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General Discussion » Disadvantages to S.A.V.E. program?

@Dream: Well, I guess I'll be content with watching the show on Hulu for now. I've already watched the show 3 times, so I really just want some special features that would enlighten the creation process.

In the meantime, I guess I'm getting me some manga!

Post by Rxanadu (83 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » Disadvantages to S.A.V.E. program?

I'm about to buy the S.A.V.E. edition of Welcome to the NHK on Amazon, and I noticed how much cheaper these editions are compared to the original versions listed. This seems too good to be true, even if it is specific to anime licensed by FUNimation. Are these editions missing anything other versions may have by default (e.g. commentary tracks, 'making of' features, bloopers)? If they do, then I just plan on buying a couple volumes of either OLDBOY or 20th Century Boys.

Post by Rxanadu (83 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » Vice Pit Question Thread

Are there any anime you've regretted dropping, feeling you left something great or interesting behind (e.g. maybe MONSTER, Future Diary, et. al.)?

Also, what things get you overjoyed to marathon through an anime?

This is a side-note, but I think everyone should check out the English dub of Ghost Stories ASAP. It's possibly one of the most hilarious and hilariously offensive dubs I've ever heard.

Post by Rxanadu (83 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » What was Haibane-Renmei trying to say?

I literally can't find a place to start to ask about this show anymore.  This has by far been the most confusing and mind-boggling show I've ever tried to understand.  Within 30 minutes of thinking if the show in retrospect, I remembered some general issues and topics that the show tried to delve into: 
  • complacence with segregation
  • the fear of needing others for help
  • forgiving yourself for a sin you committed
  • contributing to one's community
  • camaraderie
  • reincarnation
  • religious undertones
  • Christian imagery
  • forbidden relationships
  • dealing with one's sin
  • an ultimately dystopian future
  • resemblance of prison
  • hiding the truth
  • alien lifeforms
  • premonition and fate
  • inevitability of death
I think that the writer forgot what he was writing about each episode, so he just jumbled together certain aspects from the list above in all of the episodes.  No one topic is covered through the entire series, as far as I can tell.  The undertones are literally all over the place! 
 
Truth be told, I originally thought of this series as a representation of Purgatory and the Day of Flight as a representation of the haibanes' acceptance into Heaven.  However, the main thing that stop me from thinking of this show as any sort of religious allegory was the fact that the people around town don't look like they were those who missed their "Flight Day"; those people are excommunicated from both humans and the haibane and cursed to live the rest of their days alone.  Currently, I've been thinking of the area within the walls as a representation of prison and the haibane were either crazy people who think the other people are happy to let them into their lives or those on Death Row inmates, while those who inhabit the temple are more like the prison guards.  However, the whole notion of those who miss their Flight Day makes no sense.  
 
I've been questioning the contents of the Bible for years, and to this day it makes no logical sense to me.  Maybe, much like the Bible, you should merely take what you can understand and what helps you though your life and leave the rest for others to decipher. 
Post by Rxanadu (83 posts) See mini bio Level 7

General Discussion » What was Haibane-Renmei trying to say?

To any of you who have seen Haibane-Renmei, I wanted to ask you of how the Day of Flight pertains to death for one who has been faithful to their religious beliefs.  I want to say that it synonymous with going to Heaven, but then you have the haibane who weren't able to complete their Day of Flight.  What happens to them seems horrible: they lose their halo and wings and are then ostracized from the entire community within the walls, left to live and die alone.  However, it's not entirely what I would consider Hell; some people willingly choose that lifestyle of solitude, so it would be insulting to say they would be condemning themselves to "eternal damnation" if they did so.   
 
To be honest, despite my Catholic upbringing, I couldn't quite tell what the writer was trying to say, whether it be about Rakka, Reki, or Kuu and what they go through, the haibane as a whole, the townsfolk, the guys in cloaks, or even the entire area within the walls.  If any of you guys have some insight on this, please let me know either by PM or in posts below.  This show was wonderful, but I feel like I'm missing something big that the writer was trying to say.  I guess he got better with his writing when he made "Welcome to the NHK"
Post by Rxanadu (83 posts) See mini bio Level 7
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