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  • Joined Aug 11, 2009
  • 33 / M

Translator by trade, historian by training, somewhere between cynical and romantic by nature.

New around here and still in the middle of trying to fully set up this account, hoping it will serve some semi-useful purpose. Not quite sure about that yet but time will certainly tell.

I'll probably add more details later.

Under construction.

Life on anime

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Anime ratings

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laurlai Aug 25, 2009

On the contrary, I'm neither annoyed nor bothered by your message. Although I wouldn't go as far as calling it "necessary," you make an interesting point. The context of my comment on the R2 review did pose a rather inane scenario. I'm well-aware that the issue of character development is far deeper than the cosmetic aspect of the show, and the time constraint had more to do with plot and character development than the (I still retain this opinion) absurd fanservice. I honestly think that the fanservice adds nothing to the plot (it doesn't take away from it either, I'm just not a fan of fanservice at all). 

Don't get me wrong, the series was enjoyable. I think the pros outweigh the cons on my end, despite what my comment would suggest, hence the three-star rating. And as for "punishing those we hate for the sake of its merits," a good story shouldn't need to resort to that. In my opinion, good shows are ones that are able to invoke emotion, whether they be of hate, sadness, frustration, happiness, or love. If animators (directors, producers, production companies, the like) obeyed every whim of the general public, the viewers would definitely be satisfied. However, there is also no sense of complex emotion, because the "bad" ones were omitted. The entertainment value would be shot. So, as for Nina, I still think she's an infuriating character. Though, if she were to be killed, the story probably wouldn't improve much, no matter how satisfied I may be. 

I'm definitely surprised that my small comment could be interpreted at such an analytical standpoint. Maybe it wasn't as straightforward as I thought. I agree with the fact that you were slightly critical, but even so, there's no need to apologize. I thank you for your opinion. I bid you adieu.