GARO #04 — Creepy Child in Isolated Village Week

October 24th, 2014

  

Your themes need some work, Mappa.

Last day of vacation, so next week will be back to the now usual late afternoon/early evening coverage during the week.

Impressions:

A somewhat dull standalone episode, probably because the creepy village with some crazy dark secret ritual is as old a cliche as snot, they practically had a banner on the city proclaiming that (above and beyond the title of the episode), the protagonists were never in even the slightest bit of danger, and I kept waiting for some kind of even slight twist on the formula, even if it was just the very old standby of “humans/paranoia is the true monster.” Except there was also a monster there, which killed a bunch of them. So, uh… the crazy cultists were kind of right. There was a cursed thingy in the lady’s house that was killing their children. And what is this, Mappa, creepy child in a remote Silent Hill-esque village week? I don’t think I can get behind his ‘uplifting’ change to a happy, smiling boy after knowingly helping murder a bunch of other kids either.

And then there’s the ending of “We don’t meddle in human affairs,” as they hauled the survivor into a barn to cult it up further which did seem to sort of harken back to “humans be evil, yo”. Don’t the horrors come from the darkness in man’s hearts yada yada so on and so forth? You’d think they’d want to do something about a crazy village constantly ritualistically murdering their own out of terrified paranoia to appease the dark gods. Apparently preventative care isn’t in the Garo Insurance Plan.

Next Episode:

The adventures of Prince Blondie.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    No, no, the problem is that German didn’t tap the hot milf.

  • FlameStrike says:

    lmao I thought he’d go that way too, guess there wasn’t a chance.

    Yeah I’m not sure how effective the Makia strategy of NOPE WE DON’T INSURE HUMAN CRIMES etc is. On one hand it prevents their order from becoming tyrants, ruling the normal humans with their powers. On the other hand right now a horrors have infiltrated the government and are running rampant. They’re practically farming humans via the church and etc.

  • Aroduc says:

    There’s a rather large gap between becoming the gestapo and stopping random village cults from ritual murder. Especially when there’s like, less than a dozen of them and they’re all hobos.

  • Burnout says:

    That’s actually a thing for the whole Makai Order. They don’t interfere, even when humans damn themselves. They’re aren’t even allowed to hurt humans, even when it comes to self-defense.

    And besides, what could they do? Beat everyone up, then leave and hope they learnt their lesson?