I’m kinda surprised, jumping into season 4, the series feels like it’s kind of regressed in some regard. These opening six episodes of the season seem to be going back to the tone and content of the earlier parts of the show. Albeit with much better art and animation. Being more of an anthology and less self serious about telling an ongoing story.
It’s not to say I’m disliking what I’m seeing, I just kind of assumed the series would continue getting darker and leaning into telling longer-form narrative as it aged. Although this season still has plenty to go to still get me all worked up.
I was initially really excited about this concept of these three episodes. Not only were they harkening back to one of the most popular moments from the original traditionally animated Clone War series, but it was a story set in a totally new and unfamiliar location within the Star Wars.
A story entirely set in an undersea city, with all the visual benefits and hindrances that come along with it.
It doesn’t really feel like I’ve been writing this series for a long time, but I look back at where I am in the series and realise I’m over halfway through the series at this point, just finishing season 3 and going into the 4th. I’ve seen the series grow and change over the past 25 entries and it’s just become a normal part of my week now.
At the expense of all other non-anime television, but It’s not the end of the world.