Whoa its the first episode! Don’t kill yourself over it…
Time for my most hyped and anticipated anime of the season! Does it live up to my excitement? We shall see!
Death number two! Tablet-chan! RIP
Looking back on our spring preview a lot of people saw TROYCA was doing RE:Creators and instantly got scared off because of their involvement with Aldnoah.Zero and they were afraid that this series might head down a similar road? Sure the staff is about same with Aoki Ei as the director who worked on Aldonah even Sawano Hiroyuki jumped in providing the music for this series, but the writers are different? This is coming to us from Hiroe Rei aka the creator of Black Lagoon and I hope unlike Urobuchi Gen I don’t think Hiroe will drop out after the first three episodes which still to this day confuses me! I think it had something to do with his involvement on Thunderbolt Fantasy? Yeah I know the diehard fans of his work will shut me down by saying “he was a co-producer” which is fine, but I did find it a little funny that Urobuchi was on the staff for the Black Lagoon manga? That said he isn’t on the staff list for RE:Creators so it doesn’t really matter all that much. Aside from the manga side of things I have seen a handful of episodes of Black Lagoon and I remember it being super heavy on the wacky over the action scenes so we should expect the same with RE:Creators? Hell the first episode had that mage Meteora Ouml sterreich summoning modern day weapons to fight Gunpuku.
The world of creation
Gunpuku shows us how to really use guns.
RE:Creators appears to be super close to the current real world at least in Japan? Anime, manga and Light novels are huge at the moment with people talking about them on forums, blogs and twitter about their favorite series much like we do today making it sorta realistic in a few ways. Aside from setting up the “world” I was a bit shocked that the first few moments of the episode gave us a scene of a girl committing suicide by train? It was also revealed on the local news that suicides have been on the rise as of late and nobody really knows why? I have a theory the rise in suicides is due to the fictional characters coming to life and is somehow related to what Gunpuku no Himegimi said about meeting their creators? I mean we don’t know what really goes down when you meet your original creation? Do you freak out and kill yourself because the idea of your creation being a living being is too much for you to handle? Do you become a fate/stay night like master and control your creation like a servant? Do you become best friends forever? It’s certainly an interesting question! If anything i’m sure it will depend on the various creator/creation relationships and how they interact? To use Fate/Stay and Fate/Zero pairings as a reference they had a few characters that worked great together like the case with Ryuunosuke and Caster? Both of them seemed to be best buddies or you get opposite not so great team up with Saber and Kiritsugu who didn’t get along at all! Hopefully we learn all about that soon.
Magical girls are the best
Ah yes the classic yo i’m a damn magical girl pose.
The one character I was super curious about was Mamika Kouki aka the magical girl and how was she going to fit in the setting of RE:Creators because for the most part all of the other characters look like they would have no problem kicking ass or killing other creations if they had to, but at the same time I kinda wrote her off and figured she would have been the hyper girl that everyone was annoyed by. It is a bit early to say that of course; however I was happy she appeared in the second episode and I think she is the first recruit that joined Gunpuku’s team? If you go by the poster you can already guess who else joins her side by everyone on her right side. We also got a kind of reveal as to what Gunpuku’s end game is? I think she wants to merge our worlds together or she plans on bringing her world to ours which I assume would destroy our world and leaving hers alone? Meteora did say something about Gunpuku wanting to meet her creator to change a few things about her world and Celestia also agreed she would love to change a few things bout her own story. It’s still a bit unknown to us what her real goal is, but i’m sure she will tell us everything we want to know after giving her master plan speech to the world, but does anyone else think Souta Mizushino is the creator of Gunpuku? I certainly hope not! Because that would be too easy; however he didn’t remember her so maybe not? He does draw so I wouldn’t be shocked if he drew her and maybe forgot?
Just don’t get on Mamika’s bad side or she will vaporize you with her cute magic.
Anyway back to Mamika! With her introduction she practically screams OMG MADOKA clone down to her clip in the opening being ripped right out of Madoka, but I hope she isn’t a copy of that character! I did like her “breakdown” after realizing that her magic was capable of killing and hurting people in the real world after she saw Celestia bleeding instead of her world? I kind of assume her series is more like Precure in which nobody dies, the damage to any buildings or injuries are cured by the power of magic and there isn’t any blood? I kind of figured that would happen with her character after seeing her pop up in the PV for the series! I was like “hmmm I wonder if she will flip out after seeing her magic kill some innocent person or another creation?” I got my wish! Now with that out of the way let’s talk about that mother trucking JOJO character Yuuya Mirokuji who comes with his own STAND! WOOOOOOO! That was an awesome moment with him randomly appearing and I kinda want to see him own Mamika before she runs away.
Emotions are crazy
Why hello again Lelei la Lalena err I mean Meteora.
Now if we looked back at the synopsis for this series it mentions something about emotions being what causes us to create things which got me to thinking what if all the creations were based off emotions? Sorta like how we view the various seven deadly sins as different characters in anime? I did find a basic set of emotions or theories based on emotions like Robert Plutchik’s theory which says there are eight starting with fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust and anticipation? That one probably wouldn’t work since there will be at least nine creations running around soon. The one emotion theory that could work for this series would be Book Two of Aristotle’s “Rhetoric” theory which says there are nine emotions starting off with anger, friendship, fear, shame, kindness, pity, Indignation, envy and love. So let’s run with that theory I figured it might be fun to assign each of these emotions to the characters in the series just to see how close I can get.
Anger = Makagami Chikujouin
Friendship = Mamika Kouki
Fear = Blitz Tokar
Shame = Alicetelia February
Kindness = Meteora Österreich
Pity = Gunpuku no Himegimi
Indignation = Rui Kanoya
Envy = Yuuya Mirokuji
Love = Celestia Yupitilia
Some of those probably don’t match up all that well like Blitz being “fear” and Alicetelia with “Shame” and you could easily place Mamika the token magical girl as “Friendship” or “love” which I feel also works for Celestia as well? Who knows! Maybe i’m completely crazy for taking the emotion part of the original synopsis too far?
I died laughing when I saw her poses matched the covers of her novels!
This is the great when you discover your life is fiction pose.
Gunpuku is so damn cool! Love that whirlwind of swords.
Meteora-“Tell us more about this thing called rule 34.”
Just like Precure no pantsu shots ever.
OMG ITS A REAL JOJO REFERENCE!
Damn now that was a amazing first episode, it was an odd mix of the ever so popular trope of x character traveling to another world, The Last Action Hero with fictional movie characters coming to life, Fate/Stay Night and video games? I think Meteora and Yuuya are from games? I can’t forget to mention the AMAZING OST thanks to Sawano Hiroyuki! I can’t stop listening to the RE:Creators opening and I’m still listening his soundtracks for a few of his past series like Guilty Crown, Aldnoah.Zero, Kill la Kill and Ao no Exorcist. So are you going to continue watching? I know I will because I’m really curious to see how all the various creators and creations meet and act and to find out why they all end up fighting each other.