Kakumeiki Valvrave – 08

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Q-vier is just hanging around this week after killing Aina.

 With only four or five episodes left of Valvrave what can we expect? Last week left us with quite the shock with the death of Aina even though she was a background character I feel that her death is important for the story, but will it help move things along this time? I have no idea! We all know this series can be quite random so just about ANYTHING can and will happen.

Tears and sadness in SPACE!

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Kyuuma-“How dare you eat my subway sandwich bro!”            Haruto-“I am sorry! It was so good!”

I have noticed a trend lately with Gargantia, Valvrave and even Majestic Prince that all of them seem to be on par with each other in terms of themes of episodes especially this week since most of them were filled with characters crying as they deal with some “drama” like friends dying in Valvrave, Red leaving Amy in Gargantia and energetic team leaders losing all their motivation in Majestic Prince, I know most of those drama themes are weak compared to someone dying, but in the end drama is drama no matter how we look at it right? Now back to Valvrave, with the loss of Aina how has that pushed the characters? Honestly I think it affected Kyuuma the most because he feels completely helpless right now and he always appeared that he was the closest to Aina, but we did see some heartbreaking scenes with Rion, Shoko, Marie, Haruto, Saki and it pissed off Raizou as well! After seeing his reaction it definitely places him as the next Valvrave pilot and I think the next episode title is like dog and lightning? Also his nickname is Thunder. So that might happen; however Kyuuma did say something about wanting to take a mecha for revenge? Personally I think that would make for a better story instead of the bully character suddenly becoming a pilot to save his friends? Then again thinking back both of these guys have lost close friends in this series which gives them the same motivation, even though one wants revenge while the other might be doing it to save people.

Mysteries in SPACE!

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I think Cain is a huge fan of green apple jolly ranchers candy!

What the hell is that green stone thing in Cain’s captain’s quarters is it a soul or something because Valvrave has several supernatural themes and I could totally see something cheesy like the green stone containing the soul of L-elf’s princess that he loves? I wonder if he is a space vampire like Haruto and Saki because of that mark on his neck and what did he mean by “With this, our race can finally connect lives together, I hear the bells of absolution ringing O, bride of ours!” I guess my soul theory could work? Maybe Cain needs to put the green stone inside of one of Valvraves for some great mission.

Extra Valvrave fun

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 Now that definitely IS A KICK!

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A little something for the Shotacon fans to enjoy~

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And something for the million rabid lolicons fans out there.

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BEST SHIP cause we all know that Haruto and Shoko isn’t going to happen!

End thoughts

Well this was certainly a depressing episode as we saw how each character deals with Aina’s death, but at the same time we had some interesting developments with L-elf’s background with the mysterious princess character. I wonder what they plan on doing with that story and is it a possible romance story that will eventually get explored soon or are they saving it for the second season? I certainly hope we learn more about her, speaking of L-elf! Why is so damn cool? I really like him a million times more than Haruto because the side characters entertain me more than the main dude. Right now I like Saki, Shoko, L-elf, Marie, Rion and Akira!

Preview

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Double mecha bro fist for great justice!!!

Who is piloting the blue Valvrave!?

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47 Responses to “Kakumeiki Valvrave – 08”

  1. Karakuri says:

    “I’ll be the sugar to your coffee” or whatever that line was will stick with me forever. Thanks Valvrave, for the random BL intonations where the Shoko and Haruto pairing doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

    Anyways, there were what, 5 or more robots altogether? Maybe Thunder, mr student council president who’s name escapes me, and Kyuuma will all pilot one. Space vampires all around.

    • d-LaN says:

      Well, previously in the timeskip they did mention “Golden Seven”……

      >_< I am still shipping Shoko/Saki x Haruto dammit.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Any of those pairings is good. Hell, there should be an option where he can both girls. The show is using vampirism as a key point of the story so it should be alright. I mean, come on, in certain stories, Dracula had more than one bride.

        • HannoX says:

          True. In the original novel he had three in Transylvania and went after Lucy and Mina in England. So why hasn’t somebody made an anime with Dracula as a teenager transferring into a Japanese high school and getting a harem? I can’t believe they’ve missed that storyline.

    • Foshizzel says:

      @Kara: I forgot about that line and ya Valvrave is totally a BL show isn’t it? Also I assume you got caught up with this series? Enjoying it so far?

      Yea those three are easily in the running for future pilots and we can’t forget about the test tube Valvraves! I wonder if those machines will be important later on?

      @D-Lan: Yeah the golden seven and I totally support the shipping of Shoko x Saki for dat yuri!

      • Karakuri says:

        Yep, I’m caught up! Fosh, you were totally right about this and Gargantia~ silver haired bishounen everywhere~ …I’m pretty much watching Valvrave for L-Elf and his (completely unexplained) strategizing abilities. xD

        ….I’m just wondering who/what made the Valvraves in the first place since everyone seems to be saying that it’s beyond all current technology. Though from what they’ve shown us, it looks like the answer will be “god did it” or something.

        • Foshizzel says:

          Awesome! Another Valvrave fan and yeah L-elf and Red are silver haired bros infact they COULD be brothers, but I agree he is quite skilled with his strategizing powers!

          Same there are so many mysteries with Valvrave and I think Mr science teacher dude KNOWS something or he is investigating them? They did show him checking out the other test tube mechs…

        • d-LaN says:

          Aliens did it IMO. Or maybe the VVV OS-tan is the result of alien transfering ther conciousness into a machine /wildspeculation

        • BlackBriar says:

          I’m pretty sure the answer as to who made the Valvraves lies with either that teacher who appointed himself to check them out while mentioning “bride” and being in a room with unfinished Valvrave models or the Dorssian commander Cain who’s refusing to report L-Elf’s betrayal and the fact he may also be a space vampire because of the Valvrave mark on his neck. This is speculation on my part but I think they want to create a whole new race.

      • skylion says:

        How could you forget that line, Fosh?! That was just pure awesome cheese sauce right there. I feel…..like I don’t even know you anymore, man….

        :-)

        • Foshizzel says:

          ahahahah by bad xD

          • BlackBriar says:

            Wow, a bond of trust broken that easily. What is this world coming to? 😛

            • skylion says:

              Hey Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who behind….The Worls is a crazy place…

      • HannoX says:

        I approve that shipping, although I prefer Saki and the blonde from the student council (still can never remember her name, damn it!).

        • BlackBriar says:

          You’re not alone. The name of that blonde girl always escapes me even when I’m watching an episode. It’s because her character isn’t showing any kind of significance other than being eye candy.

          Yes! More of Saki, the naughty space vampire pilot!

    • Highway says:

      You can’t have any progress in relationships when the people supposedly in them spend absolutely no time anywhere near each other.

      • skylion says:

        I think this is why fandom is shipping anything that moves with anything that has the potential to move. Someone has to…

        • BlackBriar says:

          Fans are so desperate to make ships that it’s frightening how far they’re willing to go to do so. I’m still pairing Haruto with either Saki or Shoko.

      • Foshizzel says:

        SHIPS ALL OVER THE PLACE!

        • BlackBriar says:

          So many ships that I’m willing to sink a few! 😛

    • Irenesharda says:

      First it was ham and egg sandwiches and now coffee and sugar? What are those two planning? Brunch or breakfast…for the morning after? ^_~

  2. d-LaN says:

    First DeSu2TA, now Valvrave. Is subtext coffee the new trend? Not to mention both show gets a bit…. subtext-y at the same time.

    L-Elf have truly come a long way. He went from unable to hold a child hostage to villain hax 😛 The princess is adorable tht for sure. And I hope this doesn’t mean she is death-flagged >_<

    I think the dog refers to the Inu in Inuzuka. So I think we will get double Valvrave action. And I heard theories tht says Bluerave pilot is Kyuma and Yellowrave pilot is Raizo….

    Calling it now, the green orb have evil Valvrave OS-tan in it. And Cain is chosen by it to make more Valvrave/Space vampires. :X Now wait as I am proven wrong in the future.

    • Foshizzel says:

      “I’ll be the sugar to your coffee” is the greatest line! I swear Valvrave has some of the best quotes this season xD

      Yeah I like where things are going for L-elf and the reveal that he was not always a super badass as we saw with the short flashback with what I assume is him escaping some army base as a child? Also the princess! WE NEED MORE INFO.

      Yeah I can see Raizo getting yellow and Kyuuma getting blue in the next episode.

      Ahhh yeah the green stone thing is probably an evil “soul/Ai” xD

      • skylion says:

        Well, then who, who will be the cream?!

        • Foshizzel says:

          L-elf or Haruto I would guess? Maybe we should ask Kara or Anaaga to throw in their suggestions! It sounds so sexual ahahaha

          • BlackBriar says:

            I’m already cringing in fear of what the fujoshis are cooking up.

            • Foshizzel says:

              That is 1000000% true BB! It is probably happening as I type this message…

          • Karakuri says:

            Oh, I’m still rooting for Haruto x Shoko (or Haruto x Saki works too) in the long run, the plot just keeps shoving bromance in my face. xD

  3. skylion says:

    Personally I think that would make for a better story instead of the bully character suddenly becoming a pilot to save his friends?

    Yes! This. And your corollary to that is a good call as well. Both of them would be rather keen to be pilots; losing humanity doesn’t seem to be anything that would concern them.

    I think Cain is a huge fan of green apple jolly ranchers candy!

    He very well could be. I was thinking he just stole something from the BBC Wales/Doctor Who warehouse, that was my first thought. Or it could literally be Green Rocks.

    And something for the million rabid lolicons fans out there.

    Hey, I am not rabid….

    • BlackBriar says:

      Hey, I am not rabid….

      Aha! A soft spot has been detected. I can use this to finally destroy my rival. Hehehehe…. Not rabid, eh? You can’t hold that front for long.

      • skylion says:

        I am a perfect gentleman, sir.

        btw, I am no longer getting email alerts to new post or comments…

        • BlackBriar says:

          Then you won’t mind if I take Shinobu Oshino or Leticia off your hands?

          Yeah, I noticed the same thing. At first there were replies in my inbox then it all suddenly stopped.

          • skylion says:

            I make no claims of rabidity….But I am never ever short on tenacity or guile. Did you think I would not notice :

            off your hands

            ?

            Which implies that you already feel that the LOLi Vampires are mine to begin with.

            Done. And. Done.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Just a way of understanding my rival’s current state of mind before I claim the prizes.

            • skylion says:

              Backpedaling as strategy?

          • Kyokai says:

            Umm, BB and skylion, can you confirm back if you are receiving comment and post emails again or not?

            • BlackBriar says:

              Yeah, they’ve started back again on my end.

            • skylion says:

              I can confirm emails for new posts, but not for new comments. Thanks, Kyo. I’ve checked the Manage your subscriptions page and my spam.

            • skylion says:

              I can now confirm emails for comments. Thanks Kyo!

    • Highway says:

      I personally think none of those three guys should be a pilot. Here’s me being all ‘for the wrong reasons’, but that’s what it seems like. And yet, I didn’t have any problem with Saki’s reasoning for wanting to give up her humanity, become semi-immortal, and pilot Carmilla.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    The way I see things, the remaining episodes will be driven by character developments and finalizing the Valvrave pilot choices while the action and storytelling will take place in Fall of this year.

    At least L-Elf’s reasoning for betraying Dorssia has been made clear. Thanks to the reveal, he makes me think of Jormungand’s Jonah being an unwilling child soldier. With all his precise strategizing, he clearly was waiting for the opportune moment to break free and wanted Haruto’s Valvrave for himself using the orders given to him as a cover.

    There’s too much speculation to assume who’s going to sell their soul next to become a vampiric mecha pilot. On the one hand, the next episode’s title could be a spoiler telling us it will be Thunder and on the other, it could someone we’ve yet to consider. And handful of people know the secret so this is anyone’s guess. I’m leaning on Shoko getting her own. That pink Valvrave has her name written all over it.

    • Karakuri says:

      I see L-Elf like Jonah in the beginning, but I see the current him more like Koko. I mean, he has some sort of ambitious, crazy plan in mind, and everything seems to work out for him.

  5. Irenesharda says:

    Another amazing episode from Valvrave!

    The Dorssians are getting serious and the new JIOR students are as well. With Aina’s death, things take a serious turn as Dorssia once again invades and begins to fight the students in earnest and even with the power of two Valvraves on their side, the students are still losing badly. It’s only when Haruto finally makes his deal with L-elf that L-11 saves the day.

    Speaking of our silver-haired awesome powerhouse, we get to see into his background a bit and find out what his relationship is with the pink-haired princess. It seems L-11 was from one of the countries that Dorssia conquered and was being sent to a concentration camp, but he was able to escape. However when about to be captured by the guards he takes the Dorssian princess hostage. However the princess makes a plea for his life and sacrifices half of her life for his which allows him to live. This gives a key to why he was so upset with Haruto’s use of the term “half”, and why he’s doing what he’s doing.

    Meanwhile, Kyuma and Raizo are emotionally ravaged by Aina’s death and to say they will become pilots next episode is practically writing on the wall. (The next episode being entitled “Dog and Thunder”, which is a play on the two’s names, “Raizo” meaning “thunder” and Kyuma’s family name being “Inuzuka”, meaning “dog house”.) You get to see more of the bishie Nazi kid hit squad and none of them can understand why Cain isn’t telling the higher ups about L-11. Cain however has plans of his own and again proves that he knows much more than anyone else in this story. He knows that the OS-tan of the Valvrave is named “Lune” and he speaks of his “bride”. He also wears the mark of the Valvrave which can indicate that he too is a space vampire.

    L-elf, Haruto, and Saki all wage battle against the Dorssians, and with L-11’s help, they’re able to win. Meanwhile, Satomi is falling apart because Shoko is taking over all the parts of his life, from his job as class president, to that of being elder brother to Akira. I have a feeling that he too will be unfortunately dying soon, if only to prove himself as strong a person as Shoko.

    Haruto again is quite naive, as L-11 has pointed out several times, and always wants to save everyone. However, we know there will come a time where he will not be able to save everyone and that is what will put him to the test.

    Can’t wait till the next episode, I give this one a 9/10!

  6. belatkuro says:

    If the preview title will make it that it will be Kyuuma and Raizou to pilot the Valvraves next, I will hazard a guess that it will be Akira who will pilot the last one. The OP song kind of has them in order of showing(around 00:39). Saki, Kyuuma, Raizou, Akira, then Aina, Marie etc.
    Though how she’ll get out of her hikkikomori safehouse is beyond me.

    So much for Saki being a pilot though. She’s getting pushed around ever since she started piloting. It’s probably why Eruerufu isn’t interested in her even though she and Haruto are both pilots. Ah, the curse of the female Sunrise mecha pilots…
    That bodysuit though…

    And obligatory mention of the coffee dialogue. Can’t forget about the most hilarious and memorable dialogue this season.

    Despite the craziness, I’m still enjoying this show. It’s not really a trainwreck of sorts as it’s self-aware of what it’s doing and I consider that a good thing. So yeah, good stuff.

  7. PanzerJäger says:

    This episode was good, it’s provided some good background to L-Elf, which is starting to remove the mystery that surrounds him. And commander Cain, what was that thing on his neck? Maybe he’s a space vampire as well? And I wonder about the princess, could it be she’s linked romantically with L-Elf? Hopefully the next episode brings some more action and answers.

    • BlackBriar says:

      I think he’s a space vampire but one that’s on a high level of sophistication. Kind of like the difference that separates pureblood vampires from those that used to be human. Haruto and Saki are no longer in human range but they don’t have any markings on their necks.

      • PanzerJäger says:

        Hmm true, he might be the ringleader, or grand space vampire, sorta like Dracula. The plot thickens O.o

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