「つたえたい想い」 (Tsutaetai Omoi)
“Feelings and Words”
Hello Vividred fans! As you may have noticed, I am not Zephyr. He is currently off having fun at PAX (was I supposed to say that? Oh well, too late now…find him and mob him!!), so I’m filling in this week. And as luck(?) would have it, this is the one episode without a vivid-style ass shot. Dammit!! Oh well, I guess I’ll talk about the plot instead.
Gathering Their Resolve
From the second Akane and the girls visited Rei’s room, I knew what they were doing – gathering their resolve. They didn’t go there with that express purpose in mind or anything, but their assault on the headquarters was a foregone conclusion the second they were barred from talking to Rei earlier. Butt-service aside, what Vividred is really all about is friendship, and there was no possible way they were going to betray theirs with Rei, just as the professor expected. Love that ojii-chan!
The Right Answer
Speaking of friendship, I had to cringe a bit when the “adults” called for Rei’s disposal. Seriously? Tone aside, it was obvious that such a thing would not be allowed to happen. It’s not real smart either – the danger of the Alones aside, imagine what they could learn from a girl whose body is built so fundamentally different that she can bounce around like a superhero with no apparent effort! They should have just moved her to some remote location and studied her there.
Fortunately, it did give ojii-chan another opportunity to be totally f’n badass. His speech about water, air, light, and friendship was a bit cheesy, granted, but I appreciate someone who isn’t about to kill a young girl just because she’s inconvenient. That’s not the kind of thing that civilized people do. Civilized talking stuffed animals, either.
What I didn’t expect was that being the right answer to the bird’s game. That was a nice moment…but when she came out and said that the test wasn’t designed to be winnable, and that the results were “mistaken”? Bah! If the test can’t be passed then don’t waste our time testing, just wipe out the damn world and be done with it! Unless…unless that’s part of the test as well? AHHHHH! Stop with the mind games and just kill the damn bird already so you can get Black-chan back!!
Looking Ahead – A Bum Game
Rei-chan made a bum deal with a deluded liar, so it’s time to quit and get on with her life. Fortunately, rather than give up on her, ojii-chan is determined to invent a way for her to stay…if only they can get her back from the last boss first. One more fight – let’s do it vividly, girls!
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Akane & the girls gather their resolve & launch an assault to talk to Rei. But what is that bird–HOLY @#%^ DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!? #vividred
- I know it wasn’t really her episode, but I just want to say this because it cannot be said enough – Yellow is best vivid, especially when she’s with Green. Himawari-chwan~!!
- When they were invading, you know they all totally could have gone ahead with Akane. On the plus side, we got a fun “You shall not pass!” moment from the others. WTB Lord of the Rings with Gandalf replaced with a flying Japanese schoolgirl. And some of the hobbits too. Hell, replace the whole damn cast with vivids! *throws money at the screen*
- I think I speak for everyone when I say WTF JUST HAPPENED THERE!?