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Kaisos Erranon



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:48 pm Reply with quote
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Well, now there's no point in an LWA TV series; this sounds like the same thing with different superpowers.

How are they similar?
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7ThIsGod



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:49 pm Reply with quote
Red Fox of Fire wrote:
Stark700 wrote:
Idk why I got this Black Rock Shooter vibe from that brief synopsis. But anyways, looking forward to it.

Kill La Kill: What BRS should have been.

Hyped as long as this:
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On a campus ruled by force, a transfer student wielding a Basami sword brings about upheaval.

isn't some stereotypical anime dude who is the protagonist. That would totally kill this anime for me. (If there's some kind of confirmation that this isn't the case at all that I missed, please tell me)


The transfer student mentioned in the article is Ryuuko; someone translated a lot of interviews and story details in here:

http://pastebin.com/​HdQXbH2H
http://pastebin.com/​9cDsZjET

Character profiles (Ryuuko IS the mysterious transfer student mentioned in the summary; she and Satsuki are the protagonists):

http://sushiobunny.tumblr.com/​post/​49968152397/​translated-​character-​profiles-​matoi-​ryuuko
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:52 pm Reply with quote
musouka wrote:
I'm hoping for some awesome yuri subtext between the two leads.

I honestly don't understand this view. I know that it can be exciting in the first three series you watch, but I don't see the point. Even if it doesn't go anywhere, an actual girl having actual romantic feelings for another actual girl - like Tomoyo in Cardcaptor Sakura or Kuro in Kodomo no Jikan - can and often does build something meaningful in the characters, their relationships or the ideas in the show.
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It started when Imaishi drew a Women's Team (onna gumi) at a bar.

Didn't PSG get thought up while the Gainax staff was drunk on some sort of holiday resort? I get the impression that giving these guys alcohol is a good idea.
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Well, let's go with the FULL MIGHT OF TRIGGER.

Let's indeed.
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:14 pm Reply with quote
jymmy wrote:

I honestly don't understand this view. I know that it can be exciting in the first three series you watch, but I don't see the point. Even if it doesn't go anywhere, an actual girl having actual romantic feelings for another actual girl - like Tomoyo in Cardcaptor Sakura or Kuro in Kodomo no Jikan - can and often does build something meaningful in the characters, their relationships or the ideas in the show.


What, do you seriously think she would be upset if it goes beyond subtext into actual, full-blown, can't be denied, lesbian romance?

SERIOUSLY?!

Do people around here really think that when we talk about yuri subtext that we wouldn't be vastly happier with actual yuri/lesbians?

Because I'm starting to think you do, which means that you completely miss the entire goddamn point.

Yes, I want Ryuuko to be fastastically, amazingly, openly, gloriously gay. I think it would be absolutely amazing.

I also know that that is basically impossible, so I'll live with it. But by [expletive] god I don't just want another series where the girl has to live knowing her love will never be returned, as is the case in both your examples.

Christ.
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Splitter



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:22 pm Reply with quote
>Trigger
>Directed by Imaishi
>TV series

Most anticipated anime of 2013 found.
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jymmy



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:30 pm Reply with quote
I said that badly.

I mean that completely aside from my appreciation of the yuri aesthetic (which is why I read any of it compared to yaoi), I don't understand the appeal of understated, you-could-remove-it-and-the-shows-and-characters-would-be-the-same subtext. I'd also prefer real stories involving girls who love other girls (one of my favourite genres, even), but compared to the cheap pandering variety where it doesn't go anywhere or mean anything, even the annoying one-sided love stereotype has actual storytelling potential.

Enjoyablity: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>meaningless subtext>>>porn>>>lesbianism as comedy
Storytelling-wise: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>>>porn>meaningless subtext>>>>lesbianism as comedy
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:39 pm Reply with quote
Because I like subtext?

You don't have to like it, but obviously some of us do.
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Red Fox of Fire



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:42 pm Reply with quote
jymmy wrote:
I said that badly.

I mean that completely aside from my appreciation of the yuri aesthetic (which is why I read any of it compared to yaoi), I don't understand the appeal of understated, you-could-remove-it-and-the-shows-and-characters-would-be-the-same subtext. I'd also prefer real stories involving girls who love other girls (one of my favourite genres, even), but compared to the cheap pandering variety where it doesn't go anywhere or mean anything, even the annoying one-sided love stereotype has actual storytelling potential.

Enjoyablity: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>meaningless subtext>>>porn>>>lesbianism as comedy
Storytelling-wise: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>>>porn>meaningless subtext>>>>lesbianism as comedy

Gotta agree with ya on this one. I absolutely love yuri, but it gets really annoying when studios constantly show that they don't have the balls (vaginas?) to go all the way and just resort to teasing so they can grab those who are fine with just that without the risk of alienating anyone. The same could be said about incest in anime.

I mean, I'll take subtext over nothing most of the time, but that doesn't mean I should just settle for it and shut up.

inb4studiosarenttheretocatertoyourinterests.


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jymmy



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:48 pm Reply with quote
Alright then. I guess I can't help seeing it as a watered-down version of what I'm interested in. But I'm not saying I'm right in thinking that, that's just how it is to me.

Your usually somewhat discussion-limiting tactic of alternately ranting and being taciturn has actually allowed me to work around this in my head, thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:48 am Reply with quote
jymmy wrote:
I said that badly.

I mean that completely aside from my appreciation of the yuri aesthetic (which is why I read any of it compared to yaoi), I don't understand the appeal of understated, you-could-remove-it-and-the-shows-and-characters-would-be-the-same subtext. I'd also prefer real stories involving girls who love other girls (one of my favourite genres, even), but compared to the cheap pandering variety where it doesn't go anywhere or mean anything, even the annoying one-sided love stereotype has actual storytelling potential.

Enjoyablity: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>meaningless subtext>>>porn>>>lesbianism as comedy
Storytelling-wise: legit romance>>>one-sided affection>>>porn>meaningless subtext>>>>lesbianism as comedy


When I say subtext, what I mean is shorthand for "a mutual potential relationship between the two leads that is not the center of the plot". You know, something so obvious that it doesn't even really need to be remarked upon, mainly because everyone is too busy doing plot-related stuff.

This is mainly because I find most explicitly romantic subplots boring, regardless of the genders involved, unless they are woven into the overall motivations of the characters at hand. Ideally, said relationship would be made explicitly canon sometime down the road after I've grown frothingly attached to the characters and their interesting dynamic--as opposed to the assumption that romance makes characters interesting in and of themselves--but I'll take what I can get.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:40 am Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
>Trigger
>Directed by Imaishi
>TV series

Most anticipated anime of 2013 found.


AOTY 2013 found *Fixed
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:28 am Reply with quote
Dear Aniplex:

Dub this or I will snap off your ****.

Sincerely,
SpacemanHardy
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 am Reply with quote
It begins... Aniplex backing Trigger mean this will be huge, and could finally cement their status as the next Gainax.
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dan9999



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:31 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
It begins... Aniplex backing Trigger mean this will be huge, and could finally cement their status as the next Gainax.


It would be awesome, a spiritual Gainax successor I mean, but hopefully you are no wishing upon Gainax demise, Gainax has been responsible for so much awesome series, masterpieces, personally I want Gainax to continue being Gianax and rocking with new blood and Trigger to also succeed as well, anime as a whole will only benefit, it needs more studios like them to help get us out of current stagnation and bring us fresh, unique and revolutionary series like Gainax has done multiple times.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:10 pm Reply with quote
Ah, Trigger. I hope they animate more than a frame every few seconds this time.
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