Active Raid Episode 11 [ Politics in Deactivated Japan ]
So this episode Japan’s infastructure was taken over and yet everyone is still bullshitting each other. I grow weary of the politics, both from the higher ups who are shutting down Section 8 and how every single person who works with Logos seems to find it an arbitrary super pretentious idea that at best they used for whatever means they have to an end. Because of this, all the anticipation and fear I felt from before is mostly gone. It’s not that I don’t care about the mystery. . . I just don’t care about the solution.
I don’t know what the show is going for. What do you do when the villains own allies repeatedly devalue their entire concept, making something that would otherwise be frightful into something that is basically just consistently undermined. It’s not that Tomoki couldn’t have been done correctly, but to have been done just the episode after another villain did essentially the same thing with less class? Mythos just comes off as boring for having no real allies and Bird comes off as a smug nitwit.
I think the point of these episodes is to feel rewarded when Section 8 shows its stuff and proves it’s capable of dealing with the problems even with all the drama, but I dunno. I feel like this is definitely a weaker two parter for a much more satisfying ending that is coming. A lot objectively happened but what can I say? It’s cute Hinata’s voice was the code to find stuff, it’s nifty Tomoki is helping them, but as usual Active Raid is everything it seems to desire to be while still lacking a sparkle that pulls me in.
But I will say there is one redeeming satisfying quality: LIKO. EVERYTHING NEXT EPISODE WILL FINALLY BE EPIC, BECAUSE LIKO IS CORRUPT DATA. EVERYONE CALLED THIS, INCLUDING ME, AND IT’S AWESOME! I’M PSYCHED FOR THIS ACTIVE RAID DON’T MESS IT UP!!!!