And you thought she couldn’t find more ways to kill herself with
|We should start making bets or something. How will the heroine die this arc? Just how inept can they make her? Ahahaha… oh well. They cut out a lot of Ikki’s route, so at least I have something to talk about other than complaining about the heroine.|
|Aaand I’m sorry for being MIA last week again, school’s been really busy. Nowadays I actually resort to camping in the school library with my laptop to watch my weekly anime during breaks, which is a rather productive use of my time too, in my opinion. xD|
Miyu || I’m glad to say that I’m actually enjoying Ikki’s route more than Shin’s. Maybe it’s just because I like that kind of sexy, mysterious guy, but I find Ikki a lot more interesting to watch than Shin. His playboy exterior is pretty convincing to be honest, I thought he was really going to be that kind of guy that sees girls only as objects to possess, until they revealed that adorable backstory of his. I mean, a kid wishing upon a shooting star? Really now, really?! It’s cute that he has that sensitive side to him (Ikki x heroine made me DAWWW) and it’s actually the GIRLS that are cruelly dumping him. I also suppose Ikki’s the only one (uh, excluding Ukkyo because I have no idea what he’s supposed to be) that has some form of “magical power” in our Amnesia cast. Actually, I don’t even know what to expect anymore. Amnesia is far from realistic as an otome game, and I’m pretty much resigned to the fact that more crazy batshit is going to happen from now onwards. I have a feeling that the entire Ukkyo route/arc is going to be very mindblowing.
Kara || Ikki is definitely one of the deeper characters of the cast, with his playboy exterior and …er, lonely interior I guess (it sounds like I’m talking about a house or something OTL). So yeah, it’s not exactly his fault that he has more fangirls than he needs, but it’s because of his eyes. …The story behind the shooting star has more to it too, but I should probably save that until we cover the true route. Anyways, they failed to mention this (probably because it was part of the sequel game and not actually the one the anime is based off of), but there’s more to the story where Ikki was something of an outcast as a kid (due to his name of all things), thus why he made the wish. I only mention this because I figure that’s a part of the reason why he doesn’t tell all of his fangirls to screw off from the beginning. He’s secretly scared of being lonely or something. Plus he didn’t know about the rules of the fanclub either (with the reports and the three month time limit) and since it kept the fangirls from killing one another over him, he was okay with it’s existence.
Miyu || Amnesia has this big focus on all the mystery surrounding the parallel worlds and the repeating dates and all, which can be interesting when done appropriately, but in this case it mostly falls short of expectations. It brings all our attention onto the topic of world-hopping, but then doesn’t really expand on it and kind of leaves us hanging there while we watch the heroine go through the entire process of getting to know one of the bishies all over again. I know that as the routes pass we’ll get to know more about this and maybe in the end it’ll end up forming a clear picture of the situation, but the build-up is honestly not good enough to keep me interested for what’s going to come next! The end is important, but the process is even more so, and Amnesia is… not really doing a lot to keep things fresh and exciting.
How about SWIM AND TRY TO SAVE YOURSELF?
Miyu || It makes me kind of depressed that the heroine is resetting every time we start a new route, though. Just when it felt like she’d progressed that little bit, in episode 5 she went back to being all confused and timid. At the beginning of this episode I swear I was this close to punching my desktop screen because of her inability to express herself properly. It makes me incredibly annoyed because so many problems could’ve been easily solved if she would just open her mouth and ask. I understand that she must be feeling overwhelmed by all the parallel world thingum going on, but I’m pretty sure even a normal person would be able to gather him/herself together to ask questions tactfully and get a grasp of the situation. :c Later on it got slightly better because hey, at least she had an opinion about the entire taking-turns-to-date-Ikki thingy and had enough courage to… kind of stand up against them (although the next moment she got pushed into a boat which sank and caused her to drown…). Which also brings me to my next point – being ditsy can be an endearing trait when incorporated into a character’s personality properly, but in this case it is over-the-top and incredibly irritating. Can one episode pass without her getting herself into some form of trouble? To make matters worse, since episode 1 she has been unable to get herself out of these situations without some knight in shining armor coming to rescue her. I wonder how all these bishies even stand her. *facepalm*
Kara || Out of all of the ways I came up with for the heroine to die tragically in this arc, this wasn’t how I thought it was going to go. If you want to point fingers (aside from the fact that the heroine didn’t even attempt to swim), if she hadn’t been distracted by Orion, she probably could have rowed herself to the dock that was meters away. Hell, even with talking to Orion, she could have multitasked. The truck I can understand. This was just silly all around. On the plus side though, the fangirls pushing the heroine into a boat is mild considering that pretty much every bad end for Ikki’s route ended in death because of them (or at least the few I played, maybe the real ratio is different. Hell, maybe this drowning actually happened in the game.). Plus there’s was a LOT less bullying here from Rika. Here she just seemed like the leader to the fangirls, in the game she would single the heroine out and tell her that ‘Ikki-sama’ belonged to everyone pretty much every opportunity she got, oh and plus there were death threats too. So yeah, I was expecting a bit more from the fangirls in terms of the heroine’s death, but it seems that they weren’t really even needed in this scenario. The heroine could have tripped off the dock and it would have been to the same effect as shoving her into the boat.
I still like the adaption (and it’s not just otome game bias because that Arcana Famiglia adaption was absolutely awful and I’m not afraid to let everyone know), but I’m rather glad that I watch this weekly. I would never be able to get through this marathoning and would definitely lose interest. If I hadn’t played the game, I would have lost interest by now as well. I hope that the ending is worth all of you’re guy’s time though since the best route in my opinion is the true route. Though they’ve definitely cut out a lot of the dark drama that went into the game. Sigh, well even if Ikki’s route was softened quite a bit, they can’t do much about Toma’s route. However, I hope the next guy they cover is Kent. Between Toma’s and Ukyou’s, Kent’s story is going to be… really uneventful, so they should just get it out of the way. …Plus if the bishie order of the ED is anything to go by, that’s what they were planning to do in the first place.
I’m frankly really tired of watching Amnesia. In the middle of the episode I just get so sleepy that I just blank out and stone for a few minutes, and then realize that the words haven’t been going into my brain. So then I rewind, only to find that whatever covered in that few minutes could’ve actually been summarized into 2 bullet points if not for the heroine’s reeeeeeeally slow talking speed. =w= BUT I SHALL PERSERVERE. Let’s hope that the final conclusion will be one so good that I won’t regret having to go through so many minutes of stammering and fainting and tripping over nothing at all.
Waka you are the only thing I’m looking forward to at the beginning of every route HAHAHA