You know that part where he kinda goes into this zone and he's talking to himself? I refer that as CPU overload. Saikawa's been hinted to have MPD in the novel too so. It was just very dumb way to present it, imo.
The novel goes more into how fanatic the family heads are about their work. The whole theme with Mori is that these people are not normal in the sense that they are either prodigies, have MPDs, or other crazy thoughts and what not. Since the whole family do buddhist drawings, the act of suicide is part of the ritual for their work. The problem with Mori characters is that they are borderline chuuni (I really abhor using this term to talk about Mori's work, even indirectly) IF they aren't presented well, which is the case here.
The mom gave away the box at the end cause nobody draws Buddhist art this generation anymore. The part about the dad killing himself but failed as part of the "trick" is more believable than this ... gag type of thing we got in the drama. I really don't like how they handle Saikawa's MPD with this CPU overload thing.
I mean the group doing the stage props is great, but the actors and actresses obviously only read the script and not the book. This is unfortunately yet expected, so the fault lies mostly with the scriptwriter.
It's not the childish part that kinda bugs me, it's the idol-ly fake cutesy act. I didn't get the same impression of her character from the novel.
Also, another two things a friend of mine from FFXIV who also already read the novel agreed on which bugs her and me. 1. Saikawa's way too cool in the drama He kinda gives a more boring impression in the novel instead of his stylish portrayal here. 2. Why the long hair on Moe? It's the same with Shioriko's short hair, Japanese tv drama director sure loves to change source material's description instead of asking their actress to wear good wigs/fit their hair to their role don't they
Overall, not perfect, but it's a pretty good adaptation just like Galileo.
As for Gundam, I watched reconquista's first two episode but it didn't manage to draw me in to follow it further. Might catch up to it later when there're more episodes
Yeah, this is book 2. Book 5 next week, which is one of my favorite in the series. Moe is kinda like that though, she's extremely confident but at parts extremely childish. She keeps trying to change her mentality to be more mature, which works out well in front of everyone else but Saikawa.
The island one (book 1) is going to be arc 3 3 weeks from now. Also, technically, Subete F is supposed to be 3rd in the series, but I guess Kodansha liked that one too much at the time, so they chose to publish that one first.
First episode was pretty good I think, although TV drama Moe annoys me sometimes with the cutesy act(and Professor Saikawa is way too cool appearance wise ) Is this first case tv drama original case or taken from other volume in the series? Because the book story goes straight to the island trip instead of this case. I completely understand why they took this approach though, has to set-up the tone early and introduce the characters first before the main plot