Postman‘s bell woke me up today just in time to see this:
<Hitoribocchi> Also, 2D-T makes an astute observation about Railgun
<Hitoribocchi> Who’d thunk that it’s deep? (Not to ridicule the article or the author, but I thought Railgun is something like Senkou no Night Raid in a sense of a failed possibility of a great show.)
<Aroduc> It was. Railgun was awful.
<Aroduc> Although to be fair, Night Raid is far worse.
Back when 2DT actually made the the “technocratic nightmare” observation, I did not even read it, because hey, it’s Railgun, who cares, right? But now I wish to know what he’d say about “Someday’s Dreamers”, an iconic example of magic-capable citizens being chained with sex-offender tokens by the hideous oppressive government, all the while being brainwashed that it’s for their own good (the regulation that establishes the parameters is even called “Mages’ Bill of Rights” — no, really). There was also the stifling bureaucracy and one little man who makes a difference by tabling reports against a mage friend. I thought it was a horrifying, depressing anime, but everyone else thought I was hypersensitive. Railgun makes it easier to latch onto these themes, I think, and it’s surprising just how vast is the majority that lets it slide. Although it’s possible I just didn’t see it. I mean if you start skipping 2DT articles, what are chances?