Because every shounen needs some sort of boobage…
Hoshi: I’m sorry if I’m starting get really sarcastic with the thumbnail one-liners. I’m having too much fun with this~ Anyways, let’s see if A-1 has redeemed themselves from last week’s utter fail of an episode.
Hime: I’m lamenting~ Last episode before the new OP & EDs kick in. No more PRIDO! or Ready Ready Ready for the take off. No more sexy sax, or gay dancing. Sad times. Let’s hope that next week we get some more awesome visual and musically pleasing OP & ED sequences.
Hoshi: Onto a Mephisto-themed amusement park, the whole gang is gathered, even a school-uniform dressed Shiemi, who manages to catch all the boys’ eyes. Yukio separates the team into partners and explains that they are to find a ghost that has been sighted in the park. Rin and Shiemi
OF COURSE are partnered together and manage to find a carousal moving on its own. Once it stops, the ghost of a young, crying boy appears on one of the horses.
The ghost cries to Shiemi, telling his little sob story about not being able to be taken to the amusement park before he died. Just as she feels sympathetic towards the poor soul, it ends up touching her boobs, then floating away, laughing. They chase after it, but aren’t able to catch up. Rin decides to stay in one place to report what they saw while Shiemi continues to go after it. Just as Rin starts to make the call, a hand comes down and grabs his sword.
Well, isn’t that awkward…getting felt up by a ghost…
The grabber turns out to be none other than Amiamon, who starts unsheathing the sword and unleasing Rin’s power. Once Amaimon turns on the park’s power, the fight between the two begins. However Rin is quickly knocked down and continuously punched. Just as Amaimon begins to lose interest in him, Rin seems to lose a bit of control and goes haywire, throwing steel beams and finally holding Amaimon down by his neck. With one punch to the ground however, the Earth King sets an earthquake on the area.
Meanwhile, Shiemi, who keeps struggling with the playful ghost, ends up in an iflatable ball pit that gets hit with a falling steel beam. She manages to get out of it, but is still by entrance as Nii tries to protect her. Rin, fighting nearby, sees her and runs to save her. Knowing he won’t be able to make it in time, he suddenly unleashes flames that burn the falling ball pit. As for the ghost, he finally disappears after all the ruckus, thanking Shiemi.
Amaimon brings down Rin again, but just as he contemplates breaking Rin’s sword, the mysterious hooded guy in their class comes, bringing out a sword from his chest. He brings Rin behind him and asks how he, Amaimon, got into the academy. He soon leaves however and the hooded guy chases after him. Shiemi checks up on Rin, then Yukio comes asking what happened, but he’s soon interrupted by the hooded guy. He greets Yukio, then takes off his jacket. The boy is instead a woman; Shura Kirigakura, a High Inspector and Upper First Classs exorcist~.
Shura coming out reaction faces, priceless~.
Hime: Amaimon. I want one. I’m greedy for demon boys, sue me, but he is so friggin stylish. Awesome wardrobe aside, this guy is fucking brutal. I mean, he was really showing no mercy to Rin while they were “playing”, and his expression didn’t even change. It was kind of messed up. AND IT WAS SO COOL. While Rin did just kind of seem dense and confused, like always, Amaimon is really interesting. Interesting perhaps because he’s simple. But was I the only one who considered Amaimon being able to turn Rin’s demon power on and off kind of…well, sexual…in nature? I mean, he just pulls Rin’s sword out and- I mean, it’s like a lightswitch! Rin has no control…Amaimon just lights his fire…over and over again…C’MON GUYS THIS IS SOUNDING LIKE A YAOI PREMISE! READ BETWEEN THE LINES.
Moving on,…so the Exorcist gang go to Deadman Wonderland, that’s pretty funky. They get paired up, but we don’t really get to see much of that. The other main focus of this episode was that Shiemi has boobs. Wow. I totally didn’t know what. ENLIGHTENMENT! Through jugs. We managed to go from Rin saying Shiemi wasn’t his friend to…dating, as well. Nice. Thanks for easing us into that one A-1. I have to admit, while Rin and Shiemi are a cute ship, it doesn’t really work for me. My yaoi goggles are glued too firmly to my eyes during Exorcist and there just isn’t room for straight couples in my perverted brain. It also seems a bit off, I mean, Rin’s just oggling her…A LOT. Um, sweet? Well, the ghost was cute… until he punched Shiemi in the boobs. MY GOD WHAT IS WITH THIS EPISODE AND SHIEMI’S RACK. LAY OFF ALREADY.
Shura is finally revealed! And while I love her, and I love her design…I DON’T appreciate her bikini top. Srsly, this episode had may too many tittays for my liking. Other than that it was a pretty slow and borderline boring 20 minutes. The stuff with Amaimon and Rin fighting was alright, the animation could be a bit derp at times but then on still shots of the characters faces it was back to a nice level of quality. Seeing Rin get such a pasting wasn’t as entertaining as it has been in previous episodes, maybe it was down to the animation but in all honestly I just didn’t find the theme park location all that interesting. Aside from the fact that fighting in a theme park, standing on rollarcoasters, has been done a million times…It just didn’t seem to fit. It didn’t look right. And that made it very hard to enjoy. All in all it wasn’t a bad episode, it was certainly a damn sight better than the last one. It just didn’t grab me like previous ones. We have well and truly entered the mid-season slump.
Hoshi: OTP. IS. PRECIOUS. AGHHH~ I haven’t been able to fangirl about Rin and Shiemi like this for a while! I couldn’t help smiling over their little “We’ll come to the amusement park together next time” thing. Though I’ll admit, I wasn’t too pleased with Rin’s thing for Shiemi’s boobs. All the boob jokes in this episode were incredibly annoying, really. I mean, Shiemi looks good in her uniform, but goodness, leave the poor girl’s boobs alone! She’s got a pretty face too you know! Oh well, I’ll just focus more on the cute, blushy moments…
Still so adorable, I can’t…
Finally Amaimon made his appearance! You don’t know how bad I’d been waiting for them to show him more. His and Rin’s battle was quite awesome I have to say. He’s so brutal; I love it, heh. I enjoyed how they finally showed Rin losing some of his control, which he thinks he has. Right around there was when their battle started to actually feel intense. The big killer for me though was when he was still in his demon form as he was running to try and save Shiemi. I was literally clutching my handy desk pillow and screaming, “NOOOOOO DON’T GO WHILE YOU’RE STILL LIKE THAT! OMFG JUST DO SOMETHING ELSE!”. Re-watching it for screencaps still had me sucking in my breath. Though, out of this whole Amaimon appearing scene, I was expecting Rin to be a bit more…surprised? Especially when Amaimon mentioned ‘Brother’ and such. I was thinking he’d be in some dramatic daze, but instead it was a pretty nonchalant meeting, emotion-wise.
To be honest, ANY episode could be better than last week’s so I was pretty much pleased this week, aside from the major…boobage going on with Shiemi AND Shura. Speaking of Shura, thank goodness she’s appeared as well! Now that she’s here, maybe finally we’ll get down to some serious business and QUIT WITH THE DAMN FILLERS *still raging*~
So why in fact is Shura here? And how does she know about Rin being the son of Satan? More importantly, is she here for something else other than investigating the Japanese Branch? Until next week then~!