Posted by psgels on 27 November 2010 with categories: Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu



Whoa, this episode again had some very good animation. While it was nowhere as good as episode 18, it still impressed me in the way it was so “subtly exaggerated”. The downside to this was that the boobs of the females suddenly grew two sizes, but the upside was some very expressive animation, surprisingly smooth inbetween frames and some great camera work. ZEXCS is really getting better here and I hope that they can keep this up. Not of course for the upcoming winter, they’re pretty much hopeless in that regard, but I do hope that after that they’ll be able to more and more let go of their usual generic graphics.

The rest of this episode was also very good: just about every character in it got pushed forward. I especially have to give credit to Milk, who as the once most annoying character of the show was actually very good now, showing that annoying characters have very much the ability to develop into likable ones. I’m still going to continue to rant on them though, because the fact remains that they once were very obnoxious and there are plenty of annoying characters who don’t develop…

The scene between Miran and Shion was probably the only point where the animation got a bit too cheesy, but aside from that it was a very good scene, finally showing Shion putting Miran in his place. It probably was the first point at which Miran really didn’t like the instructions Shion gave him because they stood against the ideals that he saw in him, and at the same time it showed that Shion hasn’t entirely lost his humanity for his dreams of changing Roland.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

8 Responses

  1. narknarks says:

    no comment about the big flashpoint this episode? Mainly that theres a third group in Roland?

  2. Tomtom says:

    What third group? Did I miss something?

    Sion seems to have some sort of multiple personality complex. Kind of creepy. I was also confused about the beginning with Kiefer. She’s treated as a spy by Gastark? The fact that the plot is not entirely straightforward anymore is really something this series needed imo.

  3. Diasen says:

    I think he’s talking about the zombies in the beginning of the episode.
    This job did a great job of building up for the final arc imo

  4. billish says:

    i had no idea what was going on in this ep. It feels like i missed an episode.. maybe i did? didnt the last ep end in the middle of an epic battle? Where did that arm come from? i’m just confused, really, i’ll look around a bit but it really felt weird watching this ep.
    So much random… so confused, damnit.
    Though i will say, i love the op for this series… so epic and awesome .. jaaya

  5. gandalf8 says:

    @Tomtom: If I’m not mistaken it was in episode 19, when one of the Gastark officers was reporting about Ryner to the king, and the officer noticed that Kiefer seemed to recognise his name, so that’s why she’s suspected of being a spy.

    @billish: I think you really did miss an episode, the previous episode already concluded the battle between Ryner and the Gastark guy.

    On the episode, things are definitely heating up. What with Sion getting a bit crazy, Miran finally being put into his place, all those zombie soldiers, and Ryner being stabbed in the heart, its gonna be one long week waiting for the next episode. I’m thinking that Sion’s monologue with his reflection has something to do with Ferris’s brother. And just who is the guy at the end, whom Ryner had a flashback about?

  6. Defade says:

    @gandalf8

    I think it’s pretty obvious by this point that the guy was his father. (flashback + exact same seiyuu as Ryner’s father in ep 18)

    Heck, the official site isn’t even trying to hide it anymore.

    http://www.denyuden.jp/character/chara26.html

  7. Tomtom says:

    @Gandalf. You’re right, I forgot about that scene.

  8. gandalf8 says:

    @Defade: Thanks. I knew that the flashback was on a few episodes back, just didn’t remember who he was and I was too lazy to rewatch it lol.

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  • mamamoo
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 03:22 AM)
    @Aidan hahaha can’t wait for the episode reviews for Orange. It’s gonna really test you.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 02:58 AM)
    Look I knew how this would end before it began. We have done this already and neither of us are changing our stance. K-Off laid out things perfectly with his response so I see no reason to elaborate. Only reason I jumped in was because you brought Fate into it and if that was the bait then congrats, you won. I see no reason to continue the farce with no compromise in sight.
    In other words, need sleep. Goodnight.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 02:53 AM)
    @Bam,”I never said the problems it has gets erased by its early release or cultural significance”
    Neither did I. I said you are hand waving it’s problems by stating so, which you are.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 02:32 AM)
    …And orange is still top of the poll…ugh. Seems like this is going to be torture for me. Kiznaiver was already trying my patience with those speeches but if Orange is even worse…oh boy…
  • mamamoo
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:35 AM)
    Anyways I’m sure an emotionally manipulating soundtrack will make the anime a bit better :)
  • mamamoo
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:34 AM)
    @Aidan, it got to the point where I had to take 15 minute breaks because it was so physically cringing lmao. I started sending screenshots of pages to my friend because we were cackling at how embarrassing it was. Like I shouldn’t be laughing at such serious topics but the execution is just terrible.
  • mamamoo
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:32 AM)
    eh I thing my post just died when I hit send. Must’ve hit the character limit
  • Bam
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:31 AM)
    But yeah, if you want coherence you’re not getting it in Eva. As I’ve said, the project literally took a turn about halfway thru, so it is as disjointed as it can get. It was really amusing to me when it was still airing, everybody was confused as hell.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:17 AM)
    But the visual that supposed to represent the mental landscape of characters were precise and deliberate. And the framing, oh boy, that’s what nailed it. Dutch shots, low angle shots, ceiling shots, the uncomfortable tilts, the silent deep focus close-ups, the muted color pallets with accented reds, Anno is not considered a master for no reason.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Jun 27. 2016 01:10 AM)
    @K-off: I can see the problems you have with the story. I personally pretty much got everything when I watched it the 2nd time thru, but some stuff are a bit burried. Most of the religious symbolism is there for the hell of it, the Eva Project people straight said it.

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