"I'm always perfect, but today, I've gone beyond perfect! Because at last, I've found what it was missing from my voice." - Diva to Vivy
The plot (of episode 7, 8,and 9) center on the prevention of Ophelia suicide. Matsumoto comes up with a simple he can do himself. Diva, his memory-lost partner, expresses her desires to help him with the mission as a way to discovery Vivy, the hidden personality. While he keeps trying to not involve her, a question emerges. How far do AIs go to fulfill their mission? What does it mean to put their hearts into their missions? The answers to them lie in so many tragedies.
"Antonio was the only one, you see. Who kept saying that he would let the whole world know about my... about Ophelia's singing." - Ophelia to Diva
The subplot of Ophelia and Antonio is sophisticating of calculation and love. Based on Ophelia and her father Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet, it tells a tragic story hidden beneath visual, music, and dialogue clues.
"If I can help a human by loving and marrying him, then I will gladly do so... Of course that doesn't mean that it can be just anyone. It because it's you, Tatsuya." Grace to Dr. Saeki
Blue Pill or Red Pill? Vivy is unaware of such choices. As long as she accomplishes her missions, she blissfully contents. The trip to the Metal Float Island is blessed with clean blue sky, a calm sea, a friendly machine, a grand and sophisticate AI manufacturing facility. A sense of security. Yet as the event unfolds, the color of crimson red swallows the island, transforming it into a living hell. Unsettling truth ruthlessly attacks Vivy's reality. What will her choice be?
"If we can't cry, then at least, let us be the ones who are always smiling." Elizabeth
Intense action scenes. The emotional reunion of the twins. Beautiful soundtrack underneath the starry sky. The central philosophical question of Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song what does "putting your heart into something" means. Not only the AIs answer it with their earnest actions, the production team behind "Vivy" certainly make it with great passion, too. The Sunrise Arc definitely surpasses the previous arc.
The Sunrise Arc covers episode 3 "A Tender Moon Tempo - A Pleasant Chat with the Stars" and Episode 4 "Ensemble for Polaris - Our Promise". After 15 years, space tourism becomes possible due to AI technical advances. Diva(VA: Atsumi Tanezaki, singing voice: Kairi Yagi), under the identity Vivy, and Matsumoto infiltrate Space Hotel Sunrise to prevent it from crashing. Matsumoto (Jun Fukuyama) offers to destroy Estella, the "most grievously defective AI" according to his database, as quickly as possible. Vivy declines as she tries to understand the cause behind Estella decision. Eventually, the situation becomes more complex as they discover Estella's twin sister is still alive and behind the crash.
"My mission is to make everyone happy by singing. That is the only reason I continue to operate." -Diva
At the first glance, "Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song" is a deceptively normal idol animated series whose voice actors/actresses want to promote their music career. But Vivy is a no nonsense profound story about Artificial Intelligence (AI) that offers one of the best watching experience in 2021. Its writers Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umeha are aiming to overcome the colossal shadow of their previous works; and Wit Studio is doing its best to create stunningly high quality animation.
The first arc contains two episodes: Episode 1: "My Code: To Make Everyone Happy with My Singing" and Episode 2: "Quarter Note- The Beginning of the One Hundred-Year Journey". Together, they offer much more enjoyment than our anticipation.
Immortality is not a blessing but a cruel curse. To live forever is to live a lonely life full of painful moments of parting. "To Your Eternity" directed by Masahiko Murata written by Shinzō Fujita based on the same name manga created by Yoshitoki Ōima, makes it very clear on the first episode with the tragic end of a once positive boy (Reiji Kawashima) who lives alone in the frozen tundra. The animated film explore theme of loneliness with its solid character writing, well-made animation, thoughtful music and setting. This make "To Your Eternity" one of the best show for Spring 2021 season.