ēlDLIVE: Episode 2 — Abandon Ship, Abandon Ship

Episode 2 of ēlDLIVE left a lot to be desired and aside from the escape of a vicious criminal, not much really happens overall. Continue reading “ēlDLIVE: Episode 2 — Abandon Ship, Abandon Ship”

First Impressions: ēlDLIVE — Episode 1

It looks like this anime season will be continuing its trend of lackluster series. Nothing really stands out in ElDlive apart from the fact that the protagonist talks to himself. It would be amusing if it weren’t for one problem: The series, rather than letting the audience think about its unique qualities, points to it in a way that might as well have a big sign that reads, “Look at me, I’m special.” Much like other shows this season, ElDive could be improved upon if it used subtlety to convey its themes. Well, that and if you overlooked its overall lack of direction in subplots. Studio Pierrot really dropped the ball with this series. Continue reading “First Impressions: ēlDLIVE — Episode 1”