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  1. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-15 00:59
    Wow fuck, Nanoha Vivid anime is coming out. >.>

  2. RWBladewing
    2014-08-14 11:54
    Ah, thanks but I'm currently at work and watching streams causes the company's internet to slow to a crawl. (Yeah, they need to upgrade badly). Will have to try and catch them at another time when I'm home.
  3. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-12 15:31
    Archon_Wing < On Robin Williams. It's rare I post that seriously, but it's that kind of thing.

    And yea, I think it's the individual's choice whether right or wrong is what defines the person. In some cases the external circumstances where they can't make decisions is also instrumental to storytelling, especially if those restrictions ever get removed. And those are some good choices listed down there.
  4. Triple_R
    2014-08-11 20:25
    Thanks, lol. SAO II has been a very good watch for the most part.

    Summer 2014 hasn't been a great season for anime, but then Summer seasons usually aren't, from what I can remember. Hopefully things will pick up in the Fall. I'm looking forward to seeing what ufotable does with the F/SN remake.
  5. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-11 19:08
    That's true which is why her character is well handled in Clannad. The OVA covered her VN route which was excellent as well. It's that spinoff psuedo sequel VN that is quite bad. (Let's just say it takes a dump on everything you described and because Key likes substanceless shock value too much.)

    And yea I heard too, and sometimes you gotta think that it can be really lonely even when many people know you. We have a stigma against things like being depressed and people are often left isolated and to fend for themselves in this "If it's not happening to me, it's not happening" kind of world. And when it ends like this, everyone's a judge.
  6. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-11 15:34
    Well, dependent on someone else, or being independent or being strong or weak isn't the issue. There's probably many sexist depictions of strong and independent females if it's just used as a fetish item or especially the "she needs a man anyways" tripe. I think Clannad barely averted that with Tomoyo (though Tomoyo After not as much and can be safely ignored as just being a pointless what-if spinoff.)

    What matters is choice. This means that anything from burqas to skimpy swimsuits, from prudery to blatant sexuality can be sexist if it's regarded not as a choice on the persons' part but to solely please other people. But as you've noted this gets twisted around so much to fan desires. It would be kinda ironic if Madoka would spiral down even faster than Nanoha did, but then again I have like negative respect for Shaft/Shinbo at certain points so it's to be expected. In either case, yuri fetishism has at the same time brought to the forefront but because it's being fetishized can never be taken seriously outside people's dark bedrooms. It's been emphasized for all the wrong reasons.

    Anime often has so much trouble just appreciating platonic relationships too. I could list all the shallow and forced attempts at romance just to create drama and pairings but that would be too tedious. It's no wonder I scoff at romantic elements so often.

    Of course, male characters have the same problem. As you might have pointed out, there's so much expectations for them to all be conniving and cold blooded, and violent. Where a guy that doesn't solve his problems through violence and destruction is criticized as being not a man. Besides, you don't need a body count or life threatening injuries meted out to others. Hell, look at Akagi. He hasn't killed anyone; and anyone that did get fucked up dealing with him brought it upon themselves. And I bet nobody brings this up, but he does often pick the solution that doesn't result in more bloodshed. (Such as vs the punks or Urabe... he could have easily killed them all if he was a true asshole. But he didn't.) Though at the same time I guess Madhouse did make him seem more cold in the anime-- they cut out some of his more human moments. There's still a few in the anime, and I find those actually pretty good to round out his character-- in the end he's just a human.

    Ultimately, to make good characters you need to make them appear to have their own will and sentience. Otherwise, you get a lot of junk and characters that aren't people-- they're caricatures. And I have never been forgiving of such things.
  7. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-11 06:13
    Well, it's certainly a very novel series. I think they did create things that were unique and stood out. In particular, Nanoha the really charismatic lead that isn't afraid to take charge is a far cry from the incompetent and scared audience surrogate that seems to populate this kind of show. Fate is put out as a tragic character but her internal and external conflict don't define her as a person as that would just be rather contrived and manipulative. Instead, it's used as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. If they took anything of value from mecha anime it would be the heated conflict between those with different ideologies that are fighting for their own cause and that has that whole "in any other universe we'd be friends" or some crap, but very prevalent in A's.

    May want to check out the movies.
  8. Triple_R
    2014-08-10 08:59
    One of Nanoha's main attractions was its delicate, and sometimes perfect, balance of magical girl with mecha. It's first two seasons combined the strengths of both genres while discarding most of the weaknesses, creating something very appealing to many fans of either genre and certainly for people who like both genres. But over time the Nanoha franchise erred a little bit too heavily on the mecha side, and I think that created an opening that was exploited by Madoka Magica, Symphogear, and other more recent magical girl shows.

    Nanoha also suffers a bit from a clear lack of direction, and the sense that the people behind it are just milking it for all its worth. Nanoha/Fate has been teased for too long, meaning that newer (and sometimes less ambiguous) yuri pairings have kind of eclipsed it.

    However, none of this changes how very good those first two seasons were. For a magical girl fan who wants something more mature and serious than PreCure typically is, but maybe not as dark as Madoka is, Nanoha's first two seasons provides the perfect balance there. It's light and endearing, but without feeling fluffy and inconsequential.

    I'm glad you're enjoying it!
  9. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-07 17:42
    Sounds good to me. I'll be sitting back and enjoying it regardless of what other people are swinging around and taking a cartoon too seriously.
  10. Archon_Wing
    2014-08-02 01:55
    Eren's no Shinji I feel but yea I don't feel he's a particularly impressive character either. Attack on Titan is somewhat decent but it's found elsewhere. I don't obsess too much.

    And yea, Tsuzuki thinks that if you play the tragedy card enough blindly, it's gonna work. Just because it worked a few times, doesn't mean you can blindly push it forward.


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