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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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:51 AM)
    Fury, like blackhawk down, weren’t really of note, they were just action movies, never poor, never great.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:49 AM)
    Theres an old French documentary, it might be from the 50s or a bit later than that which dealt with the holocaust.
    Shoah is another long loooong doc about WWII.
  • ;(
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:46 AM)
    Haven’t heard of men behind the sun.
    And I actually didn’t want to watch inglorious basterds because I was certain it was gonna treat a serious subject unseriously.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:45 AM)
    @;(: I had to watch boy in the striped pajamas twice to really appreciate it.
    Pianist is more my thing because its bleaker and in general I’m quite the fan of Polanski’s films.
  • ;(
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:43 AM)
    @Emma: actually I found boy in the striped pajamas to be underwhelming in comperasion to how holocaust stories are. And the pianist is a great movie. But when you think about it, the guy kind of avoided a much worse fate by hiding and never being found.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:42 AM)
    I still need to see all quiet on the western front.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:41 AM)
    *goofy
    Men behind the sun shows the torture of the Chinese under the Japanese, its on the wrong side of exploitation cinema.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:39 AM)
    Some war movies go the goo route like inglorious basterds and the black book.
    Unfortunately there are also films such as men behind the sun.
  • ;(
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:37 AM)
    @Emma:
    Yes, it is controversial there.
    Both the attacks they received and especially dealt seem to be a taboo subject there. I think they omitt most of what they did in China from their history classes in highschool.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Aug 29. 2015 03:37 AM)
    @;(: The bombing scene in Gen is still a pretty powerful thing. I believe theres something biographical in grave of the fireflies…

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