It was mildly disappointing that they did not enter “Trap Time”.
|I really hope that sign meant what I think it meant. Anyways, on to alchemists, talking cats, and other such nonsense.|
Perhaps this will finally be an arc without a lot of Kojou. Yukina and him have been separated and the enemy in question seems to be aiming at Kanon in particular (who is with Yukina). Though now that Asagi is involved, Kojou probably won’t let Kou run around as he pleases (not that he would have in the first place, because again, Kanon is being targetted). Well, an arc without Kojou would have been interesting in theory, since he’s usually the one who makes things happen and letting another character take the spotlight would have been interesting for a change. The fact that Yukina told him not to drink any blood might make things interesting later in the arc though. …And then we have the villain himself.
5 guesses as to who his seiyuu is.
Strike the Blood is moving on to alchemists now, and they seem about as overpowered as anyone else in the show. Surely there’s some sort of reasonable explanation as to how/why they can turn trees to metal, but at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be any limitations as to how this power is used. This take on how to achieve immortality is interesting at least, as is the fact that Kou somehow needs to get rid of Nina first before he can do that. That part with Kou having a benefactor and then betraying said benefactor after they shared maybe 5 minutes of screen time was probably important, but that betrayal probably could have been spotted from Kou’s first appearance. Plus, obviously the benefactor’s plan was never going to work out in the first place, since his character probably took all of 2 minutes to create. They took a generic old guy and put him in a suit. Male characters need top hats, fancy earrings or they have to be somewhat of a bishounen to get anywhere in this show. Duh.
Even going shirtless doesn’t help.
Yukina seems like the best choice to fight against alchemy, since she’s been confirmed as the
Imagine Breaker person who negates magic, but for some reason, the Lion King Organization has decided to take away Sekkarou. …Maybe they have some profound reason for doing so, or maybe they actually are concerned for Yukina’s mental well-being and want to give her a break, but it kind of looks like they’re purposely letting Kanon get screwed over. After letting Meiga go in the last arc, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were doing this on purpose. Though maybe this is a chance for Yukina to shine on her own without Sekkarou. We’ve never really seen her fight without it. As for Kanon, it’s surprising that they’re focusing on her character again. Plus Kensei is way more plot relevant than I thought he was going to be. It’s nice that there’s more continuity though and thinking about it, Kanon’s past wasn’t really looked at in depth the last time it was brought up in the plot. Apparently the anime has screwed Kanon over by not including fanservice scenes, so maybe this will make up for it. …Or not, since Yukina and her are going on vacation and it looks like it’s Asagi’s turn. …For multiple things.
Amazing. It’s not Kojou for once.
Oh, right. This happened too. In a way, this was kind of watching a B-list horror movie. Someone tells the teenager/whoever to get the hell out of wherever she is. They don’t listen and ends up dead in a really predictable fashion. You know it’s coming and no matter what, the character in question is going to make the worse possible choice, but that doesn’t make it any better or less cliche. Asagi was attached to the earrings for obvious reasons, but having her ignore Kojou’s warnings for so long was really frustrating. Nobody should be worried about her actually dying, since nobody dies when they are killed on this show, but this all could have been so easily avoided.
I don’t know if I’m quite taken with this arc or not yet. Asagi isn’t exactly my favourite heroine of the show, and that last bit didn’t exactly help. Also, Yukina seems strangely okay with being weaponless against
Edward Elric a dangerous alchemist who is clearly trying to target her friend. Though having Kojou meet Yukina’s teacher, having the two (maybe) separated for the arc, and having a Kaji Yuki character lose a hand was amusing. Kou grows it back though in an extremely anticlimactic fashion without even one instance of angst about the injury/ about his general powerlessness as a character before having a major turnaround for the better, so it’s probably not making this year’s ” best arm related injury sustained by a Kaji Yuki character” list. Major points lost there. Or maybe he’s going the Q-Vier route. Er, back to the actual arc, I’ll have to see where this goes.
…It goes the implied yuri route, apparently.