Spring 2013 – Week 5 Anime Review

suisei_no_gargantia-05-amy-ledo-squirrel-surf_kite-bikini-boobs-scenery-water-trees-happy-fun-flyingThis week: why the beach episode of Suisei no Gargantia is entirely appropriate and meaningful, what we can infer about the settings in Hataraku Maou-sama! and how they will dictate the story from here onward, why I have been impressed with how Devil Survivor 2 handles its extensive cast, and the main reason why we return to Kakumeiki Valvrave every week.

Best episode of the week: Shingeki no Kyojin

Anime trending up this week: Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride

Anime trending down this week: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S


Chihayafuru 2 (Episode 17)

chihayafuru_2-17-rion-fujisaki-karuta-prodigy-talent-serious-determinedThe finals match against Fujisaki offers the cast of Chihayafuru the opportunity to play against themselves… or at least a doppelganger version of themselves with some minor quirks and differences.  Across from Taichi is someone who seems to be equally as smart but differs in their karuta rank (Class A versus Class B) and openness of their sexuality (obsessive versus reserved for Chihaya).  Nishida’s opponent is also heavy-set and playing with a heavy heart after his brother was removed from the line-up of the finals match.  Tsukuba’s partner is eerily similar to Tsukaba in that they’re both annoying and forgettable and Tsutomu met his opponent, Makoto, when he was scouting Fujisaki, so the two share some knowledge of each other though they seem to be the least parallel among the others.  And of course, Chihaya is matched up against Rion, who like Chihaya is somewhat of a prodigy in karuta though her love for the game is only observable when her grandmother is reciting the poetry.  So with this current set-up, it’s as if we’re looking into a bizarre mirror of Mizusawa when we’re watching them play against Fujisaki.  How this will measure or impact the characters has yet to be seen but, given how similar they are to our familiar cast except for certain specific differences, you figure some type of character development will occur for each player before the final card is claimed.

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Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge (Episode 5)

dansai_bunri_no_crime_edge-05-iwai-long_hair-queen-shocked-awaken-bed-distress-panicI am aware that a majority of school-setting anime have a discernible lack of adults in them, but Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge has been completely devoid of all parents and teachers save for Kashiko’s mother who runs the local beauty parlor.  Hell, in this episode where the schools go out for a camping trip, there weren’t any teachers around, only high school kids who were helping out.  Sure, we’ve seen a handful of other adults in the series but none of them belong in the authoritative role that would otherwise be there to support our cast of characters.  This exclusion of trustworthy adults leaves Kiri and Iwai without anyone to turn to in these dire or zany situations.  Just think about how a parent or a teacher could help Kiri or Iwai, even if it was something minimal.  The fact that there are zero parents and teachers up to this point is somewhat significant in how it fits into the whole ‘death game’ model that Crime Edge seems to enjoy.  With the inclusion of helpful parents and teachers, there would be obstacles and barriers that would otherwise complicate scenes or make them more practical.  And of course, who’d want that in an anime like Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge?

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Devil Survivor 2 the Animation (Episode 5)

devil_survivor_2-05-airi-summoner-happy-smile-excited-genki-scraf-red_hairThe cast of Devil Survivor 2 continues to expand and expand with every passing episode and has ballooned to roughly 14 distinctive characters in the span of 5 episodes.  It’s no easy task to introduce so many distinctive characters while executing a story, several extensive battles, and a couple of infodumps that explain the setting and the mechanics.  Rather, I’m actually very impressed and pleased with how Devil Survivor 2 has presented its cast and how its characters fit together with each other.  Why do I feel this way?  Well, for starters, I actually know virtually all of the characters at this point whereas in virtually every other anime this season, I can’t name even half their cast.  Another point is that each has had some significant screentime where I’ve begun to establish a foundation for each character, and I have a general idea of their personalities, too.  The same can’t be said for most anime in regards to their cast.  And each passing episode of Devil Survivor 2 has had meaningful development on its cast, so seeing the various characters of this swelled up cast progress on their own is nothing short of fascinating.  I couldn’t be happier with how Devil Survivor 2 has introduced its cast in these introductory episodes but how it handles them from here out and in regards to the story is still up in the air.

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Hataraku Maou-sama! (Episode 5)

hataraku_maou_sama!-05-sadao-satan-demon_king-alternative_form-powered_up-strong-angryWith the first story arc of Hataraku Maou-sama! eseentially over, I have come to the realization that the two settings that constitute Maou-sama! will serve entirely opposite purposes in this anime moving forward.  Pretty much everything that comes from Earth will be related to the comedy or romance and anything that transpires from the fantasy realm will be related to the story or comedy for either Sadao or Emi.  We can infer this from Maou-sama! given that characters (and thusly, their problems) can travel back and forth between the two realms, thereby linking any events from the fantasy world with Sadao and Emi who are still on Earth.  This means that while the world progresses and the wars wage on, Sadao and Emi can be interrupted at any time for whatever purpose.  As for the events on Earth, not much can happen here that will impact these two characters besides more love-triangle mechanics and comedy.  It is extremely unlikely that a storyline will originate on Earth since we’ve already seen that it doesn’t have any considerable source of magic, that everyone here is already underpowered and that humans have no reason to target Sadao or Emi who are both financially-struggling young adults.  Should something stem from an event or person on Earth, they’ll likely have some assistance and motives that connect it back to the fantasy realm that Sadao and Emi are originally from.  So with that in mind, we can guesstimate how events and storylines will play out merely from the setting from which they occur.  Of course, with new characters being instituted in last episode, things may change slightly but this rule should be the norm from here on out in Maou-sama!

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Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride (Episode 5)

hyakka_ryouran_samurai_bride-05-hanzou-maid-glasses-bikini-bondage-rope-microphone-emcee-competitionThe ‘beach episode’ is often regarded as one of the worst types of episode there are in anime; a non-essential, unnecessary episode filled with bikini-clad fanservice and recycled comedy that does little more than destroy brain cells.  But when it comes to a series that just doesn’t care what it does, it turns out that the beach episode is easily the best episode. Easily.  Hyakka  Ryouran knows its strengths and knows what its audience wants and it delivered with an episode heavy in both fanservice and comedy.  No, there wasn’t any of that nonexistent plot, lackluster character development or annoy harem antics going on in this episode.  Instead, it was just straight up fun and entertainment in the form of a series of amusing jokes at each character’s expense.  The end result is probably the best episode of this entire sequel (or even possibly series) of Hyakka Ryouran, though there is hope that it will retain this charm for future episodes to come.  Let’s hope the plot of this anime is forgotten and the series just churns out episode after episode like this one.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave (Episode 4)

kakumeiki_valvrave-04-cain-dorssian-commander-military-eye_patch-villain-antagonistThe real reason you keep watching Valvrave every week is to see how it will top itself from last week.  After four episodes of absolute absurdity and ridiculousness, Valvrave has quickly become one of the most exciting and entertaining anime of the season and it increases with every inexplicable and silly twist that it pulls out.  Not only that but there have been so many details and motifs embedded in the anime, there’s a sense of purpose to this reckless and ludicrous chaos.  The anime is certainly heading in a direction (which one exactly is yet to be seen) but it makes the journey there worthwhile with every twist and turn imaginable (with several unimaginable ones, too).  Even if it ends up with something messy or nauseating or something completely incoherent, at least the voyage that is the story of Valvrave will have served its purpose as being electrifying, amusing and unquestionably satisfying.

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Shingeki no Kyojin (Episode 5)

shingeki_no_kyojin-05-colossal_titan-wall_titan-muscles-teeth-steam-heat-smoke-staringAlright guys, I know you like your system of steampunk cables and that flying around the forests and cities makes you look cool and all, but… it’s about time we reevaluate your strategies and come up with something that, you know, actually works against these titans.  I mean, when you’re completely ineffective and lose an entire unit in the matter of a few minutes (part of it was their fault for not knowing here the hell their enemy was), you’ve got to step back, look at the situation and say, ‘We’ve got to do something about this.’  Think about all that time that was wasted training these soldiers only for them to end up being the hor d’oeuvers for the invading titans.  All that time and effort and resources… wasted.  And it’s mainly derived from an ineffective and complex method of cables and swords that is extremely difficult to master and even harder to execute in practice.  What’s more is I can’t help but notice is that everyone is using this method, too.  You know, we heard that the methods of cannons worked for a bit, even if it was able to immobilize them for a bit, so why not have a unit of gunners work to immobilize a titan and then have a spiffy sword-cables guy go in and finish him off?  Or maybe do something with fire?  Fire is always effective.  The point here is that mankind relies too heavily on this ineffective method of slaying giants and that you figure, within 5 years of the titans invading the outer wall and causing chaos and turmoil for humanity, that there’d be some better way of taking out these titans than what we currently see.  Maybe as the anime progresses, we’ll see some advancements in military technology that will replace this method of cables and swords and replace it with something much more successful.

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Suisei no Gargantia (Episode 5)

suisei_no_gargantia-05-saya-melty-amy-bikinis-fanservice-ecchi-blush-surprise-gasp-blue_skies-sunny-beachI’m actually rather surprised at the amount of criticism and backlash that’s been levied against the fifth episode of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.  Whereas people have berated the episode for being nothing more than pointless fanservice layers on a superfluous and expendable narrative, I found the episode to be entirely appropriate for Gargantia, especially with its current placement in the series.  Really, isn’t this what Gargantia is supposed to be?  Consider the series thus far from Ledo’s perspective: he’s spent his entire life in the military, fighting against a freak alien race, and always thinks and evaluates everything in a strictly economic and effective manner.  Chamber informs him that, following the battle he participated in during the opening scenes of the first episode, that he would be given a chance to vacation which Ledo contemplated the purpose of.  With him crashed and stranded on Gargantia, he’s had to quickly adjust to a completely different lifestyle where he tries to find his purpose on Gargantia.  Furthermore, his own steadfast and failsafe philosophy is being challenged too, by Bevel, who asks him what he would do with his life once the war is over.  Not only that but Bevel is a chronically ill child who, according to Ledo, has no value and would otherwise be disposed of back in space.  What this has done is place Ledo in a very upsetting and perplexed situation, one in which he begins to question the foundations and teaching of his entire life.  And now, with the fifth episode of Gargantia, Amy and the girls decide to introduce Ledo to ‘fun and relaxation’.  Yes, the whole point of this beach episode was to place Ledo in another distressing situation, one in which he was searching for a purpose in his presence here but quickly escalated into a time of enjoyment and pleasure.  It just so happened that this episode turned out to be a bit sexy and wacky with the bikini-clad girls sunbathing and the regrettable crossdressers chase, but each of those points were there to heighten or enhance the amusement and entertainment of the audience.  In fact, the use of fanservice and comedy in this episode was likely a method of conveying the fun that Ledo was supposed to feel to the audience.  Hell, look at the two missions that Ledo and Amy were sent on: get steak sauce for the barbecue and turn on some sprinklers.  Like, the whole point of this episode was to show Ledo how to have fun and the anime wanted to have fun with the audience.  Now I completely understand that many anime fans don’t care to see underage girls prance around in skimpy swimsuits or see banal crossdressers acting flamboyant over a cute guy’s ass, but I feel that the intent and message of the episode was communicated to the audience effectively.  This episode is entirely appropriate for Gargantia and one of the best at forcing Ledo to question his past as a soldier in the military.  To say that this episode was a mistake or a disaster is to ignore what Gargantia is about.

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S (Episode 4)

to_aru_kagaku_no_railgun_s-04-misaka-biri_biri-thumbs_up-happy-smileReally?  Did we get an entire episode of Railgun where nothing happened?  Like, some anime can pull that off with either comedy or general slice-of-life storylines, but nothing significant or worthwhile happened to Misaka the entire episode.  From start to finish, nothing literally happened.  I don’t mind that we saw the maturity of a Misaka Imouto clone and that Misaka came across one in the very final scene, but the rest of the episode was an absolute waste.  I don’t often contemplate dropping an anime after I begin it but these first four episodes of Railgun are really tempting me.

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  1. #1 by Artemis on May 9, 2013 - 5:01 PM

    I was also a little taken aback at the backlash that episode 5 of Gargantia recieved – primarily due to the fanservice, I think. Personally I didn’t particularly mind it – not only did it suit the light-hearted feel of the episode, but I was actually pretty impressed with the fanservice itself. I approve of bikini-clad girls who aren’t stick-thin with ridiculously huge melon breasts. And of course, it was nice to see things balanced out with Ledo’s own fanservice contribution there. An equal-opportunity episode, if you will. ;)

    • #2 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:08 PM

      Glad to hear from someone who doesn’t freak out at the sight of girls in bikinis, especially when virtually every anime out there has girls in skimpy clothes or fanservice in some way or another. I mean, I can get why people are upset with a bikini/beach episode in this anime, but the girls were already wearing skimpy outfits before, especially with Amy’s miniskirt (which has had a couple pantyshots already) and Melty’s attire. It was a lighthearted episode and I think it helped play into it. And yeah, we also got to see Ledo striped to his underwear too, so it actually had something for everyone in this episode (and hot Chamber action too!)

  2. #3 by Tzaphqiel on May 9, 2013 - 6:08 PM

    Valvrave is… definitely something. I’ll admit that I wasn’t really taken back by the absurdity of a lot of things that have happened so far (though my comment history would probably suggest that my tendency to all-too-easily suspend disbelief in a fun and enjoyable series is not that surprising), though I will admit that a few things (mostly involving L-Elf) do seem outright ludicrous. Of course, Shoko being such an important character along with the declaration of Module 77’s independence and the general design of the non-mook Dorssian battle-crafts (giant mechanical outer-space mermen comes to mind) all fall into that category.

    And, in another case where my willingness to suspend disbelief has gotten me into trouble, I will admit that I hadn’t thought about the overall impracticality of the 3D Maneuvering Equipment/Dual-Sword combination really is (although I imagine that learning not to cut yourself is particularly tough and that all the pock-marks and holes left in the walls/buildings aren’t exactly a nice thing to deal with). However, although the other tactics would likely work quite well, I’ll go ahead and say that there’s a lot to be said about the Titans just yet (partially because I’ve read through the first four volumes of the manga, but also because I’m the type of person who likes spoilers and while I won’t share what I’ve learned here, I will say that we’re in for a few… interesting ideas here and there).

    As for Gargantia, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and found it much more tolerable than most other beach episodes specifically because it wasn’t so heavily focused on the fanservice (although I will admit that I enjoyed seeing Ridget in that rather intriguing one-piece swimsuit). The cross-dresser chase scenes were rather unfortunate (especially considering that we’re forced to assume that they didn’t fall to their deaths when that section of the stairway fell), but the episode was thoroughly enjoyable, if only because it was nice to see both Ledo and Chamber suffer a little humiliation and because of Amy’s awesome glider-piloting skill (particularly the use of that stray cable to force her glider into a tighter curve, which was incredible on its own).

    • #4 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:14 PM

      Like you, I’ve been enjoying the absurdity in Valvrave, especially with how ridiculous the execution is sometimes. The only things I really had a problem with were how L-Elf escaped from his imprisonment since there is absolutely no way anyone could ever do that, even if they had a blueprints of the spacecraft and rehearsed it with the crew a half-dozen times prior to the actual run. But yeah, everything else has been great, especially with how fun and crazy Valvrave has been recently.

      Interesting that you mention that information about Titan since I’ve been curious how the story will progress from here on out. I figure we’ll learn more about the Titans and that, in turn, will change how they are fought, but for now, I’m refraining from spoiling myself and just trying to play around with my guesses each week and see what sticks. Glad to hear that there is some development coming up soon, though. Really excited actually.

      As for the beach episode of Gargantia, you’re right to note that the episode didn’t focus too much on the fanservice but it did make sure to point it out, especially at the beginning of the barbecue when the girls all poses and then began lounging around. I’m fine with that too, and I am particularity happy that they didn’t shove it in our face or make the whole story about their swimwear either. It was just kinda there to flavor the episode which is perfectly fine with me. And yes, seeing Chamber and Ledo be humbled a bit was great to watch too, especially with how it “humanizes” Ledo’s character from before.

  3. #5 by donkangoljones on May 9, 2013 - 11:17 PM

    My guess when it comes to Shingeki no Kyojin (and don’t worry, these aren’t spoilers cause I haven’t read that far) is that everything you said will be eventually implemented by Armin later in the series. Of the main trio, he’s the brains. So I can only guess he and Eren’s dad will somehow form a precursor strategy. It is ridiculous that humanity can’t come up with a strategy to single out and take down these things in a somewhat consistent manner. Just getting these things to fall on their faces would be a huge step in the right direction.

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who didn’t freak out at Gargantia’s “beach” episode. I feel it would have been easy to complain about the boobies, and the regrettable use of cross-dressers…. trannies- I’m offending someone so I’ll stop. It’s easy to complain about the painful to watch cliches, but in the end I think the message got across and we got some beautiful scenery and a nice lesson. I’ll get used to this fleet of hippies, eventually.

    I could not avoid a meltdown when it came to Valvrave though. I’m not saying I’m going to stop watching, but I haven’t yelled at the screen watching a currently running series this much since, Code Geass.

    I’m still amazed by the positive criticism Maou-sama has gotten. I knew crap like Data-a-Live would be buried by now, but I was sure this would be right next to it.

    • #6 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:22 PM

      I was thinking about that too, especially when Eren mentioned that Armin was the top theoretician in the training camp and that Eren’s father is a doctor who could probably analyze the anatomy and physiology of the Titans to create some modern, effective weapon against them. Still, who knows when that’ll happen or what that will be when it does come up.

      And yeah, like the previous comments before you, I’m glad to hear from someone who didn’t freak out at this fanservicey episode of Gargantia. I do admit that the crossdressers were regrettable, with how they were presented and how they influenced the story, but the majority of the episode was great and the bikini-clad girls were only slightly less dressed than what they already were in Gargantia.

      In regards to Valvrave, it might be time for a break, especially if you’re yelling at the screen. On one hand, it’s a sign that you actually care for the anime and want to see it improve… and on the other, it shows that it hasn’t improved and still isn’t where you want it to be. Hopefully the show straightens out for you, but it might be nice to take a break and watch it from afar and see how it does before getting back into the anime.

      And for Maou-sama, if you like the character and it makes you laugh, I don’t see why it would suffer. I’ve found it to be one of the better anime this season, though in a lower-tier than the very best this season. It has some personality and charm to it which make it fun to watch.

  4. #7 by Zammael on May 10, 2013 - 1:13 AM

    Not sure about the backlash, but I thought the beach episode was underwhelming in its own right, if not entirely inconsistent.

    A military guy doesn’t stand and fight what he perceives as threat to his person?
    The blonde guy all of sudden drops the haterade and becomes his new Magical Friend?

    You immediately could tell that Urobuchi had nothing to do with this episode. You could immediately tell that this could have been done better, given that there were only 12 episodes in total.

    • #8 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:30 PM

      You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gen Urobuchi had a significant role in scripting this episode, especially considering how much character development Ledo had. I don’t think that Urobuchi intended the whole episode to be the girls strutting around in their bikinis (that’s more a director’s or producer’s job), but I do believe he was a major contributor to this episode.

      Ledo isn’t going to stand up and fight against this type of lifestyle because his meaning has already come into question in the previous episode and at the beginning of this one. Bevel questioned the very purpose of his life in the absence of war and he’s spent his entire time on this ship doing nothing and feeling pretty worthless about himself. When something comes up like going to a party, why would he suddenly resist now, especially doing something hostile to Amy who was the first to welcome him and is really his only friend.

      And for Pinion, his character is so underdeveloped, it’s hard to say how he really feels about Ledo besides jealousy. After Ledo secured the ships and fought off the pirates, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a change of heart and is more supportive of Ledo like we saw in this episode. It’s hard to say since his screen time has been so minimal but it isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

      • #9 by Zammael on May 13, 2013 - 9:22 AM

        From what I understand, Urobuchi penned the first and the last episode of the series. So far this show has a different feel than any of his previous work – from Phantom to F/Z to PSYCHO-PASS.

        • #10 by avvesione on May 19, 2013 - 3:44 AM

          Well, even if Gen Urobuchi only penned the first and last episodes of the series, I’m sure he still collaborated and provided input to the other episodes. He may not have structured or detailed everything, but I’m sure he pitched some ideas and gave some input in all the other episodes. For example, in Psycho-Pass, many of the people and books that were named were contributed by authors other than Urobuchi though he did write the majority of the series. It’s details like this where I feel that Urobuchi had some influence on episodes that he didn’t write.

          It’s also worth nothing that the directors and producers play into that role too, and considering the character designer they hired (Hanaharu Naruko, who’s done a number of hentai manga; you can find a list of her work on MAL), you figured there’d be some degree of fanservice in this anime.

  5. #11 by zhai2nan2 on May 11, 2013 - 8:02 PM

    >With the inclusion of helpful parents and teachers, there would be obstacles and barriers that would otherwise complicate scenes or make them more practical.

    The show does have a few helpful adults. The police woman who enjoys getting choked counts as a grown-up.

    • #12 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:35 PM

      You’re right about the series having some helpful adults, like Kashiko’s mother (I question how helpful the police officer, Kozakura, really is) but nothing really in the form of parents or teachers. The reason why I excluded all forms of adults from my review and focused on parents and teachers is that those roles are the two traditional positions of authority in a child’s life. Adults who are either parents or teachers would be the ones who a child would go for in case of a dire situation or an emergency, but there is no such role in this anime besides Kashiko’s mother.

      So yes, you’re right in pointing out that there are some helpful adults in this series, just none in the traditional roles that you’d find in a normal, real world situation.

  6. #13 by elior1 on May 12, 2013 - 11:06 AM

    @avvesione about railgun dont worry episode 5 will be more intresting and not like the first one

    • #14 by avvesione on May 12, 2013 - 11:36 PM

      Glad to hear it, especially since a Misaka clone will be in it. I’ve always liked the Misaka Imoutos who are one of my favorite characters in the Index/Railgun franchise.

      • #15 by elior1 on May 18, 2013 - 3:47 AM

        @awesione do you agree it good somtimes they mix some filler scences after a tense fight or sad one even if it a little waste of time?

        • #16 by avvesione on May 19, 2013 - 3:47 AM

          To me, I really depends on the filler material. If it’s got plenty of comedy or is meaningful in developing the characters in some way, then yeah, I’m usually happy with some filler stuff like that, but then stuff like that can usually stand on its own pretty well regardless of its placement in the series. I don’t ever enjoy filler material when its distracting or detracting from the series, especially if it’s boring or mundane compared to the previous meaningful scenes. Often times I’m mixed on the issue for one reason or another.

  7. #17 by elior1 on May 20, 2013 - 11:06 PM

    @awesione and if the episode is half filler and half diffrent staff like sad things or bad things happen how you feel about it?

  8. #18 by julio chesare on March 23, 2014 - 9:17 PM

    l elf is great……..i like his straight face

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