I do enjoy how Nessa floats through the air like a kite when Clain grabs her and pulls her away from the baddies. I guess she is a doppel and therefore real physics don’t apply to her. Either that, or they’re applying Gundam space physics here. You know, Gundam space physics. The one where you can have someone walking next to someone else floating.
I swear he’s becoming more and more like Hamdo from Now and Then, Here and There with every episode. The scene where he drops to his knees and buries his head into Phryne’s chest was picture perfect the same scene frequently from N&T,H&T where Hamdo buries his head into his female supervisors stomach. It’s gotten to the point that I think it must be a deliberate reference to that series. Either that, or the pudding bowl haircut nutjob villain is a historical character archetype in Japan. The murderer in Tale of Genji had a pudding bowl haircut. It’s a well known fact. Certainly better known than what N&T,H&T is about in the first place. I got a bit of flak from people when I called that series ‘obscure’ but I bet about 80-90% of my readers haven’t seen that series. For the sake of argument, I’ll hold a poll.
Back to Fractale, I quite enjoyed listening to Bandaged Phryne and her unusual logic system she used to view the world. I’ve always liked characters who don’t think the same way as regular humans, such as the Kyubey’s, the Chi’s and the Lafiel’s of this world. The argument might be brought up that it makes them difficult to empathise with when they don’t think like a human, and you can certainly see that happening with the sheer unbridled hatred directed towards poor misunderstood Kyubey. I say nuts to you folk, watching someone follow the same regular old thought process is boring. That’s the same thinking that has given us the generic male harem leads of this world, or the eternally nice shojo leads. Far better is to watch a different thought process. Better yet if they fall in love. Not that I’m expecting Kyubey to do that though. That would kind of shit on the whole point of his character.
Hmmm, I really should stop referencing other anime and stick to Fractale.
The big plot reveal of the episode was that Phryne is a grown up version of the younger Phryne things that look like Nessa. If you can follow that train of thought, then that means that Phryne was broken somehow yet let to live until she reached this age. The question is obviously ‘why’? The obvious answer is because her dad, the Hamdo lookalike, is in love with her and loves to cuddle her belly and put her in birthing tables or whatever the word for those things in maternity wards is. Come to think of it, how is he her dad when she was born in a test tube? Or have I followed the events of this episode incorrectly? As I’ve learned in the past, it’s pretty easy to muck up when trying to follow what’s going on in Fractale, because you’re never entirely sure if what we’re concluding from events is what the creators had intended. They’re far too busy making ecchi jokes to bother with making a coherent plot obviously.