Putting the title of this first episode to the side for later, much much later, I just started watching this little show Innocent Lilies and I have to say I kind of like it, as a story/concept. I still think it would have been better off as a movie and in fact, the special Bluray has two versions of it. There is one that broken up into the episodes and another that is feature length without any interruptions. It was too good to be released as a series but on the other hand, I have a feeling that if it was released as a movie, it would have sucked. You know these kinds of movies from Japan suck. So I guess it benefited from being released as a series.
Episode 01 basically lays all the cards on the table for us but we don’t know it yet. As the series progresses, the cards are sorted out in order but they are already all laid out from the get go. The story goes that there is this school where ‘damaged’ girls go to attain a curious power thus becoming white witches. Because only girls who have known true pain are the ones who can change the world.
Uh oh! Bad vibes. Very bad vibes!
It starts mainly the members of Denpagumi.Inc and are supported by a few other popular faces like Komiya Arisa and Yamaya Kasumi. The Denpagumi members play themselves, well, their characters’ given names are the same as their real ones, like Shiratori Moga, our heroine being played by Mogami Moga and so on and so forth. The first problem I have with this series is actually Moga herself but I won’t get into that now. We need to know more first.