Well, at this point I think I’m ready for Kyoukai to impress or disappoint or whatever. Clearly expectations are antithetical to the various pieces KyoAni are putting together here, so I’m just giving up on them. Other shows can worry about being insightful or creative or ambitious – as long as KyoAni keeps making this stuff entertaining, I guess I’ll be fine.
0:28 – Fine. Fine. KyoAni, do whatever you want. See if I care!
I care so much their shows can be so good
2:02 – Huh. So I guess we’re doing some kind of vignette-ish bit this episode? Normally sitcoms do this kind of thing
Some comments about last week’s episode were complaining about the other characters pretty much directly harassing and abusing Mirai. My answer to that is: yep
2:58 – Ya got me . This show certainly commits to its gags. Probably why I’m not bothered by the abuse myself – the show is very clearly two shows sharing the same time slot, and only the one with blood swords and youkai wants you to care about its characters as people
4:07 – This building’s design is fantastic . Love all the little details of this shop
4:24 – Haha yep . Wacky episodic adventure territory. Fine by me
4:38 – Jeez, these guys really are dicks! When they’re not sexually harassing Mirai, they’re sending her off to die in battle
4:46 – KyoAni and their actually good direction. The shot lasts all of a second, but helps establish the isolation of the situation
4:52 – More distance shots. Generally, horror movie shots attempt to give you little information and to trap you with the characters – to make you feel you’re trapped with them. Here, they’re instead just casting Mirai alone in a massive frame, which works more to make you afraid for her than trapped in the situation
5:25 – Serious dark fantasy yo
Man, I should have done this a long time ago! It is much easier to enjoy this show while accepting it’s gonna be silly
6:31 – Why did you announce your attack?! Damn anime characters can’t help themselves
8:48 – KyoAni stop gimme the keys
10:31 – This might be KyoAni’s best troll of all time . Their entire empire has been building to this
12:50 – Ahahahah yes
13:26 – Of course. The obvious solution.
This is actually by far the most consistent episode of the show so far. KyoAni are clearly very good at some things
13:54 – I never asked for this
16:27 – Best gag episode, Trigger? Two can play that game
16:55 – Nothing makes sense anymore
17:14 – Look KyoAni, if you wanted to make this show in the first place, no one was stopping you. This show is actually great
17:37 – It’s so glorious
18:08 – Now I’m actually kinda mad we didn’t get this show in the first place. Though it’d obviously be less funny if the show hadn’t spent five episodes at least pretending to take itself seriously
18:53 – Now I actually like all the characters. Kind of absurd how much more natural this seems than the other thing
19:33 – Hiromi was born for this
20:14 – Yes keep training goddamnit sing harder . Endurance!
21:55 – Brilliant
Well, that was… easily by far the best episode of this show. I assume we’ll get back to the stuff the rest of the show cared about next week, but that… that was fantastic. Nice work KyoAni. You know how to have a good time