Glasslip (グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
Glasslip (グラスリップ Gurasurippu)
It didn't capture me like Nagi no Asukara. I did like Tari Tari, but I didn't love it as much.
This series reminds me of those two due to being a PA anime original series and having 5 or 6 children. I have to watch the 2nd or 3rd episode if it really grabs my attention.
okay so the second episode was a little more interesting than last weeks, with the whole power to see the future, and I can already tell that this is going to have that whole love circle going on as each character falls for each other like in Ano natsu de Matteru.
So I will be watching the third episode.
Interesting that they decided to start the series with an already established group of friends in their final year of high school. It makes weird transfer student's entrance even more pronounced! They had a lot of face close ups in this episode. I couldn't help making the connection between the glass balls, eyes and the sparkling fireworks.
It occurred to me that trains and train stations are very prominent in a lot of Japanese anime. I suppose it is the preferred method of transportation in Japan, and their train network spans the whole country? Or something. I wouldn't know, I live in a suburb in Canada and we drive everywhere and public transit (buses, subway) is mediocre. And I guess not just in anime, but any other media, train stations are often featured as places where goodbyes happen, or transitions occur. Characters moving from one place to another, moving from one point of life to the next.
We know very little about weird transfer student. What his first 2 years of high school were like, if he stays in touch with his old friends, why he had to transfer etc. Why is he checking out Touko?! Why did he find it necessary to comment on the chickens? Does he feel like he is a chicken, cooped up in this little town? Or was that his way of flirting with Touko? >=/
So far the characters seem to be: energetic girl, smart girl, shy quite glasses girl, energetic boy, mature boy+older sister, weird transfer student boy.
I'm not sure how the glass manufacturing or the fireworks are going to come together.. or the chickens for that matter. I remember that Hanasaku Iroha ended with fireworks, a festival and Ohana (lead female) boarding a train to return to Tokyo. While this anime begins with fireworks, a festival and weird transfer student arriving at small town. I wonder how far this anime will go. It sounds like they are beginning their final year, and this anime will span their final year, possibly ending with the characters trying to come up with some idea of what they want to do after highschool, the main character probably considering glassware.
I don't get the feeling that this will turn into a romance. There's too many characters for that, and like most slice of life it has an emphasis on friendship. Lol maybe the whole point of the chickens is a metaphor for the group of friends running around doing stuff.
I feel like PA Works is getting lazy with character designs, while they focus more on the scenery. Oh well. Hearing nano.Ripe doing the ED just makes me want to rewatch Hanasaku Iroha.. almost.