Post by Coming on the Clouds on Oct 29, 2017 21:41:50 GMT
тиваненк while part of Russia is in the Far East and borders China I mean the East Asian Cultural Sphere (or the Sinosphere) which includes China, Japan, the Koreas, and Vietnam. They all once used or still use Chinese characters in their writing system and have had significant influence from Chinese religions and Chan Buddhism.
Coming on the Clouds If you're looking for the most hax characters in fictional works by East Asian authors (leaving out tokusatsu/live-action shows, to stick to the animu and mango theme), then visual novels would be the primary reference group.
Umineko, Dies Irae, I/O, Demonbane, etc. have some of the most hax characters in all of fiction in general.
Leaving out visual novels, and focusing on anime, manga/manhwa/manhua, light novels, and Wuxia, Xianxia, and Shenmo, then the latter two would be the second primary source, I imagine, simply due to the sheer hax I've heard of existing in works like Coiling Dragon and whatever, but I'm not as familiar with it as with VNs or LNs in terms of hax.
Anyway, most hax entities I can think outside of LNs/VNs/Chinese Novels (and their adaptations) are the Choushin and Aquarion Logos Genesis.
"What is Aquarion Logos?", you say?
I'll let this comedic image I found /m/ explain (it actually underestimates its power a bit, but its accurate otherwise):
Coming on the Clouds Well if the discussion of quantity would come to pass... a lot of isekai would fit in there. I would rather not go there, as you have for example Rou from Re:Monster who has so goddamn many abilities they can't even explain into detail 90% of them. No seriously he has hundreds of abilities, all gained from devouring his fallen foes.
As for quality... yeah like what Eva said. VN's come first, then come some of the chinese novels like Xianxias and Wuxias, and after comes the rest. As for specific characters... i don't know i'm not really into VN's and the chinese novels are in my digital library just waiting to be read. Rimul Tempest goes far from what i've heard, but still pales to beings like Demonbane, the Chousin (albeit they're not from a VN) and those gods from Dies Irae.
Post by Coming on the Clouds on Oct 30, 2017 0:31:25 GMT
Eva01 I’m not sure if I explained this one to you or not but you left out Xuanhuan in your Chinese genre listing. Xuanhuan is by far the bulk of what is translated/being translated in terms of these web novels and what is by far what is popular among Westerners. Proof of this is that you mentioned Coiling Dragon which is not Xianxia but Xuanhuan Cultivator Xuanhuan and the Xianxia genre (which are all about cultivators) are fairly similar in the fact that they have “cultivation” systems however the end goal can be different (Xuanhuan people become straight up gods or whatever the author makes up but Xianxia characters always become Xian, material immortals who have a pure yang body and are close to the Dao) and more importantly Xianxia has a strictly Daoist system and world at large. It’s heavily if not wholly based on the religon’s road to immortality and concepts. Xuanhuan on the other hand you can make up as long as it has vaguely Chinese inspirations. You can mix in any cultures or ideas you’d like as long as some general tropes are fulfilled (like godhood acheivment and stages and such). I have some specific differences if you want to hear them. But yes they should be very similar in terms of hax and whatnot.
I made this thread because I just wanted to see what cool stuff people know. Like that image there you brought up. Just a little fun I guess.
HungryWorld wuxia is not popular so there are no wuxia web novels translated past like 10 chapters, nor are they haxed. In fact they’re probably relatively low level since from I’ve been able to scrounge up they’re largely following in the footsteps of Jin Yong, Gu Long, and Liang Yusheng even if they’re Isekai-esque “get all the techniques I read in these novels” types. And at the very top tiers of these authors universes they’re like small building level and at best have like poison or say the Divine Fist of Northern Darkness which basically less the guy suck qi out of people (both are basically paralyzed in the duration) and he can then use it if he isn’t overwhelmed by the amouunt. Out of all the wuxia manhua I’ve seen they cap out at like large building level. I may be proven wrong however if anyone ever bothers to care about and translate this stuff.
Coming on the Clouds Then i'm messing up Wuxia with Xianxia. I keep messing those names up somehow :s
Yeah wuxia is mostly about people at what is perceived to be “human level” in the context of the Chinese folk religion. Though the characters are mostly martial artists it’s not impossible to find beings of these other genres provided they are in sparing amounts.
Wuxia is martial (Wu 武) Hero Xianxia is a hero that becomes a Xian (仙)
Post by EvilMegaCookie on Oct 30, 2017 18:27:27 GMT
Rosei, in general, I guess from Senshinkan due to their insane variety. Eva has already mentioned Dies Irae so no point in doing that.
As for hax... The Former Crimson King or whatever his name is from Samurai Deeper Kyo comes to mind both in just how diverse he is and the ridiculous powers.
That guy that can transport you into a realm of sand and whenever you approach he simply gets teleported away while you slowly turn into sand as well or some shit. Can't remember the name of that manga. Or maybe it was a manhua.
But if we are talking quantity as in just numbers? Then my vote goes to Ajimu. Can't really think of anyone with that absurd amount or anyone that comes even close to it.
Eva01, LOL I remember that pic about Logos being spread around after it's finale.
I remember slightly(forced myself to watch it out since it was an Aquarion after all) but isn't Logos only reality warping and conceptual manipulation via manipulation of words and kanji? I guess if we count Subete's Moon Sword Multiverse then it's possibly Multiversal too,otherwise Logos is like planetary or something.
EvilMegaCookie You mean Houshin Engi? Where the guy practically has a dimension of sand where he can teleport you into and within that dimension the closer you come to him the further away he gets. I believe you mean this guy's tool: Kousaijin Funny though how that guy got defeated. Screwed over because someone just flooded his dimension until it broke.
As for numbers... yeah nobody touching Ajimu there, except for in named abilities. Because someone actually got a couple of hundred named abilities (it's Rou, and the amount keeps increasing).
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Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
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Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
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Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
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Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
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Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
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