History CrapsackWorld / AnimeAndManga

2nd Feb '16 3:20:11 AM Adept
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* TheCity In ''{{Blame}}'' is immeasurably vast and completely unmonitored, with countless civilisations existing within it; most of which are run by cruel and corrupt cyborg overlords. A common goal for anyone in the '{{verse}} who hasn't already modified (or ''had'' modified) their bodies to the point of looking only vaguely human, is obtaining access to the [[{{Cyberspace}} Net Sphere]] - which would serve the dual purpose of stopping the chaotic expansion of TheCity (which, by the end of the {{manga}}, had consumed [[spoiler:a majority of the Solar System]]) and providing an on-line paradise for anyone and everyone. That's right; in this world, ''absolute escapism'' [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism is the only hope humanity has left]].
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* TheCity In ''{{Blame}}'' ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' is immeasurably vast and completely unmonitored, with countless civilisations existing within it; most of which are run by cruel and corrupt cyborg overlords. A common goal for anyone in the '{{verse}} who hasn't already modified (or ''had'' modified) their bodies to the point of looking only vaguely human, is obtaining access to the [[{{Cyberspace}} Net Sphere]] - which would serve the dual purpose of stopping the chaotic expansion of TheCity (which, by the end of the {{manga}}, had consumed [[spoiler:a majority of the Solar System]]) and providing an on-line paradise for anyone and everyone. That's right; in this world, ''absolute escapism'' [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism is the only hope humanity has left]].
20th Jan '16 8:02:37 AM Willbyr
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* For the most part life in the ''Manga/{{GUNNM}} / BattleAngelAlita'' universe sucks hard. The few somewhat decent places happen to use things like MindControl in order to maintain said decency. We don't know very much about Jupiter and Venus other than the facts that the people of Venus [[EatsBabies eat babies]] (genetically engineered to be non-sapient) and on both planets the people have BiologicalImmortality, which as a result they do not allow the birth of any more children. The places that don't have this limit are in a civil war (Mars), or just happen to be hellholes that don't legally exist which results in assorted miscreants doing whatever the hell they want in said places including and definitely not limited to wiping them out, which occurred on Earth and some asteroid colonies (like the nursery colony the Guntroll team was from).
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* For the most part life in the ''Manga/{{GUNNM}} / BattleAngelAlita'' ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'' universe sucks hard. The few somewhat decent places happen to use things like MindControl in order to maintain said decency. We don't know very much about Jupiter and Venus other than the facts that the people of Venus [[EatsBabies eat babies]] (genetically engineered to be non-sapient) and on both planets the people have BiologicalImmortality, which as a result they do not allow the birth of any more children. The places that don't have this limit are in a civil war (Mars), or just happen to be hellholes that don't legally exist which results in assorted miscreants doing whatever the hell they want in said places including and definitely not limited to wiping them out, which occurred on Earth and some asteroid colonies (like the nursery colony the Guntroll team was from).
7th Jan '16 8:40:58 PM nombretomado
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* Japan in ''SpeedGrapher'' is a crapsack world. Everyone person in power is corrupt, and a MegaCorp has bribed even the police force. All but a handful of characters are monsters.
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* Japan in ''SpeedGrapher'' ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' is a crapsack world. Everyone person in power is corrupt, and a MegaCorp has bribed even the police force. All but a handful of characters are monsters.
5th Jan '16 7:20:58 AM Willbyr
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* Even before the event that lead to the end of days, SilentMobius already had a decaying world. It was sped up by opening a portal way to another world containing demonic beings called Lucifer Hawk who started preying on humans and destroying existing establishments. The irony is that the very reasons the humans opened the gateway to Lucifer Hawks is because they felt contact could enable finding solutions to save the decaying Earth.
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* Even before the event that lead to the end of days, SilentMobius ''Manga/SilentMobius'' already had a decaying world. It was sped up by opening a portal way to another world containing demonic beings called Lucifer Hawk who started preying on humans and destroying existing establishments. The irony is that the very reasons the humans opened the gateway to Lucifer Hawks is because they felt contact could enable finding solutions to save the decaying Earth.
5th Nov '15 11:53:05 PM M84
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** If being unfairly sent to hell wasn't bad enough there's also the ruthless, incredibly powerful [[GrimReaper reapers]] (who are [[CounterpartComparison quite similar to]] ''Dorohedoro''[='s=] magic users) and the threat of turning into a giant, mindless "dead" (like a [[Manga/{{Bleach}} hollow]] but with no chance, as far as has been shown, for regaining their minds as they are almost immediately destroyed by Reapers and sealed into stone).
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** If being unfairly sent to hell wasn't bad enough there's also the ruthless, incredibly powerful [[GrimReaper reapers]] (who are [[CounterpartComparison quite similar to]] ''Dorohedoro''[='s=] magic users) and the threat of turning into a giant, mindless "dead" (like a [[Manga/{{Bleach}} hollow]] but with no chance, as far as has been shown, for regaining their minds as they are almost immediately destroyed by Reapers and sealed into stone).stone). * The New World in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' is not a nice place to live, especially if you're an ordinary human villager. Slave trafficking, random monster encounters, corrupt/selfish/incompetent/insane rulers...and all of that is an ''improvement'' of what life was like before [[spoiler:the Six Gods]] showed up and gave humans a fighting chance [[spoiler:by introducing Yggdrasil magic to the world]]. Before that happened humans were nearly at the bottom of the food chain and an endangered species, easy prey for their more powerful neighbors such as the Dragons. The sudden appearance of the protagonist and his guild -- a nigh unstoppable EvilOverlord lich and his army of genocidal monsters -- has actually been an improvement over the status quo in certain places since he believes in PragmaticVillainy.
27th Oct '15 10:05:02 AM Willbyr
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* ''BarefootGen''. An autobiographical work set in the author's youth. He grew up in Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. The climax takes place on August 6, 1945. No fantasy or fiction is needed to create a world of horrors, we ourselves have done a fine job of it.
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* ''BarefootGen''.''Manga/BarefootGen''. An autobiographical work set in the author's youth. He grew up in Japan during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. The climax takes place on August 6, 1945. No fantasy or fiction is needed to create a world of horrors, we ourselves have done a fine job of it.
26th Oct '15 2:06:07 PM Willbyr
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* The world during ''ApocalypseNoToride''. If not already apparent by the {{Plague Zombie}} reaching the secluded prison, when the main characters bust out and drive to Tokyo, the city is completely overrun and in shambles.
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* The world during ''ApocalypseNoToride''.''Manga/ApocalypseNoToride''. If not already apparent by the {{Plague Zombie}} reaching the secluded prison, when the main characters bust out and drive to Tokyo, the city is completely overrun and in shambles.
16th Oct '15 12:23:10 AM SuperLlama
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** The story's universe also displays multiple layers of crapsack. People in the Scrapyard dream of being able to live in Tiphares, but it's eventually revealed that Tiphares is its own unique brand of terrible and many of its inhabitants want to live in orbit at Ketheres, only for Ketheres and in fact all of space to also be their own unique brand of terrible. Basically, wherever you want to be isn't really much better than where you are right now.
30th Sep '15 8:48:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/{{Dororo}}'': OsamuTezuka had a distinctly unromantic view of the Sengoku period, and it shows. It's a war torn, famine and disease-ridden hellhole littered with the ruins of burned out villages and corpses of defeated soldiers and murdered civilians... and then he introduced 48 demons to it!
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* ''Manga/{{Dororo}}'': OsamuTezuka Creator/OsamuTezuka had a distinctly unromantic view of the Sengoku period, and it shows. It's a war torn, famine and disease-ridden hellhole littered with the ruins of burned out villages and corpses of defeated soldiers and murdered civilians... and then he introduced 48 demons to it!
20th Aug '15 10:49:16 AM Willbyr
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* ''BlueDrop''. If you're a MagicalGirl, you're a ChildSoldier bomb disposal unit. If you're a schoolgirl, you're little more than a sex slave. If you're a guy, you're used as a lab-rat for transgender experiments if you're lucky. If you're not so lucky as to be part of an experiment, you're an animal, a third-class citizen treated like freed Africans in Antebellum America -- not a slave, but only just. If you're one of the Arume, [[DiscountLesbians alien lesbians]] who [[VichyEarth made Earth like this]], then you're living with the knowledge that your species is extinct and living on borrowed time, the only option for survival being a cultural change none of them have the courage to make. Both sides are ravaged by and living in the ruins of a war that was literally entirely pointless because of that lack of courage.
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* ''BlueDrop''.''Manga/BlueDrop''. If you're a MagicalGirl, you're a ChildSoldier bomb disposal unit. If you're a schoolgirl, you're little more than a sex slave. If you're a guy, you're used as a lab-rat for transgender experiments if you're lucky. If you're not so lucky as to be part of an experiment, you're an animal, a third-class citizen treated like freed Africans in Antebellum America -- not a slave, but only just. If you're one of the Arume, [[DiscountLesbians alien lesbians]] who [[VichyEarth made Earth like this]], then you're living with the knowledge that your species is extinct and living on borrowed time, the only option for survival being a cultural change none of them have the courage to make. Both sides are ravaged by and living in the ruins of a war that was literally entirely pointless because of that lack of courage.
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