Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 8: 2,000 vs 20,000 )

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Speeding along, Elen and Lim head back to Zchted to attend to a personal vow; Tigre, Roland, and Gerald Augre react to an invasion in the south; and Duke Ganelon rewards Roland for his duty to King and Country.

 

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 7: To Protect)

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In this episode, we see two Vanadis fight against a black knight, and how blind devotion to duty can sometimes lead you astray from your own principles. Especially if you hold your duty and principles to people and ideals that can be subverted. It’s a theme common in literature and what have you, and Madan no Ou to Vanadis more or less lays it out every episode. Roland isn’t a foil for Tigre, but a version I think, of what Tigre can be if he doesn’t have his head on straight.

 

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Quick Thought: Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 6: The Black Knight)

 

Sadly, we don’t see much Ludmilla vs Eleonora action tonight. What we do see is an episode that more or less ramrods I believe several chapters of the Light Novels through this in roughly 20 minutes. We’re further introduced to Sofia and see a bunch more of the other Vanadis. I’m also sick and won’t be doing any screenshots.

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 5: The Storming of the Tatra Mountains)

A pretty ‘tame’ episode, not even the battle scenes were that high tense. We get to see a little of Ludmilla’s softer side, and she drinks her tea like an Orussian, with a little bit of jam. She also has long hair when she doesn’t have it up in braids.

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 4: Snow Princess of the Frozen Ripple)

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Not a full on thing today. Been busy this week and can only give a short (hopefully) and sweet summary. Regardless, I tried out a stitching program’s free-trial and managed to get a full body shot of the new Vanadis for a friend. I hope he liked it.

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Quick Thought: This Season’s Dropped / Three Episode Rule

 

Okay, I promised myself to write a Three Episode Rule for every anime I wanted to watch. But that isn’t going to happen. Some shows I don’t have the time for except to watch, others are being blogged by almost everyone, and some I want to go and punch their animation and writing teams.

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Three Episode Rule: Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 3: Return of the Magic Marksman)

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And so ends this season’s first Three Episode Rule. All other series that got a TER will end up getting a short summary. I can’t say it’s their fault. To blog a series with a full time job and with such a casual watcher like I am is not that much of a feat.

Short summary. Nothing really but the battle.

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Three Episode Rule: Madan no Ou to Vanadis (Episode 2: The Return Home)

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I’m sold. This has been a very good run so far, and to be fair, it hit on something I always liked in action pairings. Range and Swordie.

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Three Episode Rule: Quickly, Through All These Shows!

And so the start of a new season is upon us. Already a lot of people are watching the usual. Log Horizon, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Cross Ange; among other things. I had set myself a few shows to watch this season, though I’ve yet to pick on what show I’ll focus on or if I’ll do any blogging this season.

That said, as a refresher, my blogging style isn’t like anyone’s. I write a summary of the episode, a lengthy one that more or less goes scene-by-scene, and some quick recollections and thoughts I had at the end. Nothing deep, not big rating system, nothing. Others do it better I think. People like the folks over in Random Curiosity, or Infinite Zenith, or Gaikokimaniakku, or others, the list goes on.

It’s boring, unimaginative, and yet it’s as close to how I watch anime. Anime is a passing hobby for me nowadays. I’m not entirely busy as some, but I realize I don’t have the intellectual background or insight some bloggers have. That and I honestly hate my work schedule and I watch most of my anime right before work, during my lunch break, and write the summaries during my mandatory 15 minute breaks.

And to be frank, I just prefer to write what I want to write, so we’ll get on with it shall we?

Edit: I also won’t do a TER for World Trigger or Akatsuki no Yona this week.

Reisen on a Computer, drawn by itsutsuki on pixiv.

Reisen on a Computer, drawn by itsutsuki on pixiv.

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Acting on a Dream: A Vacation at Last!

 

Now, normally today would’ve been the day I went and released a Three Episode Rule mashup, but I decided not to. Not of any fault of the anime themselves, although I may not be doing anything more than a TER for most of the offerings this season. No, I went and enjoyed myself.

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