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