Fumetsu no Anata e

Title:Fumetsu no Anata e
To Your Eternity
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Notables: Animation - Brains Base
An omnipotent narrator casts an orb of light to the Earth, watching as this entity copies the shape of a rock and then, many years later, mimics the moss on a rock. When a wolf dies beside the moss, it evolves, taking on the creature's shape and gaining movement for the first time. As the wolf, the orb observes the dead wolf's owner, a young man who lives alone on a frozen tundra, and accompanies him on his journey to reunite with the rest of his townspeople, who crossed the icy wasteland years before in search of a more bountiful country. The time the orb spends with the boy leaves a mark on the entity as it observes, mimics, and bonds with the boy and then the other creatures it eventually comes across—all while transcending death and living for time immemorial.
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20-episode TV anime that premiered on April 12, 2021.
Animated by Brains Base.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4302#628]
(Two episodes watched):

A highly original show--in fact, so original that I have a hard time thinking of things to say about it. God (or whoever) creates 'an orb that captures the reflections of many things and changes in response'. He decides to 'cast the orb unto the earth and observe it'. What he's looking for is 'stimulation'. Episode one is set in an eskimo-like culture but episode two will apparently be taking place in a much more green setting. The orb doesn't take on human form until the end of the opening episode and therefore hasn't said a word. Maybe it never will; perhaps the various stories will be about the people it encounters rather than the orb itself. Perhaps this show will be about the trials and tribulations that humans of all sorts of cultures must face. What was clear was that I must watch it.

Episode two didn't seem quite as moving, however. I was annoyed by the portrayal of the central character, a girl chosen for human sacrifice, in a superdeformed manner in contrast to everyone else. It seemed to trivialize her and make it harder to take the drama seriously. The orb seems to be largely an observer while the real stories are acted out by humans (though it does get involved now and then). As of yet it doesn't even know how to speak and acts as little more than an animal with a human body.

Last updated Saturday, May 01 2021. Created Monday, April 19 2021.

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Official Japanese Series Web Site https://anime-fumetsunoanatae.com/

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