Kakumeiki Valvrave 2 Episode 10: Resolution for the Future

Ugh what a terribly boring episode! This is going to be a real short entry because there’s absolutely nothing to talk about except for the last five minutes and little bits here and there. First of all, I don’t get why in the world they thought it was a good idea to drag things on until the last five minutes? They could have given us so much more content!!!! This ticks me off because instead of providing us scenes that we would actually care about (SUCH AS, OH I DON’T KNOW: THE PROGRESS OF A-DREI FREEING SAKI SO THAT SHE CAN GO AND RESCUE L-ELF AND HARUTO, BECAUSE SURELY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN QUITE EXCITING TO WATCH AND I’M NOT GOING TO LIE, I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THAT), they spent a shitload of precious screentime on Haruto and L-Elf lashing out at each other and punching each other’s space suits as they slowly getting closer to their deaths! Like, NOBODY CARES! Then we have Shouko finally learning and understanding the reasons why Haruto was keeping the Valvrave secrets’ from her. While it is great that the messy outcome of the lies will not be dragged on, at the same time- that’s way too convenient. I mean, Pino telling her was enough, but to provide her a clip of Haruto intial motives for accepting the terms and agreements! That wasn’t necessary and felt way too easy. The joke would be that before she can even tell Haruto that she forgives him for lying to her, she gets killed- which would be a bummer.

Kakumeiki Valvrave 2 Ep 10 Img 0005It was no surprise, but all of Saki and A-Drei’s scenes were the highlights of this episode for me. Seeing that A-Drei was actually the one to suggest that they plan a revolution against Dorrisia gives us a whole lot more depth to his character. The best part is that L-Elf was thinking the exact same thing and as they say: Great minds think alike. But most of all, I AM SO FREKING HAPPY THAT HE ASKED SAKI ABOUT WHETHER L-ELF HAD SHOT HIM IN THE EYE, AND SHE ANSWERED TRUTHFULLY WHICH CLEARED UP L-ELF’S AND A-DREI’S MISUNDERSTANDING!!! THAT’S ALL I EVER WANTED! X-Eins on the otherhand, good gracious- dude! I thought he got the message from H-Neun, I was so sure, but… it appears he is still in doubt! LIKE, DUDE JUMP ON THE REVOLUTION BANDWAGON ALREADY! Arg, so frustrating! I just want A-Drei, X-Eins and L-Elf to reunite, be a badass team they always were and work together with Haruto and the gang to unveil the world and kick the Council and Hundred and One asses.

Finally last but not least, there was suddenly a burst of runes. It’s something Cain had done a while back and it’s an ability we are very unfamiliar with. But the interesting part is that Haruto is starting to learn and wield (subconsciously) use the other abilities that he wasn’t familiar with nor was he aware Magius could do. It will be interesting to see them expand on this power, and explain further how it happened in the first place. In the mean time, I think the key was finding the resolve to live.
Speaking of the runes burst, I never actually touched up on this but it’s has been on my mind for two months: The team must have figured out a way a some point or another an alternative way to get runes and preserve their memories. For Saki to have remembered the past and the epic battle that changed the world hundreds of years later, they must have come up with a way to prevent memory loss.

 

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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2 Responses

  1. KF says:

    This episode is boring but necessary. Last episode, they shows us the costs of lies so that we understand just how significant it is. Only when you let it all out and accept it can you move forward.

    “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    These past episodes have been the two of them bickering with each other. Now that they are not, that they start to work as a team, can Magius finally be confronted!

    TQ

  2. WandererYS says:

    Actually, I find the fight rather interesting and at least somewhat important. It puts L-Elf back into action, now that all the truth is revealed to him, which would have been hard when he’s all depressed. Spraying all this out during that space catf….. erm… I mean one sided brawl (joke) kind of make sense if you think about Haruto basically doesn’t care anymore at that point if the truth is going to give L-Elf more despair or not. Btw, punching on that helmet must’ve hurt.

    Another interesting thing to point out is that in 13:42, where Haruto said that Lieselotte sided with the humans, it was interesting to see that in 16:10 L-Elf’s flashback made in L-Elf’s perspective (facing Haruto) instead of just reusing the scene again (side view). A lot of anime would just reuse the side view scene, but I liked how they handled this flashback. It helps to place the viewer into L-Elf’s seat quickly and support the mind monologue.

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