Re:CREATORS Episode 7

“I don’t want to make a mistake for the sake of the people who are in my story.”

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Everyone searches for clues on the Military Uniform Princess’s true identity. Meanwhile, Magane begins her inevitable murder spree, starting with her Creator.

Iro’s thoughts

This could have been worse, I guess. I expected last week’s cliffhanger to be sidestepped entirely, as is often the case with anime, but we do actually get a bit of action, chiefly at the hands of Yuuya and his Legally-Distinct-From-A-Stand superpowers. On the other hand, the end of the fight goes exactly as I expected, in everyone immediately bails when Kanoya shows up in his giant robot. I get it – it breaks the power balance – but come on. Giant robot! It’s the only cool thing in this show!

Almost nothing else actually happens this week, which I suppose is technically better than actively dumb stuff happening. The rest of the Good Guys do (admittedly pretty solid from a logical standpoint) research on the Military Uniform Princess, which would be a decent use of the audience’s time if Sota hadn’t already independently discovered all of this information and decided to withhold it. The entire ordeal comes across as boring because we already know what’s going on, and they aren’t exactly milking it for dramatic irony or anything. I suppose I should count my lucky stars they only dragged this shit out for two episodes instead of half the show, but have my standards really fallen so far?

So, I mean…. yeah. Re:Creators is still conceptually interesting and still isn’t capitalizing on its potential; business as usual. Let’s hope the plot actually picks up next week.

Re:Observations

  • Sota and Mamika go have lunch at the “ufotable Cafe”, an actual place that – natch – promotes ufotable’s current projects. As of this writing, they’re shilling Tokuen Ranbu and Tales of Zestiria.
  • A couple of English phrases – including Mamika’s Shining Shower attack – just go completely unsubbed in the official release, which I feel like is bad form.
  • Kanoya looking bored out of his mind during any group meeting probably makes him the best character so far. Or at least the most relatable.
  • Nakanogane saying that the only reason creatives show anyone their work is because they’re bound by deadlines is actually pretty good.
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