TAAN: I can’t think right now, almost literally. The past several days have been pretty bad for me, I guess, since I’m like this right now. But anyways, this episode was far too confusing when I tried to summarize it, so I decided to hold off on it for a while until I thought of something. Unfortunately I didn’t. The summary is made in 3 sentences. I don’t want to take screenshots. I guess I will though, since only a summary such as this would be pretty boring.
Archive for the ‘Asura Cryin’’ Category
TAAN: Well, since everyone else is talking about work in their intro thing, I might as well too. I have far more work than I actually acknowledge right now, and it’s all due to my horrible habit of being unable to escape the allure of sleep. Once I’m awake, I can stay up forever, but apparently once I go to sleep, I can also sleep forever. I even switched my alarms so they sound different and set them for random times (I use around 4 alarms, btw), but I still have trouble getting out of bed. I’ve slept >= 12 hrs the past several days, which sucks. Ok, I filled up enough space. Episode review tiem.
TAAN: You know, this series reminds me a lot of another one with a certain kid with a godly brother (with similar names, even) pulling the strings from some unknown location. And they both share random stuff about spirals. Anyways, here’s the second and third episodes.
Summary: So Tomoharu wakes up after the battle last night with his house still ruined and Shuri sleeping next to him. Amongst the confusion, he remembers that his brother is connected to the “Royal Dark Society” (which has been coming up a lot lately). Also, the student council president (Reishiro Saeki) was the guy from last night in white and his sister (Reiko) is friends with Takatsuki, the girl with the eyes. Both are tracking Tomo to stop something bad related to him, Takatsuki and that Asura Machina. Anyways, since his house just got trashed, Tomo goes to his landlord’s place to talk about repairs but instead finds out that that place where Takatsuki lives, that Takatsuki’s father is the leader of the powerful Takatsuki gang, and that Takatsuki herself is a “devil,” and that guy in the suit works under her father. And he’s actually a nice guy (not really, buthe doesn’t know that). And he wants Tomo to give her a present in his place, cause of family matters (she doesn’t want to be associated with her father’s gang). And that a “projection being” is a living sacrifice for the Asura Machina. Right. The next day, he’s summoned to the Student Council’s office, where he meets Reishiro who accepts him into the “1st” student council (which is also apparently a holy defense force, cult, and mini-army) without warning. At the same time, Takatsuki meets with Reiko where she tries to convince her to forget Tomo. Reishiro attempts to convince Tomo of something too, but only with some shiny guns (pointed at him), and by calling forth his Asura Machina (his projection being is Aine), but he’s saved by a combo of Misao and Takatsuki, but Misao seems to disappear and Takatsuki is captured. He decides he’s not going to get pushed around anymore and runs to get the Extractor box from his house.
Tomo’s association of breasts with bad things:
Creepy old spiral guy:
Summary: Tomo runs back to his house to grab the suitcase containing the Asura Machina, batting off the constant persistence of Shuri’s club recruitment. Reishiro has a flashback about how he got his Asura Machina. It involves his sister and her friend (Aine again), a giant monster thing and a military ship. Basically the giant thing attacks and Aine is fatally wounded. He uses another Extractor box to save her life by using her as the sacrifice, turning her into a projection being. Anyways, Tomo ends up meeting Aine, who fails at convincing him to stop and tells him where Takatsuki is being held. He gets in safely and frees her by threatening to open the box, but Reishiro orders an attack anyways. Tomo opens the box, which leads to Epic Failure, cause it’s empty. The two run for safety and manage to hide, only to meet Shuri. Tomo finally breaks and signs the club thing and Shuri throws off her coat and reveals that her limbs and joints have guns and boosters in them. Reishiro summons his Machina again, but with Shuri’s help, they escape, kind of. Reishiro catches up at a conveniently huge room and freezes everything. He attacks defenseless Tomo, but of course deus ex machina (yes, that’s a pun…I think) happens and Tomo’s Machina, Kurogane appears and goes all Eva-berserk on Reishiro’s. It opens up the Machina’s chest, revealing Aine in a tube, and almost crushes it before Tomo orders it to stop. At this point, Shuri explins some stuff about how her chem club is superior to Reishiro’s student council thing since hers is under the 3rd student council, the Royal Dark Society, who has as its patron the queen of the state church (just how influential is this school…?). In anycase, he allows them to leave, and Shuri reveals that Tomo’s house is also the club meeting place, as determined by his brother.
Shuri’s persistant club recruitment:
“Just siblings,” huh…
Randomly evil-looking (and hypocritical) Reishiro:
Random Ridiculous Poses:
And finally, NOT Higuchi:
TAAN: Remember, these are curved so 5 actually means average. If they seem a little low, keep in mind average is good.
Next Ep: 8/10
Katt: Here’s another point for the girls’ team in H,S,A!’s race to blog the first spring season episodes! I am glad that I snatched this one first because I have been very curious to find out whether this series will fit my taste or not. It could have gone a lot of ways. There’s the supernatural/comedy/romance route that Minnie and I thought would be fun, and then there’s the fact that the art shows more female characters than males that could be a fanservice concern. So which way will Asura Cryin’ be going? I am here to blog this first episode and gauge what genres stand out for better or for worse! This means I’ll go outside of my regular style for this entry…kind of towards Steve’s listing method. Alright, I haven’t really established what I’m doing, but I’ll figure it out as I go along.