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, "atheniag" <anilesbocon01@h...> wrote:
> I am unrepentant. It's a brilliant series. I said that upon
> watching the fansubs years ago, and repeat it now - THIS is a
> series worth spending money on. The fact that the main tension
> (not love by any stretch, but it's definitely an emotional
> connection) is between two women makes it on topic, but even if it
> were a guy and a girl, it would still be worth it, because it's
> just a great story.
> What did you think of the "Bell Nuts" episode? Was I right?
It was a bloody stunning series, yes. And the Bell Nuts episode...
yes, yes, I was fairly steadily crying by the end of every episode
from that point onward. And after that episode particularly, we sat
in stunned silence while the end credits played -- a time when we
usually talk about the episode. And, well, that repeated for, I
think, the three final episodes. And I never, ever fast-forwarded
through the opening or end credits as I usually do with series.
I have no regrets about taking your word for it, stopping at Tokyo
Kid on my way home from the last day of Anime Boston, and buying the
rest of the series.
Interesting (possible SPOILER) note:
At the end of the series, K turned to me and said, "Not Purgatory --
the Ninth Hell." When we dissected it a bit more, it seemed right.
In one version of the Chinese Ninth Hell we've read, it's the hell
where people who have died before their time -- often suicides,
people who've been murdered, and children who have died by accident --
go. After a certain length of time, they're allowed to go out on
the night of Hungry Ghosts to be fed by people in the celebrations
and possibly find someone to take their place so they can return to
the Great Wheel. HR has a very different feel to it from the
pathetic desperation of the Ninth Hell, but the concept sort of