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Review-Roundup: Black Bullet 04, Sidonia no Kishi 04, Hitsugi no Chaika 03-04

_C12__Black_Bullet_-_04.mp4 - 00003Jesus, Rentaro already said that he would kill her before she turned into a monster! No need to be such a dick about it…

There isn’t really always something interesting to say about each episode of each anime I watch but I guess sometimes gathering together various snapshots of animes to talk about some topic or other is a good enough solution, I feel like. This time around I want to talk about how differently these three series deal with the subject of consequences. Well, and I also share some other stuff about them as well… The point is, I didn’t have enough to say about each of those to warrant their own post so they get this one instead.

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Sidonia no Kishi – 01-03 Review

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The series never shies away from showing off the many ugly ways Nagate hurts himself. It really sets the tone of how far this show is willing to go in showing off the cruelty of the world.

Series like Sidonia no Kishi are hard to review, I feel like. There’s neither a simple arc-structure nor is there an easily summarised goal to the plot. It’s more about immediate events unfolding and how the characters deal with those, it’s about keeping a specific tone in how the characters react to those events and interact with each other and it’s about working towards some sort of revelation that is entirely unclear at the start of the series. In many ways Sidonia no Kishi seems like the series that would be more enjoyable to watch if you could watch the entirety of it within a couple of days. So it’s very likely that at the end of this anime-series I will have an entirely different opinion about it but for now, this is what I think of it…

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