August 13th, 2010
Because Portal jokes never get old.
A pretty solid episode, although it may just be that average passes for good after the last five days or so being abysmal for anime. A lot of the first half was fairly dull setup about Agnes’ old master and magical whatsits that do magical whatevers, but it kept moving right along. Plus, I always like it when a show foregoes the ED to provide more content. It was just more of the Tortilla twins, but on the other hand, it was more of the twins. I’m still a little confused by the secret button hidden behind the bookcase that does absolutely nothing and why Chelsea was tearing up what appeared to be floorpaper to search for anything useful Metalis left behind, but eh, let’s run with it. Chelsea’s never been in contention for a medal in the 50 yard mathlympics sprints anyway.
The big event this week was the arrival of the antagonists, Avril and Aberdeen. The latter’s another one of Metalis’ disciples and the former went toe to toe with the entire Oasis team. It certainly wasn’t the greatest fight that I’ve ever seen, but for this show, it was pretty surprising. It’s also nice to have antagonists with actual evil goals (stealing Minette’s core) and who actually have a degree of menace to them. I’m sure they’ll be eventually seduced by the power of friendship and understanding, but hopefully there’ll at least be a few beam weapons involved along the way too.
And yes, I know about the Big Bang Beat 2 trial. I’ll get to it after Mitsudomoe.
Minette and the twins.