Dusk Maiden of Amnesia after episode 01 – First Impressions


          Well, the preview of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia I saw was terribly misleading, and so was its synopsis: “A young woman, by some strange coincidence, was left to die alone in the former building of the Academy of Sincere Teachings. Mysteriously, there is one person who can see her in ghost form: Niiya Teiichi, a freshman. Now they both seek to find out the reason behind her death, and what could have caused it.” Tell me, what images do you conjure up when you read this description? I thought of a macabre, evil, and perhaps tragic story that slowly unfolds to our discomforted yet intrigued eyes. To my slight disappointment, the first episode is anything but. Boy, was I fooled. Here I was craving for more darkness and horror after watching the thoroughly engrossing Another. And I get comedy. Irksome. Also another thing that bothered me was the music was more fitting for a serious and creepy atmosphere, but yet the situations and characters were of a lighthearted nature. I admit, I did have a slight grin while I watched the episode.
          There appears to be a grave (pardon the pun) undercurrent beneath the veil of humor, and it is the reason I shall continue with this anime. That, and Yuuko is indeed, very pretty. But physical beauty only goes so far in holding my attention…

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Published in: on April 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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