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Jajanken



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:21 am Reply with quote
Why does it say "Religious Anime" wtf. It doesn't look like it's trying to convert people and from the summary it just seems like your average Alien flick. Am I missing something??? EDIT: Upon further research it seems the creator of this film, along with other similar films, is basically a guy who started a movement to create a new religion. His name is Ryuuhou Ookawa and he has published hundreds of books about his new religion and even somehow incorporated them into anime films......wtf. I am for some reason curious in watching this now...

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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:26 am Reply with quote
Daisuke Namikawa is in this? But he's still a top-tier male seiyuu!

The previous film had some seiyuu I'd heard of but whose careers had peaked some time before (i.e. Miki Itoh, a.k.a. Eiko "A-ko" Magami from Project A-Ko).
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:32 am Reply with quote
I'm always natually suspicious about any "religion" that has "science" in its title. Laughing This is cheesey enough to be enjoyable. That AMV; I haven't heard such a cheesey song for an anime since "Talent For Love". Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:46 am Reply with quote
Outside of the occasional anime about Bible stories or maybe some series emphasizing native Japanese religions, this is among the only time I think we can call a film/series a religious anime.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:25 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
Outside of the occasional anime about Bible stories or maybe some series emphasizing native Japanese religions, this is among the only time I think we can call a film/series a religious anime.

Aum Shinrikyo made some animated propaganda IIRC.
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halo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Shiroi Hane wrote:
Kadmos1 wrote:
Outside of the occasional anime about Bible stories or maybe some series emphasizing native Japanese religions, this is among the only time I think we can call a film/series a religious anime.

Aum Shinrikyo made some animated propaganda IIRC.


Yes they did!
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:28 pm Reply with quote
Checking the cast list for The Mystical Laws, I see another Daisuke, Daisuke Hirakawa, who plays Rei Ryugazaki on Free!, was amongst the cast, so I guess it wasn't all C-list seiyuu or has-beens as I was implying earlier.

I don't know, it may just be a well-paying gig for seiyuu and they might not necessarily endorse what it promotes, but it's like finding out that one my favourite western celebrities is a Scientologist. It shouldn't affect my opinion of them, but, on some level, it does.
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kamui85



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:52 am Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
Checking the cast list for The Mystical Laws, I see another Daisuke, Daisuke Hirakawa, who plays Rei Ryugazaki on Free!, was amongst the cast, so I guess it wasn't all C-list seiyuu or has-beens as I was implying earlier.

I don't know, it may just be a well-paying gig for seiyuu and they might not necessarily endorse what it promotes, but it's like finding out that one my favourite western celebrities is a Scientologist. It shouldn't affect my opinion of them, but, on some level, it does.


My thoughts exactly happy science= Japanese scientology
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