Monday, March 4, 2013

Zetsuen no Tempest: Different Tone, Same High Quality

Currently finished: Episode 19

Compare to the first half of the series, the second half is a bit more light in tone and filled with lighthearted comedic moments. It is especially apparent with the addition of the clumsy magician. However, the overall epic-ness of the story did not suffer with these changes.

At the midway point, the story jumped from fighting an undercover battle with a stranded princess and her two pawns, to a global scale war of......trees? Yes, it sounds very strange, but it really isn't. You have to watch it to understand.

According to the preview, next episode is going to reveal a big secret--the secret has been haunting everybody since the beginning: who killed Aika.

On a side note, I've never really read the Tempest or Hamlet (the Shakespeare works of choice in my high school literature class were Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth). All these quoting and referencing to the work is making me really want to go read them.


Reik said...

So i finished reading the whole "The Tempest" its a good book i strugggled during some parts that i had to bring up the dictionary but aside from those parts its a good book( didnt depress me or anything).i intend to read all the existing versions of hamlet and most of the existing shakespeare plays and see if i enjoy them..... will let u know soon.... o rather.... when i finish understanding them...

The Evil Cat said...

Man I wish I have the free time to just go through the book.

There are multiple versions of Hamlet?

Reik said...

Well theres the play and theres the book version but that was indeed a type i meant all of shakespeare books / plays

Reik said...

a mistype*