i originally had low expectations for this show.
wow this show is blowing me away so far. it is quite well done and the first episode really had me gripped.
though i’m not concern, i’m pretty sure all of the guns and paraphernalia are accurately depicted.
(note i am not a jung theory expert…… yet)
The shadow archetype is supposed to be the unconscious subdued part of the self. this game/show puts a twist on it where the shadow part of the self “leaks” into reality / consciousness, allowing for Kamoshida to behave more like the self that he would normally have subdued.
this is in line with the persona series metamotif of the blurring of the distinction that the conscious self has from the shadow self, where the shadow overcomes and becomes the self.
the jungian concept of the “face” or identity that is portrayed in different situations. one of the big problems i have with this series is that only the main character (with exceptions) have access to more than one persona. yes, the other playable characters get other personas, but really they are “evolutions” of previous personas.)
this is why i like persona 4 a lot more, where the theme was “identity” rather than persona 5 that has the theme of “freedom.” the characters personas are direct manifestations and outcomes of their facing aspects of their self. while this is true in persona 5 as well, the “freedom” theme limits the scope of self that their personas can represent. “persona” is not simply the spirit of rebellion, but the various spirits of everything.
the voice acting is awesome, as it was in the game. the pace is actually better than i expected. definitely rushed though.
the 4-girl-friends slice of life comedy genre. ah yes. and the subject matter is “mangaka”.
the pace is uppity and fun.
straightforward talking yet shy girl joins the japan defense force
she is “chosen” to “pilot” a dragon.
superb animation – strangely nostalgic art.
the charming show of the season.
a slice of life romantic comedy +
work life +
spunky female protagonist +
this was a great pick me up show.
children playing and having fun. comically. it had a bunch of laugh out loud moments.
only if all children can leave so peacefully.
i didn’t expect this to get a second season at all.
the other shows this season may outshine this one though…
this is honestly one of the most inspiring shows ever.
megumi is back!
delicious looking food is back!
having played the game and knowing how anime adapts game original source material, i have low expectations for this show. pacing is usually way too fast to do the story justice. maybe if they made it 52+ episodes…
regardless, as a persona fan, Carl Jung fan, and anime fan, i must watch this.
maybe i’ll focus on the jungian concepts as i watch the show…