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It's Mawaru Penguindrum all over again. I'm calling it now.

>every episode is formulaic
>goofy animal theme that has no real meaning beyond being "cute"
>reliance on overly dramatic, metaphorical transformation sequence
>insistence on "deep" themes, but inability to ground itself in reality or follow through
>leaves the viewer with fundamental questions about what even happened in the episode, rather than more interesting questions about the nature of the events from the episode (such as with Death Parade, for example)
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>>119778145
are you really that stupid to think that death parade is a better show than yuri kuma


if yes this is not the right show for you
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I can safely say that anyone who enjoys this unironically is a fucking waste of life.
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>>119778384
>are you really that stupid to think that death parade is a better show than yuri kuma
That's not even what I said (although it is). What I said is that the questions people had at the end of Death Parade, about why Decim sent the woman to Hell and the man to Heaven, are of a fundamentally different nature than the questions people had at the end of Yuri Kuma (i.e., what the fuck is happening in this nonsensical story?).
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>>119778426
do you just say that because you don't have the basic critical thinking skills to comprehend this show mayhaps?
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>>119778494
>claims to "comprehend" Yuri Kuma Arashi
Explain, then.
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>>119778491
>Hell
>Heaven
You're really retarded, huh?
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>>119778552
The show is not yet over.
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>>119778670
This is called having no other retort than to play "pretend I'm smarter than him."
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>>119778683
That is the worst cop-out ever. You can't go claiming people are just too dumb to get it if you can't even explain it properly yourself. It's either deep or it's not, unless you're just jerking off to how smart you think you are.
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>>119778964
Retardation confirmed.
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>>119778683
dont give me that shit now
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At least penguindrum was enjoyable at the start then went to shit. I think Ikuhara get far too much credit for Utena.
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Penguins of Penguindrum symbolized the characters and what they were going through.

also the events of Yuri Kuma is pretty obvious unlike Penguindrum
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>>119779187
None of those things you said were obvious.
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Seizon senryaku > shit > Yuri shonin
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>>119779230
yeah they were
>three penguins
>three MCs
>one of them female in both groups
>one of the MC is a playboy
>one of the penguins reads porn and steals panties

it was more difficult trying to find out what the monkey in Utena represented
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>>119778491
The questions people had at the end of Death Parade were because they were over thinking a simple show with questions that were easily answered with common sense and only made complicated by baseless assumptions. Speculating what symbols mean toward the message of the show before they're thoroughly explained is different. People who ask what the hell is happening either need to spend a few minutes assessing what's going on or stop shitposting.

>why Decim sent the woman to Hell and the man to Heaven
I suppose it's people with a fundamental misunderstanding of what they watched that think Death Parade is deep.
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>Discussing if Death Parade or Yuri Kuma is the deeper anime
>When it's obvious that pic related is by far the most sophisticated anime of the season.
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>>119779809
>because they were over thinking a simple show with questions that were easily answered
Except that they're not, because there are several viable explanations.
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The first two eps of Penguindrum were much better
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>>119779809
What a stupid post. The mere fact that people could argue about what happened in Death Parade proves me right. The fact that whatever is happening in Yuri Kuma Arashi could be answered by a simple explanation is how it differs fundamentally from a more intelligently-written show. That is, people aren't arguing one way or the other with Yuri Kuma. We just want to know what the fuck is going on, like in Ergo Proxy. It's not a metaphor if it's incomprehensible.
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>>119780012
The first eps of penguindrum were crap
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>>119778145
You sound like you just don't enjoy abstract works in general. There is nothing wrong with making surreal and highly metaphorical works, and some people even enjoy that approach.
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>>119778145
You meant "It's Ikuhara all again".
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>>119780012
nah it was worse

at least the characters of YK isn't entirely unlikable, that's something
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>>119780209
lowqualitybait.jpg
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>>119780118
>We just want to know what the fuck is going on
Bears try to eat cute girls. There, it's really not hard to understand.
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>>119778145
>>leaves the viewer with fundamental questions about what even happened in the episode
How is this a bad thing? Come back when you've read more surrealist literature.
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>>119779991
>They must have gone on their honeymoon long after they married despite being given a time frame by her pregnancy!
>Her friend didn't change her name because x!
>She cheated and lied, but the wasn't lying before when she was denying she cheated!
No, anon, the viable explanations are just baseless assumptions made over complicating something that's supposed to be simple.

>>119780118
>The mere fact that people could argue about what happened in Death Parade proves me right
>It's not a metaphor if it's incomprehensible
>What a stupid post
I agree, your post was stupid. This shit isn't incomprehensible, use your head, anon.
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Shock!
Bear shock!
I may not get it, but I still love it.
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ZETTAI UNMEI MOKURUSHIROKU
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>>119780285
>She cheated and lied, but the wasn't lying before when she was denying she cheated!
what?
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>>119780232
>eat
>the anime shows pic related as the "eating"
>we know it's a "yuri" show
Explain.
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>>119778145
You forgot

>Goes full retard halfway through and becomes a mess of melodrama and faux symbolism.
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>>119780176
>>119780209
This is exactly why no one likes Yurifags
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>>119780387
It's a dream-like sequence. They don't really eat her. It should be pretty obvious after this episode when it happened again.
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why the fuck are faggots discussing Death Parade in this thread?
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>>119780285
>something that's supposed to be simple
This is where the term "simpleton" comes from. It's for people just like you who believe that everything is "simple" and can't comprehend any concepts that might imply a deeper meaning.

>implying Death Parade is "simple"
>thinks Yuri Kuma Arashi is "deep"
:^)
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Seizon senryaku was much better than all this Pointless court
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>>119780229
well yeah the YKs are unlikable

but as unlikable as Penguindrum characters? that's saying too much
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>>119780285
So you think it was complete straightforward? She cheated and then she told her husband that she cheated and went to hell for that, or what? Please tell us your super simple explanation for the episode.
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>>119780469
>they eat her
>they don't really eat her
And yet they held a funeral service for the girl. What is the supposedly "obvious" element that I am missing from this equation?
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>>119778145
>leaves the viewer with fundamental questions about what even happened in the episode, rather than more interesting questions about the nature of the events from the episode (such as with Death Parade, for example)
Don't you have anything better to do than incite fanbase wars?
Both shows are good in their own ways. They aren't very comparable.
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>>119780474
There are several YKA threads up now, this one shouldn't even exist anyway.
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>>119780550
They didn't eat Kureha, but they ate another student. It is simple.
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>>119780603
You shouldn't even exist.
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>>119780232
Pretty much this. The only thing that's still very unclear is the role of the court scenes/judges, but then a lot of the things about the repeating scene in Penguindrum were never that clear either.

It's a show about bears trying to infiltrate the human world to prey on them and humans trying to protect themselves. It's also about one girl losing her lover to the bears and trying to deal with that.

It's also soaked in symbolism, of course, so on a meta level it's about lesbians and yuri as a genre, though exactly how everything relates isn't necessarily clear yet because we're only two episodes in.
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>>119780615
How is that simple? It wasn't even implied anywhere in the show.
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>>119780669
It was explicitly shown.
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