Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 02

JUN HAS AAAAARRIVIED~

Because all good episodes start with a flashback we see a younger Taito comforting a crying Himea. This is how they met and became friends. Another chibi arrives, named Hinata, and attacks Himea. He tries to kill Taito but his magic healing circles keep kicking in and restoring his body. We find out that he has 7 lives that reset every fifteen minutes, that’s the curse Himea put upon him. Hinata erases Taito’s memory and all fades to black.

We get a fan-service-filled OP with a decent song, but it’s nothing special. The best part of it is that awesome font~

Now, back to where we left off, Gekkou and Taito are still fighting after he stabbed Himea (who is of course fine).

Modest, too.

Gekkou’s little sidekick shows up and he kisses her forehead, allowing her to unleash her seizure inducing light show on Taito and Himea. She gives him a special forbidden spell to use on Gekkou and company but they are interrupted ….BY TEH KING OF SEXINESS HIMSELF …Hinata, voiced by the equally sexy Jun Fukuyama.

Fuckin’ UNF

Himea warns Taito that Hinata is not to be trifled with, but he foolishly ignores her and wants to fight anyway. Gekkou is fighting Hinata too, but failing cause he’s just not awesome enough. Being stabbed through the chest only serves to make Hinata sassier, and Taito has to sacrifice himself so the looser doesn’t die. Taito of course just heals back up.

Necrophilia is a crime, right? Not that it matters. I still totally would.

The two team up to fight Hinata and actually manage to defeat his giant spider thing (boo!), but that doesn’t mean they defeated him! Oh no! He’s totally fine, and precedes to torture Taito for not being sexy enough to stand in his presence. Himea agrees to go with him if he spares Taito, cause she’s the one he really wants. Taito attempts to defend his sexiness Himea and launches a final attack that takes Hinata out. Unfortunately…this leaves him as only a torso.

“He’d loose his head if it wasn’t attached to his-! Oh, wait….”

Well, until school the next day. All is well, apparently, and hey look! Even Himea has transferred herself into his class. Gekkou announces that while he may be alive he’s now his sex slave. While he’s not one bit happy with this, Himea is just satisfied that they are together again. Que sexy-ass ED~

HINATA SPAM

that’s two roles where Jun is playing a twin (thank you, Kamisama)

DAT MONACLE

He knows he’s got a sword in his chest, and he’s cool with it

He speaks in amused “HMPH’S”

Too sexy for your gravity~

END THOUGHTS

What absolute bubblegum. Yeah, it didn’t make much sense there towards the end. Sure, Taito kind of pulled that win out of his ass, but …yano, like I said, Kuro Usagi has enough fun and energy behind it that I find myself overlooking it’s shortcomings. It’s very Sunrise, in how how it tells a story and that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because it’s not overcomplicated, it’s got a load of drive and exciting visuals to keep you interested. The characters (despite being cardboard cut-outs) are fun and play their part in the story well.

It’s bad because, well, there is a definate lack of substance. I’m not going to lie, or pretend it’s great because it isn’t. I was actually hoping it would be another MM! and I think that’s a pretty good thing to liken it to. Now, I liked MM! (obviously) but for those of you who didn’t, you might struggle to enjoy this show. While it has a damn sight more action it is, at it’s core, very simillar.

Shinnosuke Tachibana does have a few good roles under his belt for playing our lead, Taito. Furuichi from Xam’d: Lost Memories comes to mind, he was also in Hatsukoi recently, too. Resitent anti-hero Gekkou is played by Yuuichi Nakamura, Ikuto from Shuga Chara and he was also in the equally detestable Clannad, luckily though he’s also played good characters like Abe-Kun from the much loved Oofuri series. Do I even need to mention Hinata’s seiyuu? If you don’t know him by now YOUR LIFE HAS NOT BEGUN then there’s really no point in me mentioning it.

I’m pretty sure we covered Zexcs and their reputation in the First Impressions post, so I won’t repeat myself. Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi doesn’t really have a preview, so I’ll leave you with some vauge predictions instead. I definitely don’t think we’ve seen the last of Hinata, and if we have I will seriously go batshit insane. Aside from being voiced by Jun, he is a pretty awesome character (I love his design) and it would be such a waste not to bring him back. I also forsee a lot of lame, or perhaps even entertaining comedy on the horizon with Gekkou’s declaration of Taito being his slave and Himea joining the school. It could make for some intersting stuff once their relationship is explained to Haruka. Unfortunately the childhood friend, or in this case vampire, always wins.

About

Metanorn's resident perverted princess and porn critic; she covers the overlooked, the underrated and the down right stupid. No anime is safe from her critical eye, but throw something Jun Fukuyama related in her direction and she'll turn into a useless puddle of fangirl goo.
Blinklist BlogMarks Delicious Digg Diigo FaceBook Google MySpace Netvibes Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter

20 Responses to “Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 02”

  1. Karakuri says:

    It’s official. Monocles are badass.

  2. Toori-chan says:

    This story is mostly about Taito losing a part of his body and getting it back. The fire would probably his permanent weapon.

    • Hime says:

      I wonder if he breaks his leg to get out of P.E then just walks away like a boss.

  3. Foshizzel says:

    Damn Monocles are badass xD

    This is going good so far really has kept me interested, yes the story is soooo predictable! I saw that ending in the back of my mind I was like is Himea going to school!? YES! LOL Good work.

    Fights in this series are weird, but I loved watching Gekkou trash talk Mirai who had no cares in the world she is my favorite so far. The artwork keeps me returning for more!

    • Hime says:

      The fights aren’t too bad, though I was hoping for a little more out of Hinata’s battle. Himea built him up to be pretty intimidating, and yet Taito owned him a few times…I guess being able to friggin die several times in a fight really is a huge advantage.

      Hinata needs to come back and kill them all >:3

  4. hika says:

    The only things that kept me going in following the first two episodes of this show are
    1-Fukuyama Jun
    2-Gekkou looks a lot like Athran Zala from Gundam SEED
    3-and a feeble hope of having Gekkou/Taito (since Nakamura Yuichi voiced Tori in Sekaichi Hatsukoi who got together with Tachibana Shinnosuke’s character…yeah)

  5. amado says:

    I think they rushed this too fast and also the way it ended was quite anti-climatic.

    still, this has quite some potential. I think they can make a good love triangle with this. il then decide if it has great romance going here.

    • Hime says:

      The ending was so lolwhut? I mean, Hinata was supposed to be so good even Himea was scared of him at AGE 5. Then it’s just like Gekkou and Taito shoot at him with a little more vigor and he does down. So dissapointing.

      • amado says:

        I think that he’s still out there, just bidding his time since he finds it “amusing” to observe them for now. he might even help them later for a common foe.

        if not then ugh, they missed their chance to make this show great.

  6. BlackBriar says:

    Lol, Himea played one of the usual loli trap cards on Taito before turning him into her servant: The lonely crying girl card. It works everytime. He’s like a zombie but with limits. These vampires always claim some unsuspecting person as their own to comfort themselves from loneliness.

    I thought Gekkou was badass, then along comes his evil twin brother Hinata. What is this, summer of the rogues? there’s one in every show recently.

    • Hime says:

      I am noooot complaining :D the rogues (especially the monacle’d ones) are teh best part!

      • BlackBriar says:

        I’m interested in how this show goes. The story’s unpredictable especially with it’s characters. A nice way to pass the time. Glasses and monacles are apparently this season’s anime fashion statements. Nice.

  7. Milistaier says:

    I get it why hes still alive…he can die 7 times and the spell resets every 15mins…maybe the vampire didn’t want him to taste true death…but it never said it won’t revive in 15mins after he died the 7th time…I think there just need to be a body part left..in this case…the torso

    • Hime says:

      He should have just stayed a torso, they could have just rebuilt his body out of auto-mail. Would have looked more badass.

  8. larethian says:

    c’mon, obviously, Hinata just sent one of his bunshin to deal with them. he’s busy enough conquering hell that he doesn’t have time to deal with the small fries himself XD

Leave a Reply