Re:Creators Episode 8: Explosion!

I think overall this week's episode was up and down for me (and back up again). The middle section of the episode focused on Sota and his past added some necessary context, but I'm still not sure I get why he hasn't told everyone what he knows about Altair. That aside, I thought Mirokuji's interaction with his creator was pretty interesting at the beginning of the episode. And finally, I think Mamika was set up well in this episode, but I question whether there's a good way out of the situation presented at the end of the episode. On one hand, it feels weird to cut a character that has changed so much through the course of the series at this point. On the other hand, I can't imagine how she could survive without some dumb revive mechanic.

I wish this idea was explored a bit more, but I guess it's not completely relevant to Altair. At what point does a Creation distinguish itself enough such that it's a separate entity? How much does Altair from her original? Perhaps she has every trait that the original has that isn't overwritten by her own defined traits. Also, the idea of "secondary creations" that's mentioned here suggests that there are situations in which multiple creators alter a single creation.

I'm actually on the author's side at this point. I think that skepticism is the correct response to this situation (until Mirokuji summons the spirit, of course).

I found this line funnier than it should have been.

Sota's reactions here are making me wonder just how much of a plot convenience it was to have him skip the briefing where Altair's identity is revealed. It looks a lot like he would be a dead giveaway.

Okay, this is starting to make more sense. It sounds like Sota started to reject his friend because he was jealous of her talent. Now I'm just curious just how much of a role he had in her suicide. I suspect he just wasn't there to support her when she needed him, but it might be more interesting if he was the one who instigated the hate against his friend. If the latter is true, I'd give him a free pass for not telling everyone that he knew about Altair. As it stands, I'm still not convinced.

They're really setting Alice up as the character that curses the gods, huh?

That's not ominous at all.

I'm surprised that they made it a point to show that Magane was watching Sota in the cafe with Mamika, but there didn't seem to be any indication that she was watching his conversation with Meteora. I even went back and checked the scene. There were people standing around, so it wouldn't be too hard.

If anyone was going to figure out Sota was hiding something, it would make sense that it's Magane, the master of deception. Still, I'd be a bit surprised if Meteora didn't figure it out either...

How so? Maybe this is just another manifestation of her magical girl past.

This seems like a bit of an exaggeration. But whatever...the whole "internet communities suck" thing is nothing new.

That escalated quickly.

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