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Old 2011-12-17, 17:17   Link #4961
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That would imply anyone is ever capable of forgetting Madoka or not bringing it up.
Oh don't worry, someone will always be here to rub it on this board's face.
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Old 2011-12-17, 19:34   Link #4962
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Where is Steed now ?
He's back with Thoma.

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Oh don't worry, someone will always be here to rub it on this board's face.
Eh, give it a few years and people will realise that it's just Bokurano with magic girls instead of robots.
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Old 2011-12-17, 20:52   Link #4963
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Or Mai Hime without any romance subplots.

Which, don't get me wrong, does have a certain appeal.
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Old 2011-12-17, 23:22   Link #4964
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Madoka doesn't really have much in common with My HiME. Bokurano is definitely more similar ("make a contract with me and become a magic girl/pilot a giant robot!") but I doubt that many people are familiar with Bokurano.

Either way, there's nothing original about Madoka and the fans will soon realise this when the initial awe wears off.

Of course just because it's a cluster of reused ideas doesn't automatically mean it's not good. I see professional reviewers critisize shows stating "tropes are present" as a negative point but that's completely stupid. If that was a legitimate criticism then everything in existance is crap because all ideas are reused. Hell, even Shakespear based his plays on pre-existing stories. The real problem comes in when tropes are used improperly.

Certainly Force and Nanoha as a whole doesn't really do anything original but everything still meshes and it holds itself together from a functional stand point.
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Old 2011-12-17, 23:49   Link #4965
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It sort of is. "Hey, make a contract with me to fight monsters and save the world! Oh, by the way, there was this one thing I forgot to mention/you didn't ask me about..." There's also a lot of characters in it that are similar to ones in Madoka.

Definitely has more in line with Bokurano, though.
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Old 2011-12-17, 23:53   Link #4966
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The HiMEs never made a contract, their powers were forced onto them.
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Old 2011-12-18, 01:07   Link #4967
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Originality is dead, long live originality, i say
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Old 2011-12-18, 01:36   Link #4968
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Yeah, but they could choose what they wanted to use them for - or at least that's what Nagi made them think.
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Old 2011-12-18, 02:01   Link #4969
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HiME also lacked the early tonal shift. HiME had one, but that happened mid series. Didn't have a major character death until further in (Madoka's like Nadesico in that way). HiME also lacked a lead who was a total flake until the last episode. Not even Madoka's magic reset button ending was as complete as HiME's.

I like Otome better anyways.

At the mention of tonal shifts, while Force deals with more serious crimes, the tone is still pretty consistant with the rest of the franchise. It has its completely serious moments like the other seasons but it never goes 100% grimdark as seen by the current, and past, chapters' ample dosage of light hearted bits.
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Old 2011-12-18, 02:24   Link #4970
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I'd argue Akane going comatose was probably even worse than a death. And yeah, HiME had some wretched filler episodes, but that's what you do when you have twenty-six episodes. I doubt Madoka could have kept the plot going full-steam if it had that many: twelve was probably intentionally.

And I'm sorry, I like Nadesico, but Gai's death is far less important than Mami's. There was no point beyond killing off a likable character there.

I'd also disagree with that assessment heavily, primarily because most of the light-hearted scenes are about two characters I have very little reason to care about...and Isis, who happens to be present. Most of the jokes are just WAAAAAAH ANIME FACE DESU~, too, in the same story where a man's head got exploded.
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Old 2011-12-18, 02:42   Link #4971
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And I'm sorry, I like Nadesico, but Gai's death is far less important than Mami's. There was no point beyond killing off a likable character there.
I actually don't like Nadesico all that much (love the movie, though yes I'm serious), but Gai's death had the same effect as Mami's: "Look at this light hearted show, isn't it... HOLY SHIT THEY KILLED SOME ONE WHO LOOKED LIKE A MAJOR CHARACTER IN THE 3RD EPISODE! SHIT JUST GOT SERIOUS!" It also greatly impacted Akito, so I don't see how it was less important than Mami's.

So far as deceptively light hearted turned super serious shows go, Higurashi is still the champ.

There have been plenty of light hearted scenes not involving Thoma and Lily. Some even involve the Huckebien. Nanoha and Vita got a scene, Signum even got a scene in the newest chapter, etc. That the serious shift isn't permanent is also a telling factor. Even after the big battle with the Huckebien we cut back to training antics with no character adapting any kind of cynical or super serious outlook on life.

Also remember we used to have the moe lives of grade schoolers right after a dose of child abuse.
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Old 2011-12-18, 03:45   Link #4972
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much love for nadesico from me, the half way point fluff turned serious was even better

all these series certainly share littl ein common :/ its just balancing fun and angst
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Old 2011-12-18, 07:17   Link #4973
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Except the balance between fun and angst in Force isn't as good as the other examples xDU. I agree with Justin that the funny faces and jokes are pretty carelessly distributed. I can't properly enjoy the joke because i barely have time or a proper segway to recover from a shocking scene so the joke only ends up as weird instead of funny. But i guess some people must find those fun xDU.
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Old 2011-12-18, 07:33   Link #4974
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I do. It gives the Hucks that "No, we don't give a damn about what you think" kind of attitude.

If people hate you anyway, might as well troll them.
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I agree with Keroko.

I must say that Nadesico had crap balance with the serious and comedic stuff, though. It will switch between the two at a moment's notice and it's down right disgusting at times. A wacky funeral montage? Seriously? What the fuck Nadesico, what the fuck?

Force is much better because it has the two blocked off. We have a block of light hearted and relatively light hearted stuff, then a block of really serious stuff, then another block of light hearted stuff. Prevents serious mood whiplash that way.
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Old 2011-12-18, 13:08   Link #4976
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Force is much better because it has the two blocked off. We have a block of light hearted and relatively light hearted stuff, then a block of really serious stuff, then another block of light hearted stuff. Prevents serious mood whiplash that way.
Arnage: Cy-nee, you took the bike with you right? how are you gonna take all of them back with you?

Cypha: (chibified) ... you're right, leave it.

Arnage: (silly face) This is what simple minded people like Vey-nii are like xD.


I wasn't precisely luaghing of joy at that moment XP.
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That's entirely based on personal preference, though.

Still, that happened after the serious part rather than during plus that's on the antagonist side where said serious event wouldn't really affect them.

Compare to Nadesico where it has scenes like "You mean all these people died? ..... I'M GONNA GO SEE AKITO!"

... Some people were saying they weren't confident in Hayate's leadership skills, well, at least she's not as horrible as Yurika was.
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Old 2011-12-18, 13:15   Link #4978
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Point Taken. Still, just because Force's humor is not "as terrible" as Nadessico that doesn't make it automatically good.
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Old 2011-12-18, 13:42   Link #4979
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He's back with Thoma.
I was asking why he isn`t with Thoma last chapter.

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Arnage: Cy-nee, you took the bike with you right? how are you gonna take all of them back with you?

Cypha: (chibified) ... you're right, leave it.

Arnage: (silly face) This is what simple minded people like Vey-nii are like xD.


I wasn't precisely luaghing of joy at that moment XP.
It was an a lighter note, but I don`t see how it was out of place.
It was actually good because we got to know Arnage and that she was dependable.
Before that we only knew her as an annoying bottomless pit.
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Old 2011-12-18, 13:49   Link #4980
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It was an a lighter note, but I don`t see how it was out of place.
It was actually good because we got to know Arnage and that she was dependable.
Before that we only knew her as an annoying bottomless pit.
To be fair to Arnage, those were her very first lines on the season so in her case it helped to stablish her character but that "goofy" moment didn't helped me to make a better opinion about Cypha nor forgetting what was just happened, at all.

Reminds me of Bambi where we saw silly music and birds right after the death of his mother! ....the hell?
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