Who ever said money wasn’t everything?
Are you guys all enjoying summer? (or winter if you’re like Hato, living flipside) I was out enjoying it a little too much this weekend. Luckily I just discovered a new hangover cure, and it’s called [C]. Dayum, this episode has no mercy. Reality sure is a bitch, and for those who wager their futures it’s about to get a whole lot harsher.
[C] 8 begins with South East Asia’s Financial district, and their imminent bankruptcy. Futures are disappearing and along with them, so are the people. Blinking out of existence like light bulbs, the city is beginning to look like a ghost town.
Kimimaro sees his professor on the ledge of a building and realizes he’s preparing to jump. It seems it’s all sunk in for him, the loss of his children, wife and financial security. Luckily though, Kimimaro manages to catch him, preventing his suicide…for now.
“Please take your hand off my ass.” “What? Oh, right. Sorry.”
Back in the Financial District Kimimaro summons Masasaki, who is being extra creepy today. He tries to bail out his professor but Masasaki doesn’t bite. So, Kimimaro opts to try out some other sources.
Mikuni is back to being his mysterious self, dishing out orders to his subordinates. Meanwhile Kimimaro finds out that his professor is dead. He couldn’t save him after all. While in the park he gets another dose of the harsh reality; the district is collapsing.
In an act of rebellion and defiance, Kimimaro burns some of his Midas money in the District square for people to see. He confronts Mikuni later about what he said to him in the past, but the District’s crisis interrupts them. Mikuni declares that they use project “C” as a counter measure, and orders Kimimaro to stay out of the way as assets die and the District begins to crumble.
Shit just got real, yo~
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Things are getting very “Pirates of the Caribbean” over here…
Oh hey, it’s Orlando Bloom!
Kimimaro suddenly slipped into World God Only Knows 2’s OP
“When I have my hood up it means I’m brooding.” *broods*
This was definitely one of the biggest episodes of [C]. Without a doubt. The ending was a proper it’s all hit the fan now moment. Though I have to say that actually seeing the people all disappearing was the most disturbing. One minute the place is busy and the next there’s homeless people wrapped up in mattresses and broke businessmen squatting in the streets. Seeing Kimimaro’s classmates all distracted and zombified was pretty intense, too. It reminded me of when people lost their dreams in Merry. The scale of futures being lost was pretty sobering, though. Kimimaro’s random running about hapless and rash was understandable. I mean, the walls were literally cracking around him, what was he supposed to do?
The professor’s suicide didn’t come as a shock to me as he was clearly pretty unstable when Kimimaro found him on the roof. I figured it would happen off screen later to give Kimimaro a feeling of helplessness before the District’s collapse. Kimimaro did earn some points by remaining fairly active and determined throughout the episode, even if it didn’t really help. Mikuni, as always, has a plan, even if that plan is as cryptic as possible. But when it has the same name as the series you can bet it’s important.
You guys know the story of Midas, right? He was a king in Greek mythology who could touch anything and it would turn to gold. (Referenced in the Florence & The Machine track Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up); “Midas is king and he holds me so tight, and turns me to gold in the sunlight”) It kind of makes me laugh, it’s like when they dubbed the Titanic “unsinkable”, you guys are just asking for trouble! Midas was notoriously greedy and selfish; once he found out the perks of turning everything into gold had consequences he quickly wanted to revert to how he once was. Since they are using this old myth (and clearly drawing from it, i.e trolling people into believing fortune is all it’s cracked up to be) I’m interested to see what the outcome is.