Posted by psgels on 29 May 2009 with categories: Eden of the East



Okay, this episode is probably the one that sets up the story for the final arc of this series. With three episodes left until the movie, I have to say that this show turned out to be quite a bit different than I imagined. With 12 Selecao, you’d expect each episode to focus on a different one of them to see how they decided to try and change the world, but the creators cleverly tried to stay out of that formula and instead are going to explore what lies below everything.

Having said that, this wasn’t the most exciting episode though. I really wonder how Akira knew that Shiratori had wings, and what is it with his dreams about “Johnnies”? The parts with Oosugi were also quite annoying, especially when he got jealous for Saki and all. I really don’t know what a pointless love triangle is going to add to this series, especially when there’s no doubt that Akira and Saki are going to end up together.

Still, I like Micchon a lot. Finally we see an actual believable programmer (seriously, most programmers you see in anime nowadays are nothing but l33t hax0rz instead of the software developers that you’d assume them to be, but that’s just me being the computer science student that I am) and that Pants-guy intrigues me, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’re going to deal with the Selecao system.

Also, I’ve been wondering: what’s up with those squares on everyone’s faces? Are they meant to be subtle shadows or something?

Rating: * (Good)
Quiet building up episode.

10 Responses

  1. c160 says:

    I watched this raw cause I can’t wait for the subs and understood almost nothing >

  2. c160 says:

    My comment got cut off..I watched this raw cause I can’t wait for the subs and understood almost nothing >

  3. c160 says:

    Maybe Akira will die by the end of the series?You know,from Saki’s sacrificed prince monolodue from the 1st episode?And maybe the movie will be about Saki/the eden of the east club trying to bring down Mr Outside/Juiz? Lol I don’t know,its just a speculation..My comment got cut off TWICE..

  4. psgels psgels says:

    c160: be sure not to use the < and > tags, because they will eat up the rest of your post. As for Akira’s death, that would definitely be interesting, though I don’t think that it’s going to end that easily for him.

  5. erwf says:

    Episode 10: Who killed Takizawa Akira?

    =)

  6. trees says:

    “Also, I’ve been wondering: what’s up with those squares on everyone’s faces? Are they meant to be subtle shadows or something?”

    Yes. Talk about poor character design…

  7. bdawg says:

    When you said how did he know she had wings, she doesnt…in the last episode 7, last scene, it shows on the phone something about 3 illusions being bought

  8. aegd says:

    it’s micchan みっちゃん and 滝沢 calls her みったん instead, which annoys her.

    Obviously either of these are her real names, just nicknames. What’s funny is that they never tell us her real name, not even on the official homepage.

    I’m sure you are familiar with name suffixes like たん and ちゃん

  9. aegd says:

    man I feel stupid now. I actually missread the katakana on the homepage. Now that I listen to the episode I hear みっちょん.

    Well, I suppose that’s what I get for trying to show off :D

  10. Morgoth says:

    Yeah, the parts with Osugi annoyed me as well. I mean, isn’t the point of his actions an issue solved already? Everybody who knew Takizawa knew already that this guy isn’t ordinary and that he forgot his memory so… what does he expect?- and more: Why showing him asking the same questions again we had some episodes before…
    But beside that the episode was interesting as well: Especially the part with the phone. I’m curious whether they will actually succeed in reactivating it, especially how Mr. Outside and/or the Supporter will react to that.

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  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:56 AM)
    Well Fire Emblem also managed to do well for itself.
    As for the rest, they have just been forgotten. Pity because Wii’s Punch Out was a great game.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:52 AM)
    I say Kirby is the only one who got out unscathed. Seeing as experimental gameplay goes with his style.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:51 AM)
    Metroids being turns into a coop shooter, Star Fox has been screwed over by gimmicks controls and even is bundled with a tower defense game called star fox Guard. As if they figured the main title wasn’t worthy to be sold on it’s own. And quite frankly I would have preferred that the effort gone into that TD game was put into the main game instead. And Kid Icarus was screwed by bad controls as well.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:46 AM)
    The second is the utter disregard for their other franchises beside Mario and Zelda. It’s been six years since the last Metroid game(Federation force doesn’t bloody count) I would welcome a Kid Icarus Uprising sequel. And it took this long to get a new star fox. However unlike Mario and Zelda were even remotely changing the formula is sacrilege, other titles are treated as experimental guinea pigs.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:41 AM)
    There are two things holds back Nintendo at the moment. One is the hardware gimmicks that do nothing but scare away third party developers and give players a tool that will only be implemented in a very select few games and outright ignored in the rest.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Apr 29. 2016 12:38 AM)
    @Vonter, I didn’t think Sega was doing all that bad. As for Konami it’s a pure suicide and doesn’t have anything to do with the industry. More just insanity. Only recent failing I heard of Capcom was street fighter 5. And Nintendo ain’t going anywhere. As long as they have Mario and Zelda they will do fine. They still have the 3ds after all.
  • Vonter
    (Thursday, Apr 28. 2016 08:38 PM)
    Hope you like them. The recent bombshells from Nintendo have been harsh. It doesn’t inspire confidence they’ll stick to launching NX on March considering they’ll not show it at E3. It feels like we’re witnessing the end of the old guard, Konami, Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo, seem to be getting passed by the current state of the industry. Also harsh for both devs and consumers is the power struggle the new updated consoles could cause to the ones in the market.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Apr 28. 2016 06:39 PM)
    …which is difficult when it keeps increasing…I mean I bought Star Fox zero and Kirby rainbow brush today…another two to the backlog.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Apr 28. 2016 06:38 PM)
    @Helghast,More the opposite actually. I am always around a computer during the weekends but I devote my time to gaming instead of blogging. those 200 steam games ain’t gonna play themselves and dammit I have made it my life’s mission to finish my steam backlog.
  • Helghastkillzone
    (Thursday, Apr 28. 2016 06:26 PM)
    I know that feeling. My last couple of weekends wouldn’t let even allow me to be close to a computer.

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