Seems like rightoid propaganda and cult to war
Unfortunately I must agree with the other posts in this thread. Very heavily traditionalist too, but I still enjoy the series by itself.
The only good thing about GuP is the doujins. The show is boring as fuck and pandering to nationalists.
I find it kind off insulting that the spaniard team dresses like sluts, but even worse is that they had to choose a fascist division.
Nice jpg bro, although the text is slightly legible. I give it 8 gottdang hot dogs out of 10.
I like the yuri
I'm not sure about that, I mean the "Japanese" team is shown to be filled with retards.
Some of the most degenerate garbage to ever grace anime. You're literally watching a show based on a concept a 4-year-old thought up.
What about Strike Witches?
That's only the uniform for the spanish legion. Fun fact, members have gotten caught multiple times trying to smuggle drugs. Last year it was 320kg of hash during some war games.
Post better quality or GTFO with this "nice quality bro" shit
Honestly, I kinda like it, despite the valid criticism of it as some anons have said
But here's a review of it from Posadist Pacmanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZd1dOFe8CM
I don't think any of the criticisms in the thread are wrong, but I enjoy watching it. I rewatched the TV anime recently and had enough fun watching it that I decided to give War Thunder a try.
I only wish they had a 5 pointed star instead of that intergalactic-looking thing.
You mean their hammer and sickle? It's just two square rulers and a T-square.
Post the full picture!
I'm leaving it for an appropriate effort post.
Haha I am victorious
They do. The Western Market is an important cashcow for some of them, its why soviet aesthetic is not directly referenced (Japan is the USA's largerst aircraft carrier after all).
What about their boner for german ww2 military aesthetic, loli shit and incest baiting?
Only a handful of shows are marketed to the west and I doubt GuP, a show featuring cute school aged girls doing cute things, is one of them.
Japanese are repressive of their sexualities, until such paraphilias worm their way into the culture (loli, MILF, trap, futa)>ww2 military aesthetic
Something quite popular in the West. Tanya the Evil was VERY popular for its fashie shit, until the author pointed out that she was supposed to mock fascism and capitalism and its insanity.
Girls und Panzer ANIME is reliant on the Western market, since Japanese people more readily consume Manga and LN.
>>1279>until the author pointed out that she was supposed to mock fascism and capitalism and its insanity.
I still wonder how much of this was damage control. The anime really seems to enjoy itself in its depravity.
Considering before this book he wrote a book where the a former nationalist in notyugoslavia is send back after having destroyed nottitos stability and realising communism wasn't so bad after all, and how to reconcile ethnic tension and self determination with communism. His username has the word for comrade in it (commie connotations), he said he is a hobby communist and shits on capitalism on twitter, I'm inclined he is at the very least left leaning.
The anime is more more pro Tanya than the books I've heard. Check out the Tanya thread.
For commies maybe they do but openly fascist shit seems to be okay?
Japan is ruled by a fascist lobby called Nippon Kaigi, don't be surprised when mangaka that add fascists crap to their works get easily published.
Actually I can't translate for shit, I just do the typesettings
But yes, I did typeset that one
A) reactionary cultural leftovers from WW2
B) The USA is also reactionary and likes such military aesthetic.
This. Watching the Tanya film in theaters was miserable. I think half the people there were /pol/yps. The LNs are a lot better than the anime. The anime movie actually came across as pro-fascist when that wasn't the case in the LNs.
>>368>Last year it was 320kg of hash during some war games.
Damn, drug smuggling must be fun if everyone is trying to do it
AyePity they're Shota though
It's trash but Katyusha is cute and Pravda is based.
>>1333>wrong about it being trash
How? The show is genuinely dumb as has been stated or referenced by others in the thread.
Why does being dumb make it trash? Not every piece of entertainment needs to be thought provoking or groundbreaking.
Why are, like, half the doujins featuring Katyusha or Nonna or other Pravda members always abuse shit and other crap. As if "ugly bastard" wasn't prevalent enough.
As a Katyushafag, yeah, it's annoying as fuck, also annoying is when the guy is a shota as well
One doujin that baffled me was one called "A book about flirting with Katyusha" now what I was expecting was some guy flirting with Katyusha and then fucking her, what actually happened was Mind Control…
what the fuck they just hanged the anime like that?
half of all doujins are like that really
It tries way too hard and by the end I just stopped caring as it was just such non stop misery.
>>1412>Battle of Pravda doujin
While they do the whole retarded "evil soviets" thing and have Katyusha use the tank equivalent of human wave tactics, the brutality is refreshingly shocking compared to the shitty original anime/manga.
Pravda is the only group worth a damn, if for their hardcore soviet rhetoric.
Someone list me the chapters/anime episodes that Pravda appears in since the wiki page only mentions arcs without much episode details.
Since this thread is sort of slow and small, lets expand it to encompass general military-musume anime/manga/LNs. For example Kancolle / Kantai Collection.
Correction, Mecha-musume included as well
<the strangeness of how human sized girls operate as full blown warships
Speaking of, there are a lot of fanfiction that explore this concept, with quite some grimness.
Not a big fan of these shows or their fanfictions (mostly out of how ridiculous they are), however I do enjoy some of it casually.
However one fanfiction of Kantai Collection that I enjoyed very much was a rather unique fanfic called Kancolle: Exodus Initiative, a sadly incomplete fanfiction where the main character is a Soviet battlecruiser of experimental nature, The Stalingrad, the first ship of the Stalingrad Class Project 82 battlecruisers*. The Abyssals take over most of the world and rule in collaboration with the countries of the world, but there are groups of shipgirls and people who are fighting back in a revek struggle). The fic begins in a bit of a confusing way (intentionally mirroring the chaos of the situation) but eventually clarifies a bit more. One of the interesting aspects is how they address Shipgirls. They physically embody their ships, so removing and replacing ribs and taping together organs or losing arms is treated as normal for them. Another unique part that reflects a bit of the Kancolle movie, is that they retain the memories of war that their soldier's and crew fought in. A unique aspect of the main character is that, the Soviet Navy, whose forces were often stuck fighting on land, since the Germans did not seek to engage in direct naval confrontation and tried to lock them in port with mines and nets, thus Stalingrad (the shipgirl) retains vivid and horrendous memories of the war. Her soviet perspective and ideology is also an influence and interesting aspect. (SPOILERS) Her mannerisms and ideology are initially treated with jocular quality, but it becomes a bit of a plot point in the last chapters. Part of this is seen with her hidden split personality 'Koba', who enunciates her position and is more dangerously and direct
(SPOILERS). I think this is so appealing to me because my Great-grandfather fought in the war and my own appreciation of the USSR.
TL;DR: I liked the commie ship and the way it was done
Original fic: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11720694/13/Kancolle-Exodus-Initiative
Russian Translation: https://ficbook.net/readfic/9269278/24003647#part_content
*These ships are insane compared to any other battlecruiser and their internal systems honestly would be a good study for future warships and the range on the experimental guns was impressive.
- Cannons http://archive.is/rLmz
I'm rather surprised how little posts there are in this thread considering the recent activity. Does nobody have an opinion?
That's old AF but quite cute nontheless
only one i read was abt if the tank fighting was lethal and Oorai getting slaughtered
It's just aesthetics, no politics at all.
One of the few times this is true with this kind of moe anime
I can't get into this anime at all, even for the aesthetics of Pravda. Even the fanfics are boring or nonsensical (or both).
>>3060>Mecha-musume included as well
Based and mecha-pilled>>9691 >Victory Belles
I don't know about the game, but the art for it was pretty good, pic related.
>>1362>not everything needs to be [high quality]
True, but the show itself is pretty generic moe-shit and the only thing that makes it any different is some of the girl variations and the technical CGI of the vehicles. It's just boring because the stakes are kinda retarded… too retarded to be good, and not retarded enough to be "so good it's bad" though feel free to include that in >>2551
Kancolle clone that became an Azur Lane clone. One of their Italian ships was named after a colony, so they thought it would have been a good idea to make her black and dressed like a savage. In addition, her voice actress speaks Italian very badly and sounds like the Italian version of a minstrel show.
Pic, I gotta see this
Here it is.
I'm not sure who's the second one, but she speaks (correct) English.
Oooh you're talking about the submarine… it's consistent for the actual boats themselves, after all Victory Belles art design goes for a look based on attire and aesthetic archetypes of the World War II era. As for the VA, I think that's probably a coincidence TBH, the same can be said about the Russian VA for the Kirov (youtube link related). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzi3UjYjTmM&ab_channel=BlackChickenStudios
Regardless that's a pretty silly reason to not like a game, especially since those aren't mainline playable characters.
The design for the Axum isn't really that bad, it's no more realistic than any of the other shipgirls in the game TBH. Pic related is a Soviet submarine - not very Soviet or Russian… though other Soviet ships like the Svetlana class Profintern are pretty cool looking.
If you actually look at Axum's character introduction (link below) you'll see that they approach the character as an actual 'Italian Patriot' of that time containing rather surprising historical accuracy.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/1612397
I have no stake in this, for the record, I just like the art design and found this pretty refreshing compared to Kancolles lazy moe-shit. https://archive.md/kF1Ml
The other image you posted I don't even know what those are since I haven't seen either character anywhere in Victory Belles media, not even as topics for discussion, what are the ship names, cause those look like Gunboats.
An accurate portrayal of an actual fascist Patriot of Italy sounds like? Just like the interviews with Soviet ships had Soviet ideology and the American ships have America ideology etc. Is it politically correct? No. Is it accurate to the time? Yes. Is it interesting, I think so. I don't play the game so I don't know is that material is in there. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/1605976 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/1857065
See the archive.md link for a list of all the ship interviews as of 2017
>>9985>I have no stake in this, for the record, I just like the art design and found this pretty refreshing compared to Kancolles lazy moe-shit.
I mean, it does look unique at least, and semi-realistic judging by her clothes (the black character in the second pic)
Unique IPs: 7