Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon and random talking birds

The Testament Union is the major power within Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, it is the group that binds everything together, with a significant military force and the power of multiple Deadly Sins Armaments. However, there are clear questions about how and why they have so much power, along with why the Testament can control the minds of so many people. As is explained on several occasions, the Testament is effectively a history book, detailing all of the events that took place up until the initial destruction of the world. Every country and city-state religiously follows the Testament in their re-enactment of history, fearing that if they do not some dreadful calamity may befall them. And yet, there appears to be no real evidence that backs up this idea that if you do not faithfully re-enact history the world will end. Furthermore, Horizon’s position in all this, along with the perception that as soon as history, or rather the history in the Testament runs out another great calamity will befall humanity. Read more of this post

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Revisited

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon was a series that many people either ignored or dismissed as ridiculous, with an incomprehensible plot to anyone who had not read the light novels upon which it is based. I quite enjoyed this series, but I am also suggested that it was little more than a guilty pleasure, yet again quoting the idea of a plot that did not make much sense along with other elements that at the time may have felt forced. However, I was curious to see if my views of the series while holding an element of truth were perhaps heavily influenced by the wider opinion of this series when it aired. I decided to revisit it, watch it again and see whether or not it was still a guilty pleasure, and generally speaking I think that the series is substantially better that I and many others initially suggested. I also think that there was a substantial element of cultural fundamentalism in the dismissal of this series as just another light novel adaptation, as if adapting a light novel automatically means that the series will be bad. Read more of this post