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Postby El Squibbonator » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 pm

I'm not sure how ANY rape scene can be considered "tame" in the first place.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:12 am

View Original PostEl Squibbonator wrote:I'm not sure how ANY rape scene can be considered "tame" in the first place.


I agree but I also think its all about you frame it my view is that it must be from the victims perspective, not the villains and it should not be sexualized as this can make the viewer think its just bad sex or a form of kink when its not it and it has horrific consequence for the victim regardless of gender. Its fair to say that anime has a problematic history with this issue and I think Goblin Slayer just further brought this issue to light and I think if it had been framed like the manga and you got to know the characters before they died the backlash might have been less.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:47 am

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote: I think if it had been framed like the manga and you got to know the characters before they died the backlash might have been less.


Having read the manga chapter where the rape happens I don't really see how it was any more focused on the victim. The anime seemed to adapt that scene faithfully. Has for the character backstories, they felt like pointless fluff to make you go "oh no the poor kids". I don't need a generic backstory to feel empathy for characters that aren't going to last more than five minutes.

This said, I might be alone on this opinion.

As for the rape scene being tame, I don't mean in terms of violence or exposure. It's more in the sense that it happens to some nobody character that vanishes after. I find that rape scenes, or even just the attempt can be much more impact full when it's happening to some character you care about or, even better, when a character you like is doing the rape. I hope I'm making sense.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:12 am

This new Winter season feels pretty sparse. The only two shows I'm watching are sequels.
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Postby robersora » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 am

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Try Dororo, its first Episode was very good.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:59 pm

View Original PostAlaska Slim wrote:This new Winter season feels pretty sparse. The only two shows I'm watching are sequels.
Are we talking about the same roster here? I'm still in the 3-episode test stage for enough new titles (8-10 of them, none of them sequels*, not counting carry-over, about twice as many as last winter) this season that, even if some of them fall by the way-side, I'm beginning to wonder when I'm going to be fitting the backlog in this quarter.

Completed -- Frame Arms Girl remained a harmless fluffy series of toy commercials masquerading as Pantsu Witches meets Angelic Layer to the end; it was long enough ago that I'd forgotten most of the actual story in Dennou Coil (as opposed to the "Illegal of the Week" sequence), so it was like watching it from fresh and it was still a delight. That moment, though, when you realize that Searchmaton is using Grid Fixer Beam (it's super effective!).

Now playing -- it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Hoozuki no Reitetsu S2 would pass the 3-episode test, as it is exactly more of the same thing that its S1 delivered.

In other news -- Fall's Sora Umi, the heavily dropped (and 5ch candidate for "kuso anime of the season") mobage adaptation apparently barely mustered 1/8 frt in sales (which is still more than RErideD managed).

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