No. 6 -- First Impressions

No. 6

First Ep. "Drowned Rat"

First Impression: I really like it.

Produced by Bones, the anime studio that produced such classics as RahXephon, Wolf's Rain, Scrapped Princess, Eureka Seven, Angelic Layer, Darker than Black, Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club and two adaptions of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga along with Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto and GosickNo.6 began airing in Japan for the Summer 11 season.

Based on a 9 part manga, the story is clearly dystopian, instantly making my sensibilities perk up. Shion, raised in a city state called "No. 6" is an atypical, smart twelve year old with some real soul. He wants to be an ecologist when he grows up. He loves the wind and the rain. His curiosity overrides his fear.

When another boy his age, a fugitive, Nezumi, breaks into his home during a typhoon, Shion doesn't freak out. Instead, he tends to the boy and feeds him some of his mom's home cooking, even though this will land him in a deep pit of trouble.

So, when they're alive, humans are warm.
Episode one is all characters and setting and elegant animation. I think this is going to be a beautiful anime.

I also have a feeling that rabid fangirls are probably going to subject poor Nezumi and Shion to a lot of off plot fanfiction and art. Let's hope this pair can make it through the exquisite torture.

Next up: a fanfiction rant? Possibly.

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