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Saturday, October 27
The Great Passage
Was poking through things today looking for something to watch. I know there are some good shows airing right now, but I prefer to wait until there's a full season available.
And I tripped over The Great Passage a.k.a Fune wo Amu.
I didn't look it up, just watched the first episode cold. That was the right decision.
This won't spoil anything, but will give you a feel for it.
You've probably guessed just by looking at it that it's Noitamina.
Here's the opening, which I quite like too.
There's a lovely scene in episode two that just involves two characters sharing a glance, but speaks volumes about their personalities and history and also has perfect comedic timing. They don't need to say a word. I won't say who or why or what, but you'll know it when you see it.
So, I took a break from what I was doing - which was building indexes - to watch some Index II, having just finished Railgun. And I wondered if anything was happening with the series, or if it had ended a few years ago with Railgun S.
Index III starts airing October 6.
I read it for the articles.
It was announced a while ago, but I genuinely did not know that when I started watching the show recently.
Just finished watching this - only took me ten years.
It's good for the most part, but the pacing is terribly uneven. It ploughs through six volumes of light novels in 24 episodes, but some of them take up six full episodes, while one is dispatched in just two. And because of that the story never entirely jells. (Also partly because the story is complete nonsense.) The first arc - which is given the most time - definitely works the best, but even that is somewhat rushed.
Those quibbles aside, they do manage to do many things well. Every character in the rather busy opening credits is shown, fleshed out, and placed in context in the respective halves of this first series. Except for the maid girl, who is mostly still just a caricature, and Uiharu and Saten, who are major characters in Railgun but I don't recall ever seeing in Index, not even in the background.
Onwards and Railgunwards!
Don't recall any pengis, though. Sorry. Here are some substitute pengis for you.
You know. I can't help but think that the environment might be a factor.
Perhaps if two trainers got together and had duels in a koi pond with these things they could level it up to a point where summoning one did not amount to sadism.