Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation ~ Episode 1 [A princess who loves bones][First impressions]
So when I looked at this show the first time I saw a few things that clued me in that this needed to be the show that I shotgunned this season. First, it’s a mystery show. I do love mystery shows. Second off, the animation was absolutely beautiful and I do love beautifully animated shows. Last but not least at all, was the appearance of Sakurako-san in the PV being a beautiful black haired woman kissing a skull.
DID SOMEONE SAY BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAIRED WOMAN KISSING A SKULL? THIS IS MY KIND OF SHOW!
In all seriousness. Episode one proved to be everything I expected and more, the story follows Shōtarō Tatewaki and his, somewhat complicated relationship with Sakurako-san. He’s not her boyfriend, or even really friends…something more of an assistant as they go and collect bones together. Her job, hobby and life goals all revolve around bones. She digs up animal bones and reconstructs their bodies from the remains.
Though every time they go out together, they somehow stumble upon human remains…Well that sounds like an episode of Detective Conan am I right? Alright, nobodies laughing. So let’s move on.
So they go down to the beach to look for animal bones and find a human skull instead. Shōtarō calls the cops, but there’s honestly no point since the skull is over a hundred years old. Maybe he should of let her finish telling him about it before he called in the cops. Because now she’s pissed at him, because she wanted to keep it and they’re not going to let her now.
Omg, she’s so cute. She pouts about it. Like she’s weird, super weird but in the cutest way! She even tries to make off with the skull at the end of the episode and gets really upset when she’s outed on it!
Anyway, on their way to the station the cop mentions that two bodies had washed up on a beach nearby where they had been. It appeared to be a double suicide, Sakurako has him pull over and goes to investigate their bodies. Which, she concludes was not a double suicide but in fact a double homicide that was disguised as a double suicide.
The proof? Well it’s in the pudding so to say, or in the knot that holds their hands together and in the lack of mucus in their mouths to indicate drowning.
I can’t say for sure if this show is going to work on a case by week basis or if there is going to be an underlying plot. Perhaps something to do with how stagnate the town seems to the main character. Perhaps a serial murder case that would break the ‘usual’ of everything. Something that the police might call her in to help on since her uncle, who was a specialist has retired due to illness.
I’m looking forward to it regardless. I think Sakurako-san is precious, even if she’s an anti-social bone maniac with a tendency for playing her music too loudly. Shotaro needs to do something to earn her respect. I’m sure he will, I just wonder what it will be.
The animation in this show is gorgeous, the part where she goes into ‘investigation mode’ and all of the colorful animal skeletons parade around her. Is absolutely breathe taking. The part in the beginning that was in the PV, the part that sold me on the show to begin with. The part with her and the skull, that is another moment where the animation just shines.
Will I be covering Sakurako-san? Yes, for sure! I mean, I did shotgun it for a reason! BEAUTIFUL BLACK HAIRED LADY WITH BONE OBSESSION! Yay murder mysteries.