Debunking Theory: Gochiusa is set in an alternate reality where Japan has won World War II

Deyui
Debunking Theory: Gochiusa is set in an alternate reality where Japan won World War II.https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/4bjkee/istheorderarabbitgochiusaissetinan/ === Foreword: I firstly like to mention that the writer of this theory knows themselves how farfetched this theory is I cite: EDIT 1: No this is not meant to be serious just a fun exercise exploring a whatif scenario. Taking a plunge down the rabbit hole if you will. They simply wrote something amusing for a writing contest and approached a CGDCT series in a different perspective. While I am admittedly tired of seeing everyone talk about this theory that has no weight to it at all I do like to thank this person for seeing Gochiusa in a different perspective that a lot of people are ignorant about. The reason I am writing this is because Ive seen some people be confused whether this is actually true or not so I am here to explain this. So what I want to achieve with this post is just so people are informed that this theory is wrong. I initially also posted this in the latest episode 7 discussion post but barely anyone in this subreddit actually reads the stuff so I decided to make a post for it for more visibility. Gochiusa is set in Europe. === Immediately upon watching episode 1 it is clear that Gochiusa is not set in Japan. So where it is exactly? In the anime it is referred to as the woodframed town or simply the town. Based on the architecture we can tell that this place is located in Europe. In fact it is no secret that this town is directly inspired by Colmar a real town located in the Northeast of France. Someone else has already made a very detailed comparison so I wont go over it again. So is Gochiusa set in Colmar France? Maybe maybe not. According the various signages around the town the majority of the text seems to be a mixture of French German English and some Eastern European language. It is uncertain which country this is supposed to be we can only be sure that it is located in Europe. Now that we have established that Gochiusa is set in an Europe we can safely assume that the majority of the characters are not Japanese but European. The assumption that the town is set in Europe based on the architecture and because of the majority of the text shown in the series is fine but there isnt enough proof backing it up. What seems more believable to me is that this town might very well just be a fictional location and the author just used the western architectures as its reference. In fact I even have proof supporting my assumptions. As the writer said we know that a lot of places in Gochiusa are referenced from the city Colmar located in Francehttps://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/colmarfrancehomeofgochuumonwausagidesuka/ here are some recent examples: Example 1 Reallife Location Eguisheimhttps://i.ur.com/o4AioEZ.jpg / In the mangahttps://i.ur.com/IdeSUYZ.jpg / In the Animehttps://i.ur.com/0t4h7Pz.png Example 2 Reallife Location La Petite Venisehttps://i.ur.com/IbXFBGh.jpg / In the mangahttps://i.ur.com/qvFJn2j.jpg / In the Animehttps://i.ur.com/Vmn5qZA.jpg nbsp However at the same time there are plenty of locations from other countries other than France in this town as well for example Germany and Budapest as well. Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germanyhttps://i.ur.com/vwCgKms.jpg In the mangahttps://i.ur.com/92gR9eb.jpg As well as the onsen pool in S1 Ep 8 10. There is an excellent write up about it from DokiDokiVisual which you can find here: https://xdeyuix.tumblr.com/post/187347534258/ Believe it or not but there are some fans who literally go Gochiusa pilgrimaging and there are a lot of places for it. Heres the Twitter from a famous Gochiusa pilgrimage just scroll through their media and youll find some spots from all over the world careful however its manga spoilers. https://twitter.com/gochiyukki/ So how come the assumption that its somewhere in Europe would make sense when in one street its in France and then we make another turn down the street and suddenly its Germany? Then when we go to the onsen were suddenly in Budapest? The answer is simple: Conclusion: Gochiusa is not in our world and thus not an alternate reality either. Its a fictional world. == Why do they use Japanese? Why do they use Yen? Why are the addresses in Japanese? Japanese has taken over the Europe? === This brings up a question: If the characters are not Japanese and the town is not in Japan then why is everyone using Japanese? This is not a case of in this world the language barrier doesnt exist. Otherwise Cocoa and Chiya would not have to study English. Japanese influence goes beyond the usage of written and spoken language. As we can see the main currency is the Yen not the Euro and the legislation system is using the Six Codes which is from Japan. Even more puzzling the town does in fact has a name which we can spot on Cocoas letters to her family. Ogikubo Suginami does not sound very European doesnt it? What exactly is going on? Heres my theory: Japan has won the second world war... They speak Japanese and have to learn English. They use Yen and the address is also in Japanese. The writer thus assumes something completely absurd if I may call it like this. I am not criticizing them just to clarify myself. They already admitted that this is really far fetched and they know how absurd their theory is. Anyways jumping to the conclusion that thus Japan has won the second world war due to an already wrong assumption through another wrong assumption kind of ends you with something like this. Isnt the more logical assumption that since the author is Japanese and thus know the Japanese system more that they would be using Yen Japanese as well as addresses in Japanese? Everything of this makes way more sense if we were to look at in the perspective that this is just a fictional world that Koi created. Also the real reason they used this specific Japanese addresshttps://i.ur.com/qvGiuzH.jpeg is that its actually just an easter egg from the animation studio Kinema Citrus. That address is actually the address for their studio you can confirm it yourself on their website here.http://kinemacitrus.biz//cominfo/ Theres nothing more behind it has nothing to do with the Japanese taking over Europe. Conclusion: No its set in a fictional world and thus since its written by a Japanese author logically the infrastructure is in Japanese. === Rize is daughter of a warlord she is being trained to become an assassin. === Who train their little daughter in using firearms and CQC drilling into her military discipline at such a young age? While Rize tries to act like an average highschool student as much as she can at times she displays an alarming level of ruthlessness. Not to mention no normal teenage girl is such a complete gun nut or possess such incredible physical strength. Why jump to the conclusion that the father forced her little daughter to learn firearms and CQC? She may have just been fascinated about it and influenced by her father. You can see in S1 Ep 3 that she explained when she was little she liked to shoot those teacups furthermore from her expression itself you can see she had fun so that implies she had fun doing so if she was forced and didnt like it then this entire scene would be different.https://i.ur.com/JNm7USL.jpeg Furthermore you said it yourself she has been learning ever since she was young so why are you now surprised that she is a teenage girl who is such a complete gun nut or possess such incredible physical strength. That happens if you train for most of your life. The Kafu seems to live on modest mean yet Rizes family is really wealthy living in a huge mansion complete with maids and bodyguards. We never really see police or any kind of crime except those committed by rabbits in this peaceful town so why the heavy focus on security? Just because the series doesnt show crimes doesnt mean it doesnt happen. Furthermore its as the writer claimed still war. So at any point in time having bodyguards to help you in an emergency situation is always helpful. Youre rich anyway so why not be safe? The man is ambitious in training Rize to become some kind of super soldier he apparently has big plans for his daughter. If the screenshots used by the writer would actually prove that Rizes father wants her to be a supersoldier then this claim would be more convincing. Conclusion: This is completely wrong. === Syaro is a war orphan and she has amnesia. === Chiya is a foreigner and the truth behind the rivalry between Ama Usa An vs Rabbit House. === We have other evidences regarding Chiyas origin as well. When she first came to Rabbit House it is revealed that Chiya has never seen a Western coffee menu before. While Chiyas kimono is part of work her grandmother always wear the kimono although she is never in the front of house. Plus Ama Usa An is nothing like all the other buildings in town the place looks like something that belongs in well Japan. We can safely say that Chiya and her grandmother are foreign to this land. They came from Japan to open a tea house in this European town. Writer claiming that the building looks different from the others just because they said so. And now its clear evidence yup. If only they knew that well this building is a reference to Colmarhttps://i.ur.com/A7nV4zA.jpg just like many other places in Gochiusa like Rabbit Househttps://i.ur.com/15CULUv.jpeg which they talked about a few arguments before. Furthermore as I already established before this world is a fictional world and we cannot just randomly assume that countries exist like in our world. None of the characters is assigned a nationality. As it turns out the rivalry is only in his mind and Chiyas grandmother never thought anything about it. ... He held a grudge against the Japanese for taking over his home and for marching his son off to war leaving him a with struggling coffee house and a little girl to take care of. Or maybe theyre just rivals because they both knew each other as they were kids and both ended up opening similar shops? So naturally they would feel competition between them. This assumption wouldnt be that bad if it werent for the case that its built upon a really absurd one. Chinos grandfather is old probably old enough that he can remember a time before the Japanese occupied this town. He held a grudge against the Japanese for taking over his home and for marching his son off to war leaving him a with struggling coffee house and a little girl to take care of. At the end of the day theyre claiming that this rivalry ties down because of the world war which is completely absurd and is also racist. Furthermore why would a Japanese series written by a Japanese author be racist towards their own country? They would get in trouble for it and it doesnt even make any sense anyway for this assumption to be true at all. Conclusion: The rivalry isnt because of racism or because of world war its because theyre old acquaintances rather. == Chino had a lonely childhood and the masters last wish === This is completely out of place why is a character analysis doing in a world war II theory? However if its the character analysis itself that is mainly correct. Cocoa is an angel sent by a higher force her job is to make everyone happy. === This is actually not that wrong either. Like my theory magic exists in this world so rather than Cocoa being an angel but being a magician makes more sense. But this argument isnt too bad. Remove the higher force and change Angel to magician and were getting somewhere that may actually be true. Afterword: === I believe that most people who seriously read through this theory would realize rather quickly how bad the arguments are and how far fetched they are. And also would come to the conclusion that this is just really wrong. I can understand however for those who are interested in history to desperately want it to be true as its interesting for them however this is just straightup wrong. I cant tell you guys to stop talking about this bad theory but at least know that its wrong. This is all I want from this post. If you want to believe in an interesting theory that actually holds any weight then I recommend reading the theory about magic being real in Gochiusa.https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/jyadur/gochuumonwausagidesukabloomepisode7/gd2ttxs/ Thank you everyone for reading this for a bit if you have any questions feel free to reply to this question or DM me
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