News Touka Gettan Anime Airing Episodes in Reverse Order
posted on 2007-05-10 11:41 EDT
The creators of the Touka Gettan supernatural anime series have acknowledged on their blog that the twenty-six episodes have been airing in deliberate reverse order from the chronological story. The first episode (which aired on April 2) told the ending of the story arc, and each successive episode has been going backward in time to tell how the ending came about.
The American movie Memento and an episode of the American Seinfeld television series used a similar storytelling technique, but the Touka Gettan creators say this is the first time in television animation that it has been done for an entire series. The blog credits director Yuji Yamaguchi (Fate/stay night) and writer Tomomi Mochizuki (director of Ocean Waves, Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie) for this twist. Both worked on Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito before this series. Source: Moon Phase