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Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge – 10

「―スタンディング・ベイベーション―」 (—Sutandingu. Beibeeshon—)
“Standing Ovation”

I think there’s just something about crazy psycho killer children that makes me cringe – in a bad way. Not only is it extremely creepy, but I’ve read one too many articles about children killing their own parents which makes me quite uneasy. Perhaps that’s why I don’t want children anymore… There’s also a bunch of horror movies focused on kids being possessed or “talking to themselves” and I think that’s added to my avoidance of creepy children. Not that there isn’t something deeply wrong with all the characters in Crime Edge but why am I judging Emily? Probably because she fits into this stereotypical image of scary kids that I have in my head and it really makes me upset that she seems so overpowered this episode.

The beginning of this episode actually started off very lightheartedly. We find out that Iwai’s hair isn’t growing down to the ground anymore. This makes her panic (out of fear that Kiri would probably not see her the same way anymore), thus making Kiri believe that he’s done something wrong. Wow… this really is the epitome of couple’s miscommunication huh? Although I really don’t think this is something that Iwai should hide from Kiri… especially after their little confession last episode. Confession = boyfriend/girlfriend status? I swear this only happens in high school. As you grow older, you realize that confessions does not equate to “in a relationship”; although it’s always nice to hear out loud that someone likes you. What Iwai and Kiri need to learn now is how to depend on one another and actually share their thoughts without playing these mind games and second-guessing. However, despite these small little scenes, I cannot empathize how much I love anime that actually showcase couples together while the series plays out. Not in some 30 second scene at the end of the finale, but actual couples that get together and stay together.

Emily Redhands (Hidaka Rina) is our newest author this week and it’s no surprise what her weapon of choice is; we’ve already seen a hint of her Killing Goods last episode. She carries a dozen or so knives which she claims are her own creations passed down by her father whom she cares so fondly for. Her father also happens to be dead though and it’s revealed that she holds a deep grudge for Iwai (for unknown reasons at the moment). I don’t want to jump to conclusions but from the sounds of it, they could potentially be related (since Iwai was also attached to her own father who was murdered) although it’d be odd that Iwai has no real recollections of Emily. Half-sister maybe? I’m interested to see how Iwai plans to stop Emily because Kiri doesn’t seem to be in the position to defend himself (let alone his girlfriend). Then there’s Violet who shows up at Emily’s house and Seigi was a smart guy because he foreshadowed their relationship. I’m not sure what Violet’s intentions are, but it seems like Emily is her bet to win and whom she expects to take down the Queen. We’ll have to see how that holds up and whether or not Emily actually strikes but without any interference, even I wouldn’t bet against her. Like I said… creepy overpowered children playing with knives scare me.

As a side note… my fellow writers have discussed Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge as part of this mid-season podcast so go check it out! It’s made me really glad that I decided to pick up this show since I believe it deserves the coverage that it’s gotten and then some. Definitely a pleasant surprise in this season’s line-up, so I’d consider it a huge accomplishment if I could get just one more person to enjoy it too.

Full-length images: Little girls with knives scare me a lot! X_X



June 6, 2013 at 10:26 am
  • June 6, 2013 at 10:57 amDmonHiro

    Well, it does seem that Emily is OP, but that might have something to do with her Goods. Like she said, those aren’t regular Killing Goods, they are artificial, and custom made. And if you think they are OP now, wait till next episode when they explain the side effects.

  • June 6, 2013 at 11:25 amcreaothceann

    Too bad the security didn’t catch her red-handed.

  • June 6, 2013 at 11:51 amTakuto

    “Little girls with knives scare me a lot! X_X”
    IT’s a PINCH!!

    • June 6, 2013 at 1:38 pmdanpmss

      nice reference, Ginga Bishounen
      Wrong anime though xD

  • June 6, 2013 at 12:43 pmSDFSDG

    I had to rewatch that fight scene over and over again…because no sephia tones!!! at least with the exception for the beginning, but still!

    • June 6, 2013 at 3:54 pmMagoiichi

      I knew I wasn’t the only one bothered by the Sepia!

      • June 6, 2013 at 6:14 pmSDFSDG

        Apparently this episode was proof that they only use Sephia’s whenever blood is involved. Its a weird way to “censor” it by removing the red color. I guess they don’t want us to see the blood splurt out in its full red glory?

    • June 6, 2013 at 6:16 pmSDFSDG

      sorry, looking back they also used in it during fight scenes without initial blood showing. But still…why use it during fights?

      • June 6, 2013 at 6:39 pmMagoiichi

        Because they want to ruin the tone of the series through colorful sepia and black blood.

        That and Japan censors just about everything -_-

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:04 pmMgMaster

    Giant sledgehammer wielding maniacs,S&M highschoolers and Kotomine Kirei crazy self-righteous bastards not working?No problem because as it turns out,the best way to kill a loli is with an even smaller loli.

    • June 7, 2013 at 5:32 pmskurai

      So… a lolier… loli?

      • June 7, 2013 at 5:55 pmMgMaster

        Yes sir,loli enough to make sure we’re all going to jail after this ends.

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:10 pmAngelus

    The creepiest thing for me in this episode was how much Emily looked like Amano Saki from Kanamemo.

  • June 6, 2013 at 3:07 pmmianghuei

    Reminds me of that kid from Mirai Nikki……

    • June 7, 2013 at 6:55 amCherrie

      I think the show in general does feel like Mirai Nikki with the murders and the killing intent… but I also think this show is more comedic and doesn’t take itself as seriously =)

      • June 7, 2013 at 12:59 pmMgMaster

        And with withouth an EXTREMELY ANNOYING male lead.The female lead doesn’t entertain as Yuno did though :P

  • June 6, 2013 at 3:10 pmewok40k

  • June 6, 2013 at 3:53 pmMagoiichi

    I guess the last two episodes will just be a cliffhanger because the last chapter I read was what happens in the next episode.

    It could go for an anime original ending, but I doubt that now because I just can’t see how that can be pulled off since they’re sticking to the source so far.

    At least with a cliffhanger, there is still a possibility for a second season for when the manga gets even further along or ends.I wouldn’t put it pass the anime studio if they pulled a Magi and decided to make another season later.

    Emily is overpowered as hell, especially her Killing Goods effect.

    If I’m not mistaking didn’t they show red blood from the beginning, but now all of a sudden it’s black, wtf is that shit.As if the “sepia” color bullshit didn’t bother me already smh.Stop the censoring! Or at least release an uncensored version like Hyakka Ryouran has.

    At least then I could use Based FFF’s subs instead of Anime Koi, who I have no issue with, but FFF is superior.

    • June 6, 2013 at 4:43 pmMikey

      Actually, the translated chapters only cover half of what has been released. The anime will end with Emilly’s arc.

  • June 6, 2013 at 4:02 pmZannafar

    This reminded me of Yutsuba&!

  • June 6, 2013 at 6:44 pmmianghuei

    Big spoiler, please don’t click if you don’t want to know.
    Show Spoiler ▼

    • June 7, 2013 at 12:21 pmPringlesXD

      It was actually easy to figure it out from this episode alone, and I haven’t touched the manga.

  • June 7, 2013 at 3:23 amCelecia01

    I’ve noticed more and more over the weeks how well animated this show is. Look up close at some of the screens and you’ll find that the color in the shots is really nice.

  • June 7, 2013 at 5:42 pmZen

    I think there’s just something about crazy psycho killer children that makes me cringe – in a bad way.

    Gave me the same gut feeling that I got from watching Child’s Play- except it wasn’t unpleasant in any way since the trauma of watching Child’s Play at the tender age of five has since desensitized me to such things…XP