Yuri Kuma Arashi thread.
what does it smell like?
Good way to start a thread. Now we memespout until someone has something to say, right?
Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, then. In any case, next time I use shoujo ai, and the majority of people don't know what I mean, I'll consider dropping it
It is character-driven, but the characters themselves are symbolic, so you could just as easily say that the story is moved forward by the themes and symbols. When I say I dislike a Utena, I don't mean I dislike the idea of a teenager holding onto her idealism while facing the adult world, I mean I dislike that dick-chasing self-righteous 14-year-old.
Ikuhara would say that the scent of Ginko's crotch contains all the secrets of the universe
How is this wall supposed to keep bears out of society if they are built randomly like this.
Judging by all the rampant lesbianism that's going on in the school it clearly isn't working very well.
maybe they're like Black Bullet walls. The walls contain anti-gay material which makes bears go away.
>In any case, next time I use shoujo ai, and the majority of people don't know what I mean, I'll consider dropping it
I'm in favour of encouraging the elimination of the term rather than aiding its persistence but I guess it's better than nothing. It's not like I'm new to yuri, but that term holds no nostalgia for me.
It's hard to tell what someone means by "old" on the internet, but I'm not exactly young myself.
This anime is super deep and interesting I really love its symbolism, which should be in more animes.
Birds, triangles, lilies, drawers, honey, colors (dissonance), the Ego and the Id
reminder that Sumika did nothing wrong and was a true lesbian
To each his own. Worst case scenario, I'll be misunderstood, and the thread turns into a loli thread
Lulu confirmed for preggers
I'm going to be legitimately sad if she's actually dead/we never see her again
Just once, but it kind of stuck out. We'll see if it comes up again.
>See Horrible subs release come out
>Decide to rip the subs and use a decent raw after seeing all the terrible Horriblesubs screenshots
>Use ffmpeg, can't find subs in channel zero, I must not being doing this right
>Use MKVtools, subtitle extraction also fails
>Open the video
Literally worse than Hitler. When will these localization companies die already? At least my autism didn't stop me from watching the thing. I laughed my ass of once it got saphic and our antagonist started getting it on.
So is it pretty much bear of the week at this point?
I'm getting the pattern
pure love = not bear
lust = bear
just gotta figure out the importance of the main two bears and bear court
True love tastes like pomegranates and honey.
Pomegranates as in fertility or death?
The tomboy is the last listen character on the site, everyone else has already been in and doing stuff. She will probably have some part in the next episodes.
Shit, I didn't know that you could do that. I will try that out next week. Thanks anon!
Remove tumblr, post webms.
So...what's the new reaction guys for this episode?
Got it: http://board.futakuro.com/jk2/res/1028060.htm
This crazy, silly ep confirms that Ikuhara's written a dramatic comedy. Fun stuff.
I hope there's more shock in store than the revelation of many people actually being bears.
The way i saw it in this episode is that bears = openly gay/out of the closet. The bears talk about distinguishable people taste better and it would also fit to the whole invisibility thing the court asks them. Maybe death by bears is only metaphorical death or some shit and Sumika is no longer with humans since she became openly homo.
Should be an edit of this
Bears seek out people who aren't invisible because they want relationships with girls who actually have personalities and value their relationships enough to resist the force of conformity.
There is silly. Evil dominatrix dyke is trying to make the MC all hers, while true love has to prevail somehow. I actually like it being less grounded than Penguindrum. Less boring that way.
Invisible storm is society's pressure to conform and not stand out. Conformed people taste bland because they do not stay true to their desires and fit into the square/angles. The bears stay true to their desires and want to eat humans without offering any bullshit excuses, they just want to eat humans and there desires are granted. The unique people who stay true to their desires are represented in circles.
Those who conform/become invisible get eaten anyway by bears that turned themselves invisible
Those who don't confirm also get eaten.
Is this the double standard of yuri? Where lesbian relationships aren't taken seriously regardless of how explicit it is in nature?
We're only at 2 episodes, I'm sure they know what they're doing. Remember the Utena movie? She turns into a car because it's an analogy involving the automobile industry treating their products like whores. Deep.
Anon, Student Prez is hard yandere for Kureha
She's just eliminating the competition
by any means necessary
One of us is very wrong
>She turns into a car because it's an analogy involving the automobile industry treating their products like whores. Deep.
Finally, someone that gets it
Yeah, I sort of got how the court scene fit in the narrative in the first episode, but when it happened in the second I was completely lost.
Strange shit happened in Utena's fights and Penguindrum's strategies, but characters acknowledged that strange shit was happening then and it fit in the narrative.
Yuri Bears didn't do that this episode, no one acknowledges the second court scene and it doesn't seem to have had any impact on this episode.
But it's early, and I'm hoping this anon >>119733761 is right and the staff knows what they're doing.
>bear dies to a single headshot
why don't they just fight back if its this easy to kill a bear?
>So many memes from this show.
Class Prez want to save Kureha to eat later. Squirrel was going to kill her so she eliminated her.
It sets up a contrast to Ruru/Ginko, who seem to get along fine with Ginko ignoring Ruru antics but not actively harming her.
He means this.
Daily reminder that if you like tomboys you are, for all intents and purposes, a homosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that).
No. It is an all boys school.
The story takes place in the future when feminists take over all form of government and force humanity into slavery. Enacting revenge upon the male population, they are forced to have boobs and take dildos up the butt with crazy hormones and stuff.
bears are a metaphor for their manliness lost over the generations and how boys now fear becoming one with nature and stuff.
Forgot my pic.
Just noticed this, in the shooting range, the bears are eating fish, but here, the fish is eating the bear?
>in a Morishima thread
Without reading the accompanying text and only looking at this image, what kind of story did you think it would turn out to be?
I thought it was some kind of 1970's spy girl flick involving bears for some reason.
Pretty similar to the fetus pose Kureha makes when she falls and the court begins.
>some faggot points out what every retard in this thread seems to spout out
>autism all around. Explodes like an active volcano
And thus, the circle of life continues.
You have only yourselves to blame.
memearound here. It's a curse word invented by XieWhoMustNotBeNamed.
Make sure you consult a thesaurus next time.
I mean I understand the metaphors and symbolism, but I'm not sure what else is to the core plot at this moment. I'm not sure they're doing a good or bad job of making the protagonists likable even. They're cute/hot, but what else? And are they basically going to just say that heteronormality is evil, case closed? That seems a tad shallow as of now.
All the "Yuri" girls are bears. The others are neutral, third faction, or Invisible Storm. Kureha has a delicious smell because she's a regular girl who doesn't back down on love and become invisible.
Holy shit, I just realized that the court bears have the same color scheme as the MCs.
Student Prez will win the Kurehabowl
And she'll kill anyone that says otherwise
someone figure out if all the reused animation this episode actually exceeds half the episode because it felt like I was rewatching the first episode again. Except with more tits.
So things that were explicated this episode:
Being 'included' is a necessary condition for being invisible
To not be invisible is to be excluded
Refusing to back down on love is a sufficient condition for exclusion
Excluded individuals are a highly preferable target for bears.
Blooming lilies signify love
This also implies that the "invisible storm" involves inclusion, and that this somehow contravenes love for the excluded (the blooming lilies were said to have been cut down by the invisible storm).
There is also this one bear being swallowed by the fish.
>the tattered streaks on the yellow/black warning paw print pattern is too low res to trace properly
>the font used on Danzetsu no Court is actually 2-3 different fonts that are all behind a paywall that have also been even further modified
Why is all of my fun being taken away from me.
Now go back and read all those Madoka doujins.
>Salmon are the food source of bears
>Bears prey on salmon, and salmon have no means of fighting back
>People are the food source for yuribears
>Yuribears prey on people, and people have no means of fighting back
>MC is prey that's determined to fight back
I wonder how off the mark we will be when we get the whole story.
>when we get the whole story
You don't know how this goes, do you?
Penguindrum has been finished for years and we still don't have 'the whole story'.
There will never be a definitive, all encompassing interpretation of the purpose or meaning behind the content of this show. Barthe agreed, don't bother him about it
Make the first episode fairly normal so we can relate and grow attached to main characters. Make them feel more human (even some are bears), make Kureha say something along the lines of "wait a fucking minute, what's going on in here exactly?"
It feels like we came at the wrong moment, instead of starting from the beginning we're watching from the middle.
>It feels like we came at the wrong moment, instead of starting from the beginning we're watching from the middle.
Starting a story in media res is fairly standard story telling. Read more books anon.
I don't get your point. You're saying that because people talk about it the wall isn't a metaphor. In both Utena and Penguindrum, being a metaphor never stopped something from existing materially.
>make Kureha say something along the lines of "wait a fucking minute, what's going on in here exactly?"
Please no. It would completely ruin the sense of surrealism if the characters start to point it out explicitly.
Can anyone fix this?
I can't save this if it looks so shitty
I couldn't unsee Chespin as the bear girl who got shot
You got some brain problems. son. This chart will help you out.
God, haven't you seen Penguindrum? First episode is for the most part standard siblings living happily, only later things start getting crazy. But thanks to that introduction characters felt more human and genuine.
You mean your point that you wanted the characters dumbed down with their motives explained or having them sit and explain plot elements, so that idiots like yourself can watch the show without having to thing. Yeah I understood you, people like you are why the Transformers movies make so much money.
It's a symbolic thing. It's like putting your foot in the door, except instead of the door, it's her legs. Now she can't close them, meaning she can't physically or metaphorically close herself off to your advances. Outside of explicit sexual context, closing your legs is a body language signal of withdrawing from a conversation or engagement with another person emotionally. It's setting up an emotional barrier, like crossing your arms.
Knee-between-the-legs is an aggressive position of sexual initiative. It doesn't really happen outside of cartoons and fiction, it's just there to illustrate visually what is happening subtextually.
MPD and Utena also took some time before they started to really focus on their themes and get surreal.
This show is shorter than those, so it seems like we're starting off right it the thematic 'meat' of things.
I think you don't understand how metaphors work anon, a wall can be both a physical wall and a metaphorical wall, like saying the Berlin Wall was both physically and metaphorically a wall separating communism and capitalism or western and eastern powers.
That's a fucking terrible example.
Why waste words telling the reader what colour the curtains were if the colour holds no meaning? There's presumably a reason, however tiny, that the author went for blue and not blood red or something. Even just 'it fit the mood', which unsurprisingly is exactly what the teacher is getting at.
Life Sexy: The anime director. In determining what to include, the ultimate consideration is over what is sexy. This is the intention of the series after all.
Life Cool: Shounenfags who like "cool" anime. Every little bit of sex is "fanservice." If the bears eat at all they are "overeating." Etc.
Life Beauty: The fans. They love the series so they have a nuanced understanding of it and are eager to defend it. But in doing so they have a tendency to overinterpret and see too much "beauty," when really the only concern was that it be "sexy."
>crush the box
Obviously you have to be careful, but I have to say: Women push a 3kg child out of there on a regular basis. It's not so fragile as that.
The clit being covered in at least one layer of clothing also prevents you from being too rough with it.
I don't like to do it too much personally, as it's more fun to have clothes off, but I've never heard an "ow" or something like that while doing it.
Why was prez excited for the invisible storm in the end?
The invisible storm struck Sumika first before she was eaten by prez. What is the storm and what purpose does it serve for the bears in people clothing?
Yeah, you'd probably have to have a good windup to make it painful (in which case it doesn't matter whether the kicker is a boy or girl). Pressure isn't going to hurt.
Was Sumika anymore 'openly homo' than Kureha was, though? If girls are eaten for being too openly homo, than Kureha had just as much a right to be yurikuma'd as Sumika.
What's so special about fish-face
>All the "Yuri" girls are bears. The others are neutral, third faction, or Invisible Storm. Kureha has a delicious smell because she's a regular girl who doesn't back down on love and become invisible.
She'll be the pinnacle of a lesbian who's not afraid
She was probably just an easier target, more vulnerable, or perhaps despite being openly homo, wasn't actually as in-love with Kureha as Kureha was with her
Sumika was the beaver-bear that got killed this episode
>When I hear "cool anime" I think the second stage of fandom with Death Note and Code Geass. Shounen is first entry level.
True, but that's still the same category of fans who dislike all fanservice as a rule.
See this, what do you do?
I enjoy YuriKuma, so far the imagery is okay.
In MPD you ended up with scenes that were purely meta.
Then you had stuff like Sanetoshi going from some interesting observer-like character to some shitty kid cartoon tier villain, Momoka being Jesus.
Any /k/ fags here? On a hunting trip Why bring a bolt action hunting rifle when you can bring a minigun, flamethrower or a mortar and coconuts?
Damn. I hadn't noticed either.
She's cute. Looks like she can bearly stay awake though.
I like this show a lot more than penguindrum. I think Ikuhara's just running out of gas.
I still hope that's a lie.
Maybe it's said to be 1 cour because the second one is actually a bear. Second wave of the storm.
It's not just you anon. This sort of thing doesn't usually tickle me, but yuri kuma is making it hilarious. It must be because the show is playing it straight and the seiyuu are driving it home.
It just seems that Yuri Kuma is far more similar to the latter half of Penguindrum than the first half, since it more abstract and seems like it will sacrifice consistency in the plot to convey the message.
Also, Sanetoshi is still a pretty interesting villain.
>NTR'd Sumika from Kureha
>Killed Sumika because she was in the way of getting close to Kureha
>Become Kureha's closest friend
>Cockblock Ginko and Lulu from stealing Kureha away
>Reverse seduced Squirrel-chan
>Hunted down Ginko and Lulu, probably to kill them both
>Killed Squirrel-chan because she got too close to Kureha
Why is Student Prez the best?
Didn't want to ruin the upholstery.
The themes are more abstract - though we're only 2 eps in and they may become more clearer by then.
However, we have Meta in acceptable levels - which was a horrid thing in the second half of MPD.
As for Sanetoshi, I don't think he was particularly interesting. He was you usual "I'll get back to the world, because its not fair to me" type of villain.
Wow what the fuck?
>He was you usual "I'll get back to the world, because its not fair to me" type of villain.
Which worked really well in a narrative about how unfair the world is, in which there was a physical place called the "Child Broiler" where unwanted children went
No idea. I figure they'll be asked one more time before we find out what's up with it.
I thought Konomi would be in court this time; guess you only go if you're trying to eat.
I think there might be a little yuri in this show, guys.
What exactly do you mean by Penguindrum being meta?
And Sanetoshi certainly has more depth than you attribute to him. He's frustrated with society and doesn't believe there is a better way to change it than to use force. Momoka, on the other hand, believes in the extremely idealistic 'love can solve everything' approach, and Sanetoshi think's that's bullshit. Even in the end, he doesn't believe that sharing fortune can solve anything, and that it's just a matter of time for people to resort to terrorism again.
>Ginko and Lulu watching Student Prez pull the moves on Kureha and sumika
>"I know, let's toss a brick at them! That'll show her!"
>Student Prez sees Squirrel-chan trying to steal Kureha away from her