I finally finished this anime, and it was……meh. Every time an anime that know how to manipulate tone comes out it ALWAYS gain some level notoriety. This doesn’t always mean it will that it will end up being a good show, it just means it’s really good at manipulated you.
The problem with these finds of show and me is that I don’t react to emotional empathy. You might say, “Your cold hearted” I do feel, I just don’t react to other people emotions (it’s honest to god problem in my life).
Y-o circumstances can make me cry…which is why this show kind of angered me with its ending. It was too tidy and too happy!
You could have a too ending for this show:
- Emma stayed back to become a mother.
- Have Emma leave and come back 2 years later.
By having her just ‘leave’ you kind of have no conclusion to your show. Did they live? How did they find food? Won’t they be hunted down?
You could of even made Emma mother of the wild children. There is so many possibilities!
If we are going to be grim, all of them kids life behind are going to die because you destroyed there shelter, food and the educational equipment.
Now let’s discuss the dumbest part of this ending:
- Mother hears a song as a child
- Mother get pregnant
- Son hears song as a fetus
- Meets son again
- How did he hear a song that she heard as a child???? The show never establish that this was a song she humbled a lot (I don’t remember her doing it).
- How did he know that was his mum? Or was I meant to take it like how everyone ells calls her mum.
- How can you say she cares about the kids and say, “I need his brain.”?
This entire saturation could have been easily solved by just say:
- She instinctively recognised him (mothers intuition).
- Have her son burn alive in front of her.
He didn’t need to be there in the end, in fact it would have been way more impact if he wasn’t there. This would have been Emma’s last shot of escaping the despair, along with giving a good reason for mother to reflect on how she feels towards the children.
The show too many points where it over explained what was going on, too the point were I felt that the show was getting a little pretentious. I think the moment the show though me out of its world was when they had a 4 year old explain to Emma what he understood about the saturation and why they needed to stay behind in order to save the group.
O_O THAT IS ONE MATURE 4 YEAR OLD!
I really don’y understand why episode titles look so quiptic (it’s just the date).
I really don’t get why this show made such simple things so hard to understand yet, on the other coin the would simply blow over the more complex logistics of how everything functions.
WHY MENTION GRANDMA! She isn’t relevant to the story. You could have had assistant to mother just send a letter, when the time came this lady would walk out of the shadows and just stay, “We don’t like how your melding with a farm that creates high quality goods” Then get her to piece the flower into the woman’s stomach.
By getting someone ells to do you take away from the depravity of the situation.
I don’t think that Norman is dead, I think he will probably be used as stud (how ells are they going to make babies). That sense that was handled really well, it created tension without straight up telling me what was going on….I just wish the rest of the show was like that.
Final thoughts: It’s not a bad show, it could do with being a little less wordy (it’s anime, not a book).
Called it! Straight from the start I figured out that this was horror anime, they are not that hard to spot. To be fair to the show it does give you a lot clues to figure out what is truly happening to them throughout the episode.
Even the name gives it away, NEVERLAND.
In the original ‘peterpan’ story it is said he would thin out the lost boys when they got too old (implying that he killed them). If you know your literature, you can do the math.
I’m a little confused to who they choose and why? From an emotional point of view it it makes sense to choose the cutest child, from a story point of view there isn’t that much meat on her (or any of them for that matter).
*Dark humour* At least there free range humans, they lived a happy life.
This episode dragged a lot, it almost felt like it didn’t know what to with all the extra time it had. I’m hoping that this problem doesn’t leak into later episodes.