Charlotte #09 — L’ego my Ego

August 29th, 2015


I find the notion of ego waffles kind of disturbing.

Reminder: Rokka’s MBS broadcast (only Saturday broadcast) was off last week, and has a two-episode broadcast today to catch up, so the new episode is delayed… and the catchups are delayed too, so it’s going from a super late broadcast to super ultra mega no backsies late, which tends to… not pop up in a timely fashion.


So we go from a daaaate, to a pop idol concert, to him having a massive seizure into about a 12 minute… ‘dream’ about being in some military industrial compound for gifted youngsters under lock and key while being experimented on until the mutant uprising. Since we know Maeda loves to pull parallel dimenions out of his ass, let’s go with that. Some kind of time travel + flashback + amnesia + handwaving at any rate, because lord knows, stack enough godawful plot devices on top of each other and maybe they’ll all cancel out. But hey, isn’t it nice that everyone was secretly all connected to everyone else all along? Funny how it always works out like that. It’s not nearly as interesting a mystery as they’re trying to make it out to be, mostly because, like this keeps doing, it’s just spat the hell out while the protagonist goes “huh, okay.” Me too, Doormatto, me too. Oh, and we’ve decided to retcon his powers too, because why not?

I guess it was supposed to serve as an introduction to a new sibling-like character to die/inevitably betray our now completely passive and sub-doormat of a protagonist while he stares wide-eyed because he has been reduced to simply a vehicle to be exposited at or shoved through walls. He’s blind too, because like with Blindy last week, if you’re going to have one character archetype, you may as well repeat it. It is the first we’ve actually even seen of the supposed evil scientists that come and take powered children away they’ve been gassing on about since the first episode and seemingly exist only to force him out of his room when he’s angsty, only to disappear into the void again, their one half-hearted attempt having ended in failure.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Germanguy says:

    The problem here with this Big Brother in the end. He can not use his Time Travel ability anymore. He is Blind. Or he find another way to get Light into his Eyes. as long he is blind, his Ability is useless or on put on Ice. Seems like this is the last Rewind time Alternative World.. or an Dimension Jump combined with time traveling, for Big Brother

    But, why they go there an Wipe his Memory? Is he not there to save his little Sister to gain her Destruction Ability? Or is his real goal to teach her little Sister to control her Ability for the good? Gravity lens.. She can see far away stars, you know… there is hints here and there, what her true ability (right controlled) can do

    • Anonymous says:

      I wonder if yu can plunder time travel. reason given for memory wipe will be something weak like “to keep you safe” It could be that the brother was up to some magneto stuff and Yu was not going to play ball so he got wiped.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    Well, it could be worse. At least we didn’t have Yusarin and what’s his face show up to do their one joke and leave.

  • Gorilla13 says:

    Maeda getting shittier and shittier everyday. P.A Works too, can’t believe they’re the same people who made True Tears and Clannad.

    Had to mute during the concert cuz… ENGRISH!!! Even a hot voice cannot save the engrish garbage and this garbage of a show, maybe this can rival Glasslip for the worst pos that P.A ever made.

    • Aroduc says:

      I don’t know, man. I heard things about Glasslip. Terrible horrible things.

      And it was a terrible horribly boring bit of nonsense to start.

    • ZakuAbumi says:

      P.A. wasn’t in charge of Clannad though, KyoAni was. Their only Maeda contribution apart from this obviously was AB!. Going by letters, maybe you wanted to mention Canaan instead?

      Considering their entire non-suboptimal output ranged from Uchouten Kazoku to Shirobako, with neither of them being particularly breathtaking, it’s not like they’ve ever had something strong up their sleeve.

  • The Phantom says:

    It was like: Hey, “I am out of ideas, so lets reboot this with this awful cliche-mix of amnesia/flashback/time travel, also lets resurrect imouto and make side characters part of the new awful plot, and those evvvvil scientist actually do evil things”.

    Literally a reboot pulled out of his ass as you mentioned, I just hope that the flash and pyro girl were not part of the old gang and remained silent all along that would be really contrived, o yea and lets god forbade they revive pyro girl while time traveling that would be.. no never-mind they probably will anyway. sighs…

    • Anonymous says:

      There is probably some character whos power is making people blind.some will have to stay disabled/dead because characters are dicks and some activists lose their shit every time a character shrugs off a disability.+ without her sister Yusarin is just walking noise, it has not been hinted that her personality is like that due to her sisters death so her resurrection won’t fix that.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think this was the fist time I saw cliffhanger being “get hyped for more flashbacks and exposition”