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iztarshi · 3 months ago
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Ikuhara shows are not only designed for literary analysis, they’re designed for only literary analysis. They take it from "the curtains are blue because X is depressed" to "if X is depressed the blue curtains will be present even if X is in a field". It becomes impossible to talk about the blue curtains without talking about how X is depressed. You can't extrapolate that maybe X likes blue in their interior decorating. You can't even extrapolate anything about what kind of person would put curtains in a field. There is no Watsonian level.
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katsurolle · a month ago
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dont bully her .... she was born on a wet cardboard plate all alone, disshu ....
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liquidstar · a month ago
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See the thing about ikuhara shows is like. Utena is very incredibly thematically dense and fucking insane and bizarre in terms of subtext and metaphors, but the story itself is fairly straightforward (barring the totally nuts nanami episodes). But sarazanmai is like actually very clear-cut in terms of the presentation of its themes, the metaphors are for sure there but pretty straightforward. But the things that actually happen in the story are completely fucking insane. All relatively speaking anyway
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superbeeny · 11 days ago
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Ikuhara and Miyazaki are two anime directors I love whose most famous works tend to involve strong feminist themes and amazing aesthetics, but I have a powerful gut feeling the two would never be able to collaborate on a project.
  See Miyazaki can work with Takahata because they both have very similar philosophies and sensibilities, even if devotees of both can spot the differences.  Miyazaki and Ikuhara have wildly opposing approaches with filmmaking in naturalism vs stylization, with Miyazaki being mostly pretty straight-laced while Ikuhara’s default mode is High Camp. And while Miyazaki’s works can be tough, Ikuhara’s at-times perverse satisfaction in fucking with his characters would probably offend Miyazaki on a basic level to the point where they’d probably wind up getting into a drunken fist fight like those two old men at the end of Up.  
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liquidcatt · 2 months ago
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the sluttiest thing a man can do is be voiced by Ian Sinclair
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rayysart · 4 months ago
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They're turning the freaking frogs gay!
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crestomancer-art · 5 months ago
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Take my (kappa) revolution 🌹🥒
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edwardashley · 5 months ago
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craziest gay plotline of all time still to this DAY sarazanmai. oh my BF died to save me, so he’s been brought back to life and I’m ecstatic but also resentful and frustrated that although my dream to have him back is true, my love is ultimately unsatisfied, b/c his personality is all different (in a metaphor for trauma) and also every day i literally have to hold his mechanical heart in my hands and decide if i can live with this new version of my lover or kill him. and also I don’t know that secretly the caveat is that he acts so aloof b/c he can’t express his emotions in any form or he’ll literally die. so he spends all his time in pining agony from living with the man he loves most who grows more and more aggressively resentful of him. also to vent this frustration he goes and has sex with an evil manifestation of sexual desire and lust. who is also an otter but can shapeshift into me. and i catch him doing that. and it feels like he’s cheating on me and it breaks my heart. yeah and also we’re really turtle-frog creatures masquerading as human police officers.
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hakonohanayome · 6 months ago
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Sarazanmai Perfect Guide
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dailyanimeoped · 3 months ago
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Ending 1 - Sarazanmai
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troutbug · 29 days ago
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I know Ikuhara is known for making weird shit for the purpose of literary analysis but what the actual fuck was sarazanmai
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okapiandpaste · a month ago
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hello all 3 fellow mp100 and sarazanmai enjoyers (not depicted: reigen running for his life)
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meijiatron · 3 months ago
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sunrise
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liquidstar · a month ago
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everyone is entitled to their own struggles and all... but it's a little unfair that, in sarazanmai, one of the characters' deep dark secrets is that he's gay and has a crush on his bff and another another's is that he shot and killed a man at age 9ish And It Gets Worse. like those elicit different reactions
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ikuharaesque · a month ago
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Some other notes on ikuhara's titles
Shoujo Kakumei Utena, aka Revolutionary Girl Utena that we all love. Pretty straight forward translation, right? Well, yes and no. Despite it being almost universally accepted, ikuhara himself advocates for translation Girls' Revolution Utena, which encompasses the series very well.
Mawaru Penguindrum. I talk more about its title here, but I can imagine the translator scratching their head when seeing it. What the hell is a penguindrum? Is it spinning? Why is it written like that? My personal favorite variant is Russian Крутится-вращается пингвиний барабан. It's got rhythm, but it's so ridiculously long.
Yurikuma Arashi is probably the wildest sounding one when translated. The storm of bears and lilies? What's that supposed to mean? Well, it's a reference to Yoshimura Akira's "Bear Storm" (kuma arashi), a novel based on the Sankebetsu Bear Incident, in which brown bears terrorized Japanese villagers. Which makes me think yuri here doesn't literally mean flower, but rather it's a mod to the yuri genre. So, in the end, we have something like "lesbian bear storm"
Sarazanmai. Ah. The one people gave up translating. And for a good reason! 😁 First of all, sarazanmai itself, similar to penguindrum, is some kind of spell that the boys use during their kappa shenanigans. The title is originally written in hiragana, but Sara 皿 means a plate, and zanmai 三昧 means a state of concentration on or being absorbed in something. So, imagine the boys screaming Concentrating on the plates! When the reach the climax of the song lol. Or, it can also be written 皿三枚 aka three plates. Simple and cute :)
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itskyatto · 7 months ago
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infizero-draws · 3 months ago
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redraw doodle i did for fun
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