Week 3 of Spring gives us more incest, more nonsense, more resistance against bewbs, and also more of loli Enju. What’s in this week? Black Bullet gets gorier, Sidonia gets darker, Nanana’s Buried Treasure gets more nonsensical, and Mahouka gets a lot more annoying. This week, I forgot to watch No Game No Life, so next week perhaps.
Black Bullet 3: Manhunt, anyone?
How many civil officers does it take to hunt a man and his loli down? A whole battalion. That’s right, episode 3 of Black Bullet satisfies our need for blood. Oh, and the main character dies halfway through.
More of the Gastrea is revealed in this episode, starting from the ranks of Gastrea from Stage 1 to Stage 5. Now, it takes three episodes for the masked man to finally steal the case from Rentaro. Rentaro then finds out that inside the case is a chemical that can generate a Stage 5 Gastrea. For that, the masked man kills him. So much blood. Later, the Ruler issues a manhunt. Good luck, officers!
Next, we have the anime issue of bullying. Enju returns to school and finds that every child now hates her because she’s half-Gastrea. From what they say and do, we can infer the reason as to why the Cursed Children live separately from humans.
There are still some questions in my head, though.
What happened in Rentaro’s past? Why does he have the constitution of a superhero or rather, how did his body become so strong? And where did he learn the Tendo school of martial arts? And what exactly IS the Tendo school of martial arts?!
Why is Rentaro paired with Enju? I want to know more of their relationship.
With those questions still nagging me, I’m watching Black Bullet to the end. Heck, it has become my favorite anime this season.
Nanana’s Buried Treasure 3: Loli detective becomes dere and more Juugo abuse
Nanana’s Buried Treasure reminds me of Phi Brain: God’s Puzzle, minus the dark and tense atmosphere and with more loli and cuteness. Just saying.
Okay, now the first (real) dungeon of the anime opens up! Woohoo! But to unlock that dungeon, Juugo must survive Nanana’s abuse…
The dungeon is a maze based on the design of a spider web. As you’ve guessed, only three party members are allowed inside: Juugo, the loli detective, and that slick glasses guy. Our delicious, dark-skinned, Kana Hanazawa trap is left behind just for comic relief.
Juugo displays his merit of being a lab rat while the loli detective studies the maze’s pattern. Slick Glasses Guy does nothing. He only dashes to the treasure when the path is opened. Then, as you may have guessed… PLOT TWIST! Slick Glasses Guy was actually evil!
Juugo and Loli Detective are trapped as the dungeon collapses. On the chest, they hold on to each other. Juugo seems to have a boner…
And then we learn of the devilish plot to conquer the world. Duh.
Now, this episode shows a lot of male abuse. But, since it’s done towards a dude, it ain’t a crime, right? Right? I mean, he must be enjoy this SM/femdom shit, right? That’s for you to discuss. In the meantime, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a Juugo – Loli Detective pairing.
Knights of Sidonia 2-3: Great story developing with still awkward CG humans
Okay, now we get to see some mecha action! Nagate finally squares off against the hideous tentacles of a Gauna (after being miraculously revived), but fails because he doesn’t have a spear. The overgrown alien then gets crushed by a pillar. Kinda hilarious when that happened. When he falls back, he becomes traumatized and the joke of the entire school.
Despite the awkward CG and (still) awkward new tech I’m still coming to terms with (like human photosynthesis and the third gender), Sidonia has more than meets the eye. As the story progresses, the sci-fi touches get more and more vivid. Political turmoil in the government, people doubting each other, and people being skeptical about the Gauna threat… everything you need for a dystopian disaster like Shingeki no Kyojin. And the mini history lesson was great too.
I also sense a minor love triangle starting to occur…
In episode three, the humans are now responding to the Gauna threat by sending their top 4 pilots. But, before that, let’s see the Hoshijiro-Izana-Tanikaze love triangle.
It’s that time of year when (oddly) festivals are held on Sidonia. We get to see a mecha battle royale to determine who gets to wield the powerful Kabizashi spear, the only weapon that can pierce a Gauna’s skull. Funny though, since they have lasers and kinetic bombardment. Anyway, Sephiroth… I mean Kunato, loses the match and also his chance of becoming a full-fledged pilot. As he walks the streets in anguish, he bumps into Izana and knocks her over. Tanikaze becomes her/his (damn this third gender bullshit is so confusing) knight in shining armor, but loses anyway to a well-placed arm twist.
Fast forward to the space battlezone. Remember Shingeki no Kyojin? The first battle is never winnable. The entire squad gets wiped out in an orgy of tentacles (dammit hentai). And there’s the next episode preview showing Sidonia being wrecked. Just like that episode of Kyojin when the Armored Titan brought down the wall.
Mahouka 4: Oniisama, Oniisama, Oniisama Blargh
The story is progressing as expected, meaning that Mahouka is at least a consistent adaptation. But, is it just me, or am I the only one getting bothered by Miyuki’s constant “oniisama, oniisama, oniisama” chant? I mean, it’s one thing to read it from the manga, but to hear the line being repeated over and over again even though I’m a huge fan of incest… blargh.
Tatsuya becomes more and more of a godlike character in the series. And quite the gigolo too. We get to see Miyuki turn into an ice-cold (literally) yandere when her beloved oniisama interacts with other girls. But, it’s been four episodes already and Miyuki is still the powerless yet cute little sister who hides behind her oniisama’s back despite her having tremendous magical powers.
Again, we witness oniisama’s amazing resistance against bewbs.
The story is now headed towards the fight between magicians and the Egalite, a sub-group of the terrorist network, Blanche, a group who fights for equality in society. Kinda like the Occupy Movement, but with more magic. Ironically, despite them fighting for equality between magicians and non-magicians, they use magic to reach their goals.
The episode ends with this season’s second favorite incestuous couple (the first is Shiro and Sora from No Game No Life) cuddling on a couch and Mr. Invincible Oniisama holding hands with his sister. ‘Dawww’ indeed.