Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 08

「鴨川アドバルーン」 (Kamogawa Ado Baruun)
“Kamogawa Balloons”

Full on slice-of-life mode engage! The cute-and-entertaining hijinks were at full power as Madoka & co try to save the Jersey Club, yet it was the subtle, side elements that were most intriguing to me. And then there was that stuff at the end. Wait, is that…!?

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 07

「鴨川の誓の」 (Kamogawa no Seino)
“A Vow to Kamogawa”

Rinne no Lagrange can be very idealistic, and this is not a bad thing. This episode did a good job of mixing the idealistic, I-wish-it-worked-this-way-in-real-life moments with hints of something altogether darker. Also, I still have no idea how this series will end…and I couldn’t be happier! Oh man, I wonder, I wonder…

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 06

「鴨川にも届け, この声」 (Kamogawa ni mo Todoke, Kono Koe)
“May This Voice Reach Kamogawa”

So much of fiction is about miscommunication. Here, it’s not the zany miscommunication of a romcom, but rather the tragic miscommunication of unknown threats, unsolvable problems, colliding crises, and feelings revealed far too late.

Rinne no Lagrange 2 – 04

「再会の街、鴨川」 (Saikai no Machi, Kamogawa)
“A Reunion in Kamogawa”

It’s interesting how, if you change the circumstances of a conflict just slightly, the side that looks like the bad guys can change completely. Where before it was definitely Dizelmine, now Villagulio is beginning to look like the king who will drive their planets to war.