Glasslip Episode 10: Jonathan

Only this chicken can save this show from the fiery depths of hell. 

Impression

Here is a chicken.

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And here are three cats.

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Look, it’s Miuna and Sayu! Note how they started laughing at Touko once they saw her, as if mocking the sheer disparity in quality between Nagi no Asukara and Glasslip. I was laughing too. Bitterly.

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When all these girls discover that the 5:30 boy who became the 5:30 girl has become the 5:30 couple, their loli hearts will break.

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Glasslip 10 Img017I spent a lot of the episode trying to decide whether Jonathan or Hina was best girl, in a futile attempt to stop myself from yawning at regular intervals. They’re the only characters I even remotely care about in this godforsaken show. I actually feared for Jonathan’s life when I realized that he was no longer at the front of the school with Kakeru – I was thinking that David might have opted for stealing a local chicken and eating him after feeling hungry. I don’t even care that Kakeru decided to kiss Touko in what must have been the most unromantic kiss for the past few seasons at least – at most, I felt slightly irritated by the fact that he wanted Touko’s vision to become a fragment of the future by doing so. It was done with the audacity of Kaname but without any of his finesse or… Kaname-ness. Also Kakeru lives in a tent with his two buddies Kakeru and Kakeru. Anyone else know why his parents decided to offer Touko some tea while they all crammed in his tent?

Glasslip 10 Img050Other than that feeble attempt at a cliffhanger, the rest of this episode was filled with what we’ve come to expect of Glasslip – random, confusing interactions that seem to jump all over the place, with very little meaning or intent. Do they seriously intend to introduce Hiro’s sister’s boyfriend as a whole new character near the end of the show? It’ll be another huge wrench in trying to salvage what’s left of this wreck, although it’s not like anyone else had much character development to begin with. And all that stuck from Kakeru’s talk with Sacchan was her accusation that he wasn’t “taking care of Touko-chan at all”. Yeah, damn straight he isn’t. It’s a feeble pairing on a feeble supernatural premise that we actually know nothing about. Maybe both Touko and Kakeru are actually suffering from a severe case of chuunibyou? They might just be imagining all this saltflake snow for some strange, mentally unstable reason.

I feel like I should be saying something about Yanagi, Yukinari, Sacchan and Hiro, but today I’m going to take the liberty of instead presenting you with a couple of chicken images in order to make the post look longer. I don’t have anything even mildly witty left. Sorry!

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Vantage

I love cute things.

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4 Responses

  1. Ahahahaha I love this review!! I actually dropped Glasslip after episode 3, when Touka’s super-thing Asian girl [who is 16 or 18 but has somehow never been inside a car] got weirdly yandere over Touka. But nonetheless I enjoyed your review. xD Personally I’m glad I dropped this anime, despite the pretty shiny art.

    • Vantage says:

      Thanks! I’m sorry it wasn’t ruder actually, the episode deserved it. I also wish I took more chicken screencaps, there were only 3 or so in the end.

      So you were one of the lucky souls who bailed out early on. I envy you. God knows if there’s anyone still watching this mess… you can actually see a progression in my reviews, from expressing praise to unease to hollow disappointment. So much for pedigree.

  2. Sayu Hisanuma says:

    Wow, PA Works just literally reused and recoloured Sayu and Miuna’s younger character designs.

    • Vantage says:

      I’d like to think it was an intentional cameo, but I can’t deny it might have been out of pure laziness given the quality of Glasslip in general.

      Although I don’t know how they can live with themselves having produced a great show like Nagi no Asukara and blatantly pointing it out in this farce.

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