Hitsugi no Chaika (The Coffin Princess) – Episodes 7-9
As Captain Earth continues along its merry way, I can’t help but think that there are serious issues plaguing this show despite the studio and team’s own pedigree.
Rounding out Studio Bones’s trio of shows this spring season, Hitsugi no Chaika (The Coffin Princess) is an fantasy adventure with some rather appealing elements surrounding the storyline and its mildly intriguing characters as a whole.
Being one of the most hyped up shows for this Spring season, both by its preexisting fanbase and by Aniplex’s masterful (regardless of how annoying it is) minimalistic marketing, it’s almost unsurprising to see how divisive the reactions to the first episode were. The reasons are a little less easy to pinpoint, though, but a big part of it is perhaps how SHAFT didn’t bother at all with making this accessible for newcomers.
So beautiful. Sign me up for this world, please? No Game; No Life was quickly placed into my top 3 to watch this spring purely because of its art style. I’m a sucker for it. I’m browsing previews, and before I actually read about any of them, I choose based on art. It rarely fails me. In this case, it definitely hasn’t.
One Week Friends
Normally, I hate shows which use the amnesiac trope as a convenient way to get from A to B. However, the source material here seems to avoid all of that, with many people telling me how good and emotionally heavy it is. Without having actually read the source material myself, I went into this show pretty blind, only knowing the basic plot – every week, the female lead character, Fujimiya Kaori will lose her memories of the past week.