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Kimi zu Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2: The enemy you and I knew was ...
After his fight against the 'Witch of the Ice Disaster', Iska cannot fall asleep so easily. His captain, who notices his lack of sleep, recommends a change of scene and gives him a ticket for a tragic love game. Iska agrees to go to the play, but by chance meets Alice in the same role that is sitting across from him.
Although they are enemies, they are currently in Ein, a neutral city. Hence, any battle is forbidden and in case of conflict they would win another enemy. Therefore both hide that this meeting never took place. However, they meet again in a restaurant where they even share a table.
Now both Alice and Iska have their sleeping problems worse. So they go back to the city, find themselves back in the neutral city and both with the intention of going to the same place, an art gallery. To which Alice is not ready to accompany him, but gets lost. Iska shows her to the gallery after meeting her later.
In perfect synchronization
I can't deny that the pairing between the two lines is extremely obvious. After all, in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2 just showed how much they had in common that it was even a little bit scary. Even if they were in a neutral city, hitting the enemy of highest priority for both of them was a point so casually that if only they had been acquaintances they would have remained vigilant. But that was not the case. Having so much in common, they got closer and showed me that they don't see themselves as "enemies".
Despite all the details in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2 on their common tastes. I don't think their current relationship is that they fell in love with each other. I feel like you are both confused by recent events, starting with your first battle. That is where this confusing relationship between Alice and Iska began. And the gist of that, in my opinion, was that both of them want to end the war, but on their own and not following exactly what their nation wants to achieve.
Of course, although the plot of the story is entirely focused on the development of the protagonists. Something that I find curious about an anime (and the main reason I started following the series). There are details that I don't think have a more elaborate explanation in order to be fully coherent. For example the existence of more than one neutral city.
First of all, the simple fact that there is a neutral city makes me think that it does not belong to the Empire or to the Sovereignty of the Fog, but to some other unmentioned nation. If it wasn't and it belonged to one of the two nations at war, how is it that they are considered neutral? What are the boundaries that should be considered neutral? If in these cities the members of the empire and sovereignty can (or should) be peaceful, how is it that this "peace" was achieved?
In all fairness, the existence of neutral cities has just spawned many unknowns, all of which were linked to the war. Still, and to reiterate, both Iska and Alice had their highest priority target before them more than once, but they did nothing to avoid gaining a new enemy. Is the "power" of neutral cities so great that it is not necessary to break their laws in order to achieve their nation's primary goal?
By doing previous episode Some of these characters had already surfaced so I hoped they had a little more depth Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2. However, instead of finding what I was looking for, more characters appeared. Which in the same way have very few details in sight. Well at least in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - In chapter 2 it was already mentioned that the captain's name is Mismis.
Captain Mismis has a somewhat childish voice and personality. However, I feel that its aesthetic appearance doesn't match the character. Just listening to her would imagine a girl looking like a loli even though she is an adult. But its physical appearance is not at all what you would imagine. Compared to my imagination that I created by hearing her voice, Mismis is bigger than I expected and her body is better proportioned. If I just saw her without hearing her, my first thought would be that she's just another teenager, just a year older than Iska and Jhin. Only a year. But it is not like that. So I feel like the character doesn't match, at least in this animated adaptation.
in the Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2 also featured Risya, who will take over the Mismis unit as the captain's chief. As well as the mention of Cro, the teacher of Iska and Jhin. The latter also creates a lot of unknowns for me, as he was the previous bearer of the swords Iska now wields. That was the main question about Cro, why was Iska his heir? When I have two students I could imagine some rivalry between them, but I don't feel like that.
On the side of sovereignty appeared Her Majesty Alice's mother. And of course the mention of the 'Great witch'and the existence of a twin sister of this. Something that, while doubtful, I think I would prefer to answer my questions first in the case of the Empire rather than the sovereignty of the Mist. At least for now.
Technical details from Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2
To be honest, I didn't feel the same quality in this chapter as in the previous one. Not only in animation, but also in the area of sound. I was expecting to see more than acceptable quality in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou by Silver link, but I couldn't help but remember the animation from Kenja not a magician I'm watching this second episode. Perhaps it's because of their close kinship in characters' styles and settings, although they don't share the same thing Employee.
In terms of sound, I have to admit that I feel like there are times when the music is ahead of the scene. Not long enough, but long enough to realize that the calm landscape will suddenly turn into a battlefield. As I mentioned earlier, the sound section is one of the areas I look forward to the most in the anime fantasy, because I consider it an important point to immerse the viewer even more in the story and the world in which it takes place.
That's why, in addition to the animation, I had the feeling that they speed things up. Skipping and / or shortening some scenes that might make the story more meaningful to the current point where the adjustment is made.
On the other hand in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou - Chapter 2 The opening and the end appeared along with their respective animation. The opening is "Versus"interpreted by Kaori ishiharawhile the end is "Koori no Torikago (氷 の 鳥籠)"interpreted by Aliceliese Lou Nebulis IX (Sora amamiya).
If I had to choose either one, it would undoubtedly be the end. Since the opening, this animation in which it appears to show (spoil) All arches must be retrofitted. While the ending left me with the impression that its animation and musical interpreter would change as the chapters went through. Something like the end of Seishun Buta Yarou wa bunny girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai.
In any case, neither the opening nor the ending seemed bad to me, but they won't be my favorites this fall season either.
By the way, after seeing the opening animation, I couldn't help but doubt what will be adjusted and if I've already read it from the novel.