Re:Creators Episode 3: Creation is tricky

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Overall, this was a pretty interesting episode. I think the series has a lot more to offer when it talks more about the mechanics of everything. I still think some of the dialogue is a bit out-of-place, but I enjoyed watching the investigation process of what the creator can actually do. Also, I like how the series weaves in the references to the complexity of the real world as compared to a “created” world, like the coffee scene this week, but I would like to see more non-food references.

The big question from here is what is Souta doing? It feels strange that a character with so little contribution and presence in the series is being left alone, with Selesia and Meteora moving out. I guess they’re going to find some new and crazy way to drag him back next week?

Oh look, another new character. The sound effect that horse makes when she pulls the reins sounds a lot like an engine revving up.

Wait, I feel like we skipped a step. When did they figure out that their character descriptions determined what power they had? Did the new guy tell them?

This may be translation error, but I’m not sure I understand this particular part of the conversation. So because he didn’t create the cage of his world, he sees no reason to try and change it? Creator knows best?

Yeah, why not do this? They bring this up in conversation, talk around it for a while, and then go straight into experimentation. You’d expect them to try something at the moment…like trying to have the creator describe a change or something.

Does it really?

I’m guessing this was mostly just a gag, but given that the writer probably doesn’t care and the illustrator clearly has no idea about the stitching, what causes that detail to exist? I’m sure it’s some “the world has a mind of its own” situation, but it feels weird that the illustrator would be surprised by this.

There’s a “the LN is better than the anime” joke in here somewhere…I’m struggling to find it. It’s funny that this is how it works, though.

It brings up an unasked question too. This girl here is the light novel’s illustrator, right? If Selesia comes from the anime, how much power does she have to update Selesia’s character description?

I was going to say that I feel like it’s too early in the series for Selesia to have a line like this, but she’s technically the character from a completed anime, so it makes sense that she recently heard that line.

Wait, what? Since when? Maybe this line should have been “you’re the god of your own world”. That would have made more sense given the conversation.

Okay, that was pretty funny. Man, I never expected a Sawano song to get cut off like that.

There’s a message about readers and writers working together to create a good story in here somewhere. Seems a little heavy-handed.

Hmm, so she was recognizing Souta in particular. It would be too easy if he was her creator, right? It has to be more than that. Also, is she talking to a ghost?

Re:Creators Episode 2: Friendship punch fail

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This episode seemed to drag on a bit in the beginning, but I thought the second half of the episode was pretty cool. A lot of the episode seems to be focused on the differences between the fictional world and the real world, making the first half of the episode a lot of explanations that didn’t really have many answers. There were also a couple of moments when the information presented didn’t seem to have anything to do with the topic being discussed. But eh…the show still seems interesting so far. I’m also wondering what the heck Souta’s role in the series is supposed to be.

I’m starting to wonder if this series is trying to make me feel bad for not liking the random happy endings some series tend to have. The way these fictional characters go on about the creators and the troubled worlds they create makes it seem like they would be better served with developments like that. But I stand by my opinion!

I suppose she needed to be introduced as well.

I’m not sure what she’s trying to say here. Was she able to understand the world because that’s what the magic book allows her to do? It’s not really clear here if that’s the case, but I’m going with that. I mean, I get that she’s a librarian, but “magic book” implies something more than that.

I’ve been wondering that too, Meteora. Why does your magic work the same in a different world governed by presumably different rules? Also, I was honestly expecting a gag where the room gets cleared out by the Restoration Magic. There’s still time to do it, but it really doesn’t fit the tone of this show.

I’m assuming this is a nod to the detail that exists in the real world that’s lost in a story. I would say this is really subtle, but Meteora continues to go on about the exact same thing for a few more lines.

This seems important.

I don’t quite understand this transition. They go from looking for their creators to talking about Sota’s old drawings without much of a link between the conversations. Is this supposed to be a hint or something? How is it related?

Urgh…this entire scene was painful to watch.

Oh boy, a magical girl?

Hold on. It seemed like Mamika and Selesia weren’t really too much in disagreement. Is that what magical girl shows are like these days? You disagree slightly with me, so let’s fight?

I know this is supposed to be a tense situation and everything, but this line made me laugh a little bit too much.

Can’t tell if this is a poke at a certain magical girl series, but I’ll take it. I’m with Selesia here…Mamika totally provoked this fight.

Persona!

Re:Creators First Impressions (1): It’s alive!

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Hmm…this was an interesting setup. I’m not sure I’m on board with the narration style of storytelling, but I guess it makes sense given the story that’s being told here. Anyway, the concept of being story characters into the real world is intriguing enough that I want keep watching…it might lead to some fun questions about what we consider to be real and such. Also, I tend to make a really hard distinction between reality and fiction, so this feels like the kind of series that would let me examine that.

I’m really curious about what the mystery mage said about bringing Selesia to the world of the “gods of pleasure”. Is the series going to focus around Selesia watching how normal humans treat fictional characters? A sort of “all characters matter” thing? Alternatively, the story could just follow Souta as he collects enough fictional characters to face off against the mystery mage.

I hate to start with this in the first 30 seconds, but I’m pretty sure you mean “Surprise”, not “Sunrise”.

That escalated quickly. Not that I’m complaining…even with the random flashes of websites and videos, the opening scenes were building towards this to the point where I would have complained if she hadn’t fallen in front of that train. But still…it escalated pretty quickly. And it has my attention.

Resist…Crunchyroll joke. I’m better than this!!

Using a line like this that fits the anime scene as well as the “real world” scene is a nice touch.

I don’t think that’s how you use those. So are we getting trapped in anime world here?

Not sure what effect you’re going for with the glasses, but hey! That girl’s still here.

Nothing suspicious going on here.

Oh, so she’s probably from the real world too. So when she reacted to the main character earlier, was she reacting to seeing someone she knew or just to seeing someone from the real world?

If Selesia grabs him from the side and Souta is on the other side of the car, what is this guy staring at?

Haha okay, you got me there. Cutting out the other sound effects and music really makes this scene.

And here I thought the military was making a timely reaction to a hostile flying object in their airspace.

You’re telling me.

New roommates!

Nice joke!