That school mizugi does not count. And neither does the dream bikini.
Awmahgawd Muto-san’s still wearing her school uniform…I will buy the blu-ray just for this…even though I can’t understand anything…
Review Time: Nobunagun
What a season run. Given that this is my favorite series right now, it would only be fitting that I review it. As with all my review/opinion pieces, this is strictly my own personal, biased opinion. In other words, feel free to agree or disagree.
Love is in the air.
Well shit ZEXAL, you actually came through. I guess I need to finish this series now…someday…
The beauty of artifacts is that they take on themselves the contradictory wishes or needs of humans and non-humans. My seat belt is supposed to strap me in firmly in case of accident and thus impose on me the respect of the advice DON’T CRASH THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD, which is itself the translation of the unreachable goal DON’T DRIVE TOO FAST into another less difficult (because it is a more selfish) goal: IF YOU DO DRIVE TOO FAST, AT LEAST DON’T KILL YOURSELF.
Personal Opinion Time: Nobunagun Ep. 11
WARNING: This post will contain controversial and sensitive topics; you should read at your own risk and accept that these are my personal thoughts and opinions, and therefore should no way be forced on anybody.
Just in case you didn’t know…we’re going to talk about tentacles in inappropriate places. I’ve seen lots of heat being put onto this series just for that one sequence at the end…here’s my thoughts.
just because it’s something you’re used to doesn’t make it any less shocking or okay for the matter. what you’re saying is that we should’ve somehow expected sio to get sexually harassed by a tentacle monster just on the basis of it having tentacles—and apparently all japanese ppl being perverts!!—and that’s not okay on any level.
the train of thought that “oh well it’s japanese so we should EXPECT it to be perverted and disgusting” is exactly why so many people have such a negative opinion of anime fandoms and honestly, if people continue to think that way, i’m wholeheartedly going to agree with them.
and using klk as some sort of comparison point is moot because klk is an incredibly problematic show and it’s popularity shouldn’t be an indicator of “how low can we go”
i just can’t get over the fact that you think it being japanese somehow validates the direction of the show and justifies that scene.
Just out of curiosity…is this in response to my original post, or my re-blog with response to theotherjax as well?
And yes, I do understand that KLK is a problematic show—I was only using it as a more well-known example, I am not saying that it’s the “lowest of the low”, nor should it be some kind of standard.
And for the record, I am not validating or justifying anything, much less rape. I’m sorry if you disagree with my personal level of jadedness, but I do think there is some level of truth that this “tentacle” culture is a Japanese creation, no? I certainly don’t think that all Japanese are perverts, nor that it being Japanese anime automatically grants it a free pass.
I find it very interesting that you would assume that I totally supported that scenario…because I don’t believe I ever said I was outright comfortable with it myself.