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February 10, 2013 4:45 PM   Subscribe

"THIS is my favorite video on the internet. I insist that you watch it!!!! ... Generally what the vid is about is training girls to be an Amazoness. GOD IT’S SO GOOD." Mildly NWS. From the same animation studio who brought you Gal-O.
posted by codacorolla (19 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'd heard that Puella Magi Madoka Magica was subversive, but I never realized it was this subversive.
posted by Nomyte at 5:42 PM on February 10, 2013


Training women to be an Amazoness... by way of Katamari Damacy???
posted by sutt at 5:43 PM on February 10, 2013


This is very forgettable. Unless you're really susceptible to anima-based fappage.

In which case, you'll fixate on it. And your emotional state will even more so. But hey -knock yourself out.

Are we giving out badges for watching stuff like this now?
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:45 PM on February 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Amazoness? Really?
posted by nooneyouknow at 5:48 PM on February 10, 2013 [10 favorites]


[Folks, there's a line between criticism and threadshitting; can we please stay on the constructive side of it? Thanks. ]
posted by restless_nomad at 5:48 PM on February 10, 2013


I think the people who have commented so far are being unfairly dismissive. I don't understand where the anger here is coming from. It's a lot more meaningful to describe this as "anime as drawn by R. Crumb." Crumb was eventually hailed as a brilliant visionary, although his art is often vulgar and crude. I know very little about the people who made this and Gal-O (which is sort of a classic of "WTF Japan?" music videos), and I really want to learn more. In a world full of big-budget animation that's engineered to look "pretty" in a Thomas Kincaid way, we must make room for riotously ugly, messy animation like this stuff.
posted by Nomyte at 5:52 PM on February 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


This video has poor production values.

However, this link from the same tumblr is pretty fascinating.
posted by boo_radley at 6:09 PM on February 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Shades of Cho Aniki here.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 7:18 PM on February 10, 2013


This video has poor production values

Somebody tell the animators! They might not realize.
posted by edheil at 7:40 PM on February 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, that certainly happened.
posted by bicyclefish at 10:28 PM on February 10, 2013


Doesn't rise to Crumb.
posted by mule98J at 10:53 PM on February 10, 2013


boo_radley: awesome find, that!
posted by bz at 11:20 PM on February 10, 2013


I thought this was actually a really cool distillation of all the cliches one might associate with music video (especially music videos from the 80s) taken to bombastic extremes by way of anime.

It's "Take On Me" gone wrong and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Thanks for the link, codacorolla.
posted by sendai sleep master at 11:47 PM on February 10, 2013


Amazoness? Really?

This is very forgettable. Unless you're really susceptible to anima-based fappage.


They said these same things of Marcel DuChamp.
posted by pickles_have_souls at 12:20 AM on February 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think so, Pickles_have_souls:

I own Marcel Duchamps' Susceptible to Anima-Based Fappage (it's actually a dried-up piece of corn cob). And this video is nothing like that.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:48 AM on February 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, no. Just the opening put me off, with their hair blowing in a loop. That's lazy animation right there. I suppose a better-quality version might be... on second thought, no.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:00 AM on February 11, 2013


Wow! What a great video! (I am talking about boo_radley's link, now.) I haven't seen Paranorman but I'm gonna rent it tonight.

(I watched The Pirates: Band of Misfits last night and found it rather delightful, laugh-out-loud funny in places.)

I do too have a life -- my wife is away visiting her sister for a week, so I get to catch up on all the sf and animation movies I've missed, because she isn't a big fan of those genres.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:09 AM on February 11, 2013


Those are some Strong Female Characters
posted by straight at 9:14 PM on February 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there a double-secret-reverse Poe's Law for cases where you can't tell if people are criticising a something or agreeing with it?
posted by RobotHero at 10:34 AM on February 13, 2013


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