In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Why is it moving?

It turns out that a couple of groups have tried to make their own Abridged versions of Eden of the East, though it looks like neither has actually finished and probably never will. If you've never seen Abridged versions of anime, it's basically something that spawned on youtube where people take the video and splice it up, adding in their own voices. It became really popular with Yugioh The Abridged Series which was absolutely hilarious and spawned memes like you wouldn't believe. It also spawned a hoard of imitators, enough so that just about any halfway popular anime series now has its own abridged series, or at least some form of halfassed effort made in the attempt.

The one thing you realize about Abridged series is that when they'er good, they're absolutely hilarious. When they're bad...well, it might be less painful to try to circumsize yourself with with a knife made of salt. The Eden of the East one below really isn't bad at all and it's sad they didn't actually complete it. I would have loved to seen what they would have done with the 20,000 naked NEETs in later episodes. Welp, take a look see.

Oh, and I guess I should mention I finished watching the last movie and it's just as well I said that the ending didn't matter. If I hadn't said that, I'd probably feel at least a minor need to rage right now. Thankfully, having said that it didn't matter how ridiculously shitty and spastic the ending was, I'm pretty much forced to say nothing or look like a total hypocrite.

One thing I didn't mention in the review earlier about HnE is one interesting undercurrent running through it is the link between Careless Monday and the events of 9/11. The writers draw a direct parallel, basically citing the very conspiracy theory nuts who believe that 9/11 was an inside job. In fact, Careless Monday only ended up like it did because the plan was thwarted. It would have been the same idea of devastating a country with an attack so that the stunned people will basically let you do whatever you want to reshape society. I doubt there's all that much overlap between anime fans and 9/11 Truthers, but I can't help but wondered if this helped fuel the paranoia at all.
Tags: 9/11, abridged series, anime club: higashi no eden, anime club: yugioh, video

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