If you thought the previous episode was the worst for our heroes, Summer Time Render Episode 5 had a few more tragedies up its sleeve. Let’s take a look at how everything went in this review!
Summer Time Render Episode 5 Overview
Summer Time Render is the latest anime from Anime Studio OLM, which has previously produced critically and commercially successful anime such as Komi Can’t Communicate and Odd Taxi. The series is directed by Ayumu Watanabe, a director whose career has been inextricably linked with OLM, having previously directed the studio’s Komi Can’t Communicate and Space Brothers. Yasunori Tanaka wrote the manga that inspired the anime.
Summertime Rendering or Summertime Render is another name for the series, so this episode is also known as Summertime Rendering Episode 5 or Summertime Render Episode 5. You can read our review of this show’s previous episode right here!
Summer Time Rendering Episode 5 Review does not contain spoilers
Summer Time Render Episode 5 Review- Sacrifice
To say this episode was intense would be an understatement of the century. It was difficult to remember taking a breath while watching the show because it bombarded you with terrifying visuals after terrifying visuals, a fast-paced plot progression, and mystery reveals that threatened to shatter the show’s very concept. It was an excellent episode that, in this writer’s opinion, solidifies the show’s position as one of, if not the best, of the season. If only it was broadcast at a reasonable hour.
Shinpei’s nightmare intensified as the people he cared about were slaughtered by the shadows, a force he still doesn’t fully comprehend. In the previous episode, he was saved in a buzzer-beater by the bespectacled girl, which led to him learning more about the shadows, how to defeat them, and the source of his powers. The more we discover about this world, the more fascinating and exciting it becomes. This was probably the most intriguing of all the episodes.
The show’s fantastic visuals and amazing soundtrack, combined with the morbidity of the plot, made for an effective but terrifying concoction. The shadows are visually striking, and the fact that they are slightly inhuman while still appearing human is an excellent use of the uncanny valley. The show, on the other hand, never went overboard with what it did show the audience, because the majority of the horror was implied and existential rather than gore and mutilation. At least, most of it, since there was some blood and bodily harm.
This episode had a lot going on in terms of plot. As has become a Summer Time Render tradition, this episode included a slew of revelations and information about how the world works, as seen through Shinpei’s eyes. As we learn more about Shinpei’s powers and how they interact with the world around him, a few things set up in previous episodes were also quickly resolved. It was a little predictable at times, especially how the situation would end, but that’s how shows with time loops work. There is always the option of self-destruction.
The show is currently running on all cylinders. It’s a lot of fun to watch because it has a plot with twists and turns that make sense, the visuals are stunning and beautiful, and the songs and OST are atmospheric and enjoyable to listen to. This gourmet meal is pure environmental anxiety served on a platter with murder and conspiracy as side dishes. This was another exciting and high-quality episode in the show’s long line of exciting and high-quality episodes, and let’s hope this trend continues until the show’s end.
Summer Time Render Episode 5 was a fantastic instalment of a show that can’t seem to get enough of. The mystery remains captivating, and the production quality is excellent. It’s difficult not to be enthralled by this show.
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