Thursday, January 13, 2011
Touka Gettan 19 - All the World's a Stage
Well, I'm sure Ishihara and the Bill 156 backers would've had numerous problems with this episode, Touka Gettan's 19th and infmaous "play episode." Note how much of the voice acting in this episode is very hammy and exaggerated, much like Itsuki Koizumi in Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya "Episode 00". If you've been confused by Touka Gettan until now, ep 19 will reveal a lot of crucial backstory and character history. Ya know, much is made in the anime fandom about "wincest", big-brother adoration, the moe attributes of younger sisters, "imoutits," etc. But in contrast to the rather glorified sequences in earlier installments, this episode portrays incest as something disturbing, coercive, and shameful -- in other words a bit closer to reality.
And while I have to condemn Serin's increasing use of alpha-timing that left a few lines starting late in my test watch, I have to commend their masterful handling of the Touka/Momoka conversation after 19:30. There's barely anything I changed or would have changed in those lines.
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