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I think this series is interesting so far. It takes itself pretty seriously, but it seems entertaining to watch. This first arc is moving more quickly than I would have imagined, but I guess it’s working to push Kei and Tilarna together sooner. If there was anything I’d particularly pick at, I think it would be the jargon it’s trying to build. It doesn’t spend too much time explaining itself, so much of it just sounds like nothing.
I did find the action in this series to be a bit weird. It’s strangely jumpy to the point where it feels like the series is trying hard to make sure the audience doesn’t see Tilarna’s sword. I’m not sure if that’s intentional for some reason. From what I’ve seen so far, it just makes the fights hard to track.
This autopsy scene and the funeral later in the episode felt like somewhat random references to Rick. For being Kei’s entire motivation, Rick sure doesn’t come up much.
The whole deal with Kei’s cat seemed like a distraction, but I did like that the story tied it back to Tilarna. Kei seems to be a softy at heart, but he’s currently being fueled by vengeance. Seeing him go back for Tilarna like she’s a lost cat seems to help with that.
So from what I gather, it sounds like the bad guys are trying to use a bomb to infect normal people with fairy dust (whatever that is). Doing so allows this Zelada guy to take control of them. But for what purpose? From what I’ve seen so far, it seems like a fairly generic “take over the city” motivation.
I don’t know if I should be impressed or disappointed that Kei finds the culprit so quickly. Is this just meant to show off the power of Earth technology in comparison to otherworldly magic?
Having Tilarna trick Kei was pretty funny. Given that Kei has no reason to listen to every idle comment that Tilarna makes, she seems to be placing a lot of trust in his memory take advantage of it. To be honest, I didn’t even notice when she mentioned that her sword was more important than her life.