How would you rate it? Episode 1Of
Yurei Deco ?
Community score: 3.5
How would you rate it? Episode 2Of
Yurei Deco ?
Score of the Community: 3.8
How would you rate it? Episode 3Of
Yurei Deco ?
Score for the community: 4.1
I never imagined I would see it. Science SARU produce a Day-Glo cyberpunk “adaptation” of Mark Twain‘s The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnAlthough it is easy to critique the hyper-stimulated and social media-saturated layers and virtual reality society is beginning to drown in, after the past couple years I think it’s time to stop being surprised by the amazing surprises this otherwise horrible timeline sometimes throws at us. Read the entire article Yurei Deco‘sCoverage in the Summer Preview Guide. Then you’ll know that I had the opportunity to see all three opening episodes in one large batch. It was amazing. There’s almost no combination of qualities that works better in an anime than “vision” and “confidence”, and Yurei DecoIt has vision and confidence that is second to none. Although it doesn’t have the same level of craftsmanship and style as Masaki Yuasa masterpieces, DEVILMAN crybabyOder Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!It’s evident that director Tomohisa ShimoyamaWriter Dai SatoYou put in the effort.
However, it is possible to use the following: Yurei DecoIf there is one major obstacle that needs to be overcome, it’s the one that the show has faced. a lot to unpack in just these opening episodes, and at least for me, it wasn’t until the end of “Sham Trial” that I felt like I had a solid grasp of what this story is trying to say, and where it might take us in order to say it. For the first few episodes, I struggled to understand how the society of Tom Sawyer Island could exist. Works. The way that social media likes (or “Loves”) have replaced currency is a clear enough point of satire, as blunt as it is, but when it comes to the finer details of Decos, not to mention their function and effect in the world, things are harder to pin down at first. I wasn’t even sure where the “real” world ended and the virtual world began until the function of Berry’s eye implant is fully explained in Episode 2.
The first episode begins with a breezy opening montage set to a recitation of the myth of Panoptes, the 100-eyed giant whose all-seeing nature is reflected in the concept of the Panopticon, a kind of sociological thought experiment that has been used to inform the design of very real institutions—specifically prisons. The idea is that the powers-that-be establish a social order in which the “inmates” are exposed to the PossibilityThe theory behind this system is that it is a constant state of observation, where everyone is aware that anything they do can be seen and judged at any moment. The dystopian nightmare of perpetual privacy violations is certainly relevant considering the way that Yurei DecoThe show focuses on the ubiquitousness of social media in modern times. However, it takes its sweet time to reveal what appears to be a utopia.
Even when the plot starts to kick into gear in Episode 2, it’s difficult at first to get a read on what the story is “about”. To be precise, Yurei Deco‘s lofty world-building and complicated themes are not outright “flaws”. Sato is a very experienced writer. I would never accuse Sato of flying blindly with no plan. And it becomes increasingly obvious that the messy uncertainty of life on Tom Sawyer Island, is exactly what Sato meant. Berry and other kids are at the forefront of online hype and meme-hunting. LiterallyThe only thing they should actively pursue in their spare time is their passion for meat. There is no discernible difference in the lives they lead in social media and the virtual worlds they inhabit in the meat space. Hack arrives to cause chaos in Berry’s world by getting her involved with Zero’s fight against corruption. It’s obvious that Hack is a relic of the past.
We don’t understand the story until Berry goes deeper down the rabbit hole. The government It is necessaryDeco allows citizens to connect to it, and Berry learns that her parents are part of an operation to actively censor data that passes through the system. Tom Sawyer Island doesn’t just make its citizens blind with junk media and algorithms; it manipulates their bodies to ensure they understand the truth. Berry’s hazy eyes are what allow her to see that the Yurei do exist, and that there is another class of people living beyond her world.
Clearly, Yurei DecoIt has a lot of thoughts, and now that the necessary exposition is out, I’m excited to see if this story can live up its grand ambitions. Berry is a spunky and charming gal. But, Berry will need to make real emotional connections to the other characters if the plot is to be able to hold its own. Hack is fun and engaging, but she hasn’t been able grow beyond her plans and bizarre dialogue. It will be interesting to see if it changes. Yurei DecoPop-satire is a bold and daring work that ends up making an impact. Mark TwainIt’s not easy to be proud of, but it’s been an absolute blast and something that Twain would love.
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