“Blossoming Journey (花咲く旅路)”


Another favorite (and of many others as well it seems, from the comments in my previous post) of mine, this episode had Bart finally earning a lot of respect for himself. Sure he went bald, but he also turned GAR. Hell this episode was even listed as one of the 30 most touching moments in mecha anime (spoilers in the link, Nicovideo account required to watch) by this guy over at Nicovideo.

I wholeheartedly agree with Ezra, Nirvana’s lasers are really a convenient weapon. Not only it’s homing, it’s also friendly-fire-proof!


  1. The Sojourner Said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    I watched Vandread a long time ago and this is one of the scenes that seriously moved me. But not as much as seeing Nirvana’s super duper lasers- that moved me to tears.

  2. Svmy Said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    It’s here! It’s here!!

    you know, back when i watched this episode the first time and saw his bold head for the first time, my first initial emotion was to laugh, but nothing came out except for respect. I mean, doing something as a tribute to a little child is nothing to laugh about. :D Probably my first GAR moment.

    btw kuro do you have any way of converting or downloading that 30 touching moments of mecha, because unfortunately, i can’t read japanese :D

  3. tj han Said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    Yeah I cried! This ep was awesome.

  4. zaeris Said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

    you’re sure spending quite some time down memory lane ^^.

    Ah! yes now I remember, my view of Bart totally change after this episode but his attraction to BC remain as one of my favourite, lol.

  5. Skane Said,

    May 20, 2008 @ 9:05 am

    Oh man… they showed THAT scene from Rahxephon… One of the most depressing scenes overflowing with dramatic irony.


  6. Bob Said,

    May 20, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

    he was a wimp then he became a man…

  7. shaoron Said,

    May 21, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    best episode of vandread no doubt.

    dude became a man!

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