Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[New][October 2013] Kyoukai no Kanata

Summary: Although Akihito Kanbara appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop.

First Impression:
Standard Fantasy, Refreshing Main Character

First Opinion: Setting wise this couldn't be more basic, but I like the first main character, Akihito, already. He literally recites cliche's in rejection of them. I enjoyed it thoroughly all of the first episode. I'm partial to surreal settings, so the 'Suspension of Disbelief' is strong in me. I can't give a impartial judgement of the story so far, it will largely depend on whether you like your fantasy or realism. If you like your surreal settings, nothing out of the ordinary at present. If you like your realism, you may find a few things off-putting very fast, and gaining momentum.

I find it a little strange that she takes the time to explicitly make a scimitar sword, and not something more basic(like a needle for her first use), but the first episode showcases her using it fluently, and gives her a character setting which would afford training for it. Trivia Time: In case none of you have ever tried to swing around an actual metal sword, let alone a scimitar, that shape on the end really makes swinging it awkward if you don't know what you're doing. Even if it is made of blood and lightweight, having that backcurve on the tip puts a bit more weight on the end than anywhere else, which affects swinging it. It's a benefit if you know what you're doing, a hindrance if you don't.
Then again maybe I'm being far too picky and the author just likes how it looks. Yeah, that's probably it. I'm going to go drivel a bit of my brain out, I'm getting far too technical.

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