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Aw, c'mon, folks. Why so serious here?
It's a mecha-fantasy anime, not IRL.
Just because ALL the tanks go WAY too fast, and nobody ever has to worry about shrapnel, or concussive damage, or any of those pesky little things that make an IRL Tanker's life something just short of Hell.... "Oh! The interior of our tank's on fire..right where the ammo's stored! It's ok, Leader Girl! We're just fine here!"
Look, the line art's pretty darned good. The characters are cute, and even seem to have personalities...even BACK STORYS!
Take it with a grain of salt; sit back, and enjoy the guilty pleasure of the ride, ok?


I really didn't think I'd enjoy the show, but just watched it as a lark. And enjoyed it, and have been watching since. It's simple, stupid escapism, and I've become a fan.
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I hope someone is not trying to lecture me on WW2. In Asia it started in the early 30s with the Japanese march into China. Pearl Harbor was a Japanese response to the US Oil embargo. In the west it began with Italy's move into Ethiopia, and Germany's efforts to repatriate German speaking territories "lost" after the Treaty of Versailles. You have Czechoslovakia and Poland long before the Battle of France. The Winter War wouldn't have been such a fiasco for the Soviets if the military hadn't been purged by Stalin a few months before.

Some Historians will argue the terms of Versailles were so strict, really, everything was set into motion at the end of World War I. By then the stage in the East was set too, since you had the Multinational intervention into the Russian Revolution, and Versailles was a kind of acknowledgement and recognition of Japan as an Imperial power (since it had annexed Korea prior to the war), setting the stage for The dissolution of Taisho "Democracy" and the rise of militarism.

All I am saying is that it is a folk song created during the Soviet era. Why does the fact that it was a song created during the war negate that it was a folk song? That is the part that irritates me about your comments or I wouldn't bother responding.
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Posted 12/6/12 , edited 12/6/12

Des85 wrote:

Hmm, what's all this fuzz about?
What's going on with this series on here?


I think, based off from what I saw posted, like 50 seconds of ep 8 was edited out, during that point the Pravda team were supposed to sing some song
That song was edited out, and now people are wondering what happened, that's about it I think

others can correct me if I missed something or said something inaccurate
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A member in Animesuki forums found out that Katyusha can't be used in the USA due to copyright reason.

http://www.quora.com/Can-the-Russian-Katyusha-song-be-freely-used-under-the-creative-commons-license-or-is-it-protected-by-copyright#


Well that makes more sense than my "unreconstructed cold warrior in the FCC" theory.


(edited to correct 'phoning in' my response.)

(edited again to properly refer to the Federal Communications Commission rather than the Federal Aviation Authority. ... Give me a break I'm not an American, you probably don't know The CRTC (Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission) from a hole in the ground.)

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daroldhiga wrote:

I hope someone is not trying to lecture me on WW2. In Asia it started in the early 30s with the Japanese march into China. Pearl Harbor was a Japanese response to the US Oil embargo. In the west it began with Italy's move into Ethiopia, and Germany's efforts to repatriate German speaking territories "lost" after the Treaty of Versailles. You have Czechoslovakia and Poland long before the Battle of France. The Winter War wouldn't have been such a fiasco for the Soviets if the military hadn't been purged by Stalin a few months before.

Some Historians will argue the terms of Versailles were so strict, really, everything was set into motion at the end of World War I. By then the stage in the East was set too, since you had the Multinational intervention into the Russian Revolution, and Versailles was a kind of acknowledgement and recognition of Japan as an Imperial power (since it had annexed Korea prior to the war), setting the stage for The dissolution of Taisho "Democracy" and the rise of militarism.

All I am saying is that it is a folk song created during the Soviet era. Why does the fact that it was a song created during the war negate that it was a folk song? That is the part that irritates me about your comments or I wouldn't bother responding.



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Nope I was lecturing someone else.

My post to you was mostly rambling as I tried looking up the things I was talking about.

Why does that fact that it's an 'old folk song' negate the theory that it was a staple of may day parades and thus possibly up for anti-communist censorship? In point of fact The Wikipedia Disambiguation Page seems to indicate we were both at least partially right.

Though my theory about Closet McCarthy-ites in CR or some FCC office appears to be grossly in error instead we have a true triumph of capitalism.

Good old copyright infringement.

PS - I had NO IDEA that Katyusha was the Russian version of 'Kate' or maybe 'Kitty'. For me it always represented the truck that the leader of Pravda rides up in for her pre-battle meeting with Oorai.
Posted 12/6/12

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Good old copyright infringement.



ROFL!
AWWW!
and just when I thought this might be turning into a conspiracy theories concerning the presentation of proper social/political ideology in Anime ...part of the G&P thread.
KIDDING! :D

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motorcitykitty wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Good old copyright infringement.



ROFL!
AWWW!
and just when I thought this might be turning into a conspiracy theories concerning the presentation of proper social/political ideology in Anime ...part of the G&P thread.
KIDDING! :D



It was a beautiful theory. Slain by an ugly fact.

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Posted 12/6/12

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


motorcitykitty wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Good old copyright infringement.



ROFL!
AWWW!
and just when I thought this might be turning into a conspiracy theories concerning the presentation of proper social/political ideology in Anime ...part of the G&P thread.
KIDDING! :D



It was a beautiful theory. Slain by an ugly fact.



A lot of people just don't realise how silly it is with music and copyright. Did you know that you aren't allowed to sing "Happy Birthday to You" on film/TV/commercials or for profit in the USA without permission from Time Warner?
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A lot of people just don't realise how silly it is with music and copyright. Did you know that you aren't allowed to sing "Happy Birthday to You" on film/TV/commercials or for profit in the USA without permission from Time Warner?


Actually sorta. I knew it was still copyrighted. Here in Canada too. That's why they don't sing it in restaurants when it's your birthday.

That's okay the theme song to One of Canada's seminal TV shows went up for grabs recently and the Hockey Broadcast from a Competing network bought it up.

The song's almost a secondary national anthem, you can find all the the canadians in a room just by starting to hum it. but the federally owned/run Canadian Broadcasting Corporation thought it was too expensive to buy the rights to it... so instead a private broadcaster owns the song.
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Posted 12/7/12
Horrible show
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Nork22 wrote:

A member in Animesuki forums found out that Katyusha can't be used in the USA due to copyright reason.

http://www.quora.com/Can-the-Russian-Katyusha-song-be-freely-used-under-the-creative-commons-license-or-is-it-protected-by-copyright#


Well that makes more sense than my "unreconstructed cold warrior in the FCC" theory.


(edited to correct 'phoning in' my response.)

(edited again to properly refer to the Federal Communications Commission rather than the Federal Aviation Authority. ... Give me a break I'm not an American, you probably don't know The CRTC (Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission) from a hole in the ground.)



The CRTC is in fact pretty close to being a hole in the ground so you can be forgiven for not being able to tell them apart... LOL

This is why it is always best to use original soundtracks.
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Posted 12/7/12 , edited 12/7/12

hpulley wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Nork22 wrote:

A member in Animesuki forums found out that Katyusha can't be used in the USA due to copyright reason.

http://www.quora.com/Can-the-Russian-Katyusha-song-be-freely-used-under-the-creative-commons-license-or-is-it-protected-by-copyright#


Well that makes more sense than my "unreconstructed cold warrior in the FCC" theory.


(edited to correct 'phoning in' my response.)

(edited again to properly refer to the Federal Communications Commission rather than the Federal Aviation Authority. ... Give me a break I'm not an American, you probably don't know The CRTC (Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission) from a hole in the ground.)



The CRTC is in fact pretty close to being a hole in the ground so you can be forgiven for not being able to tell them apart... LOL

This is why it is always best to use original soundtracks.


I still find it amusing that El Jezira can meet the CRTC's standards for a 'Canadian' Station. but Fox Can't or Won't ;p

As for original soundtracks... I suppose but the recognizable war tunes are part of the appeal. It was the first time I'd heard Katyusha. but.. 'The British Grenadiers', 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' and few others were very familiar. Also I can't help but wonder if even the more generic music is from some old war movie sound track. They remind me eerily of tracks from an old cassette tape I used to have: Greatest War Movie theme songs of all time (or somesuch, bought it out of a bargain bin at the entrance to The Bay.)


ps ( oh! and: o/~ Bump-ba-da dum BAAA / Bump ba-da-dum BadadAAAA.... o/~)


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Horrible show


Really? Why?


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DomoKevin wrote:

Horrible show


I wouldnt say its horrible. Thats a bit over the top. I think its a fun show and I look forward to it every week. It might not be everyones cup of tea, but it certainly isnt horrible. But alas, were all entitled to our opinions right
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DomoKevin wrote:

Horrible show


I wouldnt say its horrible. Thats a bit over the top. I think its a fun show and I look forward to it every week. It might not be everyones cup of tea, but it certainly isnt horrible. But alas, were all entitled to our opinions right


Mhm. If you seen my other topics about anime, you'll notice that they are based on my own opinions and perspectives.
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