First  Prev  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  Next  Last
Post Reply The World is Still Beautiful Discussions
7498 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / New Jersey
Offline
Posted 6/8/14

remassie wrote:

Anyone wanna start a betting pool to guess when Tender Rain is sung next week, to the nearest minute ?? I'll start with 18 minutes.


Earlier, sometime just before or after the mid break. She's got a mysterious stalker, and when he finally corners her, she'll tenderly sing to escape. Mid-episode break. Resolution.
mel823 
7187 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / New York
Offline
Posted 6/8/14 , edited 6/8/14

Yowa29 wrote:

So is that Nike's cousin that is in love with her? Japan always has something for loli's and incest. Oh well.


I don't recall them saying that was her cousin in the manga, but I guess that could have gotten lost in translation.
26865 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
51 / M / East Coast
Offline
Posted 6/8/14
Neil is Boss XD

32672 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Colorado
Online
Posted 6/9/14
Episode 10

Great episode. The romance was strong in this episode and that kiss scene was so nice! Also, Nike's family is hilarious, I love her sisters.

This anime is by far my favorite romance anime of the season. It hits all the right marks and is just so pleasant to watch.
24688 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Online
Posted 6/9/14

Zensunni wrote:
Thanks Lorreen! I'm glad someone appreciated my overzealous defense of Nike's honor.

Wait, what? This was needed?


27928 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M
Offline
Posted 6/9/14

iblessall wrote:
Wait, what? This was needed?

It wasn't.
9830 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Behind You
Offline
Posted 6/9/14
I love this anime. It's so cinematic and wonderful. And in a way it reminds me of a Disney movie... I just keep hoping maybe King Livi will have a growth spurt.
27928 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M
Offline
Posted 6/9/14

PretearHimeno wrote:
I love this anime. It's so cinematic and wonderful. And in a way it reminds me of a Disney movie... I just keep hoping maybe King Livi will have a growth spurt.

The series would end right there....where is the fun in that?
36603 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Seattle
Offline
Posted 6/14/14 , edited 6/14/14
Episode 10

Nike is so madly in love that she's going the extra mile and then some for Livi. Turns out that the return trip is a ploy to break up the marriage as Nike's grandmother wants to keep the secrets of the village to stay with the village. So that means keeping Nike locked up until Livi is sent home with his memories of Nike wiped out through hypnotism. Of course, Nike is determined to break out, while Livi is determined to get that key from that flooding lake. I had the feeling that this was all a trap to get Nike to return home. Anyway, that's a pretty good episode there, one where it begins lighthearted before turning serious that tests the relationship.
6078 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 6/14/14
Regarding the 3 old men in Livius council. They are smart men, even if now they are shown as nothing more than a group of lecherous old men.
I believe that they are scheming behind Livius' back. In fact several episodes we have seen them commenting on the events and in the one regarding Livius' decision to imprison Bard they got very worried.

With this in mind I believe that they are the ones who put the idea in Livius mind to marry a rain making princess, which in is in fact a masterful political stroke.
Livius as a king must marry. His wife must come from the aristocracy. Unfortunately the Sun Kingdom's aristocracy is against Livius to the point of making assasination attempts.
If Livius married a woman coming from any of these families it would be the same as taking into bed a very deadly snake. Not because of his wife, she probably would be innocent but I doubt that, but of her family.
All her family have to do is wait until she gets pregnant and give birth to the heir and Livius life is forfeit. With Livius dead, his child inherits the throne, but since he/she is still a child a regency would be needed and this family would have seized the throne.
Not a farfetched scenario since it has happened countless of times in the past.

By marrying a princess from an impoverished realm, well he kills two birds with one stone. He gets a wife from the right social group (an aristocrat) and his wife is a political/social nobody.
Her country is far away, and too politically unimportant, that it is doubtful that they would try any shenanigans regarding Nike and her future children.

In this context Luna as Livius' wife is also counterproductive. Her country probably borders Livius and it is powerful by itself. A marriage between the two of them could create a lot of political headaches.

Now, returning to these three lechers. They are actually "brainwashing" Livius. By talking about boobs, young wives and objectifying women they are actually trying to prevent Livius from seen Nike as an "Older Sister."
I believe that Livius is at least 15. He is just starting to see women as other than play companions. On the other hand he was very attached to his mother and marrying an older woman carries the very real danger that he treats her as either a sister or a mother surrogate.
By this "boob" talk they are forcing Livius to see Nike as a woman, somebody to have sex with. Also they hope that Nike can change Livius' life outlook.

As for why I believe that Livius is 15? Well it makes sense and the Brand episode in the gazebo confirms my suspicions. Livius was too young when he inherited and probably Brand was named regent with the title of Prime Minister, since it is obvious that the Sun King does not need a Prime Minister. Livius has been reigning without one since Brand left.
So, Brand was the adult behind the child until that time when he saw that the child was a child in name only and then he left. Probably proclaming Livius as rightful King with all his rights and duties.

I know that the mangaka made a "He looks 10! No I am 12!" comment, but I believe that is a mistake when he/she tried to make a funny "he looks so young" joke, since he/she claimed in preivous installments that Livius is 15.
6078 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 6/14/14

Bakaneer wrote:

Episode 10

Nike is so madly in love that she's going the extra mile and then some for Livi. Turns out that the return trip is a ploy to break up the marriage as Nike's grandmother wants to keep the secrets of the village to stay with the village. So that means keeping Nike locked up until Livi is sent home with his memories of Nike wiped out through hypnotism. Of course, Nike is determined to break out, while Livi is determined to get that key from that flooding lake. I had the feeling that this was all a trap to get Nike to return home. Anyway, that's a pretty good episode there, one where it begins lighthearted before turning serious that tests the relationship.


In Episode 9's intro Nike and Livius kiss in the castle battlements. In this episode's intro they are standing side by side. I wonder what they will show in the next intro.
141846 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Anime World
Online
Posted 6/14/14
Episode 10


^ truer words have never been said!

Great episode although somewhat predictable. I kinda knew that Kitora had other ulterior motives as well as Nike's grandmother. But the best part imo is how Livi battles not for himself but for Nike.

I hope that Grandmother and Kitora realizes it soon. I think based on the PV, Kitora is going to have a long talk with Livi about that.
6078 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 6/14/14 , edited 6/14/14
So Nike is used to see Livi naked but only now gets flustered.
5779 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F
Offline
Posted 6/14/14


I love Neil. I think we need to see more of him.

In any case, glad Livi was able to see right through the grandmother. A lot of cliché lines, but since I don't watch a lot of romance anime and because I love this couple, I wasn't mad. I think what Livi said when they went for a walk was adorable, and I like watching their relationship grow. Also, I want to see Livi own Kitora next episode. But it sounds like Livi will be going back with Nike.
11236 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 6/14/14

UlricK67 wrote:

So Nike is used to see Livi naked but only now gets flustered.


Well, there's seeing and seeing If you know what I mean.

The fun thing about girl's series is how frank they are about women having libidos too. For all the stupid but sexy outfits and upskirt shots anime is hillariously scared of admitting women get horny.

Great episode, plenty of humor and emotion. I love that we got the chance of seeing Livius and Neil be rightful badasses.
First  Prev  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.