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Concrete Revolutio and the Unsolvable Paradox: Super Jaguar and Detective Shiba

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Since its inception, Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou has dabbled with the concept of time — most obviously with actual time travel on top of playing fast and loose with chronology. The series has a myriad of reasons to watch: musings on heroism and justice, real-life complements to historical events and Japanese student activism, and strong emotional narratives that elevate Concrete Revolutio‘s characters beyond cut-outs for what they stand for.

In the painfully human fashion, what they stand for changes depending on context and timeframe.

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Are You Not Entertained? Gatchaman Crowds insight Episode 11

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Trade offs occur frequently in everyday life – more often than not when money or resources are concerned. In a business sense, trading off usually weighs a more immediate solution against a long-term one, leaving the company or individual to calculated the benefits and risks involved before making a decision.

Regardless of the end result, trading off requires a choice. Something must be given, and with every decision something is lost.

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In Defense of Tsubasa Misudachi

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When Hajime Ichinose was chosen as a member of the new G-Crew, her viewpoint wasn’t initially welcomed – both by the in-universe cast and members of the viewing audience. She was enigmatic, communicated poorly with her teammates, and – for some – appeared to represent an all-encompassing love of modernization and social media to the detriment of tradition. While insight has shown that the latter is not the case, Hajime purposeful tackling of the dusty cobwebbed corners of superherodom introduced many of the G-Crew to the modern age. Through the simple use of social media, she tore down many societal preconceptions, allowing gatchamen and the average human to work side-by-side for a greater cause.

Tsubasa Misudachi was chosen for a completely different, but equally important, reason.

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The Red Ranger: Tsubasa Misudachi vs. Hajime Ichinose

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The new heroine of Gatchaman Crowds insight is energetic above all else. She springs out of bed in the morning, bounces down the stairs, and never seems to walk anywhere, choosing to run instead. She cannot calm down long enough to do her morning exercises properly, and when chastised by her grandfather, she huffs, “I’m exhaling properly!” rather than changing her own behavior.

All energy, all emotion, and all hot-headed rookie, Tsubasa Misudachi is all Red Ranger.

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The Musicbox Mechanism of Samurai Flamenco

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“And start to feel mortality surround me.

I close my eyes and think that I have found me.

But life inside the music box ain’t easy.

The mallets hit the gears are always turning.

And everyone inside the mechanism is yearning to get out.

And sing another melody completely”

– Regina Spektor, “Musicbox”

When speaking of Samurai Flamenco, there is a clear turning point that demarcates where the show aims to go. The series’ seventh episode – titled quite literally as “Change the World” – introduces Guillotine Gorilla and suddenly everything you knew about Samurai Flamenco changes. Your heartwarming, cuddly, and cute buddy-cop friendship becomes something else entirely, and you’re not quite sure what to do.

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