Posted by psgels on 5 May 2009 with categories: 07-Ghost


This episode seriously was one big question mark. Seriously, what the hell is going on!?

Things start fair enough: as Teito wanders around the church, he slowly regains his memory, and he turns out to be the prince of some country. A bit cliché, but that does of course explain why Ayanami’s bosses are so intent on getting the bugger back. It has potential.

But then, suddenly from out of nowhere, Mikage shows up. MIKAGE. Wasn’t the guy supposed to have his family killed off at the previous episode? Wasn’t he so determined to not betray Teito? What the heck is he doing free, and what’s more, how the heck did he find Teito? What’s more, we also see that Ayanami has finally found Teito’s location and because he can’t enter the church he’s resorted to stealth tactics, and yet based on his reactions, he was the one who sent the Ghoul in this episode, not Mikage (even Frau comments on how the Ghouls are targeting Teito), and yet at the same time Mikage knows that he’s not going to stay with Teito for much longer, so he definitely got to leave on a special condition, but what are his true intentions?

Agh! There are really so many questions that popped up in this episode and I’m really frustrated that none of them really was answered and yet I’m very curious to what the next episode has to offer, since it’s definitely going to shake things up a lot. And yeah, this episode really showed that the characters are gay (or at least bi), but in the end: who cares? There hardly has been any cheese so far, which is the biggest thing I’m concerned about.

Rating: * (Good)
Very intriguing episode that really makes you want to watch the next one; animation was rather buggy, though.

6 Responses

  1. What the heck is he doing free
    == He’s not exactly free, you’ll find out later =)

    how the heck did he find Teito?
    == the enemies (of course including Aya-tan and co.) already knew since in episode 2 (or 3?) that Teito was in the church but they can’t get in. And I think Mikage had also answered that question, saying that he made a “flashy landing” or something. Haha!

    Mikage knows that he’s not going to stay with Teito for much longer
    == True, you’ll find out why later

    he definitely got to leave on a special condition, but what are his true intentions
    == You got it. You’ll find out later. Hehe. I find it a nice twist, though I think manga had done it better.

    this episode really showed that the characters are gay (or at least bi)
    == I’m beginning to think that I’m the only one who can’t sense any gay in this. I still see it as simple friendship interaction x_x Or is my shounen-ai radar really that poor? Haha!

  2. Snowolf says:

    Don’t worry, your questions will all be answered (if the anime follows the manga, in which it hasn’t in some ways and has in others). Trust me, when I read the manga chapter of this part, I also had my WTF? moments. But you’ll get your answers, I promise. :D

    Oh yes, there is gayism in this anime. But I really don’t care one way or another. It’s still good stuff. I just wish the animation lived up to the manga’s beautifully drawn art. But you can’t always get what you want, huh? :D

  3. Jabba says:

    I know everyone is saying you’ll find out later…
    But it’s still too damn sad how this arc is gonna end!!! *Weeps*

  4. miden says:

    haha i to oread the manga and yes like everyone else who read/watched, i was like what the hell is going on, but the next chapter was so good so expect the next episode to be good :D

  5. noname says:

    after seeing you dropped valkyria chornicles I wonder how long it takes until you drop this show. its so stupid I feel like I loose some brain cells while watching it.

  6. psgels psgels says:

    Noname: I actually don’t think that I’m going to drop this one soon, and I actually like the cast of characters. Sure, it’s a bit cheesy, but the show is still a lot of fun to watch for me, as opposed to Valkyria Chronicles.

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  • k-off
    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 04:18 AM)
    God damn Kokkuri-san is so fucking good. Wish I had time to write my damn reviews.
  • Rinegar
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 04:43 PM)
    Hey, nice reviews, I began to make my own reviews as well, so check them out if you are interested! https://www.animetier.blogspot.com
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 03:40 PM)
    Okay, Cossette no shouzou rewatched now too. This was on the high end of Shinbou’s cinematography and pretty much the best he’s outputted even if it has its choppiness/stiltedness in parts. It remains a creepy, surreal, trippy and grim, forboding, gruesome and immersive atmospheric ghost story that feels like it could have gone on a bit long and bar the three main focused characters could have had a little bit more depth.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:16 PM)
    It was only really entertaining for how nuts it got.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Aku no hana’s manga never really felt like much more than “crazy shit happening and femdom” = guilty pleasure to me.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @Emma: Gankutsou was fine in my opinion tho, as it was so out there that I never saw it as a real attempt at adaptation.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    I don’t have much exposure to Cumberbatch beyond seeing him talk on film programs and also his role in that Star Trek movie, kind of want to see him in imitation game.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    @K-off: Don’t give ‘em ideas m8, that actually sounds like a pitch that they would pick up.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:04 PM)
    There is a shoujo manga adaptation/rework of King Richard, there is also a romeo and juliet anime, it was one of the worst thing Gonzo produced, still didn’t dislike it as much a gankutsuou though.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:58 AM)
    @Bam He’d probably find some dumbass way to make it into shonen. Maybe Raskolnikov battles Alyona Ivanovna before he kills her.

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