「キミノイクベキトコロ」 (Kimi no Ikubekitokoro)
“The Place You Should Go”
THIS IS THE P.A. WORKS I REMEMBER.
I don’t even know where to begin for Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara. I came into this first episode not remembering a thing about it from the preview and was left wishing episode two was out since I was so damn interested in the thing.
First and foremost, boy am I happy to see a P.A. Works show have such a fantastic start. Starting us off in the future where technology and magic have come together to create something amazing? Sounds good to me. A main character who seems to have some real issues, but isn’t too defeated to at least attempt to tackle them? Great! Time travel done right and can be potentially used as a fantastic plot point? COUNT ME IN. God there are so many different emotions that this first episode ripped from me that I can barely keep them all together. That said, I think that might be a great description for this first episode. An episode that was quite chaotic with little follow up, but kind enough to let us know just enough to feel invested.
Moving away from me gushing about this first episode, let me dive a little into what I’m hoping we get out of Irozuku Sekai. Seeing how the show is blending a lot of different genres here, I’m hoping each passing episode manages to capture the magic of this introductory episode by not focusing too much on one specific thing. Because as much as I wanted certain things to happen, I think the showrunners have found a great pace and diversification of material to tell a fantastic story. From building up just enough anticipation of what’s to come to the ability to drop some future magic/technology when we least expect it has my mouth nearly salivating.
Overall, a fantastic first episode of a show that I’m glad I had the opportunity to write a little about. That and I’m so happy to see a great start to a P.A. Works show. So while it may be a little early to make any judgments about the show, I think we’re off to a fantastic start so far.
I’ll definitely see you guys next week — be sure to catch episode two so we can discuss whether or not it was good!