「渦」 (Uzu)
“Vortex”

Summertime Render continues to beryllium insanely entertaining, which is the archetypal and foremost happening immoderate anime should beryllium trying to be. So acold it seems to beryllium the mentation of this benignant of amusement I’ve been waiting for since… forever, it seems like. It’s usually the lawsuit that pedigree wins retired – enactment 1 of the champion anime directors astir successful complaint and you’re apt to extremity up with a bully product. But the worldly is up the task too, which with a mystery/thriller is perfectly vital. I deliberation it’s important to admit that with this genre what we’ve seen truthful acold is the casual part. The results are awesome but the roadworthy up is littered with mines that person sent galore a writer – and their communicative – crossed the communicative River Styx.

My earthy pessimism is moving headlong into the sheer entreaty of Summertime Render, which is frankincense acold showing nary cracks successful the facade. It’s good, damn bully – astute and seemingly beauteous choky successful its construction. Every occurrence expertly answers questions and asks caller ones is cleanable balance, and this 1 was nary exception. The main operator for some this week was Nagumo Ryuunosuke – a sanction we’re heard before, though not specifically attached to the woman from the ferry. It was astir a fixed that the writer of “Swampman” was going to beryllium progressive the successful “real-world” enigma – and the communicative – directly, but this was a precise absorbing mode to bring her in.

Starting with Nagumo-sensei, determination are tons of oddities worthy considering. First, it struck maine that she seemed to beryllium exhibiting 2 chiseled personalities – perchance antheral and female. She besides seems to person astatine slightest immoderate benignant of prescience oregon clip manipulation – though distinctly antithetic from Shinpei’s. I can’t explicate her quality to dodge ShadowMio immoderate different way. However she’s doing it she supplies Shinpei immoderate precise invaluable accusation – however to archer a shadiness from a existent idiosyncratic (which is tied into the information that it’s the shadiness that’s their existent form, not the “flesh bag” supra it). She knows much astir the shadows than anyone we’ve met, it seems, though conscionable however and wherefore is an important unanswered question.

Then we person Tokiko, whose tearful remark astir “dirtying her hands” whitethorn person been a fleeting moment, but struck maine arsenic perchance the astir important of the occurrence (though I don’t cognize precisely why). As for Ushio, it present seems wide that she’s a rogue shadiness – truthful rogue, successful fact, that she continues to importune she’s inactive human. The ending of the occurrence (Ushio joins Shinpei connected his adjacent loop) suggests that Ushio is going to beryllium indispensable to stopping immoderate program the shadows are cooking up. If she believes she’s quality oregon astatine slightest openly sympathizes with them, she’s Shinpei’s state – astir apt his key state – whether she’s quality oregon not.

Tokiko whitethorn beryllium a collaborator – the little country of the session suggests that astatine slightest immoderate humans are moving with the force (and wherefore was 1 of the shadows successful a wheelchair?). We don’t cognize wherefore the shadows are expanding successful fig truthful much, but we cognize they person a cardinal organizing figure. We besides cognize that Shinpei’s oculus came from the 1 they telephone “Mother” – who Nagumo called Haine – and is the crushed helium tin loop. Is the giant shadiness God trying to resurrect Haine (is that the “Hour of Nine”?), oregon usage her powerfulness for his ain advancement? I’m assuming ShadowUshio got clasp of Haine’s oculus and talented it to Shinpei somehow, for the purposes of warring back.

That’s beauteous overmuch wherever we permission things. It’s lone with ShadowUshio’s falcon punch that Shinpei and Nagumo are capable to execute his “shoot me” plan, but helium learned rather a batch of utile accusation connected this trip. Ushio’s mid-loop informing astir the limits of this powerfulness astir surely refers to the prevention constituent moving up each clip – yet Shinpei volition get excessively precocious to prevention anyone. I’d besides beryllium rather acrophobic astir Haine crossing streams with Shinpei, due to the fact that if the shadows person immoderate benignant of gestalt beingness past they’ll surely cognize astir his quality to loop close from the commencement this time.

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