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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Fate/Stay Night?
    Drascin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Drascin wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Leave Shinji alone, the kid is doing better than most of us would in his place.

    absolutely not, no

    No, really, the kid mostly just falls apart to himself but still keeps trucking until he completely cracks.

    I've generally had a rule of thumb since fifteen years ago. Whenever someone says Shinji was "a pussy" or "a wimp" or something similar, chances are I can probably ignore anything else they say about media and not miss very much. And I don't even like Evangelion! It's a bad show! But it's kind of an useful indicator, like clams in the water.

    Well, the thing with Shinji is that he ran out of self-worth (or never had any to begin with) and is waiting for the people around him to tell him whether he's worth keeping alive. Anybody who actually has any sense of self-worth is gonna do better. Now, the question is whether any of us, given the same upbringing and treatment, the same life, essentially, would fare any better? No, because then we would be Shinji, and not ourselves.

    (Unless we isekai'd ourselves into Shinji's body, but that's a fanfic for another time.)

    Okay so what if

    what if

    we remove Shinji from the toxic hell hole of his father, and the utterly dysfunction of NERV officers who view him as essentially a cog in an anti-apocalypse weapon first and foremost and

    say


    Have him make friends with Koji Kabuto, the Getter Pilots and a few Gundam pilots.*






    *Super Robot Wars I'm describing Super Robot Wars

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Give. Shinji. A. Psychoframe.


    You are light. You can even use sadness as fuel to light the way.


    When the Psycho-Frame is overloaded with a singular will or an over-concentration of multiple human wills, it emits a luminescent phenomenon[4] similar to a vivid aurora and is described as a "warm light" that gives one a sense of safety and removes feelings of fear[5]. It is suggested that the reason this phenomenon occurs is in part from the Psycho-Frame drawing energy from a higher dimension that Newtypes can ascend to[6].

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Favorite anime in three words?

    I'll do it in two:



    EVEN SO!

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Favorite anime in three words?

    I'll do it in two:



    EVEN SO!

    Is that Unicorn? it's the only one that comes to mind (Which you know, if so, GOOD CHOICE)

    ...i should do Yet Another Unicorn rewatch. Watching Banahanger go from zero to hero is great.

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Favorite anime in three words?

    I'll do it in two:



    EVEN SO!

    Is that Unicorn? it's the only one that comes to mind (Which you know, if so, GOOD CHOICE)

    ...i should do Yet Another Unicorn rewatch. Watching Banahanger go from zero to hero is great.

    Yep


    It gets a ton of flack, particularly because of banagher and that “even so” attitude but the entire point is to drive home the idea of what human potential can accomplish against cycles of violence and cynicism passing itself off as realism. While Banagher’s character work is iffy throughout the series as an embodiment of that philosophy he gets the work done well

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    Favorite anime in three words?

    I'll do it in two:



    EVEN SO!

    Is that Unicorn? it's the only one that comes to mind (Which you know, if so, GOOD CHOICE)

    ...i should do Yet Another Unicorn rewatch. Watching Banahanger go from zero to hero is great.

    Yep


    It gets a ton of flack, particularly because of banagher and that “even so” attitude but the entire point is to drive home the idea of what human potential can accomplish against cycles of violence and cynicism passing itself off as realism. While Banagher’s character work is iffy throughout the series as an embodiment of that philosophy he gets the work done well

    I actually really like Banagher overall.

    Plus, he learns Summon Gundam and that's like the most player character thing ever.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Peas wrote: »
    Waiting for the spinoff where Bakarina tries to survive after her exile

    I think she fundamentally misunderstands exile. Like she'd probably just live in a mansion in a different country

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  • IsornIsorn Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Non Non Biyori season 3 is airing in January 2021.

    Season 3 visual:
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    Airing in the same season as Yuru Camp season 2. Winter season is going to be super comfy.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Good news: The Railgun anime finished its arc this week, and the ending was super sweet and satisfying
    Also good news: Next episode is a new canon arc, and not more filler!
    Bad news: Railgun is on hiatus until July 24th. Boo Covid 19!

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Are we sure that's accurate? I can't find any other sources on it.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Are we sure that's accurate? I can't find any other sources on it.

    It just popped up on my alerts which is odd because I havent mentioned Jojo in months. I may have just been excited

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  • IsornIsorn Registered User regular
    Are we sure that's accurate? I can't find any other sources on it.

    Probably not accurate. Even on that site it has this line at the end.
    However, We’ll have to wait for an official announcement as nothing is confirmed.
    Which basically invalidates everything they said before this line.

  • SnowbearSnowbear Registered User regular
    Its been a minute since i watched Unicorn. But my big gripe against banagher is that he seems so, so dumb when it comes to Audrey. Like i understand he wants to protect her and keep her out of danger. but even when she reveals her true identity like, he shakes his head and says "No, you're Audrey." it was frustrating to me.

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  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Lanz wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Fate/Stay Night?
    Drascin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Drascin wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Leave Shinji alone, the kid is doing better than most of us would in his place.

    absolutely not, no

    No, really, the kid mostly just falls apart to himself but still keeps trucking until he completely cracks.

    I've generally had a rule of thumb since fifteen years ago. Whenever someone says Shinji was "a pussy" or "a wimp" or something similar, chances are I can probably ignore anything else they say about media and not miss very much. And I don't even like Evangelion! It's a bad show! But it's kind of an useful indicator, like clams in the water.

    Well, the thing with Shinji is that he ran out of self-worth (or never had any to begin with) and is waiting for the people around him to tell him whether he's worth keeping alive. Anybody who actually has any sense of self-worth is gonna do better. Now, the question is whether any of us, given the same upbringing and treatment, the same life, essentially, would fare any better? No, because then we would be Shinji, and not ourselves.

    (Unless we isekai'd ourselves into Shinji's body, but that's a fanfic for another time.)

    Okay so what if

    what if

    we remove Shinji from the toxic hell hole of his father, and the utterly dysfunction of NERV officers who view him as essentially a cog in an anti-apocalypse weapon first and foremost and

    say

    Have him make friends with Koji Kabuto, the Getter Pilots and a few Gundam pilots.*
    *Super Robot Wars I'm describing Super Robot Wars

    Just let's save ourselves the whole "slap Shinji to make him a man" thing. The memetic Bright Slap didn't even actually work on Amuro the first time, how the balls did this become a meme!

    But yeah, a SRW-style support structure would definitely change how things go entirely. I mean, hell, SRWX makes Ange from Cross Ange into a largely decent human being, just from being surrounded with people like Wataru or Cecily, and that's WAY more of a lost case than Shinji could be in a million years.

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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    I'm up to episode 11 of my Utena rewatch and I'd forgotten just how trash tier all the dudes in this show are.

  • ReynoldsReynolds Raving Rabbit Registered User regular
    Redrawing Sailor Moon is popular now, eh?

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    I'm up to episode 11 of my Utena rewatch and I'd forgotten just how trash tier all the dudes in this show are.

    I mean, considering the focus of the show

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    Drascin wrote: »
    Lanz wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Fate/Stay Night?
    Drascin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Drascin wrote: »
    Gundi wrote: »
    damn it shinji

    Leave Shinji alone, the kid is doing better than most of us would in his place.

    absolutely not, no

    No, really, the kid mostly just falls apart to himself but still keeps trucking until he completely cracks.

    I've generally had a rule of thumb since fifteen years ago. Whenever someone says Shinji was "a pussy" or "a wimp" or something similar, chances are I can probably ignore anything else they say about media and not miss very much. And I don't even like Evangelion! It's a bad show! But it's kind of an useful indicator, like clams in the water.

    Well, the thing with Shinji is that he ran out of self-worth (or never had any to begin with) and is waiting for the people around him to tell him whether he's worth keeping alive. Anybody who actually has any sense of self-worth is gonna do better. Now, the question is whether any of us, given the same upbringing and treatment, the same life, essentially, would fare any better? No, because then we would be Shinji, and not ourselves.

    (Unless we isekai'd ourselves into Shinji's body, but that's a fanfic for another time.)

    Okay so what if

    what if

    we remove Shinji from the toxic hell hole of his father, and the utterly dysfunction of NERV officers who view him as essentially a cog in an anti-apocalypse weapon first and foremost and

    say

    Have him make friends with Koji Kabuto, the Getter Pilots and a few Gundam pilots.*
    *Super Robot Wars I'm describing Super Robot Wars

    Just let's save ourselves the whole "slap Shinji to make him a man" thing. The memetic Bright Slap didn't even actually work on Amuro the first time, how the balls did this become a meme!

    But yeah, a SRW-style support structure would definitely change how things go entirely. I mean, hell, SRWX makes Ange from Cross Ange into a largely decent human being, just from being surrounded with people like Wataru or Cecily, and that's WAY more of a lost case than Shinji could be in a million years.

    I haven't gotten to play them but my understanding with how those SRWs (I think it's the Alpha trilogy/Quadrilogy**) like had a team of peers who weren't struggling with severe emotional trauma* and were actually able to form friendships that help Shinji to recover from his alienation and allow him to form a somewhat healthier sense of self and understanding of the world and those around him. Or at least as much as one can during the midst of a giant crossover robot story RPG. Does it do the Bright slap stuff instead?



    also for Amuro I think at least for Japan it's a lot to do with Toru Furuya's delivery on the follow up line of "My father didn't even hit me!" (which seems to be more iconic at times than the slap itself?)

    *or were alien god beings placed in a mom-shaped human shell
    **Does it stay a Trilogy or does Gaiden make it a Quadrilogy even though its title would infer its a side story?

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  • LanzLanz Registered User regular
    Question for other folks watching/have watched Utena:

    Where do you come down on the movie? Alternate retelling, or do you think it's actually a follow up of the end of the TV series given
    Anthy's more direct behavior and personality in guiding Utena to understand what is going on, plus the repeated references to "The Outside World"?


    Without making it blatant in the text, is the movie Anthy rescuing Utena from the sacrifice she makes at the end of the TV series to replace Anthy as the object of hate, breaking the system that would trap them both and bringing her back to their world?

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    I'm up to episode 11 of my Utena rewatch and I'd forgotten just how trash tier all the dudes in this show are.

    Yes but they are amazing garbage. The highest class.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Tower of God episodes are too short

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  • Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Alternate retelling all the way.

    I don't really have any deep argument for or against really. I just think the TV series ending is absolutely perfect and trying to connect it and go "but what if the movie is actually round 2?" kind of cheapens the experience.

    No offense, if you support that argument though of course, that's just where I'm coming from.

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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    I'm up to episode 11 of my Utena rewatch and I'd forgotten just how trash tier all the dudes in this show are.

    I mean, considering the focus of the show

    Yeah I know, I just remember all those dudes being quite popular at the height of the bishie craze.

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  • Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    edited May 23
    Utena's cast of characters are exquisitely trash. Some finely crafted terrible people.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Yeah I mean the guys in utena are all trash, it is true

    But also Nanami is right there

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  • The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    "I'm prepared to start living with you at any time!" *Wall slam*

    Bakarina is great (And suddenly having Tuxedo mask cameo)

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  • AstharielAsthariel The Book Eater Registered User regular
    Kaguya S2 episode 07:

    Yeah, we are not even halfway through this year yet, but this is the best anime of this year already, I cannot imagine anything that would be able to beat this adaptation.

    In this episode we've got:
    Bishigami

    Bishirogane

    Shitty spoiler girl

    more Bakaguya

    and Miko Iino's bad, not good, very very not nice first week in the council

    12/10.

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    Miko needs help

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  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    Lanz wrote: »
    Question for other folks watching/have watched Utena:

    Where do you come down on the movie? Alternate retelling, or do you think it's actually a follow up of the end of the TV series given
    Anthy's more direct behavior and personality in guiding Utena to understand what is going on, plus the repeated references to "The Outside World"?


    Without making it blatant in the text, is the movie Anthy rescuing Utena from the sacrifice she makes at the end of the TV series to replace Anthy as the object of hate, breaking the system that would trap them both and bringing her back to their world?

    I've always thought it being a highly metaphorical follow up is the more interesting reading, so that's what I choose to go with.

  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Alright, so this guy's name is just Best Jeanist.

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Asthariel wrote: »
    Kaguya S2 episode 07:

    Yeah, we are not even halfway through this year yet, but this is the best anime of this year already, I cannot imagine anything that would be able to beat this adaptation.

    In this episode we've got:
    Bishigami

    Bishirogane

    Shitty spoiler girl

    more Bakaguya

    and Miko Iino's bad, not good, very very not nice first week in the council

    12/10.

    Just saw S2E6, but I'll have to wait for next week for 7.

    Agree though, the adaptation has been phenomenal.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Alright, so this guy's name is just Best Jeanist.

    I mean he's earned the "Best Jeanist" award 8 years in a row so I'd say he's earned it

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    this weeks bakarina is filler, and Mary has THE BIG gay

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    this weeks bakarina is filler, and Mary has THE BIG gay
    obviously everyone's desire is Catarina, and obviously Catarina's desire is... to eat a house

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  • IsornIsorn Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    this weeks bakarina is filler, and Mary has THE BIG gay
    Mary going nuts this episode cracked me up.

    Also Sophia knows the real love rival to beat.

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    sophia with the extremely powerful kabedon

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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    For Kaguya manga and anime consumers:
    There was a TON of foreshadowing in this episode of future arcs and events.

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