Ga-Rei Zero 05

I just realised Ga-Rei Zero is the only show this season that can make me snap out of “gaming mode” (as I call it) for it. Man, I’m have terrible backlog on the most of the shows once I get bored of Kirovs and Dreadnaughts.

Ga-Rei Zero

This episode a breather episode, and instead of Kagura x Yomi, we’re treated to Yomi x Noriyuki, who are both engaged to each other, in case people haven’t noticed yet. So far they’ve been neglecting this dynamic, so this episode is well-due for it.

The setup is pretty much generic, where Kagura worries about both of their relationship since they keep fighting with each other, thus tries to set up a plan to make then both get closer together. As with most setups of this kind, much hilarity ensues as their plan involves getting Nikaidou (poor girl) laying the moves on Noriyuki while hoping Yomi will get jealous. Of course things backfire, but thanks to Kagura’s tears, the day is saved, heh.

Of course, we all know that when a couple fights over trivial things all the time, it’s actually a sign that they’re really close to each other instead, so I wouldn’t be worrying about the both of them. Yomi also inherits a kimono belonging to her father’s wife, which turns out to be the same outfit she wears in the manga that happens later on. More links to the main story, heh.

Ga-Rei Zero

Meanwhile, plot development isn’t abandoned too with a new character, Isoyama Mei, is introduced. As her surname suggests, she’s Yomi’s cousin, born from her father’s brother, who opposes Yomi getting engaged to Noriyuki and tries to suggest Mei for the engagement instead, since he doesn’t want Yomi, as an outsider, to carry on the Isoyama lineage. While it seems Mei doesn’t care about being the heiress of the lineage, she is concealing a “darker” side to herself and as hinted in the OP sequence, most probably will be the antagonist character for this series.

Ga-Rei Zero

One thing I gotta admit, this show seriously has character designs for females that push every moe-button in myself. If Mei wasn’t so “dark”, I think I would be moe for her too.


  1. FFVIIKnight Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    Phase 1: Get close to Noriyuki
    Phase 2: Glomp Noriyuki
    Phase 3: Being on top of Noriyuki

    I hope Nikaidou gets paid overtime for doing this :)

  2. Rakuen Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

    Loli Kagura… ughh!!!

    I can’t bear the moe overload!

  3. Ryan A Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 11:53 am

    Yomi in her playful days… ああ〜すてき Of course sweet things must come to an end. Kagura is so damn cute. :)

  4. aloe, dream » Blog Archive » Ga-Rei zero: Round We Go Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    […] Kurogane I just realised Ga-Rei Zero is the only show this season that can make me snap out of “gaming […]

  5. kamal Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

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    and yes this anime is the only who can be interesting enoiugh this octobr

  6. tj han Said,

    November 4, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    In real life, fighting over trivial things means you’re about to break up!!

  7. Rurouni CJ Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    Aren’t they taking qiute a while to introduce that Nimura Kensuke guy.
    I mean its all well and good to explain the past and what happened, but they’re taking their time explaining things.

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    @Rurouni: He probably won’t be making an appearance at all. Ga-Rei Zero is a prequel set BEFORE the manga, and since Kensuke only appears much later, they can’t just ruin the continuity by putting him in the show.

    @tj_han: Yes we all know that. Are you already at that stage with yours?

  9. Eldar Said,

    November 6, 2008 @ 9:17 am

    Did Yomi’s adopted father ever appear in the manga because he, his brother and Kagura’s father seem all flagged for death?

  10. Stripey Said,

    November 8, 2008 @ 1:01 am

    Mei proves that it’s the ‘light hair’ in ‘light hair lolis’ that’s the true hook. Then again it could be the name. XD

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