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Monday, June 29, 2009

New Flavors: Umi Monogatari

Umi Monogatari
(Sea Story)

The “transforming magical girl action” story centers on Marin and Urin, two “pure” sisters who live alongside the fish in the sea, but yearn to be in the world beyond the water and above ground. One day, a beautiful ring falls in the middle of the sea, and Marin and Urin retrieve it. The two decide to leave their waterbound world for the first time to deliver the ring. After an arduous journey, they come across an isolated island where a high school girl named Kanon lives. The encounter between Marin and Kanon — the maiden of the sea and the maiden of the skies — awakens a hidden power as the world is threatened by an enveloping darkness.

Thoughts about this series from xtine06 and Sapphire Pyro. A generally good anime in terms of animation, music and character design.

Animation and music is good. Marin and Urin's costumes are so cute and unique. I love the OP song...a nice melody and nice sound. But contrary to my expectations, this didn't appeal to me that much. I think that if I force myself to watch this one, this would end up being dropped later on.


Sapphire Pyro
The episode really didn't appeal to me at all like I had expected. But I have to admit that the visuals and music were pretty good! And I like the Little Mermaid thing in the end. Moreover, I like Kanon! She's a cool chick with some anger management problems! Haha! But nah, I don't think I would watch more of this . . . even with my mermaids bias. If I want mermaids, I'll cuddle 07-Ghost's Razette instead. Hehe~