Posted on 27 July 2008 with categories: Kaiba



Short Synopsis: Neiro tries to tell Kaiba his secret as Kaiba and Warp go out of control.
Highlights: Not all questions answered, but this series somehow gets away with it…
Overall Enjoyment Value: 8,5/10
And so it’s unfortunately over. It was to be expected that not every question would be answered (like, what’s up with the planet that Kaiba lives on? It turns out, only the memory of Popo got killed, but how did that happen? and in this episode Kaiba also pulls out a number of random powers that would have been better if they were introduced earlier, so I think that one extra episode would have been sufficient to answer these questions, but still this was a pretty awesome episode.

Masaaki Yuasa clearly intended this episode to go out of control and become something surreal, in a way, it’s in the same style of the ending of Kemonozume, which also came from out of nowhere. It was obviously not the best episode of Kaiba, but at the same time it was very much fun to watch. The surreal parts in this episode were definitely worth watching.

So, in the end, the thing that Neiro discovered about Kaiba was that his mother’s memory was stuffed in the ostrich, as a punishment. At the same time, probably the cutest thing about this episode was this unexpected romance between Hyohyo and the memory-guy. ^^;

At this point, I’m not sure which series to call better: this one or Shion no Ou. They were both absolutely fantastic in their own ways, and without a doubt the best series of 2008. They both had fantastic storytelling, while Shion no Ou had incredible characters, while Kaiba had an incredibly imaginative setting.

6 Responses

  1. senerikfred says:

    I’ll refrain from trying to understand any of this until subs come out.
    For now, all I know is Hyo Hyo+Goggle dude=BEST END

  2. uebo7 says:

    I really loved this episode a lot, but it bugs the crap out of me that Kaiba has a right hand on his left arm when he saves Neiro from falling…

  3. John says:

    “bugs the crap out of me that Kaiba has a right hand on his left arm when he saves Neiro from fallin”
    Ya, those moments are kind of a turn off.

  4. Neflyte49 says:

    I am waiting for the fansub release… T_T excelent review again you are my ligth in the anime sea.

  5. gsilver says:

    Hmm… Just finished it. I think I’ll watch it again when I’m less tired. Anyway, all of the characters surviving after being seemingly killed in the previous episode did detract somewhat from episode 11′s impact. If anything, I’m glad that I waited as long as I did between episodes.

    The ending itself… really experimental, I’ll give it that. Definitely not the strongest episode (eps 3, 10, and 11 were my favorites), but still fun. I never would have thought that I’d laugh as much as I did during this series as I did in Kiichi’s fight.

    Ah. I’m just rambling. I’ll rewatch and gather my thoughts about the series tomorrow.

  6. bloglurker says:

    just to make sure i’ve got this straight…

    *SPOILER ALERT?*
    So at the next, the massive purple cloud engulfs their entire planet, and all their memories are wiped clean? Aside from the new kaiba, I thinks? Huh… But wait a minute, what actually happened to his mother though? After she became an ostrich, I mean? But my biggest question is mainly this; if “Warp” killed all the other clones, then where did the new Kid-Kaiba come from?!

    So many unanswered questions!! Bothers me so much!! But still love this anime~

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:48 AM)
    The shoutbox was very inactive today unfortunately.
    And Alec theres a lot of rumour going around about psgels now, from plane crash, to being to busy , to getting a girl pregnant, getting sick of anime.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:46 AM)
    Another reason I’m putting off more visual novels at the moment is because I’m more seriously considering the possibility of hunter x hunter…well the chances are higher now at least.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:44 AM)
    In any case Mikey finish off Comyu and let me know your thoughts on that, taking a break from visual novels for a bit as they are quite time consuming though Grisaia is next, that is unless both of you feel I’d be better off with the anime and think it’ll benefit from being trimmed down in an adaptation.
    In any case thank for the recommendation this is the kind of story which hits on all of the right notes for me.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:44 AM)
    That atmosphere was further help by the bleak style it went for, it successfully got to me through its dark content.
    Now I did have some issues, while I love this genre, it did feel overly familiar a little, it could be slow going at times, I couldn’t get into Yuka x Tsukasa and the Hentai scenes were really dull to be honest. I went for the bad ending in the second last act, because really for this story to be true to itself, that’s what I wanted to see.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:44 AM)
    It had its fair share of tense moments. Apparently some didn’t go for the art style, I felt rather satisfied with it. The atmosphere is immersive and it almost feels as if the setting and “humanity itself” is a character in its own right. It was very addicting to read and I found myself marathoning it moreso than Saya, fate, sharin, maou.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:44 AM)
    As far as characters went Kuwagata , Nogi, Tsukasa got the most attention and interest from me, especially Kuwagata, other characters I did eventually warm up to but I would call them competent . The heights of this were the arc where they were at the hospital/middle school and also the religious crazies arc, felt real bad for the raped girl too.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 08:43 AM)
    Well Mikey and Aidan I have just completed swan song, felt I’d throw in a little review of sorts then.
  • Alec
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 07:17 AM)
    gonna be august soon, and still no signs of psgels.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 04:11 AM)
    Yo’ Mikey found a subbed version of the new hunter x hunter movie:
    http://anilinkz.com/hunter-x-hunter-the-last-mission-movie
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Jul 31. 2014 01:29 AM)
    @Wicked, You are right and damn no wonder the translation of this novel is so fast. They got 13 translators on it.

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