Posted on 1 May 2006 with categories: Makai Senki Disgaea



Eh…. what?

Okay, this episode didn’t make any sense at all… I’m still figuring out whether this was in a good way, or a bad way. On one hand, it’s just total randomness. And when I mean total-randomness, I really mean TOTAL-randomness. On the other hand, the prinny squad annoyed me a bit too much this episode.

See, the case is our ‘protagonists’ end up at a strange castle, which eventually ends up switching Etna and Flonne’s personality. Like most shows which attempt this, it really gives an interesting and different look to these characters. Still, like I said above, I still have no idea whether this ‘interesting’ and ‘different’ were any good… This episode was so incredibly impuslive. We get visited by a number of side-characters for no apparent reason. They disappear as fast and unexplainable as they appeared. The characters are just freaky in this episode, and it looks like some parts have been cut-out.

Still, the beginning of the episode, in which Flonne tals about pretty flowers in front of Laharl is without a doubt memorable.

Posted on 19 April 2006 with categories: Makai Senki Disgaea



The OP SO does not fit this anime. Right now, it seems like we’re dealing with some kind of high-school/mahou shoujo, instead of an RPG-based adventure. Apart from that, this was a very enjoyable episode. I like the way that this show takes its time to tell the story, instead of trying to rush everything into the first episode, like most of the new anime this season. The newly introduced characters also are a very nice addition to the cast. I never played the game, so I didn’t know what to think of them. They turned out to be quite interesting indeed.

Before I saw this episode, I kept wondering how a character could possibly name himself ‘Mid-Boss’. After this episode, everything became clear. I like him. His attempts to parody the bishie-rivals commonly seen in anime works extremely well. I hope we get to see more of them. Etna also was just amazing, including her penguin-squad. Her personality also was something different from what I expected. I expected a horribly evil character. Nothing more, nothing less. But it appears that she also got a good dose of slyness. I so hope that she will use this gift to its full extend.

The character interaction is where Makai Senki Disgaea shines. Every dialogue is just pleasant to see, nothing gets rushed, everything flowed pretty naturally and the atmosphere was just awesome. So far, this show turned into something different than I expected it to be. I was more like, expecting faster pacing. I still like this, though. We hardly see any adventure anime with a pacing like this show. I think I’m really going to enjoy this.

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