Anime Weekly – Spring 7-8: Black Bullet on apartheid

Anime Weekly is back after being postponed due to me being busy with Miku Expo and recovering after a bout of flu as a result of me overexerting my energy during Miku Expo. So here’s two weeks’ worth of anime in a single post.

Mahouka 8-9: Further glorification of this season’s overpowered Oniisama

We’ve seen him perform awesome moves with magic. We’ve seen him fight like a ninja. We’ve seen him take down an entire terrorist organization. And now, witness Oniisama’s magnificence as he wows us with his superb powers of exposition and magic science.

Being a fighter was not enough for him. He just had to be Taurus Silver, an Apple CAD genius capable of creating the Loop Cast system on a modified CAD. He is also the first person to crack the secrets of flying with magic, making him the Einstein of modern magic.

Apparently, his job also includes cock-blocking.
Apparently, his job also includes cock-blocking.
Oh wow, I didn't see THAT coming.
Oh wow, I didn’t see THAT coming.

 

But seriously, episodes 8-9 are boring as hell. It’s all about people standing and talking, sitting and talking, and long-winded exposition on more magic science mumbo-jumbo. Yawn. The only exciting part is when a car explodes and hurls itself onto the bus loaded with witches and wizards. Oh and when Erika kicks the musclehead in the balls. Nice.

The only comedy in this series: slapstick.
The only comedy in this series: slapstick.
Kamikaze car!
Kamikaze car!

No Game No Life 7-8: Oh shit, Sora’s dead

The series known for glorifying the lifestyle of hardcore gamers and NEETs has suddenly taken a sharp turn from its usual ecchi humor and parodies to bring you… some serious strategy that will blow your mind and a possible tear-jerking moment for those who ship the incestuous Shiro x Sora relationship. Ouch.

This is just a great shot of the main characters.
This is just a great shot of the main characters.

After successfully pwning Gabriel into submission, Shiro and Sora now have their eyes set on Werebeast territory. However, they supposedly have mind-reading powers and they delete memories of the loser. So, how to beat these monsters? But first, it’s time for Shiro’s bath.

No comments here, just some nice service.
No comments here, just some nice service.
Ooh, shampoo tentacles.
Ooh, shampoo tentacles.

Never fear. Blank never loses and will never lose in anytime soon. So, after abusing Stephanie both physically and verbally, our party stumbles upon the secrets of the Werebeast, courtesy of Stephanie’s grandfather who just acted like an idiot but was in fact an awesome strategist. With that knowledge in hand, Shiro and Sora seek out the Werebeast and declare war on them, putting every Imanity on the line. The next day, he becomes Imanity’s Hitler.

I feel you, Steph.
I feel you, Steph.

But, near the end, we see Sora disappear. Shiro is paralyzed because her brother isn’t there. She weeps as nobody remembers her brother. What happened to Sora?

Hyouka reference!
Hyouka reference!
How otakus would respond to real-life kemonomimi girls.
How otakus would respond to real-life kemonomimi girls.
No... tears...
No… tears…

Black Bullet 7-8: Tina becomes Rentaro’s new partner

We’re back with the series that brings us killer lolis and the Fullmetal Badass that is Rentaro.

Tina has been defeated.
Tina has been defeated.
It's not what it sounds like, seriously.
It’s not what it sounds like, seriously.
"That's my piss you're drinking," said Tina.
“That’s my piss you’re drinking,” said Tina.
Aww, happy family~
Aww, happy family~

Tina Sprout has been defeated by Rentaro, and as a result, Rentaro is now rank 300, making him one of the top officers around. And just like that, everything becomes peaceful. Tina joins Tendo Security Agency, Rentaro gets another loli as a companion, and Enju is alive and well thanks to plot convenience and the fact that this isn’t Game of Thrones.

But as a Gastrea threatens the Varanium monoliths, Seitenshi reaches out to Rentaro, who can apparently become a teacher for the Cursed Lolis without any government approval. Seitenshi orders Rentaro to form an adjuvant (which isn’t a military term; it’s a medicinal term) to fight the Gastrea.

Mysterious white liquid that turns out to corrode Varanium.
Mysterious white liquid that turns out to corrode Varanium.
I just love Seitenshi's face when she gets all serious.
I just love Seitenshi’s face when she gets all serious.

But fuck you Seitenshi (and also Enju), it’s Tina x Rentaro quality time first!

I can't see how this is uncomfortable.
I can’t see how this is uncomfortable.
Yes. Yes you may.
Yes. Yes you may.
So cute
So cute
It's not pedophilia if she's half-monster.
It’s not pedophilia if she’s half-monster.

Over the course of one night, Tina and Rentaro instantly bond and she starts calling him “onii-san” and they go out on a date together. Now that’s what I call having charm. And it’s not pedophilia if she’s a half-monster.

Episode 8 also reveals the darker side of society post-apocalypse. Rentaro and Tina pass by a Cursed Loli who poured lead into her eyes just because her mother didn’t like her red eyes. Yeesh, that’s so disturbing. That scene made me cringe. Cursed Lolis are treated like black people during apartheid… And people are calling for the expulsion of Cursed Lolis from the city.

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