^ I don't know the furthest origin, but at some point it was a bunch of porn pics and videos (a lot of them are of lesbian kind) of two persons with quite large size gap, and the smaller one is lifted up and pressed against a wall like this pic here, with titles and/or the characters chatting about "are we even the same species" or something to that effect.
Kate was too busy with her rebellion to think about other stuff, Emilyco is devoted to Kate's cause and otherwise busy with regaining her identity, so it doesn't seem like this ship is hopeless, but it wouldn't be sailing anytime soon. The Rose pair is great, sure. What about Lou and Louise, though, I wonder.
[I apologise in advance to the mods and everyone who's not interested for being off topic here]
@Snapdragon beans and @Mai Kitty: Well, it's not often that I get to hear directly from someone with that opinion, so I hope you don't mind enlightening me about how did you develope such opinion?
What I don't get is why is it considered 'got undone'/'retconned' when KyoAni followed through with the obligation to adapt the important plot points (which was a little rare for them, admittedly) that was already in the books before S1 aired (in particular here, the debacle with Reina's crush on Taki which was used to display some sort of character developement of Reina, and the het romance with Shoe Itchy which was mostly shelved until it's really needed i.e. in Chikai no Finale), and exercised their artistic liberty where they could by putting more emphasis and details on certain things that were already there (the confessions of love between Kumiko and Reina are the most notable), and made up some smaller details that aren't in too stark conflict with the important plot points (e.g. last scene of S2 with Kumiko and Asuka)? Just what do people mean when people say 'it gets undone'? While relationship status is more constrained by social norms, isn't it totally feasible for one person to harbour feelings for multiple people at once? Polyamory and bisexuality are also real, aren't they? Kumiko and Reina didn't form a formal relationship, but they still stuck together and held each other to special place in their lives. And not everything needs to be stated explicitly, do they?
^ My ability to keep my attention on any one thing has been deteriorating so bad, I couldn't hold it long enough to follow indepth conversations of a whole forum thread, so I just put it out when the thoughts crossed my mind when it's triggered by some sort of situational relevance, and take whatever quick words there to as new metadata for the next time the thought came around. So thank you for your reply. (Though personally I doubt that the het romance was shoehorned in in respond to shippers after the release of anime, since that het romance end was already there in the third book, which was released 4 days before the first episode of S1.)
Okay, this is really getting off topic of the pic. See you next time I get this thought into my focus again somewhere else. :P
@katewarner: Fear not, my friend. It's true. The time has come, real new sequel movie has just been announced, with all key staff members returning: director Simbo Akiyuki, scriptwriter Urobuchi Gen, character designer Aoki Ume and Taniguchi Junichirou, composer Kajiura Yuki, alternate space designer Gekidan Inu Curry, and animation studio SHAFT, with all the seiyuu back with their roles. We're blessed.
^^ Laika is in canon fully capable of adjusting the size of her form, for example she once did so at the Devil Lord's castle, no need for mental solution, but I like your plausible reason for her to do so :)
With so much yuri tease in this series, yuri fanart would soon be flooding in.
(on that note, seriously though, why do series with such heavy yuri tease and never get anywhere nearly serious like this get the pass, while Hibike! Euphonium gets all the flaks for being "yuri bait" when KyoAni beautifully crafted such good yuri material de novo out of a weak het story? Is it because fans back then felt "betrayed" when they researched the source material and thus held the grudge? The prominence and persistence of such diss against H!E has always bugged me since. I don't see people having that much of a problem fantasizing canonically het characters in gay ships with other series :-??)
^ I believe so as well. In ch79 Anthony also observed that they may use the ghost that fell before them to cushion the fall. The cliff is also right underneath the soot train, there's bound to have quite a layer of accumulated stray soot down there. Functionally they were put on a bus, and the bus can come back, like with Shirley, who we even saw crumbled away and 'died', with multiple witnesses on scene.
^^ That's why we should always separate the performers from the characters. Otherwise it breaks immersion and greatly reduces our enjoyment. It would be nice to have the same good thing going both in fiction and real life, but the world is unfortunately not that perfect. Also, the very job description of acting is pretending to be something you're not, so that's kind of expected.
Also, while this series' focus is mainly on mystery (though when has that ever stopped us serial shippers?), there's ample shipping materials with how the characters cling to each other as they develope their synchronisation. I'm sure there will be more art of them coming.
Easy there, I was just making a little observation as an expression of my sense of wonder at the speed of the artists and upload, and the comparison was made only because MM's case stands out and in a sort of similar fashion.
The series has been going for quite a while, but the anime has got only 2 episodes out before this first pic here. Still no match for Machikado Mazoku, which got its first here barely a day after first ep :))
I find it quite curious and somewhat non-standard practice that the colours of Mikoto's and Nekozaki's hairs are quite inconsistent across various illustrations of them: Neko's ranges between very light blonde and grey with slight pinkish tint, while Mikoto's is anywhere between brown and brownish/purpleish red. (The rest of the cast has their hair colours the same in their meager number of colour illustrations for both versions of the series, like seriously, I scoured all over and including their character info pages and the recent vol 2 extras there's only 4 of Pengin, 3 of Shishimaru and Yozora, 2 of Takkun and Tsubaki, and none of sensei, though no one gives a damn about sensei)