Posted by psgels on 5 July 2006 with categories: Popolocrois Story 1998



Not a lot of major thing happen during this episode. Still the major things that do happen will have a huge influence on the rest of the anime. This episode introduced us to the third, and probably final part of this show. The first was in which Hyuu appeared and got to know Pietoro. In the second part Gamigami was infected with the love-potion and Hyuu joined up with him in an attempt to discover about the Wind-kind. The third part will probably feature Pietoro getting Hyuu back from the Wind-kind, who took her away at the ending of the episode.

Preceeding this event, Pietoro and Hyyuu finally have some time alone, which they use to have fun with each other at a beach. The two of them looked like they really enjoyed themselves while playing with each other. They also acted more and more like a couple in this way (I loved it when Hyuu adressed Pietoro with “Anata” ^^). Then at the evening, the problems began. Hyuu has been struggling with her feelings for a long time now. When she finally met up with Pietoro again, it was like a dream come true. She was finally happy again, though she lost her ability of rational thinking this way. Add this to the fact that Pietoro’s rather thick-headed, and the two come into a bit of a fight. Hyuu just can’t accept that Pietoro doesn’t plan to continue to stay on the beach forever, and Pietoro doesn’t bother to think about what’s going on in Hyuu’s mind. Though before this conflict can be resolved, the other wind-kind blows away everything when he takes Hyuu along. (Interesting note: wasn’t Pietoro the one who gave Hyuu her name? How come the wind-kind addressed her in that way?).

I’m curious about what’ll happen in the next episodes. After all, Hyuu wanted to return home from the beginning. The only thing trying to stop her was a certain cheerful little prince. Now that the Wind-kind have finally found her, she can return home again. This is, of course a painful decision. In the end, her desire to come back home won. At least, there could also have been some other factor playing. A factor which would probably make things worse if Hyuu didn’t go along with the wind-kind.

Narcia, meanwhile, spends the episode excercising her magical skills. Hilda gives her a couple of tips on condentration, and she also encourages her to go after Pietoro. Gamigami keeps looking for Hyuu, though the both of them are kept away from the major events of this episode. It was really meant to focus on Pietoro and Narcia, and nobody else. Overall, when I have to give a one-word summary on this episode, I’d say: “cute”. That’s the best way to describe how Pietoro and Hyuu looked, together with each other. Especially at the beginning of the episode.

(On a side-note: I loved Ston and Sanda once more. They’re just so horribly indecisive. ^^).

5 Responses

  1. Wyrdwad says:

    Wow, individual episode reviews of PopoloCrois! Now I’ll be more motivated than ever to finish translating the series (though believe it or not, it’s not me holding things up, this time around!).

    Anyway, I believe you’re confusing the 1998 and 2003 series. Pietoro did not give Hyuu her name: that is her actual name. Pinon ALMOST named Hirarin “Hyuu” in the 2003 series, which is probably what you’re thinking of.

    It’s great to see somebody really enjoying the series, though, and I PROMISE you, it WILL be fansubbed in full, and very very soon!

    -Tom

  2. Wyrdwad says:

    Ooh, as an aside, there’s another anime series that I STRONGLY recommend you check out sometime. It’s totally under the radar, and nobody seems to have heard of it, but it’s seriously one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It’s called “Ashita no Nadja”, and based on the anime reviews on this website, I’m quite confident that you would not only like this show, you’d absolutely LOVE it. Even one episode should convince you that you’re in for something special, so whenever you get a chance, I strongly recommend downloading it and checking it out.

    -Tom

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Tom: let me say that I LOVE the work you’ve been doing so far, and I’m really looking forward to the conclusion of both series. I’ll definitely give Ahita no Nadja a try one of these days. :)

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Okay, I managed to find the first episode of Ashita no Nadja, and you’re right. I love it so far. :)

    It’s just a shame that it isn’t very popular, as the episode was really hard to find. In the end, Imanaged to run into an xdcc-bot for the first 32 episodes, but it seems that even the subs haven’t finished this series yet.

  5. Wyrdwad says:

    Yeah, Ashita no Nadja is being subbed VERY slowly. Like, one episode every 6 months OR MORE slowly. And being a 50-episode series, that could get pretty ugly, since they’re only up to 33.

    I’ll probably be helping Anime Coalition get the rest of the show subbed, though, once I’m done with PopoloCrois. And while episode one is indeed a GREAT introduction to the series, believe me, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! (:

    If you have any trouble downloading any of the episodes, please feel free to drop me a line at wyrdwad AT metalbat DOT com. I’ve got ‘em all sitting on my HD, and I’ve got my computer set up as an FTP server, so yeah… easy access! (:

    -Tom

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  • Firechick
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 03:00 PM)
    Uhhh…I wasn’t impersonating Bam. I don’t even know who he or she is.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 10:48 AM)
    This is a fairly minor complaint but in some older anime I always noticed “flashing light syndrome” and “Epilepsy visuals” , “Animes equivalent to flash photography”, it can sometimes bother me alot/hurt my eyes watching old shows, then again I am susceptible to epilepsy…
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    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 09:14 AM)
    @Bam: Emotional involvement and rewatch value are very important to me in a film, which is my preference for synecdoche over birdman.
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    “Firechick, answer: Hell no. And don’t impersonate Bam. You suck at it.
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    Yeah guys! Why aren’t you reviewing Go! Princess Precure?
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    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 02:51 AM)
    Is anyone gonna review Go! Princess Precure? I hear it just aired.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
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    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:15 PM)
    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.

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