Impression – Coppelion, Episode 08

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Episode 08 – “Sisters”

So once again, I’m terribly sorry for the late posts. It’s the end of the semester for me, as well as Thanksgiving, so a lot of shenanigans and not enough time to post. But enough of me talking about stuff you don’t care about! This week (or should I say last week), we have the fated Coppelion versus Coppelion showdown. As we figured, not every member of Coppelion is as gung ho to follow the orders of their creators.

Namely, the Ozu twin sisters Kanon and Shion have declared their outright rebellion against human beings, siding with 1st Division in their plan to blow up old Tokyo and release radiation to the entire planet. Now why would they do this? Well, they feel resentment against the very people who created them because they’re convinced that given their limited life span, they’re dispensable dolls in the eyes of the humans.

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Now I must admit that the two sisters have a compelling argument, and I can see why they would think that. To them, they’re nothing but tools produced by the government. Lab rats who happen to be immune to radioactivity. I imagine that the government must have foreseen this possibility, given that they infused their clones with the DNA of psychopathic killers. They must have some fail-safe, or given their short life-span, the government isn’t afraid.

It’s unfortunate for everyone that the Ozu sisters aren’t allies because they have some pretty sweet powers. Shion has the power of super-strength, crushing concrete columns with relative ease, and gives Ibara’s superhuman-ness a run for its money. Kanon resembles a certain scientific railgun character who shall remain nameless. Let’s just say that they both enjoy firing bolts of electricity at their enemies. It turns out that Kanon gained this ability from electric eel DNA, which is outrageous enough to make sense.

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Maybe it’s not just me, but this series suddenly got a lot more comic book like. Everything from the quick one-liners to the punching leads me to believe so. With this mindset, this series honestly becomes a much different series than what I thought it was going to be when I first went in. Only time will tell if it will remain this way.

B.W.

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