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Chaos;Child, Episode 12

Life’s a scary thing, with its lack of apparent purpose but plenty of rejection to go around. The more little Taku got ignored by his parents and classmates, the more he convinced himself that he was better, smarter, kinder than them. Why would he want those painfully normal people to like him if they could never understand him the way Serika did? Wasn’t he a misunderstood genius, like his idol Takumi? One day, he would show all of them how… Continue Reading →

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Episode 12

We really haven’t changed, have we? Jean’s last line to Nino sums it up best. In this week’s climax, ACCA stayed true to its laid-back nature by turning Lilium’s carefully plotted usurpation into a theatrical exercise that’s resolved in a flash. Publicly out-couped, the master plotter ends up getting played on the stage that was supposed to mark his secret step into the limelight. Schwan is demoted to the subordinate role of figurehead that Lilium had originally intended for Jean… Continue Reading →

Chaos;Child, Episode 11

After already bordering on ridiculous over the phone last week, daddy dearest has now entered full comic book villain mode. Strapped to his evil delusion device, he makes his entrance on stage spewing lines about how guys who hit girls don’t get dates, while dropping the young woman he just killed. I’m guessing this was supposed to be ironic. Luckily, the theater conveniently built on the site of the old planetarium is the perfect backdrop for his insufferable speeches. Apparently,… Continue Reading →

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Episode 11

These days, when I look at you, I can’t tell if you’re getting dragged into things, or if you’re prying into the whole mess. After 100 years of peace, Dōwā’s guards have lost their edge. Their clumsy assassination attempt is foiled by Nino, who spends his first visit to Furawau district checking out the local emergency services after taking a bullet for Jean. The fact that he didn’t die softens the cliché somewhat, and ACCA at least tried to give… Continue Reading →

Chaos;Child, Episode 10

I could just as well copy and paste my review from last week and change the rating, since everything that didn’t come together then has fallen apart completely now. Before we get to the really bad stuff, let’s look at Taku’s imaginary memories with Onoe, which weren’t too shabby despite the almost comically severe neglect by his parents. Poor Taku ended up projecting his loneliness onto Onoe who had it even worse in his mind, with parents who called her… Continue Reading →

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