So this week I made a decision. Episode 5 would be the make or break episode. If this episode failed to impress me or made my blood boil to the point of eruption I’d be done.
I’ll save everyone the trouble and not talk about the cliche rom-com crap involving Ange and Tusk.
No. Not that Tusk. Gundam Seed guy wannabe wishes he were as cool as Killer Instinct’s Tusk.
Like I said, I figured that if I’m going to stick around with this crap, every single scene where Ange and Tusk bond, I will skip. If the few skits I saw this week before I pushed hit fast forward were any indication then any yuri fan would have walked away long ago. With that I will only talk about the interesting parts of the episode.
So apparently Tusk’s parents died. Of course they did. Again with this trope…for fuck’s sake…His mom was a dragon slayer…okay. The Commander was also there at that time for some reason. Oh and Tusk knows about Villkiss. Well that wipes away the “Tusk being the spirit of Villkiss” theory.
I bet you jerk ass writers want to have Hilda join the evil empire later on, don’t you?
Fucking assholes with your “lesbians are evil” bullshit. This will be one of my red flags. If they have Hilda or any other likable/lesbian character join the evil empire I’ll automatically quit. Also if they do not have her join the empire but kill her off in a retarded manner that will also be a red flag. Actually killing off more of the dragon slayers in a stupid manner would be a red flag.
I hate to admit it because of how crappy the show has been up to this point but the fights between dragons and dragon slayers are still cool. Let it be known that I do like the fight scenes. The added blood is not cringe inducing. It’s more like present day WWE cage matches that lack any blood. Without it the violence would not be as effective. So the blood has its place here.
Also Ange finally calmed down amongst the nicer dragon slayers. Good, because if I had to watch any more of stone cold badass wannabe Ange I would have more shit to fast forward through.
You know. I honestly hope Ange’s maid isn’t revealed to be gay for Ange next week. Because knowing who the dick wad writers want to hook up Ange with I will feel horrible for the maid. Then again FUCK them if they have the maid be a spy for the evil empire. That would mean she may be forced to sacrifice her life for Ange…though even if she weren’t a spy it wouldn’t surprise me if they did kill her off for a dumb dick reason.
In the end I will say this. Usually I drop an anime if it fails to impress me after five episodes. Cross Ange was about to reach that point and it would have been dropped this week had I not made the decision to skip all bullshit scenes from now on. Tusk is gone for the time being so he’ll hopefully not come back again until much later when the dragon slayers inevitably decide to take on the evil empire.
Basically the show has not yet hit the point where I say “I’m done with this shit”. Not yet…surprisingly.