Re: Strawberry Panic vs Simoun - the battle you've all been waiting for!
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "atheniag" <anilesbocon01@...> wrote:
>Yep the battle is on. I like how Erica-chan described this battle
> [Spoilers may happen. Avoid if you really, really, really hate
> Welcome to the Spring Yuri Showdown! I know you've all been waiting on
> pins and needles for this battle - as have I. And here we are at last.
> In the red corner we have "Strawberry Panic" based on the short
> stories of the same name from Dengeki G's Magazine, home of lots of
> loli girls doing bishoujo game poses. Yuri by guys for guys, okay? OK.
> In the blue corner we have newcomer "Simoun" from "Yuri Hime", home
> of, erm, yuri for women by women.
> The red corner comes out swinging with lots of school uniforms! I am
> not kidding - we had a solid five minutes of dissussion on the
> features and individual cuteness of each school's uniform. Great for
> those who can't get enough of detailed discussions of crinoline!
> "Strawberry Panic" has every single schoolgirl cliche in the book -
> she's late, she's clumsy, she manages to have absolutely NO clue
> whatsoever about the schools she entering - she's our heroine Nagisa!
> Welcome Nagisa, cute, slightly underachieving girl who is not as
> annoying as her manga counterpart, thank heavens. Nagisa is
> immediately targeted as a patsy by uber-cool, seductive and strangely
> boring Shizuna, who is every girl at all three schools dream.
> "Strawberry Panic" weighs in finally with two almost-kisses, some
> sexual tension, creepy friendly roommate and uniforms!
> Now the blue corner steps forward with - omg! amazing graphics and a
> production value I haven't seen since Ghost in the Shell:Innocence. Is
> that CGI over watercolor? I feel faint. Screw schoolgirl uniforms -
> give me good art any day. Nota Mamiko voices an enemy drone, so that
> we get her perspective on the war and a vision of Simoun as the enemy.
> And then, oh no! Two kisses in the first few minutes! It's a solid hit
> for "Simoun." Ships that don't look like the same-old same-old, could
> it be that there is character development too? "Strawberry Panic" is
> looking weaker by the moment.
> More kisses...
> It's the final round - war is brutal my friends, while we watch Nota
> Mamiko's character die a not-at-all symbolic death. But the victory is
> a Pyrrhic one - our princess is scarred and frightened. Enter
> protagonist/catalyst Aru who is again, not as annoying as her manga
> counterpart, as she now has some context.
> And its a TKO for "Simoun" with a real story, great point-of-view
> effect, and excellent art!
.Specially "red corner VS the blue corner". Let see which redberry or
blueberry team take the center stage!
- First, I'd like to say "Sue! You've de-lurked! Only took you five years! ;)"
On 4/28/06, Susan Davis <futabachan@...> wrote:
> --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Chalcahuite <ximatl@...> wrote:
> > On Apr 20, 2006, at 8:41 AM, atheniag wrote:
> > > Well the fansubbers definitely didn't make it easy.
> > No, but spending some time in the forums helped a lot. I don't fault
> > the fansubbers too badly as a lot of the terms are turning out to
> > more Latin than French, and nobody is really sure of a consensus.
> Episode 2 was a lot better than episode 1, although there are still
> some very questionable romanization choices ("Call" for "koru" instead
> of "Chor" or "Corps;" "Simula" for "shivyura" instead of "Sibylla," et
> cetera). Hopefully, the rest of the series will be more along episode
> 2's lines....
Yeah, I have to agree that the subbing on ep 1 frustrated me. The
grammar was weak and I wasn't always sure what they were trying to
say. I'm going to probably rewatch ep 1 before starting ep 2.