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.

8 Responses

  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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  • Vincent
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 10:01 AM)
    Watched Letters from Iwo Jima again. Ken Watanabe is a great actor.
  • gedata
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 09:32 AM)
    Note that it’s not just regular AIDS, which is definitely treatable if caught early, it’s some dtug resistant SUPERAIDS that the character in question got from a blood transfusion soon after being born
  • gedata
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 09:29 AM)
    It’s not that the disease being AIDS is really all that important. You could even replace with anything, even Sudden Moe Death Syndrome from Clannad and the emotional impact would still be as blunt and forced.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:02 AM)
    Oh for fucks sake sword art? You put HIV drama into your show?
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:57 AM)
    Pretty much looking forward to the next two episodes and hope it gets more seasons too.
    I also liked how bleak it was.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:55 AM)
    *how twisty
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:54 AM)
    . I was told to stay away from story six. Story seven was the most developed and ambitious of the selection but I feel mixed on it and didn’t really get into it until midway or so.
    Still I do love weird tales anthology stuff and this all fit the bill for me.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:54 AM)
    The first story even I have to admit was genuinely horrifying, uncomfortable and got under my skin and of the selection it still stands out as having the greatest impact. The second one was good social commentary but doesn’t really give me much I didn’t already know. Stories three and were the most emotionally investing for me. I thoroughly enjoyed who twisty, twisted, truly nasty and cruel story five was and it is my second favourite of the lot.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:54 AM)
    I did however feel that some of the dialogue and acting could have done with some very very slight tweaking in parts/some segments.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:53 AM)
    Okay even though I don’t watch western tv shows all that much I finally properly spent whole day going through black mirror. For the larger part this is creative, unpredictable, well thought out/written, varied, I like the technological end of it, the stories manage to fit into the short film runtime without ever feeling like they needed more time and its clear that Charlie Brooker has a lot to say with this and is very intelligent man, some of it does ring fairly true.

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