Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – 02

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The timeline in which Kaori ended up killed by a runaway bus right after confessing to Sou falls by the wayside, as the arrival of the naked, silver-haired amnesiac Furukawa Yui seems like the herald of a new and different timeline. The Astronomy Club takes care of her, and it isn’t long before she enrolls at school as a transfer student,

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While she knows her own name and seems to know Kou’s, the rest of Furukawa remains a stubborn mystery, aside from the fact she’s a bit clumsy. Meanwhile, the school brass wants the club to continue its role as mediator and defuser of conflicts, and also to investigate ghost sightings, though I’m pretty sure Furukawa is the ghost in question.

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All that, while organizing their planetarium exhibition, complete with maid costumes. Throughout both the investigation and the preparation, the club is its usual rowdy, ebullient self, which Furukawa seems to enjoy in her own sedate way. The romantic complexities of said group are largely put on hold this week, but once Furukawa accidentally touche’s Nagisa’s mysterious magical box, she suddenly remembers why she’s there.

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…She just didn’t deign to share that with us this week, so we’ll have to wait for the next. I must admit, this episode was not nearly as strong as the first, and was a largely workaday affair, introducing a new element without shaking anything else up too much. That element, Furukawa, is presently straddling the line between mysterious and…dull.

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Author: sesameacrylic

Zane Kalish is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

2 thoughts on “Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – 02”

  1. It’s worth noting that last week’s ep had significantly higher animation quality. None of those beautifully rendered gestures were here (ie no fighting) and, worse, basic animations like walking and looking around were actually clunky. Towards the end of the ep, theirs a goofy as hell shot where one of the girls eyes are… well ‘wall eyed’ for a few seconds.

    Deal breaker? No. Worrisome sign they shot their budget at the start? Yeah. More than a little.

  2. Yeah…I wasn’t going to say anything because I thought it might just be me (I was a bit tipsy when I watched this), but the animation kinda stunk this week, compared to last. Kinda disconcerting.

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