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Forum: Current Series Today, 14:12
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I never doubted that this show was going to end...

I never doubted that this show was going to end the way the Alamo did. The penultimate battle reminded me of the South Korean movie, Musa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musa_(film)), from way back in...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-09-11, 23:39
Replies: 60
Views: 18,267
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo prepares to battle rats...

Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo prepares to battle rats as iconic fish market shuts (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/operation-tsukiji-tokyo-battles-rats-as-iconic-market-shuts)


I can't...
Forum: Movies, OVAs/OADs, and Specials 2018-09-09, 08:13
Replies: 18
Views: 2,983
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
No harm in differing opinions. ;) I, for...

No harm in differing opinions. ;)

I, for one, agree with this reviewer's impression...
Forum: Movies, OVAs/OADs, and Specials 2018-09-09, 00:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,983
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
I just watched the movie and, for my part, I...

I just watched the movie and, for my part, I loved it. Hosoda has matured tremendously as a movie-maker and a storyteller, and he spun a compelling tale here about connection, to a place, to emotions...
Forum: Current Series 2018-09-03, 03:59
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Yes, the Mongols made a successful landing, and...

Yes, the Mongols made a successful landing, and obliterated the 300 or so samurai that tried to defend Tsushima. End of story....

...but if we stuck to historical facts, we wouldn't have much of...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-31, 06:42
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Lol. Well, plot armour isn't so easily...

Lol. Well, plot armour isn't so easily discernable, even in real life, so I'll give Shiraishi a pass on that count. :p
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-31, 06:06
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Yup. In most feudal societies, the nobles were...

Yup. In most feudal societies, the nobles were those born into the warrior class. The clergy were also sometimes considered nobles. Your birth determined your rank in life, and no amount of effort or...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-30, 22:14
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Self-interest was indeed the key motivator for...

Self-interest was indeed the key motivator for Shirashi's betrayal. But it does take a bit of historical context to understand why Shirashi fell to temptation, despite his usually honorable conduct....
Forum: News & Politics 2018-08-29, 07:33
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Blockchain journalism start-up partners with one...

Blockchain journalism start-up partners with one of oldest names in news media...
Forum: Older Series 2018-08-27, 21:42
Replies: 283
Views: 54,502
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Goodness. Who'd expect this thread from the past...

Goodness. Who'd expect this thread from the past to resurface?

No. Romance is not the focus of this series, at least not in the anime. I can't speak for the novels, since I haven't been able to...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-22, 05:24
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
To my surprise, Kanatanoki is an actual heritage...

To my surprise, Kanatanoki is an actual heritage site (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.gakujoken.or.jp/mmp/nagasaki/kanatanoki/kanatanoki.html&prev=search) in...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-20, 00:16
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Well, to be sure, Angolmois takes significant...

Well, to be sure, Angolmois takes significant liberty with history, and I'm not just referring to the shock reveal that former child Emperor Antoku is alive and well on Tsushima.

The use of...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-16, 05:05
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
That's one of the things that many people don't...

That's one of the things that many people don't know about the samurai, as contemporary accounts tend to put a positive spin on their history and gloss over the uglier aspects of their past.

As...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-13, 03:32
Replies: 300
(L+CR) Hanebado!
Views: 16,943
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
So, I cracked and I finally got around to reading...

So, I cracked and I finally got around to reading the first two chapters of the manga.

While I personally agree that the anime does it better, I will also concede it's not clear if I would feel...
Forum: General Chat 2018-08-07, 08:37
Replies: 158
Views: 28,822
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
The making of a young communist. :p a2lv_Xl1e4U

The making of a young communist. :p
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Forum: General Anime 2018-08-06, 21:27
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
As mentioned earlier, it depends on the anime....

As mentioned earlier, it depends on the anime. Some productions, especially anime movies, have details that are often overlooked at first but are picked up in repeat viewings. In Wolf Children, for...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-05, 22:50
Replies: 300
(L+CR) Hanebado!
Views: 16,943
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
As a veteran of the Animesuki forum, I will say...

As a veteran of the Animesuki forum, I will say that some things never change: There'll always be a bunch of manga readers who will raise hell and high fury over what they deem as "inaccurate"...
Forum: General Chat 2018-08-05, 22:31
Replies: 3,668
Views: 552,597
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
An old friend of mine recently shared a...

An old friend of mine recently shared a documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-OBn8Nwko&t=0s&list=PLwBDd34gIIWnF5RZcQyHI9K6P9dyS5m4E) about life at a Japanese nursing home. It was produced...
Forum: Current Series 2018-08-01, 04:33
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
This was, for me, a weaker episode than the...

This was, for me, a weaker episode than the previous ones, with the story veering more decisively now into the realm of fiction. I didn't like how the former pirate captain literally took an arrow in...
Forum: General Chat 2018-07-30, 03:26
Replies: 3,668
Views: 552,597
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
That's interesting. Presumably, the homeowners...

That's interesting. Presumably, the homeowners pay for a lease on the land, as well as for the house, and I wonder how much of the overall price is made up of the land cost.

There's currently a...
Forum: Current Series 2018-07-25, 11:05
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Yes, this is a significant shortcoming, but I...

Yes, this is a significant shortcoming, but I think it's the way it is due simply to the lack of resources. As it were, the quality of the art and animation is just about passable, but not great...
Forum: News & Politics 2018-07-25, 04:12
Replies: 60
Views: 18,267
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Wannabe ninja plague Japan town after viral-news...

Wannabe ninja plague Japan town after viral-news mix-up (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/wannabe-ninjas-plague-japan-town-after-viral-mix-up-10561512)
Forum: Current Series 2018-07-22, 23:34
Replies: 300
(L+CR) Hanebado!
Views: 16,943
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
Speaking as anime-only viewer, it's my hunch that...

Speaking as anime-only viewer, it's my hunch that Ayano's mother left her daughter because she thought she had become a negative influence on Ayano. It's otherwise hard to reconcile how distant she...
Forum: Current Series 2018-07-19, 11:44
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
What I find interesting is that Kuchii is now...

What I find interesting is that Kuchii is now armed with a Minamoto sword, and armoured in a full set of Taira armour.

It as though, in his person, the sundered halves of the country's two...
Forum: Current Series 2018-07-18, 22:37
Replies: 167
Views: 10,205
Posted By TinyRedLeaf
^ You're welcome. :) But I should add that...

^ You're welcome. :)

But I should add that Angolmois is obviously a work of fiction, and it has clearly taken artistic liberty with history, so we shouldn't assume that it's portraying actual...
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