Sadly, the day did not go as I planned it would. My mother had other plans for me and the rest of the family. I at least was able to get in 8 episodes (in total).
Kaiba ended up being my favorite between the two shows I watched so far (the other being Tatami Galaxy). I felt the episodes went way too fast for me! I guess that shows how much I wanted to keep seeing more. At first I wasn’t really interested because of the fact that Kaiba was a boy who had lost his memories and that whole amnesia thing felt too overused. I quickly got passed that and the hole in his chest (which is much like an Arrancar’s).
I found the first episode to be extremely odd but at the same time I thought that it actually may have meaning. Now I’m not sure if I’m over thinking this but when Popo talked about the cloud separating the poor and the rich I immediately thought about the caste system and the inability to freely climb up. Also, only the rich are privileged to buy bodies. This made me think of slavery. It sorta is, in a sense. But other than that, there’s probably more to the idea of exchangeable bodies. Anyways, more importantly, I think the big thing is the strange markings on Kaiba. What does it mean? It’s not bright and it’s not vivid… so double rainbow is out of the question.
After the first episode, there was an introduction in the episode that made sense of everything. I like the fact that it keeps you updated on which body Kaiba is in. Now I actually need help on something… how did Kaiba get into the hippo body? I’ve checked a few times but I don’t see how he got there (unless I keep missing the reason).
Now, one of the weirdest things I found was in the second episode. Kaiba’s original body had so much sex with this lady that the lady exploded! I guess here’s where they say: Too much of a good thing is bad. Sorta on topic, I was really surprised with size of that lady with the massive boobs (you know, that lady who was the mistress of a guy who looked like a monkey).
I really don’t like the sheriff. He is extremely annoying. Not only is he a nuisance but he is also corrupt. The only time I did like him was him toying with Cloak at the end of episode one. But he ended up killing a couple and let the massive-boobs lady go because of her adjective. But with the killing of the couple, it showed that not everyone has a memory chip. You need to convert for that. I hope this is explored more in the future. The sheriff ends up helping Kaiba only because he doesn’t know the body was taken over by Kaiba. Kaiba takes Chroniko’s body and because she’s so cute the sheriff decides to be helpful.
As for Chroniko, she was a very good girl doing what she thought was best for her family. But there are many corrupt people in the world and one such person took advantage of her and took her memory chip. The only good that came out of that was that Kaiba was now able to use her body, at least it was better than her being sold off to a pedophile. We were at least able to see her mother and brothers and how her mother worked so hard to make her children happy, to the point of doing extremely dangerous jobs (which caused her to lose her arms).
So yeah, I got used to the animation style pretty quickly. But I have to say, during the 4th episode, the lighthouse scene (when Kaiba was first brought in and the grandma fixes him up) looked pretty ugly. All the movement just looked disgusting. Focusing on the story, the grandsons only cared for the treasure and not for their dead grandfather and, later, their dead grandmother. This series really does have some moral to it. After they found the treasure, they realized it wasn’t of much worth to them but it was too late: they were left all alone.
The girl in Kaiba’s locket turns out to really be his girlfriend. That scene of them kissing proves it. Finding her will probably trigger Kaiba’s memories.