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everapril



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:12 pm Reply with quote
*rips shirt open in the front* MY BODY IS READY GIVE IT TO ME IKUHARA!
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kenshinsgirl
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 pm Reply with quote
Really, really, REALLY fantastic article. I was really excited about Sarazanmai. Now I'm super pumped. This was really great work, Lynzee. Rock on!
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SonicFanA



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:28 pm Reply with quote
I was looking at the PV again and noticed Sara's eyes has the colors of the Pansexual Flag.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:10 pm Reply with quote
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By this point, the term for the monster had been lent to raincoats, so Kappaya was a raincoat and umbrella salesman.
A minor correction: the word kappa in the sense of "raincoat" is derived from the Portuguese capa ("cloak") and its resemblance to the name of the youkai is coincidental.

Anyway, a very informative article. Unfortunately I haven't quite managed to catch up on Ikuhara's œuvre prior to the premiere of this show (still have several episodes of Utena left), but I'm really looking forward to the experience.
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the_windcaster



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 am Reply with quote
I haven't watched the PVs but I did watch the first episode last night - are we sure that's an otter, and not some other weasel-family animal? The first thing I thought it looked like was a mongoose and that the circle might represent an egg.
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AmpersandsUnited



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am Reply with quote
the_windcaster wrote:
I haven't watched the PVs but I did watch the first episode last night - are we sure that's an otter, and not some other weasel-family animal? The first thing I thought it looked like was a mongoose and that the circle might represent an egg.


Otters, or kawauso, are associated with Kappas in Japanese folklore so it's almost certainly an otter. They're associated with things like shapeshifting, luring and tricking humans, killing them, and other tales So chances are they'll be the villain.
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octopodpie
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 pm Reply with quote
the_windcaster wrote:
I haven't watched the PVs but I did watch the first episode last night - are we sure that's an otter, and not some other weasel-family animal? The first thing I thought it looked like was a mongoose and that the circle might represent an egg.


I think it's likely that the egg shape is the shirikodama. Also, if you look closely in the first episode, the police station has "Kawauso Koban" written above it which is "Otter Police Box."
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