Oct 31, 2012

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Code:Breaker episode 04

Is it just me or is Sakura becoming more and more accustomed to Rei and his methods? She doesn’t complain nearly as much. Hell, she doesn’t even back down anymore. She constantly gets in his way and speaks her mind whenever she sees fit. Whatever it is that made her afraid of Rei and his power is now almost completely gone.

We all remember how Rei ‘took care’ of those Yakuza and how he almost failed to kill (one of) the boss(es). Toki may have solved that little problem for him, but that just led to a lot more heartache for Rei. It doesn’t take a genius to see how much those dislike one another, especially in Rei’s case. He does not want to work with Toki, that much is clear.

I did like it when they told us, the viewers, a bit more about the whole idea behind Code:Breakers. I would’ve thought that there were more than just six of them. It’s not all that surprising that Rei is number six, supposedly the weakest of them. That’s how these things work. The weakest one works his way up to surpass the strongest one.

But anyway, I digress. I have high hopes for Code:Breaker right now. Not because Sakura is getting bolder, not because Rei is who he is and certainly not because we got a clear view on that whole Code: Breaker business. Oh no, it’s because there are more people, people that aren’t labelled as Code: Breakers, with all sorts of special abilities. Let us all face it; normal people killing normal people is easy. It happens. But people with special abilities killing normal people would be like killing ants with a magnifying glass. Things will get a whole lot more interesting now that other people with special powers have joined the big picture.

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Oct 24, 2012

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Code:Breaker episode 03

I had my doubts at first, but Code: Breaker just keeps getting better and better. I was worried that the anime wouldn’t live up to the manga. But, providing it keeps getting better and better, it seems as though it might just be as good, if not a little bit better. Following this anime has just become a bit more interesting.

A lot of things have happened since the first episode. Sakura found out about Rei’s little secret and has been following him ever since. Rei knew about Sakura and decided to keep a close eye on her. This all led to the strange relationship between these two main characters. That relationship was one of the many things that interested me.

Anyway, Sakura still follows that guy around, thinking that she might stop him from killing criminals. She was wrong. Rei decided to drop by a yakuza hideout, only to burn all of those men, two of which were corrupt police officers, right in front of Sakura. She needed to know how evil those people were. She needed to see with her own eyes that the law is far from perfect.

Rei showed it all to her. He didn’t even blink. I loved it! The only thing that really changed was Sakura’s opinion of Rei. She stands strong by saying that he’s doing it wrong, that he shouldn’t be killing people for being bad. But hey, at least the image of him is improving. She knows that there’s a lot of good in him, but she just doesn’t know if he’s more evil than good. That’s probably why she’s so interested in him. Well, that and the fact that he may or may not kill her friends if she were ever to tell anyone about him or his powers. I guess that only time will tell at this point…

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Oct 17, 2012

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Code:Breaker episode 02

This was not a bad second episode, considering the first episode hasn’t really lived up to my expectations. The interesting story is the reason why I’m even writing about Code:Breaker. The story does the trick here. The artwork is just a nice little bonus.

Sakura-chan, god bless her, has been running in circles throughout this episode. She doesn’t know what to do. She saw how her classmate, Rei, burned a group of thugs to death, so now she wants to do what’s ‘right’. However, her doing anything could mean that Rei, as an act of revenge, could go after her friends and/or family. Her hands a pretty much tied right now.

But let’s focus on something far more interesting… Let’s focus on the fact that Rei can’t burn her. His powers don’t work on her. He thinks that’s because she, just like him, is special. He thinks that she has a power of her own. I know, I know… That’s not all that surprising when you think about it, but I wonder what kind of abilities she has (I have only read a few chapters of the manga, luckily).

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Oct 10, 2012

Posted by in Code:Breaker, Fall Anime 2012

Code:Breaker

Another difficult anime, sigh… How the hell am I supposed to express myself when I haven’t even established an opinion yet? I have read a few pages of the manga, so I knew that this was going to be good, but I’m not entirely sure now that it’s here.

It’s not the artwork. The artwork looks pretty good; the scenery is very detailed and most of the characters look good, not to mention the characters’ special powers. Some might say that the heroine looks pretty plain, but I disagree. Yes, I probably wouldn’t be able to pick her out of a line-up, but I cannot help but find her quite interesting. Perhaps it’s the character’s personality that intrigues me?

It’s definitely difficult for me, but it’s not the artwork. Is it the story? No, it’s not. In fact, I’m very fond of the story. A girl catches a guy, that later turned out to be her classmate, setting fire to other guys, not knowing that he has special abilities. That’s pretty interesting.

Don’t get me wrong, reader. I definitely recommend that you give this anime a try. However, I just can’t help but feel that there’s something missing. I can’t wait to see the second episode, because this is messing with my mind.

Plot Summary: Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire and a boy her age who’s unharmed and standing over the people.

She comes back to the site the next day and there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. She then goes to class to find there’s a new transfer student, Oogami Rei, who looks exactly like the boy she saw before and wears a black glove only on his left hand.

Oogami is a Code Breaker, one who “does not exist”. He is a seemingly cold-blooded killer who follows the principle of “an eye for an eye”, to “use evil against evil”. Convinced that killing is not right, Sakurakouji sets out to stop him and penetrate his icy heart.

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