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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  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 05:08 AM)
    @Kaiser As Tom Lehrer said, “always predict the worst, and you’ll be hailed as a prophet.” Not putting that movie down or anything, but the 70s was a period of time when it was rather easy to pick on the middle east in the middle of the OPEC embargo.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:22 AM)
    Loosely related but damn, I remember when Network called out (though briefly) America’s relation with the saudi’s.
    Brave 70s movie.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:20 AM)
    They pretty much own a chunk of our economy, we can’t afford that shizz right now. Granted their own economy ain’t hot enough to pull their investments, but oil countries stay afloat as long as they have oil.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:17 AM)
    Saudi Arabia was involved you say? Nonsense! Only 9 of 12 perpetrators were Saudi, and you know only the other three matter.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:01 AM)
    @Kaiser Oh yeah, I have a huge problem with how Saudi Arabia’s been skirting around those issues and making backdoor connections they knew they couldn’t uphold. Lucrative deals dating back to FDR, the Gulf War, and now they’re fighting some bullshit proxy war in Syria with their money.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:49 AM)
    @K-off: I see the Saudi’s are pretending they weren’t in on 9/11.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:47 AM)
    @K-off: On a funnier side of politics though, Gerry Adams got in trouble for shitweeting about Django Unchained, trying to compare black oppression to Irish being oppressed, also people went apeshit because he jokingly said nigger.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:44 AM)
    @Kaiser and then there’s Turkey, which wants in on the EU really badly but can’t seem to behave itself when it comes to oh-so-stable caucusus region.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:39 AM)
    Though Britain leaving the EU is a curious thing…as Northern Ireland would have to go along with that…
    …I would be then in a country that is partially in the EU.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:38 AM)
    @Bam Granted, hitler thought that his modern weaponry would be enough of a force multiplier to do what Napoleon couldn’t do with horses.

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