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Zac
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:02 pm Reply with quote
Halko wrote:
No issues are made of Tanya being referenced as a she. So she is a she. If there was some alternate pronoun usage going on in the canon of the show then sure by all means go for it.


ANN's official policy on this stuff is generally along these lines. Whatever it says in the show, that's what we use, period. Nothing to say past that.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:29 pm Reply with quote
I could have sworn earlier elsewhere that people were saying Tanya was previously a spoiler[salarywoman].

So, was she a spoiler[salaryman or a salarywoman in her past life]?
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mangamuscle



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:38 pm Reply with quote
@TarsTarkas The former, that is the reason at the end of episode 2 her face has "somebody please kill me now" written all over Very Happy
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unready



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:39 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
So, was she a spoiler[salaryman or a salarywoman in her past life]?

Episode 2 gave the back-story, but she was spoiler[a guy before], not that it's really a secret at this point, if you read the preview guide.
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fathergoat



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:42 pm Reply with quote
Personally I enjoyed the first two episodes of this series and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops.
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unready



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:19 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
I didn't write it and neither did anyone on my team, but it's been fixed. Thanks for alerting me to this.

Two hours later, I still see "ze" and "zir" (at least on mayu-chan). You may need to push that edit through a cache or something. It's not my browser's cache, for sure.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:33 pm Reply with quote
Parsifal24 wrote:

Again sales may fluctuate wildly but yeah I was not expecting this to sell that well.


thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:44 pm Reply with quote
maximilianjenus wrote:
Parsifal24 wrote:

Again sales may fluctuate wildly but yeah I was not expecting this to sell that well.


thanks


Oh no problem 4chan is occasionally good for finding out sales numbers and hot takes on series in between the random memes and causal misanthropy.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:32 pm Reply with quote
Oh, I was intrigued by the initial description, but it seems it was a misconception of the premise/certain plot twists. I guess that makes sense, though, since Japan doesn't have strictly gendered pronouns, just generally gendered ones, so pronouns are usually more of an indicator of attitude or tone than gender.

Her face in the thumbnail certainly looks like somebody who's transcending society, at least in frustration, haha. Oh well.

...as for people trying to use a brief mistake as an excuse to rant about why alternative pronouns are Too Political, please don't ruin threads.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:02 am Reply with quote
"Ah, pronoun trouble."

I was wondering why there were so many comments for this spotlight article.
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:18 am Reply with quote
Did anyone catch what color her hair and eyes were? I might have missed it.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:29 am Reply with quote
Sorry to post again but damn she just looks so metal in the thumbnail. I didn't even read the article and I'm not even goign to watch the show but I just wanted to say that. Just look at that. Man.
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JoeQ



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:25 am Reply with quote
I had exactly the opposite reaction, that's some awful character design. She looks like a scowling frog and why are her eyes lined with fur? And her body looks like some took an adult body, shrunk it and stuck a giant head on top.

Bizarre, since the rest of the character look fine.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:16 am Reply with quote
JoeQ wrote:
I had exactly the opposite reaction, that's some awful character design. She looks like a scowling frog and why are her eyes lined with fur? And her body looks like some took an adult body, shrunk it and stuck a giant head on top.

Bizarre, since the rest of the character look fine.

well yeah i like weird and awkward stuff. it might be unintentional though, in which case, well... whoops on their part.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:43 pm Reply with quote
In case you didn't realise, there's some quite deliberately exaggerated foreshortening going on in that particular piece of key art. It's Visha's design that bothers me, since she seems even out of place among the other characters than Akane in Psycho-Pass.
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