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Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu 3

[ANNOUNCEMENT: TOUHOU 12.8 IS… ANNOUNCED over at ZUN’S BLOG! AND GUESS WHO IT’LL STAR?! CIRNO OBVIOUSLY EXCEPT SHE BECOMES FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT. Should be 12.9 >_>]

Alright, so this EPISODE of this SERIES starts off with the ANNOUNCEMENT of TOUHOU TWELVE POINT wait did I already say that

Er what

Anyways very soon after the previous post, THIS POST IS NOW HERE! HOW AWESOME, RIGHT? What the hell am I typing I’m listening to youtube videos right now

WHEEEEEeeeeEEEEEeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeEEEEEEeeE This I S UFJN

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–Real Post Starts Here :/–

Following the dramatic cliffhanger built upon in the previous episode, tl;dw 3 doesn’t hesitate to leap right into the action with Lucile Eris, the brother of Iris and Ferris (this is simply asking for someone to make a rap out of) brutally slicing the head off of that fat guy with a Shunpo-esque leap.

You know most of the time when someone suddenly grows a Hitler mustache you should probably run away

The spy is no doubt Kiefer, or else she would not have told Ryner to run away if they’re going towards a noncombatant zone. When Ryner refuses to run away from her, she lights FLARE MAGICK and…

STUFF FREAKING HAPPENS.

The fifty ESTABUL MAGICK NIGHTS (or magic knights, iunno) arrive and KILL. EVERYONE. Besides Sion, Kiefer, and Ryner.

:/

Ryner no doubt gets annoyed by this so he looks at MATHEMATICAL FORMULAS.

SO THAT'S WHAT HIS EYE IS USED FOR. CHEATER

…For some reason this allows him to USE THE FULL POWER OF THE ALPHA STIGMA – HE DECONSTRUCTS THE BASIC MOLECULES, ATOMS, PROTONS, QUARKS INTO SOMETHING INFINITELY SMALL, AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF TIMES. All of the knights die easily.

Unfortunately reinforcements arrive on ROBOT UNICORNS

This is actually unedited

While Sion goes back to Roland and becomes a hero, Ryner is imprisoned and tortured. It is revealed that Kiefer’s sisters already died, and they’ve kept Kiefer in jail. Ryner is granted one request by the KING OF ROLAND (who isn’t Sion, /yet/), and requests that Kiefer be released from jail in his place. Thus he is imprisoned, but not before…

If her head can fit through the bars then couldn't Ryner just squeeze his way out

Anyways, Sion comes and lets him escape, but he declines; after all, he can nap all he want and the FOOD IS FREE. The episode ends on a weird note with Ryner commenting that he “has lots of time”.

In two sentences:
“The attack was bloody, violent and intense with lots of decapitations and dismembered remains.”
‘Unfortunately, we don’t really get to see most of the Academy’s students get chopped to pieces”

Yeah. This episode, IMO, did an interesting mix of good ol’ violence and a bunch of talking. Where usually, you’d try to balance it, this was basically “YAY TALK ABOUT STUFF” “Oh no, I got killed” “YAY TALK ABOUT STUFF IN JAIL”, reminiscent of the scherzo and trios of Beethoven. While talking about stuff there’s no action at all, and while being killed they hardly talk at all.

Though I do appreciate the fleshing out of the story, I still have no idea where the plot is going from here. Why couldn’t we just continue the story from after they killed the giant laz0r firing Sphinx-thing? This flashback doesn’t seem to have any main purpose at all except to show Ryner’s power, which they can obviously show in the present as well, and the connection between Ryner and Sion, which IMO would be better if revealed in the present. Sure, it’s not as dramatic and such, but by freeing that space you can use it to create more dramatic stuff, right?

The Alpha Stigma also seems like a stereotypical run-of-the-mill special ability – “Hey, if I use this uber power, I’ll endanger everyone around me so I never use it except during the climax of the story when everyone depends on it and then I’ll somehow manage to save everyone lololol how not obvious!”. Then again, there’s no other type of special ability – there’s only that and the severely underpowered ones.

Finally, the last thing that’s been nagging at me all along is why Kiefer’s not on the OP. She’s obviously a somewhat-important character to have survived the Magick Nights, so why is she not on it and random people who haven’t been introduced yet on it? I mean, she’s been on this show for more episodes than Shingen has been on for Durarara, yet he gets an OP sequence (that was still pretty stupid).

I’ve had low hopes for this show, but it seems to be pretty darned good so far. We’re an eighth of the way through the series and yet it’s already managed to do a lot of things.

Oh well, episode 4’s out already so I better watch that now. :/

No, Cyclops.


^ BECAUSE 12.8 IS COMING OUT with THOSE AWESOME FAIRIES!

^ Reimu epicness, by Golden City Factory.

^ Moar epic Reimuness. Same circle.

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