04:00:33 AM Aug 17th 2012
Moving these items here so they can be retooled. Sound like the setup for many an anime featuring a troubled young man and his extraordinarily empowered girlfriend? Brace yourself, because despite the trappings of the genre, this isn't your creepy bachelor uncle's Magical Girlfriend series. The series is subtitled "The Last Love Song On This Little Planet" and they don't pull any punches in delivering on the bittersweet tone implied by that line. This is a love story where the love is complex and not idealistic; it's a war story where the war is distant and, if portrayed at all, done so in brief, brutal vignettes. If you are at all emotional, be prepared to be gobsmacked repeatedly by the savagings inflicted on the protagonists by the world and by each other.
12:37:31 PM Aug 3rd 2012
- Pettanko — Chise; young Fuyumi.