Wonder Egg Priority (First Impression)
- Studios: CloverWorks
- Source: Original
- Genres: Slice of Life
- Synopsis: “The story begins when the protagonist, a 14-year-old girl named Ai Ooto, hears a mysterious voice while walking around town late at night. It gives her an egg and beckons to her: “If you wish to change the future, you need only choose to do so. Now, believe in yourself and smash the egg.”
-Anichart (edited by KiritoNarukami)
If you were to ask me what pique my interest to watch this show…I’d tell it was pure curiosity! There little to no information on the show but the presentation of the commercial the ambiguous line from the website all were so intriguing that I couldn’t help but add this to my watch list! Let’s dive in!
It’s only the first scene and I’m already in love with the art. The composition is incredible with the bright yellow raincoat up against the dim cityscape. The focus around the color yellow is mesmerizing, not only the bright color but also the meaning of the color yellow. Yellow symbolizes sunshine, happiness, and warmth, which is an interesting color because of the personality of its wearer. Is there a larger meaning to this bright color or is it just for matching with her eye and I’m thinking too hard?
The darker side of the show bears its fang quickly in the first episode, so this is a warning for those that think it’s just a cute show about teenage girls. The world isn’t always sunshine and butterflies, the world can treat you differently just because you’re “different”…and there are those who are pushed to the edge. Wonder Egg Priority will no doubt explore darker psychological themes as the story progresses and where it takes us…may be darker than we expect.
I’ll talk about the art and animation of this show until my word count maxes out! The subtle details in each scene is astounding, the body language that Ai displays to the girl is loud and clear. The way she slightly resists, her mannerism, the softness in her voice, are all things that show what type of person she is. Throughout the episode the story elements are kinda thrown at you in what seems like no particular order, random flashbacks, but it’s only then do you realize that you’re in a dream world where the slightly idea and completely diverge the “reality” of the moment. Dreams are sporadic, random, yet somehow still makes sense in the moment. Typing this out makes me feel like I’m crazy but the essence of a dream expressed quite well within the show. You’ll get it if you watch it!
Wonder Egg Priority is a BIG WILDCARD, but I’m confident that it’ll be a WONDERful spectacle. The mysterious nature of the show is extremely alluring, as well as its composition and story telling. The plot points are somewhat scatter but slowly connect to each other piece by piece. There’s thin line between dream and reality remember but the story telling does a phenomenal job of establishing reality and fantasy, or at least I like to think. I would not recommend this to those that are looking for a happy show, this WILL NOT be a happy show, in fact I get the feeling this will tear the audience apart emotional, and I’m ready.
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