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Nov 5, 2019 7:23 AM

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Either you're an emotionless robot or the people that surround you have never taught you how empathy works.

Excuse me?! My Dad died earlier this year and four years before that my oldest brother, who introduced me to anime back when I was a kid in the 90s, died suddenly, leaving behind a wife and a newborn child that he never got to know. My whole family has had a troubled past but we always managed to pull through with each others support.

And yet you sit there and have the audacity to insult me by saying me that I have no sense of emotion or empathy? Consider yourself lucky that we're not talking to each face to face because you wouldn't be standing right now had you said that to my face.

I merely gave you a civilized response to your comment and you responded by insulting me and acting you know everything about me. You better learn to be more respectful towards others before it gets you into trouble.


Then again, if you understand the basics of empathy you should understand that a cold response like Pauline & Mile is far from being right and it would enfuriate the one telling the story, the very same way you now feel now enraged. If this was a pissing contest I could also pull out that I lost my sister in a violent robery at gun point a few years back and that destroyed my family and she also left a husband and 4 kids; I would had ended up with a smug face like Mile & Pauline giving you the message "is that all?"

But since I understand how delicate this kind of situations are, I'll extend an apology and give you my most sincery condolences, because that's how real people act and that's how Mile & Pauline should have acted.
 
Nov 5, 2019 8:08 AM
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I hate to be that guy but I just hope that this show won't end up as generic adventuring of the 4 of them.
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Nov 5, 2019 8:49 AM

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Kimurah said:
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Excuse me?! My Dad died earlier this year and four years before that my oldest brother, who introduced me to anime back when I was a kid in the 90s, died suddenly, leaving behind a wife and a newborn child that he never got to know. My whole family has had a troubled past but we always managed to pull through with each others support.

And yet you sit there and have the audacity to insult me by saying me that I have no sense of emotion or empathy? Consider yourself lucky that we're not talking to each face to face because you wouldn't be standing right now had you said that to my face.

I merely gave you a civilized response to your comment and you responded by insulting me and acting you know everything about me. You better learn to be more respectful towards others before it gets you into trouble.


Then again, if you understand the basics of empathy you should understand that a cold response like Pauline & Mile is far from being right and it would enfuriate the one telling the story, the very same way you now feel now enraged. If this was a pissing contest I could also pull out that I lost my sister in a violent robery at gun point a few years back and that destroyed my family and she also left a husband and 4 kids; I would had ended up with a smug face like Mile & Pauline giving you the message "is that all?"

But since I understand how delicate this kind of situations are, I'll extend an apology and give you my most sincery condolences, because that's how real people act and that's how Mile & Pauline should have acted.

I'll accept your apology and you also have my condolences but I simply cannot agree with your statement about Miles and Pauline. If you think all people should always react like Mavis did then you really haven't gone out much or have met older people who have gone through and/or seen some serious shit.

Their reaction wasn't "smug", that's going too far. They were simply impassive, meaning that they've heard this story before and gone through something similar themselves. They're not newbies like Mavis. So it's no surprise to them that Reina has a tragic back story herself because they themselves have been there and have come out of it.

Let me ask you this. Have you heard of a story that made you have a strong emotional reaction? Then as time went on you kept hearing the same story over and over again to the point that you pretty much get sick and tired of hearing it? That's pretty much the case here. When you hear that story for the first time it does leave a tremendous impact, but the more and more you hear about it the less and less you react until it gets the point that you're not even surprised anymore.

Seriously, how many times have we had characters who had tragic backstories that involved losing a loved one? Not just in anime but also in real life? It's pretty common and it's one you often hear about in news and in cop shows.

For future sake be careful of what you say, especially when it's in person, because some people out there who don't take very kindly to your words.
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Nov 5, 2019 8:53 AM

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So the response to Reinas tragic backstory is comedy. I hate this stuff. This is why you leave edge out of fluff anime. Why decide to go with this in the first place when you are so afraid of the reaction you have to immediately follow up with comedy?
(The Rohan impression was good though)

I do wonder what Mile told the girls though, basically half of the story is directly linked to her reincarnation.
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Hyouka reference was fantastic. Didn't expect it at all.
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DirectorK said:
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Then again, if you understand the basics of empathy you should understand that a cold response like Pauline & Mile is far from being right and it would enfuriate the one telling the story, the very same way you now feel now enraged. If this was a pissing contest I could also pull out that I lost my sister in a violent robery at gun point a few years back and that destroyed my family and she also left a husband and 4 kids; I would had ended up with a smug face like Mile & Pauline giving you the message "is that all?"

But since I understand how delicate this kind of situations are, I'll extend an apology and give you my most sincery condolences, because that's how real people act and that's how Mile & Pauline should have acted.

I'll accept your apology and you also have my condolences but I simply cannot agree with your statement about Miles and Pauline. If you think all people should always react like Mavis did then you really haven't gone out much or have met older people who have gone through and/or seen some serious shit.

Their reaction wasn't "smug", that's going too far. They were simply impassive, meaning that they've heard this story before and gone through something similar themselves. They're not newbies like Mavis. So it's no surprise to them that Reina has a tragic back story herself because they themselves have been there and have come out of it.

Let me ask you this. Have you heard of a story that made you have a strong emotional reaction? Then as time went on you kept hearing the same story over and over again to the point that you pretty much get sick and tired of hearing it? That's pretty much the case here. When you hear that story for the first time it does leave a tremendous impact, but the more and more you hear about it the less and less you react until it gets the point that you're not even surprised anymore.

Seriously, how many times have we had characters who had tragic backstories that involved losing a loved one? Not just in anime but also in real life? It's pretty common and it's one you often hear about in news and in cop shows.

For future sake be careful of what you say, especially when it's in person, because some people out there who don't take very kindly to your words.


you two just explained very clearly why Mile and Pauline reacted that way while Mavis reacted the other way. interesting tidbit that came literally out of nowhere.

that said, Mile's character with her past is inconsistent to her OP powers. she's gonna get killed? she'll be abducted? she's goddamn OP, why is she acting scared and a damsel in distress? I get that she's kindhearted and would rather avoid devilish people than confront them, but she's acting as if her OPness doesn't exist. and before anyone says "but she's hiding her powers!", there's a big difference between pretending her powers doesn't exist and her powers literally not existing.

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So the response to Reinas tragic backstory is comedy. I hate this stuff. This is why you leave edge out of fluff anime. Why decide to go with this in the first place when you are so afraid of the reaction you have to immediately follow up with comedy?
(The Rohan impression was good though)

I do wonder what Mile told the girls though, basically half of the story is directly linked to her reincarnation.


the 3 posts above you explains why Mile and Pauline reacted that way while Mavis reacted the other way.
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>I had no brain when I was 12
>Then everyone must had no brain when they were 12
>I experimented 100 samples and proved that they had no brain when they were 12
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Nov 5, 2019 11:37 AM

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DirectorK said:

Their reaction wasn't "smug", that's going too far. They were simply impassive, meaning that they've heard this story before and gone through something similar themselves. They're not newbies like Mavis. So it's no surprise to them that Reina has a tragic back story herself because they themselves have been there and have come out of it.

Let me ask you this. Have you heard of a story that made you have a strong emotional reaction? Then as time went on you kept hearing the same story over and over again to the point that you pretty much get sick and tired of hearing it? That's pretty much the case here. When you hear that story for the first time it does leave a tremendous impact, but the more and more you hear about it the less and less you react until it gets the point that you're not even surprised anymore.

Seriously, how many times have we had characters who had tragic backstories that involved losing a loved one? Not just in anime but also in real life? It's pretty common and it's one you often hear about in news and in cop shows.



The expression of smugness I was refering to was the Jojo impersonation, like HereticHunter mentions, it's not the time norplace to pull out such a move.



Pauline & Mile's reaction even though it's impassive or aphatetic, it's something not to take it so casually, so uncaring no matter how common it's been in your life.

Here's another personal anecdote. My country is going straight to hell because our current goverment is just a joke, national security is pretty much unexistant. A few years ago, a former employeer also lost one of his sisters, she was kidnapped and even though his family managed to get the money they were asking, the people that held her hostage just dumped her dead body somewhere down the road a couple of days later. This was like 1½ year ago, I stopped working for this guy 3 years ago, but I managed to cross paths with him around a year ago, and even though we had some back and forth discussions while working and I left his company in a very sudden way that made our relationship go sour, we managed to talk for quite a bit in better terms this time I was able to give him my condolences. If he had brought up the conversation about his sister and I would have responded in such aphatetic way as Mile & Pauline did, the first thing he would have responded with would have been a stinkeye and a"what's wrong with you?!" question.

What you're talking about people being desensitized because they have seen or lived some serious stuff isn't normal on civilians, I can talk about this on first hand with simple events that have happened in my own city and it's not even the worst region in my country. Two months ago there were spotted on 2 different bridges several corpses hanging as a message from one mafia to another in my region. The indepency parade was cancelled because someone shot and killed a guy on the street in plain daylight a couple of hours before the parade route before even started and this was just a couple of blocks away from my home.

Real people aren't this uncaring when it comes to talk about the deceased or hardships that changed someone's life.
 
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What a worthless fight over garbage writing.
 
Nov 5, 2019 5:06 PM

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Oh hell, the Jojo reference got a laugh out of me.
Episode jumped back and forth between sad parts and funny parts but overall it was good seeing their backstories.
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Nov 5, 2019 6:46 PM

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that said, Mile's character with her past is inconsistent to her OP powers. she's gonna get killed? she'll be abducted? she's goddamn OP, why is she acting scared and a damsel in distress? I get that she's kindhearted and would rather avoid devilish people than confront them, but she's acting as if her OPness doesn't exist. and before anyone says "but she's hiding her powers!", there's a big difference between pretending her powers doesn't exist and her powers literally not existing.


Mile's backstory makes sense following the timeline. She stars understanding and practicing her magic 3 months after her mother and grandfather are murdered. In this stage of her life she appears to be Cinderella. Trapped indoors doing chores, being mistreated but having an opportunity to wonder out and practice magic in secret. I don't suspect she gets much if any exposure to other magic users during this time in order to gauge and understand how powerful her abilities actually are. At least until she had already been sent out to the academy where she starts realizing she's not normal compared to her classmates. Before this Mile's could have made the logical guess that she's weak because she's young, barely started studying magic & wished to be "average" so there would be people stronger than her who could do her harm and kill her if her father wished for it.

Moving forwards to her Academy year when she accidentally mentions her family ties to her soon to be friends she has a "Haha, associating with my family would be really awkward" tone rather than vibes of fearing for her life. She starts understanding where she stands in terms of power but associating with her family is not worth needing to be in alert of death every day since for all she knows shes not invincible, just highly strong. If her father can't get rid of her by sending her off or killing her then marrying her off would be the next option which she obviously wouldn't like. Once she has friends and the comfortable lifestyle she wanted it gives even more reason not to associate herself with her family in order for it remain this peaceful.

Flash forwards to more present events I believe she's secretive about her past and upbringing to hide all the abnormally in her life and not freak out or alert others of how weird (personally in a good way) she is. The goddess event, past in-family murders and being an op classmate. Not really fearing for her life (as we see when confronted with Golems and other hazardous situations) but rather wanting not to add any abnormalities into her lifestyle like having to explain to a friend "Oh don't worry, that was just an assassin my farther hired to kill me. Happens every week."
 
Nov 5, 2019 7:31 PM

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Then again, if you understand the basics of empathy you should understand that a cold response like Pauline & Mile is far from being right and it would enfuriate the one telling the story


I was attached and saddened by Reina's story and would have personally (as if I were the one telling the story) have liked a "better" response from Mile's and Pauline.

However placing aside the likelihood their lack of reaction was meant for laughs (by the viewer) & my personal wishes for them to have given an emotional reaction, I feel that within context their response could work.

These four have been together for more than half a year, learning from and entrusting their lives to each other during their quests after graduating. It may be a short time and their lack of response would still be considered harsh but it could be valid from the perspective of them being close enough not to need to BS a reaction for the other if it didn't truly come to them at the time. They were processing what Reina shared, the reason she chose to risk the live of all four along with thinking about Reina's possible ideal of murdering "bad" guys and their involvement in it. There was more to think about than just "Awww, you've been through a rough time". They also went on to share personal information that no other person may have heard about themselves so it wasn't a hard-stop "this doesn't concern me" situation, Reina sharing affected them and allowed the rest to share their own struggles and troubles as well for everyone to become closer.

While in normal situations this isn't normal behavior, within this forced fictional situation it work out to develop into something more.
 
Nov 5, 2019 8:27 PM
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The others backstories were hilarious XD

Reinas own was so sad :( Her poor father and past comrades, she must’ve been enduring it for so long. I would’ve naturally went to the path of killing all the bandits in that area.
 
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I LOVED IT !🥰👍
 
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I mean I guess it was largely accurate this time but way too truncated to leave much impact. There was probably an entire volume's worth of material in this one episode.

Also, it's supposed to be Adele's stepdad who had her mom killed. Her original father had already been killed off, so she ends up living with stepparents and a stepsister.

I wonder if I would like this more had I gone in blind.
 
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I was attached and saddened by Reina's story and would have personally (as if I were the one telling the story) have liked a "better" response from Mile's and Pauline.

However placing aside the likelihood their lack of reaction was meant for laughs (by the viewer) & my personal wishes for them to have given an emotional reaction, I feel that within context their response could work.

These four have been together for more than half a year, learning from and entrusting their lives to each other during their quests after graduating. It may be a short time and their lack of response would still be considered harsh but it could be valid from the perspective of them being close enough not to need to BS a reaction for the other if it didn't truly come to them at the time. They were processing what Reina shared, the reason she chose to risk the live of all four along with thinking about Reina's possible ideal of murdering "bad" guys and their involvement in it. There was more to think about than just "Awww, you've been through a rough time". They also went on to share personal information that no other person may have heard about themselves so it wasn't a hard-stop "this doesn't concern me" situation, Reina sharing affected them and allowed the rest to share their own struggles and troubles as well for everyone to become closer.

While in normal situations this isn't normal behavior, within this forced fictional situation it work out to develop into something more.

Personally I think it's a mix of "#relatable but really?" and "de ja vu". They weren't (shown to be) dismissive of Reina's past, but it does feel like for all intents and purposes for Pauline and Adele/Mile, her response to her situation was shallow. It also helps in this case that these four have been friends and swore to each other; they've been opening up to each other into this very situation, something they weren't even willing to disclose 6 months ago.

If for example, two friends revealed to each other than both their parents got killed in some undisclosed similar incident, but one of them (Friend A) swore a oath of revenge while the other (Friend B) took it upon himself to improve his situation and make the most out of a bad hand, Friend B wouldn't be able to react sympathetic to Friend A's situation, simply because there's no room for sympathy. It's a "Yeah, we've all been there, but your way of doing things moving forward is kinda wrong." kind of thing

For Friend B, what's more important isn't just Friend A's backstory, it's the moving forward part.

(It's also important that for Mile, her original world had a loving family and sister, while in the new world she's almost doomed into a forced political marriage after life at school. She didn't have any inkling of hesitation leaving her school life and friends.)
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To me Mile and Pauline's reaction is a reminder to audience that this show is lighthearted not all about revenge like Goblin Slayer. You now know why Reina loses her cool with bandits but she is not just that.

I am really enjoying this show even though I spoiled the plot by reading the manga.
 
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Had to double back and make sure I was watching the right show for a second there, didn't see all the dark backstory coming, lol at Mavis.

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I think this is what they call a butchered adaptation and this episode is the prime example of that. I don't understand the reason why they decided to compress and mix the events of the light novel but this storytelling don't make too much sense (it's like Arifureta in that regard).

It's not really a story-heavy LN, well... it's kind of an relaxing adventure type of story. but they managed to fail to convey that feeling too.
 
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Poor Mavis :( She's still the best even without a special backstory <3


 
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What a backstory episode, I mean literally it says in the title.

For Reina, getting her dad killed by mundane bandits just feels about wrong, for someone as tragic as her. But it's more than just nightmare for days. Tragically, it didn't affect Mile and Pauline, but Mavis instead.

For Pauline, it's the same as Reina, but rather than a family killed, it's a family abandoned. I swear that her tantalising smile still reeks...

For Mavis, it was definitely a stark comparison to the others, simply just by running away from home. IS THAT ALL???

And last but not least, reincarnation IS NOT A TOPIC for them, but Mile knows it all too well. That water spirit...am I seeing Silver Surfer (from Fantastic 4)? Surely it can't be just a reference...
But one thing's for sure...her OP powers STILL don't fare well for her to an extent.

Everyone has their own share of burdens from their past, that's certaín. With that, the establishment of the Crimson Vow is further solidified.
 
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If for example, two friends revealed to each other than both their parents got killed in some undisclosed similar incident, but one of them (Friend A) swore a oath of revenge while the other (Friend B) took it upon himself to improve his situation and make the most out of a bad hand, Friend B wouldn't be able to react sympathetic to Friend A's situation, simply because there's no room for sympathy. It's a "Yeah, we've all been there, but your way of doing things moving forward is kinda wrong." kind of thing

For Friend B, what's more important isn't just Friend A's backstory, it's the moving forward part.


Your example explains it well and I fully agree, the important part is the affects Reina's past had on her & guiding her away from that slippery slope or at least being direct about not going along with her plans to kill other humans.
 
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Am I the only one who saw a Hyouka reference there?


Such a low quality reference, by the way xD Considering how mesmerizing the original scene was... I did appreciate it tho.
 
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Damn, so many dead parents in one single episode...

And by the way, this might be the first and last time I will ever see a "Hyouka" reference so I will be sure to cherish this moment.

Decent to "good" episode overall. It was mostly alright although the transition between Reina and Pauline's dark backstories to Mavis and Mile's ones felt a bit odd. Not to mention also that Pauline and Mile's reaction to Reina's story was very off putting.
It honestly looked like a bad execution of dark humor but that moment would be my only complain. The rest of the episode was as entertaining as always.

P.S.: Oh shit! Mile wanted a pet which looked like a mix between Kero and Pikachu xD
 
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If that was the first volume stuff they skipped over then I'm glad they did.
 
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If that was the first volume stuff they skipped over then I'm glad they did.

Considering the content it would basically be a retreading of Episode 2, tbh, with a SECOND "Kid saved from being [Truck-kun]'d" scene ending it. That would be awkward af.

I'm glad the positioning of the First Arc is as is, even if it's "rushed" in some places. idk about you, but I may have just been so used to "rushed content" (the reality is that so many LN adaptations suffer from rushed content that LN adaptations that follow the source material correctly without skipping are an outlier) that it doesn't feel as rushed as it actually is. For example, Index S3 imho had rushed shit worse than this one.
 
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If for example, two friends revealed to each other than both their parents got killed in some undisclosed similar incident, but one of them (Friend A) swore a oath of revenge while the other (Friend B) took it upon himself to improve his situation and make the most out of a bad hand, Friend B wouldn't be able to react sympathetic to Friend A's situation, simply because there's no room for sympathy. It's a "Yeah, we've all been there, but your way of doing things moving forward is kinda wrong." kind of thing

For Friend B, what's more important isn't just Friend A's backstory, it's the moving forward part.


Your example explains it well and I fully agree, the important part is the affects Reina's past had on her & guiding her away from that slippery slope or at least being direct about not going along with her plans to kill other humans.


why are so many people hung up with Mile/Pauline's reactions anyway?

they've been together long enough that they don't need to walk on eggshells with each other. if that was their reaction then that was their reaction. but why was that their reaction anyway? they told their backstories and really I can kiiiiiinda see where they're coming from. it's a stretch but I think that's enough for me. Mile/Pauline can just make up a closure as something as "I've been through worse, I get that you want revenge, but killing them is too merciful, you should torture them slowly and painfully" that works right?

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"I've been betrayed by adults all of my time. It's always the adults. they are manipulative and self-serving. I get that you want revenge since I hate adults as much as you do if not more. but at the same time not expecting anything out of them, assume the worst of them, and only have surface-level interaction with adults, have resulted in a somewhat better life for me". much better.
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Their reaction to Reina's sob story was priceless lol
 
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Only mile's backstory that makes me laugh. LOL ahahaha
 
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"I've been betrayed by adults all of my time. It's always the adults. they are manipulative and self-serving. I get that you want revenge since I hate adults as much as you do if not more. but at the same time not expecting anything out of them, assume the worst of them, and only have surface-level interaction with adults, have resulted in a somewhat better life for me". much better.


Wrong series. That's Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls.

Reina's story can be summed up into a tragic revenge plot; she'd fit well with Goblin Slayer imo.
 
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why are so many people hung up with Mile/Pauline's reactions anyway?


Personally I was surprised by their reaction initially but moved on and enjoyed the rest of the episode right after. Reading two other people discussing it made me want to join in tho since I had something to say about it. I feel it's fine to talk about minor points if people have something to say about them, no harm generally.
 
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DirectorK said:
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Then again, if you understand the basics of empathy you should understand that a cold response like Pauline & Mile is far from being right and it would enfuriate the one telling the story, the very same way you now feel now enraged. If this was a pissing contest I could also pull out that I lost my sister in a violent robery at gun point a few years back and that destroyed my family and she also left a husband and 4 kids; I would had ended up with a smug face like Mile & Pauline giving you the message "is that all?"

But since I understand how delicate this kind of situations are, I'll extend an apology and give you my most sincery condolences, because that's how real people act and that's how Mile & Pauline should have acted.

I'll accept your apology and you also have my condolences but I simply cannot agree with your statement about Miles and Pauline. If you think all people should always react like Mavis did then you really haven't gone out much or have met older people who have gone through and/or seen some serious shit.

Their reaction wasn't "smug", that's going too far. They were simply impassive, meaning that they've heard this story before and gone through something similar themselves. They're not newbies like Mavis. So it's no surprise to them that Reina has a tragic back story herself because they themselves have been there and have come out of it.

Let me ask you this. Have you heard of a story that made you have a strong emotional reaction? Then as time went on you kept hearing the same story over and over again to the point that you pretty much get sick and tired of hearing it? That's pretty much the case here. When you hear that story for the first time it does leave a tremendous impact, but the more and more you hear about it the less and less you react until it gets the point that you're not even surprised anymore.

Seriously, how many times have we had characters who had tragic backstories that involved losing a loved one? Not just in anime but also in real life? It's pretty common and it's one you often hear about in news and in cop shows.



Idk man.Millie's and Pauline's reaction felt way freaking insensitive to me.These people are suppose to be Reina's best friends.That level nonchalantness while Reina poured her heart out was just cruel, even if they had tragic past themselves.
The way they handled those tragic backstories was just disgusting and it completely ruined the moment.

I'm going say this was a case of really bad writing and mishandling.
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:55 AM

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Oh, how utterly tragic, edgy backstories with weird tonal shifts just ruins it. I thought we had enough with Kanata no Astra, You can't just tell a tragic story and expect people to laugh by making their characters be insensitive about it, this is just offensive.

I usually appreciate when a JoJo reference happens, but this one was highly offensive as it was terribly executed without proper context, "Daga Kotowaru" isn't used like this. The writer behind this work clearly had no idea what it meant and just used it to look cool, either that, or Project No.9 ruined it.

1/10 for the effort


MegamiRem said:
The backstories were sad but the way the presented it is kinda meh. I mean they just turned it into comedy and I dun see any reason to do that. The stories would have left much bigger impact if they were presented well. Also Mile's story was a lot more hectic than I thought it would be.



glad I'm not the only one who thought the comedy attempt after Reina told her story is inapprppriate. The death of family and friends should not be made fun of. The writers have a sick brand of comedy.
 
Nov 10, 2019 12:11 PM

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Mavis has it pretty rough :p
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Nov 11, 2019 9:26 AM

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And the backstories, interesting.


Tho... I think Mile's backstory is suppose to be the "summary" of the "skipped chapters" that ppls mentioned back in episode 1 and the other thread.

Which just makes me think again... we really did miss out on a lot of funny parts of the story...

Her school life looked really fun to me, wanted to see her daily life with other 3 girls and learning school stuff...

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As for the "reactions" to Reina's backstory...

Mile's already experience death, those that already went through death doesn't really find death all that shocking. Tho part of her reaction is cause she has Earth knowledge of "tropes" which Reina is part of one.

As for Pauline... we already know she's pretty much a "mastermind" type of girl, and to be a "mastermind" you can't have too much emotion, especially if you want to use others and even your friends for self-benefits. (this holds true for iRL, most rich people on this planet do this)

Mavis reaction is actually fairly "tropy" TBH, she one of those girls that gets emotional at anything sad. Mostly because she has a pretty normal life style and is still pretty innocent to a lot of stuff.

A normal person reaction is basically like what Miles said, a "we're sorry for your loss" type of reaction. But doesn't get too emotional and start crying waterfalls. Such as at funerals, you don't see everyone start to cry uncontrollably and start to hug each other... usually only the family members, everyone else just stands there with a sad face, that's it. That's the normal reaction to death.
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amlg said:

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As for the "reactions" to Reina's backstory...

Mile's already experience death, those that already went through death doesn't really find death all that shocking. Tho part of her reaction is cause she has Earth knowledge of "tropes" which Reina is part of one.

As for Pauline... we already know she's pretty much a "mastermind" type of girl, and to be a "mastermind" you can't have too much emotion, especially if you want to use others and even your friends for self-benefits. (this holds true for iRL, most rich people on this planet do this)

Mavis reaction is actually fairly "tropy" TBH, she one of those girls that gets emotional at anything sad. Mostly because she has a pretty normal life style and is still pretty innocent to a lot of stuff.

A normal person reaction is basically like what Miles said, a "we're sorry for your loss" type of reaction. But doesn't get too emotional and start crying waterfalls. Such as at funerals, you don't see everyone start to cry uncontrollably and start to hug each other... usually only the family members, everyone else just stands there with a sad face, that's it. That's the normal reaction to death.


thanks for this. now it makes perfect sense. back when I was a kid attending at some relative's funeral I really want to burst out laughing at why is everyone serious and sad and all that. yes I'm one of those kids. it just doesn't feel right to me as it doesn't concern me (and it shouldn't).
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I don't remember mile and Pauline having that reaction in the LN. And deciding to have a epiosde of tonel shift flashbacks was stupid decision . Should have done it differently like in the actual order it should have been

Reinas flashback should have happened after defeating a bunch of bandits after she tried murdering one of them . And the others wanted to know whats up with her as the others and the other party they were with wanted to bring them alive so they can sell them off and get info from them
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Dec 31, 2019 10:38 PM

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This episode was super Awesome!
This was both funny & sad at the same time
Excellent Episode
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