Alright, now this is how you portray a cute makeover scene, so take notes.
It’s nothing quite as boring and terribly cliched as “BOOKISH BUT GENERICALLY CUTE GIRL TAKES OFF GLASSES AND LETS HAIR DOWN,” we’ve got the real deal here. (for reference: from left to right, it’s Mayaya, Jiji, Tsukimi, Chieko, and Banba)
First off, note that none of the girls wearing glasses lose them to present themselves as more “conventionally attractive.” They are instead used as a charm point, and Tsukimi’s outfit is even color-coordinated to match her red frames. For that matter, Mayaya even GAINS sunglasses, to keep her eyes covered while her bangs are styled in a trendier manner. A similar tactic is used for Banba, whose unmanageable afro is covered by a wig to give her a cute hairstyle that still frames her face in a way that fits her.
None of the girls’ unique facial features are downplayed in the animation, either. Mayaya is still drawn with her prominent cheekbones, Tsukimi still has her bushy eyebrows and freckles, Banba’s nose is still drawn as simple tiny nostils, and no one’s facial structure or body type suddenly seems to shift to “super generically pretty,” as seen in so many awkward Hollywood makeovers.
Perhaps the best thing about this scene (and something that Kuranosuke explicitly points out as he’s styling the girls) is that Chieko ends up requiring literally no changes. As she already has the habit of wearing formal kimonos as casual wear, she instead ends up benefiting solely from being grouped with the other girls in their trendy attire, and that’s considered her own unique form of beauty.
IT’S A REALLY GREAT SCENE FROM A REALLY GREAT ANIME, BASICALLY.
linkjpg said: I CANT BELIEVE YOU WOULD MEME ME LIKE THAT WITH THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM POST
What do you mean? I was looking out for you my lil friend. All Americans should know what the alarm sounds like!
Anonymous said: Why do you hate females who are strong??????? WHY
Oh no! That’s not at all what I meant dear anon. I love strong female characters and I love seeing them in media! I just hate it when these characters have to downplay their own gender, and males just to be strong. Why can’t the focus be on the fact that these characters are well developed rather than on the fact that these strong females are ‘better than anyone else (including their own gender)?’ I don’t think that makes a strong character, and I think that when writing like this happens, it isn’t a good representation AT ALL of strong ladies!
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G: What're you currently playing?
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X: What you'd like to change about your favorite franchise?
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me: hey American friend i bought this football for you
American friend: *stops playing the banjo and cleaning their guns and drinking their soda* Oh y’all know me too well I love them good ol’ sports hell yeah
daughter-of-the-stars said: Hi there princess Hilda! What have you been up to after the events of ALBW?
…Mostly just trying to make it up to the people of Lorule. Peace has been restored (thank the goddesses for Link and Princess Zelda), but everyone is still a little sore with me. I don’t blame them, either. I can feel it getting better though.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD HEAR IN CASE OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK
Many countries have systems that allow them to speak to as many people as possible in case of something catastrophic.
The United States has the Emergency Alert System. When triggered, the system interrupts all T.V and radio systems to speak.
This is what it sounds like.
The most creepiest and terrifying noise and voices ever.
I fight for Spira. The people long for the Calm. I can give it to them. It’s all I can give. Defeating Sin, ending pain… this I can do.