Time for some SM play~
|I meant ‘Serious Mobilization’, silly! I’m having a very bad headache so I’ll make this short and sweet. This episode was clearly divided into two parts with the tag-teaming Haru and Megane-chan along with Hime and Taku. Also, we have the usual resolution and more questions for the next episode.|
A great start of a tag team….?!
Team Green Tag
The bodyguard interested me since the beginning and seeing her in action made all my previous predictions true. Not to mention, her badger form is kawaiiii with her deadpan looks and megane-setting. It’s interesting how in human and avatar state both, the expressions characters make remain the same.
I had been craving for an action episode and I got it. People who thought Aqua Current’s not powerful; well, here’s your answer. It’s not easy to be the bodyguard of a game and not have bonus points. I guess, she never powers up even after accumulating so many points because it’s an option that a player has to take for themselves like what Haru did without calculating the damage.
Haru, “Your butt looks bigger in this form….” Aqua Current, “First my boobs and now my butt?! DIE ALREADY!”
The fight in itself was okay; though, their opponents weren’t that interesting. Sand blaster dude seemed totally useless, while the shocking doll was just okay. What I liked was Aqua Current’s duel avatar and it’s pretty nifty features of pure water and sneaking in almost anywhere. Her memory manipulation seems to be a special trick but I’m pretty sure this is not the last time we are seeing her because damn, this is srs bsns yo~ and she’s part of the gang in OP. Yeah, I cheated. Boo!
Cyan Pile, “My sword is bigger than yours!” Black Lotus, “Of all the things, you will talk about my sword!?”
Cyan Pile, “Uhhh…. Pointy boobs?” Black Lotus, “DIE DIE DIEEEEEE!”
Black Lotus’s Challenge
Opposed to what I thought, Hime challenged Taku for a reason and betrayal was not on agenda. It was rather more of a senpai teaching a talented yet wayward kouhai to keep it together and get a grip rather than losing it. From what we found out in the previous episode, Taku has been genuinely helping Haru to become a better Burst Linker but I never got as deep as Hime to brand his retirement from kendo as a self-punishment. I guess, it’s in Taku’s nature to go to extremes in everything and same happened with his decision of kendo club, distance from Chiyu and planning to uninstall Brain Burst once Haru’s all trained up. I’m glad she gave him a piece of her mind and even showed him direction; our boy sure needed that.
Yes, your highness~ (more suited for Vanquish voiced by Sakurai Takahiro)
Finally, we have an episode where a lot of things have been resolved rather than going wtf?! I’m sure a lot of story is still left because we haven’t met all the supporting characters. Including the next loli in line. Man, Haru’s harem is increasing day by day!
Haru’s Harem Documentary: My Life is ~Perfect~
I gotta HAWT girlfriend~
A moe-moe-kyun friend with benefit~
An Izanami-lookalike siren~
My life is SO MADE~
And I’m getting raped by a loli next?! Happy days are so NOT over yet~
Uh… With the increase in Haru’s harem, things are sure moving along in an okay pace. The only loophole left is Taku’s connection to Vanquish. I’m not sure the King-dude would be happy to see a loyal disciple change party and join the rebellious Nega Nebulous, right under his nose. Is he still playing double-agent? I don’t think so. He seemed pretty honest about turning a new leaf for the good. I mean that whole megane-deal and resolving to take up his responsibility screams a better person. Will he be punished for turning over? Well, some repercussions are in order for sure.
There were times when I was facepalming on Haru’s naiveté. He’s a good guy, I know; but at least keep your guard up, idiot! I’m playing to enjoy this~ I trust you~ You play with friends~ Dude, it’s fine to positive but there’s a limit to that and he will gets his ass whooped later just because he would blindly trust someone. Sure, this is anime world and anime-logic doesn’t always stay true to such simple rules but not kicking his enthusiasm away, I would like to see Haru grit up in all sense rather than just breezing by. Make some plan, have some strategy, don’t just follow along!
The pacing of this anime is not doing it full justice. You have one episode, where everything’s electrifying but then there’s another with lots of info-dump and discovering your true self. This has been done a lot already and with a two cour anime, the staff should definitely take care of keeping everything fresh. Not an easy feat but damn, let some games come in because right now I’m tired of info-dump. Get on with the action and progression!
A new loli challenger appears! Beware of her moe fang.