My Journey in to Persona 4 animation: Ep 9

Topic started by metalsnakezero on Dec. 1, 2011. Last post by zaldar 2 years, 7 months ago.
Post by metalsnakezero (665 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Dazzle that god damn stage Rise!
Dazzle that god damn stage Rise!

Talk about changing the routine of things and in Rise's episode, the changes help form what her problems are and how they came about.

We all know that Rise is an idol who is adored by many in the game universe but we never really seen what it looked like besides the small commercial. Here we have her in multiple commercials of different styles, ads, and even a stage performance as an opening to the episode. All this helps convey the big idol life she had and which ties in better later on. It was also smart to not to over use these elements, putting them naturally in a scene like it was always there. However, that beach photo magazine near the river bank was a bit too convent but it did help bond Yu and Rise together.

Thats another thing. This episode is really pushing the Yu X Rise ship hard with the beginning scene of him giving her cell, their little moment near the river bank, and taking a shortcut out to avoid the press. I can't be sure if Rise will be the anime's love interest for Yu but we'll see if they will build on it.

From hearing about the announcement of the anime, I and many others were afraid to hear Rie Kugimiya again with her high pitch voice for Rise. However, it looks like her tone it down for the anime, allowing for a more more tolerable Rise. Of course at this point in the story Rise is a little down in the dumps and isn't in her happy mood yet so there will be a chance in the future where her high pitch voice will be say "Senpai!" most of the time -_-; But hey, she can sing.

I have to give credit where credit is due and the opening is wonderful. It has style of the character that is singing it, the fact that she is singing the song makes it more personal to that character, the movements were well choreograph, and it all works in favor of the episode. However, I suspect that this was where most of the budget for the episode want because many parts had some glaring issues, especially the scene where the team were at Junes and only the character's mouths were moving, which made it very creepy after looking at it for a while.

This was a pretty well handled episode that makes me happy that I'm continuing to watch this show.

Next week, Rise will really show it all off. Investigation team, GO!

Rise's Opening [True Story]

Highlights

Yu should had said "You look good in glasses". You missed your chance Yu!
Yu should had said "You look good in glasses". You missed your chance Yu!
Chie pet, how did I not come up with that sooner?
Chie pet, how did I not come up with that sooner?
Which one is most ready to "get bent"?
Which one is most ready to "get bent"?
Real men finish his meal before benting someone
Real men finish his meal before benting someone
Post by zaldar (1,221 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Yea so I am a little confused as from the game I never saw her as a singer. I mean there is a difference between an idol and a pop idol right? I assumed she was in the idol videos all of us who know anything about anime cringe when ever we here people talk about them. That made her dungeon a little easier to explain. I mean if all she was, was a japanese version of Brittney Spears then the reaction she has in her dungeon is even more over the top.

Oh and chie being moe (as someone describes her in this episode) is all kinds of wrong chie is the exact opposite of what I always thought the definition of moe was...

More thoughts: boy did the animation quality go down...you know it is bad when I notice it. As well, from the preview it REALLY looks like they are changing her from the game. Not sure I like that, if they are going to overtly sexualize Kanji (Like they did in the game) then why not do it with Rise (like they did in the game?) Hypocrisy disturbs me.

Still I may be overreacting. They did move away from the game here in the things they had take place but they kept it so that it still seemed like when Yu said stuff it was the player choosing between choices which was a nice touch. We will see how the dungeon goes next time I suppose.

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