The historical precision of this episode needs to be praised for finally acknowledging that at the beginning of the 20th century reading wasn’t an invention needed for understanding texts.
Dantalian no Shoka presents itself this week with another rather lacklustre episodic story that could’ve been good in another parallel universe where this series doesn’t have to tell the story in one episode. But aside from science-fictional mind-games this episode did also have some point that were simply wrong no matter how detailed they would’ve constructed the story. Yeah, Dantalian no Shoka doesn’t seem to end up as a really good series that’s worth remembering.
“You know what’s funny about you, Hal? You’re supposed to be the main character of this episode but everybody will ask himself what the hell you’re doing in this episode…”
It’s always nice to be surprised but sometimes it really seems like people forget what the benefit of consistency is. Dantalian no Shoka shows again this week that there’s no such thing as “like expected” with the episode structure of this series.
Seeing as to how we are approaching the middle of the season, most anime by now should have given us a proper impression and have set the mood for what the rest of the series will be like.
All the plot building should mostly be done, and we should be getting into the midst of the action. As such, I find it only fair to do a mid-season review of the anime of Summer 2011.
First Impression – Episode 1
This is another late first impression of a show, but seeing as to how I have been in bed the whole weekend doing nothing much and being sick, I finally decided to watch Dantalia no Shoka. Here is my impression of the show along with a plot summary.