Noein…That Multidimensions in the Time-Space Continuum Do Exist!
I know, I know. Christmas is over, right? Right. Well, this post isn’t about Christmas, it’s about the existence of multidimensions! I said that in an echoey voice, it reads better if you do the same. Glancing through my timeline on Twitter, one of my followers tweeted about multi-universes. I did not get involved in the conversation but it reminded me of a show that I don’t hear people talk about or write about often. I guess that is mainly due to many ani-bloggers writing about current shows with the previews, reviews, and first impressions. With my first post on this blog in November 2011, I talked about some of my favorite shows. I failed to mention Noein.
I’m one of those. Yes, one of those who could believe in the possibility of multidimensions and/or multi-universes. It’s intriguing to imagine that on another time plane there is another me but a different me. The “other me” may be the complete opposite of me outwardly but at the root has a common thought pattern. The “other me” may have been raised differently, raised in a war-torn country, raised in a wealthy family, adopted, the possibilities are endless. What if you met the future you from another dimension that’s warring with another dimension? She/he needs your help. What would you do? I would probably run off screaming into the distance. Ok, maybe not but I’m sure I would be sufficiently freaked out. Noein:To Your Other Self explores this concept of multi-dimensions and time-spaces. There is a war going on between two dimensions; Shangri-La and La’cryma. By the way, there is nothing harmonious about Shangri-La. It’s a complete misnomer. One thing that captured me about Noein was not just that I enjoyed the show’s exploration of quantum physics and detailed descriptions of time-spaces, but the artwork was very specific. The setting in Noein is Hakodate which is not a fictional city. In fact, the artists of Noein made sure that it looked exactly like the real city of Hakodate. I don’t think many anime series do that. There is romance in the series for those of you who like that type of thing, in fact it plays a big role but not in the annoying way anime is known for showing it, but in a more realistic way. Well, as realistic as you can get in a series about time spaces and multidimensional wars.
And yay, this is my 20th post!