Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ #08 — Naho!

August 22nd, 2010


A game for all ages.


Another pretty dull episode that wandered all over the place without actually getting anywhere. At least it looks like we’re finally getting back to the Sekirei actually trying to beat the hell out of each other next week after all these totally vacuous episodes. The show usually handles its plot a lot better than this too. It doesn’t just meander from some random ashikabi to a flashback about Miya to Uno Naho to Uzume getting ‘orders’ to take out Minato with nary more than a tenuous thread to keep it all connected. This episode just felt completely extraneous to… well… anything and served absolutely no purpose. At least I could see people’s lips move I guess. Thanks for lowering my standards, Basara.

Just like the first season, I’m a bit worried that they’re really not even trying to build up to any sort of finale here. I understand that the source is still progressing… slowly… but that’s still no excuse to not try to get some kind of drama going to add weight to wherever they decide to end this. They really need to start setting up for at least something next week. It doesn’t need to be a conclusion to the series, but there needs to something driving the show. I’d prefer some decent antagonists, but at the moment, Karasuba sees to be the only one they’re interested in spending any appreciable amount of time on. Besides, it’s Seven Arcs. If there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s forging off in their own directions, especially when magical girls are involved.


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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Myssa Rei says:

    Uh oh. I think they’re pulling aspects of the most recent manga arc for an anime-original finale. For reference, Uzume wasn’t ordered to gun for Minato until LAST MONTH’S CHAPTER.

    What’s *supposed* to follow is a bunch of contests set up by Minaka for eight McGuffins that may or may not be connected to Miya and her role as Sekirei 00/01.

  • Man0warr says:

    That contest part of the story is kind of unresolved though, they couldn’t make a season finale from that. I guess they will make up an ending thats similar to the manga much like they did last season, and fix it at the beginning of the 3rd season.

    • Myssa Rei says:

      Well, they already deviated a bit when Minaka TELLS EVERYONE the fact that when an Ashikabi dies, all his sekireis go kaput as well.

      In the manga, this fact gets mentioned off-hand by Benitsubasa and Haihane’s ashikabi in a conversation with Minato during an actual fight for one of the MacGuffins, and is alluded to be something that not all Ashikabis know.

  • Nanaya says:

    Never again will Minato enjoy the wonders of “personal space.”