Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Valkyria Chronicles: Alicia, Alicia, Alicia...

Currently finished: Episode 21

"Alicia, Alicia, Alicia..."

Ahhhhhh, make it stop. It feels like it's going on forever. Is it really necessary to do that so many times? After the first 10 time, we got the point, there is really no need to repeat it for another 20 times or so.

Though it didn't last too long (well, I guess if you follow it week by week, it did take a week for people to find out), it was a pretty clever setup at the end of last episode to intentionally mislead the audience onto a different direction. In most story, I would immediately dismiss the event at the end of episode 20, because I know a "normal" story would not go down like that. However, because of what happened in episode 18, it did make me wonder a little bit about whether they're really going to actually let that happen.

Confused? Watch up to episode 21, you'll understand what I'm talking about. Or, if you so desire, go read anime blog sites that do spoil the plots.

One other thing I would like to comment on is that I think they went a bit overboard on the aerobatics. It felt somewhat...misplaced...

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