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Real World Problems in Anime? - - THE VICE PIT

What happens when anime takes on current events? Sam finally gets to watch the "Great Recession" fantasy C-CONTROL and he's got a spirited disagreement with Tom its weight on the "Rock or Suck?" scale.

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    Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk

    Sam Weller is a writer and actor who's scribed for shows like FIRST EDITION, GEEK THERAPY, and most recently BATGIRL: SPOILED. He also really likes anime. To know what is going to happen next, follow@cravesam

    Destinyheroknighton Nov. 28, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.

    Hmm, I got nothing

    I guess I fail LOL!

    Nightwolfon Nov. 28, 2012 at 11:29 a.m.

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    Hmm, I got nothing

    I guess I fail LOL!

    I'm with you there.

    Marshal Victoryon Nov. 28, 2012 at noon

    Great vid guys.Really mean that was alota furious head noding on my part to what both yall was saying.

    Reguarding the assinment... all to easy!

    Psycho-Pass

    because it showcases the "perfect big goverment " an its not perfect. In many respects this show may well be way more political than the creators intended.You just dont have gun control. You have life control. You become a criminal just by having to many "bad" thoughts.

    Jormungand an Jormungand: Perfect Order

    Violence as well as weapon sales across the world.Boy soilders to larger world problems.Show highlights who owns the most weapons an its not who you think.Not sure if the large goal Koko Hekmatyar has but it seems weapons are a means to a larger ends.

    These two shows jump out at me on 1st watch as maybe something a bit more than what you see.Simlar to C - CONTROL #1 where we shaw posiblities i think tword the end of the series much of what could have been never showed up.Its by no means a horrid series its well above average in many respects.

    But what Tom says is true i belive some themes draged out to long dont work .I think if draged to long could then becomes a subplot, not the foucs.Thats what this kinda felt like.Again good vid guys.

    Waleson Nov. 28, 2012 at 1:53 p.m.

    C or "Anime for Ayn Rand fans".

    jj_jacksonon Nov. 28, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.

    How about welcome to the NHK anime?? if anyone has seen that, that is..or maybe thats more of a japan type of problem the character was having..oh well i gave it a shot.

    KingSolomonon Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:34 a.m.

    I think paranoia agent, was a good reflection of how the media can effect someone's life style. Even if it was a little over the top....

    No_name_here staff on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:26 p.m.

    @Nightwolf said:

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    Hmm, I got nothing

    I guess I fail LOL!

    I'm with you there.

    I suppose we scored some Midas dollars for this video then. Haha...

    @Wales said:

    C or "Anime for Ayn Rand fans".

    Haha... No kidding! Put this on the double feature with the anime version of ATLAS SHRUGGED.

    @jj_jackson said:

    How about welcome to the NHK anime?? if anyone has seen that, that is..or maybe thats more of a japan type of problem the character was having..oh well i gave it a shot.

    @KingSolomon said:

    I think paranoia agent, was a good reflection of how the media can effect someone's life style. Even if it was a little over the top....

    Cool. I'll have to check those out sometime.

    @Marshal Victory said:

    Great vid guys.Really mean that was alota furious head noding on my part to what both yall was saying.

    But what Tom says is true i belive some themes draged out to long dont work .I think if draged to long could then becomes a subplot, not the foucs.Thats what this kinda felt like.Again good vid guys.

    Awesome, man. Thanks! I'm picturing you repeatedly saying, "Tell it, Tom!" when you're nodding. Haha.

    Psycho-Pass

    because it showcases the "perfect big goverment " an its not perfect. In many respects this show may well be way more political than the creators intended.You just dont have gun control. You have life control. You become a criminal just by having to many "bad" thoughts.

    Whoa. That's a really awesome satirical premise. I'll have to look that one up.

    @Marshal Victory said:

    Jormungand an Jormungand: Perfect Order

    Violence as well as weapon sales across the world.Boy soilders to larger world problems.Show highlights who owns the most weapons an its not who you think.Not sure if the large goal Koko Hekmatyar has but it seems weapons are a means to a larger ends.

    Huh. I've been hovering over watching the pilot of this show on Hulu for a while. The lead character's elf bangs keep turning me off, though. Maybe I'll need to check it out, now.

    Marshal Victoryon Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:48 p.m.

    @No_name_here: Psycho-Pass should grab ya right off with your tastes i belive.That said try to give it an Jormungand a 3 strikes view 3 episodes to see if youd want to watch the 4th.Of the two Jormungand will take a bit more to get into.Specialy since its 1st episode is probly its worst.

    Also Jormungand animation style does take a litle to get used to.Where as Psycho-Pass feels at times Geof Darrow inspired style wise.Not his hyper detail just style let me be clear on that.An yes my head bobed more than a headbanger ( im to old now to do that) listening to Metalica.

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