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May 14, 2015 6:40 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So many mixed feelings.
 
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May 15, 2015 12:20 AM

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Oh my gawd shinichi as president
Madhouse brings parasyte 2.0 -___- lol
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May 15, 2015 1:10 AM
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this is awesome! capitalism will destroy this world mainly because of the wealth inequality it brings lol and not just japan, and that world trade deal is related to that corporate tyranny TPP too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership
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May 15, 2015 2:15 AM
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I'm kind of confused lol
 
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May 15, 2015 2:31 AM

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wow that was amazing,definetly my favourite now.
I'm not sure but was the background music "Auld Lang Syne"?If not does somebody know what it was?

"Let this tale forever remain a work of fiction"
 
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May 15, 2015 4:26 AM

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Just like last week did I enjoy it and I think that it has an interesting idea. But why are they making shorts like this? I understand that it's all about the animation and art, but it just feels like a screenwriter said "Oh you guys need a story? Well I still have some random ideas for a movie lying somewhere in my drawer that nobody ever wanted, so you can use those".

O well I'm suddenly feeling the urge to read 1984 again.
 
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May 15, 2015 5:49 AM

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Politics and anime are a marriage made in heaven ...


 
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May 15, 2015 8:01 AM

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The best episode of Nihon Animator Mihonichi (yes, looks like ep 3 is now overthroned)
Pls maek this a full fledged series
Madhouse pls make this 1 im begging u
and the Auld Lang Syne rendition was also magnificent
this is an awesome concept
the last message "let this tale forewer remain a work of fiction" was scary tho
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May 15, 2015 11:43 AM

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I wonder if any of the jp viewers still remember that tpp is a thing and could fuck up doujinshi, cosplay (ken akamatsu was talking about it - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2015-02-13/akamatsu-speaks-out-again-about-tpp-copyright-issues/.84374).
Recently one part of the usa's traitorous congress, the senate rejected a fast track bill but less then 24 hours later approved a deal that gives them what they want which doesn't matter since obama won't accept any changes to tpp from congress.

Even if by some very unlikely miracle the anti-tpp groups end up being wrong and tpp is good for the average person everywhere (not just the US, everyone deserves a good life) doesn't I'll return to trusting any govt ever again.
 
May 15, 2015 12:18 PM

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Interesting episode, definitely one of my favs, even though I was slightly confused by the order of events.
 
May 15, 2015 1:31 PM
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If this gets adapted into a full TV series, it'll be so glorious!

That office lady reminded me of Tamura Reiko quite a lot.
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May 15, 2015 2:42 PM
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this will be so drag out as a TV series even for a 1 cour show

so a movie or OVA version of this story will be better imho, the basic story of capitalism and TPP are there already on this short
 
May 15, 2015 3:15 PM

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I thought it was kind of overblown.

And overestimates the level of accord between China and the USA for the sake of making Japan into a sob story. Not believable in "201X".

HeroKenzan said:
I'm not sure but was the background music "Auld Lang Syne"?If not does somebody know what it was?

It's a very recognizable tune...plus it's cited in the credits.
 
May 15, 2015 4:07 PM

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well, that was controversial
 
May 15, 2015 4:21 PM

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Pretentiously nihilistic.
 
May 15, 2015 6:47 PM

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j0x said:
this will be so drag out as a TV series even for a 1 cour show

so a movie or OVA version of this story will be better imho, the basic story of capitalism and TPP are there already on this short
well..... you're right
We all saw the faliure of Terror in Resonance
So a theatrical film release is good also
 
May 15, 2015 11:31 PM

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anyone know what that violin piece is called?

 
May 16, 2015 11:09 AM

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A pretty decent episode
 
May 16, 2015 7:51 PM

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I think they thought out the plots for all these shorts, they're just either A) making them deliberately hard to understand or B) were challenged to execute them in 8 minutes. Remember that Hideaki Anno's the executive producer; Evangelion would make even less sense than any of them in 8 minutes. I'm guessing when I rewatch them a few times, they'll make more sense.

For this one, there are parts I really don't understand, but it sure ought to be clear that the plot is not some sort of warning about foreign powers taking over Japan. In this story, the greatest danger is that from within, from people who say they offer something that sounds quite good, a return to democracy and a "revolution of freedom". Hiramatsu was playing tribute to George Orwell, offering his own take on 1984; Orwell called the authoritarian party of Oceania "English Socialism", while he was a socialist who was proud to be English.
 
May 17, 2015 9:40 AM

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Couldn't help but think of the elevens in Code Geass.

This seemed to be focused on political corruption. Smoke and mirrors. I'm not sure if there was much of a story in that chaos. It kept me interested though. (what a slut)
 
May 18, 2015 1:49 PM
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This was definitely one of the better ones. Man, kinda unexpected & good in weird way. That artstyle reminded me of Kiseijuu ❤ Really liked the message in the end saying: "Let this tale forever remain a work of fiction..."
5/5~
 
Sep 10, 2015 3:48 AM
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From what I can gather it's based off a novel. This tries to cram in the main points of the novel into a short film, which makes the whole thing feel confusing. The plot sounds like it would be interesting, even if it is a bit propaganda-like. The only thing that doesn't make any sense at all to me is GK being at the violin girl's house later on.
 
Oct 18, 2015 1:22 PM

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This sure was heavy! Very interesting episode in general I must say.
 
Nov 8, 2015 10:27 AM

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BurntJelly said:
Couldn't help but think of the elevens in Code Geass.

This seemed to be focused on political corruption. Smoke and mirrors. I'm not sure if there was much of a story in that chaos. It kept me interested though. (what a slut)


I was thinking about Code Geass aswell, especially the opening sequence.
This could be great material for a movie of some sorts.
 
Dec 26, 2015 3:25 PM

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This was some high level NTR
 
Jan 5, 2016 11:51 AM

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wow, didn't expect a story like this. a bit to much for only 7 min but nonetheless a great piece of art. it's sadly something that will never be made into something bigger.
 
Jan 19, 2016 10:47 AM

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oh boy please become a full series
 
Feb 15, 2016 10:09 PM

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Very disturbing and moving. Easily the darkest of these.

"Let this tale forever remain a work of fiction."

Yeah, no kidding...
 
Apr 28, 2016 1:37 PM

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Man, this was captivating to watch.
I didn't exactly get some of the specific symbolism, but the story they convey here seems far too prescient, especially with the current state of US political affairs.
Scary stuff.
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Jul 7, 2016 4:01 PM

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Sad and disturbing.
 
Jul 12, 2016 11:34 PM

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It is fiction no longer.
 
Jul 31, 2016 1:02 AM
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That was quite...something. A number of nationalistic themes being played to the scenes of political uprising, war/death/poverty, a coup, and the subsequent violent destruction of Japan's government. Hell, there was even Auld Lang Syne being played to bagpipes at the end. I really enjoyed the visuals as usual, particularly with how each scene transitioned into one another, though the overarching message was a bit lost on me. I just didn't expect a work this heavy to sneak in, but I appreciate the cautionary tale it told. I suppose its short length benefited the message. As a full length film, it wouldn't have been as poignant. I see Tadashi Hiramatsu has done key animation work on the Ghost in the Shell series, but the short itself reminded me more of Jin-Roh for whatever the reason. Just...a lot more...blatant?
 
Feb 3, 2017 7:36 AM

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Well we are having Tokyo Olympics in 2020 so... whatever. I dunno but I just feel that this was anti-China in someway or another.
 
Feb 5, 2017 12:51 PM

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Someone has to hate China a lot there I guess. And there was even shot of Hillary winning an election what a joke.

All in all, not very good attempt on dark future and end of civilization. They just shuffled events time-wise to make this look artistic but it was actually just sum of all fears of modern Japan.
Yes, it was just meaningless propaganda instilling fear into people (to viewers). Not to mention it didn't work well as a short, it would need to be longer to deliver better and clear message.
 
Mar 2, 2017 9:00 AM

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"Subarashii" short!!!! Patriotic and wi th the background bagpipes driving the animatin, great!!!

I hope in the future we will can watch this short transformed in a film, not series, because the politic hidden plot is for a film, not a thriller series!!!

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Apr 25, 2017 8:06 PM

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That escalated quickly xD That's high quality NTR right there.

A political apocalypse showing that humans will always find a way to mess things up is basically this. It looked like Jin-Rou a lot.

The part reaching the end was nonsensical tho. Nice message at the end.








 
Jun 25, 2017 5:32 PM

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Whether you see a message or a propaganda or just a tale no one hopes to come true, this short managed to fluently convey the feeling of fear, loss, helplessness and immense sadness.
 
Sep 3, 2017 9:05 PM

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He won't have children.
WTF! Why are you grabbing his dick?
Oh shit! Dat ass! Susumu hit it.
She a hoe. Dem nipples.
LMAO How are you talking about getting back your pride when you're getting banged by so many men?
Dat BJ!
OH SHIT! They killing them.
Damn. She just spread eagle right in front of him on that table.
Dem nipples.
Susumu got shot.
Susumu dead.
Better hope that's her obaa-chan.

Very good.
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May 17, 2018 1:24 AM

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A more interesting piece than the last ones, maintaining the same level of work in drawings and animations. The whole sequence seemed pretty well build too.

5/5

@CodeBlazeFate Do you have 6-7minutes to invest on this short film?
 
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Very interesting. Loved the animation style.

4/5

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