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This is coming straight out of like 2004 but Has anyone here

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This is coming straight out of like 2004 but

Has anyone here made the mistake of reading or watching anything by this man?

Bokurano: Ours or Shadowstar?

He usually makes this suspense horror type junk but wtf if up with Noirin

It's 11 volumes of generic bike sports manga... does shit ever hit the fan? I need to know
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I've heard it ended without anything really explicit. But who knows, maybe I'm lied to, and I think part of the reason people read it was because of the suspense in seeing when shit gets out of hand.
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It's hard to believe that he's capable of making something without people dying...
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I really liked Bokurano, why would it be a mistake? It's like a mix of Eva and Madoka. And I literally just started Narutaru.
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>>138926736
>a mix of Eva and Madoka
Anon you are fucking retarded
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>>138926494
Or getting raped
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>>138926164
Kitoh usually gets knocked on for the whole edginess stuff, but when it comes to combat he does a really great job. There's some really cool stuff going on in Bokurano during the fights, my personal favorite being the artillery mech half a world away.
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>>138926846
Pretty sure Kitoh was way into EVA during his doujin era (who weren't in his age I suppose). He even designed one of the angels for the new movies.
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>>138926846

Don't read it, just don't
It never goes anywhere
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I read most of Bokurano but I really hated it. All but the last volume I think? I don't know why I stuck with it so long, really awful stuff.
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>>138927006
Im op and I loved bokurano, it's just that his stories are so miserable.

I'm so curious about Noirin but there is nothing about it online and I am not going to read bike manga for that long without knowing
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>>138927117
Only watched the anime
Did he ever try explaining who the heck was behind the mechs in the first place?
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>>138927204
Yeah not sure about that one, the most recent thing I've read of his was about a bunch of psychics that decide to play catcher in the rye by killing people that are mean.
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>>138927485
Isn't it like aliens trying to lower the number of universes or something? Via mecha battle. It's been a while since I read it.
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>>138926846
Are you seriously not seeing the obvious inspiration from Eva and for Madoka? It's not as good as them but there is clear influence and similarities.
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>>138927485
The anime and manga are like two different things. And it does get an explanation, although it's up to you if you find it satisfying.
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>>138927570
knowing his track record it's probably a big NOPE but thanks
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>>138927204
He's done some light hearted stuff before, though not as long as Noririn.

>>138927544
Basically. The actual explanation is irrelevant though, since it's utilized in the story more for thematic significance than any sort of pseudo-scientific logic.
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Do not even touch Narutaru it's trash
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>>138927874
it's not that bad
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>>138928043
I think by all common metrics it probably is shit, but it's unique in the way it's shit, and I respect Kitoh for making it.
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>>138927552
Eva influence yes but Madoka DID NOT EXIST YET
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>>138928421
No shit, that's why I said it got influence FROM Eva and was influence FOR Madoka
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>>138927874
The anime OP is the greatest misrepresentation of anything ever and I love it.
But that's it
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>>138928475
It also aired in a channel called "Kids station".
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>>138927552
>>138926846
>>138926736
The reason that comparing it to Eva is stupid, despite the obvious inspiration, is because Bokurano has none of the substance that Eva does.

In Bokurano, most of the characters receive next to no characterization up until it's their turn to die, at which point the story stops entirely to exposit on them, just so that their deaths can have an emotional impact on the viewer.

I know that talking about depth and substance is a minefield when it comes to Eva, but Bokurano is exactly what Eva would be without either of them. It's full of suffering for the sake of suffering, and its big cast of two dimensional characters can't begin to hold a candle to Eva's smaller but much infinitely more realized characters. They exist for no purpose except to die and make people feel sad.
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>>138928729
> It's full of suffering for the sake of suffering
It's almost like that's the point or something.
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>>138928729
Yes, it's very blatent about the death thing and I feel like it's intentionally aware of that.
But it's interesting seeing what the characters do once they realize their time is up. The entire story is about that feeling and the ways people cope with death. I stopped feeling too upset after a while but I still think it has some merit.
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Narutaru was pretty much like evangelion except with oodles of more despair, death and confusion.
Mostly the latter.

I should probably read it again.
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narutaru would've been better if Kitoh had time to make a fleshed out ending, but the plug got pulled and he had to rush something... it shows
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>>138926164
Bokurano's awesome though. Its a great story about people triumphing over their problems and facing their fate as best they can, with a few twists along the way to boot.
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One last 'has anyone read Noirin' bump
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>>138926164
but bokurano is good
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>>138927117

IMO Bokurano (the manga) is a solid 8.5/10. The ending is by far the best part. All the abject suffering ends up having a really poignant payoff. Narutaru on the other hand is hilariously bad torture porn.
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>>138928729

Bokurano is about finding grace and purpose in the face of monstrous despair. Notice how each arc focuses on a singular child starting with his or her life circumstances, and how they react/cope with inevitable death. If you want purposeless death Narutaru fits the bill.
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>>138928729
God, you Evafags. I literally said it's not as good as Eva, you admit yourself that the inspiration is obvious, how is it wrong to make the comparison? Bokurano is good, you're mostly complaining about the structure (linear development isn't necessarily bad, it wouldn't make a difference if the kids were developed at the start or just before they died). It doesn't need to be a masterpiece on the level of Eva to earn the right to make a vague comparison, they have strong similarities at least on a superficial level.
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>>138931970
man, maybe I'll complete the manga after all
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>>138930333
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