“For me, the world is but a tiny community. And I’m trying to save the world by destroying that community. I told you that, didn’t I?” – Alis
This episode is titled “The Birthplace of Gravekeepers,” we’re off to a good start. After dropping off all the other students at Tanya’s house where they’ll all be staying. Ai, Yuri, Alis, Dee and Celica are off to find Scar. Apparently Celica is the Scar compass.
Favourite moment of the episode- when Whisper accidentally remembers Alis’s birthday, which was actually the day before LOL Happy sixteenth birthday Alis!
I’m so charmed by Ai. She’s becoming one of my favourite characters of all time. She’s so bright and bubbly, a stark contrast to the grim circumstances around her. She’s been through so much and really, any other person would be disheartened by the way the world’s turned out. Perhaps it’s because she’s so much younger than any of the other inhabitants on earth. Being one of the rare last children to exist as well as half human and gravekeeper, her perspective must be vastly different from anyone else’s.
The gang stumbles upon a strange fog and a stranger valley… the valley where gravekeepers are born. Damn. God did a pretty cool job organizing the miracle/creation that we call the gravekeepers. The valley is called the Story Circle. Hampnie was right about gravekeepers, they appear out of nowhere, they’re always cheerful, they bear no ill will…
Wow, so there are some gravekeepers who are identical and others who are one-of-a-kind. What a unique concept. As Celica cries out in reaction to the Story Circle, lightning strikes the earth, even Dee refuses to continue down the road. She slaps Ai in the face and disappears.
At one point, Ai gets separated from Alis, Yuri and Celica. She stumbles upon a thick fog where she sees glimpses of her parents. Yuri and Alis are also given visions of their past loved ones. The Story Circle is truly a strange and mysterious place. When the reunite, they’ve arrived at the place where Scar is.
“I am a gravekeeper that was born here… I am a gravekeeper! It is my duty to assist the living…”
Lightning strikes again, this time on Scar. She starts to cry and Yuri points out that gravekeepers don’t cry at all… Everyone realizes that she’s become human! Yuri promises to take care of her and Celica. I guess Scar, Ai and Celica have become his new family.
Wow, I’m really touched by this episode and in the previews, next week Ai and Alis head off to his hometown. This series might just become one of my favourites. I can’t get over how gorgeous the animation is. MADHOUSE Inc. has produced anime series from CLAMP, High School of the Dead, Nana, Redline (which is awesome, if you haven’t seen it, go and watch it), The Story of Saiunkoku, Strawberry Panic! And a lot more…
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