Chaika #21 — …And Now There’s An Orbital Death Cannon

December 3rd, 2014


Whoever’s in charge of the writing needs to be shot out of it.


Oho. A shocking, twist-filled episode. Let’s list them all out:

Evil Wizard comes back to life when you bring enough body parts and mojo together.

And that’s it. Jesus H Christ, Bones. Maybe they think that the mystery of Ghost Boy being Evil Wizard is supposed to be similarly shocking, but come on, people. How would anything be the slightest bit different if Ghost Boy simply never existed at all? The answer is it wouldn’t. Kind of like if they replaced Frederika with a flying spell. Or maybe it’s the existence of a goddamned orbital cannon. Good god, it’s making me long for the days when villains were flying ships powered by hundreds of thousands of tortured women crammed into the walls. At least they didn’t involve secret magical sciency satellite death cannons. Also powered by ‘suffering’ and ‘hate,’ but only when not directed at or directly caused by you, I guess, because this “all as planned” ploy wasn’t moronic enough as it already was. God help us because I think the next ‘logical’ step is Frederika turning into an F-14 so Toru can shoot it down.

Basically, it was an exposition episode, and I don’t think I need to go into what happens every time that this show tries to do that. Just like last time (or the time before it), it also involved a squid. That was again the high point. Well, truthfully, Frederika vomiting herself up was probably the high point. I bet that’d be an amusing gif when reversed. And why do they keep flip flopping back and forth between her transforming and her wearing a series of skin-suits anyway? The rest was a series of either boring conferences from the League of Ordinary Gentlemen or antagonists monologing their imbecilic plans to come back to life and wear their hair over their eyes and listen to the Clash because screw your rules, man. We’re darkness and evil.

Next Episode:

I hope they fly into space and die.

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    I guess you need to learn how to make nice animated gifs then.

    • Aroduc says:

      I knew very well how to. Probably better than most. I used to put together a lot of sprite sheets into custom animations for avatars/signatures. And that was back when you had to fix the frame timing and whatnot yourself. And I did it uphill both ways. In binary. In the snow. I’m simply lazy nowadays. At least when it comes to vomiting cat gifs.

  • Jack says:

    Well, truthfully, Frederika vomiting herself up was probably the high point. I bet that’d be an amusing gif when reversed.

    Here you go… from /r/Anime on Reddit: (original) (reversed)

  • kenuran says:

    Im gonna go on a limb and say that Freddie will show up and finally be useful by doing that contract thing with Toru (complete with sex metaphors) that she kept harping on about and that will be the key to defeating the final boss. That or all the Chaikas in castle will rise up against Gaz and somehow make him laser himself. Its BONES writing anime original material and they are known for their terrible anime endings so expect something really stupid.

    “God help us because I think the next ‘logical’ step is Frederika turning into an F-14 so Toru can shoot it down.”

    I want it to be a jetpack. Jetpacks are cool.

    • Aroduc says:

      His magic is powered by FEELINGS. They’re going to win with FEELINGS. Hell, it’s how this stupid season began, harping on inanely about FEELINGS.

      The dragon pact crap will just be how they get in range to use their FEELINGS.

  • Sanjuro says:

    I always thought the only thing Chaika was missing was tentacles.

  • The Phantom says:

    “You girls are just the spell I used to reunite my body parts, after I purposely let myself be killed and dissected”.

    And so, my hopes of a good plot twist at the end vanish with this bs ending, o yea then he proceed to monologue all his planes and how is he going to do it, he just missed the part where he explains how to defeat him, but he will surely do it next episode, fuck this shit I am out of here.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    We have one episode left, Chaika learns (Yet again) that she’s just a tool, and we still haven’t got any pay-off to Toru and Freddie’s pact, or any explanation to why Vivi became a “half Chaika”.

  • ark noir says:

    I like how emperor gaz is a more effective gundo than odd eyes pendulum gundo and black chaika tentacle’s……..explanation please in final episode.