Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou – 11
「君のみち」 (Kimi no Michi)
A big revelation about Akari’s birth as Seira goes to confront Cerebrum (and Luna).
The decision that Cerebrum posed to Seira was a stupid one to even contemplate. He’s the enemy! Even if he’s telling the truth, there’s no reason to believe him. What’s more, there’s something far different from killing someone in battle and stabbing them in their sleep. Seira put the knife down, and that’s good, but even contemplating it was ridiculous. Seira has suddenly has suddenly taken the idiot ball (trope!) from Akari, and it’s not appreciated.
Also, why not take that knife and try to stab Cerebrum instead? Sure, she probably wouldn’t have been able to, but it would have been more productive than stabbing Luna or waiting around to get killed herself.
So Akari is the daughter of an elemental tarot user and a Daemonia. That’s…uninteresting. It does explain why she can hear the Daemonia’s voices, but considering how most Daemonia have been slavering mutants, it ended up sounding silly to me. Next thing they’re going to tell us that Cerebrum is Akari’s father. I wouldn’t be surprised.
Standing The Light Of The Sun
Cerebrum has a point. We humans are drawn to flawed individuals, because we can relate to them. Give us a politician who promises everything or a company that claims everything is going well and we don’t believe them, because we know perfection is a lie, while the flawed (yet honest) people we meet in the real world ring true. If Akari truly shines like the sun, she would blind all those around her.
Only she isn’t perfect, at least not to me. Yes, Akari has that incorruptible sense of justice, but her idealism is so childish and stupid as to deny her that perfect in my mind. She’s just not strong or righteous or incorruptible or anything enough to strike me as perfect. As a counter example, take the titular character of Medaka Box. Medaka is absolutely perfect. She is unbeatably powerful, kind to everyone, eternally righteous, utterly peerless – she stands above everyone without an ego to boot. To stand next to Medaka is to be blinded, but Akari comes nowhere close. Cerebrum’s accusations fall short because his target doesn’t live up to the hype.
Looking Ahead – What Was Your Plan, Seira?
I’m curious whether Seria had a plan in sticking around until Luna woke up, or if she just wanted to kill Luna fair and square. Or die in the process. Either one seems pretty pointless to me. Watch Seira and Luna kill each other just in time for Akari to go with Cerebrum. Never make a deal with the devil, people. It never turns out like you’d prefer.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Akari’s half-Daemonia, Seria’s looking to die, Luna’s looking to kill, & Cerebrum’s the smartest char by a mile. They’re boned #geneitaiyou
- Wait, how did Seira know where to find Cerebrum?
- This crow is starting to give me Vividred vibes. Probably not a good thing.
- My favorite scene was the quick flash that showed us that Seira’s most important thing wasn’t her powers, but Ginka. A little late to be realizing that, Seira.
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