Vividred Operation – notes and the like This entry was posted by Vale.
My only new show for the season is the greatest thing that’s happened to me since the Strike Witches movie. There are a bunch of things worth writing about in it.
I don’t know why every girl in this anime wears hotpants, but I definitely appreciate it.
The newspaper’s name is Maiasa, a mixture of Mainichi and Asahi, two of the three major Japanese national papers. The headlines are about the Manifestor Engine and the Energy Rain System.
The ship is called Abe-maru. Note here that Japan’s new prime minister is also called Abe.
Quite obvious reference to Suntory’s Boss coffee.
I’ve never seen a Japanese put mayonnaise on their rice. Akane must be a real mayo chick.
That is a very good question, you see. If you know, do tell me. (The white text on the curtain in the background reads “Isshiki Labs”.)
It’s an Osprey. It’s funny because the Japanese are very afraid of Ospreys crashing, and this one crashes too. Judging from the “Futaba” logos on it, Aoi’s family must be really rich to own planes and stuff.
I wonder what programming language that is. The “case .. when” reminds me of Ruby.
Rang as short for boomerang. Let’s just ignore the fact that the screens that showed up before Akane said “nLang”.
One of the guys murmurs “Oh me God” here. That tipped me off that some of these ships might be American. The ship earlier with 82 written on it is the USS Lassen. Other ships I could identify: JDS Kirishima at 07:55, the JDS Myoko and the USS Stethem at 09:33, the USS Cole at 09:38, the USS Curtis Wilbur and the USS John S. McCain at 16:52
This scene of fighter jets flying in formation with little girls made me go “wee” to epic proportions.
Best line of the year.
One of the flower’s petals disappears after she shoots that arrow. That’d mean she only has 9 more shots.
Probably a reference to the Tennen Rishin-ryuu, a style of swordfight. It’s showed later on screen written as 天元理心流.
Because friendship is magic!
It has been decided that hereafter “vivid” will be used as a prefix, so “Vividred”, “Vividgreen”, “Vividblade” and so on.
So apparently each girl gets their own ending song. Can’t wait to see yellow’s and black’s.