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Posted 10/13/17 , edited 10/13/17
Poor book ;_; , hope Chi finds some more.

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This really is one of the gems of the season. The visuals are stunning and the little shorts are fun glimpses into this world. I'm glad I picked this one up.
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*whew*
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Really interesting start to this one. It has a little of that Made In Abyss approach of cute characters in not so cute circumstances. I'm just not sure at this point where it's going to go from here. Unless a more focused storyline kicks in it almost feels like they were already able to get the whole message across in the first episode.


Yeah - as the episode ended, I too felt like the story could satisfactorily end there as well. That one episode encompassed a lot. And I liked it a lot: every instant posed the question, "What are we doing? What is anyone doing?" At first Yuuri's boke kind of pissed me off when she knocked them both off the propeller, and then it really pissed me off when she pointed her gun at Chito (and her finger was on the trigger). But then I thought about it: They could easily run out of food in a week. So why should they care about anything? The two of them seem college-aged to me, and somehow that makes their naiveté about war and their morbid flippancy feel less discordant. I couldn't take Yuuri's trick to get the last piece of food as a joke; it was more like a realization that norms like honor and decency (and gun safety) no longer have meaning without a society. I think it'd be fair to interpret their subsequent laughter as arising partially, if not primarily, out of sadness. In that sense, that Yuuri was just joking - and was able to make such a joke in the first place - meant that the two of them could actually be true to each other, remaking the social contract and carrying on within themselves the remnants of human society.

Not that any of what I said is original: it's bread-and-butter apocalypse genre themes. The first thing Girls' Last Tour made me think of was The Road - but, being anime, with cute girls. And while it is sexist, cute girls still do represent the goodness and innocence of humanity (this is one of the things that makes Saga of Tanya the Evil so great). Can you imagine the show going the "To Build A Fire" route? And even if it did, we'd find it next to impossible to feel that the girls deserved it, unlike in London's story. So I do feel like the girls serve more of a purpose than simply to be gawked at, even if that was the writers' primary intent.

I'm kind of worried having more episodes will ruin this first one; it was really good. If there's too much of a plot, the being-thereness will get pushed aside. But that gives me an idea as to how the show can work: if the girls just keep traveling on, dealing with small obstacles, having quick flashbacks, and talking honestly about their feelings, I think I'd be happy with it. I mean, I can easily imagine a whole episode entirely about looking for food, which is a huge issue for them.

EDIT: Oh man this comment over on Amazon's page (courtesy user Pepper):


Its a show about two yuri moe blobs living in Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'
They do cute things like talking about total war and scavenging battlefields for soup
Something comes between them!!!
gud fer now


I feel like the show should be taken more lightly, though those themes and ideas are not wrong, matter of fact they're pretty much dead on the head from a perspective. The way I'm taking the show as a viewer is that I am riding along with Yu and Chi, living in their time with only the knowledge they know about their world. To put it simply, I think one should immerse one's self in this story rather than hold your own identity, don't watch them traverse their world but rather walk with them, talk with them, think like them and live like them. Be part of their world
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not a gay anime two moe girls looking for signs of life
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Still maybe want more of a storyline to follow but the second episode really did remain very enjoyable regardless. Given the rather stark difference between the two girls despite what seems to be their ages it says some interesting things about the world they're living in. It was also interesting how they brushed right passed the comment about them being the last ones on Earth. Give that lack of response it would seem that they know or at least hope that they aren't completely alone.

Oh, and the OP and ED are both great.
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I really enjoyed the op and ed for this episode. By the way after reading the first to volumes of the manga there is not a supper huge story plot its just them kind of wondering around.
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StriderShinryu wrote:

Oh, and the OP and ED are both great.



Agreed
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Poor book ;_; , hope Chi finds some more.




Hard to decipher her weird script but it looks like she spelled "gomin ne" instead of "gomen ne". Sokky? Sarry might have been better to convey the error.
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Muamua101 wrote:

I feel like the show should be taken more lightly, though those themes and ideas are not wrong, matter of fact they're pretty much dead on the head from a perspective. The way I'm taking the show as a viewer is that I am riding along with Yu and Chi, living in their time with only the knowledge they know about their world. To put it simply, I think one should immerse one's self in this story rather than hold your own identity, don't watch them traverse their world but rather walk with them, talk with them, think like them and live like them. Be part of their world


I think it's precisely because the girls are in such a sad and serious situation that the cuteness works so well. Their lightness is far truer than yours or mine, as it's easy for us to be silly when we don't have to worry about starving. And they are worried about starving. I was surprised this episode started out with the possibility that they'd freeze to death. I do think your perspective on watching the show is good - it's possible to miss things by reading oneself and one's ideas into a story - but I don't think it's too much of a stretch to see their situation as sad.

Anyway, the show is doing what I wanted: just having the girls drive around and deal with their everyday lives. I am kinda worried it'll end up too bubbly; it seems too smart to go overboard, but I can see it being just slightly too happy. For example, we knew the girls weren't going to have to look far for shelter from the snow. Though to be fair, everything they do is still driven by the necessities of their situation, from washing clothes to journaling. And I like how calm everything is.

YUU: Look! *runs into the water*

CHI: *falls over* What are you-

*a rainbow forms out of the mist, which makes us think Yuu is reacting to seeing a rainbow the first time*

YUU: LOOK AT THIS DEAD FISH I FOUND

CHI:

YUU: LET'S EAT IT
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Hard to decipher her weird script but it looks like she spelled "gomin ne" instead of "gomen ne". Sokky? Sarry might have been better to convey the error.
In the audio she says gonun ne
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I smiled throughout the entire episode. Despite the post-apocalyptic setting the series is rather optimistic and peaceful. I know that not every scene is or will be like this but as long as it doesn't turn into a pessimistic/gloomy story I don't have a problem with that.


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Hard to decipher her weird script but it looks like she spelled "gomin ne" instead of "gomen ne". Sokky? Sarry might have been better to convey the error.
In the audio she says gonun ne


Huh well nu is the closest looking to me but that doesn't look like either of them
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I see a Kettenkrad, yep, definitely gonna watch this one
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Huh well nu is the closest looking to me but that doesn't look like either of them
I had to look at it for a bit, but what she wrote was nu without the first stroke and the dot represents a loop (the ne she wrote looks like wa but with a dot at the end). So I'm assuming me would be the same but without the dot. It makes a bit more sense if you trace it out.
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