Posted on 18 February 2009 with categories: Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai



Short Synopsis: Yumemi and Munto finally accept each other.
Episode Rating: 7,5/10 (Good)
Okay, so much for “the OVA Recaps will end after episode 6″. There is no way that the cliff-hanger at the end of this episode formed the end of the two OVAs, so this episode must have inserted quite a bit of original content in order to prevent the OVA material from running out. My guess is that in the OVAs, the evil elves simply died when Yumemi and Munto zapped them, and here instead they remain alive for the rest of the series.

Still, the OVA material will certainly be up at the end of the next episode, and it’s there where the fun really begins. Now that Munto’s world has made so much of an impact on Yumemi’s world, I want to see the results of this: reporters and police and just about everyone needs to notice that something strange went on. Those whose homes were destroyed shouldn’t randomly disappear like they never existed. That’s indeed the big weakness of the OVAs: the setting just doesn’t feel alive. There are some very nice ideas put into it, but two hours is just WAY too little time.

Still, as a standalone episode, this remains a pretty good one, and it yet again puts more faith in my theory that the OVAs would have rocked if they were given more time. Lots of different characters got some attention in this episode, and especially Munto’s subordinates turned out to be pretty interesting and fun characters.

Now the big question here remains Gass. The guy probably died at the end of the OVAs (after all, after all that build-up, what point would there be to keep him alive at that point?), but with the TV-series, the creators might have other plans for him.

2 Responses

  1. mangaka-chan says:

    The OVA material ended half way through the episode, at the part where Yumemi and Munto disappeared into the Heavens. Everything from here on out is new animation and new material. This is evident because the animation style changes midway (i.e. the characters are drawn little differently than before).

    And for me fleshing out the fantasy world is more important than showing the reactions of the people back on Earth. If the fantasy world feels dead and one-dimensional then it sort of defeats the purpose of a fantasy adventure IMO.

  2. psgels says:

    Ah, so that’s what happened. I was expecting a huge action-packed climax, but instead they went with that one. That also explains why the characters were drawn with less attention to detail.

    I also agree with that second comment of yours. What I meant to say was that while fleshing out the fantasy world, the creators shouldn’t forget that Earth is still there as well, and shouldn’t be ignored either.

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 08:05 AM)
    In general I’ve seen dreams as the thoughts/things which made such a strong impact on us we can’t get them out of our heads and so they follow us to sleep.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 08:04 AM)
    *you know what I was trying to say. fucking Kindle! Lol
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 08:02 AM)
    Now I fall somewhere between the first two disciplines but I have to admit that I had prophetic dreams that defied explanations upon turning into reality (with intense accuracy and familiarity at that). Now tho brings us to Deja Vüs that just by is just by itself a polarizing subject.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:58 AM)
    *the field
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:58 AM)
    @Emma: you guessed it: I am quite interested in the field of dreams, hallucinations, out-of-body experiences and visions. Th fuel of dream interpretation is usually divided to three camps:
    -dreams are symbolic representations of the sum of our experiences.
    -dreams are the result of our brain reorganization and department.
    -dreams are Windows into another state of consciousness.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:52 AM)
    @Vincent: A fair share of some of the things I’ve written have dreams worked into them I’d wager. I have felt things in dreams though, shock, discomfort. I’ve died in dreams before and can remember having a weird physical feeling about it outside the dreams.
  • Vincent
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:38 AM)
    @Emma Well, I’m an engineer who dabbles in the other sciences, so I don’t know too much. I’m limited to my university courses (though still extensive). I used to have a dream journal when I was 12, but it lasted for a week.
  • ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 07:20 AM)
    Also, I’d like to say that though this site doesn’t actively encourage a community in any way, it’s surprising that you guys stick around.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:34 AM)
    @Bam: Figured you’d be familiar and interested with an old comic called black hole, its getting a film adaptation soon.
  • ヽ( °◇°)ノ
    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 06:31 AM)
    @Emma Yeah I actually had this site bookmarked many years ago, just haven’t been visiting much because I fell out of the anime fandom. Now Mushishi has brought me back (for a while). I hope psgels will be back soon.

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