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#1 | Back to Top04-21-2017 11:42:55 AM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Hey everyone,

There's a (relatively new) show on Disney DX called "Star vs. The Forces of Evil".  It draws heavily from SKU, Sailor Moon, and a number of other animes.  It's really fun, and from what I saw on the Steven Universe thread, I think would be something you all may want to check out.  She's probably one of the most kick ass Princesses they have now.  I just love her!

Short Synopsis:  Star, a princess of Mewnie (isn't that the home planet of Luna and Artemis?), who has come of age to inherit the families magic wand.  The problem is...  She makes rainbows that rain fire and she's terrible at magic.  It sufferes from "first episode syndrome" but quickly becomes this deeply lore entrenched fantasy.  If you like Steven Universe you'll love it.

Chu...

So they send her to a world without magic where she can try to get better (at magic).

It has Alan Tudyk and Michael C. Hall as villains.

It also has Disney's first on screen same sex couple kiss in the second season.

It's like a love letter to many anime series.


Usubeni midarete manatsu no yo no yume yume
Tobitatsu kagerou koi kogarerou
Anata wo omoeba yume ni yume ni yume miru
Afureru yorokobi towa ni towa ni

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#2 | Back to Top04-21-2017 01:52:01 PM

itavin
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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Defiantly the spiritual squeal to Utena. I like to see Utena as s deconstruction of media aimed at girls and the message they send, so then what is Svtfoe try to accomplish? Well, to me, its a celebration of everything that is in media aimed at girls. It also is an amalgamation of all the messages that are aimed at young girls, like adolescence and responsibility and the role of femininity. Also its so overshadowed by Steven universe it a bit of a crime. I am really stoked for s3 which I dont know when it comes out emot-gonk .

Alos fav episodes:

Mewbuirty

Mewdepindance day

Mathmagic

Friendenemies

Hungury lary


If you ever feel like wanting to ruin your life...  Chu...(mind_game)

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#3 | Back to Top04-22-2017 02:57:55 PM

YamPuff
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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

I wouldn't go so far to call it a spiritual successor to Utena, more like a Disney version of the Magical Girl genre with some Sailor Moon and CCS aesthetics. The show went from 'wow this is pandering shit' to 'holy crap I need to know what's going on in this world' real fast. I really like where they're going with Ludo and the whole monster-discrimination subplot. The world feels like it has such a rich history and they are taking their time exploring it. Lots of good characters and just overall good stuff.


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#4 | Back to Top04-24-2017 06:25:29 AM

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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

I really like the show! I haven't seen all of it, but I'm getting there. It's lots of fun, and yet has a hidden deeper stuff put into it, about growing up, what is good vs. evil, self-discipline, etc. This may be blasphemy, but right now I like it more than Steven Universe.

It's a deconstruction, but unlike RGU, which deconstructs fairytales, SVE goes after the magical girl genre in general.

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#5 | Back to Top04-24-2017 02:38:37 PM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

YamPuff wrote:

I wouldn't go so far to call it a spiritual successor to Utena, more like a Disney version of the Magical Girl genre with some Sailor Moon and CCS aesthetics. The show went from 'wow this is pandering shit' to 'holy crap I need to know what's going on in this world' real fast. I really like where they're going with Ludo and the whole monster-discrimination subplot. The world feels like it has such a rich history and they are taking their time exploring it. Lots of good characters and just overall good stuff.

I agree.  At first I was like "Wow, they stole ALL the anime" (which they did) but they spun it around really quickly and made it into something with a lot more substance.  It's got bits of all kinds of anime (Star legit uses the Dream Wand from CCS and Queen Moon is using the Cresent Moon Wand from Sailor Moon). 

My favorite character has to be Pablo, a.k.a. Buttfrog.  He's just too damn adorable with his babies! 

And for those of you caught up [ I can't wait for next season!!!  What an EPIC fight between Queen Moon and Taffy-Ludo  Poor gay goat guy(that's totally not a rip off of Undertale)!  All Taffy needs now is the finger Star carelessly left behind when she was evac'ed to Mewnie.]

Oh and I saw a Star cosplayer at Anime Matsuri but missed the chance to take her pic.  It was super cool.

I think the show is still very new and will keep gaining new fans.  A LOT of people on tumblr have noticed the similarities between Star and SU which will hopefully bring some people around to it.  I think what people see in the similarities are from the anime series the two shows both borrow from (as well as being cute).


Usubeni midarete manatsu no yo no yume yume
Tobitatsu kagerou koi kogarerou
Anata wo omoeba yume ni yume ni yume miru
Afureru yorokobi towa ni towa ni

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#6 | Back to Top04-24-2017 02:51:27 PM

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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

I'm partial to Marco and Glossaryck myself.

Buff Frog is definitely #bestdad


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#7 | Back to Top05-23-2017 02:42:24 PM

LadyButterflyNebula
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Re: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

YamPuff wrote:

I'm partial to Marco and Glossaryck myself.

Buff Frog is definitely #bestdad

http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/16123723_642337812617933_6281973270556180480_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQzMjY4OTIzMjY4MTY3MzgwNQ%3D%3D.2

No news on the new season other than it's coming this summer. emot-gonk


Usubeni midarete manatsu no yo no yume yume
Tobitatsu kagerou koi kogarerou
Anata wo omoeba yume ni yume ni yume miru
Afureru yorokobi towa ni towa ni

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