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"Death Note almost seemed like an existentialist morality play, something Dostoevsky could have written on an acid trip. Geass, on the other hand, seems to follow the more classic route of Shakespearean tragedy."

Pic fucking related, and RAAAAAAAGE
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>>11354043
What? It's true.
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I am not a manga/anime specialist, but Naruto is certainly the best series I've known so far. It has the emotional intensity of romance, while combining actions and moral code of friendship and essential relationship issues. Lots of characters have deep and unique personalities, and make me want to compare Masashi Kishimoto to Shakespeare for his understanding of human psychology.

The world of Naruto itself is an imaginary one amalgamating a lost ideal traditional Japanese world of ninja (and samurai), with strict moral codes and feudal wars, with elements of modernity such as television and cup ramens. There are no cars or concrete roads, no sign of Westernization or contact to the outside world, even though the technology and school system are unmistakably contemporary. Houses and ninja techniques are purely imaginary, which adds charm to the atmosphere.

Definitely worth a watching/reading.
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nerds overrating averagely written children's comics? holy penis, call kotaku
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>>11354055
Fuck off to NF, Mislead. You know it isn't. Code Geass is nothing like a Shakespearian tragedy, and Dostoevsky wasn't stupid enough to write garbage like DN.
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>>11354043
Shakespeare was also shit.
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>>11354075

Code Geass = Macbeth + Othello.
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>>11354086
Not for those who are fluent in English.
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>>11354102
I guess this excludes most of America.
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Can we get an insanely positive review of digimon plz?

(I maintain that Code Geass is fundamentally a look at decolonizaton and imperialism, and that the characters serve to illustrate divided loyalties and humanize it, and that there's nothing Shakespearian about it unless everyone dies in the end.)
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>>11354116
Probably.
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>>11354086

What's the matter, too deep for you, faggot?
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>>11354131

Shakespeare was more than just "pure" tragedy...
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Yagami= ubermensch

Also, almost all dramas are 'Shakespearean'. I mean, noting similarities isn't that big of a deal.

Now, if you claim modern anime is written as well as the canon, that's something else. Though saying anything of that sort for any work usually gets you burned at the stake anyways.
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Using big words does not an intelligent or articulate opinion make.
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It's not really hard to be Shakespearian. Just write something tragic filled with betrayal and politics.
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Shit like this was around before Shakespeare.
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Shakespeare already geassed himself.

Fucking unintelligible, posing faggots.
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>>11354131
i am going to bet that everyone does die or at least a lot of the cast.
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Education isn't for everybody...
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Geass is something Stirling would have written if he gave into drug abuse.
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>>11354360
There's nothing particularly educated about reading works of fiction.
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If it's Shakespearean, then it's either gonna be Hamlet (EVERYONE DIES), or one of the other works where at least a big parts of the main, minor and side cast die.
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>Yagami= ubermensch
A real ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, especially such abstract things as justice.

>existentialist morality play
I lol'd. Existentialism is based off the fact that morals and abstract concepts do not exist.

>Geass
>Shakespearean tragedy
If he said history I would have agreed with him. Geass is Braveheart mostly, with of course supernatural eye powers, mechas, and noodly gay teenagers to appeal to the Japanese youth.
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Reverse traps are Shakespearean, too.
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>>11354403
>A real ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, especially such abstract things as justice.
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>>11354403
>A real ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, especially such abstract things as justice.
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>>11354075
Since when was DN garbage? It wasn't great but it was entertaining most of the time.
CG is pretty fucking poor though.
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>>11354403

What happened to fighting for truth, JUSTICE, and the american way?
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Is currently TURNING IN HIS FUCKING GRAVE.
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>>11354403
> A real ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, especially such abstract things as justice.

ITT completely missing the point
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was pizza even around in the shakespearean era?
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>>11354403
>A real ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, especially such abstract things as justice.

somebody never read nietzsche.

>Existentialism is based off the fact that morals and abstract concepts do not exist.

what? how do you explain 'bad faith' or 'being-for-others' if neither exists in existentialism?
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>>11354374
"Shakespeare's tragedies: They all die. Shakespeare's comedies: Half of them die, and the other half crossdress."

- Unknown
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>>11354367

Maybe if the fiction at hand is Harry Potter or LOTR. I guarantee that reading Dostoievsky will make a significant difference on your level of education.
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Lucky Star must be comperable to some Jane Austen work to that poster.
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>>11354367
LOL fukken signed
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>>11354403
You've never read even a single piece of philosophy, have you?
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>>11354403
Holy shit, you fail at life.
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ITT, retarded anonymous posters prove their intellectual inferiority to forumfags.
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>>11354566
Austen's Emma is often copied. But no, not in Lucky Star.
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I'm sure Sonya would have been an irritating blonde teeny bopper if Dostoevsky only had access to more opium back in Siberia.
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>>11354475

Okay... i HAVE to call samefag on this one. This is dei-taim /a/. How do we have seven different philosophy students in the same thread?
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>>11354475
Go read the wiki on existentialism you dumbfucks.
Nietzsche was all about 'God is dead', ergo creating NEW morality, the 'will to power'. Not once does Light say that his mores are his own, he is merely upholding the mores of his society. He's a sheep, if anything.

>what? how do you explain 'bad faith' or 'being-for-others' if neither exists in existentialism?

Thats Sartre's tack on to existentialism. 'bad faith', denying that you are authentically the cause of all your actions, is AFTER THE ABYSS.
The abyss is a central part of existentialism, when you find out that all your beliefs are made up and empty, specifically that your ideas are abstracts instead of having any real meaning.

I've spent far too much time reading this stuff, you don't have to take me at my word but please look into it, as you clearly don't know what you are talking about.
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>>11354721

pretty sure you're the one who has no idea what you're talking about
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>>11354708
He beat me then, seeing as I raged so hard I had to B^U in >>11354721
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lulz
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>>11354755
I concur
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>>11354708
This is the internet. Everyone is an armchair expert. With the advent of wiki you don't even have to try anymore.
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This thread reminds me a stopped halfway through Zarathustra...
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If an ubermensch wouldn't care about morality, he wouldn't be an ubermensch, but instead his antithesis, the Last man.
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>>11354733
>>11354721
Zing!
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Why do people analyse animus like they're the next War and Peace or something? DING-DONG DICKFACE, YOU ARE ANALYSING A CARTOON, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
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> Go read the wiki on existentialism
lulz
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>>11354721
>Go read the wiki on existentialism you dumbfucks.
I think thats all youve read on existentialism.

>Nietzsche
I was referring to your comment 'abstract things as justice'. True, Nietzsche advocated a new morality, but he didnt mean throwing out the baby with the bath water. Concepts like justice were what lead him to his philosophy. You make him sound like a nihilist. Go read 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' again, because you obviously didn't get it.

>Sartre's tack on to
Yeah, Sartre just 'tacked on to' existentialism. OK.
And no, bad faith is in itself an abstract concept that exists whether one realizes or acknowledges it or not.

>The abyss is a central part of existentialism
No, it is a central part to existentialists, not existentialism. One does not have to experience it to still play a role in it.

I won't age this thread again, I promise.
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REC = Roman Holiday
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>The abyss is a central part of existentialism

How about the abyss symbolises your arsehole and your desire to have it filled with cocks.

How's about some Freud, eh, smartarse?
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>>11355095
I don't know how I feel about this...
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lol daytime /a/
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Geass is DEEP.
Don't try to deny it, fags.
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>>11355186
>Lucky Star is DEEP.
Don't try to deny it, fags.
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>>11355222

PEED is DEEP spelled backwards.
Don't try to deny it, fags.



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