Anime Review: Kakumeki Valvrave – 4

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Will you make a contract with me?  …wait, this is Madoka Magica.

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RECAP:  With JIOR still a target for Dorssia, ARUS is forced to retreat, even if it means leaving the students behind and only taking Haruto and Valvrave.  However, Shoko overhears this communication and rallies the student council to take action to find the truth for their selves.  Meanwhile, Haruto is still conflicted with L-Elf’s offer to make an agreement with him.  But will everything go just as L-Elf predicts?

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Several plot elements pick up this episode as it is revealed that L-Elf has been secretly planning a Dorssian revolution all along, ARUS is not to be as trusted as we thought, and the separation of the JIOR space module the students are in.  However, Haruto learning more about Valvrave is just as important.  I’m sure we’ve already pieced together that “Blood” is a very important factor with Haruto/Valvrave’s power, so it makes sense that he has to make direct contact to the skin when he wants to switch bodies.  What is more surprising, compared to that, is the kind of pilot defense system Valvrave has.

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It’s like Guilty Crown all over again.  Students banding together to become an independent entity because they are forced to not trust the governments surrounding them can only result in bad news bears in the end.  While the idea is great at the moment, what will they do about rations and resources now that their module is separated from the main hub of JIOR?  This plan is not exactly thought out enough, even if Shoko is the daughter of the president of JIOR.

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For what reason does L-Elf have to turn on his native country?  IF Dorssia is his native country.  He mentions that the inclusion of Haruto and Valvrave push his revolution agenda forward by about five years, so this implies that he has been planning this all along.  Even more, what is with this precognitive ability of his?  We know it can be very precise, but it can also be slightly wrong as we saw when Shoko took center stage to rally the students.  Just what exactly is his beef with Dorssia’s inner-workings?

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Oh, and I just want to point this out.  Is it me, or has ARUS just been completely useless on all fronts of this show so far?  Their mechs suck in comparison to Dorssia, they run on a so-called democratic system that is able to make a unanimous 37-0 vote to leave JIOR to the wolves, and they get an entire company of trained soldiers beaten by one kid (L-Elf).  Why were our heroes relying on them again?

Rating:  4/5

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Sure, Shoko.  Just strip and that will prove that you are not a liar.

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