Sacred Seven #06 — Lazy Girl Strikes Back

August 6th, 2011


Best character on the show by far.


Well, four fifths of the episode was a complete waste of time. Well, it was a little worse than that. The same four second riff repeated over and over for minutes and minutes on end during the rock polishing scene while the girls irritatingly squealed about Kagami brought me one step closer to the inevitable aneurysm that will one day kill me. And here I was ready to make a snide comment about a segment about people passing notes in class too. Way to surpass yourself in your own badness. And of course… once Ruri was kidnapped, giving Rockman the important job of glueing the magical pet back together was… ugh. There’s an army of maids. This guy can fight. Why is he the one playing with paste and masking tape?

Luckily, the other fifth was about as genuinely good as the show’s ever been. The start was okay and about average as far as the action here goes, but they did a very good job with the action at the end. Lazy Girl (Seriously, I’m not sure that they’ve even said her name yet) continues to be awesome. Great fight between her and Night this week with a nicely visceral and bloody sword to the arm. That looked like it hurt a hell of a lot more than anything Blood-C’s done. I just wish the fight had been a little longer. I love the little dog-ear taunt thing she does too. She’s a very good example of characterization done through action and mannerisms instead of droning endless exposition and flashbacks. The show should just ditch Arma and Ruri and focus on Lazy Girl lounging around and kicking ass.


Go save the damsel in distress.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Nanaya says:

    So this guy is making stag horns for no apparent cause… I predict he’s Der Erlkonig. This may make more sense to some people than others.

  • kenuran says:

    The Lazy Girl’s name is Arakune.

  • Grim_Reaper says:

    you often tend to like side characters more like the protagonist like kurisu from softenni. not that i agree with you in both cases ^^

    • Aroduc says:

      To be fair, I don’t like the majority of side-characters either, but I suspect that it’s because they’re more often left one-dimensional without enough time for that one dimension to become annoying, while main characters in anime seem to all be treated with the same mistaken belief that angst = depth and it’s rarely handled well. That’s when they even actually have a personality too, which is a hit or miss prospect.