Dennou Coil finished.

Dennou Coil

Right when I finished the first episode, I made a promise to myself to write about Dennou Coil when I finished it, even if it was not to my liking. I’m glad to have not to evoke that promise to myself.

Thus ends my massive Dennou Coil marathon, lasting over 2 days. Quite a lot of people felt that Dennou Coil’s plot was rushed towards the end, and I’ll somewhat agree with that, but to the end, it’s still a nicely done ending for me.

Towards the last 6 episodes of it’s run, Dennou definitely made me hard to peel away from it, due to the various plots being followed and certainly, the almost continuous plot twists. Especially involving the central 4-4-2-3 mystery and the true intentions of Nekome, along with the various mysteries of “the other side”. That in itself, was really enjoyable for me, since it really kept me continuously on my toes.

Towards the end, it the message of Dennou Coil is one of surviving through pain and hardships in life, especially towards the loss of a loved one. There is also the message of distance between people as well, represented by the relationship between Isako and Yasako. I definitely did get the message of the series, and I felt it was presented in a well-conveyed manner.

The serious issues being said, back to the lighter-heart of things, the other major star of Dennou Coil has gotta be the cyberglasses. Augmented reality is definitely a big promising field in real life, and it would really awesome if shows like Dennou Coil are able to give it a push upwards. I really admire the whole concept, both in it’s simplicity and flexibility, among the highlights of it being the beard civilization episode that had me laughing all around, but left me with a profound feeling of sadness towards the end.

Another thing I’d really like to mention out is the heartfelt voice work of both Orikasa Fumiko and Houko Kuwashima, playing Yasako and Isako respectively. Both are truly A-class seiyuus that really haven’t been given enough proper exposure, in my humble opinion. It was a joy hearing their performances and they truly brought their characters in to life.

Overall, one of the best shows of 2007. As for my final words here, I’d like say, “Densuke, you rock!”

8 Comments

  1. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 5, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    If you said all this about Donou Coil, I’ll give it a shot then…

  2. Eleutheria Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 12:23 am

    Completely envious of people who have time for anime :(

  3. lametastic Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 1:17 am

    MOST GAR DEATH OF 2007: you know who ;_;

  4. lametastic Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    (BTW, the stupid grammar mistake was on purpose) :rolleyes:

  5. Suki~da Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 3:06 am

    Ooo. I love that anime. Took me 2 days to watch it ,too! ^__^
    I fell in love with the couplle Yasako/Isako. Isako is my fav. character.
    She sort of reminds me of Miki-chan in Cutie Honey The Live. But less bashful, and harsh. n___n

    I’m so glad you watched Dennou Coil. It’s really good anime.
    Very interesting and the plot twist

  6. Chumara Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 4:03 am

    Great series with a very unique plot and setting.
    When this was first recommended to me it was at episode 2, and with the subs not coming out very fast it was somewhat difficult for me to follow but, in the end I’m glad I stuck with it, really well done.
    I’ll quote what someone told me about their opinion on the show, “I would like the girls in my anime to actually look like girls”, its true the animation style of the show was really hard to get used to but everything else about the show easily made up for it.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 4:21 am

    @Syaoran: I trust you won’t be disappointed.

    @Eleutheria: Semester break now.

    @Chumara: Never did find the animation style really off, but I’ll admit Isako looks like a monkey from certain angles. Otherwise, it’s pretty good. They’re probably targeting the children audience as well, so the art was done appropriately.

  8. Ryan A Said,

    January 6, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    At first I would have passed off Densuke as a little less important, but he turned out to have a very moving existence. Does rock :)

RSS feed for comments on this post