A short little 6 episode OVA which talks about a boy and a girl and their relationship together. When I first heard about this, I thought that there would be no way that I’d dislike it, that feeling carried over to when I was watching it, until I got to the third episode. See, the art was clean and stylish, the animation was solid, the music was pretty good. I liked the first episode and loved the second. Then the art quality fell thought the basement in the third episode, and the story got weird. Yes, weird.
You know that feeling you get when the story feels like it’s coherent but there are random events popping up all over the place and the characters act strangely? I got that feeling with Eureka Seven, and I got the same feeling here. It feels like nothing was explained and nothing was solved. If you watched it and you understood it, I have a few questions for you, in chronological order:
Why does she have those orbs in her wrists? Why did Asaba try to shield Iriya from a person who clearly knows her and is there to pick her up? How come even though his memories are supposed to be suppressed, he still remembers what happens that night? When did he get his memories back? He didn’t have it when he saw Iriya at school. Why did Iriya say that she wish it was a real air raid? She doesn’t want to launch, right? Why did the guy tell Asaba to pinch her inner thigh? Why did he have to inject something so huge into her? Why did the door open then?
Why was there a playground in the middle of the desert? If the war has been going around for that long then why are there only 5 pilots? Shouldn’t the military be manufacturing more of them as the war went on?
What’s with that awful music that played when Asaba went out on his bike? Isn’t that supposed to be an emotional scene? I know it’s the dance music but that’s just too ridiculous. How did Asaba know who was in that plane? Isn’t he supposed to dance with her? He just ran and spun around!
How did the 2 girls manage to eat so much? It should be physically impossible given the amount of food and the size of their bodies. Just who won? Why did Iriya have to call? Couldn’t she just have called before she went eating? Isn’t she supposed to have military training? How can she forget something important like that? Just what happened with her hair? Why was the teacher so dazed? Why does the injections have to be in her chest? why did the nurse stab her instead of injecting the drug in? Why did the nurse get so mad? What was the president’s secret code about?
Why was there water and electricity at an abandoned school? What’s with the weird rapist guy? Just WHERE exactly was she keeping that knife? How come Asaba’s attitude suddenly changed after he got the cat? What’s with the memory suppression? Just what did Iriya and the ghost walk about?
Was Iriya going to die if she didn’t regularly take the drugs? If that’s true, then why doesn’t she always carry her drugs with her? Just what IS the war about? How come the news reports all say that the war’s over? If Iriya could kill people and damage things so easily, why was she so scared of the rapist? Oh, even though she didn’t recognize him all that time, she recognizes him NOW? What happened with her memory problem? Why did he suddenly shoot? Why did Enomoto want Asaba to kill him? Oh, and speaking of him, what’s with those random anger fits? How come Asaba isn’t in jail for murder? What happened with the president exactly? What did the crop circle mean?
Where is Iriya? Did she die? What did she fight against? Why didn’t the ending tell me anything that I wanted to know about?
There was so much lost potential…