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Stark700



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:36 am Reply with quote
Ooooooh Production I.G.

So after almost a year later, we get some news on this.
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Little_Hawk



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:05 am Reply with quote
Here's a question for you all:

a) Have magic powers but will never get laid
b) Get laid, and lead a normal life
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pajmo9



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:13 am Reply with quote
This staff has piqued my interest. I'll have to check this out come January.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:47 am Reply with quote
Now whoever picks it up will have to add, 'Not to be confused with The CW's Jane the Virgin.' Laughing
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Angel'sArcanum



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:48 am Reply with quote
Hmm, not huge on the premise and as much as I like Kurata, he's kind of been slumping it as of late, so I'm unsure. Guess I'll still give it a look.
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thekingsdinner



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:07 am Reply with quote
The key visual alone got my interest. Awesome character design.
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Eisenmann V



Joined: 06 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:22 am Reply with quote
Little_Hawk wrote:
Here's a question for you all:

a) Have magic powers but will never get laid
b) Get laid, and lead a normal life


I suspect the fetish outfit answers that question.
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nightjuan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:01 am Reply with quote
You know, I was skeptical while looking up the title since it can be considered inherently erotic-oriented at first glance, but after quickly browsing through a few of the translated manga chapters...this is actually not half-bad for a comedy series. It's surprisingly not mindless ecchi either, despite the outfits and sex-related jokes, which might be explained by the author being the same person responsible for Moyashimon.

Of course, the humor deals with some relatively crass subject matter that might offend certain people, but I'd say that making fun of the Catholic Church and the supposedly sacred value assigned to virginity is a time-honored practice dating back centuries, even outside of Japan. While it will not win any prizes for sophistication or maturity, at least from what I saw, there's some potential for entertaining satire here, which the anime may or may not help with.
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danilo07



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:24 am Reply with quote
So Taniguchi decided to get of his lazy bum, huh? Well, the adaptation of satirical manga by Moyashimon author seems good, but I wish he would get back to stuff like Planetes and Infinite Ryvius.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:42 am Reply with quote
Never has virginity become so much plot points as in anime. Laughing
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:16 am Reply with quote
Priapos is an appropriate name for a character for this series since it was named after a Greco-Roman phallic god.
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Redcrimson



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:56 am Reply with quote
The staff list has me intrigued, but ugh, dat plot summary.

It's kind of hard to ignore the subtext of "woman uses magical powers to obstruct war, but only if she never touches a penis!"
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:29 pm Reply with quote
The manga is actualy kind of lame and obviously very tame.
I wonder how the anime will be received.
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Splitter



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:33 pm Reply with quote
That character design is incredibly retro. Consider me interested.
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nightjuan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:18 pm Reply with quote
residentgrigo wrote:
The manga is actualy kind of lame and obviously very tame..


Compared to Berserk and how explicit that gets, a lot of things would be kind of lame and very tame. Laughing

Kadmos1 wrote:
Priapos is an appropriate name for a character for this series since it was named after a Greco-Roman phallic god.


That's certainly amusing, knowing the character in question.

Redcrimson wrote:
It's kind of hard to ignore the subtext of "woman uses magical powers to obstruct war, but only if she never touches a penis!"


Like I said, this isn't a very mature manga...but the first five or six chapters have the protagonist using her magical powers to obstruct war without that limitation. Within the context of the story, that turn of events was presented as being arbitrarily forced by a third party, rather than as a positive development or reward of any kind.
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