Posted on 7 May 2012 with categories: Phi Brain

I like how this series pretends that it’s got the plot of a series that’s fifteen years old, taking a formula only to nearly immediately deviate from it again. I really thought that for now we’d just get a string of episodes that would feature the POG taking control of some side-character. Instead, they are making visible progress in their goals. And this episode was all about Gammon.

And yeah, this was the best episode of the second season so far. Gammon just got even better. At first I didn’t really know where it was going to go to when Gammon was suddenly invited to join the Orpheus Order, especially since Gammon generally joins the side that is against the side that pisses him off the most. But then it turns out that this was actually a follow-up on last week after which the Orpheus Order tried to get ahold of his sister. She’s fine now as they lost interest in her, but this really made an impact on Gammon. This episode was meant for him to resolve this and emerge as a better character instead.

And in the end this episode made use of the first season, relating back to the time Kaito and Gammon first met by having Kaito play for a Giver for once. Gammon was hilarious to watch by being thrown off his element like that, and I also really liked how Kaito did things for a completely different reason (he was pissed off at Gammon himself). It was very refreshing to have these two actually play each other’s roles for a change. It was an awesome way to flesh them out.

Having said that though, the characters in this series are idiots. In a way, the Orpheus Order might have gotten Gammon to join them. Hell, if they paid him for it he probably would have done so. But what on earth made that Doubt-guy think that he’d still join them.. after they openly threatened the life of his sister? Gammon on the other hand: I know that you gained control over your own anger again at the end of this episode. But still: you know the location of people who openly endanger innocent people… and you don’t use it?! Why?
Rating: **+ (Excellent+)

One Response

  1. Saganatsu says:

    I think doubt probably made the offer because, in his mind, the orpheus order, is so great that it’s difficult for him to consider people declining: his offer consisted of saying that gammon was judged worthy and then reiterating the goals of the order, as if the goals were so unobjectionable that no one would decline such a beneficial organization. imho anyway.

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  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:36 AM)
    You’re either incredibly simple or stupid.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:31 AM)
    @Kurozuka That’s…that’s It? You could have chosen Madhouse or Bones, who have far more anime (thus more data) for you to gather.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:26 AM)
    K-off: I chose them because they are the best comedy studio around, and comedy is hard to deliver successfully.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:24 AM)
    @Emma Yuruyuri and Nozaki-kun were the only decent shows they made recently; I don’t know why anyone would choose them for a study on how budget relates to the story’s quality.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:22 AM)
    I recall Aidan making a point on here saying “The more money that gets poured into something, the more the plot suffers” to paraphrase him.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:20 AM)
    @Kurozuka That still doesn’t mean anything. You’re trying to crunch factual, numerical financial data with the collective opinion of the masses in some graph or table. At best, that can only be considered a link to your conclusion, but not the reason why it’s true. The artistic process is too complex for it to be dictated solely by how much money you have. Look at Hollywood blockbusters.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:19 AM)
    I don’t really know what to say about dogakobo really. They’ve done majestic prince, Natsuyuki and will do the donten no waru adaptation so they’ve some skill but the rest has been okay to poor.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:17 AM)
    If you doubt me, then there’s no way I can prove it to you. I won’t try.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:16 AM)
    K-off: If I poll the opinions of numerous people on Dogakobo’s animes, then it won’t be so biased anymore. At a point, the margin of error becomes nill.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:14 AM)
    @Kurozuka I’d like to say for the record that I like your reasons for wanting to do such a report. But you’re blindly pursuing it with no knowledge of how to actually write one, and there’s where I find issues.

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