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I was wondering at the beginning if there was going to be a story at all or if it was just going to be wandering and pondering life. Turns out, at least at this point, that it's a bit of both. The last couple of episodes have given the girls at least temporary goals to work towards but there's still no pressing "Story" pushing everything forward. They've managed to use each new situation to push a different sort of subject to think about rather than to push a plot point. And in this episode they've in a sense openly questioned whether there even needs to be a concrete meaning at all.

Very solid stuff. Sort of a low key favourite so far that would almost classify as a chill relaxing show if not for the setting (but that's also part of it's charm).
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StriderShinryu wrote:

I was wondering at the beginning if there was going to be a story at all or if it was just going to be wandering and pondering life. Turns out, at least at this point, that it's a bit of both. The last couple of episodes have given the girls at least temporary goals to work towards but there's still no pressing "Story" pushing everything forward. They've managed to use each new situation to push a different sort of subject to think about rather than to push a plot point. And in this episode they've in a sense openly questioned whether there even needs to be a concrete meaning at all.

Very solid stuff. Sort of a low key favourite so far that would almost classify as a chill relaxing show if not for the setting (but that's also part of it's charm).


I like this, and I think it goes well with what we learned about the world this episode. Watching the first episode, you kind of get the idea that the backstory is just humanity almost wiping itself out with a needless war. But now the world is much more mysterious - yeah, there was some pointless war, but even before that, they were all living in some kind of habitat superstructure built by a lost, ancient civilization. It's a lot harder to turn that into a simple story, and I hope the show keeps it that way.

At the same time I do think the show is holding on to a kind of lowest-level of meaning: being alive is good. What Girls' Last Tour is doing is refusing to embellish that with narratives like "journey of self-actualization and companionship to take down the magical shadow terrorist group plotting to blow up London." When I compare Girls' Last Tour and Code: Realize, the latter is decidedly not low-key, but it is much more boring. And I think it's because its narrative is reductive. Life is difficult and unusual by itself - more difficult and unusual than Victorian cyberpunk - and Girls' Last Tour gets this. And just presenting life unfiltered is enough. Maybe that's what I wanted to say: the show is low-key, but it's also the opposite of boring, because each small thing that happens has a lot of significance.
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Posted 10/27/17 , edited 10/27/17
This show still continues to impress me. Journeying in the world of the unknown in their vechicle as the two girls wonder about their future...

Picture perfect
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Posted 10/27/17
Episode 4

Those girls continue to do amusing things in a dead world. First, they go overboard with a camera Kanazawa gave to them, and they were trying to find out how to use it. They get distracted that they knock over a statue with their vehicle. And then they talk about how with 52,000+ pictures left how their food will run out well before the camera gets full. Then they go into a temple where it's just a place with a giant statue and a drained pool of fake plants. Yep, there's nothing related to god at this place. Once again, that was great.
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Posted 10/27/17
Damn these photos feel so ominous

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Love these two, they're too cute. The subtle philosophy of this show makes me think more than probably everything else I watch combined and does so without hitting me over the head with it. Really brilliant writing and directing for this show.
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Posted 10/27/17
I loved the food offering scene.
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Posted 10/27/17
That was nice. Less happened this episode than any of the others, if that's even possible, but the characters and world are strong enough that it doesn't matter. And the first three episodes earned it.

The temple in particular was impressive: the simple strangeness of its aesthetic made it work as otherworldly. Like, what is this thing:



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It shows up in the OP, and it didn't occur to me that it'd actually be in the show. Were I to name it, I feel like I'd call it Meme God Bob. It looks like the kind of creature that might preside over memes. And its temple is a glowing rectangle. Perhaps the ancestor civilization experienced the meme rapture, and Chi and Yuu were left behind because they were out of wireless range.

The conversation about the temple at the end felt a little ham-handed, but maybe that's just because the internet has way more religious arguments than it does over the other aspects of life Yuu ponders, like whether picture files will still be around after cities crumble away, or what cheese is.
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Posted 10/28/17
That was easily my favourite episode of this series so far. So many great moments and a nice sense of progression and world building. I don't know if we're ever going to get an explanation for what happened in this world but, especially after seeing this episode, I'm even more curious about it. Plus, the music this episode was fantastic. Also, as a photographer, this episode tickled me in that way as well.
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Posted 10/30/17
I'm glad they finally discovered cheese. Cheese is life.
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Posted 11/3/17 , edited 11/3/17
Episode 5

And now, the girls are at a house where there's nobody living in it, but to their surprise there's running water and electricity. And the Chito falls asleep at the wheel, and she is having an interesting dream being chased around by Yuuri. Then the girls are stuck in a rainstorm as it's now spring, and the girls are making music out of the dripping rain. Pretty amusing once again with the girls making great memories in a grim world they live in.
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great ep. I really liked how they started it, it really grabbed my attention. the first part was probably the best part so far. they were longing fore a house and picturing it in their head and it was cute and beautiful and when they got back to reality I was so sad for them, it was really great. the napping part was supposed to be funny I guess but I just found it... scary? I don't know, I wasn't able to laugh and instead I was worried? I the part was weird and... yeah anyway the third part was beautiful, especially visually. it was nice to see them in the rain and to see them making music (?). anyway great ep.
I really love this show. it's one of the best this season and one of the better ones recently. I hope to see more of this kinda ep (especially the first part and the last one). cant wait to see where this goes.
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The opening music for this show is by far my favorite of the season.

In regards to this episode, I half expected Chi to wake up with Yu gumming her arm like a toddler.
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Posted 11/3/17
This show continues to be simple set piece after set piece. And that's okay.

this was actually probably my favorite episode so far simply for the ending with the rain music and the ED song overlaid with the credits.
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Gotta get those tunes

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