Vividred Operation – 07
Kuroki Rei crushing the tomato = foreshadowing this episode’s plot
Episode 07: “Resolute Wishes”
Stuffed In The Fridge? Seems legit.
I didn’t expect Akane to take the hit and start falling near the end of the episode, especially with all the victorious battle music and improved level of animation in the fight scene hinting that the episode was going to follow the usual formula. When Rei made it just in time to give the Alone that much-needed boost so it can regenerate itself, I actually thought she was late and that the Final Operation by Vivid-yellow hit the Alone first.
Why didn’t the bridge bunnies directly relay the transmission to the Vivid-girls that the Alone’s signal hasn’t disappeared (they all had access to the same comm frequency). For that matter, why didn’t the other girls do anything? In past episodes, the Vivid-girls even with their lack of experience could easily dodge the Alone’s attacks even though energy beams move at the speed of light; 300,000 km/s to be exact.
This would not have happened if Kenjirou spent time training them, rather than what happened last episode
Himawari-chan could have erected a barrier with the Vivid Collider while the other girls pulled Akane out of the line of fire. Instead, they all froze in shock, and had time to individually scream “Akane!” while the poor girl got hit by the energy beam and started falling down to earth. Where’s the bloody teamwork they displayed during the last episode? Looking at this week’s results, I’d say Prof. Kenjirou’s experiment to increase their teamwork failed, big time.
Damn it, girls! Do something! Don’t just scream “Akane!” individually
I guess the question on my mind (and everybody else’s mind is): will the series go down a darker route? I admit, my rational side says that it won’t because it’s always been a light-hearted series, but my other side says “go ahead Vividred Operation, do what Urobutchi Gen-sensei did and kill off some characters! Put the main character and everybody else through the emotional wringer! Have someone’s head get bitten off by a magical worm-thing! To really up the ante, how about blowing up the Manifestation Engine?!”
With a show like Vividred Operation having a mysterious energy source which isn’t properly explained (not even Himawari explained how the engine works), alternate worlds that have been destroyed which involved said mysterious energy source, and aliens that forcibly require their human dupe (Rei) to go to school, you can’t help but think, what if there’s a real dark side lurking underneath the show’s light-hearted front?
Curse that damned bloody tomato. Also, there were no clearly defined ass-shots this week. Damn.
P.S. The way Wakaba-chan’s seiyuu screams “Naked Blade!” is so damned sexy. Haha.
Momo-chan: More food for me. Yay!
Next week on Vividred Operation, with Akane out of commission, what’s going to happen now to the Vivid-girls? Will the Alone continue on its rampage? Will Rei see the error of her ways? Will Isshiki Akane survive?
Posted on February 24, 2013, in Anime & Manga, Vividred Operation and tagged Aliens, Cucumbers, Episode Review, Isshiki Akane, Kuroki Rei, Magical Girls, Mayonnaise, Tomatoes, Vividred Operation, Wham Episode. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.