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Hey Guy
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:41:06 pm »
You were right about how every anime seems to have some useless cute... thing, in it.

I just watched an anime (GunxSword) for the first time in years, and of course, something popped up out of nowhere, belonging to the cute girl character. I wanted to punch it as soon as I saw it. :p

tl;dr cute useless things in anime are more useless than cute

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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 04:56:28 pm »
Yeah, well so is "comic relief". Would you prefer they do what Star trek does, put in something hideously ugly instead of cute?
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 05:40:51 pm »
Ah but you see girls like useless cute things

and if we like one enough we will buy somthing with its picture on it= make them money.

Sorry its a girl thing, I battle this by trying to stick to things that have a use and is not just taking up space.
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 06:47:59 pm »
Ah but you see girls like useless cute things

and if we like one enough we will buy somthing with its picture on it= make them money.

Sorry its a girl thing, I battle this by trying to stick to things that have a use and is not just taking up space.
Ironically, I buy immobile but cool-looking figurines, so it goes for guys too :p

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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 11:37:15 am »
You were right about how every anime seems to have some useless cute... thing, in it.

If memory serves me correctly, "Blue Seed" doesn't have a useless cute thing in it.  (Unless you want to include the Omake Theatre segments that they have, but I don't).
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 12:32:03 pm »
Yeah, well so is "comic relief". Would you prefer they do what Star trek does, put in something hideously ugly instead of cute?
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 06:31:18 am »
You were right about how every anime seems to have some useless cute... thing, in it.

If memory serves me correctly, "Blue Seed" doesn't have a useless cute thing in it.  (Unless you want to include the Omake Theatre segments that they have, but I don't).

I dunno, I thought Momiji was pretty close to it sometimes. ;)

Or if it has to be a thing per se, then her underwear almost qualified as a cute but useless sidekick.
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 12:41:42 pm »
I don't really count Momiji or the panty gags as "cute."  The panties may be cute themselves, but the jokes are about her youthful innocence, which start to go away (like her child-like personality) as the series continues.
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 07:43:43 pm »
If you can call most of the supposedly cute things in anime genuinely cute, then it's fair to say Momiji isn't in this category. But she does fall smack into (heck, she almost defines) the dojikko / clumsy girl category, one of the earliest brands of moe. And I had the feeling the subject wasn't about truly cute things, but rather things which are "cute" - i.e. allegedly cute but can get on your nerves if overdone. (If you want to smash it with a mallet, it's not really all that cute.)

Wrt the panchira... maybe you're right. I think I just chose to mentally redefine it as "cute" because thinking about Momiji as an adult in that fashion rather than a child makes me a little bit ill. (Seriously, I tried watching Blue Seed Beyond and was cringing by the time she decided [SPOILER] she wanted Kusanagi to make her a woman. For the protection of my sanity, I had to turn it off before anything happened.)
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 04:34:16 pm »
I sometimes buy a little Hello Kitty something or other.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 05:31:55 pm »
Funny when I don't think hello kitty is really all that cute, not dissin the cat, just have seen cuter

Now unico <3

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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011, 05:50:42 pm »
Well there ARE those characters that are cute, useless, but fairly likable (normally side characters that don't talk very much, or even at all). And then there are those characters that are cute, useless, and really effing annoying (small, big shiny eyes, normally voiced by a girl with an ear-screachingly high-pitched voice).

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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 07:54:23 pm »
Well, for me, I guess Hello Kitty is cute kind of like pugs, or bulldogs are to others.

Or maybe I mistake cute for so sweet it makes me want to choke.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2011, 10:20:29 pm »
If you can call most of the supposedly cute things in anime genuinely cute, then it's fair to say Momiji isn't in this category. But she does fall smack into (heck, she almost defines) the dojikko / clumsy girl category, one of the earliest brands of moe.

Which is really funny that you say that, because her mother's name is Moe.  (And I personally think her mother is the hottest person in the series, next to Kome).
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 12:43:14 am »
Funny when I don't think hello kitty is really all that cute, not dissin the cat, just have seen cuter

Now unico <3


Oh my god I am watching the movie. He is beyond adorable
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 07:43:50 am »
^ Indeed, very cute... but... why does he have a wing on his butt instead of his torso?  :-\

If you can call most of the supposedly cute things in anime genuinely cute, then it's fair to say Momiji isn't in this category. But she does fall smack into (heck, she almost defines) the dojikko / clumsy girl category, one of the earliest brands of moe.

Which is really funny that you say that, because her mother's name is Moe.  (And I personally think her mother is the hottest person in the series, next to Kome).

I'll trust you on it... it's been several years since I saw Blue Seed. ^_^
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 11:15:02 am »
^ It looks like Wikipedia's page for Blue Seed is pretty poor; they even have a few reasons listed as to what needs to be done to improve on it.  If you're planning on coming to the meeting this Sunday, I'll let you borrow my copy of Blue Seed, if you want.
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Re: Hey Guy
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 11:38:50 am »
^ Indeed, very cute... but... why does he have a wing on his butt instead of his torso?  :-\

Thats his tail.

He is a unicorn and only has wings when some one truely love him and it gives him SPECIAL POWERS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ehpvQj6PYs

fyi unico was made by Osamu Tezuka god father of mange, and is an anime street cred for know of its existance (in some circles)
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 11:52:29 am »
^ I have been curious about it, myself...  UNICORNS ARE IRISH!!!
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Re: Hey Guy
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