BTOOOM! – 11
I see that Madhouse is having fun with breasts again! …Wait, that did not sound right. Last time I saw their funky The Matrix animations was somewhere in HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. I’m not sure if I should laugh or facepalm at this, but I knew this was coming because I read the BTOOOM! manga. Still, it was just… The scene was so silly, and it completely stripped the moment of all tension. I do admit though, Date’s face when his plan didn’t work out was hilarious.
As expected, Ryouta survived the trunk trap, but he got a minor injury during his fall. I guess the people who thought it was weird that he came out unscathed from every single incident will be happy now! As for me, I’ve not really been bothered by the lack of injuries, but it was nice to have the story focusing elsewhere for once (instead of Ryouta). Murasaki and Date’s showdown was one I had been longing for and it sure was executed quite well. It amazes me how Murasaki can have a heart for a person like Date. It’s okay to not want to kill someone, in fact, that is great, but she even treated him. I said Ryouta was naïve, but what Murasaki did went beyond that. To me, her kindness was sheer stupidity. She did something lovable for sure, but what’s the point in helping someone who has framed you at work, tried to kill you, and tried to kill you again? One would think that Murasaki would be a bitter woman by now, she sure seems to be one, but she truly is an admirable character. I feel so sorry for her though. Date does not seem like a man who is capable of changing. Every time he has apologised to her, it has been a lie. He is most likely to attack her, or perhaps use her again to get out of this trap, when he has healed that is. Murasaki’s kindness will be the end of her and that is really sad.
This was probably the last we’ll see of Murasaki and Date, because next week’s episode will be the finale. While it makes me sad that this series won’t have a proper conclusion yet (let’s hope for a second season when there is more material to work with), it was something that I had prepared myself for because the manga is nowhere near completion and the anime has been very fast paced. I’m really happy to see Taira being involved more in the story again, even if the scenes near the end were quite worrying. BTOOOM! “began” with the three of them, so it only makes sense for it to end with an episode focused on this trio. I am really looking forward to the finale, and hopefully it will be a blast!
- I’m sure many people are jealous of Ryouta.
- Date is really simple minded. Hiding his BIMs on obvious spots is not very clever. And now he has no BIM left! Once again, Ryouta has impressed me by moving the trap!
- Aww, I think it’s sweet how Ryouta avoids touching Himiko. Small kind and understanding gestures like that are really respectable.
- That plant is too convenient.
- Full-length shots: 1, 16, 29, 33