Red Data Girl 12 ~ it is true that I can lead you there

June 9, 2013

Miyuki Sagara and Izumiko Suzuhara

Miyuki Sagara and Izumiko Suzuhara

Red Data Girl 12 seems to be the end of the school festival arc. I don’t really want to talk much about what happened , since I’m watching the preview episodes, and the broadcast is about two weeks behind. It was a really interesting take on the “Culture Festival” theme, though. Having the student council walk around in stage hand costumes was brilliant!

I do really like the way FFF has been providing both versions of Miyuki’s Buddhist chants, (here the Shunyatra Mantra):

Om svabhava shuddha sarva dharma svabhava shuddho ham

I am interrelated with all universally existent phenomena

 

On the whole RDG has turned out to be a very good series. It looks great, as I expected, but the way it handles the supernatural and school politics aspects is much more interesting than I thought it would be.

5 Responses to “Red Data Girl 12 ~ it is true that I can lead you there”


  1. Sadly, we will probably never know what happens next, as there is almost no chance of it getting second season and the novels would take a decade to translate. -_-

    • Joojoobees Says:

      Why do you think there is no chance of getting a second season? It is much better material than P.A. Works usually attempts. For once they have an interesting story to go along with their artwork.


      • Yes, it is very good indeed, but it doesn’t automatically mean that the sales will be good. As strange as it is, most anime that that Westerners consider one of the best of their seasons don’t usually do well in terms of commercial success in Japan (which is the biggest factor deciding whether the show will have a sequel or not). That also means it is dependent on how strong competition it has during said season. And to be fair, it is pretty strong right now.

  2. Cratex Says:

    RDG was easily my favorite of the Spring season. I also really enjoyed the ‘take’ it had on the main themes it presented.

    • Joojoobees Says:

      Yeah, just one way that it had an interesting approach to typical anime subject matter: the way the Ninjas were used at the school festival (to control information).


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