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#751 | Back to Top12-16-2009 05:49:58 PM

Dallbun
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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

hollow_rose wrote:

Utena. I'm hoping she's noticed Miki isn't there, I'm kind of shocked Juri didn't notice.

Everyone was at the meeting, so they all know Miki is missing, and that D-ko saw him go into the allegedly mysteriously-repaired chalk-white fencing hall. But nobody seems to be totally freaking out yet. To be fair, it's only been, what, like six hours max? The meeting was in the morning, some time after gym class, and it's now after school.

Melancholic_Soul wrote:

I really want to see her now... and company... I wonder who that could be

I expect it's the same people Utena is always hanging out with... her first wife and mistress.

Satyreyes wrote:

Can I say, Dallbun, that I really like the translation "Utena and company" for Utena-tachi?  It gets the meaning across just right.

Thanks! "Utena and friends" sounded kind of like a sitcom, "Utena's group" makes it sound like too firm an organization, and "Utena and her inseparable lady-friends" was perhaps a bit too much artistic license. emot-tongue

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#752 | Back to Top12-16-2009 08:12:16 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Dallbun wrote:

hollow_rose wrote:

Utena. I'm hoping she's noticed Miki isn't there, I'm kind of shocked Juri didn't notice.

Everyone was at the meeting, so they all know Miki is missing, and that D-ko saw him go into the allegedly mysteriously-repaired chalk-white fencing hall. But nobody seems to be totally freaking out yet. To be fair, it's only been, what, like six hours max? The meeting was in the morning, some time after gym class, and it's now after school.

Right, but then he doesn't show up to fencing either? Miki runs around with a stop-watch. He is obsessive compulsive. He seems the type who is never late to anything, or misses anything. I'd be more worried.


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#753 | Back to Top12-16-2009 08:16:43 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

To be fair, the duellists are all self-absorbed. No one cared when someone was trying to kill Nanami!


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#754 | Back to Top12-16-2009 08:26:02 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Dallbun wrote:

Melancholic_Soul wrote:

I really want to see her now... and company... I wonder who that could be

I expect it's the same people Utena is always hanging out with... her first wife and mistress.

Oh yes, I always forget about Wakaba... I don't know why, she's so...bubbly.


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#755 | Back to Top12-16-2009 09:04:26 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Hmm, I would say Kendo.

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#756 | Back to Top12-16-2009 09:48:51 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Melancholic_Soul wrote:

Dallbun wrote:

Melancholic_Soul wrote:

I really want to see her now... and company... I wonder who that could be

I expect it's the same people Utena is always hanging out with... her first wife and mistress.

Oh yes, I always forget about Wakaba... I don't know why, she's so...bubbly.

Without Wakaba, Nanami, Mitsuru, and Saionji will be the only source of comedy in the series, and they themselves aren't exactly the happiest bunch.

Oh wait, there's Chu-Chu! Being groped by that frog

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#757 | Back to Top12-17-2009 01:19:42 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo Club


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#758 | Back to Top12-17-2009 05:32:35 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Ragnarok wrote:

To be fair, the duellists are all self-absorbed. No one cared when someone was trying to kill Nanami!

Except no one was trying to kill Nanami. Anthy and Touga were just scheming to get Nanami paranoid (not very hard) so she could be introduced to Tsuwabuki in preparation for the Black Rose arc, and so Utena could be impressed by Touga's dramatic rescue scene at the ep's end. Plus, it was Nanami: the duelists were used to her imagining silly things and being melodramatic. Yes, in real life, death threats should be taken seriously, but this filler ep was presented in a way so even the audience couldn't take Nanami seriously. Even if you got the impression that something sinister was going on the first time you watched the ep, I doubt anyone thought Nanami was actually going to die, or anything was outright planning her murder.


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#759 | Back to Top12-17-2009 07:41:04 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo Club! I want to find out if Saionji ate that cake.

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#760 | Back to Top12-17-2009 12:41:21 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Nights1stStar wrote:

Ragnarok wrote:

To be fair, the duellists are all self-absorbed. No one cared when someone was trying to kill Nanami!

Except no one was trying to kill Nanami. Anthy and Touga were just scheming to get Nanami paranoid (not very hard) so she could be introduced to Tsuwabuki in preparation for the Black Rose arc, and so Utena could be impressed by Touga's dramatic rescue scene at the ep's end. Plus, it was Nanami: the duelists were used to her imagining silly things and being melodramatic. Yes, in real life, death threats should be taken seriously, but this filler ep was presented in a way so even the audience couldn't take Nanami seriously. Even if you got the impression that something sinister was going on the first time you watched the ep, I doubt anyone thought Nanami was actually going to die, or anything was outright planning her murder.

I know this isn't the thread for it, so I won't write a long response, BUT! Anthy and Touga had nothing to do with that, everything that happens to Nanami is Tsuwabuki's doing (aside from the car near the beginning, I hope.) Regardless of whether or not the audience should care, the point is that no one in the show was concerned with Nanami's fate. Similarly they now aren't concerned with Miki's. In real life someone would have looked into it by now, but at Ohtori this doesn't seem to be a priority. emot-smile


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#761 | Back to Top12-17-2009 09:23:35 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Utena, please.


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#762 | Back to Top12-18-2009 08:21:01 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Tied at nine and nine, I believe. Anyone?

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#763 | Back to Top12-18-2009 08:38:09 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo.


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#764 | Back to Top12-18-2009 10:00:48 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Well, that's the tiebreaker, then. Lol


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#765 | Back to Top12-18-2009 10:02:17 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Go with Utena please!

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#766 | Back to Top12-19-2009 04:53:19 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Am I too late for this???

UTENA!

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#767 | Back to Top12-19-2009 10:49:25 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo. school-devil


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#768 | Back to Top12-19-2009 03:39:18 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo

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#769 | Back to Top12-19-2009 03:42:46 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

utena


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#770 | Back to Top12-19-2009 06:13:01 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Kendo


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#771 | Back to Top12-19-2009 06:42:34 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Utena~. *Late and fails*

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#772 | Back to Top12-19-2009 08:18:22 PM

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Utena must stay focused emot-smile

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#773 | Back to Top12-20-2009 12:46:59 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Time to spend some time with our main girl! The title of the series ain't Revolutionary Girl Saionji!

...although that would be awesome.

Wakaba:
It's true! Kotobi said she saw it.

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2629/00000317.png

Wakaba:
A guy with reaaaaaly long hair was standing in the ruins!
And then she heard, like, "are you a prince, or a princess?"

Anthy:
Oh, dear. What should you do if you're a king?

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7017/00000299.png

Wakaba:
Uh, Anthy, I don't think that's really the problem.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1916/00000300.png

Why do we get a point here? I guess just for showing up.

If only getting people to like you in real life was this easy.

D-ko:
Those ruins... were they by any chance the white fencing hall?

Wakaba:
Yeah, I think so.
They say it used to be a really pretty building.

Utena:
Hmmm. Come to think of it, isn't the newspaper club's new feature
"the seven mysteries of the school"?

(Translator's Note: I've run into this before in other anime and such, but I went to the Wikipedia article for 七不思議 to read more. Basically there's a tradition in Japan of various shrines, regions, or even schools to have seven inexplicable things. Ghost stories are popular, though some of the older ones are just weird phenomena that we now know the scientific basis for. The Seven Wonders of the World are referred to by the same term, even though there's not really any implication of mystery in the original Greek. In conclusion, Ohtori is awesome.)

Wakaba:
Oh, yeah, yeah! Stuff like "the Phantom Thief, Rose Cloak,"
and "the mysterious ukulele."

D-ko:
Ukulele?

Utena:
An ukulele? Somehow that doesn't seem very frightening.

Wakaba:
What are you saying!?
Night after night, you can hear the sounds of the resentful ukulele...
Isn't that scary!?

Utena:
..."resentful ukulele?"

Wakaba:
Hey, by the way... don't you have someone that you like?

D-ko:
Gah!
H, uh, why?

Wakaba:
Because here at Ohtori Gakuen,
people say that there's a traditional love good luck charm.
If you want, I thought I could teach it to you!

Utena:
Yeah, but is it actually effective?

Wakaba:
Of course it is!
It's a traditional good luck charm that's been handed down from way in the past!

D-ko:
I believe you, I believe you!
So, what do you do?

Wakaba:
First, take the name tag of the person you like.

D-ko:
Name tag?

Wakaba:
Yeah!
You know, like on the walls of the sports clubs,
they have the names of all the club members written on those tags? Those things.

D-ko:
Oh...

Wakaba:
I mean, those are the main ones,
but tags from the locker room or the door to their room are fine, too.
Then you tie a red string to it, and bring it to your own locker room.
If you do that, your thoughts will reach them!

D-ko:
Huh...

Looks like that choice should really have been called "Talk to Wakaba and company." Not that that's a problem, because Wakaba is clearly amazing.

Also, I'm not sure if you take the whole tag, or just the string. Just the string would make more sense, but would also be way more of a pain.

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(bells ring)

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Utena:
Oh, no! It's that time already?

D-ko:
What is it?

Utena:
I forgot that I was going to go help out the baseball players!

D-ko:
Uh oh! I guess it's already over, huh?

Utena:
Yeah... it probably is. But I should go and see, anyway.
Maybe they found a pinch hitter.

Wakaba:
That's wishful thinking, isn't it?
Without you there, they probably already lost.

Utena: (taking off)
Anyway, gotta go, bye!

Wakaba:  (going after her)
Oh, wait up!
I'm going to come and support you!

Anthy:
In that case, I'll be leaving as well.

(Anthy leaves.)

D-ko:
...suddenly, everyone is gone.
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7691/00000304.png

Ohtori Academy has its own version of the Law of Conservation of Ninjutsu. There's only so much athletic talent to go around... and all of it belongs to Utena.

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D-ko:
Um, teacher. You went to the bother of calling me out here...
What is it?

Teacher: (male)
Ah, sorry for the trouble.
Actually... there was a phone call from the police earlier.

D-ko:
The police!?
...He's got to be kidding!
I don't think I've done anything to make someone call the police...


Teacher:
They said they'd found something of yours that you'd dropped.
Did you go into town yesterday?

D-ko:
Ah... oh, I just lost something, huh?
Um, yeah. I went to buy gym clothes for today's class.

Teacher:
Is that right? You must have lost it then.
Well, it's good that they found it the next day... it must have been inconvenient.

D-ko:
Um, yes. Thank you very much. I'll go pick it up.

Teacher:
Sure. They have it at the police box in front of the port.
Don't be too late.

D-ko:
Yes!

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/772/00000306.png

D-ko:
A lost item, huh?
I wonder what it is? I haven't noticed anything missing...


http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7710/00000310.png

D-ko:
Excuse me, I'm Kageno D-ko...
I recieved a message that you were keeping something of mine.

Policeman:
Oh, you're here. Wait a moment.
Just to make sure, will you take a look inside,
and make sure that nothing's missing?

D-ko:
An apple...?

Policeman:
Did you go visit someone or something?

D-ko:
...this isn't mine.

Policeman:
Huh? Really?

D-ko:
Yes. I wasn't carrying an apple.

Policeman:
Huh, how strange... what should we do?
Hey... looks like there's something else in here.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/4038/00000311.png

Policeman:
Isn't this a picture of you?

D-ko:
This picture... it's of my mother, when she was young.
Why did somebody tear it so harshly...?
And then, this apple... who on earth... and why...?
Ah, oh no!

(She drops the apple.)

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6629/00000312.png

Policeman:
W, what the...!

D-ko:
Poison...?
Who was it who brought in these items!?

Policeman:
Uh... they were really tall, and at first I thought it was a man...
I think they said they were a student at Ohtori Academy.

D-ko:
It was Chigusa-san! Why did she do this?

Policeman:
Hey. Are you involved in some kind of trouble?

D-ko:
Uh, no, I'm fine. It was probably just some kind of practical joke.

Policeman:
I guess so...

D-ko:
So then, I'll just be...

Policeman:
You look really pale... are you sure you're alright?

D-ko:
Uh, yes. Excuse me.
Chigusa-san, this is so cruel! Not just me, but my mother's picture...

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CHOICE:
Cafe
Classical Music Cafe
Game Center (Arcade)
Cake Store
Japanese-style Teahouse

"I don't care if Chigusa tries to poison me... but nobody disses my mom!"

Anyway, that was kind of a weird lead-in. I guess it's time to go drown our sorrows in tea, cake, and/or video games.

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#774 | Back to Top12-20-2009 12:54:17 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Aaaand suddenly it's life and death.  emot-aaa

Call the police.

Wait, we just talked to a police officer, and he did nothing about attempted murder, in spite of being an unwitting accomplice to the crime.  Guess that's not going anywhere.

Arm yourself.

Um.  Not an option?

Go to the Japanese-style teahouse.  Seems like the most likely place to buy our own private hip flask that no one can slip anything into.  Just call us Kageno "Mad-Eye" D-ko.

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#775 | Back to Top12-20-2009 01:29:01 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena for the Sega Saturn!

Game center. Let's have some fun emot-keke


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