I'm not sure which is sexier, a girl in a loincloth with a rocket launcher on her shoulder or a schoolgirl in uniform with a really big sword. But either way, it's fun having to think about it.
"random" meeting in the street, small-talk about yakitori, and then the dramatic events on the rooftop - all set to the rhythm of Hakaze's perpetually buzzing inner thoughts. To say she has a restless mind would be the understatement of the year - Hakaze's head never seems to stop swirling with anxieties and euphorias. She and and the ice queen Aika make a delightfully mismatched set, which I suppose is fitting given their respective roles in what's playing out.
"This is a wig!" bombshell. It's only made better by the fact that it came on the heels of a hilarious sequence showing Hakaze in a massage chair - like so much of what makes Zetsuen great necessary for no other reason that to provide color and atmosphere - and that it he capped it by announcing that "Being troubled for as long as I have, you start wanting to make a joke or two." Oh Samon, if only you realized - you're possibly the best comic character of 2013 so far. It's the oddities and the little details (like carefully placing all of Hakaze's artifacts in a coffin of all places for safe keeping) that make this such a wonderful and weird series. No other show in recent memory combines the great and the ordinary with the wit and charm of Zetsuen no Tempest, and it may be a while before we see another show that can match it.