It’s been said that life is full of firsts—both good and bad ones. Sadly, today falls under one of the latter ones, as I will officially be dropping weekly coverage of Coppelion with this episode.
Coming into the season, Coppelion was one of those series I had quite high hopes for, but after the second and fourth episodes, I have to say that my hopes may have been misplaced. Because while the series still holds some promise—it does superbly with its depiction of a post nuclear wasteland for instance—it is a series whose development and direction leaves plenty to be desired. And whether or not it’s all due to GoHands or in part due to the mangaka, the fact remains that I no longer find much pleasure in blogging a series whose developments are essentially being bulldozed through for one reason or another. One revelation instantly goes to the next, and things are just rushed through so fast that some of the explanations and conclusions the characters have arrived at are practically impossible given what they’ve seen so far. The character development has suffered in particular as a result, and instead of quality, emotional moments, what we’ve gotten instead are forced developments that have left a sour aftertaste. Combine that with various inconsistencies in regards to the military aspects this series revolves around—especially in regards to B-2 functionality—and it’s a series that’s left me with more facepalms than actual enjoyment.
Ultimately, Coppelion is a series I have tried very hard to love. As the resident Sci-Fi writer at Random Curiosity (and a very lenient viewer of anime in general), it pains me to drop this series, but sadly things are at a point where I do not feel continuing coverage of the series would be a good idea—both from a practical standpoint and in regards to the quality of any would-be future posts. With that said, I will leave things here with an apology to those viewers who have been following the series up until now and/or may be feeling differently about the series than I am, and hope that you will continue following coverage of other series here on Random Curiosity.
As an aside, I may pick up an alternative show (either Tokyo Ravens or Strike the Blood) in Coppelion’s stead, so keep an eye out on the schedule for some potential changes in the coming days.