Demons, faeries, and humans clash following the deaths of millions at the hands of a man-made epidemic.
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26th Sep 2018, 12:00 AM in Act: Opposition
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BlueDragon edit delete 26th Sep 2018, 12:00 AM
There's quite a bit of text on this one. Mostly, it's just them jabbering while waiting. But...I initially didn't really state where Shimiko was going or doing while the girls debate whether to join her--so I used this opportunity for her to bend Odysseus' ear :) His favorite thing! Being lectured :P

Not that she couldn't just bend time and arrive the day she needed to, but you know, sometimes she just takes her time (bad pun)


MadJak91 edit delete reply 26th Sep 2018, 1:16 PM
Cosplay and convention friends probably would not work, would it? :/

It is kind of interesting how this sort of manga rarely says what parents think but I suppose that is not the point and any sort of such realism just is not good.
Although I think the manga often mentions their parents are on a business trip or so or just no longer alive.

Basically, imagine your kid going to school like usual, then disappears for three months and saves the world. Somewhere.
BlueDragon edit delete reply 26th Sep 2018, 10:07 PM
Yeah, cosplay wouldn't really work...manga and anime were still pretty niche even in 1999 (though it was growing!) The city they live in is midsized, a lot more like Salem Oregon than Portland, so I'm gonna say there weren't any cons there :3

Yeah, it's weird how most manga has relegated family to "eat your toast, you're gonna be late for school" or just not there at all. I think we see Usagi's dad a few times, mostly her mom, but like many others just don't bother (with exceptions like Death Note.) Not sure why that is. It's probably a cultural thing....or maybe an age group thing?

I guess Kagome occasionally saw her family. I don't remember her dad being around at all, though. Just her mom, bro, and grandpa? I think. It's been a while since I saw Inu Yasha.
MadJak91 edit delete reply 28th Sep 2018, 1:42 PM
Here it is not as niche as it used to be (even though Czechs are like second Japan and Hungarians as well, LMAO) but over here we have one convention and that is it. It still suffices :D
I sometimes go but rarely since I have to me more important gatherings usually about that time as well.
Although it can be funny to see a random Dad with a little kid going there. I often doubt they even know what is up other than "Oh! Some convention!" because then you are assaulted by huge handing bed sheets with half naked blushing anime girls, LMAO :>
Then they get sold out and nothing is hanging there anymore other than your head if you are not fast enough :D :D

I guess the parents just are not really important at all. And frankly they are not? Who wants parents suddenly stopping the heroes. Plus manga often curses itself anyway since protags are often kids or teenagers, haha.
One think I liked about Parasyte or Guyver is that parents play SOME role in the story and in each they find out what is up and everything needs to be explained. Curiously enough, both times it is the Dad. Although while in Parasyte the Dad starts helping out a bit, in Guyver... well... I liked it because how a certain plot point just punched this trope in the face :(
BlueDragon edit delete reply 28th Sep 2018, 2:53 PM
LOL, oh yeah! Awkward Dads XD I could easily seeing my dad having done something similar (well, he's old now, but when I was a kid XD)

I never saw Guyver! I've been meaning to get around to it, but I just haven't (my partner doesn't watch movies much...I need to make him >:D ) I finally got him to start Akira this year, but he didn't finish it, even though he was enjoying it.

One of these days!