Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon – 02
「食事場の清純者」 (Shokujiba no Senjunmono)
“Innocents at the Table”
With such a huge cast of characters, it’s starting to become a little difficult to keep track of who is who. However, it does feel quite rewarding after spending a some time trying to piece together who’s who and how they fit into this grand story of war, politics, and personal battles. Unlike in the first episode, this second episode started to build the detail heavy story that Horizon is supposed to be famous for.
I believe it’s time for Shinshuu 101! In the past, the world was divided into two parallel dimensions known as Shinshuu and Jusou Shinshuu or the Divine States and the Harmonic Divine States. Living in harmony for many years, the real major problem occurred when the Nanboku-Cho War broke out in Shinshuu. After somehow destroying the devices that held Jusou Shinshuu in place, it literally came crashing down into Shinshuu. Shortly after, chaos erupted as an influx of people who had came falling from the sky demanded that the people of Shinshuu claim responsibility for the mess — eventually leading to a full out war.
In terms of character introductions, automated doll P-01 and Honda Masazumi both got spectacular treatment this week. The latter having faced some of the worst situations that a war-stricken world could place on a girl and the former raising more questions than she answered. Honestly, I was mystified after learning that Masazumi nearly went through sex-change surgery in order to possibly secure a spot within a powerful family. On the other hand, I’m a little confused about whether or not P-01 is actually Horizon. Since no one seems to acknowledger her as anything other than an automated doll, I’m excited to see what secrets she might be hiding within her.
In-between the long and wordy explanations, I’m was so happy that Toori was in every other skit. I love that cocky attitude of his and whenever his face shows up, it’s quite amazing how he’s able to change the atmosphere within seconds. Together with his outlandish personality that somehow allows him to grasp a girl’s boobs at will, I think I may have found one of my favorite characters of the year. It also doesn’t hurt that Fukuyama Jun is providing the perfect voice for Toori.
At the end of the day, I think Horizon will end up being one of the better shows of the season. I personally love the characters and what little was introduced about the plot sounds really interesting. Plus, with a second cour already announced, I’m confident that Sunrise will be able to craft a great adaptation for something that was deemed impossible to adapt.
ED: 「Pieces」 by AiRI
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