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Re: Random NO6 talks
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2015, 04:11:06 pm »
If we want to get specific, I think the anime had the entire first episode set when they were twelve for good reason. It showed just how easy yet mundane Shion's life had been, and then established the relationship between Nezumi and Shion as well as showing just how profound this all was to Shion. It also gave an intro to the setting, like how there's six cities, yadda yadda yadda... I think it also did a decent job of showing that Shion wasn't really content to begin with. It didn't have his "destroy everything" bit, but he still wasn't paying attention in class, looked a bit unhappy when Safu's grandmother went on about No.6 doing everything for them so they had nothing to ever worry about, and he made his comment about the Moondrop being a "blister on the earth." Of course it was questionable to dedicate an entire episode on that when they only had eleven episodes to work with in the first place. Maybe they could have worked it into the first half of an episode. Still, I think it did a good job of introducing the setting and Shion's life inside No.6 pretty well so the audience would have that part of the story to think back on later when we see the West Block and all of Shion's growth while facing hardships. I think it was important to emphasize the stark difference when no one watching the anime has had a life like Shion's. He's a pampered prince!