Samurai Flamenco 18 — The Difference Between Stupidity and Justice

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I love this show. Still not sure which side of the line Samurai Flamenco falls on.

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The characters are entirely unimpressed by the latest escalation. Even if it’s aliens, we’ve seen this all before, several times now. Of course Samurai Flamenco will win. And he does.

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It turns out that the enemies appeared because Samurai Flamenco wished for them, and the universe granted his wish. So in a way, he is responsible for everything that happened. It was a game so he could have fun being a hero. Now we really have to feel sorry for the villains. As Beyond Flamenco told Masayoshi, they really didn’t have a purpose behind their actions. They committed their crimes as an extension of Masayoshi’s will. So ultimately, even if he was unaware of it, Masayoshi is culpable for all the evil deeds of his enemies.

Now, Masayoshi told Universe Flamenco that he wishes to return to his original life, and lead a life of peace. And that he can still be a hero while doing so. He’s learned this lesson by relying on Gotoh and the other normal people to fight together with him. But is this really true? Consciously, he knew this originally. Yet he still wished to be a hero. On some level, perhaps unconscious, it is out of pride that Masayoshi wishes to become a hero.

Further Thoughts

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What is this, Symphogear? Please don’t destroy the moon, Masayoshi, it’s very nice just the way it is.

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Ship ship ship!

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Alien Flamenco’s Engrish is hilarious.

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Flawless logic there Masayoshi. That’s what justice means! (Actually, from my understanding of the term’s use in superhero shows, this is essentially what “justice” means. Violence is wrong, except when the hero uses it. In which case might makes right. And superheroes only care about justice when it involves violence from people with superpowers.)

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Great counterpoint, Alien Flamenco. I agree 100%.

But Alien Flamenco’s offer is stupid. Make everyone identical and then no one will fight. Well, I guess that works, but I’m not sure I’d call it peace. At least Samurai Flamenco doesn’t treat this idea seriously, unlike many anime.

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OOOOOOOOK. Pretty sure the will of the universe is the stupid one here haha.

What does Samurai Flamenco have planned for the rest of its run? I will be the first to admit I haven’t the foggiest idea.

2 thoughts on “Samurai Flamenco 18 — The Difference Between Stupidity and Justice

  1. “But Alien Flamenco’s offer is stupid. Make everyone identical and then no one will fight. Well, I guess that works, but I’m not sure I’d call it peace. At least Samurai Flamenco doesn’t treat this idea seriously, unlike many anime.”

    Genuinely curios, could you name a few titles that take this idea seriously? I’m having trouble trying to think of a few.

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