Oh wow that was really bad. This show has literally no direction. Its seriously been more chaotic than Angel Beats!
The part of the show I was most looking forward to, “What are these powers, how did they get them, etc” was just blown off as “Yeah, they come from a comet & some supernatural shit that youre just gonna have to believe for no reason. But hey, its all fine and dandy. We just want to cure you. Oh yeah, and every other country wants to kill you. Oh, seems me 3 minute time limit for explaining this huge thing is up. Simple as that, we’re all done.” Seemed like it was literally just shoved in there to give us a reason to have a new enemy.
Once again, Kumagami is the only character who means shit to me. Im gonna miss him, but I dont feel like his death was out of place. Would of been kinda cool if Nao or Yuu had died tho.
Yuu finally almost showing some of sign of being a character with an actual personality when he was breaking down, refusing to go save Kumagami and Nao by himself. But then of course Shun reminds him that he’s just supposed to do whatever he’s told and not have a personality.
I laughed at the actually decent English, heh.
Classic Yuu. When he’s in the slums fighting gangsters, he can beat up a whole gang all coming at him at once. But he cant react fast enough to take over the one little girl who even gives him extra time by jumping first.
I need that “It’s pointless!” sound bit, hahaha.
One thing this episode did very well was keeping the mood the same throughout. The direction and transitions, however, kinda bad. Especially the end. Man, Key sucks at episode endings. It doesnt give me some strong desire to watch then next episode because I wanna find out what happens next; its more like, “Well, I need to watch the next episode now, to get rid of that crappy break in the story right there.”
And the transition to/the ED itself was terrible. Besides episodes 3 and 4, I’ve always thought this show has done a great job with the ending sequence. The song has pretty much fit the mood every time, and when it didnt in episode 6, they changed it. I applaud them for that. But seriously, this was just like ep. 6, and they still… ugh.
All in all, I think the part Ive become most angry with over the past several episodes is how little I care about these characters. And that makes me pretty sad, because I came in wanting to like all of them. But they all seem so, well, to put it in the words of a wise foreigner… “It’s pointless!”