Anime Commentary Review

The Promised Neverland – Episode 2: 131045

 

Random Commentary:

  • It’s official. Any opening sung by UVERworld is an automatic new obsession for me. Two episodes in and I already can’t stop listening to it.
  • I see what you did there, Norman. You just wanted to look up her skirt 😉
  • Excuse me? WHAT? Since when can you ‘sense’ demons? You literally just found out about them and didn’t ‘sense’ them until they were practically in your face. I’m calling your BS, Norman.
  • Isabella didn’t even start them off on easy mode; she went straight to savage mode.
  • That’s real bold of you to think she doesn’t know you went there, or to the gate. Norman, I’m going to keep calling your bluffs. You think this is a game?
  • I SWEAR TO CHRIST, ISABELLA. That’s TWO lives you’ve made me lose since I started watching. TWO. This is a whole new level of jump scare that I’m not emotionally prepared for.
  • *slow clap* Emma. EMMA. You have gained my respect. That was phenomenal acting. And the part where you hugged her and asked her about Conny? The cherry on top, girl.
  • My first instinct would be to push Norman down the stairs and then throw myself down after him. Isabella is not going to make me answer anything. Over my dead body.
  • Did Ray put his own tracker on them? He just randomly shows up every time they’re together.
  • Are we just going to pretend it’s normal for 11-year-olds to jump down from a tree so smoothly like that? I would break my legs.
  • LMAO. Emma is almost as stubborn as I am.
  • Isabella does not know what going easy on children means.

 

Final Thoughts:

I got what I wanted from this episode. It kept the momentum that the last half of the first episode started and I’m greatly satisfied. At this point, I’m just here for the ride. And for Norman. Oh, and Isabella. She really reminds me of Johan Liebert from Monster at times. Halfway through the episode, there was a short sequence with her walking alongside all of the children outside. It gave me some serious PTSD flashbacks to when Johan did almost the same thing and walked around with a group of young kids surrounding him. The entire time I watched both of those scenes, I found myself thinking, “God, please don’t let him/her do anything to them.” Isabella gives me those same vibes. That’s certainly a point toward the ‘plus’ column. I love feeling uncomfortable because of characters. I’m a serious masochist.

I do also need to congratulate the mangaka/creators of this show for a quick second, though. Bravo for having protagonists that can mask their immense fear around the antagonist. I’m glad they aren’t the classic transparent protagonists that are read like books at every turn. It’s nice to have characters that actually try not to get caught.

Another aspect I should point out that we were shown was that we finally got some bonding between our three protagonists. Ray appeared to have more emotions in this episode when compared to the first one where all he did was kind of just blend into the background unless he was directly addressed. It’s nice to see that he actually cares for the well-being of the other two (can’t really say much about how he feels regarding everyone else… I mean, he was absolutely unfazed by their new obstacle, after all).

So, in short, I’m looking forward to episode three. This is shaping up to be a pretty good show so far. Let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint. Onwards to the next!

 

BlameSaiki

 

I’m a 25-year-old story-telling fan. I enjoy all forms of media, including anime, manga, literature, films, video games, music, and everything else in between. I’ve been writing short stories and novels for myself as a hobby for as long as I can remember. I’ve never considered myself good enough to become published, but I’m hoping to change that someday. I’m a huge sucker for characters, so that’s usually what will make or break a majority of stories for me. Other than that, I spend my days working and trying to pay my bills (how fun, right?).

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