Has anyone watched yesterday’s first part of the cut-down Karasuma remaster?
As expected, they sped things up quite drastically. But it didn’t end there: because many scenes were much shorter, the music had to be altered as well, and since they really don’t want to (or may?) use the old songs any more, the result was a mixture of ’07 replacements, those which are considered to be from the good old times but came a bit later, and recent compositions. Toward the end, they even introduced a track from 2017’s Crimson Love Letter—in an episode from 2001.
It was a fairly bizarre experience, but not necessarily a bad one. I’m glad that at least some footage has received a visual upgrade, and I’m curious to see the other half in this kind of updated framework.