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  1. Last Sinner
    2014-03-20 09:57
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    I'm sorry to see a thread you intended to be properly discussed went off on a tangent.

    I decided to unload in that thread. Someone had to talk about something on-topic and stop mentioning 'The War'. It's a decent discussion point. Why the hell were people obsessed with mentioning 'The War' over and over...
  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-03-20 03:03
    Not sure if you've seen the trailer, but it looks like PA Works is positioning their new show for July (Glasslip) as part of the True Tears/Hanasaku Iroha/Tari Tari line of shows.

    (I'm still wondering what kind of arrangementl PA Works has with La`cryma regarding the True Tears name, BTW.)
  3. Last Sinner
    2014-03-19 02:48
    Last Sinner
    After investigating a bunch of April titles in their original manga form - I think April is looking darn good. Seriously hope it ends up like that. Been a long time since I've had a current season to like.
  4. 0utf0xZer0
    2014-03-17 02:54
    I generally haven't been a bit fan of the "two cour shows are better than one" thesis, but if I had to pick my top three shows at the moment, they'd be Nagi no Asukara, Tokyo Ravens, and Kill la Kill.

    Spoiler for Nagi no Asukara 23:

    Golden Time is the one carryover that I feel has kind of lost it - the characters and story elements are really interesting, but for some reason the show has started to feel somewhat "eye roll worthy".

    As a side note, a friend and I decided to try sampling some Peach Pit shows on the weekend and I ended up breaking out the original Rozen Maiden for the first time in years.

    First off, at least based on the first episode, it's not just nostalgia value: it's a pretty good show.
    Second, it got me thinking about the reception of the 2013 sequel. I know some posters around here really dug the more mature tone of the sequel - but rewatching the original does really drive home just how much more colour, humour and energy the original had. I'd have to say I came out of it feeling pretty neutral - there's good cases to be made for both shows.
  5. Archon_Wing
    2014-03-17 00:04

    PA Works made something of legend.
    And also...
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  7. Last Sinner
    2014-03-13 22:50
    Last Sinner
    Just wondering - have you ever watched Ichigo Mashimaro or Hanamaru Kindergarten? They both seemed like titles you'd like and not too far back from today.

    Isshukan Friends PV. I am hoping this is the sleeper hit of the year.
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  9. Last Sinner
    2014-03-09 21:13
    Last Sinner
    Something I reflected on last night were 'plausible' couples in shows that were never truly acknowledged and never will be.

    Nanoha and Fate from MGLN.
    Ritsu and Mio from K-ON.
    Miki and Makoto from Idolmaster.
    Hibiki and Kanade from Precure.

    Sakaki and Kaorin from Azumanga Daioh & Uranus and Neptune from Sailor Moon probably don't fall in the same category as them. The AD one was pretty much one-sided and the one in Sailor is 'somewhat' acknowledged. It was certainly cut down back in the 90s - I'm wondering how the modern version will handle it.

    But I digress. Nanoha and Fate - everyone knows it. But hey, as AW has stated, those fueding fanboying factions within the writers of the source material have pretty much killed their own title. So it will always stay that way. Ritsu and Mio may be a bit far fetched, but it's plausible and people like being creative about it. Miki and Makoto - the most girly and the closest to a guy - that was inevitable and plausible. Hibiki and Kanade - possibly the most sensible of them all. 434NotFound certainly surprised everyone when they went so far as to make a fairly long saga of them gradually getting together as adults and even starting a family.

    But within them all there is one thing that is glaringly obvious. Because those pairings have stuff all chance of happening in the animated realm, their fanboys can still delude themselves into thinking those girls belong to them. And I think there's one of the things about yuri. If a fanboy can't have their cake and eat it too, they won't bite. Thus a serious relationship in the yuri realm usually doesn't happen.

    I think it's also a matter of perceptions of gender, love and sex still needing to change. We're not nearly as progressive in that regard as humanity wants to think it is.

    And I guess, ultimately - from anime's primary purpose in this day and age - marketing - if you want to get people to buy merchandise of the characters from a yuri title, you need to go for the more servicey kind. And really, out of all those titles we've discussed, MGLN is the only one with significant merchandise, running off implied yuri but never admitted.

    I hope the day can come where someone can write like Milk Morinaga but get enough people to buy it and make it acceptable to write about yet still be marketable. Dreaming but I'd like to think it could happen.
  10. Last Sinner
    2014-03-09 21:12
    Last Sinner
    I think what you discussed doesn't only apply to yuri - I think it applies to romance in general within the anime and also the manga realm.

    Anything involving romance usually ends up gravitating to one of two poles - the young love end, where things are relatively innocent and that anything can happen. Also tends to be that things end the moment they become a serious couple or graduate, so you never see their adult life. While on the other extreme, it's overtly sexual. Again, it's rare to find a balance.

    NANA is probably one of the few successful attempts for in between - a series about adults in long term relationships of the serious kind and actively sexual of multiple couples that reguarly cracked the 1 million mark in sales. It stalled at 21 volumes due to Yazawa being hit by serious illness for years, but a news item in a magazine in late 2013 said Yazawa had finally been able to do an illustration for the first time in a long time. There's hope Yazawa can finish - furthermore, there's a need to. Yazawa's legacy with NANA could be very telling. Because in previous Yazawa titles, the girl always got snubbed by the guy. In this case, the matter isn't necessarily about the guy anymore - if at all. It's about the two Nanas. They've both endured a lot of hardship, taken different paths, but are about to come full circle. So I do wonder how Yazawa will choose to end this. Because if she goes for a dark ending again - it really will leave a legacy for women to be misused and abused by men within the josei/shoujo genre and that women can ultimately never find happiness in romance/home life and success/security at the same time.

    That has always been what has irked me about Yazawa - she is close to the only author that can portray adult relationships/life in her realm and be successful. I know she had a crap life pre-writing from a real bastard of a husband, but for it to forever taint what she then send out to women is really concerning. Because the responses female fans of Yazawa give me...just really scare me. When they discuss the guys in NANA, they almost always pick Takumi as the one they want. Why? Because Takumi was the successful one, the financially reliable one versus Nobu the dreamer/romantic/couldn't be greedy enough to go for what he wanted. They felt he was the better option. And myself and my male friends just think 'So you're willing to be beaten, raped and cheated on constantly for the sake of financial security?' It makes me mad, in all honesty....In an era where women are supposed to be able to have a chance to live free of abuse and have a decent life, why the hell are they still willing to pick the guy who will mistreat them for forever and a day...

    In short - I hope Yazawa does one of two things. That even if the two Nanas end up single for life after their sagas, at least they stay friends and don't fall into oblivion. Or, the braver option, which Yazawa has implicated a few times, is that they choose each other. Because there are definitely signs that the two Nanas wish they could have been in a world or a society where they could have been a long-term couple. Yazawa has never used the lingo 'If only one of us was male' or anything like that. If Yazawa dooms the Nanas to a shell of a life when this is over, I won't read a thing she does ever again. She's got the chance to be an author to allow women to not settle for less. If she doesn't take it, the stigmas that haunt josei/shoujo romance are just going to infest it even more.

    As you say, when we get into the fairly/very sexual, it's rare for a title to go for that long and evenr arer for a serious relationship to exist. Nozoki Ana is one of the rare ones. 12 volumes of a guy who met one very curious girl with a very bizarre fetish to watch people getting intimate or naked. What made it work though was there was a reason behind it all and a story eventually emerged. I wouldn't exactly call it top level writing, but for something of the adult genre to last that long, actually get registed on the Top 50 charts regularly and have something of both ends was a pleasant surprise.

    It really does become clear through our discussions why Milk Morinaga says she will never allow Girl Friends to be animated. Because her work resides in that rare space in between pure lust and pure romance. It does offer some of both but within a serious context and poses the notion that two females could be a happy couple long term. Yeah, can't see those damn otaku supporting that...

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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)
    Kill La Kill
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

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