What did I just watch?
Granted I'm not a big fan of feudal Japan type settings but the premise of Shoka seemed interesting.
Unfortunately I found myself constantly lost throughout this special. Plot points were made and dropped, even important sentences seemed to fade away without conclusion.
I admire experimental styles of animation, but I found the colours muddy and I really didn't like the sketchy look of this anime. To be honest I find that I only truly enjoy that style when it's done by Studio4C. Considering art and creativity was an important plot-point in this anime, the execution felt very lazy to me.
Avoid this anime.