Chaika #16 — Pots and Pans

October 29th, 2014


And pans and pans and pans and pans and…


My favorite part of this episode was how Frederica just got sick of carrying around Chaika’s stupid collection of body parts, the largest collection of magical uber artifacts in the world, and dumped it. No doubt it will make its way back to them when the island inevitably explodes or sinks just like their tank did that one time they left it behind. I’m also interested in how they apparently have an entire thriving civilization on this island just off the coast that has gone completely undetected for however many years it was all the while apparently building up an army of cloned squid.

The part of the episode that sucked the hardest was the other 90%, when they sat there listening to exposition, the highlight of which was a telepathic squid with the super power of not being able to shut the hell up and panning over random monster corpses. And wait for this tremendous reveal… Chaika’s not the real one. And it only took 16 episodes and about 8 months to get to what was plain as day by like… episode 3. Which didn’t stop them from throwing a parade in celebration of their mindblowing twist. They also seemed to forget that Chaika didn’t actually have any memories of anything, and if they did, it was a few years of being a war orphan, but her non-existent memories are all fake anyway! Everything she doesn’t know is a lie! Now she knows “ultimate despair!” Christ. Bring back the squid.

Next Episode:

Ultimate despair and ass.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    What this show badly needs is for Frederica to kill more things, and more frequently, particularly since no one else seems to like to fight.

    BTW – as far as the island goes – we were told that it was protected and obscured by powerful magic. So the fact that it wasn’t discovered is reasonably consistent with that explanation, particularly since the rest of the supposedly “better’ mages have gone into things like hiding in valleys or wine making instead of “reenlisting”…

    The one positive thing about the kraken’s dissertation is that we did find out the the Chaika in the prologue wasn’t “our” Chaika. (I’ve lost track of the Chaikas, but I think that “our” Chaika’s flashback indicated that it was “Slut Chaika” who in the prologue.)

    In any event, more slaughter and fewer dissertations please…

    • Aroduc says:

      She still found it in less than an evening of blindly flailing about in the first stretch of random ocean she went to after all the king’s horses and all the king’s men searching for months couldn’t find even the trace that it ever existed. You’d think someone would have noticed an island either suddenly appearing or disappearing right off the coast, unless I guess it was just willed into magical hiding existence.

      I don’t think “it’s magic” covers it.

    • algorithm says:

      There seems to be a pattern in this show, whenever Akari or Fredrica are getting too many lines, Toru needs them to go fuck off and look for things offscreen. Which is really all just an excuse for more Chaika circlejerking.

  • algorithm says:

    You can tell things are going really wrong when BONES didn’t put any effort in the swordfight at the end of the episode, which are the only parts they bothered with in this show so far.

  • ark noir says:

    I think the biggest issue is how many body parts is the emperor composed of and will we get a castlevania : sotn type resurrection of the anagonist?