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Old 2011-11-11, 19:55   Link #1993
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen View Post
Ehh? That's quite a long shot don't you think ? They did ALL this just to spite the otakus ?
Well, there is some possible subtle subversion here.

At the end of Episode 2, Shu thought he just had a "cool adventure" or something along those lines, and that he could easily get back to his normal life.

Later on, Shu felt that this magically mysterious music idol Inori had fallen for him, and that once more he was living a dream.

In both cases, reality was not so pleasant.

I know this word gets through around a lot these days, but maybe Guilty Crown is aiming to deconstruct certain otaku fantasies.

If so, that could prove interesting.

If this is the case, I don't think the point is to make Shu look extremely bad or anything like that, but to show how a character like Shu would play out in a more realistic setting, instead of a more conveniently cooperative one. You could say that Shu is to Yuji Everyman what Kaname Madoka is to your typical magical girl lead.
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