GARO – Vanishing Line #22 — Suicide is Temporary

March 16th, 2018


I love when dead characters come back to life for no reason.


A flat out terrible episode as the show limps to its conclusion. Note, the show, not the story. Now that the final boss has revealed itself, they proceed to… leave and go have a timeout without it doing damn near anything to them. Oh, sure, the Master Plan was enacted and people had impromptu naps. But that's it. That's the entirety of 'what happened' this week. No, wait. That's selling it too high. They actually brought back Whose-Its from the dead out of nowhere, so if anything, we went backwards by cheapening a sacrifice that was already of dubious worth. And apparently he's just back to deliver an inspirational speech to Sophie so she can declare that she's so up for… something. We're at the end of the goddamned show, and they still haven't figured out what they're doing with her. I still have no idea why the antagonists wanted to kidnap her. Best guess is that for some reason, they needed her brother to have a complete mental breakdown before being eaten. Hell if I know why though.

But let's not stop there. While Sword and Sophie go off to fight the last boss, literally every other character will be brawling in the dump because… crap. We forgot to have any reason whatsoever for it. Oopsies! Even simply guarding the damn door would be a significant step up. Hell, I wouldn't be shocked if we all but skipped over the rest of the junkyard crap. That's how little it matters. And remember how Whose-Its was laser-focused on Sword before? Which is how the first half goddamned ended? So much for the midboss's only motivation, cause we're dropping that too.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    Maybe there is a curse on any Garo anime. This one is certainly dying a painful and ugly death.

    So Gun-Kid gets to fight his father again, Gun-Boob gets to fight Audry II, I guess that Sword will fight Glasses-Guy, and Sophie will find the plug to pull on the network.

    Oh well, I’ll soon forget this p.o.s.

    • Aroduc says:

      I think it’s more any MAPPA anime.

    • sp33 says:

      Even if this ultimately shits the bed (and those sheets are looking a little brown) I think on the whole this is the strongest entry in the series. The setting was fresh and the music was on point. Maybe if they’d stayed in the original city just a little longer…