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  1. Last Sinner
    2014-03-08 21:29
    Last Sinner
    Brunhildyr PV

    Note the pink-haired side character. A friend of mine very fluent in Japanese told me last night he is certain that character is half-Australian.

    "Half osakan, half australian"
    "I don't speak german"
    "My specialty is HACKINGGU"

    He also pointed out nearly everything I want to watch in the coming season has a first time director....oh boy...

    Funnily enough, I bought a game on special 2 weeks ago that was exactly what you described. The woman in my avatar. Her name is Claret Spencer from a game called Skyborn. Made from RPG Maker. Basically, steam punk world ruled by a winged race that can't stand humans. Claret is a badass mechanic that ends up being caught in a plot to end their tyranny.

    The kind of tomboy I was keen on seeing was one that would hang out with the guys and the cute girls would all be ticked off by but eventually have crushes on her. Kind of a chill girl with some male tendencies/habits but still looks and acts female overall. Oh dear, the chances of that are virtually nil. That is a dream at best...

    Alright, technically that somewhat is Shiki from The Garden of Sinners, but...despite the success of that title, I don't think people relished those aspects of her. [They seem to mainly think of her as a tsundere and nothing more...zzzz...] Like Code Geass, I don't see what Nasu achieved with Shiki in The Garden of Sinners being done similar in any recent successful/popular titles. Which is weird since those were both darn successful titles. The things Madoka, the Monogataris, K-ON and the like did have been replicated. What is it about Code Geass and The Garden of Sinners that people in the industry are too chicken to try and do something like it? Hell, Code Geass had a tomboy too in Kallen, didn't it.

    Think I'll go through my stuff and see which series had tomboys I liked.

    Well, thanks for explaining Okada. I guess if those are the reasons, then I can understand. She still utterly creeps me out, though.

    As I was saying to AW, I'm very amazed that the people who rave on about White Album haven't even heard of The Ocean Waves. Because from the sound of it, The Ocean Waves treaded similar ground to White Album - 20 years prior. And I attest it is either my favourite Ghibli or 2nd fave Ghibli film now. Very close between that and Kiki's Delivery Service. The thing is with The Ocean Waves, you get the drama and the terrible decision making - but you get an ending with hope. That seems to be a big difference between it and White Album.
  2. Last Sinner
    2014-03-08 12:59
    Last Sinner
    Now I have to add this to the list of April shows to watch because darn - that's a good OP. It is a bit amusing to hear the Japanese parts get mangled by the American accent, but it's the best theme I've heard in a couple of years. Supposedly this one is the one getting the most hype in Japan for April. Might be justified. Might be...
  3. Last Sinner
    2014-03-08 05:39
    Last Sinner

    It's not like I have anything against cute, full stop. As I said with AW, there are times I like cute. I just don't like it when it becomes an entity that people believe is the only way and that it restricts what a female is allowed to be in creative media and in real life. People have the right to like cute - it's a legitimate preference, but it isn't the only one.

    Same goes for yuri. There are legitimately good cases of two females being able to love each other long term within a good story. There are also tragic tales that are worth reading. (If you've never read 12 Days, I think you'd be surprised by how good this account of a real story is.) I've seen how irked you've been in some posts about how trivialised yuri has been in recent times. I'm hoping this is the year attitudes become more accepting of yuri being able to be sensible since more yuri-ish titles are appearing in upcoming seasons of anime. Sakura Trick seems to have been relatively accepted. Middle of the pack in this season's sales is a reasonable outcome.

    Mind you, the fact nothing has blitzed the field when it's already March says something. I think the January 2014 didn't strike much of a chord with people. April seems to be quite loaded in comparison - in terms of potential. We all know how many times a good idea end up being poorly executed.

    I could really go for a decent tomboy character these days. Within the right context, of course. I'm sure there are ones out there, but not in shows I could watch. I always found Makoto the most intriguing of the Idolmaster girls from a glance, but as you well know, I can't handle anything with idols.

    I'm knocking you at all for your stance. Moe being divorced from reality is fine. But when moe becomes a permanent substitute for reality - that's taking it too far. Indulging in fantasy is fine as long as the delver doesn't abandon reality or force the tenets on fantasy onto real people. The notion of an ideal person will shoot down real people. But a proper character is supposed to have flaws of some kind. Nothing is perfect or pure.

    So what is it about Okada that gets people going? I find her creepy as heck - along with things that AW was implying.

    One thing in closing. They did a check on the developed world countries as to which has males doing the most and least housework. Norway's males came close to the women on average. Japan's men did the least. (Why am I not surprised!)
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  5. Hooves
    2014-02-28 09:02
    Loving your current avatar.
  6. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-02-26 03:25
    And in turn I'm not that surprised you suspected she was my favourite.

    The comparison with Rin and Hitagi is as much about personality as appearance. Between Rin and Hitagi, Satsuki reminds me a lot more of Hitagi - perhaps with a bit of Kamina thrown in. But I think all three are powerful, elegant and have a good mix of "calm and collected" and "fiery". I was also trying to hint- perhaps a bit too subtly - that these sorts of characters a) have a history of appearing alongside cuter characters and b) are probably liked by many of the same people who like those cute characters. Ie. my usual argument that fans have broader and more nuanced tastes than they're often given credit for.

    I do agree she's one of the most interesting and nuanced characters in the show.

    (Edit: obligatory moe analysis of Satsuki... I'm going to try running through about four different ways of defining moe here. 1) Bloom/"sparkle" (thank you Hanasaku Iroha!) definition: Yes. Wild Rose, anyone? 2) "Intense admiration" definition: Yes, even though she's kind of a fascist. That she's portrayed sympathetically helps here. 3) "Warm and fuzzy feeling" definition: Weak, she doesn't really have a warmer/cuter side like Rin and even Hitagi do. 4) Protective feelings/vulnerability definition: I'm inclined to say weak though this is tricky - she's has a tragic backstory, but she carries it so well that I don't end up feeling the same way as I do for say, Iriya or Kotomi.)

    (BTW, while she doesn't really watch KlK, my girlfriend likes Satsuki... my girlfriend's favourite older anime is probably Utena so that may explain part of the appeal.)

    By comparison, I find Ryuuko a little too "meatheaded" for my taste. Mako strikes me as similar to a character like Yui* - I like her as a comedic character, but not really my type. (*Actually, I think that if you dropped Eru from Hyouka in Kill la Kill, I think that - social status aside - the result would end up like Mako, but that end result is also more Yui than Eru.) And she actually faces some stiff competition from other KlK characters for the best comedic character spot - Gamagoori would be a definite contender, which might explain part of why people like to ship them.

    I like long straight hair though not to the extent that its occurrence on my favourites list would suggest. If I whip up a quick "top five waifu" list, you get Kuroneko, Hanekawa, Matsuri, Azusa (the K-On! one) and Horo. That's what... 60%? Maybe 70% if you give half credit for when Azusa has her hair down. However, I like Azusa and (assuming we're talking her season one look) Hanekawa's regular hairstyles a lot too. And outside that top five list, I also absolutely adore the way Zakuro in Otome Youkai Zakuro mixes twintails and ribbons while still striking an appropriate balance between cute and elegant for her character.

    Of the straight haired girls, I probably feel the most strongly about it in regards to Kuroneko. It's tricky to explain, but I supposed I could say she has such a strong "traditional Japanese beauty" look that it would be a shame for her to wear it any other way?

    (Wait... I just remembered that I also dig Zakuro with her hair down. Damn it.)
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-02-25 02:22
    Finally got caught up with KlK - I've been watching that one with friends and we had about a four week gap in our regular screenings due to various circumstances.

    I'm curious as to whether you find my choice of favourite character surprising:
  8. anime fan99
    2014-02-21 11:55
    anime fan99
    hi bro

    What you think about .fanfiction. do you read or write them
  9. Archon_Wing
    2014-02-17 19:52

    It was a really bad DS9 episode, but after watching Little Busters, I can't help but burst out in laughter.
  10. silvercover
    2014-02-16 04:53
    well that as well as the madoka magica the other story manga. the last chapter sort of gave the pairing a more feasible possibility, with how sayaka was a bit playful and teasing homura to loosen up.

    also, ive been using this avatar and signature before actually, just in a different forum.

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    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: Freyja Wion Sig: Jinnai, Honoka, Sayaka, Sig by Akuma Kousaka
    Currently Watching
    Macross Δ
    Kotetsujo no Kabaneri
    Sousei no Onmyouji
    Anne Happy (Unhappy♪)
    Joker Game
    My Hero Academia
    Ace Attorney
    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 (all)
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    White Album 2
    True Tears

    3rd Tier

    Tari Tari
    Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
    Akatsuki no Yona
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kill La Kill
    My Hero Academia
    Tiger and Bunny
    Macross Frontier
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Little Busters!
    Flying Witch
    Sword Art Online (all)
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