely awakens anyone who might have been lulled to sleep with an unforgiving swathe of noise.
Two of Zenial's tracks three are credited solely to him are relatively tame, crackling and cooing tiny rhythmic melodies and murmurs while the other juxtaposes truncated Hip-Hop samples with electronic abstractions. None of the individual tracks strike me as particularly exceptional, but the variety does make the whole a fine listen.
Vivo are a label to watch from here on out. There's everything any leisure suit-wearing, hipster wannabe could ever want here: smooth synth washes, poppy and jumpy rhythms, and endlessly repetitious melodies that want nothing more than to slap me across the face to make sure my attention is focued on them and them alone. Lets not forget the vocals, either, because that would just be a crying shame. If the jazz influence on this album became any more like silk, I might be forced to just set the CD on fire.
I'm not sure why these ridiculous melodies have to sound so uplifting all the time and I have no idea why the vocals have to sound as if they were performed by an opera singer without any training but those are the facts. The music is tolerable to a degree when there aren't any vocals and all the emphasis is on the rhythm, but even then the rhythms simply aren't dynamic enough to warrant any sort of appreciation. I'm fairly certain that "Clunk Click" is the same drum pattern over and over again for a very tiring six-plus minutes.
Every once in a while I feel as if this might make great music for a porno of some kind. Some of the tracks would still have to be cut out to After The Rain - Various - Deep Sleep (With Relaxing Ambient Music For Sleep) (All Media) a decent soundtrack, though; they're ever too repetitive for the old bump n' grind. I've yet to listen to this record all the way through in one sitting and there are points where even two tracks in a row seem like pure torture so I can't say I'd reccomend this under any condition.
Sure, many of these records would still be considered fetish items among the elite, but Denski and company have other motives. Listening to this series, I am never bored by the generic, run-together psych that often fills completist-aimed collections.
Seasoned collectors will no doubt be surprised as well by the variety and remoteness of Denski's picks. The series' title, though, says it all; these discs want nothing more than to proffer a dose of that decades-old psychedelic intoxication, available in thrilling, nostalgia-free abundance through every minute of these compilations.
The volume covering Brazilian psychedelic music is one of my two favorites from the series, due in part to the healthy influence of the Tropicalia sound, popularized by groups like Os Mutantes.
At eight minutes long, "Sign of the Southern Cross" is an epic that encompasses all the magic, doom, and fury the band is known for, and is among Sabbath's best songs; when combined with the weirdo instrumental "E" and the album's title track, the resultant impact is peak Sabbath.
However, by the time it was released, the lineup was already in disarray, with personality and creative clashes between Iommi and Dio coming alongside the perennial Sabbath-ian struggles with drugs. Sabbath's Ozzy-free lineup would never be this stable again.
By the end of the album's tour, Dio and Appice would be out of the band and rapidly heading toward Holy Diver, as Iommi and Geezer Butler put the finishing touches on a live album and reconnected with a newly sober Bill Ward to record Born Again with ex-Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillian. It was a messy end to a brief era, but not one inconsistent with Sabbath's history. This new deluxe edition gives a full look at the album's place in time, polishing up the U.
The End. The circle is closed. In Birmingham, the holy ground where the group was born, Black Sabbath is preaching the final verse of a testament that began in Recorded live on 4th Februarywhich must have reduced to tears an audience of die-hard fans now on the verge of becoming orphans, it foams with riffs which have passed into legend from Black Sabbath, Behind The Wall Of Sleep, N.
The four apostles can now ditch their robes and relax in the slippers of their retirement. Their final sacraments have been given. The coffin may have disappeared into the earth: but they have left a headstone where future converts will read the commandments of heavy metal. In the new era which is now opening, Ozzy Osbourne will still shake the windows of his cathedrals.
As far as rock 'n' roll comeback stories go, the story of Black Sabbath's resurrection after the departure of Ozzy Osbourne is among the most satisfying. After a tear through the early '70s that found the Ozzy-led band codifying contemporary heavy metal over a series of five increasingly impressive albums, Sabbath began to show signs of wear and tear by the time of Sabotage in Osbourne's prodigious alcohol and drug intake was absolutely part of the problem, but the rest of the band held their own when it came to addictive behaviors and egomania.
Compound those issues with extensive legal and financial woes and sheer creative and physical exhaustion, and the band literally stumbled through the end of the decade with two albums—Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die!
Osbourne played his last show with Sabbath in Decemberand although he would join the group briefly and sporadically for some early Heaven and Hell recording sessions, those sessions were ultimately scrapped when he left the band in mid, leaving Tony Iommi and the rest of the band to regroup with new singer Ronnie James Dio, who joined the band thanks to an introduction made by, of all people, Ozzy's wife Sharon.
Recording for the album took place over just a couple of months in Criteria Studios in Miami, and the Florida sunshine, the approach of producer Martin Birch Dio-era Rainbow, Deep Purple, Whitesnakeand the compositional and arrangement possibilities opened up by Dio's vocal approach combined to make Heaven and Hell an altogether different kind of Sabbath album. Faster, heavier, and more direct than anything the band had done since Vol.
Not only does the album provide a clean break with the shambolic clumsiness of the tail-end of the Ozzy era, but neatly positioned Sabbath for a new, forward-looking approach into the '80s. While certainly not sleek or polished, the sound of Heaven and Hell is definitely more focused and impactful. From the speedy chugging riff of "Neon Knights" that opens the set, it's clear that Sabbath had shifted into a different gear, and while there's considerable dynamism to the songs here, from the kaleidoscopic and semi-balladic "Children of the Sea" and the introspective "Lonely is the Word" to the brusque and strutting "Lady Evil", the band finds many different ways to recast the meaning of "a Black Sabbath song"—the connective tissue is the interplay between Iommi's riffs which are as thick and meaty as ever and Dio's soaring vocal presence and lyrical imagery.
It's an entirely new approach and one that completely revitalized the band, both in terms of their creativity and their cultural relevance. This new edition delivers a new remastering of the UK deluxe edition, dialing up the warmth and dynamics from earlier reissues, resulting in a recording with ample room to breathe, and, in some cases like "Die Young," for instance a presence that's so refreshing it almost sounds like a remix.
Increases stacks of Greased Lightning and extends duration to maximum while in combat. Six-sided Star: Delivers a powerful attack. Grants Greased Lightning and extends Greased Lightning duration to maximum. Opens a chakra and increases movement speed for 5 seconds. Delivers an attack with a potency of 10, Braver: Limit Break Level 1. Delivers an attack with a potency of 2, Bladedance: Limit Break Level 2.
Delivers an attack with a potency of 5, Final Heaven: Limit Break Level 3. By focusing an intensely concentrated knot of aether within a single fist, a monk can then strike an opponent with a blow that erupts into a detonation of catastrophic proportions. This technique cannot be performed until the practitioner is prepared to reach beyond mortal limits into the divine.
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9, While active, the potency of High Jump and Spineshatter Dive is increased. Life of the Dragon: When using the weaponskill Mirage Dive, the gaze of the first brood is drawn, increasing the Dragon Gauge. When the gaze is strongest, executing Geirskogul changes the gauge from blue to red and grants Life of the Dragon in place of Blood of the Dragon.
While under the effect of Life of the Dragon, grants access to Nastrond and Stardiver. Abilities: True Thrust: Performs a thrusting attack. Raiden Thrust: Enhanced version of True Thrust dealing more damage.
Can only be executed when Raiden Thrust Ready. Grants Blood of the Dragon if not currently under the effect of Life of the Dragon. Vorpal Thrust: Delivers a slash followed by a thrust.
Full Thrust: Winds up to deliver a very powerful skyward thrust. Fang and Claw: Delivers a double slash attack. Extends Blood of the Dragon duration by 10 seconds to a maximum of 30 seconds. Disembowel: Combos after True Thrust. Chaos Thrust: Unleashes a flurry of strike, creating cherry blossoms in its trail. Inflicts a damage over time defect on the opponent.
Deals more damage when struck from the rear. Wheeling Thrust: Jumps up into the air and lands with a spinning attack. Life Surge: Ensures critical damage for first weaponskill used while Life Surge is active. Absorbs a portion of the damage dealt as HP. Piercing Talon: Ranged attack by throwing his spear.
Jump: A dragoon's signature technique, this attack targets a dragon where it is most vulnerable. Leaping high into the air, the dragoon shifts his posture at the apex of the jump so that the full weight of his body adds power to the plunging thrust. Immediately jumps back to original position afterwards. Grants Dive Ready. High Jump: Faster and deals more damage. Elusive Jump: Executes a jump backwards. Reduces enmity by half. Removes Heavy, Bind, and Holmgang effects.
Doom Spike: Delivers a slash of energy to all enemies in a straight line. Grants Blood of the Dragon if not currently under the effect of Life of the Dragon for 15 seconds. Sonic Thrust: Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line for slightly more damage.
Extends Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon duration by 10 seconds, to a maximum of 30 seconds. Coerthan Torment: Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line for slightly more damage.
Spineshatter Dive: Delivers a jumping attack towards an enemy. Stuns target and grants Dive Ready. Dragonfire Dive: Delivers a jumping fire-based attack to all nearby enemies. Blood of the Dragon: This technique allows the Azure Dragoon to draw upon the baleful strength bestowed by the Eye. As this act essentially allows a wyrm's instincts to supplant one's own, a will of steel is paramount in retaining control of one's focus.
Additional Effect: Grants Sharper Fang and Claw upon successfully executing Full Thrust, or Enhanced Wheeling Thrust upon successfully executing Chaos Thrust Geirskogul: While a dragoon allows the Blood of the Dragon to burn within their veins, he is After The Rain - Various - Deep Sleep (With Relaxing Ambient Music For Sleep) (All Media) to focus his elevated aether into serpentine blasts of energy, damaging all enemies in a straight line.
Changes Blood of the Dragon to Life of the Dragon for 15 seconds. Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon. Dragon Gauge Cost: 2. It is said that Geirskogul follows the same principle that dragonkind employ to infuse their breath with arcane destruction.
Nastrond: Channeling the power of Nidhogg, delivers an attack similar to that of a red Geirskogul, dealing more damage to enemies in a straight. Can only be executed while under the effect of Life of the Dragon. Mirage Dive: Shoots an astral dragon straight into the air that dives back down onto the enemy. Can only be executed when Dive Ready. Stardiver: Jumps high up into the air and descends through several magical rings, delivering a jumping fire-based attack to all nearby enemies for high amounts of damage.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Blood of the Dragon or Life of the Dragon. Dragonsong Dive: Limit Break Level 3.
Unleashing the power of the dragon within, the dragoon leaps upon an enemy with primal savagery. The aether expended during this attack burns with a fierce light, appearing as nothing less than a colossal, cerulean wyrm descending from the heavens.
All Fours: Reduces damage taken from falling. Fleet of Foot: Increases movement speed. Ninki slowly builds inside the body when using certain weaponskills, and can be used to execute Bhavacakra or Hellfrog Medium.
Abilities: Spinning Edge: Delivers an attack. Increases Ninki Gauge by Gust Slash: Delivers an attack that deals more damage. Aeolian Edge: Delivers a powerful attack that deals more damage when executed from a target's rear. Armor Crush: Delivers a powerful attack that deals more damage when executed from a target's flank. Extends Huton duration by 30 seconds to a maximum of 70 seconds. Has no effect on enemies 10 After The Rain - Various - Deep Sleep (With Relaxing Ambient Music For Sleep) (All Media) higher, or certain enemies with special sight.
Cannot be executed while in combat. Effect ends upon use of any action other than Sprint, or upon reuse of Hide. Resets ninjutsu recast timers if out of combat. Mug: Delivers an attack that increases the chance of additional items being dropped by target if Mug is dealt before, or as, the finishing blow.
Throwing Dagger: Throws a dagger at the target. Trick Attack: Delivers an attack, that deals additional damage when executed from the target's rear.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Hidden. Rabbit Medium: Ninjutsu turns into this if any Mudra combination fails, which causes a rabbit to appear on the Ninja's head for a short time before disappearing. Ninjutsu: Executes a specific ninjutsu action coinciding with the combination of mudra made immediately beforehand.
If any other action is used before the mudra are combined and the ninjutsu executed, Ninjutsu will fail. Ten: Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "heaven". Maximum Charges: 2 Chi: Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "earth". Jin: Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "man". Fuma Shuriken: Pointed and deadly, the shuriken of the shinobi are forged from a metal whose smelting process is known only to the After The Rain - Various - Deep Sleep (With Relaxing Ambient Music For Sleep) (All Media).
A ninja uses this mudra to infuse such shuriken with aether, enveloping the throwing star in an immense, phantom aura; the impact of which is anything but illusory. Delivers a very pwoerful ranged ninjutsu attack. Mudra Combination is any one of the Ten, Chi, or Jin mudra.
Shadow Fang: Delivers an attack that inflicts bleeding wounds, causing damage over time. Ill Wind: Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies, silencing them for 1 second. Kakuremi: Grants the effect of Kakuremi for 3 seconds.
Afterwards, Kakuremi will change to Hidden when the effect expires. Cannot be seen or targeted while under the effect of Hidden for 10 seconds. Effects of Kakuremi and Hidden end upon taking damage or using an action other than Shukuchi or Bolt.
Three Mudra: Allows for immediate execution of any ninjutsu action for 5 seconds. Katon: By joining earth with heaven, the ninja calls a great gout of flame to erupt from the ground and lick hungrily at the sky. Only shinobi who have mastered two-mudra techniques such as Katon may earn the rank of chunin, or "middle ninja". Very powerful ninjutsu that deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it.
Goka Mekkyaku: An upgraded version of Katon. Deals incredibly massive fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it. Increases Ninki Gauge by 10 for each enemy hit. Can only be executed while under the effect of Kassatsu.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Three Mudra. Raiton: Deals incredibly massive lightning damage. Death Blossom: Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies. Hakke Mujinsatsu: Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies. Extends Huton duration by 10 seconds to a maximum of 70 seconds. Smoke Screen: Creates a wall of smoke, reducing enmity generation of a single party member. Shukuchi: Move quickly to the specified location.
Doton: Creates a patch of corrupted earth, dealing damage to any enemies After The Rain - Various - Deep Sleep (With Relaxing Ambient Music For Sleep) (All Media) enter for 24 seconds. Hyoton: Deals powerful ice damage that Binds for 15 seconds. Hyosho Ranryu: An upgraded version of Hyoton. Deals extraordinarily massive ice damage. Suiton: Deals massive amounts of ice damage. Grants Suiton which, for 20 seconds, allows execution of actions which require the effect of Hidden, without being under that effect.
Kassatsu: Allows the execution of a single ninjutsu without consumption of mudra charges. Dream Within a Dream: Using this technique, the shinobi assaults the enemy with three strikes in swift succesion. Dream Within a Dream is rouge bladework at its best, combined with the rapid movement of a ninja's Shukuchi. Grants Assassinate Ready for 15 seconds. Assassinate: Delivers a critical direct hit. Potency increases up to 3 times as the target's HP decreases.
Recast time resets upon earning a kill or an assist. Hellfrog Medium: Summons a Hellfrog that deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it. Ninki Gauge Cost: Bhavacakra: Deals high unaspected damage. Ten Chi Jin: Temporarily converts each of the three mudra into a ninjutsu action. Executing one of these actions will convert the remaining mudra into different ninjutsu actions until all three have been executed or the Ten Chi Jin effect expires in 6 seconds.
Only ninjutsu available while active. The same ninjutsu cannot be executed twice. Cannot be executed while under the effect of Kassatsu. Effect ends upon moving. Meisui: Dispel Suiton, increasing the Ninki Gauge by Can only be executed while in combat. Bunshin: Grants 5 stacks of Bunshin, each stack allowing the Ninja's shadow to attack enemies each time they execute a weaponskill.
Shadow attack potency varies based on the attack executed. Ninki Gauge increases by 10 each time the shadow lands an attack. Lasts 30 seconds. Chimatsuri: Limit Break Level 3. Drawing upon the aether suffusing a battlefield, this complex mudra conjures a multitude of moonlight blades in a circle around the ninja. The blades leap into the air upon completion of the technique, then streak forwards to impale the foe in a blinding and bloody barrage.
Kenki: In the lands of the Far East, one's aetheric flow is often referred to as "ki". The Kenki of the samurai is a harnessing of these energies, allowing the swordsmen to accumulate ki within their blades and thence unleash various deadly techniques. In this respect, such "Hissatsu" might be interpreted as a martial form of magecraft. Iaijutsu: These techniques are performed by building aether in a sheathed katana, and then unleashing the entire store of energy the instant the blade is drawn.
Executing Iaijutsu correctly requires complete control over one's state of mid, a feat achieved by entering a battle trance known as "Sen". Samurai attain such meditative mastery only through intense discipline and training.
Sen Gauge: Getsu - Ka - Setsu. Using certain combo actions will accumulate up to three Sen: Setsu, Getsu, and Ka. Kenki slowly builds in a samurai's blade through the execution of certain weaponskills, and is required to execute actions such as Hissatsu: Kaiten, Hissatsu: Gyoten, and Hissatsu: Guren. Abilities: Hakaze: Delivers an attack and increases Kenki Gauge by 5. Increases Kenki Gauge by 5.
Gekko: Delivers a powerful attack that increases Kenki Gauge by 5 plus an additional 5 when executed from the rear. Grants Getsu. Kasha: Delivers an attack that increases Kenki Gauge by 5 plus an additional 5 when executed from the side. Grants Ka. Yukikaze: Delivers an attack that increases Kenki Gauge by Grants Setsu. Grants Open Eyes when hit for 15 seconds.
Enpi: Delivers a ranged air slash attack. Deals over triple damage when enhanced. Increases Kenki Gauge by Fuga: Delivers an attack all enemies in a cone. Mangetsu: Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies.
Extends Jinpu duration by 15 seconds to a maximum of 40 seconds. Oka: Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies. Extends Shifu duration by 15 seconds to a maximum of 40 seconds. Iaijutsu: Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge. Higanbana: Delivers an attack that opens the target's wounds, causing them to bleed and take damage over time. HP recovery is reduced. Grants a stack of Meditation, up to a maximum of 3.
Tenka Goken: A form of Iaijutsu wherein the samurai fashions his katana's accumulated aether into phantom blades, and strikes as if wielding the five swords of legend, the Tenka Goken. Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone.
Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 for each enemy hit. Midare Setsugekka: Setsu. It is said when one occupies all three states of Sen, the thread of a foe's life comes into focus. This sublime Iaijutsu was devised to cut that thread.
Delivers an attack that deals incredibly massive amounts of damage. Grants a stack of Meditation, up to a maximum of 5. Meikyo Shisui: Execute up to 3 weaponskill combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect Iaijutsu. The counter potency is 10 times the samurai's base damage.
Active for 6 seconds and increases Kenki Gauge by 5. Kenki Gauge Cost: Hissatsu: Soten: Move quickly to the specified location, delivering an attack to all enemies in the path.
Hissatsu: Gyoten: Rushes target and delivers an attack. Hissatsu: Yaten: Delivers an attack and performs a 10 yard back step. Grants Enhanced Enpi for 15 seconds. Merciful Eyes: Instantly restores own HP. Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes. Meditate: Gradually increases Kenki Gauge for 15 seconds. Grants stacks of Meditation when used in combat, up to a maximum of 3. Hissatsu: Shinten: Delivers an attack for high damage.
Hissatsu: Kyuten: One of the samurai's formidable Hissatsu techniques, Kyuten is a word which expresses nine directions, the eight compass points joined by the center. Devised to cut down all surrounding enemies with a single strike. Hissatsu: Seigan: Delivers an attack. Each Sen converted increases the Kenki Gauge by Follow TV Tropes.
You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. Trust us, we went through hell and back to find a good SFW image for this article. To Love Ru and Motto To Love Ru provide examples of: Episode Anime : The second season, which is just as well as there weren't enough manga chapters left to adapt for a 26 episode season at the rate the Three Shorts format was burning through them.
The Principal in general to every cute girl, especially Yami. Aborted Arc : The plot regarding attacks by Lala's suitors is slowly dropped during the story. The last reference is the return of Lacospo and no other suitor appears after this.
Above the Influence : While painful for him in more ways than oneRito will often resist the advances the many girls push on him. Some examples: Yami gets a blast of Celine's pollen and asks Rito on a date, then tries to kiss him. While his refusal may've been at least partly for fear of what she'd do to him after sobering up, she interprets it as this trope. Notably, an issue or so later, she doesn't slash or clobber him for seeing her in a swimsuit.
There was an earlier incident where Lala accidentally gave almost everyone in her class a Love Potion. Naturally, Rito ended up having to fend off Haruna's advances. Accidental Kiss : Rito and Ren. Accidental Marriage : Groping an alien princess breasts is grounds for engagement. In the manga, it's more of his speech about freedom of choice that causes her to fall in love with him, and she decides he's the only wedding candidate worthy of her.
Rito is the God of this trope. Actor Allusion : For the English dub, this is not the first time that Alexis Tipton has played a girl who accidentally became engaged to a young man that her powerful father disapproved of.
A-Cup Angst : Nana is not well developed, much to her frustration. It stings that her twin sister is "advancing" at a much faster rate. Adaptation Dye-Job : Devilukean tails are actually very dark red. The first anime always shows them as pitch black, instead. This is corrected in Darkness. Adaptation Distillation : The first anime follows a completely different story line than the manga. Adaptation Expansion : Mottoas part of the improvements, sometimes added scenes, usually only very small, that generally added connectivity or depth.
In Mottothere is a following scene where Risa stares at her phone longingly, implying she was serious about her offer. Adaptation Explanation Extrication : Anime-only viewers do not have the slightest idea about who Celine is and where she comes from.
This because the first anime series removed several elements of the manga included her entire rescue-arc while the second anime and more closely the manga, "Motto To Love Ru", start from a point in which she is already present in the story. Aliens Speaking English : All those aliens seem to have their Japanese down just fine.
Although apparently it did take some time for Lala to learn the written language. All Just a Dream : Twice in the anime-only first series: Episode 10 begins with Rito accidentally seeing Haruna changing out of her tennis uniform, he tries to look away but starts coming on to him and wanting a kiss. It turns out the whole thing was a dream as he wakes up and finds a naked Lala next to him who was apparently dreaming of himto which he freaks out and faints.
Episode 23 has Saruyama becomes jealous of Rito's popularity and wishes he was a noble in Edo Castle. He then has daydreams of his many adventures as the ruler of Edo Castle, where all his friends make appearances.
For example, if you want to know why Celine has a human form, or how Oshizu has a body? You can only find the full explanation in the manga and the OVA.
There are other things too, but most are minor. The OVA enlarges nearly everyone's eyes and heads into Uncanny Valley in the process, while Motto has a new directing staff. The characters don't look badbut they do look quite different from the original manga now.
Artificial Riverbank : Where Rito takes Lala in an early effort to break up with her. She falls for him instead. Attempted Rape : Happens to Rito several times. An anime-only episode has Rito, tied up to a bed as an Amazon slowly reaches lower, while talking about how he will be her husband, before Lala intervenes.
Make of that what you will. Implied with one of the early villains and his use of naughty tentacles. Ascended Extra : Following a certain point in the first manga, Yui was given increasingly greater exposure even as Haruna appeared less and less.
After, she appears as a real character and becomes Run's best friend. In "Darkness" she is also promoted to new potential harem member for Rito. Attractive Bent-Gender : Rito "Riko" gives the other fanservice-females a run for their money. Badass Adorable : Yami, for certain. She may be a cutie, but don't go getting any ideas. She is a lethal Living Weapon.
Partly due to being a hybrid between the Devilukean and Charmian species. The serialized version of the manga that appears in the magazines utilizes the first trope, with the nipples never being drawn. The collected volumes avert it, as the nipples are put back in.
For some bizarre reason, the second anime avoids the first with one exception: Mikan and Yami lack nipples. Even though the even younger-looking Nana and Momo have them. It makes no sense. Bathtub Scene : Many. The story starts with Rito taking a bath when Lala ends up transported naked into Rito bathtub where he is shocked and mesmerized by her naked body.
Beach Episode : Several times that include: a school trip, an invitation to Saki's private beach, or when they go to Okinawa with Lala's teleporter machine and turns out that they are on a separate planet, called Okiwan!. The third OVA. It is so overloaded with fanservice it seemingly forgets to have a plot or dialog and just features the girls posing in swimsuits to ambient music for several minutes at a time. And then there's the comparison of tanlines near the end The last story-arc is set in a public pool.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished : Normally if any accident occurs, the males will suffer Amusing Injuries while the girls just get Clothing Damage or other embarrassing things. Berserk Button : Nana with flat-chested comments. Lala with suitors fighting over her. Ren being called unmanly.
Yami, with any form of ecchi. Rito, when someone close to him seriously threatened. Get Momo mad and you could very well be in trouble. Even Yami was impressed with her killing intent. Big Brother Attraction : Evidence has piled up that Mikan has a deep-seated crush for her brother Rito. Made more obvious in the second OVA with a jealous Mikan wondering what it would be like if they weren't related right after joking about marriage.
Her reaction for being questioned by Nana about love interest.
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