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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:02 pm Reply with quote
Lots of great faces in this episode! Laughing

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It isn't until the contest is over and Senku gloats over how easily he bested those elementary parlor tricks that he catches himself and the entire tone of the scene changes. He switches from punching down at Chrome's basic skills and turns to admiration for managing to develop them at all in the stone world. It's rare that this type of self-reflection and humility is highlighted rather than simply glorifying the protagonist's overpowered-ness

Yes (though his epiphany actually occurred before the final arithmetic contest), this was really great to see! To be fair, though, Chrome was thinking the exact same thing, when he thought Senku was going to quiver in fear at his awesome sorcery. Smile

Much of this episode reminded me of this xkcd comic:

https://xkcd.com/1053/
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:08 pm Reply with quote
While i could do without some of the shounen stereotypes, i love that the series isn't taking itself all that seriously (Senku's theories about what caused everyone to turn to stone were pretty hilarious for example) and the "we are going to win this with the power of science!" attitude just warms my old, geeky heart. Very Happy
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Nyren



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:03 pm Reply with quote
No review for Episode 8?
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Dellore



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:20 pm Reply with quote
I don't think Tsukasa even said he was only going to revive strong people for his empire. I think he was interested in anyone young and "not corrupted" by the system. If somehow he knew Senku and his intelect, he still probably would try to revive him and try to make him renounce his ambitions - and if he failed, it wouldn't be a problem for Tsukasa to kill him anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 pm Reply with quote
I must admit, after episode 8 i was thinking, perhaps it would in fact be better, to leave the world as it is and not to revive the old world. The innteresting thing about science to me was always not just the bare facts and how things worked, but how people discovered it (e.g. it is not very interesting, that penicillin is from some mould, but very interesting, how it was discovered). So it seems more interesting, (on the long run) to let people like chrome develop their own science instead just replicating sience by someone who already knows everything.
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sailorstarsun



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:35 pm Reply with quote
I had forgotten Tsukasa was a thing until episode 9.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:24 pm Reply with quote
Tsukasa certainly doesn't seem to be building a granola eco-paradise over in his camp. He may be thinking ends justify means, but it's no longer clear what he wants his ultimate stone-age utopia to look like. Right now it's looking very different from what he was espousing a few episodes ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:13 pm Reply with quote
So... were you planning on actually reviewing episode 10 at some point? Or did you only want to go full "death of the author" on just the final two minutes for the first review I've ever seen on this site that I could fit the entirety of on-screen at once without scrolling... and still have plenty of room to spare?
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:58 pm Reply with quote
I like the addition of Kaseki to the cast. Though he learned a bit faster than seems realistic, he's a good example of why Tsukasa shouldn't be going around killing off every old he can find. Expertise is useful and doesn't necessarily lead to evil and destruction.

Given the size of the eyeholes in Suika's mask, I don't think she was actually benefiting from the pinhole effect.
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aaa1e2r3



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:49 pm Reply with quote
Gina Szanboti wrote:
Given the size of the eyeholes in Suika's mask, I don't think she was actually benefiting from the pinhole effect.


Relative to anime eyes, perhaps it works out fine
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NeverConvex



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:46 pm Reply with quote
aaa1e2r3 wrote:
Gina Szanboti wrote:
Given the size of the eyeholes in Suika's mask, I don't think she was actually benefiting from the pinhole effect.


Relative to anime eyes, perhaps it works out fine


This is a beautiful rationalization and I absolutely love everything about it. Relative to anime eyes indeed!
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ErikaD.D



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:32 am Reply with quote
It may sound off topic but I recently watched episode 12, Ruri mentioned that her and Kohaku's mother is dead. Again as usual, mom always dead and dad always alive on animes and mangas but it's a bit unrealistic. It kinda bothers me that every anime always had dead mom/alive dad cliche and it feels like fathers are relevant and mothers are irrelevant on animes . Why don't this cliche dying?
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