Posted by psgels on 1 August 2007 with categories: Bokura no

Ah, so the previous episode was episode 15,5, while this one is the true sixteenth episode of Bokura no. And yet again, I loved it, as it comes with yet another shocking plot twist at the end. We start the episode with the news that the fact that Zearth is piloted by children has leaked out to the public. The parents of Kanji, Takami and Jun also come together and learn that their children still aren’t saved. Kirie meanwhile decides to fight for his mother, who has gotten out of hospital and finally managed to find a job.

The awesomeness begins when the fight starts, though. Not only do they have to battle an enemy which has been highly experienced, with only two pilots left, Kirie also somehow manages to increase Zearth’s abilities tenfold, killing him or her off easily. He also had some strange ideas for his final moments. He actually knew that Yoko was the one who wasn’t part of the contract, and he told this to the others in his final moments. Because of that, he didn’t die as the centre of attention, but he died on the side-lines.

But still, I knew that Yoko was the one who remained out of the contract! Though it’s because of different reasons. I originally thought that because Takashi forced her to enlist, but I think that that was just an attempt of her to make it look like she ad suspicions from the beginning. She’s actually Koemushi’s accomplice and sister! She was the one who pointed the twelve children towards the cave, and was the one who introduced them to this mess!

I’ve also been wondering whether we see Tanaka and her partner as a pilot in this series. The fact remains that this series is starting to near its end, and there are only four children left: Jun, Takami, Kanji and Aiko. This means that there’ll be five fights left, if I recall correctly (since Kirie beat two enemies, instead of one).

The next episodes should also promise to be awesome, since Aiko is one of the most mentally unstable of all the pilots, apart from Isao. I really wonder how she’ll chose to deal with things, especially now that she knows the truth about Yoko.

6 Responses

  1. NetNN says:

    So, it wan’t any mean of coincident that they’re pilotting Zearth after all. They were being choosed right from the start. That was a great twist that I didn’t saw it coming at all.

    Now, I’m even more anxious to sit through this series to the very end.

  2. Adam says:

    Yoko’s not in the contract? Now that is an interesting divergence from the manga… I’m very much wondering where they’ll take this now. The two storylines are quite clearly separate at this point, which means I now get two lots of suspense. Argh!

  3. Diedrupo says:

    I actually like that Yoko is revealed to be the uncontracted kid, however I do not like the way it was done. Rather than making it due to Yoko being last to sign the contract, they made the reasoning be as absurd as this. Not even the manga is stupid enough to make Yoko know about the game and trick the others into it. Seeing Aiko bitchslap Yoko was a really sad moment and shows how much Morita has fucked up the Bokurano anime.

    But i’ll keep watching it, because it’s interesting to see a different take on Bokurano. I also want to see if another kid will survive, because Kirie went through 2 battles instead of 1.

  4. Ivy says:

    I found this episode surprisingly powerful. I’ve kind of lost faith in the show at around episode 12, it just didn’t seem to grab me as it used to cause of the children’s stories got uninteresting as the show went on. And the Politics mush and public views was interesting at the start but it just got stale later on. The characters are what hold this show together them interacting. Thats why I found this episode good and I’m happy about the show again now that Yoko is shown to be a (vacillating) villain. Although you gotta admit its a little absurd lol well its Gonzo I didn’t expect less from them.

  5. Diedrupo says:

    Ivy you didn’t like ep 13?? I thought that was the one ep that Gonzo didn’t mess up, heh.

  6. Ivy says:

    I don’t know…I mean it was a good episode but by the time I got to that point I’ve already lost interest in the story. So I just watched the show for the characters from that point on and I was thoroughly rewarded with episode 16. I just loved how they all turned against Yoko lol makes for great drama and tension!

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:46 AM)
    @Kaiser: so far it’s good. I’ve been hearing the buzz but I wished someone had nodged me to watch it sooner.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:42 AM)
    You’ve reminded me Bam that I’d been meaning to pick up ash vs the evil dead sometime.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:39 AM)
    @Kaiser: the remake was still pretty entertaining, but it lost the silly comedy edge the series was known for. I still think that the 2nd film had the most unique and prominent voice of its own, and all of that is present in the new series’ pilot. If anything Raimi cranked it up a couples of notches here and there.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:35 AM)
    There was a mean spirited feel to the remake I found pretty appealling.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:27 AM)
    @Kaiser: the original Evil Dead was playing the horror genre straight, but it had a strata of slap-stick that was partially unintended. With Evil Dead 2 he doubled down on the strange horror/comedy dynamic and it became fantastic. Army of Darkness was very entertaining, but it strayed very far from the series’ roots. The remake was only produced by Raimi, while he got back on the writer/director chair for the pilot of the new series, and proved that he still got it sharp as ever.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:19 AM)
    Then again I believe Raimi was fairly involved with the remake.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:18 AM)
    The remake as far as remakes go should have been worse but it worked much better than I would have thought and I say this as someone who hates reboots/remakes.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:16 AM)
    @Bam: I’ve only partially seen the first evil dead but I don’t think its aged well, the second one I’ve seen and its hugely entertaining later on but its army of darkness that was the most enjoyable of the three for me.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 03:47 AM)
    Wow Ash Vs the Evil Dead 01 was a blast; I really should’ve gotten into this sooner. I was smiling thru most of it, either because it was funny or slap-stick gory, or because it was a blast to see that Sam Raimi still got it. I guess the only time that Evil Dead works is when he’s involved. Seeing Bruce Campbell again with the chainsaw was a treat which I didn’t know I needed in my life.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Monday, Nov 30. 2015 10:31 PM)
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up however, given that it wouldn’t be surprising if he gave us another filler chapter like he did with that pointless flashback.

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