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  1. Last Sinner
    Today 04:40
    Last Sinner
    Pleasant surprise I just saw on the New York Best Sellers list.

    Citrus volume 2 is #7 on the list - aka both volumes released so far have made the top 10 at some point. A miracle if you consider everything else on the list...

    How about it. A title focusing on a yuri relationship under relatively normal circumstances can sell. Maybe Milk Morinaga did achieve positive change with Girl Friends.

    Wish I knew these people with taste and decency...

    Oh wait, you're one, that's a start.
  2. Last Sinner
    Today 02:13
    Last Sinner
    Wanted to ask something about something I read today.

    Apparently Tomino made a real clown of himself with his latest botched project. When he spoke about why he was trying to do what he did (but lost sight of the story in the process), he said he was tired about alomost all anime being about cute girls and/or 'healing'.

    So...what's the deal with healing? Is it meant to be relief from the real world after hard days at work and/or an outlet for the socially reclusive?
  3. Yui Is My Wife
    2015-04-23 20:31
    Yui Is My Wife
    How could you leave that Poor Kitty in the tree, you Human Betraying Alien Lover!!

    Then again, you are still The Father of The Year.
  4. 0utf0xZer0
    2015-04-22 15:00
    I watched the first episode of Plastic Memories. It's not bad, exactly, but you know the common critique about anime often being "emotionally manipulative"? I'm usually on the side of that debate arguing against that criticism, but with Plastic Memories... Honestly, it does feel a bit too obvious to me that they're trying to get the viewer to cry.
    I'm relatively optomistic on this front - episodes 2 and 3 are much more low key and melancholic than episode 1 was.

    In a way, I also found Episode 1 a bit self-defeating. What I mean is that the ethical dilemma to the somewhat short AI lifespan is made so brutally clear in this episode that I really ask myself why people are tolerating it. Is there a good reason why it's 10 years, and not 50, or 70? If the AI lifespan was 50 or higher, people could at least say "Well, they're not far off us humans anyway", which would be a fair point. 10 years for a human-level intelligence seems cruelly short to me.
    When I read this, I got the mental image of some Japanese writer lamenting how slow his five year old PC is because it's Windows install is all gunked up, wondered if AIs could suffer from the same issue and deciding to write a moe anime about it.

    Back when episode 1 aired a lot of people were speculating the 10 year lifespan is intended to induce artificial scarcity, based on what we've seen subsequently I'm not sure that's the case.

    As for Owari no Seraph... Keep in mind I liked Eren. For a change of pace. "Ball of anger" male leads aren't my favorite kind of character, but I'll take them over Gary Stus and (most) doormats.
    Eren himself is fine in my book - he fits with AoT's "viscerally grim" tone. But I tend not to be optimistic about such characters avoiding the "dourness trap". (Not that this is the only characters type that can suffer from this, I think part of the reason I enjoyed you taking the piss out of Tatsuya in your Christmas fanfic is that Mahouka took him so seriously. At least in the few episodes I watched.)

    But in any event, as I conceded after Episode 3, Yu's actually more like Edward Elric. Which we can probably both agree is a good thing. I would take a more balanced character like Elric over a pure "ball of anger" like Eren.
    Episode 3 didn't impress me quite as much as episodes 1 and 2 did, I felt that Yu's fight with the demon didn't have the intense sense of struggle that made the fights in episode 1 and 2 so great.

    Guessing you haven't had time to catch up on Unlimited Blade Works yet?
  5. Last Sinner
    2015-04-22 09:11
    Last Sinner
    Yurikuma Arashi would be the most recent example.

    Notably, looking through titles people considered to have yuri subtext, there were a reasonable amount that weren't violent. But the more popular ones that have it are violent.

    And yeah, your point on K-ON - Free really is the gender-swapped version, isn't it. Back in the days of Junjou Romantica and Gravitation, it was glam then as well, but it was dramatic. So I guess the trends have reversed. Although yuri is going darker in comparison. Not sure if something like Utena ever went that dark, so it really feels that Madoka set the trend.
  6. Last Sinner
    2015-04-22 01:12
    Last Sinner
    Friend and I had a conversation last night and we came to a conclusion about something. Wanted your opinion on it, if you could.

    Do you think that post-Madoka, in general, titles with significant yuri context have become significantly more violent/cruel while those with yaoi context have come signficantly more soft/cushy?
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2015-04-22 00:33
    So did you ever actually get around to watching Plastic Memories? Curious as I feel the show has showed a decent amount of episode to episode improvement so far.

    Finally got around to seeing the first two episodes of Owari no Seraph. I'd skimmed a couple of your posts about it and the Yuuichirou/Eren comparison had me worried it was going to be all po-faced and brooding (which usually isn't my cup of tea) so I've been pleasantly surprised thus far.
  8. Last Sinner
    2015-04-20 00:18
    Last Sinner
    Apologies for not replying sooner despite sending PMs about other things and commenting further in that thread.

    Well - your thread was the only one in that sub-forum that held any interest for me, so, figured I might as well say something.

    I have acquired new headphones as of a few days ago, so I plan to get back into watching anime again very soon, but at present, some IRL stuff is very time-consuming and watching anime newly under those circumstances isn't the best of ideas.

    That said, I have gone back through a bit of Azumanga Daioh and Akagi to get me back in the right mindset.
  9. Sakanaka Shouko
    2015-04-19 00:37
    Sakanaka Shouko
    Thank you, Triple. ^..^
  10. Liddo-kun
    2015-04-16 06:54
    Oh, I did not notice that the birthday greeting that you sent me is a cosplayer's pic.

    Nice Noe cosplay. Thanks! ^^

    Enjoyed True Tears last 2008.

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  • About Triple_R
    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Honoka and Sayaka Miki, Sig by Kogetsu Shirogane
    Currently Watching
    Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Zwei!
    SAO II
    Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen
    Sailor Moon 2014
    Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
    Free! Eternal Summer
    Akame ga Kill
    Rail Wars!
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Top Tier

    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    2nd Tier

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Sword Art Online
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