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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