Well, the anime that has tormented me more than any other this season is finally over. It hasn’t all been bad. I usually felt as though there was a lot of wasted potential in this series. Although, the borderline pornography was not something that I looked forward to. Some interesting stuff happened in the season finale, so let’s get to it.
We start at the exact same spot where we left off in the previous episode. Emily was freaking out about being attacked by Kiri and Iwai is trying to console her. The fire is bound to spread and the two girls make their escape. Kiri catches up to them and he begins to subtly assault Iwai by fondling her and forcibly cutting her hair. After this bit of trauma, Iwai’s hair starts growing again and Kiri collapses. The three kids get picked up by emergency services and Kiri ends up in a Gossip hospital. The two girls end up bonding over their shared father. Diaries are read, stories are shared, and a bath is taken. Unfortunately, way too much time is spent on a loli bath scene. Emily agrees to stop trying to kill Iwai and a very happy time is had. Although the girls had fun, Kiri may not be feeling the kind of love that he was expecting.
When you imagine the people who would visit Kiri in the hospital, a few come to mind. Iwai, Kashiko, and Yamane are pretty obvious choices. One is Kiri’s girlfriend, one likes him, and the other probably has some strange feelings for the young man. Although the Violet Witch was not high on my list of possible visitors, her presence wasn’t crazy. She came to see the victor after a brutal fight with one of the made-to-order authors. What I did not expect in the slightest was the kiss scene. Apparently, this witch is quite jealous of the hair queen. I guess that is a relationship that transcends generations. It is not easy to distinguish what exactly draws the With to Kiri. He is the protagonist and the most deadly murderer, but it all just seemed really random. Oh well, after the lady steals Kiri’s first kiss, our main couple gets back on track. Kiri has returned to normal and Iwai is no longer afraid of the descendant of Grayland. The haircutting continues and so does our story apparently.
Current Opinion of the Show:
This series has left me very confused. The season finale gave us a little of everything which was both good and bad for me. Let’s start with the bad. I do not like the amount of time that they spend on loli fan service. I hate fan service in general and the loli stuff makes it even worse for me. Then you have the regular fan service. The hospital scene was basically used to show off the Violet Witch’s chest. Full-screen close-ups and impossible bouncing was a focus that distracted from the very serious conversation going on in the background. Then, they went too far with the kiss scene. Apparently, people in this series have the craziest saliva that leaves trails everywhere. It was all disgusting. Then, there was the good. I am very intrigued by the author powers. What are the long-tern effects of the berserk mode that Kiri entered? When will he fight the other two made-to-order authors? Although we missed out on another fight scene, we got a pretty good one in the last episode. I actually enjoy the story behind the murder game and the romantic elements that are out there are hit and miss for me. I enjoy romance, but I am not the biggest fan of the execution in this show. My favorite part may be the unexpected feelings from the Violet Witch.
After all of that, I am more frustrated than anything else. Before I get into this, I will remind you that I am probably not a part of the target audience for this series, so some of my criticism may not be warranted. Well, when I finished this series, I think of how I would have changed it. I think that if you minimize the fan service, remove the borderline pornography, and jump into the action about two episodes earlier, then this would have been a very good series. The murder game that was presented to us is pretty damn interesting. I am a fan of murder games, but that wasn’t really a focus of this series for the majority of the season. I would have liked more, but I actually think that the focus on the fighting in the tail end of the series was enough to grab people who enjoy this anime. What will stop me from wanting to continue Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge is the borderline pornography. We got what appeared to be a bunch of preview shots for a second season during the credits and they seemed to focus on the action. Although that is intriguing, I can’t handle the sexual stuff. The saliva makes me want to throw up and I did not need to see those crazy breasts. I don’t see those scenes being absent from the second season because there was a horrible scene or two in the preview set. I was not a fan of this series as it was. That is a statement that I will stand by. However, there is a lot of potential left and I know there are fans out there. I just can’t relate to them.