The dramatic still: Owl is cornered by Daida. [via]
The mass Deadmen break out begins. Will they succeed?
To review: With Karako facing off against the necro-macro, Ganta and the other Deadmen make it to their location and are waiting on Nagi and Rokuro to get the elevator started. Unfortunately, Nagi is caught up by his backstabbing ex-comrade and the Undertaker Daida Hibana, a second grader with a penchant for being polite then slicing you to bits.
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As Nagi is quick to discover, the Deadmen have been sold out to the Undertakers. After KO-ing Rokuro and Daida, he manages to start the elevator, though not without passing out and being captured. He sends out one more desperate plea …
Back to Ganta and the other Deadmen- they also quickly find that they’ve been set up and most of them are killed on the spot by Genkaku and his Undertaker cronies, all of whom have anti-Deadmen weapons. Ganta is protected, as he has the microchip with all of the important info on it- until Shiro pops out of a ventilation tube to destroy the microchip via explosion…
Shiro saves Ganta once again.
Overall, I think this episode was balanced in terms of pros and cons: the good is that the storyline is progressing nicely, the bad is that there are too many characters and not enough coverage to make me feel really connected to them or their sacrifices and losses.
On the other hand, Daida played an interesting role in showcasing Undertaker abilities. Arguably, she was the one who made the battle scene intriguing, only because of her twisted nature and fighting technique. I actually feel like a better match up would have been Owl and Genkaku, since there seems to be some history there. But it looks like we’ll possibly be getting that next week, since Owl is now in custody of the Undertakers.
Also, the Shiro side-plot seems to be developing without us even realizing it - and who’s this other kid who looks like her?
GO Rating: 3/5 - An interesting Deadman vs. Undertaker fight, but not enough to get me completely excitedfor any more.