…Nagisa seems strangely excited over the fact that her brother may be leading on 4 women.
|Merry Christmas~. Or maybe not quite, depending on where you live. If I don’t post this now, I feel like I’ll never get around to it, so this is just one big mess on my collective thoughts. I didn’t bother separating 11 and 12, since I feel like I mostly talked about 12.|
So they weren’t real angels. I guess that explains that issue. It would have been interesting if they had been real angels since they broke the stereotype so much, but being artificial also explains a lot and makes things fit nicely in the plot. …Apparently it wasn’t that much of a secret either, since they mentioned it so casually in episode 11. It’s good that they explained everything neatly though. I was kind of hoping that they would eventually go into how exactly they got the technology/magic/whatever in order to create artificial angels in the first place and what real angels are like in this world, but that’s not really a huge issue. Back to the matter at hand, things fell into place rather neatly. La Folia and Kanon are obviously related, and Kanon was some experiment. …If she’s so powerful, it’s questionable as to why she couldn’t just say “no” to her father, but I’m sure there’s some kind of explanation as to why she’s still following orders (which more than likely had to do with that remote control).
Speaking of Kanon’s father, I felt like I was watching Valvrave again for a moment, since he seemed rather excited that his daughter had transcended beyond humanity. Of course, this transformation came with the fact that she regularly fought others viciously and ripped people’s organs out, but meh, details. It was interesting how Kanon actually had some kind of blood relation to her adoptive father though, and how he actually did kind of care about her in his own way. As for the other villains of the arc, BB seemed to have just tagged along for power and whatnot. She was a pretty flat character, personality-wise (as was the ossan who apparently isn’t quite an ossan). She was also disappointingly weak, which means that whoever Vatler was talking about at the beginning of the arc, it was probably Kanon and not BB. …Which is kind of disappointing, considering how much trouble BB caused here and I was secretly hoping that she was somehow closely related to the other Progenitors.
It’s not like she could have gone back for her clothing or anything.
Yukina got a lot of screen time this arc. Not only fanservice-wise, but she was also vital in helping Kanon, since her spear stops magic or whatever. Actually, she’s been helpful in every arc so far, so hopefully that means that the plot is planning to keep her around for every arc in the future. The blood drinking scene with Yukina didn’t seem to go anywhere this episode in terms of Kojou powering up, but it was a nice scene. …Though it raises the question as to if we’re really going to have to watch Kojou drink 12 different people’s blood in order to control all 12 familiars. That number seems a little ridiculous, considering that the harem seems to barely stand watching Kojou with 4 women, let alone 8 others. Or maybe there was some weird restriction as to why Yukina couldn’t have awoken some other familiar that didn’t require 2 people’s blood (in which case, I really wish they had explained why).
So Kanon wasn’t quite added to the harem (or was she?), but La Folia certainly seems like she has been. Her addition isn’t bad though, since her first move seems to have been to have been to motivate Yukina. Plus unlike how Asagi and Sayaka seem to act towards each other, she seems capable of getting along with the other characters. Though she needs more screen time and interaction with Kojou if she’s going to become a serious candidate. I’m sure she’s probably interested in Kojou as a person on some level since she kissed him, but a lot of her attention feels like it’s due to his status as a Progenitor right now. She did keep saying how she was expecting things from him and honestly, they spent all of maybe a couple of hours together with little to no meaningful interaction. …Though after Sayaka, maybe I should just accept that things happen quickly in this series.
Well, there goes another one of Kojou’s hoodies.
This new familiar seems pretty powerful. …Which is both a good thing and a bad thing, since Kojou might become more competent while fighting, but at the same time, the people who see him as a threat may have their fears justified. Though considering that Kojou may be powering up because people are preparing for shifts in power across the world, it’s just going to be a vicious cycle. Either Kojou doesn’t act and the world is in peril, or he does act, which causes other people to act, which still puts the world in peril. The whole thing really makes one wonder about Avrora, since the 4th Progenitor wasn’t supposed to exist in the first place. Where did she even come from and how did she become Progenitor? The series is about Kojou, but really, she seems to be at the centre of things, since she was the 4th Progenitor before him. Like Yaze though, I don’t think the anime has time to go into that. Nor will it ever go into how Kojou manages to remain so oblivious all the time. Yes Kojou, Asagi just kissed you due to friendship. You keep on being confused by that.
…I couldn’t figure out where to put the blood sucking/fanservice-y screenshots with La Folia and Yukina in this post, so here you go.
Well, that was an interesting arc. I don’t know what it is about this one as compared to others, but I liked the pacing for this. Maybe because the fights with Kanon spaced out the action scenes better as opposed to having everything important happen in the end. Or maybe they were just more memorable, since this show has definitely had action scenes in the middle of arcs before. I can’t say that I’m fond of the idea of Kojou biting a new girl for every power up he gets, but I have no problems with La Folia herself. Along with gaining an addition to the harem every arc, Kojou has seemed to develop a strange habit of appearing to die at least once an arc (the Nalakuvara was an exception, but he was stabbed once). …The injury this time was actually kind of serious (not that we would have known without them telling us). However, considering that he survived getting his head removed in the first episode, there’s no real tension in him getting stabbed or whatever at the end of every other episode.
Anyways, it’s a new arc next episode (and possibly an new OP, which is exciting).
La Folia seems to be back earlier than expected too.