Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou – 03


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

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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

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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

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Does this really happen in Japan?

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All aboard the demonic squid train!

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I wonder if Seira can make some snow cones for us?

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I love Akari’s hair.

End thoughts

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…


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Remember Seira is always watching you Akari.

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20 Responses to “Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou – 03”

  1. Liza says:

    I guess it was to be expected that Akari go through her whiny-phase, I was happy it only lasted one episode and she now has the resolution to fight! And now for some more butt kicking! And possibly more background on the rest of the magical girl cast.

    Although it is pretty obvious that Akari’s ability to hear the voices is going to be useful later on for something. The cat and crow did mention that they would be watching her…

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah I kind of expected Akari to have a whiny side to her along with her discovering a reason to fight and I really hope we see more fighting.

      I certainly hope Akari’s other ability to hear the voices comes in handy later on or they find a way to use it? I am still curious about the talking cat/crow characters and what they need Akari for.

    • Karakuri says:

      As long as she doesn’t revert back to her whiny phase. I could see them pulling this out again later if they ever learn how to save Daemonia.

      • skylion says:

        Agreed, that would be a good way forward.

      • BlackBriar says:

        If that does happen, I could see some self loathing for the deaths of those that could have been saved and it might not be just Akari in that state. Seira is pretty wound tight about her duty as well.

  2. BlackBriar says:

    Akari is going through a tough time and the end result might make her bitter and hard. Her naïveté is understandable but there’s just no helping someone who’s past the point of no return when they’re taken over by a Daemonia. The best thing that can be done is giving them a quick death to end their suffering because it’s a fate they didn’t ask for.

    It’s a hard to accept but I was pissed at how heartless that crow and that official in pink were towards Akari’s struggle to cope with the reality that’s in front of her.

    This is how I think the Daemonia operate. The moment they find a human who has suffered some kind of loss or jealousy (referencing what happened with Akari’s cousin), they use the vulnerability to move in and they poison their minds with false hope and hollow conditions that puts them further into despair to strengthen the control over the victim. And like Akari and the other girls, they use Tarot cards to boost their power since they’re using the victim as a host’s body.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah ending the suffering of the tormented soul is probably Akari’s destiny and I guess we could say Akari’s mom wanted to prevent that from happening? Yeah either way I am glad that she finally found a reason to fight the Daemonia.

      Crow-kun is a jerk face D:

      Right the Daemonia take advantage of every human they take over and I guess every week we will get some tiny reveal on how that random human was taken over thanks to Akari’s ability to hear their voices.

  3. Highway says:

    I found Akari’s suffering to be pretty authentic. She was doing what she could to deal with both killing her friend and cousin, and the hole that leaves. I mean, she’s still a pretty young kid, too. I also liked Luna’s commiseration with her.

    Bearing that burden of confessor is going to be rough, tho.

    • BlackBriar says:

      What Akari is feeling is the harsh reality that things can’t move forward without sacrifice. And with her new responsibility, she learns you can’t save people if you’re unable to dirty your hands no matter how painful the task is.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah it does work for Akari who is new to all of this magical girl stuffs and dealing with the dead! Yeaaah Luna was great this week for sticking up for Akari.


  4. skylion says:

    I was kinda ticked off with it too. But not the subject matter, as I think it’s an important idea to cover; I just think the pacing over two episodes made us suffer almost as much as Akari.

    Why do they only get to treat the symptoms? When do they get to use this power to actually cure? And, is that last thing even more dangerous to the rest of the world than just treating symptoms?

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hahah yeah sad but true we did suffer along with Akari through these past episodes but at least she has a reason to fight and that should push the story along.

      I was waiting for Akari to actually SAVE the souls of the humans with some special power but nooooo! I guess they just want to be different from other magical girl shows? I do think the whole “purifying” souls and returning people back to normal gets old after every other magical girl series that I have seen so far.

      • skylion says:

        I look at the lost souls like characters from HBO’s OZ. Yeah I have some sympathy, but you are murderer despite you repentance.

        • Foshizzel says:

          Yep good point Skylion either way you slice it Akari is still killing people xD

          • skylion says:

            Well I was thinking of the so-called victims of the Demonia, thinking they let themselves become a victim to easy. But you cut it both ways…

  5. Cybersteel says:

    Those tarrot cards have cute designs on them. I wonder if they might make merchandise of them :3

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    • skylion says:

      It’s been awhile since I collected sets of Tarot Cards, I used to own dozens of packs, but have since got it down to three. I would like this one.

      • Karakuri says:

        I wouldn’t mind the one they use in the show either. The designs are really cute~.

        • skylion says:

          It is very iconographic, lending itself to more open archetype style readings.

  6. AllenAndArth says:

    this show is the cute&dark kind, but somehow it…just feels wrong, as much as i like Seira and ASSASSING-CHAN( the new character with the knifes, whose name is don’t know…i think) it just didn’t make want to watch more, so i will be pulling out here…by the way…BEHOLD the new shop: Seira’s ice cream! Even monsters want it ;P

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