and the show as a whole is confirmed to be a meaningless mess.
I wonder if I'll have somebody to talk to about Franxx this time next week? lol
Nah. This show will be forgotten soon. I'm already forgetting at as we s p e a k
What can I say, I've ranted enough about the world view
already. In the end, it doesn't even matter, as they throw out all semblance of theme and meaning out of the window to quickly indulge in a bastardization of the endings of Gun and Diebuster
at the same time. I understand now, that having babies is obligatory and good for the human race, and everyone must adhere to the cause, no matter the personal feelings, since we are obviously in danger of dying out because nobody reproduces. I am fully aware of the fact, that Japan is, in fact, shrinking. But the ideology this show tries to sell to remedy that fact is hilariously short sighted.
I'm already ranting again.
At least I'm not alone.Silvermoonlight
obviously shares my feelings on that front to a degree, but
Ep 24 should have been a movie, it feels so rushed and thrown together last minute or they should have ended the season on Zero Two doing her Asuka comma then used the second season to fix there glaring issues hurtful issues and tropes as well as use that season to show Hero's and Zero Two's trip across the universe and used it to help the fix the relationship issues fully while showing the changing world and people growing up.
Look. This is some trashy Anime. It doesn't matter, what world view it sells. It's entertainment for very specific people. It won't convince anyone to start a fascist revolution. The part that's bothering me much more is, that this studio Trigger is composed of people who seem to operate under those archaic assumptions. I know Japan is conservative, so is Austria. But Trigger always seemed like the balls to the walls rock'n'roll rebels, when in fact, they actually aren't.
As for your suggestions. Yes.There are myriad of ways to convey what they try to convey in a way that's not trite. But I don't think wish fulfillment would have made it better in any way. The ending is fine, from an idea standpoint. The execution is horrendous, tho.
The best part of the finale
was the new voice of Goro. I know the original VA is sick, but his new deep voice was kinda sudden and made me crack up.Multiple people here
said that it was bad, because it was clichéd. I don't think that's true. It was bad, because it was poorly executed.
The writing was as lousy as always, full of "deep" monologues, people who start screaming on a hill, because a child felt it after touching a statue and "as you know" dialogue.
They went for the feelz in the end. But while I watched in awe when Gun and Diebuster ended, in DarliFra I felt absolutely nothing besides slightly relieved it's over
In the end, I'm happy the grudge is over and nobody will talk about this shiftiest again.
Pros: Some battles were ok, I liked the robot designs, it was "easy" to watch. I am very upset that we finally got another Gainax show, created by people who were clearly influenced by the greats and their spirit, but are severely less talented and competent
It's shit. Watch the great Gainax shows instead. 2/10
Mr. Tines wrote:
And I'll just leave this example of early optimism here
Darling in the Franxx is Evangelion for Gen Z. I'm cashing in all my chips in regard to Atsushi Nishigori becoming the next -- and ultimately more prestigious -- Hideaki Anno.
He was clearly just memeing.
Mr. Tines wrote:
Meanwhile, unless we get a Gundam-style UNDERSTANDING
event out of the blue, Hiro is going to end up terminating many trillions (maybe more) of innocent beings, several billion of which will have been human, as a side-effect of destroying VIRM. It's likely to make Shinji's genocidal efforts as Impact Boy look quite amateurish.
After a bit of thinking, it came to my mind that the overall show would be a lot better if you don't watch Ep 18 (or whatever number the Dr. Frank flashback was) and Ep 24. Has anyone actually tried that?
No. If you watch carefully, the whole show is ill conceived right from the get go. The problems run deeper than "I dislike this moment". I'd even argue that moment to moment this show is kinda entertaining, because overall the creative staff is at least competent in editing together something that will not bore you moment to moment.
At the Trigger panel the staff talked about receiving Death threats. It's amazing, how this show equally aggravated literal proto-fascist who were disturbed their waifu hat her own feelings and character arc, lefties who cannot handle a world view that could lead to them being killed and people who simply like quality in shows.
They also mentioned, that it was really tough working together with A1 and Cloverworks. I can imagine.
I think here is a pretty good place to drop that Trigger has a Patreon now:https://www.patreon.com/studioTRIGGER/overview
You can support them with as low as 1$ a month and get access to illustrations they'll be posting, and you help a very good animation studio out.
lol, after our scathing reviews in this thread, this post comedic timing is on point.