>not supporting the invisible storm
Shut up Ayano, go back to your show.
I haven't actually read it, but now I'm curious. I took a look at what wikipedia had to say about the book and it seems like it could have some similar themes or give a hint of what we're in for.
>The book's core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities
>Considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals of the day, including religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality
Hopefully someone more familar with the book and give us a little more insight to any other things worthy of noting.
That's pretty all the book is about. I read it and it's basically all about Heathcliff's spiral downwards. We already have some Victorian/Catholic ideals. And jealousy (from the bears?) and revenge (especially on Kureha's side) could come deeply into play.
Not a film reference, but there's absolutely been reference to the Sankebetsu brown bear incident. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident
Honestly if the reference to Wuthering Heights is more than just a passing mention then love could turn out to be the thing that royally fucks everyone up in the end.
'Never Give Up On Love' my ass
So, who do we think is the angel in the op? I think it's either
>Glasses girl, like Jessica in Dante's Inferno
or most likely
The goddess of yuri.
Cool >> Sexy >>>>> Beauty
Beauty is a degenerate and bear supporter. Sexy could go either way but he still endorsed degeneracy. Only Cool stands for humanity.
Would you drink yuri milk?
The gap between character QUALITY and cityscape quality is so big. The characters seem like they do not really fit there.
Is this symbolism for the condemnation of yuri in the postmodern society?
So was the glasses chick a bitch who was toying with Kureha's emotions and that's why they ate/killed her and there's some sort of misunderstanding where ears feed on love or something?
The constitution of Japan during the court scene
It's here too
>The black-headed gull is a bold and opportunistic feeder and will eat insects, fish, seeds, worms, scraps and carrion in towns, or take invertebrates in ploughed fields with equal relish. This is a noisy species, especially in colonies, with a familiar "kree-ar" call. Its scientific name means "laughing gull".
Also apparently there's a black-headed gull in Watership Down. Any possible link in this info to Yuri Kuma Arashi?
It wasn't really THAT confusing apart from the dream court to lily licking.
Bears have become extremely dangerous so humans seperated themselves from bears. Two bears cross that seperation to eat people. MC and her girlfriend are out of the closet but are being bullied for it. The bears attack her girlfriend.
It has only been an episode: there are only theories for now.
Got this one from the previous thread
I think it's cover almost everything
>apart from the dream court to lily licking
Pretty much the only thing that can be confusing. And it's still easy to understand what happened.
Did this even happen? It looked more like a desire or a dream. Of course it's possible that the bears really molested her during her sleep, but I doubt it. The scene was very surreal and I don't think we should take it literally.
This is going to be such a headache to find out if they ship here.
Uploading the .png to pomf for now. This is a low quality one that should be fine.
>That six sided star
Don't forget the six million grizzlies, killed by the cruel hunters.
There are more horror references. Here is one from Suspiria.
They were also featured on the official site shortly after the series was announced.
Concerning oversea orders
We do not accept orders from overseas
Shipping is only possible within Japan
How did we go from this
The birds on the stairs are always facing and flying in the direction of staircase rotation, away from the direction traveled.
Struck me as neat if nothing else.
>bear plushes are 6,000円each plush proxies and shipping
More like how will we get from that to this.
It is a bit weird how the op and ed show the three main girls as being generally happy, affectionate and loving towards one another given that the bears just ate human's girlfriend
Bullying in society. Kureha is pure and isn't afraid to show her love for Izumino and vice versa so they stand out for going against the norm and so they are bullied for daring to show their love, which is why friends are necessary for survival. You can't show romantic love for others, just friendship.
We're also getting prize figures from FuRyu soon. Hopefully that's a good sign for scales in the future.
Kinda like the child broiler in penguindrum then? Fits, kids back there were lost to society, tying into the themes of family in the show. For this, being mainly about lesbians, the invisible storm which was announced by the cutting of the lilies would be about the end of love between the girls. I felt it was more of a general feeling that sweeps through the school, so the effects of the storm could be more than just school girl bullying.
And she's pouring honey in the OP, so maybe they're trying to lure/trap the bears?
The other girl is class rep. Same hair and armband.
>You missed pink hair
I don't see Life Sexy's hair enough pink, at least not like Sanetoshi or Utena.
>they've met before is all but certain given that Ginko is wearing Kureha's mother's necklace
Yeah, I think this will come up later.
This is supposed to be an optical illusion right?
Someone said something similar in one of the past threads.
What is "memory"?
The symbol looks really familiar.
Lulu and Ginko's voices are adorable
>So, the class rep and teacher may be villains.
The invisible storm aren't the villains, degenerate.
>I really like class reps voice.
It's Aoi Yuuki (Madoka).
Here's the chart with more stuff I found here, including the suspiria reference.
Here's the full scale .png link.
Please post this chart on threads from now on. Can't wait for next week's episode.
>In Hinduism, honey (Madhu) is one of the five elixirs of immortality (Panchamrita). In temples, honey is poured over the deities in a ritual called Madhu abhisheka.
Yep, we're going to have a lot of fun together.
>Hindu mythology shows delightful endowments were symbolized by honey. When mem-sahib (woman) was forged by Twasktrie, the Hindu Vulcan, he mixed a little honey in the raw material.
Probably, but it's still interesting.
Love bitches, slay bears.
Maybe not related since we've already established the bird connection with her, but the teacher's surname is 箱仲(hakonaka) which is made of the kanji for box and relation, and "naka" can also mean inside.
Shit taste and lack of thought of their own. I'm sure they'll come around when half of our speculation get's leaked around to other places and then they can claim they liked it for how intelligent it was all along.
She'll succeed, probably. Maybe.
Why do I have the urge to see that flying shell at 60fps?
>It's her time to shine
>Gets Kuma Shock'd again
>complete false leads the way we went off on the Beatles stuff in Penguindrum
The Beatles references weren't false leads, they were very much there, they just had no relevance to the plot. There were lots of references to rock and roll music from that era. All the Triple H songs are songs from some Japanese rock band.
Do you think .308 is more than enough for brown bears or would it just be barely adequate?
No, they always show the eastern staircase.
Also, if you look closely, you can see that the birds on both sides fly towards the platform
Meaning they fly upwards on both sides
Are they really eating the girls or are they lesbian rapists? I felt like it was the latter the whole time.
And doesn't 'Invisible Storm' just mean bad shit is happening or going to happen? Like people saying a storm is brewing.
Watching both here. Most of the rest of the internet were probably traumatized by the first three episodes.
Need some of these, just to be on the safe side.
>Cross Ange contains multiple scenes of explicit lesbian sex, lesbian orgies, and lesbian rape.
>The story is interesting; the premise original and compelling.
>There's strong character development coupled with an excellent story driven plot.
>The animation quality is above reproach.
If you're not watching Cross Ange you're doing yourself a grave disservice.
>I'm sure they'll come around when half of our speculation get's leaked around to other places and then they can claim they liked it for how intelligent it was all along.
It's already begun.
>It's really good.
It was fun up until the last episode. The animation quality had been falling recently, and last episode just sort of killed a lot of the fun of the show. They went from raping Ange and wasting girls left and right to not being able to even kill off a relatively irrelevant side character and even revived tons of nameless lolis.
Penguindrum was an allegory for the 1995 Sarin Gas attack and this is an allegory for the Sankenbetsu Bear Incident.
Ikuhara likes to reference real life tragedies regularly, which is considered disrespectful in Japan.
>oppressive imagery of construction overshadows everything
>construction ostensibly to keep bad guys out
>bad guys get in anyways
>they imitate the sounds of construction
I'm already feeling the Ikuhara
Construction is going to be to this show what subways were to Penguindrum
The development process of that plane must've been awesome.
>Okay guys, we need to make a ground support airplane
>Let's build this huge chaingun that can fire fist-sized bullets
>Okay, it looks great. Now build a plane around it.
What? Ginko has black hair and pink clothes, the black bear has pink accessories. Lulu has brown hair and green clothes, the brown bear has green accessories. You're just confused.
Lulu is definitely the brown bear
>Honey, like the bees, is known to be a symbol of spirituality, and also of poetic inspiration. Honey was looked upon as a nourishment “a food of the saints and gods”.
Is she fucked?
No, but Kureha is. They really worked her
They can't attack her because the bears don't know if someone loves her/she loves someone. When the bears talked about eating Kureha, they were refering to eat the one she loves. At this point, she must be 'invisible' for the bears.
it's a metaphorical lesbian blowjob
I really need to look through yuricam again
Memory is the music box in Kureha's room with her mother's picture.
This is also where the moon symbol comes from.
Lulu has the same voice actor as Ringo's ganguro bitch friend from Penguindrum.