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Stark700



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:14 pm Reply with quote
Ah another shoujo series to debut this October. Cool.
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Agent355



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 pm Reply with quote
Anybody else hoping this might be a sequel to Wolf Children? Razz

This will be horrible, or hilarious. I'm cautious.
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:01 am Reply with quote
Yeah, this really does sound like a polarising series.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:35 pm Reply with quote
I'm exited for this!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:40 pm Reply with quote
Oh! A replacement for KissXsis. That was quick. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:13 pm Reply with quote
As I've never seen KissXsis...why would this series be a replacement for it?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:24 pm Reply with quote
It wouldn't be at all, this is shoujo.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:25 pm Reply with quote
based on his earlier comment in the recent KissxSis article, I believe he means this is the frog spawn that will be replacing the frog spawn that is KissxSis
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:51 am Reply with quote
So, he's just chosen this as his pick for Kissxsis's replacement? Laughing
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zensunni



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:25 pm Reply with quote
Interestingly enough, a classic American TV show used a similar premise as it's start: Remington Steele. If I recall correctly, Pierce Brosnan's character was a bit of a "black-hearted prince" at the beginning of the show, being a thief/con-man who usurped the identity of the fictitious boss created by the show's heroine. The show is generally credited with pioneering, for American, non soap opera TV at least, the drawn-out "will they or won't they" style of romantic plot line that is so common in both American TV and Japanese media. It also leaned heavily on the "screwball comedies" of the 30s and 40s, which I generally find to be quite similar in style to many shoujo and josei romantic comedies.

It also is considered one of the main influences of the later show, Moonlighting, which launched Bruce Willis as a household name and had considerably more of an edge, in terms of the leading man having a "sadist" bent. It also is tangentially responsible for the two Timothy Dalton "Bond" movies, as Pierce Brosnan's contract for Remington Steele prevented him from accepting the role of James Bond when it was initially offered to him.

This has little to do with the show, other than that the description of it brought that show to mind and I really like that style of show, suggesting that I will probably like this one, if it is well crafted, at least.
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