Paladin: “I use Detect Evil on the mouse!”
Paladin: “What…it might be a familiar, or something. We’re hunting a necromancer here! Constant vigilance, and stuff.”
DM: *rolls die, gets haughty look on face* No, the mouse is not evil. It’s good. It has the heart of a paladin even.
Ranger: *proceeds to cast speak with animals and roll a crit to befriend said mouse* We take him with us. His name is Mousicus.
OKAY WELL. I WANTED TO WATCH THAT WITH MASA AFTER PEARL HARBOR, BUT HE SAID WE SHOULD WATCH THIS MOVIE HADASHI NO GEN
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ON A SHITROLL.
We’re watching it and I’m like “….Masa this is like really happy, does it even get sad….?”
AND THEN THE THING HAPPENS.
AND I JUST START SCREAMING.
AND HE’S TELLING ME TO CLOSE MY EYES IF I DON’T LIKE IT
BUT I CAN’T LOOK AWAY
*Deep breath* Okay so. Grave of the Fireflies was meant, at least in part, to be like a….look at what the bomb did to the people, for other countries. A lot of money was put into it, it was studio ghibli, and lots of people have heard of it and seen it.
Barefoot Gen was, as Masa tells me, more of a movie to show and remind the Japanese people of the horrors of what happened. It’s like……it’s like…….have you ever heard of or seen Doraemon? It’s like, that feeling…..crossed with a horror film. It’s so….japanese.
I just don’t even know how to explain it, but…….I don’t know. I had never heard of this movie until Masa suggested it (APPARENTLY HE FIRST SAW IT WHEN HE WAS LIKE SIX? I’D HAVE BEEN TRAUMATIZED AT THAT AGE) but I would like other people to know about it.
Hadashi no Gen is basically on the requirement test for becoming Japanese, basically every single Japanese person has either read it or seen it or both. (Everyone I’ve ever met anyhow, and I’ve met a few living in Japan for basically a year)
Gen was also a searing criticism and indictment of the wartime government, which was also one of the major messages of Grave of the Fireflies.
Both are on my list of movies to make everyone who wants to understand Japan watch.
Thank you, Japan.
that’s the most clever and realistic shit i’ve ever read
Dude you can’t know unless you’ve net a few but old Japanese people are real as fuck. Imagine Uncle Iroh, but he’s basically everyone. With female counterparts that are 105% as badass as the males.
THIS GUY IS ME.
I’m fucking crying with laughter
The only reason I’m not screaming is because my neighbor is asleep
Applejack in this picture is just…wowowowowowowowowowowow
Actual horse girlfriends.
Can I take a moment to say that the Japanese on this is A. Fucking hard to translate, and B. Uses incredibly fancy, archaic characters to make a beautiful statement about Rarity and Applejack.
Rough translation is rough: “In order to make tea from a rare apple…”
Also this is evidence that this fandom has officially spread to Japan.
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