WHY!? Why, Suzumoto, must you be so cruel?
I’m not really sure what to say about this thing. The atmosphere is as wonderful as the other parts of planetarian. I always have and always will love how Suzumoto manages to create an atmosphere that’s sad yet hopeful. Going along with that, we have Suzuki Keiko’s acting that is out of this world.
I guess I can talk about how awesome this line is: “‘Happiness’, ‘Ultimate’, ‘Consciousness’, ‘Chaos’, ‘Nihility’, ‘Inquiry’, ‘Soul’, ‘Thought’, ‘Love’, ‘Separation’…”
All of these relate to the story. Happiness relates to Tircis’s feeling towards Aminte and how excitable he is as a child. Everything from Consciousness to Thought relate to the search for knowledge and how it leads to Tircis abandoning the task he was originally given. Love and Separation is like the most subtle piece of foreshadowing ever.
I’m not really confident in my abilities to talk about Tircis’s speech about God, but I hope someone else can do a better job because it’s probably very cool.
Oh right, I have one note to make as a translator. Whenever Tircis says “everything” like in the beginning of 02, he says みんな(minna) which is more commonly used to refer to animate objects. So even though he talks about nature in general, what he says has a more compassionate feeling to it. Tircis has a lot of stuff like that; he has a very pure and kind view of the world around him.
I do have one complaint about T&A and that is how the twist leads to the first half 07 being just a huge info dumb. Other than that, it just makes me cry like a baby every time, and I have to go over these many times.