Reality is such a bad game. -Keima Katsuragi Continue reading God Only Knows! First look.
As I stated on an Anime3000 podcast, this season of Haruhi seems to be intended for enjoyment strictly at the meta level. It’s easy to picture Churuya insisting, “Kyon-kun, Kyon-kun! This summer it’s all about the meta!” Even the ongoing controversy over former KyoAni director Yamamoto making an apology for Endless Eight at Otakon only fed the drama.
What’s really going on?
Am I a cynic? You bet your ass I am! But this show isn’t something I want to be cynic about! Not totally, in any case, We have 3 main characters in a dating sim like show – yes, three. Two boys (not a surpise) AND A GIRL! That’s right! I read that the show is significantly altered from the game, well that’s fine, in fact, that’s more realistic to me. Very few people in life have multiple talents in sports, art, dating, and whatever else at the same time. How many times have we seen a super awesome main character who meets all the girls and his friends can’t get none…Oh wait, you know, real life is stranger than fiction…Anyhow…
…and I know I say that very often, but something’s going on here that’s not quite right. Something about Chihiro (Rei Ayanami).
In episode 1, I was wondering why every time she sees Renji (Raki) it’s like she’s meeting him for the first time. Now I do know why, but I have say it’s a little bit contrived. I did not know people can lose 13 hours worth of memories everyday, but still remembers who they are and what they do and so on. This is one of the devices that dating sims love to use.