September 04, 2015
Unfortunately, the sub on this one is delayed until tomorrow. But I have some grabs from a raw below the fold.
The next-ep teaser shows Yao, so we'll be kicking into the next arc with ep 11. I'm becoming pretty certain that this is two cours. I don't see how they can come up with a clean ending with two episodes left.
Of course, sometimes they don't care. Nanoha Vivid just stopped at 12, even though it made no sense at all as a stopping point. But I'm hoping they're going to keep going with this one.
However, CDJapan only shows 6 BDs on its future release schedule, which would cover 12 episodes. Sigh...
Posted by: sqa at September 04, 2015 09:42 PM (Zg9XV)
Well. Rory's rampage was kind of... Disney-fied.
From understanding about one word in five, once again Princess Pena realizes that not only is the Empire screwed, it's been screwed by one of the most benevolent nations on Earth.
I wonder if catgirls will be enough to reverse Japan's demographic catastrophe?
Posted by: Clayton Barnett at September 05, 2015 02:12 AM (lU4ZJ)
Rory's rampage was kind of... Disney-fied.
I think that was inevitable. The manga is pretty ecchi, and they've been toning down the nudity and the gore quite a lot.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 05, 2015 10:18 AM (+rSRq)
The best thing I can say about this arc, besides Rory proving as awesome yet again, is that it is over. Now I can pretend it never happened.
What a piece of crap to have to sit through.
Posted by: cxt217 at September 05, 2015 01:56 PM (gbKL5)
His third message, to the extent that there is one, is "Soldiers should consider doing what they know is right, even if it means violating orders." And that one is pretty subversive and a little terrifying.
Through the whole series, the defining characteristic of Itami is that he does what he thinks is right. His officers, particularly the commanding general, put up with this because every time he's done so the outcome has been a good one. So he gets slapped down with a token punishment, and then permitted to continue to serve.
His insubordination (for that's what it is) gives his superiors an excuse to do things they also want to do but had no orders for, the most extreme case of that being in chapters 39-46.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 05, 2015 02:23 PM (+rSRq)
And then we have Shino threaten to shoot and kill her superior. That is not even something that can be joked about by a private, let alone a non-com.
Posted by: cxt217 at September 05, 2015 02:50 PM (gbKL5)
Well, it may have been in the background, but that one guy's head was definitely torso relinquished.
I did like the fact that it was at least the big three who were equally smeared. The Prime Minister resigned, so that was a plus as well.
What was the call from the defense minister for? Was it to brief him on the attackers, or to tell him about the resignation, pr was it to say he had free reign to counter attack?
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 07, 2015 01:18 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: homer1357 at September 07, 2015 01:38 PM (+iKZT)
Hmmm, I came across a spoiler that indicates the author didn't fall into the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Mark II trap, at least not directly. And there isn't a lot of xenophobia being shown, is there? Yes, the cat-girls and such are implicitly in a bit of danger, but not of that sort ^_^!
You raised an interesting point about Tuka worrying about having to become a prostitute. Iffy in the context of someone who knows about the WWII history of comfort women, but then again, how many Japanese are taught about that? I don't know, but I've read a lot of WWII history taught in the schools is sanitized. I myself took it merely as a description of how bad things could be in their world---or at least what she was told about humans while growing up. I guess we already sort of knew that from how the group of refugees came to live with the JSDF.
Posted by: hga at September 07, 2015 02:10 PM (HjYs5)
When you signed up in order to comment, you got your own blog here. You don't have to use it, of course, but it would be a good place for you to experiment to look for a solution.
I'd prefer not to turn my comment session into your debugging session.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 07, 2015 02:11 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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