Another day, another mystery, right? I really like this second episode for a couple of reasons. First off, our Watson is shown to have martial arts training, making him extremely useful in a pinch and establishing a sort of “brains + brawn” combination in our main duo. Granted, I’m a bit annoyed that Sakurako seems to want to keep that in check with her previous trauma, but at least Shoutarou has the opportunity to contribute. Secondly, the show seems to be carrying itself as a crime show, rather than a standard mystery series…it’s more of the type of show I like to watch, so I’m looking forward to where it goes.
A lot of the scenes from the opening song would suggest to me that this series will eventually have a main antagonist for the main pair to tackle. Someone standard perhaps? Like a serial killer? Or will it be someone Moriarty-like? That would certainly make this series interesting for me. Either way, I’m excited to see how this show continues, so I’m definitely going to keep watching. As a final music note, I don’t think we got to hear the ending song last week. I quite like this song…it’s very smooth and flowing like the water depicted in the animation.
I’m going into this show pretty blind, but I have to admit that this first episode has grabbed my interest. The main character Sakurako Kujou seems to be another take at Sherlock Holmes, the quirky detective (in this case, manifested as a bone fetish) with limited social skills but strong detective skills. The story is also told through the perspective of the assistant, our Watson, Shoutarou Tatewaki. The first episode seems to set the stage for a typical episodic mystery series with these two characters as they go along finding bones.
So far, this series has most of the qualities of the Western mysteries I prefer to watch. While the first episode’s mystery was actually a fairly typical case of the murder disguised as a suicide, I still found it to be an interesting introduction. One thing I’d like to say, though, is that I’m hoping Shoutarou doesn’t take too passive a role in the series and remain solely the observer. While his fixation on shrimp in this first episode was pretty funny, I guess I just want to see more. That being said, I’m definitely on board. Finally, I’d like to note that the song at the end (not sure if it’s the opening or ending song) was very nice. I’m looking forward to listening to it more.