GARO – Vanishing Line #10 — How Luke Got His Groove Back

December 8th, 2017


By not really doing anything, and not learning any kind of lesson.


This felt very much like it should've been two different episodes, or they should've done a much better job weaving them together, thematically and structurally. I expected both more Luke backstory, which since it's anime, of course means flashbacks, as well as an episode for his recovery, but the tack they took with the two things aren't particularly well connected, so we end up with an A plot and B plot that don't mesh very well together except that they both involve Luke. One was him protecting first responders from the horrors that popped up to take advantage of the chaos, the other was how daddy killed mommy.

Nor does it help that they were both kind of weak. They jump right over the death of the guy who gave the "never give up on helping people" speech to get right to the tears and sad guitar, and I don't much like Luke's mom being just as good a fighter as his dad, only killed because he distracted her. It gets in the way of daddy being all about STRONG and POWER to be resorting to underhanded nonsense, but I suppose that's just making an already intrinsically idiotic thing worse. They're probably going for him feeling guilty about it, but they just kind of tossed that out instead of using the episode to make any kind of progress or development on it, meaning that we're almost certainly going to be revisiting it yet again. 


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  • Dave Baranyi says:

    I really wanted that little girl in the wheelchair to become a Horror and jump up and eat the crying Fireman’s face off while Luke was watching. That would have had much more punch.