Kurogane no Linebarrel 10

Kurogane no Linebarrel

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That was kinda epic of Kouichi there. Couldn’t stop laughing for a while after hearing him say that.

So it looks like they added a Christmas feel to the Helios arc, which isn’t too bad actually. This arc in the manga is actually quite an important one as it happens much earlier, around after the death of Yajima and it was in this arc that he actually regains much trust amongst his colleagues and the readers.

While they’ve moved the timeline a bit, I don’t think it was done in a bad way. They are still keeping the tension between Reiji and Kouichi too, as well as the “lost” Yamashita as well, so there’s plenty of room to toss in the requisite character development in the arc.

Also, it’s actually fun to watch Gonzo’s Christmas-themed episodes. They’re usually rather cliched but they somehow manage to inject a lot of enjoyment laced with a tinge of pensive solemness to it, which we can see here in the episode when they touched about the backgrounds of the other Factors. Not to forget, there’s also the fanservice too…

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Interestingly, Doumyoji is revealed to be a JSDF soldier in this episode. Also, reference to Singapore’s Seletar base in the episode too!


  1. Kraker2k Said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 12:26 am

    From that rack, I am guessing that is Kujou?

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 12:37 am

    You just won yourself a cookie, my good man.

  3. Cat Megex Said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    …Holy shi–just realized this, but Katou Hisataka plays roguelikes! o_o

  4. Cat Megex Said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

    Also, what the heck? They turned Yamashita into a guy, and then they turned the captain of the Behemoth into a girl? o_O

  5. Cat Megex Said,

    December 8, 2008 @ 5:15 am

    Er, commander. I think she’s actually a Lieutenant, iirc.

  6. Winter Preview Post: Kurokami: The Animation (Black God) - One Man Army, an Army of One Said,

    December 8, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

    […] the “Well it was going to be entertaining anyway” category and Linebarrels into the “It was okay in manga form but now it’s awful” one. By the way, that Gundam 00 blog post has both full-length Anew and Taisa-Whackamole […]

  7. Yotaru Vegeta Said,

    December 9, 2008 @ 7:16 am

    That was my favorite moment, too. In fact, I also had to screencap that image. What I’ll use it for, I don’t know.

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