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Old 2013-06-12, 12:45   Link #6721
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If Girls und Panzer anime take a more serious route insted of fun and joy (Ex: The competition goal is to stay alive, use real ammo with no protection, the death happened. It's NOT for fun)

Do you think the anime's reception will be the same?, worst?, or better?
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If I want perpetual reality TV, I watch C-Span.

That, and Diane Feinstein can kiss my ass.

But, if I just want to be entertained, I watch Girls und Panzer.

I absolutely abhor grimdark settings with bittersweet/downer endings. If I am going to put myself through 10+ episodes of development, I better see hard-work rewarded (ie. happiness!)

- Tak (Fiction is for fun and joy, I am already surrounded by enough perpetual seriousness, death & tears in reality.)
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Old 2013-06-12, 14:17   Link #6722
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Why should GuP become more serious/realistic? What's wrong with the show the way it is now? Isn't the combination of cute school girls driving tanks in a non-lethal, yet competitive and semi-realistic way exactly that which attracts so many people?

If they wanted it to be serious, they should've done so from the start. Doing it now would most likely mean that the producers would be shooting themselves in the foot. Only temper with the formula if the reception is getting worse.
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Old 2013-06-12, 14:31   Link #6723
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Would Panzer Fraulein Alteseisen and Sailor-fuku to Jūsensha count as more violent/realistic already-been-dones?
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Old 2013-06-12, 15:34   Link #6724
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If Girls und Panzer anime take a more serious route insted of fun and joy (Ex: The competition goal is to stay alive, use real ammo with no protection, the death happened. It's NOT for fun)

Do you think the anime's reception will be the same?, worst?, or better?
Little girls in bloodsport. So, basically, hunger games with tanks?

I've heard it's kinda successful, but I sure as hell don't want to watch that.
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Old 2013-06-12, 16:20   Link #6725
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Well, if Mai Hime/Otome and Puella Magi Madoka Magica serve as any indication...

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Old 2013-06-12, 16:39   Link #6726
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Old 2013-06-12, 16:43   Link #6727
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Well, if Mai Hime/Otome and Puella Magi Madoka Magica serve as any indication...

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It wasn't bloodsport. It was war, or something like it.
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Old 2013-06-12, 18:33   Link #6728
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Old 2013-06-12, 19:30   Link #6729
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Old 2013-06-12, 20:29   Link #6730
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If Girls und Panzer anime take a more serious route insted of fun and joy (Ex: The competition goal is to stay alive, use real ammo with no protection, the death happened. It's NOT for fun)

Do you think the anime's reception will be the same?, worst?, or better?
Isn't that what World War II is about, except with guys instead of girls.
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Old 2013-06-12, 20:45   Link #6731
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Thanks for all answers.

I asked this question because I saw some people who disliked and dropped this anime early said something like "The show would be better if the plot is more serious" or "They should change the setting to a military school insted" It's too bad 'cute school girls driving a tank' is not their cup of tea.

(Look like I also succeeded in generating more discussion)

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Never change a winning formula.

Why should GuP become more serious/realistic? What's wrong with the show the way it is now? Isn't the combination of cute school girls driving tanks in a non-lethal, yet competitive and semi-realistic way exactly that which attracts so many people?

If they wanted it to be serious, they should've done so from the start. Doing it now would most likely mean that the producers would be shooting themselves in the foot. Only temper with the formula if the reception is getting worse.
I feel that you misunderstood my question..........My question is "How will GuP's reception if it is "seirous" anime from the start?" not "What will happen to anime reception if the sequel turn out to be "serious" anime?"
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Old 2013-06-12, 20:49   Link #6732
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Personally I had it with melodramatic, over the top death cries, and open endings after Code Geass!
Girls und Panzer like Strikewitches is meant to be a fun poke at WW2 with cute girls driving real tanks. Strikewitches was similar except for the alien thing and the fact they were witches, it was still the Battle of Britain none the less.
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Old 2013-06-12, 21:17   Link #6733
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I think the school/tournament/Saki-in-tanks setting was a good framework for the series. While we did plenty of nitpicking over things like Type 89 and Matilda ground speeds, penetration chances, Miho riding unbuttoned, etc., I think the discussion would have sunk straight down into that hole if it had been presented as a very realistic/grimdark series.

And I am rather bored with grim series. Reality is kinda sucky, I don't need anime trying to find ways for it to be suckier.
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Old 2013-06-12, 23:00   Link #6734
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And I am rather bored with grim series. Reality is kinda sucky, I don't need anime trying to find ways for it to be suckier.
Moreover, the whole 'realism' approach is fairly prevalent now, especially in the west and with the recent trends towards realistic things: a little fun is rather appreciated every so often

All Ankou elements, advance to objective "alter". Intel reports enemy victors up at position tango-hotel-six-niner. Engage and destroy all hostile elements, how copy?

vs.

We'll break through the enemy siege immediately; begin Operation "Jelly Jiggle"...panzer vor!

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Old 2013-06-12, 23:41   Link #6735
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Old 2013-06-13, 00:18   Link #6736
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Okey, lets begin the next question. This time a funny one.

If Girls und Panzer's cast are changed from all-girls to all-boys (everything else - art style, plot, setting, sense of humor, etc. are still the same) and its name is 'Boys und Panzer'. (Oh, of couse, these boys will be likeable and funny!)

Do you think the anime's reception will be the same?, worst?, or better?
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Old 2013-06-13, 01:41   Link #6737
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Flipping the genders would still make it appeal to a narrow demographic, but this time it'd be a whole lot more "rotten", if you know what I mean.
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Old 2013-06-13, 03:24   Link #6738
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All Ankou elements, advance to objective "alter". Intel reports enemy victors up at position tango-hotel-six-niner. Engage and destroy all hostile elements, how copy?
You know, it's not unimaginable that there's a Senshado team out there who is so much into military procedure that they'll talk in precisely such a manner during matches.
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Old 2013-06-13, 03:35   Link #6739
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You know, it's not unimaginable that there's a Senshado team out there who is so much into military procedure that they'll talk in precisely such a manner during matches.
And I know of tonnes of miltaku who'd find that hot.
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Old 2013-06-13, 03:43   Link #6740
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And I know of tonnes of miltaku who'd find that hot.
I do like it when my women talk dirty
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