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Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:34 pm
by takenoko
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Alt title: In anything if you want to go... You need a montage (montage)

Last episode rating: 3 out of 5 stars (9 votes)

Thought the episode was fine. Here's my generic complaint about Jinga as a series. You watch most the episode, and it's probably okay or just passably entertaining. Then anything truly interesting happens during the credits at the end.

So here's my problem with the first part (let's call the first 90% of the episode Part A). We get a new guest character, and it really seems like we'll learn something new about Jinga or what's going on through that character, but nope. Maybe something will be done with the people Jinga saves at a later episode, but the guest guy just gets eaten (apparently? Do we know if Jinga is an unreliable narrator yet?)

So no new information, no new twists. We're just seeing Jinga do stuff that we already know. Fuusa has her doubts, but she's already had her doubts for a while.

Then we get to the credits. Oh no, the lady from the couple that Jinga saved before is now a Horror. What is going on? Episode ends. So we get teased with something, but don't really learn anything.

It's baffling, because they could be going into what Rozan's doing. Or the aftermath of Jinga killing that guy and his kid. But they don't even touch on those things, instead opting to waste the viewer's time with clips from the previous episode. There's even a scene where Fuusa receives a spell, which baffled the last episode QCers because it's totally out of context. That's because the god damn whole scene is in this episode, which we watch in full, despite showing part of it already in the last one.

Jinga as a series has a pacing problem. It feels like 6 episode's worth of story stretched out to a 12/13 episode series, made by the Garo B team who can't even count from 1 to 13 properly. It feels like Jinga could be a really interesting story and the actors are pretty good, but I can't really recommend this series to anyone because of how disrespectful it is to the viewer's time.

If all you need to do to keep up with the story is watch the last minute before the end, then you're doing an abysmally poor job at telling a story.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:43 am
by Xirix
Ah that poor guy, was kinda obvious the second Jinga got a fanboy he was going to get murdered in some capacity.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:26 pm
by TypicalStandUser
Seems Ugai was sent by someone to verify and hype Jinga's powers. I have eyes on either Rozan or Her.

Eh episode. Too much flashbacks, nothing from OG!Jinga.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:20 am
by resop2
That guy was death flagged so heavily in the first 10 seconds of screen time I wouldn't have bet a nickle he would survive the episode.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:25 pm
by Kurokage X
Ugai was definitely on death's door when he showed up. though hey we have an interesting horror designed, then back to cheap halloween makeup again for the montage of Jinga killing horrors and reverting them back to humans, damn it.

though the next episode should provide the needed spark to give this series. The ending, whatever the ost is used before the reveal will forever elude me but that's not the main point, looks interesting to bring them back. One thing that's bugging me is how come Alva hasn't say anything about Jinga not being himself

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:55 pm
by Catastrophe
I wouldn't even say the credit sequence this time was interesting because it didn't amount to much.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:02 pm
by Kurokage X
Maybe it was for me. Or maybe zi-o and lupat has dulled me to the point that anything any series could give me something interesting to say would make me make noted, even if it's really nothing to note in the long run.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 am
by Kurow
This one gets a 2/5 from me.

The weakest episode so far. Ugai was just too of a freak in my opinion and completely useless against a really low level horror. He got eaten like he was just a normal person.

The whole episode is used just to point out that in the end all the work that Jinga did was pointless and useless because the people that became horrors can become horrors again.

Jinga just need to use reason a little and know that there is someone turning these people into horrors.

Wasted episode for sure and with only 4 or 5 episodes left they can't pull out something good now. It's a shame it had potential to be a good side story.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:18 am
by takenoko
Kurow wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 am
The whole episode is used just to point out that in the end all the work that Jinga did was pointless and useless because the people that became horrors can become horrors again.
I don't understand the confusion though. In the original pair, it was the man who was the Horror. This time it's the woman. Did they cut something in editing that they meant to leave in again?

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:40 am
by Kurow
Looks like both are horrors now. Not just the woman.

Re: Kami no Kiba Jinga 08 released

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:48 pm
by takenoko
The guy's not a Horror or Alva would have said both of them are Horrors.