It’s a classic stereotype, so why not milk it for all it’s worth?
I wonder if the writers bothered to put stereotypes to all eight sisters? Considering the range of female stereotypes, it shouldn’t be too hard:
1 – youngest – serious and ethical
2 – eldest – serious and warlike, somewhat homicidal in a PG-13 way
3 – bottle fairy
So if we wanted five more ready-made stereotypes, we could pick:
A – Oversexed insecure “nymphomaniac” girly-girl;
B – Bookish intellectual;
C – Nurturing maternal girl who wants to feed everyone;
D – “wild” animal-lover who growls instead of speaking;
E – sweet-and-innocent “imouto” girly-girl.
And that’s just off the top of my head. Because of the gimmick, I’m assuming none of them would be visible cyborgs.
Thrill to the amazing conflict of … a cooking contest!
This is one of those fictional themes that never gets old.
I don’t watch Atelier with any expectation of lofty or serious sentiments.
And yet, recently, I was surprised by the depth and emotional resonance of the following incantation.
The Western notion of Neo-Platonic magic includes the notions that the various levels of the world – from mushrooms to men to gods – are connected, and that magicians must obey the cosmic rules in order to manifest cosmic principles in daily life.
I can’t be certain, but it appears that whoever wrote the dialogue for Atelier took such ideas seriously. Perhaps it was a fluke, and the writer was just copying blindly.
Occultism tends to rouse a lot of controversies.
I like it. It’s probably not going to be the single best show of the season, but I think I’ll be pleased.