Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – 04
「いまだ天魔は歌われない」 (Imada Tenma ha Utawarenai)
“The Tenma Has Yet to Sing”
I wouldn’t say that this show is bad, but it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea. Sure there may be a ton of questions that are being brought up, but there’s the hope that everything will be answered in the end, right? Either way, the events in this episode raised so many different questions that I felt inclined to start drafting a flow chart.
To start off, I couldn’t believe that there are two simultaneous events going on right now. With this crazy dangerous, super acidic rain falling down on the school, I’m surprised the building itself hasn’t collapsed. After watching Taito’s arm get completely severed off just by coming in contact with the rain, that building has to be made out of adamantium or something! But instead of getting any further explanation about why hell is being released onto the school, all we get is Gekkou and Andou walking into some strange portal which apparently took them to the moon.
Left with no explanation about the rain of death, we instead get to watch Himea nearly get raped by bloody tentacles. Appearing literally out of nowhere, I wasn’t too enthralled about Ba’alskra or his headstrong ideas about owning Himea. Not only were his tentacles ridiculously overpowered, but after taking over the one vampire the entire world is so fascinated about, it looked pretty grim for Taito.
It’s just like, when you have everything under your control, how could you possibly mess it up that badly? The entire time, things just felt like it was a one-sided battle between God and an ant. Trust me; I really wanted to believe in Taito’s ability to do something to save Himea. But it just felt like such a huge cop out the way things were done — there just wasn’t enough build up for that “I love you” to give it the impact it deserved! Plus, if words and feelings were enough to stop Ba’alskra, couldn’t this whole situation have been avoided?
Oh wait, I was wrong! There are three simultaneous events going on. I don’t know about you, but I’d really like to know why Haruka was the one who was picked to have some kind of split personality placed into her. With all eyes on Taito and Himea, shouldn’t it be clear who Taito’s eyes are stuck on? I suppose this could be a good thing, since it might give Haruka some well deserved screen time. Then again, this horny Himea could steal the entire show if she just stayed like that for the rest of the season.