Archive for October, 2008

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EVE no Jikan

October 27, 2008

With being from the same creator as Aquatic Language (Mizu no Kotoba) and Pale Cocoon this short OVA series already caught me with just it looks. The graphics might not be as experimental as the ones from Aquatic Language and the story isn’t as surreal as the ones from both predecessors, but the series still just beautiful to watch. Also because I haven’t seen something that deals about the possible self-awareness of sophisticated androids for some time now the story is interesting for me, too. I guess with EVE no Jikan Studio Rikka makes a first test run with fully fledged anime series and I would be quite interested to see more of them in the future.

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Kyou no Go no Ni TV

October 15, 2008

So far I’m quite pleased with the TV version of Kyou no Go no Ni. I believe it goes without saying that I would have wished for a similar animation quality like the OVA had and at first I was rather disappointed, but after a short time of acclimatisation it’s not that bad after all. The change of the Seiyuus was also something I was concerned about, but the new cast works fine for me. The background music is decent and when noticeable then in a good way, which is more than I remember from the OVA, so I think they made a good job here. And what I really like beside the new episodes is that they try to differ a bit in the ones that are already known through the OVA. These changes don’t alter the story per se, but are a nice addition and can only really be appreciated if one knows the OVA I guess.
Again, altogether a fine series to watch so far, hopefully it keeps being entertaining when the old stuff is through and that the setting work for more than four episodes. For now I’m positive on this.