Posted on 9 May 2008 with categories: Kaiba


This episode was surreal, even for a Kaiba-episode. I think it has to do with a guy named “Jamie Vickers”, who was listed in the end-credits. His previous work includes a few episodes of Kemonozume, and the animation of the ED of Tokyo Tribe 2. This guy’s sense of style is even messier than that of Masaaki Yuasa.

This episode was all about bodies, and how they’re discarded once they die. The previous episodes have never really shown what happens to a person if he or she dies from a natural reason, but I suspect that the mind and body die together, and the body can’t be used anymore by another mind, so it is discarded and destroyed. In this way, Kai’s body also gets destroyed accidentally. Oh, and Hyo-Hyo mysteriously disappears in this episode without any clue whatsoever as to where… “it” went, apart from the fact that it saw a huge load of Neiro-like bodies with “Neiro” written on them.

Kaiba this time runs into a designer of bodies, who has become quite famous. He’s of the opinion that people shouldn’t walk around with dull bodies, and his vision seems to catch on rather well. Nearly everyone walks around with some kind of strange body. His own body seems to be actually powered by electricity, and his servant, in the body of a dog, just needs to be re-winded once in a while. This dog seems to be a former woman who took care of the… “cat”, though she got too old at one point and separated her mind from her body, just as she was about to die. The two of them also share the same eyes: the designer can only see what the dog sees, and nothing more, and therefore he’s really dependant on the dog, and they’re always together. The dog also takes care of powering this designer.

In this episode, I also noticed a huge difference between this series and Himitsu ~The Revelation in terms of privacy. In Himitsu, Aoki is very much bothered by the fact that he’s intruding the privacy of others, and yet Kaiba just peeks into the minds of others without any second thoughts, in order to find out their stories.

I also have a theory. In this episode, we learn that Kaiba’s original body was some sort of hero, famous enough to warrant his own statue, though at the same time, nobody knows who this guy actually was. I didn’t totally understand the explanation, but it seems that we’re dealing with a king here. My theory is that Kaiba and Warp are two different persons, and Kaiba was just meant to protect Warp’s body as something happened to him, involving the terrorists and Popo. That still makes me wonder what Hyo-Hyo’s purpose was, because the mission of protecting Kaiba’s body clearly failed. Heck, we have no idea where it is now. Or is there more about the locket that it just being a pretty picture?

5 Responses

  1. Autonomous Monster says:

    Wait wait wait wait. The body was destroyed? The one with the hole through it and the rings?

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…!

  2. Lauren says:

    Given your theory, I’m also wondering that since the brief flash of that moment from 04 was from someone else’s perspective. That could just be they way they presented it though.

  3. psgels says:

    AM: no, the stuffed animal was destroyed. There’s still no sign of what happened to the body with the hole in it and with the rings.

  4. Flaregon says:

    I believe that kaiba has to experience memory’s to find similar one to his own so that he can re- obtain his, and the memory trade will take them in the end to obtain the girls mind and body back.

  5. stumbled says:

    Okay dude, I’m sorry if I’m going to sound rude but…

    This episode was surreal, even for a Kaiba-episode. I think it has to do with a guy named “Jamie Vickers”, who was listed in the end-credits. His previous work includes a few episodes of Kemonozume, and the animation of the ED of Tokyo Tribe 2. This guy’s sense of style is even messier than that of Masaaki Yuasa.

    Stupid statements like those are what would make you lose credibility as a blogger. I don’t really care how many people read your blog, but if you’re going to guess things about why a particular episode looks the way it does, would you mind either putting a caveat or not doing it at all? It’s misleading, and not to mention highly embarrassing.

    Just because you see a “Jamie Vickers” in the ED doesn’t mean he’s automatically responsible for the sketchy look of this episode. Noticed how most of the episode looked like that but Mr. Vickers is only one of a number of key animation (genga) artists? (Can you even read the ending credits in the first place?)

    Here’s the correct answer for you: look up the person who had most creative control over the episode, Choi Eunyoung (hey, it’s even in English! And for your information she did the script, storyboarding, animation direction and direction plus a bit of key animation)
    Watch in particular episode 6 of Kemonozume. Thanks.

    “This guy’s sense of style is even messier than that of Masaaki Yuasa.” Yeah. You watched Tokyo Tribe 2′s ED and compared it with Mind Game?
    P.S. If you’re looking for Mr. Vickers’ work, he’s the animation director for episode 6, which you will notice is significantly un-messy.
    Have a nice day.

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:18 PM)
    @Aidan: You keep getting in with what I’m about to say =<
    But I might as well throw in that I second it.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:18 PM)
    I will admit to casio royale being better written. Though Goldeneye was more fun. (Even if it’s too long.) I always felt the world is not enough was underated too.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:17 PM)
    Goldeneye I’ll admit, the game was more fun to play and its too long for a rewatch but I like it equally with Casino.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:17 PM)
    The problem with Daniel is that he just isn’t bond. Yes he can pull off hardened hitman and that worked for the origin story. But they are trying to push him as the charismatic ladies man and he truly cannot pull that off. Sorry Daniel but you just don’t have the looks.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:16 PM)
    @Aidan: I’m not blaming him, all I’m saying is tha Casino Royal was all-in-all a better movie than Golden Eye.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:15 PM)
    @Aidan: You did your fellow Irish duty man, I am proud of you defending the man.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:14 PM)
    @Bam, there was nothing wrong with Brosnan’s Bond. If anything he took all the best out of each bond before. It’s not his fault that he got crappy scripts.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:13 PM)
    *nostalgia
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:13 PM)
    @Emma: Nostalgic is hardy a substitute for empirical quality.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 27. 2014 01:12 PM)
    Ah but I grew up with the Moore and Brosnan ones though.

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