Posted on 28 April 2007 with categories: Kaze no Shoujo Emily


Short Synopsis: Teddy’s mother is very protective of her child, while Emily and Ilse keep trying to get her to let him play outside. Perry meanwhile, has never really learned to write
Good: Teddy and Perry.
Bad: Emily’s voice actress sounded a bit different in the beginning of the episode.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8/10

This episode marks the end of the introduction of this anime, and it ends quite fitting with the positive part of the premise for the future episodes: Emily dreams of writing for her profession, Teddy wants to be an artist, Perry aims to become a politician and Ilse fancies to become an elocutionist (or a public speaker), and all four of them are already quite good at their desired professions.

I expected this episode to be about Teddy, but Perry gets fleshed out as well. During the first half of this episode, he gets his hands on one of Emily’s books, after making fun of her fantasizing. He came from a poor family, so his literate skills aren’t too good. He seems to be able to read, but he’s never learned to writ. That’s why he keeps practicing writing Emily’s name, which she wrote at the last page of the book. Because of this, he’s really getting respect for Emily, who already is able to write so well, and he apologizes to her, which already shows that the guy can take responsibility.

Still, the largest part of the episode was dedicated to Teddy, since it’s the first time we really see him. And I have to say that his case is another beauty. During the entire episode, we see no signs of his father, which suggests that he either disappeared, or died at a certain point of time. Because of that, Teddy is the only thing his mother has left, and she’s become overprotective of him over the years. She blatantly refuses to let him play along with Ilse and Emily, and Teddy catches her crying at night.

Obviously, Emily doesn’t just listen to her quietly, so she starts yelling at the woman for not letting Teddy do what he wants. I think it’s here where Ilse realizes that she wants to do the same thing. Unlike Perry, she decides that it’s better to just ignore Emily, and closes the door right in front of her face, running away from things. Luckily, Teddy isn’t stupid, and he manages to convince his mother to let him go (great scene, by the way).

Emily also got a small bit of airtime, when she attempts to read a book and Elizabeth takes it away from her. This’ll probably be quite a problem for the future, as Elisabeth can’t see why Emily would read for her own entertainment while she could study.

Overall, I love this anime so far. Each single character has his or her own problems, and so many people have different morals and views that they complement each other perfectly. It’s a shame that this series isn’t getting any attention (or heck, fansubs), as it’s definitely one of the best series to have aired this fall. :)

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  1. usagijen says:

    It’s really sad that it’s not getting any attention… sigh… I certainly hope more people will grow to love this the way we do. and, love it enough + have the time to fansub it… I think people will give it more attention once someone subs it.

  2. betsy says:

    i love your summaries and insightful comments! i’m a fan of the emily of new moon books, so i’ve started watching this series because of them. it’s very interesting to see the series from the perspective of someone who doesn’t know the storyline. :)

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  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:35 AM)
    It’s kind of unfair to call it terrible. It’s a really fun, well-animated series, but on the other hand can you really say it’s a good anime? I’m not sure.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:33 AM)
    I mean I’ve seen the it but I honestly don’t think I can provide an accurate description of the “story” if you could even call it that.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:32 AM)
    @Emma MD Geist is one of the few anime so incomprehensibly terrible that it actually makes for an interesting viewing experience. What the fuck even happens in that show?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:29 AM)
    *junji
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:29 AM)
    I also didn’t know that there was an anime adaptation of a Kazuo Umezu work either, I read fourteen, drifting classroom by that guy and bits of orochi you can see where Juji Ito gets his influences.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:27 AM)
    Been spending moments of boredom flicking through the best of terridbad ovas, especially ones with old dubs, hilarious for all of the wrong reasons Mad bull, Kenya boy, Garzy’s wing, Md geist is hysterically bad. Saw a weird one called Arashi’s freakshow also which could only be described as outright bizzaro world.
  • Wicked
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:11 AM)
    Read a few volumes of Mushoku Tensei , it’s good, but I gotta say, I find the main Character kind of creepy
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:18 AM)
    @Emma Sad to say I haven’t read Domu.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:02 AM)
    *reading
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:02 AM)
    @realist: Thinking of read Domu actually.

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