Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge puts up a marvelous show in its first PV, going beyond anticipation on all levels as the visuals are wondrous, the sounds are serene, and there is a vast cloud of sentiment all in between.
A light symphony gently eases one into the atmosphere of Dansai Bunri – and the second striking feature, after the excellent assembly of sounds, is the aesthetics to go with it. The scenes are not blatant or garish in emphasis, they focus on the characters indirectly – highlighting a surrounding of lush natural flora, whilst also concentrating of key elements of our characters, like the heroine’s ravishing mane, or the protagonist’s curious scissors.
Early on, we’re weaned into the darkness – the video shows us it’s not all a resplendent lifestyle, without getting explicit on the violence awaiting, it shows us simply a transience of unfortunate mood. The brilliance is that following this introduction to dangerous things lurking, we’re then given a full view of the heroine – this cute loli is the delicate creature at stake.
And what follows further into the clip is a barrage of emotion, a cauldron of assorted vibes associated with reminiscence of all kinds – our protagonist isn’t too sure what to feel as his journey will force him into scenarios unfavorable, and regrettable alike.
Peace is a respite, yet it does not come inevitably – Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge debuts in 2013, and this may very well be Studio Gokumi’s masterwork and stage into greater heights.