Death Is Always on the Horizon
This episode of Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou took a dark turn really fast and honestly surprised me. For such a comfy anime, I forget how bleak the story and setting are. This week, Chito and Yuri meet a pilot who is attempting to fly and explore the world a bit more. Instead of this episode being split up like how the episodes normally are, this one is fully devoted to their adventures with the pilot and helping her build a plane. When she finally gets to take off, she successfully does! However, after just a few moments in the air, the plane completely falls apart.
Honestly, I was shocked. While death is a current theme that exists constantly throughout the series and lurks everywhere, there was no way that one could have predicted the plane breaking apart. We think that the pilot is dead, but of course, this anime is just to scare us a bit, they make it appear that way. Naturally, she has a parachute, but because the world is the way that it is, she will be far out of the reach of Yuri and Chito.
The curtain draws on the episode soon after that. This then raises the theory of death as the author of this series, much like with all of their other works, is portraying death all around these two main characters. This means that they could, in theory, already be dead as this is their journey in the afterlife. I wonder if it is or not, but either way, this comfy anime is really enjoyable.
This week’s episode of Ousama Game took it over the top, in a bad way. Why yes, this season, Ousama Game has been more than a little bit of a let down and this week, it was revealed to us that the cause of the deaths in Ousama Game were caused by a virus. Does that sound familiar to anyone? Well, if you cannot recall, that same premise was used in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Oh yeah, that is old. How original. Like no one is going to remember something that happened in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, right?
Well, this moment also brought on thoughts about how unoriginal Ousama Game is. I have been completely disappointed by this anime this season. It just feels like any old horror anime with all of the shocking deaths, especially the ones where the character’s heads swirled around until they were a mess of blood. Like, that’s not even trying to be discrete. I thought the point was to create a mystery about whether or not the deaths were accidental or on purpose? Like watching Another. Well, now they just seem plain supernatural. Ridiculously so. And how that is caused by a virus is beyond me!
The Princess and Her Servants
If I you only watch episode 6 of Code:Realize and I tell you this anime is inspired of a video game… would you think it’s an otome visual novel? To be fair, the airship race over the Thames is one of the fun parts of the game, but seeing it animated (not just a bunch of still images) is waaaay better, mostly because we get to see cool action, a nice mix of comedy and all with mostly the same funny dialogues. If you’re lost, Code:Realize is a not-so-original story of a troubled —and hazardous— artificial girl who’s looking for her father… obviously, with the help of a group of handsome men. Then there’s this airship race where the grand prize is —coincidentally— important information about Cardia’s father, Isaac Beckford, so the guys steal a ship, make some adjustments to it and go for the glory. While racing, the paint that covers the Adele & Brutus logo (the real owners) came out and these people offered 20 million pounds as a reward, thus initiating a hunt… did I say cannons are allowed? Man, this race was insane in terms of the story but it’s better if you compare this to the game, with Nemo and his huge and purple ship Fulton acting as a final boss of some sorts. When Impey, Cardia and the crew of the “Princess and her Servants” are losing, then it’s the moment for the trump card: Abraham Van Helsing! You should go see him take out on the enemy ships, because it’s brief but it’s totally worthy. There’s even a Terminator reference when Nemo goes down! Yeah, it’s fine if you watch Code:Realize only because of those gorgeous turquoise eyes of Cardia, but we can’t complain about this week.
And that is it for this week! Thank you for staying with us until the end. What did you think? Did you see any of the hot moments that are discussed here? Be sure to let us know below!!