Posted by psgels on 31 August 2009 with categories: Guin Saga



It’s episodes like these that really show how good this series has been at building up. Amnelis in this episode was definitely one of the highlights of the entire series for me. And that’s the thing with incredibly flawed characters in a good series: they start out rather annoying, but when they do develop properly, they make much more impact than any Mary Sue could have done.

Remus’ change from wimp to evil overlord happened very sudden, but with Amnelis, her transition from an incompetent princess to a hate-filled warlord has taken up much more time, and this episode really was the key in her development. Not only did he deceive her, but because he has become unreachable for her to even carry out her revenge, it completely changes the way Amnelis used to be. The question is: is her moment to redeem herself going to happen in the next four episodes? If not, then I’ll repeat the same words again: SECOND SEASON WHERE!?

Last episode’s climax was pretty interesting: it suggested an epic fight between Guin and some mysterious orc-like people… and yet the fight was over within a minute, and it just turned out to be a build-up for the Yellow-haired guy’s plans to bring him down. Again: do we get to see whatever he’s building up to within the next four episodes? I have no bloody clue.
Rating: *** (Awesome)

7 Responses

  1. ssj4jw says:

    They don’t make assassins like they use to.

  2. Judy says:

    I need second season.

  3. Aegd says:

    Is the assasssins something they just tacked on? I get the feeling that they were not part of the original fantasy novels, and were just added to have Guin do something while the story progresses. I get the feeling that “the monster of the week” is something that’s pretty popular in anime, and this was just something they added to please the more anime oriented viewers and not bore them with all the episode that focuses only on the “minor” characters.

  4. Aegd says:

    Is the assasssins something they just tacked on? I get the feeling that they were not part of the original fantasy novels, and were just added to have Guin do something while the story progresses. I get the feeling that “the monster of the week” is something that’s pretty popular in anime, and this was just something they added to please the more anime oriented viewers and not bore them with all the episode that focuses only on the “minor” characters.

  5. marumaru says:

    It was an awsome episode. But….., I wonder
    how they are going to conclude this show.

  6. earl says:

    ye the assassin part was a joke haha but the main story is the more important thing anyway i hope it at least ends completely. great anime needs more recognition

  7. Rob Hiengler says:

    Hell hath no fury like a Woman scorned. Surely Naris knows this or not?

    In addition I’ve been to Crystal Palace and trust me it looks nothing like its been portrayed in this anime – nice parks though.

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:41 PM)
    @Wicked, think you hit the nail on the head there. The characters one of the main reasons I am not too gone on it.
  • wicked
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:04 PM)
    Mob Psycho is well paced for a 10 minute show I think. It’s got a lot of these pseudo cliffhanger to play for jokes. The stories get better, it’s the characters that’s not as interesting as one punch man in my opinion
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 08:46 PM)
    Hmm, haven’t read Mob Psycho 100 much(just checked what its art looks like) so can’t comment on that.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:43 PM)
    @masky, it does have better art but a much weaker story. I get the feeling the Mob psycho anime will be a five minute show.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:17 PM)
    Dunno, Mob Psycho 100 does have better art than ONE’s OPMan. Its still rough, but yeah.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 03:36 PM)
    @wicked, I wonder how that will work out, as ONE’s style is a bit of an acquired taste.
  • wicked
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 12:59 AM)
    ah, they decided to go with ONE’s art style instead of really pretty it up with Mob Psycho 100
  • oldyang
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 06:36 PM)
    Ajin is interesting, but the character design is weird. Everyone looks lifeless and angry.
  • wicked
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 08:55 AM)
    it’d actually be a shame for them to make it into I Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, or worst
  • wicked
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 08:54 AM)
    @Aidan, Yeah that guy tries really hard to make it more than just fanservice though. I have a weird respect for people that can play ridiculous concepts straight.

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