Monday, May 13

Anime

Akanesasu Shoujo

Remarkably uneven, but it sticks the landing.

Not sure how to rate this one.  The ending is perfectly in sync with the beginning - not predictable, but the mood and outcome, which problems get resolved and which do not, and how they get resolved - exactly fits.

But the path it takes to get there is not one describable by mere language or mathematics.

As for the costume designs, well....

https://ai.mee.nu/images/EscapedFromMorningMusume.jpg?size=720x&q=95

Most of it isn't like that, though.

Oh, what is it about?  The girls in a high school radio club (not the broadcasting club, their bitter rivals) play along with this urban myth that if you tune in to a certain frequency at the right place at the right time - 4:44 PM, specifically - you can pick up radio broadcasts from other places and other times.  

It never works, of course, and none of them really believes it.  Then snow bunnies show up, and you end up with chocolate bananas and eight headed dragons and gun horses and also a serious drama about how taking personal responsibility for things outside your control can be as destructive as avoiding responsibility for your own actions.

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1 I very much enjoyed Akanesasu Shoujo, but it is one of the those series where the story required a least an additional six to twelve episodes more to properly tell it.  The series was created by the same guy behind the Infinity series games at KID, so a long road filled with twist and turns would be required for it - but that was not what it got.
Also, as a flagship show for Animax's 20th anniversary, it felt somewhat underwhelming...Though at least it avoided being the train wreck of boredom that was The Price of Smiles.
One thing that pleased me was the long, extended single shot action/fight sequence in the first episode, which was very well done.  Even studios with better talent and resources (I am looking at you, ufotable.) do not produce a fight sequence that looks that good.


Posted by: cxt217 at Monday, May 13 2019 04:13 AM (LMsTt)

2 Yes, I think this would have made a great 24-episode series.  Also if they hadn't hired the costume designer from Morning Musume for the combat suits.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, May 13 2019 11:37 AM (PiXy!)

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