Helpful advice thanks; some of the stuff I was watching apparently just doesn’t exist in dubbed form on the service as of yet, but I trust it’ll get there sooner or later
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You mean English or dubs only? Or am I just confused?
It's not a Japanese thing. Redemption stories are popular the world over, and even the "now that I've defeated you let's be friends" verson can be found in Arthurian legend. If they're particularly prevalent in comics and cartoons, that's probably because either 1) these stories are made for a relatively young and impressionable audience, and concepts like forgiveness, or at least recognizing that other people have their own hardships, are important and worthwhile things to impart; 2) villains often become wildly popular with the audience, so there's a big incentive to keep them around; or 3) a combination of both.I…don’t understand the levels of forgiveness anime has for it’s villains. Is it some kind of cultural or religious difference? A fair number of bad guys in western stories have tragic pasts, or even fairly justifiable reasons for at least some of their actions, but they never get absolved of their crimes so absolutely upon defeat.
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk.It's not a Japanese thing. Redemption stories are popular the world over
One of the two bros in Double Dragon. They... don't talk about that much. Redemption or no, there should still be more strain than we're seeing in the second one.Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk.
If you like them in 30, you should consider watching Lelouch of the Resurrection, which might be TOTAL NONSENSE if you didn't see R2, but also maybe that's the actual best way to experience that movie.In brighter news, Kallen, Suzaku and Lelouch continue to be absolute beasts in SRW30, so maybe I'd better stop watching here before I develop an antipathy towards them.
The writers wrote themselves into a corner with Season 1, so the beginning of Season 2 makes a lot of decisions and frankly ass-pulls to justify a second season. I get your disappointment regarding wanting a bunch of intricate schemes and machinations, but both the show's writers and its characters aren't clever enough to do that. If you aren't gonna watch the rest of the show but are curious how it plays out:The season-ending cliffhanger is predicated on a situation where Lelouch and Suzaku are pointing guns at each other, then the screen cuts to black and we hear a gunshot, leaving us to wonder what happened. But surely by the show's own rules, Suzaku couldn't have fired. Lelouch's Geass command to him was simply to live, and in this final standoff Lelouch claims to have a device that will detonate and kill them all if his heart stops, so Suzaku can't shoot him and thereby knowingly endanger his own life. I guess maybe he just didn't believe Lelouch? Whatever.
Everyone deserves a second chance. Bojji and Daida are good boys who will give people those second chances. Their dad is a dumbass tho, so he let his rage get the best of him as he massacred those traitor-ppl. Bojji would have given those people a second chance. Miranjo deserved punishment, but her life has been punishment enough tbh. (She had her family murdered in front of her eyes and her face peeled off lol.) Daida asking Miranjo to marry her was I think half what you said about being a kid with mommy issues, but half of it imo was political. Daida knew that she'd be a target for reprisal, but if he marries her she's protected by her new status as queen. Still weird.I don’t think Miranjo deserved to have her soul gnawed on for eternity while Bosse got to fly off to the regular land of death, but she should at least be in jail for killing Bojji’s mom and attempting to kill Hilene and Bojji. RoK has some odd morality, with everybody getting a second chance, unless you‘re from that one country where everybody is pure evil for…some reason.
It's the arc immediately following the Espoir (janken) arc. And boy, if you think the ship arc's pacing is something, again, a VERY long game of pachinko.Is there a segment about, like, walking on balance beams between office buildings? Definitely a wild if often excruciatingly paced little show.
It definitely has "Anime-original ending" vibes but I think it's not? I read a few chapters of the manga after the show's events and it feels like a pretty natural continuation of where the show leaves off.Ranking of Kings... I know the manga is still ongoing so I wonder if the anime had to make its own completion to the arc because even though it leaves things open to a sequel, it also feels like a definitive ending.