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In this episode, we see that Seigi is forced into Bluesy Frusey’s Tattoo Retrieval Unit Team “Blue Moon,” as a means of his own protection since he is the only user that has thus far been able to manage the Void Maker seal. Upon his recruitment, Bluesy Frusey begin to set up training for Seigi. Later on, Tom discovers that Princess Aryabhata of the Kingdom Selinistan has taken over her parents’ Kindgdom in a coup. Arya sends two of her ‘Brahmin’ tattoo users to track down the Void Maker tattoo. One of the Brahmin, R.R. Lurker, attacks Izzy at the school, while the other, Iltutmish, finds Tom’s house and attacks Tom and Seigi during their training.
Most of the themes in this episode are a balance between comedy and serious tones. They include:
Overall, the episode had a great amount of action, and the gore left more to be desired. The bad guys were more unique in their different traits than your average stockpile character. For example, R.R. Lurker is very upfront about all his ill characteristics, making it hard for the viewer to sympathize with him from the instant he makes an appearance. Iltutmish is interesting in that she strategizes carefully about how she will approach her victim, which lets the viewer know that Princess Arya’s crew is not just a bunch of brash meatheads. They are compiled of carefully selected killers.
However, there seemed to be several issues with the setup of the plot. There is a fine line between comedy and seriousness when writing an anime, and neither seemed to be given the amount of attention they deserved. Every time the anime started to get serious, and engaging, a cliché or random joke would be thrown in, like with Izzy and her sexual assault on Touko.
On top of that, the entirety of the episode seemed to focus on Izzy and her antics more than Seigi. This leaves cause to wonder if the anime is really about Seigi or Izzy.
Overall rating: 3/6
The action writer Shinjiro has become widely known for the manga adaptation of “Fate/Zero” which is currently serialized in monthly Comic Alive magazine (publisher: KADOKAWA Group Publishing). This is an adaptation of his stylish action anime full of superpower battles.