Very interesting read. (And you're awesome for translating this!) A few lines that stuck out to me...I'm not really sure what this line means. There's even more heartache ahead of her?Musashi, is a beautiful woman and suffers hardships of being beautiful. These experiences aren’t quite complete, but there is plenty of them.
This really stuck out like a sore thumb to me because of the Grand Festival. Musashi reiterates this very point, and it now makes me realize that Shudo seems to be saying that Musashi doesn't want to be seriously involved with anyone because then she wouldn't be idolized.Well, it’s not that she can’t say that she easily falls in love because she can’t become a world-class beauty...
Since this part of her character seems to still be intact, I think we have another obstacle to overcome before Rocketshipping can get anywhere... Musaashi's idol dream.
That explains every motto related hint. (Heart Scale say hello.)Incidentally, it seemed like the animators also get on board, since every time during this speech they were coming up with different poses.
I think calls into question who the real Rocketshippers are... Is it Inuko who thinks Musashi and Kojiro act love-love? Was it Megumi and Miki who came up with those great lines in the St. Anne arc? What about Guradie and Kojiro? Was the ending scene considered essential? Now, I'm not saying Junki isn't a shipper, he obviously is. But I wonder how involved the VAs were in some of this stuff. We really need to go over their lines in the original series with a fine toothed comb.I may have previously written about it in this column, but Team Rocket’s lines, with the exception of the most essential ones, were improvised and they were said without reporting to the producer by one of the voice actors.
I've been praising Oohashi (and recently Fujita) for how the Rockets sound more Kantoish nowadays. Do Megumi and Miki still have some say in what Musashi and Kojiro say?
This makes me wonder if his lack of going in depth on the characters is because they're still on the show. Kasumi has been gone for over five years, so perhaps that's why he could describe his intent with her so freely. It just seems odd that he loves these characters so much, yet doesn't talk to deeply about them.I’ve intended to express what kind of beings is Team Rocket for me in the lyrics for unconventional song called “Team Rocket Forever”, but in relation to copyright management, it looks like that various procedures are needed to appear for even 2,3 verses in your own song lyrics.