Posted by psgels on 7 September 2009 with categories: Guin Saga



At the end of this episode, there’s an insert song. I suspect the lyrics to be gibberish or some other obscure language, and I don’t exactly know who sung it, but whoever she was, she really has an amazing voice. Thumbs up to whoever she was.

Anyway, yet another episode of excellent buildup, and a surprising scene from Sumni who proves once and for all that she’s able to kick ass. Probably the most important part in this episode was Guin (ZOMG) leaving Remus and Linda: for one, he did it because he’s targeted and Remus nearly got killed if it wasn’t for Sumni, and this also allows him to pursue his own goals, now that Remus and Linda have found their place back where they belong. At the same time, Istvan also learns that Naris is planning to marry Linda for his own goals, and quickly ends the alliance he made with him.

Looking back, the weakest part of the Guin Saga was definitely the CG of the Mongol army in the Nosferas arc: while a nice try, the creators just weren’t able to simulate grand grand-scale battles with the limited budget they had. That does sort-of worry me for the finale for this series, as it promises to end with an all-out battle between the armies of Naris, Amnelis, Remus and Scar. Did the creators save up enough budget to make it work, or does the plot have a few more surprises to make up for the flawed battles?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

10 Responses

  1. ssj4jw says:

    I knew it! Sumni has proved a second (or third) time that she is no defenseless female. Right now Sumni, in my opinion, is the stronger female than Linda.

  2. inugami says:

    Actually the insert song is “Where`er you go~Cavalleria Rusticana~” by Kanon, the same artist, that does the ED! And the obscure language is called English ^_^

  3. marumaru says:

    The assassins are not part of the original fantasy novels.
    These were just added to have Guin.
    Awesome.

  4. signorRossi says:

    #2 LOL
    I have listened to the complete OST and didn’t remember any obscure language either… :) :)

  5. kel says:

    narris is little bit starnge for me, i really wonder if he will marry rinda or someone else , since she is his bride right now.

  6. kel says:

    he doesn’t like to speak about his felings towards her and avoid the questions by saying that she is merely a child. May be he loves her, i don’t know, but he is so secret.

  7. L says:

    I just loved this show so far, just a shame there’s only three episodes left.

  8. EN says:

    Does anyone else think Naris looks like
    Ashura-ou?

  9. Rob Hiengler says:

    Maybe Naris doesn’t want to look like a Hebephile?

    Sumni is clearly one of the best characters, doing pretty much nothing for episodes on end except saying “Rinda?” then she pulls out that kung-fu mayhem and saves the day – hilarious “you damned monkey!”

  10. Rob Hiengler says:

    Anyone question if the Parros information network and armed forces were this good, how did they get conquered in the first place? Isn’t that a major plothole?

    Also it seems every tom dick and harry can cut through stone.

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  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:34 AM)
    @Aidan: well a good animator that has a great and unique eye foe animation can be rightfully called a visionery. Anno bullshits, I know this, but even his bullshits are made meticulously and with thought which is something you can’t say for the majority of directors out there.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:30 AM)
    There was also a small section where it focused on how when people are faced with real life consequences that make feel powerless they then look into power fantasies to reconcile that in their mind. This was portrayed with the mecha and FPS scene.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:29 AM)
    Anno is a good animator. I will give him that but I hate it when people claim that there’s some higher meaning to his work. I honestly believe that end of Evangelion was created with the intention to say a giant fuck you to Eva fans.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:27 AM)
    @Aidan: that’s what I mean, I’m not digging in for answers in the dark that WAS the main theme of the piece.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:26 AM)
    @Bam, I got that. It was fairly obvious. Figured it out within the first minute. It was so obvious that I was like “Nah, can’t be that simple” and tried to find something else in it.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:26 AM)
    Now unto watching PP2 finale and get on your guys’ level, with very low hopes riding in.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:14 AM)
    I know Anno enough from his works and interviews to know which parts are just for show, and this had some bits that were just that, but the overall package was certainly thoughtfully produced.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:13 AM)
    Plus ME!ME!ME! certainly had a premise to it, and it’s not “oh fan-service is bad” but instead the theme of how the overfocusing on virtual gratification and pleasure can detach an individual from their environment and trap them in an abstract fantasy of their own which then leads to them loosing the things that really mattered in the first place.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 02:05 AM)
    @Aidan: it’s not the subject matter that makes him great but rather his directing and animating skills and experience. His cinematography is iconic. and although overdone. he’s still the guy that brought it. He owns those high-angle shots and perspective distortions, cuz even though it’s been done before chances are that 90% of Japanese animators using it now learned it from him rather than some unknown Danish film.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Dec 19. 2014 01:43 AM)
    So in the end…Psycho pass 2 was a filler arc? I honestly think you really could remove it and nothing would change. Sure there was that thing with Mika…but if she ends up a better character in the movie then you can pretty much treat this season as though it never existed.
    But Christ that last episode was terrible.

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