I’m really diggin’ this show. And it’s not just because the design behind Akai-Chaika. Nor is it because Akari’s violent BroCom interruptions. There’s so much just going right, I’m having a hard time trying to pay attention to any failings the show does have.
It doesn’t come off as an absolute twist in the plot, since it was discreetly shown early in the episode, but the reveal of a second team acting independently from the original Chaika trio is interesting enough for me. I like these sorts of reveals, because they don’t readily answer and close questions faster than they can spawn. In fact, sometimes we’re better off not knowing. The amount of interpretation and fan written thoughts, observations and creations easily start to outnumber official material. Having that bit of mystery just helps it out. It’s also incredibly entertaining, if we’re going to go by just how much fan-made stuff gets created.
It’s probably not an original thing. Even I, who hasn’t read much literature, didn’t have much of a reaction. (Or maybe I just don’t react strongly.) But it’s been way more interesting than the recent entries concerning adolescence and coming-of-age. I’m not against watching anime with that theme (e.g FLCL, Toradora), but I always seem to be falling back to that crutch saying: “It’s all in the execution.” Hitsugi no Chaika so far, doesn’t suck at all. If you’ve been waiting to see if it’s worth watching, you’ve got 6 whole episodes to find out.
Also, Chaika Bohdan’s breasts are the perfect size. That’s is all.
Yeah, I’m behind the release schedule for the show. Doesn’t help that I’ve been trying to juggle Diablo 3, FFxiv, and Minecraft during my free time.