[C]ing For Myself What All the Commotion is About

"My dream is to have a fixed income with a fixed lifestyle. All I want is to live a modest life with my wife and kids. Yes, of course I'll sell you my future for five hundred thousand yen."

Anyone that knows me knows that I am ridiculously picky about the things that I watch, and nothing is exempt.

That is your one and only warning; read on at the risk of your own emotional health.

My first introduction to this particular anime was Pearz rolling off the sofa beside me in pure...emotion, while I was happily playing the part of Jinouga's chew toy. The only things she managed to coherently communicate to me were, "LIES," and, "Pokemon," so naturally I assumed the worst. This was a week ago; from then until now, I have been sampling a multitude of opinions regarding said particular anime and the accumulation resulted in a personal interest in the matter.

Without further ado, I present my escapade into [C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control.

When I experience something, I simultaneously experience it twice: once with the analytical part of my brain turned off, and then second with it over-clocked. For the sake of writing structure, we shall separate them into two parts.

If I take everything as presented without thinking about it, then [C] left a really good impression:
Fight proxy battles using money-gorging apparitions via bank cards over user-manipulated terrain with unimaginable wealth on the line.
That sounds pretty damn good to me.

But, then again, so does this:
Embark on an epic quest across known existence with two beautiful girls on a journey of self-discovery, all the while uncovering the secret of the millennium.
That's Fractale, which, by the way, was the shit, right?

Oops, I think my brain turned on accidentally there. Well, since I started, I'll continue.

Before I read or watch something, I'll first look into the name. Why? Because I think names are important. Some people don't - they're stupid. I prefer the name in its original form and language, as I believe much is lost in translation; sadly, one did not exist for this anime.

Thanks to Shaffer`z comment on gg's site, I found out [C] stood for "control", and this anime was supposed to have been named Control; unfortunately, there was a naming conflict with existing shows. I guess that also explains the amalgamation of Google-translated English impersonating as a title.

It's not a long wait before the first fight scene. It certainly had a cool moment or two; I won't deny that. As one would expect from a proxy battle genre, there is a lot of flashy-flashy and combat based off a difference in artificial measurements of power rather than trivial things like skill. Silly Rho, caring about stuff like choreography in this day and age of special effects.

With the fight scene wrapped up, we advanced the plot to our protagonist Kimimaro Yoga, a stressed-out nineteen-year-old working two part-time jobs while on the verge of failing out of his Economics Major. How do I know he has no hope of passing his second year of university? Simple: he studied economics for two years, but still didn't know what an "entrepreneur" was; in fact, he could not even grasp the concept after it was explained to him.

Side note: Leave it to the Japanese to take a French loanword from English and truncate it to two syllables to call it a "short-form". Entrepreneur is one word; it means contractor. Separated to its base, it becomes entre and preneur, so amongst buyers. I hope I don't need to explain why short-forming it to entre is about as intelligent as short-forming business into bus. ...oh wait, they already do that.

I applaud the anime for paying so much attention to their protagonist; at no point did Kimimaro accidentally break character and do something intelligent. After all, he did end the episode by joining a pyramid scheme.

inb4 Kraft Lawrence gotta catch all 'em Sekirei.

~*+ Rho