Accel World 06
Weirdly enough, I didn’t feel any hatred against Haru’s and Hime’s relationship nor did I feel any hatred against Haru himself. On the contrary, I actually enjoyed seeing their interactions in the hospital together so I guess that’s good for my overall enjoyment in the near future. Speaking of characters, Kuroyukihime has stolen my heart in episode 6 with her pony tail and adorable facial expressions! Though she’ll never reach the level of Mio Akiyama (no other female will ever surpass Mio and that’s a fact!) I do consider her one of the most attractive females I’ve seen (in term of my standards). Any favourites so far fellow readers?
As for episode 6 itself, I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would considering I stated in my previous post that I’m only in it for the fighting. The simple fact that Accel World has appealed to me through scenes that don’t involve fighting is proof to myself that I’m now enjoying the show not just for one aspect which is another good sign. Sure I can’t forgive how they had to use the cliche boy-falls-over-girl-and-gropes-her tactic but that’s a minor issue in term of Accel World as a whole. What appealed to me the most in this episode was Taku.
We might believe that Taku has changed for the better good and point out that it’s evident in episode 6 that he has good intentions for helping Haruyuki reach Level 2. Even so, something’s missing in the picture. Trusting that Hadena’s subs are accurate, why would Vanquish declare a stay of execution for Taku? Why did Taku wish for Vanquish to not say he’s letting him go? Why did Taku ask for more time? Why did he quit Kendo? And why does Kuroyukihime think he’s suspicious even after all he has done for Haruyuki? My guess is that Taku is trying to win their trust; acting as a double agent. The sad thing is, I get the impression that he’ll gain Kuroyukihime’s trust in episode 7 and in turn will be able to act as a true double agent for Vanquish. What are your thoughts on this matter guys?
Rating: I’ve decided to give it 8 out of 10. Slow as it seemed to be, it was to be expected from episode 5 so I’m not too worried about it. In fact, I enjoyed the slow pacing in episode 6 as we’re finally progressing at a good rate story-wise and character wise too. Finishing off with a twist, I’m curious as to see what will happen between Taku and Kuroyuki. Of course, I can’t forget about the ‘Bouncer’ who’s quite an interesting character. At least she’s more interesting that Chiyu at the moment. Being 24 episodes long and still without a full cast, we might be in for another slow paced episode. Then again, if they can continue to intrigue us like how episode 6 hasthen I wouldn’t mind their choice of pacing.