When the Seagulls Cry #20 — White Witches

November 11th, 2009


The tint knob is not a toy.


A very very dull episode about how Ange got her groove back became a witch along with Maria. Mostly though, the whole thing was shrouded in so much white and tint that I think someone at Deen fell asleep at the wheel. You can show bright sunlight without covering the entire screen in glare, you know. Either that or witches are radioactive. Beatrice is made of plutonium and everything is a metaphor for nuclear winter. Suddenly it all makes sense.

The second half was made particularly painful by all the recap and the fact that it was just Ange talking to people we’ll never see again to recap past events. Sadly, that was all that we saw of the vast majority of the cast this episode. Battler had maybe a line, Beatrice had about ten. All the rest of the first half was Maria and Sakutaro Shotataro while the second half was all Ange all the time. Twenty episodes in, we really don’t need some random unrelated third party recapping previous events just to tell us that one of them was a bit screwy. LD just felt like taunting Ange with things that we’ve know for months at the end too. Well, better out of the way now than later.

Mammon’s not even a very cute Stake, while I’m getting all my complaints on the table. And yes, that’s a very poorly drawn chandelier. Thank you for focusing on it while spewing exposition, Deen.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • skurai says:

    Even in the game I hated the future Ange stuff

  • sage says:

    Mammon’s not even a very cute Stake

    It’s the DEEN effect. All the stakes should be very very hot, period. I’d actually rank Mammon third or fourth.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think the next episode will probably end the “Ange’s backstory” part of episode 4.

    Then we’re onto the best parts!

  • Anonymous says:

    Episode 20, bro

  • Anonymous says:

    I actually fiddled with my monitor because I thought the brightness and contrast was starting to give up on me.

    Fucking DEEN.