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If we can't protect the school, you can be well sure we'll avenge it
July 25, 2013 2:32 PM   Subscribe

Burka Avenger is a new cartoon series (in urdu) scheduled to start running in Pakistan in early August. Created by the British-Pakistani pop singer Haroon, the series features a ninjaburqa-clad, pen-and-book-wielding superheroine / mild-mannered non-burqa-wearing schoolteacher who fights for her school against Taliban-like baddies (short interviews with Haroon and a slightly worried media analyst).
posted by elgilito (11 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
saw this FPP just as i was reading this (possibly related?) comic strip.
posted by raihan_ at 2:45 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is very cool. Will it also be distributed online, I wonder, for the overseas crowd?
posted by artemisia at 2:57 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh I love this! Thanks for posting, I'm going to pass it around to share the awesomeness.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:49 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


This was pretty well done, although, as a librarian, I cannot approve of vigilantes throwing books at jerkwads. It's bad for the books.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:39 PM on July 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


But what if the books are all Twilight novels?
posted by JHarris at 4:51 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


But what if the books are all Twilight novels?

It's a slippery slope, man. You start off all righteous, and then, some time later, you find yourself surrounded by the broken spines of your closest friends.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:09 PM on July 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


Pakistanimation.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:59 PM on July 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is super cool.
posted by sldownard at 7:20 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


What if they are fake, weighted, Ninja/nikabi weaponized books?
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 8:27 PM on July 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


What if they are fake, weighted, Ninja/nikabi weaponized books?

What would a masked avenger in Pakistan be doing with ninja books? That's silly. Besides, ninja only read online articles these days.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:01 AM on July 26, 2013


I can't believe there isn't an Anime about exactly this already.
posted by chunking express at 7:02 AM on July 26, 2013


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