Posted by psgels on 26 January 2012 with categories: Winter 2012 Kaleidoscope

This was the kind of drama that borders on cheese, yet stays away from it. It’s a bit forced at times, but the acting and direction actually managed to save it.

Unlike last week, this episode gets back on track again with the themes that made this show catch my attention: the loneliness of the lead character. This episode delved more into her upbringing, and showed how she turned into the character she is today: she’s got no problem with fancy dress parties or holding speeches in front of a lot of important people (in fact, that was so trivial that it was just skipped over), and the big focus of this was her desire of real emotions, rather than the fake ones. I like that.

On the downside it did get a bit too dramatic at times. Those two guys talking behind her back were a bit too much for example, but I guess that people love to bitch about the rich and famous (although this is rare to see in anime, where the rich are for some reason always celebrated and revered). It’s more that the acting still is rather one-sided, like how just one suspicious romantic mishap immediately causes her to blow a fit and dump the poor butler, and things like that need to change if this show wants to go anywhere. With a little hope that new guy will bring change in that.
Rating: * (Good)

3 Responses

  1. Oroboros says:

    This show has loads of potential, but is held back by silly skits/running gags (butler is ready to die for her, the blonde is a total yuri-perv). Granted the third episode slightly improves over the first two, it still remains a mediocre one that has yet to realize its better moments are when the story is taken seriously.

  2. kevin says:

    Psgels when will you unban me from the shoutbox? LOVE KEVIN!

  3. Frost says:

    I found the ending scene to be really touching actually, maybe because Im also a loner who has trouble connecting to people, so I completely understand where shes coming from

    Overall though Im still not sure where this show is trying to go, but Ill keep watching since its rather enjoyable

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:41 AM)
    Most of them were confused and scared when faced with things they never seen before, just like we would now if a spaceship just warps in; that is just human nature.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:40 AM)
    @Vincent: Arguments by parts is a fallacy. There is one guy in ISIS who is fearless, so none of them should be scared of drones dealing death from above. There are more native denominations, tribes and villages then you can count m8.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:34 AM)
    @Bam Yeah, while you’re at it, tell that to the Huron amd Iroquois and see how much they feared guns and cannons.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:34 AM)
    @Vincent: No simply not true. The thing about what-if scenarios are that they are exercises in futility. Nobody can correctly predict the ramifications of giving the natives modern technology in the 16th century.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:32 AM)
    @Vincent: go read the native accounts of the fall of Teocalli to see the devastating military effects as well as the psychological ones the canons had in the native/Spanish conflicts.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:31 AM)
    Weapons were part of their defeat, but even if the Incas had semi-automatic bolt action rifles they still would’ve fallen apart because of the politics.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:30 AM)
    @Bam Exactly. The politics and strategy were far more important. The weapons came last.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:26 AM)
    The Inca’s lack of cooperation with their neighboring tribes, as well as their own affiliates, shows a lack of tactical sophistication which when combined with lack of modern medicine and weaponry amidst a economic, political and environmental upheaval led to their defeat by the hands of the conquistadors.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:25 AM)
    @Bam Of course they’re part of it. They held weapons, so weapons were part of the war; no one argues that. But you are grossly overestimating their importance.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:20 AM)
    You can use all kinds of acrobats to argue invalidly that weapons don’t matter in a war, at the end of the day that is simply not true. There is no single factor for their defeat but a multitude of different aspects, and advance weapons were one of them.

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