OP: 「Once」 by 原田ひとみ (Harada Hitomi)
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「900秒の放課後〈後篇〉」 (900-Byou no Houkago (Kouhen))
“900 Seconds After School (Part Two)”
I don’t know if it was because Nakamura Yuuichi was his seiyuu or his sudden change from being a complete dick to a charismatic team leader, but Gekkou started to grow on me really quickly throughout the episode. I mean, he originally came off as the guy whose ego is large enough for two people to share. But as he started to drop the insults, even at times giving out compliments, it really puts a different spin on what kind of person he really is.
Not only does it soften it up when he’s dishing out those insults but it makes Gekkou feel like a good guy even though he doesn’t come off as one. If you’ve read the Season Preview, it should be pretty clear that Gekkou has more than enough reason to avoid getting close to others. I don’t know what the psychological effects of going through “that” would be, but it does add a pretty interesting twist to the story. Personally, I don’t know if I’d be able to restrain myself long enough to just sit and chat with someone like Hinata. I wished that someone had went up and smashed those fake monocles of his.
For Taito, I still love the way he speaks and narrates things. He’s so nonchalant while dealing with all these crazy things going on around him. Beside getting straight up killed multiple times, there’s being decapitated, blown up, disintegrated, and using chopped off body parts as weapons. The thing is I feel pretty bad that I find it funny he gets used as a human ragdoll. Case in point, it was just too great when he used his severed arm to smack Gekkou and then held it next to his shoulder to re-attach it. But when push comes to shove, he still has the backbone of a shounen hero. Just by the way he doesn’t take crap from Gekkou and rushed into saving Himea at the cost of his own life — sounds like a good hero to me!
So where does that leave us? There’s a crazy villain who happens to be the younger brother of one of our protagonists, Himea is apparently a ridiculously strong vampire who is now going to school with Taito and also doubles as a new rival for Haruka, and Taito has to deal with all of it since he’s in the middle of it. I didn’t know what to expect from this show, but it’s turning out to be really enjoyable.
ED: 「空蝉」 (Utsusemi) by 志方あきこ (Shikata Akiko)
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