It’s "Utter Nonsense" Time Again!

July 6th, 2010

Well, friends, it’s that time again, when I feel like beating my head against the wall of your random questions about anything.

I’m going to reiterate the rules from last time, because they worked pretty well.

1) I will not answer questions about “what is your favorite….” anymore. They distress me, because I don’t *have* favorites, usually.

2) No “ham or cheese” or “Coke or Pepsi” questions. Please. They provide no entertainment to either you or me.

3) If you want to ask me what I see as the future of Yuri or why I like Yuri, I beg you to read all the previous iterations of my answers to these questions. If you have a question about Yuri that I have not previously addressed, bring it on!

4) Please, please, no questions that can be answered by 30 seconds of actually READING one of my reviews here.

5) And no “define the term” questions. Go here: http://okazu.blogspot.com/2008/03/okazu-glossary-of-terms.html. I did that already.

As always, I’ll do my best to answer most or all of the questions. I may combine similar questions, or decline altogether if it’s just something mean-spirited or weird.

Let me remind you that the goal here is to be entertaining – by which I mean it should be your goal to entertain me. I spend a lot of time here entertaining you, I think it’s fair that you work at it a bit too. Ideally, we will all be entertained by the end result. ^_^

Okay? Good. Then,  let’s have ’em!

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29 Responses

  1. Krypfto says:

    What is that little red creature in the Utena movie, anyways?

  2. What do you feel Erica has been the most important thing released here in the states from Japan in the last 10 years, being manga, anime, or literature?

  3. Anonymous says:

    What would be the “Erica Prize” for someone who cosplayed Hayate X Blade — Hayate in full duckie suit.

    And could pull off the look.

  4. Ok, i don´t know if you posted this for me, but thanks!

  5. @noveno coleno – Not for your specifically, because this is a rule from a previous round of Utter Nonsense – but I hope it answered your question!

  6. Anonymous says:

    This was prompted by reading over “Girly” this morning. Can you say which you think is the best light-hearted Yuri series? That is, good, 3D likeable characters, but no “hand-stapled-to-forehead” angst?

  7. Val says:

    How do you think a character’s usage of personal pronouns demonstrates his/her personality?
    For example: in Hourou Musuko, Yoshino’s decision to keep using “atashi” and Nitori’s similar determination to continue using “boku”. This even though both of them would rather be of opposite genders.

  8. Dop says:

    What series (anime or manga) would you want to promote to people who don’t usually watch anime or read manga, as a classic example of what the genre and the medium can do when they try.

  9. Shawn says:

    Were you surprised by Touko’s home life? After watching season 3 I wrote in my Maria-sama notebook: “What is Touko’s story? Probably similar to Sachiko” I was pretty far off the mark and lazily grouped the two rich girls together.

  10. Ellen says:

    I think that most manga suffer when translated to English, because the calligraphic Japanese characters are more integrated with the art than an English translation can manage.

    Since you read both Japanese and English – what’s your take on this?

  11. Sos far, so good! Keep ’em coming!

  12. Mara says:

    What historical event or period do you think would make a good background or setting for a Yuri manga?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Would your wife ever consider doing a guest review on Okazu?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Here in the U.S., anime and manga is typically a very young fandom. What was it about manga and anime that caught your attention as an adult?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Why do you think there is so much more moe Yuri than non-moe Yuri and what do people see in it?

  16. Anonymous says:

    If a vendor was a complete and utter dick to everyone at your con, but provided valued and rare merchandise to those folks who did purchase from him, would you have him back the next year?

  17. Anonymous says:

    What is the best approach for the Yuri community to take to educated/deprogram loser fan boys to have a healthier relationship with Yuri?

  18. Scareknee says:

    What anime or manga do you feel best represents training? One thing I’ve seen in your reviews is that you prefer it when the viewer can see and understand that a character is training to the most that they can to accomplish some goal, over idiot savants. I find that I agree and was curious what shows or titles, Yuri or not, best exemplifies this.

  19. ketsuronqed says:

    What genres of anime or manga that are usually “male coded” do you think could combine well with Yuri?

    Yuri and giant robots?

    Yuri and sports?

    Yuri and martial arts fighting?

  20. BruceMcF says:

    Is the Utena announcement the most awesomest announcement ev … oops, no which is better news, the Utena announcement or getting a Crunchy stream like Sora … oops.

    Damn, these rules are still hard.

    Umm, oh! oh! I got it! Do you see any chance of working Yuri Hime into one of the ventures being established to provide legit translated digital manga, whether DMP, OpenManga, or Bitway at Crunchy? And if so, what could we do to help it along?

  21. Tregingigan says:

    Just out of curiosity. I,ve just received the first three manga of Marimite and I noticed that ALL the kanji have furigana. Now, as a rule of thumb this should mean the books are aimed mainly at a primary\junior high students. This seems strange to me, I thought the all thing was for a little older audience, at least. Am i missing something?

  22. Anonymous says:

    What is the real Japanese attitude towards rape? Hentai aside, several anime and manga, even the
    so-called light comedy stuff, treat it so flippantly, as part of the “rape is love” or the “boys will be boys” attitude.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Why do (or should I say who is making) the mangaka artists write such insipid stuff like “I love cute girls,” and “Maids outfits are the best-est” in the forewords and afterwords of their manga. Have you ever read a foreword or afterword that wasn’t mindless prattle?

  24. Anonymous says:

    When attacked by zombies, what would your survival strategy be?

  25. Anonymous says:

    In a month, how much do you usually spend on manga/anime?

  26. Anonymous says:

    You’ve got a time machine, when/where do you go?

  27. Anonymous says:

    In a month- how much time do you usually spend on anime and manga?

  28. Ari says:

    So many times I have seen a movie adaptation of a novel (American or otherwise) and I’ve thought to myself, “this would have been so much better if it was adapted as an anime series.”

    Forgive me if it’s been asked already…

    If you could have an anime adaptation of a novel, which novel would you pick and which anime production team would you like to do it? Or… which movie adaptation of a novel would you have rather seen as an anime, and not the Hollywood abomination it was made into?

    The book can be any genre. I’m not necessarily looking for something that is lesbian themed.

  29. Anonymous says:

    what was the last time you read any news :O

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