[C] is horrible and we are all fools for being deceived

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Midas Money has a recognized value. Hence we see that the people of the world recognize the bill, thus they allow its usage.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
There are other problems as well: the Financial District is even more powerful than the USA – and that’s saying something. So here’s the deal : we have an economic superpower , that may or may not exist, being stronger than the strongest economic superpower in the world, the USA, with the full ability to erase countries and people from existence if they become bankrupt in the Financial District or when the District collapses. Ok. So we actually went along with Schrödinger’s District for almost the entire show now, and still nothing has been addressed.
But maybe I’m mistaken. I shouldn’t be criticizing the show’s ‘grand concepts’ so early. It’s only the second last-episode. Hence, we should start the analysis -based on Episode 10. In Episode 10, Mikuni uses the rotary press to save Japan’s ass from disintegrating at the risk of ruining Japan’s future. Some of his guild members are pissed and aim to rebel. One releases lots of yen into Japan, causing hyperinflation. Jennifer MICRO MEZZO MACROFLATION MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Satou fights Mikuni and dies. (duh. ) Yoga gets a black card, thanks to Willy Wonka, and proceeds to stop Mikuni’s plans by stopping the rotary press. . . . . . .
Now, in the last two episodes, [C] decided to make Mikuni, the man trying to save Japan by making a risky decision, seem like a total dick. The hyperinflation serves to weaken his power, and the fight over the control of the rotary press will decide everything.
One must ask, for a rebellion planned and executed in one episode, what is the point of stopping the rotary press? What the fuck are they trying to do, exactly? Why are they even stopping Mikuni’s plan? How does that even stop Mikuni’s plan? Why does Cthulhu suddenly give Yoga a black card? Why is Mikuni the only one with a black card ? Who knows?
So now Tatsunoko Productions has one episode to resolve this whole mess. To resolve the financial district, the Midas Money, the assets, the impacts on the real world, the entrepreneurs, the rotary press, the tentacle god thing, Masakaki, Guild, the whole removal-from-fucking-existence gimmick, the future-as-collateral scheme, the taxi, the politics, and pretty much every fucking thing in the show, while still coming across as inherent and concluding the show , not on a cliffhanger. How will Tatsunoko Productions achieve this? How will Nakamura fulfill his role as director and end the anime on a good note? How will the aniblogosphere react? I guess that [C] will just have to –
OPEN DEAL! DIRECT! [C] IS YOURS.
MICROMEZZOMACROFLATION!
FANCY FINAL FIGHT / <INSERT OWN MOVE NAME HERE>!
EPIC ANIMATION! (OPPONENT SCREAMS IN PAIN.)
YOU HAVE GAIN.
THE ENTIRE WORLD (JAPAN) IS SAVED! 
END. (CUE YOGA/MASHYU LOVE SCENE / SCHOOL FOOD PUNISHMENT.)
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41 Responses to [C] is horrible and we are all fools for being deceived

  1. feal87 says:

    Cool Story, Bro

  2. Baka-Raptor says:

    But I thought novitaminA was perfect and made the only good anime ever.

  3. @fkeroge says:

    Well, I, too, have already given up on trying to get tarot and even real business model references in [C] as I already accept that they make no sense. But remember, the aim of the noitaminA timeslot is to make anime more appealing to more types of audiences, preferably those who are not yet introduced to better stuff. It would not be wise for them to explain every minute detail such as the aforementioned taxis, or spout out more economic jargon enough to send you to Kingdom Come to explain the apparent “complexity” of the FD, as it would just alienate non-economics inclined viewers. This is the case for most noitaminA shows anyway. Just take Ano Hana; they still don’t explain what sort of apparition Menma is, or pretty much everything in the show, just like [C]. But people still go head over heels with it because it tugs at heartstrings (really?).

    As for your question whether or not we asked “What the hell is going on?” I didn’t. Some parts are confusing, but not to the extent of me being completely baffled.

    [C] really annoyed me in some parts of the show though. The Deus ex Masakaki development of Kimimaro suddenly having a black card is a sign of a really bad way to make a sudden advancement in plot, and that battle between Kimimaro and that guy who’s always in a fetal position was just an excuse to get some last-minute character development done (which is not necessarily a bad thing). I was also a tad bit disappointed at how Jennifer lost her Deal with Mikuni.

    All that being said, the penultimate episode of [C] was adrenaline rush-inducing enough for me to enjoy it so much, and I still have my fingers crossed for a proper ending.

    • Valence says:

      I want a proper ending as well, but [C] really is a big fan of Deus ex Machina. All of a sudden Yoga just gets a black card. Why? I hope we find out next week.

      I’m thinking the goal of the Financial District will be revealed as well next week. Fingers crossed.

  4. Anonomyous says:

    This is the new Fractale with a dash of Pokemon! As a sidenote, this is also one of the reasons i find PMMM so well done. Most complex storylines end up the way of C, lost and meandering and only a very few can reach PMMM’s standard of closing logic holes, explaining everything and ending well especially given 1 cour.

    They would have been better off trying for Moshidora, focused plotline with some emotion thrown in, which is what AnoHana is doing (though AnoHana has the problem of why Menma did not prove her existence earlier, it was answered belatedly and is the only obvious hole).

    • Valence says:

      I don’t know whether [C] can make it or not. I admit, [C] was nice to watch, but it is still a cruddy anime. I wonder how they can close everything in the last episode. With the destruction of the Financial District, perhaps? Who knows.

  5. moichispa says:

    Ahh I wonder why people are comparing everyting with Madoka. Madoka itself has finished, I know it is a legendary anime now but comparing everything to it is a huge error. Madoka is good because it is way better that other animes. I think I understand now Fractale director tweet abut animes being just top hits or worst thing ever.

    I like C. Yeah there are things that haven’t been explained yet and there may be things that will not explained, the plot structure is weird and animation falls to meguka standard sometimes. But it has good things the basic economic related with the Midas money and the future plot is interesting. the random economic thing attacks are funny. It was your fault for speculating with a deeper meaning. (I still remember the space organization theory created for animators errors)

    • @fkeroge says:

      “Ahh I wonder why people are comparing everyting with Madoka.”

      I want to ask this same question too.

      • Valence says:

        Actually in this post it can be replaced with any other popular recent anime. It’s just there to serve as comparison.

    • Anonomyous says:

      Reason is simple. You have pointed to it unknowingly.

      “Madoka is good because it is way better that other animes”

      Then ask yourself why? Why is it “way better than other animes”. Then use that same comparison to gauge other anime.

      Madoka sets the level of standard for comparison because it is the most recent and generally acclaimed anime and thus bypasses the problem of the animation being dated which plagues golden oldies like Maison Ikkoku. In doing so, you will notice things about the anime you are comparing to, that you may not have noticed previously (such as conciseness of dialogue) but becomes balantly obvious when a meandering anime like C is used.

      As for “top hits or worst thing ever.”, that is obviously not true. This season is already showing plenty of average. Sket Dance, Softenni, Hidan no Aria to name a few. Are they a “top hit” to the general audience? No. Are they “worst thing ever” to their target audience? No.

      They are average, above average or below average.

    • Valence says:

      My fault for speculating with a deeper meaning? Oh wow.

      I’m not speculating anything. I’m just curious as to why everything is the way it is. Besides, we already know the countries have full awareness of the Financial District. What this entire post has been about is about all the loose ends in [C] that they have not tied up.

  6. Azure says:

    It made more sense than Fractale to me. And I’m only watching this for Mashyu & Jennifer (which means one less reason for me)

    I think we tend to over think and speculate into such shows. Maybe there wasn’t even any grand godly plot conspiracy behind [C]. Maybe the cool attack names are just made to sound cool. Maybe Assets exist just so they can give mashyu horns and draw odd looking creatures. Its an anime, any thing can happen.
    Or maybe I’m just too lazy to think.
    I did spend a few episodes wondering if the producers chose the name Midas intentionally or did they just randomly choose something remotely related; & if it was intentional what could it be hinting?
    In the end I couldn’t come to a conclusion either. Maybe noitaminA just randomly chooses stuff for vague plots hoping that it might turn out to be some sort of brilliant plot or something. or maybe they’re trying to become SHAFT, the quality of [C] isn’t exactly very high.

    I feel obliged to mention Madoka so:

    • Valence says:

      Err, Midas Money. If it was hinting at anything, it’s definitely the tale of King Midas, who wanted the power to turn anything he touched to gold, eventually turning his own daughter into gold by accident. Hmm, this might be intentional . . .

      I still have to admit that [C] has high entertainment value. It’s like one of those high octane Hollywood blockbusters which wows on action scenes and less on plot development.

      • Azure says:

        Yea, I first thought the Midas reference was pointed at Mikuni, but then I immediately gave that idea a pass since Mikuni seems to be causing himself trouble instead of his daughter/sister/asset/whoever. Suddenly the reference might fit.
        Or it could be applied to Yoga, seeing how Mashyu might be his daughter.

        I think sometimes we forget that the job of an anime is just to simply entertain people. I can seriously settle for any ending if given enough Mashyu Yoga love and MICRO MEZZO MACROFLATION s. Bonus points of Jennifer gets revived and someone gives Masakaki a good punch.

  7. Tsuki says:

    [C] turned out to be too overambitious, where it tried to incorporate a lot of real-life-inspired elements for a more dynamic feel, but failed miserably. It would have been much better if they stuck with simple business and such instead of trying to do a more complex story with economics, exchange rates, etc.

    The creators both misuse the economic terms, AND they create a disconnect with viewers that don’t know what the heck the terms mean, let alone in the context of this series. The key here to [C] should have been to make the setting believable, but throwing around the idea where financial districts wipe entire countries across the map is absurd.

    I can be more forgiving on the animation because I hear the studio is going through tough times after the earthquake (not 100% sure on this info), but even then the CGs have indeed been quite a mess.

    In retrospect, [C] was too overhyped, but then again, the durarara/baccano storywriters really aimed for something completely different and and out there; nobody probably expected it.

    • Valence says:

      [C] is very overhyped, yet hardly believable. The key thing that we can’t believe is the existence of the Financial District. Does it even serve a purpose?

      Or will they have a gigantic twist at the end, a la Deus ex Masakaki or his tentacled overlord?

  8. abscissa says:

    For me, all those business and economic jargon are just random blabs. I think it’s good that I’m not too knowledgeable about Economics because I’m watching and enjoying this show just the way it is. I really find it decent. There are inconsistencies and vagueness but they’re not too big of a deal for me to say that I’m being deceived because the plotline is comprehensible. The phasing is a bit off too, but it’s forgivable.

    • Valence says:

      Well, the title did draw your attention didn’t it?

      I find the show fine, but the plot and details escape me. I like it when things are resolved. Why did the SEA Financial District go bankrupt again? Who knows.

  9. Sebz says:

    I thought the show was going well…until the “rotary press”. WHAT THE FUCK IS IT?

  10. Cyurio says:

    [C] started the season pretty well, in my opinion. From the beginning, we were given a setup that gave off a slightly different feel from your usual Shounen battle anime–the characters aren’t fighting for anything concrete like their country or the world or even justice for that matter, but instead they fight for their future, something abstract.

    Though, more than the vagueness of it all, what disappointed me most about the series were the characters. Yeah, it bugs me that there’s still so much left unanswered with only one episode left, but what really ticks me off is that all of the characters–save maybe for Kimimaro and Mikuni–are all cardboard cutouts, and they just fade into the background, reduced to nothing but plot devices.

    I have to admit I enjoyed the fight scenes, though. Until the latest episode where I just ended up thinking to myself, “Why am I still watching this again?”

    • Valence says:

      Started pretty well, I admit. But it kept introducing new concepts. Over and over again, until it couldn’t substantiate them at all. The characters are mediocre and all, but I wouldn’t say they are reduced to nothing but plot devices.

      However, I do agree that it irks me that they still haven’t wrapped it up by episode 10. I hope episode 11 can clear up some doubts.

  11. Mira says:

    Cannibalism /is/ a business strategy.

    Cannibalize (source: http://www.economypedia.com/wiki/)

    Cannibalize is a business strategy, to reduce volume of sales of any product due to induction of a new product by the same producer. Cannibalize or cannibalization is decrease of demand for any existing product, which occurs as any vendor releases a latest and similar product.

    Interestingly enough, Q ate Mikuni’s stolen asset– Kakazuzu. Funny how people criticize [C]’s implementation of economic terms when Eva used Christian religious terms in the same manner. Implementing a business model for each battle when the fights aren’t even the real priority of the show is a waste of time for a staff running an 11 episode series.

    The problem with [C] is that it’s spread itself too thin in terms of ideas, and people who try to make one coherent message out of it can’t find any. However, I don’t agree with the show lacking common sense. The plot can’t actually be that hard to follow. It’s just that it’s too vague at times and requires a bit of rewatching and researching.

    I’ll try my best to share my take on some of your questions but if I were asked what the FD represented in the real world, I wouldn’t have an answer. But in co-relation to the plot, no one knows where the FD originated from. Jennifer mentioned a Hungarian(?) tale about a boy who made a pact with the devil for a large sum of money. And if you look at the Midas cards they have the number 666 on it. It’s not hard to put two and two together that the FD is possibly related to the devil and to the boy. The FD may be a result of man’s willingness to sell their souls to the devil in order to acquire more money. Hence it manifested itself and became powerful simply because there are enough people in the world willing to give their future up as collateral. Masakaki invites a select number of people to join the FD, now if a powerful man were to join it and was convinced that the FD was useful, if he had enough influence in the country– he himself could propagate the flow of Midas Money in the real world just like how Mikuni did with buying national bonds etc. When the Midas Money flows in the real world the line between it and the FD become blurred. With the Midas Money participating in the real world as ordinary money, the country’s future becomes reliant on it because increased used can in fact, replace the current currency without people knowing. Another reason it can find it’s way in the real world is because it virtually appears in an Entre’s bank account and can still be used in reality. I believe Mikuni mentioned that the FD has no real will, it simply partakes in the enjoyment of playing with people’s lives. Taking futures in exchange for money is something they probably just do for kicks– although it’s probably for symbolic purposes. He knows this but tries to use his deplorable situation to protect what he can.

    In order for the Rotary Press to print more Midas Money, they use the Entre’s futures as collateral. However, in Mikuni’s case, even after giving 20 years of his future, he was required a settlement, the settlement came in the form of the Rotary Press taking away futures of the country it’s tied to. Mikuni wasn’t aware of the so-called settlement though, but as seen in episode 10, he’s become so desperate that he doesn’t care about sacrificing people’s futures anymore. If this goes on Japan will eventually run out of futures and lead to C — the eventual bankruptcy of an FD (because it can’t take futures anymore) and bringing down with it the future-less country or area it’s tied to.

    Assets are representations of the Entre’s future. They’re made up of Midas Money. Remember when the SEA District collapsed? The Assets turned back to Midas Money. Everything done in the FD is done with Midas Money. Attacks, purchases– Midas Money. It’s just that the Assets are given an appearance and abilities that can be utilized in Deals.

    There are other problems as well: the Financial District is even more powerful than the USA – and that’s saying something.

    I don’t think that’s it exactly. It’s just that the FD is as powerful as the country itself and the Entres. They managed to deflect the incoming C because AMERICUH HUS MENI MENI SUPAHENTREPAHNUHRS. Mikuni is probably the ONLY one in Japan who has a Darkness Card. The US probably has 10 or so, who knows? The Darkness card may not be a Deux ex machina at all. Kimimaro defeated the flower shirt man, and YOU HAVE GAIN (The guy probably had a lot of money). Plus, he has TWO assets now. George and Mysu. And aside from Mikuni, I know no one else who has more than one asset. So basically, he’s near the level of Mikuni is at now which is likely to have earned him a Darkness Card. If the FD gave him the card, it’s likely because Kimimaro’s solution to things will slow down the bankruptcy of the FD.

    Sorry for the long post, I may have missed out on some things and didn’t answer some questions. But I hope it helps anyone who’s still lost. I really like the show, and even if you were to compare it to Madoka– the level of thinking poured into [C] is more prevalent. Sure, it sucks that some things are things you have to figure out on your own or with other people, but that’s what’s so great about this show– it incites me to think not just about some wishy washy moral message but about the complexity of the multi-layered narrative. And to me, that’s good enough. One thing I don’t get though is if it’s possible to achieve a stalemate in a Deal. NOW that’s something I want answered lol.

    • Valence says:

      SO Cannabalize is a business strategy….still bad anyway.

      You see, the thing is that I know it definitely has Faustian motifs all over it. Midas Money referring to King Midas, trading the future away for money, it all has links to the theme of the devil. Yet it still isn’t explained, nor substantiated. We get this feel, but it is never solidified. Nothing is actually explained, just skipped.

      How can the financial district affect one’s future? How? Is there some god-like entity behind it? And the puzzling thing is that even assets seem like part of the great mystery. What are they? How are they made? Why do they have thoughts? They don’t seem virtual, most certainly. Yet they represent the future. All of this points to whatever controls Masakaki being able to control the future – but how?

      And why? Why does the Financial District exist? What is the point?

      What I meant by the Financial District being stronger than the country is that it imposes several limits on the country. You see, America and Japan (always the 2 superpowers in anime , cough cough) have to deflect the impact of the Financial District. It poses a threat to their lives. They have to find ways to combat it. They have no way of removing it, or removing its impact on the world. They have to play around it. In this way the Financial District becomes a god-like, uncontrollable entity, controlled by something even the president of the USA couldn’t compete with. That there is an even stronger mastermind behind the scenes controlling the Financial District.

      • Mira says:

        If you consider it a god-like entity, [C] points towards that direction. In that sense, you’re already kind of answering your own question.

        There’s no questioning that the entities behind the FD are beyond human comprehension and do not follow restrictions of the human world. Perhaps they’re a lot like Kyuubey, no one explains how Kyuubey can take a girl’s soul and put it in a gem, no one explains how a girl’s emotions can be converted to energy aside from the idea that Kyuubey’s race has the technology to do so. Under the pretense of a mahou shoujo– we readily accept it. In Hamlet, a ghost appears and we’re supposed to accept this as just as it is, a ghost. It’s the same with the FD, I don’t see how the mystery of the FD should damper the overall plot, regardless if the creators were seemingly trying to liken it to more recent real life events. It’s odd how these things are overlooked in other anime and fiction in general, when in the [C] it’s so intensely magnified.

        Once you’re over that hurdle it’s easier to digest [C]. If I were to give you money in exchange for your everlasting loyalty, wouldn’t that be taking away the possibility of you being loyal to anyone ever again in the future? In that sense, the FD functions like this but it has the ability to manipulate time and space seeing as how it can take away futures AND build it’s own alternate reality. Assets are representations of a Entre’s future simply because Entres no longer have a future, it’s been put up as a collateral for the FD. If this is so, then something as god-like as the Midas Bank wouldn’t have a problem creating an entity out of Midas Money, resembling what it saw in an Entre’s future. That’s why Kimimaro is so bent in protecting Mysu, because she IS his future manifested in a more physical form.

        The FD doesn’t have a point other than for the entities in Midas Bank to entertain themselves. Look at the Masakakis, the SEA one didn’t give a fuck when the SEA is disappeared. That’s because he doesn’t really care about it, it’s obvious that they simply find it amusing. Japan’s Masakaki wasn’t exactly angry when the US Masakaki deflected C. It’s likely that it’s all part of the fun.

        The thing can create an alternate reality, see the future, steal the future, print magic black money that can be recognized as ordinary money in the real world AND can make moe moe kyun horned girls. They do this because they can and they like screwing with us. That’s probably all you need to know. I’m really confused why people are so bent on finding out what the FD is and it’s origin, because of that the more I’m certain that the show WON’T explain it. The FD almost functions like another character, and taking away it’s mystery is like taking away an integral part of it’s being.

        To me, it’s fun and interesting to come up with my own explanations and my own interpretations of the ongoings in [C], it’s not for everyone that’s for sure nor is it a classic by all means, but it deserves better. Overhyped? It’s doing really bad in terms of sales and most of the people I know don’t like it and have dropped it. Just because other people like it and are talking about doesn’t equal to overhyped, most of the reviews I’ve seen on [C] are negative. But probably because I don’t lurk enough. Anyway, thanks for the revitalizing discussion! I don’t usually participate in these things but it’s kind of fun rofl.

        • Valence says:

          Of course it’s fun, where else can you write lengthy essays on anime and not be ostracized?

          But the thing is, even if we know that the Financial District is a god-like entity, why does it exist? Does its godly powers come from somewhere? I guess we’ll never really know, seeing as how it simply popped into existence one day.

          I like to think the Masakakis have an ulterior motive to all of this though. As long as it isn’t to fight entropy, I’m fine with it.

          • Mira says:

            Guh. If only I could use my anime essays in the real world. :/

            At this rate, I doubt [C] will answer that. Unless the DVDs and BDs come with *~extras~*.

            Masakaki is actually Kyuubey. OOHH SHIII–

  12. Ryanime says:

    This post was epic. This kind of rushing reminds me of Angle Beats. Nobody knew how it could just ‘end’ in one or two episodes without anything really being explained, but it did. We took it at face value and lived with it.

    Also, isn’t Twenty Eleven fantastic?

    • Valence says:

      Twenty Eleven is fantastic, although I wish they didn’t put borders around images I embed as widgets.

      The king of rushing has got to be Angel Beats, with episodes completed mere days before the actual airing date, hence all the ‘reparation works’ in the BDs. Angel Beats had a few major plot holes and unexplained scenes, but [C] has more unexplained material. Like I’ve repeated several times, no one truly knows the nature of the Financial District, and the source of its powers. Perhaps I should ignore this, but to me it just shows me that [C] is rushing through its 11 episode span.

  13. ~xxx says:

    that would be 2 in a row for NoitaminA…(if I could judge [C])
    It does mean something, that one of the next 2 shows will be bad.

  14. Thank you so much. I was tentatively excited about [C] when it first came out, but it is easily the worst anime I have seen this year, and the worst I have seen in a long time. The forced financial terms, terrible storytelling, uncompelling battle scenes, nonsensical story, all of it just makes it an absolute mess.

    • Valence says:

      I wouldn’t say it was the worst anime this year, seeing as how it’s just…mediocre. Sure it had flaws, but you have to admit that it was entertaining to watch the fight scenes. I don’t think I can decide what’s the worst anime aired yet.

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