Episode 19 – Sakura and Akiho’s Lullaby
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So we’ve got a very original episode this time.
The children’s book was written by a real Japanese author (Nankichi Niimi), even though the story sounds like something written by Ohkawa herself. It reminded me of the XXXHOLiC arc in which Watanuki knits a pair of gloves to the little fox. Ohkawa must like that author.
It’s rare to see this “convincing” side of Sakura, I mean, when she was convincing Akiho and Syaoran to join her. Usually she is really polite and shy, she is not usually the convincing type. Also, what was that random English that Syaoran used to help Akiho understand what Sakura was trying to make her into? xD
Wei’s reaction is totally me: why does the fox need a pair of gloves? Isn’t its fur enough? And I love Syaoran answering very matter-of-factly “because it’s really cold”.
And how nice it was to see Wei and Syaoran’s sisters! This was total fan service. I loved Syaoran being grumpy about them sending pics and videos of food xD They love him so much haha.
The reading itself was…. long… and a bit boring. I didn’t think they would read the whole story at first, and I was sure a card would appear at one point, but it didn’t. Considering we are 4 episodes away from the series or season finale, this episode seemed very out of place.
I was mostly curious about who are the other 3 magicians that Kero and Yue said that are able to show the past. Yuuko being one of them, of course. I wonder who the other two are…. Watanuki? Fei Wang?
Looking forward to their talk with Eriol on the next episode.
The animation on this episode was good, but some far away shots were really off. They could have put some more effort on the characters’ faces considering how most of this episode’s animation was the book’s tale.
Only 3 episodes left and after this episode, I really don’t know if things can end within 3 episodes.