Well, I guess Lilith would like us to think it’s her world, and we just kinda live here. I don’t think Tooru’s rejection is going to make things easier on either him, Julie, or the rest of the class.
Well I thought the cold open went poorly for an exposition dump. But that is par for the course in LN adaptations. Gotta buy them books! Our gang first discusses exactly how the <Blaze> can be as complex as a rifle. But it doesn’t fire actual bullets. So there’s that unneeded complication. Hey, it’s in Lilith’s soul. Same as for everyone. For it’s rather grandiose title, the Rite of Sublimation turns out to be students in line for their jabs; unless working out the new nanothingies is the Rite in and of itself. But our main class does get cranked up. Tomoe pretty much goes dolphin, and both Tora and Tatsu make for a great amusement park wave machine generator. Tooru himself isn’t quite so sure what his new found abilities are. But Miyabi can rock the floaty, while Julie just…well….But I think we can just chalk this up to set up, and move on to the main thrust of the episode
Actually, for all it’s weird inserted nature, I rather like this place. If they ever choose to remake or recast AmiBuri I hope they go with this park. Or that one from Nyaruko-san. It hardly matters, as either of these made-up shows would be more interesting than what transpired in this one. It was basically a not-date-not-date in contrast to the last episodes not-date-date. And it repeated the same information as the last episode. Tooru has picked his duo partner. No means No.
To think, she slaps him in a few moments for being a perfect gentleman
More School Rumble
Fighty Fighty…in made up thingy thingy…
But the school daze torture doesn’t just end. Bun-Bun is hot to get the kids into more <Blaze> inspired mischief and mayhem. This time it’s facing the second year students that have more time to acclimate to their particular level. Now while this sounds impressive, the animation doesn’t really hold a candle to that. It was just more weapon scrum and grit.
Until the Exception enters….
Of course she has to intervene. How else, besides skipping class as desired, getting into the choppa, and generally treating the world like her plaything, is Lilith going to come off as an interesting character. My bet is that she’s going to name as her prize for beating them all single handed is for Tooru to be in her Duo. Bet she gets shot down again.
Ok, well I guess that’s one dump episode out of the way, at least by my standards for the show. They’ve done quite well so far in introducing the main characters, developing a very nice relationship with Tooru and Julie, and have given us a few interesting perks with the supporting cast. I feel the technical development needs to blend in with the show more, as the <Blaze> and all it’s parts are there simply to provide pivots to swing the drama around. Expand, explain, exposit. They put it in the world, give it a raison d’etre. Give me something to chew on to go along with the rest of it. Lilith’s introduction and her development have been some week tea…and I really want to see them do something far more interesting with her as the complex rifle <Blaze> actually has some teeth to it, just not as presented.
I wonder when the hands on the clock will strike “defeat equals friendship”…
Endcard for Great Justice