DOG DAYS 06

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… Well, that’s ominous.

So I was spot-on when I thought that Leon was probably acting cold purposely towards Milhiore in order to protect her.

First, some context. This week it was revealed that the locals have an advanced form of astrology using mirrors that allow them to divine things and see events from other times and worlds, etc. etc. Turns out Milhiore already chose Shinku before she summoned him, so he wasn’t randomly chosen by a dog that thought he was impressive because he leapt from the 2nd floor. Ah well, it makes more sense now at least.

So… anyways, seems that Leon must possess a strong talent in that field because she apparently managed to divine up that vision of Milhiore dying (or ‘losing her virginity’ as Aroduc calls it) along with Shinku and has been desperately trying to change it… without much success. Irony here is that it seems she’s managing to make it worse too.

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If I’m reading this right too, there’s even a 30 day time limit left before it happens and that seems to be driving Leon nuts enough for her to go unseal some really ominous magical weapon and then declare all-out war on the neighbouring countries too.

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I hope this means we’ll get to see some real action from her like in episode 2 again. God knows we needed more of that.

Otherwise, this was a pretty slow episode, focusing on Shinku getting used to life in Biscotti etc. etc. Surprisingly enough, Biscotti does seem to have a banner of real, proper knights of their own! I wonder why haven’t seen them in the first episode’s battle…

Oh, and D’Arquien’s chocobo is fucking huge. Like 4x the normal ones. Pretty wtf really.

6 Comments

  1. Silver Said,

    May 8, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Damn.. that picture reminds me of Falcom’s Ao No Kiseki trailer where it seems like a “future” with the main characters all in a pool of blood and that created a huge shock factor to all the fans. Although this is not as a huge shock since somehow I think it won’t be true, it’s still kind of awesome since we know there’s a serious side as well as a fun side to this show.

  2. Baka-Yuusha Said,

    May 8, 2011 @ 4:07 am

    To answer your question about why the group of knights were not used in the first episode, I believe that was actually suggested at the meeting. I forgot who, probably Rolan, mentioned that the other knights will not make it back in time, and that both Brioche and Yukikaze have their own missions to complete. So therefore they resorted to summoning a hero.

    I can sort of understand why Leon chose not to tell anyone about her predictions. This will just cause unnecessary suspicion and widespread panic if she does not know the exact cause of Millhiore’s death. For all we know, she and Shinku ended up killing each other, as seen in their position. Right now, she is just experimenting with as many ways to change the future as possible.

    Also, there is the concern of why Millhiore did not turn into an animal ball. It certainly is not because of her royal status, as Gaul implied in the last episode that he could do it. Could it be that the Flonyard magic is running out?

  3. tomphile Said,

    May 8, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    This anime is starting to get a little bit interesting now.
    I initially casted it off as derivative after watching the first episode since the people didn’t die and instead turned into furry balls.
    The producers should choose if they want to make this anime serious or light-hearted though as it seems to be a confused mix of the two to me.

  4. Silver Said,

    May 8, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    @tomphile
    Why can’t they make it both? Make it seem light-hearted but then it becomes serious does not seem that bad. It shows the yin/yang kind of thing going on. Most people are having fun competing when they don’t know something serious is actually going on behind the background. Perhaps that’s what the producers is going for.

    “even a 30 day time limit”
    Hmm… so it seems that Shinku was not able to make it back home because remember in previous episodes he had a 16 day limit in which he must return home before his summer vacation ends. Sounds as if Ricotta was not able to find a way or something serious happened and he decided to stay. Eitherway if it really is going to be serious, I’m worried about the pacing unless this show is actually 24 episodes.

  5. Baka-Yuusha Said,

    May 8, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    @ Silver

    No, this series is 12 episodes long. Unfortunately, since I actually enjoy watching the lighthearted antics.

    And I agree with you, it is nice to have both sometimes, if done well. In this case, Leon is trying to take on the more serious aspects by herself so that Millhiore can continue living the lighthearted way. This self-sacrifice is actually quite admirable on her part, so that her friend can remain innocent and cheerful, even if Leon has to keep her distance.

  6. Pen3 Said,

    May 10, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Starting to like d’arquien more and more, but Leon still my favorite.

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