Kyoukai No Kanata Episode 1 Fixed
Yayoi is Akihito's mother who continues to check up on Akihito using special postcards she religiously sends to Akihito from far away. She comes to visit him after the events of episode 10. Although her antics are usually very silly and annoy Akihito, Yayoi can also have a rather frightening side, as she is not afraid to use her abilities as a powerful Spirit World Warrior when Akihito is in danger. Despite all of their disagreements, Akihito tells his mother that she should tell more about himself someday.
Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 1
An anime television series adaptation, produced by Kyoto Animation, aired in Japan between October and December 2013. An original video animation episode was released in July 2014. A two-part anime film premiered in March and April 2015. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North American audiences with an English dub released in 2015.
Huh, Akihito says that these youma are a no-brainer to deal with for Spirit World Warriors, but both of the youma in the episode seemed pretty deadly. Perhaps the typical Spirit World Warrior is just that good, I guess?
Free! and Hyouka both actually grabbed me in the first episode, Hyouka more so because well, its definitely the superior series of the two. I think more so than just a premise, an opening episode has to really sell its characters, and Kyoukai no Kanata does that in spades.
Pacing was pretty well done for the most part, except that I felt the episode cut off just as things were getting somewhere. Its fine and dandy to spend your time introducing and developing said introductions for characters, but an opening episode generally needs to also kind of wrap up the first incident as well. 041b061a72