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I know I’m a bit late on these episode reactions, but I was on break when the season started. Anyway, here are my thoughts on P.A. Works newest creation, Iroduku: The World in Colors.
Iroduku: The World in Colors is a story about Hitomi, a 17-year-old whose upbringing has been less than ideal. She lost her ability to see colors at a young age and has since then been devoid of emotion. Her grandmother, worrying about Hitomi’s future, decides to send her to the past in order to meet her younger grandmother.
You would think, given the premise, and given the amount of excitement going on in just the first episode, that this would be a show that I would instantly love, right? Well, you would be partially right.
I cannot deny that, even in just its first episode, Iroduku presents a unique and interesting world, one in which technology and magic co-exist. My problem lies more in the execution, and how, despite having such an interesting premise, I don’t really feel any attachment to anything that’s happening on screen.
I attribute part of this to my own personal writing style. Normally, I would much rather have a character get at least an episode worth of backstory, and in Iroduku’s case, I think it makes a lot of sense. To me, it would be much more compelling if the show displayed some of the difficulty she has faced in her life because of her life as a mage and her color blindness.
It would also make a lot more sense to establish her grandmother’s character, and explain why its important for Hitomi to go see her in the first place. With a better explanation of her grandmother’s character, I would feel a lot more invested into Hitomi’s journey into the past.
For me, the first episode just lacks a lot of impact, as well as concrete reasons as to why I should care. I will definitely watch a few more episodes just to see if my feelings change, but as of right now, I’m feeling kind of lukewarm about it.
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