Beautiful Bones has returned! And it’s still garbage, don’t watch it.
Seriously, it’s just garbage. Not even interesting garbage. Just a bad show.
Here’s my writeup of the third episode. Notes below, somehow.
Now to sleep off the headache I get from writing about writing this bad.
The backgrounds are nice, as always
Shoutarou is learning to identify bones
“So you’re still calling me ‘boy,’ huh?”
They go on another expedition
“If you need to go, just do it in the bushes” an actually funny line
Sakurako’s expression when she runs into the body is great
They’re really keeping up those boob shots
More bodies. But they abbreviated the transformation sequence this time!
I like that this mystery is just a random thing that happens, and not another conceit dominating the episode. Nice structural variation
Sakurako’s deductions also seem reasonable here. Better in general
“That’s Soutarou. My dead younger brother.” And they’re not dragging this out! good stuff
I like how Shoutarou only cares about food
His classmate Kougami has some issue with her grandmother
Ah, it was her grandmother’s bones that they found
“And why must I come along? I was planning to assemble a monkey skeleton today.”
Welp, back to introducing Kougami boobs-first
“I’m her guardian”
Kougami blames herself for driving her grandmother to suicide
They’re trying to make Sakurako weirdly profound, but she just comes off as weird
They try to make these stories more about the emotions of the characters than the mysteries, but they’re just not that compelling as emotional stories
Her grandmother was walking up to the view her husband painted