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Alt Title: Ark is Two-Face

This episode felt like a very strong follow-up to last week's. We explore more themes in the cycle of malice, Jin is awesome as usual, and we see As' grand scheme.

Something that I noticed this week is that Ark-One's design is very much Two-Face from Batman. The parallels are obvious, a noble heroic figure who falls to criminal activity, also Two-Face and Ark-One both have giant distorted left eyes and corrupted left side of their faces. I wonder how intentional that was
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Yet another P-Bandai exclusive coming.

Kinda hoping there's more to Williamson aside from being the guy who rebuilt Jin & took over ZAIA Japan.

This is a good episode.
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Aw man, I saw the whole thing with Jin at the end coming but it doesn't mean it hurt any less. >.<
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The April fool joke is already 4 months over. To celebrate Zero-One's official conclusion in the next two weeks, anyone wants to play around with Amatsu Gai flooding TV-Nihon again?
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Please don't. I still haven't figured out how to change mine back.


Someone had way too much fun producing these two past episodes. From the fights to the Cut Scenes to the Drama. Ahh... Reminded me alot of Kamen Rider Hibiki.
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Aeikozz wrote:
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Please don't. I still haven't figured out how to change mine back.
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You can change your group membership from that page.
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Huh, I didn't know those modules on the forums could be linked. Neat
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What even is this show? Does Jin has the realisation that anyone can become the Ark and doesn't think that getting himself killed would cause Horobi to become one?

I'm still not buying the fact that Aruto is so angry that he'd willingly become the Ark to murder a bunch of Humagears. It's completely against what little character they've had for him the whole show.
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ViRGE wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:31 am
Aeikozz wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Please don't. I still haven't figured out how to change mine back.
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You can change your group membership from that page.
it refuses to save. Says i don't have permission to change it.
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Because you are a tool of ZAIA and need Gais permission to do so.
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Aeikozz wrote:
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ViRGE wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:31 am
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You can change your group membership from that page.
it refuses to save. Says i don't have permission to change it.
Well damn. That one is up to Takenoko then. I don't know what the restrictions are on switching groups.
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ViRGE wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:53 pm
Aeikozz wrote:
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it refuses to save. Says i don't have permission to change it.
Well damn. That one is up to Takenoko then. I don't know what the restrictions are on switching groups.
Huh, I don't think it restricts people from changing groups. But I can just change it manually
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I continue to be really into this final stretch so far. With this final conflict being so squarely focused on Aruto and Horobi, I don't think I necessarily mind at this point the other Riders taking a backseat during this time (even if I still wished they all could have done more before we got here, but that's beside the point). I have a good feeling that by the end of this episode, Aruto has come to the harsh realisation that he's been making a huge mistake. As for Horobi, I think he could go either way. It seems like it'd be a waste if Horobi remained steadfast in his goals after all the turmoil and sacrifices, but I'm excited to see what decision he ultimately comes to.

The action and direction is on-point, those close-up shots of Ark-One where everything around him goes dark never stopped being cool because they're used for maximum style points. His effortless dancing around AIMs and Thouser in that first fight is pretty fun and I''m sure Aruto must have felt at least a little good crushing that ThousanDriver. The big fight with Horobi and all those Magear though, was spectacular. I don't know what my favourite moment would be between Aruto pulling Horobi through the ground, or no-selling the point-blank arrow shot.

Jin's death scene was done well enough that in the moment, I'm willing to look past the fact that he's died before and come back. I wonder if it was pure good luck that the earpiece thing fell in exactly the right way so it landed right on the gun and with the topside facing upwards, or if they just repeatedly dropped it until it looked that good. And as kinda corny that it looked, I liked the added special effect of the flames and his 'wings' on the ground making him appear like a downed bird.
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Well that ending was super angsty!!! But as I'm watching this episode, the one thing that keeps bugging me is HOW ASYMMETRICAL THE HELMET OF ARK-ONE IS!!! Literally EVERY time I see it it's like I'm looking into the uncanny valley of designs and I want to ram my head into a brick wall to make it stahp! xD
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So, if Jin was completely destroyed last time, what's to stop new ZAIA guy rebuilding him?
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