Is there a reason the story is set in faux Mesopotamia? Why are there horses in a faux Mesopotamia? Why are there so many white people in a faux Mesopotamia? Why is everyone's name not Mesopotamian?
I cannot keep watching this because of the above questions. Why is it set in a faux Mesopotamia? Is there a reason that justifies this, or is it just cultural appropriation?
What is the point of setting it in Mesopotamia when the characters are not aware that they are in Mesopotamia and the setting, aside from the buildings, is not Mesopotamia? It feels surreal. I'm on episode three, and I just can't continue.
step pyramids and bricks were invented multiple places and times because they're like the simplest and most obvious things emerging civilizations can start building in their city-states.
they are definitely more broadly associated with mesoamerica than mesopotamia since semi-modern europeans were around to see them being actually used.
He just told you, dumbfuck. It's not necessarily supposed to emulate the real world; quite the opposite, in fact. Would you prefer another shitty Japanese high school setting?
Maybe it would have sold more if it had been
So there is no point to it being set in Mesopotamia aside from "look at that pretty building and feathered dress, but don't get confused and think they hold any relevance to the story."
There is a reason high school romances take place in high schools. It makes fucking sense.
Imagine Mouretsu Pirates except remove anything related to sci-fi plotwise, but keep them on a space ship.
>Why are there horses in a faux Mesopotamia? Why are there so many white people in a faux Mesopotamia? Why is everyone's name not Mesopotamian?
Because it's not Mesopotamia, it's just faux Mesopotamia
>Is there a reason the story is set in faux Mesopotamia?
Maybe the author liked step pyramids. Why is every fantasy setting faux European Middle Ages? Because people likes castles.
And that's why anime is going down the shitter. Feels bad, man.
Not like what's pictured in the OP which is clearly late pre-columbian America.
Mesopotamian step pyramids mostly sport a baked brick work finish (no outer stone layer) like early Egyptian examples.
They did it before than Aztecs, so they are pioneers. They obviously didn't teach them, but as other anon said, step building designs and bricks are like the Naruto of civilization, the first steps, the gateway.
Have you never thought about a story before?
You do not just tack on a setting. You build a story around a setting. With this story we have a Sengoku shooter, a Medieval lancer, a modern trapper, and all of them fill a faux Mesopotamia.
>step pyramids and bricks were invented multiple places and times because they're like the simplest and most obvious things emerging civilizations can start building in their city-states.
>don't get all autistic about it
>You do realize Mesopotamia pioneered the step pyramids and brick construction, right?
Bricks maybe, but ziggurats... mmm.... big ones, yeah, small and medium ones, I'd check Western Europe megalithic cultures (France, Ireland, Britain, Spain, etc) before making that assumption.
Anyway, there was not enough contact between European, Mesopotamian and (much less) Mesoamerican cultures to influence each other in this matter.
And what does "Mesopotamia invented step pyramids" have ANYTHING to do with Rokka being based on South American civilizations?
Your argument is as retarded as saying "this fictional world with samurai and ninja is actually not based in Japan, but China, because they use chopsticks and the Chinese invented those".
While it's true that both cultures used megalithic ziggurats, there are differences in how they actually built their structures.
In this case the stairs give it away.
The aztecs and similar cultures devised their temples in this way so that while going up one would have to bow down, and also so that when throwing someone off the top he would be torn to pieces and splatter at the bottom.
The mesopotamians of course, not having such traditions, had no need for such steep stairs.
American education everyone.
>remove anything related to sci-fi plotwise, but keep them on a space ship.
That could actually be pretty cool.
Imagine a whole feudal society inside a massive space ship, perhaps it would be better to upgrade it to a station like Babylon 5 scale ... and I just remembered where I'd seen that done before, Gundam ZZ.