September 9th, 2011
Those silly Aztecs!
Aztecs? What? Where did that come from? Kenmi was obviously lurking around for awhile, but too corny to ever take seriously, and aside from his deal with Night, who is unstable enough as it is, was never really that menacing. The sudden jump to "I have financially seized you… also, YOU HAVE A MAGIC ROCK INSIDE YOU AND JUST LIKE THE AZTECS, I WILL CUT IT OUT AND CONSUME IT TO GAIN YOUR ROCK POWER" was a little… well… at least the show finally found its antagonist. The sudden team-up between the protagonists and Night was also a bit silly. He just happened to snap and go after Kenmi at the same time. Come to think of it, I’m still not even actually sure what the point of Night is. I think they just tossed him in as a dark version of Arma without remembering to actually include any kind of rivalry or the like. And finally in the list of bizarre coincidences, we have Arma’s rock sense tingling and him finding his mother’s pendant in the middle of a warehouse. How convenient! He’s going to need that for some Deus Rock Machina in about four minutes.
Anyway, action-packed episode for the most part, so that was nice at least. Lazy girl kicked the crap out of Kagami, but there could always be more of her. It started losing what little cohesion it had towards the end though, particularly when Kenmi was explaining that he was behind everything. Even before that, both the flashbacks were completely unneeded and broke up the flow of the episode, as usual, but at least both only lasted about 45 seconds each. Amusingly though, Kenmi’s ranting was broken up by Fei’s brother just crashing into him out of nowhere and then getting his heart torn out and eaten, which gave Kenmi the biggest rock boner I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing.
Distance shots and feet. That’s how you can tell it’s a final episode.