October 4, 2006

Pumpkin Scissors 1

Filed under: Pumpkin Scissors — Ren @ 8:20 pm

I thought the OP song was pretty good, pretty catchy anyway though I’m not sure how I feel about the singer’s voice. She was great until she really started straining for some of those notes where she really tried to sound gritty/edgy. The animation sequence was very well done though.

The ED was incredibly cute. I’m not sure if I’d say it fits with the tone of the series. It doesn’t really seem to fit the first episode, which was more on the serious side. But on it’s own, very cute and catchy.

The narration directly following the OP sequence reminded me of Basilisk a lot. (Never a bad thing). Gonzo did a great job on the animation. I hope they can keep it up, and the character designs are very appealing.

Alice’s voice is very appealing. I’m glad it’s not too girly and high-pitched, and I really like her personality so far. Oland is definitely mysterious.

I am quite fascinated by the war-torn world in which the series takes place. I’ve spoken to some friends who have lived through wars to try and get a feel for what it’s like. Having been born and raised in peaceful Canada, such things are so out of my frame of reference that I can’t even begin to imagine how it would look and feel. To not know whether you’ll have food, or clean water, or whether the weapons will be guns, tanks, or the biological kind that you won’t know are there until it’s too late…

I really want to know what’s special about Alice and that feeling she gets at the back of her neck. It obviously will play an important role and I need to know just what that is! I want to know more about Oland too, especially after that intense confrontation towards the end!

You know, I didn’t really notice the music until that scene with Oland and the tank. It fit perfectly and really helped build the atmosphere.

This is a first episode that has definitely drawn me into its world and made me intrigued by its characters. I will definitely keep watching to find out more.

For more in-depth writeups and a schwack of screencaps, visit Mentar and Omni’s sites.

2 Responses to “Pumpkin Scissors 1”

  1. Mentar Says:

    To be honest, Alice still cracks me up a bit ^_^ … especially when our prettyboy-realist cautioned Machs to shut up about the vaccine, because what if spearhead-leader Alice might hear about it *whack* “I DID HEAR ABOUT IT!”

    It will be interesting to see when her idealism finds itself at odds with the harsh realities.

    Oland is also an intriguing fellow, because his kind of hero is NOT commonplace in anime. And while he does carry a scar and can obviously turn into something very dangerous, he’s no Kenshin (as many people compare him with).

    Anyway, I’m quite positive that this show will deliver.

  2. Mohammad Says:

    Yes, Alice is going to learn about the harshness of reality the HARD way. This will be very interesting.

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