Sadly, I did not get to go to see the early screening that took place at Asahi Hall in Tokyo earlier today (or yesterday, depending on your time zone).
However! I did find a blog post by a Japanese fellow who actually went to see the screening. The post can be found here and it includes lots of pretty pictures.
I’ve already posted this information elsewhere, but I figure I may as well put it up here as well. And oh yeah, assuming I’m not flooded by finals, then hell yes I’m translating this once it comes out.
- The anime is slightly less than 30 minutes long (awww ;_; )
- “Fast-paced and difficult to understand, but it had an appeal that made me want to watch it again and again.”
- The character listed as “Koto (???)” on the site: apparently her name is written 古都 (“old/ancient” + the “to” from “Kyoto”).
- The pamphlet given to guests contains a sparse relationship chart. Koto (young) and the Aun Brothers are confirmed as siblings. Myoue is listed as “guardian” for Koto and the Aun brothers. Myoue, Head Priest, and Yase form the “Triumvirate”.
- More to come??? (yes please yes please)
The blogger’s impressions:
To put it bluntly, it wasn’t that easy to understand.
Everything that is a mystery to us is everyday life for the characters in the anime, so they don’t provide any explanations.
However, the world of the story was full of exciting secrets, which along with the beautiful animation had me spellbound.
“What sort of world is it?” “What’s going on?” I’m sure I’ll watch through again and again, trying to find out.
[They] said that starting with this screening, the world [of the anime] would expand more and more.
I get the feeling this will become a work that will make me think, “Wasn’t I truly blessed to be able to witness the start of it all?”
Clocking in at 30 minutes, it’s a lot shorter than I was hoping for, but it seems to hint that there will be more Kyouso Giga to come.
My previous translations from the Kyouso Giga official site can be found here.