Huh…? Wait, what in god’s name did I just watch? Was this really Karneval? I must say that I’m getting really nervous now that I’ve seen something I don’t like. It’s almost a given that, if I’m right, the ratings will drop like a huge rock would sink to the bottom of the ocean.
The episode started out normally (or as normal as it’s ever going to get). We got to know this very old doctor, a character that somehow reminded me of Dumbledore from Harry Potter (I know it’s sad). This doctor did all sorts of tests on both Nai and Gareki, and came to the conclusion that there’s more than meets the eye with Nai. That doctor is under the impression that Nai isn’t human at all, but some strange-looking creature with a lot of fur and big red eyes. This creature is somewhat rare and has the ability to transform, obviously. That’s when they got interested in Nai, because they know nothing of him and his abilities.
Really? Nai is supposedly a creature that goes by the name of Niji? My god… Was it really that difficult to come up with something better? It’s bad enough that Nai booth looks and sounds gay, but now it seems that he’s actually a gay-looking fur ball with big red eyes? Couldn’t they have made him a demon or an angel instead?
I’m not so sure what to think about Karneval’s future after this episode. Every time I see Nai I’m going to think of him as that gay-looking rat. The fact that they’re spending so much time on him right now doesn’t really help much either. I can only hope that things will pick up soon, and that this Karoku character joins the big picture soon.Read More
I cannot believe I’m actually writing about this. I’m hooked, dammit. I still dislike Nai’s absurd hairstyle, but I’ve learned to look passed that. Right now I’m more interesting in the organisation that calls itself “Circus” and the people that work for it.
I’m pretty sure that we’ve all realised that Nai isn’t an ordinary guy. I’m sure that we’re all aware of his ability to hear certain things that others just can’t. Those abilities may look amazing to some, but I doubt it has much impact for those Circus guys. I’m pretty sure that those guys are ‘special’ in their own ways, and that Nai’s ability pales in comparison.
Maybe I’m wrong though. Maybe Nai’s ability is pretty special after all. It would explain why he’s so sought after. People tried to capture him throughout the episode, which is something they wouldn’t do if he didn’t have something they want. It depends on what he can hear though. Can he only hear dangerous things like bombs? Can he hear whatever he wants if he trains it? I don’t know. That’s what makes it so interesting!
I must say that I’m looking forward to the rest. Nai’s become a very big target now and his friend, Gareki, is caught up in the middle of it because he doesn’t seem to want to leave his friend’s side. Maybe I’m looking into it too much. Maybe Gareki is sticking with him because he still wants that bracelet. I won’t speculate too much right now. I just want to know more about Circus and the people that work there. It seems so interesting, because they actually pretend to be a circus, even though most people probably know they’re more than that.Read More
Is this clandestine advertising I sense? I actually got in the mood to go to a circus or something. How sad… To think that a show, which turned out to be quite amusing, would make me want to waste money to see a bunch of weird stunts.
The one thing that I would’ve changed right away would be Nai’s hair. I don’t like those purple-highlighted hair-horns sticking out at the lower part of his head. The rest looked pretty good, especially the backgrounds. I was really enjoying that train scene.
I’m liking the story so far. It’s a nice change of pace. No sci-fi death lasers, giant fighting mechs or demons popping up all over the place. It’s a nice, classic scenery with a lot of unique and gifted characters. That’s definitely a nice change of pace.
I recommend this for sure. It looks like it’ll get a lot better, plus it’s a type of show that could run for quite a number of episodes. I’m kind of glad that I’m not that big a manga fan, because it would’ve killed if I had read this manga (with this being a mystery-genre anime and all).
Plot Summary: Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization—”Circus”!!Read More
Do you see, Japan? This is how it’s done. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but this is what an ending looks like! There are no complications, no loose ends, no ridiculous side stories and not a single boring scene. This is simply one for the books.
First of all; I’m kind of disappointed that Yoshino didn’t sustain more of an injury. They made such a big fuss over it, plus his face looked as though he might die. That’s just wrong, people. At least give him a more severe wound, one where he might die if he didn’t receive medical attention within a minute or ten. A bullet to the arm won’t kill a guy that easily.
Still, that all passed as soon as I laid eyes on that shiny sword that came to Megumu’s aid at the very last minute. A bit cheesy, but I’ll let it slide this time. I just wished there was a bigger impact. He just swung that thing towards that tree and that was all she wrote. At least make it seem harder, make him actually fight for it, you know?
Oh well, I’m satisfied either way. Everyone lost their magical abilities now that the trees are gone, Mahiro and Yoshino finally got to see Aika’s farewell message and Hakaze gets to live a normal, magic-free life with Yoshino by her side. Again; kind of cheesy, but this, too, I will let slide. I’m really happy by how things ended and that’s all that really matters. The only thing I would’ve changed was Megumu’s victory scene; it just seemed way too easy after he obtained that sword. One swing and poof, the tree was no more. Thank you for a lot of great times, Zetsuen no Tempest.Read More
Kotoura-san will continue to disappointed, but Zetsuen no Tempest just keeps getting better and better. May god bless you, author(s) behind Zetsuen no Tempest! I definitely would not mind to see another season of this.
The episode started out pretty good… Mahiro and Yoshino both decided to be part of the final battle. They wanted to contribute in their own way, even though they were dragged into this mess in the first place. They know that they only put themselves in danger and that they may get in the way of victory, but they wanted to help no matter what. Very commendable indeed!
It caught my eye that Hakaze and the rest of her clan may soon have to find a way to live without magic. There’s a very good chance, if you believe the theory, that their ability to use magic may disappear along with the tree they’re trying to destroy. It’s amazing what they’re willing to sacrifice for the sake of others.
I’m truly looking forward to next week’s episode. Not because Yoshino got shot at the end and that I want to know if he survives or not, because I know he will, but I want to know if they Hakaze and the rest actually lose the ability to use magic. Besides, there are still a few things that are left uncovered. One thing’s certain; Yoshino will survive and he probably won’t end up with Hakaze, even though Hakaze will continue to follow him around as though there’s honey on his ass. Mahiro, as you might as well guess, will probably end up alone for the time being.Read More