When you try to make up for accidentally killing her parents by buying her food.
|I remember the good old days of episode one. Big Order certainly had a bit (ok a lot) of senselessness then, but it still carried the ghost of a promise to become a competent piece of entertainment. Now Big Order is the equivalent of eating a whole box of mint oreos at 2am – nothing but momentarily satisfying junk food that you regret consuming immediately. Mint oreos aren’t even the good kind either. u_u|
I get some strange kick out of seeing just how far this show sinks every week. Or perhaps it is remaining the same and my optimism and complete faith in humanity is what has been corroded over time. Whatever the case is, Big Order is completely stubborn on being the show everyone laughs at. Even more depressing, it’s not being hailed as the “so bad it’s good” show of the season despite these efforts, with Mayoiga firmly stealing that crown for itself, at least based on what I see anibloggers saying on Twitter. Big Order isn’t even good at being bad. So yes, Big Order is a Big Mess, but these messes do give me quite a bit to talk about…
(NOTE: If you’re desperate to see what you missed in the bath scene, it starts in the manga at the end of chapter 10. However, it looks like the anime decided it would be better to make it longer and include extra boob grabbing scenes…like…a lot more)
The episode starts off with content we don’t even get to see. It’s all rays of sunshine and blinding white censor bars barring access from any fanservice. It’s a shame because at least if I was distracted by actual boobs and not a completely white screen, I wouldn’t have to focus on the horrible dialogue. To no one’s surprise, everyone who came in contact with Eiji is still thirsty as hell for him – but now we have to hear it explicitly stated. Iyo wants him and Rin contemplates being his wife. I’ll give Kagekiyo some credit for not swooning for him, but instead she seems to be completely submissive to Rin. Last week she was ready to kill everyone with a nuclear missile out of pure hatred, and now she’s treating Rin like a big sister. This is such a huge change in character I don’t know how they thought they’d get away with it and not explain anything.
Kind of like the way Iyo just stopped being pregnant and they glazed over it with the line “oh, the baby disappeared”??????
I was looking forward to that baby so much. I was practically buying cribs and lovingly dog-earing pages of baby name books. How dare they take this baby away from me when it was the highlight cliffhanger of the show? At least follow through with your horrible plot twists, Big Order!
Just look at all the fucks she doesn’t give (thanks for suggesting the screencap, skylion)
On the bright side, now that Eiji is not a teenage dad caring for his lovechild, that gives him complete freedom to go on a date with Rin. Wait, no, that’s the opposite of a bright side – it is a dark blight that brings nothing but sadness. I’ve complained about Rin flip-flopping between her emotions and motives before, and this episode truly exemplifies that. Rin blushes and squeals at the concept of having an indirect kiss via sharing soda with the man who slaughtered her entire family.
I’m sure the author would wave their hands and say “that’s how Eiji’s domination Order works!” but that doesn’t make it any less cringeworthy. It’s so cheap to make her fall for him just because he literally told her too, and it demeans any real agency Rin has as a character since all her actions are partially dictated by what Eiji has planted in her head. Rin has no real reason outside of this Order bullshit to be even remotely close to having a crush on Eiji at this point in the story, and yet here she is, completely infatuated with him.
The lovey-dovey date is cut short by the introduction of a new Order – Eiji’s father – who can apparently cancel out Eiji’s commands. Also, headphones. If you can’t hear your master barking orders, I guess you can’t follow them. It seems like a simplistic solution, especially since Eiji can command air pressure and gravity…and I’m pretty sure those “things” do not have ears to listen to these orders. Anyways, the addition of his father wasn’t a completely horrible plot twist, because it is interesting to see Eiji try and beat an Order who wields the exact same ability as him.
In a shocking turn of events, someone not voiced by Yuki Kaji loses a hand
Unfortunately, it also means a ton of melodrama is incoming as Eiji realizes who his father is. There’s also going to be some friction with Sena, most likely. For example, they check Sena’s Order compatibility to see if she would also inherit an Order like Eiji, but her rating is low since she’s not biologically related to him. However, I’ll bet you anything she ends up having an ability anyways just for the hell of it. That’s all I’ll talk about for Sena, conveniently side-stepping the scene where Eiji straddles her and she wraps her legs around his hips on a bed before the scene fades away. Yes. Let’s not discuss that one.
So all in all, Big Order is somehow getting even more ridiculous over time. I can’t analyze the characters because their personalities change with the wind, and half of the time the plot is so hare-brained that I don’t even want to recall what they’re passing off as a story. It’s pretty embarrassing. I really miss Mirai Nikki.
…And yet, I’m still watching and can’t peel my eyes away. Oh god, there’s something wrong with me, isn’t there?
If he can turn truths into lies, can’t he just rule over Japan by making it true?