JUSTICE OF LIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT~!
This was the least bad episode of the show — actually, it was kind of enjoyable. I particularly liked the fact that Luke didn’t go all shounen hero and save the day all by himself again.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it would have been stupid to see Cecily run to Luke’s side just to see him do all the work. Had that been the case, her character would have had almost no growth whatsoever. In the end, they won together. It’s just some stupid action anime, but this development is better than nothing.
On the other hand, some tropes never die: Siegfried just stands idly by as 1) Cecily gives her silly little speech about former Lisa’s love and 2) Luke pulls another sword out of his black, magical ball(s?).
It never stops being as phallic as possible, does it?
It’s just always sad that villains only ever lose because of their hubris. I guess what we need is a Woody Allen villain, one who is so unsure of himself, he’d never take his opponents lightly: “How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size? Oh God I’m such a neurotic loser, but I guess I should fight… CORROSIVE SWORD oh dear I hope I win.”
In the end, Siegfried disappears in a cloud of smoke. Do I smell sequel? At this point, I think I’d much rather watch it over the sequels for Nyan Koi! and Kampfer, strange enough as that sounds.
A few things could have been better. How did the soldiers defeat all of those demons?
Those beasts looked like they were kicking ass when Cecily wasn’t around.
Were these supposed to be scary? It’s like the director was standing over the artist’s shoulder and going, “Hm… not sinister enough. Add a few more eyes. Oh… oh! Perfect!”
Dugtrio was never the same after one of its heads fell off in a bench pressing accident.
No wonder the hat’s so ugly. Luke has only one eye.
Isn’t… isn’t this a little anachronistic? Actually, take a look at definition number three… hm.