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02-27-12, 9:37 AM

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This thread is for the discussion of the anime:


Shigofumi


Warning: May be a textbook Josh Anime.
 
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02-27-12, 9:39 AM

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I have to admit, it took a direction that I didn't entirely see coming. At this point, I'm mostly interested in whether this particular shigofumi is going to last for more than one episode or if they're going to just leave it with that. I'm not entirely sure which I would prefer, to be honest.
J.C. Staff bringing decent quality animation as usual.

This series kind of seems like Shinigami no Ballad meets Letter Bee starring Nagato Yuki. I understand why Josh picked it.
 
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02-27-12, 9:59 AM

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"Interesting" girl as main character.
Inanimate object personified.
Seems familiar.

Seems like a Josh anime. Not much to say.
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02-27-12, 3:00 PM

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I didn't really think I had a anime type named after me but I see your point. I don't remember how I found this one...
I'm not sure if I see it as Nagato being the main, seems more like Kino. She has that lack of emotion but still kind of sides towards good and has a cheerful, talking inanimate object.
 
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02-27-12, 6:39 PM

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That's the other comparison that there was to be made. I was sure that I was missing one. But yeah, Kino fits pretty well. The influence is certainly there.
I need to get around to watching those Kino no Tabi movies.
 
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02-28-12, 3:11 PM

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She has a gun...she really is Kino isn't she?
That other girl is pretty dumb. Who bring a knife to a gun fight? She kind of did it twice.
I think this show is pretty interesting so far and judging from the preview the next story is going to be at least somewhat related to this one.

Was anyone else impressed by the rocket? The guy designed and made a rocket that big that actually worked. He even made the engine, to get an engine for model rockets that big in the US you need to get a special license and he made one. Not to mention that launching set up he made to perfectly fit the rocket without any machining tools. Asians.
 
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02-28-12, 7:34 PM

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Why haven't you engineered a rocket this big, Josh?
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02-28-12, 11:57 PM

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who got the Kino vibe. I've only watched episode one and that's what stuck with me the whole time. It was like 'why hello kino #2' but the end completely caught me off guard and it made me think of the anime Higurashi. I wonder if it will arc or be one solid story. I think an arc would seem more amusing and fits the staff and aloof girl fairly well. They don't seem the type to stay in one spot for too long.

I also hope that guy comes back as a spirit for a bit. That's probably just me though but a little revenge murder action sounds nice.
 
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02-29-12, 4:10 PM

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tsukikyou said:
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who got the Kino vibe.

Oh, shit. You watched Kino? Awesome.
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02-29-12, 6:14 PM

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Interesting conclusion to the story. I'm liking this one so far, it's got quite a few things going for it. It certainly appears to be a little bit better than I originally expected it to be, for whatever reason.
It seems by the preview that the series is no longer hiding its dark nature behind a bright exterior any more. Looking forward to seeing what the other stories bring.
 
02-29-12, 7:56 PM

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It looks like there is going to be an actual plot to this series and not just an episodic anime.
 
02-29-12, 8:23 PM

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Anyone else wonder what it's like to jump?
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02-29-12, 9:41 PM

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Wanna gather up the boys and jump off a bridge?

 
03-01-12, 1:30 PM

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So it is a happy story this time.
So the people who deliver shigofumi are dead yet Fumika keeps growing. My guess is that when she killed her father she "died on the inside" and is in a coma or something like that. So she is dead enough to do deliver the shigofumi but is still growing.
 
03-01-12, 9:04 PM

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I'd say she's pretty... interesting. Wouldn't you agree, Josh?

Nice to see some yuri action up in this group again. It's been a while. Although. I wish there was something more than just hand holding in this.
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03-01-12, 9:21 PM

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I had basically the same guess as Josh. Mostly because of the quick shot to a girl in a coma that they had last episode. It explains why she's still growing and whatnot. I get the feeling that this continuity thing will greatly benefit the series as a whole. I was actually getting slightly tired of the same ol' episodic format that episodic anime come in. Not that I don't like episodic anime when done right, or when they have an interesting concept, but I think giving this one some sort of overarching plot definitely gives it a slight leg up.

I, too, enjoyed the yuri action. It's about time we see a little more of that in the group. Expect that from my next manga pick.
 
03-02-12, 5:37 PM

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Who is afraid of cats? How?

So why did this girl say "Fumi...?" when she was waking up? I wonder who Fumi is.
 
03-02-12, 8:30 PM

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"Fumika"

I watched this.
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03-02-12, 8:31 PM

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Episode 5:

Liked this episode. It was nice and laid-back in comparison to the others, and even a little bit heartwarming. Overall, a pretty good episode for giving a decent amount of exposition and back story.
 
03-03-12, 12:09 PM

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Fumika was the one who said "Fumi" why would she say her own name? What if some Black Rock Shooter like stuff happened? Her father seemed like a dick in that interview, I wouldn't be surprised if he abused her. What if she made up another person to take her pain and eventually and the person she made became like another personality or something. So when one of them killed the father one of them, I assume Fumi since that's what "Fumika" said, withdrew or something and effectively died. so Fumika is half dead, her heart died like they talked about in this episode. That's why she is cold and everything.

Kaiji. That beam thing is from Kaiji. This show just got better if you ask me.
Japanese bullying is weird. In America a bully teases you and beats you up but in Japan everyone in your class fucks with you, teachers ignore it, and when they break you the out you in a situation where you will likely die. Japan evil.
Remind me not to go to that school, people keep dying there.
 
03-03-12, 5:17 PM

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Overall story line is definitely interesting. I like that even though there a sub plots going on we will actually get a back story out of this whole thing.

I wonder what the connection is with her being in a coma and growing. Can't wait to see what that connection leads up to. I also can't help but wonder did she shoot her father for being 'ugly' on the inside maybe? Since they bothered to mention that whole if your ugly I guess you should kill yourself right. I feel like while everyone else reasons are kind of valid for murder and mayhem, that hers will be slightly superficial.

Eh. Who knows?
But what's up with the dude with glasses....are we gonna end up with it being a 6 degrees of Fumika.
 
03-04-12, 6:55 PM

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Well, shit.
These past two episodes were both pretty damn good.

I have to wonder just how serious the bullying problem in Japan is. I mean, I remember from that panel that it's legit, and a very real thing, but I also have to wonder just how accurate anime's depiction of it is. I get the feeling that, in general, it's a little less sever than anime makes it out to be. Like... I have to assume that recreating games from the first season of Kaiji isn't something that high school bullies in Japan think is something they can just do for fun and get away with. If it is, Japanese kids are pretty delusional apparently.

Episode 7:

GENDOWNED.
 
03-04-12, 7:03 PM

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Rodney said:
GENDOWNED.
Enough said.

No wait. It isn't. Are there two Fumikas? What's going on?
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03-04-12, 7:31 PM

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Damn, she got shot.
I think m Black Rock Shooter theory might be not too far from the truth.
 
03-04-12, 8:22 PM

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So I wonder if the bullying problem in Japan is REALLY that bad. It is in enough anime overall to make me think it is a real concern. Maybe not as dramatic but probably bad enough.

And what's the deal with Fumika. Is there a weird twin thing going on? Why does Fumika look like the dad (that I thought was dead btw) but Fumi-chan doesn't look like them.
Odd.

Twins indeed. Dad is douche.
 
03-04-12, 10:06 PM

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tsukikyou said:
So I wonder if the bullying problem in Japan is REALLY that bad. It is in enough anime overall to make me think it is a real concern. Maybe not as dramatic but probably bad enough.


It is actually a big problem in Japan. In fact, but it's hard for anyone to get a real grasp of how bad it is because schools, like in the episode, try their best to save fact by covering it up whenever anything gets out about it. The Japanese have this serious group mentality sometimes, and straying from that is apparently a very bad thing for a kid in a Japanese school.

My curiosity mostly lies in wondering if the bullying itself is as extreme as it's made out to be. Like, the acts of bullying themselves. Like, I wonder if kids will actually stab someone with a compass in class, or carve up someone's desk. You would think that the teachers would do at least a little something to alleviate the situation if it was such obvious bullying.
 
03-04-12, 10:22 PM

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Rodney said:
You would think that the teachers would do at least a little something to alleviate the situation if it was such obvious bullying.
I think it's the same as with the domestic situations and the police getting involved. I've heard from many places (including a couple manga this group read) that explain how the police won't do anything with domestic situations because it's a grey area in the laws/customs.

Authorities can't do anything unless there is evidence, anyway. And even if they are suspicious of something, the person getting harmed won't say anything for fear of things getting worse. This obviously results in suicide and the occasional homicide.
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03-05-12, 7:55 AM

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So I was kinda right with my idea. That dad really had a few screw loose.
 
03-05-12, 6:31 PM

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Mikawa Kirameki said:
You hit me! Even my own father never hit me!


Caffin said:
Stuff.

It's a weird thing to view as an outsider. The way the Japanese seem so advanced, but their society is so... flawed. Just in certain places. And they're well aware of it, but no one is willing to fix it. I'm sure our system has similar glaringly obvious flaws.
Do the Japanese not have any sort of juvenile correction facilities?
I feel like I've never heard of one being mentioned.

Episode 8:

Well, that was a pretty interesting conclusion to the seri-
Wait a minute. Something's not right here...
 
03-05-12, 7:25 PM

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Rodney said:
Caffin said:
Stuff.
I did no such thing.
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03-06-12, 6:23 PM

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Now its going to flesh out the other characters then?
 
03-06-12, 7:16 PM

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I was wondering what they would do after they got rid of all of the plot.
I'm liking the amount of [Italian hand gesture]meat[/Italian hand gesture] each episode has. I don't think I could call any of them "filler" episodes. I hope it continues to do so for the rest of the show.
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03-06-12, 7:21 PM

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Caffin said:
More stuff.


Good observation. I think that's what sets this one aside from other anime with similarly episodic natures. A lot of them, while each episode could be storytelling gold, don't have much of a plot to advance, so even the best episodes seem slightly filler-ish.
I assume we'll have at least one more character development episode (maybe not) and then cut to the chase and have something happen with Fumika's coma-body. I feel like that's what's left of the plot right now, so taking it anywhere else seems somewhat unlikely.
 
03-07-12, 6:16 PM

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Little kids are a bit creepy sometimes. How do you deal with them creepy lolis Caffin?
I want to go to a ninja restaurant now...
 
03-07-12, 8:56 PM

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Drugs. Lots of drugs.
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03-07-12, 8:57 PM

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Josh said:
I want to go to a bar now.
If it's real, we will have to go.
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03-07-12, 8:58 PM

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I thought that was a pretty good episode, actually. Perfectly acceptable as a stand-alone. Enjoyed it thoroughly. It actually got the viewer completely on the side of the guy, and he ended up not being a creepy guy at all, but a likable, nice guy.

But....

Dat end.
 
03-10-12, 1:19 PM

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Good end to a relatively impressive series that I didn't expect all that much from at the start. I enjoyed it thoroughly. One of the better series that we've had in the past... while.
Definitely worth watching.

8.2/10
Would fuck.
 
03-10-12, 1:39 PM

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That was a pretty good one.
 
03-11-12, 12:20 AM

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I finished this.
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