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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Denno Coil Screen Caps

Coil - A Circle of Children
Episode 1 The Kids With Glasses

Yuko Okonogi is on a train with her sister and their virtual pet dog Densuke they are traveling to Daikoku City where their family has recently moved. Yuko takes the fog that shrouds the city as a bad omen. When they arrive their mother is not waiting at the station as had previously been arranged, so her sister, Densuke and her get something to eat, while calling their mother to find out what to do. Meanwhile in another part of town, in the fog just outside of a temple gate a virtual cat sits in a strangely drawn chalk motif as Yuko Amasawa looks on. The lost cat named Hepburn is pictured on a poster behind the on looking Amasawa, Hepburn spits as a black blob approaches and reaches out a slithering tentacle towards the cat. A floating sphere approaches the scene and Amasawa reacts instantly tossing a glowing design similar to the motif that the cat was previously sitting in hitting the sphere. The sphere freezes momentarily allowing her time to run, she stops after rounding a corner and draws another motif steps in and when the sphere rounds the corner obviously searching for her, she is invisible to the floating sphere.

That's the beginning of this science fiction anime that's set 19 years in the future of a fictional Japanese city, where the lines between the internet, reality and virtual reality are blurred by the glasses the kids wear to enable then to see augmented reality. It's a world of six grade hackers and high school girl admins. Yuko the transfer student who doesn't know what is going on is our view into trying to understand what this augmented world is all about. I would highly recommend this anime to anyone who enjoys science fiction, computers or school anime. The show that immediately comes to mind is Serial Experiment Lain but so far in the first 14 episodes I've seen of Coil it is far less dark and much closer to a possible future closer then we may imagine, it's more like Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu then Lain but fans of either should really enjoy this.

Download the first 20 episodes here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to love episode 12. It got me ...ponder about life in general. I kept going back to that episode for a good hearty laugh. Love Denno Coils.GiGi

11/28/2007 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

My favorite bearded character was Tamako she was flipping out!

11/30/2007 05:42:00 PM  

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