For those in the United States, I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day and the last unofficial days of summer vacation. For me, I had some fun with my parents and sister as we went to Atlantic City to go dolphin watching and look at the ridiculously small aquarium. Afterwards, we went out to dinner, stay at a hotel and went home today. Although short, it was pretty fun.
On the other hand, Akari sets out on an adventure with Woody to send an old letter from a young girl that she made a promise with.
In this current age, it’s surprising to see a video letter being obsolete. With the prevalence of the Internet, handwritten letters are slowly becoming a thing in the past since email, instant messaging and even social networking allow instant communication. On the other hand, these letters still have a place in history as they can store the memories of someone and survive in the test of time. This is something that electronic communication cannot do. Still, it’s surprising that nobody created this because it looked possible with today’s technology.
The adventure and presenting of a video message for a deceased person on an island was heartwarming. The cat that shown herself as a little girl has always wanted this message delivered after all this time. Ami felt that the owner’s husband was special to her that she wanted Akari to send it. While his death was tragic, his sacrifice along with the other workers ultimately brought water to Neo-Venezia.
Even though delivering the letter seemed like a hopeless task at first, I was happy that Akari never gave up. In the process, she observed the affections of Ami’s owner and her feelings for her husband. From this adventure, it gave Akari the appreciation of how Aqua became a place of miracles with the help of everyone.
Not to mention, Ami’s appearance as a little girl reminded me of Shima from Clannad since they appeared in their human forms for a purpose, although the latter didn’t came along until two years later. ¶