Re:CREATORS – Episodes 4 & 5

Nikolita

Just an anime-loving social worker. I've been watching anime for almost 20 years, and I read manga as well. I've been to Japan twice and would live there in a heartbeat if I could.

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  1. zztop says:

    Someone translated the Internet text in Ep 5’s final scenes:

    Long story short, Altair’s a fanmade character, based on another work called Megalosphere – The Eternal Great War.
    The video’s description contains a chilling message from Shimazaki:

    “I loved drawing pictures.
    I appreciated all the support.
    A lot happened.
    It all started from a trivial thing.
    This is Shimazaki Setsuna’s final work.
    I doubt we will ever meet again.”

    I’m pretty surprised they revealed Altair’s identity so early on. Most 2-cour shows I’ve seen would keep a plotline like this under wraps until the 20-something episode mark (Personally I’ve never liked that approach – it makes the earlier episodes feel like they’re stalling for time).

    A post-interview with the staff revealed some fun trivia.
    – Rui’s personality is a combination of characters from major mecha series, such as Evangelion’s Shinji.
    – Writer Hiroe Rei purposely depicted the Govt. Council and Kikuchihara as competent and reasonable – he wanted to avoid the cliche of government being incompetent morons in crisis fiction.
    – Rui’s mecha is 55m tall (a bit shorter than Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa at 55.86m). Celestia’s mech from Ep 1 was only 17m tall.

    PS. I think Altair’s head looks small because of how big her hat, uniform collar, and hair are. Forced perspective.

    • Nikolita says:

      Ohh thank you for the translation! That could explain part of why Souta looked so shocked.

      I can’t help but think of the only other split-cour show I’ve covered, Endride, and like you said the major plot twist was saved for like 4 episodes before the end. It worked, in a way, but at the same time Endride was so horrible for the first half that the twist became something to look forward to. If Endride had had better pacing and content, like Re:CREATORS, I might not mind the wait so much and would be less impatient.

      Having Setsuna’s identity revealed so close to the beginning of the series makes me excited for the rest of the show. If that’s not the big finale of the show, there are so many directions could go in now.

      OMG I can see the Shinji in Rui now that you mention it! Ahh! xD

      I agree with you about the forced perspective…. I just don’t like it lol.

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

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