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Conversation Between Triple_R and Kagayaki
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  1. Triple_R
    2011-07-09 21:36
    I want to thank you again for more or less agreeing to a compromise on the magical girl debate.

    I know that in your heart of hearts StrikerS may not be a magical girl anime, and that's fine, but I think the genre definition should have enough leeway to squeeze it in there for people who think that it is a magical girl anime.

    I won't deny that I have a bias here.

    I really like magical girl aesthetics, and find that no other genre offers anything quite like them, so I'd hate to see them fade away for good. Nanoha and Fate are also two of my five favorite anime characters of all-time, and StrikerS is part of the reason why, lol, as flawed as StrikerS was.

    That being said, I do see how the "coming of age" element of magical girl shows is important to a lot of magical girl fans (especially pre-Sailor Moon era magical girl fans), so that had to be accountant for as well.

    Thanks again.
  2. Kagayaki
    2011-07-08 11:06
    Ok, I actually have to go now, but I'll respond to your post when I can
  3. Triple_R
    2011-07-08 10:51
    What you linked to ties into why I would perhaps allow for "a magical appearance" alone, even if the magic is based on something a bit different.

    However, the thing is that "hard" sci-fi (Star Trek, Andromeda, Stargate, Gundam, Steins;Gate, etc...) all have a very different look, feel, and atmosphere from "magical girl" or "fantasy" (Bewitched, He-Man, She-Ra, Sailor Moon, Madoka Magica, etc...).

    Star Trek fans would object to magic-based (as opposed to science-based) wizards and witches suddenly populating its universe just like Lord of the Rings fans would object to heavily armored non-magical laser gun-wielding aliens suddenly invading Middle Earth. There's a reason for this, and this reason ties directly into my arguments about magical girl anime.

    With this in mind, I think that you, 4Tran, and perhaps some others, are greatly understating the importance of magical girl aesthetics.
  4. Kagayaki
    2011-07-08 10:25
    Haha, I don't mind us being at odds at all. I think this has been an interesting discussion, even if we end up agreeing to disagree in the end. And I'd say it's the mark of a good friendship when you can passionately disagree with each other without actually being upset with the other person.

    When I say that there doesn't need to be magic, I'm allowing for things like
    where things that aren't explicitly called magic are handled by the plot and characters like they were magic. So if they changed Nanoha so that the magic is powered by sufficiently advanced nanotechnology, I'd still count the first season as a magical girl show. Or if you stuck Misaka Mikoto in ordinary some school life setting where she had to hide her identity but still fight her enemies, I'd still call that a magical girl show, even if she's technically using some quantumn mechanical esper power.

    I think that a young girl secretly gaining a "magical" superpower as a catalyst for a coming of age story is really the important part of the magical girl genre, IMO.
  5. Triple_R
    2011-07-08 03:12
    I don't like to say it, but I passionately disagree with you on magical girl anime, especially StrikerS.

    Don't you think that actual magic (or at least a magical appearance) is important to whether or not a show is magical girl?

    Don't you think that these magical elements is at the very core of why someone would be a magical girl fan but not a mecha fan and/or not a shonen fan?

    And isn't a genre defined by its actual fans, at least to some extent?

    Unfortunate that we're so at odds here, as I have come to consider you a good friend here on Anime Suki.
  6. Triple_R
    2011-03-25 20:43
    That's mighty fine work! ^_^

    Feel free to put it up on the Fan Creations board of Anime Suki. You can say that it was a commission for Triple_R to promote his fanfic which can be found here.
  7. Kagayaki
    2011-03-25 20:04
    Haha, that was fun. But tiring

    Let me know if you see any mistakes or would like any changes made
  8. Kagayaki
    2011-03-17 23:16
    Thanks for the friend request! Glad you liked the Kyubey/Haruhi shop. Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to get started on the El Hazard idea. I've never actually seen the show, but that picture of alien Haruhi is pretty funny by itself

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