Wow, sorry for the delay on this. I was away all weekend and then I got sick. Also I dont want to do this as a batch review with the finale.
time to review That Episode!
My mad dash before episode 8 airs continues.
HOO BOY so I was without internet on my computer for about 3 weeks, and yes, it sucked. It also means I haven’t been able to watch anything since then (although every single person on the internet seemed determined to spoil things for me anyway). So let’s see if I can crank these out before episode 8 airs!
Yeah, it was a given that I’d do this one.
Some fun lil tidbits first, the tagging on Viktor’s instagram/twitter/whatever fake SNS it is reveals that this is set in Saga prefecture right next to Fukuoka. Which, to be honest, makes me laugh even more because Saga is even hotter than Fukuoka. So I’m still going to stay confused about how cold and snowy its portrayed at the start. As for Hasetsu, I finally found out that it does actually exist! Well, kind of. The reason no one could find anything was because there technically isn’t any town in Saga called Hasetsu. There is, however, a town called Karatsu which is definitely what Hasetsu is modeled on. Here is a blog post from a helpful Japanese netizen who was also determined to get to the bottom of this. The statue, castle and even Yutopia (under a different name of course – although it even serves katsudon apparently) also all exist. Why they didn’t just call the town Karatsu, I don’t know. The only reason I even care so much about this is because if an anime is going to concern Kyushu for once I feel like its my duty to care. Especially when it’s in the prefecture next door to where I am now.