Re:CREATORS – Episode 10 [We Know Exactly How You Think and How You’re Fighting!]

Aliceteria is still convinced that Meteora is the one who killed Mamika, so she wastes no time starting a fight with her former ally and friend. Meteora tells Souta to contact Kikuchihara, who tells him that she’s sending help as quickly as possible. Souta, who left the fight to make the call, becomes overwhelmed with guilt for running away and rushes back to Meteora’s side.

Yuuya shows up and uses Hangaku to fight Aliceteria. However Magane also stops by the battleground and convinces Aliceteria to let her fight Yuuya so she can focus on fighting Meteora. Aliceteria doesn’t fully trust Magane but goes along with the psychopath’s plan.

Yuuya continues to use Hangaku against Magane, but she is able to use her ability to take Hangaku from him. In the meantime, Souta arrives back at the parking lot and puts himself between Aliceteria and an injured Meteora. He tries to get Aliceteria to stand down by saying that fans of her story are supporting her as she fights for her people, but she is not moved by his words. Having lost her world and her ally Mamika, Aliceteria says she doesn’t know who or what to believe in anymore.

Aliceteria attacks Meteora again and it looks like Souta is about to be impaled on the knight’s lance, but Meteora shoves him out of the way at the last moment and takes the hit. Her slight body goes flying across the parking lot and skids across the concrete; Souta rushes to her side.

In a sudden beam of red light, Selesia comes to a screaming halt in the middle of the parking lot. We see that Rui is hovering in the sky as backup, and military personnel are on their way. Selesia takes over the fight for Meteora and it looks like she’s about to land a hit on Aliceteria, except Altair shows up and interferes with the fight. The end result is that Selesia is impaled on the end of Aliceteria’s lance. For what it’s worth, Aliceteria is completely shocked that she just seriously injured someone who used to be her ally.

Altair commands Aliceteria to behead Selesia, but Aliceteria seems to be too much in shock to hear the command. Blitz appears and shoots at Selesia, but Yuuya appears in front of the fallen warrior and deflects the bullet. Yuuya launches into the sky and begins to fight (manually) with Blitz. Except where is Hangaku?

Altair tests her theory of disturbing a “pillar” (of the human world?) by summoning a Gigas Machina of her own, which poor Rui has to fight.

Takashi, Masaaki and Kikuchihara shows up on the scene, along with a ton of military soldiers. Takashi races to Selesia’s side, and after berating her for some trope-ish parting words, he sets up his laptop. He has a last ditch plan to save his creation, and he will do it or die trying. Takashi uses the earlier changes he’d tried making to Selesia’s character, along with Marine’s digital image of Selesia, and uploads the update to his Twitter account. Remember that the original theory was that changes to a creation’s story/character won’t work if they don’t have an impact on the public. In this case he needs his fans’ feedback in order for the changes to Selesia to take place.

But it works! As his fans like and share his tweet, Selesia is engulfed in red light and flames as her outfit changes and she gets a new, superior sword. Most importantly the hole in her body is now gone. Selesia launches an incredibly powerful fire-based attack at Aliceteria that does some damage, but before she can attack again Blitz shows up.

Altair turns blue and static-y, and she says that if the battle were to continue then she would be the one pushed out of the human world. Altair tells Blitz and Aliceteria that the “stars are not in alignment” so she can’t put her plan into action yet, and she departs. When she leaves, the second Gigas Machina disappears as well. Blitz leaves as well and Aliceteria follows not far behind.

With the fight over, Selesia’s buffs disappear and the hole in her body reappears. She collapses to the ground and it’s not immediately clear if she’s dead or not.

In the final moments of the episode, we see that Magane (who fucked off earlier after her fight with Yuuya apparently ended) succeeded in taking Hangaku from Yuuya. Great, now she’s even more powerful. :/   I wonder if there’s a way to “reverse” her ability?

My thoughts:
I shit you not, when Selesia got stabbed by Aliceteria’s lance I was shouting at my computer screen in disbelief. First Mamika, and now Selesia??? If Selesia dies I will be one sad panda – she’s one of my favourite characters… ;~;

Anyways this was a fantastic episode, full of action and complete with a cameo from Altair at long last. I noticed that upon losing Hangaku, Yuuya has gained red streaks running down his face like a bloody trail of tears. What does this mean?

I don’t have much to say, other than I really enjoyed this episode. Also yay for Souta growing a bit of a spine and rushing back to help his friends in whatever way he could. I’m not ashamed to say that I ship him and Meteora a little, and have hopes for something to develop between them… *halo*

I can’t wait for next week’s episode! 😀


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7 Responses

  1. zztop says:

    Staff interview revealed more facts:
    – Ep 10 is considered the “middle climax” (presumably of the entire series).
    – On Celestia’s powerup, the writers reworked the upgrade theme that was discussed in Ep 3. It wasn’t planned in advance.
    – Hiroe Rei says the overall story is also about the creators, mentioning Souta’s speech.

    Mamika’s fan event was a full-on funeral:

    Part 2 of the anime will air July 8th, with a confirmed special airing the week before.
    Ep 11 and 12 should still be airing until then. There’s also been a pre-airing of both episodes in Japan.

    Re Creators Recap gag manga 1-9:
    The Holy Mother Meteora, aka Our Lady of the Potato Chip.

    A note to remember is that Celestia’s character changes disappeared because it was only due to temporary popularity. The fans only treated it as an idea, meaning to upgrade her permanently they’d need an official story release detailing the upgrade to enshrine it in the fans’s collective awareness. Not sure how they’d work it in for a game NPC like Meteora, although Magane really missed out on that chance by killing off her creator.
    Yuuya did mention Hangaku was his curse. Best scenario is that Magane’s now taken it on and it’ll affect her later. Worst case is the curse still sticks with Yuuya, and he painfully wastes away while Magane abuses her new power. =__=

    I wonder what’s motivating Blitz to side with Altair anyway? Maybe he’s symphathetic to her past and cause?

    • Nikolita says:

      Ahhh that makes sense, thanks for explaining why Selesia’s changes were only temporary. Sorry I missed that detail. ^^;;

      Yeah I was wondering about what too, whether Magane is cursed now. I still wonder about the red marks on Yuuya’s face. Maybe that’s what happens when a person who was cursed is no longer cursed?

      I agree, although I suspect he has his own motivations and he’s using Altair in some way. That’s just the feeling I get anyways. I’m more irritated with Aliceteria siding with Altair, honestly.

      • zztop says:

        For Alice, she’s stubbornly clinging on to the last certainties she’s secure in; her role as knight to avenge Mamika’s death, and Altair being the first person she followed in the real world. I think she feels if she admits she was wrong, then she’ll lose it all because she has nothing left to believe in anymore.

        For the specials, Japanese boards say there’ll be 1 special airing the week before July 8th. They’re not sure about the upcoming week and the week after, but there’s a chance we could get 1 more ep before they go on break.

        Here’s a translation of the manuscript Matsubara uploaded to the net to change Celestia.

  2. Virginia says:

    Sorry to break the news for you… but this is the end of cour one. The next episode is the start of cour 2 but it won’t air until July 8th.

    In the meanwhile they’ll be airing specials regarding the anime… like how there was a special episode (that I never got to see) before the actual airing of episode 1. Hence Magane’s appearance at the very end.

    Also this was the last time gravityWall and the ed played. When cour 2 airs along with the rest of the premieres for the summer 2017 anime, the next episode will have a new op and ed.

    • Nikolita says:

      Nooooo I have to wait almost a month for more?? T__T

      Thank you for the heads up about the specials and the upcoming new music! 😀 You guys never cease to amaze me with all this information that you find that I’m just oblivious to.

      • Virginia says:

        Okay I got it wrong…. Sorry!!!

        I assumed with Magane’s pose and the news that the Next episode would air on July 8th but no…

        Episode 11 aired today!

        Sorry for causing confusion and spreading unintentional misinformation!

        • Nikolita says:

          Not at all! Don’t worry. I was going to check for the next week or two just to be sure. No harm done. Thank you for coming back to let me know. 🙂

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