Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ #06 — Finishing Strike

August 8th, 2010


Tongue Assault.


Extremely underwhelming. After all the buildup, the big rumble occurs almost completely off-screen. They could have easily stretched this fight out another episode in order to actually show something… anything… if they had wanted to. Instead, most of the Ashikabi end up chasing each other off until just Higa and Minato’s groups remain, their team all pairs off (Kuu ends up taking the helpless human), and then they all but disappear except for a few stills or a brief 5 seconds of fighting. Lame. Not anywhere close to the same level of lame as today’s Basara, but let’s not call a sick horse anything but a sick horse. 7Arcs clearly has the budget and the talent to make some impressive fights, but they’re shoved off in the corner to keep the visuals interesting while characters give their morality speeches. It’s better than nothing, but it still trivializes the action by pushing it into a background detail instead of the focus.

Nothing particularly surprising about anything else. I expected everybody to make a much bigger deal about Uzume, but apparenty their minds were occupied by posing instead of noticing that their former housemate was trying to kill them. Kagari gives herself up to her powers and tries to let them nuke her, Tsukiumi drenches him again, Minato gives a pithy speech about frienship and sticks his tongue down her throat. And Bob’s your uncle. I’d complain more, but it is a rather effective finishing move in any fighting show. I have absolutely no idea why Goku never tried it.


Massive expositional setup about the fight ‘really beginning,’ no doubt.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • TJ says:

    Hmm they added in that scene of the Ashikabis chasing each other. Could have just made the fight longer though.

    …and I believe the guy with the glasses is Higa’s secretary Kakizaki.

    • Aroduc says:

      Er. Whoever. I’ve been remembering them by the harem. Lord knows we’ve seen maybe 15 seconds of these other Ashikabi.

  • wilson191 says:

    I really wish Kagari is a woman now….cause it feels weirdly gay now….

    • Pozzy says:

      he… err she… err it(?) has maybe morphed into a woman? ‘it’ grew breasts… but who knows what lurks below. i dont envy minato in that endeavor.

      • anelace says:

        Eh, volume 10 pretty much confirmed that Kagari has something down there. Not surprising, considering the author is into BL.

  • Mesousa says:

    At least it wasn’t angsty.

  • Myssa Rei says:

    Eh, I don’t know what Aroduc is going on about this time as the episode looks almost like a 1:1 adaptation of Homura’s winging chapter (I should know, I blasted through the Sekirei manga just last night, up to the latest chapter).

    I don’t think we’ll get any further than the third match of the third stage though — which is going to be awkward, to say the least. Nevermind the Jinki matches, but also because the manga is still in the middle of trying to resolve Uzume’s ‘problem’.

  • Yue says:

    Finishing Strike! i thought there’s going to be Valkyrie Profile references to be found, but oh well. The nostalgia sure is nice. ^_^

  • Mesousa says:

    Seikirei’s second season is what Ikki Tousen’s fourth season should have been.

    The fourth season was too damn serious, that’s all.