Posted on 28 February 2009 with categories: Birdy the Mighty Decode



Short Synopsis: Shouko goes on a big adventure.
Episode Rating: 8/10 (Excellent)
Another quiet episode with the goal of building up, but it’s an episode well spent, as it develops the character of Shouko a bit more. It was a bit silly of her to mistake Nataru and Shion to have a relationship, but the episode did its job really well, and especially the many other things that happened during this episode made it more than worth watching. And after all, she was about to be taken away from Nataru, so she needed something to vent off her frustrations with. Bullying Shion was the obvious thing to do. ^^;

But damn, I hate it when the creators pull that ‘character X is about to be killed off’-cliffhanger, especially since this show has already seen so many deaths. Now I really want to see that next episode, even though it’s going to take another week for it to air. My guess would be that the creators are going to let Nataru struggle for a bit more, make him escape with that power of his while heavily wounded.

Then, I wonder what Muroto’s purpose in this series is going to be. It’s been pretty small throughout the series, but now that he caught himself a ‘scandal’ of Shion, then I really wonder what kind of repercussions it’s going to have. Shouko is probably going to find out, meaning that her role isn’t over yet, and this episode was probably spent in order to develop her character not just to have a complete cast and for the heck of filling an episode, but it’s actually going to be used somewhere later in the series. Nice.

2 Responses

  1. Denizen says:

    As a quiet episode, this was actually kinda overdue considering most series when they approach the Action/SoL divide, and it delivered. After the drama of the last three episodes, it’s nice to see things back to normal life.

    The thing I can note most about this episode was that it delivered better on every aspect of the episode-type than similar cases in the first season. The Pool episode in S1 was pretty poor, but this one had a better story, better production, better everything.

    So yeah, I guess the climax slowly starts to approach next episode, with the plot returning to the criminals again. The question is where the story will go, and will Gomez appear?

    And what’s the deal with the taxi drivers? They seem to be randomly placed comic relief characters cursed with car-related misfortune, I just wonder if they will ever have more meaning. Not that I mind either way, they’re nice additions to a fairly semi-serious environment.

  2. xyan says:

    great cliffhanger – but this whole episode is considered as a filler, which is not really desirable for a 13-episode series.

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  • WyattX
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:18 AM)
    @k-off people like him deserved a lifetime of joy. Those uncivilized, militant assholes shouldn’t even have been born.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:18 AM)
    @K-off: The most inhumane in society bring out the inhumanity in others.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:15 AM)
    @Emma No problem, I didn’t feel offended in the slightest.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:14 AM)
    I too, want to see ISIS getting the firing squad, but we know that method only brews more terrorists. This is a rare case of a black-and-white war, let’s not fuck this up.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:10 AM)
    Ultimately, even though they’ve slaughtered countless Yezedi men, women, and children in fucking ditches, rushing into Iraq like we did with Afghanistan after 9/11 would be a bad idea for all sides. We need to approach this one differently, and effectively.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:08 AM)
    I’m sorry if I came on too strong with some of the stuff I was saying but I have to be honest about being a misanthropist, full supporter of people killing people who should be killed.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:06 AM)
    @K-off: This man, he is the kind of person I feel deserved to live, exist.
    I have no qualms with seeing the full annihilation of isis.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:03 AM)
    Look, as a person, not just as a avid activist for the free press, ISIS is the exact opposite of progressivism and justice. This would not be the first time ISIS did this, nor do I forget about the countless murders they’ve done in the past in addition to this. It’s disgusting.
  • WyattX
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 07:00 AM)
    @K-Off Shit m8, he’s a hero for the fracking world. My hatred for ISIS is even stronger now. damn…
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Aug 20. 2014 06:57 AM)
    A better, much more respectful photo of him: https://i.imgur.com/J18tqVM.jpg

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