Commander-“The enemy has purple laser beams?! HOLY CRAP LETS GET OUT OF HERE!
Welcome back mecha fans to the second episode of Valvrave on Metanorn! So last week left off on something shocking with our main hero Haruto lost his childhood crush, got stabbed and shot by L-elf and then he turned into some odd space vampire at the end? Damn Haruto went through a lot of crap in the first episode, but I think it just left everyone shocked and confused for the most part! I hope we find the answers to all our questions today.
And we’re back with more Valvrave! No doubt about it, this show is just absolutely awesome. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Space vampire or space ghost?
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Alright so it is official Haruto is NOT a space vampire but in fact he has the odd ability to jump bodies after sinking his teeth into you! I guess you could technically consider him a ghost like being? I mean taking over someone else’s body is nothing new to the world of anime with the likes of Kokoro Connect, Natsuiro Kiseki and various seasons of PreCure. I only have one question to ask, what is the purpose of this unique power and what does it offer Haruto? Because I originally thought by biting someone he would obtain their knowledge and combat experiences pushing him to become a better mecha pilot, but in order to activate that power you have to be in close physical contact for Haruto to bite you and jump bodies. So what do you think about this discovery? I guess if you are trying to sneak into an enemy base you could use that power to trick people, but why do that when you can just use your GIANT FREAKING ROBOT? Also is Haruto an immortal now or do the Dorssians have advanced medical treatments for their soldiers? Another thing to point out Shoko survived somehow? WHAT? WHY! I wanted this to have some drama or we could have gone with the dead-girlfriend-returns-as-a-evil-clone idea instead.
Mecha battles IN SPACE!
Scientist-“Dude, these pictures are so going on my instagram!”
Worst enemy mechs of all time…seriously…
Ah sunrise and their love of random space combat filled with giant pink explosions! Seriously why do they love cotton candy like explosions? I guess that is one mystery we will have to look at later on, but just like the first episode we get to see some great mecha on mecha fighting. So what did you think of the space battle? Personally I do not like the “robots” that the Dorssian use, because they look so dumb to me, but of course they have never seen a machine like the Valvrave before so I guess I can’t make fun of them too much now can I? Now there was a point in the episode that blew my mind and that was the reveal of the 666 overheat mode followed by a random mecha Harakiri scene? Wait a minute what the hell is going on with the Valvrave? I swear that scene made me instantly think of Aquarion and how that series always had such over the top power ups and fighting moves, but still it was kind of amazing and hilarious at the same time.
Moar giant freakin robots
The Valvrave’s ultimate power up is the power to catch on fire…
Fun with Valvrave
Just don’t lose your arm kid because you are voiced by Yuji Kaji.
Even giant robots have bad gas
Shoko lives on forever and ever!
Oh my god this episode answered all my questions related to Haruto’s power and what really happened with Shoko? Now that we know she is alive what happens now? I did laugh that Haruto failed once again to confess his feelings for Shoko, but I assume we will revisit that storyline in the future? Also since L-elf kind of shot his friend in the face will he ever rejoins his team? That whole scene made me think of Yzak Joule from freaking Gundam SEED who also got a nasty face injury early on in that series, oh and they both have white hair?! I wonder if they are long lost brothers. Besides all of that what did you enjoy about the episode? Personally I liked the super body swapping powers and epic space combat; however the fact that Shoko survived her death flag left me feeling disappointed! They could have used that for motivation for Haruto or would he just turn into another angsty anime character? I suppose the flipside of that outcome means our main hero won’t mope around for twenty something episodes. Now we can explore the world of oh no! I KILLED PEOPLE TO SAVE MY FRIENDS, but seriously I hope the creators of Kakumeiki Valvrave do not turn Haruto into another Jesus Kira Yamato clone.
If you’re confused about whether I’m being serious, don’t be. I am being completely serious here. Valvrave is way too much fun. It’s got just the perfect balance of incredulous and serious elements. It knows it’s being ridiculous, and it’s not shy about it. You really have to appreciate it when a show dares to pull off such a stunt and actually does it properly. So don’t sweat the small details, and just enjoy the ride. I know I’m looking forward to how Haruto copes with his new-found inhumanity in the midst of all the other nonsense.
-Linkin park music playing in the background-
Haruto joins the army?!