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OP Sequence

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OP: 「螺旋、或いは聖なる欲望。」 (Rasen, Arui wa Seinaru Yokubou.) by 飛蘭 (Faylan)
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「銀色の百合姫」 (Kiniro no Yurihime)
“Silver-haired Lily Princess”

Amazingly enough, the excessive censoring that Hoods Entertainment’s sequel has been subjected to is within reason, as we no longer have ludicrous camera zooming and completely off-screen panning that make it hard to discern what’s even going on. Instead, broadcasters have gone with the more typical (and bearable) bright white lights, a bit of cropping, and dramatic music to mask the girls’ moans of pleasure. All of that may sound like a bit much, but the end result is actually very watchable compared to the first season’s televised broadcast. Depending on how future episodes pan out, I may even be fine with watching this entire sequel in its edited form. What will ultimately decide that is knowing how much was edited out to begin with, which the Director’s Cut version that will be streamed on Anime One’s pay site six days later will help show. I can’t imagine there being much in this premiere episodes, so hats off to the editors if they were able to mask a lot more changes in a seamless manner.

In any case, I’m not here to talk about the breastfeeding aspect of Seikon no Qwaser, because if you’re only here for that, you’re probably only going to look at the screen caps and ignore my post anyway. For everyone else who can think with something other than their crotch, the continuation of our story picks up with Alexander “Sasha” Nikolaevich Hell (Sanpei Yuuko), infiltrating the all-girls Roman Curia Suirei Academy in search of one of only five known High Ancient Circuits, the Magdala of Thunder (Ikazuchi no Magudara 「雷の携香女」). Much like how the Sword of Maria was discovered to be residing within Oribe Mafuyu (Fujimura Ayumi) in the first season, Athos believes the Magdala of Thunder is within one of the Suirei’s students, so Noda Yuuri (Chiba Susumu) sends Sasha to search for her by checking their Soma.

The problem is, a young Russian boy at an all-girls school asking a bunch of religious Japanese girls if he can taste their breast milk probably wouldn’t go over very well, so Sasha is forced to pull off one of potentially one of the best traps of 2011 to get them to open up to him. To my bewilderment, it works extremely well too, given that Sanpei Yuuko uses an extremely feminine voice to play “her” with that I didn’t even know she had. Accompanied by his stand-in Maria (i.e. Soma battery) Katsuragi Hana (Hikasa Youko), better known as Ekaterina “Katja” Kurae’s (Hirano Aya) masochistic plaything, Sasha’s reluctant cross-dressing for this infiltration mission started off much more humorously than I would have ever imagined. While Hana is always an outlet for comic relief, and is amusing to watch because she’s a tsundere with an interest in BDSM, she doesn’t tend to attract much viewer sympathy since she brings it upon herself. Together with the no-nonsense Sasha who won’t hesitate to talk negatively about her fetishes, she suddenly becomes a lot funnier to watch. Compared to Mafuyu, I was pretty sold on the drastically different dynamic she provides.

Story-wise, Sasha’s search for the High Ancient Circuit led us to the introduction of the three Japanese students who’ll have prominent roles — sorority leader Seta Miyuki (Sakurai Harumi), the small but loud Satsuki Ayame (Tatsumi Yuiko), and the soft-spoken yet suspicious Amano Tsubasa (Nanjou Yoshino). I had already mentioned them back in the Spring 2011 Preview, so what came as a real surprise was the highly-advanced virtual reality learning system that Suirei employs to bring out its students latent abilities. One would expect that to blow Sasha’s cover, but the dark depths of his mind and his love for Olja’s breasts conveniently bailed him out and completed the perfect trap. A scary thought but well-played by Sasha considering this was a true gender bender version of him. The subsequent comedy didn’t skip a beat either, as I loved the way he slipped in comments about how his big breasts are bogging him down without ruining the tension in his battle against Miyuki, before Sasha showed her what the true power of a Qwaser is like. I must say, Miyuki’s face of defeat was pretty priceless, particularly when Sasha subjected her to his Soma test for losing, simply because she sounded like Yuri from Angel Beats reluctantly submitting to someone. With the tears and the music, that was definitely a bit scandalous.

Overall, this was a nice reintroduction to Seikon no Qwaser and quickly plunged us into a new setting as well. The appearances of Adept members Jita Phrygianos (Ooura Fuyuka) and Wan Chen (Hamada Kenji) provided a precursor for their involvement, and suggested that their group will be Sasha’s main enemy once again. As for the Magdala of Thunder itself, this first episode’s led us to believe that Tsubasa is the bearer, but whether or not that’s just a red herring is hard to tell at the moment. However, all this early foreshadowing is just rosy on top of a great-looking production featuring good OP/ED theme songs again, so I’m really looking forward to whatever direction this continuation takes.

* Note: I’m still not feeling all that well, but I’ll try to find time to work on the March Retrospective Look post.

 

ED Sequence

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ED: 「metaphor」 by 少女病 (Shoujo Byou)
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Preview

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April 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm
61 comments »
  • April 12, 2011 at 7:34 pmxcswmboy

    Boobs…

    Did Sasha and Katja temporarily switch partners? I see Mafuyu getting *ahem* in the ED.

    • April 12, 2011 at 9:05 pmFoofiebeast

      I haven’t decided if I’m going to watch the second season of this, but yeah that seems like an interesting (unfortunate) switch, hah.

  • April 12, 2011 at 7:36 pmSlashZaku

    Hopefully AT-X this time around is the actual showing and not a repeat airing of the other channels but I honestly doubt that. They’ll save that for the webcasts (LQ) and Blu-Ray/DVD releases. The cropping and censoring just seems so overdone to the point of asking yourself ‘Why bother?’ Just show it as is cause the cropping of scenes and the censors covering up 1/2 – 3/4 of the screen is annoying and I’m guessing there is a ‘transformation’ scene cut out from before Sasha and Miyuki fight (?).

  • April 12, 2011 at 7:44 pmMeh

    Mindless anime with boobs, no surprise RC is covering it compared to something that requires thought, like Steins Gate.

    • April 12, 2011 at 7:53 pmDivine

      True example of someone talking out their ass. I had to reply to make an example of it. Last time I checked, Snapshots are for first episodes only and Steins;Gate is being covered by Kiiragi.

      Now you just look like an idiot who doesn’t even have the balls to comment with a real e-mail address. If you’re just going to run your mouth about the site with no basis, then I’ll take that as an invitation to return the favor.

      • April 13, 2011 at 9:27 amGwwdJorb

        Now that he was made an example of, no one else will talk out of their ass. Gwwd jorb, Divine!

      • April 13, 2011 at 9:16 pmKinny Riddle

        What makes it even funnier is that just a few hours after this idiot’s post, Kiiragi’s blog on Steins Gate episode 2 is already up and ready.

    • April 12, 2011 at 7:58 pmRasone0104

      Sorry to but in but, if you would notice RC covers the first ep of most shows airing that season, so it wouldnt be that big off a shock to see this here. In addition it will be kinda pointless covering this series since RC didnt really cover the 1st season.

      • April 12, 2011 at 8:12 pmLoL

        If you think about it, we would have tons of laughs if this series would be covered. If someone is man enough to do it…

      • April 12, 2011 at 9:40 pmamado

        Divine’s probably the only one who would blog this, maybe just to show that its not flat out fanservice, but unfortunately he’s gonna be taking a break this season…

      • April 13, 2011 at 6:41 amLoL

        I was talking about Jaalin. He could squeeze every drop of epic moments (apart from soma) this series offer. I don’t despise Divine, don’t get me wrong, but he is too serious for snq.

    • April 12, 2011 at 8:03 pmLuxorcist

      Mindless? Sure.

      Steins;Gate serious? Sure.

      But don’t generalize RC based on a first-episode post. It doesn’t guarantee this series will continue to be blogged on since Divine is taking a break this season.

      And don’t forget to check out the Steins;Gate posts:
      http://randomc.net/category/steinsgate/

    • April 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm✙Croosboy✙

      (¬_¬)
      learn before talk big.

    • April 12, 2011 at 8:19 pmPockyG

      Narcissistic troll is narcissistic.

    • April 12, 2011 at 9:20 pmJin

      What is wrong with mindless boobs? If you were hoping for mindless dick you are in the wrong place nerd.

      RC is a baller anime blog regardless of what fucking shows it decides to blog so go back to googling Justin Bieber and gtfo.

    • April 12, 2011 at 10:04 pmClick

      He had food poisoning and still kicked your ass.

      And don’t think your some kind of intellectual for watching Stein’s; Gate; the series isn’t nearly as thought provoking as it thinks it is ._.

    • April 13, 2011 at 9:12 amMrBrownSound

      Don’t write anything insulting and especially when you have no idea what your talking about. You can give criticism, but just like Divine said, “your talking out of your ass”.

    • April 14, 2011 at 2:40 amGwwdJorb

      Derp.

  • April 12, 2011 at 8:01 pmRasone0104

    Well I really stopped watching this a few episodes into the first season but I still read the manga. So does anyone know if this show is still loyal to the manga’s plot?

    • April 12, 2011 at 8:17 pmRasone0104

      Um Btw is anyone covering Azazel-san?

    • April 12, 2011 at 11:20 pmDivine

      I was planning to cover the first episode (Hen Zemi as well), but that went wayward over the weekend.

      • April 13, 2011 at 1:31 amLitho

        Based on first eps, Azazel is hands-down the best thing going this season. Zemi ain’t that great, imho

        Hope you feel better, Divine

      • April 13, 2011 at 2:55 amDivine

        Thanks. Azazel is interesting, but I wouldn’t say it’s best offering this season in my books. Several key shows haven’t even premiered yet, plus its diminutive 12-minute format makes it feel like more of a comedy series to enjoy on the side.

  • April 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm✙Croosboy✙

    I haven’t watch SQ I yet. >.<.
    anyway get well Divine

  • April 12, 2011 at 8:37 pmthe_one092001

    So this is what was going on in these episodes. I ended up with a copy of the manga raws ahead of what was translated, and was wondering why a bunch of characters suddenly ended up in other uniforms, and Hana was a much more recurring character.

  • April 12, 2011 at 8:43 pmhaseo0408

    It looks really promising and the story can give twists like in the first season. I was looking for some development in Sasha and Mifuyu´s relationship, but this is a good start. By the way, I hope you recover soon Divine, don´t force yourself to much and make sure to have lot of rest. Best wishes.

  • April 12, 2011 at 8:56 pmpineapple

    ah, Divine is even blogging when sick
    take care of your health, get well soon~

    • April 13, 2011 at 9:50 amShirt

      It actually bothers me a little. >>” But I guess that’s just him doing what he likes. :)

  • April 12, 2011 at 9:08 pmcutemi2

    the most-scandalous anime has returned, OMG!!!!

  • April 12, 2011 at 9:15 pmkeiOnDaisuki

    i never got to finish the 1st season so i’m going to finally do it later. XDD

  • April 12, 2011 at 9:24 pmGil

    Mafuyu’s breast size grew larger. O_O

    And she got some sexy new clothing!

  • April 12, 2011 at 9:29 pmstarss

    Get well Divine!

  • April 12, 2011 at 9:38 pmamado

    when is the uncensored version gonna come out?

    and I hope you get well again Divine.

    • April 12, 2011 at 11:19 pmDivine

      As mentioned in the post, six days after Tokyo MX’s broadcast. That would be Sunday, April 17th.

      • April 13, 2011 at 7:11 amamado

        hmm, so I have to wait for another week then….

        and I avoided looking at the pics so I wouldnt be spoiled.

  • April 12, 2011 at 10:28 pmkoager

    Maybe it’s just because of the quality of video but I feel that the art is better in this season o.o

    • April 12, 2011 at 11:10 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      agreed, seemed sharper, more mature looking..lets see what happens

  • April 12, 2011 at 11:09 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    LET THE SUCK FEST BEGIN!!!! “in a good way”

  • April 12, 2011 at 11:35 pmnsync

    Thanks, rest some and get well Divine.

  • April 12, 2011 at 11:37 pmBLAKWNGZ89

    Whats the time skip length.

    • April 13, 2011 at 2:58 amDivine

      They didn’t specifically say, but it did seem like Sasha taking on this mission was the reason he left St. Mihailov Academy, so it could very well be a direct continuation with no noticeable time skip.

  • April 13, 2011 at 1:24 amShirt

    Is that a lightsaber? D:

    • April 13, 2011 at 4:41 amRasone0104

      they stole it off windou

  • April 13, 2011 at 6:05 amGP007

    SUBS WHERE!?!?!?!??!?!

  • April 13, 2011 at 6:17 amdrzero7

    wait a minute, is this thing even bothering to follow the manga anymore? I don’t think any of this is in the original content.

    • April 13, 2011 at 9:10 amDivine

      Does it really matter either way?

      • April 13, 2011 at 2:26 pmrubiopaloosa

        I think matter, yes the “right” way is to look at two separate things, but i think its good to know if this is manga lined or not, for future references or if you want to skip the animated part and go with the story.

      • April 14, 2011 at 3:49 amarri

        It is manga material – volume 8. Interesting how they covered 7 volumes in first season and left about 4 for the second.

        Manga has pretty visual graphics. I suggest it for the nice read

  • April 13, 2011 at 7:28 amMad_Dog

    wow much improved over the 1st season and i liked the 1st season. If anyone subs this i’m DLing it.

  • April 13, 2011 at 9:49 amShirt

    It’s not easy to watch all this good anime this season and make time for new ones too. Dx I wanna watch the first season of this just to catch up with everyone.

  • April 13, 2011 at 9:57 amShinGetter

    SHE’S A TRAP?!!!!
    What….the… O_o”
    *repeatedly smash head to wall while dropping major F bombs*

  • April 13, 2011 at 11:43 amASDAS

    I am ashamed of seeing these screen shots.

    People: Then dont watch it!

    ME: I wont

    People: …

  • April 13, 2011 at 11:45 amjingoi

    I tried to avoid watching the 1st season but I think down below 45% of the time so I’ll watch the webcasts/download BD rips for this one.

  • April 13, 2011 at 5:56 pmDyne

    Did I just read ‘Moe’ from the OP?

  • April 13, 2011 at 9:25 pmKinny Riddle

    In any case, I’m not here to talk about the breastfeeding aspect of Seikon no Qwaser, because if you’re only here for that, you’re probably only going to look at the screen caps and ignore my post anyway.

    While I admit that is the main draw for me watching this series, that alone, however, is not enough to draw me in. The biggest reason that attracted me watching this was the prospect of hearing many of the top A-list seiyuus moaning in ecstasy while their boobs, sorry, their characters’ boobs, were getting sucked relentlessly. Otherwise I would have simply dismissed this as another silly pseudo-hentai anime. lol

    Some of the A-list seiyuus include:
    Chihara Minori
    Hikasa Youko (watching K-ON never felt the same after seeing her performance here lol)
    Fujimura Ayumi
    Toyosaki Aki (this show really showcased her talent, as she practically voiced 4 characters in different tones, and I’m not even talking about her moaning)
    Hanazawa Kana (yes, hearing her moan was music to my ears XD )
    Satou Rina (in a cameo appearance)
    Nakahara Mai (cameo)

  • April 14, 2011 at 5:54 ammike castle

    Does anyone think it’s strange that the girl I’m most looking forward to seeing uncensored is virtual gender-bendered Sasha?

  • April 14, 2011 at 10:56 amFalnir

    Best trap ever indeed. Second place goes to Steins Gate.

    • April 14, 2011 at 2:15 pmFirefly

      Only four months into the year and we already have atleast 4 candidates (not including Games and reverse traps)for Trap of the year.

      Are traps the new loli?

  • April 15, 2011 at 7:48 amsora

    i do love sasha, but i dont like him as a girl.
    i dont think i’ll be watching it;/

  • April 15, 2011 at 9:44 pmann

    WHERE IS MAFUYU’S

  • May 9, 2011 at 1:51 pmann

    MAFUYU’S SHOW UP AT EPISODE 5