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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  • Ebod
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 08:22 PM)
    V for Vendetta for me has always been a more “literary” work than Watchmen, but Watchmen is spectacular because it’s a story that can only be told in full scope in the comic format. While I feel like many major themes and events from V for Vendetta could easily be adapted into, say, novel format, the same could not be said of Watchmen. Also, the racist whitewashing Hollywood does of Asian characters really has to stop.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:30 AM)
    Watchmen was deemed ‘unadaptable’ for about thirty years, so just getting what Snyder got out of the material is a huge success; it is said that what he did was to write a book version of Ingmar’s Holy Mountain. Watchmen is the only graphic novel to ever win a Hugo award and is easily the most intricate and multilayered Alan Moore comic, so it’s no surprise that it continues to top ‘best comics of all time’ charts to this day.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:20 AM)
    I beg to differ. Doctor Manhatten is the most intriguing character of Watchmen and the comic is a giant in ,not only in the comic world, but the history of literature itself. It is a deconstruction of superheros and Dr. M shows how afraid the world would really be when faced with a ‘superman’ and how a creature in such a higher realm of time and perception would show apathy toward humans and their foolish struggles.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:15 AM)
    GitS just won’t work. Maybe in a world before the Matrix, but not now with so many elements of it borrowed liberally by so many franchises in various mediums. Scarlet Johansson is decent in roles that fit her. She was enjoyable in Lost In Translation, but race aside she has nothing in common with Kusanagi. This is a travesty and the franchise is dear to me so it especially burns my ass.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:10 AM)
    While I am no fan of man of steel, Nolan and Snyder, just about anyone would have a hard time taking a difficult character like superman and making him work on screen.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:08 AM)
    Apart from Veidt and Rorshach I could never get into the characters all that much in watchmen. I also found the film overly long and mediocre acted for the larger part. But to each there own. For Alan moores works I always preferred his Miracleman, swamp thing, V for Vendetta stories.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:06 AM)
    Nolan can produce the action plus personal and dark story that Alita would need, and he also brings talent such as composer Hans Zimmer and Cinematographer Sally Pfister to the table. Him and Snyder have too much combined integrity to make a mockery out of Alita like Spielberg did with the GitS license.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 06:03 AM)
    Well Snyder has respect for his source materials and that is key in anime-to-film adaptations. Hell I’m a big Watchmen fan and I thought his version was (almost painfully) close to the comic. You’re not going to get that anywhere else in Hollywood. Also the combination of Nolan/Snyder is quite different than them individually.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 05:34 AM)
    And directed it as a co-production with America, using a Japanese cast.
    Yeah…this is impossible…
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    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 05:32 AM)
    The only way a live action ghost in the shell film would work is if Mamoru oshii directed it.

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