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Posted 4/14/14

Series5Ranger wrote:

It's a normal reaction, don't worry about it.

I couldn't watch Pupa after I saw the preview, because it disturbed me so bad.

People have different tolerances to stuff like that, so it's nothing to lose sleep over.



Dont bother, you are not missing anything.... actually you are doing yourself a favor by not watching it.
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If I care about them than I'll cry.. maybe.
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alright, so I just watched the same episode 2 I'm sure the TC was talking about... and yea, that was pretty disturbing. I'm not one to usually be creeped out by that kind of stuff, but damn...
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If you are a non-cannon fodder character in my eyes i will most likely cry.
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Posted 4/15/14 , edited 4/15/14
My reaction to character deaths varies between shows. It serves as a very powerful tool if used correctly, which depends on if the right person dies and when the death occurs. I would say that a hero's death is definitely the best kind of character death as that character's main objective has been completed (or in good hands to be accomplished) and that the person would rather die than to live in that miserable world. Ones that would generate strong reaction would be the type that Gen Urobuchi is best known for (and I will leave it at that), as well as if a cute girl suddenly dies without any death flags. Pretty much, any character I care about that dies will make me sad. If it is by the hands of someone who can somehow escape punishment, that would really make me outraged.
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Deaths should be a part of any serious Anime series, it's just a part of life.

Personally Itachi's death was the most moving to me, just had all the right feels.
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Depends on the death, but i know when i started to watch Gundam, the deaths really shocked me, like in Unicorn all the students from the school died, and that just bugged me ant just made me super depressed, or the ending to 0080, that really made me depressed.
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Depends on the character/how they died. If its someone really close to the main character, then I usually get really sad, but if its just a support character or I didn't like them and they died for no reason I wouldn't really care.
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I have watched animes like Naruto or Bleach and some of the characters death really touched me since it's really sad for the things they do or just realized at the end of their life.
I don't want to give out any spoilers.



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theStaBita wrote:

So yesterday I was watching ep2 of a certain promising looking simulcast when a character was killed. Mind you said char was introduced mainly for the sake of showing you how bad the bad guys really are. At any rate there is something about watching a character not die valiantly in a heroic sacrifice but rather get murdered on screen while pleading for their life that especially turns my stomach as I learned the hard way this morning. So it got me wondering
am i just abnormally soft or is it normal to lose your lunch over a charater kicking the bucket? What do you think?


Shot in the dark i'm going to guess it was "Gokukoku no Brynhildr"?
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I once asked my dad what he wanted to do with his body after he died. Burn or bury or whatever.

He responded "when I'm dead I'm dead and I wont care. Its up to y'all."

A characters death is the pinnacle of their character. The absolute peak of development. The END OF DISCUSSION. The importance lies with the surviving cast and their reaction to it.

To pull up old graves here. Mobile Suit Gunman(1979 original) had a rather classic plot. The heroes a rag-tag bunch of teens with a brash young(24ish?) Captain forced to join together to face a larger threat. The young hero had his own sempai in the form of a new inexperienced pilot. Unlike our hero he was a proper member of the military, and sure did act like it. While others goofed around or half assessed things he would give 100%. He knew the stakes and had a reason for fighting the war. He knew the teenage aboard were good kids and was a older brother to the lot.

They actually get ittogether and become awesome people.....after his death.

The entire character was used as a plot device for the characters growth. This is not a bad thing as it gets us to relate and care all the more for these characters.

Then you have another spectrum of deaths...such as chracters you don't want to die.
the death of a semi-main character can put the fear of death into an audience. Death is just as annoying as it is tragic. A dead person just isn't around anymore, no mater what you say.

Sometimes you just do not want someone to die. And sometimes a death functions as a segway to a new story. Look at Dragonball Z and Goku. He dies in the Cell Saga specifically for Gohans character development. Him being alive ruins all drama and build up BECAUSE he, Goku, is already a completely developed character. Dragonball turned kid Goku into a world saving hero by the end.

Yeah.... early Dragonball had amazing development. The first death of Krillin involved Goku going through the grief and troubles it caused. Its many many episodes, nearly a year passes, before Goku had grown and matured enough to both accept thedeaths AND bring them back. It was a good use of a death.

I'm rambling again.


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