Everybody is kung-fu fighting~
We are back with more adventures with Neko, Shiro, Kuro and the red/blue teams! So I have to ask is your mind still recovering from guessing what Shiro really is or are you still throwing ideas around in your head about his true identity. I still have no real idea what to really say about him so far, but I hope we find out something new this week… What about you master Kyokai? Do you have any new ideas?
|I certainly do. Though, I have already used some of them in the last review. Not sure if any of them actually hit the bull’s-eye but we will see as the mystery around Shiro still continues on. At least the preview promised some red and blue action so I’ve been looking forward to this episode.|
// Kingly Betrayal – For finding themes in K, betrayal and chases go hand in hand. Not that they left off the chase factor in the fifth episode even because the blue and red peeps are still looking for Shiro; though, with completely different tools of technology and pure brawn (more in Misaki and Rikio’s case). Like Fosh said, the school security sure sucks and I can even go with some of our commentors from last episode that Shiro’s presence in that school is all a setup or an elaborate hide and seek game. Though, what interested me more from the whole faceoff between red and blue is Fushimi’s accumulated power. He literally flaunted his red and blue powers without any shame. Rather he was almost rubbing salt in MIISAAAKIIII’s wounds with quick Homra intel that would lead even a cool-headed Izumo into fits of rage. Misaki has a short fuse but Fushimi did go overboard in insulting the Homra way. It was more of an official announcement of his betrayal and showing off his red and blue powers; either he really is a power-hungry dog or an inside man doing too much of a job well done.
// Mortal Kombat! – While Fushumi played hacker, he manages to hear Yata who was SCREAMING at a few random students while asking questions. I think team Homra failed this sneaking mission I mean did they really have to be so loud, but I didn’t expect them to find Shiro because NO one can catch him if Neko is by his side at all times. I laughed when Fushumi waltzed out with no care in the world and started to taunt Yata to fighting him after Rikio tried his best to talk his skater friend out of the battle. Honestly I think Yata has a very short fuse on him when it comes to backing out of a fight or is he just always angry? As I have seen a lot of fighting themed anime, I have to say the battle between these two was FANTASTIC even though it was what only five minutes? I don’t really have much to compare it to outside of something like Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail and maybe a few recent episodes of Hunter x Hunter and Jojo’s bizarre adventure? I just loved how the animation team worked on Yata’s skateboard into the actual fight even though I kind of figured his board was always an extension of his body. Was anyone else blown away when Fushumi threw those RED daggers at Yata like that, but I sort of figured he would have a combination of red and blue fire because of the whole team jumping? That sort of gave me an idea of WHY he decided to switch sides to maybe obtain more power or he just loves the color blue instead of red? So, what other shows have you seen that had impressive fighting scenes?
// Unbeknownst to Everyone – What a time to take a stroll outside school and watch the amazing scenery (reused animation to boot!), via some amazingly positioned exits without being detected. Seriously. Let’s start a betting circle everyone, to a countdown for Shiro’s real deal reveal because man, it’s been five episodes already and we still don’t know if Shiro is the Colourless King or not. Actually, I should just rephrase this. He is the Colourless King, how we can save him from not turning all evil-like forever is the real question. He’s definitely powerful in his own way (points to Neko and escaping techniques). He’s forgetful and seemingly air-headed but still manages to steer clear of trouble and capture till now. His lost PDA is still a mystery and now I’m even dubious about his registration in school, further solidified by Fushimi’s student search (though, he could be lying as well). Look at how Homra guys just moseyed by to check the whereabouts of a suspicious white-haired kid without anyone noticing. Not to mention, Kukuri’s response of her not knowing Shiro seemed too automatic. Sure, she’s his friend and lied to save him but is it just it? Her hair ornament is somewhat similar to what the Gold King was wearing in episode one. Is there a family or even golden clan connection with her? Maybe it’s an elaborate plan to keep Shiro all safe until his powers are fully awakened? Another scary thought, what would happen if you combine Yuishiki system (used by Blue suits) with Sibyl system (from Psycho;Pass)? Ah, let me leave my musing here for you to ponder on. :3
//Extra FUN Stuff
Everyone does ヾ(*´ー`)ノ
Run it’s Pedobear!
Yata: Your zipper is open, dumbass!
They look so soft… -shot-
SFX BOING Yes, ma’am! *salutes*
What a fantastic episode this week! From laughable sneaking missions from both teams and one amazing fight between Yata and Fushumi, but the rest of it was kind of random and I FREAKING knew that Shiro, Neko and Kuro would simply sneak right out of the school WAY Before the reds or blues tried to find them! Ah well at least the mystery of Shiro is getting interesting even though I was really disappointed that they did not reveal anything new about him, but at least we now know he is not “registered” at the school and it explains why none of the students really know him…so what else? Ah right Yata’s real name is Misaki and he hates it? WHAT that doesn’t even make any sense to me, but I assume we will get some type flashback that explains why he hates that name? Random funny thought from me if Mikoto Suoh and Yata Misaki fused together they would make Mikoto Misaki and yeah I know that spelling is one letter off from Misaka Mikoto but hey I can dream! I did laugh my ass off when Yata got all nervous around the girls and then Seri showed up like “Yo boys stop fighting now.” I swear she has a deadly weapon to use against the skater boy her sexy smile! I was like DAAAAMN girl you just disarmed him with just one look? I swear I just couldn’t stop laughing after that moment. Overall this was a very entertaining episode even though nothing major happened to the main characters, but we should find out soon…I hope.
At least this time I knew what was coming. More of Red vs Blue, which is usually entertaining with eye-candy fights. I’m sure lvlln would tell you more on how Misaki did on his skateboard with reality checks but it was a good touch of sword against skateboard. From the whole fight, Misaki came out as more loyal, who used his extension as a weapon rather than some cheap tricks like Fushimi did with his red knives and blue sword. It was pretty unfair overall but I liked how Misaki stuck to his guns until almost threatened by Seri to move off. I wish there’s more depth to Seri’s character rather than always flaunting “I am the boss”. Sure, that message is important but all the time? Gurl~ get your act straight. It would be interesting if there’s something going on between Izumo and Seri (was that really her in the preview with her hair down?). That would definitely give me Durarara!! vibes again with Celty/Shizuo friendship; but I’m not counting too much on it. Though, things do look pretty tight for Red vs Blue and Mikoto being in jail isn’t helping things much. I’d like to know why he did this voluntarily.
Mamoru Miyano did some good taunting but damn, he did take Kyouma voice to another level of annoyance. The reviews of his continued U MAD would definitely be mixed on this one. I was happy to hear Yuuichi Nakamura as Rikio and laughed so hard when Misaki blushed seeing girls. I mean, that was adorable how he’s such a punk but actually tries to be nice to the ladies. There wasn’t much O trio (Shiro, Kuroh and Neko) fun this time but hopefully, they can’t be on a stroll for another episode or…. never mind. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the Homra guys and the murdered dude (Tatara), who seemed to have been an artist.
Another interesting seiyuu titbit is that Komatsu Mikado (who voices Neko) has joined in the slew of cleaner robot voice-overs. So, what did you think of this episode peeps?
Let’s all save this red laser-beam shooting loli in the next episode. Ja ne~