Mar 27, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 12

I must say that the ending was a bit boring. I’m kind of hoping for another season here, because I could certainly watch another twelve or thirteen episodes of this. This was still the best spin-off I’ve seen in quite a long time though.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.36_[2013.03.26_23.19.14]I must say that I was kind of nervous at first. I was secretly hoping that Kyousuke would lose control and destroy every single thing around him. I know that’s wrong, but still… Who wouldn’t want to see that? He’s been very patient until now. He could’ve easily crushed Andy or any of those other goons that invaded his ship. It’s because Andy’s easily controlled that led to this.

This may have been the first time that Andy’s abilities came in handy. Let’s face it; the ability to nullify all powers of those around him is kind of useless in most ways. But it comes in handy when your friend’s power gets the better of him. Maybe that that’s all he was good for? I wouldn’t be surprised if he was brought into existence in order to keep Kyousuke from dying.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.48_[2013.03.26_23.22.36]I soon looked past all that though. My attention immediately went to Kyousuke and Eiji, the man that took almost everything from him. I thought for sure that Kyousuke would haul ass and kill that guy. That is why I was rather disappointed when he merely took away his memories (and left him there brain dead?)

When was it that Kyousuke turned into such a ‘good guy’? I must’ve missed it, because I was wrong about a lot of things during this episode. Maybe I misjudged that character completely? I guess I do that a lot; I judge a character by certain events that suck to the back of my mind without weighing in recent events. Maybe…

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Mar 20, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 11

I knew something like this would happen. Things like these become a tad bit predictable at times like these. There’s not much you can do about it. At least the ending was a bit surprising, although I had a feeling something like that would happen as well.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.22_[2013.03.19_23.38.31]We know that Andy and Kyousuke made up and we also know that they already planned on getting revenge. That’s when I realized that they would go after Andy’s former boss. It was the logical choice. The need to get Yuugiri back and find that monster, Eiji. Alan, Andy’s former boss, is one of the top dogs, so he was bound to know some information. It was too bad that he was one of those loyal nut jobs and sacrificed his own life in order to ensure that his boss’ goals wouldn’t be compromised by those two. That is why you just don’t trust organisations like that; they are all out of their tiny little minds.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.04_[2013.03.19_23.39.31]Either way; time is running out for Kyousuke. He is badly wounded and has very little time left. He needs to find Eiji, whom turned out to be alive after all. Finding him will be quite the accomplishment when he has to make his way through killer robots, dozens of heavily armed men and Yuugiri clones with murderous intent.

That’s right, they cloned Yuugiri. That or they just brainwashed her and the cloning bit is part of her abilities, which I doubt. Can Andy and the rest of Kyousuke’s men attack Yuugiri? We’ll have to wait and find out, I guess.

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Mar 13, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 10

Kyousuke survived, what a surprise. Anyone could’ve seen that coming, plus the fact that his old commanding office is still alive. It’s strange, because how in the hell could’ve he have survived Kyousuke’s attack? Oh well, Kyousuke survived a bullet in the head and several in his chest, so why not.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.03_[2013.03.12_22.09.37]So yeah, Andy managed to save Kyousuke’s live with a little bit help of his (former?) sister. Now, we are not just talking about a relative of Kyousuke. We are also talking about the B.A.B.E.L. commander. She owns it all, including a lot of government officials. Now that’s an interesting character! It would be nice to get to know her a little bit better.

Anyway, Kyousuke soon regained consciousness, but the only one on his mind was that guy, a man by the name of Eiji Saotome. He, in Kyousuke’s eyes, needs to die at all costs. He was the one that betrayed Kyousuke and his friends and also the one that almost killed him. Do I want to see him dead as well? You bet, but there’s a difference. Kyousuke wants to see him die as soon as possible, but I wouldn’t mind watching him suffer a little bit before he finally dies.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.40_[2013.03.12_22.12.39]I think it’s great that Fujiko still wants to do well by her brother. She wants to protect him and convince him that not all “normals” are as bad as he thinks they are. It’s useless, but she still believes there’s some good in him. Hell, even Kaoru wants to protect him after all that’s happened, thinking that he’s still capable of change.

It’s all up to Andy and Kyousuke now. Kyousuke is hell-bent on killing Eiji, his former commanding officer, and Andy wants to stick by his side after all the things he’s done. Kyousuke is nuts, and yet I still prefer him over Andy, a betrayed dog of the government. How could he not have seen this coming, seriously?

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Mar 6, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 09

Finally a good episode now that the story of Kyousuke’s past has been told. Two episodes, huh? Well, I suppose that’s a decent number of episode to spend on the key character’s past. It’s just too bad that his body won’t hold out for much longer.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2013.03.05_22.20.05]I was doubtful at first, but I definitely understand why he wants to create a world for espers. Normal people don’t understand those with power. They get jealous and want to get rid of those that have special abilities because they themselves have none. I think that’s what it’s all about. Those organisations simply want power themselves, so they take out all those that dare to oppose them and enslave those that are willing comply. Andy joined one of those organisations and realized that he was played as well, just like Kyousuke once was. There is no such thing as good power.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2013.03.05_22.19.39]You know, guys… I have seen many, many different shows. And, although I sound rather cocky, I’d like to think that I’ve learned a few things that usually remain the same. One of those things is that organisations are always bad. It’s always about power and about those that seek it. These organisations are willing to do anything to gain and maintain it, even if it means that the protagonist needs to be sacrificed. That is why these organisations are always predictable.

I’m not going into too much detail, but I just hope that they will save Yuugiri soon. She has already been captured once. Twice would be ridiculous. Also, I’m rather curious about what Kyousuke is going to do with Andy, providing he will live long enough to do anything at all. It’s by no means certain that he survived the attack.

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Feb 27, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 08

And so the chaotic memories continue. I must say that this episode explained a lot as to why Kyousuke turned out to be a maniac that wants to kill all the “normals” and create a world for espers. It’s still doesn’t change the fact that it’s his own fault, but I’ll get to that.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.48_[2013.02.26_21.42.13]The episode started out surprisingly strange when Kyousuke’s stepsister approached him in the baths wearing nothing but a towel. I didn’t see the point. She’s an esper, I’m sure she could’ve done that differently, even if they are brother and sister by law (not by blood, I think). It was definitely an interesting start, I’ll give them that much.

This story focussed on the ‘test’ between espers and normal soldiers. Kyousuke was assigned to fight against a skilled pilot in a very modern airplane during those days. Kyousuke was still weak in those days, even though he was stronger than most espers. He had a difficult time at first, but he soon, as one could already predict, got a power-up and managed to win the match on behalf of the esper unit.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.03_[2013.02.26_21.42.39]Boring! Those were just a shoe-in for the information that people actually wanted to know, I know I did. Why did he get shot? How? Where? That all got answered during this episode. It explains why Kyousuke gave up on “normal” people, and the strangest thing is that I can’t really blame him. I can actually relate to him wanting to mass-murder those judgemental pests.

I’m pretty sure that this will whom is whom thing will go back and forth for a little while. I’m only rooting for Yuugiri right now. She is absolutely adorable. Andy doesn’t deserve it, seeing as he’s a backstabbing lapdog of some government organisation. Kyousuke doesn’t really deserve it either, because he just wants to mass murder everyone without abilities, and not everyone deserves that, although most of them probably do.

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Feb 20, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 07

What the hell? Suddenly a lot of the shows are running flashback episodes. I think one is fine, but it’s just not fun anymore when they’re all doing it at the same time. This one may not have been as bad, but it could’ve been a whole lot better if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 07 720p (10bit)[ACAE05CF].mkv_snapshot_04.46_[2013.02.19_20.39.33]I was waiting all day yesterday to watch this week’s episode of this godly Karen Zettai Children spinoff, but I was rather surprised when I found out that it wasn’t a continuation of last week’s episode at all. It was a rather strange episode with Kyousuke as a child. I admit that I always wanted to know a bit more about him, but this is just bad timing. It was about to get really good, so why stop that awesome flow? Were we not allowed to watch as Kyousuke kicks Andy’s ass? That is the only reason why I’m so disappointed. The episode in itself was pretty good, but it the timing was completely off here.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 07 720p (10bit)[ACAE05CF].mkv_snapshot_14.06_[2013.02.19_20.39.52]Anyway, I liked it when I learnt a bit more about how Kyousuke was raised. I suppose it’s hard to live in a world where ‘special’ people are seen as monsters, especially when you yourself are very ‘special’. So yeah, I can imagine that being an issue. It’s kind of like being black in the thirties of forties (seriously no offense).

I have seen a lot of anime so far, and there’s one thing that I’ve learnt from watching all of that; never trust a faceless organisation or the government. They will screw you over on more than one occasion, use you till you are useless and throw you away as though you were trash. Those guys are users, nothing more. Or as hippies always say; “never trust suits, man.”

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Feb 13, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 06

Excelsior! No, I’m just kidding. I may be a nerd of sorts, but I’m definitely not that bad. I’m just happy that they finally focussed on Andy’s background, because it’s been killing me for the past two or three weeks. I just needed to know what kind of guy he is.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.45_[2013.02.12_22.15.20]We all know that Andy was a spy for an American agency. I didn’t know why. I don’t see how it would benefit him, seeing as he doesn’t strike me as the kind of person that would do things for money. In fact, I’m not entirely sure he’s getting paid for this. Maybe they just pay for his food and rent? I don’t know. He’s definitely not the type of character that would do things for money, that’s for sure.

Anyway, Andy became a lot bolder when his time was running out. He knew that Kyousuke was about to start on his grand plan to create a world for espers, people with supernatural abilities. Little did we know that he was planning to sacrifice billions of people without those supernatural abilities to achieve that.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_22.00_[2013.02.12_22.16.19]I must say that I’m a little bit disappointed. I was actually rooting for Kyousuke and his mission to create a better world for espers, people that get discriminated all over the world for having supernatural abilities. It’s definitely a jealousy thing. Still, I didn’t know he was willing to go to those lengths. It makes me think about the whole story.

I’ll end this post by saying something I thought I would never say; Andy, I’m rooting for you! I hate government goons, but I hate monstrous characters like Kyousuke a whole lot more. I don’t like the idea of mass slaughter in order to create a world for espers. It’s not like espers are the good guys to begin with. They’re still human, and the funny thing about humans is that they always need something to vent their anger on. Take normal people out of the picture and they will just find something new to fight against.

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Feb 6, 2013

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Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited episode 05

Oh my god, I feel as though they just read my mind. It’s only episode five, yet I get the feeling that things will end soon. I always praise the anime’s fast pace, so no surprise there. I just hope that the ending is going to be just as the as the beginning.

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.39_[2013.02.05_22.09.35]The episode started out very normally. Everyone was enjoying some free time before attending Kyousuke’s birthday party. Yuugiri decided that she wanted to go look for a present alone, even though she still ended up needing some help in the financial department. She’s cute like that, right?

Yuugiri is too kind for her own good, I think. She’s easily influenced and she doesn’t like strangers. People found out about her being an esper, so what happened? That’s right, they all tried to catch her. That is when she got scared and showed us a bit more of her power. It’s too bad that Andy got involved, because I wanted to see her use it a little bit more. I wanted to see the full extent of it, but I guess it’s still too soon for that, huh?

[HorribleSubs] Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED - Hyoubu Kyousuke - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.09_[2013.02.05_22.10.18]I still hate how Andy lives two separate lives. He works for a faceless organisation in order to apprehend Kyousuke and his organisation. That was bad enough, but now he has to deal with B.A.B.E.L. as well. Doesn’t he see that Kyousuke is fighting the good fight? All he wants is for esper to have equal rights, instead of being used as tools and seen as treats.

So yeah, Kyousuke celebrated his birthday during this episode… His last birthday? He stayed young all this time thanks to his abilities, but internally he still aged. He may be nearing his end, which probably means he’s going to show his best hand soon. That’s what’s so interesting about that guy; he has a big mouth and a lot of hopes, yet he has the power to back it up completely. Things will definitely get better from here on out!

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