Guardian Charm Himari #11 — Stand By Your Man

March 17th, 2010

 

Wow. Rinko had a nice scene. I’m shocked.

Impressions:

A rather intense first half, although like the early Ques stuff, sort of suffered bit since about half that fight was in that promo they put out a few weeks back. It was still very enjoyable though. I do wish they would show some kind of weakness in the Ninetail’s front. I’m all for overwhelming power, but nobody’s been able to even get within a foot of her yet. When they do manage to awake Yuuto’s power and most likely one-shot her, it’ll seem a bit sillier. Hopefully they’ll handle that decently, but the way they’ve been playing up Yuuto’s power as the be-all end-all doesn’t make me too optimistic.  

The main issue with this episode is the very very drawn out second half. I did really like what they did with Rinko in it at the very least. She doesn’t want Yuuto to fight, but now that he’s decided to, it’s her job to cheer him on. Good girl. Don’t let yourself drown in stupid angst trying to change your worthless inanimate object man. Regardless, the extended Ques phone call and big ol’ "We’ve gotta read these books" bits were pretty painful and really added nothing to the show. Above and beyond that, after the action packed first half, they pretty much sucked all the energy out of the episode before the big finale of Himari drowning herself in her power to fight. Hooray for metaphors.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anon 999 says:

    Well, at least we had a nice Rinko scene. But I really wish we had a tsundere character who hates Yuuto from the start, then warms up to him in the show. It could’ve really livened things up a little.

    Overall, I prefer the manga. It’s decent compared to the anime.

  • sage says:

    Rinko is NOT a bad character. She just doesn’t belong in a show like this. We are here for the big boobs and the DFC, we don’t accept mediocre in-betweens!

  • kenuran says:

    What was that? Rinko being useful? Guess ill have to see this episode.

    Fucking hate that character. Has no outstanding features or any powers, is constantly pushed aside or overtaken by the other girls, and her one edge (childhood friend status) is usurped by Ques.

    I say the less screentime Rinko gets the better. As long she doesn’t force me to pay attention to her by getting kidnapped or mindfucked into turning against the others due to the weight of her own suck I can stand her.

  • Di Gi Kazune says:

    Cute loli!

  • MisaoFan says:

    Rinko’s character makes me think of Keiko from Yu Yu Hakusho and it is cooked and spends his time to weaken the hero!

  • Jack Damn says:

    Lame.

    Lame, lame, lame. How many times does the cat have to wander off — BY HERSELF — and fuck it up for everyone? Come on…this show is the epitome of disposable. With just a faint whiff of decent writing, they could have put together a decent plot.

    But no. Same thing every week.

    Wash
    rinse
    repeat
    .

  • Albedo says:

    that’s about how I feel about her too…
    except I’m a fan of the mind fuck…

  • Pozzy says:

    so basically its been 11 episodes of himari running off and getting into trouble or all the girls available (and more of them magically appearing even if they werent there) smothering mr useless excessively.

    we’ll see if episode 12 continues this pattern while yuto gets his super magic power to finish off the fox that nobody has been able to touch.