Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ #11 — A New Fetch Quest

September 12th, 2010


Damn it, Minaka.


This went in something of a bizarre direction from start to finish. Higa hands over a bunch of data to Minato on Chiho’s condition as well as tells him that the MBI has the tech to save her, so he calls Mom and gets the final plot in motion by way of Minaka offering to help if they can make it to his tower while at the same time promising to reward all the other Sekirei if they can stop Minato. They then immediately squandered the entire premise of a battle royale by having Nishi pop up in the middle of the brewing rumble and fight every single one of the grunts on his own, so I guess it’s back to the disciplinary squad to be the last bosses again. Kind of like if they had just skipped the entire first third of the episode and attacked the MBI on their own. Meh. At least Homura, Matsu, and Kusano are off fighting non-Team Rocket.

Not exactly the direction I was hoping we’d go in, mostly because they devolved to another random quest handed down by Minaka to cure Generic Magical Anime Illness. I guess we’re riding Chiho and "Do It For Uzume!" all the way to the finish line then. Great. I love random unspecified illness that can only be cured by random unsecified widgets. I’m also not thrilled with the way they handled Higa here, particularly since after all that buildup of him being evil and manipulating Uzume, Minato immediately swallows the whole "the MBI is the real bad guy" stuff and then lets Higa apparently bow out of the season. Some day you’ll figure out pacing, Seven Arcs, but I guess that’s not in the cards quite yet.


Wasn’t Karasuba at the MBI two minutes ago?

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Myssa Rei says:

    What the eff? In the manga it was clearly the other way around: Minaka offered to help Minato because he felt ‘generous’ (well that and he liked the fact that his son was FINALLY taking the initiative on something) while Higa was full-on asshole mode in sending Uzume and two other Sekirei to attack a nearly-empty Izumo house.

  • Nanaya says:

    HOW do they keep their jobs? Seriously?! This was not a difficult arc to pull off and leave ambiguously enough for another season. I could direct it better, and I don’t speak japanese. I’d have to do it through miming everything, and it would still turn out better.