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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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 06:39 AM)
    @Afgm: You’d hope that one would be shocked by it though. It’d be pretty narcissistic to get off on the notion someone would be doing that to an image of you…
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 05:47 AM)
    @afgm: Surreal was the word I was going to use for it yes.
  • afgm
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 05:37 AM)
    That must be surreal having random people pleasuring themselves to a cartoon version of you.
  • Nessie
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:51 AM)
    I still figure Shirobako is a dream the writers had of wanting attractive young girls working in their dingy workplace that they’ve realized into a series.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:48 AM)
    I know theres a hentai doujin out there of the big glasses guy and he’s based on seiji Mizushima =<
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:43 AM)
    Oh..dear…knowing that shirobako, that some of the characters are designed after a few real people thats going to be awkward if I ended up finding any of them attractive lol
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:29 AM)
    :facepalm: I meant the Asus looks decent
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:28 AM)
    Aidan: the Aidan looks decent, and supposedly has good fans that aren’t horrendously loud so that’s a plus. You will still need headphones though, and it’s not too expensive so can last you a couple years, at which point I would recommend getting another one for the next 3-4 years.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:14 AM)
    Also shirobako was referred to once somewhere as this generations Honey and clover, that got my attention.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Apr 1. 2015 04:13 AM)
    I have very little issue with your review of shirobako Aidan, in fact it actually encourages one/me to actually go out and watch it, however, I can’t say I like the “Required to watch” line, often I find things like that sound like the reader feels “forced” after reading it. I’m not going out of my way to be insulting as I said its a good review, its just something I learned/was taught/picked up.

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