September 16th, 2012
I guess Saru didn’t get the message that this was super emotional drama time, but then Mysterious Masked Man appeared nad stabbed the guy next to him and both of them just stood around. You know. Like you do in combat. You stab a guy, and then you bask in it. Especially if you’re motivated by revenge and you’ve stabbed the wrong guy. It’s hard to feel much for the random generics sacrificing themselves for him too. That’s something that would’ve been better shown by quantity of bodies left protecting him and perhaps even his own screwups during the retreat, not speeches.
And honestly? The ninja ‘killed’ him with what was mostly a smoke bomb, leaving nothing behind? This is the reason we are reduced to a screaming rage and run straight at the guy with a ‘gun’? Why not just drop him off a cliff into darkness too. That’ll make it easily three times as convincing! It was also apparently a good enough excuse to give Nobuna some kind of shady drug that made her dream she got married to Saru and then he died. Maybe that’s why she cries all the damn time. They’ve been secretly feeding her copious amounts of opium in her sleep. I’ve never liked these "maybe the main character died" ploys for drama either. They obviously never do and it’s only rarely that it’s used for some actual development elsewhere instead of characters moping, talking about how important they were, and declaring revenge on the person they were already trying to kill anyway, before the status quo is once again restored upon their ‘heroic’ return. Or if it’s a Sunrise show, their return on the antagonist side wearing an opera mask.
I am also relatively certain that iPhones are not bulletproof. Even against Sengoku-era muskets.