“So weird”… that phrase was in my head during the whole episode. Okay, I do know that 1st episodes tends to have prettier animation and also that the staff is not composed by only one animator, but man, in this episode the difference is so evident… it’s not just one scene or another, is weird from the beginning to the end…
The big review at the beginning of the episode was good for the people who are watching the anime (only), so that they can remember who are them and what they are doing there. But it was a bit too long and I hope Tsubasa doesn’t follow the same path as Rayearth (to have big reviews at the beginning of every episode).
The weirdness starts right on the 2nd scene, where we see Yuuko greeting Syaoran and co.
This is not Yuuko… >.<
I mean, look at those two… His eyes are not as great as in the previous episode (they seem so tiny), his nose is absolutely weird and his hair is so spiky, big and messy >.<
Mainly her nose… her nose surely doesn’t fit… the rest of the head is okay.
This scene is one if the weirdest, look at: Yuuko’s hand (if is what we can call “hand”), Yuuko and Syaoran’s profile >.__<
Yey! They showed her asking for Watanuki to pick the Mokonas ^__^ And Maru and Moro carrying him ^o^
As you already have noticed, I was affected most of all with Yuuko… she’s different in each new angle.
Okay, what’s with the 5 sec pause? o.o
That scene, spite of Yuuko been weird again, she’s not funny enough… not “grinny” enough.
She’s looking like a snake in here, beware, she’s going to bite you XD
Okay, why Maru and Moro and here and Watanuki is not? o.O This is weird… in the manga they all came together…
Here !!! This is one of the FEW caps Yuuko is good… she has the perfect “mood” in her face, eyes and her hair is also good.
This is one thing I noticed, that she changes her expression when talking about Syaoran’s price, showing her kindness. Good work, Bee Train!
This is like (until now) totally made up by Bee Train. Could it be after Clow’s death, Touya assuming the power? It could be the birds scene… it was so pretty.
Here, again, this is a gooood cap of Yuuko… she’s perfect in here… the right nose/mouth/hair/eyes.
And here’s Watanuki ! He’s a bit weird too… but at least he’s with his “whatthiscrazywitchisdoingnow?” face. Also, his glasses are not round. He only said two “Hai” in the whole episode but I think I liked his seiyuu ^^
Mokona jumping reminded me of Pikachu jumping XDDDD and I loved the little sound they made ^0^
This scene is very cool because Yuuko’s seiyuu is sooo strong, just like how I imagined… proving that she can be a good Yuuko
VERY good! I’m happy they showed it ^_^
I’m also happy they’ve kept that scene ^_^
No, you are not watching Loop XDDD 3D effects, 3D effects… they were good, though.
Okay, this happened in the whole episode as well… what’s with the big piece of hair in his face? >.<
Masayoshi is just great… of course, he’s easy to draw XD
Shougo looks very good!
Enough of caps, I’ll talk about the episode now… Well… you may say I’m a freaky with those chara designs things… but well, I am. I like a good well-draw thing (that’s why I love CLAMP, ne?). A bad trace just bugs me… and it doesn’t necessarily needs to be THAT faithful to the original author, but at least it should be pretty. And I didn’t feel that during the whole episode… it seemed that the animators wanted to go home and have s*x with their wives ¬¬ Really… as I said above, I know the staff is composed by a lot of people but it doesn’t need to look THAT ugly… I hope it’s only on that episode (right on the one that Yuuko shows up the most). I don’t remember seeing AL with that big change of styles, nor X or Chobits >.< (I remember one in CCS in the 3rd season where she's seeing her grandpa again, but that was only that).
If I hated the chara design, I loved the script, on the other hand… because the scenes and phrases AGAIN were MUCH like the ones in the manga. And I really appreciatte that. Some changes happened, mainly from the Hanshin part and on, I believe the most noticed was Sorata and Arashi absence.
I was so pissed when I saw that, but now that I know that they WILL appear later, I'm much relieved.
I mean, THEY WILL APPEAR LATER, EASY, GUYS XDDDDDD
I also don’t remember seeing the city a bit destroyed as it is in the manga. But the scenario is really faithful to the original one (you can see the dragon and the crab ^^ I’m still looking for CCD’s mascot, though).
I’m surprised by having Yuuko in the commercial break image o.o since I guess everybody else thought it was gonna be Sakura.
The seiyuus and very good indeed, IMO. Now that Yuuko spoke more, I do think she’s great (as I said, she can look strong if she wants). Masayoshi and Shougo’s ones are just perfect! I’m not THAT used to Mokona’s one… but I’ll get used to (sometimes she’s funny XD).
They should indeed do something with the lack of humor… is something that is missing, really.
With some weird change of script (all in the Hanshin country part. On the other hand I liked they’ve kept the script on the 1st part), and a bad chara design, I’ll give to this episode a 6 out of 10 grade.
Seeing the preview for the next episode, apparently, they are looking a bit better (with the exception of Kurogane >.< What's that head?), and I'm happy that they are gonna add Kurogane's flashback on it.