Posted by psgels on 15 May 2008 with categories: Allison to Lillia


Oh, just great. I’m losing interest in this series, as much as I hate to admit it. It’s not the only series that started out rather unbelievable this season. Heck, Nijuu Mensou no Musume had a far worse start, but at least that one has been showing potential. At this point, the sense of adventure just isn’t enough anymore, and the way Allison just stole yet another plane didn’t sit right with me at all. Thankfully, at least the last parts of this episode seemed interesting again.

But then again… a peek at the preview showed how Owen Nicht shamelessly kidnaps Fiona IN PERSON. I have no idea how the creators are supposed to get a satisfying conclusion out of that. The guy has been horribly underdeveloped, and it doesn’t seem that he’s about to receive a huge amount of depth. I REALLY hope that this series won’t continue this pacing, where Allison and later Lillia will keep saving the world n forced manners.

It’s a shame. I expected much more from the director, but it turns out that he still needs to learn a lot. His style was perfect for Mokke, where every episode was quick and yet powerful. It seems however that he just isn’t as good with continuous story-lines.

Still, I’ll continue with this series for now. The thing I’m interested in is its future potential. What will happen once Lillia takes over? Will this series change entirely? Let’s hope that this series can keep me interested until that point…

8 Responses

  1. Solaris says:

    If they had made two distinct series for Allison and Lilia, they would have had enough air time to flesh out the story and the chars much better than this.

    3 – 4 eps per arc is just a useless rush

  2. TranceKuja says:

    So, so much potential. I lost complete interest after episode 04, when the war just ended like that. It’s just… weird, you know? Such a shame, because I do like the characters and the music. The story just went in a horrible direction :(

  3. saris says:

    I’m blaming myself for always watching this and compared it to Last Exile…that makes me feel horribly indifferent with this series. It has some bits that should turn out to be good but it still can’t do things in the right way. I don’t know but it never get up to the peak for me , just interesting but end up bland.

  4. BlueYoshi says:

    I’ve also kinda lost interest too; I haven’t even gotten time to watch Ep 4 yet. But I also don’t want to drop this show, because of the sheer potential the Lillia story might have.

  5. Kim says:

    Count me in as someone else who lost interest in this show. I wasn’t planning on dropping it but around the time ep 5 came out I was extremely busy and behind on watching things and I decided it was expendable.

  6. bioeng says:

    I may just skip ahead to the Lillia arc, when it begins airing. Hopefully Lillia goes beyond the usually anime archetype. (or is that asking for too much?)

  7. Solaris says:

    I’m completely disappointed from this show… i’m dropping this

  8. Solaris says:

    Copy’n’paste from elsewere, as i’m lazy to rewrite:
    So after careful pondering i’m dropping this show, while i’ll still watch to kanokon, which i really don’t like in the first place.
    While i didn’t exept nothing else as lame crap from kanokon, and so i find it every week, I was expecting Allison to Lilia being a really good anime.
    But episode after episode it becomes more and more stupid. The direction shines in destroying every climax and plot twist. The nice idea of the white blanket to escape the village was ruinde by the final outcome with love and peace. This episode had the twis being Fiona not a real princess, and what’s the climax of the episode? Benedict: *kisses hand* “who the hell cares if you’re not a princess, as long you’re so damn hawt MAY I CALL YOU FI Eholy shit FI!?! And Allison going jealous berserk and imagining RIGHT EXACTLY what the two inthe other plane were saying… I ASD’ed… so… after all i’m dropping this T.T
    Allison to Lilia, i hope the novels were good… but the anime is so idiot T.T A great delusion…

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  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 01:08 AM)
    (Watched Grisaia 12)
    Oh hey we have this scene where the characters are being chased by everyone gone insane and turned into cannibals. Great! Lets chuck in two crotch shots! Bloody hell. The last episode of angelic howl was botched to hell. Pacing too fast and end climax so sloppily done that it became down right comical. Even made me notice flaws I missed with the original story. And oh great they plan to animate that bloody guy and the extra conflict that was never needed.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:50 PM)
    *for.
    Also I finished out Amanes route in Grisaia and am genuinely pleased with how it rounded out as being/capped off.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:49 PM)
    Shame they can’t be relied on from anything else however.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:48 PM)
    Ah, .hack bee-train can always be relied on for good music.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:48 PM)
    I recently rewatched petite cossette actually and it still holds up for me as an atmospheric, creepy and trippy and dreamy macabre story I wish Shinbo was still that good.
  • Nyangoro
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 08:44 PM)
    As much as I love .Hack’s score, I can’t help but feel that Le Portrait de Petit Cossette has Kajiura’s best score.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:37 PM)
    I will agree that the tsundre archtype should have been Rin and not Kugimiya pseudo-lolita’s, far less irritating, less of a love/hate thing for me. That said I don’t care all that much for finding the personalities of fiction characters all that attractive, it tends to be the character designs, more often I end up wanting to black eye most tsundere characters, actually alot of characters.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:32 PM)
    And I also read that “realistic tsundere manga” I believe I mentioned it a few times on here, I never really got into reading it, can’t really remember the title.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 07:30 PM)
    I rather like Yuki Kaijura’s music for fate/zero, don’t care about kara no kyokai’s soundtrack, madoka or sword arts much.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Dec 21. 2014 06:55 PM)
    @Gedata: God they didn’t even research it correctly.
    In regards to clannad theres an example of one which I retrospectively am more critical of and find the drama remarkably silly in parts.

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