A Midsummer’s Oblivion Recording of SHINING FINGER
I knew I should have seen it coming. No really.
I love the movies, really, they’re a blast to watch, even though there have been some… … … liberties taken with the original script. But this has got to be the most liberal take on the events of Oblivion Recording, a shocking twist from the first five movies, where the scenes of the novels were animated just as I’ve seen it in my head. And might I add, these scenes were grisly, edgy, dark, and not very forbidding.
Personally, I feel that Kara no Kyokai is extremely dark in nature, and while I do appreciate ufotable for trying to lighten the mood, but by doing so, they have destroyed the darkest, most tragic part of the book (Murder Speculation 2 notwithstanding, of course, Lio must kick the proverbial bucket.)
[HERE BE MASSIVE SPOILERS]
Oblivion Recording is dark, disturbing, and horribly tragic. Kurogiri Satsuki knows how to speak the Unified Langauge and took up magic because one day, he was kinda kidnapped by fairies and he killed them all. In doing so, he lost the ability to recall and recognize his own memories. And then his parents disowned him. Ouji learnt magic out of deep-seated guilt complex that sprung up from not being able to help her friend in her time of need. And she was attracted to Kurogiri Satsuki because she was SO RONERY.Kaori… …. you know what? Just read this. If I went on, I’d probably break my own heart.
Let’s just say because ufotable decided to make Oblivion Recording AZAKA AZAKA AZAKA MOERU WA YO. they pretty much rewrote Oblivion Recording. I’m extremely conflicted about this, since the movie isn’t bad, per se, but because the story is lost in doing so, I’m mad. Really angry.
Apologies for the IRC log, but that’s how I felt AFTER watching.
<Hamsterling> I AM DEPRESS :<
<Blitzwing> why? D:
<Hamsterling> BECAUSE OF KARA NO KYOUKAI 6 MOVIE :<
<Blitzwing> or sad
<Hamsterling> JUST SAD :<
<Hamsterling> ufotable cut out A LOT of info and changed the mood :<
<Hamsterling> YAY LET US NOT DEAL WITH NASU’S IMPLIED QUESTION ON RELIGION’S IMPORTANCE IN JAPAN AND LET THE POOR GIRL LIIIIIVE
[end serious rant]
With the SRS BZNSS out of the way, it’s time for a bit of fun!
I-I-I-I-I-IMPOSSIBLE! DOMON ISN’T EVEN IN KARA NO KYOKAI!
See: The Original Burning God Finger. Drop jaws. Domon would be so proud.
AZAKA’S BIOLOGICAL FATHER IS DOMON KASSHU. THERE CAN BE NO OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THIS. THE EVIDENCE IS RIGHT THERE.
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