Posted by psgels on 1 November 2009 with categories: Kemono no Souja Erin



An entire episode dedicated to the new queen, who just ascended the throne in one of the worst possible times, just when the stability between the two halves of the country is beginning to waver. And what an intense episode it was.

Of course, the sons of the grand duke aren’t stupid enough to give in to the false accusations that Damya throws at them. Not only that, but they also end up making the first move when Shunan even proposes to Seimiya, in an attempt to bring the country back to stability. The thing is, that Seimiya just has too little experience. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but she doesn’t seem educated at all in politics. She lived the good life, protected by everyone else including her mother. Her ideal wedding was one with Shunan, but now that he’s marrying her for country purposes, rather than because of her became a huge shock for her. Even if there wasn’t Damya who would try to take advantage of her, she’d probably end up destroying the country herself.

Damya meanwhile remains an interesting variation to the stereotypical evil right hand man. You can see that he’s already manipulating Seimiya: portraying himself as the kind uncle to her, so that she feels trusted with him. However, you can also see that he genuinely cares for the loss of his mother, and he feels sorry for his niece. Unlike her, however, he knows what his ideals are, and he’s well aware that he has a very good opportunity to realize them.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

2 Responses

  1. Reltair says:

    Sigh, Seimiya’s inexperience was somewhat annoying for me while watching this episode.

  2. theone says:

    haha yeah, I realized she pulled a ranka lee on us when she was like *you dont want to marry me becuase you love me but for the country instead?!? ohh nooo*

    /facepalm

    im sorry but it doesnt take that much experience to realize that if you DONT do this youre going to be facing the guillotine…

    theres no excuse, even after the dude showed her the wounded men who are fighting for her sake she STILL didnt figure the shit out…

    If I were shunan, I would have either

    a) left the country, cause id be dammed if I would continue to fight for the queen, and of course taking the country by force wouldnt work, so I would just be like well, it was nice knowing ya, cya (well I would just leave)

    b) surrender to the other country that keeps invading I mean hey, maybe THEY might be better rulers than semiya and royal family and at least we wont have to fight a battle between the douce of the royal family manipulating shit for his own reasons, fighting against another counrty AND trying to stop a civil war all at the same time.

    or c) bust a Tomimo and just rush the capital, killing everyone, semiya included, then kill all the Holons in the queens quarter and when I say that I mean biblical, chenghis khan style, killing all the women, children old people men, then burn everything to the ground, then salt the earth so that there would be nothing to reclaim, THEN go and invade that other country and do the same shit to them as retribution for attacking us for like 590 years, Then Id form a democracy and like george washington, step down and live on a farm somewhere.

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 12:39 PM)
    @Emma, Sadist my ass. You may like to think that but from what I can tell you are definitly an M. Hell you have a thing for Louise from Zero and that a serious abuser. Not to mention that chick you knew in real life. Honestly I wondered why you would put up with that chick for so long but if your an M then it makes perfect sense.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 10:31 AM)
    @Emma: it’s unavoidable.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 10:20 AM)
    I was going to try avoid that joke lol
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 10:10 AM)
    That’s probably because of Eden of East XD
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 10:09 AM)
    East of eden sounds familiar.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 09:35 AM)
    @Emma: Viva Zapata!, East of Eden, The Forgotten Village?! The man’s a legend, not much else could be said about him at this point.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 09:30 AM)
    Next on the list is to rewatch blue velvet because a friend likened some of my work to it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 09:29 AM)
    @Bam: You know somethings a good movie when it crosses your mind “Oh no, I hope he/she doesn’t die”.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 09:28 AM)
    I had a place in my heart for of mice and men when I was young =)
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Oct 2. 2014 09:23 AM)
    *no “the”

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