October 11th, 2010
Yeah, real subtle here.
Another okay episode. I have the feeling that this show is just going to keep stringing me along by being barely on the watchable side of mediocre for the entire run. Hopefully they’ve gotten the worst of the "demons vs humans" stuff out of their system too, because this was particularly heavy handed. Here comes the evil western capitalist that wants to desecrate demon shrines and kill them all. And one of the first things he says is that demons are garbage. I bet they all do what he says and kill the demon! Give me a break. At least he was nice enough to provide them secluded areas to flirt for the middle third of the episode.
A lot of the rest of the episode was spent on relationship building between the pairs, although it’s all paper thin. Riken unabashedly hits on Susuki and Ganryuu can tell the twins apart. Big deal. So can I. Horie Yui sounds nothing like Toyosaki Aki at all. That scene made absolutely no sense with voices. Great work, Chiaki Kon. Kei, on the other hand, tries to feed Zakuro a candle. I already hate Zakuro’s new love interest, the perfect boy Hanadate. If this weren’t a girly show, I’d already have him pegged for the final boss since he’s too damn perfect in every single way. Since this has more roses than characters though, he’ll probably just be the love rival that Zakuro always rushes off to whenever Kei tries to stick a candle in her.
You heard me.