Vivy: Fluorite Eyes Song – First Impressions
Yes, I know I am a little late with this article. 2 episodes late in fact but, I had no choice. I had my exams and a lot of stuff happened lately. I don’t know about any of you but, I was looking forward to this anime very much so I will do this article even if I am a bit late.
You don’t have to worry, I will keep this article spoiler-free. If you are not watching this anime, go watch it now. It’s absolutely beautiful. WIT is absolutely killing it with those damn beautiful animations. I will speak about the animations in detail a little later. But first:
Plot and Setting
The plot is rather simple an AI called Matsumoto (not his real name) travels 100 years back in time to prevent a war between humans and AIs. He takes the help of “Diva” an AI that works in a theme park called Nierland and is the first humanoid AI. Even though the plot is simple, the details and explanations are rather complicated. I love even how the smallest of the changes in the present, have a huge impact on the future. Matsumoto did just randomly pop up; he came with a full step-by-step plan for stopping AIs from taking over the world. He even tells Diva of various things that signify that what future they are headed to and tells her to avoid them as much as possible.
The plot is extremely reminiscent of the Terminator movies if you have ever watched those. The setting is of a “not very distant future,” something that does not feel very far away. I like the Terminator movies a lot, especially the earlier ones. The later ones are bad. Vivy derives inspirations from the earlier movies, which are very good, and because of that, the setting feels rather realistic and relatable.
The post-apocalyptic scenes of anime heavily resemble Nier: Automata. While Nier: Automata’s art style is supposed to look monotonous, Vivy has very vivid colors even in the post-apocalypse scenes. The overall scenery reminds me a lot of Nier: Automata. Let me be clear; I absolutely adore that game, so it is one more reason for me to like this anime. Now, after talking about the plot and setting, let move on to:
Animations and Soundtracks
I can literally write this section off as “its WIT Studio we are talking about, what the heck did ya expect?” but, it’s my job writing things so I will write. The animations are absolutely beautiful. The 1st episode included an ingenious 4th wall break. I don’t know whose idea was it to include that scene but it’s utterly amazing. Diva’s eyes are cameras and if you are paying attention, you can always see the lenses in her eyes zooming in or out depending on the situation. The art style is actually very good for an original anime too.
The same goes with the soundtrack. It’s beautiful. The soundtrack always fits what’s going on. From fast-paced battle music to slow music for emotional/explanation scenes, everything hits the right notes, and let’s not forget, all the music is electronic to fit the theme of the anime better.
Love you WIT.