Clain meets the mysterious Phryne and helps tend to her injuries.
I have to say the first episode of this series really gave me a good feeling. I was on the fence about doing episode posts or intermediate posts, but the first episode just pulled me in. Something that just felt fresh in contrast to the other shows this season. Things just seemed lined up for this to be a nice show to watch.
Clain is a pretty solid male lead. He isn’t unbelievable in the embarrassment he showed this episode and was pretty reliable when needed. Not everyone would have climbed along a cliff and managed to hide a girl away that quickly. Also he didn’t just freak out when she fell asleep without clothes (or at least we didn’t see him freak out). Clain just got her dressed and went to his computer while she slept. Not a bad voice either so think things will work out fine with him.
It’s an interesting world that the series has created so far. Definitely a futuristic world, but one that has almost regressed a bit. People living in such hermit like existences in which they rarely interact with another human being. Clain’s family really was a perfect example of it. His parents living apart from their child and each other. Sure they spend breakfast and dinner together, but it’s only through doppels. Really has to be hard to build up family emotions to strange beings sitting at your table. It’s no wonder his smile has faded a little. The world is so boring for him that he can only throw himself into the machines in his room. Definitely his life is going to change now.
Phryne is a strange girl. That’s really the most basic description that I can come up with for her character right now. A lot of mysteries around her and what she was carrying around. Of course any time a character’s first appearance is a dogfight with a blimp, that character is going to stick in your mind. Some of what she said almost made you think she’s a time traveler or something. The whole “this era” line was bound to lead to that question. Have to wonder why she left something so precious with Clain. Sure he’s a good and trustworthy person, but makes you wonder. Still a cute girl and pretty clever with her sabotage of the blimp.
That trio of stooges were definitely odd. I thought they would be more villainous with how they were shooting from the blimp like that. Then they show up at Clain’s house with those sad disguises and attempts to get inside. Though I feel for them when revealing their limited budget for disguises. Still the homeless attempt was just sad and funny. Fun to watch them get sent flying at the end.
Really I just felt the first episode did a good job getting people interested. With a lot of darker series this had an interesting mix. I just enjoyed looking at the nice scenary the series has and getting into the world. Seems from some picture comparisons that the series is taking place in Ireland which kind of fit with the ED. Look forward to the aftermath of the next girl that showed up out of nowhere.
Definitely a different style of OP with that kaleidoscope effect. Really it was like that for the whole series without showing off the characters or any scenes. In some respects that’s refreshing since no spoilers, but could say they were keeping it overly simple. It was a pretty nice song though. Some good energy in there and could see myself enjoying listening to it each episode.
The ED was pretty different with having the girl prominent in it popping onto the scene right before the episode ended. Very simple visually with the girl just sitting there and seeing the wind blowing the grass and her hair. A nice ballad song and sung in English it was pretty nice to listen to. Will be listening to this after every episode without fail.