Guess why we hardly hear about Tatsunoko Productions?
Remember that time I wrote that comparison post between PMMM and [C] and told you [C] was entertaining? Fuck that post. It doesn’t exist.
But Valence, you linked to it-
It doesn’t exist. [C] has been nothing but 11 episodes of fancy CGI Willy Wonka, lofty unfulfilled concepts and a whole lot of bullshit masked as ‘epic’ Western terms. Cos’ you know, things sound cooler in a foreign language. Even after Episode 9 and 10 rolled by, people thought that [C] was improving. They thought [C] had finally become great. No. It hasn’t changed at all. It’s the same Tatsunoko show in party clothes and disco pants. The whole show has been leading us by the nose through its fights and vague sense of a storyline.
There’s a question I wonder anyone has asked about [C], namely being ‘What the hell is going on?” DIRECT. Argh.
We’ve watched the show for weeks, but we still have no idea what and why the fuck are things happening. What in god’s name is the financial district ? What is its aim? Who are the Masakakis? What is Midas Money? What are assets, exactly? How are they formed? How do they attack? The more questions you ask about the show, the more [C] appears to be a bad cross between Digimon Frontier and PMMM. It has all the elements of the former while almost seeming like the latter.
Throughout the entire show, we don’t even get a single moment where anything explained adequately. If ever explained, it’s simply mentioned in passing. Remember the revelation where they reveal that the assets are manifestations of the Entrepreneur’s future? If you remembered it, you might be facepalming ,then facedesking. If you didn’t remember it, you might prefer to instead, facedesk before you facepalm. [C] isn’t a big fan of common sense. It prefers that you sit back and enjoy the fight scenes instead. It doesn’t want you to think too much. Its reliance of grand visuals and loads of CGI Masakaki, as well as over-the-top fights which get gradually shorter yet more ‘epic’, seems to be evidence supporting this.
The fight scenes are all designed to draw attention, while being fast-paced and to put it simply, ‘epic’. The fight with Angel was a good example. Unlike the first fight where there was much more time devoted to ‘dicking around’ and ‘pussying out’, the fight against Angel was epic. It was in a tunnel and shit. Angel could fire lightning and whatnot, and the attacks were so fast even the announcer was tripping A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-ANGGGGEEEEEEELLLLLLL over and over again. And the best part? We don’t even see how they win. And that, sadly, is what you’ll remember about the entire episode. If I asked you what exactly went down, the most memorable part has, and will be, the fight scene. Mashyu saving Yoga’s ass is something that never fails because Mashyu is female. We’re suckers for things like that.
In the latest episode, Mashyu , once again,suddenly uses a macroflation to save Yoga’s arse. ‘Overheated Economy‘. Anyone who’s watched the show and has had a slight interest in economics might be able to pick out some of the ‘strategies’ being used as attack names. More people, however, can pick out that they are complete bullshit. Remember @fkeroge’s post on possible hidden meanings behind the attack names , on a grand scale? Like a gigantic mindfuck? Well, he’s wrong. Most of the whole strategy-as-attack-name thingum is just used because of one word in the strategy itself . For instance:
Scorched Earth – Fire-based attack
MACROFLATION! Overheated Economy – Fire based attack
Poison Pill- ‘Poison’-based attack
Freeze Out – Ice-based attack
Pacman Defense – an attack based on defending against attacks (surrounding opponent)
What about the others, like White Knight?
White Knight – no relation to business strategy.
A-A-A-A-A-Angel- no relation to business strategy.
Employee Buyout -no relation to business strategy
Cannibalism– duh, what the fuck it isn’t even a business strategy now is it
Mergers and acquisitions -HOLY FUCK SOMETHING ECONOMICKY that actually makes some semblance of sense!
“So far, C is very impressive in the use of real business models and incorporating them into a battle system that I find very entertaining. ” -@fkeroge
Screw the whole ideas behind the strategies.[C] hasn’t incorporated actual business models into their episodes. They have merely used the names, in an attempt to seem ‘cool’ , or clever. The entire concept of the Financial District is made to seem way ‘cool’ as well. Red roads, white buildings, black skies, it’s like a depressed teenager’s nightmare.
Speaking of nightmare, what exactly is the financial district? Is it real, or is it virtual? Does it occupy any fucking space at all? How does that taxi operate? How do they enter the district? Or is it some kind of virtual game? Digimon vibes coming off strong here. The problem here is that no matter how you explain the existence of the Financial District, you still can’t explain how it has so much power over the world. Sure, Midas Money is the representation of one’s future – but why? Why is it so? How is it formed? How does it affect your future? At all, really?
Let’s try and figure something out:
- Midas Money is real. It can be felt. It can be used in the real world, irregardless of whether the financial district is virtual or not. It also exists virtually, seeing as how Q can nibble it like a snack. However, we saw it being used at the place Yoga works. So we can assume that Midas Money has the same value as the country’s money, or at least has a recognized value.
- Midas Money has a recognized value. Hence we see that the people of the world recognize the bill, thus they allow its usage.
- Midas Money has value, and can be used everywhere. Now this is the problem: this implies that all the countries are well aware of the existence of Midas Money and have allowed its usage.
- The countries allowed its usage: hence they are aware of the financial district. Hence, how was the district even formed, seeing as how its entire premise revolved around taking away futures? Have the countries done anything regarding the financial district before it was formed?