Posted by psgels on 28 February 2011 with categories: Supernatural The Animation




Great to see that the third episode already tells about the background of the two lead characters. I mean, a dead mother is nothing new here, but usually when anime do that, they wait until very long before they come with the story that explained what happened to them. Doing this in the third episode really allows the series to go beyond that and use it in later episodes to its advantage.

And again: this episode mostly progressed like a normal ghost story, only for the climax to really get interesting. It’s a sign of great build-up, and if the creators are able to do this consistently shows that they know what they’re doing. Even when most of the episode is a standard ghost story, when you watch the episode back you can see the hints here and there that are all building up towards that climax.

This episode also showed the mysterious father of Dean and Sam for the first time. As a background, it’s definitely interesting. At this point it’s clear that something happened to that guy while his wife died. This episode seemed to suggest that she died by a mere poltergeist, but there’s probably more to it than just that. Oh, and I also liked that fortune teller.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. Gottis says:

    Since it’s quite obvious you haven’t watched the Live Action version of Supernatural, it’s really interesting to see you blogging this series. I can just say that remember to keep a small eye out for anything that could hint at Sam and Dean’s parents, be it either the mom or the dad, and the events surrounding both of them, as it might hold a bit of importance on the brothers AND the story as a whole. ♥

  2. UnknownVoice says:

    There’s a lot of hints on a lot of things that happen to brothers, even in previous episodes.

    Their father and mother remain important for a long time, and in a sense a lot of the stuff surrounding them are pivotal to the show as well as to anime

    Actually when one re-watches the two previous episodes after watching the third, a lot of stuff starts to fall in place.

    At first I loathed the fact that the anime seemingly skips the first episode of tv show, but now I think its quite nice. It builds up on the mysteries the show already has and once the whole pilot episode is re-told(possibly in flashbacks in some upcoming episode), a lot of stuff will become more clear, yet, a whole lot more questions will arise.

    I might not like on where the show was brought by its fourth, fifth and sixth seasons, but the first three seasons are some of the best tv possible, so its nice to see that at least two out of those three will be adapted into the first 22 anime episodes.

    Hopefully after these 22 are out they will, more thoroughly, adapt the third season.

  3. UnknownVoice says:

    Also as the psychic in episode said:

    The poltergeist that was haunting the current owners of the house, was not the thing that killed their mother. It was just something that was attracted by that event.

    In the episode this anime episode is based upon, they explain that really bad things literally “scar” the places they appear in.

    Basically this show follows the usual ghost rules – the more twisted and bad event has happened, the more attractive the place is for more supernatural things.

    Thats also the reason why brothers search for any sort of murder or suicide when researching a “job”. Ghosts do not appear out of “peaceful”events.

    On the whole “scarring” the place stuff, in the scale from 1 to 10 on how attractive the place is to supernatural, its 11.

  4. lora says:

    the series look very interesting but where can you watch it because i can’t find it anywhere except for the trailers…

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  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:16 AM)
    Maube its because the season has no alright shows? But vision of escaflowne is something i did watch and i think it was a bit too mixed in with the likes of Gundam and Evangelion to leave a very huge impact. They all came out in 96
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:15 AM)
    Death note is a rare shounen that kept me interested in the long run but I felt started to cop-out later on. Kimi ga nozumo eien threw in an interestingly question with its drama and I recall finding it emotionally involving at the time I watched it.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:13 AM)
    Psgels probably won’t write extensively anymore, if he’ll ever blog again that is. The other writers just sorta took off. They might start posting again if they find free time, but that also seems unlikely.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:09 AM)
    Speaking of fantasy mecha: Escaflowne was a show that I thought would breed more copycats than it did. But just like Brendan says the ‘school kid riding the deus ex machina to victory against the world-threatening aliens’ formula became the di facto diagram of mecha for more than a decade now.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:05 AM)
    What happened to all the writers here? Psgels and all the others havent written in forever. Not that i really care though because not too many shows this season to watch besides maybe Durarara if im feeling generous
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:02 AM)
    Code Geass was a “meh” show for me only because I watched it around the time I shortly stopped watching anime for a year or two. I wamt to re-watch but cant get the energy to sit through it
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 09:01 AM)
    A high fantasy setting with mechas seemed so promising until it turned out to be a disaster. I kind of wish someone here reviewed it lol no one is bothering
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 08:59 AM)
    @Brendan: like Code Geass perhaps?
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 08:58 AM)
    I just generally watch mecha shows for laughs nowadays, like Cross Ange. but unfortunately that show tried to fix itself so it’s not as fun too watch anymore. These too-bad-it’s-good shows only work if the quality stays consistently bad or continue to get progressively worse.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 08:57 AM)
    Id like to see a mecha show where we didnt fight aliens. How about a futuristic human war or something remotely fresh like that.

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