Scattered Thoughts on Captain Earth, after the First Two Epis
How does that one saying go? Something like “There aren’t as many environmental effects in space”?
Some of my very first thoughts while watching came down to everything is gorgeous as hell, lemme lose myself in the world! Seriously, the visuals and animation are drop-dead beautiful. And then when they’re introducing a boy who can form fucking rings of rainbows from the palm of his hand, it just gets even more exciting, I’m practically sold, this may just be some excellent sci-fi!
Then they go into space, bring in the mecha elements, and just like that, the interest momentum drops. It doesn’t help that the scenery in space is downright boring compared to Bones’ Earth, plus the mechs don’t even look so fantastic either! And boy-uses-his-will-to-beat-up-the-enemy, personally speaking, doesn’t compel me as much as the intrigue of what’s up with that kid with the rainbow-forming powers.
Such is the way of my general impressions: Captain Earth is going for three aspects, from the look of it—space mecha action, the scheming of some diabolical corporation entity thingy, and the mysteries of teenagers Teppei, Hana, main character Daichi, and what the deal is with their “singularities”—and the latter one has me the most intrigued by a longshot, it’s not even close.
Well, there’s also the ultra-pretty visuals on top of all that…