Re:CREATORS – Episode 2 [Dynamite and Cool Guy… That Wasn’t Funny]
Now that Meteora and Selesia are living with Souta, the three of them of them attempt to get a better handle on their current situation. The two women offer to help Souta with various aspects of his life, like homework and cleaning, in return for information about themselves.
The three go out to eat at “YcDonalds” and Meteora shares her theories. One such theory is that characters like herself and Selesia exist in the human world because they are described in stories, and because the human world and the characters’ fictional worlds have started to resonate with each other, present events are occurring because they’ve been created within a fictional story in the human world. Meteora goes on to say that information in the human world is of such a great magnitude that it has the ability to give birth to new worlds. In other words, as Selesia puts up, the things that humans come up with are the things which determine the characters’ fictional worlds.
As the three travel around the city, Meteora says that in order to get her to co-operate, the grey-haired girl shared some of her plans with her. She wants other fictional characters to be brought to the human world and know of its existence so that they can work together to try to control their Creators – humans. Then they can pressure humans to change the fictional worlds they created for the better. But how did she become aware that the world she lived in wasn’t real?
Night falls, and the three head back to Souta’s house. Up in his room Souta googles the name of the company which produced the video game Meteora is from. Then Selesia asks Souta to find the company which created her anime, and he complies. Selesia is clearly uncomfortable knowing that pictures of her have been created and posted online without her knowledge, and that people are able to watch her “world” 24 hours a day, also without her knowing.
Meteora almost sees one of Souta’s old drawings and asks him if he’s the Creator of his own world. Souta stammers that he hasn’t drawn in a long time, and Meteora encourages him to continue practicing his skills. Otherwise the “unborn” world he started to create will never come into existence and join the other millions of stories which have already been created, like stars in the sky. How poetic!
Souta e-mails the light novel author, Takashi Matsubara, and asks to arrange a meeting. Souta, Selesia and Meteora go to his office the following day, and Takashi clearly thinks that Selesia is just a really good cosplayer. When he doesn’t believe that she’s real, Selesia pulls her sword on him. As Souta and the girls are trying to convince Takashi that Selesia and Meteora are real, Mamika Kirameki shows up. She transforms into her alter magical girl ego “Magical Slayer Mamika” when Selesia refuses to join forces with the grey-haired girl, “Military Uniform Princess.”
The girls fly around the skyscraper, with Mamika launching pink heart-themed attacks at Selesia. While Selesia puts up a good fight, she can’t do anything much without her mecha. Eventually Mamika launches a superpowered attack at Selesia and slams her into the ground. Mamika seems stunned upon the realization that in the human world, she can cause pain, draw blood and damage her surroundings. She claims she didn’t really mean to hurt Selesia, thinking that the human world would be like her own.
Selesia gives a big speech to get Mamika to make up her mind about fighting her, and this causes Mamika to launch one final attack at Selesia. Just as it looks like Selesia is going to die, the dust clears and a sadistic-looking purple-haired man stands in front of her. Souta explains to Takashi that this stranger is from a manga called “Exclusive Underground”, and his name is Yuuya Mirokuji. Which means they’re all fucked, because in his world he was the final boss. *dun dun duuun*
My thoughts: I think that some of the concepts raised by this show are pretty fascinating. How did “Military Uniform Princess” originally become sentient and aware of the fictional world she lived in? How did she become aware of Creators? Are current events playing out in the human world just the result of a fictional story that someone somewhere is writing? *head explodes* x__x And how does “Military Uniform Princess” know about Souta, and appear to recognize him? I have a tentative theory, but am not completely sure if it will pan out. Time will tell.
That being said, although I really like this show, I don’t know why I’m not being hooked by it. Maybe I just don’t have the mental energy for this kind of show anymore. *shrugs* I might stop covering it but continue to watch it; I haven’t decided yet. But for now I want to continue blogging it in the hopes that something will finally click and I’ll have a bit more enthusiasm for this show. Because honestly I think it’s a really neat concept, something different in the world of anime. I’d like to give it a chance if I can.