Another interesting one for this season. While I certainly have a hard time buying into the world this series is trying to build, I still found the first episode to be very interesting. First, let’s get the complaints out of the way. The most obvious one is that the W dimension that was drawn on their Cartesian coordinate system was actually just an extension of the x-axis…at least make it look close to real. Additionally, given that the fourth dimension would probably have similar properties to all other dimensions, there’s no good reason why there would be unlimited energy in the fourth dimension without the same possibility existing in the third dimension. It feels like it would be easier to harness the energy in the third dimension since we can…you know…perceive it.
But who cares about all of that science crap? We want to see the badass main character Kyouma Mabuchi beat up some bad guys, right? Well, that’s exactly what we get in this first episode. So far, this guy comes off as Hei from Darker than Black with the appearance of that one samurai guy from that one series, which I can’t really complain about. The question that we have to answer from here, though, is who is this robot girl who is apparently another main character? The series seems to follow her as she attempts to become a Collector (whatever that is) like Kyouma, but we don’t really get too much of an introduction of who she is. Granted, she probably doesn’t even know everything about what she is or why she exists, so I’m willing to give her a free pass.
But, as a whole, the episode was a pretty nice start. I’m curious to see where it goes and I have a lot of questions for which I’m looking forward to finding answers. Like, for example, why does the girl still want to collect illegal coils if she knows her father is dead? Why was the blonde guy shown in the explosion before it pans out to showing the impact to the surrounding area? Does that mean he’s going to survive it somehow? Return as an antagonist, maybe? Or perhaps the most pressing question of all: if the black market is trying to get away with selling these illegal coils, why are they making them so easy to find by marking them with an X?
Music-wise, I’d say this show rates pretty positively. The opening song is very catchy and works with my electronic music preferences (the dance just makes it better). The ending has a really good introduction that I think will be a really good way to end episodes…the transition in this first episode was just so good.