History Manga / Narutaru

12th Jan '17 5:15:06 PM ElSquibbonator
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* CaptainEthnic: The only Russian Shadow Dragon we see is based on Literature/BabaYaga's Chicken Leg House and flies through space. The American boy who appears later is a less obvious example. His Dragon resembles the Spinosaur from ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' (sans sail, making it look more like a Baryonyx) with a painful-looking life-support machine in the center, invoking two of the biggest things America is known for in Japan (and worldwide): blockbuster movies and substandard healthcare.

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* CaptainEthnic: The only Russian Shadow Dragon we see is based on Literature/BabaYaga's Chicken Leg House and flies through space. The American boy who appears later is a less obvious example. His Dragon resembles the Spinosaur from ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' (sans (without a sail, making it look more like a Baryonyx) with a painful-looking life-support machine in the center, invoking two of the biggest things America is known for in Japan (and worldwide): blockbuster movies and substandard healthcare.healthcare. Alternatively, it could be said to resemble a European dragon, which is the archetypal idea of a dragon in America.
12th Jan '17 5:10:09 PM ElSquibbonator
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: ''Indeed''.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: ''Indeed''. They start off as cute starfish-shaped creatures, but their adult stages can be anything from [[WingedHumanoid Winged humanoids]] to borderline [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]]. In fact, the only one we see that really looks like a "typical" dragon is the one belonging to the American kid in the manga.
30th Nov '16 11:15:13 PM ElSquibbonator
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* TurbineBlender: How Bungo's dragon meets its end.
18th Nov '16 12:24:32 AM Tehrannotaur
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* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Hoshimaru having to kill Hiro-chan when she goes off the deep end and threatens to kill Shiina's father]]. In the anime, the dog is [[ShootTheShaggyDog shaggy]].

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* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Hoshimaru having to kill Hiro-chan when she goes off the deep end and threatens to kill Shiina's father]]. In
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The anime adaptation. Most of
the anime, cast goes insane and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim dies in a generally unsatisfying fashion]], except for the dog [[BreakTheCutie main character]] and the vaguely established villains, who [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse vanish off the face of the earth]] around episode 10. Most of the plot points are LeftHanging, and noone seems to care much. The description that '[[StatusQuoIsGod nothing much has happened except that a few ineffectual people has died]]' fits the story like a glove, although this is [[ShootTheShaggyDog shaggy]].because the anime only covers the first half of the manga, cutting off right before things start to get ''really'' bad. The manga, incidentally, may also count as this.
12th Nov '16 9:23:48 AM ElSquibbonator
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* CoolPlane: As with the cars, the aircraft in the manga are all real types, and are depicted with great detail. The [[RealLife/CoolPlane Sukhoi Su-27]] is a major plot element.
17th Aug '16 6:47:09 AM Trier
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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the manga. Shiina seems to have recovered from her father's death and is living happily with her mother. She and her mother head out to visit Akira in hospital... only for an angry mob to shoot up her mother's car, Akira to fall out of the hospital window in an apparent suicide, Takeo and Hoshimaru to be killed by a gang of thugs--after which Shiina and Mamiko initiate TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Afterwards, a heavily pregnant Shiina is shown walking around the ruins of the buildings she used to know, unable to muster up the will to do anything more for the world.]] What was that about hope?

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the manga. Shiina seems to have recovered from her father's death and is living happily with her mother. She and her mother head out to visit Akira in hospital... only for an angry mob to shoot up her mother's car, Akira to fall out of the hospital window in an apparent suicide, Takeo and Hoshimaru to be killed by a gang of thugs--after which Shiina and Mamiko initiate TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Afterwards, a Shiina, heavily pregnant Shiina with Takeo's (who was dying from radiation poisoning) baby, is shown walking around the ruins of the buildings she used to know, unable to muster up the will to do anything more for the world.]] What was that about hope?
28th May '16 11:44:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Sudo is ''sorta'' blond...
17th Mar '16 12:34:10 AM Scoutstr295
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** Unlike ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' or ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', the series doesn't assume that all the children who get cute monsters are [[ChildrenAreInnocent automatically good]]. Some of the children in ''Narutaru'' have the same misanthropic worldview as RealLife school shooters, and are only too keen to use their dragonets to hurt people they consider undesirable.
** Also unlike ''Digimon'', the military gets involved when the dragonets begin to threaten the population, and the kids are caught in the crossfire.

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** Unlike ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' or ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', most Mon shows, the series doesn't assume that all the children who get cute monsters are [[ChildrenAreInnocent automatically good]]. Some of the children in ''Narutaru'' have the same misanthropic worldview as RealLife school shooters, and are only too keen to use their dragonets to hurt people they consider undesirable.
** Also unlike ''Digimon'', The children have a psychic link to the dragonets and share their pain during the battles, leading to physical and mental trauma.
** The
military gets involved when the dragonets begin to threaten the population, and the kids are caught in the crossfire.
13th Mar '16 8:16:26 PM WillBGood
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*** Subverted by the [[LyricalDissonance lyrical content]] of the opening... which seems to be a good metaphor for NaruTaru itself.

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*** Subverted by the [[LyricalDissonance lyrical content]] of the opening... which seems to be a good metaphor for NaruTaru Narutaru itself.
27th Nov '15 6:33:07 PM ZashikiWarashi
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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the manga. Shiina seems to have recovered from her father's death and is living happily with her mother. She and her mother head out to visit Akira in hospital... only for an angry mob to shoot up her mother's car, Akira to fall out of the hospital window in an apparent suicide, Takeo and Hoshimaru to be killed by a gang of thugs--after which Shiina and Mamiko initiate TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Afterwards, a heavily pregnant Shiina is shown walking sround the ruins of the buildings she used to know, unable to muster up the will to do anything more for the world.]] What was that about hope?

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the manga. Shiina seems to have recovered from her father's death and is living happily with her mother. She and her mother head out to visit Akira in hospital... only for an angry mob to shoot up her mother's car, Akira to fall out of the hospital window in an apparent suicide, Takeo and Hoshimaru to be killed by a gang of thugs--after which Shiina and Mamiko initiate TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Afterwards, a heavily pregnant Shiina is shown walking sround around the ruins of the buildings she used to know, unable to muster up the will to do anything more for the world.]] What was that about hope?
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