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#1 Mr Butlertron

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:03

That challenge being how long can you watch it for before it breaks your brain. I watched half of the first episode, before the sight of a 12 year old school girl unloading an FNC at full-auto on her teacher crush because he looked up her skirt or something made me question every value I hold dear.

Overview:
Based on the manga of the same name, Upotte!! follows the daily lives of middle school range assault rifles. Our intermediate cartridge heroines face the many trials and tribulations of growing up Assault Rifles in an increasingly modular world. Fighting back rival contracts, their elder Battle Rifle sisters, and dreaming of the day when they can be properly maintained and handled by strong, sensitive hands, the characters of Upotte still find time to relax and enjoy their youth.

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FN FNC
Country of Origin: Belgium
Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 997mm (776mm with folded stock)
Barrel length: 449 mm
Weight Empty: 4.06kg
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Rate of fire: ~700 RPM

A precocious one, Funko as she's called by her peers (to her ire) has found good use throughout the world's militaries, but can never seem to match her big sister, FAL



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M16A4
Country of Origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: Colt Manufacturing Company
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (M855)
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt, 3-round burst only
Overall length: 1000mm
Barrel length: 508mm
Weight Empty: 3.4kg
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Rate of fire: 700-950 RPM (3-round burst only)

Best friend to FNC, M16 is energetic and popular, though this can sometimes pull the ire of those around.



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SIG SG550
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Manufacturer: SIG Arms
Caliber: 5.6x45mm GP90 (5.56x45mm NATO compatible)
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 998mm (772mm with folded stock)
Barrel length: 528mm
Weight Empty: 4.05kg
Magazine capacity: 20 or 30 rounds
Rate of fire: 700 RPM

Standard small arm of the Swiss military, and accurate out to longer distances than most of her peers, SIG has been described as precise, graceful, and perhaps the finest assault rifle at Seishou Academy.



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L85A1
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: BAE Systems
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 780mm
Barrel length: 518mm
Weight Empty: 5.0kg
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Rate of fire: 650 RPM

The first locally developed mass production assault rifle deployed in the UK, L85A1 has experienced some growing pains and is plagued by unreliability and excessive weight, yet still desires to become better than what she is now.



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FN FAL
Country of Origin: Belgium
Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal
Caliber: 7.62x51 NATO
Action: Gas operated, tilting breechblock, Semi-auto only
Overall length: 1100mm
Barrel length: 533mm
Weight Empty: 4.45
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Rate of fire: 650-700 (semi-automatic fire only)

The Legend and big sister to FNC, FAL is semi-automatic only, but with a round like the 7.62 NATO, who needs autofire?



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M14
Country of Origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: Browning Arms Company
Caliber: 7.62x51 NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 1120mm
Barrel length: 559mm
Weight Empty: 4.5kg
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Rate of fire: 700-750 RPM

Big sister BR to M16, M14 is just as energetic and hotheaded.



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HK G3A3
Country of Origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch GmbH
Caliber: 7.62x51 NATO
Action: Roller-delayed blowback
Overall length: 1023mm
Barrel length: 450mm
Weight Empty: 4.5kg
Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
Rate of fire: 600 RPM

Friend to FN FAL and M14 and just as popular. Has many little sisters which spawned from the G3 design, HK33, HK53, MP5A2, and MP5K.



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AR-18
Country of Origin: United States of America
Manufacturer: Armalite/Howa Machinery Co. (Japan)
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 940mm (738mm with folded stock)
Barrel length: 464mm
Weight Empty: 3.09kg
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Rate of fire: ~700 RPM

Cousin to M16 and of Japanese manufacture. Lighter, politer, and more frugal than her American made relative. Not very popular, though.



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Human Teacher
Country of Origin: Japan
Manufacturer: Human Mother
Caliber: ??? (bore varies. Often around 20mm)
Action: Biochemical reactions
Overall length: ~1702mm
Barrel length: ???
Weight Empty: ~70.3kg
Magazine capacity: ???
Rate of fire: ??? (only usually fires once or twice per day, but out of wrong side)

The only human teacher currently operating at Seishou Academy. Currently teaches Homeroom and Literature.



The thread that introduced me to it and a boatload of impressions/WTFs
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=469493

Because in Japan, everything is a sexually precocious schoolgirl. Marvel at the random minute-long crotch shots. And ponder the unfathomable: just why does M16 wear an orange slice in her hair?

#2 sparks50

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:06

Hello Japan...

#3 Tonci87

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:47

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wCmMrRX3UM&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKpiNUp1sDM&feature=player_embedded


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Dear Japan, please stop.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:51

World without Japan would be a dull place.
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#5 Mosh

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:57

lol I only watched the video "Commercial that makes you want to move to Japan"... and yes, that might be true after watching that :P

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 17:20

That commercial didnt make me want to move to Japan at all.
She has a full-grown body perhaps but she acts like a child, just like all those anime girls. I get the very strong feeling pretty much the entire Japanese population has pedophile tendencies.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 17:58

I feel ill.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 19:01

lol I only watched the video "Commercial that makes you want to move to Japan"... and yes, that might be true after watching that :P

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 22:40

That commercial didnt make me want to move to Japan at all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBNWup41idY

Still not convinced?

#10 Dead3yez

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 22:43

Wtf is going on?
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#11 GRS

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 23:32

It's funny because three of those are not assault rifles.

...oh yeah, and because it's totally messed up...

#12 Tonci87

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:52



Still not convinced?

WTF is this? OK the music isn´t bad and the crowd goes wild, but seriously WTF?
Japan you have a lot to explain...
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:22

That's a vocaloid, a software that can be programmed to sing, and some holographic dancing character.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:14

Looking on youtube to see what's that vocaloid software would do with some Elvis song, and found this attempt at "Jailhouse rock"
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While it's surprising what a program can do, listening to that had me wanting to honestly throw my speakers through the window. Maybe i'm some kind of philistine regarding what one consider like "good" in term of voice and music, but sorry i just couldn't find anything more to say that "horrible".


I then went to try to heal my poor ears with the original
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Argh, no ! mistake ! not that one, argggghhhhh .... my ears ... my poor ears again.

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Ahh, much better.

#15 Mr Burns

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:20

Just one thing:

Make ArmA3 soundtrack with vocaloid anime singer, plox.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 15:58

Make ARMA3 voice commands with that technology please, just use some believable adult western male voice and I'm sold.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 16:08

I know this animation exist, and are trying my best to avoid it as much as possible, now you ruin my affort:mad:

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#18 batto

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:39

Operative;2132302']some holographic dancing character.


Ehm, nope. She's Hatsune Miku and she's pop star!

Japan you have a lot to explain...


We talked about it with friend and we came to conclusion that it's not that weird but rather natural. Miku doesn't take drugs, doesn't come late to concerts, is never tired, doesn't want money... Sure it'll probably never replace classic music but I can see it replacing shitty-pop-music-made-just-to-keep-money-flowing anytime (think Britney Spears... but not Lady Gaga!). Dj Tiesto does pure electronic music and has thousands of people on his concerts and they're doing exactly same things as crowd on Miku concert. Since he has a lot of concerts in Germany you could also say "Germany you have a lot to explain...".

EDIT: But yeah, Japan is sometimes really funny :D

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:13

Vocaloids may not be impressive versus real singing, but they have inspired creative people to spawn some amazing content:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 19:13

Oh, Japan.

And that's enough Internet for today.

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