Posted by psgels on 3 November 2007 with categories: Dennou Coil

So, yes. Today’s episode is a recap. Don’t bother hoping for a bit of new content like with episode 14: there isn’t. Every frame of this episode was basically recycled from the other episodes. I really wonder why the creators had to include a recap at this point, so close to the climax. I mean, for a series with 26 episodes, three recaps is just too much.

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  1. hssc says:

    So… this is basically a 24-ep. series with one recap – not bad, eh?

    Do they explain anything here? For ex, what Nekome and Takeru are trying to do?

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Well, it’s basically a 24-ep series with 3 recaps. :P

    And while my Japanese isn’t perfect, I’m fairly sure that nothing new was said either. The episode was really aimed at children, and showed the important plot-events up till now.

  3. totoum says:

    ureshii says this recap isn’t counted as part of the 26 episodes.

    here’s what they say:
    “Dennou Coil will have 26 episodes and 2 numberless recaps, making a total of 28 airing slots. ”
    “Episodes 23-26 will air starting 11/10. This means the last episode of Dennou Coil will air already in December.”

    So this isn’t episode 23

    I’d like to profit of this occasion to ask a plot question

    I was rewatching episode 7 today and when isako and yasako are stuck together,Isako says that illegals eat children’s soul,then she says she’s joking,but not entirely right?

  4. Windspirit says:

    Umm… According to AniDB, this is a real 26 episodes show with 2 recaps aired as “TV Specials”.

    Even episode 14 had some “new” material, according to psgels.

    (Currently watching the show, I’m at episode 8 : this show kicks ass.)

  5. totoum says:

    ” I’m at episode 8 : this show kicks ass”

    uh oh,forgot my question was a bit spoilerish,really sorry about that.

  6. psgels psgels says:

    Totoum: ah, that sounds more likely. Four episodes left sounds just about right to close this series off.








    The way I see it, then all the rumours that have been mentioned in the series so far have some element of truth behind them. It’s basically the creator’s idea of foreshadowing. I already suspected this after the appearance of Takeru, but it keeps surprising me how much urban legends this show has.

  7. r3dking says:

    I didn’t hear anything new in the narration. But I did notice something in the visuals that I missed the first time around. In the recap of the scene from episode 18 where Haraken steps through the keyhole, just after he steps through we see on the ground that distinctive set of 4 manhole covers. These are promiment in the intro sequence, and also appear toward the end of the end sequence. They seem to be what Haraken drew on a sheet of paper for Yasako at one point. But where are they in the real world? Do they appear on an actual street in the body of any of the episodes?

    Also – any ideas on the significance of that bit in the ending sequence where Densuke walks through a bit of city buried in sand?

  8. Kim says:

    As others have said thankfully this recap is not counted as an episode. I guess you can count it as 221/2. :)

    I am not sure but I think the TV station not the creators are responsible for these types of recaps. The only real recap for the show was episode 14.

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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:59 AM)
    I say this because people often like to hype up the genre or those elements. I bring this up/think about it now because I played a game called undertale lately on my brothers recommendation and he was all like it emotionally destroyed him but I never ended up crying, I mean don’t get me wrong its a good game, there were laughs to be had and there was sentiment but it wasn’t THAT sad/funny.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:44 AM)
    Given how many people cry at some drama, clannad included.
    That reminds me…
    I can’t actually remember the last time in my life where I cried, I draw a blank.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 07:58 AM)
    @Aidan: Something always feels off to me when you criticize clannad, I mean I’m critical enough of key these days too but it seems odd that you rank it as an 8 on MAL when you’ve always made it sound its more of a high 6 or a 7.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:45 AM)
    But I’m no fan of gung-ho soldier games/most fps games so I am glad clannad, a visual novel outsold call of duty.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:44 AM)
    I said it once I’ll say it again. I preferred the clannad movie over the tv series, had more style, a more mature feel to it and cut out all the superfluous arcs/comedy for the better. It also concludes better than the series. The emotional involvement in the kyoani version doesn’t work for me anymore, doesn’t hold up. However the film remains emotionally engaging after revisiting it.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:19 AM)
    Holy hell Clannad is selling like hotcakes on Steam. Even beat Call of Duty in sales at one point.
    Kinda happy to see a VN get recognised and it would help open up the market for more titles to come over. But..well..Clannad really isn’t all that great.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 02:29 AM)
    I can remember when I first got into anime when I was a whole lot younger I always said I would watch lodoss war, El Hazard and slayers, yet I never ended up doing so…
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Nov 24. 2015 05:34 AM)
    Ha, the child in me would love to see a film like that I’d imagine, when I was young I was pretty crazy about Egyptian supernatural stuff.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Nov 24. 2015 05:23 AM)
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Nov 24. 2015 05:22 AM)
    @Kaiser: yeah, even tho it was his highest grossing movie it managed to brought his career to a stand-still. His next film Gods of Egypt looks like it could be fun, albeit it’s just as much as a CGIfest as I, Robot. Egyptian stuff is admittedly rather intriguing, I remember a 2004 French film Immortel ad vitam that blended that with modern themes that became popular for a while.

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