I still got more ClassicaLoid stuff~~~~ I’m still going to color the second one tho… :D クラシカロイド aaaaaand to also celebrate the day of Beethoven’s death (March 26) .. One of the most amazing genius in the realm of Classical Music~~
I was so sad because CL ended, but then I noticed there will be a second season???? PLEASE I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE REAL BECAUSE I KNOW JAPANESE PEOPLE LOVE APRIL FOOLS (?) BUT THERE IS AN ENDING CARD ABOUT 2ND SEASON AND I’M SCREAMING TOO MUCH–
Srly, I didn’t even imagine to love this anime as much as I do. Classicaloid gave me lot of happiness when I needed it the most 💓 thank you, magical composers! ❤❤❤
Classicaloid Meta: A Look at Beethoven, Kanae, and ‘Love’
Hello! I’m not really apart of this fandom but I wanted to contribute a little something anyway. I enjoy making observations and doing a little theory and headcanon crafting. I hope that you enjoy!
I’ll admit that when I was first watched the beginning of this series I didn’t expect to really stick with it. I love the idea and enjoyed the humor of it but I wished a few things were more explored depth. I will admit that this series ended up growing on and I grew really fond of some of the characters and the re-imaginings of the famous classical pieces. As I continued to watch the series though I began to notice that the writers did a great job with using historical references for each of the Classicaloids. I really have to give this series credit because these references subtle and easy to miss but if you know or do your research on the composers you can pick up on the clever jokes and references that are weaved in.
For this bit though I wanted to look at something from one of my favorite episodes so far, Episode 19: “Love, And You Shall Die”.
(Spoilers ahead, turn back now if you don’t want to see them.)
This episode surprised me because of the bits between Beethoven and Kana. While there were very subtle references for a few the composers in this episode, Beethoven’s aversion to ‘falling in love’ is both hilarious and understandable.
When you look at Beethoven’s past and his track record with ‘love’, you can understand why this ‘reincarnated’ version of Beethoven might want to avoid it as though it were the plague.
(I’m going to put the rest of this under a cut since this became way longer than it was supposed to be.)
So in the above screenshots, Bach is not only talking about Kanae, but himself. Bach, who loves music above everything else, is giving the title of musician to Kanae. Kanae doesn’t compose music, but she’s been surrounded by it her entire life. She has good memories of it while Bach focuses on the bad.
Before this ep, we’ve only seen Bach’s memories from his new life. We don’t get memories from his past life until Kanae shows up. Bach and Kanae have so many similarities that it’s no wonder he has a connection with her. He freaking saves her from robo mice and actually listens to what she says. Also, for the first time in the show, someone addresses him as a friend (Bach-san) and that person is Kanae.
Instead of yelling at him or getting angry, Kanae simply says how lonely it would be if music was a constant thing. HIS REACTION GUYS. The camera shows him with Kanae reflecting in his sunglasses. He’s completely focused on her (much like how the multiple screens were filled with Kanae after he saves her). He’s wondering how it could possibly be lonely. Of course, Kanae’s grandma comes into play. She gave Kanae her love of music. Music is special to Kanae and Bach, but Kanae recognizes that the moments of music are what make it special. If anyone else gave this speech to Bach, it wouldn’t have worked. It had to be Kanae, a person that understands and relates to him in so many ways.