All this and Lag is STILL partly in girl’s clothes
I’m still not done Christmas shopping. I need to buy one more thing, and finish a bunch of Christmas drawings for people. I should probably pick up the pace since it’s ALMOST CHRISTMAS OMG YAY. I am very excited, if you couldn’t tell. I have to work on Boxing Day, but it’s just a few hours of teaching little kids how to roundhouse kick bad guys. Not a bad way to start off the morning before some crazy shopping.
Holiday cheer aside, I should really get to reviewing Tegami Bachi (sorry for being late, I’m been busy with. things *cough* Maple Story *cough*). Gauche flat out walks away after being hit with Lag’s shindanjuu last episode, and is stopped from following him by both Roda and a swarm of Gaichuu called Lao-Lao. They scatter when shot at, making only Zaji’s aotoge useful…but only remotely so. If they weren’t having enough trouble already, Garrard and his dingo use a little machine to control the Gaichuu to stall for time until the Cabernet leaves.
The Gaichuu come crashing down on the offensive at all 3 of them, managing to only injure Roda. Friendly fire much? Just as things look hopeless, Niche appears in all her twintailed glory to capture the gaichuu in a giant hairnet. Well, not a hairnet, but a net…made…of hair. Yeah. *cough* Lag cries, as expected, and then takes out the Lao-Lao in one shot.
The two have a touching reunion (i.e. Niche vigorously rubs her face against Lag’s) until Niche falls asleep from not healing properly at Blue Scales Blue. Roda uses this as cover to escape and find Noir, but it having one hell of a bad day so she falls into a giant hole that appears OUT OF NOWHERE. Despite being a good 20 metres away, Lag apparently is fast enough to reach her in time and grab her arm to try and pull her up. She remembers that Roda used to be Gauche’s dingo, and explains that she wants to protect Noir so badly because of her past memories with Gauche. Touched by his kindness, she forces him to let go and falls into the darkness.
Roda managed to give lag the tegamidan before falling to her doom, somehow. Zaji tells Lag to run after Noir while he takes care of Cabernet, being the badass that he is. When he finds Noir, it’s quite clear that he’s still NOIR when he says they’re not friends anymore and points a gun at him. Once again, the ground splits again, this time with light spewing from the newly formed cracks. Once the rubble clears, Connor’s figure is seen in the distance with Sunny. I never thought I’d say this but…Connor is looking mighty cool right now.
Once Connor explains that Sunny died because of Reverse, Lag is lost in a fit of rage. How can I tell? He is glowing red. Oh, and then he glows bright white like the sun. It’s a pretty good indicator of emotions, I’d say. Noir tries to shoot him, but it’s nullified by his aura. Lag fires his tegamidan at Noir, who is shot…again.
Meanwhile, Zaji is doing the best he can on his lonesome against Cabernet. However, it changes course once it sees the explosion of Lag’s heart. Everyone is weak by now, so it’s not a surprise that Gauche and Lag are grabbed by the Cabernet without much of a resistance. Even Zaji has fired one too many shots. Gauche tells Lag that they will fire together at the base of the wing and try not to use up all their heart. Sounds like a certain someone is ba~~~ack!
They manage to get themselves down with their synchro-shot, and are brought back to Earth safely by Niche (who just woke up). Gauche is unconscious, so they decide to just sort of stick him in a carriage and take him back to Yuusari. Let’s hope he’s not Noir, or we’re screwed. Zaji seems convinced that Dr. Thunderland will fix him right up though. Connor decides to stay in town in case Sunny wakes up.
…So who’s going to drag him down the mountain?
Dr. Thunderland does his doctor thing on Gauche, but he’s still not awake. All we know is that his heart is in tact. Lag is worried, but after a conversation with Aria, it’s confirmed that he really believes gauche is back. He FEELS it. Aria and Lag stand there crying in the hallway. It’s amazing that all it took was a letter saying “I miss you” to bring Gauche back.
I am sad and happy. Thus: sappy. Or happad.
Luffy ain’t got nothing on Niche
Zaji of the week: Sweaty, panting Zaji. I am okay with this.
DO YOU REMEMBER THIS? DO YOU? DO YOU?!?!
Two heads are better than one, I guess…
End Thoughts: SO GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!! Another great Tegami Bachi episode! I actually don’t remember Lag firing 2 shots at Noir (from what I remember, Lag just shot one letter bullet at him. I could be wrong, my memory of earlier chapters in the manga is fuzzy).
I really loved the scene with Roda falling into the giant crack in the ground. This scene happens in anime a LOT, I know, but I like that she wasn’t completely won over by Lag. She didn’t conveniently regain her memories just for the plot to be conveniently sad for the viewer’s, but she felt a change within herself. She died as Reverse’s Roda, but she she died closer to being Gauche’s Roda than she was before. Having her remember with just a few words would cheapen the HUGE effort lag had to put forth just to get Gauche to remember.
Lag looked a lot like the artificial sun when he was shooting at Noir. We know he’s not human, and that he’s involved in the day of the Flicker…This makes me wonder if he’s part of the government’s plans and if they can somehow control him at some point. You know, the one character who ends up being the “key” to the master plan? Something like that. They’re certainly taking their time revealing the truth to us though. Too slow, even. They need to speed it up juuust a little.
I guess you can sort of consider this the end of season 1 of REVERSE, since it’s probably a more definitive ending than the next episode will be (Aria will be out and about for at least 2 episodes). So I guess it’s onto season 2! Are you guys still following? Too tired to care? It’s okay, because we’re getting to the most bawwww chapter in the manga. I really hope it doesn’t catch up and then give us an anime original ending. D= But I don’t know when the manga is ending so…
Preview: WOW. WOW. Are they skipping something? I feel like we’re suddenly catching up to the manga really quickly! Lag agrees to do some experiment for Dr. Thunderland involving a creepy metal hat and Gauche, while Aria is sent out on a mission, with Niche as her dingo. Why doesn’t she have her own dingo? Guess you’ll have to wait~