Technology is Evil, Don’t Trust It~
Two weeks ago my internet went down. I think it’s fair to say that my family and I LOST OUR COLLECTIVE SHIT. Seriously, it was like we’d been plunged into the Dark Ages or something. Brawls for control of the TV remote ensued. Frigging Cludeo was pulled from the back of the cupboard and dusted off. I got through three books and half of my DVD collection, wrote a short story and signed up for a singing coach. And everyone was feeling that strain of, ugh, actually having to communicate with one another. Things were bad, but then, Hallelujah! At the cost of a new router, the internet flared back into life yesterday. An audible sigh of relief was heard throughout the house as the tension flooded out of everyone. Peace was restored. Well, that was until it cut out again…
So, yeah, I’m posting this from a borrowed computer. Apologies if it seems rushed, but it’s the best that I can do at the moment.
We start off with some, actually pretty good engrish, of people discussing about the financial crisis and its continual collapse. They mention project [C] but not in any comprehensible detail. As the real world and financial district assimilate and disappear, along with Assets, Masakaki looks over the chaos, grinning. Mikuni goes to him to make a Deal that will take 20 years off his future but even as he’s doing this Singapore disappears off the map and Hong Kong is grazed by the crisis, along with Shanghai.
He is made privy to all of the futures that will be destroyed by the Midas money in the deal he makes with Masakaki, just ’cause, yano…he is essentially killing them all and he needs that extra level of guilt to go along with his rising desperation. Whatever he did though seems to work as the rapid digitisation of countries stops just short of his face. Tad close there, Mikuni, don’t you think?
[C] is revealed to be the future wipe sweeping the nations, as Kimimaro and Sato disclose later after things have settled down. Kimimaro also finds out that his Father’s Asset is the spitting image of MSYU. Sato explains to him that this is the bond he shares with his Father, and that it means he really was loved. D’aww, nothing like a bit of compassion before the digitisation of your human soul.
Kimimaro goes to visit Hanabi only to find her depressed and looking very worn out. The world starts to shift again; busy parks teeming with children changing into slums filled with hobos. And when Kimimaro races back to check on Hanabi he finds her catatonic, muttering crazily to herself.
And then 10…
America is now stepping in to try and stop the ripple effect [C] has had on the worlds’ currency. Mikuni goes back to Masakaki to make another Deal, despite it not working the first time. Talk about a spending spree! But seriously, Mikuni…You’re doing more harm than good. Quit it, already! He’s able to do this because he has a Darkness card which, to be honest, I’d probably abuse too because it looks so badass. Kimimaro and Sato plot to take it from him in order to stop his new found rampant craziness.
Oh, and it turns out Megane guy is a traitor. Way to pull a Rokuro on us, dude.
So, while Sato faces off against Mikuni, we see Kimimaro take on that creepy guy with the love-heart shirt. Kimimaro takes on the brunt of attacks himself and gets a thorough pasting before MSYU steps in.
They do share a nice moment before she takes centre stage though, before blowing their opponent away with her
deus ex machina awesome fire power.
Sato seems to be doing pretty well against Mikuni…until Q shows up. Psychotic. Sato sadly dies, entrusting her big wolf Asset to Kimimaro, who just arrived on the scene to confront Mikuni. He tries to reason with him but it seems he’s too far gone. Time for Kimimaro to pull his trumph card. No, literally. He has had a Darkness card all this time. With it he’ll be able to reverse what Mikuni’s done, if he beats him in a Deal that is.
YOU ARE BANKRUPT!
Can I take it that the “LOVE” sign means, they are in Ikebukuro?
Yes, the computer has a sexually transmitted infection. Bummer.
Because I can’t resist the reference;…. “It’s time to D-D-D-D-Duel!”
Happy Father’s Day!
Mikuni sure went insane fast, didn’t he? I thought his plan would lead to less death, not more. He’s now officially entered Lelouch territory with the crazy lengths he’s going to to secure his sister’s future. It doesn’t make me like him any less though, he’s always been the shadow antagonist in [C], even when he seemed to have Kimimaro’s best interests at heart you could tell if it came down to it he’d bankrupt him in a heartbeat. And, low and behold, that’s exactly what it’s come down to! I’m excited to see their battle, I’m hoping for some real awesome visuals with all their Assets flying around (lol, sounds wrong). I know it will probably just end up with Kimimaro and MSYU pulling the win out of their backsides like they usually do, but I don’t really see how else they can end it. Mikuni has to be stopped.
These episodes were so full of technobabble that it lost me on more than one occasion. The finance stuff is confusing at the best of times. Somewhere between all the engrish and digitisation I just stopped caring and wanted to see fights. Which, admittedly, I got. Sato and Mikuni’s fight could have been better, it felt a bit like a tease. I can only hope they just didn’t want to show too much of Mikuni’s fighting style before the climax. But I would have appreciated a little more action.
It was a bit awkward when MSYU asked to kiss Kimimaro again after they’ve just talked about the fact she’s probably his daughter, luckily he manages to turn it into a sweet moment by just kissing her on the forehead. I don’t really have a problem with the theory because I never shipped the two of them together. I also think that it gives their relationship an interesting dynamic. In a lot of ways I think it works, MSYU’s always seemed to challenge him and talk to him in an familiar way so I can definitely buy a family type senario. Even if I did think it would be better suited to siblings.
So, next week is the grand finale. Are you ready for [C]‘s conclusion?