-and my weaboo alarm started going off when I saw the space pirate outfits and!! It turns out that each of them has bits that reference different anime and reflect the personality/situation of the paladin wearing them and I’m cryindkfg LOOK
Pidge’s glasses are Kamina’s from Gurren Lagann. Kamina is an older brother character who uh inspires his (pseudo) sibling totravel to space andfight in a giant fucking fighting robot. And after Kamina dies, Kamina’s little brother ends up wearing his glasses (or a version of them, at least).
(*Matt voice* “believe in the me that believes in you, Katie”)
I’m actually willing to bet my entire firstborn child that Keith’s outfit is referencing Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, who, shit you not, starts out as a rival character from a planet of evil killer furries and then becomes a grumpy ally/friend to the heroes. He’s even crossing his arms just like him I’m so mad
I spent like an hour trying to figure out Hunk but then I realized: spiky shoulder pads, spike on head, apron (later on in ep). He’s Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist, aka a big, strong, compassionate kid who likes cute things, food, and hugs, and will kick your entire ass if you try to hurt anybody in front of him. Also Alphonse is a suit of armor, and Hunk’s lion is the most armored, like…
Lance’s little glasses and long coat are just like Vash’s from Trigun. And fucking. Vash is a fucking marksman who acts goofy but gets serious to help others / when in trouble and doesn’t understand the full extent of his abilities. Does any of this. Sound familiar at all.
I couldn’t figure out Coran’s (apparently I’m not that level of weeb yet) but if someone knows who he’s referencing please tell me so I can get mad about that too because I can’t believe I didn’t notice all of these fucking parallels the first time around what the fuck
i was going to save this for a photoset once i was finished with all the episode 59 art i wanna do but people on twitter seemed to like it so … here’s an ango mcfuckin dango, greatest boy detective and now a badass also
Ok but can we talk about how important Ludi Lin’s character is in Power Rangers like oh my god here we have this incredibly attractive ASIAN MAN who isn’t attractive because of his race and who isn’t a stereotypical nerdy unattractive Asian man but is really attractive and flirty and badass but also has a realistic soft side because he loves his mom and takes care of her because she’s really sick and isn’t afraid to scream to the world “I LOVE MY MOM” and isn’t afraid to admit that he’s scared that he’s scared for his mom and is lonely and is also undeniably Chinese but also undeniably AMERICAN because yes Asian people can also be American and omg I just can’t rn his character is a BLESSING
okay but can we talk about the 4 biggest movies this week?
Kong: Skull Island
female characters who aren’t sexualized
racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic jokes
Beauty and the Beast
diverse period piece (this almost never happens omg)
characters and men wearing makeup in a family movie
I mention there are GAY CHARACTERS IN A FAMILY MOVIE??
POC female lead
she’s a badass
she’s a kid
offensive jokes yet again
addresses racial issues in a unique way
crew (including mixed-race director)
Two unproblematic action movies, a culturally-relevant,
political horror movie, and a family movie that isn’t just a bunch of straight
white people everywhere. Am I dreaming? We still have a long way to go but this is a great start.