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NEWS: Kinema Citrus Announces 'Goodbye, Lara,' Ninja Skooler Anime




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PipimiOden



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 5:21 pm Reply with quote
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The story follows a mermaid who makes a forbidden wish to be loved by a human. Following her death, she is reborn 200 years later into modern-day Japan in Lake Biwa, where she learns to adjust in a human world.


Ooo reverse isekai! Surprisingly I actually love those despite how bleak the world is right now. This is gonna be so fun!

And hey, if I end up crying at the end I'll probably have Ninja Skooler to cheer me up after I have a good cry so it's a win-win for me!
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YackDe



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 5:57 pm Reply with quote
PipimiOden wrote:
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The story follows a mermaid who makes a forbidden wish to be loved by a human. Following her death, she is reborn 200 years later into modern-day Japan in Lake Biwa, where she learns to adjust in a human world.


Ooo reverse isekai! Surprisingly I actually love those despite how bleak the world is right now. This is gonna be so fun!

And hey, if I end up crying at the end I'll probably have Ninja Skooler to cheer me up after I have a good cry so it's a win-win for me!


It's not isekai at all, nothing about that summary indicates that she was from a different world and not just the Earth. To go with the inspiration, it'd be like calling The Little Mermaid a "reverse isekai" because Ariel gets legs and goes to the surface world.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 6:29 pm Reply with quote
So what if the Little Mermaid reincarnated to modern Japan? So will it just be a straight-up romance soL or will she still be able to transform into her mermaid form?

Will these be series or movies?
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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 8:52 pm Reply with quote
Are those stitches on the mermaid girl's tongue? If so, props for the slightly disturbing literary allusion.
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pi8you



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 10:46 pm Reply with quote
Wow, Goodbye, Lara, just wow. I need it nowyesterday.

Ninja Skooler looks like some fun too.
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thekingsdinner



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2024 5:54 am Reply with quote
Both look super fun. I'm very much in!
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Todd_Harry08



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2024 11:16 am Reply with quote
both are cool and peak.
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Hagaren Viper



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2024 3:30 pm Reply with quote
Sayonara Lara rolls off the (stitched) tongue so well, I wish they kept that as the English title. Both series look like they'll be really charming though, I'll have to keep an eye out.
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tsog



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2024 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Goodbye, Lara's animation reminds me of old Disney animation. A rarity in anime these days.

One small nitpick though, her tongue stitch direction is different in the video thumbnail vs the promotional art (can see better in high res, e.g. Crunchyroll's article)

Maybe it's not an error but is intentional/related to plot?

Both look great, can't wait for them to air.
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