Teens will be teens.
A bit on-the-nose and abrupt, but a good episode to convey Maka’s overall growth. If anything, I kinda wish the episode had touched on Kid’s take on the whole thing a bit since he’s part of the team too.
Favorite Screen Grab
Another example of the imagery in this series being absolutely top-notch. Really, everything surrounding Stein and the growing madness – both in him and around the world, in general – is pure gold in that regard.
Once again, Tsubaki is lightyears ahead of everyone else in the wisdom department, or so it seems.
There wasn’t an especially apparent buildup to… really anything that happened in the episode, which made it kinda jarring. It felt like it just came out of nowhere. And yet even with that being the case, Maka’s character performance makes it something I can just about overlook. She’s the focal point of the episode because, as much as it did feel a bit sudden for things to reach this extreme, everything that happened was well within character and kept to each of the core characters’ central arcs. I really admired how it tied in with Maka’s drive to get stronger, leading to her frustration upon seeing Black Star’s own steady growth. It just clicked really well and would’ve been perfect, had there been a little more of a buildup to it. (The episode also does us no favors by starting off with an intro that guarantees the audience will expect something Black Star centric, when he really winds up being secondary, in the grand scheme of things. Weird choice, that.)
Hey. Had a lot to say, this time, I guess. But what do you guys think? Did the episode feel a little disjointed to anyone else? Let me know, down below. Catch ya next time. Keep up the Awesome!