「十分間の鏖殺」 (Jubbunkan no Oosatsu)
“10 Minute Massacre”
If there ever was an example of how to look cool while fighting in Gun Gale Online, the only example that should ever be used is how Pito took out over 20 guys with an evil smile on her face.
Before talking about that really charismatic and likable enemy that LLENN and Yuka found, let me take a few minutes to just word vomit about how awesome Pito’s fight scene was. From the music to the animation, all the way to the maniacal laughter coming from Pito as she obliterated her enemies, it was seriously the best thing I think this show has given us thus far. If I had one complaint, it’d be that the whole thing should have been a few minutes longer just so we could see more of Pito kicking ass. If I were to pick a specific point to talk about though, can we all agree that the choice of BGM for the moment was near perfect? It’s been a while since we’ve heard this song (the last time was when LLENN was duking it out at the end of the first Squad Jam) and the intro to it was freaking fantastic. Amping things up right before the action kicked off, I loved how it transitioned into that high BPM beat that perfectly flowed with Pito’s movements.
Switching over to LLENN and Yuka, I’m really digging how they prepared for this second Squad Jam. As a duo who have a distinct numbers disadvantage, I love how they’ve been utilizing various tactics to utilize their strengths. Alternating between utilizing LLENN’s speed and Yuka’s sniping prowess, it’s been fun to see how they take these two aspects and literally push them to their limits. However, I would be lying if I didn’t talk about how Clarence’s surprise introduction nearly stole the show for me. Besides trying to use the Play Dead tactic (which I LOVED), I really enjoyed seeing someone use the empathy tactic. Because if there’s one thing that most of my friends will comment on, it’s how I’ll randomly start talking to the enemy and somehow befriend them to the point where it throws off the whole game since we’ll actively avoid killing each other out of mutual respect. Something that’s difficult to explain which is why I was blown away when Clarence was a near-perfect recreation of that situation. It also doesn’t hurt that she went out of her way to cover LLENN after their short conversation with each other.
Anyways, another fantastic episode if you ask me! With the action cranked up to 11 from the start and tons of variety in-between all the firefights, I think this week’s episode was a great example of how you can have an engaging episode of SAOA:GGO without turning every single thing into a fight. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where it looks like LLENN will have to duke it out against another “major” team. See you then!