Comfy thread for comfy anime. Horriblesubs is out.
Am I the only one who thinks that even think of abolishing the Inspection department was really strange? How did it seem logical to them?
I get the speech about peaceful times with no inner strife etc. etc., but greed doesn't depend on current political situation, it is ever present. Why did so many of them seem to think that they were not needed?
It's far worse than that, anon. It's
Yes, the corruption came to my mind as well, but as you said, outright abolishing the whole department isn't subtle at all.
Although now that I think of it... Perhaps the chief who came up with the idea never really intended to abolish it at all? Maybe he just wanted to see the reactions of others to determine who may be happy at the development and thus could be corrupt? They did say that you can never say what he's thinking, so perhaps it was a test of sorts.
But it's probably pointless to try guess these things after one episode.
Yeah that would make sense. I kinda don't think any of the 5 chiefs is an actual "villain" but as you said that was just episode 1, too early to really speculate .
By the way is the manga translated?
Nothing beyond what we've already seen. Chapter 2 was restructured a bit for the episode.
The stuff with the fire, cigarettes being some sort of extreme luxury for some reason and all the state intrigue. I'm hooked.
Jean makes my dick hard.
that uniform is pure sex
I want the jacket
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Not my usual cup of tea at all, but I enjoyed the first episode. Jean is great.
Not sure if it's going to keep my interest, since I find political maneuvering boring as fuck, but I'm giving it the 3 episodes.
I fucking love slow paced stories about bureaucracy.
I'm not being ironic
Something about this scene really gets me, I don't know why.
Fuck that, we need more stuff like this.
Just watching him pat himself down for his lighter is neat to watch. Especially cause it's been shown that he tends to forget his lighter everywhere, so in a way, this is like the climax of the episode for me.
We're one episode in.
The first episode was entirely introducing a couple of characters and the world, so it was definitely pretty slow, although they hinted a bit at plot at the end. Just have to wait and see how it goes.
I'm trying to quit smoking, fuck this show.
No, it's cute.
They pay a lot of attention to her hair. How much of their budget do you think is allocated to it?
I'm just curious to see where he's getting them from.
Holy shit, imouto is the cutest girl this season.
I agree, I actually don't have any complaints about the first episode at all - loved it, really. I made that graphic to poke fun at the anons from yesterday that were questioning why smoking is featured so prominently. Smoking is clearly going to play a bigger role than 'aesthetics'.
I believe they actually are. You remember how they referenced him smoking in the central square every day, and then one day he chose not to because he felt watched?
Stuff like that is a common signal in spy stuff (I've been compromised) but considering he openly stated that he felt watched after he came home made me wonder whether that was red herring or chance for the viewer to realize it.
Episode 2 preview and summary
Shin Wakabayashi on direction and storyboards which is good, but the animation is outsourced to the Koreans at DR MOVIE.
The little sister is the one preparing the suitcase of catalogues so maybe it's actually her business and Jean uses his job to get her connections inside the government for big sales.
iktf. Parka with reverse-facing pockets (meant to prevent shit from falling out in a blizzard with 50 mph winds). The top flaps are the normal pocket direction but the insides are angled "backwards"
Honestly this was my first assumption. He did say that guys from Inspection department don't get paid as much as the cops do and cops seem to consider themselves to be poorfags. Where does he get money for cigarettes, then? I imagine that he gets a cut of profits for renting the apartments, but it's not unreasonable to assume that he's also distributing catalogs for money.
>but it's not unreasonable to assume that he's also distributing catalogs for money.
Wouldn't the pay be literal pennies? Then again, tobacco is a luxury so I guess it wouldn't be that strange. That or commission from sales of course.
His sister was talking about
>maintaining family business
so I assumed that their parents own real estate and vending machines catalogues are also because it's their company that the sister takes care of
It wasn't that bad even if the exposition was a bit clumsy. Now we can move onto better things, I'm curious what will happen next.
Though I'm annoyed by the number of characters they introduced, I have memory of a goldfish when it comes to remembering names irl, let alone in muh Chinese cartoons.
I liked the art, op, animation, and everything else. But to me, it felt kind of dry. I'm hoping for things to happen, and it starts getting some more action soon.
The ending was good, and the constant talk of arson and peddling in cigarettes, but I really need some higher stakes in this. Some danger.