Today (-1 day to the start of the fall season 2011) we'll conclude the coverage of the promising anime series Dantalian no Shoka.
This series had lot of potential, but due to the episodic nature of the series and the "unique" style from Gainax it never picked up pace/quality ending up to be a mediocre production.
The ending we got is pretty much open-ended with plenty of possibilities to expand this series in the future even if I'm not sure how well this will perform in the BD/DVD sales after all the Gainax "quality" events we got in these 12 episodes...
Let's go back today to talk about the seventh episode of the anime series Dantalian no Shoka, the episodic mystery anime series of this summer season 2011 that returned to the main cast composed of Huey and Dalian with another single-episode story giving us more details on Dalian's personality.
Yes, after the last stray episode with the other Yomihime, we're back on the normal action with Huey and Dalian that find themselves involved in a rather interesting drugs incident caused by the use of a magical book. There were no drugs you say? Well, it is supposed to be perfumes, but in the end they're no more than drugs giving the effect shown on the people that used it!
The story is pretty simple, but very well played. A famous perfumes maker daughter try to escape from her house and end up involving Huey and Dalian in her escape. After the escape plan fail, Dalian and Huey are invited to the mansion to get a compensation for the broken goods by the daughter.
Here we are again to talk about the anime series Dantalian no Shoka that with this sixth episode mark the official introduction of the second Yomihime (A rather down-to-heart "girl" named Flamberge) together with her key master Hal Kamhout in a sort of parallel sidestory compared to the Huey/Dalian pair.
The story was finally back with this episode to the original quality of the first couple of episode with great action and an interesting mystery revolving some mysterious disappearance of foreign merchants in a mountain village. The culprit was clear since the start (she was the only character really shown with detail in the story), but her ignorance to the real reason of the disappearances was a little of a surprise...
Here we to talk about the fifth episode of the mystery anime series named Dantalian no Shoka that is continuing to give us convoluted plots, great action and precarious animation...
This episode, like all the others, focus on a different type of mystery (many of them are actually stories based on legends of the past re-adapted for the situation) related to the creation of a human being by a powerful magician for research purpose.
The basis of this story is likely given by the various novels and references on the Homunculus genre present in the Faust and in the Frankenstein, but also in many other contemporaneous novels less famous.
Here we are to talk about the most scary episode that I experienced in this summer season 2011 that is the fourth episode of Dantalian no Shoka featuring a deranged fan of a romance novel author. If the presence of a fan wasn't enough (they're scary and you know it!), this fan in question had a magical book to add even more problems into the whole mix!
This episode of Dantalian no Shoka get us back to the "normal" quality of the work shown in the first two episodes with great storytelling, interesting stories and cute Dalian expressions. Let's just forget about the third episode fail for a while and let's go ahead with this show, there is hope for the future!
22/01/2013 00:01 : Two years! We finally made it. Thanks to everyone!
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