Posted on 21 June 2008 with categories: Kaiba


What can I say? This episode was just incredible, no question possible. Spoilers obviously follow.

As it turns out, the memory-guy plays a vital role in the entire story. He never was aligned to Popo, but made it believe like he was. Popo probably ordered him to use the plant Kaiba on Neiro, in order to mask all of her memories and change all appearances of Warp/Kaiba into Popo. Behind his back, the memory-guy put the remains of these memories into Hyohyo. The ostrich was also a servant of the memory-guy, who indeed helped out Popo back in the first episode. That’s why he secretly let Hyohyo join Kaiba without Popo knowing about it.

And Heck, only now I realize that in Neiro’s memories, Warp’s images are also blackened out! We only saw the evil Warp shoot Neiro, but the rest of it are all images of a black-on-white caricature. I’m getting some strong urges here that Popo was the guy who really ended up killing Neiro’s parents. Why would he want to mask them otherwise? Especially since this episode shows how easily he can just kill people.

A few questions remain with this, mostly: who was the Neiro that evil Kaiba shot, and why is Neiro still alive. In this episode, we also get confirmed that Kaiba wasn’t the Warp that killed everyone, because Neiro addresses him as “Kaiba”. That leaves the biggest question that still needs to be answered: where the heck did Kaiba come from? What also seems strange is how the memory guy seems to think that Warp changed after he met Neiro, because it obviously conflicts with Neiro calling Kaiba Kaiba…

I must say that my biggest fear for Kaiba would be the episodes before the finale, simply because Kemonozume screwed up so badly at that point. It dived way too deep into melodrama for it to remain believable. Still, thankfully Kaiba has managed to avoid this flaw entirely, and this episode really used the building-up of the previous episodes wonderfully.

5 Responses

  1. LeNoi says:

    I wonder if how much Neiro actually knows since some of the pictures of Warp had Popo’s head’s silhouette over top the pictures.

  2. Flaregon says:

    I think the story is simple, kaiba is warp clone, he will kill warp, as all clones try to kill the real one, that would work as a perfect ending from what I’ve seen so far.

  3. senerikfred says:

    Warp’s already dead. Popo had the old Warp clones kill the one that’s been sitting on the throne this episode.

  4. senerikfred says:

    FUCK.
    ING.
    HELL.

    http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/kaiba/epi/epi10.html

    From the depths of 4chan. Kaiba 10 will be airing on July 10th. Apparently, it’s volleyball this time.

  5. BlueYoshi says:

    Haha, even though I was behind on Kaiba for a while, I didn’t have to go through the pain of waiting for new episodes. And bugger, just when I thought I caught up to you, you posted the Ep 10 entry. Oh well, this episode was outstanding, probably the best one yet.

    Looks like my little guess was half-right; that Neiro’s memories were halved, or at the very least, the remains were put into HyoHyo like you said. Let’s hope Ureshi can sub the latest episode ASAP.

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  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 07:04 AM)
    @K-Off Lol… Why, Shyamalan? It got bad reviews all around the globe. What “European sensibility?” Don’t go around discrediting European critics now, M Night Shyamalan, lol.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 07:00 AM)
    Anyone with a love for films would want to punch this guy in the face:
    http://www.slashfilm.com/m-night-shyamalan-explains-why-u-s-critics-didnt-get-the-last-airbender/
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:55 AM)
    I haven’t seen any of his films fully apart from devil.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:55 AM)
    @Emma Oh well, what’s done is done. It’s not a bad piece, don’t get that wrong, the only problems are little nitpicks. It did get featured afterall, and the rythm is pleasant to follow.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:53 AM)
    @Wicked straight, chilled vodka complements a summer night very well. Whiskey, I drink straight from the bottle during warm afternoons with some meat.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:52 AM)
    @K-off: I knew there was something off when I was writing it that left me un-confident about whether It’d be any good or not before I posted it.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:51 AM)
    @Afm: I wasn’t even going out of my way to offend this time even and I actually go out of my way to write antagonistically.
  • K-Off
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:51 AM)
    @Emma Oh. Still not very sure about that. It’s accurate in it’s depiction, but it seems a little campy, IMO.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:49 AM)
    *off
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 06:49 AM)
    @K-off: I recall a conversation on here about sorting out the problems with the Mexican mafia and Asuka saying open the borders when thats all sorted out. Turn of the mafia robots, open the border (which became a forcefield)

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