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Old 2015-07-16, 09:34   Link #281
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Anime has yet to portray accountants as the evil overlords that they are.
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Old 2015-07-16, 09:52   Link #282
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Good point. After some reflecting I think the reason I am so annoyed about this is, that there are a lot of people in this "evil science project". We may have seen only 4 or so, but there must be a lot more employes to provide the infrastructure. It would be the same with all other professions. 5 evil politican, no problem. 20 of them and I need a good reason for them to concentrate in such a high number.
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Old 2015-07-16, 09:59   Link #283
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Anime has yet to portray accountants as the evil overlords that they are.
Try Classroom Crisis.

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How financially stable is the plot setting of Charlotte right now? I mean, if they're forcing ppl to go to Houshinoumi, this must be quite a toll on the pocket money of the benefactor, right? Where does he get money, from other students, paying normal tuition? I guess it'd make sense somewhat, since Nao seems to go from person-to-person on different cases-to-basis.
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Old 2015-07-16, 10:02   Link #284
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Try Classroom Crisis.
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Old 2015-07-16, 10:17   Link #285
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Anime has yet to portray accountants as the evil overlords that they are.
I don't have a problem with any one particular profession being vilified, what I have a problem with is the claim that justification for going along with this plot is grounded in reality. That's why I asked if any of the users knew any scientists like that.

Why people think this super hero exploitation conflict has shaved off the ridiculousness of the trope isn't because we can come up with real life examples, but because there are real life examples and Charlotte, and then a whole lot of imagination and over-generalization in between. Why do we forget now that this exact storyline has already been done to death? We look back on anime that tackled evil scientist plots before with a stint of disdain, as if we didn't really want anything to do with them. If Charlotte doesn't elaborate enough, we'll look back and say Maeda had some pretty childish ideas. But now we're talking about justifying it with real world examples, when it still hasn't been elaborated on. Do you not see the disconnect?

So what I'm pointing out, if it's not too obvious already, is Triple_R's and others' overly defensive reaction to pointing out that this anime is running on a very common trope that's almost beaten to death.
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Old 2015-07-16, 12:19   Link #286
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ep 2... so... it's basically sorta like X-Men...

Where in the past power users were exploited and experimented on, and now someone step up and tried to save the power users before the government finds and turn them into guinea pigs again.

the government, always the bad guys
Can't wait for General Stryker to make his appearance in this anime.
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Old 2015-07-17, 00:16   Link #287
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I loved your post. You might be the first person I agreed with completely on Charlotte Episode 2, and the characters it showcased.

It's particularly nice to be in agreement with another Canadian on this show.
Oh thank you Yay! I look forward to discussing the rest of the series, comrade ^-^b
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Old 2015-07-17, 09:28   Link #288
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Old 2015-07-18, 10:26   Link #289
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Episode 3:

Damn, I love this girl already because of her abilities and personality:


Exciting episode. The ED style of this week also had a nice style to it with a funny ending.
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Old 2015-07-18, 12:07   Link #290
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Basically, Yusa can only possess Misa, and worse, she doesn't even know about it.

....I don't get how Misa's ability is incomplete though... That pyrokinesis ability is darn useful.
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Old 2015-07-18, 12:39   Link #291
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Old 2015-07-18, 13:09   Link #292
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Damm the dialogue is just so bad. 70% of it feels like "Sorry, but we are on a timer and have to hurry up. You get what we wanted to do with this scene anyways, right?" From time to time there are really great moments, but it only makes it even more frustrating in the end.
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Old 2015-07-18, 15:42   Link #293
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ep 3

The comedy in this show is so awkward most of the time. =/

Well with this the last member of the main crew joins the council. Yusa is most oddest character in show by default thanks to her eh, um possession. Now its' a question of where the plot will go from here?
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Old 2015-07-18, 16:25   Link #294
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Waaaaaaay too rushed...and trying to stuff too much into a single ep. Rassa frassin. Why cant they just keep things slower instead of all over the map?

Frustrating for me.
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Old 2015-07-18, 17:02   Link #295
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Exciting episode. The ED style of this week also had a nice style to it with a funny ending.
Maaya Uchida does have nice voice indeed (both in speaking and singing)



Anyways
Here's a video clip sample of the latest ending song =)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyFEThVBMW4

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Old 2015-07-18, 19:55   Link #296
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This ep... Well, the writing was all over the wall.. And the dialogues are awkward as f, it's as if the dialogue writer learned his/her conversational skills from chatting for too long with cleverbot... Especially the final "cofession" scene, it feels so out of place
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Old 2015-07-19, 00:49   Link #297
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I don't have a problem with any one particular profession being vilified, what I have a problem with is the claim that justification for going along with this plot is grounded in reality. That's why I asked if any of the users knew any scientists like that.
Believe me when I say that if there weren't ethical regulations in place, there will be scientists like that. Some real life scientists don't care what they research on as long as it will get them fame (more so than money).

For some reason, I just feel suspicious towards this so called benefactor. It sounds too good to be true; some rich individual dishing out smack loads of money to gather all kids with these awesome powers so as to "protect" them. I feel it may be a pretense to basically gather all the powerful kids into one place for some purpose. Or I may have been watching too many anime...
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Old 2015-07-19, 01:47   Link #298
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Yusa/Misa is quite the character, packed with two abilities in one and all that. The team with Takajo, Yu and Nao was already great so her addition will boost the interactions even further. Best scene in the episode was that act near the end where all of them combine their abilities to give that producer the scare of his life.

Special ED has a nice beat to it, better than the normal one.
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Old 2015-07-19, 02:00   Link #299
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Believe me when I say that if there weren't ethical regulations in place, there will be scientists like that. Some real life scientists don't care what they research on as long as it will get them fame (more so than money).
We can't pretend these principles are fickle things, not when they are supported by institutions such as the UN, nor can we pretend that scientists wouldn't have any moral drawbacks to human experimentation even if legal frameworks enabled them. We can't expect either, that's why I'm wondering where such confident claims are coming from. My bet is they are coming from the fickleness of fiction, not reality, overabundant imagination and a specific disconnect from reality. I'm arguing this because in Charlotte's case it looks like it's state-sponsored.

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For some reason, I just feel suspicious towards this so called benefactor. It sounds too good to be true; some rich individual dishing out smack loads of money to gather all kids with these awesome powers so as to "protect" them. I feel it may be a pretense to basically gather all the powerful kids into one place for some purpose. Or I may have been watching too many anime...
I'm just going to pretend that the stupid evul scientist foundation doesn't exist. Episode 3 had been pretty enjoyable, the pacing didn't really bother me. I actually kind of like Nao. She acts like a normal girl, a rare feat in anime.
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Old 2015-07-19, 04:39   Link #300
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Best girl gets introduced and she's already dead. This is Zetsuen no Tempest all over again. I can already tell her final farewells are going to be a real tear-jerker.
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