Monthly Archives: February 2003

Cute and Serious

Something for the magical girl crowd (but more slice-of-life IMO) is “Figure 17 – Tsubasa & Hikaru”. It is very, very nice (in the original sense of the word) and has all the usual prequisites (at least one parent dead, having to transfer schools, loosing friends, etc.); although her father doesn’t really seem to care about Tsubasa, which makes him appear quite mean (or ignorant). I’m still not quite sure about the target audience for this, as even I was scared of the (quite original) monster in episode 1… ^_^

Pretty alone does not win the Race

Another more interesting (and mature) new series is “Wolf’s Rain” by BONES. Post-something (most likely apocalyptic), very well animated and intriguing, it seems to be about a group of wolves who are disguising as / hiding among humans (as they’re long thought to be extinct) looking for their “paradise”. There also is the “flower” (girl?) with the scary blood-red eyes… And lots of other things, which make it very, very interesting!