Jun 28, 2012

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Jormungand episode 12

What a huge relief! I was so glad when I saw that Ugo survived the attack. I knew I didn’t have to worry. Killing a bad ass like him wouldn’t be so easy.  That brings me to the following question; can we really count this as a season finale? I’m not too sure. Yeah, I’m more than satisfied with the episode in general, but it doesn’t really want to make me watch the next season. Mind you, I definitely will.

The final episode of this season started as Ugo tried to avoid getting his head chopped off. It’s a good thing that Lehm regained consciousness, because Ugo would’ve definitely been dead if it weren’t for Lehm. I knew that it would take more than just a simple blow to the head to take that guy out for long. It was enough for Ugo to retaliate, escape that unfortunate position and beat that guy through the wall. Absolutely epic.

That brings me to the following question; how? How can it be that Koko’s team took out those three mercenaries so easily after that? I expected a huge struggle for survival to be honest. Lehm defeated that big guy, Koko managed to defeat that girl by opening a door and Ugo managed to outdrive “boss Dominique”. I’m not saying it’s bad, not at all. I just think that it shouldn’t have been that simple, that’s all.

This all brings me to the battle between Sofia and the guy she’s trying to get revenge on. She actually drugged Jonah to make him sleep through it, but it’s good that she woke up quickly, as she needed him to take out the sniper that was shooting at her. I wouldn’t say that it was easy for her to kill that guy, but I will say that I wanted to see just how she did it, you know? But still, getting shot in the back to save your precious comrade is pretty noble, no matter how sick and twisted you are. That goes to show that even Sofia has a heart that doesn’t just beat for Koko’s sake.

Finally I would like to end this post by saying that I really enjoyed Jormungand and that I will be waiting to watch the second season as well. Great job on this one!

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Jun 21, 2012

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Jormungand episode 11

My god, what a nerve-racking episode this turned out to be. I have a very, very bad feeling about how they’re going to end this season. It’s like with Fate/Zero, where they end the first season in the middle of things, only so that the next season can finally finish the story.

We all know that Koko’s profession is dangerous as hell, and that people like her are constantly being targeted by others. That is why Koko, like many other arms dealers, is constantly surrounded by her companions. That picture soon got shot to hell when Sofia decided to leave and visit a town where she used to fight.  Jonah tagged along too, just to make sure that she doesn’t do anything stupid and that she returns to Koko’s side at the end of her little trip. I’m not so sure I like that thought though. I would like to think that Sofia, just like any else, should be able to go wherever she/he wants. Then again, Sofia isn’t like most people, is she?

Things soon turned for the worse when a group of three maniacs decided to kill Koko. However, that proved to be quite the challenge, as Koko is constantly with one (or more) of her men. So yeah, it wasn’t easy.  They decided to wait until nightfall, knowing that Koko’s crew was incomplete, and stormed the hallways of her motel with guns blazing. Those three are even crazier than Koko’s lot, and that says something!

Truthfully; I fear for Koko’s wellbeing. These guys are not amateurs and they certainly mean business. They already took out Lehm and were working on Ugo. It doesn’t look good for him, but I hope he doesn’t get killed. It really makes me wonder about how they’re going to end this. Jonah and Sofia are far away doing god only knows what, Koko is alone in her room and the others are losing one by one. No, it does not look good for the gang.

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Jun 14, 2012

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Jormungand episode 10

Now this was an awesome episode! I was pretty bummed out when last week’s ended without us seeing any action, but this week’s episode more than made up for that. This entire episode was almost nothing but action, which is one of the reasons why we watch Jormungand, isn’t it?

So yeah, the general’s forces were wiped out almost instantly by Koko and her team, which is strange, because Koko and her team were all standing outside with those soldiers. None of Koko’s men got hurt, yet almost all of those soldiers got killed on sight. I really found that rather odd, especially since Koko and her team just stood there. They didn’t lie down. They didn’t crouch. They didn’t zigzag or dodged for cover. No, they just stood there and emptied every magazine they had on them. One would expect at least one injured person, let alone casualties. But no, everyone was just fine afterwards.

That crazy general took that doctor and fled during the shooting, but he didn’t get far. Koko and her team got on a plane, shot their canon in order to render the enemy anti-air useless and gave Scarecrow and his cute little sidekick the location of the General, a man with a huge bounty on his head, after rescuing the doctor. It must be hell to be part of that team. Sure, you get to be bossed around by a hot woman, but that is the only upside (for some men and perhaps some women too).

Koko, during one episode, managed to complete her mission, kill a small army of trained soldiers, apprehend a wanted ex-general and earn some extra money. The episode sounds so epic when you read it like that, huh? That leaves me worrying about the end a bit. There are two episodes left, and yet I see no possible ending for all of this. Will Johnathan kill Koko’s brother? Will Koko succeed in this business? Will Sofia get to play with Koko’s naked body? Who knows!? Only two episodes left…

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Jun 7, 2012

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Jormungand episode 09

Interesting episode. Very interested episode indeed. I was actually expecting some else entirely, but this was way better. Not so much because of the action, no, not this time. Comedy ruled the episode this time, and I am truly happy it did.

The episode started out pretty casually with the team’s vacation. Sure, it was short-lived, but that’s not the issue here. The issue is that everyone was in their bathing suits, enjoying the sun and whatnot. This means that Koko and Sofia were wearing very charming bikini’s, which caused for quite a stir amongst the male members of the team. They all wanted to ‘play’ with Sofia, but none of them could get close enough. Those who tried got beaten up by her. I must admit that she’s quite the sexy lady, but her body is simply off-putting. She is built like a brick chicken house, which is something that some men might find charming, but not me.

Now, this week’s mission was pretty simple. Smuggle ten doctors to a country that doesn’t want them. I didn’t even realize that they were doctors until they said so. I was pretty convinced that I was looking at badass soldiers. Still, anyone would become a bit of a badass when you see the things that they see on a regular basis. Those doctors ended up as cargo on a military grade plane, but got surprised by the local authorities right away. It seems like someone tipped them off about their arrival. There’s no point in wondering by whom, as it could be anyone.

Things are about to get a little messy. Koko usually does her best to avoid conflict, but she didn’t have much choice. She had only two options; surrender the doctors to those military goons or save those doctors by shooting those military goons. Seriously, why do they always save the best for last? The episode ended just as Koko gave the order to fire. Why damn you, why!? Aren’t we entitled to some beautiful action? Next week’s episode better be worth the hellish wait!

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May 31, 2012

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Jormungand episode 08

Jormungand claims yet another good episode, how fortunate. This was the eighth episode and I’m still not getting tired of watching, at all. In fact, I’m actually looking forward to the next episode. News of a possible second season should be arriving any day now, I’m sure of it.

I know I said that the episode was good, but one of the characters in it annoyed me a lot. The episode revolved around Koko’s trade. How she sells weapons, acquires them, how she deals with competition… It was awesome. Koko never seizes to amaze me. She actually managed to get control over Scarecrow’s newest partner, that pretty blonde. Now that’s just bad ass!

However, that’s not what the episode was about. It was mainly about what happened after that. Koko’s clients kept declining her trade after that annoying woman beat her to it. Seriously, that old goat was everywhere. And it’s not all that surprising, seeing as she was tapping Koko’s phone, and therefor knew her entire schedule, allowing her to beat her to it. Play fair? Nah, not when there’s weapons and money involved.

Koko got pretty depressed over it for a little while. She kept thinking of ways to make a comeback. She shut herself in her room for two days and nights, formulating the perfect plan to get back at her. Koko’s idea was to confuse that old goat. She knew that she was being tapped, so she led her off track a bit. In the meantime she manipulated a lot of people into buying drones and whatnot, which caused all the clients to come back to her. Brilliant! Did you see the look on that old goat’s face? Awesome. No, fantastic. Hell no, it was orgasmic! I always love it when I see a cheater bite the dust.

I was pretty surprise to see that that old goat called Koko and arranged a meeting. Koko knew that there would be snipers there, but that they probably wouldn’t be hers. She may be a lying cheat, but she’s not experienced enough to think that far ahead. She should be lucky that Koko is such a forgiving person (yeah, that’s right, I just said that). She could’ve easily killed both her and her bodyguard, but she didn’t. That’s what separates Koko from your average killer. She doesn’t enjoy killing people, and will only kill in the first place if she has no other alternative. I can hardly wait to see how she will entertain us next.

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May 24, 2012

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Jormungand episode 07

Ahh~ what a great episode. It was worth it to wait an extra day for it to be subbed. The episode made it really clear why Koko’s in charge. She usually just messes around with that goofy personality of hers, but she has really shown us what she’s capable of when it matters most, very impressive.

The story continues as Koko’s team is under heavy fire. Things didn’t actually help when Valmet rushed towards the enemy commander in order to find out more about her past. Mind you, I can definitely understand why she would do that. Her entire team had been killed by a man with a similar style as that commander. The rest could only support her by giving covering fire, which allowed her to get close without getting shot. That’s when Jonah came with the idea to stop firing, pretend to be dead and shoot the enemy as soon as they stand to check whether or not they’re really dead. Saved by a boy, huh?

Meanwhile Valmet had already initiated her attack on that commander. She was a very difficult opponent, even for Valmet, but we mustn’t forget that Valmet is still a better fighter when it comes to close combat. It was only a matter of time before that commander was on her knees. I’m not entirely sure why they let her live. She was a liability that could prove to be very, very dangerous if left alive. That’s just something that they will have to take responsiblity for, providing it ever comes to that, of course.

Meanwhile Koko was doing her best as well. She manipulated Scarecrow and his pretty little partner into helping Koko with her escape. You see, Chang, the man that sent all those troops to kill that professor, planned on killing Koko and her men after finding out that Koko’s team had killed each and every one of their men, everyone but that commander. Koko pulled a few strings and manipulated Scarecrow and his partner to guide them out safely by using one of Scarecrow’s prototype choppers. Now that’s just bad ass! I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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May 17, 2012

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Jormungand episode 06

My, my, my… This was quite the eventful episode, wasn’t it? It seemed simple at first, but the situation was actually a lot more complicated than I had anticipated. I should’ve guessed that things usually aren’t what they seem in Jormungand.

The episode started out pretty plain; a few pirates tried to hijack Koko’s ship, apparently not knowing that it was full of skilled killers. It didn’t take long for Koko’s crew to get rid of those insects. That’s when I started to think that this episode was going to be pretty simple. How foolish I was…

The episode revolved primarily around a female scientist. This woman is obviously crazy, seeing as she was willing to hike through snowy mountains to go looking for butterflies. It’s all very strange. It all comes down to this; Koko wants to meet up with that woman, but others want to kill her. Things soon became clear during that weapon-fest. That’s when I realized that things were about to turn ugly.

This mission is actually pretty basic. It’s your average search and rescue mission, where one party tries to find and rescue the target while the other tries to kill the target. I’m not an expert or anything, but I do like to play a little bit of Call of Duty from time to time. It’s not like I actually go running around with a gun in my hand.

Things soon turned ugly when Johnathan drew out the enemy by spraying in the air. That’s when a sea of bullets covered the battlefield. However, it didn’t revolve around their guns or anything like that. I think this revolved more around Valmet and her desire to kill a certain person, a person whom she thinks is standing at the top of that hill. Her killer instincts have awaked and I think we are about to find out what she is truly capable off. I’m really looking forward to next week’s episode!

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May 10, 2012

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Jormungand episode 05

Great episode. It didn’t contain as much action as the previous ones, but that is fine. Too much action isn’t good. Besides, I have always wanted to know a little bit more about Koko and her family. It was her brother this time, who is next? I’m still eager to learn more about her. There must be a reason other than money as to why her team is willing to sacrifice their lives to protect her.

So yeah, Koko’s brother dropped by to say hello during their lovely cruise (sarcasm is bliss). This made Johna all nervous and agitated when he found out. That’s not a good way to meet your enemy though; on the toilet while you’re doing your thing. But this is Johna, not some shy nerd with self-esteem issues. He just pulled a knife and tried to slit that guy’s throat, just like god intended him to. Brilliant timing too and it would’ve been successful if it weren’t for his bodyguard, a very charming yet twisted lady. It almost makes me want to rush to the nearest gun store and start an organisation of my own. If only it weren’t for my useless sanity, sigh…

The reason why I loved this episode so much was because they finally showed us how Johna met Koko. It left me with a lot of questions. Johna is seeking revenge by wanting to kill Koko’s brother, but that man doesn’t seem all that bad. He did do a lot of good things for Johna, even though he had to sacrifice his freedom to serve under his sister. It’s all very complicated.

I am really looking forward to next week’s episode. I don’t think expect it to be an emotional episode like this one, but it should prove to be very interesting. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get to see a crying Johna. Yeah, my mind got blown. That’s why I’m putting a lot of faith on next week’s episode. Oh, and some of you might be interested to know that I’m going to read the hell out of the manga as soon as the anime has finished airing.

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