OH. MY. GAWD.
Something other than Shugo Chara! *gaspeth*
Anyways, I’ve decided to blog this since I had a surprisingly good amount of blahblahblah to ramble about episode 1. That, and a certain other person was so persistent on me blogging it so I just said ok (I’m ready for your spam attacks now, HaHaHaa!). xD;
Huh, I was going to do this earlier since the sub was taking so long to come out but homework got in the way and when I finally finished that, the sub was finally uploaded. Oi. *shrug* :/ So I really don’t know what’s my schedule plan for Munto but I guess it all depends on how much work I have to do. If I have free time, I’ll just take the screencaps first and if the sub is still not out, I’ll just go ahead and wing it. But for now, it looks like either a Friday or Sunday (maybe Saturday’s a possibility, too).
Alright, enough about that. Onto the episode!
(Note: I won’t be doing summaries but I guess that was obvious already. Urk.)
Ewgh! It’s so creepy. Looks like some kind of skeleton in standing orz position. D:
But apparently, besides the United Army (controlled by the Elders or am I wrong?) and the people of the Magic Kingdom (and whatever other races not mentioned yet), there was another race that existed before the ancient battle between the Lower World and…well, “Heaven”. And they were called “Heavenly beings”. Weird, I thought everybody in that world was called a “Heavenly being”. Agh, I’m still so confused over that. I don’t know who’s suppose to be who or what an “Outsider” is and I hope they’ll give us more of an explanation of that soon. I can’t stay this confused for so long. @.@;
Hmm, but Gntarl said they had “sealed off their space-time door” and that their power to create was “suspended and revoked”. I wonder how that happened and why since I thought their main opponent for Akuto were the people from Earth and not each other at the time…or maybe it happened after the connection between both worlds were broken off? Hmm…yea, I need more info on that before going into it any further. Muh…
Well, I’m over fapping for this guy (wow, that was quick, lol) so now he’s just what he should be. A side character. *shrug*
As I said in my impressions post pt. 2, his story is one that really doesn’t impress me because I’ve already seen it done so many times and so much better. But it is, nonetheless, still deep and worth thinking about.
Oh, but before I go into further detail on that, I have to say his face looks best from the side. It has that “cool~” effect. *dork* xD
So…what Kazuya said was true. People are weak if they’re alone. It’s not that they can’t do anything by themselves but it’s more about who or what they’re doing those certain things for (have meaning to do things for) at first that can make them stronger.
And Kazuya had no one. Not even his lousy parents…which both really and not so surprised me when he said he held no resentment towards them for not being there. As his parents, they suck. But as individual persons, there is no law that says they can’t pursue what they want to pursue.
Still, whether it be a career or something else that’s keeping you busy, that should not matter as much as your own child. From the very start, a child needs someone to be there for him/her. If you can’t do that at the very least, then why would you have a child? Isn’t that the whole point wanting a child in the first place? To raise and nurture them with love and care?
Oi, over thinking and going off-topic again, but the point is, failing to do that can result in things like this…
Btw, can someone be nice enough to teach me how to do full image screenshots?
Ah, another nice side-shot. Kahaha! xD;
Delinquency. Kids need to let out some of those negative emotions and sadly, it more or less takes the form of violence…in boy cases anyway. Still, that doesn’t solve anything and is only temporary distraction. And it certainly isn’t “life” either. It’s more like running away from your problems then confronting it.
I sound like some psychological text book. =P
Kazuya’s stupid. I can understand how depressed he was (to the point of wanting to kill himself) cuz I kind of went through a similar phase when I was younger but he’s still stupid. So yes, I was stupid, too. xP
It’s reasonable stupidity, though (lol, what?). A lot of people who contemplate suicide because they feel they’re not needed just don’t realize that they’re wrong. You don’t live for anyone but you. Yes, I did agree that people can’t live alone but that only applies to the emotional part of yourself. Your life, however, belongs to and can only be determined by you, not the rest of society. And once you throw it away, you can’t get it back.
Of course, since we’re so caught up in being uberly sadsad”Oh just kill me now!”sad and stupid, we overlook the fact that our life is precious and this is where the “savior” drops in to stop us and make us see it. As stated before, people can’t accomplish much by themselves. But if someone’s with them by their side, then they begin to really learn and appreciate what they had all along.
…Ok, I’m done with the sentimental stuff. And no, I did not read shoujo today so it’s not that! xD;
Now bear with me as I make fun of this odd couple to get the corny-ness out of me head. Bleeehhh~…
BEHOLD! THE ULTIMATE POWER OF THE LOLI…niconico.
Don’t worry. You can come back here after you go on a date with me!
Ok, as touching as it is that Suzume and Kazuya have a very close bond, this doesn’t move me even the slightest inch. Why? Because Suzume is always so happy-faced all the time. It’s not cute. It’s screams unrealistic. It’s just annoying and reminds me that “Oh, this only happens in anime” which I already know, KyoAni. You don’t need to point it out to me. I’m not that stupid. -_-;
*sigh* Please don’t misunderstand this as bashing or maybe even my usual rages or anything. I couldn’t care less about this couple and when I don’t, I won’t waste my time on it (except when I just want to humor myself, then I make fun of them. Not so much bash, but just throw a laugh here or there). It’s just that I’m very critical about details. And when I’m not pleased with them, I rant. Simple.
Ah, since CLANNAD is still airing, I found myself comparing Kazuya to Tomoya a few times. ‘Cept I see Tomoya as the fail delinquent with an awesome, cute girlfriend and Kazuya as the proper delinquent who kidnapped a little kid to be his bride. =P
“Our hearts were connected”
Slap me if you want, but I laughed a little at that. It was so cliche. “Suzume was there for me” would’ve sufficed.
The melancholic guitar was very nice, though. Hmm, guitar~. |3
…Suzume impostor. *slapped* xD;
What? You pulled him out and now you’re pulling him back in again? What’s wrong witchu?
Um, yea, he loves her. That’s nice to know. Otherwise, he’d just be a lolicon. Meh.
I still think they’re both dumb, though. For Suzume, it’s obvious because of her childish personality. Even though she can say some wise things (that I have yet to hear her say but w/e), she’s just slow. Not her fault she’s like that but it’s too apparent for me to make up any excuses or defense for her…not that I’d bother trying.
And the whole marriage thing I think is just a spur of teenage impulse in Kazuya’s head mixed with the inspirational words that Suzume gave him. It doesn’t necessarily have to be marriage, you know. There’s many other ways they can overcome obstacles together. And why the hell are you in such a hurry? -_-; But since marriage is such a big word, it draws more attention so maybe that can be a reason why. Eh, I don’t care from this point.
YAY! Back to the plot!
I like how the floor reflects the same but separate dimensions they’re in. Yumemi can still stand in her own world while being in the plain that the Heavenly folk described as nothing more that a desert wasteland because of her special power (Akuto). Munto, however, can only exist in the desert plain because he is not a being of Earth and has to struggle to get pass the “time-continuum” whatever gap to get there. And he can only do so for a short period of time.
Waahh, this just adds to the suspense! x3
Ah, the child-to-parent talk. If I was Yumemi’s age, I probably would’ve acted a little like she did, too. Be defiant and think I’m capable when I really not. But now that I’m older, I understood and agreed with almost everything her mom said…because even though I’m technically an adult by age standard, I realize I’m still not able to live on my own. And you begin to understand a lot of other things your parents sternly told you not to do when you were a kid as you continue to mature. It’s…a fascinating process.
That’s not to say that parents are completely right though (ha! As if!). They can be so annoying when they think they know everything and whatever they say is right. They forget that we’re not not replicas of themselves that they try to mold into perfection
because they’re so jaded to make up for their own shortcomings when they were children. Ugh, so annoying.
That, and I believe a lot of them don’t put enough trust in their kids. I’m not saying that they should cheerfully give an “Ok” if a 12-year old asks if he can stay out late with friends pass his curfew or allow beer for his birthday party, no. But on certain things like declaring what you want to be when you grow up or something like that…or is that just me? Great, now I’m one of those jaded adults as well. =P
Well, anyways…huh, what an idealistic way of thinking. “Study hard and become a useful person to society.” I have a feeling that the general Japanese community would agree. Nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s something that all people should aim for…but it isn’t. And I’m glad it isn’t. I would’ve said “To hell with society! I study hard for myself. Society, you say…” Of course, don’t neglect society or at least, don’t do any harm to it. Yourself just come first, that’s all. Yourself always comes first. Otherwise, how can you help society if you can’t manage to get out of school?
Agh, going off on a tangent again. I don’t know why I’m relating so much of my life to this series. It’s crazy. I need to shut up.
…I want one. xD
I think it’s Doraemon meshed with this really old Japanese character who wore some kind of Power Ranger-like outfit with a peculiar space helmet to match. But if isn’t, I got the Doraemon part right. Ah, Doraemon…that anime is so old (and long) but still so lovable. x3
Haha, I like Yumemi’s dismal sense of humor. “Who are you? A stalking ghost?” and “If you’re talking about my homework, I already finished it” (in regards to what her mom said about her duty towards the future as opposed to Munto’s “saving the world or your future is destroyed” duty). Ah, KyoAni always make me laugh at the wrong times.
That aside, I’m not taking either side of this tug-and-resist war that’s going on between them. I feel a little more sympathetic towards Yumemi because hell, she already thinks that there’s something wrong with her and Munto so abruptly crashes into her life, commands her to help him save the world and expects her to readily believe him and quietly obey? Jeez, give the poor child some room to breathe, would ya?
Then again, he doesn’t really have time for that and the situation is desperate so it’s understandable why he’d get so frustrated and would want to rush things along. Still, Yumemi’s just an ordinary girl. She can only take so much. Give her some space, y’know. :/
Aha~, and I like how he’s not so much offended at being called a stalker (term probably just doesn’t exist in his own world’s dictionary) but gets so pissed off at being constantly addressed as “Anta!” instead of “Munto-sama”. Royal stubbornness dies hard, I guess. ^^;
lol This was cute. Wish I had a little brother who would randomly sit up in the middle of the night and sleep talk about eating cartoons. But nooo~, I have a brat with ADD instead. *becomes more jaded*
So the first few episodes are just replaying the OVAs, huh? I dunno. Even if they are doing that, I noticed there were some significant changes in the art so it’s not technically replaying the OVAs. Or maybe I’m just wrong again. Hmm. :/
And judging from the OP and ED, the series is undoubtedly going to cover a lot of strong friendships aspects through Yumemi, Ichiko, and Suzume’s relationship. Which is good. I like it when strong friendships are shown as one of the main spotlights as much I love watching good romance done the right way. So even if there’s little to no romance, this series is as good as gold for the threesome and fantasy. ^^
Btw, in the second OVA, Ichiko looks so much like a boy. o.O;
Oh, look, the side of his face looks great viewing it from a higher level, too. xD;
Hmm, but his hair changed color (or changed back to its natural color according to what he looked like in the OP). :| Why? Does his hair turn brown from 4-6 PM and stay green for the rest of the time? So weird and inconsistent.
Munto’s cape looks so cool~! <3
Erhem…but I’m glad he was a little less hostile on this encounter with Yumemi. It’s probably due to exhaustion from trying to get in contact with her so often but he nonetheless swallowed a little bit of his hot-tempered pride and pleaded her to help him.
That doesn’t mean Yumemi will immediately understand, though, but she’s trying to now by asking questions and wanting answers for them instead of shutting him out and in truth, really running away from accepting her power (Akuto) like he said. Good. We have progress. Even if it’s minimal, we have progress.
See? It’s not so hard to try and understand each other…even if you are two different species from two different worlds. =P
Munto already knew that Yumemi possessed the ability to save them. He just didn’t approach her the right way. But now he knows that he has to convince Yumemi to trust and accept her power (her own self) rather than making her feel worst about it. And he believes in her, so she’ll eventually believe in herself, too. Which brings us back full circle on how people can accomplish a lot of things if they have someone to support them.
…Did I mention how much I love seeing progress? x3
HOMG! Munto’s cape is so cool~! Part 2!
Poor Yumemi. Wonder if she’ll ever get use to the sudden alternate space-“switching” that keeps happening. She keeps falling down a lot. Ouchies.
But rest assured, since she’s a fictional character, even the greatest and purplish of bruises will never appear on an anime girl’s flawless complexion. Gah~, reality is so unfair! Stupid permanent scars, acne and whatnot! Dx
Not cool. The cape is steaming. It’s not on fire, it’s friggin’ steaming! o.O;;
Pffthaha! Halo. Oh god, it’s a halo. What’s this suppose to imply? Huh? That angels played Halo? What? xD;
(Yes, Xiao has lost her mind~)
Munto is not pleased. This cape is f*ckin’ dry clean only, you ugly yellow alien-reject son of a bitch!
Woot! We finally get some faito akushon~! *excited* ^^
Suzume: So…we’re getting married now.
Kazuya: Only one problem…I forgot the boat.
Kazuya: Oh well. Let’s just walk through it.
Suzume: Hehehe, the insides of my shoes are all wet!
You know I had to. xD;
Ugh, what a horrible post. I hate how I threw so much ego in there. And it’s very contradictory. I’m against ego but I’m also for ego. -_-;
And so much KazuyaxSuzume. Thank god we get more magic next episode. At least, I’m hoping we do.
Um, ok, I don’t get it. If he was going to drown himself than why can he still stand in the middle of a river? What was he going to do? Sit in fetal position for a couple of minutes at the bottom and die that way? *is thinking too much into it*
Oh yea, Yumemi. An island that big is very heavy so try not to stay under it if for some reason it decides to drop out of the sky one day. Btw, tomorrow’s forecast might just be raining huge masses of floating land! Get your umbrellas out! You’ll need it.
Munto…this is not the time to lay back and take a sun bath.
Well, that’s it for today. I’ll watch episode 3 tomorrow if I have time. Gotta do hwk now.
Will do better on the next post. Sorry again for the lameness. ^^;