Posted by SuperMario on 3 September 2019 with categories: Cop Craft, Currently Watching:

While I am all for show that moves at its own pace – thus having the length as they see fit, Cop Craft would benefit better if it fits the whole body-swap affair into one single episode in my opinion. I know it sounds contradicting to my usual complain of Cop Craft (too rush), but looking back to this case I realize that the plot isn’t at all dense to merit that much length. I don’t necessarily think of it as a flaw, either, just to say that the whole decision-making regarding which chapters to adapt and how long for each case have been… weird.  Still, our Tilarna’s desperation to take the crossbow back, and the realization when she wakes up to find a guy seeing her butt-naked (no sexual tension, but still… HAHA), are all hilarious moments. Even more hilarious when you realize that if they have done nothing, the result would be the same anyways (the crossbow being destroyed negates the effect it had). While this case might appear to be slight, imagine what devilish things could have happened if this magical bow falls to the wrong hand. As for me, the body-swap story is still a delight.

And as if the show thinks we don’t get enough of Tilarna acting cute, the next case features her in a swimsuit (school swimsuit no less) to the department’s pool party, and later to the main office too. The bits surrounding Kei being picky about cooking is another nice touch for his character. I have a hunch that this latter half is the start of the last stretch of Cop Craft, where it ties again with the main villain of the show, a necromatist Zelada, and further address the main theme of Cop Craft: the rising tension between people with different race. In fact, we see that very discrimination when a cop gives some bad remarks towards Tilarna. She doesn’t care, but the insult ticks Kei off, that in turn has a good effect on Tilarna. In the larger picture, which one candidate being assassinated, that leaves the two conservative and scandalous candidates. This world heads into a pretty grim direction, it seems.

ps: the production is still pretty messy. Not only the huge amount of still shots, but look at one of the screenshots where Kei’s shadow of his arm is abnormally huge. “What a huge arm you got there”.

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