Episode 5 “Every Breath You Take” [from the same name as The Police song]
Episode Director: Noriyuki Nomata [ Animation Unit Director on Danganronpa The Animation (Episodes 1,3,5,7, and 9 more specifically the Animation Punishment Movie) / Episode Director on Baby Steps Episode 13 / Episode Director on Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika The Coffin Princess) Episode 5 / Episod Director on Cross Ange Episodes 4 and 11 / Episode Director on Flip Flappers Episode 2 / Episode Director on Misone to Hasotan Episode 11 / Assistant Episode Director on Monsuno Episode 16 / Episode Director on PSYCHO-PASS Episode 17 / Episode Direction Cooperation on Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish) Episode 8 / Episode Director on Show By Rock!! Episode 11 / Episode Director on Show By Rock!! Season 2 Episode 10 / Episode Director on Star Blazers 2199 Episode 25 / Episode Director on Unbreakable Machine-Doll Episode 2]
Script: Deko Akao (Script Writer and Series Composition on Akagami no Shirayukihime episodes 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 11 / Series Composition and Script on Etotama / Series Composition and Script on Amanchu! / Script Writer on Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun episodes 5, 8 and 10)
Storyboard: Manabu Okamoto [Storyboard on Akame ga Kill!’s Ending Sequences / Episode Director on Akame ga Kill! Episodes 6 and 17 / Director and Script on Gamers! Episode 12 / Episode Director and Storyboard on The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Ending Sequence for Episode 8 / Storyboard and Unit Director on Matoi the Sacred Slayer Episode 6 / Storyboard on Qualidea Code Episode 11 / Storyboard on ReZero: Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’s Second Ending Sequence and Episode Director on Episode 8]
Chief Animation Director: Yoshiyuki Ito (Character Designer and Chief Animation Director on Concrete Revolutio / Key Animator on Episodes 1, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18-20, 22, 24-26 on Cowboy Bebop / Character Designer and Chief Animation Director on Hisone to Masotan / Planning on GANGSTA / Key Animator on Kaiji Opening Sequence]
- Koichi Horikawa [Animation Director on A.I.C.O. The Incarnation ONA series Episodes 3, 8, 9, and 12 / Animation Director on Ayakashi Ayashi Ayashi Divine Comedy Episode 1 / Animation Director, Key Animation and Design Cooperation on Kekkai Sensen Episode 2 / Key Animation on Bubblegum Crisis Episode 6 / Key Animation on Carol OAV / Key Animation on Cowboy Bebop Episodes 1,3,5,7,9, 10,13,15,17,18,19,20, 22,24,25, and 26 / Key Animation on Crusher Joe: The OVAs Episode 2 / Animation Director on Hisone to Masotan Episodes 1,4,6,9,10,11, and 12 / Key Animation on Eikyuu Kazoku (Eternal Family) / Animation Director on Eureka Seven Episodes 8, 16, and 23 / Assistant Animation Director on Eureka Seven Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers film / Animation Director on Eureka Seven AO Episodes 2,7,11,14,20, and 23 / Animation Director on Hagane no Renkinjitsushii (FullMetal Alchemist BROTHERHOOD Episodes 57 and 64 including Episode 1 OAV / Animation Director and Key Animation on Ghost Slayers Ayashi / Animation Director and Key Animation on GOSICK Episodes 8, 16, and 22 / Animation Director on Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) Episodes 2, 9, 12, 38, 54, 59, and 63 (Key Animator) / Animation Director on Noragami Episodes 2, 8, and 11 / Animation Director on Noragami Aragoto Episodes 4, 10, and 13 / Animation Director on RahXephon / Key Animation on Scrapped Princess Episodes 21 and 24 / Animation Director and Key Animator on STAR DRIVER Episode 7 / Animation Director and Key Animator on UN-GO Episode 2 / Key Animation on Witch Hunter Robin Opening Sequence / Animation Director on Wolf’s Rain Episode 2 and Key Animator on Episodes 1 and 4]
- Shinya Yamada [Key Animation on Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Episode 3) / Animation Director on Amanchu! Episodes 5, 10, and 12 also Key Animator on Episode 2 / Key Animation on Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 22, 25, and 28 / Key Animation @ Seigasha on Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Episodes 2 and 13 / Key Animation on Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 2 / Web Production on Kekkai Sensen / Animation Director on Kekkai Sensen BEYOND Episodes 5, 9, and 11 / Key Animation on Code Geass: Akito The Exiled OAV Episode 1 / Key Animation on Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Episode 31 / Key Animation on Nodame Cantabile / Animation Director on Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen (2nd Season) Episodes 3 and 8 / Animation Director and Key Animator on Nodame Cantabile FINALE (3rd Season) Episode 6 / Key Animation on Mawaru Penguindrum Episode 15 / Key Animation on Subete ga F ni Naru (The Perfect Insider) Episode 1 / Key Animation on Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episode 6 / Key Animation on Ristorante Paradiso Episode 1 / Key Animation on Samurai Champloo Episode 23 / Animation Director on Shimoneta Episodes 5 and 8 / 2nd Key Animation on STAR DRIVER Episode 9 also a Key Animator on Episodes 12, 18, and 20 / Character Designer, Chief Animation Director and Animation Director on Trickster Episodes 1 and 24 and the show’s opening sequence / Key Animation on Yuri!!! on Ice! Episode 1 / Key Animation on Yurikuma Arashi Episodes 3, 7, and 11 / Animation Director on Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) Episodes 4,7, 16, 19, 20, and 21]
The animation is a bit off at times but nonetheless another marvelous episode. While last week was filled with comedy this episode pushes the story further along in a more serious matter and still these girls are an absolute joy to watch! Now is where we can finally see how realistic this show is–Carole’s power gets cut off at the apartment and the girls have to look for jobs to stay afloat. While many shows would neglect these details it’s great to see an anime series handle this realistically.
With Roddy’s efforts to get the girls a gig through Beth the owner of the Mars Lounge club, unlike previous episode have taught us about Carole and Tuesday wanting to become famous it is clear now more than ever that even if these girls don’t make it big they would still jam together with no one around to hear it.
Like in the episode’s title, the focus here is undoubtedly what the voice can do and how it can reflect an overall song. In order for Tao to gain the 12 million woolong he brings Angela along to investor Schwartz. This says a lot about Tao– in order to get the upper hand on Angela’s mother Dahlia and secondly gain more money for his research in mind control. He goes to quite lengths especially here–does background on Dahlia, Angela’s acapella performance shows that Tao is putting faith in Angela’s voice. Another method in getting Angela to trust him more. Still though, with Dahlia’s past slowly revealing itself and her having been angered by it you have to wonder how long it will be until she snaps and Tao’s true colors are shown.
Carole & Tuesday would probably be an average show if it were set in today’s world however with this anime set on Mars the story becomes something special. An over-arching theme of accomplishing your dreams in a world of AI culture and the fight to create something for yourself (and if you can let it out for all the world to see and hear).
Spencer Simmons. We have only seen him a few times and after seeing the preview with him in this episode I was extremely worried we would get some huge falling out between him and Tuesday’s love for music during the gig. An amazing tender song about finding your journey and never be scared of where you are headed. At the very beginning he is determined to bring Tuesday back but then towards the end he finds her by chance, performing at a small club. There are a lot of things that could have happened–Spencer disrupts their performance ruining any chance Carole and Tuesday have at their first gig but he doesn’t. He listens to it, accepts what she is doing and leaves. Instead of following his mother he believes in his sister and supports her. This show is so fantastic because there hasn’t been anyone particularly evil and this episode reminds us of that.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10