's here. What do we think?
(spoilers for ep)
It's a very odd sensation, revisiting that Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Cold Opening
. If you've read the manga, you know that these characters we're being introduced to are going to be very very dead, very very messily,
very very soon. My mind rebelled; I spent the scene snarking a faux-noob Harsher in Hindsight
liveblog over MSN. I just couldn't bear the thought of letting it get under my skin. Poor Mimi
I suppose that's related to the big problem in adapting this sort of story. A lot of DW's early sections are heavy on the mystery and the wtf-is-going-on-here-ness (as are the later sections I guess, but not to the same extent). The adapters have their work cut out trying to make those parts interesting for people who already know what's going on.
Speaking of which (manga spoilers), they're telegraphing Shiro = Red Man pretty hard and early, aren't they? Not that that was ever particularly mysterious for long
They're compressing quite a lot. I don't remember Ganta using his branch of sin until well after the race and all that jazz; we seem to be on a fast track for the arena arc
. Though if they're doing that I don't get why they haven't dropped the candy subplot entirely. Shrug.
Oh, and Shiro's voice was pretty much spot on.
I searched the forums for a DW manga thread... and didn't find one. I'm sure there used to be one here @_@
edited 16th Apr '11 4:35:26 PM by FriendlyAnon