「闇夜の暁 a sötét hajnal」 (Anya no Akatsuki)
“Dawn of the Dark Night”
There was no deux ex machina to give us a good ending, but the whole parallel worlds bit had its fair share of conveniences. The previous episode turned out to be a complete fake-out, with the majority of it being the bad outcome Kakeru foresaw with his Eye of Aeon.
「滅亡という選択 válogatott-hoz kialvás」 (Metsubou to iu Sentaku)
“The Destruction Option”
Can we get a new 11eyes player here? I’m not exactly sure where this one messed up, but he’s working his way towards one hell of a bad ending and I wanted to see the good one. What was that? This is an anime and there are no additional playthroughs? Well son of a…
「魔女覚醒 bukott angyal」 (Majo Kakusei)
“The Witch Awakens”
Slipping razor blades into Misuzu’s tea must be Yuka’s way of saying, “Die you stupid slut.” For all we know, it was probably poisoned too just for good measure. Does someone have to die here before we sound the yandere alarm? Yuka’s stripping and throwing herself at Kakeru as well, with Shiori telling him to just sleep with her and get it over with. Anyone else see something wrong with this picture?
They sure know how to pick up the pace by having all hell break loose this week. The sight of Saiko’s lifeless body enrages Takahisa beyond the point of no return, and Misuzu finds herself powerless before Superbia’s true identity — the legendary Kusakabe Misao. The truth behind the Black Knights is revealed, but Kakeru and the others are battered and demoralized. The only one able to smile through all this is Yuka with her messed up thinking.
「逢魔が時 félhomály öv」 (Ouma ga Toki)
“The Witching Hour”
Crazy episodes are crazy. That’s far from being the best way of describing things, but with Misuzu cutting herself, Kakeru drinking her blood, Kusakabe Misao re-emerging, Shiori revealing her true identity, and what looks like our first casualty of the series, I’m a bit shocked by it all. To top it all off, Yuka continues to creep me out. *shudder*
Ahhh!!! When girls start talking to themselves out of sheer jealousy and smiling uncontrollably at the sound of a guy’s name, you just know we’ve tread into some dangerous yandere territory. Give her the ability to negate everyone’s powers (plus seemingly do a lot more) and no one’s safe anymore. By the way, did I mention we’re talking about our cute and lovable Yuka here?
What better way to cure a disturbed mind than with some spiritual healing. In Misuzu’s case, the “spiritual” aspect covers you from head to toe and forces her to undress for a good part it. It’s a sweaty and tiring process it seems.
「友と明日のために barátoknak, holnapra」 (Tomo to Asu no Tame ni)
“For Friends and the Future”
After watching Kakeru run away for four episodes, I was starting to wonder when the poor guy will ever awaken his ability. He may have been hotheaded at first, but his frustration is justified at this point. Luckily that all changes now; Kakeru awakens, along with his Eye of Aeon.
I finally got my hands on Ayane’s newest PV, “Arrival of Tears”. Since the single’s release a few days ago, I’ve been listening to the full version of the song a fair bit and it’s quickly grown on me. It’s currently on my playlist and mp3 player and will probably be a mainstay there for a while. Back in my post about the first episode of 11eyes, I mentioned how Ayane sounds freakishly similar to Mizuki Nana at times. While I still feel that’s the case when she sings certain notes, I’ve listened to Ayane’s songs enough now to be able to tell them apart fairly easily now. That said, I would still love to hear Ayane sing one of Mizuki Nana’s songs or vice-versa just so I can be in awe.
As for the PV itself, it reminds me a bit of her “cloudier sky” one, except it’s completely 11eyes-themed with the Red Night and black moon. (Pretty cool.) Seeing as Ayane performed songs for the original visual novel and the Xbox 360 port “11eyes Crossover”, I guess it’s only fitting that the PV somewhat reflects the story of 11eyes. I tend to enjoy PVs that have some connection to the anime the song’s featured in, but I realize that’s usually the least of their concerns — especially when a song wasn’t written specifically for a show. In any case, I’ve included the anime opening below as well as the visual novel’s “Lunatic Tears…” for some extra 11eyes “feel” should you need it. Enjoy.