>>2053>And lastly big props to this episode for animating Ai's soft hikki thighs in detail
Image wouldn't fit, oops
And while I'm talking about such things, Ai is EXTREMELY sexycute in her sleepwear
Also at the risk of sounding too positive about an (admittedly entertaining and very pretty) anime original, I wanna talk about some of the doubts I have about this show. Mainly that I have to wonder what kind of reasoning or explanation they're going to give for the whole weird egg gacha suicide redemption dream thing that is going on. On one hand explaining too much about the rules of why and how the dream shit is happening has big potential to kinda kill the show, but on the other hand I don't think this show is trying to be artsy enough to be going for the "it's symbolism don't question it" route. Even further than that, I have trouble imagining how you're going to make a satisfying conclusion to a show about saving girls who killed themselves. Surely just bringing them back to life would feel cheap, but then again so would grimdark suffering. I think best case scenario is we get some kind of message about acceptance and moving on, but even that I'm not sure I trust to be delivered in a satisfying way, given how corny the trauma monsters have been. Nothing to do but wait and see I suppose, I am indeed enjoying the ride.
>>2064>It's fun to watch but I'm kind of confused on how seriously this show wants to be taken
That's kind of my opinion on it as of now. I'm honestly surprised at how well the show does when talking about the girls real world traumas, and I'm genuinely invested in the main cast. But then any emotional impact or empathy I had gets kinda washed away when the episode shifts to them fighting a 20 foot tall neon businessman with gropey hands. Both the emotional and serious half and the well animated action half of the show are very good, but the halves don't mesh very well yet.
I'm enjoying the visuals and animation immensely so far, and the show does a very good job at depicting the traumas of the girls in a way that feels palpable without forcing you to watch something sickening. I feel connected to the characters, and I like the weapons and the monsters. The contrast doesn't bother me.
My main issue right now is that I can't see or even guess where things are going to with the world of the wonder eggs. So far the show has been very formulaic about introducing and then addressing each character one at a time, which I think is acceptable given how otherwise complex a lot of this is, but I have no idea what to do with the intriguing hints at worldbuilding displayed at the beginning of the show or the puzzling words of the Accas when we haven't really questioned it or touched on it since. There are a lot of characters, a very complex world presented, and very few episodes to resolve all of it in.
Another thing I'm interested in is where the show is going to take its LGBTQ+ themes and ideas of femininity vs masculinity. The writer has delved into these subjects in the past and done it well. My hope is that Momoe's arc will be one that effectively deconstructs stereotypes and lets her present herself in the way she wants. Her internal struggle is a clash between her boyish gender presentation and the suicide of her friend that fell in love with her but truly saw her for who she was. Gender and sexuality is a complicated and intertwined thing that I don't think I've ever seen a piece of media address in that way, so my fingers are crossed.
Well, the last episode pretty much cleared things up. Momoe's gender thing was good. Trans rights. Looking forward to seeing the end!
I'm not in any way attacking your views here, but can we please avoid bringing current year social activism quips/slogans onto this website? Thank you.
Can we please avoid politics in general? And anything that is currently a political subject?
I am here because I am feed up with it. Sushi is one of the few places without it and I really don't want to carry another place to it's grave.
I haven't watched this, but I'm just gonna point out that if the anime brings up a topic (political or not), I don't see any reason why the topic can't be commented on in the thread that's literally dedicated to commenting on the anime.
If you read the rest of the thread, you would've noticed comments have already taken place on the LGBTQ+ topics raised in the anime. The other sushi has made a short, relevant, and on-topic remark about it, it's not a big deal and it's contained to the appropriate thread. I know my own post contributes to this, but please don't derail the thread just because someone made an on-topic remark - heaven forbid fiction reflects real life.
>>2296>if the anime brings up a topic (political or not), I don't see any reason why the topic can't be commented on in the thread that's literally dedicated to commenting on the anime.
Obviously I'm not saying that you can't discuss the themes or characters in the anime. I'm not caught up past episode 5 yet but there's at least one character whose whole deal is that she's a very boyish girl and is conflicted about that, so I'm sure the gender stuff is talked about more in depth later.>The other sushi has made a short, relevant, and on-topic remark about it, it's not a big deal and it's contained to the appropriate thread.
However, adding "Trans rights" to your post (in my opinion) is no more on topic than if I were to append "ACAB" or "Blue Lives Matter" or some such nonsense to my posts about an anime with police in it. The only purpose for slogans like these and others is to signal where you stand on culture war bullshit. There's other ways to say that you appreciate that the show treats gender issues with respect.
Am I being overly grumpy about what amounts to how a certain sentiment is phrased? Maybe, but I thoroughly agree with >>2294
in that I'd really like to keep this place free of the cancer that's infested much of the rest of the net. I'm more than willing to talk about this more but I think if anyone wants to continue this discussion though it should be done on /hell/ or something.
>>2298> However, adding "Trans rights" to your post (in my opinion) is no more on topic than if I were to append "ACAB" or "Blue Lives Matter" or some such nonsense to my posts about an anime with police in it.
I mean, the character in the anime literally stripped off her shirt to reveal an undergarment with a trans flag and kisses a character that described himself as a trans boy. It's not like I shoehorned politics somewhere they didn't belong or exist, like you imply. The episode was quite obliquely a positive depiction of trans issues.
With that aside, I can understand the want to avoid slogans, and I apologize for that. In my head, I'd really only seen that one used as a positive sentiment. It's not really the same as expressing a wide-reaching sentiment about wanting to reform or not reform law enforcement in the United States – 'trans rights' is a bit simpler. Still, I totally get that everything adjacent to politics online has been completely pervasive and exhausting in the last few years. I'm tired too. So, I apologize.