Valvrave #23 — Blood for the Masses!

December 19th, 2013


Twitter saves the day again.


The second half of this episode strikes me as a little desperate, but I’m not sure I can be annoyed at it for that. Never let it be said that I am not a fan of wanton bloodlust. At the same time though, I couldn’t tell you who it was that got turned into a floating puddle of space juice or what the point of him existing was. He’s “The Loud Yellow Guy” as far as I’m concerned. I think he was the one that got pissy over the glasses girl… maybe? Or was that the other guy they killed off? I only know his name because they spent about 30 seconds straight screaming it. I also question why this pseudo-assassination mission couldn’t have just been an anonymous tip dropped off to the media that Space Hitler also has super regenerating vampire wizard powers. Because the Space Nazis control the media? Except that they would have just cut it off the moment that…Aaaagh! Trying to think about the plot! They also remembered that space Twitter exists too, except instead of powering robots, it’s used to retweet the news and everybody drops everything because someone’s tweeting about vampires again.

But there’s not just blood, there’s also the endless suffering agony of Haruto. Because now they’ve decided to bring back the memory eating thing and in one episode, he burned through apparently an entire childhood with Shouko, who hasn’t really been relevant to the show for… uh… 5 months now? What next? Is he going to lose his memories of Jim, his next door neighbor when growing up? Or Mittens, the hamster he dropped in 2nd grade? They’re about as relevant to anything as Shouko has been. It all combines to about an eight minute span of the show kind of just sitting there cutting itself and demanding that the audience think it… dark, I guess? Edgy is probably the better word, but saying that makes me feel filthy. Or now the stakes are super ultra high or something?

And if you’re wondering why I don’t mention anything in the first half, it’s because there’s nothing.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • dororoninpo18 says:

    so in order to advance the so-called plot, they decided to kill off 2 people who were supposed to be immortal? as long as hacker chick survives, i probably couldn’t care less

  • flamerounin says:

    i think i am also veing drained of runes. i…. i can’t recall anymore what the plot of this one was supposed to be, or even if it really had one at all. XD