Anime Sora No Woto Discussion

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02:36:58 AM Sep 14th 2013
This doesn't seem like an example to me.
  • Ominous Owl: Shuko is an owl that acts as the crew's mascot.
11:17:39 AM May 16th 2013

For some reason, the Critical Research Failure entry is auto-tagged as YMMV, even if the problems regarding the Kübelwagen are factual and non-subjective. Any ideas on why this happened, and how to remove the tag?
02:02:55 PM May 14th 2013
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I see someone removed a bunch of technical/narrative tropes for being "minor". I'd like to know when those tropes are relevant to a work and when they aren't. Aside Glance, for example, a kind of gag trope definitely seen in the Water War OVA.
04:54:16 PM Oct 13th 2013
Tropes are 'relevant' to a work if and only if two conditions are met: 1)the instance in said work satisfies the definition and 2) the trope isn't a one that is excessively generalised. The Ken Burns effect, for instance, contributes nothing to Sora no Woto and thus, shouldn't be there.
01:53:21 PM Dec 2nd 2012
When Yumina greeted Aisha in the name of the Helvetian Orthodox Church and wished her "thousand-fold luck", Aisha answered, that they're heretics and such a greeting is blasphemous and there is only one god. When Yumina was aksed, what Aisha said, Yumina lied, that it was "a simple greeting". What trope is that?
02:35:27 PM Feb 25th 2012
edited by tehnubkilr
The motivation for replacing the link under Real Place Background is quite simple: interested parties are most likely seeking some direct comparisons of a few of the more memorable locations in the anime. Therefore, a website must satisfy the two following criteria: 1) it must compare the real-world location to the anime setting and 2) It must be concise in the sense that everything should be in one place without clicking any additional links.

The previous website was motivated by a 'pilgrimage' but does not actually show the comparisons with the anime itself, and requires clicking multiple links to actually get at the content. I imagine most readers are expecting to be linked to the content right after hitting that link, and so, I've replaced the link with a new website that directly compares and contrasts Cuenca to Seize in a highly clean, highly concise manner.
10:25:08 AM Feb 5th 2012
We are here to discuss the presence of the bullet concerning existentialism.

Existentialism: An overarching theme of the show is how people give meaning to their lives, from religion to sticking up for their True Companions or their country in the face of a neutral, cold universe. The episodes where this is more blatant are episode seven and the last DVD episode (in particular Rio's final voice-over). Filicia Heideman in particular is a textbook case of The Anti-Nihilist.

I have already offered my reasons that this is an opinion driven matter, and would find a good home in a personal review or analysis article. I am not trying to say that existentialism is not present in Sora No Woto, but merely, that the wiki concerns usages of a trope.

Existentialism is, in itself, not a trope, but an idea. Tropes can be concretely agreed upon by several users (for instance, I randomly choose a trope present and say that the Welcome Episode cannot not be disputed because we do, in fact, see it happen). Ideas and concepts are dependent on the individual taking in the work, and as such, I've re-removed the bullet and posted it to the Analysis page, where it will make its new home.
02:25:50 PM Feb 5th 2012
edited by Sluagh
My point was, a character defines itself as an existentialist in an episode, so Existentialism becomes a point In-Universe. But come to think of it, I guess that's already covered by The Anti-Nihilist in this case. I agree, let's keep the Central Theme of the show in the Analysis page.

Edit: Now, wouldn't Rio's last voice-over in the last episode constitute An Aesop?
03:43:20 PM Feb 11th 2012
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It belongs in the Analysis section, since it's still a personal analysis.