Nike's hair reminds of Koko's. I tried to describe the hair color, but it's somewhat orange. Anyways, I think I'll follow up with the series. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that impressive to reel me in. Another story with a female protagonist - remembering the trend that Hal pointed out. Blade and Soul and this show has that theme.
Never seen a show where the age is reverse in a couple. I don't see a couple with the woman being older than the guy in any anime I seen so far.
In the ending song, I mistake him for a little girl. For some odd reason, I want to make a list called Sons and Daughters of Concubines. Didn't expect a sing along at the end. When I looked at the source material, I was surprised that the manga was a Shoujo one which explains the archetypes of our dear heroine.
Hmm 3rd one picked things up a bit with less chiba an more plot progress.
@takashichea: Hmm again. That is odd. Or at least odd over here. As most girls i knew from the shojo target age group want older men not some one smaller an boyish. Cultural thing maybe? Shojo covers something like 10 to 18 age group. An they doing the song a bit now... to much an this will feel like a musical.
Watched the recent episode. Yeah, it's quite odd that they have this couple given that this is a Shoujo manga. I guess they want to make a show where young girls can be in charge, well somewhat in Nike's position. So far, I see Nike fulfilling the motherly part in the Sun King's life.
Livius doesn't want to be a damsel or dude in distress, but it's all on Nike to save the day. She represents the strong heroine. It sucks that she had to risk her life for her future husband. This episode portrays the struggle of class and ethnicity.
@takashichea: ack this one i keep missing. Will try catch up on it today.!
episode 4 could be summed up with " A bug!" or snotty Priest is snotty.
I can see the strong female aspect of the show your seeing. Also can see the tv network excs never allowing a show like this on their networks.
episode 5 " I am a man of poor character. I know how evil men can be." great line from the prince.
The show drips in soap opera , chibi an comedy with just right amount of drama to keep things interesting. Tho it really is as a show on the whole of its parts something not seen much in anime or entertainment.
Finished episode 6. The whole Sun and Rain and Sun and Moon was interesting. I wanted to see what connections to the male love rival. I couldn't believe they were going to do two love rivals. Lots of boob envy from your loli girl. I expected that trope. The moon princess now knows that Livius and Nike are pretty much a pair. I predict the male love rival and female love rival would hook up because it's a Shoujo show with happy endings@!
@takashichea: If it follows the chibi soap opera route then i agree. But series seems dark only for a moment then lite hearted for the majority of the episodes. Had hopes the one from the ocean would be more than one an done.
7 kinda goes other way with hat theory tho. Hurmm looks like Anime Network this season is way way off on episode count for each series they have this one listed as 4?