Forum - View topic
Here's What We Know About SARAZANMAI




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
everapril



Joined: 24 Apr 2009
Posts: 106
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!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kenshinsgirl
Otaku ExtraordinaireOtaku Extraordinaire


Joined: 20 Dec 2017
Posts: 1
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!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SonicFanA



Joined: 12 Jul 2017
Posts: 139
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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
vonPeterhof
SubscriberSubscriber


Joined: 10 Nov 2014
Posts: 671
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:10 pm Reply with quote
Quote:
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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
the_windcaster



Joined: 16 Jun 2006
Posts: 47
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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
AmpersandsUnited



Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 189
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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
octopodpie
ANN Managing Editor


Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 1753
Location: Washington State
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."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
Gilles Poitras



Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 424
Location: Oakland California
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:27 pm Reply with quote
[quote="octopodpie"]
the_windcaster wrote:
Also, if you look closely in the first episode, the police station has "Kawauso Koban" written above it which is "Otter Police Box."


Good eye for detail, thanks.

BTW the actual koban is the Kikuyabashi kōban, 菊屋橋交番. The officer I have seen there on trips to Tokyo does not look like a bishōnen. In fact he looks pretty ferocious.

If you plan to visit Tokyo I highly recommend basing yourself in Asakusa. The neighborhood has several major subway lines. It is a short walk to Ueno station and park. And one of the lines, the Ginza Line, hits most of the major spots an anime fan is likely to have interest in such as Akihabara, Nihonbashi, all the way to Shibuya.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group