Unfortunately, time has become a big factor in my study life now. And studying is about all I do for life these days so as you can see time becomes even shorter, *sob*. I’m ok though, in case any of you cared, (probably not). But with that, I would like all of you who read and follow my weekly review of Asura Cryin’ Season 2 to please leave me a comment letting me know that you follow. I don’t want to sound bossy and I don’t want to force anyone, but I’m just saying that if I get no manifestations then I will have to stop reviewing this anime.
And if there’s even one person, then I promise that I will keep giving my best reviews for Asura Cryin’.
So apparently Tomo and the gang are all talking about what happened the day before and then he gets a call from his brother, even though we just saw his grave. OK? “Get out of there now!”, Naotaka says. Then a biker-chick with a Picasso mask drives through the window and starts attacking Tomo. Why? Don’t ask me. They run away, Picasso Mask follows, and now they can’t use magic against her because she’s also immune. How? Don’t know. Finally they come to a dead end at a factory and meet up with our beloved Ice Phoenix lady, but unfortunately they discover that she’s trying to kill then too. But to our surprise, Asura Cryin’ comes out of nowhere and saves the day!
When Misao sees this Machina she immediately remembers who’s it is, and that it’s OK to follow it. And it better be OK, because if it wasn’t they’d be very screwed. And here it is! This is were I would like to put up a ‘red flag’. Did you all notice the awesome animation they do with the Asura Cryin’ in her flash-back? Why can’t they keep this quality all through out the whole episode, geez. I think it’s because I watched DTB right before I watched this episode and that kinda showed me the HUMONGOUS difference in animation with Seven Arcs and Bones. *sigh*
Even though I’m actually relieved that we’re finally past the Naotaka thing, I still don’t quite understand what’s going on. But from what I understood is this: Naotaka is dead, and the dude who is impersonating him is actually Tomo from the first world. Let’s call this ‘Tomo from the first world’ Tomo1, ok? I think that’s easier. So, it seems that the 1st world where Tomo1 was living failed at the Black Hole test (as seen in previous episode, called “echos of the past”) and that 1st world is now dying. So Tomo1 used Hagane’s power and traveled to the past to save his dying world.
This is the part where I got confused. What does he mean he traveled to the past? Isn’t he from the 1st world, so that would mean he has to travel to the future to get to the 2nd world, no?
Anyways, I’ll try and explain the vital parts. It looks like Tomo1 had to overwrite the other Tomo existence since he was coming from another world. Why? I couldn’t figure that out. But it looks like Tomo1 couldn’t do that because once he got to the 2nd world normal Tomo was already dead because of a plane accident. And then we’re explained that Misao became a Doll to the Asura Machina to be able to save Tomo’s life. Some how Hagane has the power to do that to… Go figure.
So now we know that Tomo and Kurogane are spares just in case Tomo1 fails his mission. Wait, what mission? What else are you going to do. Oh Come ON! Am I slow, or does this show just leave you with more question every single episode? XD.
Notice what Ania says in the picture above. OK, wtf? Isn’t that phrase supposed to say, “Handler”? I think the subber is watching DTB more then he is Asura Cryin. Well, I guess there’s no need to blame there, I like them both, .
Alright, everyone. My final thought are:
This episode was OK, but it lacked a LOT of animation quality though. The story progressed beautifully but left me a bit confused. Of course that’s not always a bad thing, because they could just answer those questions later. I give it a 7 out of 10.