OP 「光の旋律」 Kalafina
We got the opening theme in this week ep and my first most impression is that an excellent couple with almost any sort of opening would still make the opening quite grand. Ofcosue if the opening theme itself showed no effort at all that’s a different story but this is not the case as the opening theme match some of the sort of would view in the show. Like how many of the stuff from the past is just down to legend and fairy tales and most knowledge is lost to times.
Story wise the ep continue on developing it’s world view and as I have suspected from last week one of the most interesting factor for the show is the world view. And in this ep we learn quite a bit of things… Like the world have experience some sort of war and the modern world (Japan in this case) is chapter in forgotten history. Not only is it not really remember by anyone but the fact that it’s culture and language is all but gone in their time. Although one thing of a bit of a concern is whether this world view talk is going to take too long since there’s no indication that the main plot of the story have even moved forward a bit in this week. Cause there are more than enough example where show that have a pretty good world view is ruined toward the end as they are not able to bring the main story to a close in a nice enough fashion. (hopefully this would not be the case with this one).
There are some plot line being layed down in this ep, although whether they have enough time to exploit it later remain to be seem. Like the robot.. I myself definitely want to see it in action, although I can imagine how they going to switch the atmosphere of the show currently in now to one that require the robot suddenly. Then there’s the little knowledge that their 1121 group is not that important at all… finally is the fact that both リオ and フィリシア may know something others have no knowledge about…
As for character development it’s focus this week is on that of カナタ and クレハ. To me クレハ little reaction toward カナタ arrival is quite cute… Although how scared she was after firing a gun seem a bit worrying if there’s ever a war…. Although not quite focused in this ep, I actually find myself liking ノエル alot for the fact that she fell asleep on the tablet during introduction. Finally, I would like the comment on the fact that when those that keep yelling there’s no spirit/ghost in the world is usually the one that are scared the most is quite funny and well done.