Polyphonica crimson S #01 — Once More Around the Block

April 4th, 2009


What convenient lens flare.

New Season Disclaimer:

I prefer to give every show a chance. You never know when your dream-eating insect wielding Mai HiME knockoff will turn out to be a psychological romantic thriller, or the strange moeblob show will be full of wit and urine jokes. However, my preferences are still my preferences, and while I’ll endevor to at least convey why I do or do not like things, there are genres of shows that I just plain don’t particularly enjoy. My opinions are based on nothing more than a gut reaction to what I watched literally 10-15 minutes prior and should be construed as nothing more and nothing less than that.


Well, it’s certainly better than the first iteration of the show. It feels like the art took a bit of a hit, but there’s actually animation and a significant amount of movement this time. There are even Corti Lasers. Very few things are hurt by adding lasers to little girls, especially when they’re used to blast dogs. Even so, I’m still not sure it’s up to where I’d call it anything but painfully average. They do appear to actually be attempting to have something that the first series didn’t… which is to say, a plot, and I commend them for that, but with three girls already clinging to Phoron and another one already set up to be his coworker/rival, they’ve somehow made this feel like an adaptation of a trashy porn game despite its innocuous source.

I may give it one more episode just to see what they’re actually going to do with this version, but as of right now, I’m inclined not to. If you made it through the first series, you’ll probably find this one a lot more enjoyable. I don’t think this is going to be anything more than a blip on anybody’s radar though.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • hashi says:

    The relationship between Corticarte and Foron is what will count for me. If it keeps developing as well as it was backgrounded in ep1, I may keep watching. But I’m afraid I see monster of the week coming, which is what the first series seemed to be.

  • P-dash says:

    I promise to love you forever if blog this.

  • karasu says:

    aroduc, do it, you get a bitch for blogging this, win-win

  • Aroduc says:

    Hrm… Bobby M has been telling me he needs a new trick turner…

  • Honoo says:

    I’m not a fan of prequels considering Crimson S seems to be a prequel – but the character design is slowly getting into me. Aroduc, do you have some magic words to deter me from watching this?

  • Silver says:

    @ Honoo

    Actually, just ignore the first season of Polyphonica because that’s just something they made up. This season of Polyphonica is more or less the real adaptation of the game.

    @ hashi

    This shouldn’t be monster of the week type at least if they follow the kinetic novels.

    About Pholon, I would more say that he only has two girls after him. Corti somewhat and Perserti. Prine is more of a quiet and somewhat shy girl at times so it makes it seems like she is interested in him but not quite. Also, they seem to have changed her character a bit too extreme. She is more of a modest type and not extremely shy as they depicted here.

  • Mimi says:

    No monster of the week, but one of the bad guys. And from what I know (played the kinetic novels), it is no trailer for the next ep, but something that happened somewhere (or heck, they’ll show that sequence again next week).

    To the show itself: I loved the plot of the Kinetic novel (ever since I played it, I wished for an Anime made out of this stuff ^^;) and I am quite happy how it seems to come out. They changed somethings, but made only one logical mistake to the whole background of Polyphonica (Corti could come out of her rampage without any Commandia. That’s normally impossible.), but I could live with it, but it had fit to the episode. I think, all the changes to the game they made were not to repeat to much out of the first season. It would have been too alike. But apart from that they even used some dialogs from the game, the Background music was partly from it… I am looking very forward to more… ^^

  • Jaz says:

    Any idea what song Phoron was singing?