Posted on 23 June 2010 with categories: Rainbow



These are my favourite types of episodes: those who completely blow my expectations out of the water. This episode was fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate to put it among the top three most emotionally charged episodes I have seen this Spring season. The places this episode went… I never expected it to get this good. Obviously major spoilers are coming up, so do not read this entry if you haven’t watched the episode yet.

In my posts about the previous episodes, I always assumed one thing: An-chan would make it out alive. There was no way for the creators to just kill him. The previous episode’s ending seemed to confirm this, in the way that he was finally discovered again. It seemed that we would see another upcoming arc in which the lead characters again try to fend off that pedophilic doctor. And yet… he dies. Seriously, he doesn’t even last five minutes.

This episode also did exactly what I’ve been hoping that it would do: the time-skip! Everyone has grown up now, giving a complete new dimension to the story. Talk about character-development! I especially loved what Ishihara had turned into. It’s just fantastic to see that everyone has moved on now, even that doctor.

And that really begs the question here: everything looks set on wrapping the jail arc up at episode thirteen! We’ve still got an entire half left for this series, and here everyone is out of jail, everyone has grown up. Ishihara is gone, the pedo doctor will also probably go out of work in the next episode. That just leaves THIRTEEN EPISODES full of pure character-development. This is even better than I could have hoped for!

I know I often bitched against this series, but this episode just made up for everything. Madhouse, you once again demonstrate that you have BALLS.
Rating: **** (Fantastic)

7 Responses

  1. anon says:

    I think somewhere during the preview it says the next episode is the last one.

  2. DmonHiro says:

    No, it doesn’t. It says next episode is a recap. Don’t scare the poor man.

  3. Johnson says:

    I can’t take faces like the guy one the top right seriously.

  4. reverse says:

    you should see that coming from first episode, he being all noble and perfect plus being well respected, something just not right. not only that opening scene pretty much give it away

  5. Taxy says:

    anidb confirms, that there is a episode 14 called “Revenge” and that Episode 13 has the title “Recollect”, which makes it very likeable, that 13 is a recapture.

  6. Meep says:

    The music sure was beautiful in this episode..

  7. My brother always watch this i was really wondering what in this scenario had been in all episode.

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  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:35 AM)
    It’s kind of unfair to call it terrible. It’s a really fun, well-animated series, but on the other hand can you really say it’s a good anime? I’m not sure.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:33 AM)
    I mean I’ve seen the it but I honestly don’t think I can provide an accurate description of the “story” if you could even call it that.
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:32 AM)
    @Emma MD Geist is one of the few anime so incomprehensibly terrible that it actually makes for an interesting viewing experience. What the fuck even happens in that show?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:29 AM)
    *junji
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:29 AM)
    I also didn’t know that there was an anime adaptation of a Kazuo Umezu work either, I read fourteen, drifting classroom by that guy and bits of orochi you can see where Juji Ito gets his influences.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:27 AM)
    Been spending moments of boredom flicking through the best of terridbad ovas, especially ones with old dubs, hilarious for all of the wrong reasons Mad bull, Kenya boy, Garzy’s wing, Md geist is hysterically bad. Saw a weird one called Arashi’s freakshow also which could only be described as outright bizzaro world.
  • Wicked
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 04:11 AM)
    Read a few volumes of Mushoku Tensei , it’s good, but I gotta say, I find the main Character kind of creepy
  • ninjarealist
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:18 AM)
    @Emma Sad to say I haven’t read Domu.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:02 AM)
    *reading
  • Emma
    (Friday, Aug 1. 2014 03:02 AM)
    @realist: Thinking of read Domu actually.

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