Black Bullet #12 — Farting Itself Back to Life

June 24th, 2014

  

There seems to be a lot of that going around lately.

Impressions:

Well, I guess on one hand, they didn’t even try to rationalize letting the clown join them in any way, although I’m pretty sure there are much bigger issues with him than just “he killed some guy.” He did murder an entire room of them before dropping a severed head on the table. That gave way in the middle to one of the side characters who had about three minutes of air time so far offing herself because of Too Much Disease. Granted, they did do a bit better in showing her degredation than the bazillions of other shows that piss on about Too Much Magic or Too Much Darkness or whatever, but still nowhere near enough to actually sell yet another character who existed just long enough to be yet another tragic death.

The transition of Rentaro from being trodden on by the man to absolute dictator stabbing his men for talking back with mass-murdering clown henchman was a bit abrupt as well. It’s not a bad move, but it’s not one that they’ve actually built up to well, nor does it come from any particular reason, his back’s not up against the wall, there’s nothing new that pushed him over the edge or is forcing him to act like that. The entire party’s a little too easy-going with it too, the only real conceit being Tits declaring her undying loyalty. There’s also a bit of an issue with the last boss already having its head blown off once and the way to defeat it is to just use a magicaler bomb. I don’t even see the point of the sabotage from Captain Disappeared For a Month and a Half And Has Now Returned Elevating His Childish Spat to Truly Suicidal Levels and Somehow Convinced an Entire Group of Soldiers to Let Everyone They Know Die Just Because Some Lunatic Is Having a Tantrum either. Now the ass-pull won’t work? And… I’m supposed to feel what about that? Or is he going to hang around and merge with the thing to become the True Last Boss or something?

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ToshiroNoRonin says:

    This show absolutely astounds me with its ability to get stupider and the ridiculousness with which it manages to put Rentaro higher on the self-sacrificing one man savior pedestal with each passing week. Hard to believe this show started out rather promising before deciding to cram in every anime trope in the book.

    And seriously, after all that build up, the large mercury-shooting Gastrea was taken out with synchronized punches from 2 guys, and they ambushed it while it was sleeping? Talk about anti-climactic and plot convenient. *eye roll*

  • algorithm says:

    It’s been a while since I saw such high amount of self inserting material for brooding 14 years old like they are putting into Rentarou’s character. You can almost see the universe bending itself so that everyone around him can’t help but worship the ground he walks on for obscure reasons while everyone who dares oppose him in one way or another meets a brutal form of retribution (dying off screen seems to be the way to deal with the lesser evils). Next week is finally the end of this explosive diarrhea, time for more SAO. Ugh.

    • FlameStrike says:

      asdfdsaf I agree with you somewhat. The whole persecution complex thing is really being laid on thick. Rentaro’s character and world seem to be specifically designed so people who hate the world but feel like they’re the only bastion of holiness can self insert into him. Seriously the way BB’s world is designed is super lame. Aside from Rentaro’s close friends, everyone in that society is ass stupid and hates on him, and the show repeatedly hammers in how Rentaro’s sooooooooooo fcking nice and the only SUPER NICE HERO in the world. It’s painful to watch.

      Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy this show…. but it has it’s flaws.

  • anise_punter says:

    One day someone will make CG that actually meshes with the animation of an episode. We are not to that point yet.

  • Fate says:

    I am excited for more SAO given what has come out since it. At least SAO is moderately well thought out.