I’ll get this out of my system and point out that this show is by far the prettiest show this season and that is in a season with The Ancient Magus’ Bride delivering gorgeous representations of magic and march Comes in Like a Lion hitting us with pure emotions being visualised absolutely flawlessly. I do not remember an anime season with so many shows dazzling my eyes in this manner, but of all of the shows I am currently watching, Land of the Lustrous is the most beautiful. It is a shame that due to a range of factors my screen captures don’t even come close to showing off how fantastic this one is to watch.
Okay, outside of just being totally mesmerised by the shiny images on the screen (and yes I did have to rewatch the episode because I did get distracted by the visuals and missed some of the subs) this episode finally starts to fill in some of how this world came about. The snail from last week get’s better acquainted with Phos before leading her out to sea. Meanwhile, it transforms and tells her part of a story that is filled with a lot of maybes and possiblies but discusses the three life forms and how they may have come from humans.
It is a curious philosophical discussion about the different attributes humans possess and the common features between the three races become more interesting. Curious also is Phos’ conclusion after the speculation that the Lunarians are created from human souls and what that means about human nature. Though all of this musing is cut short by another attack and I am really wanting the next episode to come around all ready so I can find out what is going to happen to Phos now.
Really loving this show. The story is still pretty slow in developing but the characters and setting (as well as the visuals) are more than keeping me enthralled as the plot slowly emerges.
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