I got every Kalafina release I could get soon after finishing Kara no Kyoukai 5. This means that I’d been listening to fairytale for at least the past half year. Having done that, I noticed the use of the song a lot more in the BGM, especially the opening section with the chanting.
This chapter was a weird one. It’s a lot less dark than any of the other chapters and the focus is on Azaka. I think I’m going to have to read the novel now to figure out what this chapter was all about. I’ve heard it being described as more comedic. No creepiness, no Shiki being crazy, and lots of Azaka prancing around being moe. While still entertaining, it’s not anything like the grand, two-hour epic, Paradox Spiral.
Oblivion Recording also still delivers in the production department. It’s still got the same great art and animation and music. The fight scene in this movie is worth seeing. Yeah, we’ve seen a magic fight before, but Azaka’s is nothing like Touko’s. It’s really pretty, super flashy and colourful, and is nothing like Shiki’s usual knife-fights.
I guess I would have liked something more in line with what I was expecting, but oh well. Time to buckle down for the last long wait for Rakkyo 7.