An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different. So said the oh-so-famous Oscar Wilde. To what context he said this, I have no idea. But it’s a phrase that makes me immediately think of the anime we’re going to be discussing in this week’s otaku Thursday, first impression post: Wonder Egg Priority.
So Wonder Egg Priority is beautiful. It’s intriguing. It’s pretty unique. It’s so good…it feels like a masterpiece in the making but at the same time–what exactly is it? That’s what I keep finding myself asking in every episode. I understand the basic premise, which is fairly interesting, and each episode is good on its own, but at the same time I’m also like–what is this again? There’s so many details missing still, likely because it’s not over yet, but it just feels like there’s something off about the entire anime. Like there’s parts of the story we’re missing–but of course there are parts of the story missing because its an anime and its only on episode like six and that means that there is plenty of time to reveal the full extent of the story. Because honestly despite everthing I already know about the show from what it’s established–I’m still SO curious about other things. Like…why these girls? Why were they chosen for this egg business? Yes they all lost someone but what else is there–do they have a common trait? Are there more like them? What is behind the whole egg business–is it some benign magical force or is there something greater at work? Is there a catch to saving their cherished ones? Part of me is feeling the, a life for a life price is coming up when they’ve saved enough people in the eggs.
And speaking of the eggs…all those people are dead right? Or rather deceased for sure. So are they really helping these people move on to the afterlife? Acting as some kind of guardian for deceased souls? Or is it the exact opposite and these are people who are dying and by saving them they are guiding them away from death and back to life? There’s so many interesting things going on with the egg business and the experiences that the characters have inside the dreams…but I just haven’t pieced it together quite yet. Part of the mystery is what gives Wonder Egg Priority the masterpiece feels though, so I’m not exactly mad about it. The whole anime feels like a fantastic fever dream.
Okay so that’s my mini rant on my general feelings about it, but to get down to the knitty gritty details–the animation, as I said before, is quite good. Not only is it pleasing to look at, but it also has higher quality art that could definitely be considered movie level good. The action sequences are pretty good so far, though as Star and I have been watching it there has been a huge debate on what the fuck kind of weapons they are supposed to be wielding since their movements aren’t exactly skilled (but hey–I say they are children that are technically in a dream so like, I give them a pass if they use their hammer-like weapon as if it were a bat). I’ll also say that the creatures in the egg-dreams are like hella disturbing but in the way that you have to be kind of impressed with the way they manage to look so disturbing.
Music has been–kind of unimpressionable. Maybe I just haven’t paid close enough to the OST, but there’s no theme that immediately comes to mind when I think of the show–maybe just the opening song. Which I will say that the opening is really cute…very artistic…but out of all the anime openings of this year so far, not too impressionable either. There’s nothing really special about it. Which feels like a betrayal because there is certainly SOMETHING special about the show. The characters also feel misleading to the show. Maybe because I think they are all cute and likeable but also just not like–strong characters. Now when I say that, I don’t mean in terms of their own personal strength and fortitude. They are definitely strong characters–their characterization just isn’t strong in my opinion. Like…they are cute and likeable but I also can’t really explain them further than that. I wouldn’t say they leave a strong impression on me either…but I LIKE them. Like, Star and I keep joking we’re going to get our girl gang to cosplay them. But…I don’t know. I feel like we’re still getting to know them. Maybe that’s just how I feel about the series as a whole–I’m still very much getting to know it. But I like what I’ve seen.
I don’t know–what do you all think of Wonder Egg so far? I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on it (you know I’m about to go out and find/read fellow blog posts about it). Star and I are continuing to watch it, it feels like a masterpiece, but I also don’t know if it’ll be best of the season–though it’s certainly a great contender so far. I just think it needs to start tying itself together into a more compelling story and really get us hooked into the action. Until then, every episode–like an egg, is filled with adventure and each is different. Anyway, that’s all for today! Until next time!