Review-Roundup: Aldnoah.Zero 21, CROSS ANGE 22

[HorribleSubs] Cross Ange - 22 [480p].mkv - 00002It’s one thing to notice how that line and the image shown don’t fit together but the whole thing becomes downright grotesque when you imagine someone somewhere has consciously decided that this image should be shown when Embryo says this line.

Aldnoah.Zero 21: The princesses have a heart-to-hear-talk… off-screen. Also, Slaine imprisons them as the two confront him together. Meanwhile, Inaho saves the day for the Earth-forces… again.

Cross Ange 22: Salia gets spanked for misbehaving. That’s how we know that all Embryo wants is strong and intelligent women. ‘Cause those would just love to be treated like that, right?! Also, Ange fucks Tusk because if you put your head often enough between a woman’s legs, she will of course fall in love with you at some point.

Aldnoah.Zero 21 Review:

[C12] Aldnoah Zero - 21.mp4 - 00002Well, and if he controls both Earth and the Vers-Empire, it’s him they fight against. Slaine seems really naive in this scene here as he states his belief that this will be the war to end all wars or some bullshit.

Why is Slaine a villain? It’s clear why he killed Count Saazbaum. That was revenge for Saazbaum’s plot to assassinate his beloved princess. It’s clear why he wants to kill Inaho. After all, he has earned the love of the real princess while he hasn’t. It’s clear why he wants to start a revolution that changes the Vers-Empire while also strengthening it by conquering Earth. Slaine wants to prove to the real princess that he has earned himself her love and admiration. And yet Slaine goes into full villain-mode in this episode. Both princesses (the fake-one and the real one) end up betraying him but Slaine simply imprisoned them both. And when did he even earn himself the sort of loyalty among the troops that allows him to imprison two members of the royal family?

We don’t know – because this series’ characterizations are very broad. Actually characters are broadly written to such a degree that they don’t change. Slaine is the one exception where a character has actually experienced some sort of character-development and unsurprisingly his plotline has been the most dramatic of the series up to this point. If you look at all the other characters then you realize that the context for their behavior may have changed but their characterizations haven’t. Inaho is, of course, the most obvious example for that. He was the emotionless wunderkind with a heart of gold in the first half and in the second half… he has a supercomputer in his right eye that slowly kills him. That isn’t exactly character-development – but at least he got a power-up, I guess. The entire rest of the cast hasn’t gotten ANY character-development of note.

Without the character-development the characters have no momentum in this second half. It’s not like anyone beside Slaine has an actual character-arc right now. Sure, Inaho may be a little suicidal due to how he’s using the tools that kill him in order to win but it’s not like the series offers him an alternative. It’s not his choice, is what I’m saying. Therefore that inevitability makes it sad at best but it certainly doesn’t create tension. Side-characters don’t even matter at this point. And that includes the two princesses as it turns out. This episode avoided any drama between the two girls and instead they’ve immediately become a team, it seems.

The reason why Slaine seems so villainous right now is because he isn’t repeating the same old character-beats as the rest of the cast does. He’s changing and he tries to change the world around him. You don’t see that sort of initiative from any other character in this series. At the same time, though, Slaine’s characterization isn’t deep enough to make every single character-development seem sensible. The way Slaine talks in this episode you might as well consider him to be a sociopath. You just don’t know what he’s capable of. He just seems as emotionless as Inaho now with the way he just decides to put the two princesses into prison. Maybe that’s the whole point of it: Inaho, the sociopath, is becoming the passionate Slaine while the latter becomes the former.

But this series should’ve a second season (a genuine one). Because if the series doesn’t already know, it will get a second season then the pacing in this episode is just terrible. Once again we get a setup for a dramatic moment in one episode and right in the next episode it gets resolved in a very anticlimactic manner. And what’s up with the lengthy battle-sequence in this episode?! This is the 21st episode! Does this series really have no idea how to set up a dramatic confrontation beyond the one between Inaho and Slaine?! This series has this little tidbit to offer about how the Martians have conquered this area around a lake and… it’s simply meaningless. I still have no idea what the hell is going on and what’s at stake.

Stakes: That’s another important topic here. If you look at the cast of characters in this series’ second half you will realize one thing: One maid and two princesses are the ONLY non-military characters in the series. What about the rest of the world? Actually what is the Vers-Empire doing in conquered regions? How do they establish a government there? This series just doesn’t care about that stuff. You have no sense of what is Earth going through in this war currently. It always bugs me about war-centered series like this one whose stakes seem to solely ground wars in personal vendettas. The bigger picture gets just sort-of addressed by the series and isn’t deemed important. Like the way mechas in this series get destroyed and how the Earth-mechas indiscriminately shoot you would think that all the resources and money for that grow on trees. And each time a Martian Kataphrakt gets destroyed some noble family in the Vers-Empire undergoes a change in leadership and maybe the next leader doesn’t have the same loyalties as the previous one. Each death in this war should have an impact on both sides but when people die in this series they seem disposable and irrelevant. Despite all the lengthy battle-sequences in this series, it does a lousy job of portraying a war.

The Inaho-side’s war-troubles take the cake, though. This second half has been very busy to telegraph the fact that the military-leadership of Earth are a bunch of assholes and the current big thing is that their plan is really to just throw as much stuff as possible at the Vers-Empire. Well, then again I don’t blame them how the Deucalion with Inaho seem to be the only force that is able to take on Martian Kataphrakts in the Earth-Military-force. But the Vers-Empire’s greatest idea in strategy seems to have been to put a bunch of Martian mechas in the same place. And why hadn’t they done that right from the get-go? Because the Martians thought it would be easier to conquer Earth. And why had they thought that? Oh, right, because the entire first half made it seem like the Vers-Empire had practically already conquered Earth until the brutal turnaround during the semi-finale. And then there was a time-jump after which Earth had suddenly gained a considerable defense-force and the Vers-Empire wasn’t even close to conquering Earth (for some reason…).

I’ve already talked about how this series had turned into a bit of a soap-opera with how it focused more on the characters then the war that served as the setting. But most of the characters of this series haven’t experienced any sensible or interesting character-arcs and the series has just been stalling this entire time until it could create another dramatic confrontation between Inaho and Slaine.

Episode-Rating: 6.0/10

Cross Ange 22 Review:

[HorribleSubs] Cross Ange - 22 [480p].mkv - 00004Guess, that’s one way to explain racism… It’s nobody’s fault if someone’s a racist, it’s just his/her “programming” turning him/her into an idiot.

Doesn’t it seem like there’s a bit of a dissonance between what Embryo is saying and what the series is showing us? It’s almost schizophrenic how this series talks about the need for intelligent and strong women but then shows scene after scene where women get abused in one way or another. After all, we get more scenes in this episode of women getting abused or suffering than scenes where women prove their worth. Embryo sounds like an idealist who wants the best for humanity by creating a new world but his deeds are sleazy and arrogant from start to finish. That character is getting very close to becoming a villain that’s way too scummy to stay effective (at least in the way this series has chosen to portray him). Embryo is becoming so deplorable that he’s just distracting from what the story wants to do. And that the story isn’t doing much is also a part of the problem.

In general, Cross Ange’s view on humanity is very negative. The Dragon-people have ceased to be entirely human and have become dragons, Embryo’s people are hateful by default and the Normas/Ancient people are defined by the hatred they receive from other people. The world Ange (and Tusk) long for, doesn’t seem to exist in this setting. So, it’s fitting how Tusk and Momoka died in the last episode. What those two characters wished for simply doesn’t exist in this world. Simply preserving the world they live in won’t be good enough to create a setting for such a dream. Although, as with Momoka, I guess, this series wouldn’t shy away from the cheesy option of an inexplicable happily-ever-after-ending.

And it’s not like Momoka and Tusk stayed dead anyway. They just suddenly appear when Ange has hit rock-bottom… or shortly after that moment, I guess (bad direction to not have Tusk literally stop Ange from killing herself). It gets worse as Ange’s solo-scenes do all the talking with shitty montages of stuff we’ve already seen. Especially the moments where Ange wonders about what Tusk’s mindset had been before he died rang false as she had always been there when he uttered the words shown in the flashback-montages. She should already know about it because we, the audience, already know about it and we know that she knows about it.

That the series is still doing it is a sign of distrust. This series seems to believe its audience is too stupid to remember what Tusk has said in the past and how this informs Ange’s motivation in the story. This would’ve been the time for a good flashback to a time when she had been very young. Maybe something about what she thought her future would be like when she had been 10 years old and then you contrast that with a montage of the stuff we’ve seen in the series. It’s such a shitty script-writing-job to think that the groundwork for the finale rests almost entirely on what has been done after the start of the story. If your reasoning for a character-scene is just “because plot”, then you might as well move on. A script shouldn’t create a tension-break just to recapitulate the previously established story-stuff. And as far as Momoka and Tusk miraculously surviving is concerned… That’s either the seed for a nasty plottwist during the finale or it’s one of the dumbest things this series has done.

What is happening in the rest of the episode are the usual plot-machinations setting the stage for a finale. The world is turning into shit as Embryo wants to create new one. God knows why he thinks he’ll do much better with the next one. There are a couple character-moments in this episode which are all fairly predictable: Ersha abandoning Embryo because he just doesn’t give a shit anymore (which also means that he won’t resurrect dead children), Salia blaming Ange for not getting enough love from Embryo, Hilda prioritizing the rescue of Ange over everything else, that orange-haired girl holding a grudge against Chris and Chris still being stubborn as always. Nothing surprising there. What was a little bit surprising was Sala offering an alliance to Hilda – with no demands. Like usual it’s the Dragon-people who get to play the heroes in the exchange as Sala also gets to utter the cheesy “I firmly believe in Ange to find her way back in time.”-line.

I would like to say that I look forward to the finale but frankly I don’t care. The series mentions the stakes in this episode as Embryo needs the Super-Dragon and a bunch of mechas to perform his little ritual in order to create a new world. And the series has already shown what it looks like when Embryo is trying to fuse two worlds. I mean, that’s it…? The whole thing’s pretty straightforward and easy to understand. The series doesn’t try to ramp up the tension here or raise the stakes. Instead of an “Oh my God, how will we ever succeed against those odds?!”-atmosphere, the series is going for a more tepid “Guess, we gotta do this shit. So, let’s get this over with…”-atmosphere. There’s nothing energetic about how this series sets up its finale.

Episode-Rating: 4.0/10

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Posted on March 8, 2015, in Aldnoah.Zero, Anime, Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo, Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I’m continually amuse by the incompetence about this series. I know probably in hindsight it’ll have been like a waste of time but, but, I’ll be kind of an hypocrite if I didn’t said it has been a fun ride.

    I mean in this episode we had Embryo using an old antique phone to mind control a woman aboard the rebel stronghold. “Yeah, this people that in no way will ruin my plan, have you seen my woman?”

    Also despite being superflous pink haired lady recognizing how she’s been manipulated it’s kind of fuck’up regardless of the stupid context.

    Maid lady literally having a frying pan under her dress [just in case!?]. Tusk apparently having a magical fire proof cloak [it’s said in a throwaway line in the preview for the next episode at the end]. Really feels like, “uhm just 3 more episodes people, it’s almost over.”

    Curiously the only thing I found particularly lame is the world building towards the destruction of said world. It was so typical, even american movies put it in this way.

    Also for another pointless threads in this episode I wonder why the need to insinuate tension between Hilda and Salako. Also still cutting back to the loli girl. [I’m still expecting her to be a deus ex machina to beat Embryo since there’s no other reason why to keep cutting back to her].

    Also I found this in Neogaf, I don’t if it’s legit but, seems plausible. This is what the director might be going for.

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    • “Also I found this in Neogaf, I don’t if it’s legit but, seems plausible. This is what the director might be going for.”

      I can confirm that the preview in this episode is indeed doing a joke about that… or I guess, it isn’t one after all. I’m not really sure if this is legit but Cross Ange is such a crazy series, maybe it is. And Fukuda is the “Creative Producer” of the show. He may not direct, animate or write the episodes but he’s the one man overseeing it all and making calls in the editing-department. So, in his position he could enforce the decision to just cut out the scenes explaining why Momoka and Tusk have survived.

      “I know probably in hindsight it’ll have been like a waste of time but, but, I’ll be kind of an hypocrite if I didn’t said it has been a fun ride. ”

      Yeah, at its best, this is a show I would love to watch with MST3K-like commentary. The series can be just THIS ridiculous at times.

      “Curiously the only thing I found particularly lame is the world building towards the destruction of said world. It was so typical, even american movies put it in this way.”

      The series has done nothing to raise interest for that final fight. There are no new obstacles, objective or whatever. All this episode had done was to reiterate stuff that had already been established in previous episodes. And doing this so close to the finale, you really feel like yelling at the series to just move on already. Also, Sala and Hilda didn’t have a very dramatic confrontation so that made the scene feel all the more useless.

      “Also still cutting back to the loli girl. [I’m still expecting her to be a deus ex machina to beat Embryo since there’s no other reason why to keep cutting back to her].”

      You mean Ange’s sister? Well, except to make her an example of a reformed humanity free of Embryo’s influence…? I mean, the series already has the Vilkiss for the Deus-ex-machina-role.

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      • Yeah, I mean and I’m not justifying it, but could it be the studio needs to fill a quota of episodes? I mean from the start of the series the commercial break sequence clearly has spoiled what will happen at the end. Maybe it has been more well received as to drag it as much as possible.

        Still on the other hand, there hasn’t been a lot of things to really care about this climax, so I still not as impatient as with Jojo Stardust Crusaders that one is also implying next episode is gonna get real but still has found ways to move at a slow pace.

        Yeah I was referring to her, mainly because they keep cutting back to her. Also yeah, the Vilkiss coming back at the end. I can’t think of a more lazier way to have brought it back. Also where did she get that Norma uniform?

        So here’s my take, next episode towards the middle or ending will have the assault. In the next one will have the battle and something “bad” happening, which will end with a rushed final episode in which by the power of love and all everything reboots. And ending with harem fan service wall paper pic. The end.

        Or it could end pretentiously by teasing another season… I don’t think this series is above that, and could very well end with the biggest insult it could give by giving a cliffhanger at the end. That’s actually my worst case scenario by this point.

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    • “Yeah, I mean and I’m not justifying it, but could it be the studio needs to fill a quota of episodes?”

      They do indeed. And an anime would need to do something VERY wrong to get cancelled mid-season. Otherwise they just fill the quota.

      This is animation, though, which means the whole creation-process of the series has to work like clockwork. And it all has to be planned well in advance. A scene from the next episode might have gotten animated around the time episode 08 aired. Then there’s the multitasking as the directors/producers have to oversee five episodes getting animated at the same time. Like you have to check whether this animated scene from episode 12 is okay, a script-writer has written a scene for episode 18 and then there’s the question how this battle-scene in another episode should be animated and how much time the animation-team should spend on it (that’s why there are also specific episode-directors that pay attention to specific episodes instead of having to deal with the whole series). And anime-series are always so tightly scheduled that there isn’t a lot of room for deep thinking. So if it has been primarily Fukuda’s decision to not have a scene showing how Tusk and Momoka have survived, then his words were the justification for why it kinda works this way but the real reason probably had something to do with money and/or time.

      “In the next one will have the battle and something “bad” happening, which will end with a rushed final episode in which by the power of love and all everything reboots. And ending with harem fan service wall paper pic. The end.”

      I can already see it: “And that’s when Ange with the help of her magical mecha-friend Vilkiss cured the world of racism and everyone lived happily ever after… Also, everyone ended up losing their clothes during the final battle for some reason.”

      “Or it could end pretentiously by teasing another season… I don’t think this series is above that, and could very well end with the biggest insult it could give by giving a cliffhanger at the end. That’s actually my worst case scenario by this point.”

      Well, Aldnoah.Zero seems more likely to have a (real) second season right now, I feel like, as that series continues to not get its shit together when it’s time to create dramatic consequences.

      As for Cross Ange… *shrug* They could always use some of those sci-fi-tropes like time-travel or parallel universes for the story of a second season, I guess.Or you make it about a Terminator-like machine-uprising which includes turning all the mechas in the series into moe-characters. You give all the mechas some cute voices and some cheesy characterisations and you’ve got yourself a second season, right ^^ ?

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  2. I agree with what you said about Embryo. There’s always been a disconnect with what he says he wants and how he goes about achieving it. There’ve been hints (him saying the world in books are better than reality) but this episode pretty much confirmed that he wants to create a world that’ll suit his fantasies, and not necessarily a world that’ll achieve what he wants.

    Besides, he’s far too cynical and edgy about humanity and too backwards to achieve what he wants. Which brings me to the second point you made about the show being negative about humans. That’s partly explained by Embryo’s behaviour and views. If you’re a cynical person who has negative views about people, you might just end up making a world that’s cynical and edgy. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy and everything’s mostly his fault. It’s not any kind of real insight or understanding of the world, in fact, it’s literally fake as the DRAGONs point out.

    Though, I’m not sure that the DRAGONs’ situation is that negative. They realised what was wrong, engineered themselves and strived to clean up the world and live peacefully, which goes against what Embryo believed about humanity. It may have taken them 7 world wars to realise that lol, but they did it. Ironically, Embryo was part of the reason why they had to transform because he wrecked the world to end the war. Embryo believes humanity needs to be controlled and they’re too hateful, but Ange and the DRAGONs goes against that, which is why they’re pit up against him.

    I’ve got a theory as to why Embryo’s so scummy and old fashioned, but it’s so out there, I can’t even begin to entertain the notion that the creators would make those kinds of references. Then again, they referenced Heisenberg and Critique of Judgement (Embryo was reading the book in this ep) so who knows LOL. All depends on what they do with his character in the next eps.

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    • “There’ve been hints (him saying the world in books are better than reality) but this episode pretty much confirmed that he wants to create a world that’ll suit his fantasies, and not necessarily a world that’ll achieve what he wants.”

      Let’s face it: Embryo wants to create a personal harem for himself. And with him as a father and all these strong and intelligent women as mothers, his new take on humanity MUST be better of course. He’s an immortal, all-powerful, highly intelligent individual and his biggest concern right now is to find the right kind of women to fuck.

      “Though, I’m not sure that the DRAGONs’ situation is that negative. They realised what was wrong, engineered themselves and strived to clean up the world and live peacefully, which goes against what Embryo believed about humanity.”

      Yeah, the Dragons certainly offer the most optimistic perspective on what humanity can achieve. What makes me wonder though is the lack of a true counterpoint to the cynicism regarding humanity. It’s not like the series sees the way the Dragon-people live as an ideal. After all, all the men in their population have to discard their humanity for the sake of survival. The series hasn’t really offered a counterpoint to its cynicism and so all you’ve got is Embryo doing bad shit in a bad world and everybody’s like “We gotta stop this guy from making things even worse!”. There’s the whole “Café Ange”-storybeat with Tusk and Ange which explains how they strive for a normal life after the action has died down but… where does this notion for a normal life even come from? Neither Ange nor Tusk ever experienced “normal life”, so they’re just having this idealistic dream which is disconnected from reality. In Cross Ange’s world you’re either a Dragon, a racist or someone who has to fight the other two. So what’s so great about this world? There are little moments here and there like in this episode where Ange mentions the beauty of the world but the series has never spent enough time on that notion. It seems like the world is considered worth saving because that’s a nice thing to do and represents a nice change of pace from all the other bullshit that’s happening in this world daily.

      “I’ve got a theory as to why Embryo’s so scummy and old fashioned, but it’s so out there, I can’t even begin to entertain the notion that the creators would make those kinds of references.”

      You think they’ll reference some other work in case he has a secret identity that can be revealed? Maybe he’s a homunculus, you know, an artificially created human. Or he’s Dorian Grey from Oscar Wilde’s novel. Or he could be one of those nutjob-scientists who have invented stuff like Hieronymus Machine or Orgone force.

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      • Yeah, Embryo basically wants a harem and figures his DNA’s magical enough to create a perfect race lol. Oh boy….

        Now, I dunno if the series is trying to say this, but I guess it could be that the world’ll never be perfect, so you’ve got to strive together and find whatever real happiness you can find instead of trying to do what Embryo did. With Mana shutting down, that’ll at least put everyone on a sort of even level. There’ll still be tensions, but at least it’s better than Embryo wiping out both their world and the DRAGONs’.

        Yeah, you’re getting there in terms of my theory haha. Here it is. I think Embryo might be a reference to post-war Japanese sentiments how many people attribute the rise of otaku culture to it, one of the critics being Hiroki Azuma. Azuma also talked about novelist Haruki Murakami with another person, and they came to the conclusion he was reflective of post-war Japan, stuck in the past and doing the same thing over and over again (they said time stopped for him at the age of 22). His works dealing with parallel worlds (IQ84) are him expressing a utopia created by baby boomers because the real world didn’t fit his model.

        World War 7, old fashioned, doesn’t age, engages with fantasies, harems, robots, parallel worlds…..if his real name (there’s no way Embryo’s his real name) involves a combination of those names, my head would explode.

        But this theory’s so crackpot, and so stupid, there’s no way this could happen lol. There’s no way Cross Ange would do this.

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  3. TheRealWinston

    Das Tusk und Momoka “überraschenderweiße” Leben ist eigentlich nicht nur deswegen schlecht, weil ihr überleben überhaupt nicht sinnvoll erklärt wird (Ok, Momoka und ihre Bratpfanne und Tusk mit seinen “Ninja-Techniken”). Nein, zudem tauchten sie schon eine Folge nach ihrem vermeintlichen Tod auf und zudem sind es zwei Figuren zugleich, denen das passiert.
    (Wobei ich mich nicht “wundere”, wenn Embry auch da seine Finger im Spiel hat, diesbezüglich. Aber ich hoffe mal nicht.)
    Man muss aber der Serie zugute halten, das Anges erste Worte, als sie Tusk wiedersah, der wohl intelligenteste Satz in der ganzen Serie war.
    (Frei aus dem Kopf:) “Das kann nicht sein, du bist tod, hast keine Schuss- oder Explosionswunden”
    Und das sie ihn dann (doch) flachlegt, habe ich irgendwie schon am Anfang kommen sehen. (Ist das dann eigentlich, “ich-dachte-du-wärst-tod”sex?)

    Der Rest, naja, Cross Ange Standart halt. Also so mieß, wie sie es beschrieben haben. Bloß bei zwei von Embryos aktionen muss ich doch meinen Senf dazu abgegeben.

    Wieso zur Höhle, belebt er die Normamädchen nicht wieder? Würde es zwar verstehen, wenn er sowas gesagt hätte, das er jemanden nur einmal wiederbeleben kann (unabhängig davon, ob er doch dazu in der Lage ist), aber bei seiner Antwort, denke ich mir, wieso er sie zunächst überhaupt wiederbelebte? Was hätte er denn gemacht, wenn die kleinen bei der Entstehung der neuen Welt, nicht doch noch am Leben gewesen wären?

    Wieso er den Menschen das Mana wegnimmt? Geil, er hat keine willenlose Marionetten mehr. Ok, er braucht all das Mana wohl, für die Erschaffung der neuen Welt. Aber irgendwie, ist es offensichtlich, das sich das wohl rächen wird, für ihn.

    Und wegen dem Finale, ja, wird wohl keine großen Überraschungen mehr bieten. Höchstens, das weitere “Alte Leute” auftauchen, die irgendwie auch noch am Leben sind/waren und sich bis jetzt halt im verborgenen aufhielten.
    Außer, Ange und der Rest scheitern und Embryo schafft es eine neue Welt zu erschaffen, mit ihm als Haremking.
    Jedoch können einige fliehen und planen Embryo in Zukunft zu stürzen.
    Bloß Ange wird gefangen genommen und die Serie endet damit, wie Embryo gerade anfängt sie zu vergewaltigen (am besten sollte er sich bei der Stelle in ein Tentakelmonster verwandeln).
    Und Sylvia stirbt nicht.
    Und fortgesetzt wird das ganze dann in Cross Ange, Season2

    Ok, bitte Sunrise, oder Fukuda, solltet ihr das sehen und in der Lage sein das zu lesen, nehmt meinen Vorschlag nicht war. Von mir aus könnt ihr ruhig eine Tenshi to Ryu no Gakuen Animeserie, eine Magicalgirl Salia Spinoff, oder auch eine Hentai Yuri OVA rausbringen. Aber eine Nachfolgeserie zu Cross Ange. Wer kann das noch ertragen?
    Und Sylvia soll sterben.

    Ansosnten möchte ich noch kurz erwähnen, Misty Rosenblum sah man kurz, wenigstens etwas.

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    • “Nein, zudem tauchten sie schon eine Folge nach ihrem vermeintlichen Tod auf und zudem sind es zwei Figuren zugleich, denen das passiert.”

      Und wenn man bedenkt, dass deren Szenen, wo sie sterben, auch noch sehr ähnlich sind, dann fühlt es sich do so an als hätte die Serie hier eine Abkürzung gewählt für deren plot.

      “Und das sie ihn dann (doch) flachlegt, habe ich irgendwie schon am Anfang kommen sehen.”

      Stereotypisch ja, aber persönlich muss ich sagen, dass die Serie eher anspanned für mich gewesen ist. Dies hat nichts direkt mit der Serie zu tun, sondern damit, dass ich sofort misstrauisch werde, wenn soetwas unkonventionelles wie eine wundersame Belebung ohne Erklärung passiert. Auch ist die räumliche und zeitliche Distanz zwischen der Todesszene und der Wiedervereinigung ein weiteres Problem in der Hinsicht. Die ganze Sache ist mehr emotional motiviert als durch Logik. Und ich habe ja bereits gesagt wie die Regie der Serie dieser Tage grottenschlecht ist, aber Momente wie diese… Jemand ‘media-savvy’ (was nicht unbedingt etwas Gutes ist) wird sofort misstrauisch, wenn eine kitischige Wiedervereinigungsszene so unkonventionell umgesetzt wird. Man lässt notwendige Details aus, um einen zukünftigen Plottwist zu etablieren… normalerweise.

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      • TheRealWinston

        ““Und das sie ihn dann (doch) flachlegt, habe ich irgendwie schon am Anfang kommen sehen.”

        Stereotypisch ja, aber persönlich muss ich sagen, dass die Serie eher anspanned für mich gewesen ist. Dies hat nichts direkt mit der Serie zu tun, sondern damit, dass ich sofort misstrauisch werde, wenn soetwas unkonventionelles wie eine wundersame Belebung ohne Erklärung passiert. Auch ist die räumliche und zeitliche Distanz zwischen der Todesszene und der Wiedervereinigung ein weiteres Problem in der Hinsicht. Die ganze Sache ist mehr emotional motiviert als durch Logik. Und ich habe ja bereits gesagt wie die Regie der Serie dieser Tage grottenschlecht ist, aber Momente wie diese… Jemand ‘media-savvy’ (was nicht unbedingt etwas Gutes ist) wird sofort misstrauisch, wenn eine kitischige Wiedervereinigungsszene so unkonventionell umgesetzt wird. Man lässt notwendige Details aus, um einen zukünftigen Plottwist zu etablieren… normalerweise.”

        Also, den Plottwist den du da anspricht, habe ja schon geschrieben, das ich denke, das Embryo seine Finger irgendwie im Spiel hat. Sprich Tusk und Momoka sind dann doch nur Illusionen, Zombies, oder dergleichen.

        Und das die Regie der Serie dieser Tage grottenschlecht ist, war sie das nicht schon seit Folge 5/6?

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