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06 August 2011 @ 11:13 am
Robert Capa  
Robert Capa -- purported to be the best photojournalist of the 20th century. With his camera he captured people's sorrow, joy, passion, fury and love. Even now, the record he left behind of his life has not faded, but continues to shine. In 1930s Paris, demonstrations by the people's front have intensified. Endre Friedmann (later Robert Capa), using a camera that is unusually small for its time, succeeds in slipping into the crowd and taking a picture. It is a moment that makes it possible to convey not only the spectacle of the scene but also the "heart" of his subjects. In the midst of the unrest in Europe, anti-fascists from all over the world gather in Spain, carrying the banner of idealism. Among them is Endre, a photojournalist. Believing that photographing the truth and conveying it to people is his personal mission, he heads toward the front lines... A dramatic musical portraying the life of a man who lived, loved and fought with single-minded purpose amidst the waves of an era of turmoil -- searching for the true form of humanity.

I'm sorry it sounds exactly like Never Say Goodbye I mean seriously can you blame me
 
 
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Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - wao phantomdramaturgca on August 6th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Um... Yes. Exactly like NSG. That is not so encouraging...
lljie_kuen1982lljie_kuen1982 on August 6th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Except that Robert Capa is a real person whereas Georges Malreaux is a fictitious character. We don't know whether Koike-sensei wrote NSG as an inspiration from reading/researching Capa's life or not. Capa covered 5 wars, the Spanish Civil War among them. The resemblance to NSG is unfortunate even though it was probably not intended to be so since Capa's work life predated NSG by like 70+ years.
Julie: wao hana nsg dancewao_wao on August 6th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
I considered that, the idea that Koike & Wildhorn might have based Georges off of Robert Capa.

But what matters to me is that NSG predates this show, and it's Soragumi again. So long-time Sora fans are inevitably going to compare them. It wasn't necessarily well-thought-out choice by Harada-sensei.

Edited at 2011-08-06 09:42 pm (UTC)
lljie_kuen1982lljie_kuen1982 on August 7th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
LOL no it wasn't particularly thought out by Harada-sensei, but the summary may only be giving us partial information.
Even though the set up is a bit repetitive, given Soragumi just did For whom the bell tolls, but that story ended up being completely different than NSG, so maybe this story will end up very different as well.

Using the Spanish Civil War as a nostalgic point to draw in Soragumi fans isn't a bad idea. Plus it's a way to connect Ouki Kaname to Soragumi history/troupe, for better or for worse, given the troupe's track record with this particular era and setting.
Juliewao_wao on August 8th, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
I agree with this:

For whom the bell tolls... ended up being completely different than NSG

But I strongly disagree with this:

Using the Spanish Civil War as a nostalgic point to draw in Soragumi fans isn't a bad idea

Personally, as a fan, I like to see new things and feel disappointed whenever I read a summary that sounds like something I've seen before ^^;;
lljie_kuen1982lljie_kuen1982 on August 14th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
LOL I think we'll have to politely agree to disagree on this matter :). Sorry for the late response. I haven't been logging into LJ the last few days and completely missed your response while reading your other journal entries.
utena1409: Wao/Mariutena1409 on August 7th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
.....This really sounds exactly like it... >_>