Kurogane no Linebarrel 7

Man, Gonzo writers are getting more and more random. They just love their slapstick comedy, don’t they?

Anyways, major plot development episode and Hisataka Katou actually manages to waltz right in to the FACTOR dorm to meet Kouichi and reveals to him (and us) that he’s actually a slider and he’s here to conquer the world using MACHINA’s from his world and that Kizaki is also from the same world he is in. I just don’t know whether to laugh or groan when Katou, wanting to demonstrate a point he’s making, opens up a briefcase he’s carrying along (after bated breaths) contains sponge cake. Yeah. Sponge cake. And it’s curry-flavored too. Heading in to the heart of the enemy unarmed except for a briefcase of curry-flavored sponge cakes… it’s rather GAR in a weird, weird way isn’t it?

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Yeah, he’s being threatened with sponge cake.

Emi’s character keeps getting messed up in weirder ways too. From being moekko amnesiac to tsun-tsun to loving bonsai to my-pace… it seriously makes me wonder if Gonzo’s trying to pander her to the lowest-common denominator or something.

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Kouichi’s first crush, Risako, also seems to be being placed in to a paranoid cum “yandere”-ish role too. *sighs*

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Oh, and Domyoji is introduced properly in this episode, first actually to hit on Kizaki then fight with Kouichi. I lol’ed so hard when Kouichi summons Linebarrel after his sorry ass gets throughly kicked by him. Later, he creates the Hayase-dan after knowing what Linebarrel is. I think the writers are positioning him as the “Kamina” to Koichi’s “Simon” or smth.

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