Comet Lucifer First Impressions (1): That’s literally how I am driving by policemen

[HorribleSubs] Comet Lucifer - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.58_[2015.10.05_06.33.03]

Wow, this episode really ramped up hard. From what I gleaned from this first episode, the main character Sougo Amagi, a rare crystal collector, comes across a crystal that awakens a girl inside of a larger crystal. When he’s attacked afterwards by some organization that was probably trying to awaken the girl themselves, he’s defended by an unknown mecha that was probably spawned by the girl to defend her. I prefer that interpretation over the possibility of a second organization that is also trying to get the girl because it gives the possibility for the main cast to all pilot mecha.

This episode certainly was an interesting way to introduce the main characters…from the ending sequence, it looks like these four will be traveling together (five if you include the crystal girl) despite the fact that Roman and Kaon are in an arranged marriage and Kaon is likely a love interest for Sougo. Typical love triangle tensions, right?

[HorribleSubs] Comet Lucifer - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.08_[2015.10.05_06.44.45]

Song-wise, the opening and ending songs are both okay, but the opening song gets my preference because the music is just so good in comparison. I’m actually really looking forward to listening to that opening song more. This is another one of those shows without a preview segment, so I’ll just have to make wild guesses. This next week’s episode should be fairly simple…the girl will likely introduce herself and I’m hoping we get an introduction of the mecha along with another fight…hopefully, a fight that involves the protagonist as a pilot. Side note: I’ve seen a lot of people online say this series has Eureka Seven vibes…can’t really comment on that because I haven’t seen that series, but I hope it means it’s good.

Charlotte Final Episode (13): In this episode, Yuu takes an arrow to the…

[HorribleSubs] Charlotte - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.24_[2015.09.27_07.00.07]

Wow, so they really decided to fit Yuu’s entire journey of regener- err saving all of the ability users in a single episode. In the realm of stuff I liked from the episode, I’d say I liked watching Yuu’s descent into madness as he gains more powers. With the memory of Nao fading, he reverts to a form similar to the beginning of the series. That being said, I think my complaints with the episode should be obvious. The power of courage as the last power is meant to be used as a form of comedic irony in the final dramatic moments of the series, but it ends up sounding really silly. Additionally, the fact that the helicopter shows up right in time just as Yuu is plundering the last power is insanely cringe-worthy…at best.

[HorribleSubs] Charlotte - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.22_[2015.09.27_07.00.41]

As a bit of a side note, I actually liked the tease in the middle of the episode where Yuu had the potential to heal his eye and chose not to do it to avoid entering the same loop as his brother. That being said, I have ask…why didn’t he just heal the eye and not use the power? It starts to make sense later when Yuu starts realizing he can’t trust his own mind (after he takes the sleeping pills), but at that point, it should have been fine. Anyway…as I leave this series behind, I can’t help but feel a bit of pity at the fact that it’s doomed to be perpetually compared to Angel Beats. I’m still trying to decide whether I liked this show for the show itself or just because it was fun to read the online reactions from others watching it…