Watching the two nobodies get slaughtered at the start of the latest episode of Kamisama Dolls got me thinking. The West has a certain conception of Japan, a conception that often obfuscate a very latent fear in anime: a fear of Japanese villages and the horrors they contain.
I was watching the third episode of Sacred Seven and it opens with Ruri buying a jewel for a ton of money. She immediately gets on a private jet to head back home. At this point, I start wondering how on earth can she afford so much free time? Isn’t she still in high school and doesn’t she have classes to attend? Doesn’t she have any other obligations to fulfill as the only remaining member of her family?
Enishi has always been trying to boost Kissuiso’s business, and he really thinks inviting a film production to the inn will do the trick, but why stop there? Get with the times, I say, and take advantage of fanatics with disposable income: otakus.
A man on the run calls his daughter to grab a bag full of money he had hidden in their home and run — run away as far as she can and that her mother in heaven will always be with her.