Cavalry of the Failed Knight #11 — Neon Teeth

December 12th, 2015


Hot damn. I love long montages!


Well, an attempt was made to make that 12 minute montage not seem like a 12 minute montage, but a fairly half-hearted one. The change in visual style would've probably been more effective if half the episode hadn't been wacky hijinks filler, or if the reason behind it wasn't so obviously yanked straight out of the colon, or if there was any sense used in the visual direction. One scene, the hat's neon blue for some reason. The next, his teeth are glowing neon red. The next, there's a neon yellow hankerchief. It's not even consistent shot to shot in the same scenelet. Did they throw a dart at the screen and then spin a color wheel to decide what they were doing? But good god, it's a montage, straight out of the same pages as Charlotte's last episode. If it's important, it shouldn't be a montage. If it's a montage, it shouldn't be 12 bloody minutes.

As for the first half of the episode, it was a belated introduction and rewriting of everything done re: Lightning Girl so far because Japan is enamored of the idea that inconsistency and dischordance is 'cute.' Sure, she's always acted impassive and been highly confident, but look at how clumsy and goofy and caring she is now! Mostly, I think it was to check off "gap moe" on their checklists and provide another female to leer at before, like they have with all the others so far, tossing her in the bin. 

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • DmonHiro says:

    To be fair, this isn’t exactly a “gap moe” thing. It’s based on the idea that all personal feelings must be erased during a battle. Once the katana is drawn, the only thing left to do is to kill someone, so that’s why she’s goofy and caring when she’s not in battle. I have no idea if this actually happened, or if it was just a theory written in the bushido.

    As for the filters, just because it stands out doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, Silver Link.

  • Sanjuro says:

    At least she was wearing her glasses this time.

  • Nazarielle says:

    Christ, that lasts the entire second half of the episode? I’m glad I stopped watching when I did.