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Both series, at the surface level, encourage their audiences to be mindful and critical of the ideas they’re asked to buy into as the price of inclusion. However, there is a stark contrast between how these series portray the underlying power dynamics, prejudices, and active malice behind these policies, as well as the particulars of their respective calls to action. This reveals a difference in priorities; where Insight offers vague hope and comfort with no clear call to action, Yurikuma actively aims to elevate marginalized voices.
SPRIGGAN offers a blast from the past with all its foibles, ranging from toeing the line with anti-semetism to engaging in some of the Cold War’s stereotypes and its source material’s plot weakness, with some degree of style and a lot of gore.