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What is justice? During the seventh episode of Nisemonogatari, Karen and Koyomi both explained their ideals of justice and what it meant to the situation at hand. The way the story progressed, though, Koyomi’s version of justice disproved Karen’s more simplistic and romantic view of justice and the two came to understand each other in a wonderful scene of forgiveness and familial love. But is Koyomi’s definition of justice really acceptable or was his definition only suitable for the present story?
Continuing with my nonsensical nomenclature for this anime, we’ve seen the series go from Last Exile to ‘Late Exile’ to ‘Last Week’s Exile’ to ‘Lost Exile’ to ‘Blast Exile’ to this episode which receives the moniker ‘Fast Exile’ due to the completely random, high-speed aerial race between Fam and Fritz. Not a bad set of developments in this episode, with Millia and Fam battling with conflicting emotions, Ades generals having second thoughts after using Exile on Glacies, and Vasant and Sara already taking action to thwart the tyrannical Luscinia. And with the developments in this episode, I can say good-bye to a theory of mine that I’ve had for most of the series.
The second season of Shinryaku!? Ika Musume retained the same charming, soothing, and above all amusing themes from the first season. But unlike the first season which needed to build its world, mold its characters, and establish central themes, this anime had a foundation already completed and went from there, almost like a baton was passed from season one to season two for it to complete what was started. And now that the second season has concluded, let’s evaluate how the continuation of Ika Musume performed.
Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam (Fam the Silver Wing) contains a healthy blend of old and new when bringing back the Last Exile franchise. There are themes, concepts, and details that have been retained from the first series present and prevalent everyone in this new anime, which does well to connect this series with the original. And then there are the newer elements which integrate nicely to distinguish itself from the first series. This incorporation of new and old was the aspect I worried about the most when watching this first episode but, for the most part, everything turned out alright.
We’ve gone through many firsts for Rin in Usagi Drop. Rin’s first loose tooth. Her first School Festival. And Rin’s first illness, at least with Daikichi. Yeah, can’t forget him in these situations, too, although these aren’t necessarily firsts for him. But there was a big first for him in this episode and that was worrying about Rin.