Itano on moe
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For those who don't know who he is, he was the animator for Macross and the masterpiece original Gundam.
>Interviewer: So we're planning a page for fans who don't know you (Itano) or the original Macross.
>Itano: Macross Ace (the magazine this is in) is a damned bishoujo character magazine isn't it? I call it retard, though. Retard character moe magazine. I think Macross (the original) was popular because of its balance, 1/3 each of cute girls, robots, and songs. But now they say mecha won't sell, robots won't sell, so they turn it into a character-based anime AND they want the fujoshi. I hate the stench of that sort of thing and so actually don't want to be in any magazine articles related to that bullshit, but I said I'd cooperate if they let me badmouth shit and here I am.
>Interviewer: I... see... (tears)
>Itano: I DID watch all of Macross F. It's not fair to badmouth something without seeing it (chuckle).
So, like, there's one bit where a sniper in space mounts himself on an asteroid, right? But by doing so half his field of vision is gone. And asteroids aren't stationary so his aim is going to be really unstable. And then they use sniper rifles at point blank range? I notice this sort of stuff, you know.
It's well-drawn for a TV show and they were trying, but the relationships were half-assed and the heart of the drama is way too messy. Last time we had Minmei become a human failure, but this time it was the main character (laugh). People who like this rubbish have a totally different sense from me, so I'd really be happier if they didn't know who I was at all (laugh).
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Well /a/, it's finally happened.
I went into this series with low expectations and an open mind. I had a good time with it, I like the characters and art, and think it can be sweet, funny, and enjoyable.
However, the latest episode. I...don't think I can continue. I'm normally a very accepting person, I can enjoy straight relationships, yaoi, yuri, traps, age gaps, all of that. But my mind is just making me reject this incest. I can't accept it. It feels wrong.
I don't really understand why I can't accept sibling love, but there you go.
I think I'll just drop it.
Anybody else who feels uncomfortable with this? Like, up to this point the show actually kind of felt wholesome but now, well.
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Right, so I get the Titans can survive canon blasts. However, the cockpit/nerve-junction need only be annihilated, correct? We also know that castles have been around for a while, and the languages in them have long faded away. Humanity has had cannons for hundreds of years. So tell me, /a/. Why could humanity develop metalworking and mettalurgy to such an astounding extent as to generate extremely high-pressure vessels -- yet they never thought of putting two and two together to make four plus a long-range anti-tank rifle? They have advanced steam technology and rail tracks, yet they have no trains? No steam-powered mills? Not steam metalworking tools? No pneumatic technology except the little box behind everyone's backs?
This leads me to a conclusion, and while I was originally going to frodo, I decided midway through to connie instead. Ruined castles lie inside the walls. Additionally, the technology that is superior even to modern-day america's is kept secret and under wraps. The lesser nobility apparently don't know anything. The higher nobility have control over industry and all knowledge, as does the priesthood. The priests are looking out for people. The walls are built out of aerogel-based spam. Something links all of these things together, but I JUST. CAN'T. FIGURE. IT. OUT!
It frustrates me! It drives me! The answer to the Titans' meaning of existence is right in front of me! It is only millimeters out of my grasp, just behind a small puzzle that needs just one more piece!
This author is freaking amazing.