hi! omg so i was watching a tv show called unbreakable kimmy schmidt, and in one episode they were discussing morally grey areas, when the main character said "but some things are just wrong, like tracing art and saying you drew it!!" i burst out laughing because it came completely out of the blue, and i immediately thought of your video on art theft ^^ not sure what you can do with this information, but i thought you'd like it :D
Oh my god.. haha I’m glad it made you think of my ranting video XD
“Bruce Wayne”? What the fuck? Is this a fan fiction? After Sophia Smith, the basic of the basic names, used in fan fictions like rice on snowy streets, I thought they couldn't get any stupider. Well, apparently I was wrong smh
Anonymous said: Watch them name the son Taylor. Hahhahahahah.
LMAO - Pretty sure that Bruce Payne was just a joke, nonnie. But since Babygate 2.0 is most definitely an enormous, cruel joke, why the hell not! It’s par for the course.
“Bruce Taylor Conchobar Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne, at your service.”
so...you're fetishising a relationship between an adult an a minor? keep your creepy fantasies to yourself, jfc
Come back when you actually read what I wrote.
But if you want play it your way, sure. I am also fetishising and/or making light of cannibalism, murder, child neglect/abuse and a ton of other things.
I was just playing Zelda and I wanted to see if you could harm the dogs as you can the wolves so I blew up a bomb near one. I also shoot lots of deer for fun, even when I don’t need the meat for hearts.
I guess that makes me an animal abuser?
What else… I watched a movie where a couple of girls robbed a train, it was painted as heroic and they totally got away with it, so I’m all for robbery. I have been watching the walking dead so, wow, theft, looting, killing people because you think they might betray you. I’m all for that too!
Hell, someone was making an obnoxious humming sound on the bus yesterday and I thought for more than a minute that I would like to just quietly suffocate them, and shit, that was a real person!
Seriously though, why are you so afraid of sex? It’s not evil. It’s not a tool to hurt people. Yes, sexual relationships between adults and minors are illegal and there are good reasons for that in reality but like i said in a fiction you have control over the things that would make that sort of thing bad. In reality no, never, full stop, but just like writing about a train heist fantasy where a young woman saves her family and her future with crime, the writer makes a safe consequence free place for characters to do bad things.
Why is it okay to watch a slasher film where a bunch of high school kids get tortured and killed but not imagine one in a taboo relationship with an older man? Do you feel that sexuallity is inherintly an act of violence? Do you think it’s better to watch someone get killed than be loved?
Just because something is bad and you should never do it IRL doesn’t mean you can’t fantasize about it and turn those fantasies in to art and fiction. After all there are tons of classic novels full of rape, murder, abuse, incest and more. If you have trouble with this little ship then you are going to take issue with plenty in your local library.
Its full of unicorns and rainbows~~ and a tiny bit of suspense!!
I hope y'all like it! ❤❤❤
She could do nothing but stare at Wonshik. Her heart was going to fall out of her chest, she was sure of it. She told herself that he must mean as a friend or as a colleague.
She watched as his face fell considerably and he lowered his head.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said anything. I didn’t mean to make you uncomfortable. We were just having a good time and I thought the timing was right. You don’t have to answer.”
He started to remove his arms from around her but she stopped him. She needed him close or she would lose her nerve.
“What exactly are you saying, Wonshik?” She was embarrassed to ask but she needed clarification.
“What I’m saying is that I like you–a lot. I felt drawn to you ever since I carried you out of that building. Thats why I was in the room with you when you woke up. I didn’t want to leave you. I still don’t.” He held her gaze in his, silently begging her not to look away.
“But, why? I–I’m not exactly the most ideal person. I have too much baggage Wonshik.” She was becoming hyper aware of how close he was. Every inch of her body that touched his tingled. It was a strange feeling for her.we But, she liked it.
“I exercise a lot. I can carry it for you.” He gave her a goofy grin and she couldn’t help but smile. But, his face quickly turned serious as his blue eyes shone brilliantly. “I know you’ve been through a lot. I’m not going to push you into anything. I just really needed to tell you before I exploded. But I swear I can make you happy. I will follow whatever you say you want. But please believe me when I say that I am not like that poor excuse of a hybrid that made your life a living hell. I wont hold you against your will. If…if you don’t like me back, its okay. I will just take care of you in my own way as a friend and it wont go any further than that.”
Tears began streaming down her cheeks and she tried in vain to wipe them away. Finally, she gave up and fully wrapped her arms around his waist and cried.
“Whoa, whoa, please don’t cry, sweetie. I’m sorry. I wont bring it up again, I promise.” His hand went to the back of her head and smoothed her hair. He didn’t know what to do. He didn’t want her to cry.
“I like you, too.” Her voice was muffled against the hard planes of his chest and he wasn’t sure if he heard her correctly.
She raised her head to look at him, her cheeks stained with tears.
“I said I like you too.”
He was in disbelief for only a few seconds before a slow smile formed on his face. His blue eyes sparkled and she was lost in them.
He circled his long arms around her waist and pulled her to him in an all-consuming hug. His head lowered to her shoulder and he laughed. A few seconds later he picked her up and twirled her around in a circle. She held onto his shoulders and giggled. When he set her back down on the floor, she hid her face in his chest.
-Were they together now? What do I do? Should I ask him? No, thats embarrassing.-
She didn’t know how to proceed from here. What was she supposed to do? He said he would follow what she wanted but she had no idea what that would be.
“Is your heartbeat going crazy because you’re happy, or is it something else?” His deep voice was next to her ear and it caused goosebumps to form on her skin.
“Happy.” She still kept her head tucked into his chest. He laughed at her actions.
“Hmm, thats good, then. So are you ever going to look at me again? Not that I mind you hugging me all the time, but I would like to see your face.”
Slowly, she raised her head to look at him. Instantly, her heart calmed and her hands stopped shaking. His eyes crinkled as he smiled at her.
“I forgot that you could do that.” She was thankful that his abilities as a wolf could set her at ease. All she had to do was look at his eyes and he could project feelings of calm to her.
“Too bad it doesn’t work on myself.” He took her wrist and placed her hand on his chest over his heart. The usual steady rythym was replaced with an accelerated beat. She looked at him and giggled.
“Why are you laughing? This is because of you, you know.”
“I just think its funny that I can affect the big bad wolf this way. Its a nice feeling.” Apparently, he had calmed her enough for her to say whatever was on her mind.
“I don’t think thats an accurate description.” His blue eyes flashed playfully and she giggled again.
She was about to reply when the sound of glass shattering made her scream instead. In an instant, Wonshik had her on the floor, his body covering hers in an effort to protect her from whatever had happened. After a few second of panic-filled silence, he raised his head to look at her.
“Are you okay? Are you hurt anywhere?” He leaned his body back to look over her. She blushed but shook her head.
“No, I think I’m okay. What was that?”
“I have no idea. The window broke, I think.” He rose to his feet and helped her up to stand next to him. A couple of feet away, a brick lay on the floor, surrounded by shards of glass. She looked at the window, now in shambles, but didn’t see anyone. Wonshik looked at the mess and sighed.
“Stay right there while I clean this up, you might get cut by the glass.”
When he walked a couple of steps ahead of her, she noticed a patch of red quickly spreading along his shoulder.
“Wonshik, you’re bleeding!” She came forward and tried to grab his arm.
“I know. Let me get this up first. I don’t want you to accidentally step on the glass.”
“Kim Wonshik, get your butt over here and sit down.” She left no room for argument. He turned towards her and raised an eyebrow. She willed herself to stand firm. He slowly slid his eyes down to her feet and then back up, causing her heartbeat to flipflop. His blue eyes were bright, almost glowing.
“Yes ma'am.” He walked towards her and stood just inches from her. She took his hand and led him to the couch. He sat down and she sat behind him. She tried to locate the cut but there was too much blood on his shirt.
“Take your shirt off while I get something to wash the blood off. I need to see it before I can heal it.”
He was trying hard not to be turned on by her authoritative tone and blush at the same time. Although heat crept into his cheeks, he followed her orders and removed his shirt. The action sent pain to his shoulder and he winced. She returned with a cloth from the bathroom and began wiping away the blood from his shoulder. Every so often her fingers would graze his skin and he could feel goosebumps appear.
“Okay, just sit still while I heal this, okay?” He nodded and he felt her hand on his shoulder, right over the cut. He closed his eyes and reveled in the feeling. Eventhough she was healing him, she was touching him willingly. Her heart was calm and her aura was focused. He wanted her to be able to do that without being distracted by the healing. He wanted her to come to him willingly and unafraid. He was falling deeper and deeper, he knew that.
“Okay, all done. It’ll be a bit sore for a couple hours but the cut is gone.”
He turned to her and smiled. “Thank you. You didn’t have to do that.”
“Well, I can’t just sit here while you’re injured and not do anything about it. What kind of girlfriend would I be?” Her last sentence was almost inaudible, but he had heard it. She knew he would, with his enhanced hearing.
“Girlfriend? Hmm, yeah, that sounds really good.” He noticed that she was looking everywhere but at him. With the task of healing him out of the way, she was back to her shy, nervous self. He decided that it was utterly adorable.
“I want to hug you, but I think I should grab another shirt first.” He stood and went over to his makeshift storage closet and drew out a tshirt. He could literally feel her relax after he was fully clothed again. He cursed MinJeong for hurting her. He could be patient and go at her speed, but that didn’t mean he was happy about why.
“So, who do you think did that?” She pointed towards the window and he shrugged.
“I have a few theories but let’s get you home first so we don’t have to worry about them coming back. Taekwoon hyung is still visiting his parents with Noona so we can hang out there instead. I’ll call somebody to fix the window.” He leaned down, took her hand, and pulled her from the couch.
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah, I can clean this up later.” He guided her towards the door and grabbed their bags. He hugged her to his side, not allowing an inch between them.
“Besides, all I really want to do right now is curl up next to you and watch a movie.”
I just started watching mbmbam and I'm doing it backwards (starting from the latest episode and watching them from there), and I was wondering what the origins of "Kiss your dad sqaure on the lips" is? There's a story there right? Even if it's just a little one.
uh, I haven’t listen to all of mbmbam myself, but if I recall correctly, it started REAL early on like episode 11? or somewhere near there. I’m not sure of the context of the bit actually. does anyone know?
I saw your tag for the 'what do you desire?' Jikook Moment and you said there's a Hetero explanation for it???? Is there really? What is it?
I thought it was obvious, because the first time I watched it, I didn’t think he was pointing at Jimin, and even then it only lasted for a second and could’ve been just him pointing in the general direction.
The initial time I watched it, I was like “lololol is he talking about the smexy taimz in general? nah, he’s an idol he wouldn’t.” But if the conclusion was that he was implying he wanted to uhh mess around with Jimin, I’m sure the interpretation could be taken any other way regarding any other person as well, including a female.
Which was why a lot of ARMYs concluded to be drinking but…who knows?
idk im just perplexed that my professor was like “well i wouldn’t watch pacific rim again because ive seen so many movies like that before” and im like… well… yes, i’m sure you have, because they’re based on the old kaiju movies, that’s what they were going for, so yeah, it’s not exactly a new concept, but… other than that (which i don’t even necessarily think is a bad thing), what a piece of work!
i mean i know a lot of people didn’t like it because it’s very over the top and cheesy at times and that’s not everyone’s style, but like
there’s… so much more!! the characters are so good and the cinematography is so much more than ive come to expect from action movies and it’s just
LOOK AT THE WAY DEREK LOOKS AT HIM IN THE LATEST LIVE VIDEO, LIKE FUCK ME UP WITH YOUR CUTENESS BOYS ITS FINE YOURE MAKING MY HEART EXPLODE! OMG I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT HES SO GAY lM SORRY MUM BUT IF THERES A BOY IN MY APARTMENT AT 3AM GUESS WHAT WE'RE NOT STUDYING THATS FOR SURE (Lololol sorry my asks are always shouty this just makes me very excited)
I don’t want to ruin your excitement but i kindly ask you not to use CAPS LOCK next time and put some punctuation marks. Not everyone here understands English perfectly, so it can be a real struggle to understand what you are saying. Thank you.
I’m not ready to assume things about other people sexuality based on some kind of looks that i personally don’t really see. We know that Tom still feels uncomfortable when he goes live. Same goes for Derek who usually has 5 people watching his livestreams. This time it was almost 6000 and he was obviously nervous. None of them looked in the camera. It was easier for both of them to look at each other. If you think that 2 friends can’t be in one apartment during the night just for the fun of playing some music together… Well… I disagree.
Okay, so as I’m sure you’ve already heard,
Stéphane Lambiel will appear in episode 12 of Yuri on Ice as himself (he’ll be voicing the animated version of himself, how cool is that?)
And just in case you weren’t sure
is sort of a big deal in the figure skating world.
Of course, he’s not Plushenko or Johnny Weir but he was an amazing skater in his time too, which resulted in his becoming the two-time (2005–2006) World Champion, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2005, 2007) Grand Prix Champion and a nine-time (2001–08, 2010) Swiss national champion.
Not to mention that he’s just a beautiful, beautiful man with equally beautiful performances.
Watch his program to “Don’t Stop The Music” from 2011 and you’ll understand what I mean. (Skating in a suit? Yes, please.)
But wait there’s more!
He retired a few years ago and now works as a coach and a choreographer - this season for
How is this relevant to the YOI fandom?
You may recall this tweet/picture:
Yep, that’s them.
Not to mention that people (including the staff of the anime) have been saying that they’re the closest to the real life versions of Victor and Yuuri you could find, not on the romantic level, but more in the sense of physical closeness and working together well.
They have a point.
And shall we talk about their selfies? Both of their twitter accounts are full of their selfies from all sorts of events and trips. (Stephane’s is here, Deniss’s is here).
And that’s just one of them.
Okay, so where am I going with this?
To this last photo, from the recording studio where
was doing his lines for his character in the anime:
See that blond haired boy in the lower right corner?
took Deniss along for the recording session, and I just find it incredibly sweet.
Yuri on Ice interview translation - Pash! 2016/12 (p14)
This is a translation of Mitsurou Kubo’s detailed commentary on episodes 1-6 (plus some about ep.8) that appeared on the Dec. 2016 Pash! issue. I wish I could’ve posted it yesterday, but I was too tired to double-check it… It’s very interesting and there’s lots of “behind-the-scenes”, so have fun reading while we wait for episode 9 (can’t wait already)!
Some notes: In the magazine, some parts of the commentary are written in bold font and some in even bolder font. I recreated it with italic for the first and bold for the latter. (So yeah those are not highlighted by me, I’m just recreating how the actual article is.) The episode titles are left in Japanese because I’m not watching any sub/dub so not sure what to use as an “official” translation. As for character lines, for the same reason I’m not using the translations appeared in the sub/dub so they might be worded differently than what you are used to hear.
***If you wish to share this translation please do it by reblogging or posting a link to it*** ***Re-translating into other languages is ok but please mention that this post is the source***
Mitsurou Kubo complete commentary! Mitsurou Kubo-san is in charge of creating the original plan for the screenplay, in the form of a manga storyboard. We have asked her to comment on the story so far! Episode 1 “Nan no Pirozhki!! Namida no Grand Prix Final”
-Looking back, this episode doesn’t have many gag parts compared to the others. We see Yuuri’s past, and since it was getting gloomy we tried lots of ways not to make it go too much into that direction.
-I completed the storyboard for this episode last year and it’s been quite some time since it left my side, so I was able to watch it forgetting that I’m the one who created it. That’s one of the reasons when people watch episode 1 and tell me “”YOI” is interesting” I reply “I think the same”, even though it sounds like self-praise. But indeed, I think I’m the only one that can draw this kind of story…
-The “pirozhki” in the title actually doesn’t appear in the episode (LOL), but it will come up later on.
-In the recording test for the scene where Yuuri gives his glasses to Yuuko and tells her “please watch”, Toyonaga-san played him really cool and made my heart throb (LOL). However, in the actual episode we used a version that sounds weaker. It’s no good if Yuuri starts being cool from the first episode (LOL), so I asked Toyonaga-san to make it something gradual. As the story progresses, Yuuri also becomes stronger!
-The recording of this episode is the only one I’ve been able to go to so far. I didn’t think about the voice actors at all when writing the storyboard, which resulted in Phichit’s voice actor Kenshou (Ono)-san coming to the recording even though his only line was “hahaha!”. This happened shortly after I went to see the “KuroBas” musical (where Ono-san is also starring), so I felt especially sorry for him… (LOL)
-One of the things I was going to do no matter what is to show asses in the hot springs (LOL). Though in fact, until that point I had never really drawn a guy’s ass in my manga. When I saw the finished footage I was like “this is so direct…!!” (LOL). But seriously, skaters have such a wonderful body!
Episode 2 “Futari no Yuri!? Yutopia no Ran”
-Some people realized from the preview at the end of episode 1 that Victor was going to become a coach, and I also spotted comments like “I don’t want him to quit competing!”, but that’s a hasty judgment (LOL). It was never said that he’s retiring!
-For weekly serialized manga the reader poll* is very important, and I remember one of the things I was told by my editor is that “manga whose 2nd chapter receives more praise in the poll than the 1st one tend to continue longer and become more popular”. So my hope for this episode 2 was that it would receive more praise than episode 1. And I think this actually happened. [*translator note: Usually magazines come with a postcard where readers can choose which manga they liked the most and write comments. This actually influences the order in which manga appear in the magazine and can lead less popular ones to be canceled]
-When I wrote this episode I was still drawing freely, without thinking too much about the “30 minutes time slot” of an anime. I was told that “cutting a long story is easier than trying to expand a short story”, but when I found that just reading all lines aloud would take longer than 20 minutes, I realized that I needed to think more about the time too. Still, until episode 4 I wasn’t able to calculate time correctly.
-I’m careful not to make it look like Victor is completely guiding Yuuri with his advices, and that it shows that Yuuri is actually a person that can think about what he wants to do, that wants to create a new image for himself, and that he can come up with ideas that go slightly ahead of what Victor is thinking. As the story progresses, it should become more and more clear why Yuuri needs to be the protagonist.
-What I needed to do first of all is make it so that viewers will want to cheer for these three, and that they will never get tired of watching them talk together. Therefore, to write this episode I gathered all the skills and experience I have gained so far as an author and did my very best. Episode 3 “Boku ga Eros de Eros ga Boku de!? Kessen! Onsen on ICE”
-The episode where eros is compared to katsudon. The original idea came to me when I heard that the choreographer Kenji (Miyamoto)-sensei, when he teaches young children how to do sensual movements, tells them to imagine “having honey on your hands”. I thought that in that case, if you absolutely cannot come up with an image for eros, you could just try to substitute it with food. Plus I also heard that foreigners like katsudon. And there’s a “katsu” in “Yuuri Katsuki” as well. I also thought it would be cool if someone felt like eating katsudon the next day, influenced by the anime… However, I actually never asked Kenji-sensei to base the choreography on katsudon (LOL). I just tried to associate katsudon to the finished choreography myself.
-Yuuri is actually quite cold-hearted. He’s someone that doesn’t really try to get into other people’s hearts, but in this episode, through the confrontation with Yurio, he became aware of a side of himself he had never experienced before.
-Figure skaters, even if they’re rivals on the ice, can be quite friendly with each other off the ice. I wanted viewers to remember “Hasetsu” as a place where Yuuri and Yurio could spend some carefree time. I added this match because it would have been sad not to see them confront each other until the GP series.
Episode 4 “Jibun wo Suki ni Natte… Kansei!! Free Program”
-I came up with this part because I didn’t want Yuuri to just dance on a FS prepared by Victor, I wanted the two of them to create it together. I wanted to show that Yuuri is not someone that just waits for others to give him everything, he becomes more active and does something creative on his own too. It’s something to which I can relate too because it’s also what I feel when creating my works, so it was easy to put my feelings into it. This is also the last episode where they are training in Hasetsu, and I wanted to make this one of the precious days Yuuri spent with Victor.
-Regarding the “hair whorl” scene, in a manga it’s something that would be explained with words, but since this is an anime I wanted to draw something that cannot be explained with words, a moment when the wall between the two falls. As sometimes Yuuri acts rudely even toward the person he admires, can’t completely open up his heart, tends to get a bit hesitant about creating something new etc, I wanted to show this somewhat irrational side of him. Wouldn’t anybody want to poke Victor’s hair!? I had the feeling that if you poked it something would change. It’s like Victor “came down to the human world”.
-We made Yuuri’s theme “love”, but actually in the beginning the concept of “skating for love” was never in my or director Yamamoto’s mind (LOL). Then we heard actual figure skaters say that “they can work hard for love”. If we hadn’t heard that we probably wouldn’t have done it because it would have looked like something forced by the creators, but if the show wasn’t about figure skating I’m sure we would never have discussed seriously about love or portrayed it anyway, and with the director we just got all hyped up about love and decided to make it the theme. The portrayal of love is a key point in this anime, and I’m glad that we could convey it clearly in this episode.
-It seems to happen especially with young Russian athletes that some of them go well when they’re young but then suddenly start getting worse results above 16-17 years old, so considering this too Yurio probably feels the flow of time in a completely different way than Yuuri.
-I like the scene where Yuuri writes “YURI ON ICE” on the CD and it connects to the title of the series. It’s actually true that you have to bring a CD to the tournaments. Kenji-sensei also used to write titles on the CDs, so I took inspiration from that. I really like episode 4.
Episode 5 “Kao Makka!! Shosen Da yo! Chuu-shikoku-kyuushuu Senshuken Taikai”
-It’s a stupid title, isn’t it (LOL). I originally put “kao makka” (bright red face) in the title referring to Yuuri feeling embarrassed when he skates Eros for the first time, but in the end he collides with a wall and his face physically becomes red, so it sounds like it refers to that.
-This is the only tournament that takes place in Japan. I wanted to show how, like Yuuri admires Victor, there are also Japanese athletes who admire Yuuri, and this is where Minami-kun shows up. But seriously, Yuuri Katsuki mostly has a cold attitude toward athletes who admire him (LOL). He doesn’t really behave like someone who is the target of admiration, and that’s why Victor scolds him. After that he finally learns to encourage his junior. This is something where Yuuri needs to grow.
-Meanwhile Victor also grows when he needs to decide how to deal with a pupil that isn’t as good as he had pictured… I’m surprised we could fit all this in one episode.
-For the first time Yuuri skates in a public tournament in front of an audience, and I had to decide from who’s point of view to write the monologues. Since in the real world you cannot hear what athletes think when skating, I thought it would be interesting to have the monologues come from Yuuri, so I chose him for the first point of view. The second part is from Victor’s point of view.
-At the time I wrote this episode I wanted to draw the storyboard properly, so I did my best to ink it as neatly as possible. I really really wanted for the production staff to see, to understand that Yuuri Katsuki is strong.
-We actually went to the Chu-Shikoku-Kyushu Regional Tournament to collect data. It’s possible to watch the tournament from right behind where athletes enter the rink and also very close to the rink, so we pricked up our ears to listen to what people actually say. We saw an athlete coming back from the rink saying “I’m sorry, I know! I know!”. I believe they wanted to show their coach that they understood what they did wrong before the coach themselves said it. There were also athletes who pulled up their zippers with shocking speed. Some of the things we saw and heard there were actually included in the anime.
Episode 6 “Grand Prix Series Kaimaku! Yacchaina Chuugoku Taikai!”
-All the athletes participating in the China tournament show up. This is the episode I was most scared it wouldn’t fit within the allowed time slot.
-One of the things I absolutely wanted to draw is the characters eating “Shanghai mitten crab” (LOL). I’m sure we and everyone else would want to eat it, and I know that athletes sometimes eat it too after the matches, so yeah. I’m glad that we included that scene, because it was an entertaining way to show that the characters have gone abroad from the start of the episode, in a part that is not directly related to the tournament. Beside that, when we went there to collect data, outside the hotel there was a food stall selling something like Taiwanese senbei (rice crackers), and we spotted the Chinese skater Yan Han eating them, so we based the scene with Guang-Hong on that.
-The players that participate in the China Tournament are all sociable, so there’s lots of chatting. Many of the songs are also catchy. On the contrary, the Russia Tournament is suddently savage (LOL). I didn’t want viewers to find the tournament scenes boring or to be unable to understand the characters, so I did my best to make it so that you could grasp a character’s personality through their skating.
-Regarding the scene where Yuuri licks his lips, in the world of figure skating athletes actually do need to show a provocative attitude toward judges. The director and I always discuss about “what would be the most unusual erotic thing Yuuri Katsuki would do?”, and that’s how I decided to draw him licking his lips.
-I created Popovich as a very artistic character, but he’s amusing (LOL). It’s also common for Russian athletes to use very loud songs or songs with sound effects.
-In my storyboard, Giacometti is skating fully naked. The director told me that the recording for this episode was awesome (LOL).
-I was very straightforward when I wrote Yuuri’s line “I’m the only one who knows Victor’s love”… (LOL). But I think that using more lukewarm expressions would just not be good for the story, so I’m determined to go all-out.
Episode 7~ -In episode 8 J.J. is shocking (LOL). We’re not planning to create chara songs for this anime, but his SP is basically like a chara song (LOL). Of course it’s not sung by (Mamoru) Miyano-san, but he skates to a song that he requested to write for himself, and the lyrics are just the best (LOL). There are also some visual expressions that normally would be impossible to see, however it’s J.J. so it’s possible… I wanted to make him the most thoroughly strong rival character. I was the one who thought his final pose, and I hope it trends after the episode is aired… Another big highlight is Yurio’s serious agape after he becomes more refined. We had a female skater perform Yurio’s program, her hair was the same length as his and she brushed it up while skating. It would be amazing to see the same in the anime too. Another point to look forward to is the song used by Seung-Gil, who’s already popular in Korea!!
[Translator’s note: She actually doesn’t mention episode 7 at all, she just skips right to episode 8. I guess she didn’t want to make any spoiler and everything she wanted to say about it is spoiler? Well I can kind of understand… I am sure we will get comments on episode 7 too in magazines issued at a later time]
the way she set lillian up was so unecessarily theatrical and like she went out of her way to get maximum dramatic climax. like iirc l-corp is the only source of the isotope so she could have just destroyed/moved it all and told lillian to go fuck herself in her office. but no. she staged this evil bonding moment (ask me to help u and i will) and even after effectively thwarting the plan, she made sure to put on her villainy I’m A Luthor show for kara knowing good and damn well the virus wasnt going to work no matter who pushed the button. let kara fly after a giant missle which then exploded in her face just so she could stand there and watch lillian’s reaction as she realized. like…who does that?? just to send an especially large fuck u to Evil Mom on thanksgiving. honestly, she could have called the cops 3.5 scenes ago what a drama queen.
Monster Hunter is great game for sure of it’s gameplay, awesome art design and marvelous creatures but what makes me love series even more is these little shots animations [Including the monster’s Ecology shots.]
These short are just few minute long but still they flow full of details of MH world, giving fuzzy warm feeling of these hunters daily life.
They joy together, laugh together , hunt together , fail together.
I don’t even know how put on words to feeling i get while watching these, they just suck me in right to this wonderful world of Monster Hunter than i want to part of, being good comrade and help others in need, never giving up ‘cause we are team, doing this missions together.
That’s what it mean to be hunter, at least to me.
What is your guys opinion? What make you love this series?
Okay, let me put this in the clearest terms possible:
Yuuri and Victor are not breaking up.
I know that no one can think rationally right now and everyone is panicking, but step away from the anime for a moment and look at the bigger picture.
What do the authors want to do by having Yuuri say “Let’s end this” and ending the episode right after that? Because this isn’t just Yuuri’s words - it’s the context in which they are said that matters.
They’re purposefully trying to make you feel a certain way. I think we all know what way. Remember the episode with Maccachin’s accident? Or shall I say: the episode that ended with Maccachin’s steamed buns incident that shook all of us but was resolved the next episode with everything being fine?
It’s their way of making sure you keep watching, and yeah, it’s absolutely shitty of them, but they love playing with our feelings, I mean that’s sort of their job.
What I’m saying is: The end of ep 11 will not impact the anime negatively as it is merely a trick of the authors to make sure you worry and return to watch next week. It hardly has anything to do with the actual story.
I mean, of course, Victor and Yuuri’s heart to heart will be absolutely relevant and important, but I wouldn’t get hung up on the “let’s end this” line if I were you. That’s what they want you to do. It’s not worth the stress. They’re not sinking this ship now - they know exactly what they’re doing.
Don’t let them play you. Believe in the power of Victuri.