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Old 2016-08-17, 07:04   Link #1
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Miss Bernard said



TV anime 'Miss Bernard said' (adapted from a gag manga) to premiere for Fall 2016.

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The short gag manga is about the love of famous works of literature. It follows Sawako "Miss Bernard" Machida, a lazy girl who wants to be a well-read person but does not actually read much. The manga recounts the conversations between "Miss Bernard" and her bookworm friends about the Bible, The Tale of the Heike, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Door into Summer, The Great Passage, Fermat's Last Theorem, and more masterpieces that she has not necessarily read.
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Old 2016-08-17, 07:19   Link #2
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I think it obviously going to be a short series.
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Old 2016-10-06, 12:28   Link #3
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And yet another short anime picked up by Crunchyroll this season.

Edit: the first episode was okay, I guess? Not sure if enough to interest my following the series though....
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Old 2016-10-06, 15:16   Link #4
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Whoa, so many SF references. I shall have to make sure some people I know watch this first episode, at least.

Even more SF references in the second episode. Really, I don't expect three and a half minute anime shows to drop so many SF author references.

(My inner SF fan balks at Crunchyroll's subtitling of "SF" as "sci-fi"...)

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Old 2016-10-20, 14:29   Link #5
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OK, I've been present at the kind of "SF is speculative fiction" discussions before now, so that was hilarious. Miss Bernard's portrayal of a Murakami character was also spot on.

I guess this show is a very niche interest, and judging by the last three episodes, I am that niche.
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Old 2016-10-20, 20:08   Link #6
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I'm really enjoying this show.

Miss Bernard's VA is great. She really nails that mix between genki girl and pretentious wannabe. I love it.

And there is Murakami! Finally, a reference to something I've actually read!

I'm not much of a reader, but this show really makes me want to read a lot different kinds of books. I guess I have some Miss Bernard in me after all...
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Old 2016-10-21, 15:26   Link #7
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Whoa, so many SF references. I shall have to make sure some people I know watch this first episode, at least.

Even more SF references in the second episode. Really, I don't expect three and a half minute anime shows to drop so many SF author references.

(My inner SF fan balks at Crunchyroll's subtitling of "SF" as "sci-fi"...)
Yeah, from Avram Davidson to Greg Egan, there's quite the variety.

I sometimes wonder if Miss Bernard isn't just out to troll readers...
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Old 2016-10-22, 22:58   Link #8
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I didn't know this was a three minute series just from the MAL entry for this season's anime, so I was disappointed.
I guess I was expecting Dagashikashi with books, mainly relying on the interactions between the characters to build some sort of rapport, so I was... yeah, disappointed.

We all have a bit of Bernard-jou in us, but the series doesn't wanna capitalize on that, and it feels like the references made are cheap references - they don't do anything to make people interested in checking the actual books out, so people who aren't in the know will just sit there confused.

(I'm more of a classical English Literature reader, so most of the SF references were lost on me. )

By the way, how are Haruki Murakami's works viewed in Japan? Do people really get disgusted by them? At the very least, I find the stance of reading works that he translated interesting. That entire segment on Murakami was the best part out of the three episodes so far.

The voice acting is decent though. Now if this show gains a bit of heart, and explains why she's called Bernard-jou, that would be great. As it stands at the moment, I'm watching because of the short runtime...
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Old 2016-10-23, 01:58   Link #9
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I'm a huge reader and SF fan, and as a teenager SF/Fantasy was pretty much all I read. I've lived the conversations in this series almost word for word. And the sci-fi girl shows serious cred by reading Olaf Stapledon.

The Murasaki convo was hilarious. He is ridiculously popular, to the extent that some of the avant garde fans who loved him turned on him when he was discovered by the rest of the world.
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