Eda's over the top plan made for great humor though. It's such a plan that is both brilliant and silly - just one thing could go wrong, and it would fall apart. Yet, much to Revy's chagrin it works perfectly.
Originally Posted by Light Lucario
Also hilarious, Eda's voice actress also voiced Sumeragi in Gundam 00, who was notable for own risky plans.
Jane is pretty adorable, but yeah we didn't need the Multiple Upskirt Images. She a meganeko computer nerd with cute blonde hair from India. You;d think that be enough. Then again, this show isn't subtle about the fanservice, considering Revy, Eda, and even the head of Hotel Moscow.
Edit: Then again, compared to SAO and other recent anime, BL actually better about the fanservice. It's like these days any subtly is now gone.
Previously, the fights tended to be one sided because, well, they weren't the focus of the episode. It more or less was a device to show what type of people carrying out these acts. When Revy massacres the Neo-nazis, the focus was on her psychological breakdown. When we see the Twins attacking, it was to demonstrate how messed up they were. Hotel Moscow taking out Hansel reflected who they were.
The action was an improvement over the last few episodes, so that was nice. Making the action less one-sided helped to make it more intense and engaging. Seeing Rock also have to defend himself from that woman with the chainsaw was pretty cool. It also helps if there are characters that you like or at least don't want to see get killed during these fight scenes. Rock blocking the chainsaw attacks was cool, while Revy I think getting a cut from the lady with the swords made me happy because I really don't care about her surviving these fights. And just to clarify, a protagonist does not need to be virtuous for me to care about them in these kinds of situations, but some redeeming quality about them or something interesting about them to make it worth being emotionally invested in them would help. And Revy's so called friendship with Rock does not come off as a redeeming quality to me because of how forced it comes off to me and even if I could believe it, that's not really enough to balance out all of her completely awful traits or make her more tolerable.
Here, the fight is the focus - Rock and Jane trying to survive an all-out attack from Team Fortress 2. And that's not an exaggeration - the team sent to take out Jane is as over the top and colorful as that game. They bring chainsaws, miniguns, flamethrowes, and Kukri's to do the job. Had it not just been Eda and Revy there, they probably would have succeeded. It so much fun to see the chase happen, full of humor and irony.
If the preview is any indication, we may see how Benny is affected by the Ronapur.
Dutch's comment that he's seen the city affecting Rock and Benny was kind of weird mainly because I don't really see how it affected Benny. But Benny barely has any presence in this city anyway. The city affecting Rock, on the other hand, I can definitely see a bit of that at least. Overall, the episode was okay. The action was pretty good at least due to not being so one-sided, so that was an improvement over the last few actions bits in the past few episodes.
Last edited by Gatomon41; 07-15-2014 at 02:47 AM.
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