February 17th, 2013
Being crushed by rocks and attacked by giant cave rats apparently brings out daddy issues.
Nothing really notable here except for its slavish devotion to its checklist. Random buzzing pretending like there’s some manner of actual plot? Check. Slimy animals shoved into clevage and our entangling them? Check. ‘Meaningful’ flashback out of nowhere which will then be immediately ignored again? Check. Them all stripping and splashing around in water? Check. Half-assed fight that was 50% speedlines? Check.
Anyway, they go ‘hiking,’ which was anything but actual hiking and mostly just more random wilderness training where I’m not sure they actually learned a bloody thing. Pretty much the entire middle portion could have been transposed into amost any other episode as far as its relevance to anything and/or utter genericness goes. Just the usual quasi montage. The show’s never going to find the focus that it so badly needs.
And what is with this season and changing up the ED? Is there a national shortage of CD singles that they’re trying to deal with?
Katsuragi wears slightly more clothes than usual.