Anime Review: Kakumeki Valvrave – 11

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Dorssia attacks, once again, as Module 77 makes its final stretch to the Moon.  How will Captain Cain’s direct influence affect the tide of battle?

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RECAP:  Following the Prime Minister elections, a cabinet of officers have been selected among the students as they get ready to meet with the neutral nation on the Moon.  While things are still shaky between Haruto and Saki, something else shakes up as Dorssia makes a last effort attack to requisition the Valvraves.  Everything seems to be going all according to L-Elf’s plans, except for the fact that his mentor, Captain Cain has taken point in leading an infiltration squad inside Module 77.

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I’m sure it has been rather annoying for the Dorssians to be attacking so often.  Then again, that’s war.  It would seem that Captain Cain is on his last straws as the higher-ups in the Dorssian Military are very unhappy with the lack of results in taking over a small nation compiled of a bunch of kids.  However, as we have been hinted before, Cain seems to know more about the Valvrave Project than we originally thought.  Additionally, it seems his Lieutenant and H-Nein are curious about the secrets Cain is hiding (See: Ep. 10).

So far, the Valvraves have been pretty successful in every battle.  It definitely helps that Kibukawa-sensei is interested to find out more about the VVV Project that he wasn’t involved in.  Advances in the inner/outer workings for the Valvraves have shown that using a coolant on the outer hull of the machines help alleviate the heat that causes the suits to pause mid-combat; much like how a car engine requires coolant.

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The flashbacks of Akira’s past have further propelled my theory that she will become a Valvrave pilot representing “Sloth.”  To fit along similar notions as to how the others became pilots, she must first come to terms with herself and realize who she is and what she really wants before she fits the “criteria” for becoming a pilot.

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Although I don’t remember if Saki had lost a loved one, or the fact that she was all alone to begin with, but there is also another trend among all the pilots and potential pilots: They’ve all lost someone very dear to them.  In Haruto’s case, he honestly believed that Shoko was dead; still counts.  Last episode, I predicted that Shoko would become a potential pilot due to her personality representing “Gluttony.”  The fact that she has just lost her father also adds another nail to the coffin that places her in a possible Valvrave seat.  It isn’t set in stone yet, but it sure is fun seeing all these trends for each pilot.

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AND out of left field, Haruto mans the hell up and takes responsibility.  Instead of apologizing for raping her, he takes responsibility and outright asks to take her hand in marriage.  I thought this would end up like all the Mecha-SciFi dramas and he’d be all over Shoko, and Shoko only.  But holy cow did this take me by surprise.  And from the looks of it, Saki is also very surprised to hear such a response, instead of an apology.  Will she recognize it as “pity” and decline? Or will she happily accept so that she is no longer alone anymore?  I can’t wait for next week;s episode.

Rating:  4.5/5

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VVV-tan is super excited!

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