Posted by psgels on 12 June 2011 with categories: X-Men




Seriously, now this is what I’m expecting out f a great action series. This episode filled in what this show had been missing so far: an engaging storyline. It finally revealed why everyone had been doing the things they did, and it worked wonderfully. It was a bit of a wait (heck, the series will be over in just two episodes), but this episode was exactly what this show needed to really put that sense of urgency to the whole conflict. I admit, Sasaki Yui turned out to be a great villain.

Now, this episode did have a few problems, but those are just minor bugs. It’s a bit strange why everyone just stood around casually chatting while the big bad guy was already getting his hands o the ultimate super weapon. They were lucky that he was waiting for his subordinate to arrive or he could have just left without any of them noticing.

a subordinate who looks downright creepy by the way. What I also liked about this episode was that despite the fact that it was an exposition episode, it still had plenty of action that just kept moving forward. In fact, that’s always been the strength of this show: the way it balances its action. There’s neither too little nor too much, and what’s there delivers. This episode only reinforced my beliefs that this show has the best animation of the season.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. WHAT?!?!? This is only gonna be 12 Episodes! FUCK!

  2. Frost says:

    This has been pretty amazing… Hard to believe just 2 seasons ago MAdhouse put out the craptastic Iron Man… If they keep getting better at this rate, then Blade will be incredible

  3. Gridlynk says:

    If you were to marathon the last four or five episodes it might be possible to make a drinking game out of every time Hisako says Saski Sensei.

    That said, this was a great episode that finally brought everything together.

  4. xxxholic_wing says:

    @Carbuncle MIchales Jackson elliot: just like the 2 previous Madhouse-Marvel animes, it’s 12 episodes since Blade is coming up next in Summer.

  5. DmonHiro says:

    I still can’t belive Hisako is the second most usefull team-member, besides Wolverine. Cy and Storm have been prettu uselss… and Emma won’t use her freaking mind readin powers unless she’s held at gunpoint, or what?

  6. Hunter-Wolf says:

    I’m enjoying the show so much … but there is a point that is irking me so much … why the heck didn’t Emma read Yui’s mind the moment they met her .. or at the very least when she started acting weird and stuff got out of control .. a lot of the shit that happened could have been averted if she did … please don’t tell she didn’t read her mind becasue she didn’t want to intrude or becasue the huge blocking machine was blocking her … she could tap into cyclops mind very easily .. so why the heck not Yui’s mind !!!!?

    This is really the only weak point so far .. other than that the series delivers action. stunning visuals and a decent story and characters … 2 more episodes to go on and declare this one of the best animated X-men adaptions so far (the ending could make it or break it) XD

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  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 12:35 AM)
    But it’s basically been released netflix style.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 12:35 AM)
    Oh wait it’s not on netflix.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 12:32 AM)
    @Ratsgnof, Yep. Exactly that. Thats how Netflix does things. So you can watch the entirety of relife now.
  • ratsgnoF
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 12:17 AM)
    wait so they released the entire series in one day?
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 12:11 AM)
    ….well. I guess blogging relife episode by episode will be impossible. Seeing…as the entire series is out now. Netflix, I am not sure if this is a blessing or a curse.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 1. 2016 06:38 PM)
    I don’t have any quarrels with anyone in my neighborhood including my landlord, just with that guy from two days ago. This kind of thing doesn’t happen in my area at all and it’s all too suspicious to mark it off as a simple prank by some random punk. But nothing I can do but bitch about it now.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 1. 2016 06:30 PM)
    @Bam Of course I cut it, but only after the cops looked at it. The person who ziptied my mailbox is most definitely the neighbor that I “cut off” on my bicycle two nights ago.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Jul 1. 2016 02:00 PM)
    @K-off: wait, somebody ziptied your mailbox? Can’t you just cut it then? Also, how is that related to the car situation?
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 1. 2016 05:30 AM)
    On a lighter note, Tokyo Sessions feels like a watered down Persona title. The Mirage system is so weak. It throws the balance off especially during poor matchups.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 1. 2016 05:22 AM)
    To the asshat that ziptied my mailbox and called the PD just because I cut you off since you were tailgating me in a 25 mph zone last night – fuck you. God dammit this year is full of bullshit. Now I have to file a police report which I’m reluctant to waste my time on since there’s no evidence to prove what the fuckface did.

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