Musings and Reflections – Summer 2017 Week 1

Re:Creators (Ep. 13)

     Ain’t it meta when an episode starts with words that in order to defeat Altair much stronger plot progression is needed? And it actually turns out to be a witty recap.  By definition recaps aren’t an exciting thing to watch, especially since I wasn’t prepared for one. Nonetheless I can do nothing but applaud the creativity with which the episode was constructed. One way of creating a good recap is retelling everything with plenty of new footage, but making one full of meta and jokes also turns out to work well. Who else than Meteora can once again talk about everything? To some extent the recap emphasized some of Meteora’s relationships, such as her respect for Selesia. I wonder whether the real Meteora also has some secret wishes to be the hero she portrays herself as or it was just a deviation from the norm because it should’ve been funny. To some extent it was. Justification why the recap happened (and the whole idea of breaking the 4th wall) probably were the highlights. Even Rei Hiroe got some rocks thrown at him for too intricate character designs. Well, overall as a DVD special this recap was a good and innovative one but as a normal episode – not that impressive.

Sakura Quest (Ep. 14)

     Why is it that a second OP always seems worse than the first one? This one isn’t bad but doesn’t have the same energy and sense of constantly moving forward. To some extent that suits the episode when three girls take a break from Manoyama. Only Riri and Shiori still work and encounter these Spanish people. Even if I would, I couldn’t possibly think of anything more random. This joke as well as others landed pretty well. Well, concerning the Spanish, I have a premonition that Sandal has (or will have) something to do with that. Anyway, the episode still concentrates on the other three. All of them are unable to completely forget their job and try to remember all the ideas their old friends talked about and decide if something could be used in Manoyama. Also, none of them were that happy at the very beginning being stuck in the middle of nowhere but now only Maki hesitates (still, she hesitated but didn’t accept instantly) when someone suggests putting their jobs at the Tourism Board aside. It’s just like a little confirmation that the girls have grown to like Manoyama as well as each other’s presence and despite having their own lives and interests still try their best for for the town.

Advertisements
Leave a comment

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: