Uhg... boring, boring, boring, boring. Can we please get the next episode of No Game No Life?
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By JulzChan aka Julius Cantara
Episode 2 ,"Beautiful Shackles", fits the format and feel or an Otome game, adds an elements that provides speculation and is a good first step for the Gods` long journey.
In an Otome Game, the player is introduced to one character at a time and the stage of the game is focused on that specific God in order to get to know them.
This most likely the format that the anime is trying to implement by having each episode center around one character the most in order to flesh them out. And in this episode it focused on Apollon, but without pushing everyone to the side completely.
However still because of that not much is known about the supporting cast aside from their archetypes. Furthermore, the show adds a few more side characters and most of them don`t get that many lines. Hopefully along the way the series will flesh out all the characters as it progresses.
The inclusion of Zeus binding their the powers of the other deities to teach them about humanity may seem cliche - especially for those who have watched the Thor movies or read Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello- however if it isn`t broken don`t fix it.
But by taking away their powers it means the audience will not be seeing them in their divine forms, made worse by the fact their true forms are in the opening credits.
Episode one established the characters and the status quo, with this episode it shows things getting started for our characters.
This new element in the story does bring up speculation as seen in the preview in episode 1, they have their powers. So if that future is correct, Yui will succeed in helping them understand humanity but some kind of terrible event will still occur. It spoils it to a degree that Yui will get through to them however this series does appear optimistic so there is no reason to expect it.
The young deities have their funny moments as they acclimate to the school, demonstrating how new it is for them to even be in a school and be human. Their humanization comes further as it is seen they can relate to Yui, how helpless and unsure they are of the situation, but they are willing to meet the challenge and they know they are not alone.
The fact that not all the students agree on the situation foreshadows that it will not be easy for Yui to teach them. That just because Zeus drops in a nice, well rounded, likable human that does not mean Yui can magically solve everything and get everyone to get along. that it is going to take time.
The opening takes a few listens in order to get a feel for it, but it is indeed upbeat and energetic. Coupled along with a techno beat sells reminds viewers that this was based on a video game and gives a carefree feel. The sequences really sell how , despite these characters not being human, they are going to school like mortals and it captures the sense of fun this series is going to have. Weird how they didn`t put it into the first episode as it excels higher than the ending credits which has very limited animation.
Despite the teasers, the lack of knowing the characters beyond their character stereotypes, and even being a little slow, the series still shows promise as a charming, fun diversion.
Kamigami No Asobi episode 2 receives a 3.8 out of 5.
Hello and welcome to Project Nitsuj. Welcome to second edition of the AI arc, please welcome this week’s guest host the violent but lovely Shizuku. God help me. *Shizuku appears* (Shizuku): Yo, what’s up, welcome to Project Nitsuj? (Nitsuj): Hey, Shizuku, dare I ask what anime you enjoy watching? (Shizuku): Action and insanity. Anything with action or insanity in it is bound to make me happy. (Nitsuj): Do you know an anime that has either of these qualities? (Shizuku): I know an anime that has both. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Based off a manga written by Omara under the same name, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is what I can best describe as a combination between Ren and Stimpy, HiHi Puffy AmiYumi, and the Powerpuff Girls. The anime focuses on these two angels who got kicked out of Heaven because of their unholy behavior and are sent to Earth to eliminate demons in the hopes that they’ll become more angelic and act like proper angels. In 2010 the anime studio Gainax (Evangelion and Gurren Lagann) decided to take the series and turn it into an anime even getting Hiroyuki Imaishi the director of Gurren Lagann to direct it. Since its debut the series has garnered quite the fanbase. (Nitsuj): Why do people like it so much? (Shizuku): Some say it’s for the story, others for the characters, I think it’s for the complete nonsensical insanity, action, and sexual references. So ready to dive into a world of insanity, action, and sex? (Nitsuj): Do I have a choice? (Shizuku): Nope. (Nitsuj): Than let’s not waste any time and take a look at Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. (Shizuku): And to add more fun we’re looking at the English dub of the series....
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By JulzChan aka Julius Cantara