Nijuu Mensou no Musume after episode 14

What a wuss. Chiko fighting the White Haired Demon (again).
Long silver hair, purple eyes, doll joints, and a malicious smile demeanor.  The only thing missing are black wings. This airship flew much longer than I thought possible after being rocked by many bundles of dynamite.

Spoilers warning.
The white haired demon was an old flame of Twenty faces, and she wants retribution from being dumped? Check.
Twenty Faces survived the events of episode six? Of course.
White haired demon’s powers was related to the research done by her and Twenty Faces? Yup.
I did not like this white haired demon arc as much as the thievery arc in the beginning. While the heists were more creative, the white haired demon story was more predictable. I also found the resolution to the arc slightly underwhelming. We have a woman who is so deeply embittered about a past breakup that she dedicates literally her life towards destroying her ex-lover, and failing that anything related to him. When she finally has him at gunpoint, she is placated by a mere two lines of dialogue. Granted, she still loves him, but it hard to believe two little sentences is able to erase years of bitterness. A more plausible outcome would be if she fired the gun and made sure both of them would be together, in the afterlife. It would have ended on an even more tragic note. Maybe the writers need Twenty Faces to stay alive because he will play another role or exert some influence in future episodes. In fact, I am betting on that.
Anyhow, in every tale so far there is a fair amount of tension, suspense, and character development. Nijuu Mensou no Musume is still one of the better animes in the roster I am currently watching.

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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