Posted by psgels on 29 June 2009 with categories: Guin Saga


This arc has really been getting more and more interesting, even though this episode pretty much lacked any sort of battles. This is where the adventure part of this series jumps in, and I do have to say that it may be the part where Guin Saga is best at. In any case with episodes like this you’re not going to get bothered by badly animated fights.

So this episode basically followed the two story-lines around Amnelis and Ardnaris’ wedding, and Guin and his party trying to get back to Parro (at least, that’s what I managed to pick up), and both delivered. This episode marks the point in which Naris finally seduced Amnelis, and whatever his plans are, something tells me that they won’t be pretty for Amnelis.

Remus’ development also it becoming really interesting. From the outside he seems to be turning into your average whiny brat, but having his balls drop and getting into puberty has had some interesting side-effects: suddenly, it is Linda who is the weakest of the two. Suddenly, Linda who seemed so mature in the Nosferas arc has turned into the whiny brat who doesn’t take good notice of her surroundings, and Remus has turned into the mature one; despite his brattiness, he does know when to shut up, and the only one he treated with disrespect was Linda. That is SO typical of siblings when they’re in puberty.

Flawed characters like Remus are either incredibly bad or incredibly good, since they’re so annoying when they’re first introduced, but when they’re developed correctly they can prove to be a very interesting addition to their story. I’m not saying that Guin Saga is definitely going to be one of those series that gets it right, but there’s a reasonable chance that it will.
Rating: ** (Excellent)
The characters are really developing strongly. This show is going to be epic if the creators can keep this up.

7 Responses

  1. ZACK says:

    I woonder how they are properly going to conclude this show in 26 episodes.From what I’ve heard the source material spans nearly 300 volumes.
    I hope this doesn’t turn ou to be another unresolved or only so much of the story has been shown show.

  2. natalie says:

    so agree, that series rock:)

    but i was wondering where did you watch episode 13? i cant seem to find it anywhere online xD

  3. psgels psgels says:

    Natalie: I watch my series without subtitles, so if you’re referring to the subs, you’ll need to wait a bit more.

  4. marumama says:

    This show rocks!

  5. PL says:

    it looks like frong is the only one still subbing this series, which is a damn shame because its one of the best stories of the spring season, after basquash and shangri-la, and frong is a one-man subber so it takes almost a full week for the sub to come, but at least it hasnt fallen behind yet…
    Remus has developed in interesting ways. Last episode seemed to suggest he was going to be seduced by the dark side, and at first this episode made it seem like that… from trying to get guin to leave to the ugly look in his eyes. But at the very end, when he showed Rinda where Guin was, it became possible to look back and read everything as new-found resolve. Hopefully, Remus has realized he must become king of parros to save it, and that whatever that danger was he was shown in the desert, he has a part to play in stopping it. Realizing his own importance has given him his balls for the first time in the series. This would be an interesting turn of events, especially if he’s able to use the skeleton guy without being used or turned himself. I haven’t followed it correctly, but is Rinda heir after Remus, or are women excluded from the throne in Parros, making Naris heir if Remus dies?

  6. Patrick Monti says:

    Not that I don’t like where it’s headed but it seems to me that Remus has changed way too fast from a stupid brat to calm and cold. Doesn’t make too much sense, the same could be said with the mongaul princess.

  7. lol says:

    the other guy who is obsessed with the mongaul princess is gonna have some major otaku “kannagi” nerd rage :P

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  • k-off
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 10:15 AM)
    Hell, my favorite game of all time is far superior to Dark Souls in every possible way, yet the only thing that keeps me playing is the atmosphere and charm the game has in its combat.
  • k-off
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 10:10 AM)
    @Bam I’ll argue that the gameplay in Dark Souls was the best. Dark Souls II was the worst in terms of gameplay (within the series, so still better than most in its genre) which ended up pissing me off. As for story and writing, who the hell plays this series for the story??
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:31 AM)
    That I don’t like FMPs humour probably explains alot why I couldn’t laugh at amagi, same author.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:30 AM)
    Moreso that the episodic stories were more miss than hit and the pacing needed alot of work.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:29 AM)
    it wasn’t well balanced out with the main storyline and aside from Yin I can’t remember the characters having much to them. The ideas behind the contractors was creative and it was well produced, second season had that off the wall awful ending and also focused too much on that teenage girland “character death for Hei”.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:28 AM)
    @Realist: Dark comedy would be more my thing so school rumble and FMP didn’t cut it and I particularly went against FMP for focusing too much of the school over action stuff. Darker than black felt like a waste of potential, wasted as an episodic thing,
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:12 AM)
    @Emma I could never get into Darker Than Black either. School Rumble had some moments but mostly just bored me to tears. I did like Full Metal Panic though but it’s super generic. I could see that being one of those shows that I like less after rewatching it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:07 AM)
    @Realist: And theres things I’ve watched a few times and could never get into such as school rumble, full metal panic, darker than black.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 09:02 AM)
    @Emma Rewatching is the real acid test for anime. Shows that I loved the first time around seemed terrible on the second and third viewings. On the other hand, there are some shows I didn’t appreciate fully until I watched them multiple times.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:59 AM)
    I think I am in a re-reading/re-watch phase perhaps now, which is good because all that old stuff will feel new again in my head when I go back, can live it all over again.

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