Ruri- “I bet Alma is taller than this damn tree….”
Another episode of Sacred Seven for us all to enjoy! This week I think we are in for some flashback fun, well most flashbacks are lame and boring but it might be nice to catch up on some of the history of these characters. In other anime related news, I am working on a long AMV; hopefully, I can get something out for you to watch soon as I don’t want to rush it too fast. Anyway time to start the review! Enjoy.
Plot this week takes us back five years into the past with Ruri and her sister Aoi around Christmas time before she was sealed inside that large crystal. But things are rapidly changing in the real time as Aoi seems to be released from the crystal. We also find out about Makoto’s father and how he died many years ago fighting a familiar fire-based Darkstone! After hearing the story Alma leaves the mansion and encounters Knight.
Ruri- “So that’s why I thought I was at a rave club! My sister ate a bunch of glow sticks.”
We start things out with Alma at school wondering why Ruri and Makoto happen to be missing from school, unknown to everyone that Aoi’s crystal suddenly breaks freeing her, which is somehow connected to Alma’s power going crazy in the previous episode. This ultimatlely caused Aoi to break free? This leaves Ruri to think Alma can suddenly wake her sleeping sister!? I guess having sacred powers makes you suddenly a doctor who can cure people.
Makoto- “Aoi’s lolicon powers are safe; do not worry Ojo-sama!”
Ruri- “Long ago in a galaxy far away….” Alma- “Wait you watched Star Wars again,didn’t you??”
Anyway, we jump back five years to see Ruri, Aoi and Makoto as children and their parents decorating Christmas trees when they get a random visit from Yuuji. Yes he screams all kind of evil to Ruri’s parents. Afterwards the girls are making their presents for the parents when Ruri overhears some talk between them and Yuuji, but she really doesn’t look into it too much. The following morning everyone is set to leave and visit their vacation home where it is currently snowing. But something happens between the sisters as Aoi breaks the present Ruri was going to give to their parents and the two have a argument with the usual I hate you speech, so they end up leaving Makoto and Ruri alone so she can calm down! Seriously?! ARGGG Ruri you are so spoiled….Anyway the rest of the family leave.
Dad- “Damn it, I forgot my kids’ names again, which one is the bitchy one again?”
One day, Makoto, you will have a mustache like your old man.
Yuuji- “Merry evil Christmas, you fools! Err I mean…HO HO HO BITCHES!”
Aoi- “OH YEAH? Your hair color’s so fake!” Ruri- “Wait you are the bitchy twin!”
Well shortly after everything begins to get chaotic as our lava friend attacks the family killing guards, maids and even has a one on one fight with Makoto’s father leaving him seriously injured. And we learn how Aoi sealed herself in the crystal! Out of fear of being killed, her sacred powers activated as a defense mechanism saving her life. Makoto’s father on the other hand died afterwards trying to kill off the monster that attacked the house, which finally explains to Alma why Ruri fights in the first place. Just to save her sister and put a stop the Darkstones for good.
Butler- “Oh hey there little forest animal, have you been good this year?”
Butler- “Suddenly I can taste those Christmas cookies from last year….ouch…”
Aoi- “Damn you, Charmander, I told you not to come out till I said surprise!!”
Makoto- “Dad…how can I be as GAR as you?” Dad- “…Grow an epic mustache like me…seriously.”
After hearing Ruri’s full story, Alma agrees to do everything in his power to save Aoi’s life. He ends up running into Knight on the way home and learns he still has plans on killing off Yuuji for revenge! Sure sounds like a great plan to me after all Yuuji is a creepy dude. The episode ends with a quick visit to Yuuji’s lab where he is looking down at the lava Darkstone waiting to plan his next move.
Knight- “I AM SO ANGRY! Can’t you tell? Oh wait I need more shadow.”
Yuuji- “I don’t know about you but I’m having the best day ever!”
Aoi- “You there! I am pointing into your soul!”
Ruri- “I am so awesome, LOOK AT MY ANGEL NOW!”
They are so rich; they require four Christmas trees!
A salute to the BAMF butler! You were awesome!
This wasn’t the most exciting episode of Sacred Seven but it definitely clears up the mystery behind Ruri. I still want to know which sister did Alma save from being crushed?! I have a feeling Aoi was the one he ended up saving. If anything, I can bet Aoi’s sacred power is greater than anything Ruri can currently do, then again it always could be the other way around with Ruri trapped in a crystal instead of Aoi… A funny note, you can really tell Aoi is more of a tsundere compared to the airhead Ruri! She is going to be so pissed that she didn’t grow at all, while she was stuck in the crystal; I guess she will be the younger sister?
Part of me doesn’t really think five years really explains the gap in age, so Makoto was probably what ten when he was a butler to the twins? Or maybe he was twelve years old? Anyway I have no idea how old these characters actually are but five years seems too close! And its anime so age really doesn’t matter all that much, take Ichigo from Bleach; he’s technically fifteen or sixteen years old and looks totally ripped… Well, enough about ages, I just think they could have gone with a longer time gap than just five.
Man, Makoto’s dad! Such a badass! Rest in peace man, but still going hand to hand with that fire monster was damn epic… until he got owned… Then showing up for another round?! Now that’s a hard working butler that doubles as an awesome bodyguard! I kept imagining him with a Spanish accent whenever he spoke because that would’ve been amazing. And poor Ruri! She really didn’t get a chance to say sorry to her sister, but that seems to be a very generic anime thing, right? The “regret” and it’s always siblings. I guess you should choose your works carefully….
Ruri- “My god, random bondage? And no Alma to watch? Err… I mean to save me….”
It looks like Ruri finds herself kidnapped once again! DAMN IT GIRL, STOP GETTING TAKEN ALL THE TIME! Anyway, it looks like Alma and Makoto will have a fight and I assume it’s over who gets to play the role of Mario and save the damn princess from the evil Yuuji who wants to slice and dice Ruri up for her blood.