Strawberry Panic finally gets down to business – Yuri rape galore ^_^;;
May 29, 2006
Well, I watched the 7th episode of Strawberry panic today, for reasons which escape me. (Actually, that's a lie, Strawberry Panic has been getting better of late since they stopped focussing on the Shizuma/Nagisa will-they-won't-they-oh-look-I've-fallen-asleep plotline). Since I've also been following the manga which is being scanlated by Dynasty-scans (who is also doing Kasimasi – much love to them), and the anime seems to be similar, but with much reduced yuri, I was expecting an episode full of amazingly heavily implied yuri (an elephant with a two-ton pen could have done a better job) but no actual "Kasimasi moments". It's not like the manga wasn't full of rather risque behaviour ^_^
Nagisa gets fondled by Shizuma in volume 1
And Tamao-chan is slightly more…shall we say, forward about her tastes.
But lo and behold, here we have our first actual yuri couple, rather than all this subtext nonsense when they're obviously all whips and double-dildos when the anime cameras aren't looking.
And following that, what do we have here? Yuri rape? On a mainstream TV show?? *Controversial*!!! (pardon overuse of punctuation there, I couldn't help myself) Though it seemed that the perpetrator had a lot of trouble getting Hikari's seifuku off and actually raping her (judging by how long it took Amane to get there). Maybe in mainstream anime, they don't have those "easy-rip" clothes you get in hentai (and Ikkitousen)
What puzzled me the most, however, was how Amane was so blase about it after they had left "Are you ok? Sometimes people are forceful like that, you should be careful"??? The girl nearly got raped woman! At least show some anger! Maybe she would have given a better response if they had been naked and Hikari was being "deflowered" (The first pun I've ever got in anime "Konohana Hikari = That flower Hikari"; what an awful pun >_<). Or maybe yuri rape is such a usual thing on Astraea hill that the students have just got used to it…
"What's that rustling in the bushes over there?" "Oh, thats just Nagisa getting ass-raped by Shizuma-sama" "Aw that's not fair! She was supposed to be raping me over half an hour ago! Kecchii!"
Oh, and I'm really starting to feel sorry for Yaya-chan. Since her transition from manga to anime has left her with a lot less forwardness in her relationship with Hikari, she seems to have been left in the dust, so to speak, as Hikari seems to be completely clueless without direct fondling…
Anyway, it's good to see that lesbian rape has gone mainstream in anime. I shall continue to watch this one, for the good of…erm…me.