Sekai Suru Kado

Title:Sekai Suru Kado
Kado: The Right Answer
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Notables: Animation - Toei
Kōjiro Shindō is a highly-skilled negotiator working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As his plane at Haneda airport prepares to take off, a huge mysterious cube appears from the sky. 'It' expands rapidly, and absorbs the passenger plane and its 252 passengers. The cube's name is "Kado". A strange being called Yaha-kui zaShunina appears from within Kado and tries to make contact with humanity. Shindō, who was been absorbed by Kado, ends up taking on the role of mediator between Yaha-kui zaShunina and humanity. The Japanese government sends its own negotiator, Saraka Tsukai.
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12-episode TV anime that premiered on April 7, 2017.
Animated by Toei Animation.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3332#628]
(Two episodes watched):

Episode one ends with a cliffhanger in which this Yaha-kui zaShunina person reveals and introduces himself, but does nothing more; up 'til then, all we knew was that a giant cube had descended from the sky, and it had inexplicable physical characteristics. Curiously, the notion that it might be an alien spacecraft wasn't mentioned, even though that seemed pretty obvious to me. The synopsis above tells us a good deal of stuff which won't happen until episode two, if not later. Still, a story about something as momentous as this can't help but pique our interest, and I find myself wanting to know more. But, since the basic premise is still unclear, I haven't concluded yet whether it will be a show worth watching to the end.

What is the worst thing that can possibly happen? ZaShunina seems pretty harmless to me; I'm guessing that he is just curious about earth and means no harm. But without something being at risk, it's harm to get excited. Why are opposing negotiators really needed to begin with? What will they negotiate about? With the story moving at the pace that it is, I'm glad to see that this show will not extend beyond twelve episodes. Still, I remain modestly interested and curious about how things will work out--which is more than I can say about the majority of new anime this season.

Last updated Wednesday, April 26 2017. Created Monday, April 17 2017.

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