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Director Sato Tatsuo Eliminates Romance From Moretsu Pirates and Lagrange

by dtshyk
Jan 16, 2012 11:22 PM | 166 Comments
Director Sato Tatsuo tweeted that he has excluded all the romance elements from Moretsu Pirates and Rinne no Lagrange. He said it's an experimental approach to compose the scripts focusing on the friendships without romance, but he believes something unexpected will be created in such an old-fashioned way.

Source: Sato Tatsuo's tweet

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Ovindel said:
But why is everyone posting so many spoilers in this thread?

Because people are bad at posting. And it seems pretty obvious by this point that SatoTatsu's quote was taken totally out of content and/or misinterpreted. Topic should be a non-issue at this point.

Jul 4, 2012 4:57 PM by jmal

But why is everyone posting so many spoilers in this thread?

Jul 4, 2012 3:42 PM by Ovindel

Well, I like romance, but Chiaki will keep blushing for Marika (since it's just a friendship...) so it's ok ;)

Jul 3, 2012 5:05 PM by bittersweetlove

Interprestor said:
Wasn't that a mistranslation? I heard he said there will be no male-female romance.

If that's true then I'm waiting for my Madoka x Lan ending.

May 21, 2012 9:48 AM by Z-flame

Wasn't that a mistranslation? I heard he said there will be no male-female romance.

May 16, 2012 5:13 PM by Interprestor

Leon-Gun said:
About as unrealistic as having it be the complete focus of the show, which is what a vast majority of anime with teenage characters do.


That's neither here nor there as these 2 series only had romance as a minor addition to the story.

Romance as the complete focus of a story isn't unrealistic. The romance stories have been one of the driving forces in literature.

May 12, 2012 5:19 PM by Anime_Name

njd09 said:
Definitely glad that Mouretsu Pirates kept some yuri at least. Where's my Chiaki x Marika romance though?

That's probs what was kept out.

But, it's still there in subtext at the least.

May 12, 2012 4:35 PM by vampko

Definitely glad that Mouretsu Pirates kept some yuri at least. Where's my Chiaki x Marika romance though?

May 6, 2012 9:17 AM by njd09

He lied about Moreatsu Pirates. But I am watching it cause I thought series might be a Yuri fest with no story but damn. The story is pretty damn good. The series stats slow but picks up fast. I have not been disapointed yet so director decided probably recently to keep the romance. Sometimes you can get away with it others you cannot. I was not expecting a Yuri couple. If there is a second I might drop. The first was ok because their were slight indications of it. The way it was introduced was made me keep watching. It wasn't out of nowhere and there were mild indications. Let there be a regular couple next.

May 6, 2012 8:07 AM by Setsuna200

He lies like a rug! He left the romance in, and he did it up right!

Apr 30, 2012 10:42 PM by zensunni

He made some lesbian romance instead

Apr 30, 2012 1:20 PM by Jeff1244

Grimtempest said:
Seemed like this needed a bump after the last episode of Mouretsu Pirates lol

My own two cents is while every show does not need romance its also human nature and rather odd to have none at all in either of these series as these characters are all single people at the age when emotions and romance run rampant. Its like dumping one primary color out of your painting palette. Sure you can do it but all your doing is cutting out a significant key element of human nature. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the show at all but for it to be completely absent is just unrealistic.
About as unrealistic as having it be the complete focus of the show, which is what a vast majority of anime with teenage characters do.

Apr 29, 2012 7:11 AM by Leon-Gun

Seemed like this needed a bump after the last episode of Mouretsu Pirates lol

My own two cents is while every show does not need romance its also human nature and rather odd to have none at all in either of these series as these characters are all single people at the age when emotions and romance run rampant. Its like dumping one primary color out of your painting palette. Sure you can do it but all your doing is cutting out a significant key element of human nature. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the show at all but for it to be completely absent is just unrealistic.


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figured this might need some background for people not following it...

Apr 29, 2012 6:56 AM by Grimtempest

Well, I'm actually glad romance not present in either of these 2 series. A good break from the usual genre and I enjoyed part 1 of Rinne no Lagrange so far.

Apr 9, 2012 10:43 AM by Stark700

This is great. Having romance all the time is cliche and boring and stupid. And the idiots you see on forums are always so stupidly annoying.

Apr 8, 2012 6:43 PM by FatCobra

That yuri teaser in the beginning of the last RnL episode was funny. XD Seems that movie production club is open to shipping those two.

Apr 4, 2012 2:47 AM by LittleDemon

Not much of a problem or a loss to me, though yuri romance between Chiaki and Marika would have been a plus ^^;;

Mar 26, 2012 2:08 AM by meganezuki

dtshyk said:
Director Sato Tatsuo tweeted that he has excluded all the romance elements from Moretsu Pirates and Rinne no Lagrange. He said it's an experimental approach to compose the scripts focusing on the friendships without romance, but he believes something unexpected will be created in such an old-fashioned way.

Source: Sato Tatsuo's tweet


Someone's been watching ponies.

Mar 13, 2012 6:22 PM by Splitter

no time for romance on the battlefield

Mar 13, 2012 6:16 PM by Kazeshini

Holy shit that might actually make me watch it.
If it's not going to be some stupid retarded moe, weabo anime about romancuing the wifu.

Mar 13, 2012 6:06 PM by Sabinlerose

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