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A nice little two story.

The first one was quite funny. Horrors with human characteristics is more of a Yami wo Terasu thing, but I'll accept it here. Wataru is the same badass he always is. I don't remember him having a talking device from Makai Senki though?

I really enjoyed the slower paced second story too. I just think Anna's actress is really good, and I like the idea of Gonza having a girlfriend on the side when he's not being Alfred to the current Garo. I kind of wish the fish became something a bit more special at the end though. Sometimes these slower stories remind me of a Ghibli movie, if that's not an odd thing to say. The feeling of a tranquil rustic timelessness. Maybe even a European city touch?

I wonder who says the next episode title at the end. Is it Rekka's actress?

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I couldnt feel invested in this ep, and the emphasized sound of drinking really is annoying when timing, just makes me want to punch someone.

2nd story was actually better and it was nice to get both of those actresses back to do the short story.

Im not overtly keen on the double story mode in the episode, and it looks like were back to one story next week.
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I thought I actually got the prediction of a Burai episode right, when I heard the guitar music and saw the bar (since the episode title is Buraikan in Japanese), but guess it's Amemiya trolling =\

The first part was just brilliant. It was pretty funny to see the Horrors being horrified before getting slaughtered in funny ways. Pity I couldn't remember who Wataru was until I read the wiki.

The second part felt kinda scripted though. The fish jumped out and Anna was like "oh, it happened". Everything just felt like a stage play. Kinda disappointed Mayuri didn't go back home to Gonza, which I felt she should.
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At first, I thought we were getting a split episode where we saw the Horror’s perspective and the Knight’s perspective of the same sequence of events. Then I thought we’d get Wataru’s search for the third fort. The second half with Anna and Mayuri was okay, but I enjoyed the humor of the first half more.

Half the fun of this series is not knowing who is going to pop up next, or in what context. And Gonza, of course. I don't think I've mentioned how nice it is to see Gonza each week, even if his screen time is less than a minute.
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When I saw the bar at the beginning, I thought, oh shit, we're finally going to see more Jakuzure from Yami, since it felt like the kind of place he'd visit. I even thought the lips looked similar when we got a look at the hooded man in one of the flashbacks. But yeah, the surprise from week to week adds a lot. Even from an expectation management standpoint. I really like the minimalist previews, and honestly wish we had no previews in any of the shows we did.
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I really am loving this series so far because I have no expectations and so every week it's a new surprise. Fukkin Wataru, yeah! The Horrors were pretty amusing in a gang-y sort of way, and despite Makai no Hana being probably one of the weaker series, focusing on a small scene with no action really makes you feel the long history and culture of the Makai world.
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This week wasn't at all what I expected, and it was beautifully done.

The first part was, as everyone's already mentioned, full of humour, and the way it ended was probably one of the best endings I've seen in a long time. Is it bad that I sort of would like to see more episodes or even a series from the Horrors' perspectives? They're a major part of the Garo universe, and I feel we just don't get to see much backstory on their side. Hell, I think the most culture we've seen so far was series 3, but much of that wasn't fully Horror. Jan cringing at the sound of his own transformation was a lovely touch, incidentally.

The second part was slow, and I was also rather disappointed in parts of it. We had an oppourtunity to learn a lot more about priests, Makai constructs, and the lives of Gonza and the Garos, yet got very little. Oerall, it was still pretty good.

The one thing I most want to see in this series is an episode featuring the third, extinct branch of Makai - the seers. We know they existed and even saw the only known surviving seer in action in an early series, yet they've been pretty much forgotten since. As this show branches out into the past as well as the relative present, there's no reason for us to miss out on this important part of past Makai culture.
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The first part with Wataru was definitely the best. We didn't get to see much of his personality in the 2nd season other than stern teacher. Nice to see Kenji Matsuda again as well!
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Just a quick question: Who was the person that gave the painting for Kouga? I can't remember!
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With the fish, I suspect that it's Rekka. Since she's the only Makai Priest associated with Kouga who deals with fish familiars.
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The first story was sorta nostalgic to me as it like a similar scene to the movie Desperado. With Steve Buscemi telling the story of what happen to the other bar and came to the second bar to warn them about it. Love it.
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Front page link to the forum thread points to the picture instead.

Nice to see Matsuda Kenji again. MIght be bias due to me being a Kiva fan and seeing Garo's closest thing to Jirou/Garuru, but the dagger-throwing horror reminded me a bit of Riki/Dogga.
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Fixed, thanks!
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agree with Fat D, he's reminds me of Riki.
i also kinda forgot about who wataru is, but well Kenji Matsuda plays a good chara. love the 1st part of this ep. quite funny & we see the 1st armor in Retsuden i guess. and it's a very funny ending that we almost never saw in any Garo episodes i guess.

the 2nd part, sorry but i kinda dislike Mayuri, so i just fastforward it & not really feel anything in that epsiodes. although the lighting in the room is very good in that one.
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Speaking of Kiva references, how about the fact that Matsuda Kenji's character is positively impressed by a drink? That was 1986 Jirou's debut, was it not?
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