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Old 2013-02-17, 09:11   Link #861
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Watching the newbies strutting out in the iconic blue jumpsuit was just plain awesome.

Of course, it signifies that it's time for the real hard part: training. The next step for the story.
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Old 2013-02-17, 09:27   Link #862
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I think Serika would have looked ridiculous in a pink jumpsuit. If I were her, I'd have been annoyed that the Director thought of her as a "pink" sort of girl. (As it was, she seemed a bit nonplussed.) I suspect she played with Legos and Transformers as a girl and conducted exams and surgery on stuffed animals with a toy doctor's set. I don't see her having princess tea parties with an array of Barbies in attendance.
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Old 2013-02-17, 09:41   Link #863
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I think Serika would have looked ridiculous in a pink jumpsuit. If I were her, I'd have been annoyed that the Director thought of her as a "pink" sort of girl. (As it was, she seemed a bit nonplussed.) I suspect she played with Legos and Transformers as a girl and conducted exams and surgery on stuffed animals with a toy doctor's set. I don't see her having princess tea parties with an array of Barbies in attendance.
Er, I think you're looking it from a different perspective than what the Director was implying.

He's not choosing pink based on colour identities/personalities or what-not, but rather he's simply paralleling the common colours associated with the team dynamics you'd find in Super Sentai. ( Power Rangers )

Pinks in Power Ranger stories aren't Barbie Dolls and Princesses, given that they fight monsters weekly.

Yellow is of course an option for Serika as well, but Yellow tends to be the more stable, level-headed and calming (read : 2nd fiddle) of a female duo pair in Super Sentai line-ups. From an archetype perspective, where Serika is clearly the more prominent female of the two, she'd be the Pink ( main heroine, blahblah) of the team.
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Old 2013-02-17, 09:49   Link #864
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I forget, who does Pink get to sleep with, Red or Green?
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Old 2013-02-17, 10:18   Link #865
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I forget, who does Pink get to sleep with, Red or Green?
Yellow does not sleep with Red.

That's about the most consistent you can get out of trending a who slept with who in Super Sentais.
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Old 2013-02-17, 13:29   Link #866
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Aah, the return of Sharon and those wonderful flashbacks. That was a highly enjoyable episode.

Based on what Sharon said, it appears Mutta's training is going to last about four years. He's not going to space anytime soon.
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Old 2013-02-17, 13:55   Link #867
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He's not choosing pink based on colour identities/personalities or what-not, but rather he's simply paralleling the common colours associated with the team dynamics you'd find in Super Sentai. ( Power Rangers )
Then if one of them does have to wear pink, I'd nominate Mutta. It seems a more appropriate color for him given his occasional tendency to excess.

Oh, wait, does the pink Ranger have to be female?
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Old 2013-02-17, 15:01   Link #868
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I'd always assumed that Sharon and Tamura were a long term lesbian couple, so the bit about Sharon's husband surprised me!
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Old 2013-02-17, 15:07   Link #869
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I'd always assumed that Sharon and Tamura were a long term lesbian couple, so the bit about Sharon's husband surprised me!
That thought had occurred to me as well. However, considering how relatively-brief the marriage was before it ended, and that it's 20 years later, Tamura could have been around Sharon for a very long time.
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Old 2013-02-17, 16:05   Link #870
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what? i don't see them as a couple, people with same sex cannot live together as friend/ co-worker? didn't Sharon called her name with -san?

off course Pink sleep with Green, remind me back the first Power Rangers(Us version)
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Old 2013-02-17, 16:15   Link #871
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I wasn't trying to put them together as a couple, but it was one of the passing things that occurred to me as a possibility after noticing that Sharon didn't seem to have any other regular companions other than Tamura, and apparently lived up at the observatory. The things that happen when you only see a character occasionally and within a very narrow context...
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Old 2013-02-17, 16:38   Link #872
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I'd always assumed that Sharon and Tamura were a long term lesbian couple, so the bit about Sharon's husband surprised me!
This was also my first impression when those two where introduced. To bad this isn't the case. It would have been good to have a lesbian couple in fiction who wasn't made a big deal of.

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I wasn't trying to put them together as a couple, but it was one of the passing things that occurred to me as a possibility after noticing that Sharon didn't seem to have any other regular companions other than Tamura, and apparently lived up at the observatory. The things that happen when you only see a character occasionally and within a very narrow context...
That doesn't mean it is bad or strange that you came to that kind of conclusion. Multiple people seem to have made the same conclusion and there wasn't anything contradiction that view, until now.
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Old 2013-02-17, 19:14   Link #873
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This was also my first impression when those two where introduced. To bad this isn't the case. It would have been good to have a lesbian couple in fiction who wasn't made a big deal of.
Sharon having been previously married to a man doesn't entirely invalidate the idea that she and Tamura are a couple, but I did like the idea that you could have an anime series where characters were presented as a long-term lesbian couple and it wasn't a big thing.
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Old 2013-02-17, 19:57   Link #874
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Actually I thought we heard mention of Sharon's late husband some time ago. It was a passing thing, though I recall thinking at the time that, oh, she must not be a lesbian after all. I was one of those who thought she and Tamura were a couple from the outset and had the same positive reaction to the portrayal of their relationship that Dop describes.
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Old 2013-02-17, 21:15   Link #875
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Awesome episode...looks like we're about to hit a new arc with Mutta's training!

Hey it's the Red King from K in the preview!


And count me in on thinking that Sharon and Tamura were partners as well. I don't remember anything about a husband
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Old 2013-02-17, 22:06   Link #876
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I forget, who does Pink get to sleep with, Red or Green?
Well in this story green. Actually in the original US version I think Pink & Green were a couple. I never watched any of the Japanese versions though.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:49   Link #877
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All right, we finally get some development for Kitaumura! Though I was hoping we'd get a sequence for Nitta as well -- sadly he is now less developed than Kitamura's sister who will probably never appear again.

I'm not too fond of hard-ass-military-guy-with-absurdly-on-the-nose-name. He just stinks of forced conflict.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:59   Link #878
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Old 2013-02-24, 04:28   Link #879
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Has anyone else noticed the same thing?
Spoiler for obvious things are obvious:


Edit:

First part of the episode presenting the departure of Japanese female astronauts with their loved ones was rather mediocre. Slice of life in its pure form isn't my favourite cup of tea. What's worse we got the chance of learning something new onyly about Ena since scenes with Serika were began and ended at the dining table (as usual). Mutta making a complete fool of himself wasn't that good either. His eccentricity can be funny at times but him being a doctor of engineering shouldn't be as easily duped (I prefer when he does a Bruce Lee stance than when he believes everything he's told, especially if Murasaki who is known for being a prankster does the talking). Although Murasaki's prank wasn't that bad after all mainly thanks to the end of email and Kenji's role in it. His profound interpretation of this joke was the funniest thing of all .

Second part of the episode on the other hand left a very good impression. This new character has interested me from the start. Stoic as Nitta and serious as Azuma (and yet you instantly know he's different than the two) - that's quite a combination. And he's being dubbed by Kenjiro Tsuda who is perfect in that role. Also, Mutta is in his crosshair from the get-go which bodes well for the story.

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Old 2013-02-24, 04:52   Link #880
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Man, Mutta looked pretty cool in that astronaut slash cowboy attire.
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