Sep 20, 2021
English is not my language.
This anime is basically a soap opera.
It starts with Lynn and her going to England, where Lynn's father lives. When they get there and are on their way home, they are in a car accident and Lynn's mother dies.
A positive point is exactly showing the death of Lynn's mother, and not always the same old cliché of parents died and that's it.
When Lynn comes home, she has no acceptance from her half-sister, and as the episodes go on the relationship between them develops. Lynn also makes friends with Arthur and Edward, who show up quite a bit, but there isn't
much to talk about them.
The misery begins when the Baroness and her children arrive at Lynn's home. The Baroness wants to marry Lynn's father only out of interest, so that one day her son will be heir to the dukedom.This woman and her children are some of the most disgraceful characters I have ever seen. Basically everything is blamed on Lynn, even though she is innocent, and they are always harassing her without her doing anything wrong. The goal of the anime is to make you hate these characters, and you succeed... THEY ARE UNBEARABLE. Every time they appeared I was irritated and angry.
At one point, everyone hides from Lynn that her mother is dead, but the Baroness and her children throw it in her face in the worst possible way. They don't even take into consideration that she is only five years old.
The anime is based on this, is the Baroness trying to marry Lynn's father and the Baroness and her children picking on Lynn and her sister in various ways, often with silly things and sometimes doing bad things to both of them. It is hard to say who of the three is more despicable, one is worse than the other. Baroness also starts to think she is in charge of everything at a certain point, even sending employees away for silly reasons.
One problem is that Lynn and Sarah never tell their father what they are going through, and I don't understand why. There is no point in me going into detail with everything they have been through, because it won't change anything. But I think that if they had told everything, their father would have given up marrying the Baroness much earlier. Although he didn't want to, he doesn't even like her and was only going to marry her to pay his debts and because his father kept insisting.
Well, at least in the end the Baroness doesn't get what she wants. I only wish that the last episode had shown her and her children angry because they don't get what they want.
One problem with this anime is the drama. Most of the time it is unnecessarily overdone. Like I said, this anime is a soap opera.
Like, it could be the silliest thing possible and this anime overdoes the drama, it pushes too hard to try to have an impact, getting repetitive and predictable. The less overdramatic dramas are usually with Lynn, and sometimes when her father has moments of drama.
This anime has an exaggerated Ie Naki Ko level of drama, sometimes it goes even further. The drama is not as functional exactly because it is overdone, making it very repetitive and forced.
The technical parts are good. The first and second episodes are a show of production and direction, after that it becomes more normal and the drama more exaggerated.
Character design is very good. As usual for anime from the 80s.
As a whole it is an average anime, so to speak.
The best part is Lynn, because she is a pleasant and charismatic character to follow, it was because of her that I was able to watch the anime and I will watch the second season.
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