「Fragmentation; 分裂」 (Bunretsu)
Haruyuki takes all that experience and training gained last week with Sky Raker and takes it out full out on Noumi this week. No surprise there; Haruyuki did not display anything that really shocked or blew me away. All the cards he had up his sleeve were clearly shown to the audience already. What did surprise me though was Noumi and his ability to use the incarnate system. What? When? Where? Why? How? Not only that, but he also stole someone with fire power? This avatar is way too overpowered! There should be a point in the game that a new patch is created and downloaded to make it more even for players.
All complaints aside though, I know this isn’t your average game so the fact that Noumi uses his brain to outwit the others is good for him. Of course, he also steps on them at the same time and the way he carries out his plans is a way too sneaky and underhanded. I’m glad he got his ass handed to him finally; not to mention, the shock on his face was priceless. Noumi also mentioned something about being a first generation Burst Linker… and how he is not one. In fact, it sounded that people “like him” belonged in a whole different league entirely. Perhaps his guardian or mentor is someone who didn’t like how the rules of Accel World were set and decided to make his own. I’m sure that this arc with Noumi is only the tip of the iceberg and we’ll get to hear about it more later on. Or during a second season.
Of course, my biggest WTF moment, had to be the ending. I wasn’t expecting Noumi to get defeated so easily, but at the same time, I definitely was not expecting Chiyuri to show up to save him. Her involvement in this arc is still a mystery for me and no doubt, she’s probably doing this for “their own good” or to help her friends in the long run. Perhaps Noumi threatened her further? We’ll see more of that next episode I hope.
Welcome back Kuroyukihime! And all the fan boys cheer because this whole scene seems to only focus on her (and her crotch area). I didn’t realize just how many times the camera panned around her beach scene until I actually went through my screenshots and they were all almost identical. Of course, I’m not complaining… Kuroyukihime brings a lot of wisdom about being a Burst Linker and hearing her insight is always interesting. We’ll get to see more of her next week. In fact, judging from the preview, it seems to focus primarily on her time in Okinawa and a touch on Chiyuri.
Quick Note: This will probably be my last prompt post for the next 2 weeks. Again, I apologize in advance for any tardiness for both KC and AW.