OK, before the next episode comes out, random theory speculation time~
So many people are running around saying stuff about “a second cour could be Moon and Terra, etc, etc.” But here’s my proposition: The anime adaptation is going to be Terra-esk.
Now I know most people are immediately thinking, “we all know why that doesnt make any sense”, but hear me out. I am proposing that (VN Terra) [spoiler]the anime is another solution in which full evolution seemed possible. I don’t have much evidence for this; in fact, all of my evidence comes from the first two scenes of the first episode.
Right at the end of the first scene, we scroll through five images which to any VN reader are easily recognizable as important moments in the 5 heroine routes. Then directly following that, the last image is of Kagari standing on the Moon, staring at the Earth.
From Moon route, we know that the heroine routes are simulations that occurred on the Moon. And that last image of Kagari highly resembles the last scene from the Moon route, in which Kagari stands alone, watching as the aurora/Kotarou fly back toward the Earth. Out of context, these shots could just be written off as “cool things to show in an opening scene”. However, remember that there is context, and the context is that the opening scene is a huge chronology of Earth’s history.
If you havent picked up what Im laying down yet, Im basically saying that “this is proof, because I am asserting that the opening scene is detailing events that occured before the events of the anime proper happen”. Thus if those event that we know happened in Moon route happened before the anime, then the anime must be Terra-esk.
My other piece of evidence is the fact that Kotarou has a “dream” in the second scene, a dream that, once again, any VN reader would be able to recognize as being from Moon route. Now lets think about this. How can Kotarou have this “dream” if those events hadnt already happened…? In other words, this is more evidence toward my argument of “if Moon came before this, then this must be Terra.”[/spoiler]