This time, they have decided to venture into the philosophical relationship of artists and the audience with magnificent artwork to tell the story.
I particularly like the style of this original work. The color plan is gentle and the character designs are natural-looking.
The resulting quality is exhilarating and I am looking forward to a masterpiece.
It takes quite some courage to admit that the devouring dark acts often come from "would-be players". People often cannot control themselves when they want something but cannot get it. Art is a tool which takes much work to complete and is not as useful as it should be if the author just tries to express oneself.
It is exactly when hearts are joined that the true power is drawn but power is always dangerous and it could be so disastrous that it get itself banned after a big slip.
Just as where Echo lived and worked, this work picks up bits and pieces from many famous work on the same topic and recombines it into a retro-feeling story.
I have great expectation of this anime.
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tag : 科幻
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As usual, this series does not really want to get into the characters' psychological states. The relevant expressions are reduced to the minimum to enable a smooth flow for the plot.
Fighting scenes are not very enjoyable since the audience usually has a good idea of how the characters fight and this show is a Sci-Fi rather than fantasy one like Soul Eater so they tried hard to make the fights look reasonably real, which means boring.
Despite all these shortcomings, fans should be able to understand how the Shiba siblings must have felt towards the unfortunate girls who're losing their personalities due to unethical magic operations. The pain of forfeiting a core part of yourself in return for the chance to thrive in the society is one of the main setups of this series that is well liked by some and hated by the others.
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There are quite some unforgettable psychological plot twists, although the likes of me who had been writing stories for years could easily guess what will be next for the obvious hints given.
CGs were used in a lot of the fighting scenes and the asthetics is often well taken care of which is a point of merit for this series.
CloverWorks is the wonderful production unit behind Franxx, and it stemmed from A-1, which had produced asthetically amazingly pleasing 3-D motions since VividRed Operation 7 years ago.
The protagonist is an amazingly positive and perceptive guy which would have succeeded in a lot of scenarios and I can fully understand why the game had been inspiring to so many people that it was made into an anime.
This guy is not very powerful himself but he can make powerful allies out of "big bad guys" would have scared most people away. He could see through the reasons why bad people are bad and take them back to his side.
I could very well see why a lot of people from around the world have come to appreciate such "fantasy" stories and treasure them at their hearts. It has done what perhaps the Bible had intended to inspire without going through all those formalities and brainwashing. You can't just tell people to repent upon their sins and think this would actually work. You have to walk with them and let them admit the light the lies underneath the darkness of the heart.
This is exactly one of those settings I would have liked to play with if I am a fiction writer who writes for money. If, according to Japanese mythology, people's desire give arise to spiritual existence, then there is nothing more powerful than things like wikia, which people have faith in and unifies a huge population's image on a single topic.
Yup, that is logical deduction so everyone with a certain level of intelligence will have the same conclusion. But everyone will make a different story out of this idea.
It is fun to see how Kyo decided to sprinkle this kind of anti-fantasy plot with love scrambles that poke fun of the 'usual' light novel settings.
Oh yeah the innocent audience fell right into it, criticizing "how come the two did it like that" with replies from others that "it is common in other light novels actually".
Nope Kyo did it purposefully so you all know how wrong this kind of relationship actually is.
Guys who grew up with those kinds of unrealistic light novels tend to get a totally wrong idea on how to start a fruitful relationship with a normal girl.
Kyo is very wise in pointing out that intelligent girls often choose 'monsters' to be their partners because they are not scare of the 'gross' or 'unusual' stuffs that happen on their partner. However scientifically speaking there will be like only 1-2% girls who are like that so guys please try to hide your gross and unusual traits when courting or just go for the intelligent ones and be prepared to be "used".
This is exactly why I like Kyo. He is a kind author who can spin cruel plots into educational and enlightening (even funny at points) ones. He deserves credits for his hard work and his fame is well earned.
If you ask me to describe his style, I would undoubtedly say that he has the "Danish style" that I love dearly.
Twin Engine is really brave in taking up such a challenging plot. Ai Magase, the female mastermind responsible for the explosive developments, is undeniably an artificial creation by the author to fast-forward the plot line.
It is very common for people to use the excuse "in search of the better" or something along the line to give a reason to life. However, there are two main problems behind this which undermine the justification of striving to live fully (or whatever this is called).
1. So, when will be good enough? If you set the goal too far away, then this will no longer be a valid "rule" from an individual's practical point of view.
2. So what comes after "being good enough"? Can we just die?
The only logical answer after this search is mentioned in the anime: "our sense of goodness is a concept of being able to continue". So it is quite obvious that when it comes to "should we approve of suicide", the whole logic breaks down.
This is because human beings are innately fragile, and the well being of one is more. It is really hard to keep a society in good shape with too much unhappy people, but since we all understand that dying is not what we want, as a responsible leader, you can only promise "I die with you if I have to approve of your death".
The truth dawns on the thinker Wood that as a leader you will need to let go of some of the people and he was stupid enough to go kill himself upon this truth since he is "just stupid".
Zen took the responsibility of sending him off since it would really be a bad example for a lot of the civilians around the world if he just let Alex did what logic demands him to do. To protect his family he had no choice but to end his own life too, instead of shooting Ai down.
Evil exists in places where people are not able to fight and win against evil thoughts. People are never puppets who do whatever they are told to. This is why human beings are endowed with a will to win through evolution.
This fiction adopts an inspiring way to present philosophical ideas. It is sad that the anime has not done a nice job in carrying the audience through the intellectually challenging lines. Those who have been taught or have learnt the lesson elsewhere would have no difficulty in seeing through what the story has tried to pull off, however.