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The UNLIMITED #07 — Naptime

February 18th, 2013

 

I’m not sure that a single relevant thing ‘happened’ this week.

Impressions:

Well, you know me and how I absolutely love any time a show pauses events in progress for extended cutaways to shoehorn in some character motivation or plot point that they couldn’t be bothered to actually develop. If we actually go from where last episode ended, we’re flashing back to him staring at a flower in his best popped collar and thinking about his past, leading into a cutaway within a cutaway. And a two episode flashback at that, the first of which was primarily just talking heads fussng over our teenage antagonist whose motivations have already been shown and explicitly explained dozens of times over? What joy! Maybe next week someone will actually grenade something. Or have something a little more compelling than bloody nothing.

 

Preview:

Combat dolphins and paper airplanes.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DmonHiro says:

    Man… this bored the hell out of me when I read it too. Next episode’s gonna be a bore as well, unless they pick up the pace and only devote half the episode to the “battle”.

  • A-kun says:

    I remember reading this flashback arc in the manga and, well, my feeling about it wasn’t exactly something like “Ugh, this story is no good”, in fact there are some amusing moments (the introduction at the theater)…
    Problem is all of this wasn’t really needed at that point of the story, and I’m quite sure that wasn’t just my opinion since that arc was axed midway. However Shiina wrote more and, if possible, even worst , badly placed and more pointless stories from the Generation Zero era after this one — so we’ve got to stay tuned folks! (> O)d — but at least he didn’t interrupt a fight like the animators did.

  • eternia says:

    So, what happened to Andy Hinomiya? Did Hyoubu drown him in the ocean?