Are you ready for Valvrave the musical part two!?
|Welcome back readers! Yes Sumairii is back to join for your weekly review of Valvrave on Metanorn! So last week finally revealed that there are indeed more giant robots hidden under the school which left me thinking how they would choose the new pilots, but anyway enough chat let us start the review.|
|After a brief hiatus, I’m back with Fosh for another week of Valvrave! The show hinted last time that this episode would be all about Saki, but I didn’t think it was really going to be all about Saki. We get even more awesome space vampire mecha action mixed in with typical Valvrave PLOT developments as a result though, so it’s all good.|
Saki green with envy
Saki-“I will become the best mecha piloting idol of all time!”
When we first met Saki I think most of us had her set as the second love interest for Haruto especially after she kissed him in the previous episode; however things have changed for Saki this week when she quickly decided to sell her soul to the green Valvrave because she was jealous of Haruto’s fame and popularity after he saved everyone with the red Valvrave! So what do you think of Saki’s choice for becoming a Valvrave pilot? Was it the right thing to do? Personally I have to say HELL NO! Because she just wants to use her new pilot status to gain more fame? I mean I could see Saki realizing that becoming famous through the use of a Valvrave is not the right way to go and maybe she will turn into a hero just like her song? Sadly I am somewhat disappointed that Saki gained space vampire powers just like Haruto. I wanted each machine to have a different curse, but whatever when you really think about it the “powers” granted from the Valvrave machines they really are lame. I did laugh that Saki basically jumped into Haruto’s body just to stir up some random school drama and she had full access his massive space twitter account? After those scenes I don’t think the shipping of Haruto and Saki works anymore because I don’t think she even likes him in any romantic way thanks to lines like “who cares about Haruto anyway?”
Space Vampire Idol Mecha Pilots
Saki has the lust for main character blood this week~
In any case, Saki’s “dehumanization” has the more important implication that Haruto isn’t some “chosen one” and that the Valvraves can be piloted by any ordinary person as long as they claim the unit first. L-Elf alludes to the school being set up for the purpose of selecting pilots, but I’m certain that the position is not strictly restricted by any means. Perhaps it’s just a matter of finding those more appropriate for the role to maximize the effectiveness of the unit. And with Saki revealing her Valvrave like it’s no big deal, I’m sure it won’t be long before the remaining three units have their own pilots. She technically hasn’t broken her promise as she hasn’t explicitly told anyone about the Valvrave garage, but she might as well have let the cat out of the bag. Knowing that there are at least two, the more savvy students are obviously going to wonder if there are more and where they are hidden. What I want to know, however, is who will pilot the purple unit. That unit is probably the closest we’ll get to a space vampire mahou shoujo, what with its magic wand.
Extra Valvrave fun
Saki discovers that being a guy is a lot of fun!
Probably because L-elf lives in the air vents of the school?
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
All hail the mighty space twitter!
Interesting episode this week for Saki fans or was it? I kind of hated how she did a complete 360 in terms of personality because she went from possible love interest for Haruto all the way to “I just want to become famous” and she hates humans? WHAT? Oh wait I almost forgot she also has a tragic past with her parents which pushed her to become an Idol? That story will probably be explored later on to build up some drama! Speaking of drama what is going on with Shoko lately? What is her role? I guess she is the motivator character? I hope SOMETHING happens with her soon. Besides all the stuff going on with Saki, I loved the mecha battle with the green Valvrave because the buzz saw like weapons were AMAZING and if I had my own giant robot I would totally run Twitter through mine just like Saki. I also like how each Valvrave has a different back designs like Saki’s comes with extra legs while Haruto’s comes with wings? I can’t wait to see the other machines! So who else should get a Valvrave? I think they could do a PreCure thing aka matching people based on hair color like orange for Raizou, Purple for Shoko (I know she doesn’t have purple hair) and possibly blue for either L-elf or Yuusuke? Anyway let me know who you think should get which color Valvrave.
I should probably elaborate upon Saki’s character development here as the whole episode was about her after all. But honestly, I don’t know what to make of her now. Previously, she seemed like a mysterious but reliable partner for Haruto. Now, she seems much less striking than she used to be. Sure, she’s got her horrible past and her desire to overcome it by becoming famous. And she also has the upper hand on Shouko for Haruto’s attention after that highly publicized stunt she pulled. But I’m not sure if Valvrave “liberating” her has done her good. Her more reserved facade seemed to be more capable of taking control of situations than her new, gung ho nature. Leave the gung ho to Shouko and her stripping please.
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L-elf versus A-drei