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  1. iwannabeanarwhal
    September 19, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    So this is a Yuri anime based on a type of theater that served a similar purpose as Yaoi? Interesting…

  2. Mike Montoro
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:04 pm

    I’ll just say something I’ve been thinking for a while: you absolutely have the most thorough and academic anime analysis channel on YouTube, without question. As someone familiar with art analysis (music student in college), you are legitimately providing a service to your audience in researching and condensing information from legitimate sources. Sometimes anime analysis channels around here feel more like "taste-pushers" if that makes sense, and I never feel that way when watching your videos. Thank you for that.

  3. garfield15
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

    I’m so glad to see more people paying attention to Revue Starlight

  4. bloquer
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

    Thank you for explaining all that context, I just heard of some live musicals but never thought that it would be such a big thing.
    Just wondering, do they act in the traditional japanese way (overacting and mostly just plain bad), or are they actually trained to act well (like for example south korean actors, who are really good at their job)?

  5. LordKokuyou
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

    Great video. I had no idea this was a thing AT ALL. This gives a whole lot of contest to the anime.

    Very interesting indeed.

  6. Alicesia Pilus
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    im glad someone finally do a review about Revue Starlight. That anime is seriously underrated, and im even disappointed with Random Curiosity blog for not reviewing it thoroughly; what worst, its a one-sided opinion and they barely scratch the surface, while giving fanservice animes more attention than this. :((((

  7. David Walker
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

    one other important influence of the Takarazuka Otokoyaku is they are the origin of the "Bishonen" character type as well — the extremely pretty boys who are fully confident in their masculinity anyway. They originated as essentially an animated version of what Oktoyaku looked like, often adding long flowing hair.

  8. CharoitNymph13
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

    "The difference between fiction and real life is that fiction has to make sense." I love this! 😀
    Great video!

  9. Thomas Valosor
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

    Very fascinating. I was just going to watch along with your videos on the subject, but you’ve convinced me this show is worth giving a try.

  10. BornFree
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    Great context.

    T-shirt game on point. ?

    Sadly I can’t access this anime.
    It sounds exactly like the type of anime I’d naturally assume I’ll hate, and then later turns out to be my favourite anime of all time!

    Patiently waiting for Hanebado today. ?

  11. Spencer Peyton
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    Freaking monogatari frame drop, nice. And Re:Zero too!

  12. Matheus Castro
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

    omg… you are amazing. i am quite amazed by the quality of your material. really excited for the videos.

  13. Lycan Mane
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

    Talking Giraffe.

  14. Plake
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:45 pm

    "current designs are evolutions […] of male only animators and designers"
    Much of this has its roots in shoujo manga though…(hence the big eyes paired with small nose and mouths, to use your own terms) Men liking stuff that was initially meant for girls is kind of a big deal as far as the history of otaku media goes and makes for a really bad comparison with the otokoyaku which at best erases the nuances of such a thing by forcing it into the perspective of male-targeted fantasy and at worst completly missrepresents both the male and the female fantasy. I think you could have gone with a better example here and point to the trope of the masculine/tomboy trope girl that has a ton of female fans, like Makoto from idolm@ster or Kaoru from Bang Dream(which is by the same producers of Revue Starlight even!), sometimes this trope is in male-targeted anime so it should be recognizable for a lot of people.

    You also showed K-On when talking about idealized male fantasy made by men(I assume since it’s meant to contrast with the Takarazuka) when the show was directed by a woman, written by a different woman and the character designs were done by a woman too. K-On! couldn’t be further from the male equivalent of the otokoyaku. I get you made the caveat that it’s no longer male dominated but the editing here gives the wrond idea entirely, also the show is almost 10 years old, so it’s just a bad example anyway.

    The large head to height ratio is also just due to different standards for western and japanese culture, not really particularly a male one, to imply otherwise is uh, well, a very western thing to do.

  15. Bloodred16ro
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

    Very interesting video, I (and I assume a lot of other people) had no idea about the Takarazuka Revue and it definitely changes how I look at Revue Starlight.

  16. Flugmorph
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

    what a fantastic topic. i love the context you bring to these topical shorter videos. that is something wholly unique to your channel.

  17. blackytemp
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:53 pm

    Wonderfully informative, yet succinct. Another great video. Thank you!

  18. Ynat
    September 19, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

    This context actually really helped my understanding for the show after the first episode left me quite confused as to what was going on. Now all the emphasis on the lead roles makes sense and I now know that it’s an all girls school because it’s designed to teach them to perform in an all girls performance, and not just an all female private school. I’m not much of a history person, but it’s really interesting that someone thought to make this kind of performance possible in contradiction to how things were done in the Shakesperian era.