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I guess the series has getting more serious now. First there’s this unidentified girl got washed up on shore (she later identified as Kaguya or something), then a possible pirate threat lead to the issuance of a blackout order and now the entire town is under high alert. Other issues being the bakery furnace crumbled as a result from the damage caused by the storm earlier, and Hank the dwarf, the only available person capable of fixing it refused to accept the repair request without advance payment.
The first half time was fine with the usual happy-fun day to day life but starting from the second half the episode began to feel like wasting too much time unnecessarily. The scenes always involved slow-mo camera movement (not sure if that’s the correct way to explain what happened here) but for better understanding you should see for yourself. I think they should have used that time for explaining more things about Kaguya or Rick’s background instead of dumping it in the future episodes.
Rick has a feeling that he had met Kaguya before but he still can’t remember the time before he arrived at the town (or was it an island?). However his body seemed to remember being an expert swordsman that he by reflex grabbed a sword to defend Kaguya from the town guard who was trying to kill her. The guard felt that he had to do it in order to stop Kaguya’s pendant from shining as the town safety takes the highest priority at that time.
I’m actually kinda interested with the andro-mechanical ‘thing’ that resembles KOS-MOS at Hank’s place whose presence is still unknown to Rick and the others (from the next week’s episode review she seems to be some sort of “mechanical doll” which means a ‘robot’ just like KOS-MOS?). Not sure how Hank got ‘it’ there but I’m kinda disturbed by the way he treating her (maybe because she ran out of control back then). ‘She’ seemed to have some sort of connection with Kaguya though so that means Rick must know ‘her’ too.
Oh I did mention about Kaguya’s pendant shining so bright and how she seemed to have some connection with that “thing” at Hank’s place (and the other “thing” hidden somewhere in the sea). Thanks to that ‘thing’ that resembles KOS-MOS (who was also ‘shining’ at the same time), she shot some sort of beam attack at the sea, effectively wiping off the entire pirate ships. Not sure if ‘she’ is on the good side or not but if not because she was there the town might have been plundered by those pirates.
To end this I think it wouldn’t be too OOT to explain why I always have the things for KOS-MOS. Just like how you people have the hots for 2D fictional characters, I feel the same towards KOS-MOS too. That being 2D (not human) plus the fact that she is not human even in that 2D world adds more excitement to me.
I haven’t written any episode review for this show before so you might think it to be awkward or surprising when I suddenly came up with this review after skipping a few episodes. The truth is I’m not the type who write episodic anime reviews (I think I’ve written about this somewhere in this blog sometime ago). Even if you found many episode reviews here I wrote them only because I feel like doing so and not because it was planned or anything.
Before this I’ve always thought that this show is a laid-back one, thanks to the nature of the first 3 episodes. Now with the 4th episode I didn’t expect to see some blood and killings (and even yakuza). Well I’ve never played the game to begin with so there are many things that I totally rely on the anime itself for info and explanations.
The genderbending ‘victim’ this time is Date Masamune. She was deceived by the yakuza (who took advantage of her naïvety) and being used as a black sheep in an illegal drug trade. She was sent to a prison with hard labor soon after. Later it turns out that the police force were cooperating with the yakuza group that tricked her earlier. After some commotion in the prison she managed to escape for the sole purpose of seeking revenge on those who have deceived her (it’s not that she wanted to escape actually). Then she began taking down the yakuza members one after another by herself .
I actually pity Masamune here. Perhaps because she was ‘thrown’ at a bad situation in the present time that she ended up going on a darker path than other characters? At one point she looks like she doesn’t mind being imprisoned as if it was her way of self-punishing for being too naïve.
This is perhaps the ‘gloomiest’ episode in this series. Also finally a “refusal to give up the secret treasure” for the first time. Well I’m kinda expected this because from the episode preview last week I got a feeling that Masamune is a though woman, very capable, high-pride, strong-willed and also very different from all other woman in this series that she would not make the process that easy (she might want to get all the secret treasures for herself too, like what Nobunaga is doing). I guess finally Tokugawa has a matching opponent now, no?
Well the ‘battle’ between both of them has to be postponed because Masamune still got unfinished business and I have a feeling she will turn up to be the “final boss” in the “final battle” for the secret treasures. Oh my just the thought of she is going to ‘steal’ all the remaining secret treasures from Tokugawa alone in the final battle makes me excited. My prediction could be wrong here but seeing how she is like it wouldn’t be too surprising for her wanting to go back to the warring states era as much as Nobunaga does.
What do you think that Rea is now back ‘alive’? (not really alive but being ‘undead’). Although it’s like a dream comes true to Furuya (in terms of meeting a zombie girl), like I’ve said many times before, I hate that idea. Not the idea of resurrecting itself but I hate that he feels “it’s a success!!” because the ‘winning’ that I wanted to see is the winning against Rea’s father.
Looks like Rea’s father hasn’t given up on her and he is going to do something about Furuya. Somebody please kill that man already, or let some super tough gays to fuck him. Although I hate Furuya ‘celebrating’ his success, I’m also worry about what Rea’s father going to do with him (he even ordered his aide to castrate him back then). That is not the only thing I have to worry because we can see something ‘bad’ is happening to Rea already. Her body is literally starting to ‘decompose’ like what a normal corpse would do. Not sure what Furuya will do about it but he will definitely do something to protect Rea… (or Rea’s body to be exact).
Continuing from the last week’s episode, we’re presented with the match between Zenkichi and Akune. The match was decided to have a 10:1 ‘handicap’ winning ratio (due to Zenkichi being a judo amateur). That’s why I was seriously worried when Zenkichi got “ippon-ed” on the first 9 strikes.
Lucky that in the end Zenkichi won the match. However the winning does not prove him as a better judo fighter than Akune because it was a handicap one. The fact is I hate that Zenkichi won only after Medaka suddenly gave him a “cheering shout” (oh well at least he won but not really something I’d be happy about).
After the match Akune was ‘kicked out’ from the judo club but then ‘absorbed’ into the student council as a secretary. As expected Akune and Zenkichi would not get along with each other but I was quite surprised that those two don’t really have much conflicts between each other. However if possible I’d love it if Akune wasn’t in the student council at all because his presence would only mean “less vanilla flavor” in this series.
Now when will we get Kikaijima-san? Meganekko isn’t my thing but if she’s as oppailicious as Medaka then…..