Suddenly, sword fighting.
|Sorry for the double episode post again. As soon as my essays ended, my copy of God Eater 2 came. The game’s plot just killed off one of my main party characters though, which is REALLY upsetting because he was useful, and the captain of the unit (who was also useful) went elsewhere because of this.
So continuing on with the anime’s own creative take on the story, I guess everything I knew from the game is a lie. To finally get the information straight:
The anime’s story seems to be that Cordelia had her heart removed and then it was transplanted into random females in hopes that she would reawaken. …Said random females may or may not have been sent by the church. However, they all seem to have died in one way or another (most likely because the Sakamaki brothers are psychopaths) before Cordelia could come back. …Lord knows how they moved the heart from one girl to another without most of the brothers noticing, since as we all know, Kanato turned a few of them into wax dolls and a hole in the middle of the chest is kind of conspicuous. AHAHAHA plot holes.
This is rather different from the game’s story, where Cordelia died and infant Yui was conveniently abandoned nearby, so they planted the heart inside of her from the beginning. The rest of the brides beforehand were sent by the church as food or whatever. …Somehow this makes about as much sense as the anime’s explanation, because how the hell do you fit an adult-sized heart into an infant’s body? What did they do with Yui’s original heart? Story telling obviously isn’t this series’ strong point. Also, if you noticed, the Sakamaki brothers are all the same age they are when Cordelia was killed. So whether they’ve been that age since Yui was a baby or over countless years, for some reason they’re going to school now.
…I thought we went through this already in the last episode.
Cordelia’s awakening was surprisingly anticlimactic. It just kind of happened and while there was nothing really anyone could do to stop it, nobody really extended any effort into doing anything about it either. Yui just kind of gave up at the end from the looks of things. The most excitement of came from her being pushed into a lake, and the interaction between Ayato and Cordelia didn’t really have any tension to it. I mean, Ayato easily murdered Cordelia once. Just because she’s inhabiting a new body doesn’t mean that she’s any less vulnerable to stab wounds. Though maybe this is how it happens in the game. I’ve been told that when Cordelia awakens in Reiji’s route, Yui comes back through the magic of almost drowning like she did in this episode, so at least that part made sense. Other than that though, the fact that this show actually had continuity from the first episode was unexpectedly nice. Ayato definitely knew that Yui couldn’t swim. …Though who knows how or if he knew that it would bring Yui back. Thinking about it now, he was probably just trying to kill Cordelia again.
Ooooof course the first reaction to Yui returning is to drink her blood. Though coming from Ayato, this makes sense. I don’t know if you could tell from what the anime has shown or not, Ayato is like that kid in school who bullies the crap out of the girl he likes (only way worse). He’s obviously never been around positive relationships before and has no idea how to properly express himself, so he just ends up being really possessive of Yui and picks on her. Who knows when he even started caring though.
Aaaaand then the next episode happened. Who knew that Richter was so ambitious? I certainly didn’t see his betrayal coming, since as far as I was aware, Cordelia was his life. Maybe there’s more to his character than just being Cordelia’s bitch. Though his plan kind of has holes in it. Cordelia is going to remember his betrayal. Sure, he could keep switching around the heart, but for some reason, the plot seems to be stuck on the fact that the awakening is integral to his plan. I imagine it has to do with the fact that Cordelia’s blood gives vampires a huge power boost (since she was the daughter of a maou), but as far as I’m aware from the games, the boost comes whether Cordelia fully awakens or not. Well, whatever works for Richter.
Ah, I was right. I’ve been getting Beatrix’s name wrong. I’m glad the anime cleared that up. Reiji was prominent in this episode, but he… didn’t really do a lot. I guess he doesn’t like immoral women though, so that probably explains any attraction he has for Yui since she’s been nothing but moral this series.
But Cordelia, how are you supposed to sleep with Karl or win his approval if you kill him? I guess her logic here makes sense though, given what the anime has already explained. Cordelia’s logic of showing Karl the ultimate form of her love is probably the thing that made the most sense in this entire episode. Yui came back, even though she apparently wasn’t supposed to. Maybe because she kind of cares about Ayato? When did that even start? Oh well, she apparently seems to care about all of them enough to stab herself. Or maybe she just doesn’t like Cordelia, which seems to be a common factor for the entire cast. Her final words of hoping that nobody gets hurt is a pretty good indicator that Yui actually does care though.
Forget about the silver knife bringing about a painless disintegrating death too. Is anything able to kill Cordelia? Seriously, she should have been dead 3 times over by now, in terms of how many times people have tried to kill her. Her heart has been stabbed this episode. According to what Cordelia said moments before, she should be dead. …Unless Yui somehow missed stabbing herself in the heart directly (I wouldn’t be surprised), which probably makes the most sense in this situation. And in which case, Cordelia probably shouldn’t have announced that she could somehow still revive from all of this, since her current body is immobile, the knife is right there, and there are 6 brothers in the room who all more or less want Cordelia dead. Maybe Ayato will hold back on killing her though, since he seems to have developed a thing for Yui out of nowhere.
AHAHA okay, who thought it was a good idea to script write while impaired? Really, the story was never a strong point to this anime, but absolutely nothing adds up. Especially in that last episode, and I don’t know if that was the game’s fault or the anime’s. Does Cordelia really want revenge on Karl? I haven’t actually finished a route where she revives, so maybe this really is all she wants from life. Maybe Richter does betray Cordelia. I don’t mind this confusion too much though, since I wasn’t expecting many things out of this anime. Let’s just see if we can get something comprehensible out of the ending of this, since the Cordelia stuff makes no sense, and the extent of romantic relationships in this anime is blood drinking abuse.