A/N: Sorry for the delay, wanted to get it out last night but a major storm happened and I lost power ever since.
It was exactly five minutes into the episode when I realized this was going to another one of those stupid episodes. And sure enough it was, but at each passing moment, it felt like it was just getting worse and worse, and worse. By the time we reached the fifteen minute mark, I was so done, 100000% done with this episode- and much to my dismay, this god damn fight is not over yet. We still have another episode of this shit. And frankly, I hardly expect any improvements, if anything it’s going to be corny as Yuuya has finally identified a familiar feeling he has experienced during the days he was trying to find his own identity and deal with the disappearance of his father. I just hope they actually make a believable backstory, because everything that took place today was not convincing whatsoever.
Red flags began popping up the second we heard the explanation of why Jack came to the Fusion World.
The Crow’s kids told him to leave rebuilding the city to ‘them’ (hopefully it was meant to be referring to the citizens, otherwise that would be the dumbest thing I ever heard) and help save the world! Regardless what they meant by that, I still face-palmed. They also conveniently left out how he was able to use the Dimension Traveling Device, as I think Reiji would have mentioned Jack was with them had he jumped in at the same time.
The second red flag was when battle Beast had this dumbfounded look on his face upon Jack’s arrival. My guess he never seen a D-Wheel before. It was funny for a moment, but then this happened: Suddenly, Counter Traps are considered ‘new’ to Academia folks.
You expect me to believe, ACADEMIA, OF ALL ORGANIZATIONS, THE ONE WHO IS TRYING TO MERGE ALL THE REALM- DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT A TRAP THAT CAN BE ACTIVATED ON THE TURN IT’S SET?! THAT MAKES NO SENSE. THEY AREN’T NEW LIKE PENDULUM SUMMONING!!! When I realized the writers decided to dumb down both Battle Beast and Instructor Sanders, followed by Battle Beast tilting once Superior Sanders joined the fight, that’s when I knew for certain: This was going to be a dumb episode.
And they weren’t just about to stop there!
Battle Beast begins acting weird, and Yuuya senses it- BUT, before we get into that- the writers, decided, “OH, LET’S THROW IN YUUYA’S DELIMINA ABOUT HIS ROLE IN REVIVAL ZERO, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHT.”
Dear Writers, what the hell were you thinking?! Why now?! WHY IN THIS VERY FIGHT MUST YOU MAKE HIM DO THAT? There is a time and place to do it, BUT THIS IS NOT THE TIME AND PLACE! Oh my god, this is such an important and relevant plot subject to be addressed, but episode was already so so so stupid, I just wished they didn’t make Yuuya daze out in a middle of the fight like that only to have a very serious discussion with Yuuto about the matter- like no. NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! Hell, they even had Jack call him out on it because they knew someone had to call him out on this bullshit. I don’t care that Instructor Sanders was having a bitchfit at Battle Beast while Yuuya and Yuuto were talking, it simply not the time and place to do it, because it is a serious topic that needs to be discussed in the appropriate circumstances. The problem however, is the fact it appears to not be a priority for the writers to create such time and place for them to do so. These kinds of things make me want to cry because I do love this series so much but they are rushing so much it’s killing me inside.
Finally, they go back to Yuuya identifying the familiar feeling he got from observing Battle Beast earlier. As mentioned in the beginning, he was able to connect with the familiarity of the isolation and loneliness, and the struggle for self identity.
What follows could be seen from miles away. It was so freaking obvious. Battle Beast then attacks Superior Lancer after he is threatened to be Carded- and before we can see him attempt to card the instructor…
The episode ends there.
I really don’t want to go through another episode of this fight. I really, really really don’t. I just want it done and overwith. PLEASE, I AM BEGGING YOU. Also since they added add Jack into this fight, can they at least make it epic? Otherwise what’s the point? For god sake, Gongenzaka could have done just as much!
I think one of the other saddest things about this episode was the debut of a new track. Or at least I think it’s new because I don’t remember hearing it before- or maybe it was because it was the only thing I liked in the episode. Man what a shame this track was debuted in such a crappy episode and circumstances, because it’s a wonderful track, gorgeous music.
Oh and did you guys hear about the 6th Opening Theme Song coming up? I hope it’s good! I look forward to what will be featured in it!!!