Darling, Let’s Be Franxx #04 — Back to the Beginning

February 3rd, 2018


I feel like every 'problem' in this show could be resolved by 10 minutes with a child psychologist.


This has been an enthralling four episode arc. He discovers he has a magic girlfriend and great responsibilities, spends two episodes shirking those responsibilities at pretty much no cost to anybody, spontaneously decides "Wait, maybe being the best, most important and awesome dude with a quirky manic pixie girlfriend will be aces after all," and now he has accepted his role, getting us right back to where we were at the end of episode one, only with about 1% less existential angst. Don't worry. I'm sure it'll come slamming back like a sledgehammer next week.

Which is to say that it was another very dull episode with the standard 15 minutes of sitting in a circle, talking, followed by three minutes of 'action', mostly by cutting away to the briefing room talking about it, and a minute or two of the good guys murdering the hell out of some poor helpless giant insect. The dire consequences last week are nothing more than a little light PTSD, not even enough to stop him from being sent right out in the next fight. And, of course, the next fight was about half stills and half a giant centipede simply sitting there getting stabbed. If gasps and declarations of the hopelessness of the situation counted, then sure, it was super tense. If times that it attacked anybody are what we're going by though, it was about as dangerous as a fluffy blanket. And on the character front, we have our glorious protagonist finally stepping up to the plate to assume his role as protagonist. Not because he's particularly awesome. Not because he shows grit in the face of adversity. Not for any heroic reason. Just because he's the designated protagonist. And that makes him the very bestest ever. Yawn.

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  • algorithm says:

    So bad even China doesn’t want it.

  • Tiresias says:

    >I feel like every ‘problem’ in this show could be resolved by 10 minutes with a child psychologist.

    Tbf that goes for most mecha anime