「世界で一番幸せな女の子 -CHTHOLLY-」 (Sekai de Ichiban Shiawasena Onanoko -CHTHOLLY-)
“The Happiest Girl In The World -CHTHOLLY- “
I know I might be alone in this, but I really want more.
Seeing how I’ve said most of what I’ve wanted to say about this show, let me quickly talk about a few things that were running through my head before we leap into the final impressions.
First and foremost, god did it feel good to see Willem kick some ass. We’ve seen glimpses of his power throughout the show, but to see him finally lose it and literally kick the crap out of a timere was probably one of the best things I’ve seen. Second, can we all give a round of applause for best girl Neph who gave everything she had to protect those around her? And not only did she fight until the very end, she even sacrificed her body knowing that she could become a threat if she lost control over the venerem running through her. God, had Ctholly not been the main character of this show I would have loved to see Neph get more time devoted to her. Finally, and even though on a deep personal level I don’t like to admit it, I’m glad the show managed to stick to its guns and gave us the bittersweet ending that we all knew was coming. An ending that managed to rip my heart in half, but gave me enough closure to accept what happened.
God, what a great finale. Even with the show’s flaws and somewhat awkward pacing at times, there’s no doubting that what we were given this week was pretty amazing. Anyways, let’s hop over to the final impressions and talk a little more about what I’ve been saying about this show for the entire season.
Overall, I think SukaSuka succeeded in being a great show. It created a bright and brilliant world that sucked me into it while simultaneously showing us glimpses that things were far from what we saw on the surface. We had a world that is constantly facing destruction with just about everyone hiding something in order to protect themselves. it was a world where just about anything could happen, but was still bound to the reality that sacrifices must be made in order to move forward. It was, at its core, a pretty great representation of what real life could be if we were facing a similar situation.
But as I tend to say in most of my final impressions, a great world (and story) don’t make fun shows without fantastic characters and SukaSuka was probably one of the best when it came to giving us interesting characters who we were almost forced to like because of the short time budget. Main character or not, just about everyone who had a voiced line ended up becoming someone you could remember if you thought hard enough. You had cute side characters like the pacman-esque chef, you had that wolf girl whose father was in danger because of his progressive views, you even had that stupid First Grade Technical Officer who became something much more than just an inept person in power. And those were just throwaway characters who didn’t even impact the story! Throw in people like the adorably dangerous Nygglatho, the stern but understanding Limeskin, and even a baby like Tiat and it makes you wonder how we even had time for our main characters! I won’t dive into a long talk about the “main” cast since I’ve already spent a lot of time talking about them in their own individual posts, but suffice to say everyone had their own unique set of problems and struggles that truly made them feel like “real” people.
If there was one other “selling” point I had to pick (since I don’t want this post to get too long), I’d have to give a shout out to the fantastic music that this show has. Always having just the right song playing to match the mood, toward the end I think my body became trained to start unleashing tears when trademark piano song start to play (you know which one I’m talking about). Something that I had to say is a testament to how good the damn song was.
Anyways, let’s bring this post to a close. All things said and done, I think SukaSuka managed to do what it set out to do and I can forgive it for any shortcomings it may have had. There was rarely a dull moment to be found throughout the season and if anything I wish we had twice the amount of episodes to tell this show’s story since there are so many unanswered questions about the world they created that it’s driving me crazy thinking about how we may never get those answers. Its characters were fantastic and the budding romance that was cut short was probably one of the saddest-happiest moments I’ve had throughout the whole season. All-in-all, good show that I’d easily recommend to others if the material meshes with them.
In any case, I’ll see you guys around the bend once the Summer season starts. It’s been a blast reading the comments every week and I can’t wait to see you guys on whatever show I end up covering. See you then!