Dec 30, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 12

Yeah, this is one way to do it… If you’re going to make a third season and all, then why not make the second season’s ending way too obvious? It’s very simple and very obvious, indeed. I like it! It actually saves me the trouble of having to worry about it being the end.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.33_[2012.12.28_23.39.56]Everyone knows how the previous episode ended. I, too, thought that it was way too strange to introduce a new enemy before the very last episode. That’s when I knew that this wouldn’t be the end. There are many more Medaka Box arcs, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to see an animated version of the next arc in the near future.

During this episode we get to know a bit more about Misogi, probably the creepiest little brat you’ll ever see on your screen. We learn more about his powers, about the people he hung out with and, of course, about his interests. It’s not about whether or not we would like to know more about him. The question is; do we have a choice?

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.21_[2012.12.28_23.41.03]Misogi, to me, seemed like a clear case psychopath. He kills people as though it’s natural, thinks of nothing but himself and looks at everything so negatively. He’s a menace. He needs to be defeated soon, although that probably won’t be as easy and one would expect. His ability, All Fiction, allows him to bend reality to his will.

It’s definitely an unbalanced character. I would like to see if Medaka can master his ability as well, although I’m afraid we will have to wait until the next season to see anything of the sort. I definitely won’t be reading the manga. I would like to be surprised when the third season comes out.

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Dec 22, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 11

Oh come on… Enough is enough! The whole episode was a ride of joy, until I saw the ending. Why is it that they always tend to introduce new characters at the very end? I don’t care about some creepy transfer student. I just want to see Mekaka-chan as she beats the living daylights out of that crazy old man.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.38_[2012.12.21_13.15.04]Anyway, the majority of the episode was pure bliss. I saw as Medaka-chan entered a new kind of War God Mode, a mode where she has full control, unlike the mode where she has pink hair. This mode shows Medaka-chan with beautiful black hair and a whole lot of power. It sounds very surprising, but Oudo was shocked beyond his wildest dreams.

I’m going to skip by the part where Odou seriously wounded Itami-chan, Kujira’s best friend. It was nice to see how Kujira came to her senses and realized that unhappiness isn’t the way to go. I was even nicer when Odou tried to take Medaka’s abnormality, but stopped in the middle of it because of all the horrific perks that came with it.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.37_[2012.12.21_13.15.47]Now, I don’t like the fact that Medaka simply forgive him like that, let alone that they seemed to have become friends already, but that certainly wasn’t unexpected. We all know how that character’s personality works by now. However, I was surprised when they introduced yet another character, which is kind of stupid, because they always do that with Medaka Box.

Oh well, next week’s episode will be the last. There are only two things for which I can pray right now; a good ending and another season. But, with me being an Atheist and all, I can merely hope that they will give us a decent ending, preferably one where Medaka and Zenkichi finally kiss. Come on, that’s been a long time coming… Make it so!

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Dec 15, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 10

Yet another great Medaka Box Abnormal episode! I’m really looking forward to the ending. Something tells me that this is really going to be the end of Medaka Box, even though a third season is a real possibility if you look at how well the anime is doing in Japan.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.10_[2012.12.14_12.03.38]The story continued as Medaka-chan engaged her former friends in combat. Of course, not before dismissing them from the student council. You know it’s pointless when Medaka doesn’t even recognize Zenkichi as her friend, her best and most precious friend. She may cry and remember what happened thirteen years ago, but it’s useless when she herself doesn’t want to listen to her heart.

Now, I knew this ever since she fought against Shigusa and his “auto-pilot” ability, but it seems that Medaka-chan really copies people’s skills completely. That means that she can copy and master the skills of other abnormal’s, making her the perfect abnormal. The headmaster probably knew that too, which explains why he’s so interested in her.

[HorribleSubs] Medaka Box S2 - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.57_[2012.12.14_12.03.47]I also liked to see a bit of Medaka-chan’s past. She was so adorable! It’s sad to think that her parents brought her to a clinic because of her abnormality, just so that a few scientists could research her. That must be the lowest a parent can sink; to offer one’s own offspring to a scientist for research… There should be a death penalty for something like that.

But, like with most stories, it ended with a happy ending. Medaka snapped out of it after realizing how important Zenkichi is to her, the three are once again back in the student council and Maguro got at least one of his sisters back. All that’s left is to defeat Oudo and to go home afterwards. Besides, defeating him shouldn’t be too hard anymore, seeing as Medaka mastered his abilities. I’ll be looking forward to it!

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Dec 8, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 09

I don’t any one has any real complaints about this episode, yet I feel as though something was missing… I just can’t put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because the characters are actually developing super powers? I don’t know…

First of all; I’m glad I didn’t have to put up with any of those six new characters this week. Hell, I’ll be even happier when I won’t have to at all, but I doubt that this season will end without putting them in the spotlight for an episode or two. Six new characters, six new special abilities and six new problems… As if Medaka and the rest of the student council didn’t have enough problems already.

The first match was between Mogana and Mizou, a creepy little boy that can read people’s minds, or so they claim. I have to say that their fight contained more fan service than action, especially when Mogana fired of another one of her supersonic blasts, causing the ceiling above her to cave in a little. Basically, she ended up in her swimming suit, bent over for the whole world to see.

It soon escalated when Oudo showed up, after which Zenkichi showed up, after which Medaka showed and probably after which a battle between friends will break out, now that Medaka has been successfully brainwashed by her older sister. Lost? Don’t worry, I was too at one point. You really have to see that scene twice before it starts making sense.

Now, the one thing that really caught my eye was that the characters are actually using super powers now. I really don’t like that. Things were a bit simpler. That boxer fought purely on instinct, that swordsmen was great at concealing weapons (although he couldn’t possibly conceal so many, but still…) and that little brat could read people. It’s somehow possible, I suppose, but along comes Mogana with her supersonic blasts and Odou with his EMP’s… I really don’t like that.

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Dec 1, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 08

Well, this episode wasn’t exactly as I had imagined it, but it’ll have to do. Do I sound disappointed to you? Well, perhaps that’s because I am. I had a lot of expectations for this episode, most of which were shot down during the first few minutes. Maybe that’s a good thing? I know I couldn’t possibly become an author; I’m too predictable, because I only create the things that I would want to see.

Let’s just come straight to the point; Medaka-chan has finally been reunited with her younger sister, Kujira. She immediately recognized her, so that’s always a good sign. Unfortunately, her little sister couldn’t care less. In fact, it seems she didn’t because she wiped out her own memories (or at least most of them). This makes Kujira, or anyone else that doesn’t want to be happy, a very dangerous girl. Not only because she likes pain and suffering, but also because she has the ability to take away someone’s abnormality and memories, even though it’s something that Maguro invented.

The one thing that I didn’t like was when six new characters joined the picture. I hate that. I absolutely hate that. Class thirteen “Plus Six”? Yeah right, probably have a dozen disposable characters that were introduced because the story was getting dull. They will have to fight almost all of the characters that Medaka-chan has defeated so far, seeing as they’ve switched sides. That part I liked it! I can definitely see those people as Medaka’s friends. It allows for a lot of comedy and action. I just hope these six new characters disappear soon.

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Nov 24, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 07

Great episode! It almost made my mouth water. This episode actually made me hunt for information about the possibility of a third season. Sadly, I haven’t really found anything solid, but I have high hopes, just like I had high hopes during the first season.

I’m not the type of person that would say things like; “I told you so”, but I did mention in my last post that Youka, one of the students from class thirteen, was in fact Madaka’s and Maguro’s sister. Her real name, which she changed six years ago, is Kujira. The reason I knew that was because I accidently stumbled upon a (kind of) wallpaper of the Kurokami family about two weeks ago.

Anyway, this girl is far from normal. Hell, she’s far from abnormal too. She chooses to live in hell. She doesn’t want friends, family or happiness in general. She believes that she will improve from being absolutely miserable. That is why she ran away from home and that is why she’s involved in the Flask plan.

It was a rather difficult episode. We had to look past all the sexual abuse and fan service to see what was really going on. Of course, I’m not talking about the obvious, like when Kujira injected her other brothers with that syringe. It’s my guess that it contained some kind of formula that will change normals into abornals (or vice versa). It’s a long shot though.

We will find out next week, especially since Medaka-chan joined the party. It was pretty funny when Medaka recognized her little sister. However, I don’t think there will be a lot of action next week though. It’s a fifty-fifty gamble. Would Medaka fight her own sister? Or will her desire to fight (we all know she likes it) win? I’m very anxious to find out what happens next!

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Nov 17, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 06

I suppose I can’t call this a bad episode, but I sure as hell won’t pretend to be happy as hell after seeing it either. It was very average, which is a very big disappointment after having seen last week’s amazing episode. Why is it that a lot of shows start focussing on the past in the middle of the story? It’s really unnecessary.

Still, not all the flashbacks were bad. I like knowing about Kouki’s past. I like knowing about the days where he was known as “the destroyer”. Besides, I would never give up an opportunity where I could see a younger, cuter version of Medaka-chan. She was tick headed, even then. Maybe that’s sugar-coating it a bit too much? She was an idiot that let people beat her up day after day.

But, we really have to focus on the present here. Rather, we really need to focus on the girls that Kouki’s fighting during this episode. Youka and Itami, both students of class thirteen and part of the Flash Plan. These two are close friends and each have their own role. Its Youka’s role to supervise the Flash Plan as it progresses. Its Itami’s role to protect Youka from any and all invaders.

I’m not going into details about how Kouki can’t handle Itami as well as he would like to. It’s my guess that he will obtain some kind of moral power-up next week, especially since Meguro just joined the party. I’m not going into details about why that pervert showed up there, but I have a theory about that. I have a theory alright, but I’m not going to write it here. It would spoil too much. Want a little spoiler anyway? Then continue reading!

Spoiler Alert! Very few people know that Youka-chan, the mummified girl with the knife in her head, is actually Medaka’s and Meguro’s sister. In fact, she’s the middle child. Medaka is the youngest and Meguro is the oldest. And no, I didn’t read the manga. I just know, let’s keep it at that.

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Nov 10, 2012

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Medaka Box Abnormal episode 05

I don’t care what people say, this was by far the best episode yet! I’m sure that almost everyone was surprised by this episode. Not because Zenkichi was the one fighting. I’m more surprised because of what Medaka-chan said during his fight.

So the story continues as Medaka-chan and the rest stumble upon Kei, a so-called mass murderer that made the most wanted list. He’s not a master of death, swordsmanship or any other type of weaponry. He’s merely a master of concealment. He can conceal any type of weapon, no matter how big or heavy, and pull it out at any given time to inflict pain.

That’s it. No more need be said, really. He’s not a fighter. He’s not even a killer. The only reason he’s wanted is because the headmaster made a few phone calls. And the only reason why he calls himself a killer is because he wants people to stay away from him, even though, as ironic as it may sound, all he really wants is someone whom he can call a friend.

Anyway, the fighting continued and it seemed as though Zenkichi had won after having caught a few swords and whatnot with his back. One small line of encouragement and one good stomp was all it took to take that guy down. Well, that and the many swords he sent flying into the ceiling. It was quite the nasty end, to be defeated by your own weapons…

Now, the reason why I, surely like many others out there, am so surprised is actually very simple; Medaka-chan finally confessed that she loves Zenkichi. Sure, he may not have heard it, but it doesn’t matter. She finally realized and admitted it. I can’t wait to see what happens next week. I really hope that Mekada will say that to his face!

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