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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:27 am

It is, but unlike Gantz there is no comic relief such as Gantz deducting points because a character's "tits are still too big." It is a bit like Psycho-Pass in that respect, though PP had one or two moments of humor without "playing for yucks."

Good animation. Lots of references to other manga/anime. One character's room is decked in Gantz posters, and another is a huge fan of One Piece--which I have never seen because . . . why?

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:12 am

"Let's pretend we didn't see that."
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:11 am

A certain scientific railgun

There, I said it. Bastards.

It's my guilty.
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:21 am

本当に?

冗談ね?!

For years I have heard of "railgun" references, but what I saw looked like "magical girls with visors and . . . BOOM!" pap.

So are you saying it is actually good? If you:

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you will anger the Locative Death Goddess:

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Why you make Locative Death Goddess cry, Anax

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:06 am

I thought it looked stupid too, and it probably is stupid. It's every cliche anime trope rolled into one. Yet, somehow, I am enjoying it.

(BTW, it's very heavy on the lez vibes. Info for "your friend" of course.)
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:13 pm

At the risk of exposing my 馬鹿, do you have a title? As I have indicated, despite my demeanor, I do not watch a ton of anime.

There seems to be a greater acceptance of yuri. I do not know if that actually reflect Japanese accepetance--that something is acceptable on television does not mean it actually is, as in 'murica--but I have noticed a trend: "girls" exploring their sexuality seems acceptable for the male viewers. The "joke" is one girl is lesbian and another is not AND HILARITY follows.

This "trope" was in the young-adult Ika Musume [Squid Girl--Ed.] where a clearly lesbian girl gets repeatedly rebuffed. However, and this point is "different" from earlier series, she is not ridiculed for being a lesbian. In the manga of Watamote--私がモテのは[Stop it!--Ed.], the main character declares some girls "lesbo" who are not. Yet, she, and they, are curious about their bodies and sexuality.

Move a few years to the more modern satire somewhat based on Watamote or at least acting as a homage to it and many other series, there is a clearly lesbian character who is not at all ridiculed for it. It is never brought up. No one is embarrassed by it. Again, that may be simply entertainment accepting lesbians over homosexuals, though there is a teacher who is openly bisexual. Neither of his proclivities are made an object of ridicule.

Of course, what is accepted in movies and television does not mean accepted in current society.

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:41 pm

The English title is A Certain Scientific Railgun

And in Japanese とある科学の超電磁砲. Apparently originally a manga which began in 2007.

Became available on Japanese Netflix within the last month or so and I just started watching it today. Had my house to myself for a glorious few hours. Wife and kids were all out for different reasons, and I decided to watch the first episode just to see if it was any good. Ended up watching five episodes.
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:30 am

Tentacles?

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:38 am

There is an OVA and a second series.

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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:16 am

No tentacles (alas) but it does follow the standard anime formula. The main characters are high school students with special abilities who fight crime while attending high school. Not very original in concept. I find it hard to give any concrete reason to recommend, but it does seem to be fairly popular. Episodes are like 23 minutes each for a 30-minute TV time slot, so you could check out one or two and then quit if it doesn't tickle your fancy.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/6213/Toar ... no_Railgun
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:32 am

I can have a tolerance for stupid if it is clever.

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Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:20 am

Episode 6 was pretty slow. I felt like I was starting to lose interest.
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Re: The Weeb Report

Postby Doctor X » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:26 am

Oooo . . . considering there is 24-odd episodes, that is a "bad sign."

Oddly enough, a silly satirical amine I mentioned was "okay" for the first few episodes then got really funny after the 6th episode. Then it really started to take the piss out of otaku, even girls. Which was all sort of the point.

You definitely will enjoy Watamote if you ever get around to it:

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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