Is this supposed to be an edgy suspense horror anime or macabre comedy? The answer is: probably both. Also, in this episode, we learn that in order to be a psychopath you need to have a crazy and annoying laugh, dilated pupils and some sort of a tongue trope.
Zack and Rachel find out the judge of the B3 floor, Cathy, a sadistic prison warden who sees them as sinners and forces them to go through some weird violent obstacles as punishments for their crimes. After making them take their mugshots, they enter a room where Zack gets trapped in an electric chair and gets shocked repeatedly. Cathy gives some hints to Rachel as to how to save him and Rachel manages to figure it out after destroying the strange mechanism that was controlled by some dummies. As they enter the next room they get trapped once again in a gas chamber that is slowly filling up with poison gas. Cathy breaks out the rules to them, giving them one gas mask to share and a time limit to solve the puzzle. Rachel starts to solve the first stage of the puzzle but she slowly begins to succumb to the poison gas.
A thread, a needle and…: What does Rachel carry in her bag? And most importantly, what can she carry in her bag that she thought it might be useful to break an iron door? If we judge from the series so far and from Rachel’s mental state, it is definitely some sort of weapon.
Zack is very amusing: I love his silly jokes and stupidity. When he screams ‘TAKAI’ I lol every time. In the original game, he had so many smart-ass jokes and puns that seem to be missing from the anime, but then again it might have been like that because of the English adaptation. Still, I would have loved him to say the ‘It looks like someone smeared shit on the wall’ for Cathy’s drawings and the amazing quote after escaping the electric chair, ‘A little longer and a drop of my piss could’ve powered the entire world for 1000 fuckin’ years!’
Cathy is the most annoying out of them all: You thought that Rachel is annoying with all the ‘Please kill me’. Well, at least she is quiet and reserved. Cathy on the other hand, oh my… She has the most annoying laugh ever. She can easily compete with Renge’s annoying laugh from Ouran Host Club, which for me is just the worst of the worst. I get triggered every time I hear it.
Themes & Trivia
The weird tongue tropes in anime: Have you noticed that all the evil characters and antagonists have some weird tongue and licking tropes? These tropes are called Lecherous Licking and Maniac Tongue and they are supposed to indicate a strong and unhealthy attraction or fetish towards something else and symbolize someone you just don’t want to be around – in this case, a dangerous person.
My complaint so far with the anime is the lack of animated action scenes. I mentioned this in the previous episode as well where the scene of Zack breaking the wall was very poorly executed and in this episode, I just didn’t like the way the electric chair puzzle was solved and presented to us at all.
I think we should have seen Rachel struggling a little bit more with it and when she finally manages to solve it and starts breaking the dummies heads it should have been animated, not just stills of images. I know it might sound ridiculous to bitch and moan about something like this, but I am starting to get worried because it kind of looks like they are starting to rush things a little bit, which will end up in badly animated cuts and I just don’t want to see another series getting slaughtered with mediocre animation.
Also, what was that picture on the wall when they entered the electric chair chamber? Can it be a Hisoka fanart or am I just seeing things?
You are the one who sat on it.
I personally enjoy the style of Angels of Death in general and I love the silly jokes and the horror side of it. To be completely honest I never fully acknowledged this as a horror title but more like a dark mystery genre, and especially after the B4 floor I think the fans will be able to understand what the plot and the anime has to offer.
NEXT TIME: Don’t let me kill you just yet.
Angels of Death
Summer 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast