Show of hands who likes filler episodes? (looks around the clasroom)
if any of you are raising your hands, i’m very disappointed.
And yes, just from that opening sentence i’m sure all you people can already tell this isn’t going to end well. And you’d be right.
Well, like ripping off a bandaid, let’s rip it off quick and get it over with.
The episode starts with Seiya letting us know that the park’s flat broke.
More than likely it’s a combination of not that many people coming and the fact that he’s only been charging people 30 yen for entrance. (with about 230 guests that’s like… 70 bucks a day the park is making)
So they all come up with ideas on how to make money, and the best idea that comes forth is from one of the mascot characters who says “hey, there’s treasure in a cave in a part of Amagi brilliant park no one ever goes to and we lost one of our friends there 10 years ago.”
Here’s where I was like “oh fuck really? are we really going to do this?” and to my chagrin. Yes. Yes they are.
So they arrive at the cave and begin to look around. Very quickly they’re set upon by traps and begin fighting for their lives. A few incredibly cliche traps later (they even lampshade this when the fucking indiana jones boulder comes at them) the sheep and Sento find themselves being separated from the group.
Team A consisting of moffle, the cat, and Seiya all end up fighting a bunch of pig guard…things,
while team B, (the sheep and sento) end up in a jail cell which they quickly break out of.
It’s then that team B hears a voice and comes across the dude that’s been missing all this time. Which..I assume is an otter?
It turns out that Dornell here has been down here for 10 years collecting anime and playing games staying out of the public eye. He’s been able not to disappear despite not feeding of people’s fun because he’s been playing MMO’s and apparently people online count too. So remember kids. The next time you think you’re MMO’ing with a hot chick, you’re probably role playing with a magical otter-weasel.
Team A on the other hand comes across a giant fucking dragon. Who Seiya has ask him a question as a test. I’m thinking to myself “How is Seiya going to know the answer?” Then he uses his power to read the dragon’s mind
And you know, I COMPLETELY forgot he had this power. It’s probably because being a sweet geass-y power, he’s only used it one other time in the beginning of episode 2. This is literally the first time he’s used it since then. Which is sad because um…IT MIGHT BE FUCKING HELPFUL.
Still though, props to the character for remembering a power that I as the audience totally forgot he had.
Anyway he gets it right and the dragon’s completely shocked.
And then we learn the pig guards are just these weird…puff..ball….mole things in costumes.
It seems that all this was part of an attraction that was long forgotten about. Which is WEIRD considering that it has Giant rolling stones, Blades that come out of the walls, and give molotov cocktails to the customers. Fuck this is like if Walt Disney made Deadman Wonderland more than anything. Not too sure they wouldn’t have a few lawsuits.
However, there being not treasure they’re still kind of screwed. So they decide to sell Dornell’s anime collection and make rent for one more month.
And that’s basically where the episode ends.
(Sigh) Like I said. Filler. FILLER FILLER FILLER. There was nothing necessary about this episode. It didn’t further anything, it didn’t add anything, all we know from this episode is that they don’t have money. Which, and I hope they don’t take this wrong way “I ALREADY FUCKING KNEW” I guess “Failing amusement park” or “30 yen per customer” wasn’t enough for me to go “hmm….i think they might be low on funds”
And really? We’re low on money so your IMMEDIATE answer is “Indiana Jonesing” it?
This episode was completely unnecessary. In fact, I take back what I said about last episode. At least that had SOME KIND OF RELEVANCE TO SOMETHING.
This just felt like a waste of my time. Come on guys. You don’t have that many episodes. You can’t dick around like this. Just tell me more ways he’s going to save the park.
(sigh) I don’t know. The past two episodes have just made me very irritable towards this show. I truly do hope it gets better again because as of right now, my interest has fallen quite a bit.
The only reason I’m enjoying this show is Seiiya’s fucking hilarious. There were a few times I laughed at him in this episode. He has a dry wit which actually makes for some good comedic foils.
Other than that, This episode is completely skippable. Trust me, you won’t miss a damn thing.
Oh well though, I guess it’s still better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…..