History Headscratchers / SailorNothing

26th Feb '17 10:54:17 AM nombretomado
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I just read this after seeing it linked from here. I enjoyed it, but "it just bugs me" that practically every pop culture reference has to do with the United States. Without even looking I know it mentions ''Series/MissionImpossible'', Film/JamesBond, HunterSThompson (several times), ''{{Shrek}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'', the American legal system--heck, the main love interests even go to the US for a visit. The chef at "Le Chapeau" is also American, and we get to read the author's analysis of the difference between the perception of the death peanalty in Japan vs its perception in the US. I assume the author is American, and Japan DOES have "America fever" much of the time, but it seems excessive coming from a story set in Tokyo with Japanese characters. Why no other international influences? Korean? French?

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I just read this after seeing it linked from here. I enjoyed it, but "it just bugs me" that practically every pop culture reference has to do with the United States. Without even looking I know it mentions ''Series/MissionImpossible'', Film/JamesBond, HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson (several times), ''{{Shrek}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'', the American legal system--heck, the main love interests even go to the US for a visit. The chef at "Le Chapeau" is also American, and we get to read the author's analysis of the difference between the perception of the death peanalty in Japan vs its perception in the US. I assume the author is American, and Japan DOES have "America fever" much of the time, but it seems excessive coming from a story set in Tokyo with Japanese characters. Why no other international influences? Korean? French?
17th Aug '16 2:21:59 PM Delphi
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So the Dark Generals have a problem; when they go to Earth and make a Yamiko, usually a Sailor shows up and destroys it before it can return to the Yami-Gaia. However, on a few occasions they have been shown to be able to abduct humans and take them to the Yami-Gaia. So...why don't the Generals just abduct a human, take them to the Yami-Gaia and THEN spawn the Yamiko once they're out of the Sailor's reach? We do see them do this a couple of times, but if it was SOP they could amass huge numbers pretty quickly, and since Sailors can only detect freshly spawned Yamiko, by the time they went back to Earth the Sailors wouldn't be able to find them.
18th Dec '14 8:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* I don't see how it's DoingInTheWizard. It's still magic, just not the FinalFantasy style casts-the-spells-that-makes-the-peoples-fall-down type of magic.

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* I don't see how it's DoingInTheWizard. It's still magic, just not the FinalFantasy Franchise/FinalFantasy style casts-the-spells-that-makes-the-peoples-fall-down type of magic.
27th Sep '14 11:41:03 PM PrincesTomboy
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**Sailor Moon itself has live action scenes, Rose Wand probably went a similar route with weird spinoffs.
27th Sep '14 11:37:11 PM PrincesTomboy
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** A human who kills and rapes and is blatantly irredeemable being treated differently than a shadowy humanoid doing the same thing is blatantly a double standard. Equally insane things who can and will and do cause untold amounts of human suffering would be handled in the same way in a fair world.
24th Sep '14 6:46:52 PM mikemeekins1
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*I was bothered by this at first, but then I realised that shows like to do style switches all the time. I mean, Madoka goes into crazy cut out puppet theater mode every time they fight something. So it's possible that Seiki assumed it was an episode switched into Live Action for aesthetic effect, or maybe Rose Wand just has live action segments for final attacks or special battles or something.
21st Sep '14 3:11:09 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Nope. I used a japanese/english translator to turn character appropriate words (shin=truth) into names. I think my Slayers fics have proven I've got no love for Evangelion... :) -- {{Twoflower}}

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* Nope. I used a japanese/english translator to turn character appropriate words (shin=truth) into names. I think my Slayers fics have proven I've got no love for Evangelion... :) -- {{Twoflower}}
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21st Sep '14 3:08:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Simple enough: the author hadn't taken into account the anachronism factor. Whoops! Signed, {{Twoflower}}

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* Simple enough: the author hadn't taken into account the anachronism factor. Whoops! Signed, {{Twoflower}}
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4th Jun '14 8:57:02 PM Aiguille
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* Ooh! Maybe we can convince ourselves that this is a deliberate inversion of how the ''SailorMoon'' dubs went out of their way to try to convince us that the show took place in the US!

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* Ooh! Maybe we can convince ourselves that this is a deliberate inversion of how the ''SailorMoon'' ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dubs went out of their way to try to convince us that the show took place in the US!



* A parody of Main/ThemeNaming seen in anime, like how the villains in the first season of Main/SailorMoon were named after minerals.

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* A parody of Main/ThemeNaming ThemeNaming seen in anime, like how the villains in the first season of Main/SailorMoon ''Anime/SailorMoon'' were named after minerals.
28th Dec '13 12:26:03 AM OppanSaekki
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*** I've only read the first chapter and I've counted two instances where rape was casually used as a metaphor. Though the actual act only happened twice, the fixation is still there.
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