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The end is inching ever closer. Iwato/Raika bonding. Their relationship progressed quite quickly, I think. Probably helped by the drama around Iwato angsting. Read the topic about M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane Episode 24 The Corpse was very cute at the end of the episode though, but that won't aid the score. .. our protagonists, their past & relation to it were all revealed properly. [Spoilers] M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane Episode 7 Discussion (jogglerwiki.info) I can't tell but the end and the words the doctor said about "the three of . We sort of got some explanation as to why, the past marked this relationship.
Yeah, he sees the whole gang as children, running away from both Tsugumi and the Corpse. Sasame stole him away? See, the ones who ran away seem realistic to me. His sin of what?
Getting scared as a child and running home to his family? Are you serious with me right now? Minashi is delivering his villain speech, but it feels like his voice is going to crack at any moment.
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Minashi wants everyone to be one. Finally, Sasame shows up to help Akashi… and she really just says the same thing as him: I thought she was going to morph into a Corpse-like thing too! And what does he get? He gets killed off for no damn reason just because Okada wanted to bring Heito back into the picture.
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How can you say these lines without laughing your ass off? Minashi gets the upper hand and starts trying to absorb Akashi again.
Cue finale montage, Lightless Realm all gone now, IX in trouble for its actions, research on how to restore those affected by necrometal contamination, and so on. And there is so little feeling to any of it; IX has clearly supposed to be akin to running our NERV equivalent throughout the show, but so nameless and perspectiveless has been the handling of the leadership officials we still just do not know anything about them.
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Then we have our character section, which is understandable as a note to end on. Mammu reading to the impaired Emiru her short fiction relating to her fictional character based on herself of Mahsa, that is a nice conceptual moment. We barely got to see them do much together over the course of the series, and the show sabotaged their best moment a few episodes ago, so I can not say it has much weight or resonance.
Material relating to why some of said writing was alarmingly accurate to present events early on in the series before it just flat out forgot about that plot point has never been touched on.
I guess Tsugumi must have also read the fiction journal at some point ten years ago, and Mammu has been using the exact same book ever since? That is about all I can think of. Heito is giddy and happy because he has his old snuggly wuggly teddy bear now. Keep in mind, this is a character who has committed multiple sexual assaults, physical by his own hands and body and mental via LIM unit psychic connections, across the course of the series to no retribution at all.
Characters have feared him for this. In other areas, he hurled knives and such at his teammates early on, tried to kill them multiple times for his own amusement, and brutalized a security officer even in his introductory scene by slicing him up and gouging his eyes out for kicks. But, he has a teddy bear now, and is reminded of the delight of a child. The Corpse is now some kind of baby Digimon thing, as it waves us off in the light of a new day.
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Honest, I feel bad for everyone involved in this production. Nothing went right at any point for them, be it beyond their control or within their own power.
This series has an episode where two character psychically converse in a blobby grayscale CGI mess of a world for half an episode, and all we do is snap back and forth between their faces as they mind talk. And Okada and Sato are the original creators! Kawamori did some of the mechanical designs, some of which are at least passable in a boxy robot sort of way, but his greater role as an Executive Director of the company means quite a lot as well.
M3 even has multiple upcoming video games which were in development and are still on track for launch. So why is everyone so, well, tired and uninterested? The other one, Isaku, is a much weaker character, being your run of the mill edgelord psychotic with a fetish for terror. The two other characters, Iwato and Raika, exist only for the sake of existing if nothing else.
As for the remaining three, thankfully, go through some sort of change in personality.
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The most interesting one was Mahmu the black haired onewho managed to cram her entire character arc in one episode and yet still had it come off as extremely well done.
The last two main characters, Sasame and Minashi, have their arcs tied to some spoilery moments, so going into detail would be difficult, Sasame in particular, though on the whole I thought she was a bit weak. Minashi, contrarily, is the one character I actively disliked, but I feel that was the intent.
He was often an off kilter character, and in the second half came repeatedly in conflict with Akashi. Most of my dislike came from his continued insistence that if everyone were connected nobody would hurt anyone and that Akashi was unintentionally hurting everyone because of that.
Thankfully, the last act of the show made it clear that I was meant to dislike him, and he ended up being one of the more interesting characters. The one side I took a real shine to was the main scientist Natsuiri. Since he more often than not explains the fascinating sci fi parts of the show, that could be the main reason why I liked seeing him. But he was always a blast to watch. The only issue I see with him is his backstory momentarily stumbled in trying to make him sympathetic.
It would seem that a lack of proper time allocation was they key flaw with the characters. The dialogue is, thankfully, well written and natural for the most part. To once again compare to Kiznaiver, the cast was too big and their focus spread too thin.
Something like Infinite Ryvius had a massive cast of characters yet nearly all of them felt very human, with the ones with most focuses being some of the most well written in the medium.
It takes skill to have a large cast all come off as likeable, a skill M3 sorely lacks.
Everything simply felt hollow to me. Like the characters, the animation is a mixed bag on the whole. Studio Satelight was busy around this time, having just finished Season One of Log Horizon and concurrently developing another obscure mech show in Nobunaga the Fool. As such, the 2D animation is all over the place. They range from genetically appealing to forgettable to the aforementioned Bakugo-ness of Isaku. Nothing special, yet it works good enough. The background work is also very strong, particularly when it comes to the Lightless Realm.
Yet something about it all seems cheap. Something about how the characters moved and how sometimes their designs would fluctuate depending on distance. Even the backgrounds struggle by the fact that they can get really dark at times. Not dark thematically, like black dark. Ah, but this is a mecha, right? We can overlook drab character design if the mecha are awesome. So, how are they? To answer that question, CG. They are all CG. Understandably, some are upset about mechs becoming more computer animated compared to the hand drawn goodness of days past.
But this is par for the course for Satelight. Their mechs have always been CG, and that experience shows. At the very least the action scenes are well shot and are quite enjoyable to watch.
The Admonitions and the Corpse fare much better, with designs that are unique and eye catching. Admittedly, the Admonitions sometimes look like a jumbled mess of CG crystals, but on the whole they pass alright. Though that could be said of the animation as a whole: