When the Seagulls Cry #23 — Beyblade Battler Gaap

December 3rd, 2009



Sorry for the lateness. I had my final final paper for the term due today along with a quiz in class, the two of which were not really conducive to sleep or sanity in general. But now I’m free. Blissfully free. Aside from the problem set due on Friday… and the three final exams next week. On the other hand, I only need to bother studying for one.


I question why Deen spent any of their budget at all on animating Gaap and George’s fight if they were just going to have her repeatedly spin, spin and spin. It’s like the director knickered off to the pub at 2pm and left a note for the animation staff saying "Guys, Gaap/Beyblade crossover, make it work." George was having none of that for once in his life. It’s hard to believe that the same guy who has spent most of the last 22 episodes crying or attempting to get at Shannon sweater warmers (or successfully getting at his his mother’s) that he’s supposed to also be some kind of pugilist. Jessica’s a little more believable since she just flailed more or less randomly, but she still failed the style check. Rings are just as good as brass knuckles, plus typically have cutting edges to rip and tear for those important bleeding head wounds.

As usual, the Ange parts were rather dull, especially in comparison to Gaap’s sideboob the things happening on the island. She is the hamburger plain green salad next to the… uh… lukewarm french onion soup of the island. Or in the metaworld for that matter. It’s been a month since they totally changed the game, if you’ll forgive the sarcasm, and we’ve barely heard a peep from those two. Like I said though, despite George’s little scuffle being better animated than usual for the show, it ended up being kind of lame sine Gaap just used the same pair of kicks over and over again… not to mention the questionable intelligence of not repeating the one attack that actually worked.

Anyway, it was a somewhat dull episode until the brawling started at the end, and that had some bizarrely boring choreography given the animation. I’d probably be a little more forgiving if I wasn’t nodding off from needing sleep relatively badly, so take it with a grain of salt.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Myssa Rei says:

    Well wasn’t George *supposed* to have been trained in martial arts, since his mother also had hand-to-hand training? I’m assuming it was one of those things that was glossed-over from the transition of material from VN to anime.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love how Gaap only uses her trademark power (the pitfalls) once, then tries to kick him over and over. Isn’t she constantly trying to gain distance on George in the VN so she can use them? I wonder if the writers even read the VN sometimes.

  • asdas says:

    In the VN, Gaap jumped backwards in an attempt to gain distance. It didn’t work because George is like SUPERFLASH.