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.

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    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
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 08:38 AM)
    Jesus I never expected that doing a myanimelist/letterboxd account thing would be so hard. I’ve seen a scarily higher amount than I thought, its insanely hard to remember everything to add.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 06:17 AM)
    It seems then that the future of the franchise’s anime adaptations rests a bit on Schwarzesmarken’s success, which looking at the buzz doesn’t seem favourable at all. I doubt it can regain the lost audiences.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 06:14 AM)
    That would suggest that the author(s) had the foresight of including seemingly useless stuff that will come into play later. That’d be impressive if they did, as these kinda series are make-it-as-you-go.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 01:59 AM)
    It’s difficult to put into words but essentially while the first game isn’t good, it does work as a tool for introducing and endearing you to the characters. Then Unlimited sets down the rules of the new world. And finally alternative proceeds to kick your ass into next Tuesday.
    That’s sort of why I don’t think it would have the same effect if it was an anime. VNs allow you to get a more personal connection with the characters.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Feb 6. 2016 01:55 AM)
    It’s not quite the same. It’s more like there are things in extra which seem insignificant but turn out to play an important role later. It wouldn’t really work the same if you did it in reverse order. Character history is a bit different too as each game is essentially an alternate universe. The character histories in extra are different from those in alternative.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:38 PM)
    And also remember how Darker Than Black had a big jump between the main series and Gemini of the Meteor. They later made a 4 episode OVA that covered the gap, and although you knew the outcome it was still entertaining; or at least more than the Gemini one. There’s merit to non-linear chronology and storytelling, but it is usually very hard to pull. The audience is intrigued by secrets that can later be uncovered, although in anime the pay-off is not always substantial.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:32 PM)
    I don’t know, the audience usually only needs very limited information to figure out dynamics and histories between the characters.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:27 PM)
    A 13 episode series would work for the second title unlimited. But Alternative is a pretty long visual novel. You need at least two cours to give it justice. Making extra an OVA could work but you do need it for alternative. But it’s not an optional part of the trilogy. It needs to be read first, so that events later have a greater impact. Personally I am not even sure Muv Luv can even work in another medium.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:12 PM)
    That might compress things, but I think a good screen-writer can fit pretty much any VN in 12-14 episodes (covering just the main route).
  • Bam
    (Friday, Feb 5. 2016 11:07 PM)
    @Aidan: then the best solution would’ve been to make a two cour season covering the 2nd and the 3rd book. Have the cours air two anime seasons apart, and in the middle have an offshoot short OVA that covers the 1st book, but has a more harem comedy feel to it. Think Full Metal Panic and Fumuffu.

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