Impression – Coppelion, Episode 13

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Episode 13 – “Angel”

For the past few seasons, the shows I’ve been most excited for have been the biggest letdowns. Maybe it’s because my hopes were so high, although I’m usually pretty good at keeping my expectations modest. With Coppelion, there were quite a few things that I liked, but poor pacing and a mess of concepts mixed together made for a mildly difficult viewing experience.

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In my Refrain ep. 13 impression, I mentioned the idea of deserving good endings. Coppelion has a good ending, but does it deserve it? For me, a lot of the struggles and obstacles felt artificial and therefore not really deserving of a spectacular ending. Well, I guess the ending wasn’t that happy considering how many people died along the way. But I did like the message that was delivered with the birthing of the twins, Sora and Riku. Probably less of a Kingdom Hearts references and more of a reference to “sky” and “earth.”

Don’t let me be misunderstood, I’m not against good endings or anything. In fact, I’m quite the sucker for them, even if they aren’t “realistic.” What can I say, I just like to see everyone happy. Even the Ozu sisters got a second lease on life, thanks to Ibara’s kindness, which is great because Ibara and Kanon were my favorite things about the series. I totally thought Shion was dead, but I guess should’ve given Kanon a little more credit than that. Her care for her little sister is proof that they’re more human than they give themselves credit for.

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The series leaves a lot of room for continuation, as the manga goes further than what the anime shows. I’m still wondering what that secret of the Coppelion that the Vice Principal tells the survivors is. At first, I thought it was the fact that the girls weren’t human, but maybe it’s a little deeper than that. I suppose if you want to know more, you should read the manga which would probably be better than the anime. Because the material is fairly solid, but the way it was presented left much to be desired.

“Time moves in mysterious ways.”

B.W.

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