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Karan's Bakery / Re: No. 6 music
« on: May 24, 2015, 10:26:40 am »
These are all so great! I wonder if anyone would be willing to compile them on 8tracks? Maybe even have an official 8tracks playlist? I'm sure a BUNCH of stuff for No.6 is already there and would be fun to explore.

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Karan's Bakery / Re: When and how did you become a No. 6 fan? :D
« on: May 21, 2015, 08:13:11 pm »
Well, I started watching it two weeks ago! (I am now in hell)

I'm sort of sad I have nothing new to look forward to officially, but this forum and community seems awesome!

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Thank you for the welcome!

Also, great point about Patroclus and Shion being surprisingly good fighters when necessary! Gotta protect dat bae, right?

I'm currently waiting for volume's 6-9 of the manga to ship to my house from Amazon since no website seems to host them post-licensing (also want to support the author).
I'll definitely update with anything else I find once they get here!

So far, the manga > anime, but I still love the anime. Has anyone read the novel version? Is it significantly different enough to warrant a separate read?

I also strongly recommend everyone take a gander at The Song of Achilles, because if you love No.6 (which, being on this forum, I hope you do) then you will absolutely adore it.
Madeline Miller took TEN YEARS writing that book as accurately to legend as possible and it shows. Sadly, I noticed she doesn't seem to be working on anything else. I'm a fairly hard core fan of Rick Riordan and that man puts out books at an amazing pace!

(Side note: for some reason, hard core as one word appears as ****? Anyone know why?)

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Latch Building / Comparison between No.6 and The Song of Achilles
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:48:47 pm »
Hi everyone!

I am new to the No.6 community (recently finished watching the anime, reading the manga now).

While watching the anime, I was also reading The Song of Achilles and the parallels are insane.

Pretending to be a girl (Achilles and Nezumi)
Girl(s) wanting to have sex, unrequited love (Shion and Safu, Achilles and Deidameia, Patroclus and Briseis)
Wanting to keep Shion Shion and Achilles Achilles (Nezumi and Patroclus, respectively)
Shion and Patroclus healing and bandaging others
Achilles and Nezumi being wonderful singers

Thereís probably a lot more, including how they die (Greek gods donít usually allow the whole coming back from the dead).
Hell, Inukashi even calls Shion Nezumiís Achilles heel (lol)

I almost think No.6 was partially based off of Achilles and Patroclus from the Illiad (which I haven't read, technically, since The Song of Achilles is just a rendition of it).

What do you guys think?

Edit: Sion --> Shion

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