Braves of the Seven Flowers #06 — Let’s Review It One More Time

August 8th, 2015


I love repetition and reiteration!

If you skipped the Charlotte post, I have a social event to attend next Saturday morning and won’t be getting to this (or likely Charlotte) until the afternoon. And yes, I did flip through Gatchaman just to make sure. The entire episode was spent kissing babies, going on talk shows, and cutting ribbons to open new malls. I mean it. That’s all. Christ. I remember when the show was about murderous clowns and fighting giant rubix cubes.


After another third of an episode spent on particularly godawful theorycrafting, someone actually did something and I thought to myself, “Finally, where we should have been halfway through the previous episode. Maybe now we can move forward.” Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t 100% tell don’t show. And if the theories weren’t particularly ridiculous. Maybe they broke in, repaved everything, and then waited for someone else to break in! Yeah, I know it’s a setting with magic, but there’s a goddamned limit here.

So what happened instead? He passed out and we spent equal parts of the rest of the episode in flashbacks and sitting around the campfire having more chatsies. Chatsie chatsie chatsie chatsie chatsie. Why do when you can talk? And talk and talk and talk and talk and talk. At least they skipped over the terrible event of the past, although no doubt that’s to come later the next time they find themselves needing to fill five minutes. At least when they don’t want to have Adlet simply shout that he’s the strongest for another few minutes. Again.


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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    The entire time I watched this episode I was thinking, “are these guys idiots?”

    Seriously we were told that the two ways to undo the seal are the caster has to do it or the caster has to die. So why didn’t they just each take turns trying to remove the barrier to prove it wasn’t them. >.>

    The other thing they should have checked in detail was the tattoo proving they are the heroes. The seventh person would not have received their tattoo from whatever god it was. So it’s an ordinary tattoo. Surely there would be a way to tell the differences.

    • algorithm says:

      “Seriously we were told that the two ways to undo the seal are the caster has to do it or the caster has to die”

      They actually don’t know how to deactivate it. Aside from the fake.

      “they should have checked in detail was the tattoo proving they are the heroes”

      They did in the LN, all crests are the same.

  • kenuran says:

    Barrier has to be activated by a sword.
    Is the sword saint or whatever its called.
    Her power is projectile swords.
    Has been having headaches and a freakout since the barrier has been activated.
    Tried to kill Adlet and then pass it off as “I’m just joking! Teehee!”

    Yea i dont know who could have activated the barrier either. Better just pad out four episodes while never advancing the plot beyond more Adlet and Flamey interaction and flashbacks. Im not bored watching these guys stay in one place and talk endlessly about who could have activated the barrier or anything.

    • Paulo27 says:

      It needs to be a special sword, she couldn’t have made it, besides, you need someone there to would their hand on the tablets or whatever.

  • asd says:

    Isn’t the priestess the obvious one to be suspicious of here? She had the key to get in in the first place, she was unaccounted for at the time, all she’d need to do is close the door after she went in and sneak out past Adlet. Not magically uber seal it either, just close it so it won’t open unless someone breaks in.

  • hero of the end says:

    I wanna be the very best that no one ever…
    To be the strongest is my goal