Amazing! Karneval actually came on time this week. I wish I could describe the episode in general in the same way. Unfortunately, I cannot. The story is completely messed up and it doesn’t do the manga justice.
I am getting really tired watching the same thing over and over again. There are always characters in Karneval that need help, and it’s always Nai’s group that encounters them. Nai, being the good red-eyed rat that he is, will always help out these characters, even it means postponing his own quest of finding Karoku.
Imagine my surprise when that kid showed up, demanding that they helped him find some hard-to-find pasta restaurant. Was I seriously supposed to enjoy that? It’s almost like I just watched a filler. There are two episodes left, Karoku isn’t even in sight yet, but they think it’s alright to focus on some kid that ran away from home? What the…
The only good thing that came from all of this, if any, is that they’re finally going after Karoku. Following this story has been like walking in a big, complicated maze. There was always something that got in the way of progress, so, now that they know where he is, they’re finally starting up a search and rescue mission. I can only hope at this point that it won’t be too predictable, that Karoku doesn’t turn out to be a bad guy that’s luring Nai and his friends into a trap, and that he was after Nai all this time. That would be the worst possible ending.Read More
Oh, quite the cunning episode if you ask me. I have very little idea of what they were trying to accomplish with this episode, but it was certainly very amusing. I do wish they would stop with all those annoying scenes where characters suddenly get al ‘sexual’ when there’s nothing going on.
So they decided to focus a bit more on Emily, huh? I’m okay with that. It was nice to see how she got to where she is today. Sadly, not much changed. She grew up in the streets, she had no friends and she fought to get food. That’s when that man came to get her, a man that got her off of the streets and turned her into a killer. You’d think that he wanted to do the right thing by giving a little girl a warm home (not unlike your average paedophile) and some new clothes. The image of a kind-hearted man was instantly shattered when he introduced her to her Killing Goods.
It’s quite disappointing that they didn’t focus a bit more on that man. He’s a complete mystery right now. It seems that he, too, is somehow linked to Iwai. Perhaps Iwai was picked up by him as well when she was younger. It’s all very much possible at this point. In fact, anything is possible in Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge right now.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens next. Will Kiri get defeated again? Or will he somehow obtain his ancestor’s powers all of a sudden? I hope it’s not the latter, I hate it when things like that happen. There’s nothing more boring than a sudden power boost. Things like that need to be built up if you ask me.Read More
Awesome! This episode turned out to be absolutely awesome! It was so simple, so obvious, yet I did not expect the amazing twist in this episode. The story makes you focus on different things, making it easier to surprise the viewer. I really like that!
I was really nervous; I thought Ledo was going to crumble under the pressure when he found out that the Hideauze may not be the enemy at all, but that they may have been the evolved form of humans. I doubt that somehow. How would humanity benefit from losing the ability to live on the surface? How would humanity benefit from only being able to live underwater? Although… We mustn’t forget that the world Ledo now lives in doesn’t have any land. Everyone lives on ships or anything else that floats. So maybe it’s the truth? Maybe those creatures are the evolved forms of human beings? After all, the Hideauze are home in their natural environment, yet humanity has to rely on ships to keep alive…
See what I mean when I said that the story makes you focus on other things? I have been thinking about the possibility of that theory being true. I didn’t even focus that much on Ledo’s discomfort after he found out. He’s probably done fighting those creatures for the time being, at least until he finds a valid reason to kill them.
Right now we’re all focussed on what happened during the last minute of this episode. We all want to know what’s up with that other mech, a mech that comes from the same place as Ledo and Chamber. Ledo seems to think that it’s his old commander that appeared before him on that shop, which made me even more curious. I can’t want to see what happens!Read More
Oh boy, it’s becoming quite obvious that even the fansubbers are getting tired of karneval. It’s just not a high priority anymore. I, too, think that it’s been slowly downhill ever since the second episode. I probably wouldn’t even care so much if the ending turned out to be disappointing.
The only good thing about this episode is that Tsukumo survive, as we all knew she would. There is no way that they would’ve killed off one of the most popular characters on an otherwise declining show. I mean, even the ratings are slowly starting to drop on all the major anime websites. That just goes to show that people are losing interest.
I was hoping that Yogi’s condition would become a bit more complicated and interesting, but no… He’s completely returned to his old self. He’s jolly, sarcastic and always puts up an act to make it look as though everything’s alright. I really hate characters that make themselves seem unnecessarily weaker than they really are.
Karneval has lost its magic, period. It’s supposed to be an action/fantasy show, but now it’s leaning more towards comedy. I just watched an episode where Kiichi, a little girl with a huge mouth, started a fight with some kind of mutated goat. That’s right, but it didn’t end there, the goat was mad as hell, had rabbit teeth and was capable of flying thanks to its wings. I’m sorry, but I cannot take the show seriously when I see something like that. The comedy in this show is getting out of hand, it’s taking over. There’s a real need for more action, more mystery and a lot more answers to our questions.Read More
I cannot help but feel disappointed after seeing this episode. I expected more, a lot more. I’m also slowly losing sight of the story. What is it that they’re trying to accomplish here? There are only a few episodes left, yet there’s still so much ground to cover…
I still don’t see the point of introducing Emanuela to the story, I honestly don’t. She is quite annoying when you see too much of her. She’s cocky, pretty selfish and doesn’t think before she acts. Under that mask of innocence also lies a rude, immature and dishonest person. To hell with being tsundere, she’s just messed up.
You don’t give a child to ability to wish for whatever she wants, you just don’t. Throwing something like that into a story like this is plain stupid, because we all know what’ll happen next. Of course, they’re throwing in twist after twist, but that only works for so long before people figure out the pattern, just like I did this week.
I also don’t like the way they’re constantly playing with the “cat god’s” image. Is he a bad guy? Is he a good guy? Is he simply looking to be entertained by fulfilling those ridiculous wishes? We’ll never be able to tell like this, although the needle is pointing towards him being a bad guy after taking control of Azusa’s body like he did.
Now, I don’t know if this was a joke from the fansubbers or if it was really said in Japanese, but I can’t appreciate it when Azusa says “calm your t*ts” to Youto. That kiss made up for that, even though Youto already said that he doesn’t see Azusa as girlfriend material, but I still can’t seem to forget about that. I can only hope that the next episode will be better than this one.Read More
Shingeki no Kyojin is truly a scary masterpiece. It’s slowly but surely moving up on my top-five list. The only thing wrong with this show is that it only has twenty-five episodes. It’s about time those higher-ups get around to talking about a second season.
Anyway, Eren! Eren, Eren, Eren… Isn’t he simply awesome? I could watch his transformation sequence all day, no problem. I’d wish he’d have more control, because he could’ve wiped that commander out without breaking a sweat, but I suppose that that would’ve screwed up their plan to beg for mercy and ask for a chance to help them.
I was surprised that Armin was the one to come up with a decent plan. It was reckless and kind of pathetic, but hey, it helped them survive. I’m still a bit mad about the level of trust that Eren has in Armin, even though he almost died because of him. You just don’t send a weak coward out on the battlefield, that’s just a waste of resources.
I’m a bit worried about that commander though. He showed up out of nowhere after he had left that fat coward’s palace in order to help his men fight the titans, but he looks like bad news. He has dangerous eyes and seems to be very calculative. I think he’s going to use Eren to the fullest like he’s some sort of weapon.
I can only hope that Eren will use his powers to protect his friends before all else. To hell with ranking, he doesn’t need any of that. He just needs to keep his friends close, learn more about that power and find out what’s hidden in the basement of his old house. That’s all there is to it right now. Please time, hurry up! I need more!Read More
This episode proves once and for all that Mikoto won’t succeed if she keeps this up. It is something we knew from the very beginning, so why is she still alone? I always thought that Mikoto’s most effective when she’s together with her sister.
So her battle against those espers continued. She was constantly driven into a corner, forced to take damage as she tried to make herself scarce. It’s kind of hard to find an opponent when dodging incoming attacks is all you manage to do. We all know she’ll survive this mess, so I’m kind of looking forward to the scene where she finally swallows her pride and asks her friends and/or sister for help. She must’ve realized that she doesn’t stand a chance against those three alone, let alone the other esper that showed up to stop Shinobu from reprogramming all the Mikoto clones.
That’s right; Shinobu took responsibility for what she had done, as she, too, was partially responsible for the level-six project. She came up with the idea to reprogram all of the clones, giving them (fake) emotions by doing so. She thinks that it makes the clones want to give up fighting and run away from battle instead.
So yeah, Mikoto will undoubtedly survive this mess, but it’s different in Shinobu’s case. She fulfilled her role as their scientist. There’s very little to no reason for them to keep her alive, so it’s probably going to turn out into a situation where Mikoto and her friends will have to save her. I doubt Shinobu will be able to escape on her own.Read More
Hmm, what a confusing episode this turned out to be. It’s like the story is going in circles right now. It sort of reminded me of Amagami SS, a show where the protagonist dates all of the girls one by one, but I’ll get to that later.
Say whatever you will, but at least one good thing came out of this; Ruri is no longer Kyousuke’s girlfriend. I’m glad about that, because she just doesn’t deserve him. You dumb your boyfriend, leave town without saying anything to anyone and then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, you give him a shitty explanation when he actually shows up in order to find out what happened. No, she doesn’t deserve him.
Does this mean that Ayase does? I have no idea. I got to admit that I never really saw Ayase as girlfriend material for Kyousuke. I should’ve known better. Ayase is a lot like Kirino, so I should’ve been able to make that connection. I never really got to that point because of the way Ayase treats him, but I guess she’s just tsundere like that.
I always saw Ayase as a friend of Kyousuke (at best). They only talked to each other because of Kirino. I should’ve known better, I should’ve realized that Ayase was slowly falling for Kyousuke’s… charms? I wanted to say manliness, but I don’t think I could ever use “Kyousuke” and “manliness” in the same sentence. That just doesn’t work.
Right now I’m hoping that Kyousuke takes control for once. I hope that he will be the one to ask Ayase out, that he will be the one to take charge. He’s been too passive for too long, it’s almost like he’s a machocist. I’m pleased with the way things are going between him and Kirino. Now it’s time for him to get a real girlfriend, period!Read More