>>181658190>If you want to address it on a very meta level, that's the reason that the story *needs* to take place in a fantasy town where characters are born as amnesiac adults - so that their sense of place in society is uncertain to them from the beginning
Well, looking at it through that lens, the immediate acceptance shown by the people of Glie seriously undermines this. It would be different if they showed varying reactions to the Haibane, but they are almost universally kind towards them.>The fundamental question might be "does it matter if it was truly intended, or should good things just be accepted for what they are?"
It must strongly pointing towards the former then considering what >>181652458
has pointed out, that Reki's character arc resolution came out the way it did because of her change in intent>>181658233
This was a good read and your points make a lot of sense, but even with them in mind, I feel that pretty much everything could've been done better.>>181658765>If that is the theme, in what way contributes those paints references
Because the paintings evoke associated feelings to what the scenes are intended to>how do you explain the two versions of Ran
??? I must have missed something?>and what is the point of Kano and the under-underground people
Kano is a scientist 'unbound by petty morality'. His goal was simply to test out a few social experiments, and then later to use what remained of them as a way of continuing humanity's evolution when it had long since come to a halt. He isn't wrong when he tells Ichise that he is completely sane and by killing him Ichise is accepting his own insanity, but we as the viewer understand Ichise on an emotional level and also want Kano dead.
The rest of the Class are people who have taken up further texhnolyzation as their ultimate goal.