BnHA’s episode 58 turned out to be some filler that was separate from the current arc so my initial plan to double-up failed spectacularly in my face. Thing will go back to the “norm” once this week’s episode drops. On another note, I’ve actually been able to watch the series I planned on watching with Hataraku Saibou and Grand Blue. Still, can’t say I really thought critically of watching those two comedies so I’m still on the fence on talking about them at the end of the season. At least I finally watched something I said I would.
This week’s theme plays during one of the revisits to Trails in the Sky’s larger setpieces, to my memory at least. While it plays in a few other places as well, the tune’s a bit more energetic and less grim than the location’s first appearance in the series. The rooms in it are certainly annoying to traverse though.
A bit late but that what else is new. BnHA write-ups made me realize that there’s not much to really talk about per episode given this arc’s extremely focused and easy message of conveying the hardships of becoming a hero and all. Maybe it’s better to actually cover two episodes at a time for this occasion. I will admit right now, I barely remember this arc as much as the others if it wasn’t obvious and Shishikura was the only one I remember from this because of that weird ability of his.
This week’s theme is Illusory Blue Flowers, a tune that plays here and there between the different portions of the Phantasma. If my memory serves correctly, it’s the tune that plays during the first time the player needs to split their parties between Kevin’s and Ries’ team where they travel across two bridges to make it out the other side. It also reminds me of an annoying as hell enemy that petrified with each hit, fuck those things.
Back on track
I should probably really get to watching Hataraku Saibou and/or Grand Blue, work has been killing my time to do other things aside from sleep. At least before summer begins to wane, I want to not make all of BnHA’s second half as double features but that shouldn’t be too hard since I have nothing else big planned for the summer.
This week’s theme is Something Precious, a tune that plays during the key moments in the story that explores Kevin and Ries’ shared past and how they ended up as they are now. Despite the cheeriness Kevin exhibits throughout most of his appearance, the Phantasma itself reveals itself to be a lot more personal to Kevin than anyone would have guessed.
And sure enough, I lazed around on Thursday and Friday and got this up late to make it a two-feature. I had this fully written up on Friday but decided that I was already too late on it and decided to wait.
I’m seeing a bit more dips in quality but I guess it’s only natural seeing as though it’s a double-length seasonal show.
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Had a nice trip over to another coast for some fighting game fun at EVO and almost made it out of pools but died in the last round of the last match. I feel pretty nice knowing that I came pretty far. That was the reason why I was delayed from talking about BnHA last week and I’ll try my best to get it up ASAP before I end up with a 3-parter.
This week’s theme is Parallel Worlds, a fitting name for a tune that plays whenever you move out of the Phantasma’s numerous corridors and enter familiar locations but different locations in Liberl the cast have traveled in the previous two games. Over the course of the entire game with the exception of the final dungeon, the Phantasma’s areas are repurposed stages from previous games so Parallel Worlds is a fitting title.
What a ride
As to what specifically the “ride” is, I’ll explain much later because it is weekly music related. As already exemplified, the weekly BnHA coverage will at least go for another double deal for this week’s episode since I’ll be on actual vacation this weekend. Like I said before as well, comedies seem to be my target for viewing this season but covering comedies and explaining jokes is something I can’t do so we’ll just have to wait til the end of the season for any real discussion. At least Jojo comes back in the Fall.
This week’s theme is one of the number of emotional tracks in 3rd, which is understandable because the story explores a lot of the moments, big and small, for the characters that definitely elicit emotions. While the story in FC and SC had it moments, 3rd really brought everything together in more ways than one. I’d bother talking about them but I really want to avoid spoilers so everyone can enjoy the series if I can somehow influence any reader to try them out.