Via Roadkill this found gem!
We talked about and linked the Manga here.
And here I thought Japan had gotten about as ridiculous as possible when they did this with WW2 fighters (not really sfw)…
I assume you noticed the FAL?
I guess there really is no limit to moe anthropomorphism. If you can do it to guns, fighters, operating systems, and game consoles, you can do it with anything!
Yep just put an update to the earlier post if you missed it.
And FAL Chan is an L1A1 which is kinda-sorta mostly like mine!
I probably saw it at the time, shook my head, and forgot about it. I’m doing good to remember what happened last week, let alone 3 months ago.
Here’s a summary from the Manga it’s based off of
“A teacher is looking for a school by the name of Seishou Academy, as he is a new transfer teacher for that school. Seishou Academy is known for having students with excellent marksmanship. However, he gets lost along the way and decides to look for someone who knows where the school is at a summer festival. He encounters a girl at a shooting range and finds her marksmanship skills to be professional. The girl tells the new teacher that she is an assault rifle, not a student. Her name is FNC and is an assault rifle of Seishou Academy. The new teacher attends school the next day to find students, including FNC, practicing shooting M16s and realizes that he has come to an unbelievable school. How will his experience be at Seishou Academy?”
Another example of the Japan/gun dynamic.
I find moe to be vaguely unsettling for no readily discernible reason.
On the other hand, now I can tease Weerd about “FAL mai waifu”. 😉
yeah its REALLY strange, but kinda cool just because its in such an alien world to ours. Go look at that bottom link and read the manga online. Its interesting. Its not deep, I suspect I’ll enjoy the mange better.
Yeah, I read some of the anime, but it raised more questions.
Like, if the girls are guns, then what are they shooting with? Is that gun another girl? An extension of themselves?
It strikes me as being masturbatory in a highly symbolic way, and while I’m not opposed to either masturbation or symbolism, the rest of the manga is quite literal.
I feel like I am missing the punchline to a very elaborate and subtle joke.
Japan produces 56% of the world’s weirdness every year.
You’re looking at 2010 numbers, 2011 they were up to 67%!
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