Posted by psgels on 28 November 2010 with categories: Letter Bee



Ah, a wonderful conclusion to the second part of Nichi’s arc. I expected this episode to delve into what happened to Nichi after she was thrown into the ocean, but instead this episode was all about her sister, and her feelings throughout the past 200 years. That too really worked, because she really is a great character. I also really want to applaud this episode for its portrayal of how she uses her hair as a weapon. Nichi looks like a bunch of chopsticks compared to how she’s able to use it.

Now, it’s obvious that the manga chapter in this case was a bit too short for 20 minutes, so there were quite a few flashbacks. The ones that were shown right after the OP and the break were just shallow, but I have to admit that watching the parts again in which Lag found Nichi really got to me. Flashbacks like that really work when they show exactly how much the characters in question have grown.

This episode also gave an answer to what those strange frozen Gaichuu were, but it still was rather vague, but at the same time it made it a bit more likely why Gauche went after them. I also really wonder what’s in store for Lag now that Nichi isn’t with him… something just tells me that he’s going to run into Gauche again…
Rating: ** (Excellent)

8 Responses

  1. so Is this a good series? Cause after like the 3rd episode it was just so boring that I couldnt stand to watch it anymore lol

    Is it worth picking back up?

  2. lesterf1020 says:

    The show doesn’t get any better or worse. It just gets more or less plot centric. If you didn’t like the show by episode 3 you are unlikely to change your mind. If you loved what the show was trying to do then you will probably enjoy it as much as psgels.

    Since you didn’t like it you should probably leave it alone.

  3. qwerty says:

    This arc laid down so many things that can possibly, and hopefully will, happen.

    First off the whole continuation of Lag not necessarily being a human and whatever the “Light” is the maka mentioned and whatever power he may mature into.

    Then I can REALLY see and REALLY hope that there is going to be a point where something like Lag getting injured in a fight against Gauche or a higher up enemy triggers enough emotional trauma for Niche for her to spontaneously mature into full power.

    I can already picture a fully grown Niche wearing the rags of her dress and lags boxers jumping around using her hair like her sister was.

  4. qwerty says:

    I’m really looking forward to the next episode too.

    First is the dragonfly looking Gaichuu, I can’t really recall all of the Gaichuu that have been featured but I can’t recall any ones that could fly. Perhaps the Gaichuu Gauche took out of the cave metamorphosed into some stronger flying type?

    Then there’s the appearance of at the least Rhoda and likely Gauche.

    And last is what looks to be a cross dressing lag in the preview.

  5. Solaris says:

    @Qwerty: A grown up Niche would be pointless paired with a little boy Lag, so i can’t really see that happening unless in some OAV with plot set up far in the future.

  6. Sebz says:

    Most anticipated scene:

    Niche doing up her hair like her sister does, upon her return xDD

  7. Tc2r says:

    I speculate that Lag is the child of the light and the reason that years ago the world was plunged into darkness is because they had to change the old “light bulb” for that city. Lag’s mother is the “current light bulb” and during the time it took them to capture her to regain their artificial light using Lag’s mother’s powers,Lag somehow came into existence.

    (LOL I called it if I’m right :P)

  8. Tc2r says:

    I speculate that Lag is the child of the light and the reason that years ago the world was plunged into darkness is because they had to change the old “light bulb” for that city. Lag’s mother is the “current light bulb” and during the time it took them to capture her to regain their artificial light using Lag’s mother’s powers,Lag somehow came into existence.

    (LOL I called it if I’m right :P)

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 06:02 AM)
    Although given that the the Japanese film industry is steadily improving, this still would’ve worked much better as a big Hollywood flick, mainly because it’s just an over-the-top story with big action sequences, but also because pretty much all the cast (with the exception of Mikasa) have western features.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 05:55 AM)
    Well it looks like the Japanese have taken it upon themselves to make a live-action Attack on Titan movie, which sounds like a pretty bad idea:
    http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNews/News1/Liveaction-Attack-on-Titan-Visuals-Revealed-6057.aspx
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:51 AM)
    I mean I’ve watched some awful stuff like hidan no Aria to take the piss out of it and infinite stratos might as well get to continuing Ass-ange/crass-ange.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:34 AM)
    *Ange
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:34 AM)
    @Emma: and that’s why you should watch Cross Ante.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:33 AM)
    @Emma: you know what? I’ve been trying to find a good version of X for a few years now, but nobody seems to be seeding the torrent anymore =/
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:33 AM)
    Sometimes I’m pretty glad I have the ability to get guilty pleasure/so bad its good/funny enjoyment out of genuinely awful things and sometimes end up enjoying them more than actually good series.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:18 AM)
    One other good example of an old ova I loved was the X/1999 movie, I didn’t overly care for the manga or second anime adaptation nearly as much by comparison. Yes the voice acting is terrible, the character development was cut out but the fact is I never really cared all that much for Xs characters/drama to begin with and the voice acting makes the final scene laugh out loud hilarious. Beyond that I just enjoyed sitting back and watching the gore play out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:12 AM)
    I also miss the days where incest was reserved for the villains in anime.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:09 AM)
    @Bam: I remember giving John dies at the end three out of five and deciding that it was never a poor film but never an excellent one.

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