Twelve Days of Anime #10 – Toori randomly stripping at every opportunity.
December 16, 2012 1 Comment
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon is a curious series, one that divides anime fans with those who adore it and those who hate it with a passion. It is a series that at times is a confusing mess, with numerous ongoing plot threads all playing out at the same time to the point where the viewer often has no clue what is happening. This may be partly because of the source material, with the light novels all coming in at over an inch thick with the inclusion of a thousand-page prologue to set the scene for the story itself. Trying to cram this much into a mere thirteen episodes seems ludicrous, but that is what has happened.
Half the time I simply gave up trying to work out exactly what was going on and decided to watch the series as dumb fun because that is precisely what it is. The one character that really stood out for me was Toori, a character that splits anime watchers almost as equally as the series itself. Some hate him and think he is just stupid, others find him entertaining and also rather clever. Toori spent the majority of the second series naked for whatever reason, but it was a particular moment in the first series where he performed a strip tease to the class that I really remember. It is a strange scene that sums up everything that I love about Toori as a character; he is crazy, but also rather clever and perfectly willing to mess around with people’s heads, others might not agree