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Old 2012-08-13, 00:20   Link #481
SukyAnime2
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Hey guys, i have just started watching this show and i have a question regarding the term 'Yousei (fairy)'.

As I already know, this show spoofs off the fact that Japan has a low birthrate.
But what does 'fairies' have in relations with this? I saw episode 1 of Joshiraku, and one of the girls mentioned 'Only fairies are allowed to be naked!' As well as other anime i have watched previously that use 'Yousei' in jokes and such.

Because this show makes everything cute and adorable, i find it difficult to decrypt all the cultural references. But going by the basis 'birthrate declines and then the the fairies appear'.

I'm guessing that 'yousei' is suppose to be a japanese slang term for prostitutes/wh*res/pornactress?

Any japanese culture expert can clarify me on this. As this has been bugging me quite a while now, thanks.
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Old 2012-08-13, 00:46   Link #482
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this week ep.7

main give sweets to fairies give want more think of clone but main go bad idea & see a dog.
main's grandpa ask her find a person give her old watch.
a fairy give main a banana & her grandpa on horse chariot.
see a female doctor give info on the person to find.
then main see a female person bit hmm til slip.
main seem bit wonder see a dog look bit confuse like grandpa with a rifle & got a watch already.
fairy banana, female doctor & same hmm female person.
then again slip now three hmm person & again yet it was fairies did it.
cause sorta make banana sorta time loop probs to point clone time main female?!
then after some no watch & ask of person to search one more slip.
fairies see ok give look like all normal til many dogs & see person to search.

to be continued...
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Old 2012-08-13, 01:04   Link #483
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Old 2012-08-13, 03:32   Link #484
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The fairies is quite a troll...I wonder what happen if they meet someone named heartseed...imagine...

They also make a good lawyer too able to find loophole in everything...no clone (body clone) fine then we just make a time clone of you (no actual clone since all of them is essentially the same person) where you will make us candy over and over again until we are satisfied....mwa hahaha
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Old 2012-08-13, 05:02   Link #485
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I'm just glad they're friendly (enough). Imagine if you pissed one off.
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Old 2012-08-13, 06:43   Link #486
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I don't know why, but why do I get the feeling that Assistant-kun is actually a dog and that doctor is his/its veterinarian?

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I'm guessing that 'yousei' is suppose to be a japanese slang term for prostitutes/wh*res/pornactress?
Holy crap, you're reading too much into this. And for the record, Japanese birthrate has been on an upward trend lately, so it's not falling, yet not high enough (still) to stop the population's decline.
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Old 2012-08-13, 07:03   Link #487
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I'm guessing that 'yousei' is suppose to be a japanese slang term for prostitutes/wh*res/pornactress?
Nope. Interesting assumption, but nope. Fairies are fairies. Same as in English.
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Old 2012-08-13, 11:32   Link #488
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It's a Watashi from a single timeline, but from different slices of time, all superimposed in one place. Or at least that's the hypothesis I'm working from. Alternately, think of it as the fairies creating a Watashi feedback loop.

Another take would be think of it like a film strip. Each frame shows her progress in going to get Assistant. The fairies borrow a Watashi from each frame, so that they can get lots and lots of sweets baked in the Faerie woods. So you have early time Watashis who haven't met Assistant, other Watashis who have made it further into the story, late time Watashis who have lost the sundial wristwatch, those who have met Assistant, and so on. In the woods, there is a disconnect that keeps them from recognizing that they are all the same person. In the outside world, when two different Watashis meet, they fuse, leaving a fuzzy, mixed memory, and one slightly confused MC.

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I haven't thought this way, very clever and it all makes sense!
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Old 2012-08-13, 13:56   Link #489
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I haven't thought this way, very clever and it all makes sense!
I agree. But what's with all those dogs at the end?
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Old 2012-08-13, 14:48   Link #490
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I agree. But what's with all those dogs at the end?
I think the fairies superimposed Watashis into the dog each time loop. They literally cooked them together to give Watashi's flavor to the dog and kept the new Watashi around to make sweets etc. After they were done, they just turned the dogs back into dogs ;_;

I actually like the idea that the assistant is the dog. He can't speak but wanders around and all that. His doc is a vet. She just imagined him as a boy clad in a Hawaiian T-shirt ._.

At this point, I don't really know lol.
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Old 2012-08-13, 21:55   Link #491
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Wow, the last episode was quite a shiptease.
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Old 2012-08-13, 23:23   Link #492
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As one of the minority who loved Endless Eight, I loved this episode as well. For once the faeries actually use their 'powers' for their own benefit this time around.

Which really begs the question... if they can make artificial bananas that actual tastes good, why can't they make sweets?
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Old 2012-08-13, 23:31   Link #493
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Because then they'd be Oompa Loompas.
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Old 2012-08-14, 21:17   Link #494
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Triiiiiiiiippyyyyyyyyyyy...

There is only one Watashi, but because the fairies' world is disconnected from time, she continues to exist there despite the fact that the "original" Watashi is constantly arriving, slipping on the banana peel, and leaving again to loop back around. Gets kind of disturbing on multiple levels... Until/unless the fairies shut that whole thing down, those "versions" of her will always be there. Watashi can leave all she wants, but the disconnected space will keep a "version" of her from that iteration there to help make sweets forever. ...In as much as "forever" can apply to a place that is disconnected from time...
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Old 2012-08-14, 22:09   Link #495
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Triiiiiiiiippyyyyyyyyyyy...

There is only one Watashi, but because the fairies' world is disconnected from time, she continues to exist there despite the fact that the "original" Watashi is constantly arriving, slipping on the banana peel, and leaving again to loop back around. Gets kind of disturbing on multiple levels... Until/unless the fairies shut that whole thing down, those "versions" of her will always be there. Watashi can leave all she wants, but the disconnected space will keep a "version" of her from that iteration there to help make sweets forever. ...In as much as "forever" can apply to a place that is disconnected from time...
Time-related thought problems have always been fun. It's similar to asking if you're in a spaceship near the event horizon of a black hole, and you push your ex-girlfriend over the event horizon, shouldn't you never actually see her get completely sucked into the black hole? No matter how much time you sit there watching? Yet, your ex-girlfriend is going to presumably experience passing into the black hole, despite her seemingly stuck in the process 'forever' from your perspective.

How does that answer your question? It's just a matter of perspective, I'd assume. There's no disconnection from time at all, and just like the black hole idea above, that "forever" happens during a discrete unit of time.

Or not.
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Old 2012-08-15, 12:16   Link #496
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If cloning is forbidden, use time loop to duplicate the main character.

Clever fairies.

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I'm just glad they're friendly (enough). Imagine if you pissed one off.
My weak imagination doesn't know where to start imagining the horror.
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Old 2012-08-15, 12:23   Link #497
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So this episode is Groundhog Day/Endless Eight Jinrui edition.

Firstly, those faeries man. They are evil little mudda fudgers and the fact they always have that "" face all the time, confirms they are also trolls that live at the expense of torturing others lol.

I particularily lold at the notion that the faeries made a clone of Watashis to make a "confectionery manufacturing process plant" using Watashi slave labor so that they could satisfy their sugary needs. What I don't get is the banana. Why does slipping on a banana reverse time?

Actually that's a dumb question to ask for a series like this where you should leave your "logic" at the door and just enjoy it purely from a "Wtf did I just watch" point of view and laugh at all the crazy and dark shiz that's happening. And enjoying a lot from this point of view I am.
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Old 2012-08-15, 12:34   Link #498
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I particularily lold at the notion that the faeries made a clone of Watashis to make a "confectionery manufacturing process plant" using Watashi slave labor so that they could satisfy their sugary needs. What I don't get is the banana. Why does slipping on a banana reverse time?
To knock out the main character so she won't know the CLASSIFIED INFORMATION of how time travel works?
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Old 2012-08-15, 13:49   Link #499
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I particularily lold at the notion that the faeries made a clone of Watashis to make a "confectionery manufacturing process plant" using Watashi slave labor so that they could satisfy their sugary needs. What I don't get is the banana. Why does slipping on a banana reverse time?
It's also a punchline, much like the first anime arc's kami (god) and kami (hair).

Ever heard of the phrase "time slip"? Well, she literally slipped. Get it?
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Old 2012-08-16, 02:16   Link #500
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Thank god she didn't have a concussion after so many fall...
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