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I will argue though, it isn't really that naive. The beauty of Galax isn't that people will just do good on their own (although many times they will, and you can see that), but rather that with just a little thought and incentive you can do magical things to make people want to do good after all.

Rui made doing good a game, and that's something that could legitimately work in the real world.

More lack of naivety... Hajime doesn't pretend that everything suddenly is going to be okay, and the ending acknowledges that people will and do continue to use Crowds for evil purposes. That's a real insight. Even after the crisis has passed and everything is over, people are still people and there are still issues.

But things are better... Crises bring out the worst and the best in people, and we're seeing the results of the best being brought out.


I had a good response I was thinking about driving to work but I was too busy to post and now I've mostly forgot what I wanted to say. I'm rather cynical when it comes to these things so it comes down to a matter of my own philosophy and not the execution of the show. The naviety I spoke of was more directed towards the show it self and not individual characters. The fact people were so eager to follow the group think and immediately do what social media told them to is what bugs me the most. Yes it shows it in a positive light but that is what is so wrong with the premise, no one questioned galax for a minute.

I'll give it to the creators, despite the philisophical differences, they went out on a limb and nailed what they wanted to do. It was a good anime and I enjoyed it from episodes 4-10.



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Hmm... I suspect what your seeing isn't so much "commie" as a reflection of Japanese cultures strong emphasis on getting along with the group. I think the ending was in some measure an idealized version of this. That is how I perceived it at least.


This is what I was trying to get a cross, it was socialist in a sense. That may not even be using socialism correctly either but you materialized in to words what my brain lacking sleep couldn't.

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Arondell1 wrote:

Hmm... I suspect what your seeing isn't so much "commie" as a reflection of Japanese cultures strong emphasis on getting along with the group. I think the ending was in some measure an idealized version of this. That is how I perceived it at least.


This is what I was trying to get a cross, it was socialist in a sense. That may not even be using socialism correctly either but you materialized in to words what my brain lacking sleep couldn't.



Socialism or communism(commie if you will) generally refers to specific government or financial models. What I think we are referring to is more an aspect of Japan's underlying culture or society which tends to value conformity.
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So I just finished Gatchaman Crowds about 20 minutes ago and I know what I thought of it but when I look for opinions on the ending I just get a big ball of confusion. Apparently people didn't understand something? For the life of me I can't tell what.
If its about Berg well then...

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Oh my, this was honestly a surprise to me. Not expected at all, but I will definitely be watching the next season.

CR Link: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/10/26/second-season-of-gatchaman-crowds-confirmed
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Curious of opinions. What if an app like GALAX was created?
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After seeing what I consider a thematical masterpiece, I managed to throw together a video review for Gatchaman Crowds. Let me know if you have any suggestions if I decide to make any more anime reviews.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25ON-rhw9I
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The hot blonde is a trap?

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I don't like this now.


OpenTheEyes wrote:

After seeing what I consider a thematical masterpiece, I managed to throw together a video review for Gatchaman Crowds. Let me know if you have any suggestions if I decide to make any more anime reviews.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25ON-rhw9I

The only thing that jumped out to me is around two minutes in: be careful telling other people what they're going to think about something. Subjective evaluation is beneficial, just don't extrapolate your experience onto all your listeners.

It's mostly just a phrasing thing to keep in mind; besides that I thought it was good.
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OpenTheEyes wrote:

After seeing what I consider a thematical masterpiece, I managed to throw together a video review for Gatchaman Crowds. Let me know if you have any suggestions if I decide to make any more anime reviews.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25ON-rhw9I

It was a good review (nice content and nice presentation and NICE LENGTH), but I have one HUGE issue with it.

You kind of go out of your way to knock Hajime a bit, but that seems to me to be at odds with your statement above that the show is a thematic (thematical isn't a word, btw) masterpiece.

Hajime is the thematic centerpiece of the entire show. Her entire personality is at odds with the superhero trope and her worldview (the one through which we mostly see the show) dominates the themes that the show presents. Maybe you just read the show different than me, but everything working for Hajime seems to me to be critical to the messages that the show was trying to send.


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The hot blonde is a trap?

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I don't like this now.

Awwwww boohoo

Plot reasons exist, I will say.

As if your list of great girls isn't long enough... >.>
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All done.

I was initially bummed that Rui wasn't actually a girl, but before the end he was my favorite character for entirely different reasons. The series took some time to get into, but it was rewarding and I'm looking forward to the second season.

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I'm curious what they can actually do with season 2 though
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Insomnist wrote:

All done.

I was initially bummed that Rui wasn't actually a girl, but before the end he was my favorite character for entirely different reasons. The series took some time to get into, but it was rewarding and I'm looking forward to the second season.



The fact that Rui wasn't a girl actually made Rui a far better character, imo. Rui is a crossdresser and no one really says anything negative about him. Well, aside from the trolls online once his info is put into the web. But in terms of people who actually speak to him face to face. Hell Hajime actually even gives him make up tips!

Rui being a crossdressing boy is actually one of Gatchaman Crowds' best aspects, imo.

Really if it wasn't for the ending that isn't explained at all(I still REALLY think we are missing like half an episode), Crowds would have been in my Top 5 series of 2013. It still was a Top 10 series easily, but the ending kept it behind 5 series I really liked that had better endings, imo.
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Koda89 wrote:

The fact that Rui wasn't a girl actually made Rui a far better character, imo. [...]

100% agree.


Koda89 wrote:

Really if it wasn't for the ending that isn't explained at all(I still REALLY think we are missing like half an episode), Crowds would have been in my Top 5 series of 2013. It still was a Top 10 series easily, but the ending kept it behind 5 series I really liked that had better endings, imo.

The announcement of a second season is at least a saving grace. The abrupt ending did remind me of [C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, but here it wasn't as bad and they at least have plans to expand on it in the future.
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