Meta Mash – 31

Latest updates from Gundam Age, Uta Koi and Hakuouki Reimeiroku.


Gundam Age – 44


Time for your weekly dose of Gundam AGE! So when we last left off that random character died finally and with this episode it follows more Zeheart-o discovering the truth behind the whole “project eden” but I found it hilarious that Ezelcant was able to spin everything around on Zeheart and he was able to convince him to take over as the new leader of the project! Whoa good job old man; however I think the whole “I am dying.” Speech won him over in the end. Meanwhile with Kio, Asem and Flint the three of them are currently going through their OH MY GOD WHY ARE WE FIGHTING?! Type of mentality that usually happens in any Gundam series, but Flint on the other hand just really wants to kill each and every last vegan while Kio and his father feel they can live in peace with them! I really hate how Flint is all rage mode about the Vegans…I mean surreeee they wiped out his family but COME ON! GET OVER IT or does it make for an interesting story for him?


Uta Koi – 08 

Meet another famous poet who has the potential of an epic yandere-face

This week we take a look at one of the most famous poets from Japanese history. Sei Shonagon is known for writing the Pillow Book, a collection of poems which depict the Imperial court and some of its seedier dealings. She’s often compared to Murasaki Shikubu whose Tale of Genji captured a glorified version of the noble lifestyle. While the her relationship with Sanetaka isn’t verifiable by historical records, the rumors still buzz about. I’m glad Uta Koi is taking this ‘what if?’ approach as it makes the a history buff like me squeal at some of the situations.

The episode is framed into three sections, depicting Shonagon’s childhood, adolescence and adulthood. In each scene she has to deal with the terms of love, both as a spectator and a participant. She learns it isn’t logical and that the contracts two people sign with their hearts are not bound by blood but elements more transient, such as trust and passion. It’s a hard feeling to reconcile being as analytical as she is. There isn’t any probable cause for the phenomenon, and its effects are incalculable because of the variables that pull it every which way. At the end of the episode, after one of her own trysts, she doesn’t fully understand the meaning of love but at least learns to appreciate the way it made her feel.

I was worried the series would repeat the forms of the characters from the first arc. Sanekata is supposed to be the Mid-Heien eras Narihira. His mannerisms and soft spoken voice are reminiscent of the fabled playboy to an extent. At times he seems to be possessed by the great waka poet’s ghost. At times he does show that he is a bit more thoughtful than his counterpart, but you could interchange the two with little to no effect on the outcome of the tale. Hopefully this doesn’t become a trend for the series.


Hakuouki Reimeiroku – 07 

Are you prepared Anaaga?! 

After so many weeks, Hakuouki Reimeiroku finally adds some fantasy into its story to prepare for its sequel (I squealed a little when Chizuru was mentioned). The anime is starting to get monotonous with the whole Serizawa/Hijikata internal strife anyway, so adding some new spice into the story was a good move. The Ochimizu issue allows for some extreme human fights and character development for… Nope, not Ibuki. Ryunosuke, out of all people. After all that blood and killing, Ryunosuke is finally a grown man. I’m so proud of you, Ryunosuke. Of course, there’s the usual Serizawa/Hijikata conflict, but it was pretty intense in episode six. At least, now Serizawa’s true intention of provoking Hijikata lots of times (except him being an ass) is finally known: he wants Hijikata just to be like him too. That’s my guess anyway, seeing how Serizawa is liking the little changes in Hijikata. Now it’s just up to Hijikata whether he’ll be like Serizawa or not. Unfortunately, Okita’s jealousy is noticeable now, little by little. His relations with Hijikata is getting worse. They seriously need to make up.

Oh, hai Ibuki! It’s been two weeks since I saw you, and you haven’t changed! Still the useless rude servant, I see. And gosh, how this pisses me off. I know lots of people actually like Ibuki, but I just can’t bring myself to like him. Seriously, more than six episodes and there haven’t been any character development for him. What the eff. I want some character development for Ibuki, damn it! I hope next week’s episode makes him a better character, somehow, I hope. Maybe a less rude Ibuki?



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3 Responses to “Meta Mash – 31”

  1. Kyokai says:

    Somebody tell me, is Uta Koi worth catching up?

    • Highway says:

      If you like the concept, it’s not a bad show to watch. But if you’re pressed for time and it’s one of a bunch of choices, then it’s not particularly pressing to watch. It’s not life changing, that’s for sure. Just a nice series so far.

    • Yippy says:

      It depends, what do you want to see in the show?

      I’d say the show’s strengths are its coherent continuity and the unique interpretations of the poems along with the tales behind them. The weak parts, however, are the predictable plots and the lack of a more detailed historical context.

      The first episode does give a taste of what’s to come but not everything that’s in it, so do try it out if you have the time. Well, that’s all I have to say.

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