Posted on 5 February 2011 with categories: Letter Bee



That OP just looks amazing. I guess that we now know why the previous episodes suddenly came with a recap OP: Studio Pierrot was still working on the real one in order to get it just right. When it looks this good, it really was worth the wait.

Also, I’ve said this before, but my stance on anime original material is that, as long as it works, I don’t mind it at all. With that in mind, I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. There were some strange technical issues, like a giant explosive garbage disposal machine that can be turned on by a big ripple in the water, but it’s easy to forget about that as it lied in the middle of a huge corpse graveyard!

This episode also made great use of the fact that the Letter Bees aren’t on the right side of the moral scale, despite believing to be so. Despite the services they provide to deliver hearts, they’re still on the side of the government, which has made quite a few enemies. This makes choosing between which side to join a much more interesting dilemma beyond the usual “am I good or am I evil?”

Regardless of however good the manga may be, the anime so far did create a pretty interesting job of coming up with an original story, but it’s not there yet. It’s clearly currently building up to something, and that really does need to pay off in the end. In particular, the creators are apparently no longer bound by a manga-format, so I hope that they make use of that instead of playing for safe.
Rating: * (Good)

5 Responses

  1. Kei says:

    the part on Zazie meeting Jeel, is from the manga. it will be interesting to see how they would combine both manga and anime original material in the last few episodes.

  2. Kyubey says:

    A mountain of rotting corpses. Seriously, WTF. Trying for an edgy, dramatic turn?

    Well, all will be forgiven if Studio Pierrot lets that annoying Zazie die the horrible death he so richly deserves.

  3. Nya says:

    Wow, OP is really awesome

  4. Solaris says:

    As long as it works it’s ok. Yeah, that’s exactly the difference between a masterpiece and something easily forgettable. Sure it could have been worse, so let’s thank God it’s still working.
    By the way it’s not Reverse became less evil now that we know the Government is not on the right too. Remember how Reverse killed off many innocent people just to feed the Cabernet before?

  5. Kyubey says:

    @Solaris: Reverse didn’t kill anybody. The nuns sacrificed themselves for a greater cause. Their sacrifice was made in order to save even more lives in the future.

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    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:45 AM)
    Does make me wonder, all of those stories about eating certain foods before sleeping or intimacy effecting whether you dream or not .
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    ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ): Must try and take more steps to influence dreams before I sleep every now and then, could lead to some interesting adventures.
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    @Bam: Oddly this time she was wearing white.
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