Aaaaaah… at last, the dramatic/emotional subtext of this show rears its head. So Sasshi has been, as Cake’s album put it so smoothly, “prolonging the magic.” I’m usually a little dubious whenever you have hidden, even subconscious, motivations explain actions, but I suppose it makes sense that whoever the “forces that be” are wouldn’t let these kids return until they both actually wanted to. However, I did really like the logic of one of the promo’s explanation - - that is, these kids can’t return because they’re gaining interdimensional power from goblins who’re weak enough to lose to grade schoolers (and thus, not really powerful enough to get them back home.) I can get behind that, but I’m getting less behind the notion that he’s just doing this to keep Arumi around.
Why? Because she’s actually kind of a shrew.
Willful is fine. Hot tempered is fine. But the fact that she’ll use any reason (and often times, not even use one) to club people with that fan is starting to cross the line from charming to anti-social. She’s not even open-minded enough to enjoy this wonderful adventure she’s on. Again, I roll my eyes a lot about readers criticizing a story because “the characters aren’t likable” but my first reaction, still, is why Sasshi is so desperate to keep this girl around.
Unless, maybe even deeper down in his consciousness, he likes to get bossed around. Which could be very well be true, even at this age.
We got dinosaurs and film noir in this batch, which is actually a little puzzling, as I don’t think “dinosaurs” has ever been a genre (and I didn’t have to be some smelly otaku caricature to know that, either.) Maybe I’ll just label that one “video games” because it gave me some serious SUPER MARIO 2 and BONK vibes.
Hey, could you lunatics weigh in on something for me? Am I the only one who feels like the beat to this show’s theme song sounds like a slightly slower tempo version of the one in “Wanna Be Starting Something”? Seriously, compare…
…and contrast. The similarities aren’t as blatant as those between the soundtracks of BUBBLEGUM CRISIS and STREETS OF FIRE, but I know I’m not crazy here.