Kamiyan gives an example of how Hosoyan is too
preciousnice of a person~.
Among ToX2’s cats, 19 of them represent Tales characters. Unfortunately, some of their names were mangled in the localization. Here is a list of each cat, their localized name and the character they are supposed to represent:
Bilbo = Gaius
Bilbo. BILBO. GAIUS YOU ARE A BAGGINSSESSSSSSS
Enya = Yeager
THE MIDDLE-EARTH CONTINUES. COME HE WILL SING YOUR THEME SONG FOR YOU
Harry = Karol
He became the Don’s grandson!?
Trigger = Ion
Winnie = Wingul
The first thing that came to mind was BAGGINS AND THE POOH. Like Pinky and the Brain. But sillier.
LAUGHING. I didn’t actively search for cats yet so I didn’t really notice |D What I still find strange though is that Woodrow’s cat is actually Woodrow… His japanese cat is named “Wood-nya” or something xD
Seeing all the other (weird) changes I don’t think they actually got that it was supposed to be the ToD Woodrow but rather went for a name that soundes close to what they read. I assume.
Voting for the Seiyuu Awards has now opened!
It’s October 1st, and the ballots are open!
Voting is open to overseas fans as well, so please go to the official site and cast your vote!
Voting period is from today until November 30th so you have some time to decide who to vote.
You can vote for anything that aired (for the first time, so not reruns!) between December 1st 2013 and November 30th 2014.
The award ceremony will be held on March 7th 2015.
- Listener: In the C-Part when Rin-chan said, "We're going to Australia!" my mouth dropped open.
- Miyano: Yeah, he said "We're going to eat some Aussie beef!"
- Shimazaki: No, that wasn't it! Everyone's already seen the episode! By the time this radio is aired, everyone would have already seen episode 12!
- Miyano: No?
- Shimazaki: No Aussie beef, that's not why they went there!
- Miyano: They COULD have eaten Aussie beef!
- Shimazaki: They COULD have, but that wasn't the purpose of the trip, right?!
- Miyano: I see, I see. But he could have said, "I'll show you a beef you've never tasted before."
- Shimazaki: I would want to eat it, but Haruka is all about mackerel. So maybe if it was a mackerel that he'd never seen before, he'd be okay with that.
But no. Zankyou no Terror isn’t a series that was meant to follow the stereotypes of a suspense-thriller series. The characters are not mere plot devices whose development and personality are sacrificed for the sake of a good plot. The characters were ends in themselves. Nine. Twelve. Lisa. Five. They were the children whose lives were scarred by the cruel world. They were young. They were seventeen, and the possibilities were limitless. They could have had a different future. A future filled with hope. but the extensions nor adjectives hardly matter.
They could have had the future in itself. Be it a dark or a light one, they could have had all the time in the world to decide.
They could have tasted the bittersweet flavor of youth. Oh how foolish and selfish it could. Oh how fatal could it be to let one’s self be drowned in emotions. Oh how painful it is to hate, love, get jealous, betray.
Oh how cruel and beautiful this world can be.
And yes they did. They did taste the pain. The sweetness.
On a hot summer day, their youth began. That was the day that they met Lisa.
Only that it ended soon.
My point is—the balance itself is scary. How Zankyou no Terror was able to balance the themes of youth, terrorism, and politics in 11 episodes. How is it political? We see the issues of nationalism, corruption, colonialism, and in the pursuit of these things, hardly do the people involve notice that lives are already being taken. Lives are being sacrificed.
For an ideal, an ideology, people get blinded.
Lisa. Nine. Twelve. Five. They were the victims of such greed.
It’s amazing. How a seemingly fluffy and light theme such as youth could be exposed and all the more highlighted by terrorism and politics. Precisely because they are STARK CONTRASTS. Youth is fluid, like a river. Terrorism, politics, ideology are hard-line concepts.
I don’t even know anymore, my thoughts are currently in haywire right now.
What I’m trying to say is that ZANKYOU NO TERROR IS A MASTERPIECES AND IT WILL TAKE YEARS FOR US TO SEE ANOTHER ANIME SUCH AS THIS AGAIN.
BECAUSE IT WAS ABLE TO BROUGHT SUCH ISSUES IN PERFECT BALANCE.
MAKING THEM COMBINE IN A PERFECT RESONANCE.
Tatsu’s Blog 09/25/2014, 00:39am - 「Summer has come and gone.」
That’s all it says.
It was posted 9 minutes after the final episode of Free! ES aired.