Happy 100th Episode! 😀
This week, to spotlight was shifted onto the Hanoi Knights and Akira and Emma working on trying to figure out how to effectively save everyone and stop Bohman. It was unexpected, but I really liked that this was done because it is so important to make these characters relevant. They don’t need to be ‘duelling’ to do their job, they have a different role, and that is playing as support. Luckily for the hacking squads, Faust was able to make a breakthrough by discovering a potential vulnerability in Bohman’s Neuron Link Skill, and were able to come up with a plan how to attempt exploiting it.
In order to use the Neuron Link skill, Bohman requires an immense amount of power. The key to the system, lies in the two Link VRAINS worlds overlapping each other. So the idea is, if they split it up, Bohman won’t be able to use the Neuron Link skill anymore, or at least that’s what they hope. However the plan cannot be done with the offline team alone, Emma and Akira, who are online will be working with them, along with a special bonus of Emma’s Virus Bomb, kekeke, if it all goes well, this could be really fun ahaha. And honestly, I hope this plan succeeds because it was be freaking hilarious and amazing to see them knock Bohman off his high-horse. But it’s a race against time since Bohman appears to be going through the players list by the order which they have logged in, giving Emma and Akira estimate of how much time they have to work with before they are attacked by Neuron Link as well. Of course, also by doing that, they may not only be able to stop Bohman’s “cheat” method, but also buy more time to protect those who are logged in, and get them out of there.
And speaking of the players logging in.
Oh my god.
Did anyone else have to PAUSE the episode when Bohman announced more players are logging into Link VRAINS?!
I litterally, needed a moment because I could not handle the stupidity. The proverb: ‘Curiosity killed the cat’, is exactly what is currently transpiring. As the world learns about how players cannot log out of Link VRAINS, we have fucking stupid people, who have the audacity to log into a system, that has been publicly announced they can’t log out. And you know what was the most startling part about the newly logged in users? It was their reaction. While they most likely heard about how people can’t log out, it seems as though they had thought it was some kind of publicity stunt, leading to an event in the network.
And that brings me back to SOL Technology: Their silence in this matter is also to blame for this. It has been reported that rather than making a public announcement to plead to the public not to log into network, they are choosing to remain silent. As result, it’s the complaints piling up of users being unable to log out that’s making the headlines. A lot of us have been speculating on how SOL Technology would turn the tables. I have said it time and time again for the last few weeks how this company is completely toast, but as some have suggested, if they were to somehow manipulate the footage into pinning the blame on Playmaker and the others for the network being hijacked, would they still be able to salvage the name of their brand? It would be rather interesting if the writer chooses to go in this direction, as rather than being hailed as a hero as he has done in the past incidents, Playmaker’s name could somehow be branded as a traitor, but that just seems really messy and I’m not sure how well that would play out.
With Yuusaku having been somewhat benched this episode, it’s an understatement why there wasn’t much progression with the duel, but I didn’t particular mind it because in turn, we got to see progress being made elsewhere. But that isn’t to say nothing happened between him and Bohman. In fact, this week Bohman starts yapping about how he’s the “evolved form” of Yuusaku, (no, just no!), and because he’s special to him, he will place his data in a special place inside him, promising to grant him happiness forever. Of course Yuusaku flat out refuses to accept his ideals and definition of ‘utopia’ (which still blows my mind how he thinks the world would be a fucking perfect as the sole existence). He also made a valid point of how Bohman is just lonely (which is absolutely true, but doesn’t excuse him of his actions), but he’s not your mushy type of hero is going to give out hugs, scream about the power of friendships or smiles. Instead Yuusaku argues that: while people’s views may clash from time to time, it enables them to grow a broader mind by accepting each other despite their differences. And this right here, is the key to co-existence.
Next episode, oh my god that preview! At the end of the episode, Bohman looked pretty annoyed to see Yuusaku still have both the will to fight on, and cards up his sleeve! And now Ai is gonna do something crazy, and that animation style! You know it’s gonna be wild when they got those crazy expressions! I cannot wait, it’s going to be a doozy!
PS: Here’s to hoping we actually get to see Cyberse Clock Dragon land a punch. It’s been a long time since we last saw this dude, so hopefully he can actually shine.