Finally we got to see more Chiaki-chan this week after her absence in the last episode. Not much to talk about despite the growing political tension with the Serenity kingdom and stuff. Although things seemingly start to get serious with Bentenmaru is involved with matters in hand, I would not expect much considering there are only 4 episodes left, unless something unexpected happened in the production and this anime got extended number of episodes (like what Production ID did with Shitty Crown).
It seems like my speculation last week was half-true. Not sure if I got it right but Both Bentenmaru and Barbarossa are hired by the same client to hunt the golden ghost ship. However Chiaki said their order is “to eliminate whoever is getting in their way”.
Into Shitty Crown. In the last week’s episode (which I didn’t have a chance to write a review although I wanted to) we’ve seen how evil-ish Gai is though this is just a sign of how inconsistent the story has become. I wonder if Gai was the evil from the start then what was the point in being good in the middle and fighting for freedom and rights, only to revert to being evil?
No explanation could save it anymore at this point. Even Arisa has killed her own grandfather for the sake of getting close to Gai (although she already gave her virginity to an unworthy guy before). Even more weirder Inori with her ‘newfound power’ of manipulating the whatever crystal was seen confronting Gai face to face and she used her ability like an expert like she was trained long enough to use it. In the end Gai proved himself to be superior and managed to defeat Inori with ease and take her into possession.
In episode 19 feels like the beginning of the series of ‘apology’ episodes. Many things I hoped to see is finally here. Shuu’s mother joined the rebellion team but not without revealing another unnecessary stuff that does not have anything to do with the story, that is she and Shuu is not blood related. This might explain why Shuu calling her Haruka-san but in Mouretsu Pirates it has proved that it does not take them to be non blood related for Marika to call her mother Ririka-san. Oh yeah did I mention Shuu’s mother and Shuichiro are siblings?
Wait, what? Does this mean Bentenmaru and Barbarossa were hired to fight against each other? I hope I am wrong here but even if it’s true it seems like both parties are aware of this and things look like they are still in control. In the next journey Princess Gruielle will join Marika in the journey.
It’s a good thing that Shuu regained his “King’s Power”, thanks to the Void genome stolen by his mother. With that power he ‘compensated’ his lost right arm with the whatever crystal. He also could draw his own Void and finally managed to kill the clown Makoto, something he could have done earlier. Shuu was arrived at the right time by threatening Arisa to take him to where his mother is or else the power could have belonged to Ayase.
Anyway Shitty Crown is Shitty Crown. The only reason I still keep watching it is because I hope to see a good ending (and there’s Inori too). Other than that this show is just shitty that its only attraction now is the awesome music by supercell.