I want to be in Yohan’s position now. Kotono is way too cute and I am so in adoration of Saint October right now. It is totally great because of the green haired loli greatness Kotono!
I have not decided whether to blog this permanently. For now, it’s as short a summary for it is 3.20 am here and do not ask me why I am blogging this now. I am in too much of a blood rush.
We had the news reporting of several children who are abducted by a mysterious person and the police had no idea who the culprit was. Watching the report was Kotono and Natsuki, our main two heroines of the show. As the culprit turned up, it seemed that he was wearing a magician costume, as the parents rung the police as the masked man had stolen their child.
As the police gave chase, they finally drove the magician into a dead end, only for him to escape as iron bars were triggered, locking the policemen inside. He then flew off, with Kotono giving chase. However, she was shot back by various pigeons from the hat of the magician, with the pigeons breaking her bicycle-like flying machine. However, Kotono was able to catch the face of the culprit She was then shot down into a house, embarrassed as she messed up the dinner of a family.
Back in the headquarters, we were introduced to the other characters, Kotono’s guardian, Yoshua and Koshiro, an assistant. We then see Kotono working on her computer, trying to remember the face of the culprit. We also saw the culprit talking to another girl, asking when he could stop this kidnapping and wondered why the president wanted to get a certain boy. Back to the headquarters, Kotono was working hard to find the culprit, with Yoshua telling her to rest. However, she was worried about the kids that were kidnapped and hence Joshua allowed her to. Koshiro then said that Kotono’s fate was similar to them, implying that she was kidnapped before.
The culprit was then investigating around town for the next target, as he wondered why the president would need to do such a thing. He then summoned out a card, as the card transformed him into the magician. Kotono finally rushed back home, as she saw a kid coming out crying. The kid did not know his name at all as Kotono brought him home. We then see three adults who held out cards as they changed their attire as well. It seemed that it was Sophia, the secretary and the president, probably the people that the culprit was working for. As the president checked the laptop of Sophia, he said that none of the kids was the right one.
Kotoha brought the kid home and remarked Yoshua as oju-san, even though Yoshua was only 27. The chick also teased Yoshua but was thrown out and stepped by Natsuki. It was once again referred by Natsuki that Kotono was abandoned to the church and she also could not remember her name too. Natsuki also found out the face of the culprit. The culprit then arrived from the top of the glass in the church, stealing the kid away. Kotoha gave chase with her bicycle-like machine but as they reached the ground, she was trapped by a yellow globe around her head, as she saw images of her being abandoned. However, the boy’s voice reached her as she broke through the barrier caused by the magician and took the boy back by doing a sling shot at the magician and grabbed him back.
However, the magician was about to fire a red bolt at Kotono when the boy’s eyes started to glow yellow as he pressed a card right on Kotono’s head. She then transformed into Justice as she literally kicked the arse out of the magician, repelling his red bolts and attacking him with a huge stream of black water. The magician then changed back to his normal self. We then realized that the boy’s name is Yohan as the rest reached them. We then got the news that the children were returned back by the news report.
KOTONO IS TOTAL WIN. She is perhaps one of the best green haired lolis that I have ever seen for a long while. She is very cute, not a tsundere but a pretty competent and likable loli. Not only that, she has a very cute voice, all thanks to her seiyuu and some of her actions are just way too much cuteness for impzie’s well being. He was literally swooning and scaring his co-blogger, Alkanphel, who had to listen to his various swooning. Here’s an example of the conversation.
Impz: saint october
Impz: damn good
Impz: the green haired loli
Impz: OH GOD
Impz: TOOOOOOOOO CUTE
Impz: THIS IS WAY TOO CUTE
Impz: i am driven crazy
Impz: TOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE
alkanphelsg: yes i can see you’re crazy now
As you can tell from the conversation, I am sure I drove him crazy too. The first episode honestly did not have a lot of excitement but the set up of the show looks decent enough. There is a bit of magic and the use of tarot cards is somehow used before, but I do like the refreshing concept that everyone in this anime seems to be using some form of tarot card. Lucky, this does not turn out to be some clone of Cardcopter Sakura even though I definitely do not mind watching Cardcopter Kotono.
For a first episode, it was ok. It was not great nor was it bad. There are some fighting scenes but they are of the standard of a normal mahou shoujo series, aka nothing much to wow about. Still, I found the transformation of Kotono when she received the tarot card on her forehead to be very refreshing. You have to see it to understand it for yourself. That said, nothing really much is said about this episode, other than the fact that Kotono was an abandonded child. Still, the pace is rather decent.
Due to my continued swooning, I was unable to watch the show decently and concentrate on the other characters. It seems that there is yet another red-haired loli that has not appeared just yet while the yellow loli, Natsuki did not yet have any personality traits. Her cute curtsey when she said gokigenyou was pretty cute though as this is definitely a loli-infused series that will make any self-professed lolicon drive crazy with insane happiness.
One thing I do have to complain about the show is the graphics level. The graphics level, while not shabby, can be a bit off at times. I hope that this series does not degenerate into Crescent love or Gift with the graphics and stays on with such a decent level of graphical design. If it can manage that and have a rather normal storyline, Saint October will definitely be keepers.
Hope you enjoy the fast summary by me on Saint October.