I can’t believe that I waited for almost an entire week to watch this episode of Valvrave. So many things happened that I can barely comprehend right now. I would watch the episode again before writing this if I wasn’t so strapped for time. Oh well, let’s jump right in.
It was a pretty standard decision to make the student council in charge of the students. However, Haruto seems to have a lot of power as one man. This is bad for several reasons. The first is the fact that the whole Valvrave thing seems kind of shady. Why does Haruto get to pilot it? How did Saki get her hands on one? Aren’t Saki and Haruto pretty close? It seems like Haruto is taking control of the only true bargaining chip that the independent nation has. This is pretty dangerous when you are dealing with a bunch of children that are young enough to lack maturity in the situation, but old enough to take things on a bad path.
I am now going to be referring to L-elf as Super Lelouch. They have given this guy a drive to bring revolution to his corrupt nation, a mind that let’s him predict things on a prophetic level, and the picture of a young girl that makes him cry. That came later, but if that girl is his sister, then I am going to laugh. This could easily add to the chaos in terms of who is in charge. Notice how L-elf took this offer to Shouko instead of the student council. We all know who is really in charge. I am very interested to see how long the students can deny the help that L-elf is offering.
Do I see a bromantic triangle forming? I hope so because this little standoff was pretty hilarious considering the circumstances. A-drei wanted L-elf to become his right hand man when he takes power. I guess that A-drei could be of royal blood or something like because they call him the prince. Well, L-elf will be no one’s hand because he has gotten his own partner. I say that, but Haruto ain’t havin’ none of that shit. All I got out of this is that A-drei was a bad choice for the infiltration mission because eveyone that matters is still alive. Oh, too soon.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I am basically on board now. I will ignore the Code Geass parallels because I should be enjoying this series as it is without outside influences. I think that the military aspect of things is progressing very nicely. I missed having L-elf around because we get so much great progression when he shows up. The thing that really intrigues me is the potential for pilot tryouts. I now assume that L-elf will not pilot a mech. Why do I think this? Well, it seems like he needs to be Haruto’s vessel and a strategist above all else. I could be wrong, but that is my opinion on the matter. I have to see Yamada in a mech and I will not accept it any other way. This guy may be a hothead, but he wants to protect everyone. Also, does anyone else have the feeling that Takahi may end up in one? It just crossed my mind. One last thing on L-elf. He knew to take out Akira before making his move. How much does he know?
Aina would only get a bunch of lines so that we would care about her when she died. I am sorry for sounding like I don’t care, but that’s what it felt like to me. That Inuzuka guy seemed pretty pissed in the preview. Were they dating? They might as well have been. I could see this death adding to the dissension amongst the ranks because Haruto could be losing his support system. I wonder how everyone would react to finding out about all of these secrets that Haruto has kept from them? Well, it seems like things won’t go too badly. That isn’t a spoiler. They literally showed us a clip of Saki fighting two hundred years in the future with her mech and immortal body. Something really quick. She used these balls to cool her mech down, but space is pretty damn cold. Just something I needed to say. I am still going crazy right now and I need to know how what is going to happen as a result of L-elf’s big move.