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Nice Void there Shoes.

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LOL WAIT WHAT? He’s turned in to Jesus!! W.T.F?

Well okay, here I was thinking that for the first time in weeks this show hasn’t made me felt like it was written by idiots then they go pull that Shu’s Void will take on our sins shit on us. From Shinji to Hitler to Jesus. It’s kinda as if the scriptwriter went “YOU WANT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? YOU’VE GOT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, BITCHES!” on us all. WELL OKAY, WE’LL TAKE IT. PRAISE THE VOID.

Frankly, Shoes was probably on his best showing so far in the entire show to date at the episode, since he finally took a fucking stand for his own and actually went ahead to did some cool shit too. Capping it off with a declaration like this helps too.

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BELIEVE IN OUR LORD SHOE JESUS FOR HE WILL SAVE US ALL!

Though I suppose that given all Inori’s done for him, that’s the least he could do.

Of course, having a ton of Haruka doing stuff in the episode helps. She’s quite a… capable one isn’t she? Though I still feel her character’s been really wasted. And did they actually do a pseudo-Evangelion scene in the beginning of the episode with her and the old bastard? Luckily it was lampshaded.

And we’re finally rid of that Joker-wannabe… god I couldn’t stand that fucking cap.

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He sure ain’t no Adam Baldwin for one.

15 Comments

  1. springfield Said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    JESUS SHOE WILL SAVE YOU FROM YOUR CANCER

  2. Da5id Said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    I liked Segai…

    Dude, WHY DIDN’T SHU JUST SHOOT HIM instead of a stylized “cut his DNA with a pair of shears” scene. Fucking art direction.

  3. Woto Said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    DROPPED.
    Can’t wait for next week

  4. Algester Said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    and now the writers decided to give SHOE a SAVING GRACE… but know what the damage has been done he SUX… well probably more than MADOKA

  5. Himajin Breaker Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    Regeneration? Now that’s the mark of a protagonist in this day and age. Shoe’s got a bright future ahead of him as FPS main characters.

  6. melty Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:07 am

    Jesus? I guess the title explains it all? Haha!

  7. steelbound Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    So if Shoe had activated his Void power before losing his one hand would he have had three hands?

  8. Violinrocker Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    wow, they killed many characters lol… oh well, this anime resurrects the dead anyway, so I wouldnt be surprised if Shu gets killed in the next episode and then resurrects in the other

  9. pata Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    PRAISE THE VOID!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!

  10. Organics Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    Why is Segai wearing a baby bonnet, and why the fuck do I even bother asking these questions anymore?

  11. Waitwut Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    LOL I’m surprised you didn’t comment on Segai’s gay last words.

  12. R117 Said,

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    So Madoka is our accepted God(dess), and Shuu’s Jesus. Haha. Taking a bit out of all the other series eh? What’s next…Gurren Lagaan universe-caliber conclusion?

    Epicly hilarious/insane/amusing/WTF train ride this series has been so far though. It’s kept me royally entertained throughout these last few weeks. I can’t wait to see what they pull next.

  13. FantomOmega Said,

    March 4, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    You know when there are characters that appear within the last episode with no explanation as how Shu’s mother is associated with the mystery woman Kurachi that was Arisa’s grandfather’s secretary who I thought was heading a better managed organization that is on par if not MORE so than Funeral Parlor but all we saw was a ragtag bunch of resistance fighters (or the usual fare you’d see with the yakuza) which may not be the main force but they were on the run with overwhelming losses even when they were prepared for Shu’s mother to be arriving. Everything felt off, like the writers are doing damage control and man does it SHOW since I was expecting a bad episode on par with the last one since most of the questions were not answered and sure they did answer a few but then they added even MORE to the already growing list of potholes as a distraction but it didn’t hit me till halfway through then the (horrible) consistency came back with a vengeance as seen in the following;

    Haruka is in turmoil about how her son was and IS suffering, I see that death or amputation is the only way to remove the Void Genome from him but then why didn’t she just join HIS side (or Funeral Parlor for that matter) instead of helping the enemy (GHQ), giving them such a superior advantage and putting everyone including the same son she was ‘protecting’ in danger with said son being the only one who ‘had’ the power to counter them out of the way? Plus he’d still have his arm and with her knowledge she could have elaborated on the GHO true plans without all this roundabout way of explaining

    And what is with the enemy always having the advantage in the overwhelming number of Endlaves with everyone else poorly matched unless the Void ‘kings’ enter the scene? now everyone is getting curb stomped and Ayase who was a very proficient pilot now reduced to a ‘emotionally uncertain’ role and I for one loved her being more straightforward and willful (even for Gai’s ‘old cause’) even if it was her way of hiding her feelings she was far better at it than sulking
    Poor Tsugumi have little to be cheery about and all this gloom and doom doesn’t fit her plus her primary skill (hacking and tactical planning) have no longer been used to its full capacity since last Season

    I will miss Oogumo’s presence even if I didn’t get to see him much (Argo’s reaction was saddening to see since he usually don’t show such strong emotions) and the death they given him was on par with Arisa’s grandfather death (look cool taking out a few mooks (two each?) for a few seconds then getting killed abruptly)

    I now see as to why Haruka Ouma was never killed off with all the heel-face turns she have performed this and last season with NO repercussions whatsoever plus her son being involved in Funeral Parlor (an enemy of GHQ that isn’t a well-guarded secret either) that should have put her under far more scrutiny which was blatantly ignored since the beginning of Season one. I know that she had some use to GHQ but I felt that anyone else trained could have easily replaced her, she already completed her role and she never got injured in the confrontation with Shuichiro and he probably intentionally missed but to what end will he accomplish by doing so? Was he that bad of a shot? He seemed surprised how things turned out since her escape so what the hell!? And how the hell DID she escape if he was anticipating her to be there?? No traps, no Facility Lockdowns since I’m dead sure that place is heavily guarded and no alarms sounded with NO GUARDS to intercept! I’m pulling at straws here! Does he still care for his sister? Or does this series revolve around one-sided sibling relationships and Shu’s father was killed in an act of jealously… nah the writers wouldn’t be THAT cheap, at least Mana wasn’t related to Shu by blood so the only thing creepy was her deadpan attitude when showing her ‘affection’. I still want to know why Shuichiro Isn’t DEAD anymore and how they revived Gai.
    Arisa’s fall will be painful one to watch even when I KNOW it will never end well, unless the writers put some random scene in the end of Gai defeated and dying in her arms in some act of atonement crap or her dying by his hand with her look of disbelief that he’d do such a thing then to be promptly forgotten, I feel sorry for Arisa who is infatuated with Gai not knowing who he is (no fault on her part of trying) and Gai who only saw her useful for her Void and not as a person, if her void was useless that ‘fateful meeting’ on the boat would have never happened in the first place
    Now they’re making a martyr out of Shu since it’s pretty hard to hate someone after they make a “selfless sacrifice” (GC writers have stooped to a new low on this one) and Segai that was an excellent schemer for the entire series that had the most complex personality lost all of his wit in the end reduced to a overly violent thug ruining the appearance of him having actual purpose but it seems to be that his obsession with the pretty (void) lights is the ONLY thing he was aiming at and probably becoming a Void user to see MORE pretty lights with no lofty goals of betraying his ‘allies’ for world domination planned, dying in such a lame manner with none of that amazing combat speed he displayed when killing Oogumo to give Shu some Man Points and what the hell happened with Segai’s FACE in that truck in the end? he didn’t even LOOK human anymore! oh great they rubbing glass (not salt) in the wounds by making Shu get the Cancer too (I’m not even gonna comment on the void arm thing, Rebuild Evangelion‘s 2.0 Shinji went this route, at least his made some sense)

    Gai’s old 2nd in command Shibungi in command was a total letdown in terms of his motivation (he was shaping Gai to be some kind of figurehead “Idol” with him controlling from the shadows) as they were foreshadowing his plans for about three or more episodes before made this revelation feel cheap, why is it that the characters motives in GC never reach the scope of the foreshadowing invested upon them? ((Would you like it if I made a TV series for 18 plus episodes about an evil looking man who have legion of flowers and endless resources to look like he is planning to take over a nation on his way to becoming a world power only for his true goal to be revealed was about him wanting to rob a liquor store down the street in the last episode?)) I agree with Gai that you shouldn’t impart your expatiations on someone thinking that the person doesn’t have their own will or ‘goals’ they are aiming for and expect those to always parallel with your own ideals is pretty naïve, especially with someone that almost killed you. And what is this scene of him making death threats while chained and (apparently) useless at the moment? His character got REAL shallow even if I didn’t know much about him in the first place beside him being reliable in setting and executing plans in Gai’s stead in the past and is destined to a meaningless death that might help Shu and put a wrench in Gai’s plans but I doubt it and I’m waiting for Gai, or Yuu, OR Shuichiro to troll him when the time comes

    Is Yuu a King lead or a Tool to be used? He seems to play both roles and nothing about his powers was revealed
    Inori is still around, just hanging there in full Damsel in Distress mode, AGAIN
    Mana (the physical and ‘subconscious’ one) are sure to go AWOL at some point when Shu gets near and who knows what will happen, I have more confidence guessing what numbers I’ll get from throwing three dice form the top of a ten story building than what to expect from the next episode

    Well there’s at least ONE relief

    There was NO Daryl angst or any Daryl for that matter along with that forced ‘romance’ that GC writers were trying to ship down our throats previously
    …I have a sinking suspicion that they’re not finished trying to do that though…

  14. Dorythefish Said,

    March 8, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    YOU SPELT SHU’S NAME WRONG AFTER THE FIRST PICTURE!!!

  15. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    March 8, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    Shu? Do you mean Shoes?

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