Make way for new characters!
Well things are certainly picking up with Genei so far and Akari continues to suffer on, but I just have one question! When is she going to realize her destiny and fight these damn monsters? I guess we will have to watch more episodes to find out what Akari decides to do this time around.
Well, this episode certainly was dark enough. …Gen’ei is becoming a comparison of the week show to me, since the Daemonia talking to Akari totally reminded me of the monsters asking you to save them in Soul Sacrifice. But, of course, this and that are completely different things, and it was just that one point of the episode that reminded me of that game. Aside from that, this episode consisted of Akari doing almost everything I was hoping she wouldn’t do. OTL
Akari the suffering
I think Akari forgot that she was the main character of this series.
I’m going to be honest here. Akari was pissing me off the entire episode. She knows that Daemonia will do nothing but hurt people and everyone tells her that they can’t be saved, but all she does is run away. …And then when she’s done running away, it turns out that everyone else was right all along and it looks like they can’t be saved, so she basically wasted an entire episode with her inability to act. I get it, she doesn’t want to kill people and it’s terrible that nobody will remember the people who turn into Daemonia. On the other hand, the amount of children that almost died was pretty high. It’s not like they’re killing people because they want to, but they kind of need to in order to save the people who can’t fight back. What were the children going to do if they didn’t come save them? ANYWAYS, my ranting aside, the Daemonia itself was pretty interesting. If I read the number on the card correctly, it represented the Hanged Man, a card that basically means self-sacrifice or seeing things from a new point of view. …Only, when reversed, it means that you may be sacrificing too much and it’s potentially harmful, or that confusion is causing immobility. Both of these things, being a pretty big part of the theme for this particular episode, and with the Daemonia being told that his son would come back if he killed (sacrificed) other children. And hey, look at what the ‘human’ part of the Daemonia looked like. I wonder if they’ll keep doing these card themed episodes, or if this was just a one time coincidence thing. I can imagine that having tarot themed Daemonia isn’t that hard, but basing an entire episode around the theme of a card might be difficult to have for an overarching story.
Akari needs help
Akari-“Whoa, dude I have these hands that do stuff with fire.”
I have to completely agree with Kara! While I was watching I was getting really annoyed watching Akari mope around and worry about the Daemonia’s feelings, but at the same time she needs to wake up and realize if she doesn’t help the other girls the world will be screwed or will it? I think the other magical girls can take care of everything without Akari helping them but whatever I know she is the main character and has a massive role in the overall story. So was anyone else confused like me after Akari fought the Daemonia this week? I thought her main goal was to SAVE the soul trapped inside the monster? That is until the ending that revealed her idea of saving them by simply remembering what they went through as a way to preserve the memories of the tormented souls. I kind of like that idea and I really interesting and really have no idea if that is something new in the world of anime, but I have to say good job to the producers of Genei for pushing out some fresh ideas for this oddball magical girl series.
Extra magical fun
Does this really happen in Japan?
All aboard the demonic squid train!
I wonder if Seira can make some snow cones for us?
I love Akari’s hair.
Besides Akari being a crybaby this week I thought it was nice that she finally found her reason to fight the Daemonia because they could have easily dragged that on for the entire series, but I am thankful they are not turning Akari into another Madoka clone in terms of main characters that cry ALL THE TIME! Other than that I was happy to see Meltina and Priscilla from the opening finally show up and how can I forget to mention Luna who I feel was the only other girl to stick up for Akari while the others were obsessed with fighting the good fight like *cough* Seira *cough* anyway I know the team will eventually band together and save the world eventually.
So I was angry through most of this and once again, the action didn’t come until the end of the episode, but hopefully Akari’s now over this “oh noes, I don’t want to fight!” phase. We did learn some interesting things about Luna’s character and I have to admit that I am a tiiiny bit curious as to why Akari can hear voices, but I just couldn’t get into this episode. On the plus side though, Akari did make up her mind in the end of the episode and while she doesn’t really like the answer she found, at least she’s going to go through with it. …Just watch them actually find a solution that doesn’t involve death later in the series and have Akari do this all over again. I hope that doesn’t happen, but at the same time, why else would the plot have Akari hear the voices? Anyways, I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but I foresee Seira having issues with Akari in the future, if the end of the episode is anything to go by. Their personalities and views on Daemonia seem to conflict. But yeah, I’m looking forward to future episodes… I guess…
Remember Seira is always watching you Akari.
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