Ok, so, in episode 17 the moon is featured prominently in a couple of shots, and we see it's in the crescent phase...
Except it's not. That's not what the crescent phase looks like. What it looks like is a full moon with an object in front of it, blocking the view from earth.
There's another bundle of life fibers on its way.
How does it look different from a crescent moon?
It's called a lunar phase you crackpot.
for reference, here is a normal crescent moon.
None of the lunar phases look like OP pic.
None of them.
OP that is normal. That is how the moon works. The object blocking the light is the Earth.
Is this what AUtism looks like
/a/ is blind and/or retarded
Yeah but the moon is from of space and the fibers are from out of space.
So the moon is made of FIBERS.
Yeah, the Moon can never be simply lit up like that in real life, but it's probably just stylised.
If you're suggesting it's an eclipse, the Earth's shadow is much larger than that on the Moon.
It doesn't look like a phase or an eclipse. So either it is space yarn or it's just how to chose to draw it.
side by side since apparently no one on /a/ has ever looked at the fucking moon.
Well yeah, but I'm thinking they just drew it smaller for artistic purposes.
Japs can't draw, case closed.
I can't see it from my country
I see it, OP. But I don't watch shitlashit so I can't help you out with what it could possibly be.
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I'd accept that if they hadn't spent a ton of time focusing on the moon when it had no symbolic importance in that sequence
Wow, fucking dropped. Someone tell Imaishi to buy a fucking telescope before touching anime again.
OP, don't listen to everyone else, I noticed it too. However it's probably just a style choice.
It's just Triggermoon.
I don't deny it's emphasis in the episode, but just on the moon, not the actual design, which is probably another tip to western art styles.
Well, the Moon symbolises things like calmness, beauty and romance in Japan (apparently), and it made sense for me as a backdrop to Ryuuko's reflective moment.
A lot of people just draw the moon like that.
WOW. COULD IT BE THAT ALL THIS TIME SAILOR MOON WAS POWERED BY LIFE FIBERS?
lmao'd. liked. upvoted. reblogged. printed out the post and tried to cum on it but blasted sticky ropes all over my own face.
C-Could it be?!
>you can see the stars THROUGH the moon
Holy fucking shit. Japan confirmed for mentally retarded.
weird, the moon looks completely different in this shot despite being the same series
wonder what that's about
Wait a minute, that moon...
What else would you see you fucking idiot? When the moon goes crescent then ofcourse you can see whats behind it.
I saw that in an anime recently (don't remember which), and it made me mad. They fixed it in the next episode, though. I don't even know why I was mad in the first place, though. It's not like I'm expecting realism in my Chinese cartoons.
Stop trolling, opee, everyone knows that this is how moon looks like.
Well actually the lunar surface and penumbra albedo and atmospheric scintillation
>Ragyo and Nui are on the ropes
>Ryuuko and Satsuki think the nightmare is over
>life fiber ball from space smashes into stadium
>sucks up everyone in the cocoons as well as nui/ragyo
>SEE YOU IN 7 EPISODES BITCHES
You mean Japan confirmed for Muslim.
You'll all see
Another life fiber bundle is gonna impact earth and then you'll wish you had listened.
its KLK, nothing is ever really happening
It's strange how Christianity and Islam never really took off in Japan
would you believe it's because they were banned because they wouldn't tolerate other faiths? or that's with christianity at least i don't think they've ever had historic exposure to islam.
Stop being a retard and trying to apply real world shit to anime. It doesn't make you look smart, in fact it does the opposite and makes you look really fucking dumb.
OP, I just tried to calculate this shit based on lunar cycles, the average speed of objects in space that aren't caught in Earth's gravitational pull, the rate of the moon's orbit and other factors.
This isn't even fucking possible. Objects in space simply don't affect our moon's reflection of light like our planet does. If they did, they'd be both ginormous and therefore visible from the Earth.
Good day, sir.
Christianity took off in Japan in a big way, you dumb fuck.
Well obviously the unidentified object is absorbing 100% of the photons that it comes into contact with.
Sounds like you need some Christianity in your life you little sinner.
>Merri kurisumasu, retsu buy the annuar KFC for kurisumasu
Nigga that ain't big, that's commercialism. Sure there's SOME there, but not like in Korea. I think the biggest moment Christianity had in Japan was right before they purged the island of it and foreign influence.
The reason that there aren't that many Christians in Japan is because Christianity spread so fast that they started massacring Japanese Christians to protect their tradition.
I wonder how good those fucking Missions must have been to convince a completely different culture about shit like Jeezus and heaven and hell and shit for everyone to just completely believe it all despite it coming from filthy boat foreigners. They must have had that shit down to a science.
Christmas simply isn't a Christian holiday to the Japanese.
At the same time, around 1% of the Japanese have identified as Christian. For a nation that started with Shinto, adopted Buddhism in several sects and then took on Christianity, that's pretty big. Especially for an island nation.
Christians are very persuasive. They even got the Emperor of Rome to buy into their shit before they were dominant anywhere.
I think it's more down to trusting that someone wouldn't be talking about it so matter-of-factly if they weren't sure it was true
Christian missionaries were really good at what they did. That's how they managed convert some or all of every place they expanded to that wasn't already preoccupied by Muslims. Hell, most of the Mesoamericans were converting right away and they had an even smaller contact with Abrahamic faith compared to the Japs.
When some guys on huge boats that are more advanced than you and own half the world come preaching about this Jesus guy, it makes a lot of people want to switch.
And that they'd often die rather than recant. People think that if they were that sure about it then there must be something to it.
Spoilers: That is a very common "artistic" way to draw the moon.
Fuck, even children know that.
Did you autists simply not have a childhood?
Actually, that is a dumb question, you wouldn't be here if you did.
>that one guy who is still talking about the moon
>That one guy who just opened the thread to call OP an idiot
>Not talking about the merits of Christian conversion in Nippon
What are you, a Buddhist?
When your country has been at civil war since before your father was born and foreigners show up a message of peace and powerful new weapons to use against anyone who disagrees, it probably sounds pretty good.
If Japan hadn't crushed and exterminates its population during the heyday of conversion, Japan would likely have become partially or majority Christian by the later 20th Century. We missed out on all those possible animu interpretations of the Bible.
Good. I'm sad that the west lost its original faiths.
Because it's a pacifistic slave religion.
This is literally the dumbest shit I've ever heard. The earth casts a shadow on the moon, that's where we get lunar phases.
>b-but it doesn't look like that irl
It's fucking anime.
Yeah, I thought this during the episode too.
It's called artshift you fuck.
Can we just back to talk about best boys and girls in this?
It's obvious this is just an artistic choice that most likely won't have anything to do with the plot.
Christianity was pretty big from the moment Japan opened its ports. It also got purged, hard.
If Sengoku Basara is anything to be believed, they had giant robots.
Christian missionaries were extraordinarily good at their jobs. A big part of it had to do with their willingness to incorporate local beliefs into the Christian faith, which is why you get seemingly weird mixed-culture practices in a lot of foreign Christian populations.
Interestingly, the Catholic church hated it when they did this, but they would never have been so successful in converting so many people if they hadn't.
I still can't believe the fucking vikings and even the mongols actually thought worshiping a dude who tells you to turn the other cheek when struck was a sound choice.
shit, you're right. It doesn't look anything like the real moon!
Unlikely. South East Asia is predominantly Buddhist and not all those countries persecuted and exterminated christians.
>IT MUST MEAN SOMETHING!!!
What about this?
Don't forget the moon remained focused as the scene changed from Ryuuko to Satsuki as if nodding to the fact that they have something(s) in common despite their differences.
>that shit over the moon
Oh god how did I not notice that
Maybe it's not an object between the moon and earth, maybe it's a massive amount of fibers or some sort of base on the moon...
I TOLD YOU FAGGOTS
I TOLD YOU
Its just Broke la Broke saving budget and just reusing the earth for the moon
but they look nothing alike, anon
i like charactre because he so funny
That's what the moon looks like.
Welcome to your first anime. I hope you enjoy your new hobby.
You know how they said the first ED their is a hint at the ending?
What if this is related.
A star in the sky has been a motif all throughout the series
It's a stylized moon OP, and i'll explain why:
1) If there were an object in-front of it, it would have passed in mere moments; but we see it stay exactly there for several different scenes
2) if it were a sapient creature waiting to pounce on earth, why would it 'hide' in the ONE place it can be seen at night and in the day? Why would it not just hide in the regular dark sky, or BEHIND the moon?
3) It's not a lunar eclipse either, as that too would have passed it mere moments.
It's just a stylized moon, nothing more.
THE MOON IS ACTUALLY CATHEDRAL TERRA
THAT'S NO MOON
yes, that is literally that exact shot of the moon drawn with only two colours.
There really is something in front the moon. You'll see.
BRACE FOR IMPACT
THIS IS A PREQUEL TO GURREN LAGANN
LIFE FIBERS ARE THE ANTISPIRALS FIRST ATTEMPTS AT QUELLING SPIRAL POWER.
THIS IS HOW IT STARTS.
That would be an interesting idea honestly.
Then why does almost every anime start with "Tokyo day christmas"?
>the moon at episode 3 is a waxing crescent
>the moon in episode 17 is a waning crescent
>it's about to be a new moon
shit's gonna get real
>trying to quell spiral power by making things evolve
Where does Kill la Kill fit in, /a/?
>instead of destroying everything, create a sentient weapon that forces evolution on the beings with most potential
>after reaching a certain evolutionary threshold, destroy them in a convenient way since everyone's fucking wearing the weapon
>collect data on the species to improve the process on another one
It COULD make sense.
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